Patents Examined by Cong-Lac Huynh
  • Patent number: 7992078
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium comprises a publication definition module to create and define properties for a publication object. The publication definition module includes executable instructions to associate a set of static documents and a set of report templates with the publication object. Executable instructions define a conditional delivery rule for the publication object. The conditional delivery rule specifies a condition for the inclusion of a report template from the set of report templates to be merged with a static document from the set of static documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd
    Inventors: Terry Wayne Penner, Francis Wai Gee Lui, Wai Sing Wang, Michael Akio Tsumura, David MacLean
  • Patent number: 7987416
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a computer-implemented method of extracting information. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises defining a plurality of reusable operators, wherein each operator performs a predefined information extraction task different from the other operators. Composite annotators may be created by specifying a composition of the reusable operators. Each operator may receive a searchable item, such as a web page or an annotation, and may generate one or more output annotations. The output annotations may be further processed by other reusable operators and the annotations may be stored in a repository for use during a search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Alexander Loeser, Falk Brauer, Wojciech Michal Barczyński
  • Patent number: 7984374
    Abstract: Bindings are used to describe a document (and a different document) by associating content elements with layout elements, the layout elements defining layout features or placement information to be applied to the associated content elements in the document, the bindings being stored separately from both the content and layout elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Perry A. Caro, Joseph Pasqua, Daniel C. Brotsky
  • Patent number: 7979794
    Abstract: A mixed translation of content is created in one document based on a new use of the lang’ attribute on standard HTML tags. The HTML 4.0 specification defines the ‘lang’ attribute as being used for an element's attribute value and content. Browsers use this information to assist in proper rendering of content associated with treatment of ligatures, hyphenations and quotations. Search engines and other applications may use this field for spell checking or creating indices. The implication of this common usage is that the content is in the language indicated by the ‘lang’ attribute and language specific rules for its rendering apply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Y. Blakely, Dennis D. King, Richard J. Redpath
  • Patent number: 7979792
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and computer-readable medium are provided for providing page and table layout services. According to the method, a layout manager program provides layout services to client application programs. The layout manager receives requests from client application programs to format document content. In response to such requests, the layout manager performs one or more callback operations to the client application to retrieve portions of the document to be laid out. Once the portions of the page to be laid out have been retrieved through the callback operations, the layout manager lays out the portions of the document and notifies the client application that the layout is completed. The client application can then query the layout manager for the formatting result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christoph E. Ammann, Andrei Burago, Sergey Genkin, Eliyezer Kohen, Victor Kozyrev, Anton A. Sukhanov, Igor Zverev
  • Patent number: 7979793
    Abstract: The template creation system enables a graphical selection of one or more fields from within a database system. The template creation system identifies a source format of the received fields that can be exported from the database system. The template creation system identifies a target format readable by a document editing system. For example, the document editing system may be a word processing application that stores files in an application-specific format. The template creation system creates one or more template rules based on the identified source and target formats for converting the data from the source format to the target format. The template rules may then be stored in an XSLT style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Miller, Michael Rosenorn
  • Patent number: 7975214
    Abstract: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided for book marking a combination of frame URLs within a frameset and allowing the sharing on multiple PCs the saved form data that may have been filled in. The system uses an image as a hotspot, containing a complex target destination in the form of an XML structure with multiple URLs for multiple frames as well as captured form data. This system combines file types such as XML and JPG, e.g. as in sample file name ‘MyCapturedFramesAndFormData.XML.JPG’ or ‘MyCapturedFramesAndFormData.XML.GIF’. This combination provides a surprising effect compared to the prior systems, namely, launching the image in an enhanced web browser or in a web browser containing a new plug-in displays the frame just as it was when saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Flemming Boegelund, Steven Earl Hicks
  • Patent number: 7966560
    Abstract: To edit a web page so that various contents can be displayed, while ensuring fine uniformity of the whole web page, a mount (board art) is displayed within the web page so that content, such as an image or a text, can be pasted in the mount. When pasting the content in the mount, the content is compressed or extended so as to fit in a predetermined region disposed within the mount regardless of a data amount of the content. By arranging the mount within the page, fine conformity of the whole page is achieved by proximity, alignment, and repetition of a plurality of mounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Eisuke Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 7958448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for activating and/or managing fonts allow users to selectively activate individual fonts from inside a multi-font suitcase by separating the individual fonts from a multi-font suitcase file. The separated font may then be saved in a font management “vault” or file that activates only the fonts desired and selected by the user. In this manner, individual fonts can be activated from a font suitcase file without requiring that the entire suitcase's set of fonts be activated and/or added to the font management vault. Users may designate and select different fonts, including different fonts from different foundries (and included in different multi-font suitcases) for a single electronic document (e.g., different fonts for different typeface types, etc.) or use in an application program. These features provide repeatability and predictability in electronic document rendering processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Celartem, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard G. Fattic, II, Elden Wood
  • Patent number: 7949947
    Abstract: A system and method of converting a file is disclosed that is based on a first standard to a file that is based on a second standard. The concerned standards can be IEC 61970 and IEC 61850 or their equivalents. For conversion, a file based on IEC 61970 is coded according to CIMXML (RDF Schema), and a file in IEC 61850 is coded according to SCL (XML Schema). The data in each file is modelled by using a UML model for the corresponding standard. The method includes the automatic generation of mapping rules that can be based on the UML models of the two standards and the mappings between the two standards. The method further converts the identified elements by using the generated mapping rules. Finally, post-processing rules can be applied to the converted elements to generate the file, based on the second standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd
    Inventors: Christian Frei, Otto Preiss, Tatjana Kostic
  • Patent number: 7941740
    Abstract: A method for performing activities on a web site is disclosed. A user's browsing activities on a web site are captured. The user's browsing activities includes affixing labels to web pages and filling out forms. The captured activities are analyzed for patterns. Rules for performing activities on a web site are generated based on the patterns. Further activities are performed on the web site according to the rules and content from the web site is fetched. The fetched content is used in various web service applications, including crawlers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Jaiswal, Arup Malakar, Binu Raj
  • Patent number: 7921362
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for differential dynamic content delivery. Typical embodiments of the present invention include providing a session document for a presentation, wherein the session document includes a session grammar and a session structured document; selecting from the session structured document a classified structural element bearing a preview designation; and presenting the selected structural element to a prospective user participant. In many embodiments, selecting a classified structural element bearing a preview designation further comprises selecting a classified structural element in dependence upon user classifications of a prospective user participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Kress Bodin, Michael John Burkhart, Daniel G. Eisenhauer, Daniel Mark Schumacher, Thomas J. Watson
  • Patent number: 7913156
    Abstract: A rich media event production method and system including the capturing, indexing, and synchronizing of RGB-based graphic content. The method includes capturing audio and video during an event production; capturing graphical content during the event production from an RGB source device; indexing and synchronizing the captured audio, video, and graphical content during the event production; and communicating the audio, video, and graphical content over a network for presentation at a computer coupled to the network during or after the event production as selected by a user of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sonic Foundry, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dias, Shankara Subranmanian
  • Patent number: 7908552
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for implementing a mere-parser are disclosed. Text data is processed to generate one or more parse items. A boundary based attribute associated with one of the parse items is identified, and the identified mere attribute is associated with one or more of the remaining parse items that is not blocked from being associated with the boundary based attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignees: A-Life Medical Inc., A-Life Hospital Coding, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Heinze, Mark L. Morsch
  • Patent number: 7900132
    Abstract: A method and system to process an electronic form is provided. The system may include a communications module to receive a request to digitally sign an electronic form, the electronic form being direct rendered, a suspend module to respond to the request by suspending direct rendering, and a signed content generator to generate a signed version of the electronic form. The signed version of the electronic form is to reflect a state of the electronic form at the time of the request digitally sign the electronic form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Anatole A. Matveief, Darrell Dykstra, William Ie
  • Patent number: 7886216
    Abstract: An IC card reader/writer is connected to an image forming apparatus in advance. The image forming apparatus is provided with a job database for storing job information for one or more jobs in association with the number of reads of a user card respectively, a number of reads count portion for counting the number of reads that a user continually made the IC card reader/writer read the user ID, and a job execution control portion for performing control processing so that execution of a job for processing contents is started. The processing contents correspond to the number of reads that was counted and are stored in the job database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Itagaki
  • Patent number: 7886223
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating a statistical tree representing an extensible markup language Schema (XSD) is disclosed. Components of the XSD are prioritized according to predefined rules. A root node representing the XSD is created. Pairs of child nodes are generated from the root node. Each pair comprises at least one genuine node, and each pair of generated child nodes is appended to a parent node which is a genuine node. The path to each of the child nodes from a respective parent genuine node is represented with a binary sequence. At least one genuine node is allocated to a corresponding component of the XSD, the allocation being based on the prioritization of the component. Methods, apparatus and computer program products for generating a statistical tree representing XSD, for encoding an extensible markup language (XML) document utilizing a statistical tree representing XSD, and for decoding an XML document represented by a binary encoded sequence also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rohit Shetty, Umesh Kumar Balaraj
  • Patent number: 7886226
    Abstract: Methods, systems and program products for providing a first visual region, the first visual region configured to present content determined by a document. A distinct second visual region is provided, the second visual region not defined by the document and configured to present content that is not contained in the document. One or more attributes are identified in the electronic document. Based on the one or more attributes, the presentation of ad content in the second visual region is enabled or disabled. The electronic document is presented in the first visual region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: William H. McCoy, Richard Wright, Peter Sorotokin
  • Patent number: 7873902
    Abstract: A method of transforming reports from one version of software to another version is disclosed. The method exports existing report objects in an existing first version report into XML format to a transformation tool and then to a layout transformation tool. An XML object is created and is imported into a report in the second version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet Kerem Kiziltunc, Anders Hauge, Torben Wind Meyhoff
  • Patent number: 7870478
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a form may be configured with one or more subsections that may be reused, and automatically be converted to a utilizable format to a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph E. Chiaro, Jr., Danny Saikaly