Authoring Diverse Media Presentation Patents (Class 715/202)
  • Patent number: 10820058
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces related to sources of video data. User interfaces enables users to configure and interact with the sources of video data, such as for displaying a live video feed and a recorded video from an external source of video data. In some embodiments, a device provides user interfaces for displaying video from a video source and controlling external devices related to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Patrick L. Coffman, Christopher Patrick Foss, Pani Page
  • Patent number: 10817653
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for optimizing the loading of a web page. The server receives indications (e.g., Document Object Model (DOM) elements) of web page elements of interest of a web page from multiple client devices. The server updates a list of web page elements for the requested web page that is sorted in terms of popularity based on these received indications of web page elements of interest. The server may then appropriately respond to a request to retrieve that web page by accessing such a list and transmitting to the browser of the requesting client device the data to populate the content of the web page elements for the requested web page in an order based on the sorted list. In this manner, the browser will be able to optimize the loading of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ivory, Todd E. Kaplinger, Aaron K. Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 10817286
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for tracking and managing a code change between multiple projects. The apparatus includes a code management unit for generating function flow graphs by analyzing a structural and functional flow and annotated annotation from the project code input to a code management unit, comparing the generated function flow graphs for respective projects, and tracking changes based on information recorded in annotation formed by annotating the difference and changes deduced via comparison and generating a change tracking result, a change management unit for providing information on requirement and an ID by the request for a change of additional information as annotated annotation, receiving the change tracking result from the code management unit, and managing the change tracking result, and a display element for receiving the change tracking result from the code management unit and displaying the change tracking result on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Hyun-Kyu Shin
  • Patent number: 10817606
    Abstract: A malicious content detection (MCD) system and a computerized method for manipulating time uses a time controller operating within the MCD system in order to capture the behavior of delayed activation malware (time bombs). The time controller may include a monitoring agent located in a software layer of a virtual environment configured to intercept software calls (e.g., API calls or system calls) and/or other time checks that seek to obtain a “current time,” and time-dilation action logic located in a different layer configured to respond to the software calls by providing a “false” current time that indicates considerably more time has transpired than the real clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Vincent
  • Patent number: 10812574
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to multicomputer processing of client device request data using a centralized event orchestrator and a dynamic endpoint engine. A computing platform may receive, from a client computing device, event definition information defining an event. Subsequently, the computing platform may receive, from a recipient computing device associated with the event, a request for a recipient-selection user interface, and may determine that a dynamic endpoint option is available for a user of the recipient computing device. Thereafter, the computing platform may send, to the recipient computing device, a delivery selection user interface that includes a user-selectable option that, when invoked, causes the computing platform to create a new endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Akiva D. Kates, Joseph Benjamin Castinado, Rob Oddy, Brandon Castagna
  • Patent number: 10812208
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an audio output file are provided. The method includes using one or more processors to perform steps of: receiving audio tracks, each audio track created according to audio parameters; separating each audio track into at least one selectable audio block, each audio block including audio content from a musical instrument involved in creating the audio track; assigning a unique identifier to each audio block; using the unique identifiers to select audio blocks, and generating the audio output by combining the audio blocks. The present invention prevents the use of the same combination of audio blocks in the generation of audio output to ensure that the audio output files generated a sufficiently unique. Also provided are audio file recording, editing and mixing modules enabling a user to have full creative control over mix and other parameters to modify as desired the audio file generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Score Music Interactive Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Kiely, Conor Tee
  • Patent number: 10805386
    Abstract: Provided is a group-based communication interface and an apparatus configured to programmatically generate and provide digests of relevant group-based communications transmitted between a plurality of client devices and a group-based communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Renaud Bourassa-Denis, Jerry Talton, Jenna Zeigen, Michael Montazeri, Noah Weiss
  • Patent number: 10803232
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for optimizing the loading of a web page. The server receives indications (e.g., Document Object Model (DOM) elements) of web page elements of interest of a web page from multiple client devices. The server updates a list of web page elements for the requested web page that is sorted in terms of popularity based on these received indications of web page elements of interest. The server may then appropriately respond to a request to retrieve that web page by accessing such a list and transmitting to the browser of the requesting client device the data to populate the content of the web page elements for the requested web page in an order based on the sorted list. In this manner, the browser will be able to optimize the loading of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ivory, Todd E. Kaplinger, Aaron K. Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 10802664
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media for facilitating layout designs. In embodiments, an input event is detected indicating a desire to include a new object within a layout design including a first component. Thereafter, it is determined that the first component within the layout is to be modified to accommodate a second component containing the new object. The layout design is automatically modified to include the first component and the second component in the layout design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: William Thomas Ruby, Michael Spencer Cragg, Danielle Takara Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10795974
    Abstract: Techniques for memory assignment for guest operating systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a license blob containing data representing a product key copied from a record of license information in the host storage upon receiving a user request to launch an application in the guest operating system. The method also includes storing the generated license blob in a random memory location accessible by the guest operating system. The guest operating system can then query the license blob for permission to launch the application and launching the application in the guest operating system without having a separate product key for the guest operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Saruhan Karademir, Sudeep Kumar Ghosh, Ankit Srivastava, Michael Trevor Pashniak, Benjamin M. Schultz, Balaji Balasubramanyan, Hari R. Pulapaka, Tushar Suresh Sugandhi, Matthew David Kurjanowicz, Giridhar Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10782937
    Abstract: A method and system may be provided for recording discussions about computer code in an integrated development environment (“IDE”). In some aspects, a communication channel is integrated with an IDE. Communications and discussions may be tracked and linked with specific code sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CodeStream, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Pezaris
  • Patent number: 10771612
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium and method for processing information are provided. The information processing apparatus includes a display device; and one or more processors configured to form a display area to be displayed on a screen of the display device; set a first display area and a second display area next to each other in the display area; assign a first and a second conversation screens to the first and second display areas respectively, each of the first and second conversation screens comprising a plurality of conversation messages; and move the display area along the screen in response to an operation on the screen, such that the screen sequentially displays all of the first display area, a portion of the first display area and a portion of the second display area, and then all of the second display area and none of the first display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 10754612
    Abstract: A system is described for maintaining synchrony of operations among a plurality of devices that have independent clocking arrangements. The system includes a task distribution device that distributes tasks to a synchrony group comprising a plurality of devices that are to perform the tasks distributed by the task distribution device in synchrony. The task distribution device distributes each task to the members of the synchrony group over a network. Each task is associated with a time stamp that indicates a time, relative to a clock maintained by the task distribution device, at which the members of the synchrony group are to execute the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. J. Millington
  • Patent number: 10747952
    Abstract: An application automatically saves drafts of a document in association with the document. Drafts are saved, for example, whenever the application closes the document. Thus, the application stores a separate draft of the document for each session in which the document was used. The saved drafts are logically associated with each other and their original document. Because of this association, whenever the user accesses the document in the application, the application may present to the user a list of the various drafts of the documents. The user may continue working on the last saved draft, or the user may select another draft from which to continue working. The application further includes a collaborative interface for listing objects at a server. The server pushes new changes or additions to the objects directly to the client, and the client updates the interface accordingly, without user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Aymeloglu, Nicholas Miyake, Brandon Burr, Derek Cicerone, Kevin Simler, Garry Tan
  • Patent number: 10740423
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, user input comprising a query from a user, wherein the query does not comprise an explicit request for visual data; identifying, based upon results of the query, that visual data is associated with the query; and providing, based on the identifying, output associated with the identified visual data. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Scott Patrick DeBates, Ming Qian, Song Wang, David Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10739989
    Abstract: A technique is provided for customizing a presentation. The technique includes recording multimedia corresponding to a presenter of a presentation. The recorded multimedia is analyzed to extract a representative information corresponding to the multimedia. Further, one or more pre-recorded multimedia files are determined from a multimedia database. The determination is based on a comparison of the representative information with one or more tags associated with each of a plurality of pre-recorded multimedia files. Subsequently, the presentation is customized by inserting the one or more pre-recorded multimedia in the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Raghottam Mannopantar, Raghavendra Hosabettu
  • Patent number: 10739938
    Abstract: A system for customizing a tag cloud includes at least one processor to access and execute computer readable instructions stored on a computer readable storage medium, where the computer readable instructions are to cause the at least one processor to, upon execution of the computer readable instructions identify tags from a source; assign a score to each tag in the source based on tag attribute; temporarily increase the score for a new tag during a time period measured from a creation of the new tag; and create a tag cloud in a graphical user interface that emphasizes each tag according to its score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Eric Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert Edward Loredo, Matthew Stephen Rosno
  • Patent number: 10733210
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing electronic resource consumption using search data are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises: identifying a cohort of profiles from profiles based on a determination that at least one attribute is shared among the profile data of the cohort; receiving corresponding search appearance data including an impression count for the cohort of profiles; selecting reference profiles from the cohort based on the impression counts of the reference profiles; selecting a target profile from the cohort based on the impression count of the target profile; identifying a trend corresponding to at least one feature among the reference profiles; and causing an indication of the feature(s) to be displayed on a computing device of the user of the target profile based on the identifying of the trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charu Jangid, Wei Wang, Aayush Gopal Dawra, Mahesh Vishwanath, Qiang Wu, Kirill Talanine, Robert Gibson, Monica Cai, Warren Bartolome, James Michael Fell
  • Patent number: 10732789
    Abstract: A unique user interface for improving machine learning algorithms is described herein. The user interface comprises an icon with multiple visual indicators displaying the machine learning confidence score. When a mouse hovers over the icon, a set of icons are displayed to accept the teaching user's input. In addition, the words that drove the machine learning confidence score are highlighted with formatting so that the teaching user can understand what drove the machine learning confidence score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bottomline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Marcinelli, Flora Kidani, John Canneto, Anne Baron, Jonathan Hewitt, William Cashman
  • Patent number: 10726461
    Abstract: A system and method of completing an activity via an agent. The agent is embodied as agent software, which facilitates and/or performs activities on behalf of a user. The agent software may have a characteristic persona that it presents to the user in the form of an avatar on a display. The agent software may be part of a computer program stored in a memory and executed by a processor of a smartphone or other computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, John Bruno
  • Patent number: 10712921
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for a graphical user interface based multimedia authoring tools to create gallery components are disclosed. A multimedia authoring tool as described herein can provide functionality for creating, editing, and displaying interactive image galleries. The multimedia authoring tool, for example, can enable authors to drag and drop image files into a multimedia editing area of the tool's graphical user interface to create an image gallery that includes the corresponding images without having to create a gallery beforehand. The image gallery can provide a control for navigating the gallery's images which can be arranged in a strip such as a vertical or horizontal strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George R. König, Pepijn Zoon, Andre Abelmann, Suchita C. Doshi
  • Patent number: 10706033
    Abstract: A content management system is provided that allows users to create collections of content for management or delivery purposes by assigning content items to labels. Labels can be persisted in the system as managed objects separate from content objects. Because the labels may be separate managed objects from the content, the labels can be implemented in a manner that does not change the content items or disrupt the lifecycle of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Michael Gerard Jaskiewicz, Claiborne Holt Johnson, III, David Alan Stiles
  • Patent number: 10691990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (1) for capturing spatial and temporal relationships between physical content items (2) and user actions related to the physical content items (2), comprising a sensor unit (3) for detecting the physical content items (2) and for outputting sensor data, a monitoring device (4) for user identification and monitoring of user action related to the physical content items (2) and for outputting monitoring data, and a processor (5) for processing said sensor data and said monitoring data by prioritizing and interrelating said sensor data and said monitoring data in correspondence to the frequency and/or duration of the at least one user action in connection with the at least one physical content items (2) and for generating a data set including said prioritized and interrelated sensor data and monitoring data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Victor Barend Hendrik Donker, Jori Marcellinus Nicole Verbeek, Johan Partomo Djajadiningrat, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts
  • Patent number: 10681324
    Abstract: Techniques for processing content for communication sessions are described. Implementations, for example, enable various ways of detecting and storing events that occur during communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fredrik Furesjö, Mattias Dan Nilsson, Daniel Nitsche, Henrik Valdemar Turbell, Jonas Nils Rune Lindblom
  • Patent number: 10674140
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method, a processing device, and a computer system for video preview. An exemplary method is applicable to a processing device and includes the following steps. A video file is received and decoded to obtain video frames. Each of the video frames is converted into texture data. Shading computations are performed on the texture data to respectively generate render video outputs for video preview, where each of the shading computations corresponds to a different designated video viewing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Drew Bamford, Yu-Hsien Chang, Jo-Wei Hsu, Yihsiu Chen, Andrew Charles Hunt
  • Patent number: 10664478
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for stress management in a searchable data service. The searchable data service may provide a searchable index to a backend data store, and an interface to build and query the searchable index, that enables client applications to search for and retrieve locators for stored entities in the backend data store. Embodiments of the searchable data service may implement a distributed stress management mechanism that may provide functionality including, but not limited to, the automated monitoring of critical resources, analysis of resource usage, and decisions on and performance of actions to keep resource usage within comfort zones. In one embodiment, in response to usage of a particular resource being detected as out of the comfort zone on a node, an action may be performed to transfer at least part of the resource usage for the local resource to another node that provides a similar resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick W. Ransil, Aleksey V. Martynov, James S. Larson, James R. Collette, Robert Wai-Chi Chu, Partha Saha
  • Patent number: 10622021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for video editing. The method comprises selecting at least one video, using a user interface, displaying one of the selected at least one video, on a video preview area on the user interface, providing at least one effect button on the user interface, to be activated by applying a pointing device at the at least one effect button, wherein each of the at least one effect button is associated with one video editing effect, selecting a time point in a timeline of the displayed one video, activating an effect button selected from the at least one effect button provided, and applying a video editing effect corresponding to the activated effect button from the selected time point forward until detecting de-activation of the activated effect button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AVCR BILGI TEKNOLOJILERI A.S
    Inventors: Ugur Buyuklu, Kemal Ugur, Oguz Bici
  • Patent number: 10621279
    Abstract: The conversion quality evaluation system may evaluate the conversion quality of digital forms digitized from paper forms. The system may attribute multiple labels and respective confidence scores to form objects in a form, and aggregate information of form objects to form a conversion index, which is a measurement of conversion quality of the form. The conversion index may comprise various characteristics of the form, including cost of correction, accessibility, content reusability, or device readiness. As such, the conversion quality evaluation system can sort digital forms based on their conversion quality and provide guidance for post-digitization activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Varun Dua, Vikas Patidar, Saswata Dutta, Deepak Kumar
  • Patent number: 10614050
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and related technologies for application-centric object storage and managing object requests via multiple indexes are described. In certain aspects, a processing device can receive a first data object, generate, with respect to the first data object, a first index, generate, with respect to the first data object, a second index through which the first data object can be accessed, receive a request with respect to the first data object, process the request to determine which of the first index or the second index to utilize in completing the request, and complete the request via at least one of the first index or the second index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Iguazio Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Haviv, Ori Modai, Orit Nissan-Messing
  • Patent number: 10606552
    Abstract: A system is described for maintaining synchrony of operations among a plurality of devices that have independent clocking arrangements. The system includes a task distribution device that distributes tasks to a synchrony group comprising a plurality of devices that are to perform the tasks distributed by the task distribution device in synchrony. The task distribution device distributes each task to the members of the synchrony group over a network. Each task is associated with a time stamp that indicates a time, relative to a clock maintained by the task distribution device, at which the members of the synchrony group are to execute the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas A. J. Millington
  • Patent number: 10609097
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for instantly posting images or video clips to social media websites during recording of video content are provided. A video capture device is provided for recording video content. A social media integration application is associated with the video capture device. The selection of a still image or video clip during recording of video content is enabled via a one-touch process. The selected still image or video clip is then processed by the social media integration application such that the still image or video clip is at least one of directly forwarded to and posted on one or more pre-selected social media websites via a network or forwarded to and posted on the one or more pre-selected social media websites via a web browser interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TVU Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Shen, Matthew Richard McEwen, Shiwen Yao
  • Patent number: 10599753
    Abstract: Organizations maintain and generate large amounts of documentation and entities of these organizations often need to collaborate on generating and reviewing this information. There is a need to maintain and store this documentation remotely in such a way that the entities of these organizations may collaborate with each other. To ensure that information is handled effectively, new versions are created for documents uploaded to a service provider by entities of the organization. The documents are processed in such a way that the documents are displayed uniformly across a variety of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Anthony Eisner, Kevin Gillett, Himanshu Khurana, Arun Ponniah Sethuramalingam, Liangliang Wang, Sharad Kala, Frank Chen
  • Patent number: 10586379
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for integration of a three-dimensional model is disclosed. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of images, selecting points on the images and triangulating the points to generate a plurality of depth maps, generate a three-dimensional mesh by combining the plurality of depth maps, generating a three-dimensional model of the item by projecting the plurality of images onto the mesh using the points, calibrating colors used in the model using colors diffuse properties of the colors in the images, and providing a user interface allowing a user to select one or more user points on the three-dimensional model and provide additional information associated with the selected user points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Qiaosong Wang, James Thomas Dowdell, Jinrong Xie, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10580319
    Abstract: A software application for teaching literacy through customized stories with gamification elements. Existing or new stories are created and customized for particular audiences and include text, animations, images, and sounds to produce an interactive multimedia story for presentation on a computing device with a display and audio output. Reading comprehension questions and games are provided to accompany the stories and the reader of the stories can earn rewards based on performance. The reader's performance is analyzed and reported to track progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Creative Styles LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Colin Styles
  • Patent number: 10573348
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to methods, systems and apparatuses for multi-directional still pictures and/or multi-directional motion pictures and their applications on mobile, embedded, and other computing devices and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jasmin Cosic
  • Patent number: 10564817
    Abstract: Different types of media experiences can be developed based on characteristics of the consumer. “Linear” experiences may require execution of a pre-built script, although the script could be dynamically modified by a media production platform. Linear experiences can include guided audio tours that are modified or updated based on the location of the consumer. “Enhanced” experiences include conventional media content that is supplemented with intelligent media content. For example, turn-by-turn directions could be supplemented with audio descriptions about the surrounding area. “Freeform” experiences, meanwhile, are those that can continually morph based on information gleaned from a consumer. For example, a radio station may modify what content is being presented based on the geographical metadata uploaded by a computing device associated with the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DESCRIPT, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Terrill Holmes, Steven Surmacz Rubin, Ulf Schwekendiek, David John Williams
  • Patent number: 10554414
    Abstract: A Material eXchange Format (MXF) digital file generated by a digital electronic processor is disclosed that includes a generic container for a media file. The MXF file also includes a SDTI-CP (Serial Data Transport Interface-Content Package) compatible system item. The SDTI-CP compatible system item has a media file metadata and a blockchain hash digest information formed from the media file. The blockchain hash digest information of the media file may be a blockchain hash digest used to error check the media file. Alternatively, the blockchain hash digest information of the media file may be a link to a cloud-based blockchain hash digest used to error check the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Tyson York Winarski
  • Patent number: 10540188
    Abstract: A virtual-computing environment definition language automates the deployment of a virtualized computing environment. A set of basic requirements of a planned virtual computing environment is described in the definition language to provide a concise, textual representation of the planned environment's architecture. This representation also predicts the planned environment's performance characteristics as a function of expected workloads, such as expected numbers of concurrent users or expected numbers of concurrent transactions. The definition-language representation is then translated into an orchestration template from which virtual resources are provisioned and the virtual-computing environment deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Tinniam Venkataraman Ganesh
  • Patent number: 10540432
    Abstract: Reading time indicators for display within a content authoring application are provided herein. Estimates of reading times for the content item as a whole, and of sections thereof, are created as the author manipulates content within a document. These estimates are displayed as indicators within the content authoring application and the document, to inform the author of how long a reader is expected to take when consuming the document. The functionality of the computing device running the content authoring application is thus improved by providing content limit indicators related to consumption time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Scott Stucker
  • Patent number: 10534843
    Abstract: A document architecture system includes an intelligent document processing engine that can receive raw data streamed from external data source(s), analyze the raw data to identify triggering events, apply rules to the triggering events identified, break down the raw data accordingly, and generating messages in an internal format to represent the pieces of data without any formatting or layout information. The messages can be augmented with custom metadata and stored as fragments that reference, but that do not physically incorporate, the messages. The stored fragments can be used by the document process engine to intelligently render documents and versions thereof. Some embodiments store only unique fragments, resulting in a significant reduction in storage requirements and an extremely efficient way of processing huge amounts of data (e.g., millions of documents) for document production. The messages and fragments are in internal formats under control of the document architecture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Johan Lorensson, Christian Wessman, Sverker Wendelöv
  • Patent number: 10521077
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically analyzing data in data visualizations are disclosed herein. The method displays a first data visualization based on a first plurality of data fields and a second data visualization based on a second plurality of data fields concurrently on the display. The method forms a mathematical model to represent a functional relationship between a first field of the first data fields and a second field of the second data fields. The method receives a user input on a displayed graphical mark at a first location corresponding to an actual value in the first data visualization, thereby moving the graphical mark to a second location corresponding to a hypothetical value. The method also adjusts a displayed location of a corresponding second graphical mark in the second data visualization using an adjusted value for the second field computed using the hypothetical value as input to the mathematical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Bora Beran
  • Patent number: 10523625
    Abstract: A messaging server system receives a message creation input from a first client device that is associated with a first user registered with the messaging server system. The messaging server system determines, based on an entity graph representing connections between a plurality of users registered with the messaging server system, that the first user is within a threshold degree of connection with a second that initiated a group story in relation to a specified event. The messaging server system determines, based on location data received from the first client device, that the first client device was located within a geo-fence surrounding a geographic location of the specified event during a predetermined event window, the geo-fence and event window having been designated by the second user, and causes the first client device to present a user interface element that enables the first user to submit content to the group story.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Richard Allen, Jacob Andreou, Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10514725
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to content reconfiguration based on characteristic analysis. A device may comprise a display and a user interface module to cause content to be presented on the display. When content is to be presented, content and display characteristics may first be determined. The content may then be altered based on the characteristics of the display. For example, the content may be divided into portions and at least one portion of the content may be determined for presentation based on subject matter in the content selected in view of at least one of user preferences, contextual information determined by at least one sensor in the device, etc. The user interface module may then alter the at least one portion of content for presentation, if necessary, and may further cause the at least one portion of content to be presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10504285
    Abstract: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides allows a user to place a point on a model surface that is used as a focus point for tool operations. The focus point is a geometry sphere that shows orientation and relative position of the view in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: George Fitzmaurice, Justin Matejka, Igor Mordatch, Gord Kurtenbach, Azam Khan
  • Patent number: 10503748
    Abstract: An extract, load, and transform (ELT) management service provides functionality for managing ELT operations, including publish/subscribe functionality. The ELT management service maintains metadata describing publications, such as database tables or files stored by a storage service operating in a service provider network, and publication certificates, which describe the creation and change history for the publications. The metadata can be searched to identify publications that rely on other publications that have changed since the publications were generated. The identified publications can then be automatically republished by executing logical pipelines that specify activities that can be executed to republish the publications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Farrow
  • Patent number: 10503994
    Abstract: A method of performing character isolation in an optical character recognition process, the method comprising receiving image data representing one or more character columns, determining a number of black pixels in each column of the image data, defining a vertical separation threshold which is a maximum number of black pixels in a column, dividing the columns into different pixel groups and groups of excluded columns by excluding any columns with a number of black pixels below the vertical separation threshold, identifying the pixel group representing the left most character column in the image data, determining whether there are one or two pixel groups representing character columns in the image data and, if it is determined that there are two pixel groups representing character columns, using a predetermined width value for a right most character column in order to identify a right hand boundary of the right most character column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Dietmar Hammen
  • Patent number: 10489499
    Abstract: A document editing system provides a design editing panel with a document under creation. The document editing system provides a representation of the document under creation on the design editing panel using a plurality of graphical editing features, where each of the graphical editing features are interactive to receive an input for editing a corresponding content element of the document under creation. In response to editor input that alters an appearance of at least a content element of the document under creation, the document editing system alters an appearance of one or more graphical editing features of the design editing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Cooperman
  • Patent number: 10471609
    Abstract: New multi-computers architecture allows protection of personal computer by the combined hardware and software means reinforcing online security to the safety level not achievable using software security means alone. The disclosed system encompasses intermediate lock-computer and unidirectional internal interfaces based on novel principles providing complete security while sending information to world wide web and reliable filtering out of unwanted software while receiving information from Internet. One of the key principles underlying the present invention is physical separation of dataflow from web-connected computer to intermediate lock-computer to the main personal computer and the counter dataflow from main computer to lock-computer to web-connected computer. The interfaces in direct data flow from Internet to personal computer and in the counter dataflow may be based on different physical and system principles including novel two-dimensional image-based interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin F. Dorfman
  • Patent number: 10445119
    Abstract: Systems and methods that adapt software components encoded for execution by a virtual machine to the specific architecture of a target platform are provided. These systems and methods combine the portability benefits of a virtual machine architecture with the power conservation and computation efficiency benefits normally associated with native implementations. More particularly, in some embodiments, a compiler configured to compile software components encoded for execution by a virtual machine is enhanced to identify hardware processing elements available on a target platform and to adapt the software components to utilize the identified hardware processing elements. In at least one embodiment, the adaptation performed by the enhanced compiler takes the form of compression or extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Markus Dominik Mueck
  • Patent number: 10437611
    Abstract: A widget manager facilitates management of widgets in a dashboard layer. Management functions can include enablement, preview, importation, exportation, organization, installation, deletion, acquisition, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Imran A. Chaudhri, John O. Louch, Eric Steven Peyton