Positioning Of Annotation Patents (Class 715/232)
  • Patent number: 10042833
    Abstract: A processor receives a command to optimize the placement of a plurality of annotations along a polyline displayed on a graphical user interface. The plurality of annotations has a plurality of font sizes and each font size has a height. A plurality of annotation slot size candidates is selected for logical annotation slots along the polyline. An annotation slot size is selected from among the plurality of annotation slot size candidates, wherein the chosen annotation slot size is smaller than largest of the font sizes. The polyline is divided into logical annotation slots having the chosen annotation slot size. The plurality of annotations is distributed among the logical annotation slots. The polyline and the distributed plurality of annotations is displayed on the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Landmark Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret O'Brien Scheers, Jeanne Udall
  • Patent number: 9977570
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, user input is received, a selected portion of a digital image is identified based on the user input, a data instance is selected, and a tag is applied to the selected portion of the digital image. The applied tag provides an association between the selected portion of the digital image and the data instance. In certain examples, a visual indicator representative of the tag is provided for display together with the tagged digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, James Y. Hwang, Shadman Zafar
  • Patent number: 9898701
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining annotator performance in the distributed annotation of source data in accordance embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for clustering annotators includes obtaining a set of source data, determining a training data set representative of the set of source data, obtaining sets of annotations from a set of annotators for a portion of the training data set, for each annotator determining annotator recall metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set and determining annotator precision metadata based on the set of annotations provided by the annotator for the training data set, and grouping the annotators into annotator groups based on the annotator recall metadata and the annotator precision metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Peter Welinder, Pietro Perona
  • Patent number: 9367201
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of generating a graphic flow having an unlimited number of connections between shapes. The shapes are provided in a visual representation of a workspace defined by pixels. For instance, a first shape may have an outer perimeter defined by a first subset of the pixels; a second shape may have an outer boundary defined by a second subset of the pixels, and so on. Any pixel in each subset may serve as a connection point. For example, a first pixel of the first subset may serve as a first connection point based on any of a variety of first criteria, and a second pixel of the second subset may serve as a second connection point based on any of a variety of second criteria. In accordance with this example, a connection may be provided between the first and second connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ping Song, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 9235566
    Abstract: A system and method predictively generates words based on a user input, according to a frequency of lookup of each of the generated words. The system and method also allows for a user to add predictively generated words to a word list that assists in the facilitation of word and vocabulary comprehension for a user. Words in the online dictionary are grouped in word families where a user can navigate between different forms of a root word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: THINKMAP, INC.
    Inventor: Marc Tinkler
  • Patent number: 9195679
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the contextual display of image tags in a social network are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes obtaining text for display with an image. The method also includes displaying the image in a first display area. Further, for a portion of the text, the method includes determining whether the portion is designated as a recommended tag or not. In response to determining that the portion is designated as the recommended tag, displaying the portion in a second display area and indicating that the portion is the recommended tag, and in response to determining that the portion is not designated as the recommended tag, displaying the portion in the second display area and indicating that the portion is not the recommended tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ikorongo Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Blake Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150149883
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of displaying an annotation in an appropriate position. An image obtaining unit obtains an image. An annotation target information obtaining unit obtains annotation target information for indicating an annotation target to which to add an annotation, the annotation target being including in the image. An annotation information obtaining unit obtains annotation information indicating an annotation. A display position determination unit determines a display position of the annotation based on the position or the area of the annotation target. A data output unit outputs data on the image with the annotation displayed in the display position determined by the display position determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Soh Masuko
  • Patent number: 9042595
    Abstract: A proof information processing apparatus adds a plurality of types of annotative information to a proof image by use of a plurality of input modes for inputting respective different types of annotative information. A proof information processing method is carried out by using the proof information processing apparatus. A recording medium stores a program for performing the functions of the proof information processing apparatus. An electronic proofreading system includes the proof information processing apparatus and a remote server. At least one of input modes including a text input mode, a stylus input mode, a color information input mode, and a speech input mode is selected depending on characteristics of an image in a region of interest which is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150135055
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the invention, a method of rib labeling for 2D images is disclosed. In at least one embodiment a corresponding computation unit, a system including a computation unit and a displaying unit, a medical imaging device, and a computer program are also disclosed. According to a first embodiment of the invention, the method of rib labeling includes receiving a plurality of 2D images representing cross sections of a rib cage, each 2D image comprising cross sections of a plurality of ribs; and generating an anatomical label for each of the ribs in each of the 2D images, each anatomical label being placed radially outside the rib cage. Each anatomical label is placed in the vicinity of the cross section of the respective rib to provide a simple identification of the respective rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Grzegorz SOZA, Andreas WIMMER
  • Publication number: 20150100874
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for revealing extra margin area for paginated digital content, referred to herein as an extra margins mode. For example, the extra margins mode may be used to reveal/expose extra margin area (galley area) at the perimeter of one or more pages of an eBook or a photo of a photo album. Once galley area is exposed, a user can add content to the galley area, such as annotations using a stylus. In some cases, the extra margins mode may be configured to expose galley area for one or more pages in response to a reveal command input, such as a pinch gesture, a drag gesture, or an inward flick gesture from near the edge of a page using a stylus. The extra margins mode may also be configured to hide exposed galley areas in response to a hide command input, such as spread gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: barnesandnoble.com llc
    Inventors: Matthew Pallakoff, Charles Neugebauer, Lutz Gerhard, Luis D. Mosquera, David Gates
  • Publication number: 20150100875
    Abstract: Examples disclose a computing device comprising a processor to receive handwriting data from an electronic writing instrument describing written content provided on a surface off-screen from a display. Further, the examples provide the processor to analyze the handwriting data to determine an annotation corresponding to a portion of the written content. Additionally, the examples also disclose a display on the computing device to render the annotation at a position spatially related to a position of the portion of written content on the writing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seung Wook Kim, Stefan Johannes Walter Marti, Davide Di Censo
  • Patent number: 8990677
    Abstract: A system and methodology for collaborating. The system as illustrated is comprised of at least two computing appliances, each of the computing appliances for use by a respective user. Each of the computing appliances is comprised of a processor, memory, communications interface, input apparatus, and display apparatus. Each said display apparatus provides a respective display presentation of a common shared underlying image. The respective input apparatus is responsive to input by the respective user to provide annotation data representative of a display image of annotations associated with the respective user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: David H. Sitrick, Russell T. Fling
  • Publication number: 20150082143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to annotating a medical image. For an improved manual insertion of information in a medical image, it is provided to display an image (130) of a tubular structure; and to display a graphical representation (132) of at least one segmented portion of the tubular structure; wherein the graphical representation comprises at least one indicator line representing the portion's shape and/or extension; and wherein the graphical representation is displayed in combination with the image of the tubular structure; and to generate and display at least one marker (128) overlaid to the image of the tubular structure; wherein the marker is movable (134) along the graphical representation; and to position the marker at a location along the graphical representation to indicate a predetermined feature of the tubular structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Maya Ella Barley, Thijs Elenbaas, Raoul Florent
  • Patent number: 8984389
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for setting a bookmarked region and its control method are disclosed. According to the method for controlling a mobile terminal, one region of a screen image of an accessed Web page is selected as a select region, and the select region is set as a bookmarked region. When the Web page is re-accessed, the set bookmarked region is displayed as an initial access screen image. Accordingly, when the Web page is re-accessed through bookmarking, the set bookmarked region can be displayed as the initial screen image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Muk Cho, Jong Hwan Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Jae Kwon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150067469
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an input module and a display processor. The input module receives data of a document, the document including elements and an annotation, wherein if the document is displayed on a first screen, the elements are arranged in a first layout and the annotation is arranged on at least a part of a first element of the elements. The display processor displays the document on a second screen differing in size from the first screen, using the data, wherein if the document is displayed on the second screen, the elements are arranged in a second layout and the annotation is arranged on at least a part of the first element of the elements in the second layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Eita Shuto
  • Publication number: 20150067470
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes displaying respective notes, upon execution of a note function, determining whether a user input for selecting one of the notes has been received, and transforming and displaying a selected note based on a first attribute of the selected note and the received user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ho-Young LEE, Yang-Hee KWON, Chul-Ho JANG, Min-Kyung CHO
  • Patent number: 8959166
    Abstract: A method in accordance with the present disclosure may include identifying a first set of visits to one or more webpages by a first participant of a social network, determining whether the first participant received a social annotation during the visit to the webpages, calculating a first total number of missed social annotations for each of the webpages for the first participant of the social network based on the first set of visits to the webpages and the determined social annotations received during the visit to the webpages, determining a combined calculation of missed social annotations for each of the webpages based at least in part on the total number of missed social annotations for each of the webpages for the first participant and the total number of missed social annotations for each of the webpages for the second participant, generating an indication for a third participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Matthew Marra
  • Patent number: 8954447
    Abstract: Techniques for ranking electronic content items include analyzing annotations made in the content items. Specifically, the number of annotations and the number of people making the annotations can be analyzed to produce a popularity ranking of different content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Preetha Chatterjee, Gregory Gridin, Janna Hamaker, Eugene Kalenkovich, Tom Killalea
  • Patent number: 8924852
    Abstract: A support apparatus, computer-implemented method, and article of manufacture for supporting a processing of a character string in a document. The support apparatus includes: a document storage unit; a designation reception unit; a document acquisition unit; a historical-information storage unit; a reference-information generator; and a presentation unit. The method includes: receiving designation from a user; acquiring a document from the document storage device based on the designation by the user; reading pieces of historical information related to the acquired document from the historical-information storage device, and thereby generating reference information for helping the user to select a processing of the character string in the document; and presenting, to the user, a screen for receiving the designation of the processing of the character string in the acquired document, together with the reference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Ikawa, Makoto Kano
  • Patent number: 8924884
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to detecting a modification of content presented on a display. The detecting of the modification of the content is in response to user input. Some embodiments are further directed to generating a screen capture of at least the modified content in response to detecting the modification of the content. Some embodiments are further directed to identifying an area of the screen capture in which the modification of content occurred. Some embodiments are further directed to adding a graphical annotation to the screen capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Lisa M. W. Bradley, Lin Sun, Chunhui Yang
  • Patent number: 8898558
    Abstract: Methods and computer readable mediums storing computer executable programs for managing multimodal annotations of an image are disclosed. A first communication channel is established between a first machine and a mobile device. A first hierarchical data structure generated by the mobile device is received at the first machine. The first hierarchical data structure includes an image annotated with at least one multimodal annotation. A representation of the first hierarchical data structure is rendered at the first machine. At least one multimodal annotation modification associated with the image is received at the first machine. The at least one multimodal annotation modification is incorporated into the first hierarchical data structure thereby generating a second hierarchical data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jhilmil Jain, Jun Li, Menaka Indrani
  • Patent number: 8868556
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method and a device for tagging a document. The method includes the steps of acquiring structural information of the document, retrieving a content block list corresponding to a user-input tag, comparing blocks in the structural information with blocks in the content block list, to obtain similar blocks, and annotating the user-input tag at positions, which correspond to the similar blocks, in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Fei, Bo Hu, Zhong Su, Xian Wu, Xiao Xun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8869022
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates use of an application. During operation, the system obtains a visual annotation of a user interface for the application, in which the visual annotation corresponds to a user issue with the user interface. Next, the system uses the visual annotation to update a spatial map of user issues with the user interface. Finally, the system uses the visual annotation and the spatial map to facilitate use of the application by an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Michael I Mills, Anthony Creed
  • Patent number: 8869046
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for rating online electronic content. A compilation of information or other item of electronic content is presented to a user, along with comments. The comments may target discrete portions of the content item (e.g., a sentence, a statement, an assertion), the content as a whole, or another comment. A user is able to identify a specific portion of the content item as a target for a new comment, which will automatically be associated with that portion. Users may rate the content item, a portion of the item and/or other users' comments based on credibility and/or other traits (e.g., bias, accuracy, violence, enjoyability, prurience). Users' ratings are tallied to produce an overall rating for comments, commentators, portions of content item, entire content items, a program or series or other source of the content item, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Wendell Brown
    Inventors: Wendell Brown, Craig Taro Gold DeRousse, Daniel E. Vaughan
  • Publication number: 20140310586
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying annotated video content by mobile computing devices. An example method may comprise: presenting, on a display of a mobile computing device, a video stream including a plurality of video frames; presenting a video annotation overlaid over a frame of the plurality of video frames; receiving a user interface command via a user input interface of the mobile computing device; and performing an action related to the video annotation, the action defined by the user interface command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Kevin Greene
  • Publication number: 20140298153
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit obtaining data of an image of an object and data of a plurality of annotations attached to the image, an input unit receiving a designation of a display magnification for enlarging or reducing the image, and a generation unit generating display data with which the annotations are displayed in such a way as to be superimposed on the image enlarged at the designated display magnification, wherein the data of the plurality of annotations includes position information indicating a position in the image at which each annotation is attached and information about the display magnification of the image at the time of attachment of each annotation, and the generation unit generates display data with which display modes of annotations are made different between annotations of which the display magnifications of the image at the time of attachment thereof are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Tsujimoto, Tomochika Murakami
  • Publication number: 20140289605
    Abstract: A system 100 for enabling interactive annotation of an image 102, comprising a user input 160 for receiving a placement command 162 from a user, the placement command being indicative of a first placement location of a marker 140 in the image 102, and a processor 180 arranged for (i) applying an image processing algorithm to a region 130 in the image, the region being based on the first placement location, and the image processing algorithm being responsive to image portions which visually correspond to the marker 140 for establishing a plurality of match degrees between, on the one hand, the marker, and, on the other hand, a plurality of image portions within the region, (ii) establishing a second placement location in dependence on the plurality of match degrees and the respective plurality of image portions for matching the marker 140 to the region in the image, and (iii) placing the marker 140 at the second placement location in the image 102.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Buelow, Kirsten Regina Meetz, Martin Bergtholdt
  • Publication number: 20140281878
    Abstract: Methods and systems of aligning annotation of fields of documents are provided. Training information that includes first measurement information pertaining to features of each of a plurality of fields associated with training clusters for documents of a document type is accessed. A first training cluster is annotated with a first name and the second training cluster is annotated with a second name. An electronic classification model is generated based on the training information. Second measurement information for features of fields associated with new clusters of a new document is accessed. Each of the new clusters is automatically annotated based on the second measurement information using the classification model. For example, a first new cluster that has fields of the first field type is annotated with the first name and a second new cluster that has fields of the second field type is annotated with the second name.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Shahar Golan, Omer Barkol, Ruth Bergman, Ira Cohen, Gal Noy
  • 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: 8826116
    Abstract: A method, system and program product for annotating a transient state of a computer displayed application enables annotation of transient applications particularly web based applications. A transient application address (or key) and state information related to an application at a transient state are stored in an annotation store along with an annotation. The annotation is related to the transient application by the application address or key. The application is automatically restored to the transient state when the annotation is requested. Optionally a screen capture of the application at the transient state is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sean J. Martin, Simon L. Martin, Chetan R. Murthy
  • Patent number: 8826173
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating on at least one display device a graphics display of data descriptors. The data descriptors, describing items of data, are arranged on an interactive timeline as interactive timeline elements along with interactive data elements. The interactive timeline elements and the interactive data elements allow retrieval of the items of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Susanne Bay, Lutz Gündel, Labib Khanafer, Ralf Krumtünger, Matthias Thorn
  • Publication number: 20140245123
    Abstract: An image of a printed document portion is provided to a synchronizer. The synchronizer retrieves an electronic version of the printed document and identifies an electronic text portion that is textually similar to a printed text portion. The synchronizer detects an annotation in the printed document portion and inserts a corresponding digital annotation into the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON REUTERS GLOBAL RESOURCES (TRGR)
    Inventors: Peter Pircher, Jochen Lothar Leidner, Aaron Cooper, Daniel Dabney, Jonathan Medin, Jack G. Conrad
  • Patent number: 8799765
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user of a first portable digital computing device creates an annotation associated with a particular reading location within a reference document. The annotation and the reading location are shared with a second portable digital computing device storing a copy of the reference document. Using the shared information, the second device displays the reference document with the annotation shown at the reading location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Inkling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. MacInnis, Joshua John Forman, Anne K Halsall, Scott William Kyle, Robert Cromwell, Kevin Ballard, Peter S. Cho
  • Patent number: 8782513
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface stores a document having primary content, supplementary content, and user-generated content. The device displays a representation of the document in a segmented user interface on the display. Primary content of the document is displayed in a first segment of the segmented user interface and supplementary content of the document is concurrently displayed in a second segment of the segmented user interface distinct from the first segment. The device receives a request to view user-generated content of the document. In response to the request, the device maintains display of the previously displayed primary content, ceases to display at least a portion of the previously displayed supplementary content, and displays user-generated content of the document in a third segment of the segmented user interface distinct from the first segment and the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Jay Christopher Capela
  • Patent number: 8775930
    Abstract: A method for displaying categories of content is provided. A request is received from a client to display labels that categorize content for a data source. The request includes a set of parameters. In response to receiving the request a plurality of labels are identified based on the relevance of the plurality of labels to the set of parameters. A display of the plurality of labels is generated. The display is sent to the client, wherein the display depicts the plurality of labels at the client such that each label in the plurality of labels has a selected distance from a central point in the display to indicate relevance of the labels to the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bryce Allen Curtis, Stewart Earle Nickolas, Wayne Elmo Vicknair
  • Publication number: 20140189486
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions executed by a processor of a terminal device to perform following processes. The processor acquires data indicating a document shared between a plurality of terminal devices, and displays, on a display device of the terminal device, a display range indicating at least a portion of the document. The processor receives annotation data indicating an annotation superimposed on the document in another terminal device, and determines whether the annotation is inside the display range in the document. If the annotation is not inside the display range, the processor displays a marker indicating that the annotation data has been received. The processor determines whether operation information acquired from an operation device of the terminal device indicates an operation targeting the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mizuho Yasoshima
  • Patent number: 8769396
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide techniques for calibrating and annotating video content. In one or more embodiments, an instance of video content can be calibrated with one or more geographical models and/or existing calibrated video content to correlate the instance of video content with one or more geographical locations. According to some embodiments, geographical information can be used to annotate the video content. Geographical information can include identification information for one or more structures, natural features, and/or locations included in the video content. Some embodiments enable a particular instance of video content to be correlated with other instances of video content based on common geographical information and/or common annotation information. Thus, a user can access video content from other users with similar travel experiences and/or interests. A user may also access annotations provided by other users that may be relevant to a particular instance of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Billy Chen, Eyal Ofek, Bo Zhang, Ying-Qing Xu
  • Patent number: 8769432
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for capturing information from a web site. The method includes accessing the web site using a browser with a browser module, where the web site comprises a number of web pages having information in a first format, and obtaining a profile corresponding to the web site, where the profile defines a manner to capture information in a first format from the web site. The method further includes capturing information, by the browser module, from at least one of the number of web pages based on the profile and sending the information captured by the browser module to a destination application, where the destination application is external to the browser and where the destination application is configured to use the information in a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford L. Rhyne, Larry John Raab, Gang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140181630
    Abstract: A method comprising the steps of: retrieving data (100) representing a light field with a plenoptic capture device (4); executing program code for matching the retrieved data with corresponding reference data (101); executing program code for retrieving at least one annotation (61, 63, 64) in a plenoptic format associated with an element of said reference data (102); executing program code for generating annotated data in a plenoptic format from said retrieved data and said annotation (103).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Vidinoti SA
    Inventors: Mathieu MONNEY, Laurent Rime, Serge Ayer
  • Publication number: 20140173409
    Abstract: A method for processing pictures comprises steps. Generate a request signal for adding annotation information about the picture in response to an input operation to a displayed picture. Generate an input box and display the input box on the displayed picture to allow user to input annotation information. Recognize the annotation information input in the input box. Determine a position the annotation information labeled. Generate a mark to mark the position and display the mark on the position. Establish a relationship between the picture, the annotation information, the position of the annotation information, and the mark. Store the generated relationship. Generate a request signal for browsing annotation information about the picture in response to a input operation. Obtain the annotation information of the picture. Display the obtained annotation information of the picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin GUO
  • Patent number: 8755078
    Abstract: A print image forming apparatus includes: an obtaining unit that obtains a document having at least one page; a color information generating unit that generates color information from an identifier allocated to and associated with the obtained document according to a predetermined rule; and a forming unit that forms an image to be output, in which the identifier represented by a color which is in accordance with the generated color information is added to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Saito
  • Patent number: 8751920
    Abstract: A method of adding information to a displayed electronic image includes receiving a search request based on information from the displayed electronic image, locating at least one information responsive to the search request, and receiving identification of a selected information of the at least one information. The method also includes receiving selection of a position on the displayed electronic image at which the selected information is to be added and adding the selected information at the position on the displayed electronic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Perot Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Vardhman Jain
  • Patent number: 8751921
    Abstract: Ambient displays and electronic whiteboards are commonly used to present information during meeting or other appropriate settings. Many times graphical objects are displayed on ambient displays where users of the ambient display will create annotations to the graphical object to provide further comments, meaning, and/or context. Annotations on the ambient display may be recorded for later review. An effective way to present recorded annotations is through a hierarchical system that provides context to the annotations. Annotations may be defined as sets of annotations based upon a logical grouping (e.g. spatial density, temporal density, etc.). These sets can be displayed to users as annotation branches. One method for displaying annotations branches is with a timeline. Depending on where along the timeline a user is, different annotations and/or annotation branches are displayed in relation to one another (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Christian Schormann
  • Patent number: 8751189
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, an acceleration sensor, and a processing unit. The acceleration sensor detects displacement information of the electronic device. The processing unit compares the displacement information with an initial orientation information of the electronic device to determine directional movement of the electronic device. The processing unit shifts content of a display of the electronic device according to the directional movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hou-Hsien Lee, Chang-Jung Lee, Chih-Ping Lo
  • Patent number: 8745067
    Abstract: A system may include one or more databases to store comments relating to documents, the comments originating from first and second sources, where the comments from the first source include comments received from users via commenting functionality associated with browsers installed on client devices, and the comments from the second source include comments received from users independent of the commenting functionality associated with the browsers installed on the client devices. The system may also include one or more server devices to receive a request for comments relating to a particular document, search at least one of the one or more databases to identify comments relating to the particular document, and provide the identified comments for presentation in connection with the particular document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Cierniak, Donn Denman, Tony Hsieh, Derek Prothro, Marc Pawliger
  • Patent number: 8719702
    Abstract: A digital processing device is configured to perform a method comprising: identifying logical page numbers of a document, the identifying constrained to identify either zero or one logical page number per page of the document, the logical page numbers and an ordering of the pages of the document defining an ordered sequence of logical page numbers; identifying a sequence of logical page number references in the document, each logical page number reference matching one of the logical page numbers of the document; and selecting a sub-sequence of the sequence of logical page number references for which corresponding logical page numbers are in a nondecreasing order in the ordered sequence of logical page numbers. The sub-sequence is used in organizing the document, for example by generating hyperlinks linking the logical page number references of the selected sub-sequence with corresponding pages indicated by the logical page numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Meunier
  • Patent number: 8719217
    Abstract: This disclosure in part describes systems, devices, and methods for implementing a unification mechanism that enables the unification of various data sets, which can permit greater collaboration between users of a data management platform. For example, a system can be configured to enable a user to add or associate a contextual object with a data measure. In associating the contextual object with the data measure, the system can store the contextual object with the unique dimension coordinates that are associated with data measure. Other users of the system may, in turn, access the data measure and be shown the contextual object associated with the data measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Decisyon, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Vivalda, Fabrizio Del Franco, Simone Costantini, Alessandro Pratico, Franco Petrucci
  • Patent number: 8700986
    Abstract: A plurality of objects associated with respective footnote reference information within a document are generated. An overflow object associated with overflow footnote reference information corresponding to a previous footnote marker appearing on a previous page is invoked to lay out the overflow footnote reference information, generating overflow layout data. A current page object associated with current page footnote reference information that corresponds to a current page footnote marker appearing on the page is invoked to lay out the current page footnote reference information, generating current page footnote reference information layout data, if an available footnote height is sufficient to lay out the current page footnote reference information. The page is displayed based on the overflow layout data and the current page footnote reference information layout data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz Pereira, Edgard Lindner, Venkat Ganesan, Kevin Markman, Lily Xia
  • Patent number: 8700987
    Abstract: A device receives and displays an electronic book or electronic magazine, and receives user selection of a portion of content of the electronic book or electronic magazine. The device executes an application that obtains items of data related to the selected portion of content, receives selection of one or more items of the data, and attaches the one or more items of data to the selected portion of the content in a bookmark fashion to annotate the e-book or e-magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Karin Johanne Spalink
  • Patent number: 8700984
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computerized method and computer program product for automating the traditional markup process such that changes to an original digitized document are displayed on the face of the original digitized document and may be printed as displayed. This invention automates the markup process by adding markup clusters to the original digitized document. A markup cluster comprises three elements: a reference graphic, a white space graphic, and a connector. The reference graphic indicates the location and type of change to existing text. The white space graphic indicates the change in text and is displayed in the margin or white space. The connector is a graphic that does not cross over text and indicates a relationship or “connection” between the reference graphic and the white space graphic. The resulting markup cluster is displayed on the original digitized document and optionally may be printed as displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Siegel