Thumbnail Or Scaled Image Patents (Class 715/838)
  • Patent number: 10255294
    Abstract: A search system interface is described. Known search system interfaces are largely unable to find composite articles on the basis of a description of the distribution of content types within them. A problem with providing such a search interface is the laboriousness of generating a suitable query. To address this problem, a display is provided with a key showing content types and associated map symbols. Also provided on the display is a search mapping area, which takes advantage of the fact that parts of text documents, and many other types of searchable items, can be referenced by one or more ordinal values, by having an easily perceivable relationship between position in the search mapping area and position within a target document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventor: Jia Yan Gu
  • Patent number: 10216356
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a display control section configured to display objects in a virtual three-dimensional space, the virtual three-dimensional space including a depth direction of a display screen and having a center region and a peripheral region located around the center region, and an acquisition section configured to acquire an operation on the objects at least in the depth direction based on a movement of a body of a user. The range of the depth direction in which the objects are displayed is set to a first range in the center region and to a second range narrower than the first range in the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Akihiro Komori, Nariaki Satoh, Osamu Shigeta, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10209687
    Abstract: Feedback is provided to a user based on a setting for a set of energy consuming devices. While a user modifies a thermostat's schedule or provides user commands to adjust a setting for the set of energy consuming devices, a user interface component generates feedback to the consumer in response to an adjusted setting based on a condition for a predetermined function. A positive feedback component generates a positive feedback, such as a positive image in the user interface if the setting meets or exceeds a recommended performance metric for an operational parameter for the set of energy consuming devices. A negative feedback component generates a negative feedback, such as a negative image if the setting meets or exceeds a second condition, such as a discouraged performance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENERGYHUB, INC.
    Inventors: Michele Tepper, Seth Frader-Thompson, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10170082
    Abstract: To display an image list stored in a memory with good visibility and to display the image list at a high speed, an image display device reads an image file in an Exif format, extracts a thumbnail image included in the image file in the Exif format, and generates a displayed image having a predetermined size and a square shape, thus displaying it in the image list. It is possible to improve visibility in displaying the image file aligning square-shaped displayed image having the same size while precluding blanks. It is possible to perform high-speed processing in producing an image list using thumbnail images included in image files in the Exif format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 10142512
    Abstract: A server device transmits picture image data to an image printing device, and transmits, to a portable terminal, moving image data corresponding to the picture image data. The server device includes a storage unit storing the picture image data and the moving image data, a picture-image data transmission unit transmitting the picture image data to the image printing device, a storage location information transmission unit transmitting storage location information of the moving image data to the image printing device, and a moving-image data transmission unit transmitting the moving image data to the portable terminal that has read, from a printed matter on which the picture image data and a code image obtained by coding the storage location information are printed by the image printing device, the code image, that has acquired the storage location information from the read code image, and that has accessed the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mariko Koujimoto, Takahito Tatsumi, Takamasa Akagawa, Jun Yoshida, Koji Otsu, Katsuhisa Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10140074
    Abstract: A client apparatus, which collects, from an image processing apparatus, information about a status of use of the image processing apparatus and transmits the collected information to a management server, acquires change histories of setting performed on a clock, which are recorded by a system of the client apparatus, both at timing at which the client apparatus acquires the information about the status of use from the image processing apparatus and at timing at which the client apparatus transmits the information to the management server, and also transmits, to the management server, information obtained from the acquired change histories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuzuru Okubo
  • Patent number: 10129481
    Abstract: An image display method is provided. The image display method includes displaying a camera preview screen that provides an image of a subject in real time, capturing one or more images by capturing the camera preview screen, and displaying a photo reel on the camera preview screen, the photo reel being generated by arranging thumbnails of the captured one or more images in a row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Debayan Mukherjee, Swadha Jaiswal, Saumitri Choudhury, Akhilesh Parmar, Anuj Kumar, Rahul Kumar Chaurasia, Ravi Prasad Mohan Kini, Sujata Prabhakar Shidhaye, Karishma Das
  • Patent number: 10102664
    Abstract: A system and method uses a two-dimensional graphics library to generate an image representation that can be used by a three-dimensional graphics library to render the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Sean M. Payne
  • Patent number: 10089346
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods that provide users with efficient and effective user experiences when browsing, selecting, or inspecting content items. More specifically, systems and methods described herein provide users the ability to easily and effectively select multiple content items via a single touch gesture (e.g., swipe gesture). Additionally, systems and methods disclosed herein can allow users to select various content items in a selection interface, preview a content item, and return to the selection interface with the previous selections remaining intact. Still further, systems and methods described herein allow users to transition between a content graphical user interface and a selection interface based on touch gestures with content items. Embodiments of the present invention further provide improved navigability by collapsing views of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan Jätzold, Daniel Wagner
  • Patent number: 10073910
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for browsing a summary image. The method includes: tracking at least one object included in an input video image including a plurality of image frames, by controlling an image processing engine; selecting a representative image frame of each of the at least one object from the image frames, by controlling the image processing engine; and generating at least one summary still image comprising at least one object segment extracted from the representative image frame of each of the at least one object, by controlling a browsing engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Baek, Daehwan Kim, Seoungseon Jeon, Jisung Kim
  • Patent number: 10061893
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of controlling an EMR system-based output window, including: when a window size setting mode configured to set sizes for respective windows displayed on an EMR screen is executed, successively displaying a plurality of windows in a preset size; when a user interrupt has occurred for any one of the displayed windows, activating the corresponding window, and enlarging the size of the window based on a stepwise variable range for an output window; determining locations by controlling the sizes of the respective windows successively displayed on the EMR screen in response to the size of the window enlarged based on the stepwise variable range; when a window different from the windows successively displayed upon the window size setting mode is called, listing the successively displayed windows, displaying the listed windows in a predetermined region, and displaying the called window in a preset size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY BUNDANG HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Chin Youb Chung, Rong Min Baek, Hee Hwang, Kee Hyuck Lee, Soo Young Yoo, Jong Hoar Yoon, Yeon Soo Hwang, Eun Young Cho, Hyun Young Baek
  • Patent number: 10019414
    Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors and memory displays a web page in a web browser and detects a user input to extract data from the web page. In response to detecting the input, the device: identifies multimedia items by analyzing source code of the web page; categorizes the multimedia items into multimedia types; and replaces the web page with displaying a user interface for the multimedia items, including: a first region with a first icon corresponding to a first plurality of multimedia items of a first multimedia type and a first set of affordances for performing operations with the first plurality of multimedia items; and a second region with a second icon corresponding to a second plurality of multimedia items of a second multimedia type and a second set of affordances for performing operations with the second plurality of multimedia items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Xue, Li Wan
  • Patent number: 10013222
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises a display section, an input section, a setting section and an image forming section. The display section displays various reception images corresponding to various image formation settings on functions for image formation. The input section receives an input operation carried out by the user on a reception image. The setting section carries out an image formation setting corresponding to the reception image subjected to the input operation after the input section receives the input operation carried out by the user on the reception image displayed on the display section. The image forming section forms an image based on the image formation setting set by the setting section. The input section receives a single input operation as an input operation for the various image formation settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Ookawa
  • Patent number: 10005657
    Abstract: A dispensing system may be configured to dispense a custom product based on a user selection. The user selection may be provided via a user interface of the dispensing system. The user interface may simultaneously display selectable icons for the available types of products (e.g., types of beverages) and other icons for modifying a chosen product (e.g., a flavoring or additive to a beverage, such as a sweetener or a cherry flavoring). The user interface may receive input from a user in order for the user to select a custom product (e.g., a custom drink) and the dispensing system may dispense the custom product to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lim, Christine J. Sisler, Mathieu R. Badimon, Massimo F. D'Amore, Mikel Durham, Camiel Flohr, John W. Vail
  • Patent number: 10007810
    Abstract: A system and method for assuring the privacy of a computer application includes generating a user interface with a privacy feature coupled with a computer application. Through the user interface, the user is able to activate the privacy feature while interacting with the computer application. The computer application displays application-based screen elements against a backdrop. Once activated, the privacy feature presents a visual display hiding the application-based screen elements in the application from view without closing or logging out of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Vince Magistrado, Utkarsh Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9942091
    Abstract: A system for configuring an insulin pump comprising: a computing device configured to receive a source device and a destination device; the source device being configured to communicate with the computing device, wherein the source device includes a source configuration file comprising a plurality of configurable source parameters; the destination device being configured to communicate with the computing device, wherein the destination device includes a destination configuration file comprising a plurality of configurable destination parameters; and the computing device being configured to determine whether a parameter mismatch occurred based on a comparison between the source configuration file and the destination configuration file; and to copies values associated with each of the plurality of source parameters to each of the plurality of destination parameters based on i) the determination of whether a parameter mismatch occurred and ii) the comparison between the source configuration file and the destinat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Harvey, Hans Jensen, James Long, Kaitlin Stinson
  • Patent number: 9916865
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touchscreen; and a controller configured to display a video list in a first region of the touchscreen, display a selected video from the video list in a second region of the touch screen different than the first region, in response to a first type of input for selecting the video, and display the selected video in the first region of the touch screen, in response to a second type of input for selecting the video different than the first type of touch input. Further, the first type of input corresponds to a direct touch input to the touchscreen, and the second type of input corresponds to a proximity touch input to the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dohyun Hwang, Hosoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9910489
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a transit vending machine that accommodates its users by automatically adjusting a layout of the user interface based on information determined about the user as obtained from image information of the user. Information about the user can be indicative of user height, hand used to interact with the touchscreen display, an offset of user input, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CUBIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steffen Reymann, Gavin Smith, Jon Packham
  • Patent number: 9891804
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a user interface including an image panel for displaying a field of view corresponding to an image, or a portion of an image, of a biological specimen, and a biomarker panel for displaying thumbnail images for simultaneously viewing different aspects of a region within the field of view. Upon selection or update of the selected region of the field of view, the thumbnail images may be accordingly updated automatically to display the newly selected region. The image panel may include an interest region selection component for delineating a region within the field of view. The interest region selection component may be overlaid over a portion of the field of view displayed in the image panel, and may be used by a user to select or update the region within the field of view displayed in the biomarker panel. Images of interest may be saved to an electronic record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: David LaVan Henderson, Michael S. Lazare
  • Patent number: 9875284
    Abstract: The present technology relates to methods, systems and computer program products for displaying search completion results. A chalkboard interface having search completion results can be displayed in response to inputs entered in a search field of a webpage. One or more search completion options, such as predicted search queries, can be generated based at least on the inputs. The search completion options and corresponding search results can be displayed in the chalkboard interface. If further inputs are entered in the search field, the search completion options are modified, resulting in a dynamic chalkboard interface that displays search completion options with corresponding search results that change with each keystroke or input inputted at the search field. The chalkboard interface can be superimposed over the webpage, except for the search field, so that as inputs are entered in the search field, the search completion options and search results are accordingly modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Warren Amacker
  • Patent number: 9865033
    Abstract: The display of images, such as panoramic images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to view different portions of the image, including translating or zooming within the image. Sensors can be used to determine the motion for adjusting the display. The same or other sensors can also assist a user in capturing such an image. For example, a compass can determine the relative orientation of the device and a gyroscope can determine rotation of the device, to determine an appropriate path of motion for the capture and any deviation from that path. The user can be provided with information enabling the user to follow the path with an appropriate device orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ario Jafarzadeh, Vivek Shah, Charles Eugene Cummins, Nicholas Ryan Gilmour, John Matthew Nance, Mihir Kumar Choudhary, Nikhil Raghu Varma
  • Patent number: 9852716
    Abstract: A method is provided for causing a display of at least one content item and for enabling movement of the at least one content item. The method also causes a portion of the at least one content item to be highlighted relative to another portion of the at least one content item while the at least one content item is being moved. The portion of the at least one content item may be highlighted in various manners including by changing the brightness of the portion, applying a graphical effect to the portion and/or causing movement of the portion, such as by zooming the portion of the at least one content item. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mikko Antero Nurmi, Jouni Tapio Solismaa
  • Patent number: 9842167
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for processing image content items. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a set of search query suggestions for a query, each search query suggestion being based on the search query; for each search query suggestion, receiving data identifying a respective set of resources determined to be responsive to the search query suggestion; for each respective set of resources, generating a representative resource set depicting a subset of the respective set of resources; providing to the user device, in response the search query, a search results page resource including instructions that cause the user device to render a search results page that includes: a set of search results that identify resources that are determined to be responsive to the search query; for each search query suggestion, a search query suggestion grouping including: data describing the search query suggestion, and data depicting the representative resource set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lena Elizabeth Cardell, Timothy R. Schoen, Christine Soriano, Donald O. Tanguay, Jr., David Bau, Francis Carr, Nikhil Shivaji Thorat, Timothy E. Denehy
  • Patent number: 9830719
    Abstract: The present invention provides a 3-D time helix renderable in a virtual universe. In one embodiment, there is a time helix tool, including a construction component configured to: generate a 3-D time helix in a virtual universe, and populate the 3-D time helix with a set of data objects. The time helix tool further comprises a rendering component configured to render the 3-D time helix with at least one of the set of data objects to a user of the virtual universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifton E. Grim, III, Rex E. Marzke, Mark B. Stevens, Gary A. Ward, John D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9805269
    Abstract: Techniques are described for analyzing a video for memorability, identifying content features of the video that are likely to be memorable, and scoring specific content features within the video for memorability. The techniques can be optionally applied to selected features in the video, thus improving the memorability of the selected features. The features may be organic features of the originally captured video or add-in features provided using an editing tool. The memorability of video features, text features, or both can be improved by analyzing the effects of applying different styles or edits (e.g., sepia tone, image sharpen, image blur, annotation, addition of object) to the content features or to the video in general. Recommendations can then be provided regarding memorability score caused by application of the image styles to the video features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sumit Shekhar, Srinivasa Madhava Phaneendra Angara, Manav Kedia, Dhruv Singal, Akhil Sathyaprakash Shetty
  • Patent number: 9800950
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for capturing audio containing speech at an endpoint device, converting the audio into corresponding text, identifying one or more keywords from the corresponding text and determining geolocation information associated with the endpoint device. Both the one or more keywords and the geolocation information are supplied as input to a geo-targeting advertisement service so as to cause the geo-targeting advertisement service to identify relevant content based on both the geolocation information and the one or more keywords. The geo-targeting advertisement service provides one or more advertisements to an endpoint device for display, wherein the advertisements are based on the one or more keywords and the geolocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Robert Grevers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9785389
    Abstract: An image forming system comprises a display section, an input section, a setting section and an image forming section. The display section displays various reception images corresponding to various image formation settings on functions for image formation. The input section receives an input operation carried out by the user on a reception image. The setting section carries out an image formation setting corresponding to the reception image subjected to the input operation after the input section receives the input operation carried out by the user on the reception image displayed on the display section. The image forming section forms an image based on the image formation setting set by the setting section. The input section receives a single input operation as an input operation for the various image formation settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Ookawa
  • Patent number: 9781206
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to display a blended set of thumbnail images. A first subset of thumbnail images may include one or more thumbnail images that correspond with images stored at a local storage location. A second subset of thumbnail images may include one or more thumbnail images that correspond with images stored at a remote storage location. A request may be received to display a first image corresponding with the first subset of thumbnail images; whereupon the first image may be displayed. A request may be received to display a second image corresponding with the second image of the second subset of thumbnail images. The second thumbnail image may be displayed while the second image is requested. The second image may then be displayed in place of the second thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LYVE MINDS, INC.
    Inventors: Randeep Singh Gakhal, Rick Pasetto, Stephen Sewerynek
  • Patent number: 9772999
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for searching and displaying using cognitive pattern recognition including searching for document(s) with at least one search text, wherein each search text is associated with a highlight option; selecting to enable or disable the highlight option for each of the search text; displaying a progressive relationship of the document(s) in scaled common image format (CIF) by displaying: a first display presenting the document(s), wherein each of the document(s) includes all of the search text; a second display presenting only pages from the document(s) where the only pages presented include one or more of the search text with its associated highlight option enabled; and a third display presenting one page from the only pages wherein all occurrences of the search text where the highlight option for the search text is enabled are displayed simultaneously on the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ImageScan, Inc.
    Inventors: Basker S. Krishnan, Hanoz J. Kateli, Bryan Heesch
  • Patent number: 9753949
    Abstract: Methods for prioritizing a set of images identified as responsive to an image search query from a user based on features of the images identified as relevant to a geographic region of the user are provided. In one aspect, the method includes submitting a plurality of images to a computer-operated convolutional neural network that is configured to analyze image pixel data for each of the plurality of images to identify features, in each of the plurality of images, influencing a download probability of the corresponding image in a plurality of geographic regions. The method also includes receiving, from the neural network and for each of the plurality of images, a download probability of each image for each of the plurality of geographic regions. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SHUTTERSTOCK, INC.
    Inventors: Vaibhav Malpani, Nathan Hurst
  • Patent number: 9727153
    Abstract: First, when operation input by a user is detected, an operation signal in accordance with contents of the operation is output. Next, a determination is made of whether the operation by the user is a short press operation or a long press operation on the basis of time in which the operation signal is output. Next, if determined that the user has performed the short press operation, a preview screen indicating contents of a predetermined event associated with the long press operation in advance is displayed on a screen of a display section as a preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Takamoto Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9729691
    Abstract: A portable device performs a multiple recording function by which data is recorded using different recording techniques. The device includes at least one of an input unit and a touch panel, which creates or supports an input signal for activating an audio-related function and an input signal for activating the multiple recording function while the audio-related function is performed. The device further includes a display panel configured to output a memo writing screen of a memo function in response to the activation of the multiple recording function, the memo writing screen allowing the activation of a voice recording function. The device also includes a control unit configured to control the output of the memo writing screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Young Jeon, Sang Hyuk Koh, Tae Yeon Kim, Hyun Kyoung Kim, Hyun Mi Park, Hye Bin Park, Sae Gee Oh
  • Patent number: 9607287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface rendering for information objects and provide method, system and computer program product for an integrated view of multi-sourced information objects. In an embodiment of the invention, an attention manager data processing system can be provided. The system can include integrated view logic executing in a computing device and an attention manager user interface generated by program code of the integrated view logic. The user interface can include a grid of quadrants. Each quadrant can correspond to a unique combination of importance and urgency. The quadrant further can include representations of underlying information objects from multiple different sources of information objects. Correspondingly, each information object can include a respective importance and urgency consistent with a corresponding one of the quadrants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew L. Schirmer, Elizabeth A. Brownholtz, Sandra L. Kogan, Michael Muller
  • Patent number: 9582160
    Abstract: In order to display a set of media items in a visually pleasing manner, the relationship between the set of media items and a plurality of predefined media arrangements may be determined. A score corresponding to the set of media items may be compared to a score corresponding to each of the predefined media arrangements. The media item score and the media arrangement scores may be based on properties of the media items and properties of the media arrangements, respectively. The media arrangement that is most closely related to the set of media items may be identified based on the score comparison and the media items may be displayed in the identified media arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Circlaeys, Kjell Bronder, Ralf Weber
  • Patent number: 9553952
    Abstract: An image processing system in which a client apparatus transmits RAW image data to a server apparatus, receives a result developed by the server apparatus, and displays onto a display area. The client apparatus reduces the RAW image data to a size suitable to display, transmits to the server apparatus, and requests a development processing. The client apparatus also starts a transmission processing of original RAW image data to the server apparatus. While making adjustment of the development processing to reduced RAW image data, the client apparatus and the server apparatus execute a transmission and reception processing of the original RAW image data in parallel therewith. After the development processing of the reduced RAW image data, if there is a request from the client apparatus, the server apparatus also executes the development processing of the original RAW image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumiaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9549090
    Abstract: An information processing device comprising: a data sharing unit causing an application to process data output from a data output source application; a communication interface configured to perform communication with an external device; and a processor that, when executing the instructions, performs operations comprising: acquiring an image data set from the external device through the communication interface; defining plural image data groups, each of the plural image data groups including at least one of the plurality of image data included in the image data set; selecting a plurality of the applications each of which is corresponding to each of the plural image data groups, respectively; and causing the data sharing unit to perform a sharing process of making each of the plurality of the selected applications process the at least one of the plurality of image data included in each of the plural image data groups, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 9477385
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a graphical user interface involve, for example, defining, using a processor coupled to memory, a threshold distance between windows on a display screen at which a mutual attraction between the windows is activated to draw the windows together as components of a picture of windows. Also using the processor, all windows of a same functional type that are components of the picture of windows are resized simultaneously without affecting the size of windows of other functional types that are also components of the picture of windows. Likewise using the processor, all windows on the display screen are maintained in an active state regardless of a focus of a user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CITIBANK, N.A.
    Inventors: David Niall O'Byrne, Alaa Abdulkhaleq Saeed, Ashvin Parkash, Wyatt Alexander Flores, Vanderlei Cardoso da Silva, Ori Anavim, Kumaravel Kannan Nagarajan, Andrew Robert Blackman, Naveenprasad Subbiyan, Krishnaraj Rajagopalan, Laura Krystyna Lingard Turner
  • Patent number: 9478251
    Abstract: Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for a digital media player application are disclosed. In one aspect, a GUI is generated that presents a “histogram view” of digital media items of a digital media source. The histogram view associates visual representations of the digital media items with a media attribute, such as associating songs with a recording artist who recorded the songs. In another aspect, a GUI is generated that presents a “stack view” including stacks of visual representations of digital media items that are associated with a media attribute, such as a playlist or artist. The stacks of visual representations can be scrubbed by a user (e.g., using a touch gesture) to select digital media items in the stack for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Lucas Newman
  • Patent number: 9466050
    Abstract: A system and method for data storage and data enhancement to facilitate the analysis of such data through a visual representation which depicts the data, its temporal aspects by aligning it along a timeline, and categorization of the data through tagging. The visual representation can be customized to analyze the data in various ways to identify potential patterns and share it with others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: EVDense Holding Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Yee, Philip J. Burch
  • Patent number: 9398283
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of using a security system are provided. The method includes the steps of providing a two-dimensional map of geographical features of a secured area on a display, arranging a respective icon for each of a plurality of security sensors on the map, wherein a relative location of the respective icon of each of the plurality of security sensors on the two-dimensional map indicates the relative location of the sensor with respect to each of the geographical features of the map and wherein the respective icon of each of the plurality of sensors that is activated is shown highlighted on the map and providing an adjustable time control device with a time indicator on the map, the time control device causing each of the plurality of icons to enter a highlighted state during each concurrence in time between the activated state of the corresponding sensor and the time indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jizong Wu, Yu Qiu, Haifeng Tong, Yuhang Dang
  • Patent number: 9361284
    Abstract: Apparatus is configured to cause to be displayed, in a first area of a display, an object and to cause to be displayed, in a second area of the display, a first comment associated with the object, wherein the second area is in a fixed location relative to the first area. The apparatus is responsive to a first dynamic tactile user input within the second area of the display to cause the first comment to be at least partially hidden and to cause to be displayed, in the second area of the display, a second comment that was not visible prior to the first dynamic tactile user input without moving the object on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Risto Matias Ylivainio
  • Patent number: 9342212
    Abstract: A user interface is configured to present a plurality of user-selectable icons. Each user-selectable icon of the plurality of user-selectable icons is individually configured to trigger playing of different streaming media content in an area on the user interface of the user-selectable icon upon a cursor-over or hover action on the user-selectable icon or other selection action by the user. The user-selectable icons are presented in a digital container wherein the container is configured to display contents of the container within a defined area on the user interface such as a Web page. The container may include a single user-selectable icon that is individually configured to trigger playing of streaming media content or multiple different user-selectable icons that are each individually configured to trigger playing of different streaming media content based on assigned specifications or selected criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: INSTAVID LLC
    Inventor: Alexandrea L. Day
  • Patent number: 9342215
    Abstract: A method of saving and restoring an environment is disclosed. The method includes displaying, using an artwork editing application operating on a computing device, a representation of an artwork file. The method also includes receiving, using the computer device, input selecting an interface element for use in an interface of the editing application, displaying, using the computing device, the selected interface element of the application on the interface. Access to one or more editing features or editing functions is available through user interaction with the selected interface element on the interface of the artwork editing application. The method also includes saving data to a memory readable by the computing device, where the data includes a representation of the artwork file and an indication of the selected interface element of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Duggal, Anant Gilra
  • Patent number: 9323423
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for displaying tasks as interactive thumbnails for interaction therewith by a user. In use, a plurality of tasks are identified. Additionally, for each of the tasks, an interactive thumbnail is generated which is representative of the task. Furthermore, the thumbnails are displayed for interaction therewith by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventor: Dov Rosner
  • Patent number: 9313624
    Abstract: Integrated multimedia voicemail systems and methods allow the creation of voicemail with associated multimedia content. A user can compose a voicemail and select or create multimedia content to be associated with the voicemail. A user can associate files, webpage addresses, applications, and user-created content with a voicemail. A user may operate an interface on a user device to select content and instruct a voicemail system to associate such content with a voicemail. The voicemail with integrated multimedia content may be an originating voicemail or a voicemail in response to another voicemail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Venson M. Shaw, Alexander E. Silverman
  • Patent number: 9305027
    Abstract: This invention is directed to defining quick groups for easily associating keywords with an object (e.g., a media objection) accessible using an electronic device. The user of an electronic device may define several keywords that identify attributes of an object accessible using the electronic device. The user may associate keywords with an object to link the attribute of the keyword with the object (e.g., associate a keyword entitled “vacation” to vacation pictures). The user may assign a shortcut key to each of a subset of the keywords, referred to as quick groups, by which the user may rapidly associate the keyword to an object. In some embodiments, the electronic device may select the shortcut key of a quick group from the letters of the quick group to help the user remember the shortcut key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Fagans, Timothy B. Martin, Matt Evans
  • Patent number: 9292202
    Abstract: A touch input device that includes a touch panel stacked with a display or integrally disposed with a display, and a controller. During a state of the display displaying a designated image, upon detecting that a specific location in the image has been touched with the touch panel, the controller detects a velocity by which a touch position changes and a direction in which the touch position changes while the touch continues, and determines an input instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Norihiro Takahashi, Naoki Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9274678
    Abstract: Techniques are shown for generating image frames from a media presentation, selecting candidate thumbnails from the generated image frames using a selection process, and testing each selected candidate thumbnail for a success ranking relative to a target metric. The probability of choosing a selected candidate thumbnail with a success ranking higher than all other selected thumbnails as an optimum thumbnail for presentation to a user is based, at least in part, on the ratio of the success ranking of the selected candidate thumbnail with the highest success ranking to the sum of the success rankings of all of the selected candidate thumbnails. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Henry Benjamin, Stanley Charles Ross Wolf
  • Patent number: 9201569
    Abstract: A method of providing a 3D information service at a user terminal includes: receiving a first request of a user for displaying information; and displaying information elements, which have different depths along the Z axis orthogonal to a screen (XY plane), by rotating the information elements about any one of the X axis and the Y axis, where the rotational axis of each of the information elements is set at different points on the YZ plane or the XZ plane. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the information elements on a screen may be shown as planar elements in a still screen for greater legibility, but when the information elements are in motion, such as for changing the screen or moving a content element, the motion is provided with differing speeds according to depth, thereby providing a sense of spatial perception unique to 3-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Alticast Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Hwan Park, Woo Jung Choi