Task Bar Or Desktop Control Panel Patents (Class 715/779)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10474358
    Abstract: A computing device may include one or more dynamically configurable user input devices. In one example, a triggering event, such as, for example, a user input at a user interface of the computing device, may be detected in connection with an application running on the computing device. In response to the detected triggering event, individual elements of the user interface, such as, for example, keys of a keyboard, may be configured, and/or re-configured, to correspond to the input received and/or the application running on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Martin, Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Benjamin Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 10467023
    Abstract: An embedded system includes a processor, a volatile memory coupled to the processor, and a non-volatile memory storing a computer executable code. The computer executable code, when executed by the at least one processor, is configured to: perform a boot process; display a splash screen during the boot process; and during the display of the splash screen: provide a plurality of interactive links between executing a plurality of applications and a plurality of inputs; receive one of the inputs from a user; and in response to receiving the one of the inputs, execute the corresponding application based on the interactive links after accomplishing the boot process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMZETTA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Balasubramanian Chandrasekaran, David Yoon, Yugender P. Subramanian, Manikandan Ganesan Malliga
  • Patent number: 10409565
    Abstract: A system and methods for a real-time web application framework including a server controlled real-time web application with synchronized server components mapped to client widgets, a method for modal execution support in a real-time web application environment, a pixel perfect designer having a designer, an image renderer, and server components, the image renderer configured to render a client widget based on the properties of a server component, and a theming system implemented by the real-time web application during run-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ICE TEA GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Gianluca Pivato
  • Patent number: 10394417
    Abstract: The functionality traditionally provided by an application program through a window presented as part of a window-based user interface can be accessed while the window remains hidden. A toolbar, or similar collection of user interface elements, can be presented when a user indicates an intention to interact with an application program whose window is hidden. The toolbar can comprise elements associated with functions specific to the hidden window. The user's selection can be communicated to the application program so that it can perform the requested function. If the user no longer indicates an intention to interact with the application program, the toolbar can be removed. In one embodiment, the toolbar can be presented together with a thumbnail of the relevant window in a floating display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Bret Anderson, Stephan Hoefnagels
  • Patent number: 10394449
    Abstract: A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John O. Louch, Kevin J. Van Vechten
  • Patent number: 10386992
    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: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    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: 10380582
    Abstract: The DYNAMIC CHECKOUT BUTTON APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (DCB) transforms product page checkout request input and user identification input via DCB components such as offer/discount determination component and checkout button embedding component, into dynamic checkout button outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Clint Florez, Amit Gupta, Aparna Krishnan Girish, Peng Zhao, Chunxi Jiang, Sang Wook Lee, Kevin Carvalho
  • Patent number: 10372801
    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: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Nils Kokemohr
  • Patent number: 10318525
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to browsing and searching content on an electronic device. An electronic device displays a first user interface including a search affordance and receives an input corresponding to selection of the search affordance. In response, the device displays a plurality of category affordances, including a first category affordance associated with a first category and a second category affordance associated with a second category. The device further receives an input corresponding to selection of the first category affordance and, in response, displays a representation of one or more information items that correspond to the first category and replaces at least a subset of the category affordances with a plurality of subcategory affordances that correspond to the first category. The plurality of subcategory affordances includes a first subcategory affordance associated with a first subcategory and a second subcategory affordance associated with a second subcategory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Ryan David Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Peter Roman, Marcel Van Os, Julie Fortuna, Cedric Bray, Simon Capern
  • Patent number: 10321046
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an imaging apparatus superior in operability and visibility at the time of setting and adjusting functions thereof. The apparatus includes GUI screen image generating means for generating a GUI screen image for operating the imaging apparatus to display the GUI screen image on image display means; operating means for operating the GUI screen image displayed on the image display means; controlling means for controlling the imaging apparatus in accordance with the operation of the GUI screen image by the operating means; storing means for storing hierarchy type main menu information; menu generating means; and menu editing means capable of editing the unique menu information generated by the menu generating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Sasaki, Riuzou Nagatsuka, Emi Arakawa, Tetsuya Asai, Masaki Mikamo, Takashi Nunomaki, Hisashi Ohashi, Kenji Tsushio, Mayumi Kamiya, Kenji Yoshida, Takeshi Harada, Keiki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10297037
    Abstract: An electronic device that can provide both a mirror function and a user interface. A controller executes the mirror function is coupled to a display that outputs at least one of a mirror function and a user interface. A sensor senses a user approaching the front of the display and captures an image of a target object in front of the display; an input element that receives an input from the user. The controller controls a process of identifying the body region of the user reflected in the display by use of an image captured by the sensor, checks whether the user interface displayed on the display at least partially overlaps display of a body region of the user reflected in the display, and controls the display to rearrange and display the user interface in a region where the body is not being reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangmin Shin
  • Patent number: 10282143
    Abstract: When Web content of a specific URL is displayed, a return operation screen is displayed, and when the Web content of the specific URL is no longer being displayed, the return operation screen is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yukari Yano
  • Patent number: 10275127
    Abstract: A client apparatus includes a memory that stores first data acquired from a predetermined external storage location, a generating unit that generates a screen including a first operation image for use in performing an operation related to the first data, an acquisition unit that acquires second data from the predetermined external storage location, and an updating unit that updates the screen by generating on the screen a second operation image for use in performing an operation related to the second data if the first data is different from the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoki Kitahashi
  • Patent number: 10250644
    Abstract: A protection application detects and removes unwanted applications. The protection application scans a client device for suspected unwanted applications. A security server provides an application rating for detected applications to the client device. The application rating is generated based on application retention data received from client devices indicating whether users of the clients choose to remove or retain the application when given the option. The application retention data may be weighed based on a categorization of the clients providing the application retention data into to clients expected to have different reliability levels. The security server can also provide a definition specifying all known components associated with a suspected unwanted application. Responsive to a selection to remove a suspected unwanted application, the protection application uninstalls all components of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Malwarebytes, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Ardanza Azcondo, Elisabeth Irizar Nieto, Luis Maria Zubia Murguiondo, Francisco Sanchez Peña, Pedro Bustamante Lopez-Chicheri
  • Patent number: 10230819
    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: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, Bradley Eugene Marshall, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10229119
    Abstract: Embodiments including methods and apparatus to share file and file recommendations are disclosed. Data is received indicating a particular media item from a first service provider is to be played by a playback device, where the particular media item is accessible from the first service provider according to a first pointer. A determination is made that the playback device is unable to access the first service provider. In response to determining that the playback device is unable to access the first service provider, a second pointer is identified according to which the particular media item is accessible from a second service provider. Playback of the particular media item is facilitated by the playback device according to the second pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ron Kuper, Joni Hoadley
  • Patent number: 10200379
    Abstract: Particular embodiments comprise a method, by one or more computer systems, for accessing a structured document from an external website, wherein the structured document includes markup language containing instructions identifying social network data elements of a social networking system, processing the markup language in the structured document to locate the social network data elements, rendering the structured document based on the markup language, wherein the displayable web page includes one or more of the located social network data elements of the social networking system, and displaying one or more of the located social network data elements of the social networking system proximal to the rendered web page on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Judd Richter, Matthew William Kelly, Austin Haugen
  • Patent number: 10169554
    Abstract: A work support system of an embodiment of the present invention includes a list display control unit to display, on a display device, a first list including a plurality of unprocessed task indices and a second list including a plurality of processed task indices and a first moving display control unit to display, when attribution of one of the unprocessed task indices in the first list is changed to a processed task index, the task index, attribution of which is changed, in a moving manner from the first list to the second list, wherein the first moving display control unit displays such that the task index attribution of which is changed is visually recognized as passing behind the unprocessed task indices when displaying such that the task index, attribution of which is changed, passes a display location of at least the unprocessed task indices of other task indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 10152190
    Abstract: A share display in a multimedia collaboration system includes a desktop region and a non-overlapping task bar region. A collaboration program is configured to allow the desktop region to be shared with remote multimedia collaboration devices for the purposes of collaboration, but allows control functionality so that whatever the sharer does not wish to share will reside in the task bar region. The task bar region is then prevented from being shared with the remote multimedia collaboration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Jones, Todd Vernon, Scott Chalfant
  • Patent number: 10152200
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to managing elements within a notification area of a graphical operating system. The elements may include any graphic, logo, or image associated with running software. A user indicates which elements can be displayed in the notification area, consequently creating a list of potentially displayable elements. For each listed element, an order of display, file location, and display status is designated. The user may freely change the order in which elements are displayed in the notification area by repositioning the displayed elements. Elements may be permanently removed from the notification area, resulting in their deletion from the list. Only elements entered into the order list, at the discretion of the user, are displayable within the notification area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Duncan, Latika Kirtane, Jeff Miller
  • Patent number: 10140019
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal generated in response to user's input operation for specifying a predetermined position in an image displayed on a display unit, and a display control unit configured to allow display of a selection image for allowing a user to select display information that is newly displayed in a region according to the position, in a superimposed manner on the image. The display control unit controls display of the display unit in such a manner that the region and the selection image do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sakamoto, Kentaro Ida
  • Patent number: 10102824
    Abstract: A computing device, and method thereof, may have a first display. A first user input is received from an input device of the computing device. In response, a task manager is displayed, the task manager having representations of respective objects on the computing device. When a second user input is received via the input device, a target representation is selected according to the second user input and an application window of an application corresponding to the target representation is displayed on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Issa Khoury, William Scott Stauber, Petteri Mikkola, Holger Kuehnle, Ryan Pendlay, Keri Moran
  • Patent number: 10096022
    Abstract: The DYNAMIC WIDGET GENERATOR APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“DWG”) transforms developer credentials, codes and parameter inputs via DWG components into buy widgets, payment acceptance and purchase transaction outputs. In one embodiment, the DWG may facilitate obtaining a plurality of authentication parameters and widget customization parameters. The DWG may authenticate a user using a parameter derived from the plurality of authentication parameters and may dynamically generating a purchase widget for the authenticated user using the plurality of widget customization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Manav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10082931
    Abstract: Transitioning of a command user interface (UI) between a toolbar UI and a full menu UI based on a use context is provided. An application such as a messaging application detects a request to interact with a message. A presentation mode is identified based on the use context associated with the request. The use context includes a reading mode or an authoring mode. A command UI is generated based on the presentation mode. The command UI includes a toolbar UI for the reading mode or a full menu UI for the authoring mode. The command UI is displayed in proximity to the message within a messaging UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Malia Douglas, Qixing Zheng, Rebecca Haruyama, Jason Blackheart, Ruediger Kinast
  • Patent number: 10033872
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying a list of voicemail messages; detecting selection by a user of a respective voicemail message in the list; responding to the user selection of the respective voicemail message by initiating playback of the user-selected voicemail message; displaying a progress bar for the user-selected voicemail message, wherein the progress bar indicates the portion of the user-selected voicemail message that has been played; detecting movement of a finger of the user from a first position on the progress bar to a second position on the progress bar; and responding to the detection of the finger movement by restarting playback of the user-selected voicemail message at a position within the user-selected voicemail message corresponding substantially to the second position on the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick, Steven P. Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Furches
  • Patent number: 9953378
    Abstract: The SOCIAL CHECKOUT WIDGET GENERATION AND INTEGRATION APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“CWI”) transforms developer credentials, codes and parameter inputs via the CWI component into buy widgets, payment acceptance and purchase transaction outputs. In one embodiment, the CWI may facilitate obtaining a plurality of authentication parameters and widget customization parameters. The CWI may authenticate a user using a parameter derived from the plurality of authentication parameters and may dynamically generate a purchase widget for the authenticated user using the plurality of widget customization parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Thomas Purves, Manav Gupta
  • Patent number: 9946431
    Abstract: Resizable and lockable user interfaces (UI) are provided. Systems and methods described herein allow a user to resize and/or lock a section of the user interface. Interference and distraction caused by secondary content when primary content is traversed may be minimized. In addition, UI controls are provided to allow traversing primary content and secondary content separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvia Park-Ekecs, Richard Cardran, Keith Tralins, Arnaud Robert
  • Patent number: 9916062
    Abstract: A method for presenting application list is disclosed, which is applied to an electronic device. The method includes activating a list arrangement program which reads several applications and generates categorized application list accordingly. Each application is associated with one of the categories, and includes objects representing the application. The categorized application list includes several groups, each of them includes a category name of one category and the objects associating with one or more applications under the category. The method further includes receiving the control command for displaying one of the groups at the index region of the user interface of the electronic device. The index region is arranged at the side of the user interface. Thus, an application list which is categorized may be provided for improving the convenience of accessing applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Hsuan Chen, Po-Hsu Chen, Fang-Wen Kuo