Indexed Book Or Notebook Metaphor Patents (Class 715/776)
  • Patent number: 10783157
    Abstract: An online system provides a continuous feed of content items to a client device. The online system maintains an ordered set of ranked content items for sending to the client device. The online system receives requests from the client device for content items and selects a subset from an ordered set of ranked content items in response to each request. The number of content items in the subset may be based on factors such as the network connection strength of the client device. The client device re-ranks content items received from the online system based on information received during a given session. The session information may indicate the types of content items viewed during the given session, or the speed at which the user is viewing content items during the given session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Meihong Wang, Mahmud Sami Tas, Ansha Yu
  • Patent number: 10775190
    Abstract: An interactive viewing system of the present invention provides a user with a viewing duality in which a user is shown a floor plan, schematic layout, or other diagram on one side of a display and a visual representation, such as a digital image, corresponding to a selected portion of the schematic layout or diagram, on the other side of the same display. The user is presented with a current position marker and a directional indicator as they navigate through the schematic layout. At designated positions within the schematic layout, a corresponding image is concurrently displayed. In this manner, the user maintains a sense of where they are within the entire structure, while at the same time seeing images of the corresponding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Pamala Meador, Tony Meador
  • Patent number: 10747416
    Abstract: There is provided a method for displaying of a user terminal device which includes displaying a first screen; and displaying, in response to a user interaction to touch and drag one of corner areas of the first screen being detected, a second screen on a touch location of the corner areas where the user interaction is detected while at least a part of the first screen is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-kyung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Jae-yeon Rho
  • Patent number: 10739863
    Abstract: A mobile terminal detects a gesture on a touchscreen; when a pressure value of the gesture exceeds a first threshold P1, starts to record change information of the pressure value of the gesture; when the pressure value is lower than a second threshold P2, stops to record the change information of the pressure value; parses the recorded change information of the pressure value; when the parsing of the change information indicates that the gesture includes at least two consecutive effective screen presses, determines that the gesture matches a first instruction; and in response to the first instruction, presents a first graphical user interface on the touchscreen. In this manner, press gesture identifying precision can be improved, and a problem that it is difficult for the touchscreen to distinguish a long press from the press gesture can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongjun Wang, Yingfeng Hu, Jie Xu
  • Patent number: 10732802
    Abstract: Embodiments provide functionality to provide electronic calendar features and functionalities including personal note-taking features on calendar items, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method can be configured to provide a personal note-taking space that enables users to take personal notes on appointment or meeting items with or without sharing the personal notes. Other embodiments are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Hin Nelson Siu, Jonathan Cadiz
  • Patent number: 10691300
    Abstract: A method and system for providing information that enables easier and quicker access to an item related to a context of a device, and a computer-readable recording medium thereof are provided. The method includes detecting a context of a device, and displaying at least one virtual space corresponding to the detected context on a screen of the device. The virtual space is a Graphic User Interface (GUI) that is configured to register the detected context and information related to at least one item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-chul Jeon, Jung-ho Kim, Yong-gook Park, Seung-eok Choi
  • Patent number: 10691973
    Abstract: An image scanning device including an image sensor, an operation unit, and circuitry. The circuitry acquires reference-image data and comparative-image data output from the image sensor when a predetermined time elapses after acquiring the reference-image data. The circuitry further divides each of the reference-image data and the comparative-image data into a plurality of image areas, extracts a feature point of a given pixel for each of the plurality of image areas of each of the reference-image data and the comparative-image data, compares pixel values of feature points in the same coordinate to determine a difference in pixel value, identifies an image area including at least one feature point having a difference in pixel value, and identifies a direction of flip of pages of the document based on the image area including the at least one feature point having the difference in pixel value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Yabuuchi, Naoki Goh
  • Patent number: 10664521
    Abstract: According to principles of the present inventive concepts, a keyboard plug-in for a MMS application permits a user to search a database of lyrical segments to include within a messaging conversation as a message to a recipient. A search bar permits the user to enter a search query. A display area displays search results received from the database containing lyrical segments with lyrical content related to the user-supplied search query. Upon selection of a desired search result, the lyrical segment is copied and pasted into a messaging box of the user's MMS application and is transmitted to a recipient when the user sends the message. Upon receipt of the message containing the lyrical segment, the recipient plays the lyrical segment on their messaging device by clicking the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Strata-G Lyrical Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Currie Gardner, Addie May Gardner
  • Patent number: 10649726
    Abstract: TTS is a well known technology for decades used for various applications from Artificial Call centers attendants to PC software that allows people with visual impairments or reading disabilities to listen to written works on a home computer. However to date TTS is not widely adopted for PC and Mobile users for daily reading tasks such as reading emails, reading pdf and word documents, reading through website content, and for reading books. The present invention offers new user experience for operating TTS for day to day usage. More specifically this invention describes a synchronization technique for following text being read by TTS engines and specific interfaces for touch pads, touch and multi touch screens. Nevertheless this invention also describes usage of other input methods such as touchpad, mouse, and keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Dror Kalisky, Sharon Carmel
  • Patent number: 10650034
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for performing an operation based on an identification of similar lines of questioning by input question sources. Question information identifying extracted features of an input question and a first source of the input question is obtained. A clustering operation is performed to cluster the input question with one or more other questions of a cluster based on a similarity of the extracted features of the input question to features of the one or more other questions. An operation is performed based on results of the clustering of the input question with the one or more other questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Suzanne L. Estrada, Peter F. Haggar, Kevin B. Haverlock
  • Patent number: 10642444
    Abstract: An image display control device includes: a first display control unit which displays, on a screen, page images each including an icon; a receiving unit which receives an operation signal indicating a user operation directed to the icon displayed on the screen; and a second display control unit which displays, on the screen, an in-folder-icon image as well as the page images when the receiving unit receives an operation signal for selecting a folder icon, from among a plurality of the icons displayed on the screen, which is associated with one or more of the icons, the in-folder-icon image presenting the one or more icons associated with the selected folder icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10606346
    Abstract: Different computing methods and systems to at least compose at least a portion of a story are disclosed. In one embodiment, the story can be presented by an electronic device. The device includes a sensor regarding an attribute of the user. The story can depend on the attribute. In one embodiment, the attribute is a behavior of the user. In another embodiment, the attribute can be a location of the user, or a social network of the user. The story can include a story theme and a non-story theme. The story theme can convey a concept, and the non-story theme can include scenes, scripts and/or props. The attribute can affect the story theme, the non-story theme, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: IPLContent, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10534434
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for using a blank area in a screen are provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen configured to display content and receive an event for moving the content and a processor configured to move the content to a location or in a direction based on the event, configure a blank area based on the movement of content, and display setting information in the blank area. Further, various embodiments can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagyeom Yoo, Soojin Park, Hyungjin Park, Bohyun Yu, Hyunchul Choi, Hyosun Choi, Sooji Hwang
  • Patent number: 10469791
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods that facilitate transitioning a current playback of a video in a video application to a video widget when the video application is moved to a background of a multitasking operating system in which the video application is executing. The transition occurs seamlessly at a point of the current playback in the video application when the video application is moved to the background. Furthermore, upon the video application being moved to the foreground of the multitasking operating system, current playback of the video in the video widget is seamlessly transitioned to the video application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Greene, Tim Johnson
  • Patent number: 10460162
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for identifying one or more data elements in an input data stream formed from an input data structure using processing enabled by a processor-executable instruction can be stored on a non-transitory computerized storage medium. This stored method includes identifying a marker sequence set in the input document string, the marker sequence set including a marker sequence; assigning an eligibility value to each marker sequence, the eligibility value being a number calculated using an eligibility calculation, to obtain at least one eligible marker sequence; generating output data comprising data related to the at least one eligible marker sequence; and providing the output data, such as on a human-readable interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Handycontract, LLC
    Inventor: Patrizio Gelosi
  • Patent number: 10346530
    Abstract: Embeddable extensions of the functionality of email and calendaring applications are described herein. An originating email and calendaring application formats meeting items to include extensible content, e.g., within the body field of the meeting item. Recipient email and calendaring applications receive the meeting items and, depending on whether they are configured to provide an extended functionality, will either deploy the extensible content item according to the extended functionality or present the extensible content item according to a standardized functionality. The body field includes the extensible content item according to the standardized functionality that is interpretable by configured clients to provide the extended functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Meyer, Jackson Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 10289299
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit that detects a pinch operation that is an operation of increasing or decreasing a distance between two touch positions on a touch panel; an adjustment unit that, upon reception of setting of a size of a non-standard size sheet, adjusts the set size in accordance with the pinch operation; an angle specification unit that specifies, as a pinch operation angle resulting from the pinch operation, an angle formed by a straight line connecting the two touch positions and one of two orthogonal coordinate axes of a coordinate system of the touch pad; and an adjustment amount change unit that changes an adjustment amount for the set size per operation in accordance with whether the pinch operation angle falls within a first angular range or a second angular range that does not overlap the first angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yukina Hisada, Masayuki Ito, Kazuhiro Tomiyasu, Hiroki Ueda, Kazuaki Kanai
  • Patent number: 10289661
    Abstract: A digital magazine application executing on a client device presents a digital magazine to a user including content items retrieved from one or more sources based on information associated with the user. When presenting the digital magazine, a cover is presented including an image and one or more headlines describing one or more content items included in the digital magazine. The cover may be generated by clustering content items included in the digital magazine and ranking content items in various clusters based on their characteristics. Based on the rankings, information describing content items from various clusters is included on the cover. Alternatively, the cover includes information describing content items identified based on the order in which the content items are presented by the digital magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Raphael Mauro Schaad, Boris Aleksandrovsky, Andrew Walkingshaw, Arthur Anthonie van Hoff, Marcos Weskamp, Johan Prag, Eric Alexander, Eric Feng
  • Patent number: 10235035
    Abstract: An electronic device presents a first portion of structured content on a display. The structured content includes a plurality of sections and the first portion includes content from a first section of the plurality of sections. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface, detects an increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact, and detects a movement of the contact. In response to detecting the increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact and the movement of the contact: in accordance with a determination that the characteristic intensity of the contact increases above an intensity threshold, the device translates the structured content to display a start of a second section; and in accordance with a determination that the characteristic intensity of the contact does not increase above the intensity threshold, the device translates the structured content in accordance with a magnitude of the movement of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Nicholas V. King, Daniel T. Preston
  • Patent number: 10229335
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for information processing. A piece of text on user's current screen is received. An entry record of the user from a knowledge repository is read, the entry record at least including entry name and meaning of the entry name. Text among the piece of text on the user's current screen which is consistent with the entry name in the entry record is highlighted. The meaning of the entry name is then displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si B. Fan, Chen Jiang, Qin Li, Jun T. Zhou
  • Patent number: 10223520
    Abstract: A system and method for providing secondary-factor authentication with a third party application that can include enrolling a device application instance of an account into a secondary-factor authentication service on behalf of a service provider that includes at the secondary-factor authentication service, receiving a secondary factor of authentication enrollment request of an account, the request received from the service provider, transmitting an activation code, and pairing the device application instance with the account through the activation code; receiving an authentication request identifying the account; transmitting an authentication request to the device application instance paired with the account; validating a response to the application request; and transmitting an assessment to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Duo Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Oberheide, Douglas Song
  • Patent number: 10222967
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes displaying a segment on a touch panel, the segment having a starting point and an end point corresponding to a first page and a last page, respectively, of a document, in response to a predetermined manipulation by a user. An indication is received that the user has performed at least one of touching a point on the segment and sliding a point on the segment. The document is scrolled to reach a page corresponding to the position of the point on the segment, in response to the indication. The document is scrolled, by a computer processor, on a page-by-page basis, in response to the user sliding the point in a direction perpendicular to the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Fukuda, Yoshio Horiuchi, Satoko Kinoshita, Kinichi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10163173
    Abstract: A method for generating a cover photo for presenting on a profile page includes receiving a request from a user to generate a cover photo for presenting on a profile page of the user account. A user interface identifying a plurality of slots for inserting the pictures/assets selected by the user, is presented at the profile page in response to the request. User selection of pictures/assets for placement in the plurality of slots at the user interface, is received. The pictures/assets are examined for assembling the selected picture/asset into a mosaic. The examination determines open slots that are available for inserting the pictures/assets and a sequence of insertion of the pictures/assets into each of the open slots in the user interface. A unified cover photo is generated by stitching together the one or more pictures/assets selected by the user based on sequence of insertion obtained through examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sara McKinley, Brandon Wade Oxendine, Karthik Murili Nagaraj, Evan Gilbert, Christopher Reaves Messina
  • Patent number: 10114539
    Abstract: A system and method that provides various types of feedback associated with an e-book in a mobile device with an e-book reader function are provided. The method includes displaying a page of an e-book on a touch screen of the mobile device, detecting a touch on the page, detecting a movement of the touch, beginning a page turning operation in response to the movement of the touch, and providing audio feedback based on a history corresponding to the page, according to the page turning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngri Kim, Sanghyup Lee, Shinjun Lee, Juyoun Lee
  • Patent number: 10108705
    Abstract: A method is described for providing a named entity classification in a computing system having a processor, comprising the steps of the processor reading, from an LOD (Linking Opening Data) set, an LOD node corresponding to a to-be-classified named entity. The processor also determining a type attribute of the LOD node corresponding to the to-be-classified named entity as a tagged type of the to-be-classified named entity and further reading a candidate type. Finally, the processor computing, based on the tagged type, a possibility of the to-be-classified named entity belonging to the candidate type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan Ni, Zhao Ming Qui, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10101879
    Abstract: A first application view is displayed that corresponds to a first application in a plurality of concurrently open applications. A first input is detected. In response, an application view selection mode is entered and images of open applications are displayed in a three-dimensional stack extending backwards on the display. A gesture is detected on a respective image of an open application in the three-dimensional stack. In response, a respective application view for a corresponding application is displayed, the three-dimensional stack of images ceases to be displayed, and the application view selection mode is exited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10068356
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for displaying a created map for a plurality of characters in a story is described. The computer-implemented method may include creating a map for a story plot, receiving an indication of a user position in the story plot, determining a set of coordinates on the map for a character in the story plot with respect to the user position, and displaying the map with the character in the story plot represented on the map according to the set of coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10055488
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for performing an operation based on an identification of similar lines of questioning by input question sources. Question information identifying extracted features of an input question and a first source of the input question is obtained. A clustering operation is performed to cluster the input question with one or more other questions of a cluster based on a similarity of the extracted features of the input question to features of the one or more other questions. An operation is performed based on results of the clustering of the input question with the one or more other questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Alkov, Suzanne L. Estrada, Peter F. Haggar, Kevin B. Haverlock
  • Patent number: 10038730
    Abstract: In various implementations, a computing device is configured to provide context to annotating inputs made during a web meeting session. In some implementations, a plurality of annotating inputs is received by a participant of a web meeting session. Each of the annotating inputs is processed to associate with a unique descriptor that corresponds to one or more of the participant, a web meeting session, a recording of at least a portion of the web meeting session, and a submitted time of the annotating input. Each annotating input is stored to generate an interaction record for referencing each annotating input to a web meeting session and, in some instances, a corresponding recorded portion of the web meeting session. In this regard, annotating inputs can be used to retrieve additional content (i.e., a portion of the recording) that is relevant to the annotating input and employed to provide additional context thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Himanshu Sawhney, Bhaskar Priya
  • Patent number: 10019152
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with a touch screen includes a browsing and searching system that reproduces the sensation of leafing through a work on paper and a read mode that does not alter the structure or layout of the original page. The main benefit of this solution is that it can be used to read a digital publication in the same manner as the equivalent paper version, both in terms of leafing and reading, while taking account of the technical specifications of the read terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MILIBRIS
    Inventors: Guillaume Monteux, Nicolas Rucine, Raphaƫl Monrouzeau, Luc Vauvillier
  • Patent number: 10013548
    Abstract: A system and method for providing secondary-factor authentication with a third party application that can include enrolling a device application instance of an account into a secondary-factor authentication service on behalf of a service provider that includes at the secondary-factor authentication service, receiving a secondary factor of authentication enrollment request of an account, the request received from the service provider, transmitting an activation code, and pairing the device application instance with the account through the activation code; receiving an authentication request identifying the account; transmitting an authentication request to the device application instance paired with the account; validating a response to the application request; and transmitting an assessment to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Duo Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Oberheide, Douglas Song
  • Patent number: 9959007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes displaying one of a number of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) of one or more applications as a card on top of a card stack. One or more of the cards in the card stack corresponds to a GUI of a home screen of the computing device. Each of one or more of the cards in the card stack corresponds to one of the GUIs of an application. The application controls presentation of their GUIs as cards in the card stack. The method also includes receiving user input to display another one of the GUIs as the card on top of the card stack; and, in response to the user input, displaying the other one of the GUIs as the card on top of the card stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Brandon Marshall Walkin, William Joseph Flynn, III, Michael Matas, Francis Luu, Richard Kenneth Zadoronzy
  • Patent number: 9946441
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for facilitating and organizing the creative process of planning events either along one line, or multiple in parallel, with a designated order but not at specific points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Kai Austin
  • Patent number: 9886164
    Abstract: A device, system, and method may include a network interface device communicatively coupled to a user interface. The device, system, and method may further include a processor, coupled to the network interface device, configured to cause the user interface to display a content display area, the content display area configured to display a of pages. At least one of the pages is displayed based on a user selection and at least one of the pages being displayed without respect to a user selection. The of pages form a stack with respect to one another, a newly selected one of the of pages being displayed on a top of the stack and an oldest-selected one of the of pages being displayed on a bottom of the stack, ones of the of pages not on the top of the stack being displayed only in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Breger, Jesse Venticinque, Nash Raghavan, Efrat Orkin
  • Patent number: 9866445
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for delivering applications from a server system to at least one distant client devices through a computer network. The applications being physically processed at the server system but virtually delivered to the at least one client device. This allows the client device to benefit from every application of every OS as well as any processing power located at the server system such as specific hardware components and multi-computer processing units. Such method and system includes a process that encapsulates the server system software application and application environment in a Hypermedia Stream (HMS), the latter HMS providing seamless interactivity on the encapsulated and delivered software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CADENS MEDICAL IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Hugo Douville, Florent Chandelier
  • Patent number: 9807043
    Abstract: A method of forwarding selected passages from an electronic document being displayed on an electronic reader to a designated recipient. The method includes electronically selecting a passage from the electronic document, and automatically associating metadata with a selected passage upon selection by the user. The method also includes storing the selected passage together with the associated metadata in a file in the memory of the electronic reader. The method further includes electronically checking the selected passage for compliance with special requirements. The method also includes electronically transmitting the stored selected passage and associated metadata from the electronic reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven Wright
  • Patent number: 9785341
    Abstract: Inter-application navigation apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a computing system accessing a plurality of applications, generating an application access history specifying an order by which the applications are accessed by the computing system, and displaying an inter-application navigation user interface including a plurality of user-selectable graphical objects representing the plurality of applications accessed by the mobile phone device, the user-selectable graphical objects arranged in a slideable list within the inter-application navigation user interface based on the application access history. The plurality of applications represented by the plurality of user-selectable graphical objects in the inter-application navigation user interface includes an application being executed by the computing system and an application not being executed by the computing system when the inter-application navigation user interface is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Sok Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 9767080
    Abstract: A cellular phone includes a display surface; a touch sensor configured to detect an input with respect to the display surface; and a CPU configured to control a display. In the case where a predetermined page of an electronic document is displayed on the display, the CPU updates, while an input is continuously detected by the touch sensor, an amount to be turned when pages of the electronic document are turned, and determines an amount to be turned by which the electronic document is turned based on the updated amount to be turned at a timing when the input is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hitoshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 9753634
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by a user's reading history for the e-book content can be outputted through the progress bar. The present invention includes a display unit configured to display an e-book content and a controller, if a preset user input is received while a prescribed page of the e-book content is displayed, controlling a progress bar indicating a position of the prescribed page in a total amount of the e-book content to be outputted, the controller controlling a user's reading history for the e-book content to be outputted through the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mihyun Park, Hyewon Song
  • Patent number: 9746992
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a method includes outputting, for display at a display device, a first content item and a first group of content indicators being of a first quantity. The method also includes outputting, for display, a second group of content indicators being of a second quantity, such that the first and second groups are visually separated by at least one graphical element. The method includes, responsive to receiving an indication of a request to display a second content item, outputting, for display, an updated first group of content indicators of a third quantity that is one fewer than the first quantity and outputting, for display, an updated second group of content indicators of a fourth quantity that is one more than the second quantity. The method also includes outputting, for display at the display device, the second content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Robin Kaplan, Michael Feldstein, Leo Baghdassarian
  • Patent number: 9733827
    Abstract: Based on one or more characteristics of a received translation input, a computing device is switched between two or more states. The translation input may be a touch input, for example a drag operation. The states may relate to locked and unlocked states, idle screens, or other suitable examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Andrew Borovsky, John Martin
  • Patent number: 9727209
    Abstract: Described herein is a framework to facilitate visualization. In accordance with one aspect, a visual representation of a hierarchical data structure is presented. The hierarchical data structure includes a plurality of nodes that organize data items. A user selection of a data item associated with a terminal node of the hierarchical data structure may be received. A shortcut of the data item may be inserted into a shortcut list associated with an ancestor node of the terminal node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Yifei Wang
  • Patent number: 9720965
    Abstract: A system to assist users to bookmark online content by storing a collection of bookmarks among all the users, classifying the bookmarks by tags submitted by the users, searching the bookmarks by user specified tags returning only the bookmarks actually collected by the user, and allowing narrowing of the search by specifying additional tags. Further embodiments include limiting searching by the classification done only by the user, aggregating bookmarks across user devices and online user publications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Benjamin A Miskie
  • Patent number: 9672421
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for recording reading behavior are provided. A movement trajectory of a user's eye is tracked based on an eye-tracking procedure, so as to calculate reading time of a gazing part of an electronic document when it is detected that sight of an eye leaves the gazing part, or when it is detected that the eye keeps gazing the electronic document and reading of the gazing part is finished. And the reading time is recorded to a storage space corresponding to the gazing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: UTECHZONE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Chun Tsou, Po-Tsung Lin, Chia-Wen Kao
  • Patent number: 9652117
    Abstract: A method for displaying information in a computer system having a visual display device with available display space for displaying representations of a plurality of data items, includes receiving the plurality of data items to provide received data items, and representing the received data items with abstract visual elements on the visual display device to provide displayed abstract visual elements. An interaction with a displayed abstract visual element is received to provide a selected abstract visual element in accordance with the received interaction. A data item represented by the selected abstract visual element is displayed on the visual display device in accordance with the received interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin Lynn Brown
  • Patent number: 9633047
    Abstract: A story flow system and method are provided that allows a user to upload and organize a set of content into an album.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PICABOO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin McCurdy, Greg Tatem, Howard Field
  • Patent number: 9613132
    Abstract: Method of displaying by a client application in communication with a search engine a plurality of user-selectable refinements to a search query including a search term, comprising: sending the search query; receiving search results and suggested search query refinements determined based at least in part on an analysis of groups of related search queries, each suggested search query refinement corresponding to a refined search query including the search term and an additional search term; displaying search results and, apart from a search bar, refinements, refinements being selectable by a user via a graphical object; receiving a selection of one of the refinements, the selection corresponding to a refined search query including the search term and an additional search term; receiving refined search results; and displaying refined search results and a visual representation of a refinement relationship between the search query and the refined search query. Related systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Andrey Grigorievich Plakhov, Alexander Ivanovich Mazaykin, Marina Sergeevna Khoruzhenko
  • Patent number: 9606700
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are user interfaces and related systems and methods for selecting hierarchically arranged items in order to facilitate subsequent operations on an accumulation of such data selected from throughout a hierarchy. More specifically, a columnized user interface is disclosed that includes a final column containing an accumulation of items selected from various locations within the hierarchy. A user may interactively navigate throughout the hierarchy in one or more other columns, while selectively adding specific items from any such hierarchical locations in the final column for subsequent processing. Other tools may support grouping into favorites, recall of previous selections, or other operations to facilitate rapid creation and recreation of item groups for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Information Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt N. Schafer, Charles H. Field, Adam L. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9601091
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, a map view is displayed. On the map view, an image which includes a thumbnail image of an image to be incorporated in a content and identification information added to the thumbnail image is applied as a processing section. Thumbnail images of images which are determined as a link source and a link destination by a link setting for image switching when a display area satisfies a link condition are connected to each other by a line. Further, an order of images between which an image is to be successively switched by an image forward feeding operation is defined by an array of thumbnail images in a sequence setting column. Further, the images are coupled using a dotted line or the like so as to represent a preceding-succeeding relationship thereof. A thumbnail image of an image or a line is operated to update a link setting file and a sequence setting file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Aritoki Kawai, Takayuki Shinohara, Hidehiko Morisada
  • Patent number: 9588941
    Abstract: Visualizable subject matter contained within data is detected. A context in which the visualizable subject matter appears is determined. A visualization engine of a plurality of visualization engines is selected based, at least in part, on the context in which the visualizable subject matter appears. The visualization engine is configured to generate a visualization of the visualizable subject matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carrier, Scott N. Gerard, Sterling R. Smith, David B. Styles, Eric Woods