Interface Conversion Patents (Class 715/746)
  • Patent number: 11263405
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for answering natural language medical information questions posed by a user of a medical conversational interface of a cognitive artificial intelligence system, the method comprising: receiving from a medical conversational user interface a user-generated natural language medical information query at an artificial intelligence-based medical conversation cognitive agent; extracting a medical question from the query; compiling a medical conversation language sample; extracting internal medical concepts and medical data from the sample, where the internal medical concepts include descriptions of medical attributes of the medical data entities; inferring a therapeutic intent of the user; generating a therapeutic paradigm logical framework for interpreting of the medical question, wherein logical framework comprises a catalog of medical logical progression paths from the medical question to respective therapeutic answers, each of the logical progression paths includes one or more med
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HEALTHPOINTE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Gnanasambandam, Mark Henry Anderson
  • Patent number: 11243749
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of automated and flexible information extraction for assisted and streamlined development of computer code. The invention provides for accommodating coding representations of reusable utilities in a technology agnostic pattern so that, based on a specified coding stack, the technology agnostic embeddings can be decoded and deployed into developers' integrated development environment. The present invention includes a technologic agnostic digital wallet for developers capable of storing reusable components either from open source repositories or user-defined functions in an embedded pattern in a centralized storage platform such as cloud or hosted virtual desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Madhusudhanan Krishnamoorthy, Anbarasan Murthy
  • Patent number: 11190908
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for visualizing spatio-temporal data of a user location. In one example, the method may include receiving spatio-temporal movement information of a first user device associated with a first user, and receiving spatio-temporal movement information of a second user device associated with a second user, identifying a point in time when the first user and the second user could have met based on the received spatio-temporal movement information of the first and second user devices, outputting, via a user interface, a first timeline indicating movement of the first user device over time and a second timeline indicating movement of the second user device over time, and displaying a visual indicator with respect to the first and second timelines indicating the identified point in time when the first and second users could have met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Udo Klein, Holger Knospe, Lukas Melzer
  • Patent number: 11157475
    Abstract: A device that includes an enterprise data indexing engine (EDIE) configured to receive a document comprising text and to convert the document into a markup language code. The EDIE is further configured to identify tags within the markup language code and to parse the markup language code into logical sections based on the tags. The EDIE is further configured to identify sentences within each of the logical sections and to link the identified sentences with a classification type. The EDIE is further configured to use the classified sentences to train a custom machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew I. Cobb, Melissa A. Fraser, Arjun Thimmareddy
  • Patent number: 11138518
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to customizing deployment of an application to a user interface of a client device. An exemplary method includes training a model based on historical context information of a plurality of users by identifying correlations between the historical context information and a plurality of user interface components. The method further includes receiving context information from the client device. The method further includes determining a user intent based on the context information using the model. The method further includes customizing one or more widgets by selecting one or more user interface components to include in the one or more widgets based on the user intent. The method further includes generating a custom user interface definition comprising the one or more widgets. The method further includes transmitting, to the user interface of the client device, the custom user interface definition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Jay Yu, Yao Morin, Elangovan Shanmugam, Gaurav V. Chaubal, Yamit P. Mody
  • Patent number: 11112950
    Abstract: System and methods for personalizing an application include an application server for hosting an application that is executed on a wireless device, the server being configured to monitor usage of a user interface including an interaction between a user of the application and one or more user interface elements and present an updated user interface comprising one or more additional user-interface elements based on the usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventors: Saurabh Srivastava, Simarjot Kaur, Tuhin Bhattacharya, Nupur Labh, James Macurak, Anuj Mahajan, Arun Rajkumar, Satish Prasad Rath, Narayanan Unny
  • Patent number: 11068159
    Abstract: Keyboard-based search of local and/or connected digital media items may be facilitated. A digital media item search interface may be presented in the same view as a messaging interface. The digital media item search interface may receive input such as from an on-screen keyboard to facilitate editing of user-provided search queries and submission of the user-provided search queries. The digital media item search interface may present digital media item tags relating to context information based on input received by the digital media item search query field. The digital media item search interface may present visual previews of local and/or connected digital media items corresponding to digital media item tags presented in the digital media item tag field. The digital media item search interface may receive user selections of individual digital media items to be communicated to one or more other users via the messaging interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Clarifai, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Zeiler, John Rogers, John Sloan, Jason Culler
  • Patent number: 11039778
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health monitoring. Exemplary user interfaces for initial setup of health monitoring using a first electronic device and a second electronic device is described. Exemplary user interfaces for recording biometric information for use in health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for using an input device while recording biometric information for health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for viewing and managing aspects of health monitoring is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Soli, Matthew W. Crowley, Bradley W. Griffin
  • Patent number: 11029802
    Abstract: Efficiently executing command-line interface commands with an automated command-line interface. A computing device presents a command-line interface for entry of a command-line by a user. The computing device receives a command-line in the command-line interface to execute an editable view container, the editable view container displaying target content in an editable viewer. The computing device receives one or more user edits to modify the target content entered by the user into the editable viewer. The one or more user edits to the target content are validated. The computing device accesses a manifest file containing a plurality of stored command-lines, each stored command-line corresponding to possible user edits. The computing device executes automatically stored command-lines corresponding to the one or more user edits to modify the target content. The modified target content is displayed in the editable viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Ning Zhao, ChunLei Shang, Anqi Lu, Haoran Hu
  • Patent number: 10867069
    Abstract: A trustzone graphic rendering method in an operating system (OS) divided into a normal world (NWD) and a secure world (SWD) corresponding to a trustzone. The trustzone graphic rendering method includes generating an image resource used to generate a trustzone user interface (UI) in the NWD, transmitting the image resource from the NWD to the SWD, and generating the trustzone UI in the SWD, by separating and editing the image resource including a plurality of objects, wherein the separating and editing is performed in units of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghwa Jeong, Sunggyu Lee, Euijin Je, Hyuncheol Park
  • Patent number: 10735557
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and computer program product embodiments are provided for distributing and installing content and settings on client devices without receiving any user input at the client devices, which limit usage of the client device a user at the client device to a first set of the usage activities. A device controller may remotely configure and control client devices by providing instructions and content for distribution to the client devices. The instructions may cause the client devices to install the content on the client devices without requiring any user input to initiate the installation or during installation of the content. The client device may be further configured to allow management of the client device by the device controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ELO Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth North, Ragini Rajendra Prasad, Michael James Power, Haroun Ansari Mohammed Ansari, Neeraj Pendse
  • Patent number: 10649500
    Abstract: Wearable digital buttons can be deployed within an enterprise context, allowing for the centralized distribution of viewable media content (such as images and videos) selected for each of one or more enterprise groups. For instance, a first set of media objects can be selected for a sales team within a company, a second set of media objects can be selected for a marketing team, and a third set can be selected for a tech support team. The media can be distributed by a central server, for instance wirelessly or via a USB-connected hub. The central server can include an interface enabling a user to select the media for distribution to each enterprise group, to edit or format the media, to view the locations of each wearable digital button within the enterprise, and to customize enterprise groups (for instance, by creating new groups and adding or removing users from existing groups).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Beam Authentic, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew R. Zenoff
  • Patent number: 10565026
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of containing an application in an immersive non-windowed environment. For instance, the application may be configured for use in a windowed environment. Containing the application in the immersive non-windowed environment may involve selectively implementing functionality that is associated with the application based at least in part on whether the functionality is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. For example, when a request to implement functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment is received, functionality that is applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment may be implemented in lieu of the functionality that is not applicable to the immersive non-windowed environment. In another example, no action may be taken with regard to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Nils Anders Sundelin, Bret P. Anderson, Alex Snitkovskiy, Robert J. Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10540168
    Abstract: Techniques to facilitate modification of content displayed in a webview embedded into a mobile application are disclosed herein. In at least one implementation, webview modification instructions provided by an application development and optimization platform are received that indicate modified webview content associated with a uniform resource identifier (URI) accessed by the mobile application in the webview. Execution of the mobile application is monitored for an occurrence of an event that triggers loading of the URI in the webview of the mobile application. Responsive to the event, the webview modification instructions are executed to present the modified webview content in the webview of the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apptimize LLC
    Inventors: Jeff DiTullio, Devon Richards, Steven Cole Flournoy
  • Patent number: 10353197
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first display unit configured to output a first image, and including a first visible area for allowing first light corresponding to the first image exiting therefrom; a first viewing area having a minimum area value in a first distance away from the first visible area, wherein the minimum area value is a first threshold for perceiving a complete display content of the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junfeng Liu, Qicheng Ding
  • Patent number: 10353566
    Abstract: Semantic zoom techniques are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described that may be utilized by a user to navigate to content of interest. These techniques may also include a variety of different features, such as to support semantic swaps and zooming “in” and “out.” These techniques may also include a variety of different input features, such as to support gestures, cursor-control device, and keyboard inputs. A variety of other features are also supported as further described in the detailed description and figures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Theresa B. Pittappilly, Rebecca Deutsch, Orry W. Soegiono, Nicholas R. Waggoner, Holger Kuehnle, William D. Carr, Ross N. Luengen, Paul J. Kwiatkowski, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Gerrit H. Hofmeester, Robert Disano
  • Patent number: 10347166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method enabling a display driver integrated circuit (DDI) to manage rendering a screen display transition effect during changing of a display mode. The method enables the DDI to render a screen display transition effect, thereby achieving a smooth display mode transition even when the application processor is in an overload condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jongkon Bae, Donghui Kim, Yohan Lee, Dongkyoon Han
  • Patent number: 10261979
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of rendering a screen-representation of an electronic document. The method is executed on an electronic device. The method comprises: acquiring, by the electronic device, the electronic document to be rendered, the electronic document comprising a content portion and a rendering-instruction portion; generating, by the electronic device, at least one rendering command, the at least one rendering command based on the at least one instruction, identifying, by the electronic device, a portion of the content portion to be modified; while generating the at least one rendering command, generating, by the electronic device, at least one additional rendering command, the at least one additional rendering command not directly derivable from the at least one instruction; generating the screen-representation of the electronic document based on a combination of the at least one rendering command and the at least one additional rendering command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Yandex Europe AG
    Inventors: Konstantin Sergeevitch Nikitin, Ivan Vladimirovich Kotenkov
  • Patent number: 10241582
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an acquisition section configured to acquire a curved movement of a body of a user as an operation, a display control section configured to display an object in a virtual three-dimensional space, and a process execution section configured to execute a process on the object based on the acquired operation. The object may be arranged on a first curved plane based on a virtual position of the user set in the virtual three-dimensional space, the first curved plane corresponding to the curved movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Akihiro Komori, Nariaki Satoh, Osamu Shigeta, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10055752
    Abstract: An approach is provided for determining performance of location-based displays. The coincidences computational platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of at least one data stream associated with at least one device to cause, at least in part, an extraction of one or more data sets. Then, the content platform may determine one or more arbitrary events data sets from among the one or more data sets based, at least in part, on a coincident occurrence of casual and non-causal events of the one or more arbitrary events data sets with at least on location-based display. Lastly, the content platform may determine one or more information placement parameters for the at least one location-based display based, at least in part, on the one or more arbitrary events data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Mohammed Ali Wieslaw Khalesi, Lauri Aarno Olavi Tarkkala
  • Patent number: 9965168
    Abstract: A portable device and a method for providing a User Interface (UI) mode are provided. The portable device includes a display unit, a sensor unit for sensing a user's motion, and a control unit for controlling, if the user's motion is sensed by the sensor unit, the display unit to release a standby mode of the portable device and to output a UI mode screen corresponding to a type of the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ju-il Eom, Kuk-hyun Han, Yong-gook Park, Ji-su Jung
  • Patent number: 9823826
    Abstract: A manager amongst numerous devices that serves as a manager or monitors another managed device. The managing device may queries the managed device to determine the functionality provided by, or requirements of, one or more managed device UIs. The managed device returns the functionality provided by or requirements of the managed device UI(s) to the managing device which, in turn, saves the information in a master UI function table. The managing device returns one or more UI modules to the managed device that are appropriate as based upon the received UI functionality or UI requirement information. The managing device may further assemble one or more UI modules that are appropriate as based upon the received UI functionality or UI requirement information and provide the assembled UI module to a user of the managing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randal L. Bertram, Keith D. Cramer, Alejandro M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9823827
    Abstract: A manager amongst numerous devices that serves as a manager or monitors another managed device. The managing device may queries the managed device to determine the functionality provided by, or requirements of, one or more managed device UIs. The managed device returns the functionality provided by or requirements of the managed device UI(s) to the managing device which, in turn, saves the information in a master UI function table. The managing device returns one or more UI modules to the managed device that are appropriate as based upon the received UI functionality or UI requirement information. The managing device may further assemble one or more UI modules that are appropriate as based upon the received UI functionality or UI requirement information and provide the assembled UI module to a user of the managing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randal L. Bertram, Keith D. Cramer, Alejandro M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9645912
    Abstract: Modifying computer program code can be performed at or immediately prior to runtime of the computer code in a runtime environment of a common language infrastructure of a language-neutral framework for developing and executing computer applications. A function in a computer program can be modified at runtime by injecting arbitrary code, while mitigating an alteration of a program's call stack. A just-in-time compilation service is used to compile and execute intermediate language code of the program, and the runtime environment sends callback functions to an event-based profiling agent (profiler) attached to the runtime environment. The profiler can trap desired functions, as determined by configuration data, and inject modification code from stub methods in a stub assembly file. The modified code can be sent back to the runtime environment to be executed by the just-in-time compilation service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Leonid Dubinsky, Jean-Francois Peyroux
  • Patent number: 9626336
    Abstract: On a computing device, a user interface (UI) layout file is received. The UI layout file defines a visual layout of the GUI. The UI layout file includes a plurality of UI elements each including a UI element identifier and a UI element descriptor. The GUI is displayed via a display according to the UI layout file. An update object specifying UI elements in the UI layout file to be changed is received. The update object includes for each UI element to be changed, the UI element identifier and an update payload including updated information to be displayed via the UI element. The GUI is changed via the display according to the update object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Devlin David Bentley, Ali Alvi, Timothy Michael Fuqua, Gus Ralph Spence, III, Preston A. Patton, Ankur Sharma
  • Patent number: 9613079
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a synchronized data rerepresentation is provided. Data maintained by an originating application is accessed and the data is presented thorough an originating user interface. The data is marshaled into a form useable by a surrogate application with rerepresentation of the data through a surrogate user interface. Selections of the data are reflected across the originating user interface and the surrogate user interface. Actions on the data are synchronized between the originating application and the surrogate application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Lester D. Nelson, Elizabeth F. Churchill
  • Patent number: 9575633
    Abstract: Providing a user interface utility across service providers includes determining an active service associated with a particular service provider from a plurality of predetermined related services associated with respective service providers stored in a memory. A utility corresponding to the plurality of predetermined related services is formatted for display on a display device, and a function selected in the utility for the active service associated with the particular service provider is executed. The function is common to each of the plurality of predetermined related services. The same utility is displayed for each of the plurality of predetermined related services associated with respective service providers, which are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ilan Kleinberger
  • Patent number: 9557887
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to the display of multidimensional structures and provide a method, system and computer program product for managing an integrated multidimensional view of a structured collection of objects. In one embodiment of the invention, a data processing system can be configured to render an integrated view of a multidimensional structured collection of objects. The data processing system can include a GUI for a host application in a computing platform and multidimensional view processing logic coupled to the host application. The logic can include program code enabled to render a single, integrated multidimensional view of a structured collection of objects in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Muller
  • Patent number: 9542065
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and non-transitory computer readable memory is provided. A processor executes instructions to provide a parser for parsing at least one skinning theme document into a template describing rendering characteristics of a graphical interface, the skinning theme document identifying at least one data element. The instructions also provide an interaction interface for receiving from data from at least one application associated with one or more of the at least one data element. A renderer is provided for rendering the received data on a display in accordance with the template as the graphical interface wherein the graphical interface presents one or more data elements of the at least one application that is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jon-David Kenneth Lacey, Mikhail Fomitchev, Jose Jose Rojas, Stuart Garrood
  • Patent number: 9513783
    Abstract: A technology is described for determining an available screen area for a computing device. An example method may include referencing the dimensions of a root view associated with an application in order to determine an available screen area for a device display. The available screen area may be a portion of the device display that is not occupied by an operating system GUI (Graphical User Interface). A child view attribute associated with a child view descending from the root view may include the dimensions of the root view. The child view attribute may be referenced by an associated application component to obtain the dimensions of the root view and display properties of the application component may be calculated based at least in part on the dimensions of the root view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashish Vaidya
  • Patent number: 9507782
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for generating a preview of a content file dynamically based at least in part on content features of the content file. In some examples, a content preview system may include a content feature analysis unit configured to analyze one or more content features of a content file, and a preview type determination unit configured to determine a preview type for the content file based at least in part on the content features analyzed by the content feature analysis unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Naofumi Yoshida, Shuichi Kurabayashi, Kosuke Takano
  • Patent number: 9478252
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, including detecting an event associated with an image displayed on a display device within a software application, loading a media player into the software application behind the image, where the media player is configured to play a media file associated with the image, and causing a representation of a frame of the media file to be displayed within the media player instead of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Peter Demarta, Peter W. Winer, Rajesh Navaneethakrishnan, Jeff Sturgis, David Jack Ovadia
  • Patent number: 9436507
    Abstract: A platform that provides a way to automatically compose and execute even complex workflows without writing code is described. A set of pre-built functional building blocks can be provided. The building blocks perform data transformation and machine learning functions. The functional blocks have well known plug types. The building blocks can be composed build complex compositions. Input and output files are converted to a standard data type so that modules are pluggable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Debi Mishra, Parry Husbands, Sudarshan Raghunathan, Andy Linfoot, Damon Hachmeister
  • Patent number: 9418353
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for delivery of tailored content to differentiated devices, such as desktop, mobile, and tablet devices, over a computer network. In one embodiment, a proxy cache server has a content cache for storing previously retrieved objects like web pages or multimedia files. For at least some objects, several versions are stored, each version representing an object suited for a given set of client device characteristics. A device-equivalency data structure maintained at the proxy facilitates a determination of whether such cached versions can be used to service a current request. The versions might represent, for example, modified versions created using, e.g., mobile device transcoding techniques, in response to prior requests. They may also represent a set of alternate content created by a content provider and available from an origin server. Such methods and systems may be implemented in a distributed computing networks, e.g., a content delivery network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin T. Flack, Eric L. Kobrin, Stephen L. Ludin, David H. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9389879
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for web-widget manipulation. The request includes a scope of manipulation. The method further includes identifying at least one managed web widget as being covered by the scope of manipulation. In addition, the method includes identifying at least one instance of the at least one managed web widget as being covered by the scope of manipulation. Further, the method includes extracting a plurality of user-interface (UI) display items relative to the at least one managed web widget and the at least one instance. The plurality of UI display items includes at least one global UI display item and at least one website-level UI display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michel Brisebois, Vineetha Abraham, Daniel Barker, Nicolae Anca, Xuejun Situ, Peizhen Tian, Yuan Liang, Xiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9386269
    Abstract: A wireless hub may automatically designate a primary display device based on characteristics of a display device. The wireless hub may cause program content to be displayed on the primary display device. The wireless hub may also cause supplemental video content to be displayed on one or more secondary display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: RATEZE REMOTE MGMT LLC
    Inventors: Patrick T. Igoe, Edward A. Ehrlacher
  • Patent number: 9351046
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method that includes receiving a request to generate an interface within a software application that is configured to play back one or more media files; for a first media file, generating an image representing a frame of the first media file; and causing the image to be displayed within the interface on a display device, where the image is configured to detect an event that causes a media player to be loaded into the software application behind the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Peter Demarta, David Jack Ovadia, Peter W. Winer, Jeff Sturgis, Rajesh Navaneethakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9330378
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product for managing and synchronizing electronic communications having one or more common topics. A computer system detects a first electronic communication involving a first user and a first set of users. The computer system analyzes the first electronic communication to identify a topic and determines whether the identified topic matches a topic of a second electronic communication involving the first user and a second set of users. Responsive to the identified topic of the first electronic communication matching a topic of the second electronic communication, the computer system provides to the first user an option to initiate an electronic communication involving the first user and the first and second sets of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 9280402
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for updating a dual layer browser which displays a hierarchy of nodes. The method or system provides a first layer or “browser provider” which receives various changed data notifications, determines which changed data notifications affect the current browser display, and sends the required notifications to a second layer or “browser.” The browser then makes the necessary adjustments to the current display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Martin Scholz, Christian Behrens, Steffen Rotsch
  • Patent number: 9280327
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention simplifies development of user interfaces of applications. In one embodiment, specifications of user interfaces provided by applications are maintained, each specification containing interface definitions of UI elements in the corresponding user interface. A first user interface of a first application and a second user interface of a second application are displayed on a display unit. In response to receiving from a developer, an indication that a first UI element from the first user interface and a second UI element from the second user interface elements are to be included in a new user interface of a new application, a new specification for the new user interface incorporating the interface definitions of the first and second UI elements is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: NIIT Technologies Ltd
    Inventor: Udayan Banerjee
  • Patent number: 9275685
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, including detecting an event associated with an image displayed on a display device within a software application, loading a media player into the software application behind the image, where the media player is configured to play a media file associated with the image, and causing a representation of a frame of the media file to be displayed within the media player instead of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Peter Demarta, Peter W. Winer, Rajesh Navaneethakrishnan, Jeff Sturgis, David Jack Ovadia
  • Patent number: 9207917
    Abstract: A utility is provided for generating applications for a variety of data conversion or handling application environments. A user can use a graphical user interface to purpose application adaptable modules to define a desired application. In one implementation, the user interface includes a node tree panel and a process assembly panel. The node tree panel lists tool sets including transformations, maps and input-output tools. These tools can then be assembled together with identified data sources and then elements using the assembly panel to define an application. In this manner, an application is generated from a number of generic modules simply by linking the modules to perform a purpose of the desired application. In this manner, an application is generated from a number of generic modules simply by linking the modules to perform a purpose of the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Oralce International Corporation
    Inventors: Luis Rivas, Mark Kreider, Alec Sharp
  • Patent number: 9183663
    Abstract: A client-server computing system includes a server that has a virtual display driver that classifies and, if necessary, translates graphics application programming interface (API) functions to a cross-platform format. Classification involves determining whether the graphics command(s) are platform-specific and/or client-supported functions. After classification and translation, the graphics command(s) are marshaled and transmitted to a client via a network. The client includes a client display driver that executes the functions using a client 3D library and renders the resulting image data to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Graphon Corporation
    Inventor: Bill Tidd
  • Patent number: 9185171
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods are provided for designing a remote view of a local application. A system may receive a request from a remote client device to launch a local application at a local server. The system may select a configuration file associated with the local application and with the remote client device. The configuration file may comprise a control code for at least one user action to control the local application. The system may provide the configuration file directed to the remote client. The system may receive from the remote client device, a control code from a configuration file previously provided to the remote client device. The system may control the local application based on the received control code. The system may provide display output data of the local application directed to the remote client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: WYSE TECHNOLOGY L.L.C.
    Inventors: Babak Pahlavan, Nandakumar Sarun Madarakal, Ronald H Nicholson, Jr., Daniel Ernesto Barreto
  • Patent number: 9170808
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a container is downloaded, the container being an application natively executable by a first operating system of the user device, the container including: a container service including one or more libraries of functions designed by a container designer to natively operate on the first operating system; a browser; container metadata defining functions of the application, the functions compatible with the container service for the first operating system and also compatible with a container service for a second operating system; and a plug-in including one or more additional libraries of functions designed by an entity other than the container designer to perform additional native operations on the first operating system. Then, the container metadata can be executed using the browser, causing function calls to the container service and plug-in and thus controlling native functions of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Raman Sethi, Anthony Y. Kueh, Sanjeet Mall, Marcus Pridham, Marc Waldthausen, Scott Strobel, Jonathan Li, Andrew Lee
  • Patent number: 9134888
    Abstract: A UI creation support system is provided which supports creating a user interface (UI) screen for receiving an input of each of a plurality of items, the UI creation support system (1) including a UI configuration determining unit (10) that arranges graphical user interface (GUI) components for receiving an input of each of the plurality of items and item-relevant information pieces which are information pieces relevant to the plurality of items which are displayed in correlation with the GUI components on the UI screen, adjusts an amount of the item-relevant information pieces to be arranged on the UI screen depending on an assumed user using the UI screen, and determines a configuration of the UI screen for the assumed user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Okubo, Shunsuke Suzuki, Yukiko Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 9104300
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to object attribution modification and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for drag and drop attributes for objects in a graphical user interface. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for drag and drop object attributes in a GUI can be provided. The method can include presenting draggable object attributes in the GUI, dragging one of the draggable object attributes into a separate target object in the GUI, and applying a value for the draggable object attribute to the separate target object. In one aspect of the embodiment, each of the draggable object attributes in the GUI can be separate and independent from any particular object in the GUI. In another aspect of the embodiment, each of the draggable object attributes in the GUI can be draggable from the particular object to a target object in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Brownholtz, Werner Geyer, Martin J. Moore, Michael Muller, Shilad W. Sen, Michael C. Wu
  • Patent number: 9106612
    Abstract: Data including information regarding a display of the host device may be received. Such information may be used to identify multiple portions of the host device display. Each portion is mapped to an associated description. For example, a task bar may include multiple buttons that are each associated with certain tasks. The map allows for identification of which buttons are associated with which tasks. Each description is matched to a component on the client device. Instructions may be generated for the client device, such that the client device display may include a corresponding display that is reconfigured in an optimal way for the client device based on the matched descriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: hopTo Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Currey
  • Patent number: 9087054
    Abstract: A management method and management system for physically managing data that represents an image for eventual presentation to a user, based on the data, wherein the data is first acquired from an appropriate image source in a source representation, next, the data in source representation is selectively converted to data in destination representation, using the selective storing of managed data as an intermediate item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Abraham Thijssen, Sander H. Lokerse
  • Patent number: RE48911
    Abstract: Systems are presented including: a first electronic device operative to receive a first input, the first electronic device including: a first data communication unit operative to connect the first electronic device to a second electronic device; and a first processing unit operative to process the first input to generate information representing at least a portion of a first intended display, and operative to establish at least one communication channel between the first and second electronic devices using the first data communication unit operative and to call at least one application programming interface to forward the information representing the at least the portion of the first intended display to the second electronic device for display, and further operative to receive and process a representation of a second input from the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Spring Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Teng, Jack Yuan, Xiao Bin