Selectable Iconic Array Patents (Class 715/835)
  • Patent number: 11366654
    Abstract: The management of applications in a computing environment often involves a significant number of computing operations, such as acquiring the application, deploying data objects in various locations, and configuring the application with respect to the deployed device. Conventional computing environments may provide inadequate support throughout a typical application life cycle, especially for a computing environment distributed across many devices. Instead, the computing environment may be represented in a deployable object hierarchy that may be distributed to various devices. An application management service may therefore be provided to install representations of the application in the object hierarchy, and to support many other aspects of the application life cycle, such as application discovery, sharing, updating, and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ori Amiga, John MacIntyre, Dharma Shukla, Junfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11340921
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate and cause display of a contextual navigation menu within a GUI, wherein the contextual navigation menu presents contextually relevant interface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Newar Husam Al Majid
  • Patent number: 11331007
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. One example user interface detects when a workout of a particular type is started and begins generating activity data related to workout metrics associated with the type of workout selected. Using determined current values for the workout metrics, the example user interface displays a pro-view display that includes indicators for the workout metrics associated with the selected workout type. The pro-view display also includes a focus indicator that highlights a selected indicator representative of a focused workout metric. The focus indicator is movable among the indicators representative of the workout metrics based on user input. Upon detection of a gesture, the example user interface transitions to a simple-view display that includes an indicator representative of the focused workout metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Jules K. Fennis, David Chance Graham, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11335095
    Abstract: Visual content may be captured by an image capture device. The characteristics of the visual content may be determined based on assessment of separate visual content and without assessment of the visual content. The assessment of the separate visual content may include identification of thing(s) depicted within the separate visual content. The separate visual content may be temporally and/or spatially separate from the visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Garcia, Balthazar Neveu
  • Patent number: 11308730
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a display panel defining a folding area and a non-folding area and including a base layer, a circuit layer on the base layer, and a display element layer on the circuit layer, an input sensor below the display panel and defining a sensing area overlapping the non-folding area, and a light shielding layer between the display element layer and the input sensor, where the light shielding layer defines a plurality of holes in a first portion of the light shielding layer at the non-folding area, and a cut portion in a second portion of the light shielding layer at the folding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hun Ryu, Ilnam Kim, Jae-Kyoung Kim, Jongin Baek, Eunjin Sung, Seongryong Lee, Jonghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11301087
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant includes a display control unit that causes an object as a target of the touch operation to be displayed in the image display unit, an image input unit that acquires a video of an operation instruction object that performs the touch operation on the touch screen, and a shaking detection unit that analyzes the video of the operation instruction object, which is acquired by the image input unit, and calculates a relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object to a position of the personal digital assistant as a reference. The display control unit causes the object to be displayed in the image display unit to be displayed, based on the relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object, which is calculated by the shaking detection unit, such that the object is shifted in accordance with the relative shaking amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Sadao Tsuruga, Susumu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11290768
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. This instruction causes a displaying of the content at a specified playback start point on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hiroki Hashi, Mie Namai
  • Patent number: 11287952
    Abstract: Content items and a dynamic menu element are displayed. Responsive to selection and dragging of the dynamic menu element over a particular content item, a menu of actions contextual to the particular content item is displayed, and the particular content item is highlighted to indicate that the displayed menu is related to the particular content item. Responsive to release of the dynamic menu element over the particular content item, the displayed menu is rendered actionable so that the actions thereof selectable; prior to release of the dynamic menu element over the particular content item, the displayed menu is non-actionable and no action is selectable. Responsive to selection of a specific action of the menu being displayed, the selected specific action is performed in relation to the particular content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Bing Zhang, Da-Long Sun, Li Zhang, Rong-Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 11281368
    Abstract: A device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects that includes one or more folder icons on a display. The device detects a first input requesting to select a folder icon for a folder that includes selectable icons divided between a plurality of distinct separately displayed pages of a folder view. In response to detecting the first input, the device displays a first page of the folder view. While displaying the first page of the folder view, the device detects a second input that corresponds to a request to display a second page of the folder view. In response to detecting the second input, the device ceases to display the first page and displays the second page of the folder view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 11269418
    Abstract: A proximity selection feature of a content creation and consumption application for selecting proximate content displayed by a computing device is described. The content application can initiate a selection mode in response to receiving, for example, a command to enter the selection mode or a defined gesture. The content application can identify an origination point and surface a two-dimensional selection shape anchored to the origination point. The selection shape may form an original capture area. The origination point is a location on a user interface where the selection shape is to be surfaced, anchored to, and have a capture area expanded from. After surfacing the selection shape, the content application can receive indicia of expansion, and based on the indicia of expansion, expand the selection shape from its original capture area to an expanded capture area to capture content proximate the original capture area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa C. Cherian, Nassr Albahadly, ArunKumar Narayanan Kotiedath
  • Patent number: 11249627
    Abstract: Dynamic templates include regions that provide behavior based upon a purpose or desired outcome. Templates and regions can modify the logical representations associated with objects to create semantic context for the objects. Templates and regions can also generate visual representations of objects based upon their logical representations. The visual representation utilized by a template or region can be selected manually or based upon the capabilities of a computing device. Objects contained within regions can be sorted, filtered, arranged, and projected based on their associated logical representations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ron Mondri, Itai Almog, Francois M. Rouaix, Christian James Colando, March Rogers, Eduardo Sonnino, Clea Allington, Palmer H. Batt
  • Patent number: 11243662
    Abstract: A method for arranging components in a two-dimensional area includes a component preparation module for providing a set of components for arrangement, determining rectangular covers for each component, and ordering components according to a predefined order preference, and a core layout module for mapping components in order to positions in the arrangement with a first width and in a first direction, including: a row module for positioning components in order in a first full row across the first direction of the first width aligning one of the top or bottom sides of the covers of adjacent components until the next component does not fit in the first width, and a sub-row module for positioning components in any available space within the height of the first full row to form one or more sub-rows in the first direction and extending a distance less than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ian Robertson
  • Patent number: 11243660
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for displaying an application, and a storage medium. The method includes detecting a start of a target sliding operation by a user on a terminal; in response to detecting the start of the target sliding operation, displaying an application list on a current display interface of the terminal, the application list including an application identification of at least one application installed on the terminal; acquiring an end position of the target sliding operation on the application list; determining an application indicted by a first application identification displayed at the end position as a target application selected by the user; and displaying an application interface of the target application on the current display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenzhou Lu, Shao Chen, Jiayan Li
  • Patent number: 11237920
    Abstract: A computer system includes memory configured to store software application files, and a processor configured to execute computer executable instructions. The instructions include identifying a target software application, archiving files of the target software application, and creating, in the directory, one or more replacement executable files that correspond to one or more executable files of the target software application. The instructions include detecting, by a first replacement executable file of the one or more replacement executable files, an execution call to the first replacement executable file corresponding to a first executable file of the target software application. The instructions include, in response to detection of the detected execution call, restoring files of the target software application and forwarding the detected execution call to the first executable file of the target software application in the directory to allow the first executable file to process the detected execution call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank R. Fazio
  • Patent number: 11238007
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selector and a display controller. The selector selects a first display form or a second display form as a display form of a display image including a reduced image of a document. When the first display form is selected, the display controller controls display to make a distance between the reduced image of the document and document information of the document larger than the distance in a case where the second display form is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Takuya Okamoto, Toshiyuki Komoda, Shinsuke Nakazawa, Yoshihito Suezawa
  • Patent number: 11233895
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automatic wallpaper setting method, a terminal device, and a graphical user interface. The method includes: obtaining, by a terminal device when a multimedia file of at least one preset widget changes, one or more first posters corresponding to a current multimedia file, where the at least one widget is displayed on a screen of the terminal device; setting at least one of the obtained one or more first posters as wallpaper of a current screen; and displaying the specified wallpaper. Content of a desktop widget can be extended, and more information can be provided for a user without increasing a user operation, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Alejandro Urrutia Daglio, Yi Ding
  • Patent number: 11226734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system enables the execution of multiple commands from a single gesture by detecting an object is touching a touchscreen device, timing the duration that the object remains on the surface of the touchscreen device, indicating the length of the duration, and executing one of two or more commands based on the length of the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priya Dalmia, Chinloo Lama
  • Patent number: 11197114
    Abstract: An extended cognitive loudspeaker system (CLS) including a system manager coupled to a basic service set (BSS) of a wireless network, wherein the system manager establishes a CLS network using an independent BSS (IBSS) of the wireless network. A first CLS playgroup is formed by the system manager through the CLS network IBSS, wherein the first CLS playgroup includes a first control station (CS) and a first group of sound production stations (SPSs). A second CLS playgroup is formed by the system manager through the CLS network IBBS, wherein the second CLS playgroup includes a second CS station and a second group of SPSs. The second CLS playgroup can be dissolved, and the first CLS playgroup can be modified to include the second group of SPSs. The second group of SPSs can include mobility functions to enable any required movement of the second group of SPSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Kit S. Tam
  • Patent number: 11188425
    Abstract: Snapshots may be managed on a data storage system including logical storage unit including data portions. For a first logical storage unit, a first snapshot pointer structure may be provided including entries, each entry corresponding to a physical storage location at which data is stored for a data portion of the first logical storage unit at a particular point in time. A first virtual snapshot lookup table may be provided for a first portion of the first logical storage unit, the first virtual snapshot lookup table including a plurality of entries, each entry corresponding to a respective data portion of the first logical storage unit and including a reference to a respective entry of the first snapshot pointer structure. The virtual lookup table may correspond to multiple snapshots of the first logical storage unit that have a same value for each data portion of the at least first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kevin M. Tobin, Andrew L. Chanler, Michael Ferrari, Jeffrey Wilson
  • Patent number: 11173895
    Abstract: A parking support apparatus configured to perform a parking control for automatically parking a vehicle in a target parking position. The parking support control is provided with: a detector configured to obtain a signal of a vehicle external sensor that can detect at least one of a movement and a voice/sound of a user who is outside the vehicle and to determine whether or not the at least one of the movement and the voice/sound of the user matches a parking instruction action set in advance, thereby detecting a particular parking instruction action of the user; and a starter configured to start the parking control if the parking instruction action is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sugano
  • Patent number: 11171894
    Abstract: An interface method for a mobile terminal includes: receiving in the order of time and saving two or more types of messages corresponding to two or more types of first applications; integrating and configuring the two or more types of messages using a second application, which integrates and manages the two or more types of first applications; and displaying the two or more types of messages with the identification information on the type of each of the messages using the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11172299
    Abstract: Content rules engines for playback devices are disclosed herein. A media playback system receives a first command to form a synchrony group comprising a plurality of playback devices. The system receives a second command for the synchrony group to play back first audio content. In response to the second command, the first audio content is played back via the synchrony group. The system receives (i) second audio content to be played back by one or more of the playback devices of the synchrony group and (ii) content source properties associated with an audio source of the second audio content. The system accesses a rules engine to determine playback restrictions based at least in part on the content source properties. Based at least in part on the playback restrictions, operation of one or more of the playback devices is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Torgerson, Sanford William Spivey, Ryan Taylor
  • Patent number: 11169662
    Abstract: Provided are a display apparatus and a display method. The display apparatus includes: a display configured to provide a plurality of item areas each of which displays at least a part of an item list including a plurality of items, wherein the display provides at least one item area, among the plurality of item areas, as a closed item area and provides at least one item area, among the plurality of item areas, as an open item area; and a controller configured to control the display to, in response to an input of a control apparatus that selects the closed item area, display at least some items of an item list corresponding to the closed item area on the open item area and to display at least some items of an item list corresponding to the open item area on the closed item area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-ha Lee, Heui-jin Kwon, Young-sun Kim, Da-hye Shim, Tae-kwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11163425
    Abstract: An example user terminal apparatus includes communication circuitry configured to be connected to a home network comprising a plurality of devices; a display configured to display a UI screen for managing the home network; a sensor configured to sense a user manipulation of the UI screen; and processing circuitry configured to change the UI screen displayed on the display according to the user manipulation. The UI screen is one of a plurality of service pages that are changeable according to a user manipulation in a first direction, the plurality of service pages being pages for respectively providing different home network management services. At least one of the plurality of service pages comprises an area that is displayable on the display according to a user manipulation in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Shim, Chang-won Kim, Ga-hyun Joo, Jin-sung Kim, Jong-youb Ryu, Chang-hyun Lee, Yong-hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11150865
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to receive metadata for audio content associated with an audio content item for presentation in a news feed to be displayed on a screen of a computing device associated with a user. The metadata is transformed for display in the audio content item. The transformed metadata is displayed in the audio content item. In addition, systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to present an audio content item in a news feed to be displayed on a screen of a computing device associated with a user. An input by the user for scrolling the news feed and the audio content item on the screen is received. A pop out player is presented in response to disappearance of the audio content item from the screen based on the scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Matthew Quirino, Michael Luis Cerda, Holly Marie Ormseth
  • Patent number: 11144800
    Abstract: An image disambiguation method includes: performing image feature extraction and semantic recognition on at least two images in an image set including similar targets to obtain N K-dimensional semantic feature probability vectors, where the image set includes N images, N and K are both positive integers, and N is greater than or equal to 2; determining a differential feature combination according to the N K-dimensional semantic feature probability vectors, the differential feature combination indicating a difference between the similar targets in the at least two images in the image set; and generating a natural language for representing or prompting the difference between the similar targets in the at least two images in the image set according to the differential feature combination and image features of the at least two images in the image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING SENSETIME TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoou Tang, Yining Li, Chen Huang, Chen Change Loy
  • Patent number: 11132020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a foldable electronic device including a flexible display, a sensor panel, a sensor circuitry, a first housing, a second housing, and a folding structure configured to rotate the first housing or the second housing. The sensor panel includes a plurality of loop coils. The sensor circuitry transmits or receives a first resonance signal to recognize an operation of an electronic pen through the plurality of loop coils, outputs a second resonance signal through a first loop coil included in one panel part of the first panel part or the second panel part, receives the second resonance signal through a second loop coil included in a remaining one panel part of the first panel part or the second panel part, and determines an angle between the first housing and the second housing, based on the received second resonance signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Minsoo Kim, Bongsub Kim, Taewon Kim, Sangmin Lee, Jongheon Lee, Jiwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11126348
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a messaging user interface of a message application, including a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and a plurality of other users, a message-input area, and a plurality of avatars corresponding to the plurality of other users. The plurality of avatars are displayed as a stack of avatars, with a first avatar of avatars displayed on the top of the stack of avatars. In response to detecting an input by a first contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is at a first location in the messaging user interface that corresponds to the first avatar, if the input meets menu-activation-criteria, a menu that contains activatable menu items associated with the first avatar overlaid on the messaging user interface is displayed, and if the input meets avatar-spreading-criteria the plurality of avatars are displayed in an array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Freddy A. Anzures, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Daamun Mohseni, Hoan Pham, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Darin B. Adler, Bethany Bongiorno, Justin N. Wood, Roberto Garcia, Soin Shedlosky
  • Patent number: 11120840
    Abstract: An information processing method comprising: obtaining environment information of a video file in a preview state, where the preview state is a display state before the video file is played; in response to the environment information satisfying a first pre-set condition, indicating the video file by a first cover; and in response to the environment information satisfying a second pre-set condition, indicating the video file by a second cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao Xu, Dakun Yang, Jingxian Liu
  • Patent number: 11112936
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a weather implementer, a weather dependent shortcut icon modification implementer, and an audiovisual playback implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 11112938
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for filtering an object. The method includes: displaying an object management interface; detecting a location that is on the object management interface and that is touched by a user; determining, according to the touched location and a pressure value applied to the touched location, when the pressure value is greater than a preset threshold, a first type required by the user; and obtaining, through filtering in the object management interface, and presenting all objects of the first type. By using this method, the user can effectively obtain, through filtering in the object management interface, the presented objects of the first type, purposely locate, among disorderly messages or files, a type in which the user is interested, and filter out information of other types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tizheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11095767
    Abstract: A screen display method includes: acquiring screen status when a specified operation is received, the screen status being status of the first display screen and/or status of the second display screen; selecting a display screen from a first display screen and a second display screen according to the screen status and the specified operation; and displaying a first current interface on the selected display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiayan Li, Fan Jin, Jiayi Li
  • Patent number: 11093104
    Abstract: An icon display control apparatus that prevents messy display of icons. A predetermined extension application equipped with a function for receiving an instruction for executing processing via an operation on an icon associated with the processing is installed in the icon display control apparatus. A display control unit performs control of display of the icon on a console section. The display control unit controls whether or not to display the icon associated with the processing on the console section, based on whether or not a predetermined condition set for processing of the predetermined extension application is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Kamasuka
  • Patent number: 11083968
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating a virtual object; the method comprising: receiving a digital representation of a visual appearance of a real-world object; creating a virtual object with a visual appearance based on the received digital representation; selecting a part of the virtual object; and assigning one or more attributes to the selected part of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LEGO A/S
    Inventors: Morgan James Walker, Jonathan B. Bennink, Henrik Munk Storm
  • Patent number: 11054978
    Abstract: A portable device and a method for controlling brightness thereof are provided. The portable device includes a display, a sensor and a controller. The display provides a display region that is displayed with a first brightness. The sensor senses a surrounding brightness of the portable device. The controller controls the display to display a partial region corresponding to a User Interaction (UI) element in the display region with a second brightness based on the sensed surrounding brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pankaj Agarwal, Ji-su Jung, Won-hee Choe
  • Patent number: 11037197
    Abstract: A user interface is provided to present offers via icons displayed near the location of the user on a map. Offers presented on the map may include active offers previously selected by the user and currently associated with the consumer account of the user for active participation, matching offers that have a set of targeting criteria which the user meets, and location-based offers that target locations in the vicinity of the location of the user. Icons for the location-based offers are presented at their respective targeting locations; and the active offers and matching offers are presented around the location of the user on the map for convenient access. A user interface allows the user to explore available offers, view information associated with the respective offers, and select offers in which to participate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Mark Carlson, Patrick Stan
  • Patent number: 11023199
    Abstract: Method and systems are provided for displaying a control representation playback zone representation provided on a playback zones view interface. The playback zones view interface allows a user to view and navigate between playback zones in a media playback system, and the control representation in the playback zone representation is selectable to allow the user to control playback of media content in the corresponding playback zone from the playback zones view interface without having to navigate to a particular playback control interface corresponding to the playback zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Lemmon, Stephanie Hughes
  • Patent number: 11009962
    Abstract: A method and computing system are provided. The method includes detecting a change in a context of a computing device. In response to detecting the change, a first sequence of plural data items is rearranged into a second sequence different than the first sequence, based on the change in the context of the computing device. Access to the plural data items is permitted based on a first change with respect to the computing device, the first change being different from the change in the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rohit Thapliyal
  • Patent number: 11010498
    Abstract: The systems and methods for software application usage detection on a mobile device are disclosed. The software application usage detection is done by monitoring the network usage of the application. The software application usage information is further refined by monitoring the screen lock state of the mobile device. The screen lock information is used to refine the background and foreground usage of the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Life360, Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Puvvula, Nitin Bhandari, Sean Miceli
  • Patent number: 10996822
    Abstract: Techniques to control arrangement of items in a user interface is described. In one or more implementations, intuitive rearrangement of items in a user interface is caused by a computing device. A priority ordering of items, one to another, is determined that is specified for display of the items in a first layout in a user interface of the computing device. The items are assigned into respective ones of a plurality of groups that together compose one or more linear arrangements of the groups. Arrangement of the items is controlled by the computing device for display in a second layout in the user interface that is different from the first layout by an amount of display area available in the user interface along one or more dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Poorva Singal, Matthew Neil Akers, Brian Eric Uphoff
  • Patent number: 10996824
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a display apparatus including a display, a user input unit, a communicator, and a processor. The processor may display a plurality of first items representing content in a first area on the screen, list and display a plurality of second items selected based on a first user input among the plurality of displayed first items in a second area on the screen different from the first area, change and display a list order of two or more second items selected based on a second user input among the plurality of second items displayed in the second area, and transmit a request to an external apparatus to perform predetermined functions in the list order of content corresponding to the plurality of second items changed in order in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-soo Yuk, Kyung-jin Kim, Sung-do Son, Mi-ra Yu, Jean Christophe Naour, Woo-seok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10990954
    Abstract: A user terminal supporting mobile payment service is provided. The user terminal includes a display, a memory in which a payment application is stored, and a processor configured to run the payment application. If at least one specified user input occurs on the display while in a locked state, the processor runs the payment application without unlocking the locked state. Thus the payment application may be quickly launched from the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Man Park, Han Na Kim, Mi Yeon Park, You Bi Seo, Hwa Youn Suh, Sae Ah Oh, Byung In Yu
  • Patent number: 10984230
    Abstract: A monitoring video analysis system includes a wearable camera and a back end server that receives video data files of a captured video. The back end server detects an object appearing in frames constituting the received video data file, for each frame. The back end server stores a position of the object detected for each frame, for each object, as tracking information. The back end server displays the object detected for each frame, on monitor, by using identifiable solid-line border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Wakako, Yasuo Yomogida, Youhei Koide
  • Patent number: 10983691
    Abstract: A terminal is provided to recognize a touch input and a gesture input intended by a user. A vehicle includes the terminal configured to display buttons to be selected by a user, and receive a touch input as user input. An image input receives an image of the user for receiving a gesture input as the user input and a controller divides an area of the terminal into a first area and a second area. The controller determines a button selected by the user among buttons displayed in the first area based on the touch signal output by the touch input, and determines a button selected by the user among buttons displayed in the second area based on a finger image and an eye image in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Huiwon Shin, Singu Kim, Dong Woo Kim, Sang Woo Ji
  • Patent number: 10970062
    Abstract: The management of applications in a computing environment often involves a significant number of computing operations, such as acquiring the application, deploying data objects in various locations, and configuring the application with respect to the deployed device. Conventional computing environments may provide inadequate support throughout a typical application life cycle, especially for a computing environment distributed across many devices. Instead, the computing environment may be represented in a deployable object hierarchy that may be distributed to various devices. An application management service may therefore be provided to install representations of the application in the object hierarchy, and to support many other aspects of the application life cycle, such as application discovery, sharing, updating, and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ori Amiga, John Macintyre, Dharma Shukla, Junfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10969833
    Abstract: Various methods for providing a multi-dimensional data interface are provided. One example method may include receiving first data navigation instructions for navigating data in a first dimension or a second dimension via a first user interface device, causing a presentation of the data to be modified within the first dimension or the second dimension in response to at least receiving the first data navigation instructions, receiving second data navigation instructions for navigating the data in a third dimension via a second user interface device, and causing the presentation of the data to be modified within a third dimension in response to at least receiving the second data navigation instructions. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Peng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10970020
    Abstract: An information processing device may read, from a shared storing area, first identification information indicating K pieces of first applications that are already installed. The information processing device may display first screen on the display. The information processing device may cause an operating system to display the K pieces of first images in the first screen. Each of K pieces of link information may be associated with a corresponding one of the K pieces of first images. When any one of the K pieces of first images receives an input operation, the operating system may activate the corresponding first application indicated by the link information associated with the first image that receives the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiotani, Susumu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10962947
    Abstract: A device, which is intended to remotely control at least one operation of at least one appliance, includes an input interface module for receiving inputs from a user, and a communication module for sending to a management platform data which represent a control instruction activated by the user. Such a device can have universal remote control functionality, with an additional contextualization functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Thierry Gaillet, Sylvain Leroux
  • Patent number: 10956688
    Abstract: Systems and methods of identifying wearable tags or other items within a facility. The location of the identifiable item can be calculated by the system and used to improve the efficiency of the facility or to dispatch emergency help or maintenance to the location of the badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: Shahpour Ashaari, David C. Lin, Seth S. Vasa, Scott R. Bombaugh, Mario Andre Salisbury, Thomas Jay Graham, Erich Joseph Petre
  • Patent number: 10949740
    Abstract: A machine learning device, which detects an operator, communicates with a database registering information concerning the operator, and learns display of an operation menu based on the information concerning the operator, includes a state observation unit which observes an operation history of the operation menu; and a learning unit which learns the display of the operation menu on the basis of the operation history of the operation menu observed by the state observation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuuki Kurokawa