Resizing (e.g., Scaling) Patents (Class 715/800)
  • Patent number: 11082549
    Abstract: A method for processing an event notification and an electronic device for supporting the same are provided. The method includes obtaining event information; and displaying a notification display item indicating that the event information is obtained, the notification display item being displayed on a screen location that is different from a location where a display item corresponding to the notification display item is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Hwa Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11068155
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for implementing a user interface (UI) tool for a touchscreen computer device displays a UI tool on a display of the touchscreen computer device. The UI tool is initially offset from a position of an object touching the surface of the display. The user controls the UI tool using the object. A command is executed, which operates on an entity indicated by the UI tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priya Dalmia, Chinloo Lama, Kevin F. Berni
  • Patent number: 10983689
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a messaging user interface on the display, the messaging user interface including: a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and at least one other user, and a message-input area that includes a first message input. While displaying the messaging user interface, the device detects a first input by a first contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a location in the message-input area; in response to detecting the first input by the first contact, the device display an impact selection interface that includes a plurality of impact effect options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Freddy A. Anzures, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Daamun Mohseni, William M. Tyler, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Darin B. Adler, Justin N. Wood, Roberto Garcia, Soin Shedlosky, Bethany Bongiorno
  • Patent number: 10956023
    Abstract: At an application executing using a processor in a touch-sensitive device, a detection is made that the touch-based gesture does not correspond to a perimeter defining a action, wherein the touch-based gesture is made relative to the touch-sensitive device. A set of possible actions intended by the touch-based gesture is determined. Using a disambiguation rule, an action is selected from the set of possible actions, wherein the selected action matches an action computed using the disambiguation rule. The selected action is caused to occur at the touch-sensitive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10929173
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for inferring design-time information based on run-time artifacts generated by services operating in a distributed computing cluster. In an embodiment, a metadata system extracts metadata including run-time artifacts generated by services in a distributed computing cluster while processing a workflow including multiple jobs. The extracted metadata is processed to identify entities and entity relationships which can then be used to generate lineage information. Using the lineage information, the metadata system can infer design-time information associated with the workflow. The inferred design-time information can then be utilized to, for example, recreate the workflow, recreate previous versions of the workflow, optimize the workflow, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cloudera, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Singh, Sudhanshu Arora, Philip Zeyliger, Marcelo Masiero Vanzin, Chang She
  • Patent number: 10895969
    Abstract: A displaying input device, including a display, a touch-sensitive panel, a storage device, and a controller, is provided. The controller executes a detecting process, wherein a pointer position of a pointer based on position information output from the touch-sensitive panel and a specific operation performed by the pointer are detected; an initial display process, wherein an overall image based on data stored in the storage device is displayed in an initial size at a selectable image display area in an image displayable region; an enlarged image display process, wherein an enlarged image being a part of the overall image is displayed in an enlarged size in an enlarged image display area in the image displayable region; and a selection acceptance process, wherein selection of one of selectable images in the overall image which is displayed at a released position, where a releasing operation is performed, is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10871887
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to user interfaces and systems that may enable dynamic and interactive access of, investigation of, and analysis of data objects stored in one or more databases. The data objects may be accessed from the one or more databases, and presented in multiple related portions of a display. In particular, the system provides a time-based visualization of data objects (and/or properties associated with the data objects) to a user such that the user may, for example, determine connections between various data objects, observe flows of information among data objects, and/or investigate related data objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Ma, Aaron Davidson
  • Patent number: 10871895
    Abstract: Techniques for providing merchant slot availability management using graphical user interfaces for mobile devices are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a mobile device with processing circuitry configured to generate a multi-level graphical user interface (mGUI), and provide the mGUI to a touch screen display of the mobile device. The processing circuitry may be further configured to monitor a touch screen for various predefined user inputs for traversing tiered levels, and updating the mGUI. The mGUI may be used to implement interfaces various mobile device interfaces used for organizing hierarchal or structured data. For example, the mGUI may be used to implement a merchant slot management interface that allows merchants to dynamically adjust slot availability and associated properties, manage slots such as by creating tabs, or generate promotions for available slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Arash Shiva, Joseph Hawilo
  • Patent number: 10866649
    Abstract: A gesture identification method and an electronic device are provided. The gesture identification method includes: processing each 2D image of a plurality of 2D images including a pointing object, to acquire an imaging size of the pointing object in each 2D image; determining at least one target 2D image from the plurality of 2D images based on the imaging size of the pointing object in each 2D image; and determining and executing a corresponding instruction based on the at least one target 2D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingjie Li
  • Patent number: 10719142
    Abstract: A stylus includes an elongated housing, a tip extending from a first end of the elongated housing and a tri-axial force sensor mounted on a second end. A first wireless transmitter transmits a signal via the tip based on which the tip interacts with a digitizer sensor of a touch screen. The tri-axial force sensor senses contact force applied by a user pressing against the tri-axial sensor. A second wireless transmitter transmits output sensed by the tri-axial force sensor. The stylus further includes a controller that controls transmission of the first wireless transmitter and the second wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ron Kaplan, Timothy A. Jakoboski
  • Patent number: 10719209
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory, a display, and a processor electrically connected to the memory and the display. The processor is configured to transparently output a first screen related to a first application, if receiving a user input, change a transparency of at least a partial area of the first screen in correspondence to the user input, and output the first screen on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keun Soo Kim, Hyun Woong Kwon, Jeong Hoon Kim, Byung Hyuk Moon, Yong Kwon Kim, Jong Wu Baek
  • Patent number: 10712916
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed that relate to serially displaying text on an electronic display. In some embodiments, a user device displays a notification marker/icon representing a notification event associated with an application by displaying the notification marker/icon with an icon representing the application. The notification marker/icon further represents a presence of content that is displayable using RSVP. The communications device receives a user interface action to select the notification event, and in response to the user interface action, displays textual content associated with the notification event in a designated display area using RSVP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Spritz Holding LLC
    Inventors: Francis Abbott Waldman, Maik Steffen Maurer, Oleg Skrypnyuk
  • Patent number: 10705601
    Abstract: An information processing device including a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to detect an enlargement ratio of a content displayed on a screen based on an angle-of-view enlarging action performed on the content, calculate a scroll speed of the content, evaluate the degree of interest corresponding to the content based on the enlargement ratio and the scroll speed, and perform a display processing for the screen in accordance with display configuration determined based on the evaluated degree of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Teruyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10699244
    Abstract: A computing system causes a plurality of display devices to display user interfaces containing portions of a canvas shared by a plurality of users. The canvas is a graphical space containing discrete graphical elements located at arbitrary locations within the canvas. Each of the discrete graphical elements graphically represents a discrete resource. When a user interacts with a resource in the set of resources, the computing system modifies the canvas to include an interaction element indicating that the user is interacting with the resource. The computer system then causes the display devices to update the user interfaces such that the user interfaces reflect a substantially current state of the canvas. In this way, the users may be able to understand which ones of the users are interacting with which ones of the resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Russ Burtner, Kevin Russ, Ian Sands, John Snavely
  • Patent number: 10678646
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering a process in an application are disclosed. According to some aspects, a guest process is run within an application executing at a computing device. The guest process stores and processes untrusted content. An embedder process is run within the application and in parallel with the guest process. The embedder process stores and processes trusted content and a guest process state. The guest process state is periodically updated based on asynchronous communication between the guest process and the embedder process. The embedder process receives an indication of an execution failure of the guest process. The guest process is recovered after the execution failure based on the guest process state stored by the embedder process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Fady Samuel
  • Patent number: 10678412
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling dynamic joint dividers for application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Richard Fang, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Jeremy Bowen, Alex Snitkovskiy
  • Patent number: 10637982
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for displaying notifications relating to applications, and an electronic device therefor. An operation method of an electronic device comprises: an operation of displaying at least one execution icon relating to at least one application in a first area; and an operation of, when a notification relating to the at least one application occurs, displaying a notification icon for notifying of the occurrence of the notification in a second area. Other embodiments may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujin Choi, Gwiseok Kim, Byeongkuk Keam, Kwangseong Choi, Won Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10635245
    Abstract: An electronic device for processing touch input is disclosed. An electronic device may comprise a touchscreen and a processor configured to perform a first function based on a touch input made by an external object and received through the touchscreen, to determine whether the electronic device is grounded when a variation in a capacitance for the touch input increases to a preset first threshold or more, to adjust a first capacitance for the touch input where the capacitance variation occurs when the electronic device is determined to not be grounded, and to determine whether to perform a second function based on the touch input where the capacitance variation occurs based on the adjusted first capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Dae Lee, Doo-Yong Park, Jeong-Wook Seo, Young-Gyun Lee, Jae-Hak Lee, Eun-Yeung Lee
  • Patent number: 10628715
    Abstract: A system for automated decoration of an item comprising the steps of: installing print generating software on a computer with a memory (e.g. a server); linking an input system (e.g. a web site) to the computer; allowing a customer to select an item (customer selection), preferably a fabric item, via the input system; allowing the customer to specify a decoration (customer specification) for the item via the input system; generating a print image for the item from the customer selection and specification with the print generating software; and sending the print image from the computer to a printer, which is preferably a dye sublimation printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: R. B. III ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Nathan Lehrer, David James Seeton
  • Patent number: 10594924
    Abstract: An electronic device for displaying images is provided. The electronic device includes a display displaying a first partial image of an image, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to designate a first object included in the first partial image if a first input for designating the first object is received, store first information associated with the first object in the memory, display, on the display, a first graphical object associated with the first object if the image displayed on the display is switched from the first partial image to a second partial image of the image, and switch the image displayed on the display from the second partial image to a third partial image of the image including the first object using the first information if a second input for selecting the first graphical object is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Goo Kang, Chang-Won Kim, Sang-Ah Lee, Joo-Yeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10592073
    Abstract: An out-space actuator is selected to access an out-space user interface for a document editor program. An out-space actuator is associated with an in-space user interface having a displayed document. When the out-space actuator is selected, an out-space user interface is displayed that includes an expanded feature selection surface. The out-space user interface may be used to display one or more status panes for providing status information about a document being edited in the in-space user interface. Application features for affecting changes to a given document's status may be exposed in the out-space interface in proximity to associated status information. An out-space communication user interface (UI) component may be temporarily displayed in the document in-space user interface to communicate document status information that is presently available in the out-space user interface. A message bar may be displayed in the in-space user interface for communicating information from the out-space user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marina Dukhon, Paula Guntaur, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Amy E. Alberts
  • Patent number: 10574806
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a method and device of adding and sharing a contact. The method for adding a contact of a mobile terminal includes that: a first mobile terminal receives first target contact information from a second mobile terminal, wherein the first target contact information is information of a contact needing to be added to the first mobile terminal, and the first target contact information is pre-stored in the second mobile terminal; and the first mobile terminal adds the first target contact information to an address book. The present disclosure solves a problem in which the manual addition of contact information to a mobile terminal is complex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES, INC. OF ZHUHAI
    Inventor: Linlin Diao
  • Patent number: 10514948
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for inferring design-time information based on run-time artifacts generated by services operating in a distributed computing cluster. In an embodiment, a metadata system extracts metadata including run-time artifacts generated by services in a distributed computing cluster while processing a workflow including multiple jobs. The extracted metadata is processed to identify entities and entity relationships which can then be used to generate lineage information. Using the lineage information, the metadata system can infer design-time information associated with the workflow. The inferred design-time information can then be utilized to, for example, recreate the workflow, recreate previous versions of the workflow, optimize the workflow, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cloudera, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Singh, Sudhanshu Arora, Philip Zeyliger, Marcelo Masiero Vanzin, Chang She
  • Patent number: 10469756
    Abstract: To check image changes corresponding to changes made to image-capture conditions by causing display unit to display multiple images captured under different image-capture conditions. Digital camera includes: image-capture unit having multiple first image sensors and multiple second image sensors disposed therein, first image sensors configured to capture image under first image-capture conditions, second image sensors configured to capture image under second image-capture conditions different from first image-capture conditions, image-capture unit configured to output first image data generated based on subject image which entered first image sensors and second image data generated based on subject image which entered second image sensors; and control unit configured to display first image based on first image data and second image based on second image data on display unit in such manner that selection can be made between respective recording forms of first image data and second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10402006
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a touch sensor configured to detect a touch position on an input surface touched with a pointer. The information processing apparatus is configured to receive, depending on whether or not a linear locus of the touch position on the input surface starts from inside an operation start region set on the input surface, the linear locus of the touch position as any one of a first operation and a second operation different from the first operation on an image that is displayed on a predetermined display. The operation start region is determined based on at least one of an operation status of the pointer and a display state of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10339723
    Abstract: In an augmented reality and/or a virtual reality system, virtual annotation surfaces, or virtual sheets, or virtual whiteboards, may be materialized in response to a detected gesture. A user may annotate, adjust, store, review and revise the virtual annotation surfaces, and allow for collaboration with other users, while in the current virtual environment, and/or within another virtual environment, and/or outside of the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Darwin Yamamoto, Evan Moore, Ian MacGillivray, Jon Bedard
  • Patent number: 10282056
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for forming share bars including collections of content items. In some embodiments, a user interface may be displayed on a display interface of a user device. The user interface may include a first region including a collection of content items and a second region including one or more contact icons. A first gesture may be detected on the display interface that selects one or more content items from the collection of content items and places the one or more content items in a first share bar associated with a first contact of the one or more contacts. One or more share options may be provided to share the first share bar with a first contact corresponding to the first contact icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Yi Wei, Joshua Puckett, Andrew Scheff, Abhay Buch, Rajeev Nayak, Tina Wen
  • Patent number: 10241660
    Abstract: A display control apparatus performs, when an image is switched to another image while remaining enlarged, display not giving an uncomfortable feeling to a user, and performs control, when a first image enlarged and displayed on a display unit is switched into a second image, to zoom and display, out of a display magnification of the second image based on magnification information used in the first image before the switching and stored, and of a fit magnification for making the second image have a size falling within a display area in the display unit to match the display area, the second image at a magnification that is the fit magnification or more when the display magnification based on the magnification information is smaller, and the second image at the display magnification based on the magnification information when the display magnification based on the magnification information is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sayaka Harada
  • Patent number: 10242413
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes rendering, based on a three-dimensional model, a virtual object in a three-dimensional virtual environment, where the rendering is customized for a user of the virtual environment, the customized rendering being based on a current stage of the user in a course of stages, wherein the course comprises a plurality of stages including a first stage, a final stage, and one or more intermediate stages, each stage being associated with one or more transition conditions, wherein the course comprises at least one path through the stages from the first stage to the final stage, detecting, in the virtual environment, one or more actions by the user, updating the current stage of the user in response to the detected actions, and providing information relating to the updated current stage of the user to an interested party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Amod Ashok Dange
  • Patent number: 10229522
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing a digital image. In some embodiments, a digital image may be output to a display. A scope overlay may be provided that includes a cursor window, a viewing window having a fixed size relative to the display, and a target source size. The viewing window may be calibrated according to the target source size to generate an image scale factor. In some embodiments, the calibrating may include correlating a section of the viewing window to the target source size, and calculating a ratio of the target source size to a display size of the section of the viewing window to generate the image scale factor. A portion of the digital image may then be displayed within the viewing window of the scope overlay, and the portion of the digital image may be scaled according to the image scale factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel I. Lipton
  • Patent number: 10198096
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus includes an outer frame portion which forms an outer frame of a display portion where an object is displayed; a position detecting portion which detects a position of an operating body coming in touch with or close to the display portion or the outer frame portion; and a display controlling portion which displays on the display portion, auxiliary information about an object situated at a position of the operating body detected by the position detecting portion at a start of the shift when the operating body shifts to the outer frame portion while keeping touch with or close to the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Ryu Aoyama, Takehiko Tsurumi, Shoichiro Moriya, Fuminori Homma
  • Patent number: 10180848
    Abstract: Described are techniques for determining features to be presented in a user interface based on the times that users spent viewing previous webpages or other user interfaces. A data structure associating user viewing times with the count, size, color, or other features of the elements presented in the previous user interfaces may be generated. Based on this data structure and a target viewing time, a set of user interface features to be presented in a subsequent user interface may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10168796
    Abstract: To develop a user-interface prototype, a gesture patch is selected, a gesture is specified for the gesture patch, a first layer patch corresponding to a first layer of the user-interface prototype is selected, and an output of the gesture patch is coupled to an input of the first layer patch. The patches are graphical elements. The gesture patch is associated with an underlying gesture recognition engine, physics engine, and state machine. The input of the first layer patch corresponds to a display parameter of the first layer, which corresponds to a first image in the user-interface prototype. The method also includes generating the user-interface prototype for display, receiving user-interaction data corresponding to the gesture for manipulating the user-interface prototype, and updating display of the user-interface prototype in accordance with the user-interaction data and the coupling of the gesture patch to the input of the first layer patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Walkin
  • Patent number: 10168798
    Abstract: Head-mounted display (HMD) provides a virtual reality to a user that controls the HMD with a keyboard. The HMD has a housing with a left lens and a right lens, a smartphone that includes a display, a camera that captures video signals of the keyboard, and a processer. The display simultaneously displays the virtual reality and the keyboard through which instructions are sent from the user to the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tower Spring Global Limited
    Inventor: Eric Kwong Hang Tsang
  • Patent number: 10152201
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a displaying method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Goo Kang, Yun-kyung Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yeo-jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10134361
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a first extension ratio calculation section adapted to calculate a first extension ratio based on a grayscale value included in first image data, a second extension ratio calculation section adapted to calculate a second extension ratio based on a grayscale value included in second image data, a first extension section adapted to correct the grayscale value included in the first image data based on the first extension ratio, a second extension section adapted to correct the grayscale value included in the second image data based on selected one of the first extension ratio and the second extension ratio, and a combination section adapted to generate composite image data obtained by combining the first image data having the grayscale value corrected by the first extension section and the second image data having the grayscale value corrected by the second extension section with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Nobori
  • Patent number: 10120557
    Abstract: An item page may be displayed on a client device in response to a request to view an item page from the client device. They item page may include a description of the item. An icon may be generated and the icon may be displayed within a portion of the displayed item page at an icon location. A plurality of selectable actions each being performable with respect to the item described by the item page may be generated and displayed in response to an initial gesture being performed at the icon location for at least a pre-defined threshold duration. Lastly, the plurality of selectable actions may be displayed around the generated icon and within a pre-defined distance from the icon location of the generated icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Joseph Eppolito, Shawn Piper, Brandon Fasching, Jessica Tobar, Chris Murray
  • Patent number: 10108323
    Abstract: A method for drawing a graphical user interface (GUI) is disclosed. The method may be implemented by a terminal. The method may comprise receiving an instruction for drawing a GUI; determining attribute data of each of graphic elements in a scalable vector graphic (SVG) document according to the received instruction, the graphic elements corresponding to the GUI; and drawing the GUI according to the determined attribute data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventor: Junjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10101818
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal and the method for controlling the same according to the present invention can execute a specific function corresponding to at least one shaking operation in consideration of a screen displayed on a display unit, a direction of the shaking operation and the number of times of sensing the shaking operation, upon sensing of the at least one shaking operation, and display a result screen of executing the specific function. According to the present invention, it is possible to arouse user's interest by providing different screens according to shaking operations of the mobile terminal and to provide user convenience by executing a specific function only by shaking the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Namki Kim, Yeerang Yun, Jian Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Bongjeong Jeon, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 10042655
    Abstract: Aspects of a system for automatically adapting an application user interface display on a small form factor computing device include a computing device having at least a processing device, a memory, and a display. The user interface is a functional landscape of an application that accommodates and displays, in various combinations, multiple regions of application functional controls and information. An adaptive user interface display module detects a change in available screen space for the application user interface on a small form factor computing device, and adjusts the functional landscape accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Kaufthal, Charles Scott Walker, Travis Spomer
  • Patent number: 10025463
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing a graphical user interface suitable for viewing and modifying home automation, home security, and/or energy management devices. In some embodiments, the graphical user interface may include a scene selection list displaying multiple selectable items representing various scenes. In certain instances, control and monitoring of one or more devices may at least be accessed through a transitory user interface element such as, for example, a drawer control, a pullable view, or the like. Multiple device states may be set in accordance with a scene definition associated with a selectable list item in a scene selection list displayed in the transitory user interface element. The contents of the scene selection, in certain embodiments, may be determined in part based on a detected application context, user context, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Wade Shearer
  • Patent number: 10025477
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for generating nested zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device. A first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the first portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of a remaining portion of the user content. A second portion of a zoomed in first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the second portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of the zoomed in first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: Margarita Khafizova
  • Patent number: 10028008
    Abstract: A persistent media player is disclosed. A method for providing the persistent media player includes displaying, by an electronic device, a first portion of a scrollable document in a user interface (UI) of an application executed on the electronic device. The first portion includes a media player that is to present a first media item. The method further includes receiving an input to scroll to a second portion of the scrollable document. The method also includes displaying the second portion of the scrollable document, where the first portion is no longer visible and where the media player continues to be visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Gavin James
  • Patent number: 10007475
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a memory; a display including an extendable and reducible screen; a sensor configured to detect a size of the screen; and a controller configured to display information on the extended screen, and store the information in the memory in response to the size of the screen being reduced while the information is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunjoo Jeon, Youngjun Kim, Eunjeong Ryu
  • Patent number: 9971418
    Abstract: A system for a tracker for cursor navigation is described herein. The system includes a display, camera, memory, and processor. The memory that is to store instructions and is communicatively coupled to the camera and the display. The processor is communicatively coupled to the camera, the display, and the memory. When the processor is to execute the instructions, the processor is to extract an object mask of an object and execute an optical flow on good feature points from the object mask. The processor is also to estimate a movement of the object and render a cursor on the display based on the movement of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Maoz Madmony, Kfir Viente, Ovadya Menadeva, Itamar Glazer
  • Patent number: 9936043
    Abstract: User interfaces such as web pages may be customized in terms of appearance and content based on user interests. For example, information items may be arranged such that items corresponding to strong user interests are displayed in more visually identifiable locations while items corresponding to weaker user interests are displayed in less visually valuable positions. The size of and space allocated to the information items may also be customized based on the relative strengths of the corresponding interests. For example, information associated with a strong user interest may be allotted 50% of the user interface. Other visual characteristics of the user interface and the information items such as font size/style, color, transparency and the like may also be customized to reflect the importance or strength of corresponding user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael T. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 9933915
    Abstract: Methods and system pertaining to displaying vehicle data parameters (VDP) are described. A vehicle service tool (VST) with a display can receive vehicle data messages or signals from a vehicle to receive the VDP. Some of the VDP can be associated with a PID. The VST can display VDP thresholds and indicators when a received VDP has breached a VDP threshold. The VST can determine being changed from a landscape orientation to a portrait orientation or vice versa and responsively change the presentation of VDP graphs displayed by the display. The display can receive various inputs such as a drag-and-drop or pinch-and-expand input to alternatively change the presentation of the VDP graphs being displayed. Changing a VDP presentation of graphs can include resizing or repositioning one or more VDP graph windows including a VDP graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Covington, April Reynald
  • Patent number: 9927974
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for adjusting a size of one or more keys of a soft keyboard presented on a display of a computing device. A dimension of a finger feature of a finger of a user of the computing device may be calculated from an image of the finger of the user in an image frame of a camera of the computing device based on parameters of the camera of the computing device. A size of the finger of the user may be determined based on the finger feature dimension. The size of one or more keys of the soft keyboard may be adjusted based on the determined size of the finger of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jagadishwara Reddy
  • Patent number: 9924111
    Abstract: A focal difference magnification calculation processor, a distortion correction magnification calculation processor, a magnification correction value calculation processor that calculates a magnification correction value that corrects a magnification of the plurality of images so that image heights of the plurality of images are consistent, and an area determination processor that determines an area used as an image for an image composition from among the plurality of images whose magnification was corrected by the magnification correction value are included, and the area determination processor determines an image that results in a minimum magnification correction value from among the plurality of images, and determines the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takuya Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9886170
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are technologies for implementing a framework for displaying menu items, across different modules, at the same level on a screen display to allow direct switching to different levels, i.e., without stepping back and forth in levels. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Yifei Wang