Form Creation Patents (Class 715/222)
  • Patent number: 11244104
    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: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: VigNet Incorporated
    Inventors: Neeta Jain, Yue Cao, Dave Klein, Praduman Jain
  • Patent number: 11176316
    Abstract: A focused screen data field presentation system and a focused screen data field presentation method are disclosed for entry of data associated with an electronic form into a quick entry system (CUES). The focused screen data field presentation system supports and the focused screen data field presentation d provides an efficient and effect manner of form entry that supersedes existing conventional electronic form systems and old traditional methods of form entry for websites, mobile devices, computers, and other electronic systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Ng
  • Patent number: 11151100
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for performing a data quality function includes receiving, at a data quality function process, at least one record from a source, where the record includes data, semantic annotations and data quality annotations associated with the data in the record. The semantic annotations are attributes that define the data including input format and output format and the data quality annotations are attributes that define data quality rules to be applied to the data. The data quality function process automatically maps the semantic annotations to data quality input fields and to data quality output fields. The data quality function process applies the data quality rules to the data using the data quality annotations to perform a data quality function. The data quality function process performs the data quality function on the data and outputs the data to a destination in a format defined by the data quality output fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ronald Dupey, Ryan Champlin
  • Patent number: 11113464
    Abstract: According to certain implementations, a data-entry system synchronizes a region of an image with a data-entry field. For example, a data-entry interface may include data-entry fields. The data-entry interface may be updated to display an image of a document, such as a scanned handwritten form. The document image may include regions that are associated with respective data-entry fields. The data-entry system may detect a selection of a target data-entry field. Based on the detected selection, the data-entry system may determine an associated region of the document image. The associated region may correspond to the target data-entry field. The data-entry system may modify the displayed document image, and the modification may include a visual enhancement of the associated region. In some cases, the data-entry system determines the associated region corresponding to the target data-entry field based on metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Marcin Banaszak, Telmo Pestana, Niall Fallon, Georgia Klontza
  • Patent number: 11004546
    Abstract: A system for constructing a patient assessment user interface. The system comprises at least one processor, a data store, wherein the data store stores an assessment template in a format comprising a plurality of human readable attribute-value pairs, wherein the assessment template identifies the format of an assessment, a memory, and an assessment component stored in the memory. When executed by the at least one processor, the assessment component receives a request for an assessment form from a patient care giver tool user interface (UI), creates an assessment form based on the assessment template, transmits the assessment form to the patient care giver tool UI, receives assessment input from the patient care giver tool UI, and stores the assessment input along with associated portions of the assessment template in the format comprising a plurality of human readable attribute-value pairs in a column of a table in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CURANTIS SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Robert Parker Freeburg, II, Rishi Suresh Keshav, Mohsin Nisar
  • Patent number: 10990646
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating a form definition for a user interface form is disclosed. The method involves retrieving form definition data for a requested form from a database. One or more overrides are optionally applied to the form definition data to modify properties of form elements. Form instance data for the modified form is generated and stored for reuse. The form instance data is transmitted to a rendering module at a client device for generation of a user interface form based on the form instance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HSBC GROUP MANAGEMENT SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: James Michael Evans, Rajesh Gupta, Vincent Moffat, James Edward Peek, Shaun Smith
  • Patent number: 10963631
    Abstract: An information processing device processes a first image and a second image. The first image contains a first entry area that is blank. The second image contains a second entry area that is the same as the first entry area. Entry information has been entered in the second entry area. The information processing device includes a first detector and a second detector. The first detector detects the first entry area from the first image. The second detector specifies the second entry area from the second image based on a detection result of the first entry area by the first detector, and detects the entry information entered in the specified second entry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Jay Sillador
  • Patent number: 10949608
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a first level of confidence corresponding to a first data set presented in a pre-populated form is computed. A visualization suggesting a need for user review in association with the first data set is displayed when the first level of confidence is determined to not meet a first threshold value. In addition, a second level of confidence corresponding to a second data set presented in the pre-populated form is computed. No visualization is presented when the second level of confidence is determined to meet the second threshold value. In an embodiment, an impact associated with an academic course modification is determined and identified according to a user selection from a displayed set of scheduled courses. The impact may include a financial impact, a graduation timeline impact, or a workload impact associated with the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Egidio Loch Terra, James Thomas McKendree, Paz Centeno, Catherine H. M. Kuo, Susan Jane Beidler, Boonchanh Oupaxay, Richard Lee Krenek, David Anthony Madril, Noone Alma Savage Tongay, Casey Joe Frick
  • Patent number: 10878185
    Abstract: Media, method and system for creating software capable of performing the steps necessary to prepare a complex form, and more particularly to the use of annotations to specify dependency information for the fields of the form. Embodiments of the invention break down the logic of complex forms into the much simpler logic of individual form fields, greatly simplifying the implementation of the overall logic by allowing individual fields to be worked on independently, with clear delineation of structure and function between them. Embodiments of the invention further allow a user to specify the immediate precursors for a field, and then automatically determine a global calculation order for all fields that ensures that all of the precursor fields for each field being calculated have been previously calculated before that field is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HRB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Roman Breslav
  • Patent number: 10832049
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium for classifying a source document using sub-documents identified in the source document. The method, system, and computer-usable medium are used to access the source document from electronic memory. The source document is electronically searched to detect markers indicative of whether the source document includes one or more sub-documents. Incongruities in the source document are located using the detected markers and the source document is split into sub-documents at the located incongruities. Each of the sub-documents is classified. The sub-documents are joined as a re-assembled source document with classifications including classifications for one or more of the sub-documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intematlonal Business Machlnes Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Freed, Corville O. Allen
  • Patent number: 10817355
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for communication between a webpage and an operating system. The apparatus includes memory storing a first software for an operating system and a second software for a web browser. The apparatus also includes processing circuitry that executes the first software to provide the operating system including a clipboard and executes the second software to cause the web browser to access a web page. Further, a software (the first software or the second software) executed by the processing circuitry detects a message that is buffered in a clipboard provided by the operating system, and determines whether the message is in a preset format that is indicative of the software executed by the processing circuitry being a destination of the message. The software executed by the processing circuitry then processes the message when the message is in the preset format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shun Chen, Hongguang Dong, Junjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10789422
    Abstract: According to certain implementations, a data-entry system synchronizes a region of an image with a data-entry field. For example, a data-entry interface may include data-entry fields. The data-entry interface may be updated to display an image of a document, such as a scanned handwritten form. The document image may include regions that are associated with respective data-entry fields. The data-entry system may detect a selection of a target data-entry field. Based on the detected selection, the data-entry system may determine an associated region of the document image. The associated region may correspond to the target data-entry field. The data-entry system may modify the displayed document image, and the modification may include a visual enhancement of the associated region. In some cases, the data-entry system determines the associated region corresponding to the target data-entry field based on metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: EQUIFAX INC.
    Inventors: Marcin Banaszak, Telmo Pestana, Niall Fallon, Georgia Klontza
  • Patent number: 10733364
    Abstract: Technologies for simplifying visual organization of form information include a form simplification server. A virtual transaction form including editable input fields visually organized in an initial format is displayed. In response to a request for a simplified version of the virtual transaction form, the form simplification server generates a simplified virtual transaction form including editable input fields that correspond to the editable input fields of the virtual transaction form. The editable fields of the simplified virtual transaction form are visually organized in a format different from the initial format of the virtual transaction form. The simplified virtual transaction form is displayed. The form simplification server may also receive a user-specified data element input into one of the editable input fields of the virtual transaction form. The corresponding editable input field of the simplified virtual transaction form can be populated with the user-specified data element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: dotloop, LLC
    Inventors: G. Austin Allison, Justin Hu, Daniel Pinciotti
  • Patent number: 10552525
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for the automated templating of electronic forms. The templates can include user input fields corresponding to user input elements of the electronic form. The attributes of the user input field can be determined based on contextual data proximate to the user input element, such as the surrounding text. The templates can be used in various collaborative environments and electronic workflows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: dotloop, LLC
    Inventors: G. Austin Allison, Justin Y. Hu
  • Patent number: 10552437
    Abstract: Data objects stored in a data store include data attribute(s) and associated value(s) for the attributes. Data analysis tools (DATs) stored in a data store are associated with reference data attritbute(s). The data objects are identified by one or more DATs based on each reference data attribute(s) of a corresponding DAT matching one of the data attribute(s) of the corresponding data object(s) and independent of the value for the data attribute(s). The DATs generate an additional data object as a function of the identified data object, and the additional data object is stored in the data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Taylor, Ryan Jerry Richt
  • Patent number: 10402480
    Abstract: A PDF to Web form converter operates to establish an image of an uploaded PDF form as an HTML background image of a new Web page. The converter additionally operates to query the uploaded PDF form to determine the name and type of user-interactive fields present in the PDF form, as well as to determine the size and placement of the user-interactive fields. The converter then converts the PDF user-interactive fields to HTML fields having the same type and name, and having a size and pixel location that corresponds to the PDF field. The HTML user-interactive fields are placed atop the HTML background image to present to the user a two layer Web form (e.g., layer one: background, layer two: user-interactive fields) that appears substantially identical to the PDF form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: EXPERIAN HEALTH, INC.
    Inventor: Pejman Aghaiipour
  • Patent number: 10360197
    Abstract: An electronic document system, for example, includes a network portal that connects to end user devices via a network and generates graphical user interfaces on the end user devices. A database server stores data extracted by data capture entities (DCEs) associated with submitted electronic documents and approval routes for each DCE. An approval route includes steps identifying users and approval actions to be performed by the users. An application server determines an approval route from the stored approval routes for each submitted electronic document, and generates notifications for the users on the approval routes to execute the approval actions, and generates a visual representation of the approval routes in status pages via the network portal. Visual representations in the status pages are updated in real-time to indicate status information for the submitted electronic documents as the submitted electronic documents traverse respective approval routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Phillip Topness, Breck Ruppelius, Huage John Zheng
  • Patent number: 10320969
    Abstract: A communication processing system is coupled to a global computer network. At least one inmate communication from an inmate is automatically converted into an inmate digital communication for communication to at least one remote device. The at least one inmate communication is received at the communication processing system from a correctional facility. At least one side of each of the at least one inmate communication is automatically scanned into at least one digital file. The at least one digital file is automatically converted into the inmate digital communication according to at least one sending template. The at least one sending template is based, at least in part, on at least one formatting requirement of at least one of: the at least one remote device, and a service provider of the at least one remote device. The inmate digital communication is electronically communicated to the at least one remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Fedcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy Y. Chang, Mark D. Wemple
  • Patent number: 10311131
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and managing electronic forms is described. The system includes a processor configured to receive an image of a form and receive, via a network interface, form template information specifying at least a first input field. The form template information includes a first input field type selection and first field location information for the first input field. The first input field type is selected from a plurality of input field types and the first field location information is defined relative to the image. The processor stores the form template information within a memory. The electronic form is configured to be rendered by superimposing a representation of the first input field over the image of the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GOFORMZ, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Craven, Jeff Fildey, Jason Freitas, Jonathan McIntire, Andrew Stevens, Jonathan Stevens
  • Patent number: 10241992
    Abstract: A bipartite application implements a table auto-completion (TAC) algorithm on the client side and the server side. A client module runs a local model of the TAC algorithm on a user device and a server module runs a global model of the TAC algorithm on a server machine. The local model is continuously adapted through on-the-fly training, with as few as a negative example, to perform TAC on the client side, one document at a time. Knowledge thus learned by the local model is used to improve the global model on the server side. The global model can be utilized to automatically and intelligently extract table information from a large number of documents with significantly improved accuracy, requiring minimal human intervention even on complex tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Mattias Theodor Middendorf, Gisela Barbara Cäcilie Hammann, Carsten Peust
  • Patent number: 10176239
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for automation-assisted curation of technical information from technical support tickets into a technical information knowledge base. In one example, a method includes mapping information from a plurality of fields of a support ticket in a technical support reporting tool to a plurality of corresponding fields of a structured information file. The method further includes rendering the structured information file in a user-editable format in a user interface; saving user inputs to the structured information file, thereby generating a curated structured information file that incorporates the mapped information and the user inputs; and saving the curated structured information file to a searchable technical support information data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin I. Rubinger
  • Patent number: 10020900
    Abstract: An improved system architecture for making spectrum information available to one or more devices and for providing and using the spectrum information at a device. The improved architecture employs an arrangement of software processes that interact to provide a flexible and highly-configurable technique for controlling access to spectrum information. To that end, a spectrum information server executes a server process having a library of spectrum-related functions including, for example, functions for retrieving spectrum data from spectrum data sources and/or for processing retrieved spectrum data. The spectrum information server also executes one or more device host processes configured to communicate with at least one compatible device process executing on a spectrum-aware (SA) device. In an illustrative embodiment, a device process on the SA device may request spectrum information from a device host process on the spectrum information server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FEDERATED WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: James Neel, Salvador D'Itri
  • Patent number: 9892430
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a method for providing content items augmented with format elements includes receiving a request for a content item and generating a plurality of augmented content items based on a plurality of original content items and a plurality of format elements. In a first stage a first content item associated with a first original content item is selected based on normalized auction scores of the content items. In a second stage, a set of content items associated with the first original content item is identified. Selection scores for the content items in the identified set are computed based on respective normalization parameters. A second content item is selected from the identified set based on the selection scores and a bid amount. The second content item is then provided for display to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aranyak Mehta, Omkar Muralidharan, Bartholomew Furrow, Christopher Davis Monkman
  • Patent number: 9858548
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for generating electronic transactional documents using a form generating system. The electronic transactional document may be created using a design tool that allows a user to place data entry fields over an image or snap shot of a transactional document. Rules, default values, and attributes associated with the date entry fields may be established as the electronic transactional document is being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: dotloop, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Austin Allison, Matthew Allan Vorst, Nandagopal Mysore Jayaram
  • Patent number: 9679318
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for updating a bill. In use, a replica of a bill is displayed. In addition, a selection of al least one parameter of the bill is received. In response to the selection, a user (e.g. a customer representative, etc.) is permitted to enter an updated value for the parameter. Further, the parameter of the bill is updated in the consequent billing cycle to reflect the updated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Software Systems Limited, Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Shantanu Vilas Kulkarni, Irina Andreea Diaconu, Michal Gaszak
  • Patent number: 9652445
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for creating one or more tasks of digitizing an electronic document. The electronic document comprises one or more fields. The method comprising receiving inputs to define one or more characteristics associated with each of the one or more fields. The one or more fields are categorized in one or more groups based on the one or more characteristics. Additionally, a task is created for each of the one or more categorized fields based on the one or more characteristics associated with each of the one or more categorized fields, wherein the task comprises at least a user interface for facilitating at least one remote worker to input a response for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chithralekha Balamurugan, Shourya Roy, Sujit Gujar
  • Patent number: 9619844
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a user to generate content that reports social incidents, interests, and/or services. Specifically, a method is provided including subscribing with a server to send and receive information or data regarding a social incident, interest, and/or service of interest to a beneficiary. The method further includes defining a template for a report on the server to capture the information or data. The method further includes viewing and/or retrieving the report submitted by a user (via a client) of the general public that perceived the social incident, interest, and/or service of interest to the beneficiary. The defining the template comprises defining at least one information component that the beneficiary may be interested in receiving from the user regarding the social incident, interest, and/or service, and associating the defined template to the beneficiary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Saleh Al-Harthi
  • Patent number: 9495333
    Abstract: A computer based system and method for contract authoring. The method may 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 may access a knowledge base describing a plurality of text patterns that identify with the plurality of the contract component types, respectively. Moreover, the method may 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: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ZYCUS INFOTECH PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Shawn Fernandes, Aatish Dedhia
  • Patent number: 9384012
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system may include reception of a user interface package at a client device, the user interface package including layout information and a data model, the layout information conforming to a user interface model of a backend service provider and the data model conforming to a business object model of the backend service provider. The layout is rendered at the client device based on the user interface model, data input to the rendered layout at the client device is received, the data is stored at the client device in conformance with the business object model, and the data is transmitted from the client device to the backend service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Sathish Babu Krishna Vihar, Dinu Pavithran, Christoph Birkenhauer, Juergen Sattler
  • Patent number: 9274732
    Abstract: There is provided a form processing system including a form creation device and a printer, wherein the form creation device includes a layout generation unit that generates layout information denoting a layout of a form, a drawing instruction unit that causes a drawing performing unit in the printer to generate referential image data which corresponds to at least part of the generated layout information, based on the generated layout information, and an image transmission unit that transmits the generated referential image data to an OCR device, and the printer includes the drawing performing unit that generates the referential image data in accordance with an instruction from the drawing instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Hagisawa, Go Dojo, Toshihiko Sugita, Yoshinori Kuwamura
  • Patent number: 9218164
    Abstract: The present invention is a system to develop mobile applications from a mobile device that includes a database with a memory, a hosting space, an app-creation application with a plurality of options stored on a mobile application repository on said memory over a communications network or within the mobile device. A client device downloads and installs the app-creation application from the mobile applications repository over a communications network to create said mobile applications. There are four methods for mobile application development created by the mobile device that utilize this system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Norman Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9070027
    Abstract: A method using integrated software and algorithms for measuring, modeling, benchmarking and validating any Enterprise Content management system, forms processing data capture system or data entry system, including, at the user's option, ingest of special engineered test materials such as a Digital Test Deck®, applying data quality scoring algorithms, use of cost models, validation of downstream business processes, and implementing statistical process control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: ADI, LLC, ExactData, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Dawson, E. Todd Johnsson, K. Bradley Paxton
  • Patent number: 9058309
    Abstract: Techniques to provide multiple styles in a single HTML text object. An input field to receive user-generated input is presented. User-generated input is received via the input field. The user-generated input based on formatting criteria. The formatting criteria provides N formatting types to be applied to the user-generated input, where N is at least two. An underlay field is provided for each of N?1 formatting types. One of the formatting types is applied to each of the N?1 underlay fields and the input field. The N?1 underlay fields are aligned with and the input field. Portions of the user-generated input are displayed within the corresponding fields while maintaining spacing of the user-generated input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Jamison M. Tanaka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150135050
    Abstract: A method for creating a field for a database object in a database system includes displaying, via a user interface, a page associated with the database object, and receiving via the user interface, a request to create a field for the database object. A plurality of field creation options for the database object are displayed, and a selection of at least one of the plurality of field creation options is received. The field for the database object in the database system is created based on the selection. A modified page including the field for the database object is then displayed via the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jamie No, Michelle Jowitt, Eugene Li, Theresa Vietvu, Carol Franger
  • Publication number: 20150106684
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a customized handwriting zone are disclosed. For example, the method receives a handwriting sample for a user, measures dimensions of the handwriting sample for the user, generates one or more handwriting zones that are sized in accordance with the dimensions of the handwriting sample of the user, receives a request to generate a form for the user and provides the form that includes the one or more handwriting zones that are customized in accordance with the dimensions of the handwriting sample of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: ERIC Michael GROSS, Dean A. Coxford
  • 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: 8996980
    Abstract: Methods and systems of automated data validation by client computer and by server computer based upon a form containing at least one form entry with at least one associated validation rule are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Sandip Chokshi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150082139
    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 computerized client. The web service packages a form, such as 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 a computerized client, wherein the computerized client is a subscriber to the web service's RSS/ATOM feed and the computerized client is in network communication with a server hosting the web service. The computerized client displays the form for use by a user. Responsive to the user of the computerized client manipulating interactive fields in the form, the computerized client packages the manipulated form in a return. RSS/ATOM feed item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Scott R. Carrier, John R. Hind
  • 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: 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: 8977951
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8958644
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a table from one or more form images is described. An Image Based Document Management (IBDM) server includes a stroke identification module, an image generator, a table generator and a preference module. The stroke identification module receives completed form data from one or more forms with handwriting fields, media fields and symbolic fields. The image generator generates field images that are a combination of handwriting fields, media fields and symbolic fields. The user preference module determines a user preference for displaying the table. The table generator generates a table from the field images based on the user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward L. Schwartz, John W. Barrus
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140380141
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and managing electronic forms is described. The system includes a processor configured to receive an image of a form and receive, via a network interface, form template information specifying at least a first input field. The form template information includes a first input field type selection and first field location information for the first input field. The first input field type is selected from a plurality of input field types and the first field location information is defined relative to the image. The processor stores the form template information within a memory. The electronic form is configured to be rendered by superimposing a representation of the first input field over the image of the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Craven, Jeff Fildey, Jason Freitas, Jonathan McIntire, Andrew Stevens, Jonathan Stevens
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140372860
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and managing electronic forms is described. The system includes a processor configured to receive an image of a form and receive, via a network interface, form template information specifying at least a first input field. The form template information includes a first input field type selection and first field location information for the first input field. The first input field type is selected from a plurality of input field types and the first field location information is defined relative to the image. The processor stores the form template information within a memory. The electronic form is configured to be rendered by superimposing a representation of the first input field over the image of the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Craven, Jeff Fildey, Jason Freitas, Jonathan McIntire, Andrew Stevens, Jonathan Stevens