Patents by Inventor Samuel Stephen Walker

Samuel Stephen Walker 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: 11082514
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for reducing the display of duplicate push notifications in a device having a plurality of applications is provided. A first one of the plurality of applications is identified as a preferred one of the plurality of applications from which push notifications are to be displayed on the device. The focus of each of the duplicate push notifications is determined. A determination is made as to whether the focus of a first push notification received from the first one of the plurality of applications is the same as the focus of a second push notification received from a second one of the plurality of applications. Responsive to the focus of the first push notification being the same as the focus of the second push notifications, only the first push notification is displayed on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Joseph Alexander Cass, Samuel Stephen Walker, Alexander John Naylor
  • Publication number: 20200374356
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for reducing the display of duplicate push notifications in a device having a plurality of applications is provided. A first one of the plurality of applications is identified as a preferred one of the plurality of applications from which push notifications are to be displayed on the device. The focus of each of the duplicate push notifications is determined. A determination is made as to whether the focus of a first push notification received from the first one of the plurality of applications is the same as the focus of a second push notification received from a second one of the plurality of applications. Responsive to the focus of the first push notification being the same as the focus of the second push notifications, only the first push notification is displayed on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Joseph Alexander Cass, Samuel Stephen Walker, Alexander John Naylor
  • Patent number: 10788947
    Abstract: Navigation between input elements of a graphical user interface (GUI) using a pointing device to control an interaction with the GUI. The method includes: activating a mode of operation between discrete input elements in the GUI; snapping the cursor to a first input element, wherein the movement of the cursor is then restricted to the first input element and input to the input element is receivable via user interaction with the pointing device; detecting a movement of the pointing device representing an intended movement from the first input element to another input element, including obtaining an angle of the movement; selecting a most likely intended input element as the target of the movement by evaluating positions of other input elements in a current user display of the GUI and comparing the angle of the movement with the positions of the other input elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Stephen Walker, Zoe Gathercole, Joseph Alexander Cass, Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Alexander John Naylor