Patents Examined by William L. Bashore
  • Patent number: 10691429
    Abstract: A method for creating a wireframe model for a user interface. A computer identifies an image on a user interface. The computer performs image recognition to identify objects and text within the image. The computer creates a digital widget model based on the step of performing image recognition. The computer delivers digital widget output to a user experience designer for editing, wherein the digital widget output is based on the step of creating. The computer stores edits made by the user experience designer in a historical records database and the wireframe model design is finalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Ananthapur Bache, Jhilam Bera, Vijay Ekambaram, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 10684758
    Abstract: The unified system for bimanual interactions provides a lightweight and integrated interface that allows the user to efficiently interact with and manipulate content in the user interface. The system is configured to detect a multi-finger interaction on the touchscreen and to differentiate whether the user intends to pan, zoom or frame a portion of the user interface. Generally, the framing interaction is identified by detection of the user's thumb and forefinger on the touchscreen, which cooperate to define a focus area between vectors extending outwards from the user's thumb and forefinger. Upon a determination that the user intends to interact with or manipulate content within the focus area, the unified system for bimanual interactions provides an indication of the objects that are located within the focus area and contextual menus for interacting with the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Michel Pahud, William Arthur Stewart Buxton, Haijun Xia
  • Patent number: 10656807
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time collaborative computing and collective intelligence are disclosed. A collaborative application runs on a collaborative server connected to a plurality of computing devices. Collaborative sessions are run wherein a group of independent users, networked over the internet, collaboratively answer questions in real-time, thereby harnessing their collective intelligence. Methods for collaborative selection of a target point on an image displayed on the computing devices. Methods for collaborative zooming and panning of an image displayed on the computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10656790
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for displaying a screen in a display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus and method of displaying a screen in a display apparatus includes setting an area of a display screen as a user designated area through an area designation user interface (UI) and when a preset event is generated, displaying at least one of a graphical user interface (GUI) and a portion of the display screen in the set user designated area, depending on the generated event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-kyoung Yoon, Sang-ok Cha, Young-jun Yoon, Joo-yeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10649724
    Abstract: Examples of interface systems and methods for voice-based interaction in one or more virtual areas that define respective persistent virtual communication contexts are described. These examples enable communicants to use voice commands to, for example, search for communication opportunities in the different virtual communication contexts, enter specific ones of the virtual communication contexts, and bring other communicants into specific ones of the virtual communication contexts. In this way, these examples allow communicants to exploit the communication opportunities that are available in virtual areas, even when hands-based or visual methods of interfacing with the virtual areas are not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sococo, Inc.
    Inventor: David Van Wie
  • Patent number: 10642474
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for causing movement of items in a user interface of a web browser-based application. A bounding window of a web browser comprising a presentation of items can be caused to be displayed in a user interface on a display of a device. First keyboard input from a user interacting with a first item can be processed. The first item can be caused to be transformed to a moveable state. Second keyboard input from the user interacting with the first item can be processed. The first item can be caused to change locations as displayed in the user interface from the first location to a second location. The second location can be different from the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Alan Hausler, Katherine Jeanne Rushton, Gregory Pinto, Michael M Pedersen, II
  • Patent number: 10635742
    Abstract: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: receiving indication of an election of a rules packet, the elected rules packet including one or more rules for selecting one or more selective parts of a base document for selective presentation; and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) for editing the base document, the GUI including at least a first view for displaying at least a segment of the base document and a second view for displaying at least a segment of the one or more selective parts of the base document selected based on the elected rules packet, the segment of the base document to be displayed through the first view including at least a portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document, and the portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document to be displayed through the first view being highlighted in the first view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ennis, Vlad G. Dabija, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10627983
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for providing information for avoiding specific users of an immersive virtual environment. Generally, a primary user may specify other users to be avoided in a blacklist. The blacklisted users may be specified to be avoided at all times, or may be specified to be avoided in certain situations. In one embodiment, a user may be added to the blacklist during a specific situation, resulting in the characteristics of the situation being automatically stored in the blacklist. Subsequently, the blacklist may be used to determine the locations of the blacklisted users matching the current situation. The primary user may then avoid the locations having the greatest probability of encountering blacklisted users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Jim Chun-Ta Chen, Zachary Adam Garbow, Gregory Edward Young
  • Patent number: 10628121
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling the same are provided. The electronic device includes a image acquirer configured to acquire a image, an audio output configured to play audio contents, and a processor configured to segment the acquired image into a plurality of regions, analyze the plurality of segmented regions, acquire the audio contents corresponding to the plurality of regions based on the analyzed results, and control the audio output to play the acquired audio contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: An-na Park, Byung-jun Son
  • Patent number: 10620967
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and program products are disclosed for context-based program selection. A resource module receives a resource selection. A characteristic module determines at least one characteristic of the resource. The at least one characteristic includes either content within the resource and/or metadata associated with the resource. A program module selects a program to open the resource based on the at least one characteristic of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore)PTE LTD
    Inventors: Amy Leigh Rose, John Scott Crowe, Gary David Cudak, Jennifer Lee-Baron, Nathan J. Peterson, Bryan Loyd Young
  • Patent number: 10613736
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system and computer program product for drag and drop manipulation of object attribute values. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for drag and drop manipulation of object attribute values is provided. The method includes detecting a drop event for an object in a GUI of an application executing in memory of a computer. The method additionally includes identifying a region of the GUI into which the object is dropped and retrieving a value associated with the identified region, that is additionally associated with an attribute of the object. Finally, the method includes setting the attribute of the object with the retrieved value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUGARCRM INC.
    Inventor: David Tam
  • Patent number: 10614158
    Abstract: A computer based method for utilizing static content in a dynamic environment to provide at least one defined functionality is described. The method includes identifying at least one function to be associated with the static content and the dynamic environment, identifying at least one state for each identified function, defining, in a computer memory, each identified state within a page object, the page object also defining within the computer memory page states and output attributes associated with output templates within the page object, creating, in the computer memory, output templates for each identified state, creating presentation pages and logic objects in the computer memory for each function, and creating engines to be executed by at least one computer processing device, each engine representing a function, the engines operable to use a corresponding page object to direct data traffic among the defined states within the computer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John Desmond Whelan
  • Patent number: 10592520
    Abstract: Embodiments describe a system and method for presenting a data visualization using, at least in part, social network metrics. The social network metrics can include components such as a social connection score, a social content score and a social conversation score. Further details and values of the metrics can include a number of social network connections that an individual has in their social network, a number of content followers of the individual, a number of social network spaces to which the individual belongs, an indication of how a human resource interacts with others within a social network, a number of bookmarks shared, a number of tags added to particular areas of interest, a number of tags added to certain areas of expertise, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Klaus, Mary E. G. Bear, Chau Ha Leung, Michael Lin, Kristine Lois Van der Ploeg, Kathi Lynn Chenoweth
  • Patent number: 10591988
    Abstract: A method for displaying a user interface (UI) of a head-mounted display device includes: providing a graphic user interface which includes a main interface region and an auxiliary interface region; displaying, on a display screen of the head-mounted display device, at least a portion of the graphic user interface, wherein, from an observation of a user wearing the head-mounted display device, the at least a portion of the graphic user interface is displayed at a first distance from the user; receiving a user interface movement instruction; and in response to the user interface movement instruction, adjusting a display of the graphic user interface on the display screen, wherein, from the observation of the user, the graphic user interface rotates around the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HISCENE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chunyuan Liao, Rongxing Tang
  • Patent number: 10592600
    Abstract: One or more processors create a first scrollable user interface display including content that is scrollable in at least a first direction in response to user input. The processor(s) receive a first user input including an indication of a first portion of the content which is less than all of the content. In response to the receipt of the first user input, the processor(s) create a second scrollable user interface display, where content on the second user interface display is scrollable in at least the first direction except for the first portion of the content which is pinned such that it does not scroll when the rest of the content scrolls. Responsive to the receipt of a second user input, the processor(s) scroll content in the first direction except for the first portion of the content which remains pinned and does not scroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Gabrielle Z. Steele
  • Patent number: 10592062
    Abstract: The present invention is a control device that controls an operation of at least one electric device and includes a user interface unit configured to receive an operation command for the at least one electric device, the user interface unit having a notification window associated with the at least one electric device in a home screen; and a control unit configured to, when an event associated with the at least one electric device has occurred, perform control such that notification information associated with the event is displayed in the notification window, and when the notification information is selected, perform control such that the home screen is switched to at least one of a service screen and a control screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Jeon, Young Sun Shin, Hye Jung Chang, Bo Kyu Won, Chang Ho Ha, Sun Young Seo, So Young Yun, Ji Yoon Yoon, Eun Kyung Hong
  • Patent number: 10572813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining mastery in a Bayesian network are disclosed herein. The system can include memory including a content library database containing content for delivery to a user. The system can include at least one processor that can receive an assertion from a user device and identify one or several nodes relevant to the received assertion. The at least one processor can further evaluate the assertion and calculate a node mastery probability for the identified one or several relevant nodes. The at least one processor can calculate mastery of related nodes and determine mastery of an objective based on the mastery of the relevant nodes and the related nodes. The at least one processor can generate a mastery bar and update the mastery bar with the determined mastery of the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: PEARSON EDUCATION, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Potter, Kimberly Runyon, Laura Pionek
  • Patent number: 10572853
    Abstract: An computer-implemented inventory control system and a method of inventory control which includes an inventory control program executable to analyze a sensor signal generated by a distance sensor having a fixed position at a target location to calculate the inventory level of a target product positioned at the target location based on separation distance between the distance sensor and the target product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Encompass Technologies, LLP
    Inventor: Jonathan W. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10572571
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can efficiently manage the displaying of text on a screen of a computing device. For example, a client application can provide a data object for a particular style window on the screen. The data object can include a data item, comprising text data, one or more units specifying one or more portions of the text data to be displayed in the style window, and an identifier corresponding to a particular display function to be used in displaying the text data. The display function can be invoked to determine a potential text string to display based on the text data, the one or more units, and one or more rules corresponding to the particular display function. Additional text strings can be generated to obtain a text string that is shorter than or equal to a maximum length for the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Paul W. Salzman, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 10572031
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for causing re-sizing of items in a user interface of a web browser-based application. A bounding window of a web browser comprising a presentation of items can be caused to be displayed in a user interface on a display of a device. First keyboard input from a user interacting with a first item can be processed. A first edge of a first item can be caused to be transformed to a re-configurable state. Second keyboard input from the user interacting with the first item can be processed. A size of the first item can be caused to be changed by causing the first edge to move from a first relative position to a second relative position with respect to the other items displayed in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Alan Hausler, Katherine Jeanne Rushton, Gregory Pinto, Michael M Pedersen, II