Selectable Iconic Array Patents (Class 715/835)
  • 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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    Inventors: Takeshi Shiotani, Susumu Fujiwara
  • 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
    Inventors: Ori Amiga, John Macintyre, Dharma Shukla, Junfeng Zhang
  • 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
    Inventor: Yuuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10942621
    Abstract: A character string display method and a terminal device, where the method includes processing, by a terminal device, at least two control regions based on control information to form at least two reset control regions satisfying a first target condition, where the first target condition includes that any two neighboring reset control regions in the at least two reset control regions in a landscape direction of the display are coupled, and displaying a character string in any one of the at least two reset control regions. Hence, a length of the reset control region is greater than a length of the control region, and a length of a character string displayed in the reset control region is greater than a length of a character string displayed in the control region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Anqi Liu, Hongjun Wang, Zhiyan Yang
  • Patent number: 10929013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for adjusting an input virtual keyboard and an input apparatus, which are directed to solve the problem of one-hand operation in existing input virtual keyboards. The method comprises: based on a received keyboard floating instruction: adjusting a size of an input window to a screen size; intercepting a click event performed on a touchscreen by a user and detecting the click event; and when the click event is detected as a keyboard adjustment instruction, based on the keyboard adjustment instruction, adjusting at least one of a drawing position and a drawing size of an input view, wherein the input view is a region for drawing the input virtual keyboard in the input window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaofei Wang, Min Liu, Conghui Du, Lei Yang, Liping Li
  • Patent number: 10924883
    Abstract: A method is provided for interacting with audience members in an event, each of the potential attendees having available thereto a unique identifier. The method comprises creating, for an attendee, a unique ID (UID) on a mobile wireless device (MWD) by the steps of inputting to the MWD one of the unique identifiers, combining the obtained unique identifier with a UID time stamp at the time of creation of the UID; receiving with a server on a first wireless channel communications from the MWD; registering the UID at the physical location of the event; generating a visual query; displaying on the MWD response indicators; receiving at the server from the registered attendee a response, to the query over the first wireless channel; and storing in a database on the server the received response in association with the displayed query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Patent number: 10915143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable users to customize operation of a touch-sensitive secondary display. An example method includes: displaying, on primary display, a first UI for a first application; while secondary display is operating in an adaptive display mode: (i) displaying, on a respective portion of the touch-sensitive secondary display, application-specific user interface elements selected based on current state of the first UI; and (ii) receiving a request to operate the secondary display in a persistent mode; in response to receiving the request, operating the touch-sensitive secondary display in the persistent display mode; and after changing focus to a second UI for a second application: displaying, on the primary display, the second UI; and maintaining display, on the respective portion of the secondary display, of UI elements associated with the persistent display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10908772
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an operating state of a smart housing device includes monitoring a device list in a control application on a mobile terminal. The control application is configured to control the smart housing device. The method further includes, when an instruction for creating a shortcut key for controlling the smart housing device is detected, creating the shortcut key on a desktop of the mobile terminal and adjusting an operating state of the smart housing device in response to actuation of the shortcut key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Guangyi Han, Ming Zhao, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10909413
    Abstract: An information-processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a predetermined item as image information from an image file; a comparison unit configured to compare the image information with text data relating to the image file; and a notification unit configured to perform a notification in a case where a result of the comparison indicates a mismatch between the image information and the text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Yurie Uno
  • Patent number: 10902716
    Abstract: A bridge device, in communication with a smart device, functions to command one or more controllable appliances in response to communications received from the smart device. The bridge device also includes input elements by which the bridge device can be used to directly command common functional operations of the one or more controllable appliances. In this manner, common functional operations, such as volume control, playback pause/resume control, etc., may be made readily available without necessitating the use of the smart device, whilst the more sophisticated GUI provided by the smart device remote control app may be advantageously utilized when more complex or less frequently used command functions are to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jesus Perez, Joven Jubilo, Rex Xu, Jeffrey Kohanek, Brandt Thompson
  • Patent number: 10896309
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for multi-angle scanning, and a computer readable storage medium, relates to the technical field of scanning one-dimensional codes. The method includes: acquiring a scanning angle when scanning an image to be scanned (101); uploading the scanning angle to an upper computer to call a suitable obliquely positioned coordinate system by the upper computer, where the suitable obliquely positioned coordinate system is an obliquely positioned coordinate system in an obliquely positioned coordinate system set corresponding to a saved deflected angle having a smallest difference value with the scanning angle (102); receiving the suitable obliquely positioned coordinate system returned back by the upper computer (103); and acquiring image feature data of the image to be scanned by using coordinate values of pixels of the image to be scanned in the suitable obliquely positioned coordinate system (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Yike Zhao
  • Patent number: 10891021
    Abstract: A selection option information presentation system includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: displaying plural items of selection option information on a first display device in states in which a selection operation can be received, and, at a specific timing in a duration in which no selection operation is detected, modifying and displaying a display position of at least one or more items of selection option information set as a display target such that a combination of adjacent items of selection option information within a display region forms a combination in which a display position differs in an up-down direction or a left-right direction, or both; and, when a selection operation of any of the plural items of selection option information displayed on the first display device has been received, displaying the selection option information that received the selection operation on a second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Soichi Nishiyama, Hiroaki Sugimura
  • Patent number: 10884606
    Abstract: A management system of a computing device provides enhanced functionality via selectable icons (e.g., tiles), presented on a home screen, that may be overlaid to perform overlay operations such as data transfer, payment, and/or granting of certain authorizations or permissions. Users are able to more readily perform cross-application and/or cross-entity operations via, for example, the operating system of a computing device without needing to engage with as many entities (or applications thereof). Tile overlay operations may be managed and reviewed via an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Benjamin Taylor
  • Patent number: 10877660
    Abstract: An electronic device detects an input via an input device. In response to detecting the input, the device monitors the input using a gesture recognizer. The gesture recognizer includes a plurality of component gesture recognizers that define requirements for recognition of a gesture. A first component gesture recognizer from the plurality of component gesture recognizers defines a first requirement for recognition of the gesture, and a second component gesture recognizer from the plurality of component gesture recognizers defines a second requirement for recognition of the gesture. In accordance with a determination that the input satisfies first gesture recognition criteria that include the first requirement of the first component gesture recognizer and the second requirement of the second component gesture recognizer, the device recognizes a first gesture using the gesture recognizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John S. Harper, Jacob A. Xiao
  • Patent number: 10878024
    Abstract: Dynamic thumbnails are described. Dynamic thumbnails provide a convenient and automated approach for providing thumbnails that are contextually relevant to a user. In at least some implementations, an input image is analyzed to generate tags describing objects or points of interest within the image, and to generate rectangles that describe the locations within the image that correspond to the generated tags. Various combinations of generated tags are analyzed to determine the smallest bounding rectangle that contains every rectangle associated with the tags in the respective combination, and a thumbnail is created. A user input is received and compared to the tags associated with the generated thumbnails, and a thumbnail that is most relevant to the user input is selected and output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Srijan Sandilya, Vikas Kumar, Sourabh Gupta, Nandan Jha, Ajay Bedi
  • Patent number: 10871957
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method for tracking source code deployments, the method comprises receiving an event descriptor, the event descriptor indicating that a source code repository is updated with a source code integration; retrieving a deployment description associated with the source code repository; comparing the event descriptor with the deployment description to determine whether the source code integration needs to be deployed; in response to determining that the source code integration needs to be deployed, deploying the source code integration; upon completion of the source code deployment, communicating deployment information corresponding to the completed source code deployment to a tracking system, the deployment information comprising at least a deployment identifier, and a source code integration identifier, the tracking system configured to utilize the source code integration identifier to query one or more external systems and automatically retrieve further information associ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew John Ryall, Matthew Joseph Watson, Jonathan Lowe, Geoff Crain, Samuel Tannous, Thomas Bradshaw, Piotr Plewa, Davina Adisusila, Jeroen De Raedt
  • Patent number: 10867338
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to provide specific vehicle recommendations to generic user requests. A method for providing the specific vehicle recommendation includes: receiving a generic automobile request from a user, applying a machine learning model (MLM) trained by a corpus of reviews to the received request, and generating, by the MLM, a recommendation for at least one specific automobile feature based on the generic automobile request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Stephen Wylie, Habeeb Hooshmand, Jason Hoover, Geoffrey Dagley, Qiaochu Tang
  • Patent number: 10852941
    Abstract: A graphic display method and apparatus are provided. In the graphic display method, a terminal may detect a touch operation on a screen when there is a to-be-processed event (S101); obtain touch point coordinates of the touch operation (S102); display, in a position indicated by the touch point coordinates, a touch graphic used to indicate the touch operation (S103), and display, on the screen based on the touch point coordinates, an operation indication graphic corresponding to the to-be-processed event (S104). The touch graphic and the operation indication graphic are displayed on the screen to enable a user to see a current to-be-processed event in a more intuitive and vivid manner, thereby reducing a misoperation rate of a touch operation and improving operation experience of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Ekstrand, Fredrik Andreasson, Johan Larsby, Xueyan Huang, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 10848533
    Abstract: The system and method of the present disclosure relates to a remotely configurable wireless broadcast device connected to a network. The device includes a network connected computer and a proxy that interfaces with one or more non-network connected broadcast devices. The wireless broadcast device monitors the non-network connected broadcast devices and periodically reports the status for each of the devices. A server, remotely located from the configurable wireless broadcast device, receives and processes the status reports. The status reports may also be monitored by a user via a common user interface connected to the server. After processing the status reports, the server sends configuration data, including updated or modified information, back to the wireless broadcast device instructing the device to configure the non-network connected devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Wallace, Christopher Sexton, David Helms, David Young
  • Patent number: 10845950
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe processing via an extension of a web browser application. A processing device, for example, may provide a web browser application that comprises an extension enabling an application service to interface with the web browser application. Input may be received in a uniform resource locator (URL) bar of the web browser application. A search of an application service may be launched directly from the URL bar based on the received input. The processing device may retrieve results from the application based on the searching. The retrieved results may be displayed within the URL bar on a display connected with the processing device. Other examples are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Sung Joon Won
  • Patent number: 10836183
    Abstract: A recording device according to the present disclosure includes: a writer that rewrites schedule information visibly recorded on a recording medium and corresponding to a time from first schedule information to second schedule information; and a generator that generates the second schedule information on the basis of a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Kajio, Isao Takahashi, Yuki Oishi, Masaru Wada, Kenichi Kurihara, Taichi Takeuchi, Satoko Asaoka, Asuka Tejima, Nobukazu Hirai, Yuriko Kaino, Aya Shuto
  • Patent number: 10838953
    Abstract: A frame represents a concept with a set of roles and a set of linguistic rules. If a linguistic rule is satisfied, by a unit of natural language discourse (UNLD), the frame is invoked and a frame instance produced. A frame instance specifies how the UNLD, with particular values drawn from the UNLD, fulfills the roles of the frame. A frame-based search, of target content, is accomplished in response to a frame-based user query. The search result is comprised of records, where each record is a result of a match, of the frame-based query, at a location in the target content. If the frame-based query is implicit, a match requires only that the location of the target content invokes the appropriate frame. If the frame-based query is role-specific, in addition to invoking the appropriate frame, a query search term needs to be found in the value for a role of the frame instance produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NetBase Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Li, Michael Jacob Osofsky, Lokesh Pooranmal Bajaj
  • Patent number: 10824964
    Abstract: A system capable of identifying and locking resources (e.g., items, tickets, etc.) may map resources to a bit vector and use bit vectors to efficiently identify and lock the resources. For example, tickets to a concert may be mapped to a bit vector and the system may generate an availability bit vector indicating an availability of the seat locations. Using bit vectors, the system may easily identify available seat locations that satisfy a search request and may select from the available seat locations using an optimization technique. For example, the system may select groups of seats that are next to unavailable seat locations or avoid selling groups of seats that would leave only a single seat available. Thus, the system may avoid fragmentation of ticket sales while improving a latency associated with searching for and reserving seat locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Steve Huynh, Owen Cummings, Karl Gohde, Antonio Gabriel Perez de Tejada Martinez, Adam Douglas Morley, Graham Pedersen, James Christopher Sorenson, III
  • Patent number: 10817170
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a touch control based steering wheel includes a touch sensor for generating sensor-related information by measuring a surface location and intensity of a steering wheel to sense a gesture, a control unit for performing a corresponding function by analyzing the sensor-related information to generate touch input pattern information, and selecting a predetermined control command depending upon the touch input pattern information, and a feedback circuit for providing a feedback depending upon the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Impressivo Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun-Sang Kim, Jeong-Il Choi, Yong-Soo Lee, Jung-Hyeon Gim, Young-Seok Ahn
  • Patent number: 10809880
    Abstract: A method of managing data of an electronic device includes capturing contents from user interfaces of programs displayed on a display of the electronic device. An application layer is displayed on the display when each content is captured. Each content is moved to the application layer in response to a predetermined input. Contents in the application layer are arranged in a first layout, and can be arranged in a second layout when the second layout is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Dykstra Erickson, Hiroyuki Toki, Hsin-Chieh Lin, Hui-Hsuan Lien, Erik Paul Anderson, Chih-Yu Chueh, Yu-Hua Hung
  • Patent number: 10775979
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a buddy list presentation control method and system, and a computer storage medium. The method includes the following steps: acquiring user information, the user information including buddy grouping information; determining whether the acquired user information further includes theme cover information separately corresponding to each buddy group; and adding, if not, a corresponding theme cover to each buddy group separately according to a preset rule, and then, presenting a buddy grouping list obtained by adding the theme covers. According to the method, the system and the computer storage medium in embodiments of the present invention, recognition and operability of buddy grouping are improved, and an operation cost and operation difficulty are lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Zhifen Xu
  • Patent number: 10768788
    Abstract: A method includes arranging a plurality of components on a user interface in a hierarchy, the hierarchy having layers and each layer having at least one of the components of the user interface, presenting the user interface according to a structure of the hierarchy by displaying a pile of stacked images associated with a first content item on a layer of the user interface, wherein the pile visually indicates that there are multiple images stacked in the pile, and in response to a first user input to interact with the pile, expanding the pile to display a number of images in a series. In addition, in response to a second user input to move from the first content item to a second content item, automatically collapsing the series of images to display the pile of stacked images associated with the first content item before displaying the second content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Matas
  • Patent number: 10769835
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can detect a trigger to initiate at least one of a pixelation animation or a depixelation animation for a media content item. A set of pixelated images can be generated based on a source image associated with the media content item. Variable durations for presenting the set of pixelated images can be determined. The set of pixelated images can be presented, based on the variable durations, to produce the at least one of the pixelation animation or the depixelation animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nilesh Vinubhai Patel, William M. Ruben, William Joseph Flynn, III, Daniel James Smith, II
  • Patent number: 10762531
    Abstract: A computer-implemented cuing system for displaying advertisement through an interactive computer based application includes providing an interactive computer based application on a first computer based device and providing a cuing software operably associated which provides a predetermined use countdown of the interactive computer based application where upon reaching an end point of the predetermined use countdown initiates a realtime streaming for a predetermined time of a first video advertisement for presentation on the first computer based device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Barbara Feldman, Todd Gorton
  • Patent number: 10749831
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for providing a preview of protected content in a user interface to an email client. An email client may receive an email message including a uniform resource locator (URL) linked to at least one item stored in a data service. The email client may send the URL to an email server to determine whether a recipient of the URL has permissions to the at least one item stored in the data service. When it is determined that the recipient of the URL has permissions to the at least one item stored in the data service, content for a permission protected preview of the at least one item may be received at the email client. The email client may render the permission protected preview of the at least one item in a user interface to the email client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lin Zhong, Amy Huyen Phuoc Nguyen, Betsy McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10747308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a line-of-sight operation-apparatus, a method, and a medical device by which it is possible to appropriately determine whether a movement of a line-of-sight is intended by a user and to prevent the user from being forced to carry a burden. The line-of-sight operation-apparatus includes a display screen, a display control unit to display an icon having an animation-image on the display screen, a line-of-sight detection unit that detects a line-of-sight of a user, a following determination unit that determines, on the basis of a result of detection performed by the line-of-sight detection unit, whether a movement of the line-of-sight of the user follows a movement of the animation-image, and an output unit that outputs information indicating that the icon has been selected in the case where the following determination unit determines that the movement of the line-of-sight of the user follows the movement of the animation-image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuki Okabe, Mayuko Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10725622
    Abstract: An attachment control to manage attachments in a conversation is provided. An application such as a communication application displays a conversation of grouped messages in response to a detection of a selection of a message summary associated with one of the grouped messages. An attachment control is generated to manage identified attachments in the grouped messages. The attachment control is displayed in proximity to the conversation. An attachment drop down menu that includes a listing of the attachments is displayed in response to an activation of the attachment control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joey Masterson, Kenneth Fern, David Paul Limont, Hayley Steplyk
  • Patent number: 10726021
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing delivery of online content to a mobile client device. In an aspect, a search application on the client device receives a user query, which is submitted to a server over a communications channel. The server retrieves a plurality of ranked search results relevant to the user query, and returns the search results to the client device. The search application further pre-fetches from the server and/or pre-renders content associated with a top plurality of the ranked search results, such that content may be instantly displayed at the client device if requested by the user. The identification and ranking of relevant search results by the server may be performed based on information provided by the client device that is customized to the user and/or the scenario, e.g., user account name, geographical location, device capabilities, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Marcelo De Barros, Prateek Tiwari, Shruti Malugu
  • Patent number: 10719226
    Abstract: A touch panel of a portable operation panel for manually operating machinery normally operated automatically, in particular, various types of material handling equipment operated in an emergency, machinery has an operation screen for making the machinery perform a specific operation. A swipe operation button image can be moved on to the operation screen by a swipe operation and a continuation operation button image is displayed in a place from which the swipe operation button image is moved. By performing a tap operation on the continuation operation button image, the machinery is made to perform the specific operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10719196
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display on a display, a display screen representing at least a floor plan including one or more rooms; and when it is sensed that movement of a device icon that is movable within a region corresponding to a predetermined room associated with a type of the device icon, judge whether or not the device icon is moved out of the region corresponding to the predetermined room, and in the case where it is judged that the device icon is moved out of the region corresponding to the predetermined room, return the device icon to the region corresponding to the predetermined room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Eiichi Naito
  • Patent number: 10719221
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display concurrently displays a device status region, and an application user interface that includes a content region and an application input field. While concurrently displaying the device status region and the application user interface, the device receives first input in the application input field. In response, the device concurrently displays respective content in the content region in accordance with the first input, and first text that corresponds to the first input in the application input field. While concurrently displaying the respective content and the first text, the device detects a second input that corresponds to a request to scroll the respective content in a first direction. In response, the device scrolls the respective content in the first direction, ceases to display the application input field, and displays, adjacent to the device status region, the first text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10712822
    Abstract: Provided with an input system including: a detection device that contains a detection sensor which detects a user operation and is arranged apart from a display device, and an output circuit which outputs detected information indicating the user operation detected by the detection sensor; an input device which inputs the detected information; and a control device that contains a control means implemented by a programmed processor which, when the user operation is judged to indicate an operation performed at a prescribed position on the basis of the detected information input by the input device, determines the display position of an indicator on a screen of the display device as a specific position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Hidenori Yasuoka
  • Patent number: 10706173
    Abstract: A method for displaying notification information on an electronic device is disclosed. The method includes: receiving notification information in a lockscreen state; determining a user type of a user to view the notification information; determining a display mode of the notification information according to the user type; and displaying the notification information on the electronic device according to the display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Zhang, Ruijun Xu, Zhenwei Wen
  • Patent number: 10698541
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a proximity sensor, a touch sensor, and a controller that turns the proximity sensor on when it is judged that the electronic device is wet on the basis of an output of the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Yasuhiro Ueno, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada