Instrumentation And Component Modeling (e.g., Interactive Control Panel, Virtual Device) Patents (Class 715/771)
  • Patent number: 10097551
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors to request access tokens from a token service computer, cache the access tokens and related information in a token cache, transmit the access tokens with a resource request to a resource server, and receive requested resources in response to the resource request. The resource server transmits representations of requested resources to computing devices having valid tokens. The access tokens and related information including credentials information and token metadata are stored in the token cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Chan, Sunil Kunisetty
  • Patent number: 10086968
    Abstract: A container handling machine for handling containers, such as bottles for example, including a machine protection element which shields active parts of the container handling machine against interventions from the outside, for example by operating personnel, at least during operation and which extends at least partly over a part of the periphery of the container handling machine. A display is integrated into the machine protection element, wherein information, for example on the operating state of the container handling machine, can be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bergers, Markus Zölfl, Timo Pronold, Wolfgang Hahn
  • Patent number: 10088407
    Abstract: Methods and systems for efficient contour and gating in flow cytometry are provided. Event data is compressed to reduce the number of points needed to represent polygon contours for the event data. Selection of a level within the contour then causes the generation of a gate. This allows limited resource devices, such as touchscreen wireless devices, to render and gate flow cytometry data in a resource efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joseph Trotter, Christopher Wolf
  • Patent number: 10061598
    Abstract: One or more processors monitor usage of an application on a first computing device. The one or more processors determine whether the usage of a feature of the application on the first computing device was successful. Responsive to determining that the usage of the feature of the application on the first computing device was not successful, the one or more processors create a usage tip associated with the feature of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Ravi P. Bansal, Rajib Bhattacharya, Sandip D. Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10064251
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to lighting fixtures for solid-state light sources are disclosed. In one embodiment, a lighting fixture includes a driver module and a communications module. The driver module is configured to execute driver program code, which causes the driver module to generate a drive output that drives one or more solid-state light sources. To provide updates, the communications module is configured to receive updated driver program code from a remote device and send the updated driver program code to the driver module. The driver module is configured to erase the driver program code and write the updated driver program code received from the communications module to memory. In this manner, updates can be provided to the lighting fixture without having to remove the lighting fixture from a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pope, John J. Trainor, Arnold Motley
  • Patent number: 10061435
    Abstract: A handheld device allowing comprehensive touch input on a small part of a large display screen includes a touch screen, a display, a touch sensor, and a control module. The handheld device enters to a first input mode in response an operation on the touch screen. The control module controls the display to display a first virtual keyboard, an input operation area, and a character input area in the first mode. In response to operations in the input operation area, the display displays a character of the first virtual keyboard in the character input area. An input method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NANNING FUGUI PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Jeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10051257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for reproducing a 3D image, and provides a 3D image reproduction device capable of selecting a 3D mode for a 3D image, comprising: a formatting unit which generates and transmits 3D image data for an inputted image signal; a mode input unit which receives the selection from a user for a 3D mode that the user wants to reproduce; and a user input processor which enables the formatting unit to generate the 3D image data in the 3D mode that is inputted from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sang-Choul Han, Hak-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10042391
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of operating an electronic device having a foldable display by displaying information on a screen of the foldable display, determining that the screen is folded into a plurality of layers, altering an attribute of the information in response to the determining that the screen is folded into the plurality of layers; and displaying the information with the altered attribute on the screen being folded into the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongsang Yun, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10034130
    Abstract: A subset of geofences is selected from a set of geofences operating in an area, each geofence in the subset satisfying a primary consideration relative to at least one other geofence in the subset. In response to a first payload of a first geofence and a second payload of a second geofence satisfying a secondary consideration, a combined geofence definition is formed by combining a first definition of the first geofence with a second definition of the second geofence. At a data processing system distinct from a mobile device traveling in the area, the first payload is combined with the second payload to form a combined payload. The combined geofence definition and the combined payload are transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10031914
    Abstract: In multimedia equipment and method for operation of a multimedia situation, a trigger event and a current time that an input device awakens multimedia equipment are detected. A matching situation is searched from a situation database according to the trigger event and the current time that are detected. A thumbnail of the matching situation from the situation database is acquired and displayed. A user operation of the displayed thumbnail of the matching situation is detected. A showing state of an application corresponding to the matching situation from the situation database is acquired. The application is shown according to the acquired showing state when the displayed thumbnail is selected. The disclosure can switch a situation automatically and start a corresponding application on condition that the multimedia equipment is awakened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Huang, Chien-Pan Lai
  • Patent number: 10026322
    Abstract: Integrated controller-pilot datalink communication (CPDLC) systems and methods for operating the same are disclosed. In one implementation, an integrated CPDLC system includes a plurality of CPDLC-enabled avionics devices and a CPDLC context manager coupled with each of the plurality of CPDLC-enabled avionics devices. The CPDLC system further includes a shared CPDLC context memory coupled with the CPDLC context manager and a CPDLC message in/out buffer coupled with the CPDLC context manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kiran Gopala Krishna, Vinoda Ramaiah, Dave Pepitone
  • Patent number: 10028358
    Abstract: The invention relates to the integration of an energy function into a light management system, particularly for saving energy and monitoring energy consumption. According to an embodiment of the invention, a light management system (10) with an integrated energy function is provided, wherein the system is adapted to receiving energy information about light fixtures (12-16) of a lighting system (18), and to processing the received energy information with regard to energy consumption of the lighting system (18). The energy function may be for example used to automatically configure a lighting system to low energy consumption, to allow further configurations of the lighting system with regard to lowering energy consumption, or to provide a user with a sensible set of lights that can be turned off and will amount to significant energy savings when turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Salvador Expedito Boleko Ribas, Volkmar Schulz, Felix Henric Govert Ogg
  • Patent number: 10021153
    Abstract: A method comprising identifying a user account associated with a user, the user account referencing at least one third party user account associated with the user, receiving, by an apparatus from a separate apparatus, circumstantial information that is indicative of a user context of the user, determining the user context based on the circumstantial information, determining that the user context is classified by at least one user context classification that is associated with the third party user account, sending information indicative of the third party user account and the user context to a third party server, the third party server being associated with the third party user account, receiving a third party proposition from the third party server, and sending, to a user apparatus, the third party proposition in response to the receipt of the third party proposition is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Brook Eaton, Richard Collin, Simon Turvey
  • Patent number: 10013598
    Abstract: A method for processing a plurality of spectral datasets (J1-Jn) intended for being used by a molecular imaging method or a method for recording a plurality of spectral datasets (J1-Jn), each spectral dataset (J1-Jn) being defined by a set of spatial positions (Xi, Yj) each of which is associated with a molecular spectrum with at least two dimensions containing a set of molecular information (S(Xi, Yj)), the method including in particular the following steps: for each dataset (J1-Jn), cutting the molecular spectrum associated with each position (Xi, Yj) into a plurality of spectrum segments (T1-Tm); inserting the segments (T1-Tm) obtained for each position (Xi, Yj) of each dataset (J1-Jn) into a database (BDD); selecting in the database (BDD), following a request relating to molecular information of interest, the one or more segments (T1-Tm) containing the molecular information of interest; and selecting, within each segment (T1-Tm), the molecular information of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: IMABIOTECH
    Inventors: Fabien Pamelard, Jonathan M. Stauber
  • Patent number: 10002199
    Abstract: Mobile devices can provide app recommendations that are relevant to a location of interest. A localized app recommendation can be triggered (e.g., by a mobile device coming within a threshold distance of an application hotspot or some other user action). A location of interest can be determined. The location of interest can be the current location of the mobile device or another location (e.g., the destination in a mapping app). Using the location of interest, a localized application ranking database with app hotspot data can be queried with location data representing the location of interest. App recommendations can be received and displayed on the mobile device. Icons for apps that are relevant to the location of interest can be visually distinguished from other apps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Leonardo A. Soto Matamala, Ronald K. Huang, Scott M. Herz, Tad Shimada
  • Patent number: 9998493
    Abstract: An applet may be downloaded or provided to a web browser when a user visits a site in order to protect data input by the user from being captured by malicious software, such as key loggers. The applet may present a user input field in the web browser and may generate a random sequence of low-level key stroke or mouse click events within the input field when the user enters information, such as a username and/or password. A listening key logger will receive a large amount of random data, whereas the applet will receive and buffer the actual user data that may be communicated to a remote site access by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Teddy Joseph Edmond Voutour, Michael Frank Morris
  • Patent number: 9989940
    Abstract: An exemplary method for engineering a Distributed Control System (DCS) having at least one Input/Output device and at least one controller that are communicatively connected. A user is prompted to request an application type and select a variant from one or more variant options, at least one device is identified from a plurality of devices available in the DCS, selecting at least one function block including function fragments from a library based on the user input, instances of function fragments are created and at least one instance of function fragments is arranged based on the at least one identified device from the plurality of devices and configuring the at least one identified device based on the created instances of function fragments. The selected solution variant option is determined from the arranged function fragments and changes are made dynamically to satisfy one or more identified DCS conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Abhilash G, Rajasekaran D, Ramesh Bhovi, Sulabh Shrivastava, Kapil Methi, Jithin Kp, Biju Pk
  • Patent number: 9977579
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display can receive an alert comprising information, and in response to receiving the alert, issue a perceptual output. The device can detect a user input and determine whether the user input was detected within a predetermined time interval after the perceptual output. In accordance with a determination that the user input was detected within the predetermined time interval, the device can display a notification on the display, wherein the notification comprises a first portion of the information. If the device continues to detect the user input after a second predetermined time period, the device can display a second portion of the information, where the second portion is different from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric
  • Patent number: 9971972
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a current context of a mobile device may be ascertained, where the current context includes an indication of a last application opened via the mobile device, wherein the last application opened is one of a plurality of applications installed on the mobile device. A probability, for each of the plurality of applications, that a user of the mobile device will use the corresponding application under the current context may be determined, where the probability for at least a portion of the plurality of applications is determined by applying a computer-generated model to the current context, wherein the computer-generated model is associated with the mobile device. One or more of the plurality of the applications may be identified based, at least in part, upon the probability, for each one of the plurality of applications, that the user of the mobile device will use the corresponding application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Silvestri, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Beverly Harrison, Di Jiang
  • Patent number: 9930160
    Abstract: There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device in which a swipe in from an edge causes the device to behave (e.g. display a UI graphic, open an app, open a control pane, invoke a function), in a way that depends on the specific edge swiped-in from (e.g. left, right, top or bottom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canonical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shuttleworth, Ivo Weevers, Mika Meskanen, Oren Horev, Calum Pringle, John Lea, Otto Greenslade, Marcus Haslam, Ivanka Majic, Xi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9921714
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for managing a graphical interface viewable on a display. The method may include the step of presenting a plurality of layout options, a layout option is at least one of a full window layout or a divided window layout. The method may also include the step of receiving a selection of a layout option from the plurality of layout options. A further step of the method includes presenting a preview of the selected layout option on the display. The method also includes the step of presenting a plurality of icons, each icon corresponding to an application. A further step of the method includes receiving a selection of an icon for display within the selected layout option, the selected icon being compatible for display in the selected layout option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Shapiro, David L. Leedom, David A. Gribble, Carl H. Bode
  • Patent number: 9924057
    Abstract: In order to promote the use of a display panel as an operation panel part, if a communicable terminal device (9) is detected (S1), a CPU (10) requests the terminal device (9) to transmit panel information (S2), and determines, on the basis of the panel information, whether or not the operability of the terminal device (9) is higher than that of an operation panel part (6) (S3). If the operability of the terminal device (9) is higher than that of the operation panel part (6), the CPU (10) displays a terminal device utilization screen on a display panel (61) (S4). If an operation of an image forming device (1) by the terminal device (9) is selected by a user, the CPU (10) generates data for displaying an image of an operation screen based on the display on the display panel (61) and a setting value set by the operation of the operation panel part (6), and transmits the data to the terminal device (9) (S6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Takushi Dandoko, Keiko Morita, Michiko Tashiro, Kenta Toyamasaki
  • Patent number: 9921733
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for determining and displaying automatically binned information via a graphical user interface. A graphical user interface (GUI) may include a first graphical element representing a first metric value for a first time window and a second graphical element representing a second metric value for a second time window. An indication of a selection of the first time window may be received via the GUI. An updated GUI comprising a third graphical element representing a third metric value for the third time window and a fourth graphical element representing the fourth metric value for the fourth time window may be displayed, wherein the third time window and the fourth time window may be sub-ranges of the first time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Filippi, Siegfried Puchbauer-Schnabel, Cary Noel
  • Patent number: 9916631
    Abstract: A multi-purpose electronic switch is disclosed herein. The multi-purpose electronic switch includes a housing having a front and a back and defining an internal volume, a switch having a default position and movable to a first position and a second position from the default position. The switch can receive a press-button input by moving from the default position to one of the first and second positions. The multi-purpose electronic switch can include a display located on the switch, and a plurality of sensors located within the internal volume of the housing. The plurality of sensors can detect a swipe input across the front of the housing. The multi-purpose electronic switch can include a processor that can control the display to generate images representing a plurality of menu items and settings within the menu items and receive inputs selecting menu items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMATIS CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventor: David Alex Hill
  • Patent number: 9898359
    Abstract: Environmental data, associated with a first computer, is received. Social media data, associated with the first computer, is also received. A first severity value, based on the environmental data, is determined. A second severity value, based on the social media data, is determined. A first weighted severity score is determined. The first weighted severity score is a combination of the first and second severity values. One or more actions is determined. The determined action is one of a recovery point objective action or a recovery time objective action. Each action has a threshold. Whether the first weighted severity score is equal to or greater than any threshold associated with any action is determined. In response to determining that the first weighted severity score is equal to or greater than one or more thresholds, each action associated with each threshold is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric S. Angeles, Megan L. Bennett, Fabio A. Gomez Diaz, Shawn P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 9895096
    Abstract: Athletic activity may be monitored using heart rate in addition to or instead of other types of metrics. Accordingly, multiple different activity types may be compared based on heart rate information. Additionally, the heart rate information may be visualized by displaying the heart rate data over time or relative to pace or distance. Additionally, the system may allow a user to analyze his or her heart rate performance by identifying one or more portions of the athletic activity in which a user exhibited a specified range of heart rates. Athletic activity sessions may further be tagged with various indicators including weather, terrain, difficulty and intensity. According to one or more aspects, data for different types of activity metrics may be polled and/or transmitted to a system at different rates or based on different schedules. Moreover, users may specify whether sensed data may be uploaded, recorded and/or visualized prior to or during an activity session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Nims, Matt Capozzi, Michael Benjamin Hailey, Kwamina Crankson
  • Patent number: 9898869
    Abstract: Tactile virtual reality (VR) and/or mixed reality (MR) experiences are described. Techniques described herein include receiving data from a sensor and accessing a position and an orientation of a real object that is physically present in a real scene. Furthermore, techniques described herein include identifying the real object based at least in part on the position and the orientation of the real object and causing a graphical element corresponding to the real object to be rendered on a display of a VR and/or MR display device. The graphical element can be determined based at least in part on a VR and/or MR application. The techniques described herein include determining an interaction with the real object and causing a functionality associated with the graphical element to be performed in the VR or MR environment rendered via the VR and/or MR display device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lior Shapira, Xavier Benavides Palos, Judith Amores Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9890970
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for interactively, graphically displaying and reporting performance information to a user of an HVAC system controlled by a self-programming network-connected thermostat. The information is made on a remote display device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other computer, and includes a graphical daily or monthly summary each of several days or months respectively. In response to a user selection of a day, detailed performance information is graphically displayed that can include an indication of HVAC activity on a timeline, the number of hours of HVAC activity, as well as one or more symbols on a timeline indicating setpoint changes, and when a setpoint was changed due to non-occupancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Timo A. Bruck, Evan J. Fisher, James B. Simister, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Clemens M. Knieper, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Michael Plitkins, Mark Malhotra
  • Patent number: 9870551
    Abstract: Collaborative space planning for a data center is provided. Methods include receiving, into a collaboration server that provides a collaborative environment for a plurality of data center personnel to participate in data center design operations, data corresponding to a data center modification operation from one of the plurality of data center personnel, sending the data corresponding to the data center modification operation to other ones of the plurality of data center personnel from the collaboration server, receiving, into the collaboration server, supplemental data corresponding to the data center modification from one of the other ones of plurality of data center personnel and sending the supplemental data to the plurality of data center personnel from the collaboration server responsive to receiving the supplemental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CA, INC.
    Inventors: Francois Marie Bruno Cattoen, Janne Mikko Petteri Koponen, Dhesikan Ananchaperumal
  • Patent number: 9792008
    Abstract: A method for displaying analytics data includes collecting, at an analytics database, analytics data comprising trackable events associated with operation of an application on a number of computing devices. The analytics data is received by a computing device. The analytics data is displayed on the first computing device during runtime of the application by superimposing upon a user interface of the application an analytics overlay including a graphical representation of the analytics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: David J. Colby, Eric Romero
  • Patent number: 9773329
    Abstract: Controlling an electronic device includes: detecting a touch contact with a touch-sensitive display; detecting a first intersection of the contact location with a first edge between first and second nodes; exclusively linking the first edge at the first intersection of the contact location; detecting movement of the contact location and causing the linked first intersection of the first edge to move in concert with the contact location so as to extend the first edge on the display at the intersection, while maintaining a link of the first edge to the first and second nodes; detecting the exceeding of an extensibility limit of the first edge; and based on the exceeding, removing the first edge from the displayed graph and breaking the connection between the first and second nodes of the graph, wherein the signaling connection between the first and second components is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew J. Borley, Callum P. Jackson, Kathryn M. McMullan, Philip L. Norton
  • Patent number: 9761200
    Abstract: A commercial product configured to detect operation to the commercial product and to transmit the detected result, and a digital signage including a signage board configured to output visual content, a content storing unit which stores visual content corresponding to each of a plurality of kinds of operation of the commercial product, a communication unit configured to receive a result of detection from a transmission unit of a detection apparatus, a CPU configured to read corresponding visual content from the storing unit based on the received result of the detection and to make the signage board output the read visual content are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9754401
    Abstract: The disclosed method comprises selecting a marketing target to visualize an impression related to a given brand logo, collecting, via a processor and a network interface, a number of relevant discrete visual or text based pieces of information related to the marketing target, visually displaying the pieces of information to the marketing target in an assorted state via an electronic display device, and automatically morphing the pieces of information from the assorted state into a collected state taking a shape of the given brand logo. Computerized systems with processors, network interfaces, and storage devices are also disclosed to facilitate the visual display methods coded in software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Horn, Evelyn A Chua, Rick Wootten, Rich Silverstein, Sarah Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9754393
    Abstract: In the present invention, in a coordinate plane that receives an expression according to a first axis indicating a parameter that impacts a basic rate and a second axis indicating a parameter that impacts a metered power rate, a display unit (230) displays an image indicating coordinates indicating the use state of power received from a grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Kitaji
  • Patent number: 9720015
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and system for intelligent visualization in the monitoring of process and/or system data used in technical processes and in the operation of technical systems. The behavior of signals in the past is analyzed and used for a future optimized visualization. Continuously running online algorithms support the system operator by detecting and correspondingly highlighting deviations from the historically observed signal patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Moncef Chioua, Martin Hollender
  • Patent number: 9702724
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that displays a transit map including a group of transit lines. The mapping application receives a request to display a transit route in the transit map. The mapping application also, in response to the received request, displays the transit route by modifying portions of transit lines along the route to emphasize the portions of the transit lines while modifying other transit lines not along the route to de-emphasize the transit lines not along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Justin O'Beirne, Eleanor Cady Wachsman, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Aaron A. Reiner
  • Patent number: 9697293
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for controlling metadata associated with content on an electronic device that includes displaying interface screens for user entry of metadata control instructions, accepting user instructions, modifying metadata of applicable content, and associating the modified metadata with the applicable content. The system can export and/or store the applicable content along with modified metadata. The system can automatically modify metadata according to one or more profiles. Relevant profiles can be determined based on the export mechanism, destination or type of content. The system can add watermarks to indicate metadata modification. The system can display metadata for user modification. The content can include photos, videos or other content. The system can display metadata and geolocation indicators for each content item that indicate whether that item has associated metadata and geolocation information. The user can selectively modify meradata of selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Deacon Johnson
  • Patent number: 9690883
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include a method for integrating material assignments between a computer-aided design (CAD) system and a product data management (PDM) or product lifecycle management (PLM) system, the method performed by a data processing system and comprising accessing a designed part in the CAD system, wherein the designed part includes one or more geometric entity objects. The method also comprising assigning one or more assignment objects from the PDM system to each of the one or more geometric entity objects. The method further comprising associating one or more material objects from the PDM system with the one or more assignment objects, wherein the one or more material objects identify one or more materials identified from the designed part. The method comprising generating a design object in the PDM system representing the designed part based on the one or more assignment objects and the one or more material objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Sivarama Nalluri, Satyanarayana Guduru, Raymond Kok, Sunil Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9692430
    Abstract: A frequency adjustment device 10 includes an operation unit 14 that inputs data for a first minimum value and a first maximum value indicating a target range of a characteristic value, a fine adjustment mark display unit 24 that displays a frequency value with a first mark for fine adjustment at a position relative to a first axis which extends from a first minimum value to a first maximum value, a coarse adjustment mark display unit 22 that displays the frequency value with a second mark for coarse adjustment at a position relative to a second axis which extends from a second minimum value to a second maximum value, and a medium adjustment mark display unit 23 that displays the frequency value with a third mark for medium adjustment at a position relative to a third axis which extends from a third minimum value to a third maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Yoshitomi
  • Patent number: 9684372
    Abstract: A system and method for human computer interaction (HCI), may acquire image data, determine an interaction intended to be conducted by a user based on various gestures and poses of the user detected from the image data, and perform an operation and/or function which is displayed on a display of a display unit, in response to a result of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Xun, Chen Maolin
  • Patent number: 9674642
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for real-time monitoring of operating condition at an infrastructure. The method comprises receiving data from one or more sensors wherein the data is associated with monitoring parameters of the infrastructure like environment condition, operator health condition and working condition of the infrastructure. The data is received by one or more mobile devices associated with one or more operators of the infrastructure. Based on the received data, the each of the mobile devices detects status of the operating condition of the infrastructure. The status is either safe or unsafe. The mobile device receives input from each of the one or more operators if there is any modification in the detected status. Based on the received input the detected status is updated. The mobile device provides one or more measures associated with the one or more monitoring parameters based on the updated status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Puneet Singh, Sunil Bhat
  • Patent number: 9665549
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing electronic documents based on use patterns are provided. A computer implemented method for customizing an electronic document, comprises automatically monitoring an interaction of a user with the document on an electronic device for reading the document to determine an area of interest of the document, determining the area of interest based on the user interaction, and altering cumulatively at least one of the appearance or behavior of the document on the electronic device at the area of interest, wherein the cumulative alteration is a function of a variable measure of the user interaction over a range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, James R. Kozloski, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9652570
    Abstract: Implementing a system-on-chip (SOC) design specified as a high level programming language (HLL) application may include querying, using a computer, a platform description to determine an available interface of a platform for a target integrated circuit and generating, using the computer, hardware for a function of the HLL application marked for hardware acceleration and hardware coupling the marked function with the available interface of the platform. Implementing the SOC design may also include modifying, using the computer, the HLL application with program code configured to access the generated hardware for the marked function and building, using the computer, the hardware and the software of the SOC design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Vinod K. Kathail, L. James Hwang, Sundararajarao Mohan, Jorge E. Carrillo, Hua Sun, Tom Shui, Yogesh L. Chobe
  • Patent number: 9645723
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for row and column navigation. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a user device executes an application program configured to present data in a user interface (“UI”). The user device can execute a navigation controller to detect touch events at the user device. The navigation controller can determine if touch events correspond to input for panning or scrolling the UIs and for implementing the requested panning or scrolling. The navigation controller can include functionality for providing a touch event handler to detect input for panning or scrolling the data and a UI scrolling manager that implements the requested panning or scrolling. The panning or scrolling can be tracked and the data, as modified in accordance with the tracked movement, can be presented to a user in a UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiung Chang, Shao-Yi Hung, Li-Hui Chen, Peng-Jen Chen, Hsin Hui Huang, Hung-Ju King
  • Patent number: 9639083
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for programming workpiece feature inspection operations for a coordinate measuring machine. An editing environment is operated to display a 3-dimensional workpiece representation comprising a first surface feature of a workpiece. A first feature surface sampling pattern is created having at least one pattern parameter adjusted to correspond to a first surface feature of the workpiece. A corresponding representation of the sampling pattern includes operative sampling pattern locations located proximate to the first surface feature. User operations in the GUI further adjust pattern parameters of the sampling pattern. The further adjustment of the pattern parameters simultaneously affects a plurality of the sampling pattern locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Yeh-Wei Tseo, Dahai Yu
  • Patent number: 9639871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content identification and search are described. Content is identified or represented by one or more moods conveyed by the content to viewers. Identified moods are assigned range areas corresponding to each mood. Range areas are assigned spans corresponding to the range areas. Assigned spans are digitized and stored for searching. Searches are initiated by users through the identification of one or more moods and corresponding identification spans within ranges corresponding to the ranges. Once a user has selected at least one search span, a search is performed by looking for content having identification spans that at least partially correspond to the selected search spans, with content being ordered or ranked based on the degree of overlap between the identification spans and the search spans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: APPERTURE INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: Jacquelyn Fuzell-Casey
  • Patent number: 9613447
    Abstract: Data within a database are displayed to discover patterns of events in time-based data. A first display of a linear timeline indicating events within time-based data is provided. The linear timeline of the first display may be transformed into a second display to cluster the events within the time-based data, where the second display includes one or more from the group of a stacked linear timeline of the events, a polar (annular) timeline of the events, and a helical timeline of the events. Patterns of the events are revealed within the second display to identify event associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James L. Lentz, Jung W. Van, Yee Pin Yheng
  • Patent number: 9609114
    Abstract: A system for controlling at least one motorized window covering using wireless communication is presented. The system includes a wireless device which is wirelessly connected to wireless access point which is connected to a gateway which is wirelessly connected to at least one motorized window covering. The wireless device has a display and an application installed thereon. The application includes an interactive illustration of a window with a moveable bottom bar that extends there across and a plurality of actuation buttons. When a user actuates either the moveable bottom bar or any one of the actuation buttons, the wireless device transmits a control signal to any wirelessly connected motorized window covering instructing it to move in a directed manner. This system provides a convenient and easy to use system and method of controlling motorized window shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Matthew Warren Kirkland
  • Patent number: 9565639
    Abstract: A wireless communications device and method for establishing a voltage threshold at which to turn off electronics of a wireless communications device includes determining a power threshold level at which a device is to be shut off when a battery of the device reaches or drops below the power threshold level. The determined power threshold level may be offset. The amount of power remaining for the battery in the communications device may be measured. The communication device may be shut off based on the offset power threshold level so as to preserve enough power for an emergency message to be generated and sent in the case of an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Amar Nath Ray, Carl M. Coppage, Lynne T. Greene
  • Patent number: 9532240
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes: a content server configured to accumulate a content; a wireless base station device configured to receive the content sent from the content server; a terminal device configured to receive the content wirelessly sent from the wireless base station device; and a monitoring control device configured to: control delivery of the content to the terminal device over the content server, and send to the terminal device, when a quality of experience (QoE) for a user utilizing the terminal device due to delivery of the content, the QoE being predicted in accordance with sending of a first delivery request for the content from the terminal device, does not meet a given condition, information on a clock time or a place in which a new predicted QoE meets the given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshio Masuda, Norio Murakami, Huan Ho, Mitsuru Nakatsuji