Presentation Processing Of Document Patents (Class 715/200)
  • Patent number: 8869015
    Abstract: A device user interface in which language is decoupled from a document is disclosed. The language content is stored separately from the document structure and may be located on a content specific server or on a language server. The language server permits centralized collection of language-related content and language services. The document without the language content acts like a template that can be populated with any type of language-related content. The language content can be provided in a separate file together with associated identifiers, and can be loaded into a cache or document object model (DOM) for processing. An XML file may be used for the language file, and the document may be constructed using HTML code. Document components can be assigned event handlers that cause pop-up boxes to be loaded and displayed with language-related content upon an event trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Dialogic (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Olsen, Brian Kamrowski
  • Patent number: 8862974
    Abstract: A number-of-pixel acquisition unit acquires the number of pixels of the image data stored in a storage device. An aspect ratio acquisition unit acquires the aspect ratio of the image data. A display control unit displays a list of a plurality of thumbnail images of the image data on a display device. Herein, the display control unit displays a thumbnail of image data having more pixels as a larger thumbnail than that of image data having less pixels, while keeping the aspect ratio of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Ohkubo, Akitsugu Komiyama, Takayuki Shinohara, Hidehiko Morisada, Takashi Umeda, Takahiro Moriyama
  • Patent number: 8863272
    Abstract: A processing device is configured to populate a document template with first content and second content and publish a document with the first content from the document template. The processing device is configured to suppress the second content from the published document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 79 LLC
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 8863301
    Abstract: A computer receives an electronic document that includes a group of terms. The computer sends the electronic document to an information extraction program that extracts specific terms from the group of terms. Each of the specific terms that match to a certain extent with one of the attribute values in an electronic dictionary is identified. A value associated with the electronic document is generated based on the specific terms that match, and on an end-user that is attempting to access the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sheshnarayan Agrawal, Prasad M. Deshpande, Mukesh K. Mohania, Karin Murthy, Deepak S. Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 8862975
    Abstract: Web workflow service information may include implementations, contracts, addresses, bindings, and other information that is sprinkled throughout source files, configuration files, and other locations. A service explorer extracts service information, and visualizes service information in a form that supports navigation, thereby helping developers understand and use workflow service information. A workflow service structure underlying the visualization is constructed with the extracted service information. A hierarchical node visualization of the service structure is displayed in a service explorer GUI. A developer navigates by expanding/contracting nodes, searching nodes, selecting nodes, and running tools with node-specific information, e.g., for testing, tracing, publication, workflow design, and so on. The visualization is automatically updated after service configuration changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Min Liao, Minmin Xue, Zaiyue Xue, Xiaofeng Fan
  • 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: 8856879
    Abstract: A backup account recovery authentication of last resort using social authentication is described. The account holder requests trustees who have been previously identified to obtain an account recovery code. The account recovery system sends a communication to the trustee for information to verify the trustee as one of the previously identified trustees. The account recovery system then may transmit a link and code with instructions for the trustee to return the link. The account recovery system then transmits a situational query to the trustee to provide additional security. Finally, if all the communications have been completed for the required level of security, the account recovery code is transmitted to the trustee. The trustee sends the account recovery code to the account holder for access to an account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart Schechter, Robert Wilson Reeder
  • Patent number: 8856313
    Abstract: A system and method for determining data usage based on provenance information, in a stream-processing system, includes progressively setting usage information for output stream data objects (SDOs), determining input SDOs that an output SDO depends on, based on a provenance dependency function; recursively feeding back the usage information for a subset of SDOs that can be discarded; and discarding the subset of SDOs. A system and method for data retention based on usage information, in a stream-processing system, includes managing retention of SDOs by deleting SDOs that are determined to be of null usage; and enhancing retention characteristics of SDOs that are deemed to have usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Amini, Chitra Venkatramani
  • Patent number: 8856637
    Abstract: A host apparatus capable of setting an N-up function and a control method thereof. The host apparatus provides a function of printing a plurality of pages on a single sheet of printing paper, and includes a Graphic User Interface (GUI) generating unit which generates a user interface to set a border attribute of the pages, a border generating unit which generates border data by incorporating the border attribute if the border attribute of the pages is set, and a driver control unit which converts the generated border data and print data corresponding to the plurality of pages into a printer language. Accordingly, a user is provided with customized N-up printing, which provides a printout of a plurality of pages on a single paper sheet with borders as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naveen Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 8856646
    Abstract: The method and system of the present invention provides an improved method for asset transition project management. Information is aggregated from a variety of sources into a centralized computerized database. Thereafter, assets that are electronically connected to the computerized database are monitored. If a transition occurs, information concerning the transition is input into the computerized database on a real-time basis during the implementation of the transition. The information input into the computerized database can be used to manage the transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Caldvor Acquisitions Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Shawn Thomas, Michael Woodfin
  • Patent number: 8856635
    Abstract: A system and method of accessing remote services through a network including generating a message within a local computer system using a process having a specified type and version. The message is associated with the specified type and version and transported to an remote service provider system. The remote service provider system parses the message to identify the type and version information, then passes the message to a particular process that corresponds to the process used to generate the message based upon the type and version information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marejka, David Haynes
  • Patent number: 8856907
    Abstract: A client-server computing system includes a computer cluster for hosting certain resources, applications, programs, processes, files, and/or data that are published to users who are accessing the computer cluster remotely. The computer cluster includes a network of one or more host computers, a gateway server, a gateway service database, a user database, and a document database. A single sign-on (SSO) method of the disclosure includes performing a computer cluster authentication process in which a user enters his/her credentials followed by a resource authentication process and/or document sharing process in which there is no need for the user to reenter his/her credentials, having entered them already in the computer cluster authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: hopTo Inc.
    Inventor: William Tidd
  • Patent number: 8850006
    Abstract: Reading data from an eBook is used to generate time-based information. Timing reports are received from a plurality of clients. The timing reports describe reading time intervals for reading portions of an eBook on the clients. Timing reports from different clients describe reading time intervals for different overlapping portions of the eBook. The overlapping portions are analyzed to generate timing information. The timing information describes reading speeds for granular portions of the book that are smaller than the portions described in the reading time intervals. The timing information is stored. Timing information is provided to a client enabling the client to provide advanced features. The features include estimating a user's current reading position and providing an estimate of the time required by the user to finished reading a portion of the eBook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Ashear
  • Patent number: 8850312
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a whole preview image generating unit that generates a whole preview image, the whole preview image being a print preview image of the entirety of each page, a display unit, a whole preview image display control unit that controls displaying the whole preview image, a divided preview image generating unit that generates divided preview images, the divided preview images being made by dividing the print preview image of each page by a dividing number, a divided preview image enlarging unit that enlarges each of the divided preview images at higher magnification than a display magnification of the whole preview image and generates enlarged divided preview images, and a divided preview image display control unit that controls displaying the enlarged divided preview images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Tetsuya Matsusaka
  • Patent number: 8850358
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and computer program products for providing keyboard navigation between components within a content item. The method of the present invention comprises receiving the content item from a server and receiving a signal indicating keyboard utilization by the user to determine a specific key that the user presses. A determination is made as to whether the specific key is from a monitored set of keys and if the specific key is from a monitored set of keys, performing an action associated with the specific key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Lecomte, Liang-Yu Chi
  • Patent number: 8843815
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically extracting meta data from unstructured electronic documents is disclosed. In one embodiment, the unstructured electronic document is converted into a plain text document. Further, a document header of the unstructured electronic document is extracted from the plain text document using a rule-based document header extractor, where the rule-based document header extractor may be based on a rule that includes determining a ratio of a number of words with their initial letters capitalized in a text line over a total number of words in the text line in the plain text document. Moreover, meta data is extracted from the extracted document header using a heuristic approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L. P.
    Inventors: Sheng-Wen Yang, Yuhong Xiong, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 8843814
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method in a client-server environment, is provided for document research, aggregation, and compilation. The system and method includes a server having a search module configured to generate a search interface displayable to a client communicably coupled to the server, and responsive to instructions received via the search interface, to search and sort selections of interest within a plurality of source documents. A customized report module is configured to generate a custom report interface displayable to the client, and responsive to user selection instructions received via the custom report interface, to extract and aggregate the selections of interest into a customized report. Format modules are configured to respectively enable source documents in mutually distinct formats such as the PDF, PPT, and XLS formats, to be searched, sorted, and aggregated by the search module and customized report module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Content Catalyst Limited
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lord
  • Patent number: 8843816
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for document collaboration by transforming and reflecting a document object model. A DOM representation of a document to be shared is obtained at a host computer, transformed, and reflected to one or more participant computers. Each of the participant computers receives the DOM representation of the document and renders and displays the DOM representation locally. When the DOM representation is modified, changes to the DOM representation may also be transmitted to the participant computers, rendered, and displayed. Events occurring with respect to the DOM may also be synchronized between the host and participant computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Travis Stull, Nikolai Nedikov, Cameron John Parker, Brian J. Neufeld
  • Patent number: 8842100
    Abstract: In a pen-based computing system, a user-specific smart pen application is created from a template application using customer authoring tools. The template application contains computer program code that is to be executed by a processor of a smart pen. Application content and a representation for printed content are received. The application content, provided by user or customer, defines functional interactions between the printed content representation and a smart pen. The template application is combined with application content to generate a user-specific application comprising instructions for being executed on a processor of a smart pen. The user-specific application is stored on a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Livescribe Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy L. Edgecomb, Andrew J. Van Schaack, James L. Marggraff
  • Patent number: 8843876
    Abstract: A method keeps a web session alive for an amount of time allowing to keep a limited amount of data on the Internet information server and manage individually the session timeout characteristics of the web session in the web application. The method automatically refreshes the web pages in the background without any further user interaction. Thereby, a portion of code added effectively creates a hidden postback that keeps alive the session's state. By a class library, the user is enabled at the engineering level to manage a session timeout state and to eliminate a premature timeout thereby eliminating any risk of possible data loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marco Fioritoni, Nadia Giusti
  • Patent number: 8832540
    Abstract: For controlling a time-scaling of an audio signal, the audio signal being distributed to a sequence of frames that are received via a packet switched network, a change in a delay of received frames is detected. Moreover, an amount of time scaling that is to be applied to received frames for compensating for the detected change is determined. Further, a kind of the change is determined. Further, a length of a time window within which a time scaling of the determined amount is to be completed is determined depending on the determined kind of the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Pasi Ojala, Ari Lakaniemi
  • Patent number: 8832541
    Abstract: A method to convert visually orientated objects to embedded text is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes scanning an electronically stored document, identifying at least one visually orientated object within the document, analyzing the at least one visually orientated object to generate a textual description of the at least one visually orientated object, and embedding the textual description within the electronically stored document, and storing a converted document with the embedded textual description for distribution to users of text to speech synthesizers and Braille output devices. In addition, the method includes identifying text characters within the at least one visually orientated object. The text characters within the at least one visually orientated object are used in generating the textual description of the visually orientated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Vastec, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas George Laskaris, Willem H. Reinpoldt, III
  • Patent number: 8826123
    Abstract: A method for presenting information on a timeline is provided, the method comprising displaying the plurality of documents on the timeline using either a linear or a non-linear timescale. Documents presented along a linear timeline can switch to a non-linear timeline and vice-versa. The plurality of documents can be search results provided along the timeline representing a time attribute of each result. More than one timeline can be used to display documents, each timeline using a timescale that can be similar or dissimilar. An interface and a system for implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: 9224-5489 Quebec Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 8826173
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating on at least one display device a graphics display of data descriptors. The data descriptors, describing items of data, are arranged on an interactive timeline as interactive timeline elements along with interactive data elements. The interactive timeline elements and the interactive data elements allow retrieval of the items of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Susanne Bay, Lutz Gündel, Labib Khanafer, Ralf Krumtünger, Matthias Thorn
  • Patent number: 8819702
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may include sending transport objects that include content; sending presentation objects that include instructions for providing a presentation of the content; and sending a delivery object that lists at least one of transport object and indicates the content of the transport object. In some embodiments the delivery object may include data identifying the presentation objects; the instructions may include a start time and an end time for the presentation of the content, and a receiver class identifier indicating a group of targeted receivers that have particular receiver capability factors. Some embodiments may include in response to receiving the presentation objects, selecting one of the presentation objects at least partly based on the terminal class identifier; and providing a presentation of the content as defined by the selected presentation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Toni Paila
  • Patent number: 8819533
    Abstract: An interactive multimedia diary system is presented. The system can include one or more interfaces for media content devices (e.g., communications devices, still or video cameras, audio devices, or any other suitable media content storing or generating devices). An interactive multimedia diary can be composed by collecting and arranging a plurality of media types (e.g., images, video, audio, text, etc.). Alternatively, other suitable data collections such as a journal, a scrapbook, an album, a log, a notebook, or a memoir can be composed. The system can prompt a user for input based on input previously entered. The system can scan input text for keywords, such as verbs associated with common activities, previously used or new names, locations, or any other suitable concepts and prompt the user for more information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Laureen A. Trotto, Maureen T. Trotto, Robert A. Ruginis, Robert W. Jeffway, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8812944
    Abstract: A method of providing content to a user uses a browser, connects to a server; and performs a check. The method provides a set of modules, and thereby forms a page of modules. The method customizes a first module in the set of modules, saves the customization, and executes a function provided by a module in the set of modules. Initially, the set of modules may include a default set of modules, which includes the first module and a second module. The first module may assume several shapes, and content presented by the first module automatically adjusts according to the shape of the first module to maximize a field of view of the content for the user. Preferably, the first and second modules are stacked such that a horizontal dimension of the first and second modules spans the width of a browser window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Boath Faris, Anthony Dominic Amidei, Stephen Gerald Garcia, Joshua Allen Rehling
  • Patent number: 8812951
    Abstract: Content providers may specify special formatting instructions to manage formatting of content that is ultimately displayed by electronic devices. The formatting instructions may include formatting that is not apparent from an original format of the content. The formatting instructions from a content provider may override default formatting that is used by a viewing application on the electronic device or a host (intermediary) that formats the content for the electronic device, which would otherwise control a format of the content. The formatting instructions may be based on attributes of the electronic devices, such as display size, display type, etc. By enabling content providers to specify these special formatting instructions, the content providers may retain control of an ultimate look and function of the content when the content is formatted for a particular electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Allan White
  • Patent number: 8813026
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for representing data for components of a system in respective model components, generating model sub components from model components for at least some of the system components, and accumulating information from the model components and model sub components to determine a world view of the system. In one embodiment, model components can be updated during system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Raja B. Vobugari, Christopher J. Hackett
  • Patent number: 8806319
    Abstract: Methods and systems link non-geometric data to the geometric elements in a CAD file. The methods and systems are independent of any CAD system and allows the user to add, edit, view, query and report on non-geometric data associated with geometric data. The methods and systems support “content rich” non-geometric data and allow this data to be ‘attached’ to any level of the geometric CAD data. The methods and systems are easily accessible outside of a CAD system and leverage existing standards for Internet commerce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: PTC Inc.
    Inventors: Don Boxley, Jr., Peter H. Ernst
  • Patent number: 8799755
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and article of manufacture of the present invention provide an enhanced user interface for a computer system that maximizes a reader's ability to rapidly comprehend a text. The invention provides a dynamically presented outline of the text, such that the reader maintains a sense of location within the entire text. Additional information about the text and results of operations on the text are presented on the corresponding portions of the outline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Philip R Krause
  • Patent number: 8799764
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for constructing web (or other networked) documents as parameterized forms of other networked documents. For example, a document may be represented as a collection of changes to be applied to a first document which is incorporated by reference in the second document. Instead of delivering the entire document over a slower network connecting the content server to the content browser, the document is delivered as a collection of changes to previously delivered documents that are much closer to the user's content browser. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, special software is not necessarily required at the end user for reconstructing the second document from the set of base documents and the set of modifications to the base documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Balas Natarajan Kausik, Janardhanan Jawahar
  • Patent number: 8799757
    Abstract: An interactive multimedia presentation has a predetermined presentation play duration, a video content component (which may include video, audio, data, or any combination thereof), and an interactive content component. Methods and systems for playing the presentation include specifying a time when a particular media object is renderable. The time is specifiable using an application instruction that references either a first timing signal having a rate that is based on the play speed of the presentation, or a second timing signal having a continuous rate. One example of an application instruction usable as described above is an element associated with an XML data structure. An attribute of the element, such as the clock attribute, may be used to provide time values for the element that reference either timing signal. The attribute is used to maintain frame-accurate synchronization between the video and the interactive content components of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew William Jewsbury, James C. Finger, Olivier Colle, Robert K. Hughes, Jr., Sean Hayes, See-Mong Tan
  • Patent number: 8793564
    Abstract: Embedded system with web-based user interface, firmware structure thereof, and method for providing information thereof are provided. The firmware of the embedded system includes an execution part and a presentation part, which are separated, wherein the execution part includes a web service program and a program interface while the presentation part includes a web page which includes a request for dynamic content associated with the program interface so as to obtain corresponding dynamic content. When the system takes the presentation part as the static content of its web-based user interface, the web service program, in response to a static content request, reads the web page from the non-volatile memory and outputs it to a device, and in response to the dynamic content request, invokes the program interface to obtain the corresponding dynamic content and output it to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Arcadyan Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Jen Hsu
  • Patent number: 8793600
    Abstract: An image-processing device includes a first memory, a determining unit, a creating unit, and an outputting unit. The first memory stores a first file and a second file. The first file includes first printing data and first additional information. The second file includes second printing data second additional information. The determining unit determines whether or not the first file is a distinguishable file. The distinguishable file is distinguishable from the second file based on the first additional information and the second additional information. The creating unit creates index data based on determination made by the determining unit. The index data includes first indicative data corresponding to the first file and second indicative data corresponding to the second file. The outputting unit outputs index image based on the index data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sadaaki Miyazaki, Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8788932
    Abstract: Methods and systems described herein can allow for a service provider, such as an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide Web pages to users' Web browsers at periodic intervals. The content can include graphics, text, audio and video clips. In contrast to the traditional banner or pop-up advertisements available today, the methods and systems can allow content Web pages to be displayed on users' Web browsers without the user requesting specific Web sites. The ISPs can become distributors of advertising content, potentially gaining new revenue streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Phuah, James Edward Paschetto
  • Patent number: 8780130
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for binding attributes between visual components. A first visual component, including a first presentation space for presenting first data by an operating first application, is detected. Binding information, for the first application, is identified that specifies a mapping between a first visual attribute of the first visual component and a second visual attribute of a second visual component including a second presentation space for presenting second data by a second application. A change to the first visual attribute is detected. In response to the detection of the change, change information is automatically sent to change the second visual attribute according to the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 8782519
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for archiving and displaying lengthy documents based on content priority levels may include (1) identifying a document that is to be archived, (2) identifying at least one section of content within the document, (3) identifying a priority level associated with the section of content within the document that prioritizes access to the section of content relative to at least one other section of content within the document, (4) archiving the document based at least in part on the priority level associated with the section of content, and (5) providing prioritized access to content within the archived document in accordance with the priority level associated with the section of content in order to allow a user to access a portion of the archived document without having to access the entire archived document. Various additional methods, systems, and encoded computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Hiten Gajjar
  • Patent number: 8782568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for explicit filtering in ambiguous text entry. The invention provides embodiments including various explicit text entry methodologies, such as 2-key and long pressing. The invention also provides means for matching words in a database using build around methodology, stem locking methodology, word completion methodology, and n-gram searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan R. Bradford, Keith C. Hullfish, David J. Kay, Pim van Meurs, Michael R. Longé
  • Patent number: 8782521
    Abstract: Improved graphical user interfaces and techniques for providing remote media content to users are disclosed. According to one aspect, an application window display on a display device can expose a user not only to local media content but also to remote media content that is associated with the local media content. The local media content is stored locally, while the remote media content is stored remotely and available from a remote media server. According to another aspect, the remote media content to be displayed can be determined in a manner that is dependent on a user interaction with the local media content. According to still a further aspect, the manner by which the remote media content is displayed can be dependent on the availability of remote media content at the remote media server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Bell, Alan Ward, Colin Meldrum, Timothy Benjamin Martin
  • Patent number: 8775923
    Abstract: Methods and systems for web page restoration are provided. A method for restoring web pages includes identifying a root node of a node graph, wherein each node of the node graph represents an object of a plurality of objects that form a last state of a web page, including DOM objects. The method also includes traversing the node graph to a next frontier node and determining an object identifier of the next frontier node. The method further includes storing the object identifier and associated properties into a queue of objects when the object identifier of the next frontier node is not found in the queue of objects. The queue of objects may be used to restore objects with object properties having values according to the last state of the web page. Scripting language objects may also be stored for later restoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Kroeger, Richard Byers
  • Patent number: 8775917
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alert management in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computing device includes a processor, an operating system configuring the processor to create a computing environment, an alert platform application, an alert pop up page file stored within the storage and containing instructions written in the rendering language to render a pop up page, and an alert history database containing alert data including an alert ID, display metadata, and application data, wherein the alert history database is configured to be queried to retrieve alert data, wherein the alert platform application is configured to query the alert history database to retrieve alert data, and wherein the alert platform application is configured to inject at least a portion of display metadata from alert data into the instructions from the alert pop up page file and render an alert pop up page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sweetlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Bourke, Blake Machado, Brian Sleiter
  • Patent number: 8769392
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method in a client-server environment, is provided for document research, aggregation, and compilation. The system and method includes a server having a search module configured to generate a search interface displayable to a client communicably coupled to the server, and responsive to instructions received via the search interface, to search and sort selections of interest within a plurality of source documents. A customized report module is configured to generate a custom report interface displayable to the client, and responsive to user selection instructions received via the custom report interface, to extract and aggregate the selections of interest into a customized report. PDF, PPT, and XLS modules are configured to respectively enable source documents in the PDF, PPT, and XLS formats to be searched, sorted, and aggregated by the search module and customized report module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Content Catalyst Limited
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lord
  • Patent number: 8769404
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a computer system receives a selection of a first set of information included on a first page of data. The computer system generates a locale package that includes one or more display format parameters that correspond to the format of the selected information. In turn, the computer system subsequently displays a second set of information on a second page of data based upon the one or more display format parameters included in the generated locale package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Edward Atkin, Su Liu, Keiichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8769391
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, provide a broker for client applications. In one aspect, a method includes providing an electronic document that has a document format compatible with a document reader application. The electronic document includes a broker application and a client application. The broker application can be loaded into a virtual machine running in the document reader application on a client device. The loaded broker application loads the client application into the virtual machine, and the loaded client application provides a graphical user interface for display. In some instances, the loaded broker application receives data from the loaded client application and stores the received data as a data set in the electronic document. In some instances, the loaded broker application retrieves a data set from the electronic document and provides the retrieved data set to the loaded client application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Trevor H. Ward
  • Patent number: 8762825
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that allow users to collaborate in relationship to data views, application displays, applications or events. A user can type in a text view related to a specific view in an application display, and the information is shared with other users that take part in sharing that view. A user that expresses an interest in an event is notified about the event and has the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users (e.g. by text). The particular form of interaction (and sharing) can be selectively specified. This interaction is comparable to a dynamic bulletin board where the subject is event driven, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. In the case of an event interest(s), users specify their interest (e.g. in other user application events or system events) and the system automatically alerts them to the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 8762837
    Abstract: A document management platform system and methodology for capturing, transmitting, storing, retrieving and displaying documents, document versions, and images in a shared-system environment using the Internet or other network. Through utilization of thumbnail images along with full images, transmission of multipage documents is facilitated, avoiding system bottlenecks. Document security is hierarchically based with document control being available to system users in addition to system administrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Critical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Rule, Kim Stroh
  • Patent number: 8762835
    Abstract: An electronically manipulative object that is usable in a plurality of different electronic documents comprises at least one electronically stored property that includes an associated rule that affects the object or the electronic document that the object is used in. The at least one electronically stored property and associated rule are elements of the object. The object and at least one of electronically stored property and associated rule exists outside of document that the object is used in. The rule associated with the at least one property is enforced in the plurality of different documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colorquick, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Freiman
  • Patent number: 8756487
    Abstract: A content management system (100) includes a plurality of devices (110) communicatively coupled to a content server (105). Each of the plurality of devices (125,135) has a context (130,140) associated with it. The content server (105) includes a content processor (115) and stores a plurality of content (150). The content processor (115) is adapted to receive a request for at least one context (120) from one of the plurality of devices (110); extract at least one context related information created from composed fragments from the request; and generate a context-based content (145) using the extracted at least one context related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Louis M. Weitzman, Dikran S. Meliksetian
  • Patent number: 8756500
    Abstract: Dynamic filtering of content in a content feed may be provided. A user interface may be displayed on a computer for presenting different views of content. The user interface may include a title bar for switching between the different views and for displaying notifications. The different views may include content generated by users of the content feed. Content in the different views may be filtered based on a type and a priority of the content during the presentation of each of the views in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew W. Harris, Erin M. O'Connell, Hayley Lynn Steplyk