Presentation To Audience Interface (e.g., Slide Show) Patents (Class 715/730)
  • Patent number: 10268761
    Abstract: A panoptic visualization document collection system includes a document parser and a colligater, and is configured to collect components of a document collection in a manner that that captures logical relationships between their content, which may in turn reflect relationships between the subjects or their objects depicted by the content. These logical relationships may be established by links between document components, which may be identified by information provided in associated metadata for the document components. The content may then be exploited according to these relationships, such as in a panoptic arrangement of the content in a manner that reflects the relationships. This type of arrangement may enable a user to see the content in a single view, and in an arrangement that facilitates a better understanding of the relationships between the content and their subjects or objects, which may be otherwise difficult to comprehend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brent L Hadley, Patrick J Eames
  • Patent number: 10262286
    Abstract: A method for comparing and analyzing data based on data analysis reports is provided. The method may include receiving a first dataset. The method may also include identifying a first portion of the first dataset and a second portion of the first dataset. Additionally, the method may include comparing and analyzing the first portion of the first dataset with the second portion of the first dataset. The method may also include receiving a second dataset from a location different from the first dataset. The method may further include comparing and analyzing the first portion and second portion of the first dataset with the second dataset. The method may also include receiving a plurality of first analysis results and a plurality of second analysis results based on the comparisons and the analyses. The method may also include presenting the plurality of first analysis results and the plurality of second analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priyam Aneja, Laxmi V. Bhatt, Sonal Bhatt, Meghali V. Munoli, Sonia L. Sequeira, Hemant K. Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10262287
    Abstract: A method for comparing and analyzing data based on data analysis reports is provided. The method may include receiving a first dataset. The method may also include identifying a first portion of the first dataset and a second portion of the first dataset. Additionally, the method may include comparing and analyzing the first portion of the first dataset with the second portion of the first dataset. The method may also include receiving a second dataset from a location different from the first dataset. The method may further include comparing and analyzing the first portion and second portion of the first dataset with the second dataset. The method may also include receiving a plurality of first analysis results and a plurality of second analysis results based on the comparisons and the analyzes. The method may also include presenting the plurality of first analysis results and the plurality of second analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priyam Aneja, Laxmi V. Bhatt, Sonal Bhatt, Meghali V. Munoli, Sonia L. Sequeira, Hemant K. Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10237327
    Abstract: Examples of methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable storage media are provided to facilitate access and control of a remote desktop of a remote machine by a web browser at a client device through a transcoding server without installing proprietary plug-ins or protocols on the client device. A transcoding server may translate user input requests from a web browser into input calls compatible with a remote desktop display protocol. The transcoding server may receive remote desktop drawing commands from the remote machine and translate the remote desktop drawing commands into web browser drawing updates compatible with the web browser. A transcoding server may communicate with a web browser via HTTP and communicate with a remote machine via a remote desktop display protocol. A web browser may be an HTML5 browser. A transcoding server may send drawing coordinates to the web browser via an HTTP header and may use long polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stevan Kominac, Jeremy Michael Stanley, Curtis J. Schwebke
  • Patent number: 10237518
    Abstract: A mobile body photographs an image with a camera while moving, and transmits to a control apparatus image data representing the photographed image and state information indicating the state thereof including the location thereof. The control apparatus displays a map including a moving range of the mobile body on a display unit and overlays a route of the mobile body on the map to display the route. The control apparatus detects an occurrence of an event such as finding of an intruder and the location of the mobile body at the time of the occurrence of the event, based on the received image data and state information, and displays a marker indicating the detected location over the map. Whenever an event occurs, an additional marker is displayed over the map and the history of the past events is recorded on the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10229655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method for allowing a user to zoom in and out on a large data set and maintain resolution and understanding on the data. The system monitors how the user uses the data and also detects the user's actions with respect to zooming on the data. Based on the user's interactions and the type of data the system determines for each zoom level what data to display to the user on the display and if the display needs to be modified to maintain usability of the data. In some scenarios a display management component may change the format of the data such that the user may better understand the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chairy Cheung, Taurean Jones
  • Patent number: 10216857
    Abstract: A process for controlling the displaying of media on a display device, such as a digital frame, under the control of a centralized server accessing a contextual database. The process is based on the periodical transmission by said frame of a request comprising an identifier of said display device and also comprising headers defining contextual information reported to said server) and stored within said contextual database, said server responding to said request by means of a response defining the media to display, accompanied by headers defining one or more actions to be executed by said display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RevPOR Group FZ-LLC
    Inventor: Stéphane Perret
  • Patent number: 10212110
    Abstract: Provided is a system for providing a cloud service for display, the system including: an image forming apparatus configured to generate scan data including scanning a document and assign a display device to which the scan data is to be transmitted through a chat room; a cloud configured to receive the scan data from the image forming apparatus and transmit the scan data to the display device; and the display device, wherein the display device is configured to display the scan data received from the cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-woo Lee, Mu-hy Yoon, Hwan-joon Choi, Ki-young Hwang, Adam Just, Dario Traverso, Nehal Dantwala, Vishal Parihar
  • Patent number: 10187340
    Abstract: A method, mobile device and system are provided for managing and displaying email messages on a device having security classification metadata. The security classification metadata is extracted on the mobile device from the email messages. A presentation characteristic for the email message is determined based on a comparison of the extracted security classification metadata of the email message to a security classification policy. The email messages on the device can then be presented in accordance with the determined presentation characteristic of each respective email associated with the security classification metadata. In addition, in replying to an email in one or more subsets of recipients of the email message can be determined where each of the recipients of a respective subset having at least one security classification in common.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Titus, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlie Pulfer, Kevin Carlyle, Jimmy Bigelow, Paul Reid
  • Patent number: 10146746
    Abstract: Provided are a method of converting a document and a system for performing the method. The method includes loading a document file about an original document generated to have a plurality of pages, extracting content information about content of the original document and layout information about a page layout of the original document, generating a content layer composed of a single sheet including content corresponding to the content of the original document, inserting an intermediate blank space into a separating position corresponding to a page boundary of the original document on the single sheet of the content layer, generating a frame layer composed of a single sheet including as many page frames, and generating a converted document composed of a single sheet in which the content layer and the frame layer overlap and visually providing a page separation substantially the same as a page separation of the original document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KUKUDOCS INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Jun Kim, Seong Jun Jo, Seung Jik Lee
  • Patent number: 10122976
    Abstract: A projection device includes: a detection unit configured to detect a specific object; a projection unit configured to project a first projection image; a drive unit configured to change a direction of the projection unit so as to change the projection position of the first projection image; a controller configured to control the drive unit such that the first projection image is projected while following the motion of the detected specific object; and a communication unit configured to receive information of a second projection image projected by another projection device. The controller acquires information relating to a position of the second projection image through the communication unit, and controls a projection method of the first projection image based on the positions of the first projection image and the second projection image such that the first projection image and the second projection image are not overlapped with each other when they are projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Fujiune
  • Patent number: 10048905
    Abstract: An interactive display method includes an image signal input step of receiving an image signal from an external apparatus, a display step of displaying an image on a screen on the basis of a display signal, an operation detection step of detecting an operation for an operation region of the screen, a region setting step of setting a rectangle, in which an external image based on the image signal is accommodated and of which at least one side overlaps a side of the external image, as the operation region according to the external image, and a drawing step of outputting the display signal for displaying the external image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shun Imai
  • Patent number: 10048858
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for swipe shift photo browsing, wherein a first image is displayed on a touch sensitive display, a transition for the first image and an adjacent image is automatically created or determined, a swipe gesture of the user is recognized with the touch sensitive display, and the image shown on the display is shifted. The shifting comprises displaying the transition of the first image and of a second image synchronized with the speed and direction of the swipe, wherein the second image is the adjacent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Jens Eggert
  • Patent number: 10025761
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include one or more of systems, methods, software, and data structures that provide for virtual packaging, or embedding, of electronic files in other files. For example, rather than packaging an electronic file directly in a document file, metadata may be added to the document file including a Universal resource Identifier (URI), such as a Universal Resource Locator (URL), referencing a location where the electronic file may be downloaded from. Other embodiments are described and illustrated herein for creating, viewing, storing, and transmitting such document files with virtually packaged electronic files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert K. McAfee
  • Patent number: 10021049
    Abstract: Provided is a cloud providing a cloud service for displaying content, the cloud including: a first server configured to receive a sharing request for content, from an electronic device; a second server configured to determine whether the content is displayable on a display device connected to the cloud, based on a type of a file format of the content; a third server configured to render the content and generate an image file from the rendered content, when it is determined that the content is not displayable; and a fourth server configured to control display of one of the content and the image file on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-young Hwang, Su-dong Kim, Adam Just, Dario Traverso, Vishal Parihar, Nehal Dantwala
  • Patent number: 10013890
    Abstract: Mechanisms, in a natural language processing (NLP) system are provided. The NLP system receives performance data for a performance to be provided by a human performer. The performance data comprises an objective to be achieved by the performance. The NLP system monitors channels of communication to identify natural language statements exchanged over the channels directed to the performance while the performance is being presented. The NLP system extracts feedback information from the natural language statements and generates aggregate feedback information. The NLP system evaluates an alignment of the aggregate feedback information with the objective and outputs a guidance output based on results of the evaluation. The guidance output guides the performer to modify presentation of the performance to more likely achieve the at least one objective based on the aggregate feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Laura J. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 9992245
    Abstract: In a method for customization of contextual information during a web conference presentation, a computer system executes a presentation program during a conference presentation. The computer system receives a request to access presentation templates based on parameters of a presenter, wherein the presentation templates including parameters identifying one or more of template texture, template font, template name of the presenter or template photo of the presenter of the conference presentation. In addition, the computer system determines an identity of the presenter during the conference presentation and matching the identity of the presenter against the parameter of the presenter. Moreover, the computer system extracts the presentation templates in the repository based on the match. The computer system further applies the extracted presentation template to presentation contents of the presentation program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 9965885
    Abstract: Animation by creating intermediate objects for transitioning between two objects having a mappable function. In certain implementations a processor determines whether a first object in a first slide in the slide presentation differs from a matching second object in a second slide in the presentation in one or more properties that have one or more corresponding known mappable transition functions other than translation, rotation, or scaling transitions. Furthermore, the processor creates one or more intermediate objects that incrementally reflect changes from the first object to the second object based at least in part on the one or more mapped transition functions where the one or more intermediate objects are configured to smooth the transition from the first object to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Mark J. Flider
  • Patent number: 9886697
    Abstract: Certain aspects direct to systems and methods for distributing segmented media content to digital signage devices in a private network. In certain embodiments, the system includes a Media Content Distribution System (MCDS). Upon receiving an instruction to distribute an item of media content, the MCDS retrieves and segments the item from a storage server, and stores the segments in the storage server. When a first digital signage device requests for a segment, the MCDS transmits a storage link of the requested segment to the first digital signage device. Thus, the first digital signage device may retrieve the requested segment from the storage server, and send an address identifying a storage location of the requested segment stored in the private network back to the MCDS. When a second digital signage device also requests for the same segment, the MCDS transmits the address to the second digital signage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS, INC.
    Inventor: Clas Gerhard Sivertsen
  • Patent number: 9852769
    Abstract: Technologies for cloud-based media search and editing include a video editor configured to build a media query and associate the media query with a dynamic content slot of a media program. When generating video output based on the media program, the video editor transmits the media query to a cloud analytics server and receives 5 search results identifying one or more media clips produced by a number of mobile computing devices. The video editor may display a list of clips for selection by the user or may automatically include one of the clips in the output. The cloud analytics server transmits an acceptance policy defining criteria for acceptable media, based on the media query, to the mobile computing devices. The mobile computing devices configure 10 capture settings according to the acceptance policy and may display a user interface to assist the user in capturing acceptable media. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Baron, Sherry Chang, Robert L. Vaughn, Kevin Jacobs, Jeffrey Caroli
  • Patent number: 9756363
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, an apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, a method for transmitting broadcast signals, and a method for receiving broadcast signals are disclosed. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal includes: dividing the media data into a plurality of media data fractions; generating file formats including each of the media data fractions, wherein the generated file formats include a first file format and second file formats, wherein the first file format includes metadata of the entire media data for processing the media data fractions in the second file formats, wherein each of the second file formats include metadata of the media data fractions in the each of the second file formats; and transmitting the generated first and second file formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungwook Park, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9743119
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are video display systems and methods. An exemplary video display system includes a computerized media processing unit configured to receive content including video, audio, graphics and internet content from a plurality of content source devices providing such content and configured to output a blended video signal receivable by a display device; and wherein the video signal output by the media processing unit comprises a plurality of arbitrarily shaped video containers all displayable on the display device simultaneously, each of the plurality of video containers capable of being positioned and displaying video content independent of the video content of the other video containers; wherein the video content displayed in one container may comprise a GUI for control of size and position of each of the other of the plurality of video containers in response to user commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Skreens Entertainment Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Todd
  • Patent number: 9699240
    Abstract: Provided is a content uploading method performed by a user terminal so as to upload content to a server. The content uploading includes operations of selecting a plurality of contents; generating an associated parameter indicating an association relationship between the plurality of contents; and uploading the plurality of contents comprising the associated parameter to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-ho Wang, Sin-oug Yeo, Eun-kyung Yoo
  • Patent number: 9691352
    Abstract: A control method and a device thereof are provided, which are applied to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a display module and a projection module, and is capable of displaying output content through the display module or projecting the output content to a projection screen. The method includes: detecting a state of the projection module; acquiring a current display brightness of the display module as a first display brightness, in the case that it is detected that the projection module is controlled to perform projection; and controlling a display brightness of the display module to switch from the first display brightness to a second display brightness which is lower than the first display brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaodan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9661292
    Abstract: A content playback device includes: a video playback unit which plays content having plural scenes; an object appearance information acquisition unit which acquires, for each of the plural scenes, object appearance information of each of one or more objects which appear in the content by analyzing metadata which includes appearance scene data for identifying the one or more objects appearing in at least one of the scenes, the object appearance information indicating whether the object appears at least in or after the scene; and a display unit which presents the object appearance information acquired for a scene being played, when the video playback unit is playing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Matsumoto, Norihiro Matsui, Rinako Kamei, Shohji Ohtsubo, Hiromi Iida
  • Patent number: 9639256
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the application provide a method for starting an Activity of a mobile terminal and the mobile terminal. The method may comprise: determining a display mode of a new Activity after determining that the new Activity is required to be started; and setting a window flag for starting the Activity according to the determined display mode so as to start the Activity in the display mode indicated by the window flag; where the display mode comprises a window mode and a full-screen mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pingyang Zhu, Xin Zhang, Guochen Sun, Jiufa Huang
  • Patent number: 9626064
    Abstract: Multiple schemes and techniques for facilitating presentations with an interactive application are described. For example, an interactive application provides a console view overlay for integrating multiple productivity applications into a graphical user interface (GUI) window. An interactive application can also share a selected display portion of the console view overlay with other interactive applications. As another example, presenters and other audience members can draw on the selected display portion being shared, and the drawn graphics are synchronously displayed by the other interactive applications. Interactive applications, as directed by their users, can join various member groups and specific presentations thereof. Moreover, a user may share content in accordance with membership grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ying-Qing Xu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Ya-Qin Zhang, Barn-Wan Li, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 9563858
    Abstract: An artifact repository can be queried for a set of different pre-existing presentation artifacts based on requirements and constraints of a presentation event to produce a query result. The query result can comprise a set of presentation artifacts suitable for satisfying at least a portion of the requirements and constraints. The querying can match the artifact specific metadata against the requirements and constraints to produce the query result. An agenda comprising a set of different agenda items can be automatically constructed utilizing the query result. Each of the different agenda items can occupy a time slot of the presentation event. Creation of agenda items can be a non-manual effort automatically determined by a computing device in a data driven manner given the requirements, the constraints, and the pre-existing presentation artifacts of the artifact repository. Resources for the different agenda items can be automatically booked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nils Haustein, Thorsten Krause, Michael Maurus, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 9554689
    Abstract: A method for demonstrating a domestic appliance, the domestic appliance having a controller, a display, and at least one user input component, the method comprising: displaying a plurality of images in accordance with a predetermined order on the display; while displaying a first image of the plurality of images in accordance with the predetermined order on the display, detecting at least one user input that is provided to the at least one user input component; responsive to the at least one user input, displaying a second image of the plurality of images that is associated with the at least one user input on the display for an amount of time; and subsequent to the amount of time, displaying the plurality of images on the display in accordance with the predetermined order resuming with a third image, said second image being different from said first image and said third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Raphael Guilleminot, Phillip Montanye, Graham Sadtler, Elysa Soffer, Robert Tannen
  • Patent number: 9519410
    Abstract: A method for dynamic presentations management of electronic presentations including multiple slides, wherein each slide has at least one presentation constraint parameter assigned thereto, and wherein a presentation software is used for generating and displaying the presentation can include gathering metadata regarding the presentation by the presentation software, evaluating the metadata regarding the presentation and determining at least one presentation constraint parameter by the presentation software, and automatically arranging and/or selecting slides and/or modifying a content of slides according to the determined at least one presentation constraint parameter to be presented by use of the presentation software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sandro Piccinini, Luigi Pichetti, Marco Secchi, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 9507424
    Abstract: A user location-based display method and apparatus are provided. The display method includes the steps of determining a location of a user relative to a display apparatus, configuring and displaying a screen based on the location of the user, selectively extracting user information based on the location of the user, and changing the displayed screen based on the extracted user information. As a result, a realistic interaction is possible between the display apparatus and the user, and the user is provided with contents in a very effective manner. The user location-based display apparatus includes a location recognizing unit which determines a location of a user relative to the display apparatus. A control unit causes a screen to be configured and displayed based on the location of the user; causes user information to be selectively extracted based on the location of the user, and is configured to cause a displayed screen to be changed based on the extracted user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-seob Ryu, Seung-kwon Park, Jong-hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 9436431
    Abstract: Systems and methods may detect a proximity of one or more client devices to a venue that provides ambient music and generate an anonymous playlist based on preference data associated with the one or more client devices. Additionally, the anonymous playlist may be sent to the venue. In one example, one or more additional venue suggestions are sent to at least one of the one or more client devices based on the preference data and one or more playlists associated with the one or more additional venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Jacobs, David Schaefer, Charles Baron
  • Patent number: 9424280
    Abstract: A media item selection application is provided for use with computing devices. The media item selection application is configured to identify media items that have significant similarities in metadata values, such as location and time period. The media item selection application is further configured to visualize similar media items as a group, depicted as a section within a collection or gallery, in which each group is a suggestion for a natural collection of media items representing an event. Where media items do not fall within a group of a particular size with significant similarities, groups are consolidated to create a second type of collection which covers a time-period between two significant groups. Further, the media item selection application is configured to depict media items that show extraordinary similarity as a virtual stack of all such media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Animoto Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Clifton, Christopher James Maddern, Faisal Riaz Anwar, Josh Lambert, Gordon Mei
  • Patent number: 9411888
    Abstract: A hosted system provides any Internet user with the ability to quickly set up and customize a video channel, preferably as a web page or site that can be reached from any Internet-accessible device having a browser. The solution includes tools for use by channel site creators to customize look, feel, and page design. A particular web page or site may be associated with a given subject. A page or site that has such an association is sometimes referred to as “subject-specific.” Once a subject-specific channel is created, a site administrator or individual visitors can search and choose to bring those search results into the channel architecture. The system also enables a multiplatform search, and search results may be automatically populated into the channel content. The system enables the characterization of the material returned, preferably according to a user-generated taxonomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Magnify Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Rosenbaum, Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto
  • Patent number: 9390106
    Abstract: A user can search for photographs or videos and deep linking rules may be applied to images to discern images that might be desired by the user that otherwise would not be returned using conventional photo categorization and metadata searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: William Arthur Schupp, Marvin DeMerchant, Benjamin Roe Powers, Allison Marlene Chaney, Hiroki Takakura
  • Patent number: 9317532
    Abstract: A method of accessing an image database containing location data and determining one or more clusters of the digital images based on their location data. A hotspot location is determined for representing the cluster of the digital images and the results are stored for later access. The computer is connected to a network and receives data from a device including data identifying a current location. After determining that the device is within a selected notification distance from the hotspot location, a notification is transmitted over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC
    Inventors: Tomi Lahcanski, Dustin L. Winters
  • Patent number: 9310966
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the operation of the same are provided. A list screen including a list, in which a plurality of items is arranged in a first order is displayed on a display module. The list in which the plurality of items is arranged in reverse order of the first order is displayed upon receiving a multi-sequence input performed by touching a first item through a second region of the list screen while the first item is being touched through a first region thereof. It is possible to control various operations on the mobile terminal using a multi-sequence input that is performed such that a second touch input is performed through a second region of the screen while a first touch input is being performed through a first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 9298744
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for ordering images in an image set based on social interactions and viewer preferences. The method comprises ordering the images in an image set based on social interactions with the image set and viewer preferences; and providing for display, the ordered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunil Kishor Pathak, Vipul Jain
  • Patent number: 9294547
    Abstract: A mobile device application is described that runs on a mobile device and allows a user to log in to the user's account on a presentation server. The user can download previously stored presentations to the local memory of the mobile device to make an in-person offline presentation from the mobile device. While the user is making the presentation, the mobile device application tracks analytic data pertaining to the slide presentation, such as how long each slide is open and viewed. This analytic data is uploaded to the server when an internet connection is available for integration with other data tracked for the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CLEARSLIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Adam Michael Lieb, Stefano Acerbetti
  • Patent number: 9280542
    Abstract: A process for creating a media sequence, for example video or audio, and an associated device includes the stages of: obtaining a selection of media files; regrouping the chosen media files into a plurality of groups according to at least one coherence criterion; selecting, for each group of media files assembled in this way, a media motif among a plurality of predefined media motifs, the chosen media motif being able to define a media rendering for the set of media files of the group; and assembling the media motifs selected in this way and their associated media files in such a way as to form at least one definition of the media sequence. The process can relate to automated video editing as implemented on Web servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventor: Guillaume Oules
  • Patent number: 9274692
    Abstract: A computer executes a presentation file to display a presentation frame. An input device generates an input signal in response to a user's operation to have the computer execute a presentation control instruction. There is a signal processing protocol between a remote driver of the computer and a server driver of another computer, wherein the two computers are communicable with each other via a network, for standardizing a packing process and an unpacking process of the input signal. The server driver executes the packing process of the input signal according to the signal processing protocol and transmits the processed input signal out to the another computer. The remote driver executes the unpacking process of the input signal to have the another computer execute the presentation control instruction on the presentation frame. In this manner, the another computer may display the same presentation frame as that displayed by the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Hai-Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 9223395
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for viewing presentations in a condensed animation mode in which a presentation program condenses or accelerates animations or effects within the presentation while maintaining the animations and effects associated with the presentation. The presentation program is configured to enter into a condensed animation mode and to render a slide of the presentation. In some embodiments, the presentation program waits for user input before playing an accelerated or condensed version of the animations and/or effects. In other embodiments, the presentation program plays the condensed or accelerated version upon rendering the slide without requiring further user input. If user input is received, the presentation program can be configured to wait for the animation sequence to complete before proceeding to the next slide and/or can interrupt playback of the animation sequence and proceed to the next slide of the presentation immediately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Alan Villaron, Jeffrey Edwin Murray, Hannes Ruescher
  • Patent number: 9223783
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for managing content, such as content captured by a mobile device, are provided. The apparatus and method include receiving a plurality of content, which includes tag information, e.g., date and location information and an identifier for the mobile device. In addition, the apparatus and methods may include automatically grouping the content based on the tag information, and automatically labeling the content based on the tag information. For example, determined groupings of the content may be placed into folders and labeled based upon the tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas F. Doyle
  • Patent number: 9219830
    Abstract: Methods and systems of customizing a photobook by page arrangement and spread generation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the present invention creates an automatic grid preview of spreads, comprising pages, after a user of the user device completes a photo upload. In the grid preview, the user can swap a spread with another spread (spread location change), swap a photo from a spread with another photo from another spread (photo location change), create a new spread from a detached photo of an existing spread, add a new photo to a spread, and delete a photo from a spread. Unused photos and spreads may be stored in a temporary storage area in a manner that the unused photos and the spreads may be conveniently accessed anytime during the photobook creation process. The invention reduces friction points to purchase a photobook and increases user satisfaction with the photobook creation and customization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilie Ciorba, Paul Yokota, Thomas Allen Erickson
  • Patent number: 9158769
    Abstract: A content delivery system including a subscriber controller and cache, a source controller configured to transmit content to the subscriber controller and cache via a multicast transmission; and a network content delivery controller (NCDC) in communication with the subscriber controller and cache and source controller. A control plane is used to communicate the delivery of control information using Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) between the subscriber controller and cache, source controller, and NCDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Dunstan, Christopher W. Gunner, Stephan Richter
  • Patent number: 9083428
    Abstract: A control device including a means for capturing an image of a display; means for determining from said captured image, information defining a desired position on said display; and means for sending a signal having the determined information. Embodiments of the present disclosure have many applications such as with television to for example select stations or control settings of the televisions, computers, DVDs, videos, MPEG players or the like. Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used with video players or recorders. It should be noted that video player/recorders can deal with video data stored or to be recorded on tape, discs such as DVDs or CDs, removable memory such as a memory stick or a memory internal to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED
    Inventor: David Kibble
  • Patent number: 9069503
    Abstract: An output distribution system extracts user-specific information from job data that is generated in response to an output request, obtains terminal-specific information that identifies a terminal that is associated with a user specified by user-specific information, and transmits drawing data of the job data to an output destination determined based on the identified terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150149908
    Abstract: A system and a method of providing metadata for a slide show to an external device are provided. The method includes determining a plurality of images for the slide show, grouping the determined plurality of images into a plurality of image groups, generating a plurality of metadata groups that respectively correspond to the plurality of image groups, and sequentially transmitting the generated plurality of metadata groups to the external device. The plurality of metadata groups include metadata regarding images included in an image group that corresponds to the plurality of metadata groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dae-ho LEE, Chi-hyun CHO, Myeong-gi JEONG
  • Patent number: 9043459
    Abstract: Monitoring user activity on a mobile device is described. In one aspect, video content is received and played to a user of the mobile device. The monitoring activity detects an interruption of playback of the video content and determines an event associated with the interruption. The event is stored in the mobile device and communicated to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK L.L.C.
    Inventors: Myles Parker, Caroline Dinan Horner, Benjamin Gerard Husser, John Yakemovic, Jeffrey Meyers
  • Patent number: 9036043
    Abstract: A teleprompter system and method include use of a touch-screen interface positioned intermediate to the user and a camera such that the camera captures the user's image through a transparency of the touch-screen interface. The touch screen interface is coupled to a computer and is operably connected so as to enable user control and manipulation of interactive media content generated by the computer. A video mixing component integrates images captured by the camera with interactive media content generated by the computer, as may be manipulated by the user via the touch-screen interface, to generate a coordinated presentation. The coordinated presentation can be received by one or more remote devices. The remote devices can further interact with at least the interactive media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: TOUCHCAST LLC
    Inventor: Edo Segal