Object Based Patents (Class 345/666)
  • Patent number: 10365787
    Abstract: A method for displaying a background screen in a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes resizing at least one of a plurality of background screens according to a first input, displaying at least one of the at least one resized background screen, detecting a second input, and transitioning among the resized background screens based on the detected second input, wherein the background screens respectively include an icon that may represent a grouping of a first icon and a second icon respectively displayed on one of the plurality of background screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jun Kim, Youn Seog Chang, Joon Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10325210
    Abstract: A computer-implementable method for providing cognitive insights comprising: receiving streams of data from a plurality of data sources; processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources, the processing the streams of data from the plurality of data sources performing data enriching and generating a sub-graph for incorporation into a cognitive graph; and, processing the cognitive graph, the processing the cognitive graph providing cognitive insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: COGNITIVE SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Sanchez, Dilum Ranatunga
  • Patent number: 10302977
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving method of display panels, a driving device and a display device. The driving method includes dividing a display panel to a plurality of areas, and applying a white balance process respectively to the plurality of areas in accordance with a relationship between the areas and viewing angles of the user. As such, the white balance performance of the areas of the display panel may correspond to the viewing angle from the user to the area. Thus, the color shift issue arising due to the viewing angles may be eliminated so as to enhance the display performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shuai Chen
  • Patent number: 10198409
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed regarding the positioning related data in a browser on a client device received from a server. The browser on the client device is capable of being resized in a number of potential sizes—e.g., desktop browser viewport, laptop browser viewport, tablet browser viewport and mobile browser viewport. Related data may comprise main data, relevant data and ancillary data. Depending on the browser viewport and the relevancy of the data to be displayed, one embodiment may dynamically position the relevant data to be near the top of the main data. Alternatively, ancillary data may be dynamically positioned to be near the bottom of the main data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Panuruj Khambanonda, Joel Schweitzer, Annice Jumani, Carolina Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9741242
    Abstract: Disclosed is a terminal that integrates control of multiple appliances, where a corresponding control interface is provided in response to a physical design feature of the terminal. For example, in some cases the physical design feature may be a toggle switch, a pop-up button, or a deformable region of a flexible display. In this way, in response to activation of a physical design feature of a device, a user may use a single control interface integrating controls for multiple appliances to easily, immediately, and seamlessly control multiple different appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jinrong Yang, Ramzi Khalil Maalouf
  • Patent number: 9552067
    Abstract: An electronic device can be enhanced to enable its user to navigate about and view, on the device's display, different portions of a page or document while the device remains in a zoomed-in mode that magnifies the portion of the document that the device is currently displaying. Upon entering the zoomed-in mode, the device can magnify a portion of the document on the display. While in this mode, the device can react to user-produced gestures in a manner that is different to the manner in which the device would react to the same gestures otherwise. Responsive to user-produced gestures while in the zoomed-in mode, the device can navigate to other portions of the document while remaining in the zoomed-in mode, so that those other portions are also presented magnified. The device's user is not forced to first zoom-out from one document portion in order to zoom-in on another document portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Troy S. Smith
  • Patent number: 9530182
    Abstract: A method for displaying information in a vehicle wherein a control device can generate graphics data which control a display surface such that, in a first display mode, graphic objects and/or buttons for visualizing information of a first vehicle unit are displayed and, in a second display mode, graphic objects and/or switches for visualizing information of a plurality of vehicle units are displayed. In a transition from the first display mode to the second display mode the representation of the graphic objects and/or buttons for visualizing information of the first vehicle unit are decreased in size and changed, and surface graphic objects and/or buttons for visualizing information of other vehicle units are redisplayed and the graphic objects and/or buttons for visualizing information of other vehicle units are moved. Also disclosed is a display unit for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Mi-Ran Jun, Mathias Kuhn, Sönke Petersen, Alexander Hahn, Jian Lou
  • Patent number: 9448701
    Abstract: A hand-held electronic device, method of operation and computer readable medium are disclosed. The device may include a processor is operably coupled to a visual display and touch screen. Instructions executable by the processor may be configured to a) present an image on the visual display containing one or more active elements; b) correlate one or more active portions of the touch interface to one or more corresponding active elements in the image on the visual display; and c) adjust a layout of content shown on the display according to a probability of one or more actions that may be taken with the one or more active elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Charles Nicholson
  • Patent number: 9329762
    Abstract: Methods and systems of reversing edit operations of a media-rich project are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises, offering to a user an editing action on a pre-edited view of a media-rich project, in which the editing action after being performed on the pre-edited view displays a first-edited view of the project; saving, in response to the user switching to a second view, the first-edited view as a last-edited view; and reversing, in response to a user reverse action, the editing action of the last-edited view by initiating a reverse function, in which the reverse function comprises two steps, in which a first step causes the editor to exit from the second view and to land on the last-edited view, and a second step causes the last-edited view to revert to the pre-edited view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Schultz, Aryk Grosz, Max Di Capua
  • Patent number: 9043733
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes receiving an indication of an input gesture detected at a presence-sensitive input device, where the input gesture includes one or more input points and each input point is detected at a respective location of the presence-sensitive input device. The method may also include determining a focal point of the input gesture, and determining a radius length. The method may also include determining a shape centered at the focal point and having a size determined based on the radius length. The method may also include responding to a change in a geometric property of the shape by scaling information included in a graphical user interface, where the scaling of the information being centered at the focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Winson Chung, Adam William Powell, Svetoslav Ganov, Michael Adam Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150130848
    Abstract: A technique to output map information to appropriately match imaged images is to be provided. An information processing device includes an input unit that inputs image information acquired by imaging; an output unit that outputs map information; and a control unit that controls the input unit and the output unit, wherein the control unit performs control, according to depth distance information acquired from the image information, to vary the downscale ratio of the map information outputted from the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Sakaniwa, Masahiro Ogino, Nobuhiro Fukuda, Kenta Takanohashi
  • Patent number: 9030501
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying a display of a field of view of a robotic device to include zoomed-in and zoomed-out views are provided. In examples, the robotic device may include a camera to capture images in a field of view of a robotic device, and distance sensors which can provide outputs that may be used to determine a distance of the robotic device to an object in the field of view of the robotic device. A display of the field of view of the robotic device can be generated, and as the distance decreases, the display can be modified to include a zoomed-in view of the object. As the distance increases, the display can be modified to include a zoomed-out view of the object. An amount of zoom of the object may be inversely proportional to the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Munjal Desai, Ryan Hickman, Thor Lewis, Damon Kohler
  • Patent number: 9019314
    Abstract: At the first scale size, a predetermined first arrangement position is determined as the arrangement position of an image to be arranged on a map. At the second scale size larger than the first scale size, the second arrangement position closer to the shooting location of the image than at a position corresponding to the first arrangement position on the map at the second scale size is determined as the arrangement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroto Oka
  • Patent number: 9007405
    Abstract: An image-based document may include text that is presented in a multicolumn format that is not structured or associated with metadata of the document. A zoom manager may analyze the image-based document, identify a presence and location of a column of text, and then enable automatic zooming-in on the column of text to fill a display space without further interaction by a user. In various aspects, the zoom manager may order the columns to enable the user to continuously scroll from column to column while navigating the document in a column-viewing (zoomed-in) mode. The zoom manager may also selectively maintain or remove information or objects from the columns while in the column-viewing mode, such as images, headers, footers, page numbers, or other types of information or objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalom Dov Eldar, Parmanand P. Kejriwal
  • Publication number: 20150070398
    Abstract: A screen generating apparatus includes a reference screen information acquiring portion to acquire reference screen information, the reference screen information including a plurality of components classified into one or more sets and layout information for disposing the components in a reference screen, a screen size acquiring portion to acquire a screen size of a display portion, a set area determining portion to determine, for each of the one or more sets, a converted area corresponding to the set in a display screen, on the basis of the acquired screen size and the layout information included in the reference screen information, and a component disposing portion to dispose the components included in the reference screen information, in the converted areas within the display screen corresponding respectively to the one or more sets, each component being disposed in the same size as that in the reference screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuaki TOMONO, Tadashi Suzue, Chohiko Fukuoh, Hiroaki Sugimoto, Manabu Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20150062183
    Abstract: A method of adjusting a screen magnification of an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a Dots Per Inch (DPI) setting screen in order to adjust a screen magnification of an object that is to be displayed on a display unit of the electronic device, receiving information about changed DPI through the DPI setting screen, calculating a screen magnification using the changed DPI and a preset Device-Independent Pixel (DIP), changing a size of the object to correspond to the calculated screen magnification, and displaying the object according to the changed size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Duk-Ki HONG, Sang-Hyup LEE, Jin-Ha JUN
  • Patent number: 8970629
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal and a 3D object control method thereof for controlling the depth or rotation of a 3D object using a 3D manipulation portion displayed around the 3D object. According to the present invention, a circular- or ring-shaped 3D manipulation portion may be touched to intuitively control the rotation and enlargement/reduction of the 3D object, thereby providing usefulness and convenience for the user, capable of editing the 3D object while directly viewing the transformed form and depth of the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Mohammad Afroz Alam Khan, Mohan Krishna Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8952993
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a designation unit which designates an object, a sensing unit which senses a change which exceeds a threshold value in at least a part of the object when a user zooms in on the object, and a zoom unit which zooms in on the object at the zoom rate which is just less than that when there is a change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object if there is a change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object when the user zooms in on the object at the designated zoom rate, and which zooms in on the object if there is no change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object even when the user zooms in on the object at the designated zoom rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaharu Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Kabasawa
  • Publication number: 20140362121
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying a display of a field of view of a robotic device to include zoomed-in and zoomed-out views are provided. In examples, the robotic device may include a camera to capture images in a field of view of a robotic device, and distance sensors which can provide outputs that may be used to determine a distance of the robotic device to an object in the field of view of the robotic device. A display of the field of view of the robotic device can be generated, and as the distance decreases, the display can be modified to include a zoomed-in view of the object. As the distance increases, the display can be modified to include a zoomed-out view of the object. An amount of zoom of the object may be inversely proportional to the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Munjal Desai, Ryan Hickman, Thor Lewis, Damon Kohler
  • Patent number: 8884990
    Abstract: Scaling arbitrarily complex graphical objects is described by superimposing a grid of four guide lines on a graphical object defined by one or more vectors. The guide lines define nine grid sections. The graphical application development environment (GADE) divides any vectors crossing multiple grid sections into separate section vectors, such that each section contains whole vectors. The application and resulting vector information in each grid section is compiled into an executable file. When executed in a compatible run-time container, the container virtually renders a transformed representation of the graphical object in memory. Using information gathered from analyzing the outline of the transformed representation, the run-time container generates code blocks for transforming each of the vectors within the grid sections an appropriate amount that conforms to the outline information. The resulting transformed vectors are displayed in the running application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jethro Villegas, Lee Thomason, Michael Richards
  • Patent number: 8878877
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a method for transferring objects from a first virtual environment residing on a first computer system to a second virtual environment residing on a second computer system, the method including determining whether dimensions of the second virtual environment are compatible with dimensions of the first virtual environment, in response to a determination that the dimensions of the second virtual environment are not compatible with the dimensions of the first virtual environment, performing an interoperability rescaling between the first virtual environment and the second virtual environment and transferring the object from the first virtual environment to the second virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Deepti K. Bhosale, Peter G. Finn, Salil P. Gandhi, Nilesh K. Mahajan
  • Publication number: 20140320540
    Abstract: A processor is operable to generate a graphics data representation (GDR) for a graphic created at a first resolution and including two or more separated objects. The processor decomposes the objects into contours and determines features and control points along the contours. Additionally, the processor determines constraints for imposition upon the features and control points during scaling, where the constraints include spatial relationships between the control points. The processor stores the constraints, identifications of the features and control points, contour descriptions, and information identifying the first resolution to produce the GDR. Upon acquiring the GDR, a displaying device's processor determines a scaling value based on the first resolution and a second resolution at which the graphic will be displayed, adjusts features and control points of the contours based on the scaling value and the GDR constraints to produce a scaled graphic, and displays the scaled graphic at the second resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Deach
  • Patent number: 8872856
    Abstract: A method and/or system of scaling images by providing a horizontal macroblock scaler with pixels of the images in units of macroblocks and a vertical macroblock scaler where the pixels of the output image are in units of macroblocks. For the horizontal macroblock scaler macroblocks decoded or vertically scaled are read into the horizontal scaler to generate horizontally scaled macroblocks of pixels. The horizontal scaler need not access data stored in a memory, which reduces the memory bandwidth need for scaling the image. For the vertical macroblock scaler macroblocks decoded or horizontally scaled are read into the vertical scaler from memory to generate vertical scaled macroblocks of pixel. The output of the vertical scaler can be sent directly to an encoder without going through memory first, which reduces the memory bandwidth need for scaling the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Zenverge, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony D. Masterson
  • Publication number: 20140300647
    Abstract: Scaling arbitrarily complex graphical objects is described by superimposing a grid of four guide lines on a graphical object defined by one or more vectors. The guide lines define nine grid sections. The graphical application development environment (GADE) divides any vectors crossing multiple grid sections into separate section vectors, such that each section contains whole vectors. The application and resulting vector information in each grid section is compiled into an executable file. When executed in a compatible run-time container, the container virtually renders a transformed representation of the graphical object in memory. Using information gathered from analyzing the outline of the transformed representation, the run-time container generates code blocks for transforming each of the vectors within the grid sections an appropriate amount that conforms to the outline information. The resulting transformed vectors are displayed in the running application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Jethro Villegas, Lee Thomason, Michael Richards
  • Patent number: 8847996
    Abstract: A mobile terminal providing touch input and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a controller executing a screen editing mode in response to an object generation command, and generating screen position information corresponding to a touched point on a screen when a touch input is detected in the screen editing mode; and a display unit displaying a generated object based on the screen position information when the object corresponding to the object generation command is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sergey Chalkov
  • Publication number: 20140267438
    Abstract: Methods of scaling an image having text are provided. An image having text may be obtained. A size of the text in the image may be obtained. In some examples, optical character recognition (OCR) and/or related techniques may be used to determine a font size or an average character height. A proper scaling factor may be determined based on the size of the text, and the image can be displayed scaled such that the text may be large enough to be legible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. SOSINSKI
  • Publication number: 20140253599
    Abstract: Whether or not each of display regions other than a command target display region defined as the display region to which a command for changing the display state is directed is set as an interlock control target display region in which a change of the display state according to the changing command is to be applied in an interlocked manner with the change of the display state made to the command target display region. The change of the display state according to the changing command is applied to the interlock control target display region in an interlocked manner with the change of the display state of the display region to which the command is directed. Whether or not each display region is set as the interlock control target display region is determined based on the display magnification, information about the object, and information about the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Minoru Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 8823751
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a technique for rendering components included in a computer-aided design (CAD) drawing of a utility network, such as system of pipes and related equipment. Display settings may specify whether a particular component should be rendered using 2-line, 1-line or graphical 1-line display representations, based on the size of that component in the CAD drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: AUTODESK, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami Ghantous, Thord Backe, Bo Noren
  • Patent number: 8823749
    Abstract: Methods and devices provide an efficient user interface for providing continuous zoom or magnification of a displayed image on a computing device. A user may initiate a zoom-in or zoom-out function by tracing an ellipsoidal shape (e.g., a circle) using a user interface device, such as a touchscreen, touchpad or mouse. The zoom function continues so long as a touchscreen or touchpad are touched, or a mouse button is depressed, and an ellipsoidal path is traced. Zoom-in or magnification scaling factor may be applied to an image in response to a clockwise path trace and a zoom-out or demagnification scaling factor may be applied to an image in response to a clockwise path trace, or vice versa. A visual aid may be presented on the display that may be followed to conduct the zoom function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samuel J. Horodezky, Kam-Cheong Anthony Tsoi
  • Patent number: 8812987
    Abstract: An apparatus generally directed to controlling a video game. The apparatus preferably includes a tablet computer, an electronic game communicating with the tablet computer, and an input device for controlling movement of a virtual object provided by the electronic game. Preferably, the input device includes a pair of opposing side structures adjacent opposing sides of a plurality of sides of the tablet computer. The input device further preferably includes a plurality of input switches, wherein said input switches are adjacent each of the at least two opposing sides of the plurality of sides of the tablet computer, and a bridge structure disposed between the pair of sides to form a three sided structure. The third structure mitigates inadvertent removal of the tablet computer from the three sided structure when the tablet computer is fully nested within the three sided structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Wikipad, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Joynes, James Bower, Daniel P. Dooley
  • Patent number: 8797363
    Abstract: A method of controlling a touch panel display device, and which includes displaying a first display screen on the display device; receiving, via a controller of the touch panel display device and a touching signal indicating a touching action at a specific point on the first display screen; magnifying, via the controller, a predetermined area surrounding the specific point on the first display screen; displaying a second display screen including the magnified predetermined area with the specific point located at a center of the magnified predetermined area; receiving, via the controller, a selection signal indicating a selection of release touch icon displayed on the display device; and displaying the first display screen in response to the received selection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Tae Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140210862
    Abstract: Disclosed is an icon generation method, comprising: adjusting an original icon to a preset size for a certain resolution environment; determining statistics for the color values of all pixels of the original icon and calculating a dominant hue of the original icon; generating a background color based on a hue angle of the dominant hue and preset values of color saturation and brightness; applying the background color to a preset color gradient template to generate an icon background; cutting the adjusted icon by using a preset icon edge cutting template; and combining the icon background, the cut icon, and a preset icon foreground template to generate a final icon. Through the disclosed solution, new icons complying with a unified system style can be generated, and content consistency of the new icons can be best ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Weixing Li, Tian Ren, Wanqiang Li, Jiangji Huang
  • Patent number: 8780140
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an interface that displays an object and receives an instruction to change a display scale of the object, and a processor that controls the interface to change the display scale of the object based on the received instruction, controls the interface to stop changing the display scale of the displayed object for a predetermined period of time when the display scale of the displayed object becomes a predetermined display scale, and controls the interface to resume changing the display scale of the displayed object upon determining that the predetermined period of time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Kosuke Endo, Takamoto Tsuda, Yutaka Shiba
  • Patent number: 8773470
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for displaying visual information on an electronic display are provided. For example, rather than requiring a user to manually pan and zoom across visual information displayed on an electronic display, an electronic device may automatically display certain details of the visual information that are of interest to the user. One such method may include defining objects in visual information and detecting certain specific touch input gestures entered on the electronic display while the electronic display is displaying the visual information. When the touch input gestures are detected, the electronic device may automatically display a sequence of the objects of the visual information on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ignazio Ingrassia, Jr., Benjamin Andrew Rottler
  • Patent number: 8754911
    Abstract: A method of controlling a touch panel display device, and a touch panel display device using the same, facilitate a user selection (touching) of a specific icon to improve the reliability of registering a touch event for the specific icon, thereby enabling smaller icons to be used with greater accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Tae Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140132593
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to cause a visual representation of a plurality of objects representative of respective physical structures to be provided with the height of at least one of the objects being modified, thereby visually accentuating the object(s). In regards to a method, one or more objects representative of respective physical structures are identified from among a plurality of objects. The plurality of objects therefore include first object(s) that were identified and second object(s) that were not identified. Each object has an associated height. The method may also modify the height associated with at least one of the objects such that a height differential between the first objects and the second objects is altered. The method may also cause a visual representation of the plurality of objects to be provided with at least one of the objects having a modified height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andre Fialho, Astrid Fasold, Aaron Rincover
  • Publication number: 20140104494
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a plurality of secondary images based on image data of a primary image include displaying a primary image and a plurality of secondary images based on the image data of the primary image. Each of the plurality of secondary images is displayed having a size based on a relevance of each respective one of the plurality of secondary images to the primary image. The primary image can be selected from a plurality of images or a frame of a video. Subsets of secondary images can be displayed in clusters including images having content similar to particular content of the primary image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L,P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 8698846
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a designation unit which designates an object, a sensing unit which senses a change which exceeds a threshold value in at least a part of the object when a user zooms in on the object, and a zoom unit which zooms in on the object at the zoom rate which is just less than that when there is a change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object if there is a change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object when the user zooms in on the object at the designated zoom rate, and which zooms in on the object if there is no change that exceeds the threshold value in at least a part of the object even when the user zooms in on the object at the designated zoom rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaharu Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Kabasawa
  • Publication number: 20140078182
    Abstract: After an operator has roughly moved a plurality of windows 101-103, with a graph (e.g. spectrum) placed in each window, to desired positions by a manual operation, initial positional coordinates of each window are acquired. The operator also makes an input of the selection of an arrangement pattern (e.g. vertical arrangement). According to the selected arrangement pattern and the number of windows, the sizes of display areas to be formed by dividing a main display frame 100 are calculated, and the display position of each window is also determined. Then, the display order of the windows is calculated from the relative positional relationship of the windows revealed from their initial positional coordinates, and a display screen is eventually formed by resizing each window so as to fit it to the size of the display area and then arranging the windows in the calculated display order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shin-ichi UTSUNOMIYA
  • Patent number: 8659625
    Abstract: A method and terminal for adjusting menu bar softkey display dynamically are provided by the present invention. The method includes the following steps: obtaining the total display length of the menu bar and the respective corresponding character string length value and the location information of all the softkeys on the menu bar; setting the softkey of which the character string length value is non-zero on the menu bar as the non-zero softkey; assigning the display location and display length of each non-zero softkey according to the number of the non-zero softkeys and location information of each non-zero softkey; and displaying each non-zero softkey according to the assigned display location and display length. The method and terminal of the present invention overcomes the current defect that currently the fixed value is adopted to display the softkey of the bottom bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Xue Zhang
  • Patent number: 8648878
    Abstract: Information in a diagram is logically structured using lists, containers, and callouts without requiring the diagram author to explicitly define a structure or map any diagram contents to a structure. Logical relationships are inferred based on actions associated with shapes, groupings, and attributes of shapes/groupings taken by the author. Feedback mechanisms are provided to communicate an underlying structure to the author. Intelligent behaviors are enabled to expose manipulation of diagrams based on their logical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Nelson, Michael Woolf, Heidi Munson, David Bradlee, Jr., Evan Moran
  • Publication number: 20140002506
    Abstract: Disclosed is an icon generation method, comprising: adjusting an original icon to a preset size for a certain resolution environment; determining statistics for the color values of all pixels of the original icon and calculating a dominant hue of the original icon; generating a background color based on a hue angle of the dominant hue and preset values of color saturation and brightness; applying the background color to a preset color gradient template to generate an icon background; cutting the adjusted icon by using a preset icon edge cutting template; and combining the icon background, the cut icon, and a preset icon foreground template to generate a final icon. Through the disclosed solution, new icons complying with a unified system style can be generated, and content consistency of the new icons can be best ensured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Weixing Li, Tian Ren, Wanqiang Li, Jiangji Huang
  • Patent number: 8612896
    Abstract: A mobile terminal 10 is equipped with an LCD monitor 32 and a touch panel input device 24 mounted on an upper surface of the LCD monitor 32. The LCD monitor 32 displays character input keys and a received mail, so that character strings in a body text of the received mail are arbitrarily selected by operations on the touch panel input device 24. Further, related information of a selected character string is temporarily stored so as to be correlated with an arbitrary character input key. Then, when a touch-and-slide operation is performed from the character input key utilized in the temporary storage to a body text of a transfer mail, the temporarily stored related information can be inserted into the body text of the transfer mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kakeru Irie
  • Patent number: 8611728
    Abstract: A method for propagating user-provided foreground-background constraint information for a first video frame to subsequent frames allows extraction of moving foreground objects with minimal user interaction. Video matting is performed wherein constraints derived from user input with respect to a first frame are propagated to subsequent frames using the estimated alpha matte of each frame. The matte of a frame is processed in order to arrive at a rough foreground-background segmentation which is then used for estimating the matte of the next frame. At each frame, the propagated constraints are used by an image matting method for estimating the corresponding matte which is in turn used for propagating the constraints to the next frame, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Sitaram Bhagavathy, Joan Llach
  • Publication number: 20130321471
    Abstract: Virtual surface update and composition techniques are described. These techniques include support of initialization and batching of updates, use of updates and lookaside lists, use of gutters, blending and BLT operations, surface optimization techniques such as push down as well as enumeration and clumping, mesh usage, and occlusion management techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Reiner Fink, Leonardo E. Blanco, Cenk Ergan, Joshua Warren Priestley, Silvana Patricia Moncayo, Blake D. Pelton
  • Publication number: 20130293590
    Abstract: A mobile terminal comprises a screen adapted to display graphic objects, including widgets corresponding to their respective applications, said widgets being partial interfaces of the applications to which they correspond in each case. The mobile terminal (4.4) determines the dimensions of at least one variable-size widget and/or of at least one graphic representation of at least one widget, based on at least one request notification for at least one application to which at least one of the widgets displayed corresponds. The mobile terminal then updates (4.5) the widget display based on the dimensions it has determined. The dimensions of widgets and/or graphic representations of widgets therefore change in line with the requests for the applications to which they correspond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: OPTION
    Inventors: Sylvain Gommier, Jérôme Nadel
  • Publication number: 20130293589
    Abstract: There is provided a dimming method of a display apparatus, including calculating a velocity of a content object that is displayed on the display apparatus, and adjusting the light output of a content object area at which the content object is displayed on the display apparatus or of an entire display area including the content object area, according to the velocity of the content object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Sungjae HWANG
  • Patent number: 8571266
    Abstract: A position of a predetermined object or design is sequentially detected from images. Then, an amount of movement of the predetermined object or design is calculated on the basis of: a position, in a first image, of the predetermined object or design detected from the first image; and a position, in a second image, of the predetermined object or design detected from the second image acquired before the first image. Then, when the amount of movement is less than a first threshold, the position, in the first image, of the predetermined object or design detected from the first image is corrected to a position internally dividing, in a predetermined ratio, line segments connecting: the position, in the first image, of the predetermined object or design detected from the first image; to the position, in the second image, of the predetermined object or design detected from the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Osako
  • Patent number: 8548677
    Abstract: A content management section rearranges contents in an order from a content having a greater information value, preparing a content list. With respect to assignable areas of a display apparatus, a region value is compared with an information value of each content; the content may be assigned to the area when the information value exceeds the region value. The contents are associated with information values and the areas are associated with region values; thus, the content can be assigned to the area that is more suitable. When there are several assignable areas, a target content is assigned to an area having a highest region value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Katoh, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 8549421
    Abstract: A content management apparatus displays, on a display unit, a first display object representing a content item, at least one area for including the first display object, and a second display object used for setting a condition regarding movement of the first display object into the area or from the area. When the first display object is moved into the area, the first object is contained in the area and, when the second display object is moved into the area, a condition regarding movement of the first display object into the area or from the area displayed on the display unit is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Gohda, Hideaki Tsuruishi