Patents Examined by Yongjia Pan
  • Patent number: 10346810
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a computing apparatus for scheduling service assets for an event is provided. The computing apparatus comprises a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the apparatus to, at a portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, detect a finger gesture on the touch-sensitive display while displaying a user interface screen, the finger gesture indicative of a user selection of a first service asset in the pool of selectable service assets, and in response to detecting the finger gesture on the touch sensitive display, send a first substitute request notification to a device associated with the first service asset, and in response to receiving a positive response to the substitute request notification, substitute the first service asset for an existing service asset associated with the event, and notifying the pool of selectable service assets and the existing service asset of the substitution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MINDBODY, INC.
    Inventors: Chet I. Brandenburg, Christopher Abraham Smeder, Elizabeth Leibovich, Kristi Nunes, Kathryn Christman, Alexander Kim, Danielle Murphy, Amaya Weddle
  • Patent number: 10339596
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, by a display screen, a front view of a card. The front view includes a front plan view in which a front surface of the card appears to be parallel with a front surface of the screen. The card is portrayed on the screen as rotating oscillatorily while remaining less than 90 degrees from the front plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Minted, LLC
    Inventors: Namrata Patel, Sean Belling, Erica Meade, Wesley Tanaka, Adrian Bravo, Mariam B. Naficy
  • Patent number: 10324597
    Abstract: There are provided a setting unit, a selecting unit, a moving unit, and a reception unit. The setting unit sets each of sensitive regions of a plurality of display items in a wider region than each of display regions of the plurality of display items. The selecting unit selects any of the plurality of display items. The moving unit moves a display item in accordance with a touch operation. The reception unit receives a touch operation as an operation to a display item having been selected when a touch operation to an overlapped region is detected. The overlapped region is a region in which the sensitive regions of the plurality of display items overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10324536
    Abstract: This document discloses a portable system comprising a physical activity monitoring device comprising: a wireless proximity detection module configured to detect a proximity of an input control entity with respect to the physical activity monitoring device and output a control signal as a response to the detection, wherein the proximity is a non-zero distance between the input control entity and the training computer; and a user interface controller configured to generate, as a response to the control signal from the wireless proximity detection module, at least one of an audio control function and a display control function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Polar Electro Oy
    Inventors: Mika Erkkila, Pertti Puolakanaho, Pekka Rytky, Matti Sipola, Matti Korpela, Juha Sorvala
  • Patent number: 10318127
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, an interface providing method in an interface providing system implemented with a computer including a touch screen, includes displaying, by a processor, contents on the touch screen, and activating and displaying, by the processor, a pointer object at a position corresponding to a position of a touch on the touch screen. The method further includes moving, by the processor, the pointer object as a position of the touch moves in a state where the touch is maintained, controlling, by the processor, a rotation of contents displayed on the touch screen based on the moving of the pointer object, and deactivating, by the processor, the pointer object and the displaying of the pointer object, when the touch is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: LINE Corporation, NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Jieun Shin, Seungjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10275125
    Abstract: It is an object to easily edit data having a plurality of pages. A program according to this invention causes a computer to cause a display unit to display at least one page of a plurality of pages arranged in accordance with a predetermined layout and an interchanging operation image for changing the layout by interchanging the position of a first page included in the at least one page with the position of a second page in a mode of specifying the first page and the second page, change the layout so as to interchange the first page with the second page upon accepting an operation on the interchanging operation image, and obtain image data representing one image by arranging images on the plurality of pages in accordance with the layout and connecting the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Yuki Konokawa
  • Patent number: 10263921
    Abstract: A method for composing electronic mail messages in an electronic mail program or service includes (a) activating a merge function for merging two or more existing messages, including creating an empty merge message; (b) selecting a first message of the two or more existing messages; (c) automatic entry of the contents of at least a part of the text and subject fields of the selected first message into the text and subject fields of the merge message, as well as of at least one of the addresses in the sender's address field (“From:”) and the recipients' address fields (“To:”, “Cc:”, “Bcc:”) of the first message into at least one of the recipients' address fields (“To:”, “Cc:”, “Bcc:”) of the merge message; (d) selecting at least a second one of the two or more existing messages; (e) automatic entry of the contents of at least a part of the text and subject fields of the selected second message into the text and subject fields of the merge message, as well as of at least one of the sender's address (“From:”) an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Saverio Celia
  • Patent number: 10228835
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for displaying information, and a terminal equipment. The method for displaying information comprises: detecting whether a display screen of a terminal equipment switches from a screen-off state to a screen-on state when the display screen is in the screen-off state; displaying at least one information card on the display screen after it is detected that the display screen switches from the screen-off state to the screen-on state, wherein, the at least one information card includes information for informative purpose obtained from a network side, and the size of the at least one information card is smaller than that of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Qingqing Yu, Ruimin Huang, Bo Chen, Wen-Chen Feng, Hujia Duman, Ni Gan, Xinwei Wu, Jiabo Zhou, Xiaoming Sun
  • Patent number: 10225700
    Abstract: Techniques for enhancing group communication on a device are described. A method may include presenting a message in a message portion of a user interface (UI) for a group communication application executing on a first device, where the group communication application communicates messages among multiple devices. The method may further include monitoring an input component for the first device and detecting a first control directive from the input component. The first control directive may select a message displayed in the message portion of the user interface. The method may further include performing a pin operation on the selected message; and presenting the pinned message in a banner portion of the UI. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Cheung, Connie Yeewei Ho, Daniel Tsuan
  • Patent number: 10198417
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data entering and submission for an online interface using a remote entering/submitting mechanism, said system comprising: a. at least one data entry field in an online interface; b. a remote entering/submitting mechanism comprising: i. a pointer generating or retrieving system adapted to generate a pointer data to be displayed on the online interface; ii. a central interface system adapted to receive a communication linked to a pointer data from an electronic device; iii. a pre-populated database comprising one or more pointer data which are pre-defined; and iv. a central database adapted to store correlative information in relation to one or more pre-defined pointer data; and c. a submission component capable of submitting data after receiving the communication from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mitesh L. Thakker
  • Patent number: 10200496
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for providing a user interface configuration tool are disclosed. A first user interface containing a presentation is generated. The presentation is generated based on a template stored in a memory and includes a plurality of portions. The presentation is modified based on information stored in the memory. The information relates to at least one user and at least one activity to be performed by the user. A modified presentation is generated for displaying in the first user interface, where the modified presentation is presented in a first format. A second user interface is generated for displaying the modified presentation in the first format. The modified presentation is presented to the user in the second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Successfactors, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalpana Karunamurthi, Shyam Prakash, Satish Ramteare, Muktha Hiremath
  • Patent number: 10180729
    Abstract: A human machine interface (HMI) minimizing the number of gestures for operation control in which user-intended operation commands are accurately recognized by dividing a vehicle interior into a plurality of regions. The HMI receives an input of a gesture according to each region, and controls any one device according to the gesture. Convenience of a user is improved because the gesture may be performed in a state in which region restriction is minimized by identifying an operation state and an operation pattern of an electronic device designated according to each region to recognize the user's intention when the user performs the gesture in a boundary portion between two regions or even in multiple regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyungsoon Park
  • Patent number: 10116599
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for defining, for an online conference session, a plurality of pages, which may be preconfigured, based on information received from a moderating participant having administrative privileges for the conference session, each page corresponding to a discussion topic of a text-based conversation. A request is received from the moderating participant to select one of the plurality of pages. After a page has been selected, the selected page is synchronized such that the selected page is displayed to the moderating participant and each of the one or more other participants, and subsequent text-based communications are displayed in the display area of the selected page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiangsheng Wu, Yong Yang, Kaijun Pei, Jiang Wu, Katarina Lukacsy
  • Patent number: 10117044
    Abstract: A method and/or system allows a user of a social networking service to publish a content item tagged with location information for sharing with other users of the social networking service. The user publishing the content item performs operations on the originating device to generate the content item. The originating communication device attaches the location information to the content item, and transmits the content item to a social networking system. The social networking system may provide various location-based services based on the content item tagged with the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eyal M. Sharon, Jed Stremel, Olumakinde A. Adeagbo, Wayne Chang, Joseph Hewitt, Matthew Cahill
  • Patent number: 10055541
    Abstract: A system stores visual content, and displays the visual content on a display unit in an undistorted, overview projection. The system receives input from a user to focus on a topic in the undistorted, overview projection, and transforms the undistorted, overview projection into a focused display showing the topic selected by the user and content related to the topic selected by the user in a continuous sequence of increasingly distorted projections. In the focused display, the content that is not related to the topic selected by the user does not move on the focused display, and the content that is related to the topic selected by the user moves towards the topic selected by the user on the focused display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Horst Werner
  • Patent number: 10055428
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for integrated content presentation via cells arranged geometrically in a cellular environment. Users can navigate various orientations and zoom states of the cellular environment to access information via different applications, different media types, different visual representations and from different underlying content sources. The information can be organized according to various logical relationships. Upon receiving an indication of a zoom state associated with a cell or a group of cells arranged in the cellular environment, a content reference at that zoom state is retrieved. Further, the content reference is resolved to retrieve and output content, including a visual representation associated with the zoom state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Anthony Carmen Gallo, Jimmy Talbot
  • Patent number: 10048829
    Abstract: A method for displaying icons and an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes: determining N icons which have a one-to-one correspondence with N applications of an electronic apparatus, where N?1, each of the N icons has a first display parameter; acquiring a sensing parameter by a sensor of the electronic apparatus; determining whether the sensing parameter matches with a preset operation; and adjusting the first display parameter of at least one of the N icons if the sensing parameter matches with the preset operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiacheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10037044
    Abstract: A temperature controller for controlling the temperature of an inside space that is serviced by one or more pieces of HVAC equipment. The temperature controller may include a controller having a control algorithm for controlling one or more pieces of HVAC equipment as well as a user interface that may be configured to display a hierarchical menu structure and to permit a user to traverse the menu structure. The user interface may be configured to display breadcrumbs that provide an indication to the user of the current location within a hierarchical menu structure, and in some cases, provide instructional information in a designated or common display area that helps instruct the user in using a particular menu or menu option. These and other features may help make the special purpose controller more intuitive to set up, program and operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Laberge, Sinan C. Goknur, Jakub Andrzejewski, Jacqueline Lee Belleau, Dan Clements
  • Patent number: 9973457
    Abstract: A Live Chat (LC) system, apparatus, and method combine virtual agent (VA) and LC in a manner enabling a user to receive resolution of a contact request at a reduced cost and enhancing both the user and LC operator's experience. VAs may source response content for easier or more frequent user queries, whereas VAs may transfer a user query to an LC operator whenever a user query becomes too complicated, enabling the LC to source the response content. From the user's point of view, escalation from the VA to the LC operator happens in the very same user screen view used to contact the VA, enhancing the user's experience by providing seamless escalation. Conversation history between the user and the VA or formatted data related thereto may be provided to the LC operator, expediting the LC operator's response time and reducing a number of interactions needed to resolve the user's query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Callixte Cauchois, Alexandre Lebrun
  • Patent number: 9959009
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a method for displaying information and a terminal equipment, and relate to the technical field of computers, wherein, the above method comprises: detecting whether a display screen of a terminal equipment switches from a screen-off state to a screen-on state when the display screen is in the screen-off state; if so, displaying at least one information card on the display screen, wherein, the size of the information card is smaller than that of the display screen; each information card includes information obtained from a program of the terminal equipment. By applying the solution provided by the embodiments of the present application, the usage of spare time of users can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Hujia Duman, Ruimin Huang, Bo Chen, Wen-Chen Feng, Qingqing Yu, Ni Gan, Xinwei Wu, Jiabo Zhou, Xiaoming Sun, Ling Yu