Based On Stored Usage Or User Profile (e.g., Frequency Of Use, Cookies) Patents (Class 715/745)
  • Patent number: 9639249
    Abstract: To provide an engineering tool including a basic processing unit that performs a process of program editing according to an input operation by an input device, and a display processing unit that displays an operation screen for the program editing on a display device. The basic processing unit can accept the input operation by a plurality of input devices, as a plurality of human interfaces, and when a human interface corresponding to a level of operation skill in the input operation is selected from the human interfaces, the basic processing unit performs a process in accordance with the input operation by an input device corresponding to the selected human interface, and the display processing unit displays the operation screen corresponding to the selected human interface on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Ooba, Hiroko Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 9621704
    Abstract: A method and system for file synchronization may include sending, by a first device, a file synchronization request to a server; receiving, by the server, the file synchronization request from the first device; determining, according to first file synchronization information and at least one piece of second fine synchronization information, the latest state information of the file to be synchronized among the first state information and the at least one piece of second state information; sending the latest state information of the file to be synchronized to the first device; receiving, by the first device, the latest state information of the file to be synchronized sent by the server; and performing synchronization operations on the file according to the latest state information of the file to be synchronized. In such a way, the present invention can allow a file to be synchronously used between different devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventor: Zhibing Yang
  • Patent number: 9613009
    Abstract: A method and system for predicting a next navigation event are described. Aspects of the disclosure minimize the delay between a navigation event and a network response by predicting the next navigation event. The system and method may then prerender content associated with the next navigation event. For example, the method and system may predict a likely next uniform resource locator during web browsing to preemptively request content from the network before the user selects the corresponding link on a web page. The methods describe a variety of manners of predicting the next navigation event, including examining individual and aggregate historical data, text entry prediction, and cursor input monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Timo Burkard, Arvind Jain
  • Patent number: 9606705
    Abstract: User interface (“UI”) event data, including successful and unsuccessful touches, is accumulated and stored in a database. The data that is stored in the database typically includes the location on the display that the touch occurred and the application page with which the user was interacting. Subsequently, an analyst can query the database to determine a suitable data set for analysis. For a given application page, some sort of representation of the spatial distribution of previously logged UI events is generated and displayed. The spatial distribution representation can, for example, be a heat map, where regions having different densities of events are shaded with different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Reed E. Olsen, David A. den Boer, John G. Slagle
  • Patent number: 9607031
    Abstract: A social data filtering system is provided. The social data filter system comprises a database, a retrieving module, a filtering module and a determining module. The database stores personal data and corresponding identification information. The retrieving module retrieves the personal data and the identification information corresponding to a designated person and generates search information accordingly to retrieve user information and corresponding social interaction information from a plurality of social data sources accordingly to the search information The filtering module performs filtering on the user information and the social interaction information according to the personal data to retrieve filtered information. The determining module determines at least one key word corresponding to the designated person according to the filtered information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Chun-Hung Lu, Yi-Hsung Li, Wen-Tai Hsieh, Tai-Hung Chen, Yu-Chi Chang
  • Patent number: 9588786
    Abstract: In an approach for managing user profiles, a computer identifies a first user profile and one or more additional user profiles, wherein the first user profile is active on a computing device. The computer receives streaming data. The computer receives a trigger wherein the received trigger includes biometric data. The computer identifies a second user profile from the identified one or more additional user profiles that is associated with the received trigger. The computer compares biometric data from the second user profile with the biometric data in the received trigger. The computer determines whether the biometric data matches, within a defined tolerance level, the biometric data in the second user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Fabio De Angelis, Nicola Milanese, Andrea Napoleoni, Stefano Sidoti
  • Patent number: 9582584
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a system for filtering data of a web page are described. According to embodiments of the invention, a data request message sent through a browser is received, a corresponding Application Programming Interface is invoked based on the data request message. The Application Programming Interface includes a HOOK function, and the data request message is filtered by using the HOOK function in the Application Programming Interface. Since almost all kinds of browsers may utilize Application Programming Interface(s) for requesting data, the solution has good compatibility, no specific plug-ins need to be developed for various browsers, no post-maintenance is required, the workload of development is small and the implementation is flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Lei Tong
  • Patent number: 9582065
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to reducing memory bandwidth consumed by a continuous scan display screen are provided. In one embodiment, an indication of a static image period of a continuous scan display screen is determined. A reference image of a first image format having a first bit depth is converted into a modified image of a second image format having a second bit depth that is less than the first bit depth. During the static image period, the modified image is scanned onto the continuous scan display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ratin Kumar, Timothy Bornemisza
  • Patent number: 9578454
    Abstract: A navigation system includes: a control unit configured to generate a feed hierarchy for prioritizing a trustworthiness of an interest feed based on a feed characteristic; determine a discrepancy by comparing the interest feed with the interest list, a feed record, or a combination thereof; determine a feed authorization based on the feed characteristic, the feed hierarchy, an entry category, or a combination thereof for manipulating the interest list; generate an update to the interest list based on the discrepancy, the feed hierarchy, and the feed authorization; and confirm the update to the interest list based on a navigation behavior at an interest location associated with the update as determined by a location unit coupled to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Britt Fitch, Jonathan Nguyen, Matthew James Hanselman, Aliasgar Mumtaz Husain, Michael Banos, Anna Maria Ayuso Holschuh
  • Patent number: 9571553
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the delivery of targeted content. When a user desires to opt-out of receiving targeted content, the user registers with a do-not-target (DNT) registry and is issued a DNT cookie. A provider of targeted content may look for the DNT cookie stored on the user's network access device. When the DNT cookie is not found, the provider may deliver targeted content to the user. When the DNT cookie is found, the provider may not deliver targeted content to the user. A Web site may offer the user an “override” cookie that allows that Web site to provide targeted content, or selected targeted content, even when the user has a DNT cookie. Alternatively, a DNT header can be added to a Web page request that indicates that the user does not want to receive targeted content. The DNT header may be overridden by an override cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Howard Pfeffer, Peter Stern, Michael Dillon
  • Patent number: 9552409
    Abstract: A genre generation device (200) includes a calculating part (235) that calculates a co-occurrence level of a first keyword representing a first genre to be generated and a second keyword representing a second genre that is an attended genre in a search query in a genre hierarchy, and a generating part (265) that generates the first genre in a different layer from a layer where the second genre belongs when a difference between the co-occurrence level of the first keyword and the second keyword, and, a threshold for a level is smaller than a threshold for a disparity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9524343
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system or method for web crawling hidden files. An example method includes loading a web page with a browser agent, and executing any dynamic elements hosted on the web page using the browser agent to insert pre-determined values. A list of form controls may be retrieved from the web page using the browser agent, and the controls may be analyzed using a driver component. Form control values may be sent from the driver component to the browser agent, and an event may be submitted to the web page by the browser agent or scripted content may be run to trigger operations on the web page corresponding to the form control values. A URL may be generated for various form control values using a generalizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chao Liu, Chao Zhou, Yi-Min Wang
  • Patent number: 9501786
    Abstract: An interactive display system is described. The interactive display system comprises a display, a server and a wireless handset communicatively coupled to a wide area network. The system further comprises at least one transmitter configured to transmit a signal. The wireless handset is configured to receive a signal from the at least one transmitter and send signal strength information for the at least one transmitter to the server. The server is configured to determine whether the wireless handset is within a predefined viewing area of the display. The display is configured to present a content item when the wireless handset is within the predefined viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: NEXRF, CORP.
    Inventors: Michael A. Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 9473479
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a processing device extracts a cookie from a first media application that is prevented from providing the cookie to a second media application. The cookie includes authentication information that is associated with an authentication of the first media application with a multi-channel media distributor for accessing a first media channel. The processing device copies the extracted cookie to a shared storage resource that is accessible to both the first media application and the second media application. In response to the second media application accessing a second media channel, the processing device retrieves the extracted cookie from the shared storage resource. The second media application provides the authentication information from the extracted cookie to the multi-channel media distributor for authenticating the second media application to access the second media channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Narcis-Ciprian Tanase
  • Patent number: 9467565
    Abstract: A method may include identifying diverse applications associated with supervision of agent work stations. The method may include generating a unified view interface based on supervisory communications associated with the diverse applications and receiving a request for the unified view interface from a supervisory interface device. The method may include exporting the unified view interface to the supervisory interface device. The method may further include receiving notifications associated with the diverse applications, and sending the notifications to the supervisory interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Manah M. Khalil, Vijaya R. Challa
  • Patent number: 9417888
    Abstract: A widget manager facilitates management of widgets in a dashboard layer. Management functions can include enablement, preview, importation, exportation, organization, installation, deletion, acquisition, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Imran A. Chaudhri, John O. Louch, Eric Steven Peyton
  • Patent number: 9406079
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a relevance weight value for a content item is described. The system comprises a content delivery module configured to deliver a plurality of content items to a device via a network. The content items are displayed on the device. A content storage module is configured to store a relevance weight value and a location in association with each content item. A location detection module is configured to determine a location of the wireless device. A user provides a feedback input for a content item. The relevance weight value associated with the location and the content item is adjusted according to the feedback input provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: NEXRF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 9400973
    Abstract: User requested format alterations to interactive chart elements, comprising, but not limited to, legends, axes, gridlines, data labels, axes labels, error bars, and datapoints, whether they be represented as points, bars, pie wedges, etc., are persisted in spite of chart navigations, underlying data changes and/or format alterations. Interactive chart element format persistence is maintained by the association and storing of data identifying a format change on the data and index rule for the respective chart element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kristin Michele Tolle, Jenefer Lea Monroe, Stephen Michael Heijster
  • Patent number: 9367213
    Abstract: A client device downloads an interactive multimedia content package, such as a video game, from a server across a network. The package includes executable code and a plurality of graphical asset files. A wrapper component is provided in the package, which provides an intermediate layer between the executable code and a runtime environment of the client device. The wrapper component restricts functionality of the interactive multimedia content package to provide a demonstration or trial mode, in particular having time limitations (e.g. a rental mode) or functional limitations regarding the assets and/or progress within the content by the executable code. The wrapper component may be removed or inactivated, thereby achieving a full or unlimited mode of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Tangentix Limited
    Inventors: Paul Edmund Fleetwood Sheppard, Edward Michael French, Peter Jack Jeffery, Gareth Edward Lewis
  • Patent number: 9354782
    Abstract: The invention describes and claims a system and a method of computer-implemented social exposure management, intended for expeditious and near-simultaneous alteration of user's privacy characteristics across a plurality of social media environments. The system comprises a GUI interface for setting user's preferences, a processing component for transforming the user's preferences and commands into an action command sequence, an execution component for implementation of the user-selectable preferences and commands, and a feedback system for providing a report of the system's actions in altering of user's privacy characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Alex Gorod
  • Patent number: 9342287
    Abstract: Improved approaches for rating a software program are disclosed. The rating can be automatically determined from a plurality of user characterizations. The user characterizations can be designated by a user (e.g., developer or publisher) with respect to a plurality of content descriptors. The user characterizations can be supplied by the user on submitting a software program to an online distribution system. Once a rating is determined and associated with a software program, the rating can be used to influence availability of the software program from an online distribution system. The rating (or how the rating influences availability) can be dependent on geographical region. The rating being determined can also be influenced by rating rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Max Muller, Ricardo D. Cortes, Aloke Bhatnagar
  • Patent number: 9306896
    Abstract: A social networking system provides suggestions of gifts to users for presentation to a target user for a life event of the target user. Merchants provide bids for their products. The social networking system selects products as gift suggestions based on the merchants' bids, recipient's interests, and the candidate user to whom the gift is suggested. The selected gift and any messages relating to the life event are held until a specified time and then delivered to the target user. At the time of delivery, the target user may be provided with alternative products that the target user can select instead of the gift. The social networking system can earn revenue based on promotion of products as gift suggestions, promotion of products as gift alternatives, and for any financial transaction related to the gift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Rama Raganath, Jared Morgenstern, Mark Rabkin
  • Patent number: 9305268
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for monitoring and replaying user interactions with one or more interactive electronic documents. The methods generally include identifying an event comprising an interaction between a user and an interactive electronic document, determining to record the event, identifying for the event a user action, a target element, and a set of element features, and recording data for recreating the event. Generally, the methods and systems monitor a training user's interactions with a document and generate an automated replay agent capable of replaying or recreating those interactions on the document or on similar documents. In some embodiments, the replay agent is able to place a document in a desired state and extract information from the document in the desired state. In some embodiments, the replay agent is trained to recognize elements, or types of elements, in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Connotate, Inc.
    Inventors: Tianhao Wu, Vincent Sgro
  • Patent number: 9286443
    Abstract: Computer-enabled systems and methods aggregate data related to a particular subject or field and present the data in a simplified display. The data is divided into predetermined categories, which are graphically displayed in a predetermined arrangement. Systems and methods differentiate and visually display critical data abnormalities separately from non-critical data. The systems and methods enable an observer to identify the critical deviations or anomalies of data with respect to a predetermined base line by an intuitive visual display of all of the data from any sized data universe on a single screen. The data is indexed at multiple display levels such as a stack of one patient's data, a stack of all patient data for the universe of patients of a single practitioner, or a group of practitioners of any size. A portion of the display preferably may be selected and expanded to show only that portion in greater detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Rapid Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John P. Ford, Liying Huang
  • Patent number: 9282018
    Abstract: A network monitoring and control application suitable for use by teachers and other users is implemented using wireless access points and does not require specific software to be installed on client network devices. The application uses student and class information to organize network client information. Upon receiving a monitoring request, one or more classes assigned to the teacher are identified by accessing class data. Class data is accessed to identify students assigned to the class and the client network devices used by these students. One wireless access point providing wireless network connections to at least a portion of the students' devices is selected to collect network activity information from the students' devices and presents this information to the teacher. The teacher may also use the selected wireless access point to disable students' network access or to redirect students' devices to a network resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Long Fu, Mingliang Li, Yong Kang, Adam Conway, Dean Williams
  • Patent number: 9253283
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for maintaining anonymity in an online social network. In some implementations, a user can be designated a ghost user with respect to an entity in the online social network. One or more invisibility levels can be determined for the ghost user. Data indicating content to display in accordance with one or more invisibility levels can be generated and provided to a display device configured to display a presentation of the social network feed associated with the entity in a user interface associated with a second user. Also disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for designating a proxy in an online social network. In some implementations, a first user can be designated as a proxy user of a second user in an online social network with respect to one or more entities within the online social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Zachary J. Dunn, Joseph M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9250760
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for user interface customization. A computer records activity of a first computer on a user interface. The computer determines one or more repetitive activities of the first computer utilizing the recorded activity of the first computer. The computer determines a customized user interface for the first computer corresponding to the one or more repetitive activities of the first computer. In another embodiment, the computer initiates display of the customized user interface to the first computer. In another embodiment, the recorded activity of the first computer includes navigation through links in the user interface, applying filters to data in the user interface, and accessing data on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Balasubramanyan, Mary E. Rudden, Donald E. Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9239659
    Abstract: A method and computing system for associating a first portion of a display screen with a social network, wherein the display screen is included within a handheld device. Initial social network content is received from the social network, wherein the initial social network content is associated with an event occurring within the social network. The initial social network content is dynamically rendered within the first portion of the display screen. A user indication is received within the first portion of the display screen. In response to the user indication, enhanced social network content is rendered within a second portion of the display screen. The initial social network content is at least a portion of a media stream included within the social network. The enhanced social network content includes content associated with the event occurring within the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: James Plummer
  • Patent number: 9185524
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for accessing user data and determining one or more nearby individuals at a first time, receiving one or more device identifiers transmitted from other computing devices, and mapping the one or more device identifiers with the one or more nearby individuals. The method, apparatus, and computer program product may also be configured for determining whether each of one or more device identifiers are mapped to a specific individual, and if not, access stored data from previous occurrences in order to map the device identifiers to specific individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Paul Chambers
  • Patent number: 9165017
    Abstract: A system includes: receiving first information about a device, where the first information includes data corresponding to a location of the device and a time at which the device was at the location; identifying one or more images associated with second information that is within a range of the first information, where the second information for an image includes data corresponding to a location at which the image was captured and a time at which the image was captured, and where the location at which the image was captured and a time at which the image was captured are within a range of the location of the device and the time at which the device was at the location; and retrieving the one or more images associated with the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Dean K. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9154550
    Abstract: An operating system (OS) of a computing device can include or operate in conjunction with a data usage service. The data usage service can determine the network data usage of applications and features of the applications and attribute the network data usage to the specific application and features of the specific application responsible for the network data usage. The data usage service can utilize the determined network data usage and policies governing network data usage to control and adapt the network data usage of the specific application or the features of the specific application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: JP Abgrall, Ashish Sharma, Jeff Allen Sharkey, Michael Gerard Morrissey, Daniel Marc Gatan Shiplacoff, Gabriel Cohen
  • Patent number: 9122557
    Abstract: User settings management using external sources is described, including providing a user interface for a user to configure one or more settings that affect functions of an application; the user interface allows the one or more settings to be manipulated by the user, and allows the one or more settings to be configured based on setting data from a third-party entity; receiving input from the user to configure at least a portion of the one or more settings based on the setting data from the entity; identifying that the setting data from the entity includes the at least the portion of the one or more settings; and configuring the at least the portion of the one or more settings based on the setting data from the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Swerdlow, Dan Fredinburg, Garth Shoemaker, Michael Eugene Aiello
  • Patent number: 9117249
    Abstract: News feed stories are ranked so that new stories appear above previously viewed stories for users of a social networking system. Top news stories are selected by the social networking system based on a ranking algorithm that incorporates an analysis of affinities for interests, users, and entities in the social networking system based on user interactions. Other new stories are provided after the top new stories in a chronological order. For each user of the social networking system, a view state is recorded that includes the order of news feed stories provided to users. Based on the view state and received user input, the social networking system may determine whether to provide new news feed stories to a viewing user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Schacht, Francis Luu, Lars Seren Backstrom
  • Patent number: 9075431
    Abstract: A display apparatus and control method are provided. The display apparatus includes a storage unit which is provided to store biometric information of an individual user and metadata corresponding to the biometric information; a biometric information input unit through which biometric information of a plurality of users is input; a display unit; and a controller which determines metadata corresponding to a first user by comparing the input biometric information of the first user with the stored biometric information, determines metadata corresponding to a second user by comparing the input biometric information of the second user with the stored biometric information, and generates information of a user group comprising the first and second users based on common metadata between the metadata of the first user and the metadata of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-ho Lee, Hee-seob Ryu, Mikiyas Teshome, Ki-jun Jeong, Seung-kwon Park
  • Patent number: 9078105
    Abstract: A system includes a mobile communication platform (MCP) with logic to record network performance data along a first route taken by the MCP. The system includes logic to track one or more of MCP location, heading, or speed as MCP circumstances, and to apply the network performance data to predict application usage by passengers aboard the MCP along a second route taken by the MCP. The MCP circumstances may include a time of day, day of the week, calendar date, or weather conditions. The system may adjust a course, speed, or location of the MCP based on the predicted application usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Maritime Telecommunication Network Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M Wise
  • Patent number: 9069580
    Abstract: A user access to help content of an application executed by a computing device is detected. The help content includes at least one configured projected user interaction with the application. At least one subsequent detected user interaction with the application is recorded. A key pair that correlates the accessed help content with the at least one subsequent detected user interaction with the application is created. Effectiveness of the help content is determined based upon the key pair and the at least one configured projected user interaction with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew A. Armstrong, Richard W. Pilot
  • Patent number: 9069436
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing a user the ability to self-declare one or more permission attributes about the user that form the basis for the filtering (e.g., the dynamic filtering) of current and/or future content. In this manner, access to the content may thus be governed by the self-declared permission attributes (in one example (which example is intended to be illustrative and not restrictive), the present invention may operate within a secure, tracked content delivery infrastructure).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: INTRALINKS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Fieweger, Matthew Wadley, Angela Azzolino, Michael Sassin
  • Patent number: 9060162
    Abstract: A system and method for providing viewer preferences on a display device are presented. An embodiment includes a storage medium for storing preset viewer preferences, each preference being categorized based on one of a plurality of viewers, a processor that accesses the storage medium and acquires the stored preset viewer preference for a given one of the plurality of viewers, and a display device that provides content to the viewer in accordance with the viewer's preferences using at least one optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Randall A. Brown, Cheng He, Jitesh Arora, Sung Kwan Heo
  • Publication number: 20150149921
    Abstract: A set of context profiles containing profile content rules for filtering which content within a set of personal productivity applications (such as e-mail, chat, calendar, and contacts applications) is accessible by a user. Content rules support filtering content by, for example, content originator, and/or subject matter. The context profiles are centrally maintained for control of integrated, non-integrated, and/or independently administered personal productivity applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rajaraman Hariharan, Krishna C. Kumar, Srinivasan S. Muthuswamy
  • Publication number: 20150149922
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed whereby the context of user activity can be used to tailor the ambient information system. The method and apparatus use both short-term context such as recent activity and long-term context such as historical patterns to highlight specific content on channels or widgets that are likely to be of most immediate interest to the user. This contextual information provided by the framework can also be used to make intelligent decisions about how to tailor the user experience after a user has interacted with the item in question. Additionally, context information accumulated on one device such as a mobile phone can be broadcasted to other devices to influence the ambient information display application on a second device such as a desktop based on enabling remote access to the local context repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jehan Wickramasuriya, Craig Janssen, Nitya Narasimhan, Michael Pearce, Daniel Stewart
  • Patent number: 9043406
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing user lists are provided. A group of instant messaging addresses used most frequently by a user of an instant messaging client on the communications device is identified. The identified group of instant messaging addresses is displayed visibly within a display in the communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary St. Mark Beadle, Bethany Lyn Kessen, Christopher Joseph Paul, Brian Lee White Eagle
  • Patent number: 9043888
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of detecting automated identities, including. The method includes, using one or more computing devices, providing for display to a user a first representation of a first profile for a first identity and a second representation of a second profile for a second identity, providing for display to the user a choice indication mechanism for indicating a judgment about the first representation of the first profile for the first identity and the second representation of the second profile for the second identity, receiving an indication of the judgment from the user about the first representation of the first profile for the first identity and the second representation of the second profile for the second identity, and determining whether at least one of the first identity, the second identity, or the user is more or less likely to be automated, based at least in part on the received indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Maximilian Ibel
  • Publication number: 20150143253
    Abstract: An information processing device that is equipped with a plurality of applications and includes: a display unit that displays a menu screen for selecting an application from among the plurality of applications; and a control unit that detects the frequency of use of each of the plurality of applications, generates a menu screen that shows, from among the plurality of applications, applications in which the detected frequency of use is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value, by means of icons, and shows other applications by means of character strings, and displays the menu screen on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kamiyama
  • Publication number: 20150142582
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a universal, generic content collection method and system for collecting, storing, and sharing content on the Internet using computers, mobile and/or electronic devices. In one aspect, the invention relates to methods and systems for collecting multiple types of content using a user interface. The method includes activating the user interface associated with the content, wherein the user interface is configurable to be associated with at least two types of content; optionally, providing a list of one or more content collections services, wherein a first content collection service is configured to collect a first type of content and a second content collection service is configured to collect a second type of content; and directing the content to one or more content collection services. The user interface may be a virtual button on a webpage, browser or other screen device, or a physical button on a piece of hardware such as a PDA, mobile phone, watch, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique VONARBURG, William D. HARE
  • Patent number: 9037976
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for rendering hosted services is provided. The user interface includes a set of hosted service identifiers associated with a domain name. The set of hosted service identifiers is further broken down into a first subset of service identifiers and a second subset of service identifiers. Each identifier in the first subset corresponds to a service provided by a first service provider and each identifier in the second subset corresponds to a service provided by a second service provider. One of the services provided by the first service provider is rendered in response to a user selection of one of the first subset of service identifiers. One of the services provided by the second service provider is rendered in response to a user selection of one of the second subset of service identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Derek Parham, Stephanie K. Hannon, Braden Kowitz, Jonathan Yu
  • Publication number: 20150135091
    Abstract: A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display which displays a content, a user interface which receives user interaction regarding a content, and a controller which assigns at least one symbol item to the content based on the user interaction and provides the content from among a plurality of content based on the symbol item assigned to the content according to a predetermined event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-kyoung SEO, Hee-won KU, Young-in PARK, So-yon YOU, Youn-ji SHIM, Sung-jun HWANG
  • Publication number: 20150135088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure aggregate and present event information relating to a calendar event associated with an application executing on a computing device. In some embodiments, data relating to the calendar event is obtained from a content source that is outside an execution context of the application. The data relating to the calendar event is obtained and/or presented intermittently in a user interface element associated with the application. The content source that is outside the execution context of the application may be within an execution context of one or more other applications, an operating system of the computing device, and/or a web service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Melissa N. Lim, Tyler N. Jensen, Shawn Callegari, Jared J. Frew, Terri L. Chudzik, Ashish Gupta, Renle Xia, Alice Jane Brush, Joseph A. Schrader
  • Publication number: 20150135090
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method that analyze a use environment of a user to provide a user adaptive interface suitable for the user. The system acquires an image of a user by using a camera built/equipped in a display displaying an interface, analyzes a physical use environment of the user from the acquired image, sets/changes the interface displayed by the display according to the analyzed result, and provides the set/changed interface. The system provides a user adaptive interface by using a camera which is included in general displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SIGONGMEDIA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ki Seok PARK
  • Publication number: 20150135089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting user interface elements based on user accuracy and content consumption are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving user input for interacting with one or more elements presented by a user interface. The method also includes determining an estimate of user accuracy for correctly selecting the one or more elements. Further, the method includes determining a rate of consumption of content presented by the user interface. The method also includes adjusting one of a position and size of at least one of the elements based on the estimate of user accuracy and the rate of consumption of content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Adrian X. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20150135087
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program for displaying application data associated with a sensor apparatus. The method includes: acquiring, by a user interface apparatus from a sensor apparatus, an identifier as a result of wireless communication between the user interface apparatus and the sensor apparatus; transmitting, by the user interface apparatus, the identifier to a server computer; receiving, by the user interface apparatus from the server computer, a user interface template configuration defining a user interface template corresponding to the identifier; and launching, by the user interface apparatus, a software application and configuring a display screen of the user interface apparatus to display a visual interface of the software application including the user interface template and application data in the user interface template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Ceruus Oy
    Inventor: Hannu Tapani VERKASALO