Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • Patent number: 11561887
    Abstract: An automatic testing method and apparatus are provided. In the method, a Software Development Kit (SDK) interface is configured and User Interface (UI) rendering data which includes a plurality of UI controls is obtained through the SDK interface. The UI rendering data is a standardized data structure processed through the SDK interface. An operation event of a user on the UI rendering data is received, and a simulation operation of the user on the UI rendering data on a terminal device is determined according to the operation event. Position information of a UI control corresponding to the simulation operation is determined, and a UI automated test script is determined according to the position information and the simulation operation. The UI automated test script is run and debugged using an automated test framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Jianjun Wang, Xin Liu
  • Patent number: 11520379
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a flexible substrate; a display layer disposed on the flexible substrate; a first display region, a second display region, and a foldable region disposed between the first display region and the second display region; a biometric sensing structure overlapping the flexible substrate from a top view and having a biometric sensing region; and a supporting film disposed under the flexible substrate and including a recess portion in the foldable region. A total area of the biometric sensing region is less than or equal to a total area of the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Wu, Kuan-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 11509857
    Abstract: In aspects of personal content managed during extended display screen recording, a screen recording system includes a wireless device that provides digital image content for display on an extended display device, and a screen recording session on the wireless device captures the digital image content and audio data. The wireless device implements a content control module that can determine the screen recording session would capture personal content associated with a user of the wireless device. The content control module can initiate a private screen review mode in which the personal content is displayable on a display screen of the wireless device and is prevented from visual display on the extended display device. The content control module can also generate a shareable screen recording that includes the audio data and the digital image content displayed on the extended display device, without including the personal content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Gautham Prabhakar Natakala, Shuang Wu
  • Patent number: 11458978
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: detecting at least one of a position or a state of occupant in a vehicle; determining an operation inputting part that is most easily operable for the occupant from among a plurality of operation inputting parts in the vehicle based on the at least one of the position or the state of the occupant which is detected in the detecting; notifying a consent request in the vehicle with respect to a processing content scheduled to be performed in response to an occurrence of an event; and validating consent operation to the operation inputting part that is most easily operable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Nakai, Takashi Okohira
  • Patent number: 11412599
    Abstract: An electronic device, e.g. a sensor device (41), is configured to receive a sensor signal from an electromagnetic radiation sensor (43), determine an orientation of the electromagnetic radiation sensor (43) based on said sensor signal or based on an orientation signal received from an orientation sensor (4) comprised in said electromagnetic radiation sensor, and transmit the sensor signal to one of a plurality of devices or applications in dependence on the determined orientation. The plurality of devices or applications comprises a first device or application, e.g. a light control device or application, and a second device or application, e.g. a security device or application. The plurality of devices or applications may also comprise a third device or application, e.g. a people counting device or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Ekhtiar Syed, Remco Magielse
  • Patent number: 11402655
    Abstract: An example of an image display system includes a goggles apparatus and is capable of setting an angle of view of a virtual camera disposed in a virtual space to a first angle of view or a second angle of view smaller than the first angle of view. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the first angle of view, the image display system sets a parallax between an image for a left eye and an image for a right eye to a first parallax. If the angle of view of the virtual camera is set to the second angle of view, the image display system sets the parallax between the image for a left eye and the image for a right eye to a second parallax smaller than the first parallax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Iwata, Ryuhei Matsuura
  • Patent number: 11343390
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores control information to be utilized for displaying a setting screen on which entry of a setting value for an application added to the information processing apparatus is received; and circuitry to receive a user operation related to execution of the application on the setting screen and perform processing for installing the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuma Hirokawa
  • Patent number: 11302282
    Abstract: A display apparatus, including a display; an interface configured to couple with a dongle, wherein the dongle and the display apparatus are configured to use different operating systems; a user input device; and at least one processor configured to, based on receiving a first execution image of an application from the dongle, display the first execution image on an area of the display, based on receiving a user operation at a point within the area, convert first coordinate information representing a location of the point relative to the display into second coordinate information representing the location of the point relative to the area, and transmit the second coordinate information to the dongle, and based on receiving a second execution image of the application from the dongle, display the second execution image, wherein the second execution image is generated by the dongle based on the second coordinate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunsok Kang
  • Patent number: 11283902
    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: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ELO Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth North, Ragini Rajendra Prasad, Michael James Power, Haroun Ansari Mohammed Ansari, Neeraj Pendse
  • Patent number: 11249628
    Abstract: Graphical user interface (GUI) based systems and methods are disclosed for regionizing full-size process plant displays for rendering on mobile user interface devices. A regionizer application receives a full-size process plant display that graphically represents at least a portion of a process plant that includes graphic representations of a plurality of process plant entities. The regionizer app determines display region(s) of the full-size process plant display that define corresponding view portions of the full-size process plant display. The display regions are transmitted to a mobile user interface device for rendering by a mobile display navigation app. The GUI based systems and methods can also automatically detect graphical process control loop display portions within full-size process plant displays for rendering on mobile user interface devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Cristopher Ian Sarmiento Uy, Ryan Gallardo Valderama, Dino Anton Yu, Mariana Dionisio, Mark J. Nixon, Daniel R. Strinden
  • Patent number: 11237709
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable low-vision users to interact with touch-sensitive secondary displays. An example method includes, while operating a touch-sensitive secondary display in an accessibility mode: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for an application, and displaying, on the touch-sensitive secondary display, a second user interface that includes: (i) application-specific affordances, and (ii) a system-level affordance, where each application-specific affordance and the system-level affordance are displayed with a first display size. The method includes detecting an input at the application-specific affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, James P. Craig, Susumu Harada
  • Patent number: 11210858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for configuring a multi-device digital experience. In an embodiment, the method includes presenting a first content portion of a digital experience via a wearable display device in an environment; presenting a second content portion of the digital experience via a first device in a set of one or more devices in the environment; capturing test-signal-output data presented by the first device, the test-signal-output data being captured by the wearable display device in the environment, the test-signal-output data being based on a test signal sent to the first device; estimating spatial-characteristic data of the first device based on the captured test-signal-output data; and modifying the presentation of the second content portion of the digital experience via the first device based on the estimated spatial-characteristic data of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PCMS HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Tatu V. J. Harviainen
  • Patent number: 11205178
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of identifying a workflow specification including a number of entities and state elements, selecting two or more entities designated as a subset of entities among the entities, where the subset of entities share one or more of the state elements of the workflow specification among the state elements, and creating a first smart contract identifying the one or more state elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vishal S. Batra, Praveen Jayachandran, Shachi Sharma, Abhishek Singh
  • Patent number: 11202119
    Abstract: A video playing method and a terminal device and method including starting, by a terminal device, at least two playing instances based on an operation instruction of a user, where each of the at least two playing instances corresponds to a video display window, and where the video display window includes a first video display window and a second video display window, playing first channel content in the first video display window and playing second channel content in the second video display window according to a display mode selected by the user, detecting an operation gesture of the user on the first video display window or the second video display window, and adjusting playing modes of the first channel content and the second channel content according to the operation gesture of the user and a current display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangfang Xu, Hao Peng, Tao Yang, Zifu Hu, Wenjie Wang
  • Patent number: 11182953
    Abstract: Mobile device integration with a virtual reality environment may include: determining a location of a mobile device relative to a head-mounted display displaying a virtual environment; receiving a video stream mirroring a display of the mobile device; rendering, in the virtual environment, based on the location of the mobile device relative to the head-mounted display, a representation of the mobile device comprising the video stream; and outputting, to the head-mounted display, a rendering of the virtual environment comprising the representation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Hamilton, Ross L. Mickens, Markesha F. Parker
  • Patent number: 11181992
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for computing. An apparatus may include a display screen of a computing device, and an on-screen input interface controller co-located with the display screen. The apparatus may also include a receiver co-located with the display screen to wirelessly receive an off-screen input from an off-screen input support device of the computing device. The off-screen input support device may be separately located from the display screen. The on-screen input interface controller may process an on-screen input provided via an interaction between an on-screen input device and the display screen. In addition, the on-screen input interface controller may further process the off-screen input received by the receiver. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Vinaya Kumar Chandrasekhara
  • Patent number: 11126885
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for air-writing character recognition includes: determining a position of an object in a monitoring space using trilateration by using a plurality of millimeter-wave radars, where each millimeter-wave radar of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars has a field of view, and where an intersection of the fields of view of the plurality of millimeter-wave radars forms the monitoring space; tracking the position of the object in the monitoring space over time using the plurality of millimeter-wave radars; determining a character symbol depicted by the tracked position of the object over time using a neural network (NN); and providing a signal based on the determined character symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Avik Santra, Muhammad Arsalan
  • Patent number: 11093004
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a flexible substrate, a display layer disposed on the flexible substrate, and a biometric sensing structure overlapping the flexible substrate from a top view and having a biometric sensing region. A ratio of a total area of the biometric sensing region to a total area of the flexible substrate is in a range from 0.6 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Wu, Kuan-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 11079806
    Abstract: A display device capable of taking a tent state in which a display unit is curved in a direction in which a display surface projects, and the display surface is enabled to be visually recognized from both sides, the device includes a processor configured to, in the tent state, cause a top region to function as an instruction input portion configured to receive an instruction from an operator, the top region being located on an upper side of a first side region directed to one side and a second side region directed to the other side in the display surface and straddling the top of the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Ko Takeuchi, Chizuko Sento
  • Patent number: 11017746
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: displaying, on a primary display of an information handling device, an object having a predetermined size; adjusting, based on user input, a position of the object from the primary display to an auxiliary display; and maintaining, based on a scaling factor applied to the auxiliary display, the predetermined size of the object on the auxiliary display. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenneth Scott Seethaler, Adam Jerome Cavenaugh, Hidetoshi Mori
  • Patent number: 10983659
    Abstract: A conferencing arrangement for sharing information within a conference space, the arrangement comprising a common presentation surface including a presentation surface area, a common presentation surface driver, a system processor linked to the driver and receiving and presenting the information content via the common presentation surface and a portable user interface device including a device display screen and a device processor, the device processor programmed to provide an interface via the device display screen useable to view content and to enter a command to replicate content presented on the device display on the common presentation surface, the device processor capable of identifying a direction of a swiping action on the interface as a command to replicate the content, wherein, upon identifying that the direction of a swiping action on the interface is in the direction of the common presentation surface, the arrangement creates a sharing space on the presentation surface area and replicates the cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 10951661
    Abstract: A distributed system hosts a plurality of programming interfaces managed according to a hierarchy of security policies. In response to receiving a request from a client to invoke one of the programming interfaces, the system determines whether the client is authorized to call the programming interface by mapping from an attribute of the client to a location in the hierarchy. The system calls the interface in response to determining that the client is authorized to call programming interfaces associated with the location. The programming interface implements the security policy that corresponds to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Medan, Matthew Ira Bretan, Ian Matthew Gary Meyers, Frank Leslie Van Deman, V
  • Patent number: 10929002
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass, a back cover facing the cover glass, a display including a rigid area exposed through the cover glass, in which a first application is output, and a ductile area extending from the rigid area, and a processor electrically connected to the display. When at least a portion of the ductile area is exposed, the processor may output the first application in a first area which is a portion of the rigid area and the ductile area and a second application in a second area which is a remaining portion of the rigid area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bona Lee, Daeun Park, Joonhwan Kim, Hanna Kim, Ahreum Nam, Sungho Park, Jihun Lee, Hyemi Lee, Jinkyo Chung
  • Patent number: 10846106
    Abstract: A first characteristic associated with a first interface of an interface type and a second characteristic associated with a second interface of an additional interface type are determined. A machine learning algorithm is trained using the first characteristic, the second characteristic, and the interface type as a ground truth for the first characteristic. A template script usable to identify whether a given interface of the same interface provider is of the interface type or the additional interface type is generated. The parameter for the template script is determined based the machine learning algorithm. A device is caused to, as a result of the device executing the template script with the parameter to identify that the given interface is of the interface type, perform an operation specific to the interface type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Klarna Bank AB
    Inventors: Vladimir Curic, James W. Barrett, Andrey Melentyev, Melody Ju
  • Patent number: 10740408
    Abstract: A system for generating a document includes a user interface processing subsystem configured to generate an interface configured to receive one or more commands. The commands are provided in at least one of an audio format and a textual format. The user interface processing subsystem is configured to provide at least one response to the commands in at least one of: a graphical, audio, and textual format. A natural language processing subsystem of the system is configured to receive and convert the one or more commands into annotated structured text. A search engine of the system is configured to receive the annotated structured text and search a document database for one or more documents related to the annotated structured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Manoharan Ramasamy, Nitin Madhukar Sawant, Jayant Swamy, Himanshu Shah
  • Patent number: 10685629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detachable module-type mobile terminal and a control method therefor. The module-type mobile terminal, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a body; a display unit formed on the front side of the body, for outputting, by a first method, at least one icon related to an application; a sensor module detachable from the rear side of the body; a sensing unit for sensing whether the sensor module is provided at the rear side of the body; and a control unit for determining an application drivable by the provided sensor module and changing, by a second method different from the first method, a display method of an icon corresponding to the determined application among the at least one icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10652364
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems including a communication aggregator having a first interface to communicate with a host through a first link based on a first protocol, a second interface coupled to the first interface to communicate with a display device through a second link based on the first protocol, and a third interface coupled to the first interface to communicate with a sensor through a third link coupled to the third interface based on a second protocol. Moreover, the host is to communicate with the display device through the first link based on the first protocol, and the second link based on the first protocol; and the sensor is to communicate with the host through the third link based on the second protocol, and the first link based on the first protocol. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sagar C. Pawar, Ravindra A. Babu, Satyanantha R. Musunuri, Sashank Ms
  • Patent number: 10642313
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a first display region, a second display region, and a foldable region connecting the first display region and the second display region. The foldable display device includes a flexible substrate, a display layer disposed on the flexible substrate, and a biometric sensing structure disposed in the first display region, the second display region, and the foldable region. The biometric sensing structure has a biometric sensing region. A ratio of an area of the biometric sensing region to an area of the flexible substrate is in a range from 0.6 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Wu, Kuan-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10620772
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing universal back navigation for multiple windows. Universal back navigation allows universal back functionality to transition between operating in an in-application context and a cross-application context. In the in-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is restricted to functionality of an application (e.g., a single application) to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default. In the cross-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is not restricted to functionality of the application to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Miron Vranjes, Jeremy M. Bowen, Christopher Doan, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Carmen Zlateff, Abhishek Malani, Christopher E. Swan, Richard Fang, Christian Klein
  • Patent number: 10606463
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user interfaces for use on a computing device of a real-time collaborative computing system. A collaborative application runs on the computing device and displays information and data regarding the collaboration system and also receives user input via the user interface. The display interface arrangement may vary based on a type of collaborative session. Graphical user interfaces include a user interface based on a magnetic force model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10599255
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for computing. An apparatus may include a display screen of a computing device, and an on-screen input interface controller co-located with the display screen. The apparatus may also include a receiver co-located with the display screen to wirelessly receive an off-screen input from an off-screen input support device of the computing device. The off-screen input support device may be separately located from the display screen. The on-screen input interface controller may process an on-screen input provided via an interaction between an on-screen input device and the display screen. In addition, the on-screen input interface controller may further process the off-screen input received by the receiver. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Vinaya Kumar Chandrasekhara
  • Patent number: 10585708
    Abstract: Multiple electronic devices may be used together in a system. The electronic devices may use sensor measurements and other information to detect when an edge of a first electronic device is adjacent to an edge of a second electronic device. In response to detection of adjacency between the edges of the first and second devices, the devices may transition from an independent operating mode in which each device operates separately to a joint operating mode in which resources of the devices are shared. In the joint operating mode, images may extend across displays in the devices, speakers in the devices may be used to play different channels of an audio track, cameras and other sensors may be used in cooperation with each other, and other resources may be shared. Magnetic components may hold devices together in a variety of orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, David A. Pakula
  • Patent number: 10572095
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, upon the receipt of instructions to launch an application, a determination can be made as to whether the application is associated with instructions to receive keyboard focus on launch. If the application is to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard is presented together with the newly launched application. Where an application is not set to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard that is presented when instructions to launch the application are received can be dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10514831
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates that two images, one that is in focus, swap positions. In response to receiving the gesture, the image in focus is moved from a first display of a first screen to a second display of a second screen. After the images are swapped, the focus is maintained on the image that originally had the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10469666
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for allowing an agent to interact with a party using multiple channels of communication. A notification is received of a communication involving a party that uses a first channel of communication. In response, a first communication session is identified that involves a series of communications between the party and an agent using a second channel of communication different than the first channel of communication. Furthermore, a communication assembly linked with the first communication session is identified that represents an interaction taking place between the agent and the party. Accordingly, a second communication session is begun for the communication and is linked with the assembly. The communication is then routed to the agent so that the agent can interact with the party over the first channel of communication while interacting with the party over the second channel of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Haggerty, Karl H. Koster
  • Patent number: 10416851
    Abstract: A content publisher can use a publisher tool to tag various content elements, which enables a user viewing content from the publisher to view related advertising. In at least some embodiments, the tool is a toolbar that the publisher can use to tag content elements such as images and text, whereby the toolbar can recommend related items to be linked to those content elements. The items can be associated with an entity, such as an advertiser or electronic retailer, that will provide some level of compensation to the publisher in return for the linking. Such an approach enables the publisher to monetize the content in a way that is minimally intrusive for the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Hamilton Battles, Pradeep Desai, Balaji Hariharan Chandra, Prasanth Radhakrishnan, Harshit Beri, Gaurav Gupta, Vignesh Annamalai Paramadhayalan
  • Patent number: 10310796
    Abstract: A display device, which is connected to other display device and has one side surface closely contacting a side surface of the other display device, includes: a display unit configured to display at least a portion of a pointer corresponding to a movement of a remote control device; a communication unit configured to perform a connection with the other display device; and a control unit configured to control the pointer to be displayed on at least one of the display device and the other display device based on a placement state of the display device and the other display device and movement information received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Donghee Lee, Gahyun Chloe Sun, Woojin Jeong, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10268434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, which can easily attach a content of another terminal to a message, and a control method therefor. To this end, the mobile terminal may comprise: a wireless communication unit for performing wireless communication with another terminal; a display unit including a first area for outputting first image data received from the another terminal and a second area for outputting second image data of the mobile terminal; and a control unit for controlling the mobile terminal such that, when at least one item is selected from at least one of a first content list of the another terminal and a second content list of the mobile terminal, a content corresponding to the selected item is attached to a message which is written through at least one of the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sesook Oh, Kyunghye Seo, Sungjin Kang
  • Patent number: 10033870
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for allowing an agent to interact with a party using multiple channels of communication. A notification is received of a communication involving a party that uses a first channel of communication. In response, a first communication session is identified that involves a series of communications between the party and an agent using a second channel of communication different than the first channel of communication. Furthermore, a communication assembly linked with the first communication session is identified that represents an interaction taking place between the agent and the party. Accordingly, a second communication session is begun for the communication and is linked with the assembly. The communication is then routed to the agent so that the agent can interact with the party over the first channel of communication while interacting with the party over the second channel of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Karl H. Koster, Christopher S. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10001918
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a standalone computer through a separate touch screen input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Algotec Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Ron Grosberg
  • Patent number: 9954943
    Abstract: A method for configuring multi-vision by an electronic device is provided. The method includes obtaining, by the electronic device, a user input, generating first user input information from the obtained user input, determining whether the electronic device is one of a master device and a slave device, when the electronic device is determined to be the master device, obtaining second user input information from one or more other electronic devices, and determining an arrangement structure of one of the master device and the slave device based on one of the first user input information and the second user input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyu-Cheol Choi, Hyung-Jin Kim, Jung-Il Cho
  • Patent number: 9924018
    Abstract: A multi display method by a first electronic device is provided. The method includes executing first and second applications, transmitting screen data of the second application to a second electronic device, receiving an input via the second electronic device, changing the screen data of the second application based on the user input, and transmitting the changed screen data of the second application to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Joon Won, Dae-Sik Hwang, Hyung-Do Lee
  • Patent number: 9860357
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless connection based on a touch screen of a wireless device. The wireless device includes a slide-out processing section for determining, in response to a slide-out from an edge of the touch screen, a first slide-out parameter for determining by the other wireless device an object to be connected, and broadcasting the first slide-out parameter. The wireless device further includes a slide-in processing section for determining a slide-in parameter in response to a slide-in from the edge of the touch screen and reception of a second slide-out parameter directionally transmitted from the other wireless device. Furthermore, if the determined slide-in parameter matches the second slide-out parameter, then the slide-in processing section establishes a wireless connection between the wireless device and the other wireless device. As a result, an authenticated wireless connection between short-range wireless terminals can be established more conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Xiao He, Kuang Hu, Guo Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9851936
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an AR object from a sound output unit while moving the AR objet toward the designated position. The present technology can be applied to a wearable computer, for example, a glasses-type device having a pair of image display units for a left eye and a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema
  • Patent number: 9626069
    Abstract: A method of locking magnified screen views including the steps of magnifying a portion of a graphic user interface on a first monitor to establish a first magnified view having upper, lower, left and right boundaries, magnifying a portion of the graphic user interface on a second monitor to establish a second magnified view having upper, lower, left and right boundaries, whereby the graphic user interface of the first monitor is extended in the direction of the second monitor, responsive to an end-user selectable setting, restricting pointer indicia movement to an area defined by the boundaries of each view that are not between first and second monitor, and responsive to pointer indicia moving from first monitor towards second monitor displaying pointer indicia within second magnified view responsive to pointer indicia crossing the boundary of first magnified view in the direction of second monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Garald Lee Voorhees, Glen Gordon, Eric Damery, Daniel Simkovitz
  • Patent number: 9575712
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for providing interactive whiteboard sharing. An interactive whiteboard may enable two or more users to control and interact directly with an interactive whiteboard interface. The whiteboard may also enable users to interact with the whiteboard employing individual client devices connected with the whiteboard over a wireless or wired network. The whiteboard may distinguish each input method and the source of the input. The whiteboard may share the content of the whiteboard's user interface with the user's individual client device, and the user may interact with the whiteboard content on a user interface of the client device. The whiteboard may detect the input on the client device, and may update the content of the whiteboard interface with the input provided at each of the client devices such that the whiteboard may continuously reflect content updates and changes input on the interactive whiteboard and on connected client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Karim Farouki
  • Patent number: 9542364
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for presenting content on tearable displays. One of the methods includes presenting, by a device having a tearable display, first content on the tearable display; receiving, at the device, an indication of a tear in the tearable display, the tear in the tearable display defining a first portion and a second portion of the tearable display; in response to receiving the indication, determining, by the device, a size of the second portion of the tearable display; and presenting, by the device, second content within the second portion of the tearable display including sizing the second content according to the size of the second portion of the tearable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Andrew Sills, Robert Samuel Gordon
  • Patent number: 9537945
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a display device's behavior based on a dynamically-changing event associated with another display device are disclosed. In one example, a peer-to-peer distributed data network system comprises a first display device that operates a peer-to-peer distributed system application, which detects a dynamically-changing event associated with a second display device to either maintain or change the first display device's current behavior. In one example, the dynamically-changing event is a change of display content, new sensory information, or another new event for the second display device. If the peer-to-peer distributed system application determines that the dynamically-changing event of the second display device merits a change in the first display device's current behavior, the first display device's current behavior may be replaced by a new device behavior, such as switching from a currently-shown content or a user interface menu to a different content or a different menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dynasign Corporation
    Inventor: Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 9483716
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a display control device includes: a control unit configured to control the display and output of image data; a display information generating unit configured to generate display information including at least an image ID for identifying the image data and a display period whenever the image data is output by the control unit for display; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the display information to an external device so that the display information is managed by the external device as one unit information item serving as a unit of image formation together with other display information items having a predetermined relation with the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sachiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9436371
    Abstract: An exemplary mobile application management system detects a first user input provided by a user while a first user interface associated with a first feature of a mobile application is displayed within an application display area of a display screen of a mobile computing device executing the mobile application. The first user input represents a request to transform the first user interface into a minimized widget associated with the first feature of the mobile application. The mobile application management system directs, in response to the first user input, the mobile computing device to concurrently display, in place of the first user interface, the minimized widget within a first region of the application display area and a second user interface associated with one or more additional features of the mobile application within a second region of the application display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Adam J. Simon, Rachelle Winterrowd, Aaron Stahl