Patents Examined by William L. Bashore
  • 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
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kang Lee, Hyangseok Chae, Kwonseung Yang, Suyeon Kim, Heesoo Kang, Eunkyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10162516
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to easily display user's desired images. An imaging apparatus includes a frame rate acquiring unit, a measuring unit and a reproduction control unit. The frame rate acquiring unit acquires the imaging frame rate of a video to be reproduced. The measuring unit measures the operation speed of a user's touch operation on a touch panel while the touch operation is performed. The reproduction control unit controls reproduction of the video which is displayed on the display panel, based on the acquired imaging frame rate and the subsequently measured operation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki
  • Patent number: 10156973
    Abstract: Once obtained a turn-over instruction to proceed a score on one image area to which one grand staff among plural grand staves displayed on a screen of a user I/F belongs, a controller of a score displaying apparatus performs a process of scrolling the image areas upward on the screen of the user I/F, disposing the image area on which the turn-over instruction is accepted at a highest level of the screen of the user I/F, sequentially aligning a plurality of consecutive image areas in a forward direction on a timeline of the score with respect to the image area on which the turn-over instruction is accepted below the image area on which the turn-over instruction is accepted, and displaying the image areas on the screen of the user I/F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiro Uemura, Motoichi Tamura, Yasuyuki Umeyama, Takuya Fujishima, Yoshihiro Katsumata, Kazuki Kashiwase, Motoji Nagata, Akira Maezawa
  • Patent number: 10157370
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus provided for automatically re-formatting and adjusting elements of a wizard facility displayed a user device. The elements can be adjusted based on the type of device being used and space available to display the wizard facility. Information related to each step of the wizard facility can be displayed to the user in different display areas. Each displayed area relates to a specific step, i.e., a completed step, the current step, or a future step and includes visual representations, which can allow the user to interact with the displayed information. Additionally, an interactive progress bar can be displayed that visually represents the user's progress of the wizard facility. The method and apparatus can automatically re-format and adjust the visual elements of the progress bar depending on the type of device being used and the available space to display the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: András Bakos
  • Patent number: 10152123
    Abstract: A method for detecting objects (28) of interest comprises: receiving gaze tracking data (30) of a person looking at a collection of objects (28), the gaze tracking data (30) comprising information, at which points the person is looking; determining a map (42) of objects in the field of view of the person, the map (42) of objects indicating, at which position (44) an object in the collection of objects is arranged; determining gaze interaction events (48) for objects in the collection of objects by matching the gaze tracking data (30) to the map (42) of objects, wherein a gaze interaction event (48) for an object indicates that a specific gazing interaction has occurred with respect to the object; determining category characteristics (56) for at least those objects (28) having gaze interaction events (48), wherein a category characteristic (56) describes the object with respect to a specific object category (58); and determining at least one category characteristic (56) of interest in at least one object categ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: 4TIITOO GMBH
    Inventors: Tore Meyer, Stephan Odörfer
  • Patent number: 10140384
    Abstract: A method and a system for dynamically modifying at least one element of a User Interface (UI) of a first electronic device are provided. The method includes collating usage information of at least one data source in the first electronic device, categorizing the collated usage information into one or more knowledge clusters, forming a knowledge graph using the one or more knowledge clusters, and dynamically modifying the at least one element of the UI based on the knowledge graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sailesh Kumar Sathish, Nirmesh Neema, Bhavani Shankar Yeleswarapu, Ravitheja Tetali, Satnam Singh
  • Patent number: 10133589
    Abstract: A system for presenting help information relating to a user of a computer program based on context of the computer program is provided. The system receives an indication of a generic request and identifies the context of the computer program at the time of the request. The context may include information that is currently being displayed by the computer program and metadata relating to the user and the computer program. The system selects help information based on the context such that the selected help information varies based on information that is currently being displayed and the metadata. The system then presents the help information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nikita Voronkov, Quanjie Lin, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Welly Lee, Reenu Sandhu, Tom Tseng
  • Patent number: 10135887
    Abstract: Synchronized multi-media annotations for shared video content is provided. According to embodiments, viewers of video content may be enabled to create multimedia annotations such as simple text comments, short videos, audio snippets, links to websites or other online content, etc., and associate the annotations with certain points or sections in the source video. When a user “shares” these annotations with a community of friends, the friends can then watch the source video and simultaneously view and/or listen to the comments their friend(s) have made. Friends may respond back with their own annotations, and again share those out to the group of friends. Later, users who have previously left comments may be able to go back and see other users' comments/annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Esser, Douglas David Gravino
  • Patent number: 10127325
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and/or a system of amplification of a social object through automatic republishing of the social object on curated content pages based on relevancy is disclosed. A curated content system involves associating a social media account of a user of a third-party service to the curated content system based on an authentication of the social media account through the curated content system. The curated content system may also involve determining that a social object placed in the third-party service is associated with a page in the curated content system based on a relevancy match between an identification data associated with the social object with at least a portion of a content of the page. Further, the curated content system involves automatically republishing the social object adjacent to at least the portion of the content of the page using a processor to amplify an influence of the social object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Xavier Damman, Burt Herman
  • Patent number: 10120850
    Abstract: The present invention is directed in general to imaging technologies and more particularly to medical imaging and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) having an image display wherein system features and functions are provided to a user via active overlays located over displayed images. A system and method are provided to imbed an ability to interact with an image by activating traditional annotations that are displayed in conjunction with an image in a PACS. Users are able to access program functionalities in an improved, quicker, accurate and more intuitive means. More specifically, the present invention relates to providing the capability to customize multiple context menus, and flatten the command hierarchy of an imaging system. The present invention also provides the ability to “overload” current text and graphic annotations that are already displayed within an image of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sinan Batman, Richard Kiesel
  • Patent number: 10108934
    Abstract: A method and system, are provided herein, for automatic selection of one or more items (e.g., files, emails, etc.) in a user interface, based upon selection data received from a user (hard labels) and possibly also predicted (soft) labels (e.g., from a label prediction algorithm) based on behavior data associated with the selections. More particularly, a user selects and deselects items as positive and negative examples that are used as explicit labels to form an item selection list. The explicit labels are used possibly along with additional, predicted labels to create a list of generated items the user may want to select. This list is returned to the user interface as automatically selected items. In one example, the selection list may be iteratively updated upon receiving subsequent user selection data (e.g., user may select items incorrectly selected) by determining alternative items that the user may be interested in selecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Basu, Alan L. Ritter
  • Patent number: 10095382
    Abstract: A display apparatus (1) includes a display section (14), a gesture acceptance section (102), and a display control section (101). In providing a second scrolling display of a list, the display control section (101) identifies, among a plurality of items enumerated in the list, an item likely to have been missed by a user in a previous scrolling display and allows the display section to provide the scrolling display of the identified item at a speed different from a speed specified by a scroll gesture accepted by the gesture acceptance section (102) or in a display manner different from that of the other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shoichi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10089056
    Abstract: A first electronic device maintains a directed acyclic graph to represent content collaboratively edited by the first device and one or more second devices of multiple collaborating devices. The first device receives one or more editing inputs from one or more devices of the multiple collaborating devices. The first device modifies the directed acyclic graph based on relationships between the editing inputs and existing content objects embodied in the directed acyclic graph, traverses the directed acyclic graph in accordance with a predetermined ordering rule to obtain an object sequence, and, if a first editing input of the one or more editing inputs modifies a first existing sketch content object represented in the directed acyclic graph, updates a command sequence associated with the first existing sketch content object by merging each individual drawing command included the first editing input with a command sequence associated with the first existing sketch content object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: William J. Thimbleby
  • Patent number: 9996520
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product pins an area on a user interface. One or more processors receive a pinning signal from a user. The pinning signal defines a pinned area on a user interface. The pinned area is an unrestricted freeform area that is defined by the user. One or more processors then receive a scrolling input, which causes an unpinned area on the user interface to move on the user interface, while the pinned area is displayed z-indexed above the unpinned area that has moved, and while the pinned area remains in a fixed position on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Gabrielle Z. Steele
  • Patent number: 9946701
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product pins an area on a user interface. One or more processors receive a pinning signal from a user. The pinning signal defines a pinned area on a user interface. The pinned area is an unrestricted freeform area that is defined by the user. One or more processors then receive a scrolling input, which causes an unpinned area on the user interface to move on the user interface, while the pinned area is displayed z-indexed above the unpinned area that has moved, and while the pinned area remains in a fixed position on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Gabrielle Z. Steele
  • Patent number: 8739059
    Abstract: An electronic inspection report system includes a central report generator and a data collection device. The central report generator is adapted to produce multiple types of inspection report template. The central report generator is adapted to select a type of inspection report template to provide to a data collection device based upon various criteria. The central report generator is adapted to receive electronic information from various databases and format the information such that the information can be used in inspection reports. While inspecting an item, an inspector uses a data collection device to access an inspection report template and fill in fields of the inspection report template. The data collection device can be configured to check the consistency of information carried in fields of the inspection report and signal the inspector when some of the information is inconsistent. The central report generator can include a repository of completed inspection reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Xcira, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy J. Rabenold, James A. Simmons, Peter C. Ogden, Howard B. Jones, Lewis A. Glow
  • Patent number: 8132105
    Abstract: An Internet service makes available control codes for use on a programmable universal remote. The remote controls CE equipment through IR or RF commands. A server supplies the control codes as XML data that gets processed at the receiver's set top box or PC, or the remote itself, for being properly installed on the remote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas James Dubil, Stuart Peter McKechnie, Rudy Musschebroeck, Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn, Stefaan M. Note, Frank Louis Boghe
  • Patent number: 8091041
    Abstract: A method of identifying grouped toolbar icons. An application program displays a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes multiple toolbar icons. The application iteratively determines whether or not a graphical cursor is in proximity to a first toolbar icon. If the cursor is in proximity to the first icon, the application identifies one or more additional related icons, which are currently displayed and are included in a same pre-defined toolbar icon group as the first icon, and displays a graphical border that surrounds the first icon and the related icons. If the related icons are not adjacent to each other, multiple separate borders are displayed. The application displays a first identification tab in close proximity to the border. The first tab includes a toolbar group name and an icon name of the first icon. The application may also display a second tab that includes descriptive properties of the first icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher K. Karstens
  • Patent number: 8086970
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for a graphical user interface for managing a plurality of internet protocol ranges. A plurality of internet protocol ranges are displayed in a control area. A user selects either a one-dimensional or a two-dimensional graphical representation of a portion of the plurality of internet protocol ranges. A visual representation of the internet address space of the plurality of internet protocol ranges is generated in a view manipulation component. A graphic display component displays the selected graphical representation of the portion of the plurality of internet protocol range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Mark Achtermann, Eric Norman Azares, Denise Ann Bell, Victor Gee Yiu
  • Patent number: 8078976
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for a first pull down menu associated with a user interface. In response to receiving a request from the user to toggle the user interface between a user interface containing an original pull down menu and a user interface containing a modified pull down menu, the user interface is presented with the first pull down menu wherein the first pull down menu is the modified pull down menu. A user request associated with a feature presented in the first pull down menu is monitored. Values associated with requests received from a user are stored in a set of usage information. The first pull down menu is modified using the set of usage information to form a second pull down menu. The user interface containing the second pull down menu is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver Keren Ban, Shu-Chen Lim, John S. Maresca, Jennifer Siu Chun Wong