Detecting Format Code Change Patents (Class 715/250)
  • Patent number: 10187613
    Abstract: An integrated security system operating over a network includes networked video sources, networked monitor appliances and networked monitor appliance controllers. Video streams are processed by the networked monitor appliances for display on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: S2 SECURITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John L. Moss, Kenneth J. Schroder, Ajay Mahagaokar, Christopher Firth
  • Patent number: 9918045
    Abstract: An integrated security system operating over a network includes networked video sources, networked monitor appliances and networked monitor appliance controllers. Video streams are processed by the networked monitor appliances for display on a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: S2 Security Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Moss, Kenneth J. Schroder, Ajay Mahagaokar, Christopher W. Firth
  • 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: 8990684
    Abstract: Recommending fonts includes obtaining a product category and determining whether a font recommendation should be made. In the event that the font recommendation should be made, the technique further includes determining a recommended font that corresponds to the product category, the determination being based at least in part on a plurality of predetermined correspondences, the plurality of predetermined correspondences indicating associations between a plurality of product categories and a respective plurality of fonts, and outputting information pertaining to the recommended font.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jie Gao, Wen Chao Ji
  • 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: 8959536
    Abstract: A method for providing applications to one or more requesting devices is provided. The method comprises a step of first receiving an application request from the one or more requesting devices. The method includes extracting details of the request. Further markup language structure for corresponding page of the application is generated. The markup language structure is generated by invoking page handlers which includes contacting business logic layer to get information required to be embedded in the corresponding page. The output page is then provided to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Sanjoy Paul, Manish Jain
  • Patent number: 8938522
    Abstract: A content management system (CMS) includes a value-add application with a first set of XML content services, one or more dedicated XML processing servers with a second and other sets of XML content services, and a core CMS with a third set of XML content services. The content management system may be designed to provide XML content services at any of these three tiers of processing. A first threshold is defined that allows the value-add application to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. A second threshold is defined that allows the core CMS to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. Callback services are included that allow each tier of XML content services to send or receive additional information to complete the XML processing. The result is a content management system that is very powerful and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Herbeck, John E. Petri
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8873931
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8856647
    Abstract: A request is received for a rendered document corresponding to a document. The document is retrieved from a storage device. The document is transformed into the rendered document. One or more server font files associated with the rendered document are generated. The rendered document and the server font files are stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Alan Howell, Zhenjun Zhu, Jie Tang
  • Patent number: 8799764
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for constructing web (or other networked) documents as parameterized forms of other networked documents. For example, a document may be represented as a collection of changes to be applied to a first document which is incorporated by reference in the second document. Instead of delivering the entire document over a slower network connecting the content server to the content browser, the document is delivered as a collection of changes to previously delivered documents that are much closer to the user's content browser. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, special software is not necessarily required at the end user for reconstructing the second document from the set of base documents and the set of modifications to the base documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Balas Natarajan Kausik, Janardhanan Jawahar
  • Patent number: 8788940
    Abstract: A method includes generating a content editing command file devoid of content by editing content. The content editing command file may be used to edit other copies of the same content that was edited to generate the content editing command file. Multiple content editing command files having some variability may be combined to form an aggregated content editing command file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Kotzin
  • Patent number: 8738742
    Abstract: A content management system (CMS) includes a value-add application with a first set of XML content services, one or more dedicated XML processing servers with a second and other sets of XML content services, and a core CMS with a third set of XML content services. The content management system may be designed to provide XML content services at any of these three tiers of processing. A first threshold is defined that allows the value-add application to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. A second threshold is defined that allows the core CMS to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. Callback services are included that allow each tier of XML content services to send or receive additional information to complete the XML processing. The result is a content management system that is very powerful and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Herbeck, John E. Petri
  • Publication number: 20140136962
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing images for insertion into a selected image container of a document template include processing the received image to determine whether the received image contains any printer control marks and providing an indication if the received image contains one or more printer control marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: VISTAPRINT TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Cameron Fischer
  • Patent number: 8683323
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a first XML schema and a second XML schema. One or more schema objects of each of the first XML schema and the second XML schema are identified. An identified schema object of the first XML schema is compared with an identified schema object of the second XML schema. If a difference is detected between the compared schema objects, a risk of the detected difference affecting operation of a composite application incorporating the first schema or the second schema is evaluated. A notification of the evaluated risk is issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Oren Gurfinkel, Oleg Verhovsky, Malcolm Victor Isaacs, Yaron Naveh
  • Patent number: 8683318
    Abstract: A method for facilitating the processing of markup language documents, e.g., XML documents, uses a code generator that creates programs configured to read dynamic XML documents at run time, avoiding many of the complexities arising from the use of conventional “XML Parse” statements. In one embodiment, this process involves (1) creating a template document using the markup language, wherein the template document includes a set of tags associated with the markup language documents; (2) parsing the template document to determine a data structure corresponding to the tags in the template document; and (3) generating an application program in the programming language (e.g., COBOL), wherein the application program includes a definition of the data structure, and is configured to read, during run-time, the markup language document and generate a corresponding set of data elements corresponding to the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Dasari, Kevin T. Harvey, Cathy Sockrider
  • Patent number: 8677234
    Abstract: A technique for generating a web site in accordance with received data entry by: determining at least one characteristic of at least one web site dimension of the web site based on the data entry; generating a multi-dimensional description of the web site based on the determined characteristics; retrieving web site data according to the generated multi-dimensional description of the web site; and generating the web site based upon the generated multi-dimensional description of the web site and the retrieved web site data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Decentrix, Inc.
    Inventors: John Underwood, Paul Neilson, Hanson Char, David Shing, Peter Horner, Mark Underwood, Darren Slaney, Gary Evesson
  • Patent number: 8650482
    Abstract: Alignment and positioning of tabs in text-based applications is provided by dynamically positioning the tabs based on content, margins, page size, and indents. Tab positions are aligned relative to a size, at least one margin, or content of a document or text-containing object such as a text box. Tab positions may also be aligned relative to an indent of a paragraph or of multiple columns on the same page. Alignment properties of tab positions are carried over when text is moved to table columns or other text-containing objects. Column-like grouping of text of varying size and alignments is enabled by using multiple tabs in a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart J. Stuple, Robert A. Little, Sergey Genkin, Igor Zverev
  • Patent number: 8631314
    Abstract: A system for delivering advertisement units that interact with each other on a webpage is disclosed. The system includes a web browser, a web server, and an advertisement server. The web browser is configured to generate a request for a webpage. The web server is communicatively connected to the web browser and is configured to receive the request for a webpage from the web browser and send the requested webpage to the browser in response to the request. The webpage includes an ad unit request script that is configured to direct the web browser to generate a request for an advertisement unit. The advertisement server is communicatively connected to the web browser and the web server. The advertisement server is configured to receive advertisement unit requests and send a first ad unit and a second ad unit to the web browser in response to those requests. The first and second ad units are rendered by the web browser onto the webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Interpols Network Incorporated
    Inventors: Hyo Lee, Peter H. Kim
  • Patent number: 8631320
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which performs variable printing processing to print by inserting different contents data into a variable area of document data for each predetermined unit. The apparatus sets variable area information for defining at least a position and size of a variable area laid out in document data and creates output data in which the variable area containing the contents data is laid out in each document page in accordance with the variable area information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daijiro Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20140013209
    Abstract: Processing changes to a document is disclosed. An indication that changes, if any, affecting the document or a portion thereof are to be reviewed is received. The document comprises one or more segments each of which is configured to be generated automatically based at least in part on data from a data source associated with the segment. An ability to review a subset of changes affecting the document is provided, where the changes in the subset affect particular segment(s) of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Good
  • Patent number: 8607135
    Abstract: Methods and a data structure for assigning URLs (e.g., to radio-station-streaming-media-content sources) to graphical objects (such as buttons) are disclosed. Zip codes are used to identify and assign geographically relevant URLs to buttons. A graphical user interface enables a user to select from a plurality of radio buttons and menu entries in order to identify search results satisfying the user's selection criteria. Information identifying a user's button assignments or preferences (such as the user's zip code) is stored in various data fields in a cookie data structure. The computer-executable instructions use the information contained in the data structure in order to assign the URL to the button each time the Web page is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tom A. Sponheim, Bella Acharya, Jack Litewka, Jamie A. Spooner, William A. Spencer, Stephen H. Buroker
  • Patent number: 8566715
    Abstract: A page description language processing device is provided for supporting a plurality of types of page description languages. In one example, the device may be configured to read a command from data input and determine whether the command should be converted into a common intermediate code. If the judgment unit judges that the command should be converted into the common command, the controller may store a common intermediate command in the intermediate code storage unit. If the judgment unit judges that the command should not be converted into the common command, the controller may store a special intermediate command in the intermediate code storage unit. Additionally or alternatively, the device may execute a common module for the common intermediate command and a special module for the special intermediate command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hattori, Norio Mizutani, Kunihiko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8543908
    Abstract: Degrees of similarity between pages from the viewpoint of metadata creation and verification can be estimated based on degrees of similarity between pages in terms of structure, style (appearance), and accessibility error, and, based on the estimation, representative pages appropriate for efficiently adding metadata can be recommended, or target pages appropriate for efficiently verifying the metadata can be recommended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Kawanaka, Masatomo Kobayashi, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8495176
    Abstract: A content management system (CMS) includes a value-add application with a first set of XML content services, one or more dedicated XML processing servers with a second and other sets of XML content services, and a core CMS with a third set of XML content services. The content management system may be designed to provide XML content services at any of these three tiers of processing. A first threshold is defined that allows the value-add application to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. A second threshold is defined that allows the core CMS to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. Callback services are included that allow each tier of XML content services to send or receive additional information to complete the XML processing. The result is a content management system that is very powerful and flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Herbeck, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 8447171
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8429525
    Abstract: A method and system for transforming versions of a design tree and transforming identity-descriptions relating to the versions of a design tree. The transformation system provides a pipeline of transforms for sequentially transforming versions of a design tree and transforming identity-descriptions relating to the versions of the design tree. Each transform may provide a command interface for manipulating the input version of the design tree or for setting parameters to control the transformations of a transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Software Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Simonyi
  • Patent number: 8392826
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for use in maintaining data quality upon conversion to a different data format. Some embodiments provide methods that receive media data in a first format, initiate a first conversion of the media data at the first format to a second converted format, identify parameters dictating the conversion to the second converted format, record the parameters, and distribute the recorded parameters to remote systems such that the parameters at least in part control the remote systems during a conversion of the media data to the second converted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sonic Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Randall, James H. Taylor, Mark N. Ely, Kenneth G. Oetzel
  • Patent number: 8386922
    Abstract: A structured document including a first element which includes an attribute that handles values as character strings, and a second element which defines a change of the values of the attribute is acquired. The attribute is extracted from the first element, and the extracted attribute is converted into a child element of the first element. The second element is converted into a third element which defines a change of the values of the attribute converted into the child element. The structured document updated by the conversions is output as a structured document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8381098
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for webpage request handling is described. A method may comprise recording, in a memory, a change time for each of a plurality of elements of a website available from an origin server, each time a change to any one of the plurality of elements occurs. The method may further comprise updating a system-last-modified time of the website to a latest change time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Carl Hampton, Eric Martinez de Morentin, Kenneth Sabir
  • Publication number: 20130013991
    Abstract: The invention relates to deploying a synchronization index and associated multimedia, for manipulations to the synchronization index, for navigation between the synchronization index and associated multimedia, and for synchronous playback of the multimedia and associated text, using a computing device. The system may use multimedia with a synchronized text transcription, or a synchronization index, on a computing device for viewing and manipulating the multimedia, using the synchronized text transcription. The computing device may be used to navigate the multimedia, annotate the text transcription, achieve synchronous play of the multimedia, and communicate to another computer manipulations performed on the text or multimedia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Curt Evans
  • Patent number: 8339642
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for processing character data is provided, which selects a format of the character data to be used for generating print data. When a user instruction for printing character data according to character command data specifying the output of the character data is received, the format of the character data is selected based on the character command data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 8325367
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically assigning items to printable media are disclosed. A computer readable medium is in communication with a computing device and includes programming instructions for electronically obtaining a first template that includes a plurality of first content items, each including a first content area. For each first content item, first content area properties and first content item properties are identified. A second template including a plurality of second content areas is electronically obtained. For each second content area, second content area properties, second content item properties and content rules are automatically identified. For each first content item, it may be determined whether a first content item corresponds to a second content area based on the rules. The first content item may be automatically assigned to the second content area. A representation of each assigned content item may be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Dale Ellen Gaucas, Kirk J. Ocke, Michael David Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8274670
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which is capable of generating XPS data having a data sequence suited to print settings for non-normal-order printing, from XPS data generated as a print spool file for normal-order printing. In the information processing apparatus, a layout filter receives an XPS document from a filter pipeline manager, and acquires print setting information indicative of print settings from the XPS document. Then, the layout filter determines a data sequence for printing based on the acquired print setting information. Then, the layout filter changes layout information described in the received XPS document according to the determined data sequence, and rearranges data files in the XPS document in a sequence determined based on the changed layout information, to thereby generate an XPS document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8195036
    Abstract: A storage medium includes multimedia image data, and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without being limited to a particular number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways. Also, a special style can be applied in order to emphasize a portion of the subtitles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8156423
    Abstract: An intermediary such as a gateway will intercept a markup document being sent in a response message from a web server to a client station and will determine that the client station does not have stored locally the set of objects necessary to render the markup document. The intermediary will then modify the response message to include both the markup document and the necessary set of objects. Upon receipt of the response, the client station will extract and store the objects as non-cached objects, to be used when rendering the markup document. Preferably the client station is a cell phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Hunter, Balaji S. Thenthiruperai, Scott A. Papineau
  • Patent number: 8149239
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, when an output image generator generates an output image in which an individual image of each part of a product model is arranged around a parts assembly image of the entire product model with a specific part highlighted, a boundary information calculator calculates boundary information for each part highlighted. An individual image arrangement calculator obtains a center position of the highlighted part on the parts assembly image based on the boundary information, obtains a straight line dividing the parts assembly image to equally distribute the parts into respective areas, and calculates a position of arrangement of the individual image of each part corresponding to the highlighted part distributed in each of the areas. The output image generated by the output image generator includes a leading line extending from the individual image of each part to the corresponding part on the parts assembly image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoyuki Satoh
  • Patent number: 8078979
    Abstract: A web page editor displays a web page including at least two elements that are at least partially overlapping. The web page editor includes an element selection mechanism displaying a list of overlapping elements of the web page at a selected point on the web page. The element selection mechanism allows a user to unambiguously select between the elements of the web page at the selected location from the displayed list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Robert M. Howard, Andrei Chtcherbatchenko
  • Patent number: 8015489
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of computer image processing technology, particularly, to a method for adding marks in the process of page rasterizing, which in detail is the method for adding marks on the output medium when description files of pages are output in raster imaging devices. The description files of pages are generally PostScript file, i.e. PS file, and Portable Document Format (PDF) files, i.e. PDF file. The prior art has disadvantages of poor compatibility, slow speed and the like. The present recognizes adding various marks to description files of pages in the process of page rasterizing in an RIP, thereby it is possible to add marks to any of PS files and PDF files without pre-scanning the description files of pages, and obtain good flexibility and compatibility substantially without effects on speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignees: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Founder Electronics Co., Ltd., Peking University
    Inventors: Weiping Huang, Junje Kang
  • Patent number: 7996768
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and media to perform operations on filtered components of documents are disclosed. Embodiments comprise a method of performing an operation on selected components of an electronic document using at least one criterion to filter selected parts from other parts of the electronic document. In some embodiments, the method includes analyzing the electronic document to generate the filtering criteria. One embodiment includes presenting a list of filtering criteria to a user, whereupon the user may choose one or more criteria. Other variations of embodiments generally include apparatuses, systems and media that allow a user to choose specific text fonts, text styles, text entry dates, and text entry authors as filtering criteria, for such operations as spell checking, grammar checking, printing, and copying the document components, or text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael N. Abernethy, Jr., Srinivasa R. Borusu, Travis M. Grigsby, Lakshmi Potluri
  • Patent number: 7975221
    Abstract: A client-side handheld device requests a server to convert server-side documents into a compression format prior to transmission of said documents to the client. The server retrieves and converts the requested documents to a raster image that is then compressed according to attributes based on information received from the client device in the initial document request. Instead of having to manipulate multiple formats which the original documents are in and supported by the server, the client-side device is preferably optimized in hardware and/or software to support and otherwise take advantage of the requested compression format. The compressed document is then delivered to the client device, in whole or in part, selectively or progressively over time per individual requests prior to displaying the received data to the end-user. Depending on the requested delivery mode, server-side documents are preferably compressed using wavelet compression methods, such as the JPEG 2000 standard, known in the arts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Buckley, Emil V. Rainero, James W. Reid, Pamela B. Spiteri
  • Patent number: 7949940
    Abstract: A data entry restriction program capable of rejecting invalid structured documents out of structured documents of a general-purpose format with great flexibility. When a structured document is entered, a data entry restriction apparatus compares the structure of the structured document with flexibility requirements (step S1). When the structured document does not meet the flexibility requirements, the data entry restriction apparatus records error information in association with the sending client of the document (step S2). After the error information associated with the client exceeds prescribed limits, the data entry restriction apparatus rejects structured documents from the client (step S3). Structured documents which meet the flexibility requirements and the data entry restriction apparatus has accepted are entered into a data processing apparatus and analyzed (step S4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masaru Uchida
  • Patent number: 7925714
    Abstract: A remote-operated unit of a user terminal apparatus remote-operated through network from a remote terminal apparatus of a support staff sends image information of a changed portion to the remote terminal apparatus to display a business screen in an interlocked manner when a change is detected in the business screen displayed by a business processing unit with an image-information transmission unit. When an operation-information reception unit receives remote operation information of a mouse or keyboard from the remote terminal apparatus, a remote-operation prohibited region management unit refers to a remote-operation prohibited region table and prohibits remote operation if the remote operation information is within the operation prohibited region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hajime Kamata
  • Patent number: 7788578
    Abstract: A tool pane is included in a markup language document, such as a web page, that allows web page and web parts included in the web page to be modified. The tool pane allows a user to select among various modes for the tool pane including a gallery mode, a properties mode, and a customization mode. During the gallery mode the user may select from additional web parts to add to the page or remove web parts. The properties mode allows the user to adjust the properties of the web parts included in the page. The customization mode allows for customizing the tool pane itself to allow additional functions or restrict selected functions. A tool pane may be partially customized or fully customizes as selected by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj T. Poozhiyil, Pavel R. Karimov, Clinton D. Covington, Lieh T. Han
  • Patent number: 7779352
    Abstract: A technique for generating a web site in accordance with received data entry by: determining at least one characteristic of at least one web site dimension of the web site based on the data entry; generating a multi-dimensional description of the web site based on the determined characteristics; retrieving web site data according to the generated multi-dimensional description of the web site; and generating the web site based upon the generated multi-dimensional description of the web site and the retrieved web site data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: John Underwood, Paul Neilson, Hanson Char, David Shing, Peter Horner, Mark Underwood, Darren Slaney, Gary Evesson
  • Patent number: 7757165
    Abstract: Determining and applying format attributes associated with content in an electronic document that is cut or copied from an electronic document and pasted into the same or different electronic document. The determination may be based on the format attributes of the content within a region of an electronic document containing the cut or copied content and the format attributes of a region of content that includes the location where the cut or copied text may be pasted. Local formatting may be associated with the source region of content and the destination region of content. Direct, or emphasis formatting, may be associated with content that has been cut or copied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventors: Stuart Stuple, Mark Yalovsky, Christopher Pratley, Owen C. Braun, Peter Loren Engrav, Peter Patrick Baer
  • Publication number: 20100017435
    Abstract: A document management apparatus performs a first process to delete an object that is not to be presented to a user from document information registered in a database. The document management apparatus then performs a second process to determine whether a vacant block created as a result of the deleting of the object can be filled with another object. If it is determined by a CPU of the document management apparatus that a proper object to be put in the vacant block is not found, a third process is performed to adjust a layout associated with the vacant block. The document management apparatus then performs a forth process to provide a preview of a document with an adjusted layout thereby allowing a user to confirm the adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Anno
  • Publication number: 20090265618
    Abstract: A method of browsing web information using a mobile handheld device is disclosed. Capture rules are pre-established in a web page capture server. When a mobile handheld device is linked to the web page capture server, the mobile handheld device is allowed to assign one of the capture rules. The web page capture server looks up a target web page on the Internet according to the specified capture rule. Target information is extracted from the target web page and directly displayed on the mobile handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Hong-Yung WANG, Ming-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 7571382
    Abstract: In a method and a system for retrieving images in a client-server system, images are stored as a set of independently decodable units (CU's) on the server. A client issues a series of requests for image information. Each request contain a request number, information on what image information the client wants to see next and information on what image information the client had received at the time when the request was issued. The server does not have to store any state information (e.g. previous requests). On receiving a request, the server sends a restart marker, a confirmation of the request number and incremental image information corresponding to the request. The use of the method and the system as described herein will result in that no decoding of the whole bit stream will be required in the server. This will save a lot of time at the sender side (server side), since it not needs to a full decoding of the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
    Inventors: Mathias Larsson, Charilaos Christopoulos, Magnus Jändel, Diego Santa Cruz, Touradj Ebrahmi
  • Patent number: 7555715
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for use in maintaining data quality upon conversion to a different data format. Some embodiments provide methods that receive media data in a first format, initiate a first conversion of the media data at the first format to a second converted format, identify parameters dictating the conversion to the second converted format, record the parameters, and distribute the recorded parameters to remote systems such that the parameters at least in part control the remote systems during a conversion of the media data to the second converted format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Sonic Solutions
    Inventors: Bruce W. Randall, James H. Taylor, Mark N. Ely, Kenneth G. Oetzel