Operator Interface (e.g., Graphical User Interface) Patents (Class 715/700)
  • Patent number: 10261658
    Abstract: Methods for automating user operations include analyzing a name of an image file to identify an operation to be automated. One or more embodiments compare a content of the image file to a graphical user interface of a computing device to identify a location of a graphical user interface element in the graphical user interface. One or more embodiments perform the operation identified from the name at the location of the graphical user interface element identified from the content of the image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Weihua Li, Zhilei Yang
  • Patent number: 10262069
    Abstract: An online system stores information identifying interactions by online system users with content provided by a third party system. The third party system includes a tracking mechanism in content that specifies one or more interactions with the content. When a user performs a specified interaction with the content via a client device, the tracking mechanism communicates information describing the performed interaction from the client device to the online system. The online system retrieves information identifying the user from the client device and stores the information describing the performed interaction in association with the information identifying the user. The third party system requests the online system generate content for presentation to the user, and the online system identifies content provided by the third party system with which additional users having at least a threshold measure of similarity to the user interacted to present to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tirunelveli R. Vishwanath, Vijaye Ganesh Raji
  • Patent number: 10257412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining the chromatic attributes of natural surroundings, which can be used, under the same parameters, in artificial surroundings or mixed surroundings, by means of digital extraction by taking photographs to generate color patterns (natural surroundings are understood to be those linked to the environment and include landscape, vegetation and fauna; artificial surroundings are those in which humans and/or built; and mixed surroundings involve physical characteristics of artificial and natural surroundings).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES
    Inventors: Samira Kadamani Abiyoma, Olga Amparo Quijano de Rincon, Jorge Enrique Gutierrez Valderrama, Camilo Andres Nemocon Farfan, David Naranjo Romero
  • Patent number: 10255375
    Abstract: Rendering a content item of a social networking system can include dividing, using a processor, a content item into a plurality of sections, determining, using the processor, a score for each of the plurality of sections, and applying, using the processor, a visualization technique to a selected section of the content item based upon the scores of the plurality of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhi Guo HD Deng, Guo Kang Fu, Dan Li, Su Liu, Xing Hua Wang, Rui Li Xu, Ya Juan Zhai
  • Patent number: 10241808
    Abstract: In one example of the disclosure, a graphic user interface is provided and a plurality of factors to be considered by a user in evaluating a test application are caused to be displayed via the interface. The test application to test a software program. User-assigned ratings for test application evaluation factors are received via the interface. The test application evaluation factors include a documentation test quality factor, a product-general test quality factor, a product-specific test quality factor, and a defect seventy factor. An overall test effectiveness rating for the test application is determined based upon the ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Millikarjuna Reddy Kolagatla, Narasimhamurthy M R, Padmini R, Narayana Rao SVN
  • Patent number: 10244132
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an image obtaining unit, a multiple-set-value selection unit, a set-value calculation unit, and an image-processing control unit. The image obtaining unit obtains data of an image. The multiple-set-value selection unit selects a plurality of set values relative to an item for which stepwisely variable set values are available. The item is applied to processing of the image. The set-value calculation unit calculates one set value relative to the item, based on the plurality of selected set values. The image-processing control unit applies the calculated set value to the item to control the processing of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 10229118
    Abstract: We describe here a system and method for creating, maintaining and using a semantic search engine environment for precise retrieval of curated answers to questions where the answers may be drawn from an authoritative document collection. The invention combines processing by human developers and software: semantic editing tools for creating, storing, maintaining queries and variants of queries, and query and document passage categories; links from queries to text passages that provide answers to these queries; a document retrieval store; means for matching user queries against stored queries; means for creating, storing, maintaining, and retrieving semantic and management metadata and categories about queries and documents and using these data for navigating the document collection; and means for finding information related to the user's information need by text and semantic similarity retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Information Extraction Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alwin B. Carus, Thomas J. DePlonty
  • Patent number: 10222949
    Abstract: A scenario generation device includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: detecting data representing a target object of an operation target and data representing a user operation on the target object based on objects displayed on a screen by application software operating on a computer; detecting data representing a peripheral object positioned at the target object periphery from out of the objects displayed on the screen, and detecting a positional relationship on the screen between the target object and the peripheral object; and generating a scenario in which the data representing the user operation, the data representing the target object, the data representing the peripheral object, and data representing the positional relationship are associated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shingo Satou, Toshihiro Morimoto, Yukitoshi Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10217064
    Abstract: An operating system executing on a computing device can move an application's icon to a prominent position within an operating system user interface in response to determining that specified conditions related to that application are currently satisfied. Alternatively, the operating system can automatically create an alias icon for the application in such a prominent position in response to determining that the specified conditions are currently satisfied, thereby leaving the original application icon in its expected position for later use. A set of rules stored on the computing device can specify, for each application, the set of conditions that are to be satisfied in order to make that application's icon or alias icon prominent. The set of conditions can involve a current location, current settings, the current date, the current day of the week, the current time of day, information pertaining to contacts, information pertaining to a calendar, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: David Charles Cassano
  • Patent number: 10200766
    Abstract: An audio and/or video generation apparatus which is arranged in operation to generate audio and/or video signals representative of an audio and/or video source, the audio and/or video generation apparatus comprising a recording unit which records the audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, wherein the audio and/or video generation apparatus is arranged to receive metadata associated with the audio and/or video signals generated by a data processor, the recording unit records the metadata on the recording medium with the audio and/or video signals. The data processor receives signals representative of the time codes of the recorded audio/video signals, and the metadata includes time code data representative of the in and out points of a take of the audio/video signals generated by the data processor. The metadata also includes unique identification code for identifying the audio/video signals. The unique identification code is a UMID or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark John McGrath, Martin Rex Dorricott, Andrew Collins
  • Patent number: 10200767
    Abstract: An audio and/or video generation apparatus which is arranged in operation to generate audio and/or video signals representative of an audio and/or video source, the audio and/or video generation apparatus comprising a recording unit which records the audio and/or video signals on a recording medium, wherein the audio and/or video generation apparatus is arranged to receive metadata associated with the audio and/or video signals generated by a data processor, the recording unit records the metadata on the recording medium with the audio and/or video signals. The data processor receives signals representative of the time codes of the recorded audio/video signals, and the metadata includes time code data representative of the in and out points of a take of the audio/video signals generated by the data processor. The metadata also includes unique identification code for identifying the audio/video signals. The unique identification code is a UMID or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark John McGrath, Martin Rex Dorricott, Andrew Collins
  • Patent number: 10191999
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide a technique to validate the transfer of intents or entities between existing natural language model domains (hereafter “domain” or “NLU”) using click logs, a knowledge graph, or both. At least two different types of transfers are possible. Intents from a first domain may be transferred to a second domain. Alternatively or additionally, entities from the second domain may be transferred to an existing intent in the first domain. Either way, additional intent/entity pairs can be generated and validated. Before the new intent/entity pair is added to a domain, aspects of the present invention validate that the intent or entity is transferable between domains. Validation techniques that are consistent with aspects of the invention can use a knowledge graph, search query click logs, or both to validate a transfer of intents or entities from one domain to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaohu Liu, Ali Mamdouh Elkahky, Ruhi Sarikaya, Gokhan Tur, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Larry Paul Heck
  • Patent number: 10192279
    Abstract: A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a first medium and digital content and/or web link as a second medium). The present invention provides systems, methods, and computer program products for modifying documents for shared use, and for collaborative discussion of shared documents. Captured digital images of documents or portions associated with a user are received, along with modifications to the images. Documents are recognized from the captured digital images, and the modifications to the images are applied to the documents. Alternatively, captured digital images of documents are received, and the documents are recognized along with a hotspot in the document. The user is authenticated to a website associated with the hotspot, and is provided access to an associated multimedia repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Berna Erol, Jonathan J. Hull, Hidenobu Kishi, Qifa Ke, Jorge Moraleda
  • Patent number: 10187395
    Abstract: Autocompleting into an invite box for purposes of sharing an executable computing resource such as an application or portion thereof. However, the autocomplete is populated with potential sharees of multiple tenants or with identities that are not registered with the tenant directory of the user. Thus, potentially any potentially sharee worldwide may be populated within the list of potential sharees. As the desired potential sharee comes into view, that potential sharee may be selected, and added to a list of one or more selected sharees. At some point, a control may be selected to allow the executable computing resource to be shared with the selected sharees within the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anjli Chaudhry, William Hong Vong, Ryan A. Jansen, Samuel Lenz Banina, Jose Miguel Arreola Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10171595
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and software is disclosed in which options for the provision of a service are each identified by an option identifier for use in determining the applicable options for a given service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul T. Nolan, Christopher E. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10156961
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting a dynamic graphical user interface (GUI) for selecting multiple non-conflicting filters to be used to filter performance data for display in a visualization are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kendra Marchant, Scott E. Joyce, Natalie Lee Chin Wong, Paul D. Tynan, Rhon L. Porter
  • Patent number: 10152470
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed in which an algorithm that updates or rewrites one or more formulas when a table is transposed in an application. In certain embodiments the formula is rewritten so as to preserve the functionality of the formula with respect to the transposed table. In certain embodiments, a notification may be provided that a formula is changed or not changed in response to the table transposition event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Patrick Hogan, Jonathan Robert Speicher, Matthew Ross Lehrian, Michael Jeremy Coblenz, Ryan M. Olshavsky, Shawn Patrick Flisakowski
  • Patent number: 10109088
    Abstract: Automated correlation of process attribute value changes with events related to the changes. A managed historian utilizes a namespace property to correlate process tag values with corresponding events. The managed historian generates and provides to remote user devices a graphical user interface that includes a plot of data values of the process tag and a visual icon representing the event overlaid atop the plot of data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Software, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Erickson, Sripraneeth Kumar Nara, Ravi Kumar Herunde Prakash, Vinay T. Kamath, Abhijit Manushree
  • Patent number: 10102568
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for matching images with viewing environment. A method includes accessing (410) a shopping site using a user device. The method further includes determining (415, 420) a viewing environment of a display on the user device. The method also includes receiving (430) an image depicting a product on the shopping site. The image is selected from a plurality of different images of the product taken under a plurality of different viewing environments and matches the viewing environment of the display on the user device. The method additionally includes showing (435) the image to a user on the display of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Saurabh Mathur
  • Patent number: 10095528
    Abstract: Systems and methods may replace and/or enhance green screens. A green screen may be replaced and/or enhanced by receiving green screen data, determining a modification to be applied to the green screen data, generating a user interface screen including the green screen data and the modification, and causing the user interface screen to be displayed on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus (IP) Development Limited
    Inventors: Avihai Suissa, Dorian Hugues
  • Patent number: 10089598
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present invention relate generally to telemetry methods and systems and more particularly, to telemetry network connectivity systems, devices and methods. In some embodiments, an inventory management system may be configured to provide machine-to-machine network connectivity. The inventory management system may be used in conjunction with a location device configured to transmit a vehicle identification number (VIN) and a device identifier of the location device. In some embodiments, the inventory management system may be configured to: (1) track whether the location device is located within a predetermined perimeter; (2) provide current inventory and ownership status associated the location device; and/or (3) place the location device in a sleep and/or passive state with periodic check-ins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Spireon, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul I. Reeder, Benjamin L. Kiser, Paul K. Peterson, Michael B. Maledon
  • Patent number: 10091308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing a number URL service. One embodiment of the present invention can provide a method of providing a number URL service using a number URL as a primary domain, the method being capable of displaying all websites of a population of six billion on a single screen by expressing each of the websites by a five-digit number URL, allowing a user to use six billion websites by a single login, without re-login, and allowing the intuitional creation and management of each website. The problem-solving means of the present invention allows the maintenance of a website without paying maintenance fees by using a primary domain, allows people all around the world to switch between six billion or more websites on a single screen by a single login, without re-login, and also allows the integrated use of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GIGAKOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Oh Seok Kwan
  • Patent number: 10078781
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a plurality of images, including geolocation information and time information for each image. The method also includes identifying a group of related images from the plurality of images from a common geographical area and a common time period based on the geolocation information and the time information for each of the plurality of images, and identifying an event that occurred within the common time period and within the common geographical area by searching a repository of event information. The method also includes storing the group of related images in an image collection, and assigning a title to the image collection, wherein the title is based at least in part on a title of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Cayden Meyer
  • Patent number: 10075592
    Abstract: A computerized method and system for intelligent call lead generation is disclosed. The method includes receiving a telephone number and request for communication from a consumer, identifying an enterprise contact based at least in part on the request for communication, placing a first telephone call to the telephone number with a communication system and a second telephone call to a second telephone number associated with the enterprise contact with the communication system, merging the first telephone call and the second telephone call with the communication system into a merged call, and transmitting communication between the consumer and the enterprise contact with the communication system through the merged call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Gen3Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: Mason Hewitt, Matthew Erdos, Christopher Erdos
  • Patent number: 10055324
    Abstract: A method for managing a system may include gathering, with a system manager, data about a first system event and a second system event. The method further includes determining, with the system manager, a plurality of first system event attribute values and a plurality of second system event attribute values. The first and second system event attribute values are based on the data gathered about the first and second system event. The method further includes generating, with the system manager, a display of the plurality of first system event attribute values in hierarchal relation to the plurality of second system event attribute values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, Vincent C. Conzola, Randall A. Craig, John P. Franks, Mark E. Molander
  • Patent number: 10048767
    Abstract: A display apparatus, an electronic apparatus, and a method of controlling a screen of a display apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus is configured to display a division guide line in response to a touch being detected on a bezel of a plurality of display apparatuses displaying a multi-vision screen including a main area and a sub area to change the main area and the sub area, and change a size and a position of a main area based on a division guide line displayed in response to a touch being detected on a bezel of the plurality of display apparatuses displaying a multi-vision screen including the main area and a sub area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-kyung Yoo, Ja-ok Koo, Hyun-soo Nah, Tae-ho Wang
  • Patent number: 10050823
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for providing an electronic device with a DM service, including: a DM server for providing the electronic device with the DM service; and a wireless terminal capable of being directly connected to the DM server for establishing a DM session while cooperating with the electronic device, generating an MO used for managing the electronic device with reference to a DDF of the electronic device if the wireless terminal receives the DDF of the electronic device from the electronic device through the DM session, and transmitting the generated MO to the DM server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ji-Eun Keum, Hae-Young Jun, Jin-Wook Lee, Wuk Kim, Hun Lim
  • Patent number: 10031892
    Abstract: A method for arranging graphical objects in an electronic document displayed on a screen of a computing device includes calculating a plurality of positions of the graphical objects displayed on a display area of the screen, grouping the graphical objects whose calculated positions are located within a predetermined area of the display area, calculating a reference point of the group based on each position of the grouped graphical objects, reflowing the grouped graphical objects in response to a variation in display of the electronic document, calculating potential energies for the reflowed graphical objects, and displaying the electronic document with the reflowed graphical objects in a layout having the minimum potential energy among the calculated potential energies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: William John Briggs, Stuart Guarnieri
  • Patent number: 10025291
    Abstract: One or more embodiments may provide a simulator for reproducing, in a virtual space, a motion of a machine that is controlled by a control program to manipulate an object. The simulator includes a processor configured with a simulation program to perform operations including: determining a condition of the object from a real space image; calculating an initial position of a virtual object in the virtual space corresponding to the determined condition; calculating a command value for moving a virtual machine in the virtual space, according to the control program and based on the position of the virtual object manipulated by the virtual machine in the virtual space, wherein the virtual machine corresponds to the machine; and creating display data for displaying one of: a motion of the virtual machine and a motion of the virtual object that are moved in accordance with the calculated command value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Taku Oya, Fumiaki Narutani, Yasunori Sakaguchi, Haruna Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 10013612
    Abstract: A system for analyzing scene traits in an object recognition ingestion ecosystem is presented. In some embodiment, a trait analysis engine analyzes a digital representation of a scene to derive one or more features. The features are compiled into sets of similar features with respect to a feature space. The engine attempts to discover which traits of the scene (e.g., temperature, lighting, gravity, etc.) can be used to distinguish the features for purposes of object recognition. When such distinguishing traits are found, an object recognition database is populated with object information, possibly indexed according to the similar features and their corresponding distinguishing traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: David McKinnon, John Wiacek, Jeremi Sudol, Kamil Wnuk, Bing Song
  • Patent number: 9996505
    Abstract: A method for managing a display of an electronic document (ED) on a display screen includes obtaining the ED specifying a plurality of text and a first graphical element; identifying a starting reference and an ending reference to the first graphical element within the plurality of text; displaying a portion of a segment of the plurality of text in a first region of the display screen, the segment being located between the starting reference and the ending reference; displaying, while displaying the portion of the segment, the first graphical element within a second region of the display screen, wherein the second region is adjacent to the first region on the display screen; removing the segment from the first region; and removing the first graphical element from the display screen in response to removing the segment such that the first region expands into the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Ron Hightower
  • Patent number: 9992629
    Abstract: A method for providing a descriptor of a location to a recipient includes receiving location data of the location from a user and using the location data to identify one or more regions near or including the location. Each region is associated with a descriptor. One of the one or more regions is selected based on a recipient's interaction with the selected region including whether the user has shared with or received from the recipient the descriptor associated with the selected region. The descriptor associated with the selected region is provided to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Munindar P. Singh, Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 9984724
    Abstract: System, method and apparatuses of the present invention directed to a paradigm of manuscript generation and manipulation from a source textual document, involving a first format, into another document in a second format. A converter converts scenes, dialog, milieus, movements, actions and other instructions input or stored in a first format into a second, different format, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Plotagon AB Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Hise Kaldma, Philip Edner, Jonas Löfgren
  • Patent number: 9977834
    Abstract: An online system stores information identifying interactions by online system users with content provided by a third party system. The third party system includes a tracking mechanism in content that specifies one or more interactions with the content. When a user performs a specified interaction with the content via a client device, the tracking mechanism communicates information describing the performed interaction from the client device to the online system. The online system retrieves information identifying the user from the client device and stores the information describing the performed interaction in association with the information identifying the user. The third party system requests the online system generate content for presentation to the user, and the online system identifies content provided by the third party system with which additional users having at least a threshold measure of similarity to the user interacted to present to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tirunelveli R. Vishwanath, Vijaye Ganesh Raji
  • Patent number: 9971457
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to audio augmentation of touch detection for surfaces. An apparatus may include a pedestal, the pedestal including an audio sensor to detect a vibration from a surface on which the apparatus is placed; an arm coupled with the pedestal; and a head element coupled with the arm, wherein the head element includes a visual sensor to detect location of an object in relation to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Carl C. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9960924
    Abstract: A conference system includes at least one server and at least one mobile terminal connectable to the server. The mobile terminal includes an orientation estimation unit configured to detect orientation information of the mobile terminal, an operation unit configured to detect operation information of an operation performed; and an event transmission unit configured to transmit the orientation information and the operation information. The server includes an image information generation unit configured to generate image information of a conference material and image information of a pointer drawn over the image information of the conference material based on the drawing event, and an action information generation unit configured to generate action information corresponding to the conference material based on drawing history information of the drawn pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shan Jiang, Yuichi Murase
  • Patent number: 9940389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating issue networks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method of generating an issue network from a document corpus includes searching, using a computer, the document corpus for a set of documents discussing a starting issue, wherein the starting issue is one of a plurality of normalized issues defined by the document corpus. The method further includes determining a set of normalized issues discussed by the set of documents discussing the starting issue, wherein the set of normalized issues also includes the starting issue, and determining instances of co-occurrences of individual normalized issues of the set of normalized issues within individual cases of the set of documents. The method also includes linking individual normalized issues of the set of normalized issues based on their co-occurrences within the set of documents, wherein the linked individual normalized issues at least in part define the issue network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LexisNexis, A Division of Reed Elsevier, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Zhang, Sanjay Sharma, Mark Wasson, Harry R. Silver, David Steiner
  • Patent number: 9933928
    Abstract: A method displays a graphical user interface for a data visualization application. The user interface includes shelves for specifying data visualization characteristics for a dataset. The method selects a map view based on geographic location field name(s) placed onto the shelves, and displays a geographic map. A user selects a visual encoding by placing a first field name onto a first shelf, which specifies a visual property of displayed marks. The property for each mark is determined by values of the first field in records of the result set. A mark displays for each record in the result set. When the first shelf specifies color of marks, each displayed mark fills the respective geographic region with a color based on the value of the first field. When the first shelf specifies size of marks, point marks are displayed with a respective size corresponding to the value of the first field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Christopher Richard Stolte
  • Patent number: 9898555
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a suggestion platform associated with a content aggregation system may access a plurality of data context trigger criteria associated with potential business information content elements. Each data context trigger criteria may include, for example: (i) a data locator associated with a business information data structure, (ii) an operator, and (iii) a threshold. For each data context trigger criteria, it may be automatically determined if a value in the business information data structure satisfies the data context trigger criteria based on the operator and the threshold. When a data context trigger criteria is satisfied, it may be automatically suggested to a user that the potential business information content element associated with that data context trigger criteria be added to a user display of the content aggregation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAP PORTALS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Aviad Gilady, Yotam Kadishay, Oleg Kossoy, Eyal Nathan, Tomer Pelleg, Roman Talyansky
  • Patent number: 9871857
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for optimizing allocation of dynamic resources are provided. A user service request resource instance is received at an allocator. The user service request resource instance is based on a dynamic resource protocol that supports generating and communicating resource instances between components in a resource allocation platform. The dynamic resource protocol also defines a set of rules for translating and representing resources as logical resource types and logical units. At a node, a node resource instance is generated and communicated, based on the dynamic resource protocol, from the node to the allocator. The node resource instance specifically comprises a resource interaction matrix that indicates dependencies between resource types. A resource allocation instance is generated at the allocator for the user service request resource instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Russinovich, James E. Johnson, Ajay Mani, Bryan Tuttle, Alejandro Matute Gonzalez, Huy Vu-Bao Hoang
  • Patent number: 9871906
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information in an inter-terminal communication system is provided. The method includes obtaining any information by a terminal, determining whether the obtained information is shared information, and transmitting, when the obtained information is the shared information, an advertisement signal including the shared information to another terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyeon-Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 9858247
    Abstract: A computing device includes a view control that manages presentation of electronic content on the computing device. The presentation can include displaying content, audibly playing back content, and so forth. The view control is made available to multiple different applications on the computing device. To use the view control, an application provides to the view control an indication of a resolver for the view control to use. The electronic document includes references to electronic content, and the view control requests the referenced electronic content from the resolver. The resolver obtains the referenced electronic content, decodes (e.g., decompresses, decrypts, etc.) the obtained electronic content, and returns the decoded electronic content to the view control for display or other presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David L Risney, Jr., Bradley J Peters, Scott B Graham, Lindsay D Verola
  • Patent number: 9838747
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying a short message service (SMS) message on user media equipment, in which the user media equipment includes a set-top box and a display. In some embodiments, the set-top box receives an SMS message, wherein the SMS message includes information identifying a triggering event for displaying the SMS message. The SMS message is stored until the occurrence and detection of the identified triggering event. In response to detecting the occurrence of the identified triggering event, the SMS message is displayed on at least a portion of the display of the user media equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Alan Olague, Kuan Hidalgo Archer, Henry C. Chilvers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9836201
    Abstract: A user interface method, including presenting by a computer executing a user interface, multiple interactive items on a display. A first sequence of images is captured indicating a position in space of a hand of a user in proximity to the display, and responsively to the position, one of the interactive items is associated with the hand. After associating the item, a second sequence of images is captured indicating a movement of the hand, and responsively to the movement, a size of the one of the items is changed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin Frey, Marcus Hauer, Dario Buzzini, Philipp Schaefer, Adi Berenson, Micha Galor, Nili Metuki, Alexander Shpunt
  • Patent number: 9830389
    Abstract: Embodiment of the disclosure may includes systems, methods, and devices for providing multidimensional search results on a plurality of search planes. Such systems, methods, and devices may: (i) receive one or more search terms from one or more user interfaces of the system; (ii) perform a search of one or more informational repositories to obtain a list of search results wherein the informational repositories may include the Internet and one or more databases; (iii) process the list of search results to classify each search result in one of a plurality of categories; (iv) cause a presentation of the search results in a plurality of search planes on the display of the system such that each search plane corresponds to one of the plurality of categories. In addition, the software applications may include a sorting software application that groups the list of search results into one of a plurality of categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Leigh M Rothschild
  • Patent number: 9818213
    Abstract: A graphical manipulation tool to create and/or make modifications to a graphical object suitable for visually representing data. The graphical manipulation tool analyzes the graphical object to determine parameters of visual characteristics of the graphical object that can be used to visually represent data. A computing system, through the graphical manipulation tool, may generate metadata that defines a capacity for visual characteristics to represent data. In some cases, a preview is displayed on a user interface indicating to a user how the metadata, if incorporated with the graphical object, may result in the visual characteristics of the graphical object being used to visually represent data. If incorporating the metadata with the graphical object is desirable, the user may provide to include the additional metadata with the graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Darryl Ellis Rubin, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Robert Anderson, Olivier Colle, John A. Payne, David G. Green, Jeremy William John Newton-Smith
  • Patent number: 9818069
    Abstract: A queue management scheme whereby a system-wide status is considered together with a status of each and every specific or particular queue and associated device within the system, in order to efficiently and effectively balance the needs and desires of customers with the needs and desires of an entity that provides services to the customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Monk
  • Patent number: 9811328
    Abstract: The disclosed implementations provide a seamless mechanism for end users to discover and try out new and/or updated applications. An application store may determine alternative applications to a frequently used first application on the client device that are similar to the first application. It may provide installation packages to the client device that installs the applications in a manner that associates the alternative applications with the first application. A notice may be generated by the client device that indicates the applications have been installed and/or that the data generated by the first application has been imported into the alternative applications. A selection of a user interface element may launch one of the alternative applications. Data generated by the first application may be displayed according to the user interface of the alternative application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Atul Kumar
  • Patent number: 9800628
    Abstract: A method for tagging images in a social network is provided. The method may include enabling a capture of an image associated with an online group discussion. The method may further include allowing an automatic tagging of the image associated with the online group discussion, the image including a visual representation of a first participant of the online group discussion. The method may also include providing the first participant with an option to indicate whether to approve distribution of the tagged image. The method may also include receiving an indication from the first participant whether to approve the distribution of the tagged image. When the indication from the first participant whether to approve the distribution of the tagged image indicates approval of the distribution, the method may further include distributing the tagged image, based at least in part on the indication of approval of distribution of the tagged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Ainslie
  • Patent number: 9785311
    Abstract: A method for dynamically organizing applications based on a calendar event includes presenting a plurality of icons on an electronic display of a mobile device. Each icon of the plurality of icons represents an application configured to execute on the mobile device. The method further includes identifying an upcoming calendar event on a calendar linked to the mobile device and determining if there is a correlation between the application and the calendar event by comparing one or more characteristics of the application to one or more characteristics of the calendar event. The method also includes positioning the plurality of icons on the electronic display according to the determined correlation between the application and the calendar event such that icons representing applications having a positive correlation to the calendar event are positioned to be more visible than icons representing applications that do not have a positive correlation to the calendar event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Janani Janakiraman, Dany R Madden, Meenakshi Sripal