Based On Usage Or User Profile (e.g., Frequency Of Use) Patents (Class 715/811)
  • Patent number: 10275754
    Abstract: A system and method to use quick response (QR) codes encoded with merchant website identification codes and session GUID to register a user or code scanner with a merchant server, login the user or code scanner with the merchant server, and complete a purchase of an item or service within a virtual shopping cart of the merchant server. A code scanner can scan a QR code displayed on a device connected to the internet. An application server can receive an identification code from the code scanner and then transmit data indicating form fields to be filled in on a merchant webpage. A user profile can include data regarding the user and a payment instrument. The user profile data can prepopulate the form fields and the form field data can be transmitted to the merchant server to use for logging in the user and completing the purchase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gelliner Limited
    Inventor: Martin Paul Moshal
  • Patent number: 10264082
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing browsing attributes of a user, and the method includes: searching for a web site group in a web browsing history; acquiring a tag of the website group according to a percentage of a web category of the website group; obtaining a browsing preference attribute of the user by calculating a similarity; and obtaining a present browsing mode attribute of the user by analyzing a purity by the web browsing history of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yi-Jen Yeh, Chin-Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 10248289
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an application icon display control method and a terminal. The application icon display control method includes distributing a number of preset application icons in gap regions of a region in which a frequently used icon bar of a terminal is located. The gap regions are the remaining regions obtained by removing regions occupied by frequently used application icons from the region in which the frequently used icon bar is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rui Feng
  • Patent number: 10230871
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to which a plurality of users can log in includes: a display unit configured to display an image; and a display controller configured to display personal region images corresponding to the respective users in a plurality of personal display regions at different positions in a display face of the display unit, display common images in the same common display region among the users in the display face of the display unit, and display images of data acquired on the authority to access of a corresponding user in the personal display regions to be movable, respectively, wherein when any of the users logs out, the display controller finishes displaying the image arranged in the personal display region among the data acquired on the authority to access of the user who logs out, and continues to display the image arranged in the common display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Takahashi, Katsuhiko Akita, Kaitaku Ozawa, Masami Yamada, Yuji Okamoto, Yuki Asai, Yasutaka Ito
  • Patent number: 10203871
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technical field of touch input and discloses method and device for controlling a mobile apparatus having a touch screen including: generating a virtual keyboard which is larger than a virtual keyboard displaying area in the touch screen; and moving the virtual keyboard in response to a sliding of a touch point, where at least one direction component of a moving direction of the virtual keyboard is opposite to a direction component of a sliding direction of the touch point. With the technical solution of present application, the input experience for the user can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Hua Bao, Jian Chen, Zhong Su, Xin Ying Yang, Xiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10191614
    Abstract: A panel displaying method for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display module and has a plurality of first icons corresponding to a plurality of objects. The panel displaying method includes: determining an environment of the electronic device; automatically choosing an operation mode based on the environment of the electronic device. The operation mode is displayed in a widget area of a first panel and includes at least one widget icon. A portion of the first icons is chosen and updated as the widget icon based on numbers of clicks of the first icons in the chosen operation mode. Moreover, a portable electronic device and a recording medium using the method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Shawna Julie Davis, Kuang-Ting Chuang, Shih-Pin Lin, Chia-Hung Kao, Chia-Yuan Chang, Chih-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 10146417
    Abstract: A digital medium environment includes a computing device that is configured to use a document viewing application that includes a user interface to enable a user to view a document. A document that has been shared with multiple users is received by the document viewing application. The document viewing application ascertains whether crowd-sourced information exists for the document. The crowd-sourced information pertains to one or more of settings or tools that have been used on the document by the multiple users. If crowd-sourced information exists, the crowd-sourced information is received and automatically applied to the document. If crowd-sourced information does not exist, settings and tools information associated with interaction with the document is collected and transmitted to a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sankalp Raghav, Tanvi Rastogi, Sachin Soni
  • Patent number: 10114532
    Abstract: Implementations relate to editing options for image regions. Some implementations include detecting a region portion of an image based on one or more characteristics of pixels of the image. The detected region has an identified class selected from multiple identifiable classes, and each identifiable class is associated with a set of multiple editing options. Each editing option is associated with edit operation(s) operable to adjust value(s) of one or more image pixels. One of the sets of editing options is presented for selection, where the presented set is associated with the identified class of the detected region and each of the editing options in the presented set is operable to adjust value(s) of one or more pixels of the detected region. The presented set of editing options is different from at least one of the other sets of editing options associated with the other classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aravind Krishnaswamy, David Gary Besbris
  • Patent number: 10108333
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for inferring insights from enhanced user input. A computerized messaging system identifies a user operating a mobile, location-enabled, “scribble” device and associates the user or the device with a domain of interest or with other metadata that characterizes the user. When the user enters an ad hoc “scribble” input via the device, the system automatically tags the input with the user's location, with sensory data received from one or more sensor devices, and with ancillary data received from extrinsic data repositories. The system may then consider this ancillary and sensory data in order to identify or infer rules or insights associated with the user and the scribble. These rules may then be used to identify targeted, user-specific steps to perform in response to receiving the scribble, where these user-specific steps accommodate a user preference without exposing confidential user information to a public data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Faried Abrahams, Kerrie L. Holley, Gandhi Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 10108401
    Abstract: A device may receive task navigation information, identify a selection of a first task, of multiple tasks, based on the task navigation information, and provide a list of a group of tasks from the multiple tasks. The list of the group tasks may be based on information identifying tasks historically selected subsequent to the selection of the first task. The device may identify a selection of a second task, of the multiple tasks subsequent to identifying the selection of the first task; and store information identifying that the second task has been selected subsequent to the first task based on identifying the selection of the second task subsequent to the selection of the first task. The information identifying that the second task has been selected subsequent to the first task may include a number of times that the second task has been selected subsequent to the first task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo Augusto R. Gralhoz, Hal L. Stern
  • Patent number: 10102287
    Abstract: A system and method allow a user to define a search request by selecting and weighting graphical icons provided on a search creation interface. The graphical icons may be selected by using an icon selection feature provided on the search creation interface. The graphical icons may further be assigned relative search weights using an icon weighting feature provided on the search creation interface. The system and method generate search results based on metadata associated with the selected ones of the graphical icons and the search weights assigned to each of the selected ones of the graphical icons. The search results may comprise a ranked list of items, such as products listed for sale on an e-commerce server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Overstock.com, Inc.
    Inventor: James Martin
  • Patent number: 10101904
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a control method thereof, and the mobile terminal may include a display unit, a sensing unit configured to sense a predetermined user's touch input, and a controller configured to execute at least one function according to the user's mobile terminal use pattern corresponding to a time point at which the touch input is applied, wherein the controller displays at least one graphic object corresponding to the executed function in response to the touch input, and displays an execution screen of a function corresponding to any one of the displayed graphic objects according to the user's selection on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yujune Jang, Suhjin Yi, Jungmin Lee, Seungmin Yang
  • Patent number: 10073915
    Abstract: A system tracks a user's search related behavior and constructs a probability model, from the user's search related behavior, to estimate a probability that the user will select a certain type of search result. The system searches sources of information based on a search query received from the user to determine a set of search results and uses the estimated probabilities to select one or more search results from the set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Oren Zamir, Jeffrey Korn
  • Patent number: 10067572
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device with a keyboard, thumbwheel, display and associated software is optimized for use of the device with the thumbs. The associated software has a plurality of features to optimize efficient use of the limited keyboard space and encourage the use of the device by thumb-based data entry through the thumbwheel and/or through a combination of minimal number of keystrokes. Software features include international character scrolling, and auto-capitalization. The keys on the device keyboard are optimally shaped and configured for thumb-based input. In addition, the thumbwheel is inclined between the front and a side edge of the device so as to be reachable by either the thumb or index finger of the user's hand at the side edge of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, John A. Holmes, Mihal Lazaridis, Herb A. Little, Harry R. Major, Craig Dunk, Michael Brown, Jérôme Lang
  • Patent number: 10007657
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods and systems facilitate development and distribution of content for presentation on a display or a multiplicity of networked displays, the content including content elements. The content elements may include graphics, text, video clips, still images, audio clips or web pages. The development of the content is facilitated using a database comprising design rules based on principles of cognitive and vision sciences. The database may include design rules based on visual attention, memory, and/or text recognition, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 9983775
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user interface is adjusted using a set of customization rules and displayed on a user device. A first subset of customization rules is selected from among a set of customization rules that is associated with an application on a user device. A user interface is generated based at least on the selected first set of customization rules. After generating the user interface, user interaction data is received, and sensor data from the user device is also received. A second subset of customization rules is selected that includes one or more rules different from the first subset of customization rules. The user interface is adjusted according to the selected second subset of customization rules and provided for display on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Vignet Incorporated
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Josh Schilling
  • Patent number: 9927892
    Abstract: In an approach for managing a user interface a computer identifies a first user that is utilizing the user interface. The computer determines the identified first user is utilizing an aiming tool. The computer receives an input, the input including at least: an orientation of the aiming tool, wherein the orientation includes at least one of: a direction and a force to be applied upon release of the aiming tool. The computer calculates a trajectory from the aiming tool to a first location on the user interface based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Chen, Fang Liang Dong, Chang Lei, Xiao Xia Mao, Wen Wen Yang, Chao Zheng, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 9916070
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing according to acquisition date in order to generate one or more image tiles for a geographical region of interest. The different image tiles are sorted based on asset acquisition date. Multiple image tiles for the same region of interest may be available. In response to a user request for imagery as of a certain date, one or more image tiles associated with assets from prior to that date are used to generate a time-based geographical image for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Reuel William Nash, Christopher S. Co, Andrew Kirmse
  • Patent number: 9892198
    Abstract: A method is provided for performing page personalization at an edge server. In response to a page request from a user's browser, page mark-up is retrieved from a page server, the page mark-up including embedded edge server instructions. An edge server matching object is parsed from the embedded edge server instructions, the edge server matching object defining a plurality of content feature vectors which are respectively associated with a plurality of content modules. A user feature vector associated with the user is determined. The user feature vector is matched against the plurality of content feature vectors to determine a closest matching content feature vector to the user feature vector. A selected content module associated with the closest matching content feature vector is retrieved. The selected content module is combined with the page mark-up to define an edge-personalized page mark-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: Keith Marlow
  • Patent number: 9804740
    Abstract: A user of a programmable device has a context that may be evaluated and compared to a context of a notification generated by the operating system or an application running on the programmable device. The comparison may be used to generate one or more optional responses to the notification that may allow additional functionality beyond dismissing the notification or opening a corresponding event entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth F. Cranfill, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 9754463
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to an accessory device for a tablet device. The accessory device takes the form of a flexible screen protector that can be disposed over a display portion of the tablet device. Because the flexible screen protector covers the display of the tablet there is no visual way for the tablet to provide notifications to the user while the screen protector overlays it. By providing a data and power connection between the tablet and the accessory device, the processor of the tablet device can command illumination elements disposed in the accessory device to be illuminated in any of a number of illumination states. Each of the illumination states can be associated with an operating state of the tablet device thereby allowing the tablet device to visually communicate operating state information while the display is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sartee, Justin Wodrich
  • Patent number: 9727208
    Abstract: A determination is made on whether or not an instruction of temporarily stopping a recommendation list is issued, and in a case where it is determined that the instruction for the temporary stopping is issued, even when another item is selected by a user, a control is conducted to avoid an update of the displayed recommendation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiko Hosotsubo, Kentaro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9729701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a small computing device with an improved interface. The interface comprises a display screen which extends the majority of length of the face of the housing, and a plurality of multi-function buttons extending on either side of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kannuu Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Kevin W. Dinn
  • Patent number: 9712484
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing requesting routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider are provided. The request routing functionality can correspond to the processing of domain name service (“DNS”) requests for resources by computing devices and the resolution of the DNS requests by the identification of a network address of a computing device that will provide the requested resources. Based on the processing of DNS queries initiated by a client computing device, a CDN service provider can correlate client computing device identifiers, such as an Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, with identifiers (e.g., IP addresses) associated with other components in a content delivery environment, such as DNS resolvers associated with the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, John Cormie, Colm MacCarthaigh, Benjamin W. S. Redman
  • Patent number: 9710124
    Abstract: An example method includes determining a region of interest of an interactive display. The method also includes determining a time since utilization of a user interface element exceeds a threshold. The method includes determining timing information for content in a region of the interactive display other than the region of interest, determining the content is stale based on the timing information exceeding a threshold, and removing the content from the interactive display based on the content being stale. The method includes automatically moving the user interface element progressively over a period of time from an initial location to the region other than the region of interest. The method further includes providing another user interface element capable of selecting a previous time since utilization, receiving input selecting the previous time since utilization, and moving the user interface element to a historic location associated with the previous time since utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: April Slayden Mitchell, Glenn A Wong, Susie Wee, Mark C Solomon
  • Patent number: 9703390
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device with a keyboard, thumbwheel, display and associated software is optimized for use of the device with the thumbs. The associated software has a plurality of features to optimize efficient use of the limited keyboard space and encourage the use of the device by thumb-based data entry through the thumbwheel and/or through a combination of minimal number of keystrokes. Software features include international character scrolling, and auto-capitalization. The keys on the device keyboard are optimally shaped and configured for thumb-based input. In addition, the thumbwheel is inclined between the front and a side edge of the device so as to be reachable by either the thumb or index finger of the user's hand at the side edge of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, John A. Holmes, Mihal Lazaridis, Herb A. Little, Harry R. Major, Craig Dunk, Michael Brown, Jerome Lang
  • Patent number: 9678622
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for an icon operation. A signal for designating a preset non-use period is received. An icon is output in a display format according to a non-use history of the icon and based on the preset non-use period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyungsoo Lim, Suckho Seo, Kisuh Ahn, Hyejung Yang, Eunhee Rhim, Jinha Jun, Siejoon Cho
  • Patent number: 9665243
    Abstract: A multi-selection system allows selection of multiple displayed items in a GUI, and processes an underlying data set based on the selection. Users may utilize swipes or concurrent point interactions with the GUI to co-select items. The system identifies actions to perform for selected items based on selection criteria associated with the selected items, or mapping data that maps the selected items to actions. The system automatically identifies grouping criteria for data returned from performed actions and displays resulting groups for further user selection. The system provides suggestive visual highlights that identify commonly co-selected items in the interface. The system collects instrumentation items, for historical usage data, that record aspects of users' interactions with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Pradeep Ragothaman, David Le, Shane Lunceford
  • Patent number: 9645640
    Abstract: A menu including at least one menu entry and/or a menu entry from the menu, is selected by using a menu navigation device. The device can control the vehicle by at least one head movement of a driver and includes a camera which is designed to be worn on the head of the driver to capture camera data corresponding to a field of vision of the driver, a processor unit which is configured to generate a compilation of menu entries as a function of at least one predetermined viewing direction which corresponds to the direction of a field of vision of the driver and/or a position of the driver's head, and a display for outputting the menu entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas Siegel, Michael Reichel, Peter Bargfrede
  • Patent number: 9600154
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which creation, editing and sharing of a shortcut to such various informations having similarities as applications, files web documents, contacts and the like can be facilitated. The present invention includes selecting a 1st content through a 1st application, selecting a 2nd content corresponding to a 2nd application in response to an input of a link command, creating a link information between the 1st content and the 2nd content, displaying a 1st link corresponding to the 1st content when the 2nd content is displayed or displaying a 2nd link corresponding to the 2nd content when the 1st content is displayed, and displaying the 1st content through the application if the 1st link is selected or displaying the 2nd content through the 2nd application if the 2nd link is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yongkyoung Shin
  • Patent number: 9589290
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for collecting item preferences of users at a centralized location and propagating these item preferences to users and merchants in an intelligent manner. In some instances, the centralized location is a payment service that functions to both authorize payment instruments of users for costs of transactions conducted at the merchant, and collect and propagate the item preferences to the merchants and the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hipschman, James F. Butts, III
  • Patent number: 9576571
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for recognizing user personality in accordance with a speech recognition system. For example, a technique for recognizing a personality trait associated with a user interacting with a speech recognition system includes the following steps/operations. One or more decoded spoken utterances of the user are obtained. The one or more decoded spoken utterances are generated by the speech recognition system. The one or more decoded spoken utterances are analyzed to determine one or more linguistic attributes (morphological and syntactic filters) that are associated with the one or more decoded spoken utterances. The personality trait associated with the user is then determined based on the analyzing step/operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Osamuyimen Thompson Stewart, Liwei Dai
  • Patent number: 9569064
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for simplifying and clarifying user interfaces, both their design and usage. The disclosed system creates and applies rules user options. Upon application of the rules, the system automatically organizes the user options in accordance with the rules, such that the programmer no longer needs to organize every aspect of an options menu and a user can quickly and efficiently choose from the options. Statistics regarding usage and probability are stored to make the options presented more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ajita John, Doree Duncan Seligmann
  • Patent number: 9557884
    Abstract: A device, system, and method may variously include or utilize a processor to cause a user device to display a content selection display area and a content display area. The content selection display area may include subject matter categories and icons, at least some of the icons being individually associated with at least one of the subject matter categories and at least some of the categories being associated with at least one of the plurality of icons. Each category is associated with at most a predetermined number of the plurality of icons. The content display area is configured to display content corresponding to at least one of the plurality of icons as selected in the content selection display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: David Michael Breger, Jesse Venticinque, Nash Raghavan
  • Patent number: 9547369
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to identification of future activity options. In particular, it relates to identifying future activity options that are similar to a selected future activity, similar to past activities, that meet descriptive language criteria, that form compatible sequences of activities, or that form compatible multi-day sequences of activities. The technology disclosed also relates to rapid and convenient sorting through activity options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Mr. Buzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant M. Wernick, Forrest H. Wernick, Jacob A. Perkins, Arnold M. Wernick
  • Patent number: 9483921
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to an accessory device for a tablet device. The accessory device takes the form of a flexible screen protector that can be disposed over a display portion of the tablet device. Because the flexible screen protector covers the display of the tablet there is no visual way for the tablet to provide notifications to the user while the screen protector overlays it. By providing a data and power connection between the tablet and the accessory device, the processor of the tablet device can command illumination elements disposed in the accessory device to be illuminated in any of a number of illumination states. Each of the illumination states can be associated with an operating state of the tablet device thereby allowing the tablet device to visually communicate operating state information while the display is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sartee, Justin Wodrich
  • Patent number: 9479931
    Abstract: A mobile device comprising at least one computer-readable storage medium configured to store user profile information of a user of the mobile device; and at least one processor, coupled to the at least one computer-readable storage medium, configured to perform an act of: providing a second device, which is configured to execute a first virtual assistant, with access to at least some of the user profile information so that the first virtual assistant is able to customize, based on the at least some user profile information, its behavior when interacting with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Ortiz, Jr., Kenneth S. Harper, Holger Quast, Sean P. Brown
  • Patent number: 9477376
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for prioritizing content items based on a request frequency for a user. A system is configured to receive a request for a user interface containing content items for a user, retrieve, in response to the request for the user interface containing content items for the user, a set of content items for the user, and calculate a request frequency score for the user based on a frequency of user requests for the user interface containing content items for the user. The system may further be configured to adjust a priority score for each content item in the set of content items based on the request frequency score for the user and provide the set of content items for display to the user based on the priority score for each content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: James Stout, Philip Hendrix
  • Patent number: 9454516
    Abstract: A method of ambiguous word review or correction for a handheld electronic device includes receiving a plurality of actuations of input members in which each of a number of these members has a plurality of assigned characters, rendering a plurality of words responsive to the actuations, displaying a plurality of representations of the words, and detecting a number of the words, which are ambiguous. For each of the detected number, a visual indicator is displayed associated with a corresponding one of the representations. Touching of a touch screen is detected in connection with the displayed visual indicator. Preferably, a first magnification of the corresponding representation and a second magnification of a representation of a number of alternative words are displayed. The touch screen can be used to select one of the first and second magnifications to correct the ambiguous word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Steven H. Fyke, Peter La, Alen Mujkic, Michal Rybak, Richard Sibley, Neil Adams, Vadim Fux, Shannon White
  • Patent number: 9431029
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a voice section in time-space by using audio and video information. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for detecting a voice section from time-space by using audio and video information comprises the steps of: detecting a voice section in an audio signal which is inputted into a microphone array; verifying a speaker from the detected voice section; sensing the face of the speaker by using a video signal which is inputted into a camera if the speaker is successfully verified, and then estimating the direction of the face of the speaker; and determining the detected voice section as the voice section of the speaker if the estimated face direction corresponds to a reference direction which is previously stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Korea University Industrial & Academic Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Dongsuk Yook, Hyeopwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9423947
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes: a display unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The display unit for displays a character input screen including a part of a plurality of soft key objects each associated with a process in a line. The operating unit receives input of an operation. Upon detecting a changing operation through the operating unit, the control unit changes arrangement of the soft key objects such that at least one of the soft key objects that has been displayed is not displayed and at least one of the soft key objects that has not been displayed is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideko Murakami, Atsuo Chiba
  • Patent number: 9389771
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes: a display unit, an operating unit, and a control unit. The display unit for displays a character input screen including a part of a plurality of soft key objects each associated with a process in a line. The operating unit receives input of an operation. Upon detecting a changing operation through the operating unit, the control unit changes arrangement of the soft key objects such that at least one of the soft key objects that has been displayed is not displayed and at least one of the soft key objects that has not been displayed is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideko Murakami, Atsuo Chiba
  • Patent number: 9390443
    Abstract: The present invention provides, for example, a terminal device which allows users who do shopping utilizing a network to simulate a sense of doing shopping actually getting around in a store and enjoy shopping. Product information of a plurality of products arranged based on genres to which products belong are displayed on a product list screen to be continuously browsed even if the products belong to different genres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Yukiko Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9372860
    Abstract: A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jana Eggink, Thomas Kemp, Wilhelm Hagg, Taufan Zimmer, Tomasz Feduszczak
  • Patent number: 9365062
    Abstract: A display input device, when it has been determined that a plurality of messages, display periods of which overlap with each other, are mutually similar, selects one of the plurality of mutually similar messages as a display message to be displayed, and displays the display message in a display mode corresponding to a highest one of respective importance levels of the plurality of mutually similar messages, while not displaying, among the plurality of mutually similar messages, a message other than the display message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Hideki Tennichi, Masayuki Yamashirodani
  • Patent number: 9344507
    Abstract: A server includes an operation number counting part configured to count the number of operations on a link on a Web page; an operation ratio predicted value calculating part configured to calculate the predicted value of the ratio of the operations of the link based on the Web page; and a link prominence determining part configured to determine the prominence of the link based on the number of the operations and the predicted value of the ratio of the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Sayako Hashimoto, Kazuo Tomono
  • Patent number: 9329779
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a home screen. The controller displays information for specifying a person in a first area of the home screen, and displays a list of information for specifying communication services used by a person specified by the information displayed in the first area in a second area of the home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Shimazu, Kazuya Takemoto, Naoyuki Tamai, Sanae Nishio, Katsuaki Oonishi
  • Patent number: 9323734
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for identifying type-ahead candidates. A method includes determining a context of past non-threaded emails of a user. The method further includes generating a context index associating the past non-threaded emails of the determined context with repeatable values within the past non-threaded emails. The method further includes receiving characters in a current email and determining a context of the current email. The method further includes determining matches between the current email and the past non-threaded in the context index. The method further includes identifying the corresponding repeatable values and matching the identified corresponding repeatable values with the received characters. The method further includes presenting the candidate words to the user for inclusion in the current email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Kevin C. McConnell, James W. Seaman
  • Patent number: 9323421
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing timer, app, and screen management are provided. Information may be stored in memory regarding a plurality of applications. Each application may be associated with a timer classification rule indicating at least one time event associated with a new classification. It may be detected when the time event has occurred for an identified application. The new classification associated with the calendar event may be applied to the identified application. The application may be moved to a designated screen of a mobile device based on the applied classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: GrandiOs Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 9275045
    Abstract: A method for automatically preferring a diacritical version of a linguistic element on a handheld electronic device by utilizing a linguistic source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott