Based On Stored Usage Or User Profile (e.g., Frequency Of Use, Cookies) Patents (Class 715/745)
  • Patent number: 9032328
    Abstract: A method for customizing a graphical user interface (GUI). The method includes identifying an event associated with the GUI and a user; matching the event to a trigger of a GUI pattern; identifying, within the GUI pattern, an expected interaction between the GUI and the user in response to the event; and modifying the GUI to improve user access to a graphical element involved in the expected interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kilat, Christoper W. Andrew, Joseph W. Lasee
  • Patent number: 9032305
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof capable of together deleting or changing messages exchanged with a pre-stored specific person, a call history, contents associated with a relevant file, etc. classified into each category in a selective manner when deleting or changing the specific person's address is discussed. The control method of a mobile terminal includes displaying a function execution result screen on a display unit, displaying a pre-stored category screen on the display unit when one content is selected from the function execution result screen, and deleting information relating to the selected content when at least one category included in the displayed category screen is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sijeong Ro
  • Publication number: 20150121247
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes detecting, by a mobile computing device, a current context associated with the mobile computing device, the current context being external to the mobile computing device and indicating a current state of the mobile computing device in its surrounding environment. The method can also include identifying, based on at least a first portion of the current context, a location description for the mobile computing device, wherein the location description includes a textual description of the location; and determining, based on the identified location description and at least a second portion of the current context, whether to switch the mobile computing device from operating using a current profile to operating using a second profile, wherein the current profile and the second profile each define one or more settings of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Lantian Zheng
  • Publication number: 20150121245
    Abstract: A method of displaying personalized information on a digital out of home (DOOH) includes receiving location tagging information of a user; and displaying a picture related to the location tagging information on the DOOH when a location of the location tagging information complies with the location of the DOOH or a location within or near a viewing area of the DOOH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Feltmeng Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Jen Huang, Zhi-Hong Zhu, Ju-Fen Chang, Hung-Chan Chai
  • Publication number: 20150121085
    Abstract: This invention discloses a cookie information sharing method that comprises the following steps: reading cookie information in a parent browser, said parent browser being a browser which stores the cookie information; importing the cookie information read from the parent browser into a child browser, said child browser being a browser which needs to acquiring the cookie information from the parent browser. This application also provides a cookie information sharing system for realizing the proceeding method. The cookie information sharing method and system of this application are able to reduce occupancy of system resources by user's information records, and also to realize sharing of the user's information records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Zhao, Juyuan Zhang, Wenping Zuo, Huan Ren
  • Publication number: 20150121246
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an engagement-adaptive system. The system includes a content delivery module configured to deliver content to a user, a context logger configured to associate events in the delivered content with temporal locations in a first time-series. The system also includes an indicator measurement module configured to measure at least one engagement indicator and associate the measurements with temporal locations in a second time-series. The system includes an engagement analysis module configured to generate at least one engagement value based on a calculated relationship between the first and second time-series and an adaptation module configured to receive the at least one engagement value and modify execution of computer executable instructions by a processor based on the received engagement value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Poore, Jana Schwartz, Andrea Webb, Meredith Cunha
  • Patent number: 9021363
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for centralized user preference management for electronic decision making devices are provided. A user preference profile is received. A user preference profile manager may transmit a user preference from the user preference profile to a requesting user transaction terminal. the user preference manager may also receive a dynamic user preference from a user preference profile and extend the user preference profile with the dynamic user preference, where the dynamic user preference includes a preference definition and the preference definition includes read and write access controls for the dynamic user preference. Then the user manager may update the user preference profile based on data received from the user transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Norman Perkins Blake, III, Christopher Lee Collier, George Mark McGregor, Vincent Robert Koser
  • Patent number: 9021364
    Abstract: Available web content is filtered based on context data available on a mobile device. Access to the filtered web content is then made available through an infotainment user interface. Context data may be based on a variety of data including, but not limited to, location information, recent communications, scheduled appointments, social network interactions, user-specified favorites, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan W. Nealer, Megan L Tedesco, Jeremiah T Whitaker
  • Publication number: 20150113428
    Abstract: A widget setting method and a terminal device. The method includes presenting a widget setting interface on a display device based on first input, where the first input is used to select the widget setting interface, and the widget setting interface includes a widget setting region; and presenting a widget unit in a first setting sub-region based on second input, where the second input is used to select the widget unit and select the first setting sub-region that is used to present the widget unit and belongs to the widget setting region, and the widget unit is mapped to at least one application program. In the widget setting method and the terminal device provided in the embodiments of the present invention, a shape, content, and a mapped application program of a home screen widget can be user-defined, which meets a requirement of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Weijie Liu
  • Patent number: 9015607
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for providing a virtual space associated with a user. The apparatus may include a storage to store context information of the user of the virtual space, and a controller to provide, to another user, the virtual space transformed based on the context information of the user when the other user visits the virtual space of the user. The context information may include at least one of a connection time when the user connects to the virtual space, a location of the user during the connection time, a current emotion of the user as determined by the user, and a current status of the user as determined by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Joo Kang, Young Ho Rhee, Yeo Jin Kim, Il Ku Chang, Ju Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 9015600
    Abstract: A display input device includes an input unit which receives an operation input, and a display unit which displays a screen for operation input and includes an input result display area for displaying at least a number and a character. When there is an available function for inputting the number and the character, an input button for using the available function is displayed in the input result display area or in an adjacent area of the input result display area, while when there is no available function, the button is not displayed in the input result display area or in the adjacent area of the input result display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Dai Shigenobu, Keiko Morita
  • Patent number: 9015599
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable media for providing control of switching of an interactive session in a communications network. Content may be switched between media presentation screens. Collected data is analyzed and a location of a user within the communications network is monitored. A presentation of a first screen the user is watching may be exchanged for a presentation of a second screen selected based upon a change in the location of a monitored user and the analysis of the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, Robert Streijl
  • Publication number: 20150106736
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods and storage media for configuring the presentation of a user interface (UI) based on a role of the user with respect to a data object. In some implementations, a database system stores a plurality of data objects and user profiles. The system further includes processors operable to receive a first request for a data object from a user device, identify available UI configurations based on the user profile and on the data object, communicate first information to the user device for displaying a UI having a first one of the available UI configurations, receive a second request to change the UI to have a second one of the available UI configurations, and communicate second information to the user device for displaying the second UI configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Torman, Jimmy Hua, John Arlan Brock, Anjesh Dubey
  • Publication number: 20150106735
    Abstract: A system and method for a graphical user interface operable for configuration of a user profile. The method includes accessing, within a mobile device, a data store corresponding to a plurality of pieces of content and displaying a first image corresponding to a first piece of content of the plurality of pieces of content. The first image is displayed in a first area of a display device. The method further includes receiving a first user input corresponding to a movement of the first image and determining whether the first image has been moved into a second area of the display device. In response to the first image being moved into the second area of the display device, the first image is displayed in the second area of the display device. The method further includes updating a user profile with a first indicator that the user is interested in the first piece of content corresponding to the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Kobo Incorporated
    Inventor: James WU
  • Publication number: 20150106737
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing context-based user interface are disclosed. In some implementations, a method includes, obtaining one or more contextual factors associated with an electronic device; predicting context information in accordance with the one or more contextual factors; and formatting a user interface on the electronic device in accordance with the predicted context information. In some implementations, formatting the user interface on the electronic device in accordance with the predicted context information includes: selecting, in accordance with the predicted context information, a first set of applications; and formatting for display to the user the first set of applications as part of a user interface of the electronic device; and formatting the user interface includes: selecting, in accordance with the predicted context information, a second set of applications; and forgoing display to the user the second set of applications as part of the user interface of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Montoy-Wilson, Mark Daiss, William Choi, Prasanna Vasudevan, Jeffrey Chern, Bernat Fortet Unanue
  • Publication number: 20150106734
    Abstract: A method for expediting access to a website includes receiving by a server from a partner website an identification of a user device that has accessed the partner website via a browser. It is determined by the server that a designated software development kit (SDK) that includes an event receiver is installed on the user device. The partner website is instructed by the server to generate an event indicative of an offer of expedited access to the partner website from the user device that is receivable by the event receiver, and to install a shortcut on the user device for expedited access to the partner website if the offer is accepted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: StartApp Mobile Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran AVIDAN, Gil DUDKIEWICZ
  • Patent number: 9009239
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for providing access to a plurality of services through a unified application. In use, a plurality of services is associated with a unified application of an entity. Additionally, the unified application is installed within a landing page of the entity. Further, access to the plurality of services is provided to a plurality of users through the unified application of the landing page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Amit Braytenbaum, Oren Agassy
  • Patent number: 9009600
    Abstract: An embodiment relates generally to a method of filtering for a browser. The method includes providing a browser with a browser history function, the browser history function configured to store each site web page visited and stored in time sequential order as a browser history. The method also includes providing a filter module for the browser; and applying the filter module to the browser history function to eliminate intermediary web pages from entering the browser history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan William Clark, Colin Walters
  • Publication number: 20150100891
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a script defining a flow of a user interface is distributed to a user application operating on a client device. Then interactions between users on one or more client devices and one or more server devices are tracked. The script is then modified based on the information about the interactions, the modification changing the flow. The modified script may then be distributed to the user application, thus causing a modification in the flow of the user interface of the user application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 9003298
    Abstract: A web page behavior control (WPBC) menu is provided on a rendered web page for enabling a user to perform actions on a portion of the web page content such as customizing, editing, sharing, analyzing, exporting, and/or annotating the content. The user may automatically activate the menu by performing a unique gesture on the rendered web page and/or by selecting a portion of the web page content. The WPBC menu may provide a list of applications which may be selected for modifying and managing the portion of selected web page content. The application may provide full functionality for managing the web page content in a separate user interface and/or directly on the rendered web page. Furthermore, manipulation of data presentation on the rendered web page such as table properties of a spreadsheet may be enabled through natural gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tom Hoke, Lawrence Waldman, Amy Lin, Johnny Campbell, Shahar Prish, Daniel Battagin, Harrison Gordon
  • Patent number: 9003299
    Abstract: The preservation of the user interface state of first application on a first device allows, in one embodiment, a user to resume use of at least a portion of the user interface state on a second application on second devices. The first and second applications can be the same or different (with some common user interface UI features or elements and other UI features that are different).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon J. Freedman
  • Patent number: 9003331
    Abstract: A computer based method is provided. The computer based method comprises a first electronic device launching an application and, in response to launching the application, the first electronic device receiving a first message from a second electronic device. The first message comprises a first link. The computer based method further comprises the first electronic device configuring a graphical user interface of the application to couple a dynamic selector of the graphical user interface to the first link and presenting a first screen of the graphical user interface, the first screen comprising the dynamic selector and a plurality of static selectors, wherein selecting the dynamic selector activates the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Keith Anderson, Christopher J. Bierbaum, Kevin Zhu
  • Patent number: 9003435
    Abstract: A method of recommending media content for a media playing system includes identifying a user in a viewing area; determining whether personal information of the user is stored in a database; and generating information related to a first media content recommendation according to the personal information when the personal information of the user is stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Hsi-Chun Hsiao, Shou-Te Wei, Hsun-Chih Tsao
  • Patent number: 8997003
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for accessing, generating, presenting and manipulating Internet and non-Internet related information, data and content, including information netcast over the Internet. The system is also capable of controlling operatively connected, privately networked devices. A number of graphical user interfaces are utilized to facilitate user access, manipulation and control of information, data and content and networked devices. Some of the graphical user interfaces are time and topic oriented, are customizable by the user, and allow for the manipulation of information, data, content and operatively connected networked devices from the graphical interfaces themselves. The system is preferably enhanced through the use of an intelligent, dynamically updated user profile that is fully integrated with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: FlatRock Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph L. Stern
  • Publication number: 20150089385
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to techniques for displaying information in a repository system. In certain embodiments, techniques are described for dynamically determining a view, based on a role of a user, to display information stored in a repository system about one or more objects in a computing environment. An object can include an application, a process, a service, an endpoint device, a method, etc., which can exist in a computing environment. An object can include a resource (e.g., a data structure or a database) in a computing environment. The repository system can store information about an object and its attributes. The information stored in the repository system about an object can be dynamically displayed to a user based on the role associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Radhesh Radhakrishnan, David Keyes
  • Publication number: 20150089384
    Abstract: A dynamic selection of content from social shares to display in a user interface is performed. A request for a user interface (UI) document is received. A set of identifiers is associated with the UI document. The set of identifiers includes a page identifier for the UI document. An identifier list for a social share associated with the UI document is obtained in view of the page identifier. The identifier list associated with the social share is updated in view of the set of identifiers associated with the UI document. The UI document is modified to provide a representation associated with an identifier selected from the updated identifier list for the social share.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 8990704
    Abstract: A bridge including an adapter is able to transcode or translate different graphics languages to permit a variety of networked, dissimilar devices, to communicate. The bridge translates an existing application device's graphics/images into a Remote User Interface (Remote UI or RUI) graphics protocol of a rendering device and transmits the translated RUI to the rendering device. The rendering device is then able to display the translated RUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Jason Clement, Stephane Lejeune
  • Patent number: 8984415
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is displayed in an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150074543
    Abstract: Device context-based user interface techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, a context is determined for a device based on a configuration of hardware associated with the device. When the configuration of hardware associated with the device changes, the context of the device may also change. Based on the determined context of the device, a user interface configuration may be selected for display. For example, when the device is connected to a mouse or a keyboard a user interface configuration may be selected that facilitates interactions performed substantially with a mouse and keyboard. However, when a mouse and keyboard are not connected to the device, but touch functionality of the device is used, a user interface configuration may be selected that facilitates interactions performed substantially using the touch functionality. A user interface for an application may be configured using the selected user interface configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Anand Samuel Edwin, Charan Raj, Rahul Kumar Agrawal, Senthilkumar PanneerSelvam, Jyothi Krishna V S
  • Publication number: 20150074544
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of offering a more accurate taste of a user. A presented contents selecting unit selects a plurality of items dissimilar to each other from a group of items used by a presented user as a target presented to a user. A display control unit allows the plurality of selected items to be presented to the user together with information about the presented user. The present technology is applicable to a server providing social services, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kei Tateno
  • Patent number: 8977689
    Abstract: A system facilitates collaborative communications and information sharing in a network defined by a model. The model and a portion of the system are stored on a storage component coupled to a terminal. The system captures context information and user-defined data, the user-defined data provided during user interaction of the user in a first domain of the network, and dynamically stores the context information as metadata associated with the user-defined data, the user-defined data and the metadata stored on the storage component; a tracking component for tracking a change of the user from the first domain to a second domain of the network and dynamically updating the stored metadata based on the change, where the user accesses the user-defined data from the second domain; and an interface to the system that permits the user to create and view the user-defined data according to the model of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas F. Beaven
  • Publication number: 20150067531
    Abstract: A customized user interface service includes a self-customization and an auto-customization of user interfaces. A user interface is customized based on usage data of the user. The usage data includes historical navigational data. The usage data is analyzed to identify a pattern of usage. The user interface is customized based on the identified pattern of usage. The customized user interface service also allows a user to select and execute customizations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata S. Adimatyam, Sameer Gavade, Tariq Roshan
  • Publication number: 20150063907
    Abstract: A method of operating a machine having at least one tool is provided. The method may store one or more job profiles or machine configurations and an auto-zero or default profile in a memory associated with the machine, where each of the job profiles and the auto-zero profile may include one or more control settings for operating one or more of the machine and the tool; recall a selected one of the job profiles and the auto-zero profile in response to user input received at a user interface associated with the machine; engage or machine reset operation of one or more of the machine and the tool according to the control settings associated with the selected one of the job profiles and the auto-zero profile; and disengage at least part of the operation based on positioning information provided by one or more feedback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke E. Graham, Toby A. Frelich, Jameson M. Smieja, Rick L. Mings
  • Patent number: 8972486
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a communication unit, a storage unit, and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a web server and receives information of a web page from the web server. The controller displays the web page in a window displayed on a display unit, generates an image of the web page before a change each time the web page is changed to a different web page, associates the generated image with a change history of the web page to store the generated image in the storage unit, and reads the image corresponding to the change history from the storage unit based on an instruction made by a user to display the image, to display the image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8971805
    Abstract: Provided is a portable terminal providing environment adapted to a current situation and a method for operating the same. The method includes the steps of: collecting current situation information of the portable terminal; searching preset situation information classified as a same situation as the current situation information; extracting function information of the portable terminal corresponding to the searched preset situation information; and constituting a Graphic User Interface (GUI) according to the extracted function information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Hwa Kim, Tae Won Um, Dong Jun Shin, Kyoung Taek Kim, Hyang Ah Kim
  • Patent number: 8966379
    Abstract: Dynamic configuration of cross-environment applications enhances the computing experience in a computing environment with an extended active user environment and/or multiple active user environments. A mobile computing device maintains multiple active device configurations associated with multiple active user environments and/or application windows within active user environments. Device configuration qualifiers are determined from a variety of sources including device characteristics, device indicators, user settings, and/or application presentation. The mobile computing device selects active resource sets for applications based on the device configuration qualifiers. Application presentation is dynamically updated by disestablishing an application screen and establishing a new active application screen using a different resource set. The mobile computing device may be a smartphone running the Android mobile operating system and a full desktop Linux distribution on a modified Android kernel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Brian Reeves, Paul E. Reeves, Wuke Liu, Borys Sushchev
  • Publication number: 20150052448
    Abstract: Tag sets are provided to assist in the navigation and use of a folksonomy. The collaborative tag sets are social in nature. As more users group two tags together into tag sets, the disclosed system causes the association between those two tags to grow stronger, as exposed in the bookmark system user interface when alternative tags are suggested for browsing the bookmarks in a folksonomy. Tags that are grouped together by a user into a tag set have the strongest possible weight for that user, and accordingly the disclosed system automatically applies all tags in a set when that user is retrieving bookmarks if the user selects at least one of tags in the set. Tags not in the user's tag sets, but included in the public tag set(s) of another user(s) are displayed in the user interface as tag suggestions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Brooks, Michael Muller, Sandra L. Kogan
  • Patent number: 8958852
    Abstract: A system, method, and wireless communication device that profiles a user thereof, or a user at a second wireless communication device in communication therewith. The wireless communication device gathers user data for a user thereof, or from a user at a second wireless communication device, and either directly generates, or has generated elsewhere, a user profile, such as a personality or psychological profile, or medical diagnosis of the user, and can display the user profile to the user and/or alter the wireless communication device functionality based upon the user profile. The gathered user data can be from physical user interaction with the wireless communication device, or from other equipment resident at the wireless communication device, such as a camera and medical diagnostic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David J. Ross, Eric C. Rosen
  • 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: 8954500
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for detecting social relationships across multiple networks and/or communication channels. These social relationships may then be utilized in a wide variety of ways to support and enhance a broad range of user services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Marlow, Marc Davis, Neal Sample, Michael Curtis, Ryan Kennedy, Yathin Krishnappa, Luke Wroblewski, Marco Boerries, Joe Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8954886
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for displaying additional information corresponding to an item represented by a visual indicator in response to a mouseover event is disclosed. Various embodiments receive a mouseover event corresponding to a visual indicator displayed on a display screen and generate additional information corresponding to an item represented by the visual indicator in response to the mouseover event, the additional information being obtained from various databases and used to generate additional information corresponding to the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas David Posner, Randall Scott Shoup, Sriram Samu, Thomas Lo
  • Publication number: 20150040026
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface include collecting user activity data that includes navigation details provided from each of a plurality of user devices in navigating through a user interface. User interface use profiles are determined using the user activity data and include information on the likelihood of at least one subsequent navigation detail based on at least one present navigation detail. A new user navigation detail is received from a new user device accessing the user interface, and a first user interface use profile is retrieved based on a first present navigation detail in the first user interface use profile that corresponds to the new user navigation detail. A customized user interface is then created using a first subsequent navigation detail associated the first present navigation detail in the first user interface use profile, and that customized user interface is provided to the new user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Sergii Sergunin
  • Patent number: 8949720
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing access-control settings may include identifying an initial access-control setting that controls a user's access to a computing resource. The method may also include displaying, via a graphical user interface, a representation of the computing resource. The method may further include receiving input that resizes the representation of the computing resource from an initial size to a new size, detecting the new size of the representation of the computing resource, and modifying the initial access-control setting to establish an updated access-control setting that corresponds to the new size of the representation of the computing resource. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Aravinthan Narayanan, Yadvinder Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8943421
    Abstract: An avatar behavior rule is customized within a virtual universe environment as a function of individual avatar data. It is determined whether the activity of an avatar is relevant to a behavior rule for a virtual universe. If the activity is determined to be relevant to the rule, the rule is customized for the avatar as a function of individual avatar data associated with the avatar, and it is determined whether the activity exceeds a violation threshold of the customized rule. If the activity is determined to exceed the customized rule violation threshold, an appropriate action is taken as specified by the customized rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Brillhart, Christopher J. Dawson, Michael D. Kendzierski, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 8943055
    Abstract: A user interface including one or more references to content is customized. Several user profiles are provided from which a user may be associated. Each user profile includes user profile information. The user profile associated with a user to whom a user interface will be provided is accessed. A user interface is configured for the user, based at least in part upon the user profile accessed as being associated with the user. Access to content is enabled based on user manipulation of the configured user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Kimball, John Thurston Wassom, Jr., Christina Ann Rank Dolan
  • Publication number: 20150026588
    Abstract: An integrated combat resource management device is in the form of a smartphone with a display screen and user input device. The smartphone has a set of integrated applications stored therein which when executed provide an interactive display offering dynamic real-time situational awareness information to the user. Configuration files contain user-specific profiles. A launcher application offers access control and the management of several user profiles on the same smartphone such that upon successful login the appropriate user-specific profile is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Stephane Turcotte, Remi Blanchette, David Belanger, Francois Rioux, Martin Rivest, Paul Romano, Bill Curry
  • Publication number: 20150026589
    Abstract: A system for relationship information evaluation and management. The system incorporates relationship quality parameters that define the contextual parameters of quality, which are mutually validated and are accepted by the respective parties within an existing or prospective relationship. A computer, computing device, written documents or other means are used to capture the perspectives of each person, representative, or entity within the relationship or prospective relationship. This can be done automatically, on a random, periodic, or scheduled basis, or upon manual initiation. The information or data may then be analyzed and coalesced into a meaningful whole (or segments thereof), which may then be archived, printed, reported, and presented to one or both of the parties, or others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: DANNY MCCALL
  • Publication number: 20150019989
    Abstract: A sever with processor(s) and memory provides a user interface to a client device for presentation to a user including user interface objects corresponding to functions of an online application. The server obtains a user profile for the user, including performance metrics of the user and determines whether to provide informative materials to the client device based on the user profile. In accordance with a determination that the informative materials are to be superimposed on the user interface, the server: determines a portion of the informative materials to be provided to the client device based on the performance metrics of the user; and provides the portion of the informative materials to the client device for presentation to the user, including media content overlaid on the user interface. The server responds to user interaction with any of the user interface objects by performing corresponding functions of the online application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Walter Rogers, James J. Cossetta, Rick D. Kerry, Wade G. Mastro, Patrick R. Atwood
  • Publication number: 20150019990
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media are provided for information management and display. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying, via a user interface of a communication device, a dynamically updatable wallpaper comprising a personalized theme personalized to a user of the communication device. The method also includes updating the dynamically updatable wallpaper to display one or more animated icons. Displaying the animated icons is based, at least, on detected activity of respective contacts associated with the one or more animated icons. In another embodiment, an apparatus comprises: a user interface component configured to display images indicative of contacts, wherein the plurality of contacts are predefined by a user of the apparatus. The apparatus also includes a messaging component configured to: integrate different types of text messages for one of the contacts; and provide concurrent display of the text messages and social media information for one of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jared S. Peterson, Janna Ducich, Kristin Marie Pascal, Edward Woodbery
  • Patent number: 8935621
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting components to include in portions of a displayable file. Selecting the components may include determining an order of the components for each portion of the displayable file. The components' order for a given portion may be based on a score for each component, where a component's score is based on an estimated value and standard error associated with the component. The component to include in each portion of the displayable file may be selected based at least in part on the determined component order for each portion and a predetermined priority of each portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett E. Lounsbury, Samuel A. Minter, Vishal M. Shanbhag, Jeffrey B. Slosberg, Michal M. Brye, Daniel B. Lloyd, Joseph Steven Mate, Tri M. Cao, Stephen B. Ivie