Task Bar Or Desktop Control Panel Patents (Class 715/779)
  • Patent number: 11354023
    Abstract: A method to share map information between an electronic device and other nearby devices using peer-to-peer communication is provided. The method receives identification of different map items such as a route, points of interest, search results, a current map view and sends to a selected nearby device. The method provides different options to select the map items to share. The particular map information to share in some embodiments depends on what is currently displayed and/or selected on the map. When there are several items that can be shared and there is not a clear indication for what the user intends to share, an action list is shown to allow the user to select the information to share. Once a map item to share is selected, the method displays a share list to display a list of nearby devices. The method sends the shared information to selected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Sean B. Kelly, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 11337872
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing customized user menus. The system comprises a patient support apparatus, a user interface configured to receive input from a user, and a display configured to display user menus or information. The user menus may comprise indicia representative of the operational functions of the patient support apparatus. A controller determines the customized user menu based on usage characteristics, a position of the user interface in proximity to the patient support apparatus, a location of the user interface within a facility, an identification of the user, and/or a patient condition. A touchscreen and/or a mobile device may comprise the user interface and the display. The mobile device may be removably coupled to the patient support apparatus. Methods for improving patient care by providing the customized user menu are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Annie Desaulniers, Ming Chen, Marco Constant
  • Patent number: 11340780
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The disclosed electronic device comprises: a touch screen display structure; a first wireless communication circuit; a second wireless communication circuit; a stylus pen including at least one button which can be pressed or touched; a processor operationally connected to the touch screen display structure and the first wireless communication circuit; and a memory operationally connected to the processor. A first application program including a first user interface, and a second application program including a second user interface are stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangmin Shin, Donghoon Kang, Jikwang Kang, Kyuhong Kim, Yeojeong Yoon, Yusun Cheong, Yeunwook Lim
  • Patent number: 11340765
    Abstract: A method for displaying an interface of a multimedia information application, includes: in response to detecting a first operation on a first control on an interface of a multimedia information application, displaying a second control on the interface; and in response to detecting a hiding trigger event, hiding the second control on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xushu Liu
  • Patent number: 11332009
    Abstract: A work vehicle including a touch screen display, a work implement movably coupled to a frame, and a control module having a processor and a memory wherein the processor is configured to execute stored program instructions to display a graphical user interface having selectable application icons on one or more overlays. One of the overlays covers a first portion of the display field and a second portion of the display field displays an application selected by one of the selectable application icons. Selection of a split screen icon displays a second overlay on a second portion of the display field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael P. Couch, Alek D. Jerauld, Adam F. Tritz, Pii Susanna Paasovaara
  • Patent number: 11334221
    Abstract: Systems and method are directed to launching an application from a rail located within a user interface of a personal information manager application. More specifically, a display of a first user interface of a first application may be rendered at a display device, where the first user interface includes a rail populated with a plurality of icons representing a plurality of applications. At least one of the plurality of icons may be selected and a second application may be determined based on the selected icon. Based upon the selection of the icon, a display of a second user interface may be rendered within a portion of the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Corina Arama, Fernanda Mendes Richnak, Jonathan Jay Cadiz, Weina Xie, William Ritter Avery, Lingnan Becker, Erin Woo, Garett Yoshiharu Sakamoto, Jonathan David Butler, Jin Ma
  • Patent number: 11334242
    Abstract: Display of a display object is changed more appropriately. A display control device includes: a display region setting unit configured to set a display region in accordance with a screen size of a display; a display control unit configured to control display of at least one or more display objects arranged in an arrangement region provided in the display region; and a priority setting unit configured to set relative priority among the display objects arranged in the same arrangement region, wherein the display control unit sets a size of the arrangement region correspondingly to the display region that is set in accordance with the screen size of the display, and controls display of the display objects based on the priority that is set among the display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jitsu Ezaki
  • Patent number: 11327639
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide a split view exiting method and device, a storage medium and an electronic device. The method includes: detecting, in a split view state, a moving operation from a user for a first split window and a second split window; moving the first split window and the second split window according to the detected moving operation; acquiring window overlap information of the first split window and the second split window when detecting that the first split window and the second split window are partially overlapped; and exiting the split view state when the window overlap information meets a preset split exiting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Liangjing Fu, Zhiyong Lin, Tongxi Li, Dan Cao
  • Patent number: 11265419
    Abstract: A system for automatic authentication of service requests includes authentication of a remote access device. This authentication may be accomplished automatically prior to text or audio communication between a customer and a service agent. In some embodiments, authentication is accomplished automatically by authentication of the remote access device or accomplished by asking the customer questions. A single authentication of the remote access device may be used to authenticate a service request transferred between service agents. The authentication of the remote device may include, for example, use of a personal identification number, a fingerprint, a photograph, and/or a hardware identifier. Some embodiments include an intelligent pipeline configured for managing queues of customer service requests and/or customer service agent control over a customer's access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: UJET, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Janefalkar, Hisun Kim
  • Patent number: 11256389
    Abstract: A display device for executing a plurality of applications and a method for controlling the display device are provided. The method includes displaying a plurality of windows in which applications are executed respectively, receiving an iconize input for executing the plurality of windows, checking window information about each of the plurality of windows and discontinuing the displaying of the plurality of windows, and generating a shortcut icon for executing the plurality of windows simultaneously, based on the checked window information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Hyuck Shin, Sung-Hwan Kim, Doo-Hwan Kim, Jae-Yeol Lee, Kun-Woo Baek, Hee-Ran Youn
  • Patent number: 11245785
    Abstract: There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) an operating system computer program stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe gesture, and, in response to the detected swipe gesture, displaying a search bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Canonical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shuttleworth, Ivo Weevers, Mika Meskanen, Oren Horev, Calum Pringle, John Lea, Otto Greenslade, Marcus Haslam, Ivanka Majic, Xi Zhu
  • Patent number: 11237699
    Abstract: A system for generating proximal menus described herein can include a processor to detect a location of a touch gesture on a display device coupled to the system. The processor can also determine a proximal menu is to be displayed at the location of the touch gesture and populate the proximal menu with at least one feature corresponding to a ring of an operating system. Furthermore, the processor can display the proximal menu with the at least one feature within an executed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan K. Mamaril, Matthias Baer, Gregory A. Howard, Jonathan M. Cain, Isaiah Ng, Jack B. Gerrits, Kiran Kumar, Jessica Bourgade, Michael C. Hilsdale
  • Patent number: 11204680
    Abstract: A method of supporting divided screen areas and a mobile terminal employing the same are disclosed. The method includes: generating input signals for one of sequentially and simultaneously activating a plurality of user functions; activating the user functions according to generated input signals; dividing a screen into divided screen areas that correspond to activated user functions; and outputting functional view areas associated with the activated user functions to the corresponding divided screen areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Min Yook, Sung Sik Yoo, Kang Won Lee, Myeong Lo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Hui Chul Yang, Yong Ki Min
  • Patent number: 11194444
    Abstract: An electronic device for indicating selection of a data transfer method is disclosed. A processor is coupled to an input interface module and an output interface module. A memory is coupled to the processor and stores an application comprising instructions to cause the device to display indications corresponding to a plurality of data transfer methods via the output interface module, receive a selection of one of the methods for use in making a subsequent data transfer, retrieve a graphical element corresponding to the selected method, configure the device for making data transfers using the selected method, and indicate the device is operable to perform data transfers using the selected method by presenting the graphical element in the interface of the application whenever the interface is displayed via the output interface module or by modifying an icon for launching the application to correspond to the graphical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Adrian Bloy, Sébastien Forget, Ryan Edmund Vekeman, Connie Maun-Fong Chan, Daniel Lam Tin Cheung, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 11175797
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for acquiring menu display instructions from a user, and generating and outputting the operating system menu screens for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Higuchi, Shigeru Enomoto, Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 11164384
    Abstract: A system for replacing physical items in images is discussed. A depicted item can be selected and removed from an image via image mask data and pixel merging techniques. Virtual light source positions can be generated based on real-world light source data from the image. A rendered simulation of a virtual item can then be integrated into the image to create a modified image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Houzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Huang, Jingwen Wang, Yi Wu, Xin Ai
  • Patent number: 11151217
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs stored on a computer storage medium, for providing a dynamic contextual library. In some implementations, an interactive element is provided for display in a user interface. Context data that indicates a context of one or more computers is generated. Document data indicating a subset of documents from a document collection associated with a user is obtained, with the subset of documents being selected from the document collection based on the context data. After obtaining the data indicating the subset of documents, data indicating user interaction with the interactive element is received. Data identifying the subset of documents for display is provided in response to receiving the data indicating user interaction with the interactive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Siamak Ziraknejad, Jiao Xu, Boyu Li, Quan Jia, Saurabh Abhyankar, Timothy Lang
  • Patent number: 11150696
    Abstract: Techniques for enhancing the viewing of applications in a preview provider are provided. A method includes receiving an indication to provide a preview mode on a display of the computing device, providing screenshots of a plurality of applications in the preview mode such that the screenshots are accessible for viewing by a user. The method also includes identifying the first application to provide the first screenshot in an updated mode and changing a state of the first application from a suspended state to an inactive state by allocating processing time of the one or more processors to the first application, and displaying updates of the first screenshot while the first application is in the inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Austen J. Green
  • Patent number: 11134147
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium are provided. The information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to: control a display to display a first space for a first conversation including a first message and a second space for a second conversation next to each other, the first conversation being a conversation of a first group including a first member, the second conversation being a conversation of a second group; in response to a first operation received on the display, control the display to display, in the second space, the first member of the first group or the first message of the first conversation. The first operation is a gesture moving along the display from a first place on the display to a second place on the display in contact the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11126745
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and a method for determining whether data utilization is privacy compliant. The program and method includes receiving input, via a graphical user interface, that includes identification of an application feature that utilizes user data collected from a plurality of users of the application; generating, for display in the graphical user interface, a plurality of fields that characterize utilization of user data; receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of one or more fields, the selected one or more fields characterize the utilization of the user data by the application feature; determining, based on the selected one or more fields, whether the utilization of the user data is privacy compliant; and generating, for display, an approval status indicating whether the utilization of the user data is privacy compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Subhash Sankuratripati, Dhanuja Shaji, Masoud Akhoondi, Amit Datta
  • Patent number: 11126665
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for maintaining dashboard state are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of accessing data identifying modifications that the user has previously applied to the dashboard. The actions further include applying, to the dashboard, the modifications that the user has previously applied to the dashboard. The actions further include providing, to the client device, the modified dashboard. The actions further include receiving, from the client device, additional modifications applied by the user to the modified dashboard. The actions further include updating the modifications that the user previously applied to the dashboard without updating the dashboard by adding data identifying the additional modifications to the data identifying the modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Chris McNabney, Shrimohan Damani, Ellen Wang, Aaditya Narvekar
  • Patent number: 11093106
    Abstract: A method of supporting divided screen areas and a mobile terminal employing the same are disclosed. The method includes: generating input signals for one of sequentially and simultaneously activating a plurality of user functions; activating the user functions according to generated input signals; dividing a screen into divided screen areas that correspond to activated user functions; and outputting functional view areas associated with the activated user functions to the corresponding divided screen areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Min Yook, Sung Sik Yoo, Kang Won Lee, Myeong Lo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Hui Chul Yang, Yong Ki Min
  • Patent number: 11048393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a personalized visual representation of an artificially intelligent (AI) agent. The system presents a first representation of the AI agent on a display. A user provides an input to the AI agent through an input device. The system determines a type of information included in the input. The system then modifies feature(s) of the first representation to form a different representation of the AI agent based on the type of information included in the input. The second representation is then presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Thor Lewis
  • Patent number: 11023666
    Abstract: A computer system for a narrational media organizer for transforming digital media into a personal, memorable story with minimal user input having a processor and storage with instructions for creating a narrational media organizer (NMO) environment, where a user can annotate one or more than one digital media file or graphical representations of the digital media files using a user interface; and an NMO data structure for storing the digital media and annotations of the NMO environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Nils Kokemohr
  • Patent number: 10949060
    Abstract: A device and method for switching applications in an electronic device are described. An electronic device includes a display and at least one processor. The at least one processor controls the display to display execution information on a first application and to display an application switch object in at least a portion of the display along with the displayed execution information on the first application when input for displaying the application switch object is received while the first application is executed. The application switch object includes at least one first object corresponding to an application usage history of the electronic device, a second object corresponding to the first application, and at least one third object corresponding to at least one second application executable in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Seung Wook Nam, Youngmi Kim, Youngseong Kim, Hyo-Sang Bang, Sangsu Lee, Youngjay Lee, Jae Myoung Lee, Kyungsoo Lim, Soe-Youn Yim, Martin Jung, Jinhoon Cho, Hyun Yeul Lee
  • Patent number: 10938952
    Abstract: Described herein is a screen reader providing a summary with popular link(s). The screen reader can provide a request for popular link information regarding a particular web resource to a search engine. The request can include a URL associated with the particular web resource. The request can be provided in response to a user request for a summary and/or the request can be provided based upon a user configurable setting (e.g., a quantity of popular links to be displayed). The screen reader can receive popular link information regarding the particular web resource from the search engine. The screen reader can then provide a summary comprising at least some of the received popular link information to the user. In response to selection of a particular popular link, the screen reader can redirect the browser to display a web resource associated with the particular popular link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mariah Sigourney Moon, Sichen Lu, Vanguri Madhuri, Lukasz Zygmunt Makar, Ravi Gupta, Jason Anthony Grieves, Carolina Hernandez, Elbio Renato Torres Abib, Jane Jayoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10921952
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a dynamic button as a dynamic button user interface element is rendered in a graphical user interface, the dynamic button corresponding to an application action when selected by a user via the graphical user interface. Then, in response to detection of selection of the dynamic button by the user via the graphical user interface, the application action is caused to be executed, producing an application action result, and a visual indication of the application action result is displayed inside the dynamic button user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Richard Hong
  • Patent number: 10909135
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for context development. For instance, a first method may include obtaining first micro-application actor information associated with a first micro-application actor. The first micro-application actor information may include information for workflow rules, and the workflow rules may include data set rules, extract, transform, load (ETL) rules, and functional expressions. The first method may further include obtaining data from data sources based on the data set rules; applying the ETL rules to the obtained data to generate processed data; applying the functional expressions to the processed data to obtain an output; and performing at least one processing action based on the output. A second method may include generating a system component corresponding to a blueprint based on a user request; associating the system component with a domain of a user account; and performing processes associated the system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Stotts, Tanvi Thakur, Patrick Moore, Gordon Bailey
  • Patent number: 10832437
    Abstract: A computer implemented method using artificial intelligence for matching images with locations and directions by acquiring a plurality of panoramic images, detecting objects and their locations in each of the panoramic images, acquiring a floorplan image, detecting objects and their locations in the floorplan image, comparing the objects and locations detect in each of the panoramic image to the objects and locations detected in the floorplan image, and determining a location in the floorplan image where each panoramic image was taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Bjorn Stenger, Tomoyuki Mukasa, Jiu Xu, Lu Yan
  • Patent number: 10789285
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, to systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features and improved user interfaces. For instance, a smart search may be provided, e.g., where search results vary based on the popularity of songs within the venue, in dependence on songs being promoted, etc. As another example, a tile-based approach to organizing groupings of songs is provided. Groupings may involve self-populating collections of songs that combine centrally-promoted songs, songs in a given genre that are popular across an audiovisual distribution network, and songs that are locally popular and match up with the given genre (e.g., because of shared attributes such as same or similar genre, artist, etc.). Different tile visual presentations also are contemplated, as are different physical jukebox designs. In certain example embodiments, a sealed core unit with the “brains” of the jukebox is insertable into a docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TouchTones Music Corporation
    Inventors: Francois Beaumier, Karim Dhambri, Daniel Susla, Matthew Labunka, Ian Moulton, Samer Alameer, Michael Tooker
  • Patent number: 10768774
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program product embodiments describe back navigation features of a page. In an embodiment, a display device displays the page in a first layout, selected from a set of layouts associated with the page, for displaying a first content. The display device navigates from the first layout to one or more subsequent layouts, each subsequent layout selected from the set of layouts. The subsequent layouts include a second layout that concurrently displays the first content and a second related content in separate panels of the second layout. The display device stores a navigation sequence from the first layout through each of the subsequent layouts. Responsive to receiving a command to return to the first layout, the display device selects the first layout, from the stored navigation sequence, to navigate from the second layout to the first layout. Then, the page is rendered using the selected first layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jan-Michel Blinn, Annette Jann, Carlos Martinez Gomez, Carolin Seel, Denis Timur, Janos Varadi, Kai Richter, Roman Rommel, Tina Rauschenbach, Jamila Schon
  • Patent number: 10768783
    Abstract: A method for providing application information in an electronic device includes providing at least one application item including information regarding a corresponding application, by using a first specified area of a display operatively coupled to an electronic device, identifying or selecting at least one item from the at least one application item, providing execution information of an application corresponding to the at least one item via a second specified area of the display based on the identifying, and providing additional information related to the execution information via the first specified area, based on the execution information. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Hee Lee, Chang-Ryong Heo, Ken-Hyung Park, Chi-Hyun Cho, Kun-Woo Baek
  • Patent number: 10761692
    Abstract: In some remote application execution environments, a client device (e.g., to which application output is sent and where user interaction is performed) may include native control elements for touch input such as virtual keyboards, virtual pickers and the like. When the server device detects an editable/control field of a remoted application receiving focus, the server may instruct the client to activate a native control element for user interaction. The client may determine the manner in which to modify an application display to resolve potential display conflicts. For example, a native control element may obscure or hide portions of the remoted application on the client display. Modifying the application display may include panning the display, zooming into or out of portions of the display, adapting the display for scrolling, and the like. The remote computing device may also transmit values for populating a native control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgy Momchilov, Chakravarthi Valicherla, Mukund Ingale, Kireeti Valicherla
  • Patent number: 10739983
    Abstract: A server device may be configured to transmit, to a client device, data and program code that instructs the client device to display a graphical user interface using the data. The graphical user interface may include a plurality of parallel lanes that are displayed according to a logical ordering. The parallel lanes may contain handle components for dragging the lanes in a direction substantially perpendicular to the parallel lanes. The selection, dragging, and release of a handle component of a particular parallel lane may cause the graphical user interface to: (i) upon the selection, automatically collapse the parallel lanes, (ii) upon the dragging, slide the particular parallel lane among the set of collapsed parallel lanes, and (iii) upon the release, automatically expand the parallel lanes into a different logical ordering defined by where the particular parallel lane was released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventor: Venkatram Reddy Miriyala
  • Patent number: 10719208
    Abstract: A multi-tasking execution apparatus and a method for easily controlling applications running in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a display and a controller. The display displays an application-containing image in which at least one specific image representing at least one application running in a background is contained and arranged. The controller operatively displays at least one specific image representing at least one application running in the background, so as to be contained in the application-containing image, and controls the at least one application running in the background by controlling the specific image based on a specific gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Kyung Jeon, Joo-Il Sung
  • Patent number: 10712933
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal allowing a user to easily search for and execute an application, and a method of controlling the terminal. The method includes displaying a first output screen including a screen of an application; receiving a first gesture; displaying a second output screen including a keyboard interface, according to the received first gesture; receiving a search word via the keyboard interface; displaying a third output screen including a list of applications searched by using the received search word; receiving a second gesture; and executing at least one application from among the applications, according to the received second gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-wook Park, Se-hwan Park, Jae-yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10656812
    Abstract: A method of controlling an application instance using a graphical user interface. In response to the application instance providing a user input control for accepting a command from the user, a corresponding user input control for display in a thumbnail representation of the application instance is generated. When a thumbnail representation of the application instance is displayed, the generated user input control is displayed with the thumbnail representation of the application instance. In response to a user giving a command using the generated user input control, a corresponding command is given to the application instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Horsman, Kathleen Sharp, Joseph R. Winchester
  • Patent number: 10613707
    Abstract: Individualized icon elements are provided to a development team implementing a user interface or other image content for a new software application. A computer system receives an electronic document representing an image mockup from a designer, and scans the electronic document to identify mock icons. The mock icons are matched to corresponding icons in a digital icon repository. Each icon in the repository has associated metadata such as file name, description, file format, location, etc. Icons may be available with different file formats. The corresponding icons are provided with associated metadata in a form which is selectable by a developer. Corresponding icons may be provided by displaying icon images with respective confidence values representing an estimated likelihood of matching. A desired icon can be selected for inclusion in an icon package, and thereafter be removed from the list of available icons in the icon repository for the current project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron E. Calder, Blake M. Helman, Hyun K. Seo
  • Patent number: 10609248
    Abstract: A communication system comprising an information processing apparatus and a mobile terminal, wherein when the mobile terminal receives a packet transmitted from the information processing apparatus, it determines whether or not a login condition for transmitting a login request is satisfied based on a received signal strength of the packet, and it transmits the login request to the information processing apparatus in a case where it determines that the login condition is satisfied, and does not transmit the login request to the information processing apparatus in a case where it is determines that the login condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hosoda, Fumio Mikami, Hiroki Matsushima, Yukimasa Sato, Kyohei Takeda, Tomoko Adachi
  • Patent number: 10592305
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes an application processor to execute applications on the device. A user interface for the application can be displayed on a display of the wearable device. Some applications executed on the wearable device are associated with an activity session, such as, for example, a turn-by-turn navigation session, an exercise session, a media playback session. For the duration of this session, such applications can be flagged for persistent display on the wearable device and will be displayed upon activation of the wearable device in place of the default application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Lamb, Neil Desai, Antony J. Dzeryn, Greg Novick, Kevin McAtee, Ziv Wolkowicki
  • Patent number: 10585555
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes selecting at least first and second applications to be simultaneously run together; displaying, via a touchscreen of the mobile terminal, an integrated icon corresponding to the selected first and second applications; and simultaneously running, via a controller of the mobile terminal, the first and second applications and displaying execution screens of the first and second applications in a formation corresponding to a layout of the created integrated icon, in response to a selection of the integrated icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeyoung Moon, Seungmin Jeong, Seungwoon Yang, Boyoung Mun, Eunjung Lim, Jinseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10574787
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing based on content popularity information are provided. A client computer transmits a request for content from a content provider. The content provider utilizes executable code, such as translation request code, for facilitating request routing utilizing popularity information. The translation request code, may direct a client computing device to request further translation request code and/or translation information. Thereafter, the client issues a DNS query with the translated information including popularity information. The content delivery network service provider can then either resolve the DNS query with an IP address of a cache component or transmit another alternative resource identifier that will resolve to the content delivery network service provider. The process can repeat until a DNS nameserver resolves a DNS query from the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, Bradley Eugene Marshall, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10564797
    Abstract: A device and a method for displaying content on a display device involve generating a graphical user interface including a toolbar in response to a request to display content. The toolbar is displayed simultaneously with the content on a display screen of the display device, with at least two sides of the toolbar are separated from edges of the display screen. The toolbar is partially transparent and brought onto display using an animation, separately from display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Florian Jann, Michael Krenkler, Tina Rauschenbach, Emil Voutta
  • Patent number: 10558425
    Abstract: A method that causes a computer to execute a display control process. The method includes generating identification information in a number corresponding to a number of object information included in a display area of a display, and displaying the object information and the identification information in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kyosuke Imamura, Iori Murakami
  • Patent number: 10547575
    Abstract: A method of managing message communication improves computer security, the method comprising the steps of: first selecting or creating a first group wave rule that identifies a subset of a plurality of message actors; first providing the subset of the plurality of message actors with access to a message sidebar, wherein the plurality of message actors communicate with each other in a message channel associated with the sidebar, and an excluded actor of the plurality of message actors is excluded from access to the sidebar; second selecting or creating a second group wave rule that relates to the excluded actor; receiving one or more responsive messages in the sidebar from the subset responsive to the first providing; and second providing the excluded actor with access to the sidebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Wrinkl, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc A. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10528385
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems for facilitating task completion through inter-application communication and/or for registering a target application for contextually aware task execution are provided. That is, a current application may display content comprising an entity (e.g., a mapping application may display a restaurant entity). One or more actions capable of being performed on the entity may be exposed (e.g., a reserve table action). Responsive to selection of an action, one or more target applications capable of performing the action on the entity may be presented. Responsive to selection of a target application, contextual information for the entity and/or the action may be passed to the target application so that the target application may be launched in a contextually relevant state to facilitate completion of a task. For example, a dinning application may be launched to a table reservation form for the restaurant entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Shajib Sadhukha, Zhaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 10520979
    Abstract: Techniques for enhancing the viewing of applications in a preview provider are provided. A method includes receiving an indication to provide a preview mode on a display of the computing device, providing screenshots of a plurality of applications in the preview mode such that the screenshots are accessible for viewing by a user. The method also includes identifying the first application to provide the first screenshot in an updated mode and changing a state of the first application from a suspended state to an inactive state by allocating processing time of the one or more processors to the first application, and displaying updates of the first screenshot while the first application is in the inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Austen J. Green
  • Patent number: 10498850
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for provisioning context sharing artifacts between applications are presented. For example, as compared to conventional context sharing methods for sharing context information between two applications, the present innovations provide for eliminating the need for a Clinical Context Object Workgroup (CCOW) context manager. Modern applications are typically written in “zero-footprint” web technologies (pure HTML/JS/CSS) to avoid the need to install anything on users' computers. The only thing users have to have in order to access the application is a modern web browser. To synchronize context between two such web applications, a communication channel is required; but for security reasons the browser runs all applications in “sandboxed” mode which prevents the applications from communicating directly with the other browser applications or anything else on the local computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Sten Herlitz
  • Patent number: 10496242
    Abstract: An operation screen display device according to the present invention displays operation screens which have a hierarchical structure on a display surface, and displays a lower level window, in which a region of at least a part of an operation screen of a lower level layer associated with an operation key which is performed with a pinch out operation is displayed, on a display surface at a specified size based on a size specified with the pinch out operation by a user for any of a plurality of operation keys in the operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoriko Suzuki, Daiki Nishioka, Kazuhisa Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10489190
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems for facilitating task completion through inter-application communication and/or for registering a target application for contextually aware task execution are provided. That is, a current application may display content comprising an entity (e.g., a mapping application may display a restaurant entity). One or more actions capable of being performed on the entity may be exposed (e.g., a reserve table action). Responsive to selection of an action, one or more target applications capable of performing the action on the entity may be presented. Responsive to selection of a target application, contextual information for the entity and/or the action may be passed to the target application so that the target application may be launched in a contextually relevant state to facilitate completion of a task. For example, a dinning application may be launched to a table reservation form for the restaurant entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar, Shajib Sadhukha, Zhaowei Jiang