Menu Or Selectable Iconic Array (e.g., Palette) Patents (Class 715/810)
  • Patent number: 10694172
    Abstract: A system and computer implemented method for managing a display for a software application is disclosed. The software application may have a set of portions. The method can include collecting, for a first portion and a second portion of the set of portions, optical tracking information including a set of viewing coordinates having a temporal feature. The method can also include determining, based on the optical tracking information including the set of viewing coordinates having the temporal feature, a set of viewing scores including a first group of viewing scores and a second group of viewing scores. The method can also include generating a frustum having a set of regions. The set of regions can include a first region, to provide the first portion, based on the first group of viewing scores, and a second region, to provide the second portion, based on the second group of viewing scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Santosh Devale
  • Patent number: 10684764
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for helping a user move a source object that appears on a user interface presentation to a target destination. The technique involves performing semantic analysis on both the source object and at least one candidate target destination. The semantic analysis yields a score that reflects the relationship between the source object and the candidate target destination. The technique then presents a representation of the candidate target destination that is visually enhanced to an extent that is dependent on its output score. The technique then allows the user to move the source object to a representation of a selected target destination, whereupon it becomes associated with the target destination. The technique can produce the enhanced representation by changing a characteristic of an on-screen target identifier (that already exists on the user interface presentation), or by displaying a transient target identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Gyancarlo Garcia Avila, Jesse Matthew Liston, Sophors Khut
  • Patent number: 10678418
    Abstract: A system may involve persistent storage defining primitive data types and compound data types, where the compound data types include objects and arrays, where the objects contain sets of elements that have various primitive data types, compound data types, or both, and where the arrays contain sets of elements that all have one particular primitive data type or compound data type. The system may also involve one or more processors configured to provide a representation of a graphical user interface for designing a hierarchy of elements, each of the elements therein having a data type that is either a primitive data type or a compound data type, where elements in the hierarchy are associated with data type change controls, and where object elements in the hierarchy are: (i) associated with child element controls, and (ii) represented as collapsible menu items that can either display or hide their child elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SERVICENOW, INC.
    Inventors: Harry Thomas Nelson, Joshua Timothy Nerius, Jacob Samuel Burman, Venkata Kiran Kumar Koya, Rebecca Anita Dias, Alberto Alvarado Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10671970
    Abstract: Assigning boxes to available spaces in storage bays may include: obtaining a first data structure identifying available spaces in multiple storage bays, the first data structure including xyz measurements of available spaces, and the multiple storage bays including one or more boxes; comparing, by a processor, for match xyz dimensions of a box with xyz dimensions of one or more available spaces in the first data structure to identify a matching available space, the box being selected from a second data structure identifying boxes to be placed into the multiple storage bays; and assigning, based on a match, the box to the matching available space, and removing the box from the second data structure, and the matching available space from the first data structure. The assigning of boxes may be combined with identifying desired products to be ordered, and ordering products based on available spaces in the storage bays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Budy D. Notohardjono, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, John S. Werner
  • Patent number: 10664190
    Abstract: In some examples, a first system may store a data object according to a first data protection level and may send the data object to a geographically remote second system for storing as a replicated data object. Based on determining that a condition for transitioning the data object to a different data protection level has been met, the first system may check a local data structure to determine that the data object was sent to the second system. Based on determining that the data object was sent for replication to the second system, the first system may send a request to the second system to verify storage of the replicated data object at the second system. Based on receiving a reply indicating storage of the replicated data object at the second system, the first system may transition the data object to the different data protection level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI VANTARA LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Hartford, Aksel Allouch, Ferenc Gyurcsan
  • Patent number: 10653953
    Abstract: A player terminal displays a list including a plurality of candidate stamps and sends a stamp selected therefrom by a player to another player terminal. A stamp-metadata management unit of a server manages each of the plurality of candidate stamps in association with metadata indicating a certain situation in a game. A stamp-display-order determining unit controls the listing order for displaying the plurality of stamps on the player terminal on the basis of individual correlations between the plurality of metadata individually associated with the plurality of candidate stamps and situation data indicating a current situation in the game being executed. A metadata updating unit updates the content of the metadata for each of the plurality of candidate stamps on the basis of the result of selection of an item to send by the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CYGAMES, INC.
    Inventor: Shuichi Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 10656755
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: displaying a first user interface on a display, the first user interface including an object; while displaying the first user interface on the display, detecting a first input by a first contact on a touch-sensitive surface at a location in the first user interface that corresponds to the object of the first user interface; in response to detecting the first input by the first contact, in accordance with a determination that the first contact has a contact duration that is less than a duration threshold, displaying the object; and in response to detecting the first input by the first contact, in accordance with a determination that the first contact has a contact duration that is greater than the duration threshold, dynamically changing the appearance of the object, wherein the dynamic change in the appearance of the object is based at least in part on the duration of the first contact and wherein the dynamic change in the appearance of the object inclu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656788
    Abstract: A user interface configuration may permit a user to make selections while the interface is dynamically adjusting and reconfiguring its layout and appearance for optimized user satisfaction. One example method of operation may include receiving an input command on a first menu displayed on a touch receptive surface of a user device, selecting a menu item responsive to the received at least one input command and receiving an additional input command that is different from the first input command type. The method may also provide identifying the additional input command as a multiple item gesture command, and storing the multiple item gesture command in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10649581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device having a display and a touch-sensitive surface: displaying a first user interface of a first application on the display; while displaying the first user interface on the display, detecting a first movement of a first contact across the touch-sensitive surface in a first direction; and during detection of the first movement of the first contact across the touch-sensitive surface: in accordance with a determination that first one or more criteria is met by a first movement condition being met, displaying a second user interface, and in accordance with a determination that second one or more criteria is met by a second movement condition, that is different from the first movement condition, being met, displaying a third user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10650052
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device provides, for display on a display device, a user interface including a first set of columns, two or more columns in the first set of columns each including two or more menu items. The electronic device receives a selection input. In response to receiving the selection input, in accordance with a determination that the selection input corresponds to selection of a first column the electronic device provides, for display on the display device, a second set of columns, two or more of the columns in the second set of columns corresponding to different subsets of menu items that were displayed in the first column that was selected in response to the selection input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 10649579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided, comprising: a touch screen; an actuator; memory storing one or more programs; and one or more processors in communication with the touch screen, the actuator, and the memory; wherein the one or more programs are configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for: displaying, utilizing the touch screen, indicia associated with a particular application on an interface, the interface for choosing among a plurality of applications including the particular application; when a first duration of a touch being applied to the touch screen is detected as ceasing in connection with the indicia, launching the particular application; when a second duration of the touch, that is greater than the first duration of the touch, being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first duration is detected without the ceasing, outputting feedback that is perceptible by touch, utilizin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649617
    Abstract: A method for generating a multidimensional graphical user interface for navigating through a set of elements, in a device having a controller operable by an input interface and generating the multidimensional graphical user interface via a display interface. The method includes generating a three-dimensional structure having a top base, a bottom base and a side surface, wherein on the bottom base there are located objects to be analyzed, and on the top base there are located current status information related to the objects and a global element. The method also includes dividing the side surface into sectors presenting the elements related to the objects, wherein the elements are automatically scaled correspondingly to the global element, wherein the global element is adjustable by a user, wherein a number of the sectors is dynamically adapted to the number of the objects currently present on the bottom base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hololab Sp. z o.o.
    Inventor: Dariusz Gattner
  • Patent number: 10650186
    Abstract: Some aspects described herein may include a computer implemented method to display documents. Aspects may include determining section hierarchies of a document and generating a first view of a section hierarchy. The first view may include a hierarchy title; a portion of text associated with each respective section; and an interface element associated with a first section. Based on a selection of the first section, the system may generate a second view including a portion of text associated with the first section; a first portion of text associated with a first subsection of the first section; and a second portion of text associated with the first subsection. The second portion of text may be determined based on at least one warning criteria. The second view may include a warning panel indicating the warning criteria associated with the second portion of text and visual indicia indicating the correspondence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Handycontract, LLC
    Inventor: Patrizio Gelosi
  • Patent number: 10635266
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above the software application workspace to allow the user ready and efficient access to functionality needed for editing the selected object. The display of relevant functionality controls is persisted until the user dismisses the display, selects another top-level functionality control or selects another object for editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Clay Satterfield, Aaron M. Butcher, David A. Morton, Jensen M. Harris, Justin Denney
  • Patent number: 10628021
    Abstract: A content containing message may be created by a user or multiple users, and may contain content items such as videos, images and hyperlinks. The messages may be sent and exchanged between users, as well as collected, liked or commented on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Andrea Steinfl
  • Patent number: 10628481
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for projecting visual aspects into a vector space are presented. A query that includes visual data is received by the system from a client device. A visual aspect indicated in the visual data is analyzed. One or more symbols that correspond to the analyzed visual aspect is generated by the system. The analyzed visual aspect is projected into a vector space using the one or more symbols. A group of projections are identified, the group of projections being within a predetermined distance from the projected visual aspect in the vector space. An interface that depicts the further visual aspects is generated. The interface is displayed on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Kiapour, Robinson Piramuthu
  • Patent number: 10630735
    Abstract: A communication terminal receives, from a mobile terminal, counterpart terminal identification information for identifying a counterpart communication terminal that the communication terminal is to start communication, and determines a communication application to be used by the counterpart communication terminal based on the received counterpart terminal identification information. When the determined communication application is a first communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a first counterpart communication terminal that uses the first communication application. When the determined communication application is a second communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a second counterpart communication terminal that uses the second communication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10621191
    Abstract: Implementations include actions of obtaining a set of entities based on one or more terms of a query, obtaining one or more entities associated with each live event of a plurality of live events, identifying a live event that is responsive to the query based on comparing at least one entity in the set of entities to one or more entities associated with each live event of a plurality of live events, determining that an event search result corresponding to the live event is to be displayed in search results, and in response: providing the event search result for display, the event search result including information associated with the live event, the information including an indicator of an occurrence of the live event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Tilke Mary Judd, Zaheed Sabur, Eduardo Jodas Samper, Alexandru Ovidiu Dovlecel, Ardan Arac
  • Patent number: 10620773
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of implementing a multi-window using an OS for smartphones that does not support multi-display. The display control apparatus according to the present invention is a display control apparatus using an operating system for smartphones, and includes: a window creator that creates a window for each of displays; a window allocator that allocates the windows to a plurality of applications; and a display controller that obtains respective display information items from the plurality of applications, and causes the displays to display the display information items according to the allocation of the windows, the displays corresponding to the respective windows. The plurality of applications include first applications defined by a specification of the operating system as applications for controlling display, and second applications defined by the specification as applications for not controlling display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Mitsugi
  • Patent number: 10623953
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing WiFi device authentication utilizing a calling line identification (CLI) as a passcode. When a request is received from a WiFi only device to access the Internet via a WiFi hotspot, a call is made to a mobile number of a mobile device that was specified in the request, wherein the call is made from a calling line identification randomly selected from a plurality of calling line identifications. The calling line identification is then usable by the WiFi only device as a passcode to access the Internet via the WiFi hotspot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Nitin Khanna
  • Patent number: 10607382
    Abstract: Technologies for adapting content to augmented reality virtual objects include a content consumption device to render selected content and a mobile computing device to render a virtual object within the physical environment of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may transfer the virtual object to the content consumption device. The content consumption device may adapt the content based on the transferred virtual object, and render the adapted content. The adapted content may be selected from a number of pre-defined scenes, or may be generated to include the virtual object. The adapted content may include other characters or objects that react to the transferred virtual object. The virtual object may be transferred back to the mobile computing device with updated attributes. The content may be streamed from a content source over a network. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10599994
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for modifying an existing recipe to meet a set of desired colors for a final food dish. Responsive to receiving a request to modify the existing recipe to meet the set of desired colors, at least one of the set of existing colors to be changed to meet the desired set of colors is identified. An ingredient-action-sequence triplet associated with each at least one existing color to be changed in the existing recipe is identified and, from a corpus of ingredient-action-sequence triplets associated with other existing recipes, one or more candidates that can be added to produce the at least one target color are identified. The one or more candidates that can be added are ranked based on how each candidate pairs best with other ingredients in the existing recipe. Based on a selection of a candidate, the existing recipe is modified with the selected candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine M. DiMascio, Florian Pinel, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10592083
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for hover activation based on movement by an input device pointer. A first panel in a user interface is rendered for display, the first panel comprising a plurality of elements. A second panel in the user interface is rendered for display according to the input device pointer hovering over an element among the plurality of elements in the first panel. A triangular region is identified according to a distance traversed by the input device pointer. The user interface is modified according to a delay and a current position of the input device pointer, wherein the current position is determined from the distance traversed by the input device pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason E. Dishlip, Miles Hunter, Drew M. Stamps
  • Patent number: 10585883
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a data analysis system for analyzing data object collections is provided. The data analysis system includes one or more graphical user interfaces comprising various interface elements that enable users to create visual queries. A visual query is constructed as a graph representing a pattern of interest in a collection of data objects. A visual query may include one or more graph elements and property information associated with the specified graph elements. After a user has constructed a visual query, the system may transform the visual query into a query template. A query engine may then execute the query template to search a data object collection for data object results corresponding to the specified pattern. The search for instances of a specified pattern in a collection of data objects is referred herein to as a “search around.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Potter, Nir Ackner, David Cohen
  • Patent number: 10585572
    Abstract: A computer system stores information for a plurality of layouts of one or more user interface elements locally. Each layout corresponds to at least one type of display device, and includes one or more objects associated with the one or more user interface elements. Upon receiving a request for rendering a first user interface element on a display device, the computer system identifies a type of the display device and determines a first one of the at least one type of display device accordingly. The computer system then extracts information for a first layout corresponding to the first one of the at least one type of display device (e.g., information for a subset of objects that is stored with the first layout and corresponds to the first user interface element), and renders the subset of objects corresponding to the first user interface element on the display device accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jason Bayer, Pierre-Yves Laligand, Leo Baghdassarian
  • Patent number: 10578728
    Abstract: An underwater detection device is provided, which includes an echo signal processing module configured to acquire echo signals and detect signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to water depths, the echo signals being reflection waves caused by ultrasonic waves transmitted underwater, a detection image display controlling module configured to display on a display unit a detection image indicating the signal levels of the echo signals corresponding to the water depths and placed in a chronological order, and a menu display controlling module configured to display first superordinate menu buttons on the detection image displayed on the display unit, one of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed in one of end sections of the detection image where oldest information is displayed, the rest of the first superordinate menu buttons displayed to extend from the one of the first superordinate menu buttons in one of depth directions and time axis directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuto Hazama, Takashi Matsumura, Masato Okuda, Yuriko Onishi, Masaaki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10569653
    Abstract: A driver interface system includes a steering wheel assembly and a display. The steering wheel assembly includes a variable-function input device. The variable-function input device includes a plurality of assignable functions and a present function being one of the plurality of assignable functions. The display is configured to display an image corresponding to the present function of the variable-function input device. The driver interface system may include a plurality of display modes, and in response to a change in display mode, the driver interface system may change the present function in the plurality of assignable functions. The steering wheel assembly may also include a touchpad configured to receive a handwritten input, and the display may be configured to display an image corresponding to the handwritten input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Wan, David Witt, Andre Franco Luis, Andreas Thurner, Alexander Klatt
  • Patent number: 10573082
    Abstract: This application discloses a target object display method applied to a computing device. The computing device receives an identifier information combination from a communications device. The identifier information combination is generated by the communications device after identifying identifiers in radio frequency tags of at least two entities and combining the identified identifiers. After parsing the identifier information combination to obtain the at least two identifiers in the identifier information combination, the computing device obtains target objects having the identifiers and then invokes an application associated with the obtained target objects. Finally, the computing device displays, using the application, the obtained target objects in a combined manner on a display screen according to a pre-stored location relationship between target objects, the target objects having the identifiers being virtual images corresponding to entities having the identifier in a radio frequency identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10572497
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for executing parsed commands includes receiving an area selection in a first user interface on an electronic device. The method receiving a first portion of a command entry in the first user interface. The method translating the first portion of the command entry into a first portion of computer readable text format. The method parsing the first portion of computer readable text format for keywords, wherein the keywords correspond to actions executed in a first application. Responsive to determining the first portion of computer readable text format matches a first action, the method executing the first action in the first application, wherein the first action is directed towards the area selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Lydia M. Do, Charles M. Kinard
  • Patent number: 10567330
    Abstract: Methods and systems of dynamic comment are provided. A comment library stores comment entries and provides a basis for determining comment selections dynamically. Metadata associated with the comment entries may also be stored in the comment library. A set of comment selections may be determined based on the context in which a user is commenting on the digital content and the user's input. A comment library may be searched for matching instances of the user's input to determine the set of comment selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ZOVIO INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Jones, Andrew McCann, Craig Gambino
  • Patent number: 10563861
    Abstract: A management system includes a map information storage unit, an association information storage unit, a map information generation unit, a display unit, and an operation unit. The map information generation unit generates display arrangement map information and display process map information for displaying an arrangement map that indicates arrangement positions and a process map that indicates a connection relationship of a plurality of system devices that constitute a process system. Also, the map information generation unit generates the display process map information in a display mode that enables other system devices associated with a designated system device to be identified, based on information stored in the association information storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenta Ihara, Yoshio Miyamae
  • Patent number: 10567488
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing content to a user based on a user-controllable adventurousness parameter. A content pool is accessed, where the content pool contains a plurality of content items, and where each content item is associated with a content parameter. A baseline position is identified, where the baseline position is associated with a particular value of the content parameter. A user-controllable adventurousness parameter is received, where the adventurousness parameter indicates a user preference for a next content item relative to the baseline position. The next content item is selected based on the baseline position and the adventurousness parameter, and the next content item is provided via a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Brandstetter
  • Patent number: 10564804
    Abstract: An improved jukebox user interface that includes standard and simplified interface screens is provided. A home screen includes control elements arranged along a first axis. At least a first one of these elements displays a search screen, at least a second one displays a curated list of songs and/or artists via a first selection screen, and at least a third one displays a curated list of curated lists of songs via a second selection screen. The home screen also includes user-selectable song objects arrangeable along a second axis generally perpendicular to the first axis; user-selectable song list objects arrangeable along a third axis generally parallel to the second axis; and a status area extending along a peripheral edge thereof. Some/all standard interface screens include the control elements of the home screen in a position that is common across all such screens, but the simplified interface screens lack them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Zachary Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10560820
    Abstract: Systems and methods of (remotely) controlling aspects of pools and spas and of modifying water contained therein are detailed. Internet-enabled access to pool and spa controllers may happen without any need for users to create firewall ports or utilize static internet protocol addresses. Certain networking devices may be configured using a USB connection or SD card, avoiding any requirement for an Ethernet cable or supplying separate power to the devices during configuration. Other devices may be configured wirelessly, without need of any USB connection or SD card. Time-varying data may be obtained in respect of one or more installations and analyzed for various information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
    Inventors: E. Keith McQueen, David Nibler, Dindo Uy, David Goldman
  • Patent number: 10552506
    Abstract: A system and method of providing contextual breadcrumbs is disclosed. A current page may be caused to be displayed on a device. Contextual breadcrumbs may be caused to be displayed on the current page. The contextual breadcrumbs may comprise a simplified representation of a first different page. The first different page may be different from the current page. The simplified representation of the first different page may comprise context information regarding a function of the first different page. The context information regarding a function of the first different page may comprise a visual representation of functional options of the first different page. At least one of the contextual breadcrumbs may be configured to enable the user to act upon the functional options of the first different page from the current page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Sandra Lynn Godsey, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10552507
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide an application interface update method, apparatus and system. One method includes: monitoring interface update data on the server side during the running of a client; receiving the monitored interface update data; and updating the current application interface according to said interface update data, thereby rendering an updated application interface; wherein, buttons in said current application interface are different from buttons in said updated application interface, and/or the arrangement of buttons in said current application interface is different from the arrangement of buttons in said updated application interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lede Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Ma, Wenxuan Jia, Junyao Chen, Baoxiang Ma, Shupeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10548570
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for enabling a user to interactively navigate through a set of slice images, the set of slice images jointly representing an image volume showing an anatomical structure of a patient. A user may be enabled to switch from a static viewing mode to a navigation mode based on navigation commands received from a user input device operable by the user. A display processor may be configured for, in the static viewing mode, generating an output image comprising one slice image of the set of slice images. The display processor may be configured for, in the navigation mode, replacing the said one slice image in the output image by a volume rendering of a slab of the image volume, the slab comprising more than one slice image. The system and method thus selectively switch to volume rendering, namely during navigation, whereas in a static (i.e., non-navigation) viewing mode, a slice image is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Bystrov, Torbjoern Vik, Astrid Ruth Franz, Harald Sepp Heese, Rafael Wiemker, Dominik Benjamin Kutra
  • Patent number: 10546103
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for managing health-related data captures an image from a display of an exercise machine using a camera, has the images processed to extract the text data from the captured images, and analyzes the text data to identify information relating to extrinsic physical activity performed by a person at the exercise machine. The results are stored in memory and a profile specific to the person is updated. The profile comprises a log of past exercise activity that allows the person to track his or her activity and progress and overall health. The profile can be accessed by the person through a portal such as using a smart phone or a computer program or web browser. The results can be combined with other data to arrive at a health score which can be published through the portal while personal data remains masked from public inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DACADOO AG
    Inventors: Peter Ohnemus, Andre Naef
  • Patent number: 10534508
    Abstract: Among other things, a method includes receiving, from a user of a user interface of a media authoring application, first settings specifying a destination for media content authored in the media authoring application, the destination selected from a set of destinations supported by the media authoring application, and second settings specifying a set of media characteristics of media content authored in the media authoring application, and generating data representing a user interface element usable to provide media content authored in the media authoring application to the destination specified in the first settings at the set of media characteristics specified in the second settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen M. Pendergast, Giovanni Agnoli, Harita Patel, Daniel I. Lipton
  • Patent number: 10529035
    Abstract: A monitoring component installed in a network navigation interface, such as an Internet browser, is disclosed. The monitoring component monitors activity of a user performed via the network navigation interface among one or more network resources, such as e-commerce sites, blogs, media hosting sites, and social networking sites. The monitoring component further enables the user to selected at least one monitored activity to be shared with contacts known to the user. An activity service is provided that notifies the contacts of the selected activity and generates recommendations for the user based on the activities reported by the monitoring component. In this manner, users may share activities of interest with their contacts, as well obtain recommendations about items of possible interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Shing Yan Lam
  • Patent number: 10528589
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclose techniques for enabling cross visualization interaction between data corresponding to different visualizations. In an embodiment, a visual analyzer system is disclosed that is capable of generating and displaying a plurality of visualizations to a user via a graphical user interface. The visual analyzer system is capable of receiving a selection of a particular portion of a visualization from a user and correlating the selected portion with portions of data in other visualizations that are displayed to the user. In some embodiments, the visual analyzer system is capable of highlighting the correlated portions of the data and presenting the highlighted portions via the graphical user interface to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Jakubiak, Bo Jonas Birger Lagerblad
  • Patent number: 10523756
    Abstract: A stream of storage requests can be received for data objects stored by a storage service. A streaming algorithm can be utilized to identify the most frequently accessed objects stored by the storage service. A statistical distribution of the most frequently accessed objects can then be generated and utilized to estimate the number of infrequently accessed objects. Machine learning can also be utilized to identify correlations between attributes of objects stored by the storage service and their associated access rates. For instance, machine learning can be utilized to determine that objects stored in a certain location or having other characteristics typically have low access rates. Information regarding the number of infrequently accessed objects and their learned attributes can be utilized to take action with regard to the infrequently accessed objects, such as moving the infrequently accessed objects to long-term storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Chakraborty, Michael Christopher Wenneman
  • Patent number: 10520907
    Abstract: A remote control device includes a display unit, physical keys, and a control unit to control operations of the display unit and execute various processes in accordance with commands input via the physical keys. The display unit includes a setting item display area to display setting item information pertaining to configurable setting items, and a set state display area to display information pertaining to set state of the setting items. The physical keys include at least one function key and a separate set state change key. The control unit successively selects the setting items, causes the display unit to display the setting item information, and performs an increase or decrease of a numerical value, a stage change, or a mode change relating to the setting item. The number of function keys is smaller than the number of the setting item information displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouji Inoue, Ryousuke Yamamoto, Yukio Inoue, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Youta Katou, Asuka Yagi, Tatsuya Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10514750
    Abstract: A mode control section 130 selects power saving mode as an operation mode, and a screen control section 120 generates a display screen. After the mode control section 130 switches the mode from power saving mode to normal mode, the screen control section 120 generates a display screen to match the type of screen that appeared before power saving mode was selected. If an application screen appeared before power saving mode is selected, the screen control section 120 generates the application screen after the mode is switched from power saving mode to normal mode. If a system screen appeared before power saving mode is selected, the screen control section 120 generates a given system screen after the mode is switched from power saving mode to normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Akitsugu Tsuchiya, Shigeru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 10509620
    Abstract: A display control apparatus including a first icon storage section storing a first icon; a second icon storage section storing a second icon; a first correspondence information storage section storing a combination of mobile terminal identification information and application identification information, in association with the second icon; a mobile terminal identification information receiving section receiving mobile terminal identification information from a mobile terminal; an application identification information receiving section receiving application identification information from the mobile terminal; and a display control section displaying the second icon in a display section if the combination of mobile terminal identification information received by the mobile terminal identification information receiving section and application identification information received by the application identification information receiving section is stored in the first correspondence information storage section, and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: EIZO Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Hotta, Kenji Hiraki, Koji Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Morishita, Ryotaro Imai, Ikumi Arai
  • Patent number: 10505875
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for determining contextually relevant application templates associated with electronic message content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Nicole Jenks, Samuel Scott Gigliotti, Catherine Ann Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10503264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radial gesture navigation are provided. In example embodiments, user input data is received from a user device. The user input data indicates a continuous physical user interaction associated with a display screen of the user device. An initial point and a current point are detected from the user input data. A radius distance for a circle that includes the current point and is centered about the initial point is determined. An action is selected from among multiple actions based on the radius distance being within a particular range among successive ranges along a straight line that starts at the initial point and extends through the circle. Each range among the successive ranges corresponds to a particular action among the multiple actions. The selected action is performed in response to detecting a completion of the continuous physical user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ty Blachly, Nathan Boyd, Donald Giovannini, Krish Jayaram, Evan Spiegel, William Wu
  • Patent number: 10496258
    Abstract: An image of a folder linked to one program is displayed on a display section by a simpler operation than a conventional operation. A control section displays a program icon image on a display section, the program icon image being an image associated with a program, and being an image causing processing related to the program to be performed in response to reception of a predetermined operation on the image. The control section changes the program icon image displayed on the display section and associated with the program to a folder corresponding image in response to reception of an instruction to generate a folder linked to the program, the folder corresponding image being an image associated with the folder linked to the program, and being an image causing the program corresponding image associated with the program linked to the folder to be displayed on the display section in response to reception of the predetermined operation on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Sumino Sato, Norihiro Nagai, Toru Yamamoto, Yuji Nakamura, Ryota Uchino, Takeshi Nakagawa, Makoto Saito, Masanori Nomura
  • Patent number: 10489008
    Abstract: A device is provided. The device includes a display, a storage configured to store a work group including a plurality of jobs that are selected by a user, and a controller configured to control the display to display a window corresponding to at least one job included in the work group and display at least one object representing another job included in the work group on the displayed window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-chul Lee, Jong-hyuk Choi, Nam-suk Lee, Hak-su Jeong
  • Patent number: 10484745
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods provide systems and methods for automatically determining and suggesting media for a user based on a determined state of the user. The state determination of a user is based on user input respective to media representing specific categories of moods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Robert Stein, Tony Ke, Rasmus Zwickson