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Emoticon-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Communication of a user expression
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344211

A method for communicating a user expression in a shared media event, such as a live videoconference. A user expression can be input by way of a graphic such as an emoticon or other symbol, and a time period is associated with the symbol or expression. The symbol is then displayed to other participants for the associated time period, while ...
Alternative inputs of a mobile communications device
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
October 19, 2017 - N°20170300191

In an implementation, a mobile communications device includes a display device having touchscreen functionality, a keyboard having a plurality of physical keys that include a dedicated key and letter keys arranged according to a qwerty layout, and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to output a user interface on the display device responsive to selection ...
Confidence icons for apprising a driver of confidence in an autonomous operation of a vehicle
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170291615

Arrangements described herein can present a confidence in an autonomous operation of a vehicle to one or more users. At least one operational status for a support system of the vehicle can be acquired. Based on the acquired operational status, a confidence in the autonomous operation of the vehicle can be determined. Responsive to determining the confidence in the autonomous ...
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Systems and methods for processing shorthand items in electronic communications
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249291

System and methods are disclosed that replace shorthand items such acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, slang, codes, shortcut expressions, emojis, stickers, ideograms and emoticons in an electronic message with expansions, which are definitions or meanings of the shorthand items. Based on a number of times previous messages to the recipient included an expansion of the shorthand item, the system determines whether to ...
Device and method for transforming a facial image into a set of recognizable emoticons
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
August 17, 2017 - N°20170236001

A set of recognizable custom emoticons representing a subject's face are created and can be used in electronic communications as conventional emoticons are used. A set of unique emoticons are derived from a single digital true image of a subject's face such that others familiar with the subject are likely to recognize each emoticon in the set as representing the ...
Method and device for changing emoticons in a chat interface
Xiaomi Inc.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170060354

A method for changing an emoticon in a chat interface is disclosed. The method may be implemented by a terminal device. The method may comprise detecting whether a message received by the terminal device contains a first changeable emoticon, checking a first emoticon-value list to determine a first value corresponding to the first changeable emoticon, if the received instant message ...
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Method and apparatus for making personalized dynamic emoticon
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
November 10, 2016 - N°20160328877

The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for making a personalized dynamic emoticon. The method includes: acquiring a video; receiving a picture selection instruction input from a user interface (ui) for making dynamic emoticons; determining, from the acquired video according to the picture selection instruction, multiple frames of images for making a dynamic emoticon; and synthesizing the multiple ...
Systems and methods for identifying and suggesting emoticons
Machine Zone, Inc.
September 29, 2016 - N°20160283454

Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for suggesting emoticons for insertion into text based on an analysis of sentiment in the text. An example method includes: determining a first sentiment of text in a text field; selecting first text from the text field in proximity to a current position of an input cursor in the text field; identifying one or ...
Method and device for sending emoticons
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
September 22, 2016 - N°20160277333

A method for sending emoticons includes requesting, by a first client device, to download an emoticon pack including a plurality of emoticons; transmitting, by a processing unit, the emoticon pack to the first client device; displaying, by the first client device, a download complete page including a user interface; and sending, by the first client device, one of the plurality ...
Display method of scenario emoticon using instant message service and user device therefor
Kakao Corp.
September 08, 2016 - N°20160259526

A display method of a scenario emoticon using an instant message service is provided. The display method includes displaying a scenario emoticon selection region showing at least one thumbnail image of at least one scenario emoticon; receiving an input of a selection upon one from the at least one thumbnail image; and displaying, in response to the selection, a scenario ...
Diverse emojis/emoticons
Kakao Corp.
September 08, 2016 - N°20160259502

The present invention provides a method of embedding, transferring and communicating custom generated emojis/emoticons having unique physical features.
Replacing typed emoticon with user photo
Facebook, Inc.
July 28, 2016 - N°20160219006

In one embodiment, a computing device receives input from a user participating in a message session. The computing device detects an emoticon in the received input and identifies an image corresponding to the emoticon. The computing device accesses the image corresponding to the emoticon and replaces the emoticon with the image in the message session.
Searching for ideograms in an online social network
Facebook, Inc.
June 23, 2016 - N°20160179967

In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query inputted at a mobile device of a user of an online social network. The query may include n-grams (e. G., words, emoticons, and punctuation marks), and may be, for example, a message to another user or search terms. N-grams may be mapped to tags, which may, in turn, be mapped to ...
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Method for controlling voice emoticon in portable terminal
Openvacs Co., Ltd.
May 12, 2016 - N°20160132292

Disclosed is a method for controlling voice emoticons in a portable terminal for providing a recipient portable terminal with various voice files according to the emotions and feelings of the user in place of text-based emoticons, thereby enabling the various voice files to be played and to express rich emotions compared to the existing monotonous and dry tts-based voice files. ...
Messaging system for determining reliability of push messages
Openvacs Co., Ltd.
May 05, 2016 - N°20160127301

A method for controlling voice emoticons in a portable terminal for providing a recipient portable terminal with various voice files according to the emotions and feelings of the user in place of text-based emoticons, thereby enabling the various voice files to be played and to express rich emotions compared to the existing monotonous and dry tts-based voice files. The method ...
Systems and methods for identifying and suggesting emoticons
Openvacs Co., Ltd.
April 21, 2016 - N°20160110058

Various embodiments provide a method that comprises receiving a set of segments from a text field, analyzing the set of segments to determine at least one of a target subtext or a target meaning associated with the set of segments, and identifying a set of candidate emoticons where each candidate emoticon in the set of candidate emoticons has an association ...
Method for generating emoticon and electronic device supporting the same
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
March 17, 2016 - N°20160080298

Disclosed are a method for generating an emoticon and an electronic device supporting the same. The method includes dividing content into multiple image regions; extracting an image region corresponding to designated text among the multiple image regions; and generating an emoticon by using the extracted image region. Therefore, various emoticons, which are automatically generated by using various pieces of content, ...
System and methods of generating user facial expression library for messaging and social networking applications
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
February 25, 2016 - N°20160055370

Embodiments are provided that utilize images of users to represent true or personalized emotions for the users in messaging or social networking applications. A library of user facial expression images is generated for this purpose, and made accessible to messaging or social networking applications, such as on a smartphone or other user devices. The images of facial expressions include face ...
Method and system for providing personal emoticons
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
February 18, 2016 - N°20160050169

The present invention relates to a method of providing personal emoticons by applying one or more image processing filters and/or algorithms on a self-portrait image for performing at least one of the following tasks: enhancing said provided image, recognizing the face expression, and/or emphasizing the face expression represented by the provided image, and converting said process image into ...
Systems and methods for identifying and suggesting emoticons
Machine Zone, Inc.
January 07, 2016 - N°20160004413

Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for suggesting emoticons for insertion into text based on an analysis of sentiment in the text. An example method includes: determining a first sentiment of text in a text field; selecting first text from the text field in proximity to a current position of an input cursor in the text field; identifying one or ...
Systems and methods for identifying and suggesting emoticons
Machine Zone, Inc.
December 03, 2015 - N°20150347384

Various embodiments provide a method that comprises receiving a set of segments from a text field, analyzing the set of segments to determine at least one of a target subtext or a target meaning associated with the set of segments, and identifying a set of candidate emoticons where each candidate emoticon in the set of candidate emoticons has an association ...
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