Selecting From A Resource List (e.g., Address Book) Patents (Class 715/739)
  • Patent number: 10296504
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a program executable by at least one processing unit of a device. The program receives a selection of a first entity and a second entity in a relational data model. The relational data model includes several entities and a set of relationships among the several entities. The program also determines a set of navigation routes through the relational data model based on the first and second entities. The program further provides the determined navigation routes through a graphical user interface (GUI) in order to provide a visual context of data in the relational data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Joseph Hock, Kevin Tully
  • Patent number: 10298663
    Abstract: The systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products described herein allow a user to find published content that may be about the user on a social network by analyzing the user's profile information and social contact information to generate terms, face recognition data, contacts and other data, searching the contacts based on the generated terms, face recognition data, and other data and identifying content that may be about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh S. Borse, Ajay Raina
  • Patent number: 10291705
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments disclose techniques for sending interim notifications to clients of a distributed filesystem. Two or more cloud controllers collectively manage distributed filesystem data that is stored in one or more cloud storage systems; the cloud controllers ensure data consistency for the stored data, and each cloud controller caches portions of the distributed filesystem. During operation, a cloud controller receives a client request to perform a namespace operation upon a filesystem object. The cloud controller determines that it will need to contact at least one of another peer cloud controller or a cloud storage system to service the request, and sends an interim notification to the client to notify the client that the request is pending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANZURA, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Hyuntae Jung, Shishir Mondal, John Richard Taylor, Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10262262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of terminal devices of the Internet of Things, more specifically to a semantic method for terminal devices of the Internet of Things capable of analyzing the application characteristics of terminal devices of the Internet of Things, setting down the rules for building ontology base; analyzing and building initial ontology base by using the ontology base building tool; pre-processing information from network and sensors; collecting information uploaded by sensors, updating the initial ontology base, and expanding the ontology base by collecting information searched by network. The method establishes program plan by object-oriented mode, analyzes implementing results by using existing test data or simulated data, and realizes domain updating and expansion of sensor ontology according to specific applications. The whole development and evolution of sensor ontology is increasing gradually in a spiral form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHENYANG INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION OF THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Xing Tong, Yang Liu, Zhao Shi, Peng Zeng, Haibin Yu
  • Patent number: 10242113
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the discoverability of messages on a social network. The creation of a proposed message that requests a response from a target audience is detected. The social network is then searched to identify search terms and posts related to the proposed message. Upon identifying the search terms, the search terms are ranked in order of usage among the identified posts. A list of identified search terms in order of rank is then presented to the user to modify the proposed message. The proposed message is modified using a search term selected by the user from the list of search terms. The modified message is then posted on the social network. In this manner, the message created by the user has been modified to improve the discoverability of the message on the social network and to increase responses from an appropriate target audience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Thomas J. Evans, IV, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10169890
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating and presenting animated graphs. In one aspect, a method includes updating a user interface to present a first graph representing a set of data corresponding to a time period. The first graph includes a heat map that visually depicts different values of the data for different sub-time periods of the time period using different colors. The heat map includes visual graph elements that each represents a respective sub-time period and depicts a particular color based on the value for the respective sub-time period. The user interface is updated to replace the presentation of the first graph with a presentation of a second graph representing a sum of the different values over the time period. The updating includes animating a transition between the presentation of the first graph and the presentation of the second graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Bakshi, Zev Nettleton Youra, Michael Goderbauer
  • Patent number: 10139987
    Abstract: A system for automatically generating group recommendation comprises a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to receive information about a first user; construct a recommended group of other users using the information about the first user; provide the recommended group of other users as suggestion to the first user; and responsive to input from the first user, create a new group in a service, and performing an action on the new group in the service. The disclosure also includes similar methods and computer program products for the automatic generation and suggestion of groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gavin James, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10133812
    Abstract: A personalized content delivery computer system is provided comprising: (a) one or more server computers; (b) a server computer program which when executed provides: a content interest profile builder; and a content matching utility; wherein the content interest profile builder and content matching utility are linked so as to enable users of the platform interested in targeting (“targeting users”) one or more other users (“consumer” or “consumers”), using content that is likely to be of interest to the consumer; wherein the content interest profile builder intelligently harvests interest parameters for consumers, and stores the interest parameters iteratively into a content interest profile maintained for each consumer; and wherein the content matching utility determines whether content is likely to be of significant interest to a consumer, using the content interest profile for the consumer. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GRAPEVINE6 INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Lee, Wayne Luis Gomes, Michael Thomas Orr, Danko Desancic, Pankaj Saini
  • Patent number: 10108927
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing user experience on a web content page. The method includes extracting a list of contacts of a user from one or more networking websites based on a relationship level. The method also includes analyzing a plurality of posts generated by the list of contacts. The method further includes categorizing each contact in the list of contacts and the plurality of posts under one or more web content topics. Moreover, the method includes displaying, to the user, one or more contacts along with a set of posts relevant to a web content topic on the web content page. The system includes one or more electronic devices, a communication interface, a memory, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Amit Motgi, Ali Satter
  • Patent number: 10043141
    Abstract: An information providing method includes: transmitting, in response to a user's access using a display terminal, first display data, including multiple check items to be used by the user who is choosing a service provider to be allowed to use a target device's log information to check the reliability of that service provider, to a display terminal; receiving selection information representing a set of selected check items including at least one check item selected from the check items included in the first display data using the display terminal; transmitting second display data representing a set of reference check items including, among multiple check items received from other users' terminals, check items which are either similar to, or the same as, check items included in the set of selected check items represented by the selection information, to the display terminal; afterward receiving editing information representing an edited set of check items obtained by editing the set of selected check items, fro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kotaro Hakoda, Motoji Ohmori
  • Patent number: 9946713
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for recommending a list of digital media to a user based upon digital media that the user is currently consuming. The list of recommendations is generated from an analysis of the digital media. Subsequently, the list of recommendations is stored on the user's device, and the user is alerted to the list's existence through the rendering of a notification on the user's display. Upon selection of an item from the list of recommendations, the selected digital media is rendered on the display of the user's device within the context of the user's application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Shao, Kemal Oral Cansizlar, Scott Allen Mongrain
  • Patent number: 9877183
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal which includes a program determining unit configured to determine at least one associated application program corresponding to a designated contact person in an address book of the terminal, and a displaying unit configured to simultaneously display head portraits of the designated contact person in the address book and the at least one associated application program under the condition that the address book or a designated interface provided by any of the at least one associated application program is displayed. The present invention further provides a processing method for head portraits of a contact person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., DONGGUAN YULONG TELECOMMUNICATION TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijuan Yu, Xiaodan Wang
  • Patent number: 9874995
    Abstract: A grid-based visualization displays icons representing data entities in grid cells corresponding with the data entities' attribute values. The grid-based visualization enables users to zoom in or maximize the size of a selected grid cell, row of grid cells, column of grid cells, or any other selection of grid cells in a grid-based visualization. When zooming on a single row, the other rows are reduced in height and the selected row is enlarged to occupy the remaining space. When maximizing a single column, the other columns are reduced in width and the selected column is enlarged. When maximizing one or more cells, the unselected cells are minimized in height and/or width, and the selected cells are enlarged. Icons may be dynamically sized to fit within their assigned cells. An overflow indicator, zooming, and scrolling may be used to view sets of icons that cannot fit within their assigned cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jairam Ramanathan, Prashant Singh, Hugh Zhang, Mark Robertson
  • Patent number: 9871845
    Abstract: A data processing, and more specifically, to a method and system for portlet scheduling. The method for scheduling a plurality of portlets according to the present invention comprising: obtaining invocation time of the plurality of portlets; obtaining weights of the plurality of portlets; assembling the plurality of portlets into a plurality of threads according to the invocation time and the weights, wherein the assembled plurality of threads has similar thread invocation time. With the method and system for scheduling a plurality of portlets according to illustrative embodiments, the plurality of portlets are assembled into a plurality of threads having similar thread invocation time according to invocation time and importance of each portlet, and the above problems are better solved, thus loading time of the portlets can be significantly reduced, loading efficiency of the portlets can be improved, thereby better improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Meng Ye, Xiao Si Zhou
  • Patent number: 9836729
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein are directed toward launching a third party application in a media center module using a conditional link. The media center module is configured to enable the third party application to register with the module and to associate a primary link that serves as the entry point for the application. The media center module also enables the third party application to provide a conditional link that serves as the entry point when a certain condition is met. Under normal circumstances, the media center module provides the primary link as the entry point for a user to launch the third party application. When the media center module receives a notification from the third party application to use the conditional link, the media center application causes the conditional link to be the entry point for the application. Thus, the use of conditional link enables a third party application to specify how the application is launched from the media center module under different conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Hugh Christopher Vidos, Dean Wayne Talley, David Ethan Zoller
  • Patent number: 9819765
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide assistance for completion during user input. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as incoming and outgoing emails. When a user is typing an input, the profiles are used to identify suggestions for the completion of the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Garland Thatcher, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson, Frank J. Cort, Adam Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 9804746
    Abstract: There is provided a method in an electronic device having a display and means for receiving user input, the method comprising detecting a user input directed at an item displayed on a display and determining whether the user input is a first user input or a second user input, wherein the first user input is different in at least one respect from the second user input. If the item is linked to one or more additional items and the detected user input is the first user input, the method comprises selecting the item and the one or more additional items as a group of items, for performing an action on the group of items. If the detected user input is the second user input, the method comprises selecting the item for performing the action on the item and no other item. There is also provided an electronic device comprising processing circuitry which is configured to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Stahl, Mikael Ainalem, Henrik Sandström
  • Patent number: 9807597
    Abstract: A communication device of an aspect includes a communication unit configured to make a communication with another communication device, a memory configured to store a control program, and at least one processor configured to execute a process in accordance with the operation by executing the control program. The memory includes a first storage unit configured to store history information related to the communication and contact information including identification information for identifying the other communication device. The at least one processor is configured to cause a display to display the history information, delete from the first storage unit the contact information selected based on the operation received by an operation unit, and hide the history information on the display when the contact information is to be deleted from the first storage unit, the history information including the identification information included in the contact information to be deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9774723
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods that generate and send interactive elements to a plurality of wearable electronic devices are discussed. One or more mobile applications and one or more remote backend servers may cooperate to send information in the interactive elements to one or more instances of a time synchronous application in order to bring different types of content such as timely and relevant data, events, and notifications to a user of a wearable electronic device without the user's intervention to actively retrieve the different types of content. The interactive elements may be generated and sent from any of i) a public application programming interface (“API”) hosted on a server, ii) one or more mobile applications resident on one or more mobile computing devices, or iii) one or more remote backend servers. In addition, these sources may merely send content and commands for the interactive elements to the public API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Pebble Technology, Corp.
    Inventors: François Olivier Baldassari, Liron Mordechai Damir, Tyler James Hoffman, Megan Elisabeth Knight, Henry Levak, Itai Vonshak
  • Patent number: 9766778
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying and accessing contacts in a contact list on a display device. In some embodiments, the method includes displaying a list of contacts on the display device, wherein the list of contacts is separated into groups of contacts by contact group separators based on at least one configuration setting, generating a quick access index including a plurality of selectable index items each associated with a group of contacts, wherein the selectable index items are only generated for the groups of contacts that include at least one contact, and displaying the quick access index over at least a portion of the list of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Vonage Business Inc.
    Inventors: Uri Mischari, Tzahi Efrati
  • Patent number: 9721034
    Abstract: The management of tabs in browser applications may be at least partially automated. In a described implementation, a link present in browser content information may include a link property indicating that the new browser content information targeted by the link is to be opened in a new tab. A browser application can therefore automatically launch a new tab without a user request. In another described implementation, a new travelog created for a new tab may be initially populated with an historical entry that points to spawning browser content information and identifies the originating tab. When a user attempts to move backward from an initial page of the new tab, a browser application can therefore automatically redisplay the spawning browser content information at the originating tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Moore, Justin Mann, Martijn Eldert Van Tilburg
  • Patent number: 9660984
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically unlocking an electronic device via a wearable device may include a first device authenticating a user of a wearable device in response to the user closing a clasp of the wearable device and entering a personal authentication password on the first device; a second device requesting a rolling one-time password (OTP) via a wireless connection to the wearable device in response to the second device detecting that the wearable device is within a predefined physical range, and a user pressing an input key; unlocking the second device in response to the second device receiving the OTP from the wearable device; monitoring a status of the clasp, wherein the status comprises a closed or an open state; and deleting OTP or password key information from the wearable device in response to the processor of the wearable device detecting that the clasp is in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, L.P.
    Inventors: Geroncio Tan, Fernando L. Guerrero, Danilo O. Tan
  • Patent number: 9652533
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a storage unit; a first display control unit; and a demanding unit. The storage unit that stores attribute data representing specified attribute of contents and category data representing a category of the attribute correlated to each other. The first display control unit that provides controls for displaying information for a selected attribute and for displaying, in a categorized state, information for related attributes correlated to the same category as that of the attribute on a correlation display screen. The demanding unit that demands data search by referring to the correlated attribute selected corresponding to information selected from among those displayed on the correlation display screen to an information provision device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shirai, Toshihiro Morita, Susumu Morita, Taku Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9615207
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for changing geofence-based operating parameters is provided herein. During operation, all members within a first geofence will have their radio parameters change to those used within a second geofence when a member of the first geofence crosses into the second geofence. Therefore, even though a particular member of the first geofence may not have crossed over the second geofence, the particular member will still have their radio parameters changed to those in use within the second geofence if a member of the first geofence has crossed the second geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David E. Klein, Graeme Peter Johnson
  • Patent number: 9607526
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a tool for use by drivers and/or coaches throughout the pre-license stage of obtaining a driver's license. A pre-license program may control a computing device to collect drive data while a driver is driving a vehicle. This drive data may be used to detect a drive event. Then, the computing device may present coaching information associated with the detected drive event. The coaching information may provide a passenger, such as a coach or parent, with real-time advice for instructing the driver how to improve his/her driving skills. Moreover, the drive data collected may be used to prepare reports providing feedback to the drivers and coaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Chienlan Hsu-Hoffman, Gibbs Evan, Alicia Dornadic, Regina Madigan
  • Patent number: 9588992
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for displaying images in a user's online page, such as to provide an engaging and interesting user experience. A subset of one or more images is identified from a set that comprises user accessible images. Images for the subset are identified selecting one or more images from the set of user accessible images that meet a desired user interest threshold. The subset of selected images is then loaded onto the user's online page, such as an online service landing page, in an arrangement (e.g., slide show) of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Michelle Filman, Jason Fergus Moore, Jiamin Zhu, Mark Kramer
  • Patent number: 9557876
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a hierarchical user interface on a screen of an electronic device, the hierarchical user interface having one or more content sections at a first level and each content section having one or more content items at one or more second levels above the first level; adjusting a layout of the content sections or the content items of each content section based on a size, orientation, or aspect ratio of the screen of the electronic device; and enabling a user to view the content sections and the content items of each content section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Matas
  • Patent number: 9495346
    Abstract: A method for enabling at least one user interface display field to perform at least one action is provided. The method may include receiving a first user action associated with the at least one user interface display field. The method may further include activating the at least one user interface display field in response to the received first user action. Additionally, the method may include determining a context associated with the activated at least one user interface display field. The method may also include applying the determined context associated with the activated at least one user interface display. The method may further include receiving a second user action associated with the activated at least one user interface display field based on the applied determined context. The method may also include executing the received second user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nizar Lethif, Apurva S. Patel, Prasad P. Purandare
  • Patent number: 9479628
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal configured to detect a touch input and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a display unit formed to detect a touch input and display screen information; and a controller configured to display graphic data corresponding to the track of a touch input sensed at the display unit on the display unit and detect the attribute information of the graphic data, wherein the controller selects at least a partial region of the screen information based on a region displayed with the graphic data, and executes a function matched to the detected attribute information for the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungmin Park, Dami Choe, Hyungsup Kim, Wonseok Joung, Yongkyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 9471605
    Abstract: Techniques are described for allowing a first user to efficiently send contact information to a second user using a user communication of a messaging application such as email programs, instant messaging programs, social media websites, or chat rooms. The messaging application may maintain a name database that stores names that are relevant to a first user. When the first user then types or speaks a name into a user communication (e.g., an email, instant message, or voice message), the messaging application provides the first user with the names stored in the name database that match the name in the user communication. Additionally, the messaging application may use ranking data associated with each matched name to order the names according to relevance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan G. Faiman, Michael T. Kalmbach, Brian R. Muras, Jared W. Patterson, Kevin Wendzel
  • Patent number: 9413832
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for location-based, just in time social networking. In one embodiment, a method for providing a social network includes receiving a request from a first user of the social network to provide information from a location of interest specified by the first user, and locating a group comprising at least one other user of the social network, where each of the at least one other user is currently at the location of interest and has volunteered to provide information from the location of interest, wherein the group is selected from a larger group of other users who are at a plurality of locations of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sanjay Macwan
  • Patent number: 9411492
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A display for a particular contact record is presented. The display includes a name for a particular contact and a generic input area. Each of a plurality of contact records identifies a name for a contact, and each of the plurality of contact records is configured to store multiple entries that each include a value and a field type from a plurality of field types. User input of information using the generic input area is received. A field type from the plurality of field types is determined based on matching semantics of the received user input. The determining occurs without receiving user input specifically identifying the matching field type. The determined field type and the received user input is stored as an entry for the particular contact record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Young, Michael H. Leggett, Braden F. Kowitz, Benjamin Grol
  • Patent number: 9405438
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for centralized access to multimedia content stored on or available to a computing device are disclosed. The centralized access can be provided by a media control interface that receives user inputs and interacts with media programs resident on the computing device to produce graphical user interfaces that can be presented on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Thomas Michael Madden, Scott J. Forstall, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Stephen O. Lemay, Richard W. Fabrick, II, Bas Ording, Eric Taylor Seymour, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9336304
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, there is a method of maintaining a database of patent claim entries. The patent claim entries are associated with one or more patent documents as well as one or more parameters characterizing a patent claim. The database may be accessed to retrieve a selection of one or more patent claim entries. This may be accomplished by retrieving the one or more parameters associated with the selection of the one or more patent claim entries. Additionally, one or more of the parameters characterizing a patent claims may be selected. A report chart is presented on a display device. The report chart depicts relationships between the selected parameters and the one or more patent claim entries retrieved from the database. The relationships are depicted as a plurality of data points. Also a visualization option may be selected and the report chart may be modified based on the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Gary J. Speier
  • Patent number: 9304659
    Abstract: A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's “home page” on the display, from an idle screen that is accessed after a timeout period expires, or any other appropriate mechanism that activates the preferred contact group centric experience. A user selects the preferred contact group from among an array of the user's contacts. Once the contact group is configured, a minimal number of navigation/selection features is necessary to activate any number of communication modes available to the contacts. The contact group is configured such that simple and quick navigation between the contact members is achieved. The contact group can be presented in 2D and 3D arrangements, in any number of list or geometric configurations. A pricing plan can optionally be tied to each member of the contact group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Sherrard, Warren McNeel, Jasdeep Singh Chugh, Stephen John O'Connor, Mikkel Crone Koser, Richard Paul Turnnidge, Michael Thomas Hendrick, Gary Sentman, Karl Warfel, Wen-Hsing Chang, Sally Abolrous, Adrian Buzescu
  • Patent number: 9300701
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving first user input, the first user input provided by a user of a computer-implemented social networking service and indicating first digital content that is to be distributed using the social networking service, receiving second user input through a distribution interface that is displayed to the user, the second user input defining a distribution for the first digital content, the distribution comprising at least one of a first sub-distribution that is defined based on a first social circle and a second sub-distribution, the first social circle comprising a first subset of contacts, and distributing the first digital content to contacts of the user based on the distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Smarr, Paul Adams, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Mandy R. Sladden
  • Patent number: 9203844
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for assigning visual representation to contacts. The embodiments include receiving selection criteria, identifying data associated with a plurality of customers meeting the selection criteria, wherein each of the customers is associated with one or more contacts, determining that at least one contact associated with each customer comprises one or more contact statuses, and assigning one or more indicators to the at least one contact based on the one or more statuses. In particular embodiments, the one or more statuses are related to a contact locked status, a contact external request status, a contact geography status, a contact time period status, a contact velocity status, and/or a permission-to-communicate status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Sheldon, Ryan Scott Heller, David Luke Hallam
  • Patent number: 9191771
    Abstract: An access point (AP) in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure provides a convenient approach to provision wireless devices. In an embodiment, the AP initiates push button mode of WPS procedures with a wireless device, in response to receiving of a provisioning request from the wireless device, without requiring a WPS push button signal locally. The AP thereafter operates to complete provisioning of the wireless device. According to yet another aspect of the present disclosure, a wireless device may also participate in push button mode of WPS, without requiring a push button signal locally. In an embodiment, a wireless device automatically transmits a request for provisioning. An AP within the transmission range, responds back with a command to initiate push button mode of WPS procedures. The wireless device communicates with the AP to complete provisioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GAINSPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Prashant Viswanathan, Vishal Batra, Pankaj Vyas
  • Patent number: 9177292
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to auto-entry of addresses in an electronic message and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for cautious auto-entry for messaging systems. In one embodiment of the invention, a cautious auto-completion method can be provided. The method include auto-completing a messaging address provided in a messaging client; computing a similar name set (SNS) value for the auto-completed messaging address; and, posting a warning if the SNS value exceeds an SNS threshold. As used herein, an SNS includes a list of similar messaging addresses having similarities likely to result in an unintended auto-completed messaging address in a messaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Chen, Yongcheng Li, Lun Xiao
  • Patent number: 9159057
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching of information regarding persons or to provide assistance for completion during address input. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically generating profiles for persons identified in messages, such as outgoing emails. Based on how the addresses of the persons are used in outgoing messages, the relevancy scores of the addresses are determined. When a user is searching for information or typing an address, the profiles and the relevancy scores are used to identify and sort search results or suggestions for the completion of the address input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventor: Peter Monaco
  • Patent number: 9134992
    Abstract: A method for generating an upgrade plan for assets included in a virtualized computing environment includes receiving a selection of one or more target assets to receive updates. The method further includes receiving a selection of one or more upgrade packages, determining a first set of target assets that is capable of being upgraded with at least one selected upgrade package, determining a second set of target assets that depend on the first set of target assets, and generating an upgrade plan for the first set of target assets and the second set of target assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Natalie Wong, Manaswi Shukla
  • Patent number: 9094388
    Abstract: A method of authenticating the identity of a user is disclosed. The method may include registering a user, where registering the user includes receiving identification of a plurality of individuals associated with the user and a communication address for each of the plurality of individuals. The method may also include receiving a request to authenticate the identity of the user. The method may further include selecting at least one of the plurality of individuals to serve as an authentication agent. The method may additionally include initiating at least a first communication between the user and the authentication agent via the communication address. The method may moreover include receiving a second communication from the authentication agent. The method may furthermore include sending a message indicating the identity of the user is authenticated based at least in part on the second communication including a confirmation of the identity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Dmitri Tkachev
  • Patent number: 9060033
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for sharing the contents of a presentation in a web conference. A web conference server in a web conferencing system extracts a document that is likely to be viewed by the presenter during the web conference prior to the presenter actually viewing the document. The web conference server processes the extracted document into a displayable screen image which is sent to the participant computers in the web conference to be cached. When the presenter computer actually displays the extracted document, the web conference server informs the participant computers to display the cached screen image. Since the screen image of the document has already been cached by the participant computers, the document will be more quickly viewed by the participant computers and will reduce the time lag between when the presenter views the document and when the audience views the same content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Josef Scherpa, Amy D. Travis
  • Patent number: 9053177
    Abstract: A computing device may receive a request for sitelinks corresponding to a document and identify a plurality of hyperlinks corresponding to the document. Each hyperlink, of the plurality of hyperlinks, may include a hyperlink object within the document. The computing device may determine a visual location corresponding to each hyperlink of the plurality of hyperlinks corresponding to the document, and assign a score to each hyperlink, of the plurality of hyperlinks, based on the visual location corresponding to the hyperlink. The computing device may provide a sitelink, corresponding to a hyperlink, of the plurality of hyperlinks, based on the score assigned to the hyperlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Minkoo Seo
  • Publication number: 20150149919
    Abstract: An information processing system including at least one computer includes a receiving unit that receives user identification information from an apparatus connected through a network; a returning unit that returns a portion which is associated with the user identification information received by the receiving unit out of screen information which is stored in association with the apparatus and is common to a plurality of users in response to an acquisition request to acquire the screen information from the apparatus; and a processing unit that receives a request which is sent from the apparatus in response to an input into a screen displayed based on the returned portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takaya MATSUISHI
  • Publication number: 20150149918
    Abstract: A method of controlling an infotainment device including displaying a web browser page corresponding to an executing web application; determining if a first characteristic value corresponding to a first image of the vehicle to be displayed is included in received vehicle data; displaying the first image of the vehicle on the web browser page if the first characteristic value is included in the received vehicle data; determining if a second characteristic value of the vehicle is included in the received vehicle data when the first characteristic value is not included; estimating the first characteristic value of the vehicle using the second characteristic value if the first characteristic value is not included and the second characteristic value is included; and displaying a second image of the vehicle on the web browser page corresponding to the estimated first characteristic value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonhyung KIM, Hyungjin JEON, Jongseon PARK, Chunsung JUNG
  • Patent number: 9041734
    Abstract: Image information displayed on an electronic device can be modified based at least in part upon a relative position of a user with respect to a device. Mapping, topological or other types of positional data can be used to render image content from a perspective that is consistent with a viewing angle for the current relative position of the user. As that viewing angle changes, as a result of movement of the user and/or the device, the content can be re-rendered or otherwise updated to display the image content from a perspective that reflects the change in viewing angle. Simulations of effects such as parallax and occlusions can be used with the change in perspective to provide a consistent user experience that provides a sense of three-dimensional content even when that content is rendered on a two-dimensional display. Lighting, shading and/or other effects can be used to enhance the experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Howard D. Look, Leo B. Baldwin, Kenneth M. Karakotsios, Dennis Hodge, Isaac S. Noble, Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Publication number: 20150143247
    Abstract: A method includes selecting portal resources of a portal system within a graphical modeling tool. Data fields of the selected portal resources are mapped to each other using the graphical modeling tool to generate an execution flow path of the selected portal resources. The execution flow path is stored as a portal resource in the portal system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Diester, Timotheus Giuliani, Andreas Nauerz, Thomas Steinheber
  • Publication number: 20150143248
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for performing an action on a database record in an on-demand database service. What actions are presented to a user interface of a mobile device can depend on attributes of the database record, such as metadata stored in association with the database record. Selection of one of the actions can cause the mobile device to integrate data from hardware components, databases, and applications using mobile device. The data identified from the mobile device can be automatically associated with various data fields of the action. The selected action can be performed on the database record using the data in the data fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Scott D. Beechuk, Steven Tamm, Orjan Kjellberg, Arvind Krishnan, Benjamin Snyder, Luke A. Ball, Shannon Hale, Khanh Kim P. Nguyen, William Gradin, Anna Bonner Mieritz, Beril Guvendik Maples, Gregg Johnson, Andrew Waite, Jean Elie Bovet
  • Publication number: 20150135085
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for presenting a set of intention objects arranged by coarse time windows is disclosed. In example embodiments, the method may include accessing a set of intention objects belonging to a user. Each of the intention objects may define the intention of the user to undertake an intention and each object may comprise a data structure including a plurality of activity attributes of the intended activity. The method may further include assigning particular intention objects of the set of intention objects to a coarse time window based on the attributes of the respective intention objects. The method may further include presenting at least a portion of the set of intention objects to a user in a day view that is arranged based on the assigned coarse time windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Kavaanu, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Shoham, Jacob E. Bank, Karl Cobbe, Annika Matta, Matthew Rubin, Zachary I. Weiner, Kumiko T. Toft