Textual Entry Or Display Of Manipulation Information (e.g., Enter Or Display Degree Of Rotation) Patents (Class 345/689)
  • Patent number: 10009752
    Abstract: A wireless device (WD) is associated with a preprogrammed user roaming setting and an automated adjustment algorithm stored in operative communication with the device. The algorithm is initiated and run when the device enters a roaming area, thereby automatically activating the roaming setting. A user response query is operatively connected to the automated adjustment algorithm, and operates as a switch for the automated adjustment algorithm, which initiates changing the user settings in accordance with the roaming setting. A user available query is connected to the user response query, to determine if the wireless device is in use, and to generate a notification if the device is idle or a prompt if the device is in use. An output from the switch of the user response query selectively enables the automated adjustment algorithm responsive to at least one of a responsive and a nonresponsive input to the user response query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Neil Patrick Adams, Michael Stephen Brown
  • Patent number: 9495087
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a computer program that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling an application. The GUI includes a contiguous two-dimensional sliding region for defining several values. The GUI also includes several sliders for moving within the sliding region. Each slider selects one or more values from the several values based on a position of the slider within the sliding region. The selected values are parameters for controlling one or more operations of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter Warner, Andrew Bryant, James Clinton Arndt, Olivier Fedkiw, Ryan Alan Gallagher
  • Patent number: 9030498
    Abstract: A method including presenting, by a computer, multiple interactive items on a display coupled to the computer, and receiving, from a depth sensor, a sequence of three-dimensional (3D) maps containing at least a hand of a user of the computer. An explicit select gesture performed by the user toward one of the interactive items is detected in the maps, and the one of the interactive items is selected responsively to the explicit select gesture. Subsequent to selecting the one of the interactive items, a TimeClick functionality is actuated for subsequent interactive item selections to be made by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Micha Galor, Jonathan Pokrass, Amir Hoffnung, Ofir Or
  • Patent number: 8982145
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating and providing display error indications. In one aspect, a method includes accessing data defining display areas and, for each display area: respective display area borders that are different from display area borders of other display areas; and display data for each of a plurality of objects that are rendered in the display area, the display data defining, for each object: a display position of the object; display dimensions of the object; and content data defining content of the object; wherein each object in each display area corresponds to a respective object in each other display area; receiving user input specifying a change in the display data of a first object in a first display area and, in response, determining whether the change causes a display error; and for each display area for which the change causes a display error, generating an error indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nestor F. Hernandez, Dmitriy Portnov, Mengya Tang, Ankit Jain
  • Publication number: 20150049121
    Abstract: Provided is an information display device (1) that includes a name storage unit (10) that stores a name of a content, an additional information starting character string storage unit (20) that, when additional information on the content is included in the name of the content, stores one or a plurality of additional information starting character strings which are considered to be starting character strings of the additional information in the name, and a display unit (30) that detects whether an additional information starting character string is included in a first name in the name, and when a string is included, displays a portion of a character string in the first name which includes a character string (additional information beginning character string) having M characters, which starts from the additional information starting character string in the first name, and a character string (body text beginning character string) having N characters from the beginning in the first name, in a name display region o
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro KATSUKI, Ryoko INAGE, Takato OZAWA
  • Patent number: 8933904
    Abstract: A transaction automation and archival system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing video display for imaging the various documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for allowing participants to sign, indicate choices, and otherwise interact directly on documents and images presented on the display. A computer controls the progress of the transaction, controlling, for example, the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receiving signatures on the displayed documents, offering choices of various packages to the purchaser, and insuring that the transaction is carried out properly. The transaction is logged for future review which may include a video record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 8907985
    Abstract: An image display device is configured to cut out and display a moving object within an omnidirectional image. The image display device includes: a moving object position acquisition unit configured to acquire a position of the moving object within the omnidirectional image; a determination unit configured to determine whether to correct an upward direction of a cutout image; a parameter correction unit configured to correct a cutout parameter when the determination unit determines to correct the upward direction of the cutout image; a cutout unit configured to cut images including the moving object out of the omnidirectional image based on the cutout parameter corrected by the parameter correction unit; and a display unit configured to display the images including the moving object, which are cut out by the cutout unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Fujii, Sumio Yokomitsu, Takeshi Fujimatsu, Takeshi Watanabe, Yuichi Matsumoto, Michio Miwa, Masataka Sugiura, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 8862165
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a message can be sent in a manner that necessary information is contained in the message according to a configuration of the mobile terminal, a data volume of the message, a recipient of the message and/or the like. The present invention includes a wireless communication unit configured to send a message stipulated to limit a data space to which data can be inputted by a user, a display unit configured to display the message, a memory configured to store at least two user informations previously set, a user input unit configured to input the message, and a control unit controlling one of the at least two user informations to be selected according to a size of an empty space of the data space in sending the message after completion of writing the message, the control unit controlling the selected user information to be sent by being contained in the data space of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Kwon Ahn, Jae Do Kwak
  • Patent number: 8854330
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing display for imaging documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for manual interaction with images on the display. A computer controls the transaction, and may for instance, control the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receive the purchaser's signature on the displayed documents when required, offer choices of various packages that can be accepted or declined by the purchaser, and insures that the entire transaction is carried out properly. The ECDU logs the transaction for future review and preferably records video and audio. Fingerprint readers allow participants to select between options by pressing their thumb or finger on the readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 8847961
    Abstract: Ink rendering techniques are described. In an implementation, an input is recognized by one or more modules that are executable on one or more processors of a computing device as an ink stroke to be rendered by a display device of the computing device. The ink stroke is built by the one or more modules using a strip of triangles and the strip of triangles is sent to a graphics processing unit to render the ink stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Scott R. Marison
  • Patent number: 8803919
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an image display method thereof are provided. The display apparatus automatically displays images stored in a memory in a pre-set order, and displays the images in various sequences if a change in position of the display apparatus is detected by a motion sensor. Accordingly, the sequence in which the images are displayed is easily changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-hwan Kim, Seung-soo Kang
  • Patent number: 8805119
    Abstract: A rendering command generator (11) acquires coordinate transformation information and a rendering region that converts and displays a reference image in a display image, and sets a coordinate transformation matrix in a register (21). A rendering block setting unit (22) sets the number of vertical and horizontal pixels of a rectangular region that divides and covers the rendering region in such a way that the region in which the rectangular region is subjected to coordinate transformation from a rendering region to a reference image by a coordinate transformation matrix conforms with the shape on the image of the image cache (15) from which the reference image is read out. A pixel generator (13) scans the rendering region by using the set rectangular region and generates pixel positions, and a coordinate transformation unit (14) reads out from external memory (20) image data on the pixel positions of the reference image corresponding to the pixels of the rendering region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: NEC System Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Junko Yamaji
  • Patent number: 8669983
    Abstract: A method with acts for representing a buffer about a feature represented on an ellipsoid or round-object model. The method includes accessing a definition of a buffer stored on one or more computer readable medium in a format readable by a computer application. The definition of the buffer includes a number of arcs around a feature on an ellipsoid or round-object model. Each of the arcs is defined using three points defined using geodetic coordinates. The three points includes two endpoints of a given arc and a point on the arc between the two endpoints. The method further includes rendering the buffer by rendering the plurality of arcs. The method further includes displaying the rendered buffer to a user at a computing system display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Kallay, Danica M. Porobic
  • Patent number: 8587613
    Abstract: A document processing system for accurately and efficiently analyzing documents and methods for making and using same. Each incoming document includes at least one section of textual content and is provided in an electronic form or as a paper-based document that is converted into an electronic form. Since many categories of documents, such as legal and accounting documents, often include one or more common text sections with similar textual content, the document processing system compares the documents to identify and classify the common text sections. The document comparison can be further enhanced by dividing the document into document segments and comparing the document segments; whereas, the conversion of paper-based documents likewise can be improved by comparing the resultant electronic document with a library of standard phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. The document processing system thereby enables an image of the document to be manipulated, as desired, to facilitate its review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
    Inventors: Lever Wang, Glenn Ricart, Cynthia Ann Thompson, Keith Wishon, Sheldon Laube
  • Patent number: 8583440
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing visual indication of character ambiguity and ensuing reduction of such ambiguity during text entry are described. An application text entry field is presented in a display screen, into which the user enters text by means of a reduced keyboard and a disambiguating system. The default or most likely word construct for the current key sequence may be presented at the insertion point of the text entry field. An indication of ambiguity is presented in the display screen to communicate to the user the possible ambiguous characters associated with each key. A word choice list field may also be present to display at least one word construct matching the current key sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tegic Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: James Stephanick, Ethan R. Bradford, Pim Van Meurs, Richard Eyraud, Michael R. Longé
  • Patent number: 8564613
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide a measurement system that modifies the display format based on the type of measurements or and/or the value measured, and these modifications are automatically made based on the information stored within sensors, sensor pods and/or alarm limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Nonin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Prior, Christopher Larsen, Christopher Holland
  • Patent number: 8548450
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, and a wireless transceiver carried by the housing. The mobile wireless communications device may also include a display carried by the housing, and a controller carried by the housing and coupled to the display and the wireless transceiver. The controller may be configured to wirelessly download a first page from among a plurality of pages collectively including a sequential listing of a plurality of selectable files. The controller may also be configured to display the first page with a scrollable cursor thereon, and wirelessly download a second page based upon the scrollable cursor being positioned at a threshold number of selectable files in the first page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Vitas Ceponkus, Paul Munguia
  • Patent number: 8547356
    Abstract: A transaction automation and archival system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing video display for imaging to the various documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for allowing participants to sign, indicate choices, and otherwise interact directly on documents and images presented on the display. A computer controls the progress of the transaction, controlling, for example, the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receiving signatures on the displayed documents, offering choices of various packages to the purchaser, and insuring that the transaction is carried out properly. The transaction is logged for future review which may include a video record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 8531424
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing display for imaging documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for manual interaction with images on the display. A computer controls the transaction, and may for instance, control the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receive the purchaser's signature on the displayed documents when required, offer choices of various packages that can be accepted or declined by the purchaser, and insures that the entire transaction is carried out properly. The ECDU logs the transaction for future review and preferably records video and audio. Fingerprint readers allow participants to select between options by pressing their thumb or finger on the readers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 8495491
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for locale and operating platform independent font selection. In an operating platform having an operating platform configuration and an associated locale, a locale and operating platform independent font selection method can include parsing a pre-established font properties file to identify whether a desired font referenced in the font properties file supports at least one of the operating platform configuration and the associated locale. Consequently, if it is indicated within the font properties file that the desired font supports either or both of the operating platform configuration and the associated locale, the desired font can be utilized in the operating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Emad Muhanna
  • Publication number: 20130135357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for inputting characters on an image display device and an image display device employing the method, and more specifically, to a method for inputting characters on an image display device that displays a character input window for data input when a data input request is received while outputting preset contents, and sets a character input mode and inputs a preset character that corresponds to a character input signal on the character input window, and an image display device employing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joohyun Rhee, Sunjung Hwang
  • Patent number: 8427510
    Abstract: A system and methods provide for the automatic and computer-assisted generation of vectorized venue maps for event venues, including the outline, location, and label of each section in the venue, each row within each section, and in some cases, each individual seats in each row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nextag, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Towfiq, Alan Wada, Yacin Bahi
  • Patent number: 8373712
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, system and computer-readable medium for providing image data. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method of providing image data includes storing a particular region on image data in association with a keyword, comparing conditional information with the keyword associated with the particular region, when receiving the conditional information from a user terminal unit, and controlling a display state of the image data to allow the particular region to be displayed on a screen of the user terminal unit. When a user inputs a keyword including content relating to a geographical feature or object, an actual shape of the geographical feature or object can be displayed on a screen of the user terminal unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Seung Phill Lim
  • Patent number: 8373723
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus to provide time based plot data of contents. The method includes extracting a time of requesting plot data, based on time information that is recorded on a predetermined unit-by-unit basis, when a signal to request plot data is received while contents are being reproduced; checking whether there is time based plot metadata corresponding to the requested plot data; and extracting plot data corresponding to a period from a start time of contents to the time of requesting the plot data and displaying the plot data if the time based plot metadata exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-seock Park, Jin-Seok Choi
  • Patent number: 8341194
    Abstract: A system that includes a graphical user interface that may be used to access information contained in a database is provided. The graphical user interface includes a matrix of icons that correspond to textual excerpts. A textual excerpt is displayed above the matrix and the displayed textual excerpt changes as a user moves a pointing device over the icons. The user may perform searches of character strings contained in the textual excerpts. The color of the icons that correspond to textual excerpts that satisfy the search request is different from the color of the remaining icons. The interface also allows the user to rapidly and efficiently perform searches to retrieve information from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventor: Edward J. Gottsman
  • Patent number: 8331991
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, computer program product, and method for controlling the same are disclosed, by which a terminal user is enabled to input specific commands to the mobile terminal with minimum effort in a manner of configuring a display screen with consideration of enhanced user's convenience. The present invention includes a display unit, a wireless communication unit for an internet access, a user input unit for receiving an input from a user, and a control unit controlling both a text input box and an indicator indicating one selected from the group consisting of at least two functions of the text input box to be displayed on a standby image of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Hun Kim, Jang Jae Jung
  • Patent number: 8264502
    Abstract: A document processing system for accurately and efficiently analyzing documents and methods for making and using same. Each incoming document includes at least one section of textual content and is provided in an electronic form or as a paper-based document that is converted into an electronic form. Since many categories of documents, such as legal and accounting documents, often include one or more common text sections with similar textual content, the document processing system compares the documents to identify and classify the common text sections. The document comparison can be further enhanced by dividing the document into document segments and comparing the document segments; whereas, the conversion of paper-based documents likewise can be improved by comparing the resultant electronic document with a library of standard phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. The document processing system thereby enables an image of the document to be manipulated, as desired, to facilitate its review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
    Inventors: Lever Wang, Glenn Ricart, Cynthia Ann Thompson, Keith Wishon, Sheldon Laube
  • Patent number: 8245150
    Abstract: A parts catalog system is provided. The system may include a processor and a computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor and including a memory in which is stored a database configured to catalog collections of data associated with and identifying hardware items. The system may also include a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to display at least some of the data associated with and identifying a hardware item including. The displayed data may include a graphical representation of the hardware item. The displayed data may also include a data field integrated with the graphical representation illustrating the physical significance of the data within the data field with regard to the hardware item illustrated by the graphical representation. The data field may also be configured to accept input to designate a desired value for the data within the data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Katter, Jr., Dennis L. Faux, David H. Bigelow, William C. Hurt, II
  • Patent number: 8212833
    Abstract: A method for entering secure data at an input device includes displaying a graphical input region having input elements, such as a number keypad, and receiving selections of the input elements via a display selection device, such as a mouse or touch screen. An attribute of the displayed graphical input region is changed so that inputs by the display selection device change for the same data input. Examples include changing the position, size and/or layout of the input elements and/or graphical input region. The graphical input elements may instead be provided with two characters so that typing one character results in input of the corresponding character, and then changing the association of the characters on the displayed input elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: IPDEV Co.
    Inventor: James B. Kargman
  • Patent number: 8140318
    Abstract: A method and system for generating application simulations and, more particularly, a method and system for graphical data scrubbing in application simulation image sequences. The method comprises creating a graphical representation of identified data and scrubbing instances of the identified data. The method further comprises replacing the scrubbed identified data with the graphical representation of the identified data. The system includes a computer infrastructure to perform at least the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Holland, Bradley K. Wells
  • Patent number: 8098250
    Abstract: A device sensor determines an external state of a device. Text to be displayed on a display screen of the device is dynamically filtered based on the external state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Derek B. Clegg, Haroon Sheikh
  • Patent number: 8037121
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is described having a first operational mode and a second operational mode comprising: a first group of control elements to perform a first predefined set of functions in a first orientation associated with the first operational mode and to perform a second predefined set of functions in a second orientation associated with the second operational mode; and a display to render images having a first image orientation associated with the first operational mode and to render images having a second image orientation associated with the second operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matias Duarte, Joseph Palmer
  • Patent number: 7995071
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program apparatus, implementing techniques for processing digital artwork. In one aspect, the techniques process aggregations of artwork where both the aggregation and at least some of the aggregated artwork have attached styles. The techniques handle various combinations of conditions resulting in applying style elements to the aggregation before or after applying style elements to underlying artwork. In another aspect, the techniques implement editable path objects having multiple attached fills and/or strokes. The techniques provide user interfaces for using the foregoing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank Guinan, Paul J. Asente, Teri Pettit, Darin Tomack
  • Patent number: 7990382
    Abstract: Display objects are defined that are capable of visually indicating physiological measurements and physiological monitor status. A virtual display utilizing these display objects is characterized by selecting those display objects corresponding to one or more particular physiological parameters, organizing the selected display objects within a virtual display area corresponding to at least a portion of a physical display, and associating data objects corresponding to the one or more physiological parameters with the selected display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Massi E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 7978207
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for correlating an electronic object with a geo-location is discussed. The method includes selecting an object in a first application for determination of a geo-location for the selected object, graphically identifying, in a second application, a geo-location to be associated with the selected object, and updating one or more values stored with the selected object to include information relating to the geo-location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Herf, Ari Berger, Brian A. McClendon
  • Patent number: 7974936
    Abstract: Character string divider divides a targeted character string into a plurality of groups at each bonding sites on a main chain. In the character string dividing process, the character string divider adds starting/ending symbols to the targeted character string, inserts a delimiter between adjacent characters, changes a notation related to oxo acids, reconstructs an atomic symbol consisting of two characters, changes a notation regarding a subscript or superscript, links hydrogen to another element, reconstructs a set of side chains, reconstructs a character string consisting of one group, reconstructs a back-end group, reconstructs a double bond in a group, and removes the starting/ending symbols. Character string reverser reverses the alignment of the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Tomohiro Ohya
  • Publication number: 20110157236
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes an image display that is mounted on the head of a user and permits the user to visually recognize an image, input detector that is mounted on the body of the user to detect coordinates of input by a user in a detection area, an image generation unit that generates a trajectory image of the input based on the coordinates of input and output this generated trajectory image to the image display, a displacement determination unit that determines a relative displacement of the character written into the detection area from the coordinates of input, and a position correction unit that corrects the displacement of the character based on the displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20110115819
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device includes a wireless transceiver, a display having an available display area and a memory. A processor cooperates with the wireless transceiver for downloading textual content having a plurality of words and storing the textual content in the memory. The processor also cooperating with the memory for generating successive fragments of the textual content, each fragment having at least one word. The successive fragments are searched to locate a longest fragment. A selected font in which the longest fragment can be displayed on the display area of the display is determined. Rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) is used for displaying on the display area of the display the successive fragments of the textual content in the selected font.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Hanson
  • Publication number: 20110018905
    Abstract: A printed circuit board layout system includes a layout module, an acquiring module, and an adjusting module. The layout module creates a PCB layout diagram file based on a circuit schematic diagram. The PCB layout diagram file includes characters and orientation angles associated with the characters. The acquiring module acquires the characters and the orientation angles of the corresponding characters in response to a user input. The adjusting module adjusts the orientation angles of the characters to a predetermined angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen)., CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO-CHENG SHENG
  • Publication number: 20100269029
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for generating quotations from a reference document on a touch sensitive display device or other handheld device, including the following steps: (a) receiving a first input from a user designating a first point in a captured image of the reference document to define a first corner of a crop rectangle; (b) receiving a second input from the user designating a second point in the captured image to define a second corner of the crop rectangle, wherein the first input is released before the second input is initiated; (c) cropping the captured image from the first point to the second point of the crop rectangle when the second input is released to generate an image quotation; and (f) generating a quotation data object comprising the image quotation and a bibliographical reference to a referenced section of the reference document which contains the image quotation. After the image quotation has been cropped, it may be annotated using a similar two-touch method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: Marc Siegel, Alber Ho, Christopher Tossing
  • Patent number: 7793250
    Abstract: A method for developing a wiring design for a complex system includes creating a master wire harness network (MWHN) within pathway space reservations of a pathway space-reservation network of the complex system. In this regard, the MWHN can comprise a model of possible wiring pathways between equipment of the complex system, and can include wire harness elements interconnecting termination device elements. The method can also include importing a subsystems definition capable of being represented by interconnections between the equipment. Thus, one or more logical net harnesses (LNHs) can be created based upon the MWHN and the subsystems definition. The LNH, then, can comprise a collection of interconnections routed within the MWHN. One or more logical wire harnesses (LWHs) can be created based upon the LNHs, after which one or more end-item configurations (EICs) can be created based upon the LWHs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Satpal Saini, Ronald G. Fonden, Patrick H. Riedl, Sewon Hong, Teresa A. Moore, Paul E. Shappell
  • Patent number: 7778821
    Abstract: A method and system for manipulating characters displayed on a display screen is provided wherein the method includes identifying a selected word, wherein the selected word includes at least one character to be modified. The method further includes correlating each of the at least one character with a unique numerical value and receiving a selection command and a modification command, wherein the selection command is the unique numerical value corresponding to a selected character. Furthermore, the method includes modifying the selected character responsive to the modification command to generate a modified word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Mowatt, Robert Chambers, Felix GTI Andrew
  • Patent number: 7768531
    Abstract: A method and system to rotate a 2N by 2N array are described. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, the 2N elements of the 2N rows of a 2N by 2N array are loaded from memory into the vector registers of a processor's single instruction multiple data (SIMD) unit. Next, the elements of the rows in the top half of the array are interleaved with corresponding elements from a corresponding row in the bottom half of the array. The loading and interleaving operations are repeated N times before the results, stored in the vector registers, are written back to memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Ian R. Ollmann
  • Publication number: 20100097403
    Abstract: A method of inputting an electronic address into an address field on a communications device, the electronic address including a plurality of text characters and non-text symbol characters. The method includes: receiving a plurality of inputs for the address field through a user input interface of the device; adding text characters to the address field corresponding to the inputs; and detecting among the inputs repetitive successive inputs of a predetermined delimiter, selecting a non-text symbol character from a set of non-text symbol characters in dependence on a number of times the delimiter has been repetitively input without any intervening inputs, and adding the selected non-text symbol character to the address field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: William Daniel Willey
  • Patent number: 7668508
    Abstract: A Wireless Connection Utility (WCU) provides a unified user experience for managing various types of wireless connections, including Wireless WANs, Wireless LANs, and Bluetooth networks. The WCU functions as a gateway for a user of a computer to monitor the computer's wireless network status, to switch wireless connections, to configure wireless connection settings, and to diagnose wireless connection problems through a Wireless Helper Utility (WHU). The WCU thus provides a unified U/I layer on the top of the existing operating system components for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jianyu Roy Zheng, Mark Allen Hanson, Djung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7646294
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for facilitating the root cause analysis of an event through spatial and pattern recognition. Alarms can be graphically represented in an alarm summary screen by individual colored rectangles with different luminance and patterns and are organized into categories, which are used to form logical alarm clusters that provide spatial advantage, wherein the size and color of the rectangle defines its priority and precedence. The summary screen also provides operators with strong visual cues, a play forward feature to project how alarms might evolve if particular actions are taken and a play backward feature that can replay the sequence of alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Ming Kow, Jakub Ja Andrzejewski, Geoffrey Ho, Sinem C. Goknur, Janet Jzx Jin
  • Patent number: 7612910
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus accurately and automatically determines whether a page to be printed out or rendered is a color page or a monochrome page. In order to efficiently output the page, color/monochrome determination is performed to the page by examining all the pixels forming a bitmap image based on the bitmap image and an attribute bitmap image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Joji Oki
  • Patent number: 7602396
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program apparatus, implementing techniques for processing digital artwork. In one aspect, the techniques process aggregations of artwork where both the aggregation and at least some of the aggregated artwork have attached styles. The techniques handle various combinations of conditions resulting in applying style elements to the aggregation before or after applying style elements to underlying artwork. In another aspect, the techniques implement editable path objects having multiple attached fills and/or strokes. The techniques provide user interfaces for using the foregoing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul J. Asente, Pierre Louveaux, Frank Guinan, Teri Pettit, Darin Tomack, Robert S. Sargent, Paul A. George
  • Patent number: 7590535
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating the selection of alternates for hand written word. Rules select words user based on operating modes and cursor positions and sequential orderings. User interfaces can also be used to select words and to provide alternates for the selected words having alternates. Words that the recognizer believes correct to a high actual or relative probability may be skipped over in automatic processes, and the display of words that the recognizer is less confident are correct can be modified. The user can adjust such sensitivity settings for determining the probability of correctness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Peter H. Williamson, Charlton E. Lui, Dan W. Altman
  • Publication number: 20090179921
    Abstract: A system generates a state diagram model in a graphical modeling system, where the state diagram model includes at least one state. A condition statement is associated with the at least one state, and defines a condition upon which one or more actions associated with the at least one state are executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: THE MATHWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Vijay RAGHAVAN, Zhihong ZHAO