Synchronization Of Presentation Patents (Class 715/203)
  • Publication number: 20140344657
    Abstract: Screenshots in documentation are synchronized with product functionality. Documentation source relating to a product includes placeholders where screenshots of user interface views of the product are to be located. A placeholder includes a description or pointer to a description of how to generate the user interface view of the product associated with the screenshot. A new version of the documentation may be generated. The documentation source including placeholders is read. Placeholders in the documentation are used to generate a user interface view. The user interface view is captured as a screenshot. The screenshot is inserted in the new version of the documentation at the location of the placeholder used to generate the screenshot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew Feltham, Dominic Peter Harries, Graham White
  • Patent number: 8887037
    Abstract: A scroll-free user interface comprises a display area; an interface panel included within the display area; and a data panel. The data panel includes a portion of a set of data items. The size and number of data items in the portion of the set of items is based on the size of the data panel. A user interface comprises a display area; an interface panel included within the display area; a first user interface control; and a layered user interface element. Web pages are analyzed to identify associated electronic documents. A retrieved web page is analyzed to identify at least one dynamic element. The dynamic element is analyzed to determine a network location of at least one associated electronic document. The dynamic element may be analyzed by applying a pattern matching or by executing the dynamic element to identify the network location of at least one associated electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Cook
  • Patent number: 8887052
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods for accessing a presentation stored on a remote server with a first computing device that is connected to the remote server over a network. The first computing device communicates with the network over a wireless connection. The first computing device is used to cause a second computing device to display the presentation. The second computing device is connected to the remote server over a network. The display of the presentation is substantially controlled with communication between the first computing device and the second computing device. The communication occurs only through the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Young
  • Patent number: 8887035
    Abstract: The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user. The system then selects one or more of these pieces of data and/or activities from a certain time period and gathers them into timeline units based on their relatedness and their relevance to users. These timeline units are ranked by relevance to the user, and are used to generate a timeline or map view for the user containing visual representations of the timeline units organized by location or time. The timeline or map view is then provided to other users of the social networking system that wish to view information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. McDonald, Ryan Case, Nicholas Felton, Drew W. Hamlin, Jeff Huang, Samuel Lessin, Ryan David Mack, Serkan Piantino, Josh Wiseman, Raylene Kay Yung, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 8880990
    Abstract: An information processing device that acquires data constituting a Web page that is to be provided to a terminal device via a network and is designed for displaying predetermined content information. The information processing device then acquires a script that is programmed to allow reference to correspondence information associating candidate content information that is set beforehand as a candidate for content information to be displayed on the Web page, with variation information specifying variations of at least the display form of an object to be displayed on the Web page. The information processing device incorporates the script into the page data in an executable manner. In response to a request from the terminal device, the information processing device transmits the page data having the script incorporated thereinto, to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Soh Masuko, Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 8869024
    Abstract: The functionality of a browser application is enhanced using a browser plug-in, which enables the browser application to access portions of a file system not otherwise accessible to the browser application. The enhanced functionality provided by the browser plug-in is used in one example by an image uploading web application. The browser application may also start a task in the background, such as a task for uploading several images, and then monitor the progress of the task even when the browser application navigates away from the page that initiated the task. The browser application may use a local web server running on the client device to perform tasks, including the rendering of images and monitoring progress of long running tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Cahill, Christopher W. Putnam, Daniel Reed Weatherford
  • Patent number: 8869017
    Abstract: The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user. The system then selects one or more of these pieces of data and/or activities from a certain time period and gathers them into timeline units based on their relatedness and their relevance to users. These timeline units are ranked by relevance to the user, and are used to generate a timeline or map view for the user containing visual representations of the timeline units organized by location or time. The timeline or map view is then provided to other users of the social networking system that wish to view information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc
    Inventors: Serkan Piantino, Daniel Klatzko Gibson, Jeff Huang, Paul M. McDonald, Arun Vijayvergiya, Steven Young, Raylene Kay Yung, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 8849676
    Abstract: A content processing service may analyze an item of original content and identify several objects, attributes of those objects, and relationships between those objects present in the item of original content. The content processing service may also analyze a source graph, such as a social graph or supplemental graph, and identify several objects, attributes of those objects, and relationships between objects present in the source graph. The content processing service may customize the item of original content by selecting an original object and selecting a source graph object. One or more of the attributes or relationships of the selected original object in the item of original content may be replaced by one or more of the attributes or relationships of the selected source graph object. To customize items of audio content, audio content associated with the source graph object may replace audio content associated with the target graph object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Audible, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Goldstein, Ajay Arora, Douglas Hwang, Guy A. Story, Jr., Shirley C. Yang
  • Publication number: 20140289596
    Abstract: A system facilitates the browsing of information of interest. The system obtains a transcription of the information and provides the transcription to a user. The system also retrieves the information in its original format and presents the information to the user in the original format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: Verizon Corporate Services Group Inc., RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Scott SHEPARD, Sean COLBATH, Francis G. KUBALA
  • Patent number: 8843816
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for document collaboration by transforming and reflecting a document object model. A DOM representation of a document to be shared is obtained at a host computer, transformed, and reflected to one or more participant computers. Each of the participant computers receives the DOM representation of the document and renders and displays the DOM representation locally. When the DOM representation is modified, changes to the DOM representation may also be transmitted to the participant computers, rendered, and displayed. Events occurring with respect to the DOM may also be synchronized between the host and participant computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Travis Stull, Nikolai Nedikov, Cameron John Parker, Brian J. Neufeld
  • Patent number: 8839086
    Abstract: A verbal description method and system. A computing system broadcasts first audio data and video data associated with the first audio data. The computing system determines that the video data comprises a graphic without a description in the first audio data. The computing system receives audible description data associated with the graphic. The computing system generates second audio data comprising the first audio data and the audible description data. The computing system synchronizes portions of the second audio data with associated portions of the video data. The computing system generates synchronized audio/video data comprising the portions of said second audio data aligned with the associated portions of said video data. The computing system broadcasts the synchronized audio/video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sara H. Basson, Brian Reginald Heasman, Dimitri Kanevsky, Edward Emile Kelley, Bhuvana Ramabhadran
  • Patent number: 8826127
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for processing a data page to be provided to one or more remote devices via a data feed. A determination is made concerning whether the data page includes two or more data objects. If the data page includes two or more data objects, a page entry for the data page is defined; and a separate object entry for at least one of the two or more data objects included within the data page is defined. The object entry is associated with the page entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Antonio Estrada
  • Patent number: 8826111
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus and method for display of final superimposed scenes from a receiver adapted to receive shared object control information used for forming final superimposed scenes and display final superimposed scenes. The final superimposed scenes are formed by superimposing two or more shared scenes each comprising one or more shared objects. The shared object comprises user-selectable command objects that are separately controllable independent of the shared scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8819533
    Abstract: An interactive multimedia diary system is presented. The system can include one or more interfaces for media content devices (e.g., communications devices, still or video cameras, audio devices, or any other suitable media content storing or generating devices). An interactive multimedia diary can be composed by collecting and arranging a plurality of media types (e.g., images, video, audio, text, etc.). Alternatively, other suitable data collections such as a journal, a scrapbook, an album, a log, a notebook, or a memoir can be composed. The system can prompt a user for input based on input previously entered. The system can scan input text for keywords, such as verbs associated with common activities, previously used or new names, locations, or any other suitable concepts and prompt the user for more information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Laureen A. Trotto, Maureen T. Trotto, Robert A. Ruginis, Robert W. Jeffway, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8819166
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Joon Ahn, Chang Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8819165
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Joon Ahn, Chang Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8805689
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks are disclosed herein. In a disclosed example method, media composition data is received and at least one word present in an audio track of the media composition data is selected. The word is then located in a watermark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Robert A. Luff
  • Patent number: 8806320
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system that creates a real-time collaboration and synchronization of multiple, disparate media components, and more particularly to a system that creates dynamic relations and includes notations and annotations in text, audio, video, bookmark, and marked area without affecting the integrity of the original media source making it possible to later search any of these components independently using regular text search or further phonetic and image recognition searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cut2It, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaith Abdo
  • Publication number: 20140223272
    Abstract: A selective synchronization service may facilitate the synchronous presentation of corresponding audio content and textual content. Corresponding words in companion items of audio and textual content may be selected for synchronous presentation. A corresponding word may be selected for synchronous audible and textual presentation according to any of a number of criteria. Further, a corresponding word may be selected for a modified synchronous presentation, in which the audible and/or textual presentation of the corresponding word is modified. Alternately, a corresponding word may be selected for an audible presentation without a textual presentation, or a textual presentation without an audible presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: AUDIBLE, INC.
    Inventor: Audible, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8799757
    Abstract: An interactive multimedia presentation has a predetermined presentation play duration, a video content component (which may include video, audio, data, or any combination thereof), and an interactive content component. Methods and systems for playing the presentation include specifying a time when a particular media object is renderable. The time is specifiable using an application instruction that references either a first timing signal having a rate that is based on the play speed of the presentation, or a second timing signal having a continuous rate. One example of an application instruction usable as described above is an element associated with an XML data structure. An attribute of the element, such as the clock attribute, may be used to provide time values for the element that reference either timing signal. The attribute is used to maintain frame-accurate synchronization between the video and the interactive content components of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew William Jewsbury, James C. Finger, Olivier Colle, Robert K. Hughes, Jr., Sean Hayes, See-Mong Tan
  • Patent number: 8799774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to generating a translatable and annotated multimedia or video presentation of a software program operation. An aspect of the disclosure comprises recording user interaction data that includes user interface gestures and text entries from a keyboard and other user devices while the program is operating. Embodiments of the disclosure transform recorded text and visual contents of the program to a selected format or language, annotate contents of interest, and merge recorded user interface gestures, transformed text and visual contents, and transformed annotations into the output presentation. The embodiments of the disclosure optionally generate an accessibility script in a selected format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Randall Chafy, Mario Francois Daigle, Craig Allen Statchuk, Wayne Robert Stevens
  • Patent number: 8782506
    Abstract: A required number of images for creating an album are compensated using existing still images, and an album with a fine appearance is created by effectively using a small number of available still images (still images in stock). A value N, which is obtained by subtracting the total number of selected images from the total number of images that a template of a photo album requires (the total number of combination frames), is determined as the minimum number of shortfall images that are required for compensating the shortage of images. An image (original image for creation) appropriate for the original, from which images for compensating the shortage of images are created, is selected from among selected images. New images are created by applying a predetermined image processing to the selected original image for creation, until the minimum number N of shortfall images is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Hotsumi Ihara, Atsushi Misawa, Karin Kon, Yuko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8775474
    Abstract: Common metadata exposure with digital images involves making image metadata types that are common across multiple image file formats accessible via an application programming interface (API). In an example embodiment, a browser exposes an image metadata API that may be called with reference to a preselected image metadata name. The browser determines an image metadata value that is associated with the preselected image metadata name from image metadata of a targeted image. When the image metadata value is returned to a caller of the image metadata API, the caller may consume or present the image metadata value in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cyra S Richardson, Peter A Gurevich, Saurabh D Mehta
  • Patent number: 8769406
    Abstract: In setting, by using a format, a non-display region in image data obtained by an image reading unit, a format location information input unit writes in the image data, an image representing information on access to a format storage unit in an external apparatus where a format to be used has been stored. In displaying the image data, a format location information extraction unit extracts the format location information by extracting the image from the image data. A format obtaining unit obtains the format by accessing the format storage unit based on the information. An image modification unit uses the obtained format to modify the image data such that the designated region is displayed in an invisible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hashimoto, Takeshi Hibino, Kana Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20140181626
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program product synchronize screenshots in documentation with product functionality. Documentation source relating to a product includes placeholders where screenshots of user interface views of the product are to be located. A placeholder includes a description or pointer to a description of how to generate the user interface view of the product associated with the screenshot. A new version of the documentation may be generated. The documentation source including placeholders is read. Placeholders in the documentation are used to generate a user interface view. The user interface view is captured as a screenshot. The screenshot is inserted in the new version of the documentation at the location of the placeholder used to generate the screenshot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Feltham, Dominic Peter Harries, Graham White
  • Patent number: 8762495
    Abstract: A method for collecting transcripts each storing an order in which portions of an application file were accessed by the file when the file was executed on one of a plurality of computing devices. The method includes receiving requests to download the file from directing processes each executing on a different one of the computing devices, and in response to those requests, downloading the file to the computing devices and instructing the directing processes to profile usage of the file. Then, transcripts created by the directing processes are received therefrom. A streaming model may be created based on the transcripts received. The file may be divided into a plurality of smaller files based on the streaming model. The streaming model may be used to download the file by downloading at least a portion of the smaller files using a conventional download protocol without using a specialized streaming protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Code Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji C. Obata, Jason Pollentier, Mark Jeremy Zeller
  • Patent number: 8762577
    Abstract: A method for providing network synchronization with a unified messaging system is provided. The method includes receiving and storing message data, such as voice data, for a specified recipient. An enhanced e-mail message is generated for the recipient. The message, which is in hypertext mark-up language (HTML) format, includes the message data and a synchronization link that points to a web server. The message is sent to the recipient through an e-mail server corresponding to an e-mail client associated with the recipient. When the client downloads the message from the server and renders the HTML, the synchronization link is fetched. As a result, the web server receives a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) request from the client based on the message and provides network synchronization based on that HTTP request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen R. Whynot
  • Patent number: 8751921
    Abstract: Ambient displays and electronic whiteboards are commonly used to present information during meeting or other appropriate settings. Many times graphical objects are displayed on ambient displays where users of the ambient display will create annotations to the graphical object to provide further comments, meaning, and/or context. Annotations on the ambient display may be recorded for later review. An effective way to present recorded annotations is through a hierarchical system that provides context to the annotations. Annotations may be defined as sets of annotations based upon a logical grouping (e.g. spatial density, temporal density, etc.). These sets can be displayed to users as annotation branches. One method for displaying annotations branches is with a timeline. Depending on where along the timeline a user is, different annotations and/or annotation branches are displayed in relation to one another (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Christian Schormann
  • Patent number: 8751214
    Abstract: An information processor includes: a character recognizing unit; a recognized character feature obtaining unit; a translation deciding unit; a translating unit; a translated result feature obtaining unit; an output deciding unit; an image receiving unit; and an output unit that, wherein the character recognizing unit recognizes a character in character image of the image data received by the image receiving unit, and the recognized character feature obtaining unit, in a case where a picture image other than the character is recognized, obtains a third feature related to a character included in the picture image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Kato
  • Publication number: 20140157094
    Abstract: In the slideshow which reproduces a content associated with comment information, the reproduction timing of the content can be controlled according to the reproduction timing of the comment information. In a reproduction table, the following are associated with each other: reproduction order; image-document combinations indicated by an image (or the identification information of the image, such as a JPEG file name) and a document (or the identification information of the document, such as a TXT file name); the number of characters in the document; and reproduction time of the image and the document identified by the identification information of the image and the document respectively. The greater the number of characters the document has, the longer the reproduction time the image associated with the document has. Not every image needs to be associated with the document. For example, basic reproduction time of 5 seconds is assigned to image No. 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Kazuhiro Mino
  • Patent number: 8739019
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and computer program products wherein a user's reviewing of select text in a synchronized news story, article, or electronic book generates a changed presentation of associated multimedia content, including photographs, videos, and computerized graphics. User's reviewing of select text is detected automatically or managed manually, with select embodiments integrating touch-screen controls. This process of changing multimedia continues with the user's reviewing of additional select text segments. Select multimedia is modified instead of completely replaced as the user advances to an additional select text segment, leading to uniquely flowing presentations. Multimedia is visually modified through zooming, panning, resizing, highlighting, and/or other approaches. Select embodiments include similarly modified holographic imagery, advertisements, securities charts, and shifted text. In select embodiments, the user's reading speed adjusts visual modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Nevins
  • Patent number: 8739017
    Abstract: The invention includes structures and schema for organizing and inter-relating objects, data, or files, including relational, network, hierarchical, and entity-relationship models, among others, that are dynamic, that is changing with time. This includes manipulating structures by conversion, compression, compaction, and compilation, for various purposes. Also included is generating structures for storing, organizing, and managing dynamic objects for retrieval and presentation. A discussion group for collaborative participants is also provided. A time-based dynamic object within a plurality of stored dynamic objects is stored. Each dynamic objects comprises a plurality of predefined attribute fields. Requested dynamic objects are assembled in real time so that the requested dynamic objects are displayed on the basis of the start-time attribute field of each requested dynamic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Open Text S.A.
    Inventors: David Glazer, Keith Deutsch, Ronald Schneider, Leonard Karpel, Michael Nordman
  • Patent number: 8739018
    Abstract: A system and method for loading and playing multimedia information are disclosed. A navigator sends a series of play orders that each play order demands for playing a corresponding multimedia segment. A playing engine demands a loader to provide the corresponding multimedia segment according to related play order. A decoder is used to decode the provided multimedia segment for playback. Each play order may be delivered even the multimedia segment corresponding to its previous play order has not been played completely yet. The information discontinuity disadvantage can be eliminated since there is a smooth multimedia information stream provided for the decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Via Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bede Lee, Sam Shen
  • Patent number: 8736763
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content synchronizing method includes: first transmitting when receiving an acquiring request for reference time to determine a timing to synchronize a plurality of pieces of content executed by a plurality of modules with each other from a first module out of the modules, the acquiring request for the reference time to a second module out of the modules; receiving source information indicating an acquisition source of the reference time from the second module; and acquiring reference time information indicating the reference time from the acquisition source indicated by the source information, wherein second transmitting to the first module, together with the reference time information, processing time information indicating processing time from receiving the acquiring request until transmitting the reference time information, the processing time information being used to calculate a time lag between time in the first module and the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yoshikata Tobita
  • Patent number: 8732749
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for providing access to arbitrary applications via an interactive television service using a pool of remote virtual desktops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: David Hulse, Jason Thomas, Thomas R. Duke
  • Patent number: 8726142
    Abstract: The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user. The system then selects one or more of these pieces of data and/or activities from a certain time period and gathers them into timeline units based on their relatedness and their relevance to users. These timeline units are ranked by relevance to the user, and are used to generate a timeline or map view for the user containing visual representations of the timeline units organized by location or time. The timeline or map view is then provided to other users of the social networking system that wish to view information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Serkan Piantino, Ryan Case, Stanislav Funiak, Daniel Klatzko Gibson, Jeff Huang, Ryan David Mack, Paul M. McDonald, Arun Vijayvergiya, Josh Wiseman, Zizhuang Yang, Steven Young, Raylene Kay Yung, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 8719363
    Abstract: Display of a webpage or similar file may require content from a remote source (i.e., content stored in a memory not associated with the device on which the webpage is being displayed). In cases where that remote content is unavailable or unusually slow in being provided, or the display system is unable to display the remote content (e.g., required features are disabled or not present), secondary local content provided with the webpage file may be displayed in its place. Upon requesting the remote content a timer is started. If the remote content is not available by the expiration of the timer, the secondary local content is displayed in its place. The secondary local content may be of similar type to the remote content, e.g., targeted merchandising, as determined by the webpage author.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas Mark Cyster
  • Patent number: 8713420
    Abstract: A method to facilitate synchronizing web applications with media playing within a web browser while rendering a web page. The synchronization allowing web applications to be executed during play of IP transmitted media without the web browser having to pre-load the web applications or re-load the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Lund, Eric Winkelman
  • Patent number: 8712757
    Abstract: A method for communication management includes receiving at least one keyword and receiving a replay time span input. Further, the method includes receiving a plurality of communication inputs including at least a first communication input and a second communication input, monitoring at least the first communication input and second communication input for the at least one keyword, and determining an instantiation of the at least one keyword in at least one of the first communication input and second communication input. Additionally, the method includes associating the determined instantiation with one of the first communication input and second communication input, and providing at least a portion of the communication associated with the determined instantiation based on the replay time span input responsive to the instantiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Peter G. Finn, Christopher J. Dawson, John S. Langford
  • Patent number: 8713439
    Abstract: Systems and Methods of presenting video on a display are disclosed. A video clip is displayed on a video display area. The video clip is one of a plurality of video clips in a video playlist. A playlist pane can be displayed and includes video thumbnails displayed in an order that is representative of an order of playing the video clips in the video playlist. Furthermore, one or more selectable video thumbnails can also be displayed. A drag and drop input is received from a user in order to place on the playlist pane a selected video thumbnail from the one or more selectable video thumbnails. The video content corresponding to the selected video thumbnail is added in real-time to the video playlist while simultaneously continuing to play the video clip on the video display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Tomi Blinnikka, Steven Horowitz
  • Patent number: 8711395
    Abstract: We describe a method of displaying one or more pages of a document on an electronic document reading device using a second, computerised electronic device, the method comprising: running a document display management program on said second electronic device; using said management program to invoke an application running on said second electronic device to open said document on said second electronic device, such that said opening of said document is hidden from said user; using an intermediary code module, in particular a printer driver for said application, coupled to said application to generate image data representing an image of a said page of said document to be displayed on said electronic document reading device; sending said image of said page to said electronic document reading device; and displaying said image of said page on said electronic document reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Plastic Logic Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Barclay, Anusha Nirmalananthan, William Reeves
  • Patent number: 8707381
    Abstract: A synchronization process between captioning data and/or corresponding metatags and the associated media file parses the media file, correlates the caption information and/or metatags with segments of the media file, and provides a capability for textual search and selection of particular segments. A time-synchronized version of the captions is created that is synchronized to the moment that the speech is uttered in the recorded media. The caption data is leveraged to enable search engines to index not merely the title of a video, but the entirety of what was said during the video as well as any associated metatags relating to contents of the video. Further, because the entire media file is indexed, a search can request a particular scene or occurrence within the event recorded by the media file, and the exact moment within the media relevant to the search can be accessed and played for the requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Caption Colorado L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard T. Polumbus, Michael W. Homyack
  • Patent number: 8707153
    Abstract: Video presenting systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, among others, a method comprises presenting a video presentation and enabling a viewer to select an option to receive a plurality of sequential data supplements. The sequential data supplements correspond to on-screen comments of the video presentation. In addition, the sequential data supplements have a plurality of respective time intervals corresponding to respective portions of the video presentation. The method further comprises receiving a first input from the viewer regarding selection of the option to receive the plurality of sequential data supplements. Responsive to receiving the first input corresponding to selecting the option to receive the plurality of sequential data supplements, the method includes providing the plurality of sequential data supplements at the plurality of respective times corresponding to respective portions of the video presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, Dean F. Jerding, Robert O. Banker
  • Patent number: 8707154
    Abstract: In a slideshow which reproduces a content associated with comment information, the reproduction timing of the content can be controlled according to the reproduction timing of the comment information. In a reproduction table, the following are associated with each other: reproduction order; image-document combinations indicated by an image (or the identification information of the image, such as a JPEG file name) and a document (or the identification information of the document, such as a TXT file name); the number of characters in the document; and reproduction time of the image and the document identified by the identification information of the image and the document, respectively. The greater the number of characters the document has, the longer the reproduction time the image associated with the document has. Not every image needs to be associated with the document. For example, basic reproduction time of 5 seconds is assigned to image No. 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kei Yamaji, Kazuhiro Mino
  • Patent number: 8701009
    Abstract: A system and method for analyzing time for a slide presentation that permits a speaker to coordinate available time with the number of slides to be shown and a method of operating the same is described. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a time allocation tool enabling a user to establish a presentation time with respect to at least one slide in the slide presentation and allocate any remaining presentation time to each remaining slide on a pro-rata basis and (2) a monitoring module associated with the time allocation tool to monitor the progress of the slide presentation and display a time status for the slide presentation as well as a slide number and a time status for a currently displayed slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fabrice Dantec, Jerome Elleouet
  • Patent number: 8701016
    Abstract: A system for and method of enhancing web page delivery and visitor tracking. The invention provides the ability to control redirection of Web traffic of humans. It can identify visitors to a Web page, track their movements, log critical information, and analyze the Web traffic in order to judge the success in driving quality traffic to some known goal on a Web site, such as a sale. The system tracks visitors via use of redirection with an image tag. The invention can also use unique image marker references to prevent browsers from accessing cached images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SuperMedia LLC
    Inventors: John H. Lambert, George Semeczko, Geert Engels
  • Patent number: 8695034
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering screen display data to existing display devices. Some embodiments of an apparatus include an interface to receive an input stream for a display device. The apparatus further includes a module to generate on screen display data for the display device. The apparatus includes a multiplexer, the multiplexer to multiplex the on screen display data into the input stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Llewelyn Butcher
  • Publication number: 20140095965
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and devices for terminal control. The method comprises: sending a request from a first terminal to a server to obtain information about a multimedia application currently running on a second terminal, the information comprising application identification and one or more playback attributes of the multimedia application; displaying on the first terminal the information about the multimedia application currently running on the second terminal; generating by the first terminal one or more new playback attributes of the currently running multimedia application, and sending from the first terminal to the second terminal via the server a synchronization control request comprising the one or more new playback attributes, thereby allowing the second terminal to control the multimedia playback of the multimedia application based on the one or more new playback attributes in the synchronization control request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Lie Qiang LI
  • Patent number: 8688457
    Abstract: The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder creating an encoded content signal by encoding the content, a generator generating sign language word identification information corresponding to chronologically-ordered sign language words appearing in a speech in the content, a creating unit creating control information containing the generated chronologically-ordered sign language word identification information, a storage unit storing sign language word images for displaying a sign language video corresponding to the sign language words by grouping the sign language word images into a plurality of modules according to a frequency of appearance of the sign language words in the speech in the content, a multiplexer creating a data stream by combining the encoded content signal with the control information and by repeatedly replicating the plurality of modules at a frequency corresponding to the frequency of appearance, and a transmitter transmitting the created data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Dewa, Ichiro Hamada
  • Patent number: 8682672
    Abstract: A system and method is described that permits synchronization of a transcript with an audio/video stream of a webcast. The system also permits a user to perform a search of the transcript and then to jump in the webcast audio/video stream to the point identified during the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: ON24, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommy Ha, Kamalaksha Ghosh