Task Bar Or Desktop Control Panel Patents (Class 715/779)
  • Patent number: 12001977
    Abstract: A system for providing a graphical user interface, including: a multi-tier hierarchy, stored in a database, which maps links between and among a plurality of tiers of an enterprise IT environment; and a dashboard that provides a user-interactive visualization of the enterprise IT environment based on the multi-tier hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: GalaxE.Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dheeraj Misra, Sandipan Gangopadhyay, Tim Bryan
  • Patent number: 11977932
    Abstract: This application is applicable to the field of device interaction technologies and provides an information sharing method and apparatus, a terminal device and a storage medium. The method includes: The method includes: when detecting a trigger gesture performed by a user on an interface element in a current display interface of a terminal device, determining whether the interface element is a shareable object; if the interface element is an unshareable object, determining a shareable target object associated with the interface element; and sharing the target object with a specified target device. This application can effectively improves information sharing efficiency between devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: HONOR DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shishu Yang, Ke Sun
  • Patent number: 11966578
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a touch-sensitive display, a user interface for an application. The electronic device, while displaying the user interface for the application, detects a touch gesture that includes movement of a contact on the touch-sensitive display at least partially over the user interface for the application. The electronic device, in response to detecting the touch gesture, in accordance with a determination that the touch gesture meets first system navigation criteria and video is playing in the application when the touch gesture is detected, concurrently displays a home screen user interface and a representation of the video that is playing in the application. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that the touch gesture meets the first system navigation criteria and there is not video playing in the application when the touch gesture is detected, displays the home screen user interface without displaying representation of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Nathan de Vries
  • Patent number: 11954311
    Abstract: An information processing method including: displaying, based on an object file selected in a first display area, a file icon in a first sub-area of a second display area, where an application icon is displayed in a second sub-area; displaying an application interface of an object application in the first display area in response to detecting a first operation acting on the application icon; detecting a second operation acting on the file icon; and transmitting, in response to detecting the second operation, the object file to the object application to be processed by the object application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Xiaodong Li
  • Patent number: 11949675
    Abstract: Direct access to embedded links via an authenticated application is described. In an example, a first user interface can be presented via a web browser of a computing device, wherein the first user interface includes an actuation mechanism corresponding to an object associated with a platform, and wherein the computing device is associated with an application associated with the platform. In at least one example, an indication of an interaction with the actuation mechanism can be received and based at least in part on (i) receiving the indication of the interaction with the actuation mechanism and (ii) a determination that the application is associated with an active authentication session, the object can be presented via a second user interface presented via the application. As such, direct access to the object can be provided via the authenticated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Attard, Albert Xing, Alfred Xing
  • Patent number: 11934613
    Abstract: A method for generating an adaptive user interface may include, generating a graphical user interface for presentation to a user at an automated banking machine that includes a touch screen display and a currency note dispenser. The automated banking machine may include a sensor that senses information indicating a physical disposition of the user relative to the automated banking machine. The method may include adjusting the placement of the menu options on the touch screen display based on the information regarding the physical disposition of the user relative to the automated banking machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Glenn Alan Reed, Jonathan George Velline, Alicia Yi-Ping Moore, Elizabeth Schrag
  • Patent number: 11921592
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method of restoring a computing session includes receiving, over a network, session data from a server computer, where the session data includes information about at least one session item that is active during a computing session of a first computing device. The at least one session item includes at least one of a web application or a native application. The method includes restoring the at least one session item of the computing session on a second computing device based on the session data, where the at least one session item is arranged on a user interface of the second computing device according to a display arrangement that corresponds to a display arrangement of the at least one session item on a user interface of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Shihui Song, Aga Wronska
  • Patent number: 11914774
    Abstract: Techniques are described for dynamically determining the flow of screens to be presented in a user interface (UI) of an application executing on a computing device, based at least partly on a detected presence of a user device (e.g., a portable computing device) in a particular geographic area. Area designation data is transmitted to, and stored on, a user device. The area designation data can describe a geofenced area and/or beacon signals. In response to determining that the user device is in the geographic area indicated by the area designation data, the user device may transmit an alert signal that causes an interface flow to be dynamically determined and executed for an application executing on the computing device that is separate from the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: James Malcolm Spears, John David Clark, Lisa Horgan, John David Windham
  • Patent number: 11880564
    Abstract: An example display device includes a panel and a controller to define a boundary between a first region of an input layer of the panel and a second region of the input layer of the panel. The example controller disables digital ink input for the first region when the first region is designated for video output and the controller enables digital ink input for the second region when the second region is designated for receiving digital ink input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Thong Thai, Mario E. Campos, Ron Y. Zhang
  • Patent number: 11853538
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of displaying a notification in an electronic device are provided. The apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a status bar including one or more notification icons, and a controller configured to display notification information including an icon and a number of notifications of an application program for each application program when the status bar is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kue-Hwan Sihn, Beyong-Ho Yuu
  • Patent number: 11830487
    Abstract: Implementations set forth herein relate to an automated assistant that can operate as an interface between a user and a separate application to search application content of the separate application. The automated assistant can interact with existing search filter features of another application and can also adapt in circumstances when certain filter parameters are not directly controllable at a search interface of the application. For instance, when a user requests that a search operation be performed using certain terms, those terms may refer to content filters that may not be available at a search interface of the application. However, the automated assistant can generate an assistant input based on those content filters in order to ensure that any resulting search results will be filtered accordingly. The assistant input can then be submitted into a search field of the application and a search operation can be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Lange, Marcin Nowak-Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 11782581
    Abstract: Provided are a display control method and device, an electronic apparatus, and a storage medium. The display control method includes: in response to an instruction of receiving a target conversation message, displaying a message notification bar in a designated area of the graphical user interface; in response to a first touch operation on the message notification bar, switching and displaying display content from the initial content page to the target conversation page, and generating a floating window control in the graphical user interface; in response to a second touch operation on the floating window control, switching and displaying the display content from the target conversation page to the initial content page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Ziqi Shen, Xiao Li, Guilin Niu
  • Patent number: 11775248
    Abstract: An example method includes, at a first electronic device that includes a display, displaying, on the display, a user interface that is associated with an application, the user interface displayed with a control user interface element for changing a display property of the user interface. The method includes, detecting an input directed to the control user interface element. The method also includes that in response to detecting the input, and while continuing to display the user interface, concurrently displaying on the display: a first selectable option for changing the display property of the user interface on the display of the first electronic device, and a second selectable option for requesting display at a second electronic device, distinct from the first electronic device, of a user interface that includes content from the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, John O. Louch, Christopher N. Ryan, Kevin J. Van Vechten, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11770437
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for providing mixed content (e.g., at least one server-side rendered component of a webpage and at least one client-side rendered component of a webpage. A request for the webpage can be transmitted from an application operating at a client device to a server. The server may render some content of the webpage (referred to as server-side rendered (SSR) content). The server may provide the SSR content with executable code (or a location from which the executable code may be obtained) in response to the request. The application may initially hide the SSR content while generating client-side rendered (CSR) content by executing the executable code. After rendering the CSR content, both the SSR content and the CSR content may be presented at substantially the same time at the webpage. The SSR content may be presented by changing the value of an indicator associated with the SSR content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Karippal Kallampally, Xinwei Li, Aditya Kumar Tanti
  • Patent number: 11762809
    Abstract: Systems, methods, articles of manufacture, and computer program products for scalable subscriptions for virtual collaborative workspaces. An indication of a process event associated with a computer-implemented process may be received. A population of subscribers subscribed to at least one property of one of the process event or the computer-implemented process may be determined. A virtual collaborative workspace for the process event may be generated, the virtual collaborative workspace operative to present context information associated with the process event to a plurality of subscribers. A message may be sent to the population of subscribers indicating the process event, the message comprising a link to access the virtual collaborative workspace. The virtual collaborative workspace may be generated for display responsive to selection of the link by the at least one of the population of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Barnum, Bhavik Gudka
  • Patent number: 11750550
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to improvements in the design of a messaging inbox. The inbox may display different units or “modules” for providing a user with quick access to different inbox functionalities. After a number of recent or unread messages are shown in the inbox's initial interface, the messages end and are replaced with modules. A threshold may be defined for the number of recent/unread messages to display before transitioning to modules. The threshold may be determined dynamically based on a minimum and/or maximum number of messages to display. The determination may be based on the current time, whether there is an active conversation in a thread, whether there are unread messages in a thread, etc. The determination may vary from user to user based, for example, on whether the user is a relatively active user, and/or how the user has used the messaging application in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinodh Jayaram, Andrew Yaoshu Song, Jonathan David Perlow
  • Patent number: 11734501
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to system that is configured to manage electronic content and, more specifically, provide a user interface for designating content status with respect to electronic content. The electronic content may be managed by a content collaboration system that manages and stores user-generated content in a series of related pages or documents. Content status may be designated using controls provided via a web-browser user interface and used for tracking and management of electronic content by individual users, which may allow for improved data preservation and more uniform content management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Erik Gui, Samantha Ugulava, Lulu Wang, Eric Van Lare, Mark Séjourné, Traci Wilbanks
  • Patent number: 11734379
    Abstract: A method for providing a dynamically adjusted search results interface includes determining a plurality of items from the electronic catalog that meet one or more relevance criteria in response to a search query. The method also includes transmitting instruction to the client device, the instructions causing the client device to display a search results page including a plurality of search results corresponding to the plurality of items. A primary search result of the plurality of search results is displayed in an expanded format and other search results of the plurality of search results are displayed in a minimized format. The method further includes detecting user navigation data with respect to the search results page, determining that the user navigation data meet one or more conditions for collapsing the primary search result from the expanded format to the minimized format, and automatically collapsing the primary search result from the expanded format to the minimized format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Rahul Ranganathan, Carolina de los Arcos de Pedro, Frank Marino
  • Patent number: 11714520
    Abstract: A method of executing an application in a touch device is provided. The method includes displaying an execution screen of a first application as a full screen, receiving an input of an execution event for executing a second application, configuring a multi-window in a split scheme when the execution event is released on a specific window, and independently displaying screens of the first application and the second application through respective split windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daesik Hwang, Hyesoon Jeong, Jeonghoon Kim, Dongjun Lee, Jonghwa Oh
  • Patent number: 11669228
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods may display multi-dimensional data sets in a dynamically-generated ocular view, which may show the relationship between data points in the different dimensions. For example, such a data set may include in one dimension results of one or more laboratory tests and, in another dimension, body systems or functions that the respective tests may relate to. The ocular view may depict the relationships between the tests and the systems. By being generated dynamically, moreover, the ocular view may be able to present this information for arbitrary sets of test results, without a template having been generated in advance to specify the layout of some particular combination of results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Wilkinson, Kerry O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11662883
    Abstract: A user input interface on a mobile device may employ a set of routines to control computing functions on a computer. Computing functions may be associated with elements of the user input interface, such that the elements may be used to control the associated computing functions. The associations of computing functions and user input interface elements may be stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Murray A. Reicher
  • Patent number: 11644962
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed for managing a widget configuration interface in an asset management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nithaya Phoutchanthavongsa, Phillip Allard, Jean-Christophe Huet
  • Patent number: 11610051
    Abstract: An NLP analysis method based on identification of common terms is disclosed. The improved NLP analysis can separate different parts of a patent claim into discrete claim segments based on the common terms. A user interface that corresponds to a flowchart allows the user to drag and drop the claim segments to form complex relationships, which is used to generate a patent specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Rowan TELS Corp.
    Inventors: Simon Booth, Brian McKnight, Tom Isaacson, Shelton Austin, Gregory Durbin
  • Patent number: 11573674
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of selected desktops and applications on single and dual screens are disclosed. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops running simultaneously. One embodiment provides an annunciator window extending across both screens in a dual screen configuration. The annunciator window provides alerts, notifications, and statuses of the device in an increased area thereby enhancing viewability of the information in the window. The annunciator window can be expanded over a selected screen to view full contents of the window without having to minimize or close running applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 11561808
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to virtual desktops may include receiving an input indicating hovering of a pointer over an icon in a toolbar, identifying one or more existing virtual desktops, determining a state for each of the one or more existing virtual desktops by identifying one or more instances of any applications that are currently running in each of the one or more existing virtual desktops and determining a running state for each of the one or more instances, and displaying a preview of each of the one or more existing virtual desktops in response to the hovering of the pointer over the icon. The preview may include displaying the running state for one of the one or more instances for each existing virtual desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Leo Tian Yue, Clinton Edward Rutkas, Lee Dicks Clark, Peter Josef Kreiseder, Robert Joseph Disano
  • Patent number: 11537661
    Abstract: A system comprising: an input configured to receive input speech data originating from a user; an output configured to output speech or text information; and a processor configured to: provide first input data to a character sequence determination module to determine a character sequence from the first input data, wherein determining a character sequence comprises: obtaining a first list of one or more candidate character sequences from the first input data; selecting a first candidate character sequence from the first list; generating a first confirm request to confirm the selected first candidate character sequence, wherein the first confirm request is outputted by way of the output; if second input data indicating that the first candidate character sequence is not confirmed is received, selecting a second candidate character sequence and generating a second confirm request to confirm the selected second candidate if the second candidate character sequence is different from the first candidate character s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: PolyAI Limited
    Inventors: Samuel John Coope, Emmanuel Sevrin, Kacper Jakub Żyłka, Benjamin Peter Levin
  • Patent number: 11537746
    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: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Subhash Sankuratripati, Dhanuja Shaji, Masoud Akhoondi, Amit Datta
  • Patent number: 11513557
    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: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Austen J. Green
  • Patent number: 11502987
    Abstract: A communication system performs a third-party authentication between a home service end and a foreign service end, wherein the home service end and the foreign service end each have a type of a cloud, an edge or a fog. The communication system includes a control module and a plurality of operation modules that are configured in a universal proxy, wherein the universal proxy performs communication with a cloud through a cloud relay, performs communication with an edge through an edge relay, and performs communication with a fog through a fog relay. The control module selects two of the operation modules to perform the third-party authentication according to the types of the home service end and the foreign service end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ying-Dar Lin, Asad Ali
  • Patent number: 11501854
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for electronically drawing and editing representations of chemical structures using an intuitive user interface. This user interface, the context-aware virtual keyboard, makes it faster and easier to draw and edit chemical structure representations by guiding the user through the sequence of steps required to produce the representation in a context-based, non-linear fashion. The context-based virtual keyboard allows a user to quickly create graphical representations of complex chemical structures by using the structure itself as a basis for presenting efficient options for subsequent drawing/editing steps. Different possible and/or likely actions (e.g., edits to a chemical structure being drawn) are presented to the user based on a selected navigation position on the drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Informatics, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre Morieux, Michael Wilson, Jeffrey F. Lowrie
  • Patent number: 11442607
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process for performing a task includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory, determining whether a shortcut criteria is met and in accordance with a determination that the shortcut criteria is met: displaying a first affordance corresponding to a first task of a shortcut over a user interface, determining whether the first task can be completed without displaying an application interface corresponding to the first task, in accordance with a determination that the first task can be completed without displaying the application interface, performing the first task while displaying the first affordance, and in accordance with a determination that the first task cannot be completed without displaying the application interface, displaying the application interface, and completing the first task using the application interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ayaka Nonaka, Daniel Sean Hsu, Ian J. McDowell, Nicholas Christian Frey, Charles B. Etzel, Conrad B. Kramer, Jay Moon, Elizabeth Elsa Perakis, Ari Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11429685
    Abstract: A method, system, program and apparatus for sharing content portions is disclosed. An ordinary user, using a standard browser is empowered to be able to select portions of content within a currently displayed internet document. The user is presented with the ability to share the content portions selected by him specifically, and share them with his social graph and/or publish them to other locations. All this is accomplished without requiring additional software components be installed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Rohit Chandra
  • Patent number: 11397599
    Abstract: Described herein is a system for rendering a graphical user interface (GUI) indicating eligibility for triggering a predefined action. In an embodiment, a central system may render a graphical user interface (GUI) including a visual representation of a given calendar month sectioned by each day in the given calendar month. A visual indicator may be rendered on the visual representation of the calendar month. The central system may further render columns in each section of the of the visual representation of the given calendar month as each day in the calendar month passes, in response receiving a data transmission on at least one day within the given time period. A height of each column may increment a given amount in response to a total amount of days with a data transmission in the given time period being incremented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HealthSnap, Inc.
    Inventors: Chase Preston, Yenvy Truong
  • Patent number: 11373031
    Abstract: A method for implementing layout design is disclosed herein, including creating a container used to display a graphic, generating, at least one of one or more horizontal tracks and one or more vertical tracks housed within the container, the one or more horizontal tracks and one or more vertical tracks intersecting to create grids, placing digital content inside at least one of the one or more grids, sizing the one or more horizontal tracks and the one or more vertical tracks. Responsive to the sizing, determining a proper placement of the one or more horizontal tracks and one or more vertical tracks, by repeating the sizing of the one or more horizontal tracks and the one or more vertical tracks, and outputting an object, the object identifying parameters of the one or more horizontal tracks and the one or more vertical tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FusionCharts, Inc.
    Inventors: Priyanjit Dey, Nilarnab Mookherjee
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    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: RE49819
    Abstract: A method of displaying items on a mobile terminal includes displaying a first icon group of a plurality of icons on a display of the mobile terminal, such that each icon of the first icon group is associated with an application that is executable on the mobile terminal. Also performed is detecting user contact at a first location of the display relative to a displayed location of a particular icon of the first icon group and detecting further user contact representing a dragging over a distance beginning from the first location, such that the dragging represents substantially continual user contact from the first location over the distance. Also, after the dragging occurs over a threshold distance, displaying a second group of icons in an icon display region, such that each icon of the second icon group is associated with an application that is executable on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Sungeun Bang