Access Rights To Interactive Controls Patents (Class 715/743)
  • Patent number: 10069819
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage that stores access-limited identification information and access-unlimited identification information, and one or more processors that execute a process. The process includes receiving a login request to log into the information processing apparatus from a terminal and performing a login process based on an account specified by the terminal; when an identification information request is received from a non-logged-in terminal that has not logged into the information processing apparatus, sending the access-unlimited identification information to the non-logged-in terminal; and when the identification information request is received from a logged-in terminal that has logged into the information processing apparatus, sending the access-limited identification information accessible by the account specified by the logged-in terminal and the access-unlimited identification information to the logged-in terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohei Arai
  • Patent number: 9354774
    Abstract: A mobile device with a graphical user interface for remotely monitoring and/or remotely interacting with a configurable building automation systems (BAS). In particular, the mobile device's graphical user interface that has a portrait mode and a landscape mode, and the graphical user interface is displayed on the touchscreen in the portrait mode or the landscape mode based on the orientation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Susan M. Mairs, Bryan George Kinney, Kimberly Hayman, Melissa Rose Schumann, Rachel Michael Nilsson, Jacob Larson
  • Patent number: 9015597
    Abstract: Information is gathered regarding a first party. Social relationships between the first party and other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the social relationships. Relationship types of the social relationships between the first party and the other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the relationship types. Relationship strengths of the social relationships between the first and the other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the relationship strengths. The social utility grid is generated based on the social relationships between the first party and the other parties, the relationship types of the social relationships, and the relationship strengths of the social relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Steven M. Belz
  • Patent number: 9008619
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that may be able to access a wireless communication network and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a wireless communication unit configured to access a wireless communication network; a detection unit configured to detect a connectable wireless communication network through the wireless communication unit; and a controller outputting icons each corresponding to one or more wireless communication networks detected by the detection unit to a locked screen displayed in a locked state in which inputting of a control command with respect to an application is limited, releasing the locked state when selecting of any one of the output icons is detected, and controlling the wireless communication unit to access a wireless communication network corresponding to the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sanghyuck Lee, Eunju Lee, Byeongwook Kim
  • Patent number: 9003295
    Abstract: Display regions for representations of results of transformations applied to access control settings for a resource appear integrated with a familiar representation of the resource, e.g. word processor, or Web browser. A number of functions modify layout and transformations, and those functions are available for invocation, e.g. through mouse gestures or key combinations. Users are graphically represented by displays comprising photographic likenesses. Groups can be shown as individual users. Giving someone access to a resource can be as easy as dragging that person's likeness. Access log information can be shown together with access control settings. Reviewing the subset of resources available to a user is made easier. Overflow indicators replace scroll bars. Macros effect snapshots of volatile sets of users. Sections within documents can be omitted automatically if a user lacks authorization. Access control settings for one resource can be linked to be dependent on settings for other resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martin Baschy
  • Publication number: 20150082165
    Abstract: A method for digitally tearing out an article from a digital magazine is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method is realized by splitting the whole digital magazine into separate articles based on the digital magazine's meta-data, providing a user interface for users to take action of tearing out an article, checking the tear-out request against the article's tear-out policy, and retrieving and adding the article to the user's collection if the request is granted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Haixiang He
  • Patent number: 8954861
    Abstract: A method of facilitating the self-administration of a directory of available modules on a group's syndicated customizable content document or start page is presented. The method includes presenting an initial list of modules to an administrator of a group, enabling the administrator to identify module selection information that identifies criteria for inclusion and/or exclusion of one or more modules in a directory, and storing the module selection information identified by the administrator. When a user of the group accesses a customized content document, the user is presented with a modified list of available modules based on the module selection information. Using this method, the administrator is capable of excluding modules from a global list, including only a specific subset of modules, or a combination of both. A system of carrying out the method is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ryohei Takahashi, Shoumen Saha, John Hjelmstad, Alan Kobrin, Michael Horowitz, Sanjay Raman
  • Patent number: 8949956
    Abstract: A system and a computer-implemented methods for email management are disclosed. The method includes storing messages for electronic mail accounts provided by remote electronic mail server systems. The method further includes determining that the remote electronic mail server systems each have a different hostname than the others of the remote electronic mail server systems. The method further includes displaying messages from a first one of the electronic mail accounts and displaying a hostname of a first remote electronic mail server system providing the first one of the electronic mail accounts. The method further includes receiving a request to view messages from a second one of the electronic mail accounts. The method further includes displaying messages from the second one of the electronic mail accounts and displaying a hostname of a second remote electronic mail server system providing the second one of the electronic mail accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Baldwin, Derek J. Phillips, Jen Chen-Chuan Hsieh, Neil Richard Thomas
  • Patent number: 8943415
    Abstract: Controlling access to location information by entities hosted by an execution extension environment. After receiving a request from the entity for location information associated with a computing device, access rights of the entity for the requested location information are accessed. A request is sent to another computing device to determine whether to authorize access by the entity to the requested location information. Based on a response from the other computing device, access to the requested location information is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron George Meola
  • Patent number: 8937685
    Abstract: Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a script by the television, the script includes instructions for placing a first picture from a first video signal of the plurality of video signals in a first position at a first depth value on a display coupled to the television, and instructions for placing a second picture from a second video signal of the plurality of video signals in a second position at a second depth value on the display; and simultaneously displaying the first picture and the second picture on the display by the television in an overlayed manner, the first picture being displayed at the first position and at the first depth value, the second picture being displayed at the second position and at the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Bok Knun Randolph Chung
  • Patent number: 8935615
    Abstract: An interface securing method between a user and a non certified application running on an electronic device and providing at least one view to be rendered on a screen, and a view comprising or associated to at least one interface control component. The method implements, prior to rendering a view: analysis of the interface control components of the view, so as to detect at least one interface control component that could pose a security problem, called a suspicious component; and if at least one suspicious component is detected, restriction or invalidation of the functions of at least one input control component, distinct from the at least one suspicious component and able to allow the information to be provided by the user to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere d'Ingenierie “Ingenico”
    Inventor: Jérôme Grandemenge
  • Patent number: 8930822
    Abstract: In a method for composing and presenting information in a user context, the information shall be presented for the user on a man-machine interface in the form of a visual or graphic display. The method comprises steps for determining a user context in which the information is required, selecting a set of content sources, and the content components are retrieved from the content sources. The information in selected content components are computed using an information measure that reflects the information as perceived by human cognition, and an optimum presentation of the selected content components are determined and presented for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Øystein Haug Olsen
  • Patent number: 8924468
    Abstract: The invention relates to which source of multimedia information a user can and may access through a number of devices like gateways, servers, media controllers and presentation devices like AV systems, remote commanders, cell phones, media players e.g. an IPod and alike. The access is considered to be multilayer access principle through a chain of media devices from the source, via gateways and destination devices up to a personal handheld portable device in front of the user. The access control method to be used in a multiuser and multi domain environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen A/S
    Inventor: Soren Borup Jensen
  • Patent number: 8914730
    Abstract: A virtual machine (VM) is accessed by receiving user log-in information, the log-in information identifying a user and a corresponding VM, the VM having a local copy and a remote copy. A selected copy of the VM is identified based on at least one of a policy and a user selection, the selected copy being one of the local copy and the remote copy of the VM. A desktop generated by the selected copy of the VM is presented to the user in a common application graphical user interface, the common application graphical user interface being used regardless as to whether the selected copy of the VM is the local copy or the remote copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Halperin, Jad Chamcham, Christian Matthew Leroy, Gerald I. L. Cheong, Matthew B. Eccleston, Noah Wasmer
  • Patent number: 8904290
    Abstract: A method for supporting versions of a menu includes identifying menu items for an application. The menu items are in a first menu and have state data used by functions to perform operations. The method includes generating indices from the menu items, generating a first table that includes the indices and the functions, and generating a second table that includes a portion of the indices. The indices in the first table correspond to the functions, the portion defines a subset of menu items for a second menu, and the portion of the indices corresponds to a portion of the state data. When an operation is to be performed, an index for the subset of menu items is used to determine state data corresponding to the index in the second table, and the index is used to determine a function corresponding to the index in the first table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Ananya Sen
  • Patent number: 8898570
    Abstract: A job administration apparatus carries out administration of job data based on an execution request for a predetermined job with respect to document data, and includes a display request receiving part to receive a display request for the job data, and a job data providing part to acquire the job data depending on the display request and to display the job data after a conversion by converting at least a portion of information of the job data into a non-recognizable format that is non-recognizable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaya Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8898072
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a selection process executing in an optimizing engine is invoked as users are presented with web pages that include ad content. The selection process provides an initial population of sets of characteristics that specify an initial generation of layouts of ads for the pages. The characteristics can include anything that affects an ads appearance on the display. For example, ad type, position within a web page, color, size, text font, animation, etc. can be specified. Statistics are obtained as to each ad or page layout's performance or impact on the user, such as revenue obtained from ads in the layout, how many user's click an ad, how long users view an ad, etc. Once a large enough sample of user impacts is obtained a second population of sets of characteristics is created to improve the overall performance of the initial population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: HubPages, Inc.
    Inventors: James Reitz, Paul Deeds
  • Patent number: 8893024
    Abstract: Users of a collaborative online forum may be evaluated automatically with the results made available to a supervisor. In an example embodiment, a method involves accessing multiple posts that are associated with multiple users, with each post of the multiple posts including content. Post scores for the multiple posts are ascertained based on one or more features. User interactions are analyzed with regard to the multiple posts to identify relationships among the multiple users and the content included in the multiple posts. The post scores and the user interactions are evaluated to determine respective collaboration scores for respective users of the multiple users. A user interface that provides access to the collaboration scores is presented to a supervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nayer M. Wanas, Heba M. Ashour, Mostafa M. El Baradei, Ahmed A. Morsy, Motaz A. El-Saban, Waleed A. Ammar
  • Patent number: 8869039
    Abstract: Method and system for conditionally transmitting changes to information in a collaborative environment are provided. A system comprises a display, a change tracking module, and a rendering module. The change tracking module is configured to detect changes by a modifying user to information as a propagating or a non-propagating change. The rendering module transmits first view data to enable altering a first view based on the modification as part of a graphical user interface on the display presented to the modifying user and transmits second view data to enable altering a second view presented to a group of users, not including the modifying user, based on the modification if the modification comprises the propagating change. The second view data is not transmitted if the modification comprises the non-propagating change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Todd Rein, Marissa Dulaney, Robert Shaver, Eylon Stroh, Roman Dolgov, Marco Qualizza
  • Patent number: 8863004
    Abstract: An approach is provided for increasing the functionality of a user device when the device is in an, at least in part, locked state. The approach involves presentation of a first user interface and rendering of at least a portion of a second user interface associated with the first user interface while the user device is in an, at least in part, locked state wherein the second user interface is associated with one or more applications and/or one or more services. Further, one or more interactions with the first user interface and/or with the at least a portion of the second user interface are detected and processed for at least changing the device to an, at least in part, unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NAVTEQ B.V.
    Inventor: Bernard Berus
  • Patent number: 8849765
    Abstract: System and method for providing a permanent data record for a creative work. In one embodiment, a process is provided to include receiving a request for a permanent data record to be issued for the creative work. The request can indicate a type of data record to be issued. Data corresponding to the creative work may also be received. The process can include generating the permanent data record using the received data, such that the received data is unalterable. Further, the permanent data record can be associated with the creative work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Anne Marina Faggionato
  • Patent number: 8843505
    Abstract: A health-data-portal aggregator executing a stored program to accept medical information entered by the patient for storage on the electronic computer, upload electronic clinical records generated by a healthcare institution in electronic format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, and generate a downloaded index file in a format viewable in a browser interpreting HTML, the index file including patient medical data selected from at least one of: (1) the medical information from the patient and (2) the clinical records of the patient and accessible by at least one HTML link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Janet L. Campbell, Dustin L. Gage, Brian M. Weisberger
  • Patent number: 8838819
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing different components of a computer network system using meta-commands embedded in normal network packets. The data communication channel between different components of a computer network system can be used to transport meta-commands piggybacked in normal network packets, without modifying or compromising the validity of the protocol message. Embodiments of the method can be used for embedding test synchronization and control commands into the network packets sent through a device or system under test. The device or system under test can be an edge device, with the data communication channel carrying normal packets containing meta-commands embedded in the packets to synchronize the test control of the test clients and the test servers connected to the edge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Empirix Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Eidelman, Anne-Marie Turgeon, Tibor Ivanyi, David Hsing-Wang Wong, Anuj Nath
  • Patent number: 8832562
    Abstract: A method of graphing an expression on a calculator display includes, in response to only receiving as input an expression to be graphed, graphing the received expression on a calculator display as described. A calculator for graphing a user-entered expression includes means for receiving and displaying a user-entered expression and means for graphing the received expression on a calculator display responsive to receiving only the user-entered expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Cyrill de Brebisson
  • Patent number: 8825801
    Abstract: A method comprises providing an interface permitting a first user to control activation of a mobile information channel through which the first user can share access to content with a plurality of additional users, activating the mobile information channel responsive to input received from the first user via the interface, inserting content provided by the first user into the mobile information channel, receiving additional content relating to the mobile information channel from one or more of said additional users via one or more respective mobile devices associated with at least one wireless network, inserting at least a portion of the additional content into the mobile information channel, and integrating into the mobile information channel information associated with at least one wireless networking functionality of said at least one wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Wireless Ink Corporation
    Inventors: David Walker Harper, Jason James Sabella, William Henry Munch
  • Publication number: 20140245166
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method performed at a computer system including one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, wherein the computer system hosts a media management system. The computer system receives a selection of a media content item from a plurality of media content items stored on the computer system and an intended display device from a mobile computing device associated with a user of the media management system. The server then transmits the selected media content item to a physical display device associated with the media management system for presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Cameron Morton
  • Publication number: 20140229845
    Abstract: Systems and methods of generating device commands based upon hand gesture commands are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment generates image information from a series of captured images, generates commands based upon hand gestures made by a user that emulate device commands generated by a remote control device, identifies a hand gesture made by the user from the received image information, determines a hand gesture command based upon the identified hand gesture, compares the determined hand gesture command with the plurality of predefined hand gesture commands to identify a corresponding matching hand gesture command from the plurality of predefined hand gesture commands, generates an emulated remote control device command based upon the identified matching hand gesture command, and controls the media device based upon the generated emulated remote control device command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Ivanich, Bin Xu
  • Publication number: 20140223301
    Abstract: A user-centric management application system and method for a security system that conceptualizes the security devices and the tasks to perform on the security devices as separate objects with common properties and behavior. Operators of the system create abstract containers, called dockviews, which the operator adds objects to in order to perform specific tasks. Because the operator assigns user access to dockviews and objects, the system tailors system access for both application users and tenants of the security system based on policy objectives. Dockviews have the ability to open in separate application windows to support priority display and isolation of critical management tasks. The system provides integrated user administration, event management and reports capability, a consistent “look and feel,” and system-wide automated event notification via a watchlist window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephan Frenette, Francois Cossette
  • Patent number: 8751931
    Abstract: A method includes receiving user input indicating a selection of a first multimedia channel from a set of multimedia channels for display. The method further includes determining a first user-selected audio indicator associated with the first multimedia channel. The method additionally includes providing the first audio indicator for audible output in response to receiving the user input indicating the selection of the first multimedia channel. Another method includes providing a user interface to facilitate an association of one or more audio indicators with one or more corresponding channel selection actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Walter, Yolius Diroo
  • Patent number: 8743144
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal including a movement information acquisition section for acquiring movement information of a mobile terminal possessed by a user, a picked-up image acquisition section for acquiring a peripheral image of the mobile terminal, which is imaged by an imaging device, a transmission section for transmitting the movement information acquired by the movement information acquisition section to a server device which is connected to the mobile terminal via a network, a reception section for receiving community information which is generated by the server device based on a history of the movement information and which can be shared between the user possessing the mobile terminal and another user other than the user possessing the mobile terminal, and a display control section for displaying, on a display screen, a displayed image included in the community information in a superimposed manner on a peripheral image of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Takeshita
  • Publication number: 20140136983
    Abstract: A user may make a digital item available to other users of a computer network, such as an instant messaging system, a chat environment, or a subscription-based computer network. Examples of digital items that may be shared with other users include digital representations of graphic images, photographs, audio segments, songs, video segments, movies, and text (such as lists of favorites (e.g., a list of favorite books, a list of favorite movies, and a list of favorite places to visit)). On-line presence information is provided to indicate the on-line presence of users with whom a digital item has been shared, may be shared or is being shared. For instance, an indication of the on-line or offline status of a user with whom an item has been shared or is being shared may be presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventor: June R. Herold
  • Publication number: 20140129954
    Abstract: Processes and techniques for tailoring operations management in a system are described. The processes and techniques allow a user to customize operations management based on the user's function within a system and the particular tasks that the user wishes to accomplish. Simplified user interfaces can be created by scoping the interfaces based on user profiles, preferences and system components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marisol Ontaneda, Vitaly Voloshin, Baelson B. Duque, Thomas W. Keane, Chandika Bhandari, Travis Wright, Casey McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8719710
    Abstract: A user maintains notification setting information having temporal periods capable of controlling, at least in part, the dissemination of information describing the on-line presence of the user within an instant messaging system or the geographic location of one or more mobile communications devices used by the user. The user may use multiple identities to communicate within the instant messaging system and/or with the mobile communications device or devices. The user can maintain sets of temporal periods for each of the multiple identities. Only one identity may be used at a specific time to communicate to a specific other identity, but the multiple identities of the user may be linked such that on-line presence and/or geographic location associated with one of the identities is disseminated based on the temporal periods set for one or more of the multiple identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund J. Fish
  • Patent number: 8712397
    Abstract: Communication and a communications apparatus are controlled with a communication intermediating apparatus. Multiple methods of processing communication requests are provided. Decided rules comprising of pairs of identification information of communication requests and methods of processing are recorded beforehand. When a communication request is received, the identification of the communication request is distinguished, an applying rule is picked from the recorded rules, and the communication request is processed. A virtual account to be set maximum payment amount beforehand is used, and electronic transactions communication is done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Guang Feng
  • Publication number: 20140115490
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for managing user profiles and associated processes of a multi-user computing device. For example, a computing device executes processes associated with a plurality of active user profiles of the computing device, and determines that an aggregate memory allocation of the plurality of active user profiles exceeds a threshold. Responsive to the determining, the computing device selects an active user profile for which to stop activity and automatically stops the activity associated with the selected active user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Amith Yamasani, Dianne Kyra Hackborn
  • Patent number: 8707398
    Abstract: All metadata relevant to user interface functionality needed to provide a specific unit of business functionality can be stored in one of a plurality of autonomous metadata containers retained on at least one data storage device. After a subset of available business functionality to be provided to a user is determined, a set of the plurality of autonomous metadata containers required to provide the subset of available business functions can be identified. A user interface view can be generated to present a view associated with each of the set of the plurality of autonomous metadata containers, and the generated user interface view can be provided for display to the user. Related systems, articles of manufacture, and computer-implemented methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Rauh, Lars Erbe, Thomas Gieselmann, Franz Mueller, Sri A N Vidhya, Nina Tabitha Paul, Stefan Haffner, Vibhor Tomar, Holger Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8706875
    Abstract: This patent application relates to a method, a computer program product, a computer program, an apparatus, and a system for sharing an access to at least one application located on a smart card unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Emil Nicolaj Froeding, Joergen Moeller Ilsoee, Peter Vestergaard
  • Patent number: 8707184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting, within a web page, a graphical representation of a content sharing interface including at least one button icon, receiving user input to the button icon, in response to the user input, expanding the content sharing interface to include an expanded content input area and a distribution interface, the expanded content input area displaying a graphical representation of digital content that is to be distributed, receiving user input to the distribution interface, the user input indicating contact(s) to which the digital content is to be distributed, in response to receiving the user input, displaying icon(s) within the distribution interface, the icon(s) being a graphical representation of the contact(s), and transmitting a post data set including digital content data and distribution data to a server computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rita Chen, Shimrit Ben-Yair, Jonathan Terleski, Joseph Smarr
  • Patent number: 8701016
    Abstract: A system for and method of enhancing web page delivery and visitor tracking. The invention provides the ability to control redirection of Web traffic of humans. It can identify visitors to a Web page, track their movements, log critical information, and analyze the Web traffic in order to judge the success in driving quality traffic to some known goal on a Web site, such as a sale. The system tracks visitors via use of redirection with an image tag. The invention can also use unique image marker references to prevent browsers from accessing cached images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SuperMedia LLC
    Inventors: John H. Lambert, George Semeczko, Geert Engels
  • Patent number: 8683558
    Abstract: An Activity Access Control (AAC) utility controls access to applications and devices by allowing an administrator to set terms of use/access regarding a applications and/or devices for a group of users, whose activity are monitored. The AAC utility also enables administrator and user access to a compromise facility via a centralized access point to establish or request changes to the terms of use/access. The AAC utility allows the administrator to dynamically update information and set terms based on real-time information collected during activity monitoring. Dynamic updates may also occur based on the monitored user's request, the priority of the requesting user(s), historical data, occurrence of a special event, completion of other internal or/external tasks, and/or pre-set limitations or thresholds. In addition, the AAC utility facilitates the real-time display or publishing of the terms of use, status information, and statistical information to users and the administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason A. Cox, Lydia M. Do
  • Patent number: 8683334
    Abstract: A control system and method is described having a framework in which many applications in a user interaction system (UIS) can share common data regardless of which application obtained the data and all without prior knowledge of the other applications. The shared data is typically personal data of the current user, such as name, location, preferences, etc. However, the system can also be used to share style sheets, announcements, etc., that can be utilized by multiple applications. The data is stored in a standardized manner in a location available to any application. Application's have access to the data based upon user privileges at any particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intervoice Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Laurence Potter, III, Stephen A. Smith
  • Patent number: 8683577
    Abstract: An authentication method in a system having a display and a storage device is provided. The authentication method includes the steps of registering an object selected for each user from among a plurality of visually distinguishable objects prepared in advance as a key object in the storage device; and presenting the plurality of objects to the display, accepting selection of an object by a user to be authenticated, and performing authentication based on matching/mismatching of the selected object with the key object registered in association with the user. The step of registering includes a step of determining a degree of freedom of selection of the object at the time of registration of the key object according to a degree of overlapping of the key object already registered in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Chiho Murai, Motohiro Asano
  • Patent number: 8677247
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for distinguishing a live actor from an automation is described. A user request to access a service is received, and, in response, the user is presented with a minority set of N objects and a majority set of >N objects. The majority set includes objects sharing at least one common attribute expected to be apparent to a human observer absent among objects associated with the minority set. The user is requested to identify at least one object, from among the objects associated with the minority or majority set, that satisfies a predetermined criterion and in response an indication of a selection of at least one object is received. Whether the user-selected object satisfies the predetermined criterion is determined and as is that the user is a human upon determining that the user-selected object satisfies the predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: John Antypas, III
  • Patent number: 8656285
    Abstract: A web based platform and method is provided for facilitating content transactions between a provider and one or more users. Content transmitted from a content provider via a communications network and a customized graphical user interface, and stored on a database server in association with content data. Access to an identifier of the content is provided for users of the user interface, and value is received from one or more users in association with the content. In response to the received value, selective access to the content by one or more users is provided, with the access for a particular user determined based on the content data. The content data in various embodiments may include a value threshold for the content, with access provided to all users or a set of users after a cumulative value received exceeds the value threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michele Alessandrini, Guglielmo Ubaldi
  • Publication number: 20140026064
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to teleporting avatars between disparate virtual worlds. A system is disclosed that includes a facility for creating a persona profile for an avatar in a first virtual world when the avatar wants to be teleported out of the first virtual world; a facility for transferring persona profiles to and from a disparate virtual world; and a facility for instantiating an inbound avatar based on a received persona profile. Persona profiles may include, e.g., rendering information, trait information, and inventory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Rick A. Hamilton, II, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 8600350
    Abstract: The present invention provides a protection setting method and a protection releasing method for a portable device. The protection setting method comprises: selecting a lock function having a first unlocking condition, displaying a protection condition list including a plurality of protection conditions, selecting a protecting condition from the plurality of protecting conditions, and further setting the selected protection condition as a second unlocking condition for the lock function. When the portable device is locked, the protection releasing method comprises: displaying a password input window for entering a first unlocking input, detecting a second unlocking input, verifying whether the second unlocking input matches with the second unlocking condition, and verifying whether the first unlocking input matches with the first unlocking condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Shih-Chan Hsu
  • Patent number: 8595727
    Abstract: Information about a job is left correctly on a user-by-user basis while minimizing a work load on a user. In a method for controlling a job processing system, a user logs in to a job processing apparatus having an operation unit and a job processing unit and causes the job processing unit to execute a job using the operation unit. The method includes, permitting, in a state in which a first user has been logged in to the job processing apparatus, a second user to log into the job processing apparatus, storing information about a job as information about the second user in a storage unit, in the case where the second user logs in to the job processing apparatus in the state in which a first user has been logged in to the job processing apparatus, and the second user issues an instruction to the job processing unit to execute the job using the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetaka Nakahara
  • Patent number: 8594560
    Abstract: A device and method is provided for managing event information in a wireless terminal. The device includes a controller for controlling and sorting at least one event information based on a menu, and providing an identifier corresponding to the menu on a date-by-date basis, and a displaying unit for displaying event information on the date-by-date basis, using the identifier. The method includes the steps of sorting at least one event information by a menu, and displaying event information on a date-by-date basis, using an identifier corresponding to the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Su-A Baek, Ji-Won Suk, Seung-Chul Choi
  • Publication number: 20130311897
    Abstract: An image editing method comprises: a step of acquiring identification information on each of a plurality of operation instruction units for instructing editing of an image, a step of automatically selecting one or more images for editing from a group of images to classify the one or more images into a group of usable images based on the identification information, a step of determining a right to edit reaching contents of processing which each operation instruction unit is authorized to perform against each image in the group of usable images, and a step of performing editing processing on an image to be edited in the group of usable images based upon the determined right to edit according to an editing instruction supplied from each operation instruction unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: KARIN KON, KEI YAMAJI, KAZUHIRO MINO
  • Publication number: 20130311896
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for protecting information on a user interface based on a viewability of the information are disclosed. According to one method, a viewing position of a person other than a user with respect to information on a user interface is identified. An information viewability threshold is determined based on the information on the user interface. Further, an action associated with the user interface is performed based on the identified viewing position and the determined information viewability threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG, QUINTON CO. LLC
    Inventors: Mona Singh, Jared S. Fry