Patents by Inventor Alexander Friedrich Kuscher

Alexander Friedrich Kuscher has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10353530
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure a computer-implemented method for automatically transitioning a user interface in a personal computing device between a laptop mode and a tablet mode is provided. The method includes detecting a hardware configuration change in the personal computing device. When the hardware configuration changes to a tablet mode, the method includes maximizing an active window in a display of the personal computing device and maximizing a second, inactive window, underneath the active window. And when the hardware configuration changes to a laptop mode, the method includes configuring the user interface to a windows icons menus and pointers (WIMP) mode. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a personal computing device having a base portion coupled to a display portion is provided. The personal computing device is configured to perform a computer-implemented method as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven Chi Truong, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10303345
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for transferring notifications between multiple computing devices. A notification is provided for display at a first computing device associated with a user account. An indication is received of a user gesture for moving the notification to a second computing device associated with the user account, the second computing device being remote from the first computing device. In response to the indication, the notification is provided to the second computing device for display at the second computing device and removed from the first computing device so that the notification is no longer displayed at the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Goldsmith, Santhosh Balasubramanian, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 10282063
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for enabling a user to switch applications within a plurality of active applications in a personal computing device having a touch-sensitive display is provided. The method includes detecting a tablet configuration in the personal computing device. In response to a tablet configuration being detected, maximizing a currently active application in the touch-sensitive display and providing a multi-task affordance in the touch-sensitive display when the touch screen personal computing device is displaying the currently active application. The multi-task affordance includes a plurality of tasks associated with a plurality of applications installed in the personal computing device. And the computer-implemented method includes providing a gestural interface to the user for application switching according to a selected task from the plurality of tasks in the multi task affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven Chi Truong, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20190108199
    Abstract: The subject technology discloses configurations for determining a minimum dots per inch (DPI) setting for displaying graphical content in a window based on a native pixel density of a display. Respective graphical content is scaled for displaying in a first window based on the minimum DPI setting to fit a horizontal dimension of the first window. The subject technology then scales respective graphical content for displaying in a second window based on the minimum DPI setting to fit a horizontal dimension of the second window. In some configurations, the graphical content in the first window is scaled at a different DPI setting than the graphical content in the second window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan KUHNE, Alexander Friedrich KUSCHER, Scott Ronald VIOLET, John Nicholas JITKOFF
  • Publication number: 20190102080
    Abstract: Methods for providing information related to selected content and a suggested completion of one or more written words are provided. In one aspect, a method includes invoking an assistant tool, displaying an assistant window on a device display, receiving an indication of a selection of content on the display, generating a query for information associated with the selected content, receiving ranked results from the query, and displaying the received results in the assistant window. In one aspect, a snapshot of the selected content is captured and displayed with the results. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an indication of one or more words being written on the display and providing at least one suggested completion of a word or sentence being written. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary ALCORN, Jennifer CHEN, Alexander Friedrich KUSCHER, Sebastien GABRIEL, Maria CIRIMELE, Thomas BUCKLEY
  • Patent number: 10235846
    Abstract: A computing device includes one or more memory devices storing executable instructions, one or more processors configured to execute the instructions, a programmable display screen configured to display text-based information, a user activity sensor, a battery configured to provide power to the one or more processors, and a battery status visual indicator. The battery status indicator is located on a surface of the computing device and is configured to display, in response an indication from the user activity sensor of an interaction by a user with the computing device, non-text-based information indicating a status of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Simon Arscott, Adam Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10209851
    Abstract: In a computer system, one or more windows displayed on a virtual desktop of a computing device are determined to be inactive. The one or more windows may correspond to one or more processes running on the computing device. In response to determining that the one or more windows are inactive, state information for the one or more corresponding processes is saved and the one or more windows and corresponding processes are terminated. The state information comprises information for restarting the one or more processes and regenerating the one or more windows in a state that existed at a point in time corresponding to the termination of the windows and processes. A user interface is provided for restoring the terminated windows based on the stored state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Publication number: 20190018827
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to systems and methods for instant insert of external content into a content-editor application. An assistant application is provided, separate from the content-editor application, that can identify, obtain, and insert the external content into the content-editor application. The assistant application can identify the external content responsive to a user request while the user is inputting or editing content in the content-editor application and/or the assistant can provide predictive options for insertion of content based on the already input content by the user. As one example, the assistant can insert a photo related to text the user has recently typed into the content-editor application. The assistant may obtain the photo from a public source such a public web server or from a local database for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary Daniel ALCORN, Jennifer CHEN, Alexander Friedrich KUSCHER, Trond Thomas WUELLNER
  • Publication number: 20190013025
    Abstract: The subject technology provides implementations for entering an ambient assist mode for a digital assistant. The subject technology determines, using a set of signals, to activate an ambient assist mode for a client computing device, the client computing device including a screen and a keyboard, and the client computing device is currently executing in a mode other than the ambient assist mode. Further, the subject technology activates, at the client computing device, the ambient assist mode in which the ambient assist mode enables the client computing device to enter a low power mode and listen for an audio input signal corresponding to a hotword for activating a digital assistant, and the digital assistant is configured to respond to a command corresponding to the audio input signal using at least the screen of the client computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary Alcorn, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Omri Amarilio, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10152459
    Abstract: The subject technology discloses configurations for determining a minimum dots per inch (DPI) setting for displaying graphical content in a window based on a native pixel density of a display. Respective graphical content is scaled for displaying in a first window based on the minimum DPI setting to fit a horizontal dimension of the first window. The subject technology then scales respective graphical content for displaying in a second window based on the minimum DPI setting to fit a horizontal dimension of the second window. In some configurations, the graphical content in the first window is scaled at a different DPI setting than the graphical content in the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Kuhne, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Scott Ronald Violet, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10139993
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to morphing window controls associated with a window on a display of a client computing device. In order to do so, a plurality of window controls may be presented. Each window control is configured to perform an original function to control the window. The computing device is configured to receive a first input associated with a first one of the plurality of window controls. The first input may provide for initiating a function associated with the first window control. In response to the received first input, the original function associated with another window control is converted to an alternate function. The alternate function of the other window control is configured to perform a different task to control the window than the original function of the other window control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Christian Clement, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Publication number: 20180316768
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for sharing device capabilities between computing devices. A plurality of device capabilities are registered with a server. A first computing device, on identifying an operation to be performed by an application on the first computing device, accesses the server and determines one of the registered device capabilities to perform the operation. The operation is then reassigned from the first computing device to the second computing device based on the determination of the device capability. The operation is performed by the second computing device and the result of the operation provided to the first computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin GOLDSMITH, Tiantian Zha, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Santhosh Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10101897
    Abstract: An electronic stylus may include a wireless interface, a memory, and a processor. The wireless interface may be configured to send and receive signals to and from at least a first computing system and a second computing system. The memory may be configured to store text. The processor may be configured to store, in the memory, a text string received from the first computing system via the wireless interface, and send, to the second computing system via the wireless interface, the text string received from the first computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Buckley, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10088999
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for providing a visual cue of overscrolling displayed content on an electronic device. When the end of a scrollable page or content has been reached, the visual cue corresponds to the user's physical scrolling input. The content in the window is effectively attached to the window so that when the end of the content is reached in one direction, the window containing the content is pulled in the same scrolling direction. The pulling in the scrolling direction occurs in a logarithmically decreasing manner, providing a tactile-like visual effect that the outer frame of the window is resisting the attempt to scroll further in the scrolling direction. The visual resistance effect may include squishing or stretching portions of the window without distorting the content within the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Roma Rajni Shah, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10067628
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting open windows and tabs are provided. In some aspects, multiple window indicators are presented, at a display of a computing device having multiple open windows, where each window indicator indicates content for a respective window of the multiple open windows, and where a first window from among the multiple open windows includes multiple open tabs. Multiple tab indicators are presented, at the display of the computing device, in conjunction with the window indicator of the first window and while continuing to present the multiple window indicators, where each tab indicator indicates content for a respective tab of the multiple open tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen, Andy Warr
  • Patent number: 10057640
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for migrating media content between different devices based on user location. A display screen is configured to detect a presence of a user at the display screen. In response to the detecting the user, media content being provided for the user at a different display screen remote from the first display screen is determined. The determined media content is then provided for broadcast at the display screen starting at a content location associated with the different display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mitsuru Oshima, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 10048847
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a method for managing display of a window. In certain aspects, the method includes presenting a window in a display area, wherein the window comprises a control icon, receiving a first input indicating a selection of the control icon and presenting a plurality of selectable options associated with the control icon, wherein each of the plurality of selectable options correspond with one of a left direction or a right direction. In certain aspects, the method further includes receiving a second input indicating a selection of a first one of the plurality of selectable options and adjusting a size of the window in response to the second input based on a direction associated with the first one of the plurality of selectable options. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Publication number: 20180217727
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to scaling an application window. A method includes determining a first window size for an application, and instructing the application to render at the first window size. The method also includes determining a second window size for the application, scaling the first window size to the second window size based on a scale value, and displaying the scaled application at the second window size. The scaling allows a full-screen view of the application to be displayed on a smaller window, or allows shrinking the application window to a size below a normal minimum window size. Inputs to the scaled window are also scaled so that the application continues to behave as if rendered at the first window size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Eugene Louis Charles GIRARD, Robert FLACK, Steven Chi TRUONG, Alexander Friedrich KUSCHER, Stefan KUHNE
  • Patent number: D839896
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Sebastien Vincent Gabriel, Jennifer Chen
  • Patent number: D854578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Christian Clement, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Sebastien Vincent Gabriel