Presentation Processing Of Document Patents (Class 715/200)
  • Patent number: 8751522
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for improving search results. A user query is analyzed to identify a set of characters in the user query and an encoding code point associated with each character. A determination is made as to whether any of the encoding code points exist within a historic code point table. Responsive to at least one encoding code point existing within the historic code point table, all code points associated with each identified encoding code point in the user query are retrieved from the historic code point table. A modified user query is then created that utilizes the encoding code points of the user query and the code points from the historic code point table. The modified user query is then executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Robert K. Sloan, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 8752167
    Abstract: A content management device, includes: a folder level access control information storage unit configured to store folder level access control information indicating access rights of a user to a folder where content is stored; an access control unit configured to acquire content level access control information indicating access rights of a user to content, from a predetermined content level access control unit; and a user interface configured to output display data for displaying a hierarchical structure between at least one folder and at least one content stored in the at least one folder, along with information indicating whether or not an inconsistency has occurred in access rights between the folder level access control information of the at least one folder and the content level access control information of the content stored in the at least one folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yiyi Jin
  • Patent number: 8751451
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided to facilitate seamless switching between source and target devices. Relative to the source device, a user interface state of the source device is provided to the target device and database replication is initiated in response to an indication of a switch between the source and target devices. The target device is permitted to access a database of the source device while the source database is replicated to the target device. Relative to the target device and in response to a switch from the source device to the target device, the state is received from the source device in conjunction with an initiation of database replication. The user interface is configured in accordance with the state received from the source device. The target device also directs access to a database of the source device while the source database is replicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Juha Tapani Uola, Johan Wilhelm Wikman, Oskari Koskimies, Lauri Paimen, Pekka Reijula
  • Patent number: 8745480
    Abstract: An on-demand hyperlink computer search tool implements a method of providing hyperlinked search results that overlay a computer document. The method includes selecting an object in a computer document, submitting the object to a search engine, receiving results, categorizing the results as clusters and displaying the clusters. The clusters are displayed in layers on the same page as the computer document and over the object. Furthermore, an “additional object” may be selected from the clusters. If the selected “additional object” hyperlinks to a specific website, the website is retrieved. If not, the method repeats the process iteratively until “another additional object” that is selected hyperlinks to a specific website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Arman Ali Anwar
  • Patent number: 8745027
    Abstract: A system, method and a computer-readable medium for optimizing cascading style sheet (CSS) rules. The system includes a parser, an optimizer and a compiler. The parser is configured to generate a template tree and a CSS tree. The template tree is associated with a template file that includes one or more templates. The CSS tree is associated with a CSS file that includes one or more CSS rules. The optimizer is configured to traverse the template tree and the CSS tree, and identify each node in the template tree that has a reference to a CSS node in the CSS tree. When the reference exists, optimizer retrieves a CSS rule from the CSS node and appends the CSS rule to the node in the template tree. The compiler compiles the appended template tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Haustein, Constantinos Michael, Tobias Boonstoppel, Steffen Meschkat
  • Patent number: 8745518
    Abstract: A system and method of character input using a virtual keyboard, which may have a reduced number of keys. The virtual keyboard may be displayed on a touch screen and may include a plurality of keys. The virtual keyboard may have a plurality of keys, each key having a number of characters or symbols. Characters associated with a particular key may be selected through a series of related touch screen inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Kornev, Alexey Zavitaev, Kristina Kudrjavceva
  • Patent number: 8744147
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for graphically representing the condition of an anatomical structure that is the subject of a medical examination. The method includes displaying a background image representative of the anatomical structure, the image including a plurality of layers corresponding to different layers of the anatomical structure, selecting a layer of the background image, presenting a plurality of symbols, each corresponding to an anatomical pathological state and selected from a group associated with the selected layer, each symbol having a plurality of parameters which determine the rendering condition of a symbol on the background, selecting one of the presented symbols, selecting an X-Y position within the selected layer and displaying the symbol on the selected layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Torti
  • Patent number: 8745498
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a media control operable to begin playing a media segment automatically after buffering the media segment, and a host application operable to receive a reference to the media segment, initialize the media control with the media segment, and cause the media control to postpone playing of the media segment after the media segment is buffered. An exemplary method includes receiving a playlist referencing a first media segment and a second media segment, the second media segment operable to play automatically without a prompt after being loaded, presenting the first media segment, and prerolling the second media segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Shafiq Ur Rahman, Sohail Baig Mohammed, Khurshed Mazhar, Kevin P. Larkin, Patrick N. Nelson, Bret P. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 8745477
    Abstract: A content management tool can assist publishers/authors in managing access rights and other parameters related to the display of documents online. The documents may include books and other documents that are traditionally published as printed works. The content management tool may display presentation parameters for the documents that relate to how the documents are to be shown to users when accessing the documents. The content management tool receives modifications to the presentation parameters and applies the modified versions of the presentation parameters to future accesses of the documents by users. The content management tool can, for example, be used to modify the portions of the document available for display, turn on/off certain portions of the document, manage links displayed concurrently with the document, and/or manage advertising related to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Cathy Gordon
  • Patent number: 8739016
    Abstract: A system gathers information on important and influential people and uses an ontology to build a social graph. The information is organized based on this social graph and provided to users as a service. The system uses ontology models to identify connectivity between entities (e.g., people, organizations, events, and things) in the social graph. Through its ontology, the system can determine, interpret, and represent the relationships of people that occur in the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Relationship Science LLC
    Inventors: Neal Goldman, John C. Dingee
  • Patent number: 8739015
    Abstract: Various embodiments include one or more of systems, methods, and software for placing multiple files as a contact sheet, such as image files within an electronic document. A selection of electronic files is received along with a an area input. The area input defines an area to place a graphical representation of at least one of the selected electronic files within an electronic file being authored. Graphical representations of the selected electronic files may then be placed in the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Stephens
  • Patent number: 8739030
    Abstract: In a method, system, and computer-readable medium having instructions for providing a quote template in a multi-tenant database system, information on a selection of a first database object is received for use in creation of a document template, representations for one or more database fields related to the first database object are displayed on a user interface and a database field related to the first database object has a database field of the first database object or a second database object related to the first database object and a representation of the database field may be selected on a layout for one or more documents that can be created with the document template, information is received on the layout of a document to be created with the document template and the layout of the document template has one or more selected database fields related to the first database object, and rendering information is generated for the document with information on the layout in the document template in a target forma
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Neeraj Ahuja, Zhou Zhou, Ceren Sakizli, Tyler Ziemann, Gene Rivera, Charandeep Tatlah, Geri Rebstock, Evan Moses
  • Patent number: 8732566
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides a content handling system that comprises a digital data store containing a plurality of instruction sets, each defining a content handling workflow. The system further includes a content handling engine in communications coupling with the store, wherein the content handling engine identifies an embedded code in an article of content. The engine executes on at least that article of content one or more of the instruction sets associated with the embedded code. The instruction set can specify, for example, one or more destinations for articles of content (e.g., e-mail addresses, local or network file system folders, and on-line data stores).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Omtool, Ltd.
    Inventor: Thaddeus Bouchard
  • Patent number: 8732568
    Abstract: A method for managing a multi-stage workflow may include: 1) displaying representations of the plurality of stages of the multi-stage workflow to the user via a graphical user interface, each representation of a workflow stage from the plurality of stages indicating a completion status of the workflow stage; 2) receiving, at a first stage in the multi-stage workflow, input from the user; 3) determining that the input from the user at the first stage affects a second stage in the multi-stage workflow; 4) in response to determining that the input from the user affects the second stage, changing a completion status of the second stage to an updated completion status; and 5) in response to changing the completion status of the second stage, modifying a representation of the second stage such that the representation of the second stage indicates to the user the updated completing status of the second stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Sinoj Mullangath
  • Patent number: 8732586
    Abstract: Status of complex system functions is diagnosed and reported by analyzing traffic on a data network of the complex system. The network traffic may be placed on the data network by systems that perform functions for the complex system. A user may make a view selection via a remote user interface. The view selection identifies rules for determining a status of a selected subset of the functions or a status of selected ones of the functions for a selected state of operation, such as during initial power-up. The status of the functions may be determined from the network traffic using the rules and presented to the user via the user interface. The user may interact with the presentation to make different view selections. Multiple different view selections made via multiple different user interfaces may be supported simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Garry Gean Herzberg, Timothy Edward Jackson, Tracy Andrew Smail, Charles Daniel Cowles, Erin Elizabeth Warr, Allen R. Link, Mark D. McCleary
  • Patent number: 8730491
    Abstract: An original reading system includes an original reading unit, a storage unit, a display portion, a selection unit, and a control unit. The original reading unit reads an image of an original to generate image data. The storage unit stores name data regarding a name that is assigned to the image data. The storage unit can store the image data. The display portion displays a name based on the name data stored in the storage unit. The selection unit selects a name displayed on the display portion. The control unit sets the name selected by way of the selection unit as a name of the image data generated by the original reading unit, and stores the image data into the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoru Hayama
  • Patent number: 8732575
    Abstract: A word processing system includes an undo function monitor that monitors the history of a user's use of the undo operation. Depending upon the pattern detected, the system disables the particular auto-formatting feature that triggered the undesired automatic operation. In an illustrative embodiment, the system tracks whether a number of undo operations exceeds a programmable threshold. In one illustrative implementation, the system also tracks the number of times a user has undone, i.e., reversed, an automatic formatting operation compared with the number of instances where the user has permitted the subject automatic formatting operation to take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Mark E. Nusbaum
  • Patent number: 8732567
    Abstract: A system and a method for generating a document and maintaining the integrity of the document includes compiling a superset of data into a data heap from multiple data sources, where the data heap corresponds to a start date and one or more clients. The system generates the document using content elements, which are created using the compiled data, and embeds the content elements into the document. The document then is accessible through an associated software application. The data heap is saved and attached to the document. When the document is modified or edited in any manner, the system automatically saves the modified document as a new version. Additionally, the data heap is synchronized to the associated document and, therefore, is regenerated and saved as a new version along with the modified document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Samuel L. Gralnick, Thomas H. Hill
  • Patent number: 8719204
    Abstract: A user data engine residing on an endpoint machine generates a current user context reflecting a specific flow of operations performed by an end-user when interacting with a software application. A context engine residing on a sever machine compares the current user context to one or more stored user contexts included in a context database and generates a similarity value based on each comparison. A resource engine identifies resources in a resource database that are associated with the stored user contexts and then generates a relevance score for each resource based on the similarity scores corresponding to the stored user contexts with which those resources are associated. The resource engine transmits a resource list reflecting the identified resources to the user data engine based on the relevance scores. The user data engine displays on a display screen of the endpoint machine information associated with resources reflected in the resource list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: George Fitzmaurice, Tovi Grossman, Justin Frank Matejka, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 8719287
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a request for an action. An action context is received where the action context includes an application requesting the action. A set of metadata is searched for metadata corresponding to the action, where the search is limited by the action context. Selected metadata for the action is inserted into a collection. The selected metadata is a result of searching the set of metadata. The selected metadata includes a reference to the set of executable instructions that implements the action and a description of the action. The collection is then returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventors: Michael Robert Chatfield, Bonnie Yuk-Yee Cheng, Kevin Kyle Venkiteswaran, Clarence William Stad
  • Patent number: 8710951
    Abstract: An operation controlling apparatus executing operation controlling for plural equipment connected therewith, including: an equipment management portion configured to manage a control command for each of plural numbers of control commands, for each of the plural numbers of equipments; a projector portion configured to project an image of each control item, for each of the plural numbers of equipments; a distance detector portion configured to detect distance from said projector portion to a projection surface, on which the projector portion project the image; and a controller portion configured to control the projector portion so as to change the control item to be projected by the projector portion, depending on the distance detected by the distance detector portion, and to bring the equipment of control target to execute the control command, which is managed by the equipment management portion, when execution of the control item projected is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mayumi Nakade, Mayuko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8713418
    Abstract: A system for processing data captured from rendered documents is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Dale L. Grover, Clifford A. Kushler, James Q. Stafford-Fraser
  • Patent number: 8713658
    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, and a user 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 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: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: GraphOn Corporation
    Inventor: William Tidd
  • Patent number: 8711189
    Abstract: S1: BIOS invokes the second OS only at the first power-up. S2: Two resolution setting tools are invoked on the second OS. S3,S4: A mode check module verifies whether the display mode of the monitor is either an overscan mode or an underscan mode. S5: A test image and an Adjust button are displayed in the verified display mode, and Adjust information and EDID information upon completion of the adjustment that a user visually makes are output to a particular file. S7: The particular file is copied to a predetermined folder of the first OS. S8: The settings of BIOS are changed according to the contents of the particular file. S9: BIOS is restarted. S10 to S14: A POST screen, a logo of an OS maker, and a screen for opening the package of the first OS are displayed in a state where the rim of the screen is not cropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 8713419
    Abstract: Automated electronic document design systems and method for designing and modifying product templates. When a user initiates a product design session, a product template is presented for user editing and a product description identifier is assigned to the product being designed. Document templates are assembled from individual composite elements. The individual identifiers of the component elements that make up the template being viewed by the user are associated with the description identifier. Tools are provided to allow a user to change one or more of the composite elements of the template. When a user changes an element, the identifier of the newly selected element is associated with the description identifier. Component elements of one template can be individually used, as appropriate, to prepare customized templates for another part of the same document or for different documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: VISTAPRINT SCHWEIZ GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel R. Malone, Alexander K. Schowtka, Robert Dulaney
  • Patent number: 8707155
    Abstract: A system for selecting a candidate advertisement for linking to a web page based on the content of the web page. The content of the web page may be automatically determined and then compared to content of the candidate advertisement to determine which candidate advertisement to select. The system can be used to implement a structured advertising system for the World Wide Web. Web pages are searched and indexed, producing indexed content data. This indexed content data is then ranked according to relevancy. The ranked content data are compared to content data of advertisements and an advertisement is selected. The advertisement is then copied onto (linked to) the Web page. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay V. Vora, Joseph R. Kluck, William J. Nerenberg, David E. Dent, Paul M. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8707167
    Abstract: A system receives a document including a plurality of items. The system then processes the document to expose a plurality of item elements associated with one or more items of the document, the item elements including visual information used to render the document. The system then identifies each item of the one or more items based on one or more of the plurality of item elements and corresponding visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roonnath Grandhi, Amir Ashkenazi
  • Patent number: 8705087
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image data conversion unit configured to convert print data into bitmap data, a sheet feeding unit configured to store and feed a sheet on which printing is to be performed, a detecting unit configured to detect an orientation of the sheet in the sheet feeding unit, a print unit configured to print the bitmap data onto the sheet fed from the sheet feeding unit, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a data orientation in which pieces of pixel data of the bitmap data are arranged matches the sheet orientation detected by the detecting unit, and an image rotating unit configured to rotate the bitmap data when the determination unit determines that the data orientation does not match the sheet orientation, whereby the data orientation matches with the sheet orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kozo Tao
  • Patent number: 8707164
    Abstract: In various embodiments of the present invention, documents (eg, PDFs) are converted into HTML 5 (and CSS 3) formats and integrated into existing HTML 5 web pages to preserve the original embedded fonts. The fonts can also be integrated or embedded (e.g., via the standard HTML “iframe” tag) into other web pages. The original appearance of the source document is maintained, the text is preserved as searchable text, and the document is integrated into a web page that can be searched, zoomed, scrolled, and printed utilizing standard web browser controls. A significantly increased “ad inventory” is thereby enabled, wherein advertisements can be integrated between pages, or even within a page. Moreover, the resulting document can be passively shared with members of a user's external social networks (including those within the host website), along with other activities and behaviors performed by the user on the hosting website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Scribd, Inc.
    Inventors: John Adler, III, Jared Friedman, Matthias Kramm, Michael Lewis, Matthew Riley
  • Patent number: 8701016
    Abstract: A system for and method of enhancing web page delivery and visitor tracking. The invention provides the ability to control redirection of Web traffic of humans. It can identify visitors to a Web page, track their movements, log critical information, and analyze the Web traffic in order to judge the success in driving quality traffic to some known goal on a Web site, such as a sale. The system tracks visitors via use of redirection with an image tag. The invention can also use unique image marker references to prevent browsers from accessing cached images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SuperMedia LLC
    Inventors: John H. Lambert, George Semeczko, Geert Engels
  • Patent number: 8700988
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to design and deploy portal pages include selectively interpreting a portal page template based on a mode of operation. The interpretation of the portal page template results in presentation of a design-time application operable to edit the portal page template if the mode of operation is design-time, and the interpretation of the portal page template results in presentation of a run-time application operable to interact with portal dynamic content if the mode of operation is run-time. Interpreting the portal page template at design-time can result in code that enables editing of the portal page template being added, and the added code can be client-side scripting that enables addition of a content component to a content container in the portal page template using a drag-and-drop action in a WYSIWYG portal layout editor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAP Portals Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitan Hefetz, Aviv Levin, Yossi Pik, Yaniv Haber
  • Patent number: 8694964
    Abstract: Documentation having code samples is managed. Documentation describing programming code for a software product is received. The documentation references a code sample having an associated test module for determining whether the code sample is valid. The code sample is tested by executing the associated test module to produce a test result indicating whether the code sample is valid. The documentation, code sample, and test result are stored. The documentation, code sample, and test result may be provided to a client adapted to display the code sample and test result to a user of the client. Invalid code samples in the documentation may be identified using the test modules and the invalid code samples may be replaced to make the code samples valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Antoine Picard
  • Patent number: 8689101
    Abstract: A method of facilitating the processing of font data for electronic data transfers to client devices includes storing a list of client font capabilities associated with one or more client devices, accessing font data in an electronic data transfer addressed to at least one client device, the at least one client device corresponding to the one or more client devices, comparing the accessed font data to the list of client font capabilities associated with the one or more client devices, and identifying augment font data based on the comparing the accessed font data to the list of client font capabilities associated with the one or more client devices. Augment font data is then included in the electronic data transfer to the at least one client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Vadim Fux, Denis Fedotenko
  • Patent number: 8689094
    Abstract: An electronic document includes header, view, data, and signature sections. The data section provides data typically processed in transactions involving the electronic document. The view section includes presentation formatting for displays corresponding to the data. Linking elements identify corresponding main data values and view data values respectively used to populate the data section and display presentation formatting, and are accessible for determining whether the data in the display and data section, providing assurances that processed data matches that found in documents used by parties to a transaction. A digital signature section allows a digital signature to be provided, and used to wrap that data and view sections, to ensure authenticity. The header section provides document type, state and other information that is readily accessed without otherwise scanning the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventors: J. Harvey Trimble, Michael C. Daconta, Mark A. Oliphant, Jennifer Donaghy
  • Patent number: 8683310
    Abstract: A system and method for providing management such as creation, manipulation, storage, control, and retrieval of digital content for a company on a global basis. Digital content is created and stored in, for example, the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format using the relationship between component mapping information and content information comprising webpage components. The XML data is developed by defining page components, mapping the components on a page and indexing the page for future retrieval of the page. The data is then stored in a single database, as segments related to the page, for call-up by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Bimson, Jin Chyung, Meena Gopakumar, Lorraine Miranda, Biswajit Sarkar, Shashikant Rao, Kaustubh Kunte
  • Patent number: 8683340
    Abstract: A digital signage content management system is provided that uses existing interfaces such as web interfaces and turns existing commercially available graphics programs such as web based tools or locally run programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint® into a digital signage platform to facilitate developing and managing digital signage applications through the creation of smart objects and intelligent templates that are easy to create and easy to modify to suit different applications. This enables digital signage content to be professionally created without requiring custom programming for each and every stream of new and/or changing content. The smart objects and intelligent templates can also be used to provide content with changing elements in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: X20 Media Inc.
    Inventor: David Wilkins
  • Patent number: 8683312
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide a mechanism to create and traverse inter-document links involving embedded documents. One aspect of the systems and methods includes creating and traversing inter-document links to and from documents that are embedded in a host document. A further aspect of the systems and methods includes creating and traversing inter-document links to an from documents that may be embedded at more than one level in an embedded document hierarchy. A still further aspect of the systems and methods includes creating and traversing inter-document links from a first document to an embedded document in a second document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert K. McAfee, Martin Fox
  • Patent number: 8683314
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating visualizations using tree functionals is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises representing a group of document images using a plurality of visualizations that visualize document layout information for the group of document images based on one or more display device characteristics and based on content of the group of documents, and adapting the plurality of visualizations to an available display by removing one or more visualizations from the plurality of visualizations based on at least two functional values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kathrin Berkner, Michael Gormish
  • Patent number: 8682878
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for presenting a quantity of information in a single tool. Such a tool includes a map of various objects, the objects having themes relating to a given overall concept, wherein at least one object contains information relating to other objects that have a relationship with that object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Braintree Solution Consulting, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas C. C. Newlin
  • Patent number: 8677229
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein provide one or more systems, methods, software, and data structures for presentation of files packaged within a page description language document, such as a Portable Document Format (“PDF”) document. Some embodiments include a packaged file presentation shell that may be instantiated within a user interface of a page description language reader application to provide a view of files packaged within a page description language file. Some such views may be interactive or adaptive within the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert K. McAfee, Randy L. Swineford
  • Patent number: 8677228
    Abstract: A recording medium on which material information and a program are recorded for a user to create an original electronic album in relation to a sightseeing spot, wherein the material information is recorded with situational information, such as location, date, and time, added to information, such as text, images, audio, and maps related to this sightseeing spot, and the program is made to automatically or selectably display material information related to the situational information, such as location, date, and time, recorded with images and the like prepared by a user. Thus, it is possible to create an original electronic album by oneself relatively easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Matsuki, Tadahiro Ohata
  • Patent number: 8670134
    Abstract: A print control apparatus may include a determination unit, a division unit, and a rearrangement unit to process print data impositioned by an application program. The determination unit determines whether at least one of an impositioned appearance indicating an arrangement of logical pages in respective physical pages of the impositioned print data, and a print output attribute, which is an attribute of an output of the impositioned print data, satisfies a division condition set in advance. If the determining unit determines that the impositioned appearance or the print output attribute satisfies the division condition, the division unit divides the impositioned print data in logical-page unit. The rearrangement unit rearranges divided logical pages in an order according to the impositioned appearance. If neither the impositioned appearance nor the print output attribute satisfies the division condition, the impositioned print data is prevented from being divided in logical-page unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiichi Takashima
  • Patent number: 8671339
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a parent object may share its assets with its descendent(s) in a hierarchical asset sharing model. The hierarchical asset sharing model may specify a plurality of asset sharing modes. In a first mode, an asset of the parent is imposed on a child. The child is able to utilize the asset, but unable to modify or delete the asset. In a second mode, the child is able to utilize the asset and a copy of the asset is generated when the child attempts to modify the asset. The child can modify the copy of the asset, which is stored as an asset only of the child. The original asset is no longer shared becomes an asset only of the parent. In a third mode, both the parent and the child can utilize and modify the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Open Text S.A.
    Inventors: Robin D. Wilson, Dennis C. Heideman, Daniel Yee, Robert Scott Dickerson
  • Patent number: 8669995
    Abstract: Attributes of a graphical element are compared to attributes of one or more groups of graphical elements. Responsive to identifying a similarity between the graphical element and a group of graphical elements among the one or more groups, the graphical element is added to the group of graphical elements. The adding enables editing operations performed with respect to the group of graphical elements to result in changes to the graphical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Holger Winnemoeller, Wilmot Wei-Mau Li, Matthias Trapp
  • Patent number: 8666820
    Abstract: Ad rendering parameters for a set of two or more ads may be determined by (a) accepting, for a set of two or more ads, ad information which includes at least one ad feature having a value that depends on ad rendering parameters, and (b) determining ad rendering parameters for at least one ad from the set of two or more ads using the accepted ad information. The act of determining ad rendering parameters may use accepted ad rendering constraints. The ad rendering constraints may include space available for rendering the ads, a footprint available for rendering the ads, and/or a maximum number of ads permitted to be rendered. The act of determining ad rendering parameters may include maximizing a value associated with serving at least one ad from the set of two or more ads with ad rendering parameters subject to the ad rendering constraints. The ad rendering parameters may include sizes of the served ads, and/or a layout of the served ads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Shumeet Baluja, Vibhu Mittal, Mehran Sahami
  • Patent number: 8665476
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for including sheet images of pre-printed inserts in a print preview for a print job. The system is operable to receive a print job, to receive a request for a print preview of the print job, and to rasterize logical pages of the print job to generate sheet images. The system is further operable to identify inserts to be integrated with printed versions of the sheet images of the logical pages, and to include sheet images of the inserts with the sheet images of the logical pages for the print preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Price, Randell Rivadeneira, David E. Stone
  • Patent number: 8661327
    Abstract: A method and system for automated insertion of relevant hyperlinks into social media-based communications whereby a business owner defines one or more trigger terms associated with the business. For each defined trigger term, one or more hyperlinks to one or more webpages associated with the business are assigned to the trigger term. Social media communications associated with one or more social media systems are then monitored, and/or scanned, for the defined one or more trigger terms and, if a trigger term is detected in the text of a social media communication, the hyperlink assigned to the detected trigger term is inserted in the text of social media communication and/or a response to the social media communication. The modified social media communication and/or response to the social media communication, including the modified text, is then sent, and/or posted, through, and/or on, the social media system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Girish Mallenahally Channakeshava
  • Patent number: 8661337
    Abstract: A snapshot of a page is stored in response to navigation away from the page. When the user navigates back to the page, the snapshot is displayed while the page is loaded. When the page is sufficiently loaded, the snapshot is replaced by the (fully or partially) loaded page. Determining whether the page is sufficiently loaded is based on monitoring of pre-selected criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Decker, Darin B. Adler, Beth M. Dakin, Brady K. Eidson, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 8656299
    Abstract: An electronic display device capable of displaying content written horizontally and written vertically in an electronic display device having a plurality of display screens. The electronic display device includes a plurality of display screens that are bound and that can be opened like a book, includes a content storage unit storing content to be displayed on the display screens, includes a content reading unit reading the content from the content storage unit, includes an opening direction recognizing unit recognizing a first opening direction or a second opening direction of the content on the display screen, and includes a display control unit arranging and displaying the content based on the first opening direction or second opening direction of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8656352
    Abstract: A system may identify a workflow associated with a graphical model and execute the workflow in a number of stages. The system may display a number of components of the graphical model and identify which of the displayed components are associated with or affected by execution of a current one of the stages of the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Szpak, Paulo Pacheco, Christian Robl, Martin Orehek