Presentation To Audience Interface (e.g., Slide Show) Patents (Class 715/730)
  • Patent number: 11361144
    Abstract: A system is provided for personalizing an interactive content. The system comprises: a content creation component configured to create one or more content items for a document, and at least one content item is associated with a set of rules defining a link between the at least one content item and another document or a rule for assembling the at least one content into a personalized document; and a content personalization component configured to: (i) receive an instruction for personalizing a given document; (ii) assemble a plurality of content items to generate a personalized document, and the plurality of content items are pulled from the given document and at least another document based at least in part on a set of rules associated with at least one content item of the given document; and (iii) render the personalized document using a brand style associated with the given document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TURTL SURF & IMMERSE LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Kingsley Mason
  • Patent number: 11347380
    Abstract: A method is provided to place new slides on zooming user interface canvas is provided that includes: receiving user request to add a new slide; determining whether a zoom level of a current viewing window has changed to meet a prescribed threshold zoom level since addition of a previously added slide; in response to a determination that the zoom level has changed, using a current viewing window zoom level as a reference zoom level; in response to a determination that the zoom level has not changed, using a previous viewing window zoom level as the reference zoom level; and determining a placement of the new slide with reference to the reference zoom level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Prezi, Inc.
    Inventors: Laszlo Pandy, Ákos Tóth-Máté, László Laufer, David Udvardy, Ádám Somlai-Fisher, Vera Gergely, Peter Arvai, Daniel Vattay
  • Patent number: 11249823
    Abstract: Method and systems for facilitating communications using application programming interfaces (“APIs”) by interpreting a received command based on the command and an image of the user interface that was displayed on a display screen when the command was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Manik Malhotra, Jon Wayne Heim, Thomas Page Odom
  • Patent number: 11250605
    Abstract: In an image processing device, an image processing method and a recording medium, individual images and common images are selected from a plurality of images based an analysis result of images, a name of a specific individual, and association of a name of a person with a group of an image of the person. The individual images are laid out on an individual page, and the common images are laid out on a common page. Images in which two or less persons including a person corresponding to the name of the specific individual appear are preferentially selected as the individual image, and images which are other than the individual images and in which three or more persons appear are selected as the common images such that the number of appearances of each person becomes an average of the numbers of appearances of a plurality of persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Patent number: 11237466
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for controlling projection based on viewing context. An apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to determine whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for projecting audiovisual content to a user in a selected viewing context. The apparatus may include sensors that communicates to the processor, parameters of the field of view of the user for the selected viewing context and characteristics of a target viewing surface within the field of view. The apparatus, further includes at least one steerable projector this is controlled, based on the one or more parameters, to project a video portion of the audiovisual content on to the target viewing surface, in response to the processor determining that the predetermined condition is satisfied. Systems, computer program products, and methods may perform the functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Kevin Wayne Beck, Roderick Echols, Ryan Charles Knudson
  • Patent number: 11209953
    Abstract: In an object switching method based on visual programming that is applicable to a terminal device, an object switching instruction is obtained through an object management region of a target interface. The object switching instruction carries an object identifier of a first object. According to the object switching instruction, a second operable interface corresponding to a second object is switched to a first operable interface corresponding to the first object in a visual layout region of the target interface, and a programmable interface corresponding to the second object is switched to a programmable interface corresponding to the first object in a visual programming region of the target interface. The first object and the second object are comprised in the object management region, and the first object and the second object have different object identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Zili Huang, Boran Pang, Chenglong Hu, Zekai Liao, Zishun Chen, Huafeng Ma
  • Patent number: 11127155
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus that displays an image on a display unit mounted with a position sensor, and includes a selection unit configured to select one of a sensor coordinate system of the position sensor and a coordinate system different from the sensor coordinate system, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a position output from the position sensor, in the coordinate system selected by the selection unit, and a control unit configured to display an image based on the information about the position acquired by the acquisition unit, on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watabe
  • Patent number: 11126228
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining an interaction position. The method is applied to a projection interactive system. In the display direction of the projection plane, the light plane is formed above the projection plane via the predetermined light signal emitted by the light emitter, and the image pickup device can collect the predetermined light signal from the work region of the light plane. The predetermined light signal is monitored when the predetermined light signal collected by the image pickup device is obtained. As long as a person interacts with the projected image, the light plane for identifying the interaction position is inevitably penetrated, leading to the change of the predetermined light. The projection interactive system can recognize the signal change generated by the interacting action, and determine the interaction position of the interacting action according to the signal change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Song Tang, Dongfeng Lian, Shaofeng Zang
  • Patent number: 11061637
    Abstract: A picture frame and methods of setup, gifting, and/or use. Network connection allows digital frames to be set up remotely by a first user for a second user. The first user can upload photos from electronic devices or from photo collections of community members before the second user receives the frame device. The frame is thus ready for display upon powering on by the second user. An integrated camera is used to automatically determine an identity of a frame viewer and can capture gesture-based feedback. The displayed photos are automatically shown and/or changed according to the detected viewers. The photos can be filtered and cropped at the receiver side. Clustering photos by content is used to improve display and to respond to photo viewer desires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AURA HOME, INC.
    Inventors: Abdur Chowdhury, Eric Jensen, Ben Cherry
  • Patent number: 11023733
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a video file in a shortened time frame, said system comprising: a receiver (VFR) to receive a video file (VF) as an input; a Time Splitter (TR) to split the received video file according to set intervals of time depending on how fast said video is to be analyzed; a Frame splitter (FP) to split a Video Viewing Program (R) into a plurality of frames (F1, F2, . . . Fn); a Key Frame Identification mechanism (KFI) to identify key frames; and linking mechanism (LM) to cause a link to be formed with pre-populated databases and in-house libraries of images (D), of frames, which frames comprising associated tags, thereby determining a score of similar tags per video file in order to determine said genre, thereby determining multiplicity of instances for said time splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Flickstree Productions Pvt Ltd
    Inventors: Nagender Sangra, Saurabh Singh, Rahul Jain
  • Patent number: 11016821
    Abstract: Resegmenting chunks of data for load balancing is disclosed. A plurality of first chunks of data is received. The plurality of first chunks of data includes one or more entries that include raw data produced by a component of an information technology environment and that reflects activity in the information technology environment. The plurality of first chunks of data is resegmented into a plurality of second chunks of data based on entry boundaries in at least some of the plurality of first chunks of data. A first subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a first indexer of a set of indexers. An occurrence of a trigger event is determined, and in response to the trigger event, a second subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a second indexer of the set of indexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Jag Kerai, Anish Shrigondekar, Mitchell Blank, Jr., Hasan Alayli
  • Patent number: 11017739
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes housing, a touchscreen display, a wireless communication circuit, a connector, and a processor electrically connected to the touchscreen display, the wireless communication circuit, and the connector. The processor is configured to connect to an external display device via the wireless communication circuit or the connector, to display a graphical user interface corresponding to a screen, which the external display device outputs, in at least part of a region of the touchscreen display, to display at least part of a region of the graphical user interface in a black background, and to convert first coordinate information of a user input, which is received with respect to at least one region of the graphical user interface, to second coordinate information corresponding to the external display device to transmit the second coordinate information to the external display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jinyeong Lee, Jaewoo Suh, Sangim Yu, Dongho Jang, Yongjoon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10949156
    Abstract: There is provided a custom display for high resolution 4k and greater art, video, and digital displays in several different capacities and monitor configurations. This is controlled via an app that can reside on smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Dependent on the monitor configuration and content we can display this in over 4k quality for an unparalleled user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Mx2 Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Miller, Dylan Scott McFadden, Aaron Richard Baker
  • Patent number: 10929458
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure relate to automated presentation control during presentation of one or more digital documents. Processing operations described herein may be configured to work with any type of application/service, where examples described herein extend to presentation of any type of digital document(s) including slide-based presentations. Speech signals may be detected while a digital document is being presented. The detected speech signals may be converted to text. The converted text may be matched with contextual data (e.g., pre-processed content) associated with the digital document. Probability scoring for determination of a next placement position of a digital document may be generated based on the matching of converted text with the contextual data of the digital document. The next placement position may be selected based on the generated probability scoring. Display of the digital document may be automatically updated to reflect the selected next placement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gal Tamir, Rachel Lemberg, Ze'ev Maor, Ori Bar-Ilan
  • Patent number: 10922532
    Abstract: An interactive seating system includes first seats in a first section, a first sensor device, second seats in a second section, a second sensor device, a first processing unit, a second processing unit, and an output device. The first sensor device and the second sensor device observe the first seats and the second seats, respectively. The first processing unit receives data from the first sensor device and the second sensor device and interprets an emotional state of occupants in the first and second seats based on the received data from the first and second sensor device, respectively. The second processing unit receives the interpreted emotional states, and compares the interpreted emotional states between the first and second sections. The output device automatically produces an output, that is observable by the occupants, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julian De Hoog, Josh Andres
  • Patent number: 10887549
    Abstract: A system may send content to be shared in an online meeting between a plurality of computing devices to each of the plurality of computing devices. The system may receive, from a computing device associated with a presenter role in the online meeting from the plurality of computing devices, indications of interactions with the content. The system may, in response to receiving the indications of the interactions, send one or more commands to each of the plurality of computing devices other than the computing device to synchronize presentation of the content at each of the plurality of computing devices other than the computing device according to the interactions with the content by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fuze, Inc.
    Inventors: Clement Wehrung, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 10878171
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for presenting lesson content to a user. Lesson content and associated metadata are received and indicate a passage action that may be triggered during presentation of the lesson content to a user. At least some of the lesson content is presented to the user via a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) document. One or more trigger events may be detected during presentation and, in response, the passage action is applied to the HTML document by: accessing display parameters indicating a visual effect and a portion of the lesson content associated with the passage action, generating an HTML container element, and modifying the HTML document to include the HTML container element. The modified HTML document is presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Curriculum Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Nolan Madge, Sean Dearnaley, Jared Kazimir, Jarod Tavares
  • Patent number: 10852940
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display unit configured to display a home screen including a background screen and an item screen superimposed on the background screen, and a controller configured to, when a clean view entry request is received, remove the item screen and reproduce an omni-directional moving image set as an image of the background screen in response to the received clean view entry request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jie Seol, Bongjeong Jeon, Yongmun Gong, Beomsoo Kim, Yoonseok Jeong, Hyungjin Choi
  • Patent number: 10853911
    Abstract: Implementations relate to dynamic adaptation of images for projection by a projector, based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector. The projector can be associated with an automated assistant client of a client device. In some versions of those implementations, a pose of a user in the environment is determined and, based on the pose, a base image for projecting onto a surface is warped to generate a transformed image. The transformed image, when projected onto a surface and viewed from the pose of the user, mitigates perceived differences relative to the base image. The base image (on which the transformed image is based) can optionally be generated in dependence on a distance of the user. Some implementations additionally or alternatively relate to dynamic adaptation of projection parameters (e.g., a location for projection, a size of projection) based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 10841544
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for automatically selecting a target area to project content thereon. For example, a projection device receives content to be projected and content attributes of the content. The projection device also captures images of candidate areas and determines candidate area characteristics based on the captured images. The projection device generates a respective quality-of-projection indicator based on the content attributes and the candidate area characteristics. The projection device selects the candidate area with the highest quality-of-projection indicator as the target area on which the content is to be projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Gyanveer Singh, Susanto Sen, Shakir Sharfraz Ashfaq Ahamed, Sriram Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10798354
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes a first operating mode, a second operating mode, a processing circuit, a control circuit, an imaging device and a shifting device. The processing circuit receives an input video signal, the input video signal includes an input video feature, the control circuit selectively switches the projection display apparatus to the first operating mode or the second operating mode according to the input video feature or the operating condition, the imaging device receives the first output video signal and outputs a plurality of first output video images corresponding to the first output video signal, and the imaging device is further configured to receive the second output video signal and output a plurality of second output video images corresponding to the second output video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 10782862
    Abstract: For certain medical images, it is important and/or required that a user view all of a medical image at full resolution so that minute, but important, indicia in the medical image are not missed. A computing systems monitor the portions of the medical image that are displayed on the display device, notates those portions that have been displayed at full resolution (or other user-defined display parameters), and provides the user with information indicating portions that have not been viewed at full resolution and/or provides information indicating for which images of a multiple image examination full pixel display has been accomplished. The process reduces the possibility of missing an abnormality in a medical image due to the viewer not viewing a portion of the image at full resolution or using other user defined display parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MERGE HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 10764528
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a wireless communication unit for communicating with an external device or an external server; a display unit for displaying a specific viewing area of a surround video comprising a plurality of viewing areas; and a control unit for playing the surround video in a first viewing area, and playing the surround video in a second viewing area according to a first command requesting a viewing area change, wherein the control unit controls the wireless communication unit so as to receive data comprising a path of the viewing area from the preset external device or the preset external server according to a second command, controls the display unit so as to display, on a partial area of a screen, a thumbnail image indicating the path by using the received data, and changes the viewing area of the surround video being played, on the basis of the path included in the received data according to a third command for selecting the thumbnail
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Wanho Ju, Youngjun Lee
  • Patent number: 10755748
    Abstract: Video production systems and methods are provided for generating annotated class discussion videos, which contain real-time student commentary post-production annotations responsive to such student commentary, or a combination thereof. In an embodiment, the video production system includes a display device, a dedicated video input source, and a video processing device. The video processing device contains, in turn, a wireless receiver configured to receive wireless input signals from the dedicated video input source and a plurality of devices executing a student commentary capture application during a presentation, a controller operably coupled to the wireless receiver, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. When executed by the controller, the computer-readable instructions cause the video processing device to generate an output video containing student commentary synchronized with the presentation as captured, at least in part, utilizing the dedicated video input source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ramgopal Madduluri
  • Patent number: 10754491
    Abstract: A conferencing arrangement for sharing information within a conference space, the arrangement comprising a common presentation surface including a presentation surface area, a common presentation surface driver, a system processor linked to the driver and receiving and presenting the information content via the common presentation surface and a portable user interface device including a device display screen and a device processor, the device processor programmed to provide an interface via the device display screen useable to view content and to enter a command to replicate content presented on the device display on the common presentation surface, the device processor capable of identifying a direction of a swiping action on the interface as a command to replicate the content, wherein, upon identifying that the direction of a swiping action on the interface is in the direction of the common presentation surface, the arrangement creates a sharing space on the presentation surface area and replicates the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 10733372
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe electronic document generation, where an electronic document of an application/service may be dynamically generated in a manner that is tailored specifically for a user. A query may be received that comprises a topic for generation of a slide-based visual presentation. The query is processed. In some examples, slide content suggestions may be generated and presented to a user based on the query processing. Content for a processed query may be retrieved by a plurality of data service providers that are connected with the visual presentation service via a distributed network. An electronic document may be generated for the slide-based visual presentation. The electronic document is specifically tailored for a user and dynamically generated based on one or more of: the processing of the query, the retrieved content, a selection of one or more slide content suggestions and an evaluation of signal data associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sujeet Kumar, Dipak Kumar Mangal, Sanjay Singh Thakur, Daniel Albert Swett, Eric Hawlen Mao
  • Patent number: 10726521
    Abstract: Implementations relate to dynamic adaptation of images for projection by a projector, based on one or more properties of user(s) that are in an environment with the projector. The projector can be associated with an automated assistant client of a client device. In some versions of those implementations, a pose of a user in the environment is determined and, based on the pose, a base image for projecting onto a surface is warped to generate a transformed image. The transformed image, when projected onto a surface and viewed from the pose of the user, mitigates perceived differences relative to the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Jian Wei Leong
  • Patent number: 10726064
    Abstract: A method for slide shows. The method includes receiving one or more video content element and one or more image content element that are each associated with a respective audio track, where a first video content element includes a corresponding first audio track and a second video content element includes a corresponding second audio track that is disabled or non-existent, receiving input selecting a background audio track for the slide show, and automatically integrating the video content element, the image content element, and the background audio track together into the slide show, where the background audio track is played during playback of the slide show when the computing device detects that there is no audio signal generated by another audio track in the slide show.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Guillaume Vergnaud
  • Patent number: 10699684
    Abstract: Methods of creating one or more audio objects to accompany a sequence of multimedia objects are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the method includes using a processor to analyze the multimedia objects and corresponding recorded metadata to generate derived metadata. The method further receives a selection of one or more analysis tools that are configured to analyze the recorded and derived metadata. Next, a selected subset of multimedia objects are identified and sequenced, which will ultimately be coupled to and accompanied by one or more audio objects. Lastly, an embodiment of the present invention generates an audio track to accompany the selected subset of multimedia objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Wood, Peter D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10678836
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-ho Lee, Chi-hyun Cho, Myeong-gi Jeong
  • Patent number: 10681231
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that are executable by a processor coupled with an information processing device, the instructions being configured to, when executed by the processor, display a new-icon setting screen including a setting frame, one or more screen setting parts, and one or more operation setting parts, the setting frame having a screen setting area and an operation setting area that extend along a time axis sectioned into a plurality of time frames, accept an operation of setting each screen setting part into a corresponding one of the time frames within the screen setting area, accept an operation of setting each operation setting part into a corresponding one of the time frames within the operation setting area, generate processing data associated with a new icon, in accordance with each setting part set in the setting frame, and transmit the generated processing data to a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Nakamura, Eriko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10671237
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed for presenting a user interface (“UI”) in a three dimensional virtual environment that involves positioning one or more UI elements at first locations on a curved surface in the virtual environment, where the one or more UI elements are tangential to the curved surface. The curved surface is defined by a first distance to a reference point. The disclosed technologies also involve, for at least one of the UI elements, computing a second location for the UI element on the curved surface and moving the UI element to the second location on the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sean Kenneth McBeth
  • Patent number: 10664650
    Abstract: A system for associating tags with a portion of a document and presenting portions of the document within a document authoring environment. In one instance, the system includes an input device, a display device, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive, via the input device, a first input, including a selection of the portion of the document and receive, via the input device, a second input including an indication of a first tag. The electronic processor is configured to associate the portion of the document with the first tag in response to receiving the second input. The electronic processor is also configured to receive, via the input device, a third input selecting the first tag or a second tag and in response to receiving the third input, display, within an authoring environment, portions of the document associated with the first tag or the second tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Shangni Li, Eric Ouyang, Daniel A. Swett, Kelly R. Berman
  • Patent number: 10650578
    Abstract: Dynamic soft shadows may be generated without resorting to computationally-expensive multiple render passes and sampling, or lightmap generation. With disclosed systems and methods, a dynamic soft shadow may be rendered in a single pass, which is sufficiently efficient to run on an untethered virtual reality (VR) device, such as a head mounted device (HMD). Despite the efficiency, the shadow quality may be markedly superior to those generated with other methods. In some embodiments, a script may be used with a shader to render a shadow having a realistic size, shape, position, fading factor and sharpness, based on a position and size of a shadow casting element and a light vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tong Chen, Jonathan Perron
  • Patent number: 10643485
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for creating presentation notes based upon gaze tracking information associated with observers of a presentation. In one example, a computer-implemented method comprises: obtaining, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, gaze information associated with observers of a presentation; determining, by the system, respective content clarity scores for content elements of the presentation based on a content clarity function; selecting, by the system, respective content from one or more content sources for the content elements based on the respective content clarity scores; and generating, by the system, presentation notes based on the presentation and the selected respective content for the content elements of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karan Ahuja, Kuntal Dey, Utkarsh Dwivedi, Seema Nagar, Roman Vaculin
  • Patent number: 10606453
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for automatically synchronizing a visual presentation with a live presenter. Visual presentation slides are preprocessed to determine one or more topics for each slide. A topic index contains one or more topics corresponding to slides of the presentation. As a presenter provides a verbal presentation for corresponding slides, natural language processing analyzes the verbal presentation and creates one or more temporal verbal topic categories. The temporal verbal topic categories are used to search the topic index to find one or more slides that best match the current temporal verbal topic categories. In this way, the slides can automatically follow the discussion of the presenter, enabling improved presentations that can enhance the user experience, increase audience engagement, and improve the dissemination of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10599292
    Abstract: Selection unit selects any one of a plurality of images. Display controller displays preview information of content (information representing the content detail) corresponding to an image selected from among the any one of the plurality of images by selection unit. Display controller changes the preview information of the content corresponding to the selected icon each time the icon is selected. For example, the content may include a plurality of elements, and display controller displays the plurality of elements as preview information in order of display each time the icon corresponding to the content is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Toshiharu Kurisu, Maki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10572112
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for automatically synchronizing a visual presentation with a live presenter. Visual presentation slides are preprocessed to determine one or more topics for each slide. A topic index contains one or more topics corresponding to slides of the presentation. As a presenter provides a verbal presentation for corresponding slides, natural language processing analyzes the verbal presentation and creates one or more temporal verbal topic categories. The temporal verbal topic categories are used to search the topic index to find one or more slides that best match the current temporal verbal topic categories. In this way, the slides can automatically follow the discussion of the presenter, enabling improved presentations that can enhance the user experience, increase audience engagement, and improve the dissemination of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10565245
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor analyzes a set of media items associated with the user, each media item having associated metadata. The processor identifies one or more related characteristics among the media items in the set to form a cluster of media items associated with an event associated with the user. The processor selects, based on analysis of the media items in the cluster, templates from a template database, each template of the plurality of templates configured to represent a moment in the event. The processor edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into the selected templates. The processor scores each selected template based on the metadata associated with the selected media items in the selected template. The processor creates a mixed-media module of predetermined duration comprising the templates organized into a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10554602
    Abstract: A user terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The user terminal includes a communicator configured to communicate with a server; a display configured to display a message screen including a plurality of messages exchanged between the user terminal and the server; and a processor configured to control the display to display the plurality of messages on the message screen in an individually selectable manner, and based on at least one message of the plurality of messages being selected on the message screen and at least one share target, with which to share the at least some of the plurality of messages, being selected, control the communicator to transmit, to the server, information regarding the at least one message of the plurality of messages and the at least one share target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gun Park, Won-suck Lee, Ae-young Lee, Jung-kih Hong
  • Patent number: 10546010
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor analyzes a set of media items associated with a user, where each media item has associated metadata. The processor identifies, based on analysis of the associated metadata, one or more related characteristics among the media items in the set to form a cluster of media items associated with an event. The processor selects, based on analysis of the media items in the cluster, a plurality of templates from a template database, where each template is configured to represent a moment in the event. The processor edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into the selected templates. The processor creates a mixed-media module including the plurality of templates organized into a desired sequence for the selected templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10545798
    Abstract: Resegmenting chunks of data for load balancing is disclosed. A plurality of first chunks of data is received. The plurality of first chunks of data includes one or more entries that include raw data produced by a component of an information technology environment and that reflects activity in the information technology environment. The plurality of first chunks of data is resegmented into a plurality of second chunks of data based on entry boundaries in at least some of the plurality of first chunks of data. A first subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a first indexer of a set of indexers. An occurrence of a trigger event is determined, and in response to the trigger event, a second subset of the plurality of second chunks of data is distributed to a second indexer of the set of indexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Jag Kerai, Anish Shrigondekar, Mitchell Blank, Jr., Hasan Alayli
  • Patent number: 10540216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for normalizing cloud resource interactions across disparate objects and actions provided by a plurality of different cloud services. The methods comprise: obtaining information that identifies the objects and indicates what actions can be performed for the objects; processing the information to consolidate at least two of the actions supported by different ones of the objects into a single action; causing a unified view to be presented in a User Interface (“UI”) that allows an initiation of the single action whereby the at least two actions supported by different ones of the objects are concurrently selected; receiving a standardized command for initiating the single action; transforming a first protocol format of the standardized command into a second different protocol format to generate at least one non-standardized command; and using the non-standardized command to cause performance of the at least two actions by said different ones of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo F. Feijoo, Thomas Kludy
  • Patent number: 10537800
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a computer to realize functions to control progress of a video game on a basis of an operation of a controller by a user in a predetermined space including a plurality of display areas is provided. Operation information that contains a position and a direction of the controller in the predetermined space is obtained. In a case where the position or the direction of the controller is changed, a determination area is generated in a virtual space corresponding to the predetermined space on the basis of the operation information corresponding to the change. A positional relationship between a determination target and the determination area that are arranged in the virtual space is determined. An image corresponding to a determination result in the display area is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Kazuki Ito, Yuya Nagai
  • Patent number: 10514882
    Abstract: A digital audio processing system determines characteristics of an electronic presentation to generate a musical composition that is unique to the electronic presentation by adjoining digital audio stems in accordance with the characteristics of the electronic presentation. Embodiments enable a user to define an order for displaying images and a level of importance of the images with respect to one another. For example, the user may designate a specific one of the multiple images as a “highlight image” for emphasizing during the electronic presentation. Then, the system may arrange numerous musical segments adjacent to one another so that the intensity (e.g., energy level) of a resulting musical composition coincides with key events (e.g., a highlight image being shown) of the particular electronic presentation. The intensity of a particular musical segment may indicate a relative note structure density as compared to other musical segments that are defined within the stem data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Thomas Mollis, Brendan Mitchel Walsh, George Valavanis, Ines Khelifi, Jonathan A. Adams, Laurentiu Titi Nedelcu, Ahmed Raouf Merouche, Sourabh Bansal, Sung-Hon Wu, Stacey W. Y. Law, Ted T. Chen, Duncan Og MacConnell
  • Patent number: 10511823
    Abstract: Even when a watching position or a watching direction of a viewer for a video changes, video display with favorable visibility is obtained. A video display apparatus that receives an input of a video input signal and that displays a video based on the video input signal includes a viewer detection unit that detects a positional relation between a screen on which the video is displayed and a viewer who watches the video and that generates viewer position information including the detection result, an image processing unit that executes image correction processing for a correction region which is such a partial region of an image based on the video input signal as being set in correspondence with viewer position information, and a video display unit that displays, on the screen, a video based on a corrected video signal having been subjected to the image correction processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Nakajima, Nobuhiro Fukuda, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Patent number: 10503741
    Abstract: An electronic system includes: a control unit configured to: receive information related to an user entry under a search context, perform searches based on the information for searching within a plurality of a destination, and a user interface, coupled to the control unit, configured to present search results based on the searches, wherein one instance of the search results is different from another instance of the search results for presenting the search results for the plurality of the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tom Brinck
  • Patent number: 10496750
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can project data describing a set of media items from which a representative media item is to be determined. A medoid can be determined from the projected data. A media item corresponding to the medoid can be selected as the representative media item of the set of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Frederick Dimson, Clark Martin Gredoña
  • Patent number: 10394877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling storytelling on a computing device. A processor: (a) analyzes a first set of media items associated with the user, each media item having associated metadata; (b) identifies one or more related characteristics among the media items in the first set; (c) forms a cluster of media items associated with an event based on the identified one or more related characteristics; (d) repeats steps (a) and (b) for a second set of media items, each media item in the second set having associated metadata and related to a social connection of the user; (e) adds media items in the second set, from a social media site associated with the second set, to the cluster; (f) edits selected media items in the cluster to fit into selected templates; and (g) creates a mixed-media module comprising the templates organized into a desired sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Gregory Pape, Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson
  • Patent number: 10380172
    Abstract: A presentation support system includes a presentation control portion, an imaging portion, and a number-of-watching-persons determining portion. The presentation control portion displays a presentation image on a screen in sequence. The imaging portion images a front of the screen from a screen side. The number-of-watching-persons determining portion determines a number of watching persons who are watching the presentation image, based on image data output from the imaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Ryo Shiomi