Graphical User Interface Tools Patents (Class 345/661)
  • Patent number: 10235031
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems, for example, for controlling display of an image on a display screen includes, for example, receiving, by one or more processor, data regarding a user selected area relative to a first portion of an image displayed on a display screen to define a second portion of the image, at least a portion of the second portion of the image being outside the first portion of the image displayed on the display screen, and automatically controlling, by the one or more processor, display of the second portion of the image on the display screen based on the user selected area of the image to generally maximize display of the second portion of the image within the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chang Lei, Xiao Xia Mao, Wen Wen Yang, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 10235638
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing adaptive thresholding technology for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Adaptive thresholding technology may automatically assign new values or adjust existing values for one or more thresholds of one or more time policies. Assigning threshold values using adaptive thresholding may involve identifying training data (e.g., historical data, simulated data, or example data) for the time frames and analyzing the training data to identify variations within the data (e.g., patterns, distributions, trends). A threshold value may be determined based on the variations and may be assigned to one or more of the thresholds without additional user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Sonal Maheshwari, Manish Sainani, Leonid Alekseyev, Alan Hardin, Jacob Barton Leverich, Adam Jamison Oliner, Brian Reyes, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Patent number: 10235821
    Abstract: A door opens for an authenticated user by being tapped by a communication device. A physical access control system actuates upon receiving a wireless request triggered by a pattern of indicia in the vicinity of a portal. A hand-held communication device transmits a portal access control signal when it recognizes a pattern of bursts in signal amplitude. A mobile device has a sensor package, communication circuits, and a processor. Upon determining proximity to a controlled portal, the sensor package enables a pattern recognition circuit. Upon receiving a success indicia from the pattern recognition circuit, the communication circuits authenticate with the controlled portal, e.g. causing a door to open. A sensor package may be enabled by accelerations from bumping the device; tapping the device against a door, wall, or table. A pattern may be related to a number, or a sequence, or combination of slows, pauses, and quicks, or a single acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BRIVO SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Drako, Steven Van Till
  • Patent number: 10185461
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a control unit to generate a display image including running images of one or more applications each containing one or more operation device images attaining predetermined functions; an output unit to display the display image generated by the control unit; and an input unit to accept an operation performed on the operation device image contained in the running image, wherein the control unit extracts the functions associated with the operation device images equal to or smaller than a predetermined maximum count and contained in the running image of the application, based on priority levels of the functions associated with the operation device images contained in one or more applications, and generates the display image including the running image containing the operation device images associated with the extracted functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Shuji Yamada, Kaori Honda
  • Patent number: 10168872
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry implements a first effect in response to a user input when the apparatus is in a first posture and implements a second effect when the apparatus is in a second posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuro Hori
  • Patent number: 10162499
    Abstract: A content playback apparatus comprises a touch screen, a memory and a processor. The touch screen is configured to play back a plurality of contents and to detect a touch input for the contents. The memory is configured to store instructions to control a playback of the contents. The processor is configured to control the playback of the contents according to the instructions. The instructions include a display instruction for displaying playbacks of the plurality of contents in a predetermined size, a move instruction for moving, among the plurality of contents, a content according to the touch input, and a magnification instruction for, in response to said moving, magnifying a playback size of the moved content according to the touch input and displaying a playback of the content on the touch screen at the magnified playback size of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: PIXTREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Seob Shin, Sun Gul Ryoo, Se Hoon Son, Kwang Woo Park, In Suk Hwang
  • Patent number: 10162432
    Abstract: A method of operating a display device includes displaying a first image of first content, wherein the first image includes a target object, receiving information on a second coordinate of the target object included in a second image of the first content from a second display device, wherein the second image is temporally later than the first image, acquiring an image tracking the target object from the second image based on the information on the second coordinate of the target object, and displaying the acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongwoon Seol, Sangjin Ahn
  • 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: 10108325
    Abstract: A system for monitoring vital signs includes: an imaging device for acquiring video image files of a living individual; a data analysis system including a processor and memory; a computer program running in the data analysis system to automatically analyze the video images, autonomously identify an area in the images where periodic movements associated with a selected vital sign may be detected and quantified; and, an interface that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to the waveform of the selected vital sign. The system may include a Graphical User Interface, which may display a visual graph of the waveform and a single video frame or a video stream of the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hay, Jenna L. Johns
  • Patent number: 10102653
    Abstract: A method for identifying a reaction site associated with an amplification curve from a plurality of amplification curves is provided. Amplification data is received from a plurality of reaction sites, wherein each reaction site contains a sample. A plurality of amplification curves is generated from the amplification data and a first portion of the plurality of amplification curves is displayed on a display screen. A list of indications of reaction sites associated with the first portion of amplification curves is displayed alongside the first portion of amplification curves on the display screen. Then the view is adjusted to display a second portion of the plurality of amplification curves, and the list is dynamically adjusted to display indications of reaction sites associated with the second portion of amplification curves alongside the second portion of amplification curves on the display screen, wherein the list is configured to be scrollable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Rickes, Lik Seng Lau, Kok Siong Teo, Zeng Wei Chu, Lian Seng Loh, Vanee Pho, Michael Uy, David Hoard, Sean Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10073519
    Abstract: A mobile device and operating method provides information by automatically recognizing a user intention. The mobile device includes a sensor configured to sense a user's eye movement, an event detector configured to detect an event by inferring a user intention based on the user's eye movement, an application function executor configured to execute a function of an application in response to the detected event. The mobile device may further include a display configured to display results of function execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Young Mun, Jae-Mo Sung
  • Patent number: 10067569
    Abstract: A dialysis machine comprising: one or more processing units configured to transmit control data; a pump configured to pump medical fluid to and from a patient based at least in part on control data received from the processing unit; an electronic panel comprising: a display surface, and at least one panel control unit configured to cause the electronic panel to display at least one user interface element that can be invoked by a user; at least one projector; and at least one camera; wherein the one or more processing units are configured to: process input received by the camera, determine a location of a physical object in a field of view of the camera based on the processed input, determine, based on processed input received on at least one occasion, that the location of the physical object represents an invocation of the at least one user interface element displayed on the electronic panel, and determine the control data based on the processed input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Tarn, Fei Wang, Lee Daniel Tanenbaum
  • Patent number: 10067648
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a display method thereof are provided. A user terminal device may include a display configured to display content, a bezel unit configured to house the display, a first touch detector configured to detect a first user interaction inputted to the display, a second touch detector configured to detect a second user interaction inputted to the bezel unit, and a controller configured to, in response to detecting, via the second touch detector, the user interaction on at least one side of the bezel unit, control a display of the content corresponding to a type of the second user interaction and a number of sides where the user interaction is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-yeon Lee, Yun-kyung Kim, Jae-yeon Rho, Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak
  • Patent number: 10063645
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and tracking browsing activity of a user on a client device is provided. The method comprises receiving, from the client device, browsing activity information of a user interacting with at least a page displayed over the client device, wherein the client device is at least a handheld device having a touch screen display; receiving, from the client device, page information identifying in part the page displayed over the client device; and generating based on the browsing activity information and the page information an exposure map at a page view level, wherein the exposure map indicates a salience of each area of a page-view respective of the page displayed over the client device and visited by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Clicktale Ltd.
    Inventors: Arik Yavilevich, Yevgeny Kurliandchick
  • Patent number: 10027903
    Abstract: A method of arranging image filters and associated apparatus and storage media are provided. The method includes determining an arrangement order determination criterion based on a user input, searching for image filters based on the arrangement order determination criterion, arranging the searched image filters according to the arrangement order determination criterion, and displaying the arranged image filters on a display unit of an electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Ock Yim
  • Patent number: 10013056
    Abstract: A user of a computing device may interact with and control objects and applications displayed on the computing device through the user's eye movement. Detected gaze locations are correlated with actions performed by the user and compared with typical gaze locations for those actions. Based on differences between the detected and expected gaze locations, the eye tracking system can be recalibrated. An area around a gaze location encompassing a set of likely active locations can be enlarged, effectively prompting the user to interact with the desired active location again. The enlarging of the area serves to separate the active locations on the screen, reducing the probability of interpreting the user's gaze incorrectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier San Augustin Lopez, Martin Henrik Tall, Benjamin Antoine Georges Lefaudeux, Henrik Hegner Tomra Skovsgaard
  • Patent number: 9934488
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention sets forth a data navigation engine that generates user interface navigation elements for navigation large and expanding datasets. The user interface navigation elements may include a pivot control zoom slider for adjusting the data resolution with respect to different zoom pivot locations, an interactive ruler for consistent visual feedback and navigation of intervals of data within the dataset, a context bar for viewing the data proximate to a current view, and a multi-scale slider for repositioning the dataset within the current view. These user interface navigation elements provide the end-user with consistent control and visual feedback while navigating the dataset, independent of the size of the dataset or the portion of the dataset displayed within the current view. Therefore, large and expanding datasets can be navigated more effectively relative to prior art approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Glueck, Azam Khan, Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 9927881
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote hand control of a computer device, the apparatus comprising: a hand tracker, configured to track movement of a hand of a user of the computer device, an image presenter, associated with the hand tracker, configured to present a first image representative of the hand and a second image to the user, and to move the first image in concert with the tracked movement, and a computer controller, associated with the image presenter and configured to control the computer device in accordance with an interaction between the first image and the second image, thereby allowing the user to control the computer device, by moving the hand for bringing the first image and the second image into the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Grossinger, Israel Grossinger, Nitay Romano
  • Patent number: 9930500
    Abstract: An exemplary land mobile radio dispatch console and method are provided. In one embodiment, the console has the capability to process and handle Requests To Talk (RTT) and emergencies. In another embodiment, the console has the capability to provide a history. In another embodiment, the console provides the capability for operators to configure and save patches of predefined groups for later use. In another embodiment, the console includes a telephone interconnect interface component, and combinations of features mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: E.P. Johnson Company
    Inventors: Arindam Roy, Jonathan Nathan Yanez, Gary Matthew Witulski
  • Patent number: 9898188
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are described. The method is applied to an electronic device and includes obtaining first track data of a motion of an operating body with respect to the electronic apparatus, and obtaining first identification data of the operating body; deriving first input data corresponding to the first identification data and the first track data; and the electronic apparatus responding to the first input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunlong Yang
  • Patent number: 9870142
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus as a displaying device receives a pinch out operation on a touch panel of a portable telecommunication terminal device, when displaying the operation screen on the touch panel of the portable telecommunication terminal device. The image forming apparatus determines whether there is an identified area in the operation screen or not when receiving the pinch out operation. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement in the identified area, in case that there is the identified area in the operation screen. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement as a point moved from a midpoint of the pinch out operation in a direction determined based on displacement of the two contact points, a distance of the movement is determined based on displacement of the two contact points, in case that there is not the identified area in the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Atsumi, Kaoru Fukuoka, Masao Hosono, Takashi Oikawa, Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 9851791
    Abstract: A user of a computing device may interact with and control objects and applications displayed on the computing device through the user's eye movement. Detected gaze locations are correlated with actions performed by the user and compared with typical gaze locations for those actions. Based on differences between the detected and expected gaze locations, the eye tracking system can be recalibrated. An area around a gaze location encompassing a set of likely active locations can be enlarged, effectively prompting the user to interact with the desired active location again. The enlarging of the area serves to separate the active locations on the screen, reducing the probability of interpreting the user's gaze incorrectly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier San Agustin Lopez, Martin Henrik Tall, Benjamin Antoine Georges Lefaudeux, Henrik Hegner Tomra Skovsgaard
  • Patent number: 9817500
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating flexible wraparound displays at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes placing a flexible wraparound display at a computing device, where the flexible wraparound display being represented as a single display that is flexibly wrapped around the computing device. The method may further include calibrating the flexible wraparound display for performing its functions using one or more default components of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong W. Wong, Wah Yiu Kwong, Tao Jiancheng, Min Liu, Xiaoguo Liang
  • Patent number: 9811943
    Abstract: A label-information processing device for a multi-viewpoint image, which contains images by image signals of a subject photographed from multi-viewpoints, assigns label-information to a remarkable-portion common to the images. The device includes: a display unit for displaying a specific image by a specific image signal which depicts the remarkable-portion; and a controller for assigning the label-information to the remarkable-portion depicted in the specific image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9804728
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, a signal is received selecting a geographic location in an original image of a digital map for display on a display. The original image is distorted to give an appearance of a lens being applied to the digital map for display on the display, the appearance of the lens including a focal region that includes a magnification of the geographic location and a base region that surrounds the focal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C.
    Inventors: Andrew Carlisle, Andrew Skiers
  • Patent number: 9791927
    Abstract: Methods and systems to facilitate eye tracking control calibration are provided. One or more objects are displayed on a display of a device, where the one or more objects are associated with a function unrelated to a calculation of one or more calibration parameters. The one or more calibration parameters relate to a calibration of a calculation of gaze information of a user of the device, where the gaze information indicates where the user is looking. While the one or more objects are displayed, eye movement information associated with the user is determined, which indicates eye movement of one or more eye features associated with at least one eye of the user. The eye movement information is associated with a first object location of the one or more objects. The one or more calibration parameters are calculated based on the first object location being associated with the eye movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier San Agustin Lopez, John Paulin Hansen, Sebastian Sztuk, Martin Henrik Tall
  • Patent number: 9794434
    Abstract: Provided are an image forming apparatus capable of setting a printing size of a margin by using a preview displayed in an enlarged manner, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. When a pinch-in operation performed with respect to a particular region at a left end in a whole page preview displayed on a display section has been accepted, an MFP displays a left end preview in an enlarged manner to be larger in size than the particular region at the left end in the whole page preview. When a left-to-right swipe operation performed with respect to the displayed left end preview has been accepted, the MFP sets a size specified by the swipe operation as a printing size of a margin of a page as a target of the preview, and displays a whole page preview and a left end preview, both reflecting a margin having the set size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Tanba, Akira Kaminogo, Yoshihiko Arai, Yuri Moritani
  • Patent number: 9767535
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, are described for combining the crop function with zoom, pan and straighten functions as part of a single cropping environment, such that a user can select a portion of an image for cropping, apply zoom, pan and straighten transformations to the selected image portion and then crop the transformed image portion in a single utility. In one aspect, the methods include the actions of receiving user input defining a crop region within a displayed image. The methods also include the actions of displaying a user interface including a cropping panel that is configured to display a subset of the image corresponding to the defined crop region. Further, the methods include the actions of receiving user input requesting to perform at least one of a zoom, rotate or translate operation on the crop region displayed in the cropping panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Bhatt, Timothy David Cherna
  • Patent number: 9760240
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for displaying and configuring adaptive or static thresholds for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The GUI may include one or more presentation schedules that may display threshold information associated with time policies. Each presentation schedule may include multiple time slots and span a portion of one or more time cycles. Some of the time slots may be associated with a specific time policy and may have a unifying appearance that distinguishes the time slots from timeslots associated with other time policies. The presentation schedules may arrange the time slots in a time grid arrangement (e.g., calendar grid view) or a graph arrangement with depictions (e.g., points, lines) that may illustrate KPI values and threshold markers that may illustrate the threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Sonal Maheshwari, Manish Sainani, Leonid Alekseyev, Alan Hardin, Jacob Barton Leverich, Adam Jamison Oliner, Brian Reyes, Alok Anant Bhide
  • Patent number: 9753288
    Abstract: Embodiments include an eye cover adapted to be removeably mounted on a head-worn computer with a see-through computer display where the eye cover includes a flexible audio headset mounted to the eye cover. The flexibility of the audio headset provides the user of the head-worn computer with a mechanism to align the audio headset with an ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 9678638
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for guiding gesture operations are provided in the illustrative embodiments. An initial position of a gesture is determined. The gesture is a touch-based gesture made by a user relative to a touch-sensitive interface of a data processing system. The gesture is made to manipulate data presented using the data processing system. A set of gesture size adjustments is determined. A set of data adjustments to be made to the data is computed. An adjustment in the set of data adjustments corresponds to an adjustment in the set of gesture size adjustments. The set of gesture size adjustments and the corresponding set of data adjustments are presented as a guide relative to the initial position of the gesture. The guide informs the user about an expected result of a member gesture size adjustment before the user makes the gesture size adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Barry Alan Kritt, Sarbajit Kumar Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9679361
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media acquire an image captured with a mobile device. Motion sensor data of the mobile device at or near a time when the image was captured is acquired. An angle of rotation is computed based on the motion sensor data, and the image is transformed based on the angle of rotation. In another aspect, a user interface enables user control over image transformation. The user interface enables user control over rotating an image on a display at two or more granularities. A point of rotation may be user-defined. Rotated images may be scaled to fit within a viewing frame for displaying the transformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Restrepo, Kevin Systrom
  • Patent number: 9652811
    Abstract: A regular mesh of rectangular cells (76) of uniform size is defined. The regular mesh is aligned with a non-rectangular layout boundary (18) such that a count of ones of the cells (76) having at least a prescribed fraction of their size contained within the layout boundary (18) is maximized. A layout (34) of frames (36) within the layout boundary (18) is determined based on the locations of the cells (76) with respect to the layout boundary (18), wherein the frames (36) define respective size dimensions and positions of respective views (47) of graphic objects (12) on a page (38). The views (47) of the graphic objects (12) arranged in accordance with the layout (34) of the frames (36) are outputted on the page (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Hui Chao
  • Patent number: 9641988
    Abstract: An exemplary land mobile radio dispatch console and method are provided. In one embodiment, the console has the capability to process and handle Requests To Talk (RTT) and emergencies. In another embodiment, the console has the capability to provide a history. In another embodiment, the console provides the capability for operators to configure and save patches of predefined groups for later use. In another embodiment, the console includes a telephone interconnect interface component, and combinations of features mentioned above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: E.F. Johnson Company
    Inventors: Arindam Roy, Jonathan Nathan Yanez, Gary Matthew Witulski
  • Patent number: 9626561
    Abstract: A method for connecting an electronic device using an eye-tracking technique and an electronic device that implements the method are provided. The method includes acquiring eye-tracking information, obtaining image information corresponding to the eye-tracking information, comparing the image information with specific information about at least one external device, and based on the comparison, determining a specific external device to be connected from among the at least one external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chihyun Cho, Kyunghee Lee, Kenhyung Park, Changryong Heo
  • Patent number: 9626568
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to marker-less augmented reality methods which are operable in mobile applications and which involve an object-tracking method that uses projection and detection of a structured light pattern to track the location, orientation, and/or movement of an object in a scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Rowan University
    Inventors: Ying Tang, Bingyao Huang
  • Patent number: 9626889
    Abstract: A method for driving an information processing device which is adaptable to a wider variety of input methods is provided. The coordinates of an operating body at a starting point in the XYZ space and the coordinates of the operating body at an ending point in the XYZ space after a certain period of time are obtained, and the Z coordinate at the ending point and the movement distance on the X-Y plane in the certain period of time are calculated. Then, a signal is output only in the case where both the distance from an operating surface to the operating body in the vertical direction and the movement distance in the horizontal direction exceed the respective threshold values. In this manner, input operation can be performed by a three-dimensional motion, which includes movement of the operating body in the vertical direction as well as in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Iwaki
  • Patent number: 9610497
    Abstract: An example of a game apparatus as an image processing apparatus includes a CPU, and the CPU controls a movement, etc. of a player object according to an instruction from a player. In a case that a predetermined condition is satisfied, a two-dimensional surface is displayed within a virtual three-dimensional space. When the player moves a first controller, a two-dimensional image is depicted on the two-dimensional surface in response thereto. Then, it is determined whether or not the depicted two-dimensional image is a predetermined image. If it is determined that the two-dimensional image is the predetermined image, a three-dimensional object corresponding to the predetermined image appears, and the two-dimensional surface and the two-dimensional image depicted thereon are erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yamada, Shigeyuki Asuke, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Kenji Matsutani
  • Patent number: 9609151
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading section, a storage section, a communication section, an acceptance section, and an operation control section. The storage section has a plurality of storage regions at least one or more of which are signage-specific storage regions associated one-to-one with the one or more digital signage devices. Each of the signage-specific storage regions stores the image data generated by the image reading section having read the original document. The operation control section is further configured to, when the acceptance section accepts the delivery instruction, allow the communication section to send the image data stored in the signage-specific storage region associated with the individual digital signage device designated in the delivery instruction to the digital signage device designated in the delivery instruction and allow the storage section to store the delivery instruction as history information in the associated signage-specific storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Kida
  • Patent number: 9575644
    Abstract: A graphical processor, method, and/or computer program product controls a display of user controls on a graphical user interface. A display tool displays a screen view of a data image on a display, wherein the screen view includes one or more graphical objects. A magnifier tool displays a zoomed-in view of a portion of the screen view, wherein the zoomed-in view is superimposed on the screen view, and wherein the zoomed-in view remains turned on until turned off by the user. A crosshair tool targets a graphical object in the zoomed-in portion of the view. A decoration tool displays a user control for a targeted graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eduardo Abe, Julien Carnec, Yves Le Bras, David M. Zeleznik
  • Patent number: 9576392
    Abstract: A two-dimensional image is generated from a three-dimensional volume image of the chest of a human body based on information about recognized and labeled costal regions and vertebral regions. The two-dimensional image includes first regions showing one of right and left costal regions and second regions showing the other of the right and left costal regions or vertebral regions. Different colors or patterns are applied to the first regions showing different ones of the costal regions, and the same color or pattern as that of each first region is applied to the second region that shows a costal region provided with a label indicating a costal bone located on the opposite side of and paired with the costal bone shown by the first region or a vertebral region provided with a label indicating a vertebral bone connected to the costal bone shown by the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinori Nishiyama, Mikako Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9563320
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible display apparatus. A shape deformation sensor is formed in at least one of a first plurality of connection lines of a flexible display panel and a second plurality of connection lines of a touch screen panel. The shape deformation sensor is configured to sense a shape deformation of the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ga-eun Lee, Yong-jun Lim, Kyung-wan Park, Shi-yun Cho
  • Patent number: 9529515
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accelerated scrolling and zooming of content. A method may include receiving an indication of a scroll action. The scroll action indicates a direction to scroll and a user's intent to scroll a significant distance. The method further includes evaluating the direction and a length of the scroll action. The method still further includes providing a scroll widget, for example by an operating to an application. The widget is to be presented relative to a location of where the indication was received. The scroll widget then allows a user to jump to a top or an end of a content displayed at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Jitkoff, Roma Shah, Alex Ainslie
  • Patent number: 9530385
    Abstract: A display device includes: a reduction section (15) for displaying, in a case where (i) a part of a content contained in a page is visually recognizable by magnifying and displaying the page at a magnification ratio (8) and (ii) a user conducts a turn-over operation (1), an entire page to be displayed in accordance with the turn-over operation (1); and a magnification section (16) for magnifying a given part of the page at the magnification ratio (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryuji Ikeda, Hitoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9491059
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a topology navigator that may enable a user to view performance information for multiple IT services associated with a user's IT environment. The topology navigator may include multiple display components for displaying information about the services. A first display component may display multiple services as a graph of interdependent service nodes and a second display component may display information about one or more of the service nodes. The topology navigator may enable a user to visually inspect the aggregate KPI (e.g., health score) of multiple services to identify dependent services that are of interest (e.g., low performance) and navigate through the services to identify dependent services that may adversely affect a service of interest to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Tristan Antonio Fletcher, Alok Anant Bhide, Clint Sharp
  • Patent number: 9430108
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive display device is provided. The touch-sensitive display device includes a touch panel and a display panel. A plurality of sensing electrodes is formed in the touch panel. A plurality of driving electrodes to which driving voltages are applied is formed in the display panel. The plurality of sensing electrodes is formed in predetermined patterns on one side of the touch panel, and the patterns of the plurality of sensing electrodes are different in a first sensing region and a second sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mi-Ae Park, Sung Ku Kang
  • Patent number: 9411828
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a computer program, a computer system and a method for navigating in a database of a subject system. The subject system comprises a graphical user interface. The invention method comprising steps of (i) returning results (110a-g) from a query in the database, and (ii) displaying in the graphical user interface (100) the results returned using several levels of progressive granularity. Each of the results is associated with one of the levels of granularity, according to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Guillaume Delarue, Duy Minh Vu, Guénolé Ginquel
  • Patent number: 9400553
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to scaling a visual element displayed via a display device are disclosed. In one embodiment a method includes receiving and using gaze tracking data to determine gaze locations at which a user is gazing on the display device. Depth tracking data is received and used to determine that a user's pointer is at a predetermined location. In response, a locked gaze location on the screen is locked, where the locked gaze location includes at least a portion of the visual element. In response to locking the locked gaze location, the visual element is programmatically scaled by a predetermined amount to an enlarged size. A user input selecting the visual element is then received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Bernard James Kerr, Edward Elliott, Morgan Kolya Venable
  • Patent number: 9384503
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a display unit, an acquisition unit, a detection unit, and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires advertisement information from an advertisement delivery apparatus. The detection unit detects a scroll state of a page displayed on the display unit. The display control unit sets an initial display position of the advertisement information to a predetermined position of the page in a case where the page is not scrolling and which sets the initial display position of the advertisement information to a predetermined display position of the display unit in a case where the page is scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Kazama
  • Patent number: 9372571
    Abstract: A canvas (e.g., a digital page or sheet of paper) on which a user can input data is displayed on a display device of a computing device in response to the canvas being invoked. The canvas can be invoked in different manners, such as by the user activating a switch or button at an “eraser” end of a stylus that mimics a pen/pencil configuration. The user can input any digital data such as notes, drawings, and so forth on the canvas that he or she desires. In response to the canvas being dismissed (e.g., by the user again activating a switch or button at an “eraser” end of a stylus that mimics a pen/pencil configuration), display of the canvas ceases. The digital data input by the user is saved or otherwise processed by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Graham Williams, Catherine N. Boulanger, Yann Florian Daniel Riche, Hua Wang, John G. A. Weiss, Anthony Christian Reed, Ralf Groene, Steven Nabil Bathiche, Vincent L. Ball