Integration Of Diverse Media Patents (Class 715/201)
  • Patent number: 10268688
    Abstract: Corpus-scoped annotation and analysis. Enrichment analysis data is generated including annotations and metadata for a plurality of documents that are part of a corpus. Whether to generate a second set of annotations is determined, based on a correlation of the annotations and metadata. A relational database is populated with the enrichment analysis data. A corpus-scoped query is resolved, initiated by an application, using the enrichment analysis data and content of the corpus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel C. Dubbels, Mark G. Megerian, William C. Rapp
  • Patent number: 10255276
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving a description of a display screen generated by a software program executed in a first mode to interact with a user in first language. The description is in a serialized format that includes screen capture parameters and an offset location in a first dictionary corresponding to a screen element in the display screen. The first dictionary includes screen elements utilized by the software program when executing in the first mode to generate the display screen. A target language is identified, and a second dictionary of screen elements utilized by a deserialization program in the target language is accessed. The screen element is located at the offset location in the second dictionary. The description of the display screen is combined with the second dictionary, and the display screen is recreated in the target language based on the combining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenny J. He, Adrian P. Kyte, Guan Jun Liu, Joseph R. Winchester, Bei Chun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10250929
    Abstract: A method of disseminating a digital wallet to a target device is described. The method comprises searching, with a searching device, on a local network for the target device, and pushing the digital wallet to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Lukas Ekselius, Fikret Ates, Sebastien Pochic
  • Patent number: 10235131
    Abstract: A method for the communal construction of an audio harmonized electronic card includes loading a greeting card template in response to a request by an initial author. The method also includes receiving a voice track of the initial user along with a textual message and a designated recipient of an electronic card. The method yet further includes transmitting an invitation to a subsequent user with an embedded reference to the loaded card template. Thereafter, a voice track of the subsequent user is received from the subsequent user. Consequently, the voice tracks are composited into a single harmonized audio track with each of the voice tracks providing harmony to the other. An electronic card is then generated by embedding the textual message and the harmonized audio track into the loaded card template. Finally, the electronic card is transmitted to the designated recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WEB RESOURCES, LLC
    Inventor: Ignacio Doncel
  • Patent number: 10217158
    Abstract: A system of routing a purchase order may include a purchase order identification unit configured to identifying a purchase order format associated with a client. The system may also include a routing control unit. The routing control unit may be configured to determine purchase order data based on the purchase order and the purchase order format. The routing control unit may be configured to generate a processed purchase order based on the purchase order data. The routing control unit may be configured to supplement the processed purchase order with additional purchase order data associated with the client. The routing control unit may be configured to apply purchase order security. The routing control unit may be configured to communicate, to a vendor, the processed purchase order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Cochran, Hatem El-Sebaaly, Martin Braure De Calignon, Dave Schanker, Hesheng Li
  • Patent number: 10216727
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a data string test system may use a color-coding system, or other visual marker, to indicate which data strings are ready for testing. The data string test system may calculate a localization test status of a data string. The data string test system may apply a visual marker of the localization test status of the data string to the data string. The data string test system may present the visual marker and the data string to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Shiva Kavindpadi Bhuvaneswaran
  • Patent number: 10209861
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques related to sticky messaging, which enable the use of the content of text and/or multimedia messages outside the context of the messaging inbox of a telecommunications device, such as a mobile phone. An implementation described herein includes posting of the content (e.g., text, image, audio, and video) of a message onto a home screen of the telecommunications device. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Meyr
  • Patent number: 10198160
    Abstract: Several approaches are provided for processing audio data to generate transcription data that is supplemented with visual content items. The visual content items may be any type of data that may vary depending upon a particular implementation. Examples of visual content items include, without limitation, images, videos, symbols, etc. Embodiments include adding visual content items to transcription data based upon user input, specialized keywords contained in the transcription data and various correspondences with the audio data, including time-based correspondence and correspondences based upon a common user, storage location or logical entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kurt Knodt
  • Patent number: 10178001
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving a data packet through a datapath configured by a data source. The datapath may specify a data dimension of data communicated through the data packet. The method may also include identifying, from the data packet, a particular dimension value for the data dimension specified in the datapath and dispatching the data of the data packet to a virtual data channel specific to the particular dimension value to support presentation of the data through a dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EntIT Software LLC
    Inventors: Klaus Baumecker, Falk Edelmann, Andreas Weber, Frank Vosseler
  • Patent number: 10176495
    Abstract: A process is described for assessing the suitability of particular keyword phrases for use in serving contextually relevant content for display on pages of network-accessible sites. In one embodiment, the process involves scoring the key phrases based in part on collected user behavioral data, such as view counts of associated social media content items. A process is also disclosed in which selected keyword phrases on a page are transformed into links that can be selected by a user to view bundled content that is related to such keyword phrases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TAMIRAS PER PTE. LTD., LLC
    Inventors: Sid Ja Hubbard, Robin D. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10146749
    Abstract: An embodiment for tracking JavaScript actions in a rich Internet application, receives a document object model (DOM) representative of a particular page of an application at a particular time and analyzes the DOM received to identify each JavaScript action on the particular page for which each JavaScript action identified, a JavaScript action characteristics ID is calculated and stored. Responsive to a determination multiple instances of a same ID exist, collecting a list of JavaScript actions corresponding to each ID corresponding to a multiple JavaScript action and removing from memory JavaScript action entries for the multiple instances of the same ID. A neighbor influence is computed for a member of the list of JavaScript actions remaining and the JavaScript action ID calculated for the member of the list of JavaScript actions remaining is stored. Responsive to a determination there are no more multiple JavaScript actions, return all JavaScript action IDs stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Khalil A. Ayoub, Gregor V. Bochmann, Nevon C. Brake, Mustafa E. Dincturk, Paul Ionescu, Guy-Vincent Jourdan, Iosif V. Onut
  • Patent number: 10146757
    Abstract: Managing document annotations in a publish/subscribe system is described. A publishing system creates annotations of a document that include references to where the annotations are to be displayed; stores the annotations separately from the document; names an annotation set using tags; sets roles and permissions for use of the annotation set, including access permissions based on a time and/or location constraint of a subscribing user; and publishes the annotation set to a publish/subscribe broker for access by the subscribing users. A subscribing system subscribes a user to annotations of a document, wherein each annotation is separate from the document and includes reference to where the annotations are to be displayed. The subscribing system also defines a role of the subscribing user, wherein use permissions of the annotations by the subscribing user are controlled based on the role, including time and/or location constraints of the subscribing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hanson Lieu
  • Patent number: 10148700
    Abstract: Systems and methods for classification of web sites and/or their corresponding URLs based on a known web site classification are provided. According to one embodiment, a website URL is received that is known to be associated with a particular content classification. A list of candidate domain names including a host name of the website URL is generated based on a defined TLD list. For each of the candidate domain names it is determined whether an IP address of the candidate domain name is equal to an IP address of the website URL. When the result is affirmative, the particular content classification is associated with the candidate domain name; otherwise, a cosine similarity measurement process is performed between information associated with the candidate domain name and information associated with the website URL to determine whether to associate the particular content classification with the candidate domain name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiping Cao, Kai Xu, Ye Ma, Raymond Quoc Minh Chan
  • Patent number: 10136443
    Abstract: Various systems and devices may benefit from cooperative resources management. For example, third and fourth generation wireless networks may benefit from a mechanism and apparatus to perform cooperative resource management, for example, for video downloads. Various methods are possible. For example, a method can include regulating fill and drain phases for a downloading session, to meet just in time delivery. The regulating can be performed by a user equipment based on parameters provided by a network. Another method can include providing parameters to a user equipment and instructing the user equipment with respect to regulating fill and drain phases for a downloading session, to meet just in time delivery, based on the parameters. A further method can include performing a mutual handshake between an application and a radio network regarding just in time delivery of a download.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Ram Lakshmi Narayanan, Anuj Kaul, Yinghua Ye, Mili Shah
  • Patent number: 10120774
    Abstract: An agent is provided to include state table storage to hold a set of state tables to represent a plurality of coherence protocol actions, where the set of state tables is to include at least one nested state table. The agent further includes protocol logic associated with the state table storage, the protocol logic to receive a coherence protocol message, and determine a coherence protocol action of the plurality of coherence protocol actions from the set of state tables based at least in part on the coherence protocol message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Beers, Yuvraj S. Dhillon
  • Patent number: 10108308
    Abstract: First content is rendered on a display screen of a computing system according to a first setting for an attribute of the first content. In response to sensing motion proximate to a sensing device, second content is displayed on the display screen according to the first setting for the attribute. The second content is displayed in a window within the first content displayed on the display screen. In response to sensing further motion, the first setting is changed to a second setting, and the second content is displayed in the window according to the second setting for the attribute. In response to sensing cessation of the further motion, the window is closed, the first content is reformatted according to the second setting for the attribute, and at least a portion of the reformatted first content on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Paul McDougall, Arpit Guglani, Reilly Watson
  • Patent number: 10102183
    Abstract: A system and method to view, edit, share, and organize files using software in the form of a computing application for a computing device, allowing a user to keep annotations directly on a document that may be transferred between updates. This allows multiple users to work on one project and share edits no matter where they are or what device they are using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 3RB LLC
    Inventors: Brad Duns, Laureen Sills, Kristin Wright
  • Patent number: 10089340
    Abstract: A group member management support system and method are disclosed for effectively supporting group member management such as analysis of psychological states of students in a school and figuring out friend relations of students accordingly. The group member management support system includes a database storing self-expression index representing psychology or feeling of each member of a group, an interface server receiving the self-expression index through a network from the member to store the self-expression index in the database, and a member's terminal receiving the self-expression index to transmit the self-expression index to the interface server through the network; and a manager's terminal requesting and receiving the self-expression index from the interface server through the network to display or output the self-expression index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: D2 Emotion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Young Jeong, Kwang Su Kim
  • Patent number: 10082943
    Abstract: A scrolling method and apparatus devices having display screens such as a mobile terminal. When a first image on a screen cannot be moved in a direction by a touch input, a region of the first image is modified in response to the touch input and the modified image is subsequently restored to the first image after the touch is released or a preset amount of time passes. The modification of the region of the image provides an indication that is fed back to the user so that the end or last part of the image is displayed and cannot be moved further, so that undesired repetitive touch input can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mee Young Kim, Sung Sik Lee, Kyoung Sik Yoon, Byung Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10073679
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for allowing end users to intuitively databind functional components to backend services through visual affordances. Each UI component can advertise which sections of the UI can be independently databound to individual properties coming from data of backend services. When the user wishes to databind a UI component, the sections of the UI that can be databound now transforms to show relevant text describing the function of that particular section. The user can be presented with a databinding interface that consistent of all the possible pieces of data that the user can bind to as well as visual slots that map to the slots in the visual preview. To databind a component, a user can drag and drop the particular piece of data from the available list, and drop that into the slot they want that data to apply to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Christian David Straub, Peter Tehchuan Liu, Liza Lyons Broadbent
  • Patent number: 10067643
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of groups of icons. A plurality of the icons have been grouped based at least in part on metadata of applications associated with the icons. The electronic device receives input selecting a respective icon. In response to receiving the input selecting a respective icon, the electronic device invokes an instance of an application associated with the respective icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Elbert D. Chen, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 10057226
    Abstract: A collaborative authoring application provides an authoring environment in which two or more users can edit a document concurrently. Each user edits a copy of the document, sends updates to a master copy of the document, and receives updates from the master copy of the document. The authoring environment may be configured into a public mode of operation, in which content and metadata are synchronized automatically, or into a private mode of operation, in which metadata is synchronized automatically and content is synchronized only at the request of the user. The authoring application may edit documents offline in public or private mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Beckett Bailor, Ethan Joseph Bernstein, Mark Rolland Knight, Christopher James Antos
  • Patent number: 10037312
    Abstract: A gaze annotation method for an image includes: receiving a user command to capture and display a captured image; receiving another user command to create an annotation for the displayed image; in response to the second user command, receiving from the gaze tracking device a point-of-regard estimating a user's gaze in the displayed image; displaying an annotation anchor on the image proximate to the point-of-regard; and receiving a spoken annotation from the user and associating the spoken annotation with the annotation anchor. A gaze annotation method for a real-world scene includes: receiving a field of view and location information; receiving from the gaze tracking device a point-of-regard from the user located within the field of view; capturing and displaying a captured image of the field of view; while capturing the image, receiving a spoken annotation from the user; and displaying an annotation anchor on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Diako Mardanbegi, Pernilla Qvarfordt
  • Patent number: 10031965
    Abstract: In a computing device that implements a data object classification tool, a method for classifying data may include detecting change in spatial coordinates for each of at least two of a set of data objects within a canvas space. Each of the data objects may be associated with a vector of features. A rule set may be generated based on the vector of features associated with each of the at least two data objects. The rule set may use feature(s) that explain the changed spatial coordinates. The data objects may be selectively rearranged within the canvas space by applying the generated rule set to any remaining data objects among the set of data objects so as to assign spatial coordinates to the remaining objects. For each of the data objects, the spatial coordinates may be stored as new semantic feature(s) within the vector of features for that data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Nathan O. Hodas
  • Patent number: 10013405
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, the present invention provides the ability to embed and edit rich content into a browser document. Embedded objects are not backed by installed desktop applications. Instead, in one embodiment, the embedded objects are Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) components that adhere to a set of design patterns, which are embedded within editable HTML documents. For example, a user composing an email message can embed a spreadsheet into the email in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The spreadsheet is implemented, in one embodiment, as an AJAX component adhering to the Ajax Linking and Embedding (ALE) design pattern. Since it is an ALE component, the embedded object is fetched across the network so that it may be instantiated and used regardless of the user's location. The user can edit, manipulate, and save the embedded object while remaining in the context of the container document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Dargahi, Kevin M. Henrikson, Jong Yoon Lee, James Andrew Clark
  • Patent number: 10007964
    Abstract: Imagery captured by an autonomous robot is analyzed to discern digital watermark patterns. In some embodiments, identical but geometrically-inconsistent digital watermark patterns are discerned in an image frame, to aid in distinguishing multiple depicted instances of a particular item. In other embodiments, actions of the robot are controlled or altered in accordance with image processing performed by the robot on a digital watermark pattern. The technology is particularly described in the context of retail stores in which the watermark patterns are encoded, e.g., on product packaging, shelving, and shelf labels. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Calhoon, William Y. Conwell
  • Patent number: 10007886
    Abstract: Methods and computer systems are used to create context-based event entries. In one aspect, the method includes, at a computer system with one or more processors and memory: (1) receiving a content-less request to create an event entry; (2) selecting an applicable rule from a set of rules stored at the computer system in accordance with one or more context items, the one or more context items comprising one or more context items for the user, the set of rules comprising a plurality of distinct rules; (3) creating an event entry in accordance with the selected applicable rule and at least one of the one or more context items for the user, the event entry including one or more fields having content determined in accordance with the at least one of the one or more context items for the user; and (4) providing the event entry for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Boris Khvostichenko
  • Patent number: 10002163
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises creating and storing a plurality of analytical notebooks in digital computer storage, wherein each of the analytical notebooks comprises notebook metadata that specifies a kernel for execution, and one or more computational cells, wherein each of the cells comprises cell metadata, a source code reference and an output reference; receiving, in association with a first cell among the one or more cells, first input specifying computer program source code of a function, wherein the function defines an input dataset, a transformation, and one or more variables associated with output data; storing the first cell, excluding the output data, using a first digital data storage system and updating the source code reference to identify the first data storage system; using the kernel specified in the notebook metadata, executing an executable version of the source code to result in generating the output data; storing the output data using a second digital data storage
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: James Shuster, Daniel Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9996615
    Abstract: Methods and system for managing media clips over a data network. Media streams may be received over a data network and stored by a storage server. Metadata regarding the media streams may be generated and stored at a metadata server. A control station can retrieve media frames originating in the stored media streams from the storage server, based on metadata. Media frames from multiple media streams can be retrieved and displayed in synchronization, based on respective timecodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventors: Vince Silvestri, Rakesh Patel
  • Patent number: 9984053
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for replicating the appearance of typographical attributes and text adornments in digital publications. Content in a fixed layout format is converted into a standard digital publication format by applying a <span> tag to each word of the content. Each <span> tag includes a CSS letter spacing attribute that is calculated based on the effective width of each glyph forming the word in the fixed layout format, and the default width of the same glyph in the digital publication format. In this manner, the corresponding word is rendered in approximately the same space in both the fixed layout and digital publication formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Douglas Waterfall, Pooja Lnu, Rahul Jain, Sameer Manuja
  • Patent number: 9984099
    Abstract: A design system using affordance features, the design system is provided. The system includes a storage unit that stores multiple affordances, that is messages that induce natural and efficient corresponding activities of human; a search unit that searches affordance features, that is, the structural entities that provide corresponding affordances, to search conditions set by a user; an output unit that outputs design information corresponding to the affordance features searched by the search unit and design information corresponding to an affordance feature selected by the user on a user interface; and an analogical reasoning unit that performs analogical reasoning on the basis of the design information corresponding to the selected affordance feature and derives a new affordance feature for a predetermined design target to be designed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Yong Se Kim, Sun Ran Kim, Ji Hye Noh, Yeon Koo Hong
  • Patent number: 9964624
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for utilizing a camera device to track an object is presented. As part of the method, a region of interest is determined within an overall image sensing area. A point light source is then tracked within the region of interest. In a particular arrangement, the camera device incorporates CMOS image sensor technology and the point light source is an IR LED. Other embodiments pertain to manipulations of the region of interest to accommodate changes to the status of the point light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9965469
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system dynamically produces a document with transformed terms associated with a geographic location, and comprises a computer system including at least one processor. The system analyzes a retrieved document to identify one or more terms with equivalent expressions in the same natural language. Each of the identified terms is transformed into an equivalent expression based on at least a geographic location associated with a user. The system produces a transformed document by replacing the identified one or more terms in the retrieved document with the equivalent expressions associated with the geographic location. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for dynamically producing a document with transformed terms for a geographic location in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick W. Fink, Kristin E. McNeil, Philip E. Parker, David B. Werts
  • Patent number: 9953030
    Abstract: An aspect includes receiving a description of a display screen generated by a software program executed in a first mode to interact with a user in first language. The description is in a serialized format that includes screen capture parameters and an offset location in a first dictionary corresponding to a screen element in the display screen. The first dictionary includes screen elements utilized by the software program when executing in the first mode to generate the display screen. A target language is identified, and a second dictionary of screen elements utilized by a deserialization program in the target language is accessed. The screen element is located at the offset location in the second dictionary. The description of the display screen is combined with the second dictionary, and the display screen is recreated in the target language based on the combining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenny J. He, Adrian P. Kyte, Guan Jun Liu, Joseph R. Winchester, Bei Chun Zhou
  • Patent number: 9946510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal enabling a user to more conveniently use the terminal and a method of controlling therefor. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, a voice data can be recorded using an attachable/detachable stylus pen and the recorded voice data can be easily stored and managed by the stylus pen. And, according to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, a virtual hand writing memo written by the attachable/detachable stylus pen can be easily stored and managed by the stylus pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seol Namgung, Jieun Lee, Sungyoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 9946695
    Abstract: A computerized method for automatically generating display content includes receiving a uniform resource locator, wherein the uniform resource locator specifies a landing resource and extracting visual information from the landing resource, wherein the visual information defines one or more images, texts, and colors displayed on the landing resource. The method further includes selecting one or more images, one or more text snippets, and one or more colors based on the visual information extracted from the landing resource, generating a layout for a content item based on one or more of the selected images or selected text snippets, and assembling the content item by applying the selected images, the selected text snippets, and the selected colors to the generated layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Guannan Zhang, Kai Ye, Yongtai Zhu, Zuo Yan, Andrew Foster, Jordan Bayliss-McCulloch, Daly Chang, Ayaka Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9946693
    Abstract: A method of displaying webpage comments is disclosed. The method may comprise sending a webpage browse request to a server, the webpage browse request comprising a webpage address. The method may also comprise receiving webpage information corresponding to the webpage address returned by the server, the webpage information comprising source code and a comment object information list, and each piece of comment object information in the comment object information list comprising position information of a webpage article element commented on by a user. The method may also comprise rendering and displaying a webpage article corresponding to the webpage address according to the source code comprised in the webpage information, and displaying webpage comments corresponding to the webpage address according to the comment object information list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Guangzhou Shenma Mobile Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiting Jin, Qiuhui Li, Zhiyu Zhang, Yaoyu He
  • Patent number: 9925017
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image output method for medical navigation in which the positional relationship of an instrument with respect to a part of a patient's body is ascertained, and in which the instrument and the part of the patient's body are displayed in the correct positional relationship on an image output, wherein the display of the part of the patient's body is based on the one hand on virtual image data captured by means of a medical imaging method and on the other hand on actual images captured during navigation, wherein the virtual image data is displayed on the image output primarily and as the basis of the image, and the actual images are superimposed on it merely as an addition and secondarily. It also relates to an image generating and image output device for medical navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Robert Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9904878
    Abstract: A printer includes an intermediate-data processor and an output-print-data generating unit. The intermediate-data processor performs a process in such a manner that intermediate data is generated from input print data. The output-print-data generating unit generates output print data from the intermediate data. The intermediate-data processor specifies one from intermediate-data generating schemes for a component of an object, on a basis of predicted generation performance of the output-print-data generating unit, and generates the intermediate data. The predicted generation performance is predicted for respective cases of generating the intermediate data by using the intermediate-data generating schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Miyai, Michio Hayakawa, Yuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9900298
    Abstract: A collaborative authoring application provides an authoring environment in which two or more users can edit a document concurrently. Each user edits a copy of the document, sends updates to a master copy of the document, and receives updates from the master copy of the document. The authoring environment may be configured into a public mode of operation, in which content and metadata are synchronized automatically, or into a private mode of operation, in which metadata is synchronized automatically and content is synchronized only at the request of the user. The authoring application may edit documents offline in public or private mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Beckett Bailor, Ethan Joseph Bernstein, Mark Rolland Knight, Christopher James Antos
  • Patent number: 9892196
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for entering search queries are disclosed. The method includes presenting a web page, wherein the web page includes at least a story and a thumbnail image associated with the story, dragging the thumbnail image to a search box on the web page, releasing the thumbnail image to the search box, and populating the search box with keywords associated with the thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Sean C. Endler, Lowell W. Goss, Joseph S. Herres
  • Patent number: 9886446
    Abstract: A system and method for creating an inverted index is disclosed. The inverted index is created from indexing information received by a deduplication server. This indexing information is collected by a deduplication client during a backup operation and includes a list of keywords and a plurality of values. Once the indexing information is received, the index is constructed and includes a list of keywords. Each of the keywords is mapped to a value, each value represents a section of a document, and each section of the document includes at least a portion of a keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Danzhou Liu, Xianbo Zhang, Weibao Wu
  • Patent number: 9888050
    Abstract: An approach for integrating network elements and providing media processing services, which includes generating at least one integration interface for integrating at least one network element into a media processing platform. The approach also includes determining access information associated with the at least one network element, generating a master parameters list for the at least one network element for use in a processing of a media content item, and communicating the master parameters list via the at least one integration interface to the at least one network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ashraf Yussouff, Fang Liu, John F. Littlefield, Sean Kane, Jason Jen, Sutap Chatterjee, Vijaykumar Pennirselvam, Anirudha Joshi
  • Patent number: 9875070
    Abstract: A method for displaying indicia that is to be printed on a double-sided item on a computer screen. The double-sided item has first and second surfaces. The indicia has at least one print orientation when the indicia is printed on the item's first and second surfaces, and at least one view orientation when the indicia is displayed on the computer screen, which has a vertical orientation. The method includes providing information that characterizes the indicia's print orientation, using the information to compare the print orientation to the vertical orientation; and if, as a result of the comparison, the print orientation does not match the vertical orientation, adjusting the view orientation so the view orientation matches the vertical orientation while maintaining the indicia's print orientation when the indicia is printed on the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CCL LABEL, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley K. Nelson, Phillip W. McGee
  • Patent number: 9870351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for extracting and annotating text. Heuristics are applied to extracted text data in order to detect the readability of the text data. The text data is converted to an intermediate form. The transformed intermediate form is converted back to the original text format. Character and feature correspondence; positional logic; and queries to determine if the text data within a line corresponds with a token header are used to maintain the formatting and annotate the original text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barton W. Emanuel, Martin N. Saunders, Adam F. Severino, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 9870801
    Abstract: An interactive video/multimedia application (IVM application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The IVM application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one or more the assets, such as video. Video multimedia application data (IVMA data may) be used to define the behavior of the IVM application. The IVMA data may be embodied as a standalone file in a text or binary, compressed format. Alternatively, the IVMA data may be embedded within other media content. A video asset used in the IVM application may include embedded, content-aware metadata that is tightly coupled to the asset. The IVM application may reference the content-aware metadata embedded within the asset to define the rendering and composition of application display elements and user-interactivity features. The interactive video/multimedia application (defined by the video and multimedia application data) may be presented to a viewer in a player application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atul Puri, Hari Kalva
  • Patent number: 9846532
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a display device that displays secondary digital content displayed in an overlay above a primary video stream. The controller includes a touch interface device, a processor, and a memory storing non-transitory instructions. These instructions, when executed, can include (i) detecting a first input gesture by a user on the touch interface device, (ii) in response to detecting the first input gesture, selecting an application for display on the display screen, (iii) detecting a second input gesture by the user on the touch interface device, (iv) in response to detecting the second input gesture, scrolling through a currently-displayed layer of the selected application displayed on the display screen, (v) detecting a third input gesture by the user on the touch interface device, and (vi) in response to detecting the third input gesture, scrolling between layers of the selected application in a simulated Z-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEESPACE LTD.
    Inventors: Dale Alan Herigstad, Nam Hoai Do, Nhan Minh Dang, Hieu Trung Tran, Quang Sy Dinh, Thang Viet Nguyen, Long Hai Nguyen, Linh Chi Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9830211
    Abstract: The invention relates to a time-triggered computer system 800 that involves [i] a Processor (801) that has been designed to run in one of two or more pre-determined system modes, in each of which it will execute one or more tasks according to a predetermined task schedule; and [ii] a System-Mode Data Store (802) that contains information about the next system mode that the system is required to operate in; and [iii] a Processor Reset Mechanism (803) that will reset the Processor when it is necessary to change the system mode; and [iv] a Processor Configuration Mechanism (804) that is designed to configure the Processor in accordance with the required system mode after a Processor reset, using information stored in the System-Mode Data Store, and [v] a Task-Timing Data Store (805), that contains information about the Task WCET Limit and/or Task BCET Limit for one or more tasks that are executed by the Processor, and [vi] a Task-Execution-Time Monitoring Mechanism (806) that is designed to monitor the execution
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Safetty Systems LTD
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Pont
  • Patent number: 9827486
    Abstract: A method for pausing a video during playback in an electronic device includes detecting that a video playing interface within a first user interface is covered by a second user interface, upon such detection, calculating a coverage ratio of the second user interface to the video playing interface, and determining that the coverage ratio is greater than a predetermined value, upon such determination, pausing the playing of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai-Jun Mao, Chih-San Chiang
  • Patent number: 9817794
    Abstract: Approaches are presented for rendering the content of a data set in a grid that changes depending on screen size and/or orientation. For example, a tool such as a rendering engine distributes groups and sub-groups of a data set differently depending on screen width, which can help use available screen space efficiently. Or, the tool determines the layout of a data set on a grid so as to guide reading in a reading direction. By adjusting distances between groups and sub-groups, the layout can guide the user along the intended direction for reading. Or, the tool wraps long text blocks of a group into multiple text columns in order to distribute text evenly across the available space. Or, the tool adjusts the width of a page and/or the widths of groups depending on the width of text, which can help manage available space when content is translated between languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Tina Marseille