Instrumentation And Component Modeling (e.g., Interactive Control Panel, Virtual Device) Patents (Class 715/771)
  • Patent number: 11010411
    Abstract: A method and system for visualizing data associated with a search inquiry. The method includes receiving, a data set each data item having associated rank information, and similarity information indicative of similarities between the data item and one or more other data items, sorting the data set into a ranked list based on the rank information, masking a contiguous portion of the ranked list based on a boundary parameter, iteratively clustering a portion of the ranked list other than the masked contiguous portion based op the similarity information to produce a clustered, ranked data list; and generating and displaying a visualization representative of the clustered, ranked data list, the visualization comprising a shaped object representative of each cluster in the clustered, ranked data list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Francine Chen
  • Patent number: 11006238
    Abstract: Disclosed are a foothold-based profiling method and a terminal using the same. A foothold-based profiling method includes collecting information about an event, collecting location information of a terminal when an event occurs, selecting a foothold based on location information, and collecting information about the foothold. According to the present disclosure, footholds may be determined based on connectivity related events of the terminal, and profiling information may be collected in regards to movement between the footholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Boosoon Jung, Choong Hoe Jo, Soora Bang, Jin Sang Lee, Joongkeun Kim
  • Patent number: 11003147
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can automatically generate a service group. For example, accessories can be automatically grouped together based on various criteria (such as historical usage patterns). The accessories in the service group can be managed and/or controlled as if the accessories were a single accessory or entity. In some implementations, a computing device can intelligently select service group controls for presentation to the user so that the user can control the service group. For example, the computing device can select which service group controls to present and the order in which to present the controls based on features that are common among different accessories in the service group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Smith, Reed Olsen, Kevin McLaughlin, Anush Nadathur
  • Patent number: 11004032
    Abstract: A system for optimizing storage racks in a warehouse that includes a plurality of storage racks that each include one or more horizontal bars that are adjustable along a plurality of elevations on the storage racks, placement of the one or more horizontal bars defining a plurality of rack openings within each storage racks; a historical inventory database that is programmed to store historical inventory data for the warehouse, the historical inventory data identifying pallets stored in the warehouse and times at which the pallets were stored; and a computer system including one or more processors that are programmed to determine a pallet distribution profile for the warehouse, to determine a plurality of rack types and quantity of rack types for the warehouse, and to designate each of the plurality of storage racks as one of the plurality of rack types to generate a rack arrangement for the warehouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Lineage Logistics, LLC
    Inventors: Elliott Gerard Wolf, Christopher Frank Eckman, Alexander James Woolf
  • Patent number: 10998088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the management of the protocols used by devices for clinical-diagnostic analyses and the results obtained by said devices. The present invention further relates to the systems apt to perform such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HYRIS LIMITED
    Inventor: Stefano Lo Priore
  • Patent number: 10992918
    Abstract: A communication technique for merging, with an IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G system is provided. The communication technique can be applied to an intelligent service (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, and security and safety-related services, and the like) on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology. A method for processing a 360-degree image is provided. The method includes determining a three-dimensional (3D) model for mapping a 360-degree image; determining a partition size for the 360-degree image; determining a rotational angle for each of the x, y, and z axes of the 360-degree image; determining an interpolation method to be applied when mapping the 360-degree image to a two-dimensional (2D) image; and converting the 360-degree image into the 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Yip, Byeong-Doo Choi, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 10988881
    Abstract: The laundry treating device has a user interface configured to receive a user selection of a preprogrammed wash cycle. A treating chemistry dispenser has multiple treating chemistry cups configured to dispense treating chemistry to the treating chamber during the selected washing cycle. A controller configured to activate dispensing from each of the treating chemistry cups at preprogrammed times during the wash cycle. A performance enhancement selector configured to receive a user selection such that activation of the performance enhancement selector causes the controller to dispense one of the treating chemistry cups at a different time than the preprogrammed time during the wash cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Amberdeep S. Aurora, Michael J. Bauman, Donald Erickson, Sarah E. Ihne, Nicholas Leep, Karl David McAllister, Daniel Polonsky, Ryan James Van Zoest
  • Patent number: 10983678
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for documenting interactive graphical design include an exemplary graphical design environment stored on a non-transitory computer-readable medium that comprises a documentation element in an interactive graphical design. The design environment also comprises a design element that displays a plurality of states in a rendering of the interactive graphical design in an external player. The documentation element: (i) is enabled to receive a selection from the user of a state in the plurality of states; and (ii) displays a representation of the design element in the state in response to receiving the selection from the user. The documentation element and design element are both instantiated by a processor operating in combination with the non-transitory computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Ben Fraser
  • Patent number: 10984601
    Abstract: A plurality of visualization objects may be provided for representing one or more data sets in a virtual 3D space. The visualization objects may include funnels, containers, name cards, and so forth. The visualization objects can be arranged in a circular carousel that can be rotated around a position of a virtual camera or user in a VR/AR environment. Individual data points in the visualization objects can be rotated, sized, positioned, colored, or otherwise characterized based on attributes of the corresponding data points. Individual data points can also be animated as transitioning between visualization objects in a unified view. Voice commands can be interpreted as part of an interactive environment that can provide views of the visualization objects to multiple devices simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Moroze, Brendon Charles Glazer, Kapaya Katongo, Kris L. Hanson, Hendrik van den Broek
  • Patent number: 10975957
    Abstract: A shift-by-wire system comprising one or more touch sensitive displays, a memory, one or more processors, and one or more modules stored in the memory. The one or more modules are comprised of instructions executable by one or more processors to display a gear selection indicator at a predefined region. The gear selection indicator is displayed in a predefined region as instructed by the transmission control unit. The processor detects a contact with the one or more touch sensitive displays at the predefined region corresponding to a gear selection indicator and determines a gesture performed by a user to associate the gesture with a gear selection. An output signal is then transmitted to the transmission control unit corresponding the gear selection and affects a vehicle transmission. The newly selected gear is then displayed via the gear selection indicator on the predefined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Pedro Jose Albaladejo Perez
  • Patent number: 10977099
    Abstract: A method for interchanging real-time data between program modules, includes providing a data storage device and storing meta information in the data storage device, wherein the meta information has at least one variable. The method also provides for at least one description file to be provided and for the data storage device to be configured with the description file. The method also includes providing at least one connector, wherein a connection can be established between program modules via the data storage device using the connector on the basis of a request in the description file, and wherein the program modules are created using identical or different programming languages and can be executed by a real-time operating system. The method also includes interchanging at least one variable between one of the program modules and the data storage device via the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Henning Heutger, Rolf Kleinow, Tobias Drewes, Alexander Beck, Jens Frieben
  • Patent number: 10960762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle having a detection device for detecting a property of a vehicle occupant and an operator control and display device which is coupled to the detection device, has a display region and is configured to display information in the display region and by means of which a symbol can be displayed in the display region as a function of the sensed property. It is provided here that the property which is detected by means of the detection device is a position of the vehicle occupant, and the operator control and display device is configured to display the symbol in a partial region of the display region which is determined as a function of the detected position, and to assign the symbol to the vehicle occupant in such a way that when there is a change in position of the vehicle occupant that the symbol follows the vehicle occupant. The invention also relates to a method for operating such a vehicle. The invention makes particularly flexible use of the vehicle possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Joris Mertens, Georg Haslinger, Edwin Ollefers, Markus Klug
  • Patent number: 10956012
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display; a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of electronic devices, which generates information used in a function of user device, via a network; a user input receiver configured to receive a user input; and a processor configured to display a graphic user interface (GUI) including a plurality of icons corresponding to the plurality of electronic devices, respectively, on the display, and to, based on a user input on at least one icon from among the plurality of icons, control an operation of corresponding at least one electronic device from among the plurality of electronic devices. The display apparatus provides the GUI for controlling the plurality of electronic devices, thereby enabling a user to control the electronic devices in an intuitive and convenient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Oh-in Kwon
  • Patent number: 10936696
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method includes logging, by a user device, mapping data that maps domain names of Internet resources presented on the user device to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the Internet resources, determining, by the user device, that one or more criteria are satisfied for transmitting the mapping data to a passive Domain Name Service (DNS) system, and in response to determining that the one or more criteria are satisfied, transmitting, by the user device, the mapping data to the passive DNS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Chronicle LLC
    Inventor: Emiliano Martinez Contreras
  • Patent number: 10929368
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for performing database maintenance is described. Index information for data stored in a tree based file system running in a computer is received. The file system includes a set of data blocks arranged in logical layers and a set of pointers within the set of data blocks which reference respective data blocks in different logical layers. The received index information is parsed. A model of the file system is built based on the parsed index information. A graphical user interface having an index panel is presented. In the index panel, ones of a plurality of icons respectively represent ones of the set of data blocks and are arranged in layers representing the logical layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Neal E Bohling, Roity Prieto Perez, Helen M Witter
  • Patent number: 10929000
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes: one or more processors programmed to: receive, from a user, designation of a setting change to at least one setting item; move, on a setting screen displayed on a display, the at least one setting item of which setting has been designated to change; and display, on the display, a movement of the at least one setting item of which setting has been designated to change from an original position to a position of a movement destination, wherein after the movement of the at least one setting item, the at least one setting item is displayed in a display manner different than a display manner in which other setting items are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10928919
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including: an operation determination unit configured to execute a determination process of determining an operation input of a user with an operating body with respect to a virtual object that is defined in a virtual three-dimensional space and is virtually perceivable by the user. The operation determination unit executes the determination process on a basis of spatial position information of the operating body in a real three-dimensional space and switches the determination process on a basis of information of the operating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10932217
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling a data transmission for a network-based service over limited network connectivity are described. A computing device detects that it has insufficient network connectivity to transmit a data message from a service requester application executing on the computing device to a server using a data communications channel. The computing device receives user input for a request for service and transmits the request for service to the server via an alternate communications channel. The server receives and processes the request to arrange for service for the user and transmits data corresponding to a service arrangement to the computing device over the alternate communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhki Yamashita, Didier Patrick Hilhorst, Shamit Patel, Minh Pham
  • Patent number: 10921950
    Abstract: Pointing and interaction control devices for large scale tabletop models are provided herein. An example method includes determining a frame of reference for a first display, where the first display provides a multi-dimensional representation. The method includes determining a location and a direction of a laser beam emitted by a mobile device having a laser pointing apparatus using motion signals obtained from the mobile device, and the frame of reference. The first display can include a two-dimensional display surface and a physical three-dimensional representation placed onto the two-dimensional display surface. The method can include determining an intersection of a laser beam of the laser pointing apparatus with either the physical three-dimensional representation or the two-dimensional display surface based on the location and the direction of the mobile device relative to the frame of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shan Chy Chueh, Yifan Chen, Prashant Rao, John Vincent, Abhishek Sharma, James McBride
  • Patent number: 10921978
    Abstract: To provide a shaft feeder with which an operation for setting a shaft movement amount can be performed on a touch panel and numerical values for the shaft movement amount can be accurately set. A shaft feeder is used for moving a shaft in an industrial device and includes a display device including a touch panel, an operation detector that detects a left/right swipe operation on the touch panel, a display control unit that displays coordinate values relating to the shaft on the display device and changes the displayed coordinate values on the basis of the swipe operation detected by the operation detector, and a shaft movement unit that moves the shaft to a position indicated by the coordinate values on the basis of the displayed coordinate values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Tagami
  • Patent number: 10901600
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium provide a gesture-based graphical user interface to determine allocation information to instruct an allocation. A gesture-based I/O device displays a graphical user interface having: an amount region configured to define an allocation amount; a plurality of source regions each configured to define an allocation source; and a plurality of destination regions each configured to define an allocation destination. Input is received via the gesture-based I/O device as a swipe gesture having at least two directions, the swipe gesture interacting with the amount region to define the allocation amount and interacting with at least one of a source region of the plurality of source regions and a destination region of the plurality of destination regions to define an allocation source and an allocation destination for the allocation amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK
    Inventors: Paul Mon-Wah Chan, John Jong Suk Lee, Perry Aaron Jones Haldenby
  • Patent number: 10902445
    Abstract: Data-driven evaluation of locations for a proposed business is provided by a method that includes identifying and weighing business success attributes for a desired business segment and business segment requirements for a proposed business, identifying candidate locations, calling to devices to request attribute data for the business success attributes, obtaining success rates and attribute data for other businesses, ranking the candidate locations on anticipated success of the proposed business, and generating digital documents informing of the candidate locations, providing at least some of the attribute data, and identifying a preferred location, of the candidate locations, for the proposed business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guilherme S. Elias, Tiago D. Generoso, Chee Y. Lai, Marcos Vinicius L. Paraiso
  • Patent number: 10884715
    Abstract: A method for generating source code from one or more blocks of a block diagram includes: generating the block diagram; determining whether the descriptors of first and second block variables are concordant or different and whether or not first and second blocks are located in the same region; and implementing the first and second block variables as a single variable or as two separate variables in the source code based on the determination of whether the descriptors of the first and second block variables are concordant or different and whether or not the first and second blocks are located in the same region. The first and second block variables are implemented in the source code as a single variable if the descriptors of the first and second block variables are concordant and the first and second blocks are located in the same region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DSPACE DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING AND CONTROL ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Mair, Wolfgang Trautmann
  • Patent number: 10846036
    Abstract: An information processing device for controlling an output device capable of communication, the information processing device includes: circuitry configured to: receive an output setting of the output device including a combination of set values for a plurality of setting items; record, in response to determination of the output setting, the determined output setting including the combination of the set values for the setting items in a storage area; and present one or more output settings acquired from the storage area as a candidate to be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10845969
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive media content with explorable content on a computing device that includes rendering a field of view within a navigable media content item; rendering at least one targetable object within the media content item; through a user input mechanism, receiving a navigation command; navigating the field of view within the media based at least in part on the received user input mechanism; detecting a locking condition based, at least in part, on of the targetable object being in the field of view and entering a object-locked mode with the targetable object; and in the object-locked mode, automatically navigating the field of view to substantially track the targetable object of the object-locked mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Baback Elmieh, Brian M. Collins, Jan J. Pinkava, Douglas Paul Sweetland
  • Patent number: 10845962
    Abstract: Providing a user interface for configuring a computer-executable application includes receiving a specification defining: relationships among user interface elements, the relationships based on dependencies between components of a dataflow graph that includes multiple nodes representing components of the dataflow graph and links between the nodes representing flows of data between the components, parameters defining respective characteristics of the components of the dataflow graph, and variables defining respective characteristics of the user interface elements. During operation of a user interface, user interface elements are displayed based on the relationships defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer M. Farver, Joshua Goldshlag, David Parmenter, Tim Wakeling
  • Patent number: 10838610
    Abstract: A control unit (12) sets one of a first operation mode, in which first operation is enabled and second operation is disabled, and a second operation mode, in which the first operation is disabled and the second operation is enabled, to an operation target area and executes processing corresponding to the first operation or the second operation depending on the operation mode. When third operation is executed on the operation target area, the control unit (12) switches the operation mode of the operation target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Yoshii
  • Patent number: 10839937
    Abstract: After running a simulation on a biological cell, a simulation system displays a circular viewer for presenting simulation data. The circular viewer is a graphical element which contains a plurality of circular graphical elements, wherein each circular graphical element displays simulation data of one biological category ordered around the circular graphical element. Responsive to a user input, the circular viewer updates the circular graphical elements to visually indicate subsets of simulation data in each graphical element that are above a threshold differential from a baseline cell state of the biological cell. The circular viewer may additionally display connectors linking portions of simulation data from different circular graphical elements. Moreover, the circular viewer may update to display simulation data in the circular graphical elements over a plurality of time steps over which the simulation has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Johan Jessen, Ivan Grubisic, Matthew Sibigtroth
  • Patent number: 10831429
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to function as units including a reception unit configured to receive an input content from a user; a first screen control unit configured to display a content of a recommendation on a first screen; a second screen control unit configured to generate a second screen of a function estimated or determined from the content of the recommendation and to dispose the second screen on a back of the first screen; and a determination unit configured to determine a display mode of the second screen such that the display mode of the second screen of the estimated function is different from that of the second screen of the determined function. The first screen control unit is configured to change a transmission rate of the first screen such that the display mode is set to the determined display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Miharu Hanai
  • Patent number: 10813584
    Abstract: A computer system apparatus and a method carried out by such apparatus for interacting with a user via a behavior intervention designed to cause an increase in emotional well-being of the user. The behavior intervention has a plurality of conditions to be satisfied. The process includes receiving input data from the user during the behavior intervention, performing, on at least a portion of the received input data having text, semantic analysis to identify terms that satisfy the plurality of conditions and assessing, based on an amount of completeness of satisfying the plurality of conditions, a level of adherence to the behavior intervention. When one or more of the plurality of conditions are determined not as satisfied, the process includes generating a prompt designed to elicit, from the user, a response specific to satisfying the missing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HAPPIFY, INC.
    Inventors: Tomer Ben-Kiki, Ran Zilca
  • Patent number: 10809913
    Abstract: A process for traversing or manipulating data of a data display is provided. A gesture identifier may be received indicating a display control gesture was received by a sensor. The gesture identifier may be associated with a change in one or more dimensions of the data display. Configuration data for the gesture identifier may be accessed to determine an action, and one or more parameters associated with the gesture identifier, for execution. The action may determine one or more options for traversing or manipulating the data visualization or displayed data set. The associated action may be executed using the one or more parameters. Executing the action may include generating an updated set of dimensions based at least in part on the one or more parameters, retrieving a set of database data defined by the updated dimensions, and generating a display of the retrieved set of database data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sameep Jayant Gangolli, Shikhar Raje
  • Patent number: 10812596
    Abstract: Internet of things (IoT) hubs are distributed in a hospitality establishment and are connected to a control server. Various IoT devices are installed in each room or other separate guest area within the hospitality establishment. The hubs are located such that each IoT device is within a predetermined distance from at least one hub. The control server has mappings of which IoT devices are in which rooms and has mappings of which hubs are used to control which IoT devices. When a state change message is received from a user device, the control server confirms the user device is currently associated with at least one guest room and then determines which target IoT devices are affected by the state change message. The control server then sends commands to the various one or more hubs that control the target IoT devices in order to effect the state changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Bullhead Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter S. Warrick
  • Patent number: 10800685
    Abstract: A method of automatically controlling chloramine concentration in a body of water contained in a reservoir includes: (a) determining residual chloramine concentration in a water sample; (b) automatically engaging a supply of chlorine to add chlorine when (i) the residual chloramine concentration in the water sample is determined to be below a predetermined residual chloramine concentration set-point or (ii) below a chloramine concentration percentage of a predetermined residual chloramine concentration set-point; (c) determining residual chloramine concentration in one or more additional water samples after step (b); (d) determining the rate of change in chloramine concentration; and (e) if the rate of change in chloramine concentration is below a set rate of change in chloramine concentration (i) automatically engaging a supply of ammonia and the supply of chlorine to add both ammonia and chlorine to the body of water, or (ii) stopping the supply of chlorine after step (d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: UGSI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Billie Fritz, Mark Kushman
  • Patent number: 10795561
    Abstract: A computer system and an interface operational method are provided. The interface operational method includes: receiving an input; determining whether the input conforms to a first operation, a second operation or not; and switching the current functional interface to another functional interface of a plurality of functional interfaces according to an arrangement order when the input conforms to the first operation, or selecting one message area of a plurality of message areas of the current functional interface when the input conforms to the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tzu-Pin Lin
  • Patent number: 10787901
    Abstract: A pumping schedule for stimulating a well can be dynamically optimized. For example, a layer in a well can be determined to have a highest value for a characteristic. The layer can be assigned as a first layer in an ordered list. A pump rate and type of fluid to pump into the wellbore for reducing an amount of blockage to below a threshold value can be determined based on a feature of the first layer. The blockage can reduce a flow of a production fluid from the first layer into the wellbore. Changes to values for the characteristics of layers in the well resulting from pumping the fluid can be determined. Another layer in the well can be determined to have the highest value for the characteristic as a result of pumping the fluid into the wellbore and can be assigned as the first layer in the ordered list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Chaitanya Karale
  • Patent number: 10789429
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for displaying sentiment of a user text comment. One example method generally includes receiving a text comment comprising a sequence of words, providing a vector sequence representing the sequence of words to a sentiment model configured to output a sequence of sentiment scores for the vector sequence and providing cleaned text to a topic module configured to output relevance scores. The method further includes receiving, from the sentiment model, the sequence of sentiment scores for the vector sequence and receiving, from the topic module, the relevance scores for the cleaned text. The method further includes determining, final sentiment scores for each word of the sequence of words and generating a sentiment visualization for the sequence of words showing the final sentiment scores corresponding to each word of the sequence of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Runhua Zhao, Danni Jin, Chris Wang
  • Patent number: 10779890
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for performing joint replacement surgery, and in particular relates to an artificial neural network that uses machine learning to improve patient outcomes. In an example method, the method includes the step of predicting a patient score indicative of a success of a surgical procedure as perceived by a patient using a neural network. Based on the predicted patient score, a surgeon may update a treatment plan in a way that improves the patient's outcome. These and other benefits will be appreciated from the following description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Jared Weir
  • Patent number: 10783183
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for creating and managing graph structures using models. A model-driven graph can include a first model node, a second model node, and a first model edge. The nodes can be defined according to at least respective schemas and at least one model utilizing the schemas. Elements can include data related to the aspects represented by the node elements. The edges can be defined according to at least schemas including data of nodes associated with the edge, with the relationships defined by edge schemas or the model(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chesla C. Wechsler, Jeffrey Polhemus
  • Patent number: 10782860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic scaling in graphical user interfaces are described herein. According to some embodiments, an example method includes receiving input data to be graphically displayed on a graphical user interface, generating an interface that includes a control icon that can be translated within a grid so as to define an easing curve and to select at least two easing function parameters for a parameterizable easing function, and generating, in real-time as the least two easing function parameters are received, the graphical user interface which includes output representations of the input data which have one or more styling parameters that are selected based on the parameterizable easing function such that monotonicity is maintained between the input data and the output representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Elasticsearch B.V.
    Inventor: Thomas Raphaël Gentiel Neirynck
  • Patent number: 10776099
    Abstract: A release orchestration mechanism for cloud services. According to some implementations, while an app aware proxy routes production traffic to a first application (app) version that runs in a plurality of container orchestration system (COS) pods having first app version containers, configuration information is received. When a threshold number of the COS pods having the second app version containers are live, a validation of the second app version is caused. Then a transition to sending production traffic to the second app version containers is performed. After causing the transition, timers are started based on a time period indicated in the configuration information and the first app version containers are instructed to gracefully shut down. Based on expiration of the timers, any of the COS pods having the first app version containers that are not yet shut down are forced to shut down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Sreeram Duvur, Vijayanth Devadhar, Matthew Gainsborough, Kiet Phong, Sathish Santhanam, Lawrence Thomas Lopez
  • Patent number: 10777303
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method or system for visualizing data generated from one or more reaction devices, chips, or reaction sites may be provided. On a scatter plot, data points may be displayed indicative of results from nucleic amplification, wherein the nucleic acid amplification comprises a first target and a second target and the data points are designated as being indicative of amplification of the first target, the second target, both targets, or neither target. In response to user input, an adjustable threshold may be varied used to designate the data points. And, in response to the varying, designations and a display of the designations may be altered for one or more of the data points whose designation is changed based on the varied threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nivedita Sumi Majumdar
  • Patent number: 10776405
    Abstract: A hierarchical spatial encode structure stored on a computing device is disclosed. The hierarchical spatial encode structure includes a plurality of scale levels having a plurality of encode expressions for a multi-scale context. The encode expressions on a first of the scale levels may include a first length. The encode expressions on a second of the scale levels may include a second length greater than the first length. Each encode expression of the second of the scale levels may include one or more of the encode expressions of the first of the scale levels. A context of the first of the scale levels may have a contain/nest (contained) spatial relation to a context of the second of the scale levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Yu Huang, Zhi Hu Wang, Xin Zhang, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10768786
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a data analysis tool for facilitating iterative and exploratory analysis of large sets of data. In some embodiments a data analysis tool includes a graphical user interface through which an interactive set of field identifiers is displayed. Each of the listed field identifiers may reference fields associated with a set of events returned in response to a search query, the set of events including machine data produced by components within an information technology (IT) environment that reflects activity in the IT environment. In response to user selections of field identifiers included in the displayed set, a data analysis tool may cause display of manipulable visualizations based on values included in fields referenced by the selected field identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Michael Porath, Finlay Cannon, Thomas Allan Haggie
  • Patent number: 10768598
    Abstract: A graphical display configuration system of a process control system provides features within the configuration environment so that the runtime appearance and/or runtime behavior of graphical elements and/or graphical display views (or portions thereof) are able to be validated and/or verified in-line with their configuration workflows wholly within the configuration environment, without having to publish, compile, and/or download draft graphical configurations into the operating environment of a process plant supported by the process control system, and/or without requiring specialized scripts to be implemented within the operating environment of the process plant. The validation may be based on data provided from one or more sources external to the draft display view configuration, e.g., from the configuration and/or the operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Strinden, Julian K. Naidoo, Robert B. Havekost, Stephen G. Hammack, Matthew Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10761510
    Abstract: A machine tool management device including process screen display section configured to display a process screen on display, the process screen being a screen corresponding to each of multiple machine tool related processes; menu display section configured to display on the process screen each of a free menu at which it is possible to register any of the multiple machine tool related processes and a fixed menu at which specific processes of the multiple machine tool related processes are displayed; specific person authentication section configured to authenticate a specific person such that an entry operation via display is restricted to only the specific operator; and display menu changing section configured to receive an operation by an operator authenticated by specific person authentication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10762081
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a data analysis tool for facilitating iterative and exploratory analysis of large sets of data. In some embodiments a data analysis tool includes a graphical user interface through which an interactive set of field identifiers is displayed. Each of the listed field identifiers may reference fields associated with a set of events returned in response to a search query, the set of events including machine data produced by components within an information technology (IT) environment that reflects activity in the IT environment. In response to user selections of field identifiers included in the displayed set, a data analysis tool may cause display of manipulable visualizations based on values included in fields referenced by the selected field identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Michael Porath, Finlay Cannon, Thomas Allan Haggie
  • Patent number: 10761505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a safety controller for the safety-directed monitoring and control of a machine, said safety controller having at least one monitoring input that is configured to receive a detection signal from a protective device; at least one control output that is configured to output a shutdown signal to the machine to be monitored and to be controlled; at least one bypass input that is configured to receive a bypass demand from an independent control system. The invention further relates to a safety system having a safety controller and having at least one protective device connected to the safety controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Danilo Knab, Mathias Ams, Dennis Münich
  • Patent number: 10754542
    Abstract: A device displays a user interface. The user interface includes a folder icon that corresponds to an application folder containing a plurality of application icons. The plurality of application icons correspond to different applications in a plurality of applications. The plurality of applications include applications that have unread notifications. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input that includes a contact at a location that corresponds to the folder icon. In response to detecting the input: when the input meets menu-presentation criteria, wherein the menu-presentation criteria require that a characteristic intensity of a contact in a detected input meet an intensity threshold in order for the menu-presentation criteria to be met, the device displays selectable options that, when activated, launch corresponding applications that have unread notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Bauer, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Stefan Hafeneger, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10748656
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, methods, and kits for collecting health measurement data and processing the health measurement data to generate alerts and modify patient treatment plans. An example system can be configured to (i) receive data defining a plurality of health sensors; and (ii) generate, based on the data, application logic configured to cause, in response to one user input, a user device to: (a) couple to the plurality of health sensors, thereby establishing communication between the user device and each of the plurality of health sensors, and (b) provide instructions to a user of the user device through an interface of the user device. The instructions can comprise instructions for taking health measurements using the plurality of health sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Harmonize Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Zhao, Juvairiya Saidu Pulicharam
  • Patent number: 10739975
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a computing device and method involving receiving map data representing a map; receiving event artifact data representing at least one event artifact, the event artifact data representing an event time and an event location; receiving time selection data representing a time selection; and rendering the map representation in accordance with the map data, event artifact data and the time selection data. The disclosure also relates to a computing device and method for providing a controllable time period display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANA TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Hwai Bor Chen