Overlap Control Patents (Class 715/790)
  • Patent number: 10972782
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is provided which acquires content held by an external apparatus based on information related to the content that is received from another communication apparatus and plays back the content. The communication apparatus further receives playback control information about the content from the other communication apparatus. Upon detecting a disconnection of a communication path between the communication apparatus and the other communication apparatus, the communication apparatus performs control in such a manner that a notification based on the disconnection of the communication path is issued to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10963137
    Abstract: There is provided a non-transitory recording medium storing a program that causes an information display apparatus to execute: accepting input under a pressure in a first range on a screen; accepting input under a pressure in a second range stronger than the pressure in the first range on the screen; determining, from among objects displayed in a predefined position on the screen in an overlapped manner, an object having a highest display order as an operation target object, when the input under the pressure in the first range is accepted in the predefined position; and change a display order configuration for the objects to a first configuration when the input under the pressure in the second range is accepted on the screen after the determination of the operation target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shintaro Kunimoto
  • Patent number: 10951486
    Abstract: A part specifying unit causes a web browser to display a part specification GUI that enables to specify settings relating to a display mode of a part constituting a web page, and accepts specification of settings relating to a display mode through the part specification GUI. Moreover, an action specifying unit causes the web browser to display an action specification GUI that enables to specify settings relating to an action of a part constituting a web page, and accepts specification of settings relating to an action through the action specification GUI. An expanding unit expands the web page based on the settings relating to the display mode accepted by the part specifying unit, and on the settings relating to the action accepted by the action specifying unit, and displays the expanded web page on the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Kenichi Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Adachi, Akira Inoue, Sayaka Yagi
  • Patent number: 10924602
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic device includes activating a display unit of an electronic device, following the activation of the display unit, displaying a lock screen containing image content prestored in the electronic device, receiving the input of a user command for selecting information about the displayed image content, and, following the input of the user command, storing, in connection with the image content selected according to the user command, information about the image content, while continuously displaying the lock screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pankaj Agarwal, Hyung-sun Lee, Ho-chul Shin, Youn-ho Choi, Heung-ryong Oh
  • Patent number: 10902548
    Abstract: Developers receive automatically designated property change events which caused invalidation of a rendered frame. Some embodiments control display invalidation in part by identifying higher-level frame bounding events in an execution trace, and applying at least one display invalidation constituency filter to lower-level thread events within a frame creation period, thereby obtaining a display invalidation constituency sequence of one or more display invalidation events. The sequence may include a layout property change event and/or a render property change event which invalidated the frame. An initial part of the sequence is designated as a display frame creation cause. Displayed frame invalidation is controlled by altering the display invalidation constituency, e.g., by manual or automated layout/render property change event elimination or event sequence location change, by a reduction in computational resource usage (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harikrishna Menon Ajith Kumar, Pankaj Kachrulal Sarda, Carlos Pessoa, David William Shoots, Steven Brix Kirbach
  • Patent number: 10884572
    Abstract: Windows corresponding to independent applications in a windowed computing environment can be linked to have unified behavior. A host application can monitor window activity to determine if windows are intended to be grouped. Commands applied to one or more windows in a group are applied to at least some other windows in the group. Windows can be grouped or ungrouped according to various criteria including a priori configuration or user action. The window grouping permits a unified user interface behavior to be established for two or more independent applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Patent number: 10860171
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-storage media are provided for enabling a user to dynamically create associations and take actions with respect to a clinical finding associated with a patient. After selecting a clinical finding that is of interest in a first workflow application, a graphical user interface is automatically presented. The graphical user interface includes trending information for the clinical finding as well as information related to the clinical finding. The graphical user interface enables a clinician to associate the clinical finding with a current patient problem or a possible diagnosis related to the clinical finding. Additionally, the graphical user interface enables the clinician to take actions with respect to the clinical finding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Ash, Brian J. Lancaster, Heather Owen, J D Tyler, David Cohen, Thomas C. Gifford
  • Patent number: 10762718
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for determining an optimal direction and a minimum directional negative distance between two objects. The system and method uses an iterative process involving rotating a vector about two or more axes to obtain a group of new vectors, determining which one of the new group of vectors has the smallest directional negative distance, comparing the vector having the smallest directional negative distance to a preset value, and repeating the above operations as needed until a vector is obtained which does not exceed the preset value, and which is then identified as the optimum directional vector having a minimal directional negative value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Wen-Jun Wu, Bo Robert Zhou, John Borth, Dwayne Cervelli
  • Patent number: 10739987
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device including a touch sensitive display is provided. The method includes displaying at least two application execution screens on the touch sensitive display not to be superposed on one another, receiving a touch input or a hovering input through the touch sensitive display, selecting at least one application execution screen among the at least two application execution screens at least partially in response to the reception of the touch input or the hovering input, and displaying the selected application execution screen to be superposed on at least a portion of a non-selected application execution screen among the at least two application execution screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daesik Hwang, Hyesoon Jeong, Jihun Kim, Jaegyun Son, Dongjeon Kim, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 10705720
    Abstract: An electronic device is described which has a memory storing an image for display to a user. The device has a shape recognizer which receives drawing input as a result of the user drawing at a location of the displayed image; and a semantic segmentation component which carries out image analysis of the image to compute one or more object classes of objects depicted at the location. The shape recognizer is configured to recognize the drawing input as being in a computed graphical item class of a plurality of pre-specified graphical item classes by analyzing a shape of the drawing input and by using information about the computed object classes of the one or more objects depicted at the drawing input location in the image. The processor is configured to offer at least one graphical item of the computed graphical item class for input to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: To Tran
  • Patent number: 10644962
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to monitoring for service interfaces. Accordingly, test agent engines may provide a first and a second set of raw data associated with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to a test scheduling engine. The test scheduling engine may transform the first and second set of raw data into a first and a second set of reduced data. A quality score engine may aggregate ordinal ranks for the APIs based on the first set of reduced metric data, such that each of the ordinal rankings may be associated with various characteristics of the reduced data. Each of the APIs may be ranked based on their aggregations of the ordinal ranks. A quality score may be provided based on a mapping of the ranked APIs to a distribution model. A second quality score may be generated based on the mapping and the second set of reduced data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: APImetrics Inc.
    Inventors: David O'Neill, Paul Michael Cray, Nicholas John Denny
  • Patent number: 10585580
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication processor configured to provide wireless communication; a touch screen; and a controller configured to in response to a request to execute an application, execute the application and display an execution screen of the application on the touch screen, terminate the application and stop displaying the execution screen on the touch screen, and in response to a request to re-execute the terminated application, re-execute the application and display an initial screen on the touch screen among any one of a first screen set in an initial stage of the application being executed, a second screen displayed on the touch screen before the application is terminated, and a third screen designated through a first predetermined input for at least one page provided through the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongeun Kim, Jie Seol, Yujune Jang, Bongjeong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10554907
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the data processing field, and disclose an image processing method and apparatus, and an electronic terminal, to improve image quality of a static image after the static image and a dynamic image are overlaid. According to the embodiments of the present invention, the method includes: receiving an image overlay instruction; obtaining a static image, a dynamic image, a data length of the dynamic image, and a coordinate position of the dynamic image in the static image; and generating, according to the image overlay instruction, target image data including the static image and the dynamic image. The present invention is applicable to an image processing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liping He
  • Patent number: 10474345
    Abstract: A user interface method includes: obtaining an image; obtaining a mask; receiving a user input at a device, the user input indicating that a portion of the image is desired to be viewed by a user; and in response to the user input, displaying on a screen of the device a portion of the image while covering a remaining portion of the image using at least a part of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Shawn Shey
  • Patent number: 10474921
    Abstract: A method for picture processing is described. A first tracking area is obtained. A second tracking area is also obtained. The method includes beginning to track the first tracking area and the second tracking area. Picture processing is performed once a portion of the first tracking area overlapping the second tracking area passes a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xin Zhong, Dashan Gao, Ning Bi, Steven Douglas Laver, Scott David Beith, Diarmuid MacCormack
  • Patent number: 10466889
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface receives notification(s) while the device is in a screen-off state. After receiving the notification(s), the device detects an input for waking the device to a screen-on state. In response, the device transitions to the screen-on state and displays the notification(s) on a wake screen user interface. The device further detects another input for dismissing the wake screen user interface and ceases to display the wake screen user interface. Afterwards, the device detects a third input for redisplaying the wake screen user interface. In response, upon determining that the third input meets notification-clearance criteria, the device redisplays the wake screen user interface without displaying at least one of the notification(s); and upon determining that the third input does not meet the notification-clearance criteria: the device redisplays the wake screen user interface and redisplays at least one of notification(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: William M. Tyler
  • Patent number: 10455165
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for using a video capture device to alleviate motion sickness via an augmented display for a passenger. One method includes receiving, from a video capture device of a vehicle, video data of a view outside of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion; displaying, on a display device for a passenger of the vehicle, a request for a mode of display of the video data, the mode of displaying including a passive video mode and an active video mode; receiving a selection of the mode of display; displaying a request for a video display type when the passive video mode is selected; and displaying the video data including a menu, the menu including a plurality of selectable icons to interact with the video data when the active video mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Gray Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10440420
    Abstract: A method of adjusting visual content. The method comprises: identifying when a client device captures at least one of an image and a video file; analyzing textual content in a plurality of content providing network sources, available via a network, to identify at least one current event; acquiring at least one demographic characteristic of a user of the client device; selecting one or more visual content editing functions based upon the at least one demographic characteristic and according to the at least one current event; and supplying the one or more selected visual content editing functions to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Hogeg, Yosef Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10437457
    Abstract: A terminal device for executing an application providing a search service is provided. The terminal device may include a touch sensing display, one or more processors, and a memory. The application is configured to be stored in the memory and implemented by the one or more processors, and includes a first interface providing a code to display a first search interface corresponding to a text-based search on the touch sensing display, and a second interface providing a code to display a second search interface on the touch sensing display, when a call interaction of the second search interface corresponding to a recognition search is sensed in response to a touch input on the touch sensing display while displaying the first search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Joo Seo, Maria Park, Yeolae Kim, Jung Hoon Im
  • Patent number: 10423272
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises: a detection unit configured to detect a touch operation on a display unit; a control unit configured to control the electronic apparatus, in a touch operation restriction state in which a touch operation on a position different from a specific area on the display unit is invalidated, to release the restriction state and make a transition to a state in which a touch operation on a position different from the specific area is accepted upon detecting a predetermined touch operation on the specific area; and a display control unit configured to control the display unit to perform display to indicate the specific area upon detecting a touch operation on a position different from the specific area on the display unit in the restriction state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daiyu Ueno
  • Patent number: 10410387
    Abstract: A system for generating user interface elements comprises a data analysis module, an element generation module and a positioning module. The data analysis module is arranged to identify a plurality of classes in input data, wherein each class is associated with at least one characteristic value. The element generation module is arranged to generate a plurality of user interface elements each associated with a class by calculating, for each user interface element, at least one value indicative of a two-dimensional area based on the characteristic value associated with the class of the element. The positioning module is arranged to generate a position layout by determining positions for the user interface elements, wherein each position is determined independently of an axis associated with a class or a variable relating to a class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FOMTECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Martijn De Wever, Sasha Imamovich
  • Patent number: 10387019
    Abstract: This relates to a technology capable of efficiently deciding a screen layer to which a user input event should be delivered even when screen layers that do not receive the user input event are displayed in an overlapping manner other than a screen layer that should receive the user input event. A user interface device includes an acquisition unit, a transmission unit, a determination unit, and a decision unit. On the basis of inquiry information from the transmission unit, the determination unit concurrently determines, for a plurality of screen layers, whether input information is accepted in each of the screen layers. The decision unit decides the screen layer based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kitamura, Kohei Tanaka, Mitsuo Shimotani, Yukio Goto, Akira Toyooka
  • Patent number: 10380121
    Abstract: A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to determine temporality of a query in order to generate a search result including a list of objects that are not only based on matching of the objects to the query but also based on temporality analysis of the query. Here, the temporality of the query can be defined as the distribution over time of the objects matching the query, i.e., the chronology histogram of the query. Such distribution can be analyzed to provide a classification of the intent of the query. Classification of the intent of the query can result either in discrete classification of the query into categories, or in continuous classification of the query which may be a scalar or vector value resulting from transformations of the chronology histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Thomas James Emerson, Lun Ted Cui
  • Patent number: 10353504
    Abstract: Techniques include receiving a user notification (e.g., a text-based notification, a phone call, or a voicemail) at a user device. The techniques further include receiving a pressure input from a user of the device at a pressure-sensitive display of the device and determining that the display is covered (e.g., obscured from the user's view). The techniques also include, in response to receiving the pressure input and determining that the display is covered, performing an action associated with the notification using the device (e.g., speak or playback the notification at the device, enable the user to vocally interact with the notification at the device, or forward the notification to another device for display, speech or playback output, and/or user vocal interaction). Additional techniques include, in response to receiving the pressure input and determining that the display is covered, setting the device into a predetermined state (e.g., of a software application).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Francis
  • Patent number: 10341270
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing enhanced application interoperability are presented. In some embodiments, a computing device may present, on at least one display screen, a first user interface that is associated with a first application. In response to determining that the at least one display screen has been rotated from a first orientation to a second orientation, the computing device may present, on the at least one display screen, a second user interface that is associated with a second application different from the first application. In one or more embodiments, the second user interface may include at least some information that is contextually related to information included in the first user interface. In addition, a state of the first application may be preserved when the second user interface that is associated with the second application is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Priscila K. Penha, Kelly M. Nash, Daisuke Sakurai, Shih-Hao Yeh
  • Patent number: 10334307
    Abstract: A method of adjusting visual content. The method comprises selecting, on a client terminal, visual content, extracting visual content data pertaining to the visual content, forwarding a request which includes the visual content data to a network node via a network, receiving, in response to the request, a list of a plurality of visual content editing functions from the network node, presenting, on the client terminal, the plurality of visual content editing functions to a user, receiving a selection of at least one member of the list from the user, adjusting the visual content using the at least one member, and outputting the adjusted visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Hogeg, Yosef Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10289846
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect remote access malware activities, via: detecting, in a computing device, first input events in an operating system of the computing device; detecting, in the computing device, second input events received in an application running in the computing device; detecting, in the computing device, a mismatch between the first input events detected in the operating system and the second input events received in the application running in the computing device; and in response to the mismatch being detected, generating an alert indicating a threat of the application being attached by remote access malware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: EASY SOLUTIONS ENTERPRISES CORP.
    Inventor: Javier Fernando Vargas Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10283074
    Abstract: A method for allocating an information display amount includes: determining an estimated display amount of unallocated information according to a total original display amount of all information display units and a displayed amount of allocated information; acquiring a predetermined display amount of the unallocated information according to the estimated display amount of the unallocated information; and allocating information displayed by each information display unit and a display amount according to the predetermined display amount of the unallocated information and a remaining display amount of the allocated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenxiao Li, Ge Chen, Jia Cheng, Hongyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10268341
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a device displays a user interface that includes user interface objects associated with respective object-specific operations that are triggered by changes in contact intensity. While displaying the user interface, the device detects a first input. In response to detecting the first input: if a focus selector is at a first location, the device performs a first operation associated with the first object; if a focus selector is at the second location, the device performs a second operation associated with the second object; and if a focus selector is at a location that is away from any objects that are associated with object-specific operations that are triggered by changes in contact intensity, perform a third operation that includes updating the user interface on the display to concurrently visually distinguish the first and second objects in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 10228835
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for displaying information, and a terminal equipment. The method for displaying information comprises: detecting whether a display screen of a terminal equipment switches from a screen-off state to a screen-on state when the display screen is in the screen-off state; displaying at least one information card on the display screen after it is detected that the display screen switches from the screen-off state to the screen-on state, wherein, the at least one information card includes information for informative purpose obtained from a network side, and the size of the at least one information card is smaller than that of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Qingqing Yu, Ruimin Huang, Bo Chen, Wen-Chen Feng, Hujia Duman, Ni Gan, Xinwei Wu, Jiabo Zhou, Xiaoming Sun
  • Patent number: 10191655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal having a display unit consisting of a plurality of regions, and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal, according to the present disclosure may include a body having a front surface, a lateral surface and a rear surface; a display unit comprising a first region disposed on the front surface and a second region extended and formed in at least one direction of the first region; and a controller configured to independently control the switching of the first region and the second region to an active (on) state or inactive (off) state with respect to the first region and the second region, respectively, based on the occurrence of a predetermined event, wherein the controller independently controls brightness during an active state with respect to the first region and the second region, respectively, based on the occurrence of a predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihee Hong, Hyemi Jung, Heonjae Jung
  • Patent number: 10180947
    Abstract: A system and method for managing sizing of a plurality of sliding download windows in a virtual file system commences when a user device accesses a server in a cloud-based platform. An application on the user device issues a first file request for an object that is stored in the cloud-based platform. The virtual file system module allocates a first sliding window and prospectively downloads additional portions of the object into the first sliding window. Upon a second file request from the application, the virtual file system module allocates a second sliding window and increases the size of the first sliding window when the application requests access to the additional portions of the object that were prospectively downloaded into the first sliding window. The size of the second sliding window is decreased when a further application request for additional portions of the object hasn't been received within a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritik Malhotra, Sri Sarat Ravikumar Tallamraju, Tanooj Luthra
  • Patent number: 10147158
    Abstract: Developers receive automatically designated property change events which caused invalidation of a rendered frame. Some embodiments control display invalidation in part by identifying higher-level frame bounding events in an execution trace, and applying at least one display invalidation constituency filter to lower-level thread events within a frame creation period, thereby obtaining a display invalidation constituency sequence of one or more display invalidation events. The sequence may include a layout property change event and/or a render property change event which invalidated the frame. An initial part of the sequence is designated as a display frame creation cause. Displayed frame invalidation is controlled by altering the display invalidation constituency, e.g., by manual or automated layout/render property change event elimination or event sequence location change, by a reduction in computational resource usage (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harikrishna Menon Ajith Kumar, Pankaj Kachrulal Sarda, Carlos Pessoa, David William Shoots, Steven Brix Kirbach
  • Patent number: 10121154
    Abstract: An information display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first content and a part of second content that is a moving image in an overlapping manner. The information display apparatus includes a change unit configured to change a displayed area of the second content while reproducing the second content in a case where an area in which the first content is displayed is selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10098598
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes an imaging device that captures a camera image of a target, a controller that stitches a plurality of X-ray images of a plurality of divided regions to generate one X-ray image of the target, and a display that displays a setting window providing a graphical user interface for receiving a setting of an X-ray irradiation condition for the divided regions, and displays the camera image in which positions of the divided regions are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jun Lee, Ju Hwan Kim, Se Hui Kim, Seung-Hoon Kim, Si Won Park, Phill Gu Jung, Duhgoon Lee, Myung Jin Chung, Do Hyeong Hwang, Sung Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10078977
    Abstract: A verifiable display is provided that enables the visual content of the display to be detected and confirmed in a variety of ambient lighting conditions, enviroments, and operational states. In particular, the verifiable display has a display layer that is capable of visually setting an intended message for human or machine reading, with the intendended message being set using pixels. Depending on the operational condition of the display and the ambient light, for example, the message that is actually displayed and perceivable may vary from the intended message. To detect what message is actually displayed, a light detection layer in the verifiable display detects the illumination state of the pixels, and in that way is able to detect what message is actually being presented by the display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Chromera, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Atkinson, John Rilum, Edzer Huitema
  • Patent number: 10078413
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task bar management and provide a method, system and computer program product for graphical association of task bar entries. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically associating a window with a task bar entry in a windowing operating system GUI can be provided. The method can include rendering multiple windows in a z-space sequence in a desktop of the windowing operating system graphical user interface and detecting a proximity event for an entry in a task bar for the windowing operating system graphical user interface. In response to detecting the proximity event, a corresponding one of the windows in the desktop can be highlighted without re-ordering the z-space sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 10073583
    Abstract: Inter-context coordination to facilitate synchronized presentation of image content is described. In example embodiments, an application includes multiple execution contexts that coordinate handling user interaction with a coordination policy established using an inter-context communication mechanism. The application produces first and second execution contexts that are responsible for user interaction with first and second image content, respectively. Generally, the second execution context provides a stipulation for the coordination policy to indicate which execution context is to handle a response to a given user input event. With an event routing policy, an event routing rule informs the first execution context if a user input event should be routed to the second execution context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ian A. Wehrman, John N. Fitzgerald, Joel R. Brandt, Jesper Storm Bache, David A. Tristram, Barkin Aygun
  • Patent number: 10048854
    Abstract: A user of a web application can perform a drag and drop operation from a first component of the web application to a second component of the web application. The drag and drop operation can include three actions. The first action can be initializing a drag of an object within a first component of a web application. The second action can be dragging the object from within the first component over a drop target located within a second component of the web application. The third action can be dropping the object onto the drop target located within the second component of the web application. One of the first and second components can be a web component, and the other component can be a visualization component. The first and second components of the web application can communicate with each other using a communication component of the web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hugh Zhang, Teck Hua Lee, Kevin Chow, Diar Ahmed, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 10002589
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided. The apparatus may be a UE. The UE has a screen display. The UE displays a first image of a first application on the screen display. The UE receives a selection of a first area of the screen display. The UE retains a first image section of the first image displayed in the first area. The UE receives a second image of a second application. The UE displays the first image section on the screen display at a second area of the screen display. The UE displays the second image in areas of the screen display other than the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Samatha Sudabattula
  • Patent number: 9954927
    Abstract: Real-time managing multiple display windows on a screen for multiple users each allowed to request reserving an area on the screen and each having a priority value indicating a level of right to use the screen is considered. In a method, the screen is partitioned into grid-area units. Upon receiving a request from a requesting user, determine a target window formed by one or more of these units to cover the area to be reserved. Whether the requesting user is permitted to use the target window is then determined. If permitted, the target window is allocated to the requesting user as a new window. If the target window overlaps any already-allocated display window, the already-allocated window is adjusted (resized/removed) to not overlap the target window. All the allocated windows are then tiled one by one in an order according to the users' priority values for maximizing the screen's usage percentage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventor: Yat Cheung Ngai
  • Patent number: 9921680
    Abstract: Techniques include receiving a pressure input from a user of a user device at a pressure-sensitive display of the device and determining that the display is covered (e.g., obscured from the user's view) using the device. The techniques further include, in response to receiving the pressure input and determining that the display is covered, receiving a search query from the user at the device via voice input, transmitting the query to a search system via a network using the device, and receiving search results from the system at the device subsequent to transmitting the query. The techniques also include performing one or more actions associated with the search results using the user device (e.g., displaying the results to the user at the display, providing a text-to-speech or playback output for the results to the user, and/or forwarding the results to another computing device for display and/or text-to-speech or playback output).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Francis
  • Patent number: 9916025
    Abstract: Techniques include receiving a pressure input from a user of a user device at a pressure-sensitive display of the device and determining that the display is covered (e.g., obscured from the user's view) using the device. The techniques further include, in response to receiving the pressure input and determining that the display is covered, receiving a search query from the user at the device via voice input, transmitting the query to a search system via a network using the device, and receiving search results from the system at the device subsequent to transmitting the query. The techniques also include performing one or more actions associated with the search results using the user device (e.g., displaying the results to the user at the display, providing a text-to-speech or playback output for the results to the user, and/or forwarding the results to another computing device for display and/or text-to-speech or playback output).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Francis
  • Patent number: 9792662
    Abstract: A wireless communication device comprises position determining system, a digital imaging system and a photograph customization system coupled to the position locating system and the digital imaging system. The position determining system is configured to provide information indicating a current position of the wireless communication device. The digital imaging system is configured to create digitally rendered images of visual content acquired thereby. The visual content is displayed on an image viewing structure of the digital imaging device while being acquired. The photograph customization system is configured to use the current location of the digital imaging device for providing one or more embeddable content images and to display information from at least one of the one or more embeddable content images on an image viewing structure of the digital imaging device while the visual content being acquired by the digital imaging system is being displayed on the image viewing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PixMarx the Spot, LLC
    Inventors: Barry Crutchfield, Gary Lipps
  • Patent number: 9785337
    Abstract: A terminal device for executing an application providing a search service is provided. The terminal device may include a touch sensing display, one or more processors, and a memory. The application is configured to be stored in the memory and implemented by the one or more processors, and includes a first interface providing a code to display a first search interface corresponding to a text-based search on the touch sensing display, and a second interface providing a code to display a second search interface on the touch sensing display, when a call interaction of the second search interface corresponding to a recognition search is sensed in response to a touch input on the touch sensing display while displaying the first search interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Joo Seo, Maria Park, Yeo Rae Kim, Jeong Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 9773477
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to reduce the number of scaling engines used in a display controller that displays image content associated with a plurality of image sources on a screen are provided. A first multiplexer may receive image content from a plurality of storage devices, and select first image content from one of the plurality of image sources. A first scaling engine may process the selected first image content, wherein a plurality of multiplexers can receives an output of the first scaling engine and the image content from the plurality of storage devices, respectively. Each one of the plurality of multiplexers may output either the image content input to the multiplexer or the output of the first scaling engine depending on which image content was scaled by the first scaling engine. Additionally, a plurality of post-processors may perform additional post-processing on the output of the plurality of multiplexer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wujian Zhang, Sreenath Kurupati
  • Patent number: 9760258
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. A number of desktops and/or running applications can be selectively displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device. Desktop displays and applications can be selectively shifted between the screens by user gestures or moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. The hidden desktops and screens however can be re-displayed by yet another gesture. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications, or to execute other user commands that otherwise result in a laborious effort by the user to manage the multiple desktops and applications. One user gesture or input enables a user to change an order of the window stack by simply re-launching a selected desktop or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 9727177
    Abstract: The electronic device 1 includes a touch sensor 11, a press detection unit 12 configured to detect a press on the touch sensor 11, a control unit 15 configured to, upon detecting data based on a press that satisfies a predetermined standard, any of the applications running in the background to be switched with an application running in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kaoru Tomiyasu
  • Patent number: 9606702
    Abstract: A region menu is used to easily access menu items. Generally, the region menu includes a number of regions with associated menus that are located close to an initial mouse position from where the region menu is evoked. Hovering over any of the regions of the region menu displays the menu item that is associated with the region. Additionally, hovering over a menu item within one of the regions of the displayed region menu may activate a live preview showing a projected result of what would occur should that menu item be selected. During a live preview, a portion of the region menu becomes translucent such that content beneath the menu becomes visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Andrew V. Fomichev, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Jensen Harris
  • Patent number: 9606715
    Abstract: A technique is performed at a computing device with a touch screen display. The technique displays a plurality of objects on the touch screen display, detects a single finger contact on the touch screen display, and creates a touch area that corresponds to the single finger contact, the touch area including a perimeter. The technique determines a respective point within the touch area and, for an object in the plurality of objects, determines whether the object overlaps with the touch area. If the object overlaps with the touch area, the technique connects the object with the touch area and moves the object in accordance with movement of the touch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein