Remotely Located Patents (Class 345/2.1)
  • Patent number: 10298371
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a reference signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. The reference signal is received at an out of band frequency relative to the control channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10284688
    Abstract: Method and systems of providing remote access to an application in a tiered remote access framework that includes a server tier and a client tier. In the server tier, an application that is remotely accessed and a server remote access application execute on a server. In the client tier, a client remote access application executes on a client device. A server SDK may be associated with the application in the server tier, where the server SDK being adapted to communicate display information to the client tier. A client SDK may be associated with a client application executing on the client device, where the client SDK receives the display information from the server tier. The client device connects to the server at an enumerated Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to initiate the reception of the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Monroe Milas Thomas, David Bruce McFadzean, Matthew James Stephure
  • Patent number: 10275111
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides a digital sign with a video camera. The digital sign and video camera are connected via a communications medium to a central computer. The central computer provides a way of changing the images displayed on the digital sign and of disseminating the video from the video camera either through real time forwarding/viewing or recording the real time video stream and playing back the recorded video to a user. The central computer also provides a user interface where an authorized user, which would normally include an authorized governmental entity, can view the video stream and unilaterally interrupt the normally displayed image (or series of images) with an emergency notification message that would display on the digital sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Emergency Network, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis E. Ford, Drew Cartwright
  • Patent number: 10268435
    Abstract: A display device includes a network unit including a first port that is connectable to a control computer or a display device on a prior stage in a daisy chain manner and a second port that is connectable to a display device on a subsequent stage in the daisy chain manner, and a storage unit that stores addresses of display devices, as transmission sources, transmitted from one or each of the display devices at subsequent stages of a daisy chain connected via the second port in response to a request to search for a plurality of display devices as targets for determining display device IDs thereof the plurality of display devices being connected to the control computer in the daisy chain manner, the request being transmitted from the control computer to the plurality of display devices, where the addresses are received by the network unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Terao
  • Patent number: 10268437
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for determining window geometry. In an embodiment, a party to an interaction using a streaming video connection may want to share content on their display with another party to the interaction. A party may wish to annotate an on-screen target for the other party. In an embodiment, markers or magic bars may also be used to map the screens to each other in addition to coordinates. When one party annotates an on-screen target on their display, the coordinates on the party's display are translated for the other party and the annotation is placed in the intended location on that party's screen. Masking of content may also be performed such that contact on one user's screen may not be visible to the other party during the screen share.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Keller, Phillip Gates-Idem, Justin P. Ligman
  • Patent number: 10261750
    Abstract: By integrating multiple electronic devices, it is possible to increase the functionality of the devices individually. For example it is possible to improve media playback functionality, create media playlists “on-the-go” and to use a first device power supply to charge the power supply of the second device. By integrating the devices, it is possible to address some of the shortcomings of devices that are decreasing in size with increasing power requirements, while still maintaining the advantages that these devices offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Aram Lindahl
  • Patent number: 10264038
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for service discovery and session establishment framework to enable a synchronous audio/video streaming service from a source to multiple sink devices. In accordance with the present disclosure, a plurality of sink devices (e.g., Wi-Fi speakers) may be deployed in a flexible (e.g., plug-and-play) fashion and may be discoverable by the source device. In some examples, the devices from multiple vendors may interoperate and easily connect with the source device for flexible configuration based on the media content or number of available sink devices. Thus, the present disclosure provides a method for service specific discovery associated with synchronous audio/video streaming by utilizing Application Service Platform (ASP) service discovery prior to establishment of a display service session from a source device to multiple sink devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Padam Lal Kafle, Shivraj Singh Sandhu, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10244015
    Abstract: A system including a first output apparatus and a second output apparatus that are connected to an information processing apparatus via a network and includes a job generating unit that generates a plurality of jobs that instruct the execution of processing to exchange a first age output to the first output apparatus for a second image output to the second output apparatus based on an image exchange instruction received on a screen that receives user operations and a job execution instructing unit that instructs the first output apparatus and the second output apparatus to execute the processing to exchange the first image for the second image based on the jobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Goto
  • Patent number: 10241559
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a host-peripheral interface, and more particularly to an apparatus and method for dynamically switching a high-speed clock of a host device. In one embodiment, a method is provided for dynamically switching a high-speed clock of a host device. The method comprises determining a status of the host device and a peripheral device coupled to the host device with respect to a transmission and a reception of high-speed data respectively, and switching the high-speed clock between the host device and the peripheral device based on the status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Vijay Kumar Kodavalla
  • Patent number: 10143921
    Abstract: A gaming controller can include a housing; a plurality of input components; a processor; a wired or wireless interface communicatively couplable with a headset; a wired or wireless interface communicatively couplable with a gaming console, the gaming console communicatively couplable with an audiovisual system; an audio headset detection circuit that detects if a headset is coupled with the gaming controller; a transmitter that transmits an audio control signal causing the audio of the audiovisual system to be adjusted if the audio headset detection circuit detects (automatically or on command) that no audio headset is coupled with the gaming controller; and a transmitter that transmits an audio control signal causing the audio of the headset to be adjusted if the audio headset detection circuit detects (automatically or on command) that an audio headset is coupled with the gaming controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PERFORMANCE DESIGNED PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventor: Brad Strahle
  • Patent number: 10120552
    Abstract: Aspects include methods, systems, and computer programs to tag collaborative content to facilitate mining key content as a run book. The method includes providing a user interface allowing a user to annotate portions of content in a collaborative effort system, the content comprising one or more log elements and responsive to a user utilizing the user interface and selecting a log element in the content, tagging the selected log element with an annotation. The tagged log elements may be used to generate a runbook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. King, Shrenik S. Shah, Robert T. Uthe
  • Patent number: 10104611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for low overhead paging in a wireless communications network are described herein. In some aspects, an apparatus for wireless communication includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives a request from a first device. The request indicates a first period of a plurality of periods corresponding to a periodicity for transmitting paging messages. The processor assigns the first device to a group scheduled to receive paging messages at most every first period based on the request and determines a start time for transmitting paging messages to the first device based on schedules for transmitting paging messages to a plurality of other devices. In other aspects, an apparatus for wireless communication includes a processor and memory. The processor derives an information sub-unit from an information unit associated with a paging message, compresses the information sub-unit, and generates a second information unit associated with the method of compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Zhi Quan, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 10101893
    Abstract: A selected email message is displayed within an email client. The display includes a user-selectable control for requesting status of an attached document from a document management and collaboration system. In response to receiving an input via the user-selectable control, reviewers associated with the attached document are identified. Status of whether the reviewers have reviewed the attached document and to what extent the reviewers have reviewed the attached document are determined. The status is displayed within the email client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivo van Doorn, Floor Mesters
  • Patent number: 10049029
    Abstract: A debugger is provided that is capable of connecting internally or externally to a host device using one or more of multiple host interfaces. The debugger can also connect, over a network, to a remote communication device executing a debugging application. Through the debugger, the debugging application receives messages from the host device regarding the status of a firmware on the host device, and sends debugging commands to the host device for performing operations such as updating the firmware on the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventor: Hoang Ngoc Minh Vu
  • Patent number: 10051629
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a reference signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. The reference signal is received at an out of band frequency relative to the control channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10027839
    Abstract: A system and method for customized multifunction peripherals includes a document processing controller including a processor and a memory, a scanner, a scanner engine, a printer, a user input and a display. The memory stores electronic customization groups, each corresponding to a unique business type. Each electronic customization group includes electronic files, such as forms, applications, screen backgrounds, company logos, screen positioning information, and labels. The memory also stores device customization data sets, each corresponding to document processing in the multifunction peripheral. Indicia on the display identify each of the customization groups by business type, and the user input receives a selection of a selected customization group. A customizations menu on the display lists available customizations from the selected customization group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Bill Melo, Marianne Kodimer, Young Park, William Su, Jia Zhang, Louis Ormond, Michael Yeung
  • Patent number: 10003749
    Abstract: An outdoor electronic signage apparatus configured to display background images for preselected intervals of time. The apparatus may be single sided, double sided, or in a “V” configuration. The apparatus is purposed to decrease billboard blight while it increases active conscious awareness of electronic bill board advertisements. The apparatus comprises outdoor electronic signage device, an electronic data device, and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Mark Audette
  • Patent number: 10002105
    Abstract: A display device is provided, which includes a display panel, a controlling unit, a first universal serial bus (USB) interface, a signal configuration unit, and a second universal serial bus interface. The controlling unit controls the display panel to display an image frame according to display data. When the first USB interface is connected to an external device, the signal configuration unit receives the display data and USB data via the first USB interface, and transmits the display data to the controlling unit. The second USB interface receives the display data from the controlling unit and receives the USB data from the signal configuration unit, so as to transmit the display data and the USB data to another display device via an USB cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Feng-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9986437
    Abstract: A computing device is provided, which includes a processor configured to, detect a plurality of display devices configured for wireless communication, send a request to the plurality of display devices to cause the plurality of display devices to each display different associated codes, receive user input of one of the codes associated with a target display device of the plurality of display devices, send the one of the codes to the plurality of display devices, receive an identification message from the target display device associated with the one of the codes, establish a display session via a wireless connection with the target display device, and send display content to the target display via the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Blake Thomas Walsh
  • Patent number: 9977641
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed. The display system includes a processor. The display system also includes a first display device having a first display surface and receiving display data from the processor. The display system also includes a second displayed device having a display area smaller then the first display device and moveable over the surface of the first display device. The display system also includes a sensor in communication with the processor and communicating location data to the processor. The location data is representative of the relative location of the first display to the second display. Further still, the display system includes a program running on the processor and providing display data to the first and second display devices. The display data is provided to the second display device based on the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William Robert Hanson, Shawn R. Gettemy, Sherridythe A. Fraser, Yoon Kean Wong, Mark W. Oliver
  • Patent number: 9971784
    Abstract: A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more files or data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each file or data object, the storage system determines if the file or data object contains data that matches another file or data object to which the storage operation was previously applied, based on awareness of the application that created the data object. If the data objects do not match, then the storage system performs the storage operation in a usual manner. However, if the data objects do match, then the storage system may avoid performing the storage operation with respect to the particular file or data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: COMMVAULT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Parag Gokhale
  • Patent number: 9965241
    Abstract: By integrating multiple electronic devices, it is possible to increase the functionality of the devices individually. For example it is possible to improve media playback functionality, create media playlists “on-the-go” and to use a first device power supply to charge the power supply of the second device. By integrating the devices, it is possible to address some of the shortcomings of devices that are decreasing in size with increasing power requirements, while still maintaining the advantages that these devices offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Aram Lindahl
  • Patent number: 9965238
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sharing display frame are provided. The apparatus includes a display unit, a communication unit, and a processing unit. In the method, a plurality of electronic apparatuses are searched by the processing unit through the communication unit, where each of the electronic apparatuses is configured to display a corresponding display frame. The processing unit selects one or a plurality of the electronic apparatuses, and synchronously displays at least first frame displayed by the display unit on one or a plurality of the selected electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yen-Kang Han
  • Patent number: 9965239
    Abstract: Provided is a linked display system capable of improving availability of information having different scales and amounts of information, a linked display method, and a program. A mobile terminal 100 includes a display unit 101 that displays operation display information I1, a range setting unit 105 that sets a predetermined range A containing a specified position in accordance with an operation to specify any position P over operation display information and a communication unit 109 that transmits the predetermined range to a TV set 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ohashi, Eiju Yamada, Akihiko Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9953612
    Abstract: Certain embodiments herein may include systems and methods for facilitating communication between mobile devices and display devices. According to certain embodiments, various types of connections may be established for communication between mobile devices and display devices. The type of connection may be based on numerous factors, including networks accessible to the mobile devices and display devices, capabilities of the mobile devices and display devices, and requirements associated with a software application running on a display device or on a device associated with the display device. Example connection types may involve a server intermediary which may establish a communication connection and proxy or relay content between mobile devices and display devices. Other connection types may not involve a server intermediary, for example, when a mobile device interacts with a display device to control a real-time game application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alan Queen
  • Patent number: 9927865
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for are configured to display image information in an electronic device. The method for displaying image information includes: deactivating a processor when the electronic device operates in a low-power mode; activating the processor to generate image data when an activation period is reached; displaying image information corresponding to the image data on a display unit; and deactivating the processor. Various other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Ryong Heo, Ken-Hyung Park, Hyun-Seok Shin, Kyung-Hee Lee, Chi-Hyun Cho, Oh-Yong Kwon
  • Patent number: 9928241
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing a collaborative environment are provided. A plurality of sheets is stored in a collaboration system. The collaboration system tracks user interactions with the plurality of sheets and generates a collaboration graph based on the interactions. The collaboration graph is analyzed to determine similarities between the sheets and/or the users. One or more visualizations are generated based on the collaboration graph and the determined similarities. In some embodiments, the collaboration system is able to provide project management information even for dynamic workflows that are not explicitly defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Smartsheet Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Frei, Tony Jacobson, Rajiv Arunkundram, Erik Rucker, Thomas P. Maliska, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9915974
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, the electronic device includes a first display screen and a second display screen, the first display screen and the second display screen are articulated to the same side of a control system, and can rotate up and down, and can display page information, the page information displayed by the first display screen and the second display screen is the same or different according to a selection of a user. The two display screens of a display apparatus can display page information for the user in multiple display forms and display modes, which greatly enriches the display manner of the electronic device and improves user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 9910517
    Abstract: According to some aspect, an image display apparatus may include a communication section receiving a plurality of remote operation signals corresponding to remote operations of a plurality of input apparatuses, and a combination section combining a first image based on the plurality of individual remote operation signals received by the communication section and a second image supplied from other apparatus into a third image, and outputting the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaharu Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Kabasawa
  • Patent number: 9875072
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system. A terminal device includes a parameter transmission unit that transmits a parameter being used for designating processing which is performed by using a first file; an instruction data transmission unit that transmits instruction data for storing a second file which is a duplicate of the first file; a control data memory that store control data which includes the parameter and storing location information of the second file. A control data transmission unit transmits the stored control data, acquires the second file by requiring transmission of the second file based on the storing location information, and transmits the acquired second file to the information processing apparatus which performs processing designated by the parameter included in the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9874993
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides a digital sign with a video camera. The digital sign and video camera are connected via a communications medium to a central computer. The central computer provides a way of changing the images displayed on the digital sign and of disseminating the video from the video camera either through real time forwarding/viewing or recording the real time video stream and playing back the recorded video to a user. The central computer also provides a user interface where an authorized user, which would normally include an authorized governmental entity, can view the video stream and unilaterally interrupt the normally displayed image (or series of images) with an emergency notification message that would display on the digital sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Emergency Network, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis E. Ford, Drew Cartwright
  • Patent number: 9866710
    Abstract: An image monitoring apparatus comprises a camera, an image processing board, a control system, and a display apparatus. The image processing board comprises a DSP compressing a first signal received from the camera into image data, a first memory storing the image data, an MCU pre-processing a second signal received from an external device through an I/O port into pre-processed data, a CPU processing the pre-processed data into a first database or a third signal received from the control system through a communication port into a second database, and a second memory storing the first database or the second database. The image processing board transmits the image data and the first database or the second database to the display apparatus, so that a text or a graph corresponding to the first database or the second database is displayed overlaid on an image corresponding to the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Hong Choi
  • Patent number: 9794513
    Abstract: A video conference method, includes: during a conference, a first terminal operates a first application; performs first video processing on a video signal acquired by the first terminal and a video signal received from other terminals participating in the video conference, and displays the processed video signal; when the first terminal detects that one or more other applications on the first terminal are opened, the first terminal simultaneously operates the first application and other applications on the first terminal; and performs second video processing and third video processing on the video signal acquired by the first terminal, the video signal received from the other terminal participating in the video conference and an interface image(s) of the other applications on the first terminal, displays a video signal after the second video processing and transmits a video signal after the third video processing to the other terminal participating in the video conference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wang, Peng Ding, Tinggan Shi
  • Patent number: 9740448
    Abstract: Display systems that use contactless connectors for transmitting data are provided. The contactless connectors are electromagnetic connectors that form an electromagnetic communications link. The electromagnetic communications link can be established within different locations of the same device, or between two different devices. The communications link can be established using at least two transceivers. The transceivers can be incorporated in different enclosures that are hinged together, or the transceivers can be incorporated within a hinge that enables two enclosures to move with respect to each other. A transceiver can be incorporated into a display device that can receive data from an active surface that has a transceiver. When the display device is placed on the active surface, the display device may serve as an access point to content contained within the active surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KEYSSA, INC.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Roger D. Isaac
  • Patent number: 9723352
    Abstract: An interaction system and method for interaction between a handheld device and a television comprises the configuration and connection of a first HDMI transferring module and a television screen in addition to a configuration and connection of a second HDMI transferring module, a touch screen, a gesture managing module and a display managing module. A user interface system and method for interaction between a handheld device and a television can utilize a handheld device having a touch screen to operate the television without requiring the assistance of other hardware units, such as a mouse or keyboard. All the operations can be done by using only the handheld device, thereby reducing the costs of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiang Liu, Jingjiang Yu
  • Patent number: 9690401
    Abstract: A first computing device is provided for optimizing motion of a pointer associated with a pointing device. The first computing device can include one or more processors configured to provide a first virtual machine. The first virtual machine can be configured to obtain at least one of a first attribute and a second attribute, relating to a display area, and determine, based on at least one of the first attribute and the second attribute, at least one of a first scaling factor and a second scaling factor. The first virtual machine can be further configured to optimize a motion of the pointer based on at least one of the first scaling factor and the second scaling factor, and provide information corresponding to the optimized motion of the pointer to the second virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Rachel Herbert, Steven Meisner, Sheetal Harsh Puri
  • Patent number: 9662569
    Abstract: Software gaming applications may be written to accept an input from one or more standard controllers such a joystick with input buttons. However, multiple wearable sensors or hand held MID devices may enhance the gaming experience. These sensors may include devices such as accelerometers to detect movement of the extremity they are attached to and wirelessly communicate this information to a receiver. Embodiments are directed to using sensor fusion to combine sensor data from multiple wireless input devices, such as wearable sensors and MID devices together to form one logical input stream that is presented to an application and which the application sees are a standard controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Pering, Roy Want, Kenton M. Lyons, Barbara Rosario
  • Patent number: 9652054
    Abstract: An interactive device includes a first sensor, a first button, an accelerometer, a processor, and a transmitter. The first sensor is configured to receive coordinate information from a coordinate projection of a projector. The first button is configured to transmit an erase signal when the first button is pressed. The accelerometer is configured to provide angle information for the interactive device. The processor is in communication with the first sensor, with the first button, and with the accelerometer. The processor configured to receive the coordinate information from the first sensor, to receive the erase signal from the first button, to receive the angle information from the accelerometer, and to generate erase information based on the coordinate information, the erase signal, and the angle information. The transmitter is in communication with the processor, and is configured to transmit a delete request including the erase information received from the processor to the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Samuel Nicklaus D'Alessio, Thomas L. Pratt
  • Patent number: 9648057
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing a collaborative conferencing capability to an application remotely-accessed by client computing devices. A client media sharing application is provided in a client tier, and the client media sharing application allows at least one of the client computing devices to share media with the client computing devices. A conferencing manager application that receives the shared media is provided to the server tier. The conferencing manager application makes the shared media available to the client computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Monroe Milas Thomas, Matthew James Stephure, Sam Anthony Leitch, Daniel Angelo Pigat
  • Patent number: 9645781
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image output unit which outputs a screen displayed on a display unit to an image display device; a display control unit which displays a first screen including a user interface screen at least in a part of the screen; a detection unit which detects that the user interface screen is switched from a first state that does not include predetermined information to a second state that includes the information; and an output control unit which outputs a second screen that does not include the user interface screen, instead of the first screen displayed by the display control unit, to the image output unit, if it is detected that the user interface screen is switched from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 9633125
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program are provided for enabling a user to synchronize, manage, and share files and folders across a plurality of client devices and a synchronization server. In a user interface, a first view displays all folders, which a user has synchronized to the synchronization server and a drop-target zone to which the user is able to drag a folder from the local device to synchronize the folder with the synchronization server. A second view displays all files and folders, which the user has shared with other users. A third view displays a list of user contacts, where each contact is a drop-target zone on which a user is able to drag a folder to share the folder with the contact. A fourth view is provided in which a user is able to see activity related to a folder displayed in the first view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Garcia, Samir Bhupatrai Mehta, Athena Anagnostopoulos, Fuad Rashid, Laura Susan Fried Yecies, Alice Viola Pintus, Jason Edward Short, Elie Mathias Monge, James David Wong
  • Patent number: 9618745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display arrangement (1) for a motor vehicle, for displaying information for an occupant (12) of the motor vehicle. To be able to display the information as cost-effectively as possible in two display areas (4, 5) of the motor vehicle, the invention provides that the display arrangement (1) has an image splitter (9) for separating at least two juxtaposed image sections (B1, B2) of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SYPRO OPTICS GMBH
    Inventors: Eberhard Piehler, Gunther Benedix
  • Patent number: 9606526
    Abstract: A method for editing a position of a selected design element in a constraint network. The method includes receiving the selected design element in a geometric model from a user, searching a database for a positioning group related to the selected design element, and adding the selected design element and the positioning group related to the selected design element into a work collection. The method then includes searching the database a second time for reference positioning groups and reference design elements referenced by constraints of the positioning group and design elements in the work collection and adding the reference positioning groups and the reference design elements discovered by the second searching into a context collection. The method then further includes loading all the constraints for the positioning groups and the design elements which were added to the work collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Stevenson, Dick Baardse, Austin Benson
  • Patent number: 9596320
    Abstract: Systems and method for providing for uncoupled application extensions to a remote access application. The application extensions are provided as part the remote access application to provide features and functionalities that otherwise are not provided by underlying the application programs that are made available by the remote access program. These features and functionalities may be provided without a need to modify the underlying application program, as they are integral with the remote access application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Calgary Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Monroe Milas Thomas, David Bruce McFadzean, Matthew James Stephure
  • Patent number: 9557832
    Abstract: A cursor control apparatus and a cursor control method thereof are provided. Adjust a displacement value according to a DPI ratio of an extending display unit to a benchmark display unit in an axial direction to generate a modified displacement value, and move a cursor on the extending display unit according to the modified displacement value, so that the velocities of the cursor on the extending display unit and the benchmark display unit are substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9535595
    Abstract: A device to render a user interface, detect a user accessing a location of the a user interface, share a portion of the user interface for a second device to render a second user interface, and transmit information of the accessed location for the second device to render a visual indicator at a location of the second user interface based on the information of the accessed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Justin Kodama, Matthew Hornyak, Matthew Znameroski, Bradford Vogel
  • Patent number: 9529737
    Abstract: Display systems that use contactless connectors for transmitting data are provided. The contactless connectors are electromagnetic connectors that form an electromagnetic communications link. The electromagnetic communications link can be established within different locations of the same device, or between two different devices. The communications link can be established using at least two transceivers. The transceivers can be incorporated in different enclosures that are hinged together, or the transceivers can be incorporated within a hinge that enables two enclosures to move with respect to each other. A transceiver can be incorporated into a display device that can receive data from an active surface that has a transceiver. When the display device is placed on the active surface, the display device may serve as an access point to content contained within the active surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KEYSSA, INC.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Roger Isaac
  • Patent number: 9524008
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display device having a pixel and vector storage, and a by-pass mode and an interpolation mode, wherein the interpolation mode converts input data from an input frame rate to a display refresh rate based on pixel and vector data stored in the storage. A method includes determining a selected interpolation mode to be employed by a frame interpolator, retrieving pixel data and vector data received from a host system from a storage, and generating interpolated frames of display data according to the selected interpolation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: PIXELWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil D. Woodall, James Zhou, Bob Zhang, Richard Miller
  • Patent number: 9504087
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for managing termination of a telephone call. A contemplated method includes: detecting a request by a first party to terminate a telephone call between the first party and a second party; detecting whether the second party is still speaking after detecting the request to terminate the call; and automatically forestalling termination of the call if the second party is still speaking, via affording the first party an opportunity to continue the call, via at least one of: sending a confirmation request to the first party, and sending an audio signal to the first party. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Manish Bhide, Ajay Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 9472939
    Abstract: A remote display system including a portable display that wirelessly receives data and power from a primary station. The primary station, which is remote from and without a tangible connection with the portable display, includes a data transmitting element and a power transmitting element. The portable display includes a power receiving element that receives power wirelessly from the power transmitting element and a data receiving element operable to receive data from the data transmitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Hart, Jeffrey P. Bezos