Menu Or Selectable Iconic Array (e.g., Palette) Patents (Class 715/810)
  • Patent number: 10255097
    Abstract: In a distributed computing environment that includes hosts that execute a VMM, where each VMM supports execution of one or more VMs, administering VMs may include: assigning, by a VMM manager, the VMMs of the distributed computing environment to a logical tree topology, including assigning one of the VMMs as a root VMM of the tree topology; and executing, amongst the VMMs of the tree topology, a broadcast operation, including: pausing, by the root VMM, execution of one or more VMs supported by the root VMM; sending, by the root VMM, to other VMMs in the tree topology, a message indicating a pending transfer of the paused VMs; and transferring the paused VMs from the root VMM to the other VMMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Archer, Michael A. Blocksome, James E. Carey, Philip J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10257786
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption for a mobile electronic device in order to extend battery life. In an embodiment, the mobile electronic device monitors a power level of the battery in the mobile electronic device, determines that the power level of the battery reaches a predetermined threshold, and based upon the determination, terminates a first launcher currently running on the mobile electronic device and activates a second launcher on the mobile electronic device. By activating the second launcher which has power saving features, the power consumption of the mobile electronic device is reduced and thus the battery life is extended while preserving the basic functions of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Zajac
  • Patent number: 10248010
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method for adjusting a relative position between devices and an adjustment apparatus. The method comprises: acquiring information associated with a first device's receiving of a reference signal transmitted by at least one signal source on at least one reference position of a second device, the at least one reference position being determined at least according to information associated with a relative position desired between the first device and the second device; and determining information associated with adjustment on the relative position between the first device and the second device at least according to the information associated with the first device's receiving of the reference signal transmitted on the at least one reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 10249009
    Abstract: A social networking system provides a content feed to a client device associated with the user of a social networking system, the content feed including a plurality of content items. The social networking system identifies one or more missed content items, of the plurality of content items, that were part of the content feed and were not displayed by the client device. The social networking system generates a subsequent content feed that includes one or more content items that have not been previously provided to the client device and a missed feed unit that is associated with the one or more missed content items. In one embodiment, the missed feed unit, when selected, redirects the user to a new page that presents a different content feed including the identified missed content items. The social networking system provides the subsequent content feed to the client device for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao Ruan, Shilin Ding, Jiayi Zhu, Wenyuan Yu, Li Zhang, Gregory Matthew Marra, Andrew Chung, Zhiqiu Kong
  • Patent number: 10249010
    Abstract: A system and method of creating and customizing menus for a restaurant. The present invention may include a software program. A user may use the software program to input the names of a plurality of food items served at the restaurant. A database may save the inputted food items. When the user is creating a menu, the user may select the saved food items and arrange them on a preview menu. Once finished with the menu, the user may print and use the menu at a restaurant. In other aspects of the present invention, when multiple menus are stored onto the database, a user may edit a first menu which synchronizes with and thereby makes the same edit on a second menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SoftCafe, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Scott Joseph Tyburski
  • Patent number: 10241774
    Abstract: A deployment system provides the ability to deploy a multi-node distributed application, such as a cloud computing platform application that has a plurality of interconnected nodes performing specialized jobs. The deployment system may update a currently running cloud computing platform application according to a deployment manifest and a versioned release bundle that includes jobs and application packages. The deployment system determines changes to the currently running cloud computing platform application and distributes changes to each job to deployment agents executing on VMs. The deployment agents apply the updated jobs to their respective VMs (e.g., launching applications), thereby deploying an updated version of cloud computing platform application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Vadim Spivak, Kent Skaar, Oleg Shaldibin
  • Patent number: 10235782
    Abstract: A method for generating a visualization connection line is presented. The method may include displaying, by a processor, a plurality of nodes on a computer visualization, whereby each node within the displayed plurality of nodes includes a plurality of scoring targets. The method may also include calculating an importance score for each scoring target within the plurality of scoring targets. The method may further include determining a connection line path between at least two related nodes within the displayed plurality of nodes based on the calculated importance score. The method may also include displaying a visualization connection line on the computer visualization along the determined connection line path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Maruyama, Kenji Uchida
  • Patent number: 10235020
    Abstract: A solution is provided for presenting content items of a digital magazine to a user of a digital magazine server, where a dynamic index is provided to indicate which content items are currently displayed on a display of the computing device. Multiple content items of the digital magazine can be arranged in a content panel. A dynamic index is synchronized with the display region of the content panel such that when a position of the display region of the content panel changes, a dynamic index is updated to indicate the changed position of the display region of the content panel. A portion of a content item can be displayed or hidden depending on current user interaction with the display panel. The display region indicator indicates the displayed portions of the content items and their corresponding hidden portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10228830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for starting an application program, a terminal and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, relating to the field of communications, for providing a method capable of quickly starting an application program without starting each functional module of the terminal. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, after a minimum system of the terminal is started, a preset quick start interface is loaded through a display module of the minimum system, wherein the quick start interface at least comprises a plurality of virtual hotkeys for identifying application programs to be started; according to an operation on a virtual hotkey corresponding to starting of an application program, a virtual system executes an operation of starting the application program, wherein the virtual system and a host system of the terminal share physical resources of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guilin Hou, Fei Huang
  • Patent number: 10222906
    Abstract: An input device for a vehicle includes a determiner to calculate a correspondence position corresponding to the position of an input operation in a display unit, and to determine a content of the input operation; and a controller to control displaying an object depending on a determination result of the determiner, and to overlappingly display a selection image to select an object at the correspondence position. When the selection image is overlappingly displayed with an object whose selection items are consecutively replaced and displayed by the input operation, if the position is moved without a preceding press or long press operation, the selection item to be displayed is changed by a predetermined count in the moved direction of the position; or if the position is moved after a preceding press or long press operation, the selection item is consecutively changed proportionally to the moved amount of the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiichi Tanaka, Yusuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10225614
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for generation and playback of supplemented videos which include interactive features. The supplemented video includes hotspots that allow a video viewer to interact with the video when the video viewer sees an object. The hotspots can be manually defined. Information regarding the object and the hotspot can be stored in a separate XML file. Furthermore, the present invention can be a marketplace where a desired object can be found by searching the XML file. The search results can list the supplemented videos which contain hotspots corresponding to the object and also the time in the supplemented video in which the object is found. The present invention can also aggregate data about the objects based on the playback of the supplemented videos and the video viewer's interaction with the supplemented videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cinsay, Inc.
    Inventors: James K. Andrews, II, Timothy M. Monaghan
  • Patent number: 10222978
    Abstract: A device is provided having a touchscreen, a storage device and a processor connected to the touchscreen and the storage device. The touchscreen is arranged to display a keyboard defined by a keyboard layout and to receive an input on the keyboard. The storage device is arranged to store a specification for a restricted language, and the specification includes a grammar and vocabulary for the restricted language and includes annotations defining additional keyboard components in relation to specific elements within the grammar. The processor is arranged to define the keyboard layout, determine a specific element within the grammar referred to by a received input, and redefine the keyboard layout to include the additional keyboard components defined in the annotation for the determined specific element within the grammar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephane Hillion, Thierry Kormann, Stephane Jacques-Yves Lizeray, Remi VanKeisbelck
  • Patent number: 10216468
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle includes an instrument cluster having a cluster display constructed and arranged, in a default cluster mode of operation, to display vehicle operating information. A radio display is separate from and disposed generally adjacent to the cluster display. The radio display is constructed and arranged, in a default radio mode of operation, to display media information. A controller is in communication with the cluster display and with the radio display. The controller is constructed and arranged, based on an input, to cause the media information to be shown on the cluster display in place of the operating information displayed during the default cluster mode of operation. Simultaneously, the operating information can be shown on the radio display in place of the radio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Miguel Ernesto Cota González, Romero González Felipe de Jesús, Paulina Gallardo Gutierrez, Fernando Luevanous Peña, Amilcar Cervantes Romero
  • Patent number: 10209870
    Abstract: Various areas of a displayed document (e.g., text, image, etc.) may be selected and clipped as a separate document. In some arrangements, a user may wish to change the area of the clipped area without having to retrieve the displayed document again. Accordingly, the area of the clipped region may be modified by retrieving and storing the displayed document when the region is initially clipped. When the selected region is to be modified at a later time, the stored document may be used instead of having to retrieve the document from a source location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akiji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10203812
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are provided for receiving data input via touch-free gestures and movements. For example, a data input device includes at least one processor for receiving information from a sensor. The processor may be configured to receive sensor data from the sensor of a user's hand spaced a distance from a displayed keyboard and in non-contact with the displayed keyboard, and track, using the received sensor data, one or more fingers in air a distance from the displayed keyboard image. The processor may also be configured to correlate locations of the one or more fingers in the air with images of a plurality of keys in the displayed keyboard, and select keys from the keyboard image based on the correlated locations of the one or more fingers in the air, and a detection of a predefined gesture performed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Eyesight Mobile Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Itay Katz
  • Patent number: 10203969
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed. The electronic device includes a communication unit, a display, a memory and a processor. The processor implements the method, including analyzing activity of an application to identify at least one function of the application added, deleted or altered by an update to the application, and controlling the display to display at least one item selectable to provide additional information corresponding to the identified at least one new function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joohyun Kim, Hyoungjoon Park
  • Patent number: 10198149
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that executes an application including a plurality of user interfaces displaying information corresponding to a plurality of edit modes includes storing information about controls arranged in each of the plurality of user interfaces displayed on a display, managing the information about controls arranged in each of the plurality of user interfaces, acquiring an edit mode selected when customization of the plurality of user interfaces is instructed, acquiring control information about a control executable in the acquired edit mode, displaying, on a screen for customizing the plurality of user interfaces, a list of the acquired control information, and receiving an instruction to edit the plurality of user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Yamamichi
  • Patent number: 10198150
    Abstract: A method of cross database selection and correlation may include receiving an indication that a first graphical object representing a first dataset has been dragged onto a second graphical object representing a second dataset on a dashboard page of a graphical user interface (GUI). The method may further include sending the first and second dataset to a server and receiving a third dataset, based on a combination of the first and second datasets, and one or more options to define the third dataset. The method may include providing, for display on a second page of the GUI, a third graphical object representing the third dataset and one or more graphical objects representing the options associated with the third dataset. The method may further include receiving an indication that the third graphical object should be finalized, and providing the third graphical object for display on the dashboard page of the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Panagiotis Peter Dimitropoulos, Stefan Carscallen Lorimer
  • Patent number: 10198808
    Abstract: One variation of a method for automatically generating a common measurement across multiple assembly units includes: displaying a first image—recorded at an optical inspection station—within a user interface; receiving manual selection of a particular feature in a first assembly unit represented in the first image; receiving selection of a measurement type for the particular feature; extracting a first real dimension of the particular feature in the first assembly unit from the first image according to the measurement type; for each image in a set of images, identifying a feature—analogous to the particular feature—in an assembly unit represented in the image and extracting a real dimension of the feature in the assembly unit from the image according to the measurement type; and aggregating the first real dimension and a set of real dimensions extracted from the set of images into a digital container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Instrumental, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Bruce Weiss, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, John James Shedletsky, III, Isaac Sukin, Simon Kozlov
  • Patent number: 10198148
    Abstract: Embodiments provide circular or radial menu features that may be used in conjunction with various application and devices/systems. A device of an embodiment includes a radial menu interface configured to display primary menu items in response to a first user interaction and display secondary menu items in response to actuation of an associated primary menu item, wherein the display of secondary menu items includes a simultaneous display of a selected primary menu item. A method of an embodiment operates in part by displaying a plurality of first level menu items in response to a first user interaction and displaying a plurality of second level menu items in response to actuation of a displayed first level menu item, wherein the display of the plurality of second level menu items includes animating the display of the plurality of second level menu items with respect to the displayed first level menu item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Han-Yi Shaw
  • Patent number: 10185466
    Abstract: Provided is a method applied to a computer system including a display device and a pointing device for operating a pointer displayed in a display region of the display device in accordance with an operation by a user. In the method, a position of the pointer is stored as a first position in response to receipt of a first operation performed by the user, a first menu including multiple items is displayed at a position corresponding to the first position, a position of the pointer is stored as a second position in response to receipt of a second operation performed by the user, and a second menu is displayed, being changed from the first menu based on a distance between the first position and the second position, wherein the second menu includes the plurality of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Kurosawa, Kimiko Mamada, Kaoru Shinkawa, Yuriko Sugisaki, Yoshinori Tahara
  • Patent number: 10182084
    Abstract: One or more examples provide a method of web conferencing that includes: receiving an initiation request at a management server from a host client device to initiate a scheduled web conference; obtaining, in response to the initiation request, invitation information for the scheduled web conference, the invitation information identifying at least one user; obtaining device information for the at least one user, the device information identifying at least one recipient client device authorized by the management server; and relaying a content stream from the host client device through the management server to the at least one recipient client device for display of the content stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Moses George
  • Patent number: 10175856
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to the generation of tile visualization for interactively displaying data on a user device. In some implementations, a method includes retrieving hierarchical data from a data storage system, including one or more first data items and one or more second data items descended from at least one of the first data items. The method further includes generating for display a main window including at least a portion of the hierarchical data. The method further includes enabling a user to select one or more of the first data items or the second data items. The method further includes generating for display a drawer window upon activation of a drawer function. The method further includes causing the selected data items to be displayed in the drawer window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jairam Ramanathan, Prashant Singh, Yi Dai, Jindrich Dinga, David Kamholz
  • Patent number: 10155446
    Abstract: A motor vehicle operating device has a display device, an operating element and a control device, which are mutually coupled and set up such that an operating element symbol that corresponds to the operating element with respect to its outline shape is displayed on the display device. Menu items of a hierarchical menu structure can be selected by use of the operating element. A selection of a menu item from a plurality of menu items that can be made based on a rotating degree of freedom of the operating element is displayed with a line extending from the operating element symbol in the direction of a first menu item representation which is part of a plurality of selectable menu item representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hermann Kuenzner, Armin Distler
  • Patent number: 10157235
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user device may organize the user bookmark list into a set of categories automatically. The user device may represent a website as a user bookmark. Memory of the user device may associate the user bookmark with the descriptive entity data set for the website. A processing core of the user device may categorize the user bookmark at a view layer based on the descriptive entity data set upon each presentation of a user bookmark list to a user. An output device of the user device may present the user bookmark list to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Megan Marie Quintero
  • Patent number: 10152496
    Abstract: Setting of a search condition is facilitated. A communication terminal initially displays a plurality of search panels including a search panel P1, which is an image corresponding to a search target in a certain category. Thereafter, upon a user selecting one of the search panel (here, P1), the communication terminal displays search panels P11 to P16, which are images corresponding to search targets in sub-categories of the category of the search panel P1. The user can change the search condition by moving one of the search panels P11 to P16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Endou, Fumie Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10152140
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards a button repeat system that allows different repeat behaviors (e.g., interval times between repeats) to be customized for any view (user interface element) and for any button. A designer specifies an interval set comprising interval times to use in an associated view to repeat a button that is pressed and held. Using global information across views, a button that is pressed and held may continue to repeat as focus changes among views. The repeating may continue without needing to reset to the first interval time of the interval set of each view as focus changes, so that, for example, a rapidly repeating button does not appear to change its repetition rate as focus changes among views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventors: J. Jordan C. Parker, Brendan Joseph Clark, Nathan J. E. Furtwangler
  • Patent number: 10147130
    Abstract: Systems and related methods providing for online ordering of menu items from a merchant are discussed herein. Circuitry may be configured to generate an online menu based on menu information stored in a menu database. The menu information may be also configured to facilitate point-of-sale functionality at the merchant, such as by a point-of-sale device. The online menu may be provided to a consumer device. An online order may be received from the consumer device. The circuitry may be configured to process the online order, such as by facilitating a reservation, order preparation, and payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Blake Scholl, Jason Crawford, Joshua Puckett
  • Patent number: 10146551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for initializing and reconfiguring replacement motherboards are described. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include: a motherboard, a processor mounted on the motherboard, and a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) mounted on the motherboard and coupled to the processor, the BIOS having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: determine, while operating in a service mode, whether prefill data is available in a memory device distinct from any component mounted on the motherboard, where the prefill data is usable by the BIOS to automatically fill out at least a portion of a service menu provided by the BIOS; validate the prefill data; and in response to the validated, prefill data having changed since a previous booting of the IHS, store updated prefill data in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaomei Miller, Allen Wynn
  • Patent number: 10146350
    Abstract: A touch display apparatus with a display region and a frame region is provided. The touch display apparatus includes a base substrate, a display function layer and a thin film encapsulation layer which are sequentially stacked. The display function layer is located in the display region. A touch electrode layer is arranged at a side, facing away from the base substrate, of the display function layer. The frame region includes a slope region adjacent to the display region. The thickness of the touch display apparatus in the slope region is gradually decreased outward from the display region. The touch electrode layer includes touch electrodes which form a grid of metallic wires. The grid density of the touch electrodes in the slope region is higher than that in the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingyao Zhou, Lihua Wang, Qijun Yao, Yang Zeng
  • Patent number: 10136179
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Virginia Innovation Sciences, Inc
    Inventors: Tiejun Wang, Tiehong Wang
  • Patent number: 10133583
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic device including a manipulation unit configured to acquire manipulation by a user, and a control unit configured to selectively execute one of a plurality of controls of the electronic device which are associated with a duration of the manipulation and to perform switching of at least one of the plurality of controls according to information indicating a state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Takahashi, Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10126824
    Abstract: Generating a screenshot is disclosed, including: obtaining, from a non-contact gesture identifying sensor associated with a device, a plurality of position points associated with an object's non-contact gesture movement corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of sampling times; determining that the object's non-contact gesture movement comprises a preset non-contact screenshot gesture based at least in part on the plurality of position points meeting a condition associated with the preset non-contact screenshot gesture; and generating a screenshot in response to the determination that the object's non-contact gesture movement comprises the preset non-contact screenshot gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jianjiang Fang
  • Patent number: 10120541
    Abstract: A device with a display and, optionally, a touch-sensitive surface detects a first input corresponding to a request to share first content from a first application while displaying the first application on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device displays a sharing interface that includes a plurality of options for sharing the first content. While displaying the sharing interface, the device detects selection of an affordance in the sharing interface. In accordance with a determination that the affordance is a respective user-first sharing option for a respective user, the device initiates a process for sharing the first content with the respective user. In accordance with a determination that the affordance is a protocol-first sharing option for a respective protocol, the device initiates a process for sharing the first content using the respective protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Shaw, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin O. Pedrick, Marcel Van Os, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10114541
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of selecting a lock function thereof are provided. The method of selecting a lock function of a mobile terminal having a touch screen includes: measuring, when at least one touch occurs on the touch screen, at least one of a pressure, a current, and a capacitance of an area of the touch screen in which the touch occurs; and selecting, if at least one of the measured pressure, current, and capacitance is greater than or equal to a preset value, a lock function. Thus, by touching the touch screen in such a manner that a high current or capacitance may be measured in a specific area of the mobile terminal, a user can easily perform a desired function, thereby improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se Youp Chu
  • Patent number: 10110939
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for presenting, a service application including dynamic icons. The systems and methods may generate for display first and second service applications represented by first and second media assets, respectively. The systems and methods may receive a user selection of a service state of the first application and determine, for the first application, one of a first and one of a second plurality of media assets available on the first and second service application, respectively, corresponding to the service state. The systems and methods may replace the first and second media assets with the fourth and fifth media assets respectively, wherein the fourth and fifth media assets correspond to the one of a first and one of a second plurality of media assets, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David Gerald Wittke
  • Patent number: 10108326
    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: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Andrea Steinfl
  • Patent number: 10108721
    Abstract: A method of using contents includes the steps of setting public time information and private time information, the public time information being associated with each content and defined universally for use by a large number of unspecified users, the private time being associated with the content and defined for use by a small number of particular persons, and searching for a content according to the public time information and/or the private time information and using the content detected in the searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Mitsuru Takehara, Toru Sasaki, Takatoshi Nakamura, Yuichi Abe, Toshiro Terauchi, Motoyuki Takai
  • Patent number: 10104425
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Virginia Innovation Sciences, Inc
    Inventors: Tiejun Wang, Tiehong Wang
  • Patent number: 10095371
    Abstract: A device and a method for displaying content on a display device involve generating a graphical user interface including a toolbar in response to a request to display content. The toolbar is displayed simultaneously with the content on a display screen of the display device, with at least two sides of the toolbar are separated from edges of the display screen. The toolbar is partially transparent and brought onto display using an animation, separately from display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Florian Jann, Michael Krenkler, Tina Rauschenbach, Emil Voutta
  • Patent number: 10097761
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for generating or storing data are provided. A method of operating an electronic device includes outputting a first application execution screen in a first reproduction area in response to an application execution request, outputting a second reproduction area for generating a command related to recording data generation in at least a part of the first reproduction area, outputting a second application execution screen in the second reproduction area, and generating recording data in response to an input for the second reproduction area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon-Won Park, Sung-Wang Kim, Young-Seong Kim, Yeo-Jin Moon, Yun-Hong Choi
  • Patent number: 10091345
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing a media out interface. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes, at a host device, detecting a mobile device coupled to the host device, and displaying on a display device coupled to the host device an interface including interface elements, which can be manipulated by commands received from the mobile device or another device, wherein the interface enables control of the display of content received from the mobile device and displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Vincenzo DeMarco, Scott Herz, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie
  • Patent number: 10083154
    Abstract: Mobile devices enabled to support resolution-independent scalable display of Internet (Web) content to allow Web pages to be scaled (zoomed) and panned for better viewing on smaller screen sizes. The mobile devices employ software-based processing of original Web content, including HTML-based content, XML, cascade style sheets, etc. to generate scalable content. The scalable content and/or data derived therefrom are then employed to enable the Web content to be rapidly rendered, zoomed, and panned. Display lists may also be employed to provide further enhancements in rendering speed. Context zooms, including tap-based zooms on columns, images, and paragraphs are also enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Softview, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Gary B. Rohrabaugh, Scott A. Sherman
  • Patent number: 10073854
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of optimizing (i.e., deduplicating) data in a virtualization environment. For example, optimization designations (a.k.a. deduplication designations) may be assigned to respective regions of a virtualized storage file. A virtualized storage file is a file that is configured to be mounted as a disk or a volume to provide a file system interface for accessing hosted files. In accordance with this example, each optimization designation indicates an extent to which the respective region is to be optimized (i.e., deduplicated). In another example, a virtualized storage file is mounted to provide a virtual disk that includes hosted files. In accordance with this example, optimization designations are assigned to the respective hosted files. In further accordance with this example, each optimization designation indicates an extent to which the respective hosted file is to be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ran Kalach, Paul Adrian Oltean, Cristian G. Teodorescu, Mathew James Dickson
  • Patent number: 10075613
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a presentation unit that, in response to receipt of an instruction to present a favorite destination of transmission, presents destination information designated as a favorite for the transmitting application of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshige Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10073547
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a device configured to generate and cause display of a rotary input interface within a display of the device. The rotary input interface may be displayed as one or more dial types, including at least a continuous rotary dial, a horseshoe dial, or a continuous scroll wheel, configured to include an arrangement of values at positions along the rotary input interface. The rotary input interface also include a central display configured to indicate a selected value (e.g., from among the arrangement of values) based on a location of a value indicator among the arrangement of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Seitz, Shawn Piper
  • Patent number: 10073589
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for generating personalized and contextually relevant cards and delivering the cards to card clients for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Joseph Jesensky, Samuel Scott Gigliotti, Anil Kumar Kalagatla, Jean Sevak Froundjian, Angela Lam, Ari Liberman Garcia, Leon Amdour, Ronald Alan Morris, Tracy Dianne Schultz, Raghav Kishor Phadke
  • Patent number: 10067651
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are generally directed to navigable layering of viewable areas corresponding to a hierarchical structure of computer-readable content. In exemplary embodiments, a stack of viewable areas including a first viewable area and a second viewable area can be rendered on a display within a footprint area. An order of the viewable areas in the stack can correspond to a hierarchical relationship of computer-readable content and the viewable areas can include information associated with the hierarchical relationship. The second viewable area in the stack can be adjusted, for example, by resizing and/or repositioning the second viewable area, based on a compression criteria to accommodate the viewable areas of the stack within the footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Daniel Bennett, John Scott Daup, Aaron Cooper, Jose Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10055109
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a first display input part that displays a first selection screen for selecting an item to perform a setting among a plurality of predetermined items for performing a setting for an image forming apparatus, and receives a setting for an item selected on the first selection screen, and a second display input part that displays a second selection screen for selecting an item to perform a setting among the predetermined items in which an already set item is eliminated, the already set item being defined as an item for which the setting has been performed, and receives a setting for an item selected on the second selection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Urasawa
  • Patent number: 10048840
    Abstract: A method for application switching in an operating system may be provided. The method may comprise providing at least two active applications on the operating system, and providing a first list of actions related to the first active application, via a first interface, to an application switching manager, and providing a second list of actions related to the second active application, via a second interface, to the application switching manager. Additionally, the method may further comprise selecting an active application out of the at least two active applications together with selecting an action selected from the first list of actions for a first application or a second action for the second list for a second application using a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mauro Arcese, Luca Gimondo, Marco Imperia, Stefano Manocchio