Pagination Patents (Class 715/251)
  • Patent number: 10212119
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for enabling conversation between one or more users through one or more messages. The computer-implemented method includes a reception of the one or more messages on a communication device. The communication device is associated with the user of the one or more users. Further, the computer-implemented method includes a determination of a level of urgency. The level of urgency is associated with each of received one or more messages in real time. Furthermore, the computer-implemented method includes conveying of a determined level of urgency. The determined level of urgency is associated with the one or more messages of the user of the one or more users in the real time. Moreover, the computer-implemented method includes reverting to the message of the one or more messages having the highest level of urgency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Pooja Bisarya, Priya Jain, Lakshya Jain, Priya Bisarya, Robin Bisarya, Dave Marvit, Jeff Ubois
  • Patent number: 10185525
    Abstract: A system and method provide efficiency in the placement of image objects onto a page space. Print jobs become more efficient in use of page space to minimize the amount of blank space left by maximizing the number of images per space available according to a process of defining columns and rows for each column. A column may be defined by the available image object with the largest width. Subsequent columns may be defined by the next objects with the next largest widths that fit within available page space. Once columns are defined, each column may define rows based on the image objects that maximize page space for each row. The process may reiterate for each column until no more image objects are available or the remaining available empty page space can no longer fit an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Nishan Hossepian
  • Patent number: 10152088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a control method therefor, the mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body; a display unit disposed on a front side and comprising a first part, and a second part formed so as to be rotatable about a boundary part on one side of the first part, thereby being in either a first-part covering state or a first-part not-covering state; and a control unit controlling the display unit so that at least one page among a plurality of pages in an electronic document can be outputted, detecting the bending of the display unit by the movement of at least one of the left-end and right-end, selecting, on the basis of the detected bending, at least one page among the plurality of pages, and controlling the display unit so that the selected page is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hokyung Ka, Chul Park, Jaedong Kim, Kyoungho Lee, Jinho Cho
  • Patent number: 10115064
    Abstract: A storyboard generation method includes defining and persisting a template specifying a collection of visualizations in a storyboard, each visualization being generated based upon different data objects in an enterprise application for a business and each reflecting a performance aspect of the business. The method additionally includes partitioning the template into frames of a sequence and generating the storyboard by creating each of the visualizations based upon data objects of the enterprise application and allocating in the storyboard, a larger portion for visualizations that reflect an excess of performance beyond a threshold level and visualizations that reflect a dearth of performance below a threshold level, and a smaller portion for visualizations that reflect nominal performance. Finally, the method includes formatting the storyboard as a slideshow with each slide corresponding to one of the frames and saving the storyboard into fixed storage of the computer for subsequent playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUGARCRM INC.
    Inventor: Karl R. Schimmel
  • Patent number: 10095740
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for ingesting natural language textual content. Ingestion of natural language textual content is initiated and an embedded structured data portion within the natural language textual content is identified. A signature of the structured data portion is generated which comprises one or more metadata elements describing the configuration or content of the structured data portion. References to the structured data portion are identified in natural language text portions of the natural language textual content and evaluated based on the signature. An ingestion prioritization plan for ingesting a set of facts associated with a set of elements of the structured data portion is generated based on results of the evaluation. The ingestion prioritization plan is applied to generate the set of facts and store the set of facts in an ingested representation of the natural language textual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Donna K. Byron, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 10002115
    Abstract: Technologies for performing hybrid rendering of web pages are described in which some web page resources are rendered by a server to create processed layers (e.g., composited layers) and other web page resources are left in a format that can be locally rendered at the client. For example, a server can split web page resources into a first part and a second part. The first part can be rendered down to processed layers and placeholder layers can be created representing the second part. The processed layers, the placeholder layers, and the second part of the web page resources can be sent to the client. The client can render the second part of the web page resources and merge them with the processed layers. The client can display the web page using the merged layers. The client can update the web page by locally re-rendering the second part of the web page resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Andrew Killian, Nikhil Dinkar Joshi, Rohit Krishna Kumar, Dhruva Lakshmana Rao Batni
  • Patent number: 9946793
    Abstract: A method for providing an electronic book and a cloud server are provided. The method comprises S1: receiving a query; S2: performing a search according to the query; and S3: generating the electronic book according to a search result responsive to the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Zhan
  • Patent number: 9613161
    Abstract: A search engine determines a number of pages to present to a user based on one or more of a variety of factors. The search engine may send the search results to a client machine, which may present a subset of the results along with a pagination control in a scrollable interface. The pagination control may present the number of pages determined by the search engine. The search engine may also determine a number of search results to present prior to the presentation of non-scrollable user interface (UI) elements based on the same or different factors. After the amount of scrolling exceeds a threshold, a non-scrollable UI element may be displayed. Additional thresholds may exist, such that additional non-scrollable UI elements are added as the user continues to scroll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Manas Haribhai Somaiya, Rabi Chakraborty, Nirveek De, Akshata Baliga, Sudeep Dasgupta, Meenal Varshney, Dennis Marshall, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9489349
    Abstract: A digital magazine server creates a section of a digital magazine including content items based on a page template describing the relative positioning and sizing of content items. A page template may include display regions specifying the size of content items as a percentage of a display area. Additionally, a display region in a page template may specify use of a sub-template for presenting content items. The sub-template includes display regions specifying the relative positioning of content items presented in the display region specifying use of the sub-template. To generate the section of the digital magazine, various page templates are scored and a page template is selected based on the scoring. One or more diversity policies may be enforced when selecting the page template to improve user interaction with the digital magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ying, Filipe Fortes
  • Patent number: 9483444
    Abstract: A digital magazine server creates a section of a digital magazine including content items based on a page template describing the relative positioning and sizing of content items. A page template may include display regions specifying the size of content items as a percentage of a display area. Additionally, a display region in a page template may specify use of a sub-template for presenting content items. The sub-template includes display regions specifying the relative positioning of content items presented in the display region specifying use of the sub-template. To generate the section of the digital magazine, various page templates are scored and a page template is selected based on the scoring. One or more diversity policies may be enforced when selecting the page template to improve user interaction with the digital magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ying, Filipe Fortes
  • Patent number: 9477910
    Abstract: An imposing apparatus searches for a layout of objects whose profile shapes (profile lines) do not overlap each other with respect to each of cells that make up an imposition area. The imposing apparatus then adjusts an interval between the objects that have been laid out according to the search result, by a unit smaller than the unit length of the cells, thereby bringing the profile lines of adjacent ones of the objects into partial agreement with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Kuranoshita
  • Patent number: 9442900
    Abstract: An apparatus for arranging a plurality of elements includes a memory that stores a program and a processor that executes the program stored in the memory. The processor acquires a first element and a second element, each of which strides over a page partition position corresponding to a bottom of a first page in a vertical direction. The processor arranges the first element and the second element, so that the first element is divided, at a position of the first element corresponding to the page partition position over which the second element strides, into the first page and a second page, and a whole of the second element is arranged to the second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9411798
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments enable a report to be generated using a template. The template may include one or more properties for which for which corresponding values are to be inherited by each copy of the template. A value of a property that is inherited may be overridden by modifying the inherited value. A copy of a template may be incorporated into a report design. Conversely, at least a portion of a report design may be saved as a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Wenbin He, Wenfeng Li, Rima Kanguri, Yu Li
  • Patent number: 9405425
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for presenting content associated with a landing page. A method includes: receiving a request for content to be published along with third party content in a resource; identifying a content item responsive to the request, the content item including a link to a landing page and an indicator for designating the content item as a swappable content item, wherein a swappable content item enables navigation away from the resource to the landing page without losing state of the resource, the content item being configured to monitor interactions of the user and inhibit a direct loading of a landing page in favor of a simultaneous presentation of the content of the landing page in a container having an overlay that includes the resource; and providing the content item including the indicator responsive to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Weston, Charles La, Jonathan Wolfe, Paul Schelte Reitsma, James D. Hawkins, Mehdi Sharifzadeh
  • Patent number: 9317598
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, an approach is provided for dynamically generating a compilation of media items during playback of one or more media items. A plurality of media items is received from a plurality of mobile devices. Respective context vectors for the media items are determined. The context vectors include, at least in part, orientation information, geo-location information, timing information, or a combination thereof associated with the creation of the respective media items. A compilation of at least a portion of the media items is dynamically generated during playback of one or more of the media items based, at least in part, on the context vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sujeet Shyamsundar Mate, Igor Danilo Diego Curcio, Francesco Cricri
  • Patent number: 9189514
    Abstract: An optimized fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The optimized fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information in an optimized manner and/or provides a status of the information. In some embodiments, the optimized fact checking system generates, aggregates, and/or summarizes content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 9113124
    Abstract: A method of providing one or more snapshots extracted from video footage includes displaying a first image in a first display area. The first image is associated with a first capture time. The method also includes displaying a first plurality of preview images in a second display area. The first plurality of preview images are associated with times prior to the first capture time. The method further includes displaying a second plurality of preview images in a third display area. The second plurality of preview images are associated with times subsequent to the first capture time. Moreover, the method includes selecting at least one of the first image, one of the first plurality of preview images, or one of the second plurality of preview images and saving the selected image to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Kaplan, David Ben-Yaakov, Jonathan Benjamin Korman, Philip C. Kim
  • Patent number: 9092239
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device arranged to execute application programs, wherein the device comprises an operating system enabling a separation of user interface data from the rest of the data processing system, the device being arranged to check, in response to starting an execution of the application program, whether screen size information of the application program corresponds to a display size of the terminal; and download, in response to the screen size of the application program differing from the display size of the terminal, a new user interface file with an appropriate screen size from a network server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Kimmo Lahdensivu
  • Publication number: 20150135059
    Abstract: This invention include embodiments for using a second device as a companion device to a first device to provide or enhance functions that are better supported using two or more display areas and/or I/O interface concurrently, comprising using a companion device with a first processor and local memory for running one or more programs and a user interface for displaying and/or entering information; a wireless communication link between the first device and the companion device; and, a first program running on the first device and a second program running on the companion device whereas the two programs communicate via the communication link to coordinate the content or information displayed or entered on the companion device with the content or information concurrently displayed or entered on the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Lusha LIANG, Ping Liang
  • 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: 9026942
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system (and method and computer readable storage medium) are disclosed for processing interactions with song lyrics. The system is configured to provide for display on a screen of a computing device the song lyrics. The system detects a selection of a segment of the song lyrics and provides for display a menu of options for interacting with the selected segment of the song lyrics. The system receives a selection of an option from the menu of options and updates, in a user interaction database, a data field corresponding to the selected segment with the selected option from the menu of options. The system executes the selected option from the menu of options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Juristovski, Milun Tesovic, Sushant Sund
  • Publication number: 20150121204
    Abstract: A user interface method for dynamic guided reading. The method includes displaying a section of a document on a screen of the handheld device, and receiving an input from a user of the handheld device. The method further includes interpreting the input as an intention to read the section of the document, in response to the intention to read the section of the document, displaying a guided reading confirmation region on a section of the screen of the handheld device, and upon receiving a user input on the confirmation region, enabling guided reading on the handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KOBO Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony O'Donoghue, Sneha Patel
  • Patent number: 9015582
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for reordering thumbnails. The method includes displaying a visual representation of an electronic document including a first page and a second page in an original order on a user interface generated on a touchscreen display, receiving movement data indicating that the touch has moved in a horizontal direction relative to the user interface, toward the second page. The method also includes altering the visual representation in response to release data such that the first page and the second page are presented in an altered order in the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Reza Ghassemi
  • Patent number: 9002137
    Abstract: A system of arranging images provides for automated scaling, positioning and organizing of a plurality of images on an image display, which may be transferred to a printed or electronic product design. A plurality of images are analyzed to produce image data. Display parameters determine permissible arrangement of the images. Based on the image data and the display parameters, an arrangement on the image display for each of the plurality of images is defined. The arrangement may be further defined to maximize at least one dimension of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vistaprint Schweiz GmbH
    Inventor: Brian D. Hanechak
  • Patent number: 9003282
    Abstract: A web-based system, method and program product are provided for adding content to a content object stored (e.g., a custom compilation or prepublished work) in a data repository as a group of hierarchically related content entities. Each noncontainer content object is preferably stored as a separate entity in the data repository. Each content entity is also stored as a row in a digital library index class as a collection of attributes and references to related content entities and containers. As the user selects desired objects for inclusion in a content object, the system arranges the objects hierarchically, e.g., into volumes, chapters and sections according to the order specified by the user. The system then creates a file object (e.g., a CBO) defining the content object that contains a list or outline of the container and noncontainer entities selected, their identifiers, order and structure. This file object is stored separately in the data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Baer, James A. Barker, Edward Hanapole, Robert C. Hartman, Jr., Eugene Johnson, Jr., I-Ming Kao, Janet L. Murray, Jerry D. Robertson, III, Richard W. Walkus
  • Publication number: 20150067484
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus that displays a first page and a second page. The display apparatus includes a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the layout of the first page is similar to the layout of the second page by comparing an object included in the first page with an object included in the second page which is different from the first page; and a display unit configured to display the first page on a screen based on a display area having been set by a user, wherein, if the determining unit determines that the layout of the first page is similar to the layout of the second page, the display unit displays the second page on the screen based on the set display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sumio, Yoichi Kashibuchi, Motoki Ikeda, Masahito Yamamoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150052425
    Abstract: A user interface for a movement between pages having a laminated structure in a portable device is provided. A method of searching for a page in a three dimensional manner in a portable device includes overlappingly displaying a plurality of pages in three dimensions; detecting a distance between the portable device and a user input means; sequentially moving and displaying the plurality of pages according to the detected distance; and when a movement of the user input means for selecting a page is detected, displaying the selected page. As a user brings a user input means close to a front surface of the portable device, the pages having the laminated structure are sequentially moved and displayed one by one, starting from a page displayed on the front. The user can identify the pages and select a desired page by making a gesture for selecting a shown page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Sik KIM, Joon-Oo KIM, Seong-Oh LEE, Moon-Sik JEONG, Sun-Ah KIM, Sung-Do CHOI
  • Patent number: 8959432
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for visually emphasizing information displayed on a computing device. In one example, a method that includes receiving a first portion of a document for display by the computing device, the first portion of the document including multiple elements separated by one or more delimiters. The method further includes dividing the multiple elements into a first set of one or more elements, each of which is displayable in its entirety at a time of display of the first portion of the document, and a second set of at least one element, the at least one element not displayable in its entirety at the time of display of the first portion of the document. The method further includes generating for display the first portion of the document, including visually emphasizing the first set of elements with respect to the second set of elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allen Sharkey
  • Patent number: 8958108
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus includes a control device configured to store, in a memory of the image processing apparatus, image data representing a plurality of page images to which page orders are defined, respectively, wherein the plurality of page images include a first page image to which a first page order is defined, a second page image to which a second page order is defined, and a third page image to which a third page order is defined, and wherein the second page order is a page order between the first page order and the third page order, acquire read data generated by reading an original, and if the read data includes the first page image and the third page image, delete the second page image from the image data to generate edited image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryohei Ozawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8938123
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a device includes a search module configured to search handwriting information stored in a storage medium for a first handwriting information part whose degree of a similarity with a specific handwriting information part specified as a search key is greater than or equal to a reference value, the handwriting information includes a plurality of stroke data corresponding to a plurality of strokes, and a display processing module configured to display, on a touchscreen display, one or more thumbnail corresponding to handwriting information includes the first handwriting information part and a first user interface for changing the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Rumiko Hashiba, Hideki Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 8934147
    Abstract: A page numbering unit assigns an electronic document page number to each of image data of a plurality of pages stored in a storage unit. An image analysis unit extracts a page number described in each of the image data of the plurality of pages stored in the storage unit. The image analysis unit identifies image data that describes page numbers for searching for other pages, from among the image data of the plurality of pages stored in the storage unit. A page number comparator compares the assigned electronic document page number with the extracted page number, for each of the image data of the plurality of pages. A page number conversion unit converts the page numbers for searching into the corresponding electronic document page numbers, based on a result of comparison by the page number comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kozo Shimazu
  • Publication number: 20140380153
    Abstract: A method for dividing pages and an electronic display device are provided. The method for dividing pages includes the following steps. An edit page is started on the display screen, and a length of an editable area is increased in the edit page when the edit page is pulled down. The edit page receives a paging operation to generate at least one page break in at least one position of the edit page. When the at least one page break is generated, the edit page is divided into at least two separate pages according to the at least one page break, and the separate pages are respectively saved as different files. The method for dividing pages is more convenient and user-friendly for the user operating a data editing operation of the electronic display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jhao-Dong Chiu, Ting-Feng Chou
  • Patent number: 8918311
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a system for generating a plurality of caption frames is provided. The system comprises a memory storing a plurality of elements generated from transcription information, at least one processor coupled to the memory, and a caption engine component executed by the at least one processor. The caption engine component is configured to identify at least one element sequence as meeting predetermined criteria specifying a plurality of caption characteristics, the at least one element sequence including at least one element of the plurality of elements, and store the at least one element sequence within at least one caption frame. The at least one element sequence may correspond to at least one sentence. The transcription information may be time-coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3Play Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Johnson, Christopher S. Antunes, Roger S. Zimmerman, Jeremy E. Barron, Joshua Miller, Anatole Khesin
  • Patent number: 8913288
    Abstract: A method for changing physical page properties in a large format printing application on a client device, the client device having executable instructions for creating a print job for producing a printout of an image. The steps include selecting the image for the print job; selecting a logical page size for the printout of the image; dividing the logical page size into a plurality of physical pages based on a selected medium; selecting at least one physical page from the plurality of physical pages and changing at least one print property on the at least one physical page; and adjusting the at least one print property on adjacent physical pages to the selected at least one physical page to avoid a sudden change in image quality and/or image appearance of the image in the printout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Isao Hayami
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140365875
    Abstract: A method for provisioning IT resources includes receiving a signal from an e-book reading device indicating that a user of the e-book reading device is approaching a practical procedure section within an e-book being read by the user on the e-book reading device. The practical procedure section includes an exercise to be performed by the user pertaining to the subject matter of the e-book. What IT resources are needed for the user to perform the exercise are determined. The needed IT resources are provisioned such that the IT resources that the needed IT resources are available when the user is ready to perform the exercise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARCO DIAS DE ASSUNCAO, SILVIA CRISTINA SARDELA BIANCHI, MARCO AURELIO STELMAR NETTO
  • Patent number: 8908228
    Abstract: A method for changing physical page properties in a large format printing application on a client device, the client device having executable instructions for creating a print job for producing a printout of an image, which includes the steps of: selecting the image for the print job; selecting a logical page size for the printout of the image; dividing the logical page size into a plurality of physical pages based on a selected medium; and selecting at least one physical page from the plurality of physical pages and changing at least one print property on the at least one physical page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Qian, Kenneth Young
  • Patent number: 8904273
    Abstract: A value formatting system for determining format specifications in reports is provided. The value formatting system comprises a format collection unit for collecting data value attributes and patterns for a data item in a report, and a format merging unit for merging the collected data value attributes and patterns into a format specification for the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ferguson, Xu Wu
  • Publication number: 20140351268
    Abstract: A client device selects content items associated with various applications executing on the client device and dynamically lays out the selected content items for presentation while the client device is in a locked state. To present the selected content items, the client device selects a page template including slots specifying sizing and relative positioning of content items based on user attributes, geographic information, client device characteristics, and content item attributes. Content items associated with various applications are associated with each slot in the selected page template, and when the client device is in a locked state, the content items are presented with relative sizing and positioning determined by the slots in the selected page template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos Weskamp, Johan Prag, Eric Alexander, Eric Feng
  • Patent number: 8866842
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for adaptive content authoring are disclosed. A dimensionally-linked authoring interface comprising a dimension control for associating values of a dimension to frames is displayed. A plurality of frames and input associating each of the plurality of frames to a respective value of the dimension are received. A data structure comprising the plurality of frames and associations between the frames and the respective values of the dimension is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Justin Van Slembrouck
  • Patent number: 8854675
    Abstract: In the method and device, electronic documents are created from a batch of physical documents of varying lengths. The batch comprises sub-batches of groups of multiple multi-page physical documents with separator sheets on each group. Each separator sheet is marked with a page count for any physical documents in its group. The batch is scanned-in and the resulting image pages are used to form the electronic documents. Specifically, the image pages are analyzed in sequence to identify document sheet image pages and separator sheet image pages. When a separator sheet image page is identified, the page count on that separator sheet image page is read and electronic document(s) is/are created from sequential set(s) of document sheet image pages, which follow the separator sheet image page and have the specific page count, until the next separator sheet image page is identified. This is repeated for all separator sheet image pages identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert St. Jacques, Jr., Steven R. Moore
  • Patent number: 8856645
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a document generator, which is implemented using a computing system with one or more computing devices, to generate a formatted document associated with a collection of data page units. The document generator or can include a collector, an organization unit, and a formatting unit. The collector facilitates collecting data page units in response to a user selection. The data page units are collected intact and in their original format and are associated with a first ordered sequence. The organization unit facilitates re-sequencing the data page units to associate the data page units with a second ordered sequence. The formatting unit facilitates outputting a formatted document incorporating the collected data page units in the second ordered sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Russell Vandervort, Venkatesh Guru Rao, Jesse Silverstein, Michael Collins Allers
  • Publication number: 20140298167
    Abstract: An electronic book can be paginated by reference to a print version of the same book. Pages of the print version are scanned to obtain text strings and page labels corresponding to each of the pages. The text strings are then compared to the electronic book to find the best matching positions within the electronic book. The matching positions within the electronic book are then associated with the page numbers of the pages from which the matching text strings were obtained. Autocorrelation can be used to determine matching positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Derek T. Jones, Oleksandr Y. Berezhnyy
  • Publication number: 20140298166
    Abstract: The invention displays virtual printed matter in a form close to an actual printed matter and an actual final product on a screen, and performs pagination work on the virtual printed matter, considering the form of the printed matter and the final product. A data generation apparatus includes a form information selection unit which selects form information related to the form of a final product and a printed matter, information acquisition units which acquire the selected form information, a pagination processing unit which paginates virtual printed matter simulating the printed matter based on the acquired form information to generate pagination data, and a display unit which three-dimensionally displays a process of paginating the virtual printed matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi KURANOSHITA
  • Patent number: 8850312
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a whole preview image generating unit that generates a whole preview image, the whole preview image being a print preview image of the entirety of each page, a display unit, a whole preview image display control unit that controls displaying the whole preview image, a divided preview image generating unit that generates divided preview images, the divided preview images being made by dividing the print preview image of each page by a dividing number, a divided preview image enlarging unit that enlarges each of the divided preview images at higher magnification than a display magnification of the whole preview image and generates enlarged divided preview images, and a divided preview image display control unit that controls displaying the enlarged divided preview images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiko Ikazaki, Tetsuya Matsusaka
  • Publication number: 20140289615
    Abstract: A method for a device to perform typesetting on a document, including: paginating the document into a plurality of pages; determining that a page of the plurality of pages contains a blank area after the paginating; determining an adjustable element in the document that causes the blank area; and transposing the adjustable element and an adjacent element in the document, to determine a typesetting sequence for the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140281936
    Abstract: Computer program products and methods for displaying information relating to one or more digital looseleafs are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer program product includes a computer usable medium having computer readable instructions embodied therein. The computer readable instructions cause a processor to display of a first table of contents page of a digital looseleaf. In response to receipt of a user selection of a representation of an individual one of the plurality of main sections, a second table of contents page is displayed overtop the first table of contents page such that an edge portion of the first table of contents page is unobstructed by the second table of contents page. In response to receipt of a user input in the edge portion of the first table of contents page, an entirety of the first table of contents page is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Daniel Wallis, Alyson Lee Piper, Matthew David Lawrence, Trisnadi Kurniawan
  • Patent number: 8832548
    Abstract: A system and method for selective control of zoom adjustments in an electronic publication is disclosed. The method may include generating content for display on an electronic reading device; generating at least one style for the content, and storing the content and the at least one style on a computer readable medium. The generation of at least one style may include identifying at least a portion of the content for which at least one zoom level will be specified; specifying a base text size for the portion of the content; and specifying a first value to increment the base text size to a first zoom state text size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brady Duga, Garth Conboy, William Leshner, John Rivlin, Vincent Le Chevalier