Patents Examined by William L. Bashore
  • Patent number: 10216767
    Abstract: Methods for performing a structured collection procedure by utilizing a collection device are disclosed herein, in which a collection procedure is initiated for performing one or more data collections for one or more data event instances occurring according to a schedule of events. Each data event instances comprises a data collection pertaining to a biomarker to be performed according to one or more conditions of an adherence criterion. Each data event instance is determined to be successful or unsuccessful on the basis of actual performance of the data collection and meeting certain conditions of the predetermined adherence criteria for the data event instance. Contextual information for successful data collections is generated and a data file generated for storing records relating to successful data collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Bousamra, Abhishek Soni
  • Patent number: 10210256
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for indexing documents in a collection of linked documents. A link log, including one or more pairings of source documents and target documents is accessed. A sorted anchor map, containing one or more target document to source document pairings, is generated. The pairings in the sorted anchor map are ordered based on target document identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Huican Zhu, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Bwolen Po-Jen Yang, Anurag Acharya
  • Patent number: 10210253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus of providing comments and statistical information for each section of a video content and the method thereof, the apparatus and the method thereof being capable of writing and displaying replies for each section of the video content which is edited section by section and providing a user interface which plays each section of the video content respectively, so as to allow a user to access the video content section by section in order to easily grasp the characteristics of the corresponding video and to intuitively search fast and play the wanted parts (or sections) of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VEAVER, INC.
    Inventor: Hyun Sun Ju
  • Patent number: 10203761
    Abstract: A glasses type mobile terminal including a camera configured to obtain an image; a display unit including a transparent display; and a controller configured to recognize a user is gazing at their hand, display an execution screen in a first transparent display area corresponding to a palm of the hand, recognize a first gesture corresponding to a virtual connection between the execution screen and a specific finger, associate the execution screen with the specific finger upon recognition of the first gesture, display a first item indicating association of the execution screen with the specific finger in a second transparent display area corresponding to the specific finger, recognize a second gesture of virtually connecting the first item with the displayed execution screen corresponding to the palm of the hand, and display a result of executing the first item to the application in the first transparent display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jungtae Seo, Wonsang Yi, Chaemin Lim, Wonsul Jeon, Bomi Noh
  • Patent number: 10203836
    Abstract: A unique system and method is provided that facilitates pixel-accurate targeting with respect to multi-touch sensitive displays when selecting or viewing content with a cursor. In particular, the system and method can track dual inputs from a primary finger and a secondary finger, for example. The primary finger can control movement of the cursor while the secondary finger can adjust a control-display ratio of the screen. As a result, cursor steering and selection of an assistance mode can be performed at about the same time or concurrently. In addition, the system and method can stabilize a cursor position at a top middle point of a user's finger in order to mitigate clicking errors when making a selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hrvoje Benko, Andrew D. Wilson, Patrick M. Baudisch
  • Patent number: 10203851
    Abstract: Provided is a GUI including: an unadded pane region that hierarchically displays folders which are sets of images having no class information added thereto; an image pane region that displays the images displayed in the unadded pane region, the displayed images having no classification added thereto; and a class pane region that displays images having classification added thereto, wherein by externally inputting class information for one image having the class information added thereto, the input class information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yohei Minekawa, Yuji Takagi, Minoru Harada, Takehiro Hirai, Ryo Nakagaki
  • Patent number: 10205999
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting information regarding multiple categories of content are provided. In addition, methods and systems that suggest activities by a user in relation to content and determined affinity for content in relation to user contacts are provided. A user interface application is provided that operates to display status and/or historical information regarding content, suggested activities, and suggested contacts. The user can interact with the interface to access detailed information and to act on suggestions. In addition the user can interact with the interface to share content to other users, including users participating in real time communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Chavez
  • Patent number: 10198411
    Abstract: Additional document information may be stored through change tracking. In some examples, an application, such as a document processing application, may allow collaborative creation and/or editing of a document. As individual collaborators enter new content or make changes to existing content, the new content and/or changes go through two phases. As an individual collaborator is editing, the change is temporary. The collaborator may decide not to integrate it to the document. The temporary content may become permanent or integrated through a save action (manual or automatic). In some examples, the temporary content may be shared with other collaborators through a scheme to indicate its status as temporary giving the collaborators a true collaboration experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Keslin, Daniel Snyder, Ali Taleghani, Jitesh Sachdeva
  • Patent number: 10198164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying imagery of a geographic area are provided. More particularly, a location selector interface element can be displayed in conjunction with the imagery when a continuous zoom event is detected. In response to the continuous zoom event, the location selector interface element can be displayed in conjunction with, for instance, a zoom interface for zooming the imagery. The location selector interface element can include a plurality of geographic labels. Each geographic label can be associated with a different zoom level of the imagery. Each geographic label can provide a description of a geographic area corresponding to the zoom level associated with the geographic label. A user can interact with the location selector interface element to select a desired zoom level for viewing the imagery. In response to the user interaction, the imagery can be zoomed to the zoom level corresponding to the selected geographic label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bailiang Zhou, Patrick Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10191619
    Abstract: Display apparatus and method of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display, and a processor. The processor fetches a display region for displaying a screen when an application is executed, and fetches and displays a plurality of screens in the fetched display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pil-Joo Yoon, Yong-Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10185460
    Abstract: Techniques associated with device notifications are described in various implementations. In one example implementation, a method may include receiving, at a mobile computing device, sensor data captured by a non-touchscreen sensor associated with the mobile computing device. The method may also include analyzing the sensor data, using the mobile computing device, to detect a user activation input that corresponds to a request to identify pending notifications on the mobile computing device. The method may also include identifying pending notifications on the mobile computing device that are responsive to the request. The method may also include generating a non-visual notification response that indicates to a user of the mobile computing device, in a non-visual manner, a result of the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Davis
  • Patent number: 10185462
    Abstract: A control unit, method and computer program product cooperate to provide a controllable depth of display of at least a part of a graphical user interface. Moreover, the control unit includes a control circuit that controls a depth display of an icon, which may be a user-selectable icon, as part of the graphical user interface. The control circuit changes the depth of display of the icon when an object is detected as approaching the display. In this way, a user is provided with visual feedback when the user is interacting with the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Maiko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10187339
    Abstract: An email client includes a network interface, a hardware processor, a user interface, an identification module, a content email management module and one or both of a grouping module and bypass email handling module. The network interface communicates with at least one service provider email server. The identification module identifies content emails by analyzing email traffic in an email account established on the service provider's email server. Content email senders are classified as content providers. The content email management module obtains content emails. The grouping module groups content emails from each content provider for display as respective single content item. Optionally, a bypass email handling module implants content emails received over said bypass channel into an email account or accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Shai Geva, Amitay Svetlit
  • Patent number: 10185702
    Abstract: Content providers may specify special formatting instructions to manage formatting of content that is ultimately displayed by electronic devices. The formatting instructions may include formatting that is not apparent from an original format of the content. The formatting instructions from a content provider may override default formatting that is used by a viewing application on the electronic device or a host (intermediary) that formats the content for the electronic device, which would otherwise control a format of the content. The formatting instructions may be based on attributes of the electronic devices, such as display size, display type, etc. By enabling content providers to specify these special formatting instructions, the content providers may retain control of an ultimate look and function of the content when the content is formatted for a particular electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Allan White
  • Patent number: 10180944
    Abstract: An information processing device, comprises: a link information obtaining part that obtains link information to a file corresponding to a selected web content in response to detecting a select of at least one of web contents from a first contents screen on which the web contents obtained from a first storage server are laid out; a storage information obtaining part that obtains storage information of a second storage server corresponding to a designated display area in response to detecting a designating operation of the display area of the web content on a second contents screen after the link information is obtained; a file obtaining part that obtains the file corresponding to the selected web content from the first storage server based on the link information; and a file transmitting part that sends the file obtained by the file obtaining part to the second storage server based on the storage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10175938
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for navigation on the World Wide Web using voice commands. The name of a website may be called out by users several different ways. A user may speak the entire URL, a portion of the URL, or a name of the website which may bear little resemblance to the URL. The present technology uses rules and heuristics embodied in various software engines to determine the best candidate website based on the received voice command, and then navigates to that website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Zeigler, Michael Han-Young Kim, Rodger William Benson, Raman Kumar Sarin
  • Patent number: 10169188
    Abstract: From an element hierarchy of a User Interface (UI), a UI element that is selected for inclusion in the UI at runtime is determined. A category of the UI element is determined. A subset of a set of accessibility compliance rules is associated with the UI element. The subset of accessibility compliance rules corresponds to the category of the UI element. The UI element is analyzed to determine that the UI element fails to satisfy an accessibility compliance rule in the subset of accessibility compliance rules. Responsive to the analyzing, in an accessibility compliance report, a violation information is output describing the UI element and the accessibility compliance rule from the subset of accessibility compliance rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Rahul R. Belekar, Ankur Gupta, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10171865
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a memory, a wireless transmitter, and one or more hardware processors. The wireless transmitter transmits content data to an external electronic device, the content data being encoded and including first data to display video and second data to display an object capable of being operated by a user. The one or more hardware processors are coupled to the memory, decode the second data, and execute, in accordance with a user operation on the object, processing corresponding to the user operation by using the decoded second data if the video and the object are displayed on a screen of the external electronic device by using the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Takashi Minemura
  • Patent number: 10168895
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a gesture on a touch-sensitive surface of a device, and determining whether the gesture is performed with respect to a predefined region on the touch-sensitive surface. The computer-implemented method further includes, in response to determining that the gesture is performed with respect to the predefined region, controlling an interaction focus on the touch-sensitive surface based on the gesture. A corresponding electronic device and computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yicheng Feng, Jun Liao, Dan Dan Wang, Ming Jun Xu, Wanfei Yan, Wen Bao Yin
  • Patent number: 10162489
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a display and a controller configured to display at least one piece of video content on the display, to extract at least one text from at least one of an image and sound included in at least a portion of the video content and to display the at least one text on at least one specific position of the display, wherein the at least one specific position is related to at least one point of the video content, from which the at least one text is extracted. According to the present invention, video content can be manipulated more conveniently by displaying images and sound included in the video content as text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Hyangseok Chae, Kwonseung Yang, Suyeon Kim, Heesoo Kang, Eunkyung Kim