Help Presentation Patents (Class 715/705)
  • Patent number: 10715692
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods and systems for localizing a user interface of a device such as a multi-function device, the multi-function device presents a user interface in a pre-defined language. The method includes receiving a document, the document includes text information in a local language of a user. Then, the document is analyzed to identify the local language of the user. Upon identification, the pre-defined language of the user interface is changed to the identified local language of the user. The local language enables the user to operate the multi-function and/or perform one or more functions using the local language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashok Raj Anbalagan, Premkumar Balasubramanian, Srividhya Rengasamy
  • Patent number: 10713233
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information management system includes a storing unit and an information transfer unit. The storing unit includes a production management database, an electronic document database, and a progress information database. The production management database stores a work schedule. The electronic document database stores a work report. The progress information database stores progress information of work. An access authority is set for each of the plurality of databases. The information transfer unit transfers, among the plurality of databases, information stored in each of the databases. The information transfer unit transfers the work schedule from the production management database to the progress information database and a work result included in the work report from the electronic document database to the progress information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sakai, Ryo Morinaga, Sei Musha, Otoharu Kuwamura
  • Patent number: 10699057
    Abstract: Provided is a system which controls information presented to a user referring to contents including a plurality of elements, outputs the contents to an output device, obtains bioinformation of the user at a time when each of the elements included in the contents is output to the output device, calculates an understanding level of the user with respect to each of the elements included in the contents, based on each piece of the obtained bioinformation, determines the understanding type based on the calculated understanding level and a difficulty level indicated by the difficulty level information of the elements of which the understanding level is equal to or lower than a first threshold value, in a case where it is determined that the user does not understand the contents based on the calculated understanding level, and outputs the presented information which corresponds to the determined understanding type to the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI LTD.
    Inventors: Miaomei Lei, Toshinori Miyoshi, Yoshiki Niwa, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 10698707
    Abstract: A computing device receives a message that is part of a session. The message includes natural language content derived from input by a user. The computing device analyzes the natural language content to determine an intent corresponding to a given task the user desires the computing device to perform. The analyzing is based on a ranked list of tasks that indicates the current relevance of tasks in the session. A definition for the given task that includes an entity slot is retrieved from a data store and a specific entity is assigned to the slot based on a ranked list of entities that indicates current relevance of the entities in the session. The computing device invokes an agent to perform the given task based on the specific entity assigned to the entity slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Martin
  • Patent number: 10678853
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for aligning visual content to search term queries. In some embodiments, one or more search terms may be received. A plurality of results may be obtained using the one or more search terms on metadata associated with preprocessed visual media. A subset of frames may be selected for each of the plurality of results. A search results set may be generated by optimizing the subset of frames for each of the plurality of results. The search results set may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Lydia M. Do, Christopher J. Hardee, Adam Roberts
  • Patent number: 10647214
    Abstract: An electric vehicle operator group that includes multiple access identifiers associated with multiple EV operators of a first organization is created. Use of that group is granted to a second organization. The second organization adds the EV operator group to an access policy and applies the access policies to one or more electric vehicle charging stations owned or managed by the second organization. The first organization manages membership of the EV operator group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: James Solomon
  • Patent number: 10635460
    Abstract: Systems and methods using one or more processors of a user electronic device for receiving user interactions and sending data related to those user interactions to another device. This may include receiving input comprising an interaction with the user device, identifying an application installed on the user device to which the interaction is directed to, and sending data over a network comprising an indication of a model of the user device, an identifier of the application, and an indication of the interaction. Sending the data may initiate one of a video playback, a tutorial, a demonstration, or a simulation, based on the data, on a device different than the user device. In some arrangements, the interaction is directed to a process running on the user device instead of an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Roy Want, William Schilit
  • Patent number: 10628184
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer program product are provided. A computing system learns structures and workflows of an enterprise application based on historic usage data and configuration data. The computing system determines that the user needs help based on one or more of an occurrence of a timeout based on a lack of user input regarding the enterprise application, differences in a navigational pattern of the user as compared with navigational patterns of other users, and a relationship regarding the navigational pattern of the user and the objectives. Upon determining that the user needs help, guidance is provided to the user via an interactive user interface. A type of guidance offered depends on how the user needing the help was determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hemanth Kumar Choudhary Kadambala, Hari Bheemavarapu, Rakesh Birudugadda
  • Patent number: 10628413
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a knowledge manager identifies training entities in a training question answer pair and identifies database paths a database that link the training entities. The knowledge manager then generates a generalized query based upon the identified database paths. In addition, the knowledge manager generates a generalized syntactic pattern based upon syntactic relationships between the training entities in the training question answer pair. When the knowledge manager receives a question and matches the syntactic pattern of the received question to the generalized syntactic pattern, the knowledge manager generates a custom query from the generalized query and queries the database using the custom query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bishop, Stephen A. Boxwell, Benjamin L. Brumfield, Nirav P. Desai, Stanley J. Vernier
  • Patent number: 10628521
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a knowledge manager identifies training entities in a training question answer pair and identifies multiple database paths a database that link the training entities. The knowledge manager then generates multiple generalized queries based upon the identified multiple database paths and assigns query scores to the multiple generalized queries. In addition, the knowledge manager generates a generalized syntactic pattern based upon syntactic relationships between the training entities in the training question answer pair. When the knowledge manager receives a question and matches the syntactic pattern of the received question to the generalized syntactic pattern, the knowledge manager generates custom queries from the generalized queries and queries the database using the custom queries. The knowledge manager, in turn, scores answers generated from the custom queries based upon the custom queries' corresponding query scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Bishop, Stephen A. Boxwell, Benjamin L. Brumfield, Nirav P. Desai, Stanley J. Vernier
  • Patent number: 10627994
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an input interface configured to receive a user input, a memory configured to store an application using an item, a display, and a processor. The processor is configured to obtain the user input through the input interface while an execution screen of the application is output, determine a change screen based on a variation of the user input, wherein the change screen is configured to be outputted when the user input is released, and while the user input is maintained, output a preview which includes at least part of the change screen to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwa Seo, In Hye Youn, Jae Han Lee, Tae Hee Hwang
  • Patent number: 10606564
    Abstract: Architecture that generates a companion window in combination with a source application experience to enable the accomplishment of a side task yet not switch away from the context of the source application. The companion window experience is a window that is rendered proximate (e.g., beside) a user's source application experience, in a predictable location, and with a predictable user model for invocation and dismissal. The companion window allows the user to retain full visual context of the associated source application experience, while rendering activities that directly pertain to the source application experience or activities that allow the user to interact with two applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Gordner, Stephan Hoefnagels, Josh Clow, Colin Jeanne, Alexander Allen, Kenneth Parker, Nandini Bhattacharya, Jonathan Li, Kieran Snyder
  • Patent number: 10601924
    Abstract: The invention relates to electric drive apparatuses used in different industries for different applications more particularly to a method for remote support of an electric drive apparatus. The method comprises: establishing a live support session with virtual drive assistance between a first apparatus and a third apparatus in the remote support site, said first apparatus having a connection with a local electric drive apparatus in a local site, and said third apparatus having a connection to a virtual drive tool for virtual drive assistance; downloading by said third apparatus from said first apparatus parameter settings and other relevant process information of the local electric drive apparatus to said third apparatus; and controlling and/or operating said virtual drive tool by said third apparatus to provide assistance to a user of said first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Zhongliang Hu, Jarkko Lalu
  • Patent number: 10528336
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a software image of a software application. The software application is installed on a computing machine. One or more changes of the computing machine resulting from the installation of the software application are detected. The one or more changes include one or more artifacts being added to the computing machine and one or more updates being applied to the computing machine. One or more activation procedures and activation information according to the updates are determined. The activation procedures are configured to apply the updates when running the activation procedures according to the activation information. The software image are created by copying the artifacts from the computing machine to a virtual disk and by adding the activation procedures and the activation information obtained from the activation procedures to the virtual disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Giuseppe Ciano, Claudio Marinelli, Luigi Pichetti
  • Patent number: 10503387
    Abstract: A novel method for scrolling an electronic document (e.g., a webpage, article, etc.) that is displayed in a display area on a screen is provided. The method receives a swipe gesture on a touch-sensitive input surface, which can be a touch-sensitive surface of a cursor controller (e.g., trackpad, etc.) or can be a touch-sensitive surface of the screen. Based on the swipe gesture's velocity, the method scrolls the document on the display screen and identifies a first location on the document for ending the scrolling. Also, based on this velocity, the method identifies a size for a neighboring region around the identified location. The method then determines whether a scroll stoppage marker is defined for the neighboring region. Each scroll stoppage marker specifies a location within the document for stopping the document's scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jean Sebastiaen Metz, Pepijn T. Zoon, Matthijs Jacob Frederik Zoon
  • Patent number: 10489012
    Abstract: A method of displaying content in a computing device including a display. The method includes: displaying content on the display; detecting, by the display, a pinch gesture corresponding to an item in the content; displaying, concurrently with the item, a modal window including additional content associated with the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Loren Brichter, Leland Rechis
  • Patent number: 10482114
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for asking and searching for the answer to given questions, retrieving answers to such questions, as well as presenting such answers in a user-generated content style framework on a search engine. The system of the present invention comprises a question processor, operative to determine whether a question entered by a user has been previously answered, an answer data store storing answers to previously asked questions stored therein, an answer repository storing questions not yet answered by another user, and an editor tool operative to format an answer stored in the answer data store into user-generated content style and migrate the answer to a user-generated content style web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Rob McCool, Luke Wroblewski, Eckart Walther, Michael W. Albers
  • Patent number: 10469412
    Abstract: Provided are a device for transmitting an answer message including a display configured to display information, a communicator configured to receive a question message from another device, a processor configured to control the display to display graphics representing a plurality of pieces of recommendation information which are includable in an answer message for the received question message and relations between the plurality of pieces of recommendation information, and a user input unit configured to receive a user input that selects at least one of the plurality of pieces of recommendation information, wherein the communicator is further configured to transmit an answer message including the selected recommendation information to the another device according to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-hak Yu, Eun-jeong Ko, Deok-ho Kim, Hae-jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10459745
    Abstract: Software program “help” functionality includes features enhancing its relevance to users. An engine may receive/record context data arising from interactions between a user and the software program. The engine may process that context data to reference a plurality of sources (e.g., official help documentation, user blogs, partner web sites, etc.) and harvest relevant help information. Based upon stored context data and help information available from the plurality of sources, certain embodiments may generate suggested questions allowing further exploration of help issues. Some embodiments may offer help information in the form of an interactive “hotspot” focusing upon a specific UI element (e.g., icon). Processing the context data may allow the engine to assign a particular skill level (e.g., novice/intermediate/expert) to individual users, tailoring the help information to that skill level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Business Objects Software LTD
    Inventors: Alfred Fung, Sean McGregor, Brian McConville, Xing Jin, Trevor Dubinsky, Philip Leung, Ariel Kahana, Stephen Paxian
  • Patent number: 10437435
    Abstract: Systems for delivery management are provided. According to one embodiment, the system includes a manifest component configured to aggregate a plurality of items into a manifest, an identifier component configured to identify respective items within the aggregated plurality of items using the manifest, a tracking component configured to calculate a delivery route and track the plurality of items during a plurality of delivery events, and an inspection component configured to require inspection of the respective items at each of the plurality of delivery events. The delivery systems can ensure quality and manage connections between distributors and manufacturers by incorporating required checks through each step of a delivery (e.g., pick up, freight aggregation, line shipping, local shipping, etc.). Inspections at delivery transitions can be required and include each time a good (e.g., an item) is moved on or off a delivery truck, and transitions between delivery areas within specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Deliveright Logistics, Inc
    Inventors: Douglas M. Ladden, Richard Merians, Ori Anavim
  • Patent number: 10438142
    Abstract: A software application is provided designed to encourage collaboration between professional disciplines related to land development and construction projects. A graphical risk analysis system is provided based on answers to interdisciplinary questions related to risks. Use of the system promotes a complete checklist of interdisciplinary and informational consultation which, when completed, reduces the risk related to land development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BRYANT CONSULTANTS, INC.
    Inventor: John Bryant
  • Patent number: 10417497
    Abstract: A cognitive load reducing platform comprises one or more sensors that collect information about an environment as sensor data. A processor is in communication with the one or more sensors, wherein the processor executes a cognitive enhancement engines that processes the sensor data into enhanced characterization data having a reduced amount of data compared to the sensor data. An output device electronically communicate the enhanced characterization data to a user such that the enhanced characterization data reduces the cognitive load of the user, wherein the sensor and the output device comprise an assisted perception module worn by the user during an incident. A command interface device remote from the user to enable a person of authority to manage the incident and the user by receiving and displaying the enhanced characterization data, and by transmitting data and commands back to the assisted perception module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: QWAKE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Sam J. Cossman, John Davis Long, II, Omer Haciomeroglu, Michael E. Ralston
  • Patent number: 10402488
    Abstract: A method for configuring an automated dialog system uses traces of interactions via a graphical user interface (GUI) for an application. Each trace includes interactions in the context of a plurality of presentations of the GUI. Elements of one or more presentations of the GUI are identified, and templates are associated with portions of the trace. Each template has one or more defined inputs and a defined output. For each template of the plurality of templates, the portions of the traces are processed to automatically configure the template by specifying a procedure for providing values of inputs to the template via the GUI and obtaining a value of an output. The automated dialog system is configured with the configured templates, thereby avoiding manual configuration of the dialog system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Semantic Machines, Inc.
    Inventors: Pengyu Chen, Jordan Rian Cohen, Laurence Steven Gillick, David Leo Wright Hall, Daniel Klein, Adam David Pauls, Daniel Lawrence Roth, Jesse Daniel Eskes Rusak
  • Patent number: 10360946
    Abstract: The systems and methods are directed towards implementing interactive elements into content (e.g. video). The present disclosure also describes an application that facilitates user implementation of the interactive elements into content (e.g. video). The implementations of interactive elements are useful, for example, in encouraging user interaction with the content as well as providing the user with additional information related to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: GameCommerce, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaprakash Pasala, Sudhir Subramanian, Andrew Jasper, Nageswara Pobbathi
  • Patent number: 10332123
    Abstract: A system performs search and retrieval. The system monitors one or more user interface (“UI”) fields configured to receive text input in a UI. The system determines that the one or more UI fields are being used to enter a textual description, and performs a search on a knowledge base based on document similarity to identify documents that are similar to a portion of the textual description that has already been entered in the one or more UI fields. The system then provides one or more of the documents in a UI field of the UI, and repeats the monitoring, the determining, the performing, and the providing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Alexander, Stephen Green
  • Patent number: 10310775
    Abstract: A job processing apparatus includes a hardware numeric keypad including a first hardware key and a second hardware key and includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of software keys that accepts an operation which processes a job. The job processing apparatus further includes a first control unit and a second control unit. The first control unit moves a focus by the first hardware key being pressed in an audio mode in which audio guidance in accordance with a position of the focus displayed in the display unit is provided. The second control unit performs processing based on one of the plurality of software keys aligned with the focus by the second hardware key being pressed in the audio mode. Where the second hardware key is pressed while the focus is not aligned with the software key, the second control unit starts processing of the job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10303751
    Abstract: A system and method for interactive test coverage are disclosed. An example embodiment receives a document object model representation of a user interface page and determines at least one visible and interactive element in the document object model. If there are multiple visible interactive elements, an example embodiment creates a CSS selector for each element. A CSS selector identifies the element by information including ancestry tags from a root node to a leaf node. In one embodiment, a determination is made regarding whether the current CSS selector is similar to previously-stored CSS selectors. An example embodiment stores the CSS selector when no previously-stored CSS selectors are similar. A user interface test is executed and a determination is made as to whether the elements represented by the stored CSS selectors were invoked by the test. Results from the test execution can be displayed to a user via a user interface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Gross
  • Patent number: 10289658
    Abstract: A method to design a web page, the method including comparing a design pattern of a web page of a certain category with a corresponding design pattern of a plurality of web pages in a same category as the web page, modifying the design pattern of the web page based upon the comparing; and providing information to display the web page with the modified design pattern. A method to design a web page, the method including maintaining a plurality of design patterns for a plurality of web pages in a plurality of categories, receiving a design pattern of a web page of a certain category, providing a recommendation of design patterns of web pages in the same category as the received web page, receiving a selection of a design pattern from the recommended design patterns, and modifying the design pattern of the received web page based upon the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daocheng Chen, Shouhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10277459
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating and presenting, to an end user, user guidance data for achieving a desired end-state device or application configuration. End-state configuration source data may be provided to an application component. The application component may determine a desired end-state configuration from the source data, and may further determine a navigation path for transitioning from a current configuration state to the desired end-state configuration. The application component may then generate user guidance data to guide the user through the navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10257032
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating and presenting, to an end user, user guidance data for achieving a desired end-state device or application configuration. End-state configuration source data may be provided to an application component. The application component may determine a desired end-state configuration from the source data, and may further determine a navigation path for transitioning from a current configuration state to the desired end-state configuration. The application component may then generate user guidance data to guide the user through the navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Liam Harpur, Sumit Patel
  • Patent number: 10235023
    Abstract: A method for a graphical user interface of an electronic device is disclosed. The graphical user interface has a plurality of selectable items for input to the electronic device. The method comprises receiving (100) a first user input related to the graphical user interface causing a first selection (102) of a first item and a first action involving the selected item; invalidating (105) the first action and setting (108) the first item or the first action as non-selectable; receiving (110) a further user input related to the graphical user interface; determining (112) a second selection of an item and an action involving the selected item excluding non-selectable items and actions; and executing (114) the action related to the second selection. An apparatus (200) comprising a graphical user interface (201) with an input device (202) and a display (203) arranged to view a plurality of selectable input items is also disclosed, wherein a processor (204) is arranged to control the graphical user interface (201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Harald Gustafsson, Song Yuan
  • Patent number: 10230822
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a data provision unit configured to provide, to a client apparatus, a first template corresponding to a selection request from the client apparatus, and a data processing unit configured to, in the case where a factor included in the first template and a factor included in a second template corresponding to a switching request from the client apparatus are common, associate data associated with the factor included in the first template with the factor included in the second template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Suzuki, Masahiro Oba
  • Patent number: 10222971
    Abstract: In a case where it is determined that a swipe operation having a swipe amount equal to or greater than a predetermined amount is performed by a user when one of a plurality of objects included in a page is displayed as a main object on a screen, one of other objects to be displayed when the swipe operation is performed is estimated as a next main object and displayed on the screen based on the swipe operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichi Kashibuchi
  • Patent number: 10198702
    Abstract: A device may provide a user interface for receiving project information for a software implementation project. The project information may be associated with a set of requirements defining the software implementation project. The project information may be associated with a set of deliverables describing results of the software implementation project. The device may generate an initial project plan based on the project information. The device may receive information regarding the initial project plan during fulfillment of the project plan. The device may selectively provide an alert associated with the initial project plan based on receiving the information regarding the initial project plan. The device may selectively generate a modified project plan based on receiving the information regarding the project plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Acccenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Purnima Jagannathan, Vijayaraghavan Koushik, Rajendra T. Prasad, Suparna Moitra, Pankaj Jetley, Gayathri Pallail, Jenice J. Mukkada, Roopalaxmi Manjunath, Rajilakshmi Krishna, Bhaskar Ghosh, Shankarnarayanan Sethuraman, Chaitra Hebbal, Sandeep J. Rathod, Kanthy Prasad Kalepu, Andrew J. Cook, Muthuvel Nagalingam
  • Patent number: 10176846
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for determining playback points in media assets based on both a keyword and a context of a current playback point in a media asset. For example, in response to user input of a keyword (e.g., “Matt Damon”) while the user is consuming a media asset, a current playback point in the media asset is determined. Context of the media asset at the current playback point is then determined (e.g., the current playback point involves a car chase). Playback points in the media asset are determined that match both the context and the keyword and are presented to the user (e.g., playback points with Matt Damon in a car chase).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Sreedhara
  • Patent number: 10168817
    Abstract: (Problem) To facilitate setting of an image display style and selection of images in an image display apparatus with a touch screen. (Solution to Problem) Thumbnails included in an area designated by a pinch gesture are all specified. If it is not true that “the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style” (S2004, No), the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style (S2005), and the status is set to selected state (S2006). If it is true that “the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style” (S2004, Yes), the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in unselected style (S2007), and the status is set to unselected state (S2008). If the gesture is continuously changed to a pinch-out gesture or a pinch-in gesture (S2010, No), the selected area or the unselected area are expanded or reduced depending on the status (S2014, S2015).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Tomoyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10169313
    Abstract: Innovations in the area of tools for editing text of elements of a graphical user interface (“GUI”) are presented herein. For example, an editing tool manages a shell area and an editing area. In the shell area, the editing tool renders a GUI that is operable by a user. The GUI has multiple elements. In the editing area, the editing tool renders editable text associated with a GUI element. While the text is shown in the editing area, the GUI element can be concurrently highlighted in the shell area. The editing tool receives user input from the user and, based at least in part on the user input, updates (e.g., for revision, translation) at least some of the text associated with the GUI element. By showing the context of the GUI element while text for it is being edited, the editing tool facilitates language editing with fewer errors and inconsistencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jutta Kleine-Horst, Markus Puchta
  • Patent number: 10157370
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus provided for automatically re-formatting and adjusting elements of a wizard facility displayed a user device. The elements can be adjusted based on the type of device being used and space available to display the wizard facility. Information related to each step of the wizard facility can be displayed to the user in different display areas. Each displayed area relates to a specific step, i.e., a completed step, the current step, or a future step and includes visual representations, which can allow the user to interact with the displayed information. Additionally, an interactive progress bar can be displayed that visually represents the user's progress of the wizard facility. The method and apparatus can automatically re-format and adjust the visual elements of the progress bar depending on the type of device being used and the available space to display the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: András Bakos
  • Patent number: 10152044
    Abstract: This control device for a machine tool has a display unit that displays an input screen via which machining information regarding machining to be performed on a workpiece is inputted and an input unit via which letters and/or numbers are inputted into machining-information fields on the input screen. When a machining-information field on the input screen is selected, the display unit displays a first input-assistance screen corresponding to said field. Input-support buttons are laid out on said first input-assistance screen. When an input-support button is pressed, a second input-assistance screen is displayed, and via an operation performed in accordance with said second input-assistance screen, the aforementioned field is filled in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ono, Toshimasa Uetama, Hideki Heishi, Rie Kawai
  • Patent number: 10127056
    Abstract: A system to automate creation of a configuration wizard from, for example, an underlying control application. In one instance, a complex application may be represented with a simple configuration view such as that of a configuration wizard. When an application is being created, a user may be provided with a feature that defines the configuration wizard. Some aspects of the present approach are that a wizard user interface may be automatically generated, a standard approach may be provided to define the wizard, and, for changes which are performed in the application, the wizard may easily be edited and regenerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Francis D'Souza, Lavanya Bhadriraju, Soumya Ramesh, Thejasvini Shivanagendra, Gutha Stalin Sanghamitra, Subramanya Tavarekere Nagaraj, Kevin B. Moore
  • Patent number: 10126902
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a dynamic contextual help application. The help application adapts to content displayed within a graphical user interface (GUI) to provide content specific help objects. The help objects may be selected by a user and an indication object may simultaneously appear apart from the contextual help application to guide the user in performing various functions related to the selected help object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SmugMug, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Strong, Don Macaskill, Angelo Robert Dinardi, Craig Andrew Murray
  • Patent number: 10120850
    Abstract: The present invention is directed in general to imaging technologies and more particularly to medical imaging and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) having an image display wherein system features and functions are provided to a user via active overlays located over displayed images. A system and method are provided to imbed an ability to interact with an image by activating traditional annotations that are displayed in conjunction with an image in a PACS. Users are able to access program functionalities in an improved, quicker, accurate and more intuitive means. More specifically, the present invention relates to providing the capability to customize multiple context menus, and flatten the command hierarchy of an imaging system. The present invention also provides the ability to “overload” current text and graphic annotations that are already displayed within an image of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sinan Batman, Richard Kiesel
  • Patent number: 10089002
    Abstract: An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. The inspector tool may be integrated into the application or separate from the application. During execution of the application, the inspector identifies an element in the hierarchy and presents information regarding the element. For example, a display region corresponding to the element may be highlighted or text regarding the element may be displayed. The hierarchy may be navigated by selection of items in the user interface itself, by selection of an item in the displayed information, by directional inputs, or any suitable combination thereof. Information displayed in the inspector may be configured by the application based on the identified element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Yong Nugent
  • Patent number: 10061898
    Abstract: An avatar-based charting method for assisted diagnosis to improve the efficiency of medical practice. Through an anthropomorphic symptom record interface, the first page is the Genetic-Psycho-Social-Bio (GPSB) which assists in understanding the genetic, psychological, social-environmental, and biological characteristics of patients. A Subjective-Objective-Assessment-Plan (SOAP) diagnosis page aids in doctor diagnosis. A decision support diagnostic summary interface automatically generates the diagnosis summary and notifies of any unusual circumstances. Finally, a medical records module saves all information into a medical database in order to provide health care for subsequent tracking and evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Cheng-Yuan Wang, Ying-Fong Huang, Jer-Chia Tsai, Jer-Min Tsai, Yu-Hsien Chiu, I-Te Chen
  • Patent number: 10053112
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems for implementing a computer-readable storage device comprising instructions, including a behavior recognizer, that, when executed by a system having a processor, cause the processor to perform operations, for providing personalized proactive assistance to a vehicle user. The operations comprise receiving a behavior input data package comprising a sequence of user events using the behavior recognizer, and determining the behavior input data package indicates proactive assistance to be presented to the vehicle user by the system, using a user behavior model and a machine state model of the behavior recognizer. The disclosure also relates to methods for providing personalized proactive assistance to a vehicle user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Claudia V. Goldman-Shenhar, Amir Konigsberg, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 10031970
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to techniques for facilitating text inputs with long-tail keywords from a user in a social question and answer (Q&A) application. During operation, the system receives an input from the user. The system then applies a predictive model to determine a predicted business outcome for the received input from the user. Next, the system renders a user interface (UI) for subsequent user interaction with the social Q&A application, based on the predicted business outcome. Finally, the system displays the rendered UI to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Todd Frey Goodyear, Bradly S. Feeley
  • Patent number: 9959401
    Abstract: A system connected to an existing computer includes a unit for monitoring the screen and provides input, a storage unit that stores data that pairs screen buffer regions with authentication details, wherein the system learns new pairs via user training and presents stored authentication details when the screen buffer regions match a related stored region which is paired with a region of the screen, and a unit that determines which of stored passwords need to be presented to the system by a pattern matching of regions of screen pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian David Dick, James Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 9922122
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for assisting users in performing searches. In one aspect, a query for a search session is received from a user device. A first set of search results responsive to the query is provided to the user device. Search results interaction data are received from the user device that identifies actions that are in response to the search results and taken at the user device. The search results interaction data are analyzed to determine that a remedial search operation should be performed, the remedial search operation determining a second set of search results responsive to the query and providing the second set of search results to the user device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ashutosh Garg, Kedar Dhamdhere
  • Patent number: 9886177
    Abstract: Provided is a data preloading method which improves the response speed of a user device by predicting whether a particular object provided on a graphic user interface (GUI) will be selected based on the position of a pointer before the particular object is selected by a user and preloading data that should be loaded when the particular object is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Seung Yup Lee, Ju Wan Yoo, Gun Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9881645
    Abstract: Described are computer-based systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for editing video in real-time, or substantially in real-time, using gestures to apply transitions and effects to a plurality of simultaneously played video sources to create an edited video output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Priestley Novikoff