Electro-optical Patents (Class 368/29)
  • Patent number: 9524494
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces are provided for navigating a calendar application executing on a computer system. Aspects of scrolling by day and scrolling by week are combined into a hybrid approach that includes advantages of both. For example, the week can be displayed with the current day first (e.g. in the left most column), thereby providing a more relevant view to a user. Then, when a user selects to move forward or backward, the next or previous full week (i.e. starting with a designated day, such as Sunday or Monday) can be displayed. And, when a user forward through the current day (or other selected day), the week view can stop with the selected day displayed first, to give a user a view of the next set of days following the selected day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brian Croll, Viktor Miladinov
  • Patent number: 9485641
    Abstract: There is provided a schedule briefing method of a mobile communication terminal having a user schedule management function. The steps of this method include a step for initiating a schedule briefing, a step for determining whether a schedule exists for a predetermined period of time, a step for audibly outputting content of the schedule, and a step for terminating the briefing. The schedule is outputted in a vocal format to allow a hands-free review of a user's schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yun-Shil Choi
  • Patent number: 9253135
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for providing a single notification for display in an application from multiple received notifications are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first notification for an application and receiving a second notification for the application subsequent to the first notification, and analyzing content of the first notification and content of the second notification. The method also includes determining, based on the analysis, whether the second notification is related to the first notification, and providing, for display, a single notification includes at least a portion of the content of the first notification and at least a portion of the content of the second notification when the second notification is related to the first notification. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Maciej Szymon Nowakowski, Peter Werner Balsiger
  • Patent number: 9158285
    Abstract: A thin and flexible wrist watch that includes a segmented e-paper display screen for displaying time. The watch is programmable and rechargeable by interaction with a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: CENTRAL STANDARD TIMING, LLC
    Inventors: David Wisely Vondle, Jeremiah Peter O'Leary
  • Publication number: 20150117162
    Abstract: A watch display and a method of displaying time and date on a watch face. The watch face has an outer portion with twelve on/off lights spaced around the outer portion of the watch face showing numbers 1 to 12 to represent either the twelve hours of time or the twelve months of a year. An inner portion of the watch face includes on/off lights for showing two digits which would represent the minutes in the time mode or the day of the month in the date mode. The watch display may also include an animation mode wherein the lights run through a cycle of turning on and then off, sequentially, one at a time at desired times such as when the power is turned on or just before it is turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Titanium Marketing, Inc.
    Inventor: Tak Mou T. TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140347963
    Abstract: A watch including: a case middle forming a transparent central region, a first and second display placed on each face of the watch; at least two transparent indicator plates placed in a pivoting fashion in the central region and including at least one indicator; a drive unit driving each indicator plate in rotation at its periphery; a holding element capable of holding each indicator plate at its periphery in a position roughly perpendicular to its rotation axis; the drive unit and holding element being housed completely in the case middle of the watch such that the drive unit and the holding element the are outside the central region; and said at least one indicator of each of the indicator plates is visible on one face so as to form the first display, and visible on the other face so as to form the second display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ali El Alej, Gilles Rey-Mermet
  • Publication number: 20140286134
    Abstract: In a multiday view of a calendar, a time indicator is shown adjacent to a graphical element for the current day. In the multiday view, such a time indicator accurately indicates the current time on the current day, but not on other days of the week. If the current day is not viewable, the time indicator is not shown. By being adjacent to the graphical element for the current day, the time indicator does not obscure information, such as events, for the current day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Microsoft Corporation
  • Patent number: 8842499
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for presenting date and time information are described. In some embodiments, a date and/or a time value is presented as a base-36 number. In some embodiments, an integral portion of the base-36 number represents a date value, and a fractional portion of the base-36 number represents a time value. Each base-36 digit may be represented by one of the numerals 0-9 and the letters A-Z. Both digital and analog clocks and a clock application displaying date and/or time information in which a day is broken into thirty-six increments are disclosed. A clock application displaying coordinates of a location based on a base-36 geo-positioning system is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: John David Jones
  • Publication number: 20140226445
    Abstract: A device which is suitable for integration into a timepiece, in particular in the form of a timepiece module, another type of watch module or a basic watch movement. The device includes at least one opening, in each of which an associated image guide is mounted, and for each of these image guides the device including means for fastening the image guide in the associated opening, such that the image guide allows display information displayed on a representation plane to be reproduced on a display plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Sébastien Dordor, Schelling Debora
  • Publication number: 20140219065
    Abstract: A timer counts days or hours, instead of minutes, typically from 1 to 365 days in day mode and from 1 to 24 hours in the hour mode. An interval button can be pressed to select the number of intervals before an alarm sounds. When the start/stop button is pressed, after setting the number of intervals, the alarm will sound after the set number of intervals in the future that the start/stop button was pressed. The timer automatically repeats the last programmed interval to protect the user from forgetting to re-program for another countdown. If the user wants to program a different number of intervals, they can press a reset button and enter the number of intervals for the next event. The timer can be mounted in various manners and its housing can be designed for providing such various mounting options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: James Hahn Novak
  • Publication number: 20140036639
    Abstract: Disclosed is a calendar service which operates on multiple devices, including mobile devices and personal computers, which works with a server which can update or synchronize calendars across multiple 3rd party calendar servers, which can change the amount of calendar data displayed depending on the zoom level of the display, which facilitates display of weekend days together, which can display a 2×2 grid of two days (horizontally) across two successive weeks (vertically), which 2×2 grid can be shifted up or down to traverse weeks or right or left to traverse days, which enables family members to quickly find and communicate free time, and which can display days in a week with a continuous vertical scroll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: COZI GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Jalayne Taber BONI, Janny WOO, Nathaniel Gardiner BROWN, Robert T. BUSACK, Derek Dalton CLARDY
  • Patent number: 8634277
    Abstract: An electronic perpetual calendar erasable board with a tackable surface, such as a bulletin bar. In one embodiment, the calendar may include a front panel having a graphic that includes cells each representing a calendar day, e.g., a month grid of cells arranged in rows and columns or a weekly planner table with cells arranged in a row. The front panel may include a plurality of electronic displays so that the calendar is capable of displaying an accurate number and configuration of days for any month or week. Other embodiments may include a markable and erasable write-on/wipe-off surface and a frame that has a tackable surface integrated therein. The tackable surface may be cork, foam, fiber, or a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: MEGA Brands International, SARL
    Inventors: Benjamin Hoch, Michael Cerillo
  • Publication number: 20130343164
    Abstract: A timer counts days, instead of minutes, typically up to 365 days. A “day” button can be pressed to select the number of days before an alarm sounds. When the start/stop button is pressed, after setting the number of days, the alarm will sound at the same time of the day, the set number of days in the future, that the start/stop button was pressed. The timer automatically repeats the last programmed daily amount to protect the user from forgetting to re-program for another countdown. If the user wants to program a different number of days, they can press a reset button and enter the number of days for the next event. The timer can be mounted in various manners and its housing can be designed for providing such various mounting options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: James Hahn Novak
  • Publication number: 20130329530
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes disclosure of a timepiece, comprising a main mechanism operable to indicate time, the main mechanism positioned upon or within a face of the timepiece, a first counter comprising a first operation mechanism, the first counter appearing upon or within the face, a second counter comprising a second operation mechanism, the second counter appearing upon or within the face, and a third counter comprising a third operation mechanism, the third counter appearing upon or within the face, wherein when the timepiece is in operation, the first operation mechanism, the second operation mechanism, and the third operation mechanism each have an operation status differing from one another, and wherein when the timepiece is in operation, the first operation mechanism, the second operation mechanism, and the third operation mechanism maintain a continuous time loop prior to resetting one or more of the first operation mechanism, the second operation mechanism, and/or the third operation mechan
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Stefan Johansson
  • Publication number: 20130258817
    Abstract: The wristwatch structure consists of a case containing the movement, the battery, and all of the mechanisms necessary for the functioning of a classic timepiece. The case stays suspended due to the force of magnets set inside the case, which are repelled by an equal number of magnets in the base frame that are arranged in such a way that they have the same polarity as those in the case. The case can also include a light diffuser and a contact that turns on the light when the case touches the base, thereby illuminating the hands, the hours, and the date on the dial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Antonio Corvino
  • Publication number: 20130250738
    Abstract: A clock includes a display including a plurality of planar portions and a plurality of bending portions disposed between the plane portions. The display is configured to display at least one of time, day, or day of the week. The clock also includes a bottom support for supporting one end of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Sang-Min Kim, Jee-Yeon Lee, Ji-Su Park
  • Patent number: 8542557
    Abstract: A before/after specific weekday determination device that determines if an evaluation date is before or after a specific date that is identified as an n-th (where n is an integer of 1 or more) specific weekday from the beginning or the end of a specific month. The before/after specific weekday determination device is utilized in a daylight saving time determination device, and in a timepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Jaekwan Oh
  • Publication number: 20130142014
    Abstract: Elapsed timekeeping is enabled with hybrid digital-analog displays which portray hours and incremental elapsed minute values, as well as simultaneous analog tracks that are coordinated in lengths with the minute values. These displays are shown in four successive quadrants and enable users to view current time exactly from the digital values and approximately from the analog tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: EQUITIME, INC.
    Inventors: Berj A. TERZIAN, Robert Alfred BRODMANN
  • Patent number: 8392848
    Abstract: A relativity controller is a scroll bar/window combination that provides a way to see data in relation to both the context of its wholeness and the salience of its contents. To accomplish this, the linear density or other appearance of the scroll bar (acting as a ruler or scale) varies with the density of the document salience (as indicated by different kinds of annotations or marks). It also provides a way to zoom between perspectives. This is usable on many different data types: including sound, video, graphics, calendars and word processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Justin Gould
  • Publication number: 20130051182
    Abstract: A method sets an alarm function of an electronic device. The method obtains dates and indicators corresponding to the dates from a database after the electronic device logs into the database of a server, and determines whether the alarm function needs to be set according to the indicators corresponding to the dates. If the set alarm function of the date is in accordance with a default rule, a date of the electronic device does not need to update the alarm function. If the set alarm function of the date is not in accordance with the default rule, a date of the electronic device needs to update the alarm function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc., SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kai-Bo QU
  • Patent number: 8379489
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for presenting date and time information are described. In some embodiments, a date and/or a time value is presented as a base-36 number. In some embodiments, an integral portion of the base-36 number represents a date value, and a fractional portion of the base-36 number represents a time value. Each base-36 digit may be represented by one of the numerals 0-9 and the letters A-Z. Both digital and analog clocks displaying date and/or time information in which a day is broken into thirty-six increments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: DS Zodiac, Inc.
    Inventor: John David Jones
  • Publication number: 20120320716
    Abstract: Electronic calendar views are disclosed that include color-coded event density. In some implementations, a number of colors are used to indicate event density in calendar views. Headers of the calendar views can also be color-coded. Color-coding can include coloring day backgrounds or day numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Matthew Francis DiMaggio, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Steven P. Jobs, BJ Watrous
  • Patent number: 8331199
    Abstract: A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: displaying a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the reminder notification associated with the calendar event record, displaying an option at the first electronic device for taking a first action at the first electronic device, sending an update command for a second electronic device, the update command for taking a second action at the second electronic device in response to receipt of selection of the option at the first electronic device the first action differing from the second action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Neil Adams
  • Patent number: 8279715
    Abstract: A sample analyzing apparatus is provided with a memory for storing a schedule of maintenance, a display, and a controller for displaying on the display a screen of calendar format, wherein the screen includes a date display area for displaying a date and a maintenance item display area for displaying a maintenance item scheduled on the date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Wakamiya, Tomohiro Okuzaki, Hisato Takehara
  • Publication number: 20120224459
    Abstract: A method of and system for providing an electronic Yahrzeit display corresponding to the current date including determining a current date, performing a search in a database storing a plurality of Yahrzeit entries to identify the Yahrzeit entries having an anniversary of the death date corresponding to the current date, and electronically displaying the identified Yahrzeit entries in a rotating manner, wherein each of the identified Yahrzeit entries are displayed for a predetermined amount of time, wherein the method and system may convert dates between a plurality of calendars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: JEWISH WAR VETERANS, U.S. NATIONAL MEMORIAL, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Rosenshen, Robert M. Zweiman, Joseph Zoldan, Warren S. Dolny
  • Publication number: 20120008465
    Abstract: A multiple display clock includes date and month timing units mounted on a clock body, and each including a needle, and a stepper motor to drive the needle. A controller is coupled to a digital display and the stepper motors of the date and month timing units, and includes a processor controlling a digital time counter to count a calendar time. The processor controls the digital display to display digital time information, and activates the stepper motors of the date and month timing units to drive the date and month needles for display of analog calendar time information. A main timing unit is disposed on the clock body and has a stepper motor that is used to drive minute and hour needles, and that is disconnected from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Chin-Hsuen Lin, Mao-Ching Chao
  • Patent number: 8095406
    Abstract: A content display method is disclosed. The content display method includes the steps of: accepting an instruction input to create a target calendar; extracting a content that indication information has to be displayed in an elapsed period having already passed and a content that indication information has to be displayed in a non-elapsed period to pass from now on in the target calendar based on the instruction input accepted through the accepting step; and arranging the indication information of each of the contents extracted in the extracting step in a corresponding date in a target calendar and displaying the target calendar on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nakamura, Yoichiro Sako, Itaru Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8040757
    Abstract: A sample analyzing apparatus is provided with a memory for storing a schedule of maintenance, a display, and a controller for displaying on the display a screen of calendar format, wherein the screen includes a date display area for displaying a date and a maintenance item display area for displaying a maintenance item scheduled on the date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Wakamiya, Tomohiro Okuzaki, Hisato Takehara
  • Publication number: 20110228642
    Abstract: It is an object of this invention to provide an electronic calendar capable of automatically displaying an image related to a calendar. An electronic calendar includes, on its one side face of its main body, a liquid crystal display panel capable of displaying at least calendar information and image information. The electronic calendar incorporates a date counter for counting a date, an information database for recording the calendar information, which is based on a date counted by the date counter, and the image information, which corresponds to a future date in the calendar information. The image information relates to an event that occurred on a past date and not on the present date in the calendar information. The electronic calendar incorporates, in its main body, image display controller for displaying the image information on the liquid crystal display panel when a future date in the calendar information comes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Takeshi Ito
  • Patent number: 8018795
    Abstract: A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: generating a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the reminder notification associated with the calendar event record, providing an option at the first electronic device for taking a first action at the first electronic device and taking a second action at a second electronic device, the first action differing from the second action, generating an update command at the first electronic device for taking the second action at the second electronic device in response to receipt of selection of the option at the first electronic device, and sending the update command from the first electronic device for the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Neil Adams
  • Patent number: 7986590
    Abstract: A calendar apparatus includes a housing having opposed side rails for holding a calendar therebetween. The calendar apparatus includes a processor and a memory device in data communication with the processor. The apparatus includes a user input device, a microphone, and an audio output positioned in the housing and in data communication with the processor. The processor includes programming for inputting event data using the input device, inputting message data using the microphone, actuating the audio output device to provide alarm or to display message data after occurrence of an event. The calendar apparatus may include a picture holder, a clock, and a calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Angela Hansen
  • Publication number: 20110128825
    Abstract: Electronic paper display comprises analyzer for a plurality of picture image data and controller for automatically changing the term, during which picture is visualized. Analyzer counts number of pictures in one month or one season to have controller automatically change the term per one picture to be visualized. Number of pictures for visualization is reduced when the term per one picture is less than one day. Analyzer checks the attribute data of picture to change the term for visualization. Controller substitutes a temporal anniversary picture for the regular calendar picture for a term and gets back regular picture upon expiration of the term. Electronic paper calendar prepares calendar layouts for horizontally long picture and vertically long picture, respectively, with picture sizes different from each other. Electronic paper calendar prepares calendar layout with even month arranged on the left side and odd month on the right side beneath common picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: NL GIKEN INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110019503
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a digital wall calendar. The apparatus comprises an upper display module, a lower display module; and a logic and communication module. The upper display module displays an image. The lower display module displays a series of dates. The logic and communication module provides the image and the series of dates to the upper display module and the lower display module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Dale Oehler
  • Patent number: 7841209
    Abstract: A bracelet includes at least one electronic display unit. Each display unit has a display having a plurality of display elements arranged in a sequence lying along the length of the bracelet and/or arranged in a sequence lying substantially around the perimeter of the display. The bracelet has a control circuit to control the display elements so that the characters displayed by the display elements appear to move along the sequence of display elements with time. In the alternative, the characters appear to move along a discrete face which is provided -along the bracelet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Philip J. Radley-Smith
  • Patent number: 7839723
    Abstract: A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: generating a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the reminder notification associated with the calendar event record, providing an option at the first electronic device for taking a first action at the first electronic device and taking a second action at a second electronic device, the first action differing from the second action, generating an update command at the first electronic device for taking the second action at the second electronic device in response to receipt of selection of the option at the first electronic device, and sending the update command from the first electronic device for the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Neil Adams
  • Patent number: 7830751
    Abstract: A method for displaying events in a plurality of calendar systems. The Custom Calendar System Program (CCSP) herein allows a user to create a custom calendar system by changing the length and names of the year, month, week, or day of any calendar system. The Event Conversion Program (ECP) herein translates the date for an event into a generic date and stores the event with the generic date. When the user changes the displayed time period or calendar system, the Display Program (DP) herein displays the new calendar system and/or time period and determines which events occur on the displayed time period. The DP translates only the events which occur in the displayed time period into the displayed calendar system dates and displays those events on the displayed calendar. A date caching file allows the invention to minimize the number of translation calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Parees, Phillip J. Rau
  • Patent number: 7821875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for updating a time marking according to new location, wherein a country related information is detected, a need for time update is determined, and if needed, time rules corresponding to said country related information is retrieved and the time is updated according to said rules. The invention relates also to a system, to a device, to a update converter and to computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Veikko Punkka
  • Patent number: 7821874
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for multiple reminder and sub-events for calendar items. Exemplary embodiments include a method including creating an event having an event time in the electronic calendar, creating a first reminder associated with the event and configured to activate at a first time prior to the event and creating another reminder associated with the event and configured to activate at a second time prior to the event and after the first time. Additional exemplary embodiments include a method including identifying deadlines associated with the sub-events, setting a reminder for each of the deadlines associated with the sub-events, setting a sound attribute for each of the reminders, and activating the reminder for each of the deadlines associated with the sub-events. An activation two reminders having a common deadline can have a unique sound attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerry Liu, Darryl Moore, Steven Tischer
  • Publication number: 20100214878
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for processing a calendar database for time zone shifting are provided. The calendar database is processed to determine a first set of event data associated with a first time zone and a second set of event data associated with a second time zone. Time zone calendar view data is produced, the time zone calendar view data enabled to control a display device to produce a time zone calendar view comprising representations of the first set and the second set sorted according to their associated time zones, said representations displayed on a timeline adjacent to one another, with concurrent times in each of the first time zone and second time zone temporally aligned. A display device is controlled, via the time zone calendar view data, to produce the time zone calendar view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Todd Wood, Jason Griffin, Carlos Perez
  • Publication number: 20100214875
    Abstract: A method of controlling an electronic device includes retrieving, from a memory at the electronic device, calendar-event records containing data for corresponding calendar events that satisfy a set of time constraints, the data for each calendar-event record including a start time and an end time for the corresponding calendar event, and for each of the retrieved calendar-event records, rendering on a display a corresponding calendar-event indicia positioned, based on the start time and the end time for that calendar event, within a predetermined rotary-clock region of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Sean D. Wilson, Michael Jordan Busheikin, Charles Neville Samuell
  • Patent number: 7782713
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for diarizing the performance of janitorial services that includes an electronic display unit for indicating when a service was last completed and an input device for signalling when the display is to be updated. The apparatus can include a chassis mountable on a wall of a facility being maintained by a janitorial service, and at least one electronic display framed by a window on said chassis, said chassis for displaying a time when said facility was last maintained. The apparatus can also include a central processing unit connected to said display and for updating the display based on a user-input received from an input device that is mounted to said chassis and connected to the central processing unit. The input device is actuated at a time that is substantially coterminous when said facility was last maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Hurley Corporation
    Inventor: Anthony M. Talarico
  • Publication number: 20100188936
    Abstract: A CPU of a game device has a weekly calendar screen displayed. In this calendar screen, dates in one week are displayed separately. In the calendar screen, a content display field is provided, in which a thumbnail image or the like of a content brought in correspondence with each day is displayed. A time and day of start of availability and a time and day of end of availability are determined for each content such as a motion picture, and downloading of the content by a user is permitted during a period from the time and day of start of availability to the time and day of end of availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Yusuke Beppu, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Patent number: 7761322
    Abstract: A content display method is disclosed. The content display method includes the steps of: accepting an instruction input to create a target calendar; extracting a content that indication information has to be displayed in an elapsed period having already passed and a content that indication information has to be displayed in a non-elapsed period to pass from now on in the target calendar based on the instruction input accepted through the accepting step; and arranging the indication information of each of the contents extracted in the extracting step in a corresponding date in a target calendar and displaying the target calendar on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nakamura, Yoichiro Sako, Itaru Kawakami
  • Patent number: 7710832
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system. In one exemplary method, a calendar interface is displayed on a device, wherein the calendar interface is capable of zooming between a first or current time frame and a target time frame containing an invitation while preserving contextual continuity for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Manuel Colom
  • Patent number: 7688682
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic watch, notably for a space mission. It enables the setting, at any point in time, of a first date, start of the mission (t0) with relation to a local time scale (T1) or the Universal Time (GMT), and the determination of a first corresponding time scale (MET). It enables the setting, at any point in time, of a second date, start (t?0) of one of the mission's phases with relation to the first time scale (MET) or to the Universal Time (GMT), and the determination of a second corresponding time scale (PET). It comprises means of setting, recording, calculating and analogue and digital viewing. The digital viewing means displays a negative time value (?) when the start date is located in the future and a positive time value (+) when this date has elapsed. It comprises five audio alarms, a chronometer and a “Timer”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Organisation Intergouvernementale Dite Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Clervoy
  • Publication number: 20090175133
    Abstract: This invention provides an electronic calendar apparatus which comprises a display screen of at least 4.9 inches in diagonal dimension, a clock for generating date and time information, a nonvolatile storage device configured to store scheduling information, and a processing unit configured to control the display of the stored scheduling information on the display screen based on the date and time information generated by the clock, wherein the display screen, the clock, the nonvolatile memory and the processing unit are enclosed in a single enclosure, so that the electronic calendar apparatus can be either placed on a desk or hung on a wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Peigen Jiang
  • Publication number: 20090168609
    Abstract: A system that enables a user to indicate time zones in their electronic calendar for corresponding time periods in the future, and that makes the future time zone information it collects available for scheduling purposes, so that free time can be correctly determined even for frequently traveling users. The disclosed system further automatically provides indications to the user when input future free time information creates local times for previously scheduled calendar events that are outside of the user's regular working hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. Weir, Maureen Elizabeth Kraft, Raj Heda, Diana Weir, Elizabeth Paulsen Sawyer
  • Publication number: 20090122652
    Abstract: A method for displaying events in a plurality of calendar systems. The Custom Calendar System Program (CCSP) herein allows a user to create a custom calendar system by changing the length and names of the year, month, week, or day of any calendar system. The Event Conversion Program (ECP) herein translates the date for an event into a generic date and stores the event with the generic date. When the user changes the displayed time period or calendar system, the Display Program (DP) herein displays the new calendar system and/or time period and determines which events occur on the displayed time period. The DP translates only the events which occur in the displayed time period into the displayed calendar system dates and displays those events on the displayed calendar. A date caching file allows the invention to minimize the number of translation calculations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benjamin Michael Parees, Phillip J. Rau
  • Patent number: 7532544
    Abstract: A multifunction timer device for providing a time/date stamp on objects includes a housing, a controller with a timer circuit contained in the housing, a display for displaying information from the timer circuit, and a multifunction input button. The input button is operable in predetermined sequences to select operating and display modes of the timer device. The input button can be operated to display an actual date or time, to display a current timer value, to select between count-up and count-down modes, and to increment a counter. An adhesive backing is provided for attaching the timer device to an object. A communications link is provided for interfacing the controller with an external programmer. A reset trigger is used to automatically reset the timer device when the object is moved in a particular way, such as when a lid is removed from a pill container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin C. Morse
  • Publication number: 20090109799
    Abstract: A method for displaying a calendar for browsing digital images is disclosed. The method includes generating data for each of a plurality of digital image files captured by the camera module, wherein the data are stored in an image file list. A selected calendar month of the calendar is read and a date of a day in the calendar month is read. The read date listed in the image file list in the calendar is highlighted. The highlighted calendar of the calendar month is displayed. A related system is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Ta-Wei Wang