Authoring Tool Patents (Class 715/731)
  • Patent number: 10127403
    Abstract: A computing system includes: a control circuit configured to: determine a privacy baseline for controlling communication for a user, determine an application-specific privacy setting for controlling communication for a first executable program associated with the user, generate a user-specific privacy profile based on the privacy baseline and the application-specific privacy setting, the user-specific privacy profile for controlling an application set including a second executable program; and a storage circuit, coupled to the control circuit, configured to store the user-specific privacy profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Deguang Kong, Hongxia Jin
  • Patent number: 10095792
    Abstract: An approach is provided for search services. User-defined search input is received by at least one processor. At least a portion of the user-defined search input is determined, via the at least one processor, as corresponding to at least one functional keyword associated with a type of object to be searched. Classification information is generated to facilitate identification of the at least one functional keyword among at least one other portion of the user-defined search input. Search information is generated about at least one object relating to at least some of the user-defined search input based on at least some of the classification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10089491
    Abstract: A computing system includes: a control circuit configured to: determine a privacy baseline for controlling communication for a user, determine an application-specific privacy setting for controlling communication for a first executable program associated with the user, generate a user-specific privacy profile based on the privacy baseline and the application-specific privacy setting, the user-specific privacy profile for controlling an application set including a second executable program; and a storage circuit, coupled to the control circuit, configured to store the user-specific privacy profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Deguang Kong, Hongxia Jin
  • Patent number: 10084606
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for facilitating the generating of digital identity documents. A system receives a selection and initialization of properties (e.g., identity attributes, document type, alternate views, an acquisition uniform resource locator (URL)) to be used in a digital identity document (e.g., driver's license). The system then builds a template using the selected properties. The system may then present a list of built templates to a user/verifier to be used in generating a corresponding digital identity document. Upon receiving the selected template, the system provides the acquisition URL associated with the selected template to the user/verifier to be used by the user/verifier to request the corresponding digital identity document from the issuer. After receiving the digital identity document constructed by the issuer from the issuer, the system delivers the received digital identity document to the user/verifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William F. Abt, Jr., Daniel A. Gisolfi, Asher C. Johnson, Aaron K. Reed
  • Patent number: 9983737
    Abstract: A projector includes: a display section that displays an image on a screen; a communicating section that communicates with an indicator that indicates a position on the screen; an acquiring section that acquires output destination information for specifying an output destination retained in the indicator through the communicating section; and an output control section that performs a control for outputting the image information to an output destination specified by the acquired output destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Natori
  • Patent number: 9916388
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a web page or web site including dynamically-generating content, such as a forum, using a framing layout and a series of modules arrangeable within. An interface allows the selection and placement of modules of various types in a simulation of a web page, and configuration data for each module may be set. A layout, or plurality of possible layouts, defines sections into which the modules may be placed. Pages may be organized in a hierarchy such that features of a template page are applied to any page underneath it in the hierarchy. The interface or other component of the system may further allow for the development of additional modules and layouts to be added to the available selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MH Sub I, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Rosenblum, Kevin Sours, Neal Sainani, Alan Chiu, Fabian Schonholz
  • Patent number: 9753904
    Abstract: An example method of rendering a webpage includes generating a first serialized eventual document object model (DOM) based on processing a first Web document referenced by a location. The first serialized eventual DOM includes first in-lined dynamic content. The method also includes generating a second serialized eventual DOM based on processing a second Web document referenced by the location. The second serialized eventual DOM includes second in-lined dynamic content. The method further includes generating a common serialized eventual DOM based on a difference between the first and second serialized eventual DOMs. The common serialized eventual DOM includes static dynamic content included in the first and second serialized eventual DOMs, and the difference is true dynamic content. The method also includes rendering the common serialized eventual DOM to a display of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bojin Liu, Danis Rybnikov, Valeriya Perelman, Thomas Zakrajsek
  • Patent number: 9646329
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, including an electronic business card system including plural electronic business cards. Each card is a one-way dedicated presentation device for presenting information about a user to card-holder. The card is hand-held, associated with a single user, and includes a display element and a memory to store information associated with the user. Information is loaded onto the card for presentation on the display element. The card includes an electronic interface for receiving the information and commands for controlling presentation of at least a portion of the information on the display element. The card further includes a controller to control presentation of selected portions of the information based on configuration commands received via the electronic interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher C. Romes
  • Patent number: 9641761
    Abstract: A method and device for playing contents in an electronic device are provided. The method includes selecting a setting condition value for playing at least one contents, where the at least one contents includes at least one tag information corresponding to the setting condition value, determining the at least one contents satisfying the setting condition value, and playing the at least one contents in a predefined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun-Kyoung Kim, Dae-Sung Kim, So-Ra Kim, Hang-Kyu Park, Seung-Kyung Lim
  • Patent number: 9615389
    Abstract: A content based on location information is provided to a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal 10 is communicatively connected to an access point related content providing server that includes a storage unit having an access point related content database 250 in which IP addresses and URLs of contents are associated with each other and are stored. The mobile terminal 10 performs a communication with a wireless access point to access a public network, acquires an IP address of the wireless access point, and transmits the acquired IP address to the access point related content providing server. The mobile terminal 10 receives an URL of a content that is associated with the transmitted IP address or location information identified by the transmitted IP address, and acquires the content designated by the received URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 9576271
    Abstract: The invention provides a Web service which enables a publisher to share his digital resources such as an address card or a calendar with a number of subscribers based on different sharing relationships. The Web service includes a host-based interface called “My Community”, for example, with which the publisher manages the share-relationships with his community members. The community members are organized into different groups. Each group includes a number of community members who have a common sharing relationship with the publisher with respect to one or more views of the shared resources. A resource may have multiple views. Each of the views has Metadata describing sharing-styles, as well as version, creation date, size, and the like. Each sharing style corresponds to a specific sharing relationship between a community member and the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Feng, Atul Bhandari, Valerie Kucharewski
  • Patent number: 9529786
    Abstract: A facility for generating a graphic image is described. The facility receives from a user a body of text whose creation is not subject to any rules or prototypes. The facility discerns from the body of text a textual organization. The facility then generates a graphic image conveying the discerned textual organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Fubini Waldman, Dawn M. Wright, Gary A. Pritting, Lutz Gerhard, Matthew J. Kotler, Cynthia C. Shelly
  • Patent number: 9400984
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to share media are disclosed. An example system includes an application program distribution interface to download an application program to a user device, the application program to receive user input from a first user. The example system also includes a query interface to receive representative information and an indication of a second user from the user device. The example system also includes a media content recognizer to identify the media content based on the representative information, a media access provider to selectively provide the second user with access to the media content, and an audience-interest interface to credit audience-interest to the media content when the second user is provided access to the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Alan Nguyen Bosworth
  • Patent number: 9280325
    Abstract: A request to invoke a text-list definition of a componentized application is received. The text-list definition of the componentized application identifies a collection of different listed independent application sub-components specified by a user to be executed as a set. A componentized user interface is created with a different user interface component associated with each of the different listed independent application sub-components within the text-list definition of the componentized application. The different listed independent application sub-components are independently accessed based upon user inputs received in association with the respective different user interface component associated with each of the different listed independent application components within the text-list definition of the componentized application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz, James L. Lentz
  • Patent number: 9183658
    Abstract: An animation timeline is analyzed to determine one or more discrete states. Each discrete state includes one or more animation effects. The discrete states represent scenes of a slide in a slide presentation. The concepts of scenes allows user to view a timeline of scenes, open a scene, and direct manipulate objects in the scene to author animations. The animations can include motion path animation effects, which can be directly manipulated utilizing a motion path tweening method. To aid in direct manipulation of a motion path of an object, a ghost version of the object can be shown to communicate to a user the position of the object after a motion path animation effect that includes the motion path is performed. The ghost version may also be used to show a start position when a start point is manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Maloney, Mirza Pasalic, Runzhen Huang
  • Patent number: 9037974
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for creating and editing dynamic graphics via a World Wide Web (“Web”) interface. A Web service is provided for generating dynamic graphics in response to requests received from client computers. In response to requests from client computers, the Web service generates requested dynamic graphics and returns the generated dynamic graphics to the client computers in response to the requests. Parameters may be provided to the Web service indicating a list of text items, a layout type, a visual style, a color, and other aspects of a dynamic graphic. A user interface is also provided for creating and editing a dynamic graphic within a Web browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Waldman, Thomas Charles Underhill, Scott Harrison Douglas, Robert Emmett Kolba, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150106722
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can be configured to generate a slide show type presentation based on images (e.g., digital photographs, videos, etc.) in a user's media library. While viewing the presentation, the computing device can receive user input to change the display of the images between a slideshow, a single image, and/or a grid view presentation mode. In some implementations, the user can provide input with respect to an image displayed on a slide to manipulate the image. In some implementations, the user can provide continuous input with respect to a slide to cause a transition animation to be displayed according to the amount and direction of user input received. For example, the speed, direction (e.g., forward, backward) and completion of the transition animation can be controlled by the user's input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Ralf Weber, Guillaume Vergnaud
  • Publication number: 20150095785
    Abstract: A user interface may present multiple presentation slides for user selection. Each slide may include one or more shapes, and a shape thread may be associated with each shape on the slide. For a selected slide, the user interface may present one or more shape threads associated with the selected slide. Each shape displayed on the selected slide may be associated with a particular shape thread, and a user may independently adjust one or more slide transition attributes of a shape via the associated shape thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Darren Keith Edge, Koji Yatani, Genki Furumi
  • Patent number: 8990692
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes: receiving from a first user interface a first input from a first user specifying a first particular instant in a video other than a beginning of the video; in response to the first input, generating by one or more computer systems first data for inclusion in a link to the video, the first data representing the first particular instant in the video and being operable automatically to direct playback of the video at a second user interface to start at the first particular instant in the video in response to a second user selecting the link at the second user interface; and communicating the first data to a link generator for inclusion in the link to the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ciprian I. Chelba
  • Publication number: 20150082172
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatuses for highlighting media through weighting of people or contexts are described. This document describes techniques that allow a user to quickly and easily highlight media, such as through generating a highlight reel. The techniques also enable selection of context and person weightings by which to tailor highlight reels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Babak Robert Shakib, Yuriy Musatenko, Andrii Gushchyk
  • Publication number: 20150067518
    Abstract: When slide show image data sets are generated from a plurality of image data sets, the image data sets, DVD-Video files representing the slide shows generated from the image data sets, and information representing reproduction order are stored in a manner that allows a user to access them S0 that pleasure of the slide shows for the user is not ruined. The user changes the images to be included in the DVD-Video files and the reproduction order, while referring to the image data sets, the DVD-Video files, and the information. A digitalization center newly generates DVD-Video files according to the changed images and the changed reproduction order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Takahira, Hajime Shirasaka
  • Publication number: 20150058734
    Abstract: A method, implemented in software, to capture user activities and the appearance of the computer screen into a plurality of screenshots and to automatically create an Interactive User Interface Simulation that can be used to demonstrate any arbitrary software system for sales, training, or other purposes, without requiring the original software system to be working or available. The Simulation includes a method for displaying and updating the appearance of the screen by monitoring user activities and responding appropriately so that the presentation closely resembles, in both appearance and behavior, the live running software system from which the Simulation was created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Teddy Bruce Ward
  • Patent number: 8966364
    Abstract: An image editing apparatus allowing easy edition of page arrangement order on the preview display of page images includes a display device having a display screen and a preview display device configured to display image data in a scrollable manner. If any page is selected from the images of preview display, the selected page is displayed as a reduced image at a position different from the preview images. By drag-and-dropping the reduced image to an arrangement of preview images, the selected page moves to the drag-and-dropped position in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kumiko Ogino, Shinsaku Tohki
  • Publication number: 20150052438
    Abstract: A digital signage content management system is provided that uses existing interfaces such as web interfaces and turns existing commercially available graphics programs such as web based tools or locally run programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint® into a digital signage platform to facilitate developing and managing digital signage applications through the creation of smart objects and intelligent templates that are easy to create and easy to modify to suit different applications. This enables digital signage content to be professionally created without requiring custom programming for each and every stream of new and/or changing content. The smart objects and intelligent templates can also be used to provide content with changing elements in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: X2O Media Inc.
    Inventor: David WILKINS
  • Publication number: 20150052439
    Abstract: A user interface control for an image product creation application is used for adding user supplied text or graphic elements to an image product, wherein the user interface control is responsive to the position relative to a user supplied image, a recognized object within the user supplied image, or an image product related feature, wherein the user interface control provides an indication when the text or graphic elements are positioned proximal to the user supplied image, the recognized object, or the image product related feature, and wherein the user interface control modifies an attribute of the text or graphic elements when placed proximal to the user supplied image, the recognized object, or the image product related feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: KODAK ALARIS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen James Pasquarette, Joseph Anthony Manico
  • Publication number: 20150033131
    Abstract: Three dimensional, conditional formatting based data visualization is provided. Received underlying data may be analyzed and one or more portions of the underlying data that are of interest to a user determined. The portions may be selected actively by a user of automatically determined based on a variation of values in each portion, values of data points in each portion, a usage history of the user, and/or a credential of the user. A background image may be generated by converting the tabular data into a three dimensional image or selecting and image or a graphic associated with the underlying data. The visualization(s) may then be displayed over the background. Scenes may be selected for animated slide shows or movies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Peev, Brian Scott Ruble
  • Patent number: 8930832
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating, editing, sharing and distributing high-quality, media-rich web-based communications. The communications are created in a layered fashion that integrates user-selected text, colors, background patterns, images, sound, music, video, or other media. The systems and methods are used to generate, edit, broadcast, and track electronic presentations, brochures, advertisements (such as banner advertisements on highly trafficked media websites), announcements, and interactive web pages, without the need for the user to understand complex programming languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Impact Engine, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Greer, Bennett Blank, Bryan Depew
  • Patent number: 8930817
    Abstract: A system and method for providing photographic slideshows with theme elements is provided. Each photograph and each theme element may be associated with different contextual information. The contextual information may include, for example, locations, time and date, calendar events, user preference or history information, or any other suitable information. In response to receiving a selection of contextual information, the electronic device may identify photographs and theme elements associated with contextual information to generate a photographic slideshow. Alternatively, in response to receiving a selection of at least one photograph or theme element, the electronic device may identify contextual information associated with the selected photograph or theme element to identify other photographs and theme elements associated with the identified contextual information for generating a photographic slideshow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Bull, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Eric James Hope
  • Publication number: 20150007035
    Abstract: A method and system for creating at least one presentation, comprising: at least one computer, at least one application operable on the at least one computer, the at least one application configured for: receiving a plurality of assets; and allowing at least one user to define the at least one presentation over the time that the at least one presentation is to be displayed, using at least two assets to be simultaneously presented for at least one selected point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Taylor
  • Publication number: 20140365897
    Abstract: A method and system for organizing slides and providing navigational elements within the slides using a presentation application is provided. The presentation application automatically generates an organized set of linkable slides corresponding to subheadings provided by the creator. Prompting a presentation creator to initially consider the presentation structure and provide subheadings that relate to broad concepts within the presentation assists in preventing a potential massive reorganization of the presentation after content has been added.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Maloney
  • Patent number: 8910062
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for providing a computerized provisioning environment for a service agent performing provisioning of intelligence network services is provided. The method includes grouping the identity information of the service agent, a plurality of navigation links directed to information pages, and a plurality of task links directed to a task pages into separate sections. The method also includes displaying the separate sections on a same single layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Aaron W. Bangor
  • Publication number: 20140359453
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for displaying images comprises collecting a plurality images from one or more image repositories and generating, with the aid of a graphical user interface on an electronic display coupled to a server, a slideshow comprising images for display on an electronic picture frame. At least one image repository of the one or more image repositories can be a network accessible image repository. Next, the slideshow can be transmitted to the electronic picture. The slideshow can then be displayed on the electronic picture frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Palfreeman
  • Patent number: 8898558
    Abstract: Methods and computer readable mediums storing computer executable programs for managing multimodal annotations of an image are disclosed. A first communication channel is established between a first machine and a mobile device. A first hierarchical data structure generated by the mobile device is received at the first machine. The first hierarchical data structure includes an image annotated with at least one multimodal annotation. A representation of the first hierarchical data structure is rendered at the first machine. At least one multimodal annotation modification associated with the image is received at the first machine. The at least one multimodal annotation modification is incorporated into the first hierarchical data structure thereby generating a second hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jhilmil Jain, Jun Li, Menaka Indrani
  • Patent number: 8893015
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object. The method further includes creating a list of layers of the loaded page, each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document; navigating the collage document in at least one direction and at at least one speed based on user input; and filtering the list of layers based on at least the position in the collage document and a visual window of a user interface to display visible layers of the page within the visual window. A client device for navigating loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ebay Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Patent number: 8887053
    Abstract: An image data display system classifies image data into a cluster based on a predetermined condition regardless of whether or not the image data conforms to DCF standard and displays information specific to the image data when displayed as a slide show. A CPU creates a cluster, including a plurality of the image data, and a slide show table having first and second cluster name candidates based on a FAT data or an Exif data and a third cluster name candidate input by a user. The image display screen combines any two of the above first, second, and third cluster name candidates and displays a list of the combined candidates as cluster names indicating contents of the image data. The user can select the cluster name in high visibility and can easily display the desired image data as the slide show.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Visionarist Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sukeichi Miki, Shinichi Miki, Manabu Miki, Hikaru Miki
  • Patent number: 8862995
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage mediums for rendering a geo-referenced interactive tour using media objects associated with a user. An exemplary method includes collecting the media objects from one or more selected user profiles associated with the user. Each media object is collected based on an associated time value. The collected media objects are organized into one or more trip segments based on velocity value associated with each collected media object, the velocity value indicating the velocity of travel between two media objects. At least one trip segment is rendered into the interactive tour. The trip segment is rendered to include its media objects and geo-referenced data. The geo-referenced data is determined from at least one geolocation associated with a media object included in the trip segment. The media objects and geo-referenced data are rendered according to a presentation style that is selected based on the included media objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan B. Kuhne, Vermont T. Lasmarias, Quarup S. Barreirinhas
  • Patent number: 8856656
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are described for customizing photo presentations. One particular method comprises receiving by the media display system, a plurality of photos depicting individuals and displaying one or more controls for specifying an action to one or more selected individuals. The method further comprises receiving a selection of one or more individuals, generating an action list according to the selection, and customizing the photo presentation comprising photos from among the received plurality of photos according to the action list and according to the analyzed facial regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Chao, Shih-Hsien Yeh
  • Patent number: 8850319
    Abstract: A system and method of processing a video Instant Message (IM) is provided. The method may comprise receiving a captured video stream from an image capture device and selecting at least one video effect from a plurality of video effects. A modified video stream is then generated (e.g., using a digital filter) that includes the video effect and is then communicated to a viewing location as the video Instant Message. The IM application can be a legacy IM application and generate a graphic user interface via the IM application to allow a user to select the video effect. The captured video stream may be received from a web camera and the modified video stream may be communicated via the Internet to the viewing location. The method may be performed in a device driver that interfaces the image capture device to an Instant Messaging application associated with the device driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Stoen, Churn Wai Ng, Willie Png
  • Publication number: 20140282011
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and, optionally, a touch-sensitive surface obtains a collection of media items. In some embodiments, the device determines one or more patterns in the collection based on a comparison between properties of sequentially adjacent items and divides the collection into multiple events that includes a plurality of multi-item events. In some embodiments, the device receives a first request to display a first portion of the collection organized in accordance with a first detailed-granularity level and, in response to the first request, displaying a first plurality of representations of the items. The device receives a second request to display a second portion of the collection organized in accordance with a respective overview-granularity level that corresponds to multiple detailed-granularity levels and, in response to the second request, displays a second plurality of representations of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Gregory Christie, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20140282012
    Abstract: The system relates to the process of associating textual or media Objects with the structural and dynamic choices of a narrative model and the application of those Objects to build an underlying narrative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WRITE BROTHERS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Michael GREENFIELD, Chris Neal HUNTLEY
  • Publication number: 20140258869
    Abstract: In some aspects, a method of authoring an interactive presentation includes defining a sequence of two or more primary content items within a presentation, and associating a link to additional content with a primary content item of the sequence in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In additional aspects, a method of delivering an interactive presentation includes accessing the sequence of two or more primary content items, delivering the primary content items to a presentation device, and delivering, to applications operating on mobile devices of audience members, the primary content items with the additional content and/or one or more links thereto. In further aspects, a method of interacting with an interactive presentation includes receiving, by a mobile device of an audience member, a sequence of primary content items with additional content and/or one or more links thereto, and displaying the received primary content items and the additional content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Thomas Creative Productions, LLC
    Inventors: Callie Thomas, Bill Thomas
  • Patent number: 8832555
    Abstract: A system in accordance with the present invention may include one or more processors, memory that receives instructions from the one or more processors according to a clock operating at a frequency, one or more programs stored in the memory, with instructions to: define a layer, wherein the layer comprises one or more effects; associate media content with the layer; aggregate the layer with one or more other layers; and, assemble the aggregated layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Adrian Diaconu, Guillaume Vergnaud, Bob Van Osten
  • Patent number: 8826111
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus and method for display of final superimposed scenes from a receiver adapted to receive shared object control information used for forming final superimposed scenes and display final superimposed scenes. The final superimposed scenes are formed by superimposing two or more shared scenes each comprising one or more shared objects. The shared object comprises user-selectable command objects that are separately controllable independent of the shared scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 8812582
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide users in a social network with a screen saver constructed by media shared by their contacts and groups in a social network. The present invention provides a shared photo album that displays images from a user's own photo collection, and that of their social network automatically. For a user, the social network service queries its database to retrieve a list of photo sources. The sources of images may be online photo sharing services, other computers with photos on their local hard drives, and public peer-to-peer storage services. The images may be displayed to the user and optionally may be accompanied with information, such as the owner of the photo or descriptive phrases or comments about the photo. The social network service may be configured to continuously or periodically request photos to update the screen saver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Havoc Pennington, Bryan Clark
  • Patent number: 8812969
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for assisting a user with authoring a multimedia representation of documents. In one embodiment, the method comprises displaying one or more visual, audible, or audiovisual document elements from an input document in graphical user interface; and selecting one or more elements and for inclusion in a multimedia representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter E. Hart, Berna Erol, Kathrin Berkner, Jonathan J. Hull
  • Patent number: 8812968
    Abstract: A system, tool or method permitting a prospective purchaser of floor coverings or other surface coverings to engage in the contemporaneous manipulation and evaluation of various combinations of surface patterns, designs, colors, shapes, and the like as well as placement or orientations of the floor covering or surface covering elements prior to actual purchase and installation. For example, simulated tile elements having surface patterns corresponding to the surface patterns of the actual floor covering tile elements are provided in a manner such that each of the simulated tile elements may be rotated or replaced to simulate at least one alternative arrangement or layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: Larry Keith Seitz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8812945
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method of dynamically creating real-time presentations responsive to search expressions. The method comprises retrieving information from search engines, parsing the retrieved information to create dynamically a structured document including mark-up tags, and rendering the structured document as a slide show presentation of images by a multimedia presentation module. The structured document may be editable, annotatable, storable, and publishable by a user viewing the slide show presentation on the client device. The information retrieved from the one or more search engines may be restricted to one or more specified web domains. Pertinent textual information about the object of interest may also be retrieved along with the image information for convenient review by the user. Each displayed image in the slideshow presentation may have an embedded hyperlink to the source page of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Laurent Frederick Sidon
    Inventors: Laurent Sidon, Charles L. Johnson, Ronen Lasry
  • Patent number: 8806320
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system that creates a real-time collaboration and synchronization of multiple, disparate media components, and more particularly to a system that creates dynamic relations and includes notations and annotations in text, audio, video, bookmark, and marked area without affecting the integrity of the original media source making it possible to later search any of these components independently using regular text search or further phonetic and image recognition searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cut2It, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaith Abdo
  • Patent number: 8799756
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a server for creating photo-based projects is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Anthony Jan Fung Lai, Dan Schultz, Denys Barushev, Anton Vladimirovich Astashov
  • Patent number: 8782515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a system for correlating document pages. The system receives a source image of a document page and a rendered image of a markup language page converted from the document page. The system then performs a correlation analysis between the source image and the rendered image. Next, the system determines a correlation factor between the source image and the rendered image based on the correlation analysis, wherein the correlation factor indicates a page fidelity between the document page and the markup language page converted from the document page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Charles F. Geiger