Adobe Systems Patent Grants

Methods and apparatus for natural media painting using touch-and-stylus combination gestures

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710097
Systems and methods for providing a natural media painting application may receive user inputs through tablet stylus gestures, including gestures that are proximity-based and/or context sensitive. The system may also receive user inputs through the touch of a stylus and/or a user touch on a tablet device. Various digital painting and image editing tasks may be invoked and/or controlled using such inputs in response to detecting and recognizing the stylus gestures. Various gestures…

Optimizing layout of interactive electronic content based on content type and subject matter

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710140
Certain embodiments involve optimizing how interactive content is arranged in electronic communications. A processor identifies a subject matter type associated with first and second online content items having respective first and second presentation types. The processor determines that a client has previously interacted more extensively with online content having the subject matter type and the first presentation type as compared to other online content having the subject matter type…

Method and apparatus for filtering object-related features

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710240
A method and apparatus for filtering the set of object features of a user interface and presenting the filtered set of object features for display on a display device associated with a computer system. In one example, the system generates transition timeline data for state transitions in the user interface and filters the transition timeline data as a function of a state of the user interface to generate a filtered list of transitions for display of a transition timeline. The filtering…

Automated testing of shell scripts

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710370
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed at automated testing of shell scripts and core functionality of a software application under test utilizing the same testing environment. In embodiments, a testing environment that is configured to perform automated testing of core functionality of a software application under test is provided with a test library that extends the testing capabilities of the testing environment to also…

Targeted social campaigning based on user sentiment on competitors' webpages

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710449
Automatic social campaigning is provided based on the user sentiment in user posts on competitor webpages. User posts on competitor webpages are analyzed to determine the user sentiment of the posts. Promotional messages promoting a product or service of a company are generated and provided to the users based on the user sentiment. In some instances, promotional messages may only be generated and provided for user posts with negative sentiment. The content of the promotional messages may…

User profile stitching

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710555
Methods and techniques may be provided for matching user profiles on distinct social media platforms. A first profile is retrieved from a first social media platform. The first profile is identified by one or more search criteria. Responsive to identifying an instance of the one or more search criteria on a second social media platform, a first probability is determined. A second profile is identified by the one or more search criteria on the second social media platform. The first…

System, method, and computer program product for processing and visualization of information

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710815
Systems and methods for processing and reporting information and data, such as business information, and more particularly, to systems, software, hardware, products, and processes for use by businesses, individuals and other organizations to collect, process, distribute, analyze and visualize information, including, but not limited to, business intelligence, data visualization, data warehousing, and data mining. Real-time monitoring of web site interactions allows users to modify and…

Image synthesis utilizing an active mask

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710898
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer storage media directed at image synthesis utilizing an active mask. In one embodiment, input is received that identifies a target region within an image that is to be synthesized. A patch synthesis technique can then be performed to synthesize the target region based on portions of a source region that are identified by the patch synthesis technique. In embodiments, the patch synthesis technique includes, for at…

Using genetic algorithm to design 2-dimensional procedural patterns

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710947
Selection of an area of an image can be received. Selection of a subset of a plurality of predefined patterns may be received. A plurality of patterns can be generated. At least one generated pattern in the plurality of patterns may be based at least in part on one or more predefined patterns in the subset. Selection of another subset of patterns may be received. At least one pattern in the other subset of patterns may be selected from the plurality of predefined patterns and/or the…

Extensible sprite sheet generation mechanism for declarative data formats and animation sequence formats

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710950
A sprite sheet generation mechanism includes providing a sprite sheet generation engine host, which may be an authoring application. The host loads code that describes sprite sheet format information and a set of ordered images into the sprite sheet generation engine. The code is from code resources may be plug-ins created by a user and managed by a plug-in type manager. The sprite sheet generation engine is operated using the sprite sheet format information and the set of ordered images…

Method and apparatus for timeline-synchronized note taking during a web conference

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712569
A computer implemented method and apparatus for timeline-synchronized note taking during a web conference. The method comprises receiving a note from a user in a web conference; generating metadata that identifies a timestamp in the web conference when the note was created and a user identifier of the user who authored the note; and storing the note and the metadata with a recording of the web conference.

Document distribution and interaction

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703982
An electronic signature comprises an authenticated audio and/or visual recording of a spoken assent that conforms to a pre-established phrase. Alternatively, an electronic signature comprises an authenticated visual recording of a series of physical gestures that conforms to a pre-established sequence. Rules are established with respect to how the assent is to be recorded and authenticated. These rules, as well as the document itself, are provided to a document recipient. If the document…

Customizable sequence of content

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704178
A request for customized content may be received. Which content portion in a sequence of the customized content to provide may be determined based on state information regarding previous content interactions by a user of the client device. A next content portion in the sequence may then be provided based on that determination. Multiple different sequences may exist such that one of the sequences may be selected to be provided for a given user and/or client device. An effectiveness of the…

Audio capture on mobile client devices

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9704533
Audio capture techniques on mobile client devices are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described for leveraging availability of audio data captured by other devices involving a video scene that have an increased proximity to the video scene. Video data is obtained by one or more computing devices from a first client device associated with a first user, the video data captured by the first client device of a video scene. Audio data is obtained by the one or more…

Document modification detection and prevention

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705917
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for document authentication. An electronic document is presented to a user. The electronic document has data representing a signed state and a current state. A disallowed difference between the signed state and the current state is detected, based on one or more rules that are associated with the electronic document. A digital signature associated with the electronic document is invalidated in…

Progressive playback

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705942
Methods and apparatus provide for a progressive player to allow for a user to subscribe to media content. The media content can be organized according to a media orchestration descriptor (MOD). The MOD identifies each segment (i.e. media element, media asset) of the media content and indicates relationships among the segments to define a presentation of the segments during playback of the media content. Immediately, in response to subscribing to the media content, the progressive player…

Local control of digital signal processing

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705953
Techniques are disclosed for facilitating digital signal processing in a client-server computing environment. In one embodiment, a local computing device is used to playback a digital media asset that is processed by a digital signal processing server. The local computing device can be configured to provide a user interface that receives a user selection of the segment of the media asset that is to be modified, and responsive to such selection, that instructs the digital signal…

External device screen targeting

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703517
Techniques for external device screen targeting are described. In one or more implementations, location information of a mobile computing device is calculated based on a distance between the mobile computing device and multiple signal transmitters having predefined locations. In addition, a compass heading of the mobile computing device is identified that indicates an orientation of the mobile computing device. The location information and the compass heading of the mobile computing…

Method and apparatus for converting spherical harmonics representations of functions into multi-resolution representations

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703756
An analytical method to efficiently convert a function that is stored in spherical harmonics into a function that is stored in a wavelet or mip map representation enables a variety of computer graphics functions to be efficiently performed. A function may be stored as a spherical harmonic representation and rotated in the spherical harmonic domain; the function can then be converted to a wavelet representation. The conversion method may be used to convert a spherical harmonic function to…

Customized and automated dynamic infographics

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703820
In embodiments of customized and automated dynamic infographics, an infographic template is received at a cloud-based service from a computing device, where a user at the computing device creates the infographic template in a graphics application to display data obtained from data sources. The cloud-based service assigns an identifier to associate the infographic template and the data sources of the data, and posts the infographic template making it available for cloud-based access by…