Coaching (e.g., Animated Examples, Or Handholding Or Show Me Execution) Patents (Class 715/709)
  • Patent number: 10379515
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for providing control of a monitoring system. In some implementations, a monitoring device is located in a building and is configured to monitor at least a portion of the building based on output from one or more sensors. A monitoring server is located remote from the building and is configured to communicate with the monitoring device. The monitoring server may be configured to translate one or more parameters received from a client device into an interpreted monitoring script and a trigger that causes performance of the interpreted monitoring script. The monitoring device may include an interpreter configured to determine that the trigger has been met and initiate performance of the interpreted monitoring script to evaluate a monitoring rule in accordance with one or more configurable parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10353721
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for creating and playing back live help routines for websites. During creation of a live help routine, the user performs actions on the website, and information about the user's actions and the website elements being interacted with are automatically stored. In addition, screenshots and HTML of the target website may be stored. The stored information about the website elements may include properties, attributes, and other identifying information regarding the target elements. Upon execution of the stored live help routine, the user viewing the live help routine is guided through the steps by highlighting on the live website the target element that the user need to interact with. The target element is found by matching all or part of the stored information about the website elements with the properties, attributes, and other information of the elements of the live website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Sundeep Harshadbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10353821
    Abstract: A parallel execution method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium not maintaining a cache coherence, include creating a continuum, the continuum being a construct that holds data structures, giving a view to the continuum, the view being a descriptor that provides access rights and properties for the continuum, and performing a task associated with an execution sequence, the task holding the view to the continuum that the execution sequence is accessing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ulrich Alfons Finkler, Hubertus Franke
  • Patent number: 10304346
    Abstract: A method and system of training in conjunction with a computer animation executed by a computing environment is described. The method includes recognizing a task to be performed in the computer animation, recognizing a problem, displayed in the computer animation, to accomplish the task, and solving the problem by manipulation of a virtual apparatus having virtual components displayed in the computer animation. The virtual components are manipulated by a student or user desiring to learn. The student is taught to understand logically consistent goals by using the virtual apparatus and without language interaction. Rules and properties for a subject area are modeled to the student by the virtual apparatus without language interaction. The student is taught to operate the virtual apparatus without language interaction. The student is requested to operate the virtual apparatus to reach goals in a sequence of problems having progressive difficulty and without language interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MIND Research Institute
    Inventors: Matthew R. Peterson, Mark Bodner
  • Patent number: 10268956
    Abstract: A method and system applies a probabilistic topic model to content in a tax environment to improve user satisfaction with a question and answer customer support system, according to one embodiment. The probabilistic topic model may be the Latent Dirichlet allocation algorithm or other implementations of probabilistic topic models, according to various embodiments. The method and system include receiving submission content from a user, according to one embodiment. The method and system include applying a probabilistic topic model to the submission content to determine submission content topics and submission content statistics, according to one embodiment. The method and system include generating and providing customer support content at least partially based on the submission content topics and at least partially based on the submission content statistics, to facilitate use of the question and answer customer support system by the user, according to one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Igor A. Podgorny, Benjamin John Koonse
  • Patent number: 10248440
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automating user input using onscreen content. For example, a method includes receiving a selection of a first screen capture image representing a screen captured on a mobile device associated with a user, the first image having a first timestamp. The method also includes determining, using a data store of images of previously captured screens of the mobile device, a reference image from the data store that has a timestamp prior to the first timestamp, identifying a plurality of images in the data store that have respective timestamps between the timestamp for the reference image and the first timestamp, and providing the reference image, the plurality of images, and the first image to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, David Petrou
  • Patent number: 10169006
    Abstract: Using computer-vision based training information, a user interface (UI) component of an application-level user interface of an application and rendering coordinates of the UI component within the application-level user interface are recognized. A functional class that is mapped within the computer-vision based training information to the UI component and that is used to instantiate the UI component as part of the application-level user interface is identified in accordance with the computer-vision based training information. A replica object of the identified functional class is instantiated within a user interface container separately from the application. An operating system-level event that specifies a functional operation of the UI component and the recognized rendering coordinates of the UI component is generated from the instantiated replica object on an operating system event queue that provides inputs to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nadiya Kochura
  • Patent number: 10114609
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques, systems, devices, and program products for providing user interfaces that are adapted for users with disabilities. For example, user interfaces, such as touchscreen user interfaces, can be provided through which users with disabilities can learn to perform various tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Opportunity Partners Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas John Annett, Adam Wayne Grise, Donald J. Flower, II
  • Patent number: 10063983
    Abstract: Example techniques may involve calibration with multiple recording devices. An implementation may include detecting, via a microphone, one or more calibration sounds as emitted by one or more playback devices of one or more zones during a calibration sequence. The implementation may further include determining a first response, the first response representing a response of a given environment to the one or more calibration sounds as detected by the first recording device and receiving data indicating a second response, the second response representing a response of the given environment to the one or more calibration sounds as detected by a second recording device. The implementation may also include determining a calibration for the one or more playback devices based on the first response and the second response and sending, to the one or more zones, an instruction that applies the calibration to playback by the one or more playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Klaus Hartung
  • Patent number: 10032291
    Abstract: The implementations relate to a method and a device for interface display and an electronic device thereof. The method may include acquiring background information of an application page area adjoining to a system bar and configuring background of the system bar based on the background information. The background information may include related information reflecting a background color of the application page area. Therefore, users do not need to perform extra operations such as selecting colors. In addition to simplifying procedures and improving efficiency, the method may further avoid defragmented effects due to inconsistency between tones of the system bar and a control adjoining to the system bar. The method may provide a good visual effect for the users while presenting system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 9996211
    Abstract: Techniques for transacting via an animated assistant are provided. A kiosk processes an animated assistant that entices users to approach. Once a user approaches the animated assistant attempts to recognize the user and engages the user via an unspoken universal language using symbol imagery when the user is not recognized. When the user is recognized, the user is engaged via a preferred spoken language. The animated assistant guides the user through one or more automated transactions via the kiosk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Lyle Howard Sandler, William Lidwell, Jill Butler, Mariel Pina, Jared Thorn
  • Patent number: 9971955
    Abstract: A photographing method includes acquiring to-be-photographed first content, acquiring an image composition relationship between a second subject in the first content and the first subject after determining a first subject with which a user is concerned in the first content, where the second subject is another background subject in the first content except the first subject, matching the image composition relationship between the second subject and the first subject with a preset image composition template to obtain a matching evaluation degree, and providing an image composition adjustment suggestion on the first content for the user according to the matching evaluation degree and the image composition template, where the adjustment suggestion is a tip on how to adjust the image composition relationship in the first content such that the image composition relationship completely matches the preset image composition template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen He, Jilin Liu, Tengyue Li, Maosheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9940219
    Abstract: A method, and associated computer system and computer program product, of detecting source code merge conflicts and compilation errors. Uncommitted changes associated with a source code are received periodically at each time of a sequence of times. A temporary branch corresponding to each uncommitted change is merged to corresponding portions of the source code. It is ascertained that no merge conflict resulted from the merging and in response, a compilation of a merged version of the source code is performed, wherein the merged version of the source code includes the temporary branch corresponding to each uncommitted change. It is determined that no compilation error occurred from the compilation and in response, a version of a product that includes the merged version of the source code is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George T. Bigwood, Jason T. McMann, Michael G. Nikitaides, Kaleb D. Walton
  • Patent number: 9836199
    Abstract: A user interface device includes: a display unit which displays a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional display object in a display space; a sensor unit which measures 3D coordinates of fingers of a user in the display space; a motion detecting unit which detects motion of the fingers of the user relative to the display object based on the 3D coordinates of the fingers of the user measured by the sensor unit; and a display control unit which changes display content displayed by the display unit, according to a detection result obtained by the motion detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kouichi Ishino, Yoshiteru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9769053
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for implementing a policy for a router are disclosed. One method includes providing a meta administrator interface configured to facilitate the specification of one or more rules that form a policy definition. The method further includes automatically generating, based on the policy definition, an administrator interface for inputting rule data associated with the policy definition. Even further, the method includes storing the input rule data in one or more data structures associated with a router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TEKELEC GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jiri Kuthan, Miklós Tirpák
  • Patent number: 9749795
    Abstract: A method and apparatus enables users to view, lease, purchase and try art in their homes all via an application designed to operate on a portable computing device. An exemplary embodiment of a system for interacting with a purchaser of art includes a communications device that is programmed to gather, organize, and share information between a dedicated platform and end users. The architecture of an exemplary embodiment incorporates three components—an indoor positioning system (termed an art beacon), an Application (“app”), and a platform. The indoor positioning system communicates with mobile devices (Applications) via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology or similar communications system. The signal strength and amplitude of each art beacon can be adjusted to cover a wide or narrow field to avoid interference with the signals from other nearby art beacons given the space requirements of each participating business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ART B CO, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Ernesto Navarro, Pablo Duarte-Hinterholzer, Andrea Ximena Devoto
  • Patent number: 9632756
    Abstract: A code assistance feature provides a user with a set of suggested program code insertions at a given point in the program code being edited. For example, in response to a user command, the feature identifies syntactically correct possible insertions derived from a search for insertions of a compatible type. The feature identifies members in the set of possible code insertions that can be expanded via a field dereference or subroutine call to provide further possible code insertions for selection by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gordon D. Hutchison, David G. Screen, Joseph R. Winchester
  • Patent number: 9626592
    Abstract: A photographing method that includes: acquiring to-be-photographed first content; after determining a first subject with which a user is concerned in the first content, acquiring an image composition relationship between a second subject in the first content and the first subject, where the second subject is another background subject in the first content except the first subject; matching the image composition relationship between the second subject and the first subject with a preset image composition template to obtain a matching evaluation degree, and providing an image composition adjustment suggestion on the first content for the user according to the matching evaluation degree and the image composition template, where the adjustment suggestion is a tip on how to adjust the image composition relationship in the first content so that the image composition relationship completely matches the preset image composition template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen He, Jilin Liu, Tengyue Li, Maosheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9626879
    Abstract: Dynamic industrial vehicle monitoring for modification of vehicle operator behavior comprises identifying a metric that characterizes an event associated with the operation of an industrial vehicle, the metric having at least one behavior modification action and at least one performance parameter to evaluate the event against. Monitoring operation of the industrial vehicle is carried out for the event. Upon detecting an occurrence of the event, event data is recorded that characterizes a response of a vehicle operator to the event. The recorded event data is evaluated against at least one performance parameter associated with the corresponding metric to determine whether the vehicle operator demonstrated appropriate behavior for the event. A vehicle operator score is updated based upon the evaluation and the updated vehicle operator score is communicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis H. Manci, Philip W. Swift, Lucas B. Waltz
  • Patent number: 9588777
    Abstract: Knowledge transfer between users of a software application. At least some of the example embodiments are methods including: tracking steps performed by a plurality of users of a software application, and the tracking creates tracked steps; identifying a first task as a first series of steps of the tracked steps, and identifying a second task as a second series steps of the tracked steps, the second series of steps distinct from the first series of steps; and providing, on a display device associated with the software application, an indication of the first series of steps of the first task and the second series of steps of the second task, the providing to a later user interacting with the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Brian D. Davis
  • Patent number: 9576045
    Abstract: Users of a social networking system post questions for other users to answer. Questions are automatically tagged based on keywords extracted from text within the posted questions as well as user-selected tags. Answers may be voted on and sorted by social information related to the browsing user. Affinities for tags are recorded based on users' interactions with the question and answer service. Affinities for tags may also be used to target questions to other users and sort answers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Ross, Venkataramanan Iyer Nandagopal
  • Patent number: 9563657
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to data retrieval in an enterprise system through use of a graphical selection tree. An exemplary device to implement and display such a selection tree includes one or more processors, and also a data selection component and a query engine that are each executable by the one or more processors. The data selection component, when operable, receives, within a graphical user interface (GUI), user input to select a predefined data metric, and displays, within the GUI, a selection tree containing graphical branches associated with a data dimension, wherein each branch corresponding to a data attribute within the data dimension. The query engine generates, for each branch in the selection tree that is selected, a data query to request data of the selected data metric that matches the data attribute corresponding to the selected branch. The query engine also is capable of sending each generated data query to a data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joao Sousa Martins
  • Patent number: 9554049
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples is a method of guided video capture, the method including identifying a video capture template, the video capture template including a plurality of target video parameters, each of the target video parameters corresponding to one of a plurality of video capture directions; while capturing video, selecting a video capture direction from the plurality of video capture directions based on video parameters of captured video and the plurality of target video parameters using a processor and presenting the selected video capture direction to a user on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 9449524
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a computer-based learning system that minimizes the “distance” between applications (for which instructions are provided) and the instructions themselves. That is, the instructional material provided is dynamically integrated with a “state” of one or more applications, which constantly change as a user interacts with the application. Further, the instructional information is visually presented within a common screen, window, or focus region as the application, in a minimally intrusive manner. For example, the instruction window can be an overlay that is designed to “hide from” or to avoid obscuring application content of particular interest to a user. Various techniques can be used to ensure the instructions are provided unobtrusively, including use of transparency settings to make instructions legible, resizing techniques, variable shading, font size/contrast/style adjustments, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Edwin J. Bruce, Tong C. Dougharty, Tassanee K. Supakkul, Janki Y. Vora
  • Patent number: 9424235
    Abstract: Variable formatting for cells in computer spreadsheets, tables, and other documents is provided. For a selected range of cells, cell formats vary with the value in each cell (or an associated value). Formats can include color-scale backgrounds, in-cell elements (e.g., icons and data bars), and other cell formats that can be varied with a value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Chamberlain, Bruce C. Jones, Christopher M. Street, David F. Gainer, Eric B. Vigesaa
  • Patent number: 9361389
    Abstract: A state-based guidance method provides to a user operation guidance and technology guidance for an application. The method walks the user step-by-step through an existing interface and guides the user to provide the appropriate input in the appropriate places in the existing interface. Individualized guidance is dynamically provided based on a user profile in addition to state and context of the application. The method describes the technologies used to perform actions presented in the user interface of the application and indicates where these technologies are used, providing an overview of which technologies are used in the application and in what capacity those technologies are implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrea Lyn Ames, Christian Kotitschke, Mathias Koehnke
  • Patent number: 9354773
    Abstract: A graphic symbol is created having a specified pattern and being associated with at least a first graphical object. Color attribute(s) is/are designated for the graphic symbol. While displaying related graphical object(s), the created graphic symbol and its specified pattern and color attribute(s) are retained within such displayed related graphical object(s), wherein the related graphical object(s) are recognizable as related to the first graphical object by the persistence of the specific graphic symbol pattern and designated colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Christensen, Ricardo L. Gonzalez, David Brooks Hamilton, Daina Edvina Pupons Wickham, Robert Edward Medl
  • Patent number: 9310834
    Abstract: Systems for, and methods of, dual screen smartphones are described herein. The dual screens are hingedly coupled and can be rotated into an open position forming one contiguous screen. A processor is configured to dismiss any action bar or status bar in response to a prompt thereby maximizing media across the entirety of any of the dual screens or contiguous screen formed by their intersection. An overlay command presented by the processor allows a user to minimize, tile, zoom, pan or dismiss the media when it is maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Mo Selim
  • Patent number: 9268580
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system provide overlays to an application. An application state of the application is identified. Responsive to identifying the application state, an appropriate overlay corresponding to the application state is identified. Responsive to identifying the appropriate overlay, the appropriate overlay is overlain onto the application. The appropriate overlay is then displayed in real time in a user interface, with the appropriate overlay overlain in the user interface of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Carl Hampton, Eric Martinez de Morentin
  • Patent number: 9262588
    Abstract: The disclosure describes improved systems and methods for configuring the layout of a graphical display in a ventilatory system. Specifically, the present methods provide a user interface for configuring one or more layout categories associated with data on the graphical display. Upon selection of a layout category, a clinician is provided with a preview of the layout of the layout category. The preview consists of one or more parameter positions. Each parameter position is associated with a parameter. The clinician is also provided with a listing of possible parameters. The parameter positions in the preview and the possible parameters in the listing are selectable elements. Once a parameter position is selected, a possible parameter can be chosen to replace the parameter associated with the selected parameter position. If this replacement is acceptable to the clinician, the clinician can access an accept button to implement the replacement in the graphical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: John Skidmore
  • Patent number: 9213555
    Abstract: A window detector may detect that an off-screen portion of a window is not visible within a display that is providing the window, the off-screen portion including at least one window control element. A control identifier may determine at least one supplemental control element corresponding to, and providing analogous functionality of, the at least one window control element. A control view generator may provide the at least one supplemental control element visibly within the display. A supplemental window controller may execute the analogous functionality with respect to the window, based on receipt of user input by way of the at least one supplemental control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Poston, Michael Cooper
  • Patent number: 9116600
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for automatically personalizing applications includes: receiving, in a computer system, user behavior data for multiple users of at least one application program, the application program having a user interface with multiple input controls displayed on multiple different panes, and the user behavior data reflecting actions performed using the input controls on the panes; identifying, using the computer system, at least one usage pattern in the user behavior data as meeting a usage pattern criterion; storing a personalization record based on identifying the usage pattern, the personalization record specifying the usage pattern as a sequence of activating at least some of the input controls on at least some of the panes; and automatically generating, using the computer system and based on the personalization record, a modified user interface according to the identified usage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Michael Gonsalves
  • Patent number: 9111066
    Abstract: A clock tree design tool is described which receives input from a user via a graphical user interface (GUI) through a first window, the input including an indication of an output clock frequency. The tool also detects selection by the user of a soft control and, as a result of detecting selection of the soft control, generates a plurality of clock tree solutions. The tool further causes a graphical form of a highlighted one of the clock tree solutions to be displayed in a second window of the GUI. An algorithm for generating the various clock tree solutions is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dean Kumar Banerjee, Timothy Paul Toroni, Robert Charles Farrow, Jr., Valerie Way Chang, Brandon Micah Hoppe, Arvind Sridhar, Makram Mounzer Mansour, Khang Duy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9076073
    Abstract: A photographing method that includes: acquiring to-be-photographed first content; after determining a first subject with which a user is concerned in the first content, acquiring an image composition relationship between a second subject in the first content and the first subject, where the second subject is another background subject in the first content except the first subject; matching the image composition relationship between the second subject and the first subject with a preset image composition template to obtain a matching evaluation degree, and providing an image composition adjustment suggestion on the first content for the user according to the matching evaluation degree and the image composition template, where the adjustment suggestion is a tip on how to adjust the image composition relationship in the first content so that the image composition relationship completely matches the preset image composition template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen He, Jilin Liu, Tengyue Li, Maosheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9071711
    Abstract: In an image processing system, a control device (11) of a first host PC (1) controls (i) a storage device (12) of the first host PC (1) to store an icon registered on the first host PC (1), (ii) the icon to be registered on a multifunction peripheral (5), and (iii) the icon to be transmitted to a first client PC (3). In the image processing system, a control device (31) of the first client PC (3) controls a storage device (32) of the first client PC (3) to store the icon received from the first host PC (1), and controls a display device (35) of the first client PC (3) to display the icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Nagata
  • Publication number: 20150113398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a character input technology, and more particularly, to a character input technology for enabling a user to input the characters without watching a screen and for maximally reducing the occurrence of typing errors during the inputting of the characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: NEOWIZ INTERNET CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taewoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9009602
    Abstract: Assisting navigation of a first browser executing on a first data processing system is provided by navigating, responsive to a second browser executing on a second data processing system, to identify information to be displayed using the first browser on the first data processing system. An identifier is request to associate with the identified information and the identifier is dynamically generated responsive to the request for an identifier. The identifier is associated with the identified information to be displayed using the first browser such that the identified information may be retrieved using the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard A. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9005035
    Abstract: A game apparatus includes a CPU, and when a virtual game is started, the CPU generates game image data and displays a corresponding game screen on a monitor. In the game screen, an operating instruction describing operation procedure is displayed and contents of the instruction changes according to a progress of the game. For example, as the game advances, an operating instruction including how to perform a new operation is displayed when a player object learns a new attack, or when a level (experience) of the player object increases or an operation level of the player increases. However, if the virtual game has not been played for a relatively long period of time, the operating instruction is displayed regardless of the progress of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Taito
    Inventors: Satoshi Kira, Toshiharu Izuno, Isao Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150095773
    Abstract: Described herein are a method and system that has the capability to remotely instruct and guide end users of mobile devices to navigate through its various functions and configurations. The system comprises a repository, a control center, and an intelligent client on the mobile device, where the control center and mobile device operate in a client-server relationship and are in communication during a help session. An administrator uses the system to create step by step navigational instructions called story boards and reference device navigational maps which are uploaded to a repository. The control center pulls the relevant story boards and device navigation maps from the repository and uses it to remotely and interactively direct the end user of the mobile device to navigate through its various applications and functions. An intelligent client on the mobile device is used for assistance in this process, which in turn reports the end user progress back to the control center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: AetherPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Gonsalves, Calvin Charles
  • Patent number: 8997004
    Abstract: Techniques for real-time observation assessment are provided. The techniques, which are designed for educators, take advantage of handheld computers, desktop/laptop computers and Internet access in order to reduce the paperwork associated with conventional educational assessments. An array of instructional assessment applications are designed to run on handheld computers. The instructional assessment applications may be based on existing and widely used paper methodologies. A common Web-based platform for assessment application distribution, selection, download, data management and reporting is also provided. Users can then periodically synchronize instructional data (assessments, diagnostic results, notes and/or schedules) to the Web site. At the Web site, browser-based reports and analysis can be viewed, administered and shared via electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Amplify Education, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Jason Berger, Gregory M. Gunn, John D. Stewart, Kenneth M. Gunn, Elizabeth Lynn, Nicole M. Adams, Anouk Markovits, Aaron Boyd
  • Patent number: 8990689
    Abstract: A user can toggle between GUI input and touch screen input with the GUI hidden using touch gestures correlated to respective hidden GUI elements and, thus, to respective commands for a TV and/or disk player sending AV data thereto. When in the GUI input mode, an animated hand can be presented on the display moving through the touch gesture corresponding to a selected GUI element to train the user on which touch gestures correspond to which GUI elements (and, thus, to respective commands for a TV and/or disk player sending AV data thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Hill, Travis Baurmann
  • Patent number: 8984403
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for bringing user attention to guidance information presented on a display device. These methods and systems comprise displaying guidance information in an initial animation mode, receiving a first user input in response to the displayed guidance information, determining whether the first user input satisfies validation criteria for responses to the guidance information, and displaying the guidance information in an altered animation mode when the first user input fails to satisfy the validation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Oluf Nissen, Marguerite Letulle
  • Patent number: 8984404
    Abstract: Provided is a method of guiding an image-based task execution. The method allows a user of a computing device to record an association between an image and at least one task, wherein a task is an action related to content present in the image; and upon subsequent recognition of the image, guides a user to perform the at least one task associated with the image, based on previously recorded association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Suryaprakash Kompalli, Vimal Sharma, Praphul Chandra
  • Patent number: 8979538
    Abstract: Elements of game play, such as usage statistics, scores, levels, challenges, achievements, competition, and the like, are incorporated into a productivity application to assist in motivating users to learn features of the productivity application. A recommendation system is utilized to assist users in determining what features of the application to learn next. Help content that is associated with the productivity application can also be tied to the features that are currently being learned and used by the user such that the linked help content is readily available. Users may compare their scores and compete with other persons that are also participating in the game play learning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer P. Michelstein, Jonas Helin, Mark R. Alexieff
  • Patent number: 8972859
    Abstract: The present invention provides a learning management system that is embedded in an application, operating system, or multiple applications. The learning management system is adapted to identify whether training courses would be desirable for a user, based on usage of one or more applications, installment of one or more applications, or occurrence of one or more key words within an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: Ted Saoumi
  • Patent number: 8966385
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus for imaging a radiation image inputs an operation instruction from a user and performs display control of a screen that has an input region in which one or more information input regions for having various types of information input thereto are disposed, and a workflow region in which workflow information related to imaging of the radiation image is disposed. Here, when a confirmation instruction indicating confirmation of an operation is input, the radiation imaging apparatus moves the one or more information input regions of the input region toward a prescribed region of the workflow region, and performs display using animation that sequences the movement of the one or more information input regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sako, Koji Takekoshi
  • Patent number: 8924884
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to detecting a modification of content presented on a display. The detecting of the modification of the content is in response to user input. Some embodiments are further directed to generating a screen capture of at least the modified content in response to detecting the modification of the content. Some embodiments are further directed to identifying an area of the screen capture in which the modification of content occurred. Some embodiments are further directed to adding a graphical annotation to the screen capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Lisa M. W. Bradley, Lin Sun, Chunhui Yang
  • Patent number: 8898571
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes means for recording numbers and display times of a series of plurality of setting screens displayed in transition, means for assigning the degrees of forgetting of the current screen which is shifted from other setting screens that are displayed in the process of transition from the previous setting screen to the current screen, means for evaluating the total degree of forgetting of the current screen in consideration of all degrees of forgetting in transition from the other setting screens displayed in the process of transition, means for determining forgetting threshold values for the individual screens on the basis of the degree of importance of the application, means for comparing total degree of forgetting with the forgetting threshold values, and means for highlighting a predetermined content of the current screen in the case where the total degree of forgetting is lower than the forgetting threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Yuhko Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140344684
    Abstract: Provided is a system for generating a unique handwriting style of a user in which a minimum amount of phonemes, for example, only 59 phonemes of Hangul, are received from a user and transformed and combined to implement a syllable, thus simply generating a unique handwriting of a user. According to the system, a phoneme input by a user is displayed on a display screen of a smartphone, or the like, and corresponding phonemes are received based on the displayed input phoneme, thus implementing a handwriting fitting a user handwriting, and when a syllable is formed with a plurality of phonemes, a syllable is implemented by matching a designated connection point to each phoneme, thereby generating a natural handwriting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung Ho JANG
  • Patent number: 8893044
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. An embodiment of the method includes receiving an indication of a selection of one of a plurality of displayed selectable symbols displayed in a first display area; receiving an indication of at least one further selection of at least one of the plurality of displayed selectable symbols; and providing feedback to the user, subsequent to and in response to the at least one further selected at least one next symbol completing a symbol sequence including at least the first selected symbol, the feedback including display, in a second display area separate from the first display area, of previously undisplayed information including at least one of a message, command, and program and display of the first selected symbol and the at least one further selected symbol, in sequence of selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Semantic Compaction Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Baker, Robert V. Conti, Rob Dillon, Dave H. Hershberger, Thomas J. McGrath, III