Having Dimension Greater Than Two Patents (Class 715/214)
  • Patent number: 10133793
    Abstract: An interactive tag cloud provides an intuitive interface to large data volumes. Where the data is a large table, an overview afforded by the tag cloud may contain relevant table information ranked by priority and volume, represented in different categories. The tag cloud may be used to filter that big data in an efficient manner. This allows an ordinary (i.e., non-developer) user of the database to quickly assess high level contours of the data volumes, and also to filter that data in order to focus on specific tasks. The interactive tag cloud visualization may indicate data priority according to frequency of incidence of a dimension in database records, or according to other criteria such as importance derived from date information. The tag cloud affords visibility to aggregated big data content and also of filtered data, prior to the user having to immediately drill down in order to access details thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Patricia Seemann, Mandana Samii, Martine Clemot
  • Patent number: 9817561
    Abstract: A pattern of visual interactivity may be automatically proposed for processing a data set that exhibits dimensions of variability. A visual display component may be analyzed to assess whether it is capable of receiving user input representing changes that correspond to types of changes of the identified dimensions of the data set. A suitable visual display component may be provided as a suggestion on a user interface for potentially using the visual display component to allow a user to interact with the data. In some embodiments, a visual display component includes a number of visual objects and/or visually interactive components for use within a graphical user interface. A visual display component may include one or more analytic patterns having at least one of an equation, rule, constraint, expression or combination thereof that represents the analytic pattern. Alternatively, a visual display component may involve a visual display representation of data through visual characteristics of a graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Darryl Ellis Rubin, David G. Green, John A. Payne, Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Ahmad Nizam Anuar
  • Patent number: 9009584
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for analyzing multidimensional data that use tangential exploration of data via a third or Z-dimension to the current two-dimensional view. The tangential exploration allows higher dimensionality to be explored without causing visual clutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventors: Henry Lo, Ian Forneri, Julian Gosper, Oliver Woolgar, Paul McArthur, Qing Li, Soroush Momen-Pour, Stephen Petschulat
  • Patent number: 8782508
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for data entry into the content of cells belonging to an output field, said data being expressed as a mathematical expression of the cell contents of at least one input field in a data multidimensional table used by a data management application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Frederic Bauchot
  • Patent number: 8656270
    Abstract: The invention discloses a data organization method for a change oriented spreadsheet application. In one embodiment, the valid updates to cells and the update times are stored with the cell positions as the primary index, and the valid updates to the same cell are arranged in the order of time. In another embodiment, the valid updates to cells are stored with the update time points of the valid updates of the cells as the primary index, and all the valid updates at the same valid update time point are arranged into an update table, the update table having the same cell structure as the spreadsheet file. In yet another embodiment, data structures organized in both manners are maintained at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: SuYing Rui, FengLi Wang, Jin Yu, Li Yu
  • Patent number: 8584034
    Abstract: User interfaces for navigating structured content. In one example embodiment, a user interface for navigating structured content includes a grid and a plurality of multi-dimensional cells each having a unique position in the grid. Each cell is configured to display only a first dimension of structured content before selection and display one or more additional dimensions of structured content upon selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Surfwax, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Holt, Larry S. Burke
  • Patent number: 8566124
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to provide a moveable summary column and/or row for an electronic medical flow sheet. The summary column and/or row can provide various summations of the patient's data records for any time period depending on where the moveable summation column and/or row is placed. The summation of the various patient data depends on a selected type of patient data. The summary column and/or row can be moved by the user to any spot in the patient data portion of the medical flow sheet to sum up different intervals of data. The moveable summation column and/or row presents summary data for patient parameters depending on the placement of the summation column and/or row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Murawski
  • Patent number: 8516507
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an architecture or extension to a window manager. In particular, the extension can provide for a window rotation feature that can be exposed as a rotate button. Additionally or alternatively, the rotation feature can be activated based upon a diverse set of conditions, events, and/or commands. Upon activation of the rotation feature, the window manager can rotate a window about an axis to expose a secondary surface that can be populated with alternative content that is distinct from the content of the primary surface of the window. In addition, the architecture provides techniques for identifying both double-sided graphical objects and potentially double-sided objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J Horvitz, David M Chickering, Gary W Flake, Lili Cheng, Alexander G Gounares
  • Patent number: 8423884
    Abstract: A method for operating a graphic user interface is provided. The operation method comprises the following steps. An N-dimensional physical machine resource entity is provided. A first OS system graphic object is generated in a specific resource column of each of N?1 resource plane. Resource graphic objects are generated to occupy one of the resource blocks of each of the resource columns besides the specific resource column. The first OS system graphic object is deformed to display a usage of a first resource and a specific resource, and the number of the resource graphic objects is changed to display a remaining amount of the first resource and the specific resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Institute for Information Industry
    Inventors: Po-Kuan Lee, Hui-Kuang Chung, Han-Chao Lee
  • Patent number: 8412543
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for providing a moveable summary column for a patient based medical flow sheet. The summary column can provide various summations of the patient's data records for any time period depending on where the moveable summation column is placed. The summation of the various patient data depends on the summation parameters defined in the medical flow sheet. The summary column can be moved by the user to any spot in the patient data portion of the medical flow sheet to sum up different intervals of data. The moveable summation column will present summary data for each of the patient parameters as designated by the medical flow sheet developers depending on the placement of the summation column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: David Murawski
  • Patent number: 8402361
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums are disclosed for viewing multiply-dimensioned data. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed which comprises displaying multiply-dimensioned data in a table format, the table format having a plurality of rows, a plurality of columns, and a plurality of cells displaying data, a first column of the plurality of columns including data having at least two hierarchical levels. Data for at least a first set of the plurality of cells is displayed in a graphical format, the first set including cells in the first column, the graphical format of the cells in the first set in the first column indicating a hierarchical level associated with the cell data and a mechanism is displayed for a first one of the rows to display at least one additional row having data in the first column associated with a lower hierarchical level of the first row data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph H. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 8330988
    Abstract: A scheduling application prints a portable pocket sized hardcopy of information items such as scheduled items and task lists, and prints the information onto the pocket sized hardcopy in a consistent manner on each visible side of the hardcopy by rotating and inverting the printed material in anticipation of subsequent folding. The consistent manner encompasses inverting and arranging portions of the hardcopy along fold lines to enable folding that results in an upright orientation to the displayed text and figures. Conventional scheduling mechanisms are typically unwieldy to quickly initiate and enter a single item or entry. Electronic mediums need to be powered on, a keystroke, stylus, or pointing device sequence applied to access the corresponding scheduling or notepad application, and the information entered. Conventional paper mediums tend to be bulky and thus typically in a briefcase or purse, and often have binders or covers as well as page tabbing systems that need to be navigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Faizan Nabi Buzdar, Sabika Nazim, Misbah Ullah
  • Patent number: 8327256
    Abstract: Approaches for rendering data on a display are provided using matrix tree and matrix tree table presentation structures. A matrix table is rendered on a display. The matrix table comprises a set of columns and a set of rows. Each column is associated with a different dimension instance of a first dimension, and each row is associated with a different dimension instance of a second dimension. The intersection of each column and row is a cell. In one approach, a tree of nodes is rendered within at least one cell of the matrix table. In another approach, a tree table is rendered within at least one cell of the matrix table. The tree table comprises a tree of nodes, where each node of the tree of nodes comprises a row of data. A tree of nodes in a cell of the matrix table may be expanded or collapsed upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Akhil Choudhury
  • Patent number: 8250461
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and system for persistently self-replicating multiple ranges of cells through a copy-paste operation, in a multi dimensional spreadsheet. A set of ranges of cells is defined, wherein each range of cells has the same size. Each time the content of a range of cells belonging to this set is changed, a self-replication operation is performed automatically. The self-replication operation includes the steps of copying the changed range of cells onto a buffer; determining the set of ranges of cells to which the changed range of cells belongs to; identifying the ranges of cells belonging to the set; and pasting the content of the buffer in each of identified range of cells belonging to the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Frederic Bauchot
  • Patent number: 8239885
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an architecture or extension to a window manager. In particular, the extension can provide for a window rotation feature that can be exposed as a rotate button. Additionally or alternatively, the rotation feature can be activated based upon a diverse set of conditions, events, and/or commands. Upon activation of the rotation feature, the window manager can rotate a window about an axis to expose a secondary surface that can be populated with alternative content that is distinct from the content of the primary surface of the window. In addition, the architecture provides techniques for identifying both double-sided graphical objects and potentially double-sided objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Gary W. Flake, Alexander G. Gounares, Lili Cheng, David M. Chickering
  • Patent number: 8145990
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitate use of a spreadsheet application to access information stored in a multi-dimensional data source. Some embodiments include receiving, at an analyzer module, a change indication from the spreadsheet application, the change indication being associated with an identifier entered by a user into a spreadsheet cell. In response to the change indication, a member associated with the identifier in a multi-dimensional data source may be dynamically determined. Information in the spreadsheet may then be replaced with a formula based at least in part on the determined member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: SAP France
    Inventors: Pierre Jean Le Brazidec, Florent Migeon
  • Patent number: 8127223
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media provide space-efficient user interfaces to data cubes and pivot table information. Because the user interfaces are more efficient in usage of display area, smaller displays can be used more effectively in reviewing such data. The user interfaces provide a multi-dimensional navigation approach among dimensions represented in the data, which allows users to more easily maintain context when reviewing large pivot table reports, and the like. Other user interface features that ease review of such reports on smaller devices also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: MeLLmo Inc.
    Inventors: Santiago Becerra, Sr., Quinton Alsbury, Jaime Zuluaga, David Becerra, Claire B. Maytum
  • Patent number: 8122337
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a Graphical User Interface for displaying visualizations of a multi-dimensional database. An action is received within a visualization of a table of the multi-dimensional database, the action performed by a user when selecting a cell of the table. A slice in the visualization is populated in response to the action. The visualization is filtered to drill down on dimensions associated with the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: SAP France S.A.
    Inventors: John Malcolm MacGregor, Ian Thomas McAlpine, Donald Alastair MacCormick
  • Patent number: 8112770
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture or extension to a window manager. In particular, the extension can provide for a window rotation feature that can be exposed as a rotate button. Additionally or alternatively, the rotation feature can be activated based upon a diverse set of conditions, events, and/or commands. Upon activation of the rotation feature, the window manager can rotate a window about an axis to expose a secondary surface that can be populated with alternative content that is distinct from the content of the primary surface of the window. In addition, the architecture provides techniques for identifying both double-sided graphical objects and potentially double-sided objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, David M. Chickering, Gary W. Flake, Lili Cheng, Alexander G. Gounares
  • Patent number: 8060817
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine readable mediums are disclosed for viewing multidimensional data. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed which comprises displaying multidimensional data in a table format, the table format having a plurality of rows, a plurality of columns, and a plurality of cells displaying data, a first column of the plurality of columns including data having at least two hierarchical levels. Data for at least a first set of the plurality of cells is displayed in a graphical format, the first set including cells in the first column, the graphical format of the cells in the first set in the first column indicating a hierarchical level associated with the cell data and a mechanism is displayed for a first one of the rows to display at least one additional row having data in the first column associated with a lower hierarchical level of the first row data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Goldberg, Luke Kowalski
  • Patent number: 8046677
    Abstract: A system and method of spatial/tabular data presentation. Display data is identified for display. Relations for the display data are identified. The display data is displayed in a data display having a tabular column and a spatial column. Data identifiers are displayed in the tabular column and spatial identifiers connected with spatial connectors according to the relations are displayed in the spatial column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Todd M. Eischeid
  • Patent number: 8005512
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable communication device (10) comprising: a display unit (12) for displaying a multi-dimensional image (13) having at least three dimensions; a multi-dimensional image control unit (15) controlling and providing said image (13) to be displayed in more than one plane (13a, b) depending on a selection of a user; a detector element (16) for detecting a selection of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communcations AB
    Inventor: Henrik Bengtsson
  • Publication number: 20100318891
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for analyzing multidimensional data that use tangential exploration of data via a third or Z-dimension to the current two-dimensional view. The tangential exploration allows higher dimensionality to be explored without causing visual clutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: HENRY LO, Ian Forneri, Julian Gosper, Oliver Woolgar, Paul McArthur, Qing Li, Soroush Momen-Pour, Stephen Petschulat
  • Patent number: 7774695
    Abstract: An improved solution for presenting data to a user is provided. In particular, the data can include multiple instances of a dataset, which are displayed in a three-dimensional table. The three-dimensional table allows the user to perform various manipulations on it. For example, the user can rotate the table, scroll through the table, simultaneously view at least two instances of the dataset, and the like. Additionally, the three-dimensional table can enable the user to perform various operations on the data to further customize the presented data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Krzysztof R. Kobylinski
  • Patent number: 7747939
    Abstract: Free form reports may be generated within a data array system such as a spreadsheet computer application. A user may select dimension members of a data source, such as an online analytical processing (OLAP) data cube. The user may position the dimension members as headers on the data array where multiple dimensions may be represented in one or both axes. Member formulas are generated that are representative of the headers and include identifiers that point to the dimension member location of the data source. Value formulas are generated within the report grid defined by the location of the headers where the value formulas are representative of the actual data values of the report and include identifiers that point to the data value locations of the dimension member locations within the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayanan Thanu, Peter Eberhardy, Hai Huang
  • Patent number: 7707490
    Abstract: Columns and/or rows of a report can be declaratively defined as either dynamic or static. The declarative definition can be represented by any marking. If a column or row is declaratively designated as dynamic, it can be expanded into a plurality of columns or rows. If a column or row is designated as static, it remains as a single column or row to represent only the specified column or row data. Subgroups of columns and rows can also be declaratively defined as dynamic or static. A static column or row may contain no sub-columns/rows, or it may contain a plurality of static columns/rows, a plurality of dynamic columns/rows, or any combination of both. Similarly, a dynamic column or row may also contain the above combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Hays, Jason David Carlson
  • Patent number: 7669115
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating information exchange between individuals and entities interacting on a shared project are provided, and more particularly to a method and system for horizontal. i.e. non-hierarchical, participation in and/or contribution to a spreadsheet-based project. The method and system is Web-based and utilizes conventional browser and spreadsheet technology to achieve collaborative exchanges of information on an enterprise-wide basis. The method and system also facilitate efficacious remote information access and exchange, e.g., over a computer network such as the Internet and/or the World Wide Web, through a caching function that combines individual queries initiated by a spreadsheet program before transmitting across a network to a server for consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: OutlookSoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Cho, Perlie E. Voshell
  • Publication number: 20090327852
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a Graphical User Interface for displaying visualizations of a multi-dimensional database. An action is received within a visualization of a table of the multi-dimensional database, the action performed by a user when selecting a cell of the table. A slice in the visualization is populated in response to the action. The visualization is filtered to drill down on dimensions associated with the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: BUSINESS OBJECTS, S.A.
    Inventors: John Malcolm MacGregor, Donald Alastair MacCormick, Ian Thomas McAlpine
  • Patent number: 7627812
    Abstract: Variable formatting for cells in computer spreadsheets, tables, and other documents is provided. For a selected range of cells, cell formats vary with the value in each cell (or an associated value). Formats can include color-scale backgrounds, in-cell elements (e.g., icons and data bars), and other cell formats that can be varied with a value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin C. Chamberlain, Bruce C. Jones, Christopher M. Street, David F. Gainer, Eric B. Vigesaa
  • Patent number: 7624339
    Abstract: A method of displaying data on a multilevel screen display is disclosed. The method comprises assigning screen designation codes to respective groups of data, and determining the physical screen on which each group of data is displayed. The screens may comprise layered liquid crystal displays. The method is suitable for use with spreadsheet software, where a user is able to see overlaying spreadsheets simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Puredepth Limited
    Inventors: Gabriel Daemon Engel, Pita Witehira
  • Patent number: 7617444
    Abstract: File formats, methods, and computer program products are provided for representing a workbook in a modular content framework. The modular content framework may include a file format container associated with modular parts. A file format includes logically separate modular parts that are associated with each other by one or more relationships where each modular part is associated with a relationship type. The modular parts include a workbook part operative as a guide for properties of the workbook and a worksheet part associated with the workbook part and operative to specify a definition of cells within a worksheet associated with the worksheet part. The modular parts may also include a document properties part containing built-in properties associated with the file format and a thumbnail part containing associated thumbnails. Each modular part is capable of being interrogated separately, extracted from the workbook, and/or reused in a different workbook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chad B. Rothschillwe, Su-Piao B. Wu
  • Patent number: 7602953
    Abstract: In a method for acquisition, analysis and representation of at least one medical image data set created in a medical examination, an image data set of an examination region of an examination subject is acquired with a medical imaging apparatus, at least one display specification regarding an orientation to be retained in a graphical representation of the acquired image data set is retrieved from a data processing device in which it is stored, the image data set is checked with regard to the display specification by the data processing device, and of at least one part of the image data set is adapted and displayed corresponding to the display specification, dependent on the check result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sultan Haider, Axel Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20090217147
    Abstract: A solution is provided wherein multiple instances of source data measures are displayed in individual cells by utilizing a slicing mechanism that allows the user to select a range of values for certain dimensions known as slicers. The source data measures to be displayed in a cell may then be filtered using these ranges of values for the slicers, and then displayed inside the cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Erik C. Thomsen
  • Patent number: 7581165
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating information exchange between individuals and entities interacting on a shared project are provided, and more particularly to a method and system for horizontal. i.e., non-hierarchical, participation in and/or contribution to a spreadsheet-based project. The method and system is Web-based and utilizes conventional browser and spreadsheet technology to achieve collaborative exchanges of information on an enterprise-wide basis. The method and system also facilitate efficacious remote information access and exchange, e.g., over a computer network such as the Internet and/or the World Wide Web, through a caching function that combines individual queries initiated by a spreadsheet program before transmitting across a network to a server for consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: OutlookSoft Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Cho, Perlie E. Voshell
  • Patent number: 7580944
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a standardized logical model architecture, for use in building a business intelligent systems, and a system and method of using the logical model architecture to populate a data repository (e.g., a data mart/warehouse) with the data to satisfy reporting and data analysis needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Zhuge, Mahmoud Alnahlawi
  • Patent number: 7509571
    Abstract: Methods and Systems in accordance with the present invention provide a file format for storing spreadsheets compactly on PDAs. PDAs only contain a limited amount of computer memory due to their small size and processing ability. To reduce memory constraints caused by PDA spreadsheet applications, the present invention reduces memory allocated for file storage by optimizing the compression of individual spreadsheet files within a database record storage system. This method and system in accordance with the present invention uses a collection of records to represent a spreadsheet file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Rank, David J. Proulx, Mingchi Stephen Mak, Herbert T. Ong, Akhil K. Arora
  • Publication number: 20090037803
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and system for persistently self-replicating multiple ranges of cells through a copy-paste operation, in a multi dimensional spreadsheet. A set of ranges of cells is defined, wherein each range of cells has the same size. Each time the content of a range of cells belonging to this set is changed, a self-replication operation is performed automatically. The self-replication operation includes the steps of copying the changed range of cells onto a buffer; determining the set of ranges of cells to which the changed range of cells belongs to; identifying the ranges of cells belonging to the set; and pasting the content of the buffer in each of identified range of cells belonging to the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Frederic Bauchot
  • Patent number: 7472339
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method and system for persistently self-replicating multiple ranges of cells through a copy-paste operation, in a multi dimensional spreadsheet. A set of ranges of cells is defined, wherein each range of cells has the same size. Each time the content of a range of cells belonging to this set is changed, a self-replication operation is performed automatically. The self-replication operation includes the steps of copying the changed range of cells onto a buffer; determining the set of ranges of cells to which the changed range of cells belongs to; identifying the ranges of cells belonging to the set; and pasting the content of the buffer in each of identified range of cells belonging to the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Frederic Bauchot
  • Patent number: 7415475
    Abstract: Plural versions of an authoring/editing tool for fluid text include both a WYSIWYG editor and a content-driven treetable editor for producing narratives and their behavioral control in a fluid text viewing system environment. The tool includes content-driven treetable visualization and layout mechanisms for authoring and/or editing hypertext narratives, electronic mail threads and other tree-oriented applications. Edit operations are disclosed that permit interactive development and modification of treetables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Polle Trescott Zellweger, Paula S. Newman, Maribeth J. Back
  • Patent number: 7395497
    Abstract: In a storage area network (SAN) management application, large data sets tend to produce unwieldy results upon display attempts. A mechanism for gathering and organizing a large data set into an ordered set of output display entries which does not require main memory storage for the entire large data set, generates a displayable portion without excessive memory consumption. Configurations employ a multiple pass gathering and organization operation. An output criteria specifies a key field and identifies a range of entries by specifying a particular screen for display from among the full range of screens. A parser retrieves and identifies the entries, during a first pass, using only the key field and an index for each of the entries in the large data set, to avoid loading all fields of each entry in entirety. A second pass fetches entries only for the identified entries corresponding to the output criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher A. Chaulk, Udi Bar-On, Xiaohua Cheng