Area Designation Patents (Class 715/246)
  • Patent number: 10235354
    Abstract: A method for context sensitive user dictionary utilization in text input field spell checking includes associating different text input fields of a user interface of a computer program with either default spell checking or user dictionary utilized spell checking. The method thereafter includes executing the computer program in memory of a computer and receiving text input during the execution of the computer program in one of the different text input fields. It is then determined whether the one of the different text input fields is associated in the memory with default spell checking or user dictionary utilized spell checking. Finally, in response to a determination that the one of the different text input fields is associated in the memory with default spell checking, spell checking is performed using only a main dictionary, but otherwise spell checking is performed using both the main dictionary and also a user dictionary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SugarCRM Inc.
    Inventors: Filipe Guerra, Vladyslav Kulchytskyy
  • Patent number: 10182013
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and an application management computing device that assists with progressive image delivery includes obtaining one or more webpages requested by a client computing device. One or more images are identified in the obtained one or more webpages. The identified one or more images are prioritized based on a position of each of the identified one or more images in the obtained one or more webpages. The prioritized one or more images are progressively delivered to the requesting client computing device. By progressively delivering images over multiple passes, the technology is able to quickly convert the low quality images initially provided to high quality images. Additionally, by converting the low quality images to high quality images over multiple passes, the technology utilizes very less bandwidth thereby providing the requested content to the requesting one of the plurality of client computing devices quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Saxon Amdahl
  • Patent number: 10102227
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system and method that facilitate searching and/or browsing of images by clustering, or grouping, the images into a set of image clusters using facets, such as without limitation visual properties or visual characteristics, of the images, and representing each image cluster by a representative image selected for the image cluster. A map-reduce based probabilistic topic model may be used to identify one or more images belonging to each image cluster and update model parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Jia Li, Nadav Golbandi, XianXing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10057114
    Abstract: A method for managing a configuration of a first device, the method comprising connecting the first device to a second device comprising a local server for managing network services within the second device; and controlling, by a web browser application implemented on said second device, an operation of the local server such that the configuration of the first device is manageable via the web browser application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: PICEASOFT OY
    Inventor: Jani Väänänen
  • Patent number: 10049107
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a translation program causes a computer to execute a process. The process includes: displaying image information, text regions, and original text in association with each other, the text regions being obtained by extracting regions including an image of text from the image information, the original text being obtained by performing character recognition on the text included in the text regions; and editing the text regions in accordance with the content of a received operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10032208
    Abstract: A method for identifying and presenting a plurality of recommended electronic books is provided. The method may include determining and storing reading behaviors associated with electronic books. The method may further include receiving an electronic book search request. Additionally, the method may include identifying recommended electronic books based on the electronic book search request. The method may also include identifying topics associated with the plurality of recommended electronic books. The method may further include scoring the identified topics based on the reading behaviors. The method may also include determining recommendation levels for the identified recommended electronic books based on the scored topics, the reading behaviors, and the electronic book search request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tateo Kawamura, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9929990
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for inserting content into an application from an online synchronized content management system are disclosed. The system can receive text input into an application at a client device associated with the content management system. The text input can be, for example, keystrokes performed at the client device by a user, and the application can be, for example, an email client. The system can identify, within the text input, a predefined text string, such as an escape sequence, that is followed by a partial or full string that represents an identifier. The identifier may be associated with a content item that is stored in the online synchronized content management system. The system can then insert inside the application a link that points to the content item. The system can also insert code that is designed to render the content item as a dynamically updated preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Subramani, Anvisha Pai
  • Patent number: 9922139
    Abstract: The described technology provides a method and device for data screening, and solves the technical problem that the user needs to return to the check box interface to reset the screen element and thus the operation steps are cumbersome. The method for data screening comprises: screening raw data according to a first screen element to obtain a first result subset, the first result subset belonging to the raw data and being corresponding to the first screen element; displaying the first result subset and an element list and receiving a second screen element selected by a user according to the element list; screening the first result subset according to the second screen element to obtain a second result subset, the second result subset belonging to the raw data and being corresponding to the second screen element; displaying the second result subset. The described technology is mainly applied during the process of data statistics and screening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Chengtao Fan, Gongwei Li, Jiang Li, Haiyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9773500
    Abstract: A voice output is produced by a speech dialog device between the acquisitions of two pieces of information. Each piece of information is acquired by acquiring natural verbal voice input data and extracting the respective piece of information from the voice input data using a speech recognition algorithm. When a repetition condition has been satisfied, a natural speech summary output is generated by the speech dialog device and output as a voice output which includes a natural voice reproduction of at least one previously acquired piece of information or a part of this piece of information or a piece of information derived from this piece of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Hannes Moegele, Norbert Pfleger, Jan Schehl
  • Patent number: 9697194
    Abstract: A processor generates a temporary dictionary of one or both words and phrases based on an access of a first application. The processor uses the temporary dictionary to carry out auto-correct operations on text included in a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Adam H.E. Eberbach
  • Patent number: 9690858
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method comprises receiving, from a client computer, a first request comprising a partial search term for an item, wherein the partial search term comprises one or more characters; selecting a first plurality of predicted completions of the partial search term based, at least in part, on the partial search term, wherein each predicted completion in the first plurality of predicted completions is associated with a category of a set of categories; determining an order of each category in the set of categories; ordering the first plurality of predicted completions based, at least in part, on a position, in the order, of each category that is associated with each predicted completion in the first plurality of predicted completions; sending the first plurality of predicted completions to the client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: PRICELINE.COM LLC
    Inventors: Michael Diliberto, John Caine, Jonathan Taylor, Michael P. Gonzalez, Jim Jianqiang Chen, Amit Poddar
  • Patent number: 9674260
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and software allowing a plurality of users to exchange and display information in real time or near real time regarding the resources each of them is viewing. This information is mapped graphically through the positioning and appearance of tokens representing other users relative to the resources currently displayed to each user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: John Henry Page
  • Patent number: 9600449
    Abstract: An authoring tool for authoring wrap packages of cards. The authoring tool includes a set of tools that enable an author to create a new card of a wrap selected from a variety of card templates. In various embodiments, the card templates include textual, video, image/photo, document, gallery, chat, widgets, global components, location/GPS, transact, appointment, and end-of-wrap card templates. When a particular card template is selected, the template is then duplicated to create the new card. Thereafter, the author may author the card to include various components, content, attributes, layouts, styles triggers and/or behaviors. As the cards of the wrap are created, the authoring tool provides the author with the ability to order the sequence of the cards. The authoring tool thus enables authors to selectively create wrap packages that include media that conveys a narrative story and application functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Wrap Media, LLC
    Inventors: Eric H. Greenberg, John M. Garris, Ian McFarland, Jared L. Ficklin, Mark E. Rolston, Matthew J. Santone, Jon Stevens, Eric J. Wicks
  • Patent number: 9489853
    Abstract: A written document (hereinafter referred to as a “work,” on electronic format which includes, stories, novels, education texts, biographies, compilations, collections, anthologies, tracts, and any other traditional format for relatively extensive texts) provides access to reference, bibliography and/or definition material through an electronic software capability associated with the work. Depending upon reader access information or characteristics (e.g., age, grade, proficiency, or position within the work or any other identifiable reader characteristic or access limitation), any request for reference material, definitions, explanations, translations, or other material provided in the associated software capability is automatically limited by system acknowledgement of the reader access information or characteristics. As the reader's access information or characteristics change, the quality and/or quantity and/or format of requested information with respect to a work changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Nathaniel Sherman, Andrew Hyungwoo Choi, Andrew Michael Livingston
  • Patent number: 9420122
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an acquisition unit and an image processing unit. The image processing unit makes a similarity determination for each of pages following a first page, thereby searches for a similar header image resembling a reference header image and a similar footer image resembling a reference footer image, and deletes, from image data of the pages following the first page, image data of a page where a similar footer image exists and a region other than a region where the similar footer image exists is blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Matsusaka
  • Patent number: 9405732
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method for identifying at least one quotation from a text content source and selecting at least one of the identified quotations for prominent display on a presentation. In one embodiment, the presentation that displays the selected quotation is a webpage viewable over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TOPIX LLC
    Inventors: Richard Skrenta, Keith Peters, Steven Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 9400770
    Abstract: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: receiving indication of an election of a rules packet, the elected rules packet including one or more rules for selecting one or more selective parts of a base document for selective presentation; and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) for editing the base document, the GUI including at least a first view for displaying at least a segment of the base document and a second view for displaying at least a segment of the one or more selective parts of the base document selected based on the elected rules packet, the segment of the base document to be displayed through the first view including at least a portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document, and the portion of the one or more selective parts of the base document to be displayed through the first view being highlighted in the first view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Ennis, Vlad G. Dabija, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9354766
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and using composite images are provided. An online design customization tool receives user-supplied text and automatically combines the text with a user-selected image to create horizontal and vertical composite images. The aspect ratios of the composite images are compared to the aspect ratio of an image container in an electronic product design template to determine which composite image version is appropriate. The appropriate composite image is automatically incorporated into the electronic product design template and displayed the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CIMPRESS SCHWEIZ GMBH
    Inventor: Brian D. Hanechak
  • Patent number: 9348541
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an identifier that calculates, between multiple items of first document data and multiple items of second document data, a first degree of similarity of a pair of each page of the first document data and each page of the second document data, based on a page order of the first and second document data, extracting a pair of pages of which a second degree of similarity is calculated based on the first degree of similarity, calculating the second degree of similarity of the extracted pair of pages based on images of the first and second document data, and identifies a page of the second document data that corresponds to a page of the first document data, based on the second degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki Iizuka, Taro Mori
  • Patent number: 9332027
    Abstract: A web browser may implement a single origin policy that makes an exception for media files such as markup language image files. In cases where the delivery of data to a browser may be blocked by a single origin policy, such as where the data originates from a domain other than the domain that originates the initially presented content, the data may be encoded in one or more media files, such as images, to circumvent the single origin policy. The data may be encoded using height and width dimensions, pixel colors, transparencies, or other characteristics of the media file(s). The media file(s) may be sent to the browser and decoded to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ram Sripracha
  • Patent number: 9292192
    Abstract: A method includes, detecting a first touch input representing a selection of multiple rows of text displayed on a touch-sensitive display of the electronic device, determining whether a complete row of text has been selected from a start point or to an end point of the selected text, and, displaying a paragraph selection handle proximal to said row, the paragraph selection handle being responsive to a second touch input to place the electronic device in a paragraph selection mode for the selection of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Simon Thorsander
  • Patent number: 9262384
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for use in connection with at least one computer-readable Extensible Markup Language (XML)-compliant data document capable of including: a plurality of line items with a plurality of data values, and a plurality of computer-readable semantic tags that describe a semantic meaning of the data values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: e-Numerate Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell T Davis
  • Patent number: 9262383
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for identifying a first markup document including first numerical values and first tags reflecting first characteristics of the first numerical values associated with a first unit of measure, and a second markup document including second numerical values and second tags reflecting second characteristics of the second numerical values associated with a second unit of measure. The first characteristics of the first numerical values associated with the first unit of measure are different from the second characteristics of the second numerical values associated with the second unit of measure. At least a portion of the numerical values of at least one of the first markup document or the second markup document are automatically transformed, so that the at least some of the first numerical values of the first markup document and at least some of the second numerical values of the second markup document have a common unit of measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: e-Numerate Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell T Davis
  • Patent number: 9251199
    Abstract: A cache and method of caching for a database are provided, in which the cache and the database are in the same state. Responsive to a query for data, the method extracts search terms from the query and maps filter settings to an appropriate format. The method also (a) outputs data retrieved from a cache, if there is a cache hit and (b) builds cache and retrieves the data from the database, if there is a cache miss. If there are multiple users and/or instances, the cache may be updated for all users and/or instances by determining whether all changes are to be committed, in which case the changes are pushed to all users and/or instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Dirk Schiebeler
  • Patent number: 9213557
    Abstract: A document creation application, compound document format, and method for providing user assistance in a compound document are described. The compound documents are formed using a markup language and include both non-volatile text and user selected and/or input data. The compound documents also include embedded user assistance triggers, or links, at specific terms, concepts or user input areas which dynamically link a user to appropriate user assistance information in the document creation application. The method describes embedding user assistance links in compound documents to allow users to dynamically link to topic specific user assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew M. Dubinsky
  • Patent number: 9201666
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is directed towards using gesture input to position content elements (e.g., flow text) around an object such as an irregularly shaped image. The gesture input may be used to generate markup language code, which when processed by a renderer, automatically positions the elements based upon the markup language code. For example, div elements may be generated in HTML code, with margins set to values based upon the gesture so as to position the one or more content elements when they are rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Steven Wayne Ickman, William Lawrence Portnoy
  • Patent number: 9152728
    Abstract: A document publishing system. Users create document templates using a first user interface. Users generate content files related to the templates. The templates and document files are combined to create documents. A second user interface has functionality defined by high-level users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dietrich W. Schultz, Hal R. Schectman, Judith A. Hay, Michael P. Thompson, Kevin G. Wallace, Steven R. Kusmer
  • Patent number: 9129016
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing query parameters to a search engine are described herein. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving selection information, wherein the selection information indicates search data selected from a graphical user interface. The method also includes creating a query parameter based on the search data and presenting the query parameter to a search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Liadan I. Boyen
  • Patent number: 9107037
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product are provided for determining points of interest using intelligent agents and semantic data. The method is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable for receiving a media data comprising a location data comprising where media was captured. The instructions are also operable for determining at least one point of interest based on the media data, tying the media data to the at least one point of interest, and providing the media data tied to the at least one point of interest to an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mathieu J. R. Glachant, Alvin Jenkins, Sri Ramanathan, Matthew A. Terry, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 9075866
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a search keyword list are provided. The search keyword list providing system includes an initial letter receiving unit to receive at least one initial letter from a user terminal; a list providing unit to provide a first search keyword list that contains at least one automatically completed search keyword related to the at least one initial letter; and a middle letter receiving unit to receive a middle letter related to any one of the at least one initial letter from the user terminal, wherein the list providing unit provides the user terminal with a second search keyword list that contains at least one automatically completed search keyword related to the at least one initial letter and the middle letter when receiving the middle letter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Wook Kim, Gun Han Park
  • Patent number: 9043698
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of editing a layout of areas on a page, for example for webpage design, includes displaying the layout in a user interface along with control elements operable via a user input device to manipulate user-variable attributes of the layout, the user-variable attributes including at least one of a number count of subdivisions in said layout, dimensions of said subdivisions in said layout, and border direction between each pair of adjacent subdivisions in said layout. Input via the user input device and the control elements is received to modify one or more of the user-variable attributes. Stored data representing the layout is updated based on the user input, and the display of the layout is updated based on the updated data to present a revised layout based on new values of the user-variable attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Aleksandar Tucovic
  • Publication number: 20150135062
    Abstract: A technique for displaying a folding document can include connecting an edge of a first panel to an edge of a second panel to create a shared edge representing a fold of a folding document. The first panel and second panel can form a first area of the folding document, and the first area and a second area of the folding document can be displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Marcelo A. Riss, Niranjan Damera Venkata, Rodrigo Chamun, João Batista Souza de Oliveira, Isabel H. Manssour, Angelina de Carvalho Alvarez Ziesemer
  • Patent number: 9032288
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to an import converter for importing individual pages of a document into a virtual world and an export converter for exporting captured images of scenes in a virtual world to generate a document. The import converter can convert pages of a document into a sequence of individual page images, which can be uploaded into the virtual world. The individual page images are positioned in the virtual world according to a user-specified layout. The export converter generates a document using scene images captured in a virtual world based on user-specified camera positions. Pages of the generated document incorporate the scene images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Jonas Karlsson
  • Patent number: 9015581
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing a layout of a document constructed based on a template document, where the template document comprises a plurality of individually-specified components including one or more individually specified user-content components configured to receive user content from a user of the template document. An energy model of the layout of the user-content components in the user document is generated based on original positions and sizes of the user-content components in the template document. Positions of corresponding components in the user document are automatically adjusted to minimize the energy of the user-content component layout in the user document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH
    Inventor: Vyacheslav Nykyforov
  • Patent number: 8997016
    Abstract: A method, device, or medium may display an electronic document in an electronic window. An electronic pane may be displayed over a portion of the electronic document. Objects may be displayed in the electronic pane. The electronic pane and the object in the electronic pane may be associated with a location in the electronic window and/or a location in the electronic document and the electronic pane moved according to movements of the electronic window and/or electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 79 LLC
    Inventor: Joon Maeng
  • Patent number: 8990681
    Abstract: A method for aligning a modified document and an original document is provided according to an aspect of the present invention. The method includes a step of receiving a first bitmap representative of the modified document, including a first anchor. Additionally, a second bitmap representative of the original document including a second anchor is received. The method also includes the step of deriving a set of first vertex coordinates of the first anchor, and a set of second vertex coordinates of the second anchor. The method further includes the step of transforming the first bitmap to a common reference based upon the first set of vertex coordinates, and the step of transforming the second bitmap to the common reference based upon the second set of vertex coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Hartmann, Benjamin Gunderson
  • Patent number: 8976198
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for creating shape collages are provided. The method includes receiving a shape specification signal which specifies at least one desired shape having an area. The method further includes receiving image data which represents a plurality of images. The method still further includes processing the shape specification signal and the image data to obtain a shape collage of the images at least partially covering the area of the at least one desired shape. The step of processing may include the steps of at least partially covering the at least one desired shape with at least one shape primitive and placing at least one image over the at least one shape primitive to at least partially fill the at least one shape primitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Collage.com, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin R. Borders, Joseph M. Golden
  • 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: 8972853
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for automatically generating a layout plan are described herein. The method involves invoking original layout information for digital report elements rendered on an original layout region. The optimized layout plan for rendering the digital report elements on a target layout region is generated by: classifying the digital report elements into multiple arrays of digital report elements, deriving origin values for the digital report elements as a quotient of original dimensions of the digital report elements in the corresponding array, determining dimension quotient for the digital report elements based on the derived origin values for the digital report elements in the corresponding array, and determining target layout values as a function of the derived origin values and dimension quotient. The digital report elements are rendered on the target layout region based on the optimized layout plan defined by the target layout values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventor: John Alex William
  • Patent number: 8959430
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for rendering additional keys on a display of an electronic device based on one or more characteristics of a user's selection of another key. After rendering the additional keys, the user may thereafter select one of the additional keys now available and rendered on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim Spivak, Dion M. Isselhardt, Mark S. Tamura
  • Patent number: 8959431
    Abstract: Architecture generates low resolution placeholder content that preserves the usefulness of application responsiveness by preserving and displaying the structure of the content. This facilitates decreased memory requirements associated with pre-rendering structurally-intact content. The architecture enables the storing of pre-rendered content at a lower zoom level than is intended for actual display to require fewer resources, pre-rendering content at a lower zoom level to allow the application to adjust for the lower zoom level to provide more structural integrity than would be achieved rendering at full display zoom level and compressing the resulting data, stretching the pre-rendered content to the zoom level that is intended for display in order to achieve a low resolution appearance that merges directly with the full resolution content, and transitioning between low resolution content and full resolution content when the full resolution content becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Bunker, Andrew Himberger, Michael I. Borysenko, Peter Frem, Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 8954842
    Abstract: A method for managing multiple columns in a document. The method includes obtaining a text stream from the document; obtaining a current fill limit associated with an initial column of the multiple columns; placing, using a layout engine, the text stream within the multiple columns according to the current fill limit; identifying, after placing the text stream, a first fill level of a final column of the multiple columns; calculating a first difference between the current fill limit and the first fill level of the final column; calculating, in response to the first difference exceeding a tolerance, a revised fill limit based on the current fill limit; placing, using the layout engine, the text stream within the multiple columns according to the revised fill limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason James Grams, Todd Michael Plummer
  • Patent number: 8954843
    Abstract: A layout apparatus for performing layout by arranging a plurality of layout frames on regions respectively corresponding to both of front and back surfaces of a sheet includes an association processing portion configured to set separation information for separating the plurality of layout frames, a setting unit configured to set, based on the separation information, a separation position on at least one of the regions respectively corresponding to the front and back surfaces of the sheet such that the region corresponding to the set separation position is separated at the set separation position into areas on each of which the layout frames to be separated do not coexist, and a layout processing portion configured to correct at least one of the separation position, a size of each layout frame, and a position of each layout frame so that the layout frames do not overlap with one another at the separation position set on the front/back surfaces of the sheet, and that the layout frames to be separated do not coe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidekazu Morooka
  • Publication number: 20150040002
    Abstract: A mobile device captures information from a document. The mobile device selects a template stored in a memory of the mobile device. The selected template describes data content of at least one document. The mobile device then captures an image of a document, determines that the image corresponds to one document described by the selected template by verifying that at least one first region in the image corresponds to a region of the document described by the selected template, identifies at least one region in the image that corresponds with a region in the document described by the selected template, and processes information in the identified region in the image. The mobile device then aggregates application specific information from the processed information and presents the aggregated application specific information to a user program operating on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Anu Kannan, Alan J. Epshteyn, Duanfeng He
  • Publication number: 20150040003
    Abstract: A first receiving operation receives specific position information from a first communication. A first determination operation determines whether block position information corresponding to the specific position indicated by the received specific position information is included in first block information stored in a storage device. A setting operation sets a magnification factor of a target block image in response to a case in which it is determined that the block position information corresponding to the specific position is included in the first block information. A processing operation processes the target block image based on the set magnification factor. A display operation displays the processed target block image on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Dzulkhiflee Bin Hamzah Muhammed, Yoshiyuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 8949711
    Abstract: Layout processing techniques have been described that allow processing of structured documents to be conducted, and for associated layout to be accomplished in a sequential manner. The layout process is split into multiple, smaller steps that can be executed sequentially. In at least some embodiments, a layout builder is utilized in conjunction with a stack to control layout execution on respective levels of the structural hierarchy of a structured document. Immutable data structures are utilized and allow for parallel execution of sequential layout operations. In at least some embodiments, partial execution of the layout sequence can be performed to produce usable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Evgeny N. Veselov, Rossen Petkov Atanassov, Michael Jacob Jolson
  • Publication number: 20150033118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for reusing components from an application are provided. In some implementations, a method includes associating a parent and child component in a source application. The components are used in the presentation of document data during navigation among documents. A navigation interface in an application window of the source application is presented, including presenting document data according to the parent and child components. Input adding the parent component from the source application window to an application window of a target application is received. It is determined that the output of the child component is connected with the input of the parent component, and then computer readable instructions associated with the parent component and the child component are inserted into the target application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vivek Hebbar, Randy L. Swineford
  • Patent number: 8935608
    Abstract: In a layout system, assuming that container (partial region) B is set with a high priority level, and the contents of container A are changed after a previous browse timing of the user, container B is preferentially laid out irrespective of the change in contents of container A. Upon generating a digital document by inserting contents in respective containers in accordance with the definition of a document template, the unread/read state of a container or content is managed for each user. The priority level of display of the container or a container in which the content is inserted is set in accordance with the unread/read state of the container or content, and a digital document on which a plurality of containers are arranged in accordance with the priority levels is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8918713
    Abstract: A computer readable medium, an electronic document or a system that uses one of these that includes particular code that specifies a first module selectively designated for inclusion in a personalized container document and additional code that specifies a second module selectively designated for inclusion in the personalized container document. The container document designates a plurality of modules included in the container document. Each module in the plurality of modules is adapted for rendering module data for presenting in the container document. The first module is adapted to render module data based at least in part on the particular code, the particular code including a first content type element, a first content element and one or more preference elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sah, Dylan Parker, Christopher H. Rohrs, Jessica Ewing
  • Patent number: 8914719
    Abstract: An apparatus for editing a document containing a plurality of pages each of which includes one or more first objects is provided. The apparatus includes: an adding portion that adds a second object to each of the pages; an extraction portion that extracts, from the pages, a possible improper page that is a page to which the second object is probably not added properly, the possible improper page being extracted for each cause due to which the second object is not added properly; a quantity display portion that displays, for each cause, a quantity of the possible improper page thus extracted; an excluding portion that excludes, from the possible improper page, a selected page that is a page corresponding to the cause selected by a user; and an informing portion that informs the user of a to-be-confirmed page corresponding to the possible improper page remaining after excluding the selected page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Sugimoto