Form Patents (Class 715/221)
  • Patent number: 10270934
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a display section; an image reading section; a rectangle extracting section that extracts a rectangle-representing image from a document image acquired from reading by the image reading section and detects a size and a location of the rectangle-representing image in the document image; an identification information assigning section that sequentially assigns a piece of identification information to the extracted rectangle-representing image; a display control section; an operation acceptance section; a box information creating section that associates the rectangle-representing image specified as a box the size and location of the rectangle-representing image in the document image, and the piece of identification information assigned to the rectangle-representing image with each other to create a piece of box information on the box; a storage section; and a control section that allows the storage section to store a template containing the document image and the piece of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Christian Ray Pantin, Earl John Abaquita
  • Patent number: 10248634
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed that allow developers to place client-side validation rules on user interface components using a desktop integration framework. The validation rules can be tied to translatable resources or model metadata. In one aspect, the validation rules metadata is provided separately from the document to which the validation rules will eventually be tied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Alexander Davis, Freddy Nole Bafuka
  • Patent number: 10200555
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus to connect with a printer and a display, includes: a processor to control the printer to print one or more images that are obtained to output one or more printed images, in response to a print request received from a first user; and control the display to display the one or more images that have been printed with the printer, the images being displayed to one or more users other than the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromi Tokuda, Jun Kimura, Yutaka Yagiura
  • Patent number: 10171481
    Abstract: A security method that includes assigning a sensitivity value for a communication with a sensitivity determining module including at least one hardware processor. Following assignment of the sensitivity value to the communication, the communication is formatted for display. When sensitivity value exceeds a security threshold, the communication is parsed into a sequence of fragments. The communication is transmitted as the sequence of fragments when said sensitivity value exceeds the security threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10140263
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for processing a document comprising a plurality of content portions. An editing copy of the document is generated. The editing copy includes embedded code identifying at least one task corresponding to at least one content portion of the document, the code defining at least one user interface element for presentation proximate to the at least one content portion and within the editing copy when the editing copy is rendered and presented. The editing copy is sent to a user system for rendering and presentation at the user system. When a user interface element for a task is activated at the user system, a request is sent to the system to execute the identified task; the task is executed and a result sent to the user system for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: FOULNES SERVICES CORP.
    Inventors: Maud Gagné-Langevin, Valeriy Fedorov, Maksim Gritsay, Alexander Potapov, Mikhail Pelyanskiy, Svetlana Krivoshey, Anna Shabalina
  • Patent number: 9971849
    Abstract: An aspect of this invention is a method that includes receiving input data from an application. The input data includes information descriptive of at least one field. The method further includes processing the input data to form an array composed of legal data for the at least one field. The array is formed by merging a result of processing syntactic constraints and a result of processing semantic constraints. The method further includes outputting the array to the application. A system for performing the method is also described, as is a computer program product that can be used to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maira Athanazio de Cerqueira Gatti, Ricardo Guimaraes Herrmann, David Matthew Loewenstern, Larisa Shwartz
  • Patent number: 9928230
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system dynamically adjusts an electronic form of an application based on user data and form data specified for the electronic form. Form data that specifies characteristics of the electronic form is initially received by a computing device. The form data specifies one or more rules configured to vary the content of the electronic form that is presented for different users. User data indicating characteristics of a user is then obtained by the computing device. An interactive element is then selected from among a set of multiple interactive elements based on the received user data and the rules in the received form data. A view of the electronic form is customized for the user by including, in the customized view, the interactive element. The view of the customized electronic form is then displayed by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Vignet Incorporated
    Inventors: Neeta Jain, Yue Cao, Dave Klein, Praduman Jain
  • Patent number: 9779067
    Abstract: A system and method of republishing and syndicating digital content for use by consumer readers, comprising allowing a publisher to register with a syndication engine, to indicate content that the publisher wishes to make available for syndication, and to indicate at least one monetization model for the content. Upon registering with the syndication engine, transmitting a republish control for the publisher to embed in the content. Upon a republisher requesting to view content from the publisher, causing the publisher to transmit the content, including the republish control, to the republisher. If the republisher desires to republish the content, allowing the republisher to select the republish control. Causing transmission of a republish request to the syndication engine in response to selection of the republish control. Then transmitting a unique embed code to the republisher for embedding into a republisher webpage to facilitate republishing of the content from the publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Yieldmo, Inc.
    Inventors: John Philip Pettitt, Katerine Elizabeth McKinley, Timothy Sean McElreavy
  • Patent number: 9756057
    Abstract: A security method that includes assigning a sensitivity value for a communication with a sensitivity determining module including at least one hardware processor. Following assignment of the sensitivity value to the communication, the communication is formatted for display. When sensitivity value exceeds a security threshold, the communication is parsed into a sequence of fragments. The communication is transmitted as the sequence of fragments when said sensitivity value exceeds the security threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Itzhack Goldberg, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 9679077
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to computer systems for implementing dynamic, data-driven workflows within healthcare and other environments. Such a system may include a computer-processable definition of one or more workflows. Each workflow definition may define various aspects of the corresponding workflow, such as the data required by the workflow, a process for extracting such data from a variety of structured and/or unstructured data sources, a set of process steps to be performed within the workflow, and a condition for triggering the workflow. The system may use the workflow definition to extract the data required by the workflow and to perform the workflow's process steps on the extracted data in response to determining that the workflow's trigger condition has been satisfied. The workflow may change in response to changes in data extracted by the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Vasudevan Jagannathan, Juergen Fritsch
  • Patent number: 9514359
    Abstract: Providing improved card art for display comprises receiving, by one or more computing devices, an image of a card and performing an image recognition algorithm on the image. The computing device identifies images represented on the card image and comparing the identified images to an image database. The computing device determines a standard card art image associated with the identified image based at least in part on the comparison and associates the standard card art image with an account of a user, the account being associated with the card in the image. The computing device displays the standard card art as a representation of the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Quintana Mitchell, Peter Hazlehurst, Xiaohang Wang, Debra Lin Repenning, Yakov Okshtein, Sanjiv Kumar, Farhan Shamsi, Henry Allan Rowley
  • Patent number: 9508043
    Abstract: A method for identifying information in a document may include analyzing the document for a text block containing a structure element, wherein said structure element is a position, font attribute, or text character; applying a rule based analysis on the text block to identify an adjacent label and field containing a value; and identifying said label and said value as a label and value pair in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Schlachter, Elvir Sinanovic
  • Patent number: 9454527
    Abstract: A method, and computer-readable media for performing the method, for creating verified business transaction documents. Electronic transaction documents are received from authenticated users, version identifiers are assigned to these documents, and the documents and version identifiers are stored in a database. Authenticated users may select a single version for “finalization” and a non-alterable document with a verification code is created and stored in the database for retrieval by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Robert E. Marsh
  • Patent number: 9232025
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a variety of systems and methods for entry of data relating to an electrical power delivery system using a web-based interface. One embodiment may include a computer program product having a client-side module to communicate with a server-side module. The client-side module may further include a web browser interface module to retrieve data entered by an operator into a data entry field in a web browser, a user interface module to display variable length data to a user via the web browser, and a communication module to manage communication with the server-side module. The communication module may further be configured to generate an object comprising data entered by the user into the web browser, transmit the object to the server, and receive a response from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen W. Hanket, Matthew J. Howell, Gabriel DeRuwe, Thomas Allen Stanley
  • Patent number: 9225804
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for accessing an enterprise resource planning system via a mobile device is described. In one embodiment, the method includes parsing data from a host application access application into at least one object in an application-specific format, converting the data into an intermediate format that is compatible with a mobile device and communicating the converted data to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Synactive, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Ewe, Onur Pekerten, Lin Ma
  • Patent number: 9201854
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for creating, providing mechanisms for user interaction with, and utilizing a superactive document, including the providing of print and electronic versions of such superactive documents, and providing for processing of such superactive documents by computer-implemented processes of an enterprise. A container encapsulates operative components in a predetermined electronic file format. The container includes a compressed portion for storing predetermined portions of selected operative components. A content component represents document contents including text, graphics, controls, and sound. An interaction orchestration component displays a user document interaction interface when the document is processed by a compatible computer program. A control component controls user access to predetermined content components and utilization of predetermined interaction orchestration components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kloiber, Davis L. Marksbury, Jr., Christopher J. Heinz, Robert C. Guckenberger, Ronald L. Heiney, Kenneth E. Gibbs
  • Publication number: 20150149877
    Abstract: Visitors that abandon electronic or computer-generated forms before completing and submitting the form are lost to business entities. Data obtained from abandoned electronic or computer-generated forms is used to identify these lost visitors. Sometimes a unique script embedded on the webpages scrapes the data from the forms. The obtained data is further utilized to market or remarket to the lost consumers by sending personalized messages via a preferred communication medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Chow Ling, III, Peter Iveson Norton
  • Patent number: 9036182
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that can store a plurality of operations and easily import a template prescribing operations of the image processing apparatus to change GUI definitions. Property information is set which is for setting accompanying information added to image data sent to a server, and has a name part and a value part in which a name and a value, respectively, of the accompanying information are defined. Whether or not information indicative of a second name and information indicative of a second value are included in the value part is determined. When the information indicative of the second name and the information indicative of the second value are included in the value part, the name defined in the name part is converted to the second name, and the value defined in the value part is converted to the second value. The second name and the second value are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9026898
    Abstract: Managing dynamic content of a website, including creating static content assigned to dynamic content of the website, with unmodifiable scripts; creating an active content for processing dynamic content, with hidden elements and elements with only visual marks representation; transmitting the static content to a user; selecting references to the active content within the static content; requesting description of the active content from a server; transmitting the active content to the user; displaying the active content; editing dynamic content and visual representations of data requested by user; representing a first document form generated from an HTML representation of server data and unmodifiable scripts, and which includes the elements; generating a request for data needed for a current visualization of the form; generating a second related data representation of another form; delivering second related data representation for display in browser; storing content of the website on server and making it public
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Bobykin, Alexander G. Tormasov
  • Patent number: 9015573
    Abstract: Methods for processing machine-readable forms or documents of non-fixed format are disclosed. The methods make use of, for example, a structural description of characteristics of document elements, a description of a logical structure of the document, and methods of searching for document elements by using the structural description. A structural description of the spatial and parametric characteristics of document elements and the logical connections between elements may include a hierarchical logical structure of the elements, specification of an algorithm of determining the search constraints, specification of characteristics of searched elements, and specification of a set of parameters for a compound element identified on the basis of the aggregate of its components. The method of describing the logical structure of a document and methods of searching for elements of a document may be based on the use of the structural description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ABBYY Development LLC
    Inventors: Konstantin Zuev, Diar Tuganbaev, Irina Filimonova
  • Patent number: 9009585
    Abstract: A method of creating a software wizard. The method involves receiving, by a computer, an instruction to create a wizard, displaying by the computer one or more forms, created before receiving the instruction to create the wizard, receiving by the computer one or more customization instructions of at least one of the displayed one or more forms and storing a file defining a wizard including the displayed one or more forms as customized by the one or more customization instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Avaya Technology LLC, Avaya Communication Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Ronen Ben Chetrit, Dan Gluskin, Nimrod Dezent, Itai Ephraim Zilbershtein, Kurt H. Haserodt
  • Patent number: 9009586
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for authoring an article entry comprising a plurality of data fields from at least one electronic document and storing the article in a knowledgebase. The apparatus comprises an authoring applet displayed on an electronic display, the applet comprising a plurality of panes, one of each of the panes associated with a respective one of the plurality of article data fields, wherein the selection device is used to highlight a text snippet from the at least one electronic document by moving a cursor to a start of the text snippet, depressing and holding a user operable selection device button while moving the cursor to an end of the text snippet wherein on release of the button the highlighted text snippet is copied to an active pane as a pane content and for subsequent editing and publishing to the knowledgebase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Micah Nathanael Peterson
  • Patent number: 8996981
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for managing forms, for example, in portable document format (PDF) documents or other electronic documents. An electronic document that includes a form having multiple form fields is obtained. Each of the form fields is associated with multiple form field definitions. A data grid that shows the form field definitions for each of the form fields in the form is rendered for display. User input relative to the data grid is obtained, and the user input indicates a requested change to several of the form fields. The requested change to the plurality of the form fields is implemented in the electronic document in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Onevizion, Inc.
    Inventors: John Patton, Jordan Phegley
  • Patent number: 8996979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to document automation/assembly systems, and more particularly to document automation systems distributed over a network such as the Internet, and/or other communication networks. In addition, the present invention relates to methods, especially computer-implemented methods, to computer programs, and to recording media storing such programs for use in such systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: West Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kendal Pickles, Ali Shahid Ahmed, Robert James Dow
  • Publication number: 20150089345
    Abstract: A server system provided according to an aspect of the present disclosure receives validation rules for fields of a form, and stores the validation rules as metadata in a memory. When values are later received based on the form, the values are validated using the rules in the metadata. Any errors detected are notified to a user system from which the values are received. The values are forwarded to a corresponding application if no errors are detected. According to another aspect, a developer of the application provides an initial set of validation rules prior to the application being deployed at a customer site. The customer then specifies additional rules. The metadata stores both the initial rules and the additional rules. A user interface module validates each received value against any applicable rules present in the metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Prabhakaran Marimuthu, Tony P. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150082138
    Abstract: An object template system is described herein that allows an administrator of an IT management application to define templates that provide a streamlined mechanism for pre-populating IT objects with common values based on business logic and processes. The object template system addresses manipulation of objects both as part of a user interactive session as well as in programmatic workflows, while also allowing for referencing of existing objects to assume integrity of data. A metadata-driven schema allows for portable definitions of simple and complex extensible objects. The system validates these definitions against the extensible types that define the objects to ensure structural integrity. Users can then apply these definitions at runtime to both create and/or update simple and complex management objects. Thus, the object template system allows an administrator to define controlled processes for creating and modifying management objects within a flexible IT management application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jakub M. Oleksy, Bogdan Berce, Bradley M. Hammond
  • Patent number: 8984404
    Abstract: Provided is a method of guiding an image-based task execution. The method allows a user of a computing device to record an association between an image and at least one task, wherein a task is an action related to content present in the image; and upon subsequent recognition of the image, guides a user to perform the at least one task associated with the image, based on previously recorded association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Suryaprakash Kompalli, Vimal Sharma, Praphul Chandra
  • Patent number: 8984393
    Abstract: A method for designing, creating, and importing, on a digital computer having a memory and a processor executing a stored program, data into a viewable form viewable by the user of a data processing system, the viewable form duplicating the paper form, comprising the steps of: executing the stored program to convert the paper form into a viewable image that duplicates the paper form, the viewable image having a data field for receiving data; importing data into the data field; performing calculations on the imported data in the data field; allowing the user to review and change the data; and printing and/or electronic filing the viewable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Aatrix Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur D. Jensen, Steven H. N. Lunseth
  • Patent number: 8977676
    Abstract: There is provided a numerical value management system which includes a server device and a plurality of user terminals. Each user terminal generates title data to send to the server device when the title name is inputted, the server counts a number of users who create the title data for each title name based on the title data group to generate title compilation data indicating a relationship between the title name and a number of creating users. Further, a high-order title screen data is generated and sent to the user terminal when the server device obtains the high-order title reference request and the high-order title screen data is displayed on a screen in the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: BIGLOBE Inc.
    Inventor: Yusuke Segawa
  • Patent number: 8972309
    Abstract: An automatic updating apparatus includes a traffic receiver that receives numbers per unit time of the access of more than one menu displayed in a screen and calculates rates of variability with respect to the numbers of the access to each menu, and a menu updating unit that updates a menu display in the screen based on the rates of variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8954839
    Abstract: A computer based system and method for contract authoring. The method can receive an external contract document in electronic form, wherein the external contract document comprises a plurality of text portions relating to a plurality of contract component types, respectively. The method can accessing a knowledge base describing a plurality of text patterns which identify with the plurality of the contract component types, respectively. Moreover, the method can process the external contract document utilizing the knowledge base to automatically identify the plurality of the contract component types for the plurality of the text portions in the contract document, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Sachin Sharma, Shawn Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8954346
    Abstract: Serving form ads with videos is disclosed, including: receiving from a client device a request including a set of parameters associated with a video; and determining a form ad to be displayed with the video based at least in part on the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Inadco, Inc.
    Inventors: James N. Walker, Patrick Mee, Hung The Duong
  • Patent number: 8954841
    Abstract: A template processor converts an initial template document into an XSL template that can be used to automatically generate reports from report data extracted from a database or other application. Users create initial template documents using a word processor or other rich-text editing application. The initial template document employs the word processor's native formatting features to specify the formatting of report data. The initial template document includes placeholder tags inserted by the user to define the locations of report data in the report. The initial template document also includes transformation tags that dynamically define the content of a report based on the value or quantity of report data. The template processor can include a reader adapted to read portions of the initial template file and a parser adapted to create corresponding XSL code from these portions. The XSL template can be combined with XML-formatted data to create a report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Xin Jiang, Shinji Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20150039986
    Abstract: A system to provide an environment for two or more people to collaborate on a project, share experiences, or meet new people. An administrator (which may also be a user or group moderator) can use a smart phone application or web browser to create a new group that one or more users may be a member. The administrator may use software on a computer to generate a symbol associated with this group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick A. THOMAS
  • Patent number: 8949713
    Abstract: Multiple versions of a service can be supported by taking advantage of the fact that version information can be included in any received request. Using the version information, an appropriate template can be determined up front to be used for the response. In instance of the template can be filled in using appropriate data sources, as may be specified using metadata in the template itself. Information can be processed in parallel, respecting any data dependencies specified by the template metadata. Once the instance of the template is filled, the response can be finalized and sent to the source of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Y. Sun, Feras Karablieh, Xiaohu Liu, Ajay M. Desai
  • Patent number: 8924841
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements are provided for generating, rendering and/or printing documents from a variable-data printing document template which defines multiple document versions, each document version may be selectable in response to input selection data. There is provided a way of producing of variable-data publishing (VDP) documents for Digital Publishing (DP) that rely upon complex document designs containing copy-holes which may be expressed according to a set of options, one of which being non-existence of the copy-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Fabio Giannetti
  • Patent number: 8918810
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing available codec information, includes a receiving unit that receives electronic program guide (EPG) data transmitted by a broadcasting operator; a codec-management unit that checks the position information of the codec based on the received EPG data, and manages the point of downloading time of the codec; an interface-generation unit that generates the position information of the checked codec, and provides the information to the EPG screen; and a display unit that displays the EPG screen including the position information of the codec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-min Yoon, Jun-hyeong Kim, Jae-woo Ko, Joung-hoon Choo, Sang-do Park
  • Patent number: 8918709
    Abstract: An object template system is described herein that allows an administrator of an IT management application to define templates that provide a streamlined mechanism for pre-populating IT objects with common values based on business logic and processes. The object template system addresses manipulation of objects both as part of a user interactive session as well as in programmatic workflows, while also allowing for referencing of existing objects to assume integrity of data. A metadata-driven schema allows for portable definitions of simple and complex extensible objects. The system validates these definitions against the extensible types that define the objects to ensure structural integrity. Users can then apply these definitions at runtime to both create and/or update simple and complex management objects. Thus, the object template system allows an administrator to define controlled processes for creating and modifying management objects within a flexible IT management application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jakub M. Oleksy, Bogdan Berce, Bradley M. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20140372859
    Abstract: This invention describes methods and systems to efficiently map and extract information from digital representations of buildings for use for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to the performance of dynamic simulations of building performance, and for codes and standards compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, a Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation
    Inventors: Khee Poh Lam, Jie Zhao, Rongpeng Zhang, Omer T. Karaguzel
  • Patent number: 8914434
    Abstract: The Syndicated Web Services Client (SWSC) uses RSS/ATOM feeds, to facilitate asynchronous interactions between a computerized client and a web service, without requiring a duplicate copy of the web service application on the client. The web service packages an XForm containing interactive fields used by the web service in a RSS/ATOM feed item. The web service sends the RSS/ATOM feed item to the client, which is a subscriber to the web service's RSS/ATOM feed and is in network communication with a server hosting the web service. The client displays the form for use by a user. Responsive to the user of the client manipulating interactive fields in the form, the client packages the manipulated form in a return RSS/ATOM feed item. The client sends the return RSS/ATOM feed item to the server which is a subscriber to the client's return RSS/ATOM feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Carrier, John R. Hind
  • Patent number: 8904273
    Abstract: A value formatting system for determining format specifications in reports is provided. The value formatting system comprises a format collection unit for collecting data value attributes and patterns for a data item in a report, and a format merging unit for merging the collected data value attributes and patterns into a format specification for the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ferguson, Xu Wu
  • Patent number: 8892990
    Abstract: An Image Based Document Management (IBDM) server includes a table generator, a query engine and a user interface engine. The table generator generates a table that includes a label image and at least one field image in a column. The label image represents a column header for the at least one field image. A query engine receives requests to modify the table and in response generates queries to query the table. A user interface engine provides the table for display and modifies the table in response to user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: John W. Barrus
  • Patent number: 8869021
    Abstract: The invention is a method and apparatus for encouraging applicants or others completing electronic forms to complete the forms and to become associated with the institution to which the form is directed. While completing the form or afterward, the applicant follows a hyperlink that presents a personal communication from an identified individual associated with the institution. The communication typically relates to the underlying purpose of the form rather than providing instructions on completing the form. For example, the communication may include a personalized message encouraging the applicant to attend the university. By varying the communication depending on the information entered onto the form by the applicant, the communication can be tailored to the specific background and interests of the applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Collegenet, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wolfston, Jr., Michael D. Hitchcock, David M. Fogarty, Michael W. Ratliff
  • Patent number: 8860994
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving an input print job file including a form definition (formdef), determining whether the formdef is an N-up formdef and generating an output print job file by inserting a forms overlay into the input print job file as a pre-printed form if the formdef is an N-up formdef.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Production Print Solutions
    Inventors: David L. Stokes, Susan M. Saad, Michael G. Lotz
  • Patent number: 8862981
    Abstract: A system includes a database, and a server, the server including a messaging module to generate one or more email messages, one or more of the one or more email messages each having attached thereto a form script file, and to send the one or more email messages over a communications network to a portable device, the one or more form script files including definitions of a form interface to be used by the portable device to render the form interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Barclays Capital Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Margitich, Adam J. Halpern, Igor Dekhtyar
  • Patent number: 8856639
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing documents are described. A system comprises one or more modules to present controls that reflect a hierarchy of documents available for online delivery, receive an indication of selected controls, and manage online document delivery (ODD) using the indication. A system for presenting a single-page ODD sign-up, comprises one or more modules to identify a user of an online system, determine a financial account associated with the user, and present a hierarchical control, including the financial account, in the single page to the user. A system comprises one or more modules to receive, from a support representative, a user's preference associated with ODD; receive, from an online interface, an indication that the user accepts an agreement associated with ODD; and manage ODD using the indicia reflecting the user's preference after the indication that the user agreed to the agreement has been received. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Evgenia Voskresenskaya Strudell, Viktor Darrell Danelius, Dale Alan Wagner-Krankel, Bryan Hall, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler
  • Patent number: 8843817
    Abstract: Embodiments presented herein provide methods, systems and computer program products for incentivizing users for providing user information. One method transmits data operative to cause a remote client application to render a structured form for input by a user. The structured form comprises one or more fields into which a user can input user attribute data. The method receives one or more user information objects including the user attribute data. The method accesses a data store of famous persons, comprising one or more famous person information objects each associated with a famous person, and including famous person attribute data. The method identifies one or more famous persons based on a matching of at least one of the user information objects and one or more famous person information objects. The method presents the identified famous persons and one or more aspects of associated famous person attribute data matching the user attribute data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Rekha Joshi
  • Patent number: 8839090
    Abstract: A system for automatically completing fields in online forms, such as login forms and new user registration forms, which employs a Master Cookie File containing sets of records associated with the user, his or her accounts or web sites, and registered values associated with form tags (e.g. username, password, address, email, telephone, etc.). When the user encounters another form, the MCF is automatically searched for matching values and form tags, primarily from the same account or web site, or alternatively from other accounts or sites. A flowing pop-up menu is displayed nearby the form fields from which the user can select values to automatically complete the form. Automatic account information updating, value expiration management, mapping of favorite values, and sharing of values are optional, enhanced functions of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Jenson Boss, Yen-Fu Chen, Rick Allen Hamilton, II, Timothy Moffett Waters
  • Patent number: 8839092
    Abstract: A displayed document comprises an annotation widget, the widget associated with an annotation document and a corresponding annotation key in an annotation store. The annotation document associated with a workflow action program. A user with a predetermined privilege selects a widget and is presented with the annotation document. The user performs an annotation task modifying the annotation document and submits the annotation document to the annotation store, the submission triggering the workflow action program to progress the workflow to another step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jordi A. Albornoz, Lee D. Feigenbaum, Sean J. Martin, Simon L. Martin, Lonnie A. McCullough, Elias Torres
  • Patent number: 8839094
    Abstract: A yearbook system is provided. The yearbook system provides a single, extensive resource to plan, create, educate about, sell, and distribute yearbooks. The system further provides an integrated yearbook system management and yearbook production system to enable the production of the yearbook to a printed output. A yearbook server hosts a client site and a client database. The client site is enables the school to plan, create, sell and distribute a yearbook. Further, they system may be used to create the yearbook online. A production server hosts a production database synchronizes with the yearbook server, providing images to the client for use in creating the yearbook, and accepting completed created pages submitted by the school from the yearbook server. The production server translates the created pages into the format to proceed through the regular preparation for production of the yearbook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Pearson, Andrea Dailey