Automatic Placement Of Document Portion Patents (Class 715/253)
  • Patent number: 9576276
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for context-informed summarization is described. A method may comprise determining, via a computing device, a context of a communication. The method may further comprise determining, via the computing device, a summarization attribute for the communication based upon, at least in part, the context of the communication. The method may also comprise creating a summary of the communication based upon, at least in part, the summarization attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Edith Helen Stern, Liam Harpur, Patrick Joseph O'Sullivan, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 9563646
    Abstract: A system and method for associating a document with a concept are provided. One or more idea-electronic document associations is identified, wherein each idea-electronic document association is based on a user performance criteria relative to the electronic document and the idea. At least one of the one or more electronic documents is identified with a concept based on the one or more idea-electronic document associations, wherein the concept is related to the one or more ideas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley T. Chan, Sumit Agarwal, Rama Ranganath, Leora Ruth Wiseman, Deepak Jindal
  • Patent number: 9424318
    Abstract: A method of ranking data visualizations is performed at a computing device having one or more processors and memory. The memory stores one or more programs for execution by the processors. A user selects a plurality of data fields from a set of data, and the computing device generates a plurality of data visualization options. Each data visualization option associates each of the user-selected data fields with a respective predefined visual specification feature. For each of the generated data visualization options, the device calculates a score based on a set of ranking criteria. A first ranking criterion of the set of ranking criteria is based on values of one or more of the user-selected data fields in the set of data. A ranked list of the data visualization options is then created, where the ranked list is ordered according to the computed scores of the data visualization options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: TABLEAU SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Anushka Anand, Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Kanit Wongsuphasawat
  • Patent number: 9305025
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, include computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for determining keywords for an image that supports an overlay content item. A method includes identifying, using one or more processors, an image that is to support an overlay content item, the image being presented on a web site and including a portion that is designated as being enabled to receive and display the overlay content item; evaluating pixel data associated with the image including determining one or more labels that are associated with content included within the image; and determining one or more keywords for the image based at least in part on the one or more labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jingbin Wang, Xiangrong Chen, Charles J. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 9021353
    Abstract: Information is camouflaged to permit discreet access of the information at times when it is otherwise inappropriate to access the information. Information is camouflaged for computer device display by analyzing visual characteristics of baseline information designated to be displayed on a portion of an electronic display and causing the electronic display to display replacement information within a region of the electronic display in place of information or content that would normally be displayed within the region. The replacement information visually conforms to the visual characteristics so as to be camouflaged within other information displayed outside the region. An input/output interface may be at least intermittently displayed within a section of the region to permit a user to interact with a data stream providing the replacement information. When the input/output interface is displayed, it may also be camouflaged to conform to the visual characteristics of the baseline information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Zornow
  • Patent number: 9003274
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide for a system and recordable type medium for representing actions in a data processing system. A table is generated. The table comprises a plurality of rows and columns. Ones of the columns represent corresponding ones of computer applications that can start or stop in parallel with each other in a data processing system. Ones of the rows represent corresponding ones of sequences of actions within a corresponding column. Additionally, the table represents a definition of relationships among memory address spaces, wherein the table represents when each particular address space is started or stopped during one of a start-up process, a recovery process, and a shut-down process. The resulting table is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph John Katnic
  • 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: 8965983
    Abstract: Changes made to a document are automatically summarized within an electronic message. The changes may be made to a document that is being collaborated on. For example, the document may be an attachment to an electronic message, a link to a shared document that is contained within the electronic message and/or a document that is being shared between a different users. The document may be any type of file to which changes/comments are made, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, slides, and the like. A reviewer may make many different types of changes to the document (e.g. deleting/adding content, adding comments, and the like). After making any changes to the document, a summary of the changes is automatically inserted into an electronic message that is then sent to one or more recipients. Live information relating to the document may also be displayed with one or more electronic messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Costenaro, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 8954842
    Abstract: A method for managing multiple columns in a document. The method includes obtaining a text stream from the document; obtaining a current fill limit associated with an initial column of the multiple columns; placing, using a layout engine, the text stream within the multiple columns according to the current fill limit; identifying, after placing the text stream, a first fill level of a final column of the multiple columns; calculating a first difference between the current fill limit and the first fill level of the final column; calculating, in response to the first difference exceeding a tolerance, a revised fill limit based on the current fill limit; placing, using the layout engine, the text stream within the multiple columns according to the revised fill limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Jason James Grams, Todd Michael Plummer
  • Publication number: 20150040004
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a display control device includes a selector and a controller. The selector is configured to acquire display condition information in which combinations of pieces of position-time information of a user and pieces of activity-time information are associated with pieces of display information to be displayed on a display device, respectively, specify a combination of a piece of position information and a piece of activity information associated with the time corresponding to the piece of position information, from among the combinations of the pieces of position information and the pieces of activity information in the display condition information, and select the piece of display information corresponding to the specified combination. The controller is configured to control to display the selected piece of display information on the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tsukasa IKE, Kazushige OUCHI, Yasunobu YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 8928920
    Abstract: A print job includes instructions to print markings and perform finishing operations on a first type of media. Systems and methods determine print job characteristics of the print job based on data within the print job, and select a different type of media on which banner pages will be printed (e.g., “second types of media” that is different from the first type of media used for the print job pages). The banner pages contain human and/or computer readable instructions to perform the finishing operations. The media type used for the “second type of media” is based on the print job characteristics of the print job. The print markings are printed on the first type of media, and the banner pages are printed on the second type of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Bell, Javier A. Morales
  • Patent number: 8924846
    Abstract: A method of determining main text in a mark-up document is provided, which comprises determining a length of each paragraph in the mark-up document; and determining one or more main paragraphs of the mark-up document based upon the length of the paragraphs in the mark-up document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bao-Yao Zhou, Yuhong Xiong, Wei Liu
  • Publication number: 20140372876
    Abstract: Selective content presentation for the purpose of self-imposed censoring of content is implemented on an electronic device. The selective content presentation involves acquiring a content suppression preference for suppressing content presentation at an electronic device. Subsequently, a content portion and a content selection tag for the content portion are also received at the electronic device. When the electronic device determines based on the content selection tag that a part of content portion is designated for suppression by the content suppression preference, the part of the content portion is obstructed by the electronic device to form a modified content portion. The modified content portion is further presented to a user via the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jason A. Bliss, Luan Nguyen, Geoffrey E. Endresen, Brian T. Smith, Bethel Shawn McMillan
  • 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: 20140365876
    Abstract: At least one aspect of the present disclosure directs to a content generation system including a content generation module and a rule management module. The rule management module is adapted to receive a plurality of rules on content generation. The content generation module is adapted to generate a content configuration, wherein the content configuration comprises a plurality of content elements and one or more relationships among the plurality of content elements, wherein the one or more relationships are in accordance with the plurality of rules on content generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Arsenault Frederick J., Brian E. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8904281
    Abstract: A method for associating a characterization attribute with a document in a computerized system is disclosed, the method comprising providing a primary insertion of a document associating at least one intrinsic characterization attribute with the document, and providing a secondary insertion of the document associating at least one extrinsic characterization attribute with the document. A method for changing the level of details of a document representation in accordance with a magnification of the document representation is also disclosed. A machine readable medium containing machine executable instructions providing a method for building a multi-user document vector is also disclosed, the method comprising a first plurality of documents associated with a first user, a second plurality of documents associated with a second user and a multi-user document vector comprising the first plurality of documents and the second plurality of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 8904280
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer program product for generating, rendering and printing documents 100,110,120 from a variable-data printing document template 130 which defines a document defining a layout of nested document portions 150 comprising content which is variable in response to input data 140. There is provided a way of expressing and treating nested flows, thus enabling the creation of complex document designs for Variable Data Publishing material used in Digital Publishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Fabio Giannetti
  • Patent number: 8898561
    Abstract: A method and a device for determining a display mode of an electronic document on a screen are provided. The method may comprise: obtaining the size of the screen and the original layout size of the electronic document; determining, from the obtained original layout size, a document layout length in a layout direction of the original layout of the electronic document; determining, from the obtained size of the screen, a screen reading length in a reading direction of the screen; and comparing the document layout length with the screen reading length to determine whether a fixed-layout display mode or a flow display mode shall be selected to display the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignees: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Guo, Zhan Li
  • Patent number: 8887041
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, while a webpage is being displayed in a mobile terminal, a function frequently used by the mobile terminal is available by interconnecting to the webpage despite that the webpage is not closed. The present invention includes storing an object oriented program having a prescribed function, accessing an external server providing a webpage, driving a web browser for a webpage source by receiving the webpage source of the webpage from the external server, and displaying the webpage by rendering the webpage provided by the external server with a modified webpage having the prescribed function reflected thereon in a manner that the web browser configures a document object model tree using the web browser source and the object oriented program together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Se Yoon Jang
  • Patent number: 8887040
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate the automated delivery of media content, such as music, audio clips, advertisements and including other digitized multi-media files, in a wireless communication environment. In an aspect, the media content may be downloaded to a user based on various user-characteristics, such as a profile of the user, the preferences of the user for a genre of media content, and the behavior of the user with respect to user actions on a wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajarshi Ray, Ted Matsumoto
  • 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: 8850332
    Abstract: A method performed in a web page authoring system having a user input system and an editing screen display for displaying a representation of a tag associated with a display artifact represented on the editing screen display is disclosed. A user action input selecting a reference point on the editing screen display for a web page being authored is received. A reference area on the editing screen display enclosing the selected reference point is set. The display object closest to the reference point is selected as a reference display artifact from among display artifacts in the reference area. A tag associated with the reference display artifact is selected from among tags associated with the display artifacts. A first rectangle is drawn on the editing screen display artifact. A second, larger rectangle is drawn enclosing the first rectangle. A space between the first and second rectangles represents the selected tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 8843821
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to develop a patent document by generating a user manipulable claim data structure for a claim relationship between at least a descendant and a parent claims; and utilizing an interactive graphical user interface so that when a user selects a claim, a graphical representation of the claim relationship is diagrammed, wherein the interactive graphical user interface allows moving a claim using drag and drop selection and automatically renumbering the claims to show new claim relationship; and wherein the interactive graphical user interface shows one or more elements recited in each claim in respective one or more text boxes for editing and for drag and drop movement of the one or more text boxes to indicate claim element arrangement and relationship to another element in the claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Bao Q. Tran
  • Patent number: 8826124
    Abstract: A method for displaying indicia that is to be printed on a double-sided item on a computer screen. The double-sided item has first and second surfaces. The indicia has at least one print orientation when the indicia is printed on the item's first and second surfaces, and at least one view orientation when the indicia is displayed on the computer screen, which has a vertical orientation. The method includes providing information that characterizes the indicia's print orientation, using the information to compare the print orientation to the vertical orientation; and if, as a result of the comparison, the print orientation does not match the vertical orientation, adjusting the view orientation so the view orientation matches the vertical orientation while maintaining the indicia's print orientation when the indicia is printed on the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: CCL Label, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley K. Nelson, Phillip W. McGee
  • Patent number: 8804188
    Abstract: A technique is presented for making effective use of sheets when the total number of pages to be printed on a sheet is changed after the number of pages per sheet was originally specified. In one aspect, the technique is implemented on an apparatus that accepts a specified number of pages per sheet, obtains a page group having a number of pages, determines whether the number of pages in the page group has changed, changes the specified number of pages per sheet when the number of pages in the page group has changed, and generates output data of the pages with the specified number of pages when the number of pages in the page group has not been changed, and generates the changed number of pages when the number has been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mareyuki Murata
  • Patent number: 8806331
    Abstract: A system for creating and editing image and or text-based projects includes a server connected to a data network, the server having access to a digital medium containing an executable graphics user interface (GUI) accessible by computer browser, at least one data repository residing on the network, the repository accessible to the server, the repository containing images, and product-related graphics, a print configuration engine implemented in software residing on and executable from the digital medium or another accessible medium, the print configuration engine for rendering image and or text-based products for printing, and at least one bi-directional communication channel established between a computing appliance running a version of the GUI while connected to the network and a server managing the data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Daniel Andrew Laffoon, Daniel Thanh Schultz
  • Patent number: 8797361
    Abstract: An image displaying system and method in which images that are categorized according to the aspect ratio of width of height thereof are displayed in a selection window and the images are put into and edited in an editing window, and an image display system employing the method. In the system and method, the aspect ratio of height to width of a layout of the editing window is determined, images having the same aspect ratio of height to width as the layout are detected and displayed in the selection window, an image is selected from among the displayed images, and the selected image is put into and edited in the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-hyun Goh
  • Patent number: 8799765
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user of a first portable digital computing device creates an annotation associated with a particular reading location within a reference document. The annotation and the reading location are shared with a second portable digital computing device storing a copy of the reference document. Using the shared information, the second device displays the reference document with the annotation shown at the reading location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Inkling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles M. MacInnis, Joshua John Forman, Anne K Halsall, Scott William Kyle, Robert Cromwell, Kevin Ballard, Peter S. Cho
  • Patent number: 8793570
    Abstract: Methods and computer programs for automatically creating a text layout in an electronic design for a product to be printed. A number of defined text elements are available for user text entries. The product layout is based a user-selected image, if any, and on the text elements having user-supplied text content. Text elements without text content are disregarded. Positioning of user text entries is determined based on the size of the text entries, defined text element spacing distances, and defined positioning rules. Creating a layout incorporating user-supplied text entries and/or image may include cropping or resizing of other design elements in the product design and wrapping of relatively long text entries onto multiple lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: VistaPrint Schweiz GmbH
    Inventor: Brian D. Hanechak
  • Patent number: 8769402
    Abstract: Method for optimising the placement of at least two pieces of information in at least one display section of a display area managed by a system, wherein said system communicates with an Information Optimization Center through the sending and receiving of packets of instructions and/or requests, wherein said packets of instructions comprise data regarding a location of at least one piece of information and instructions regarding at least two pieces of information are sent in the same packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Admeta Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Jonas Svensson, Leif Jagerbrand, Björn Andersson, Thomas Karlsson, Ola Tiverman, Pierre Milburn
  • Patent number: 8769436
    Abstract: An adaptive region system can include an adaptive region module and a display module. The adaptive region module can include a mini region button panel module capable of generating a mini region button panel having multiple mini region buttons, a view panel module capable of generating a view panel having multiple view buttons, and a region panel module capable of generating a region panel having multiple mini regions. The display module can visually display the mini region button panel, the view panel, and the region panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Haire, Arin Bhowmick, Kari Mochel, David Danielson, Rami Musa
  • Patent number: 8769395
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for using layout objects or layers are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises accessing information in a JPM file having a plurality of layout objects and generating at least one image using the plurality of layout objects, wherein a first set of at least one of the layout objects of the plurality of layout objects in the image occludes a second set of one or more layout objects in the plurality of layout objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Boliek, Edward L. Schwartz, Michael Gormish
  • Patent number: 8769432
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for capturing information from a web site. The method includes accessing the web site using a browser with a browser module, where the web site comprises a number of web pages having information in a first format, and obtaining a profile corresponding to the web site, where the profile defines a manner to capture information in a first format from the web site. The method further includes capturing information, by the browser module, from at least one of the number of web pages based on the profile and sending the information captured by the browser module to a destination application, where the destination application is external to the browser and where the destination application is configured to use the information in a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford L. Rhyne, Larry John Raab, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 8756491
    Abstract: A PDL data processing device may obtain PDL data and create drawing data utilizing the PDL data. The PDL data may include resource part data, page part data, and deletion part data. In a case of N in 1 or 1 in N, the PDL data processing device may be configured to delete a first set of the resource part data indicated by a first set of data information included in a first set of the deletion part data including a first set of page information indicating a page number L+1, subsequent to a creation for a first set of the drawing data by utilizing a first set of the page part data being associated with a page number L, and prior to a creation for a second set of the drawing data by utilizing a second set of the page part data being associated with the page number L+1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8751916
    Abstract: The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for a Composite Content Generator. The disclosure teaches a Composite Content Generator, which provides a straightforward, unified, and transparent interface that presents users with the ability to customize publication purchases. Buyers of content may desire to customize their purchases in order to acquire certain sections of a work (e.g., select chapters from a travel book, select recipes from a cook book, choose certain subjects out of reference or medical journals, and specific sections of a periodical). In one embodiment, the Composite Content Generator allows buyers to view, select, and purchase portions of various works (e.g., such as books, periodicals, reference materials, and/or the like) and receive fulfillment of their purchase as a customized and modular composite publication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Gary T. Bender, Stephen A. Cox
  • Patent number: 8749832
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an acquiring unit, an image page selecting unit, a reducing unit, and an outputting unit. The acquiring unit acquires a file including a plurality of pages. At least one of a character and an image is carried on each page. The image page selecting unit selects a page containing the image from the plurality of pages. The reducing unit generates a reduced-size page carrying a reduced-size image from the selected page. The outputting unit outputs the reduced-size image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norio Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8739015
    Abstract: Various embodiments include one or more of systems, methods, and software for placing multiple files as a contact sheet, such as image files within an electronic document. A selection of electronic files is received along with a an area input. The area input defines an area to place a graphical representation of at least one of the selected electronic files within an electronic file being authored. Graphical representations of the selected electronic files may then be placed in the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: David C. Stephens
  • Patent number: 8739029
    Abstract: DY-Internet/SCHA system of using an interactive device such as an e-mail pager to obtain information from a publicly available source, such as the Internet. The e-mail pager may send information in its native format to a service that acts as an intermediary. That service takes the information and uses it to assemble a request to the actual information source, such as a Web page being accessed. If a web page is being accessed, the request is in HTML, and may include personal logon information. The response from the web page is also in HTML, and this information is received by the service, and salient information is taken from the HTML file. The information is reformatted, e.g. according to a template, into the e-mail pager's native format, and sent to the pager. Another embodiment describes opening multiple pages, and assembling their content into a single web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Harris Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8724158
    Abstract: Displaying of document information to be printed in a printing apparatus capable of inserting, during printing on print sheets fed from a predetermined sheet feed unit, a plurality of types of sheets from sheet feed units different from the predetermined sheet feed unit, is controlled by setting information on an insert sheet to be inserted in document information, determining for each page of the document information and of the set insert sheet whether or not the page is printable or unprintable, and controlling to differently display a printable page and an unprintable page in accordance with the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Nara, Takuya Miyazato
  • Patent number: 8717383
    Abstract: Managing diagram elements in a drawing becomes more challenging as the number of diagram elements increases. Placing a new diagram element in a drawing often requires manual movement of one or more other diagram elements within the drawing. Functionality can be implemented within a drawing application to automatically manage diagram elements in a drawing by applying layouts to sets of diagram elements. A drawing tool can associate a set of diagram elements and assigns them a exclusive area or region in the drawing space. Since a layout occupies an exclusive area, the drawing tool can manage the drawing space by automatically moving elements within a first layout when overlap with a second layout is detected. Managing drawing spaces with layouts reduces time spent adjusting diagram elements as a result of applying operations to other elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Peter A. Coldicott, Eduardo T. Kahan, Velayoudame P. Mouttoucomarasamy
  • Patent number: 8705060
    Abstract: Provided is a display input device including: a display portion for displaying setting screens for setting items; a storage portion for storing: a program that is a combination of setting items and is invoked to cause the display portion to sequentially display the setting screen for each of the setting items selected and registered in advance; and data for additional display, which is used for determining whether or not to perform the additional display in which the setting screen is added to the program, and which setting screen is to be additionally displayed; an input portion for receiving an input made to invoke the registered program; and a processing portion for determining, when the registered program is invoked, an additional setting item, which is the setting item to be added, based on the data for additional display, and causing the display portion to additionally display the additional setting item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Keiko Morita
  • Patent number: 8706733
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating automatic objective-based feature improvement, the method including receiving a request to identify an optimal alternative for each of one or more features of a computer-implemented entity, determining an alternative feature range for each of the one or more features, the alternative feature range defining a range of possible alternative features available with respect to the feature, selecting one or more alternative features for each feature from the alternative feature range of the feature, generating a plurality of alternative sets, each including an alternative feature for at least one of the one or more features, selecting a plurality of user groups from a pool of users and assigning each user group of the plurality of users groups to one of the plurality of alternative sets based on user characteristics of the users and historical information regarding the interaction of the user with the computer-implemented entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zach Yeskel, David Andrew Huffaker, Rachel Ida Rosenthal Schutt, Andrew Stephen Tomkins, David Andrew Gibson, Abhijit Bose, Alexander Fabrikant, Makoto Uchida
  • Publication number: 20140095989
    Abstract: A display apparatus for displaying accumulated data items includes obtaining means for obtaining a plurality of data items accumulated, classifying means for classifying the plurality of data items into N groups on the basis of predetermined criteria, display-control means for controlling an indication on a display unit such that the plurality of data are displayed in N display regions corresponding to the N groups, and accepting means for accepting a specification of one display region from among the N display regions. When the accepting means accepts a specification of one display region from among the N display regions, the classifying means classifies a plurality of data items displayed in the specified display region into a further N groups, and the display-control means controls an indication on the display unit such that the plurality of data items are displayed in the N display regions corresponding to the N groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stephen Robert Young
  • Patent number: 8687235
    Abstract: An information apparatus determines whether a number of color pages in a document data has increased, and when it is determined that the number of the color pages has not increased, page reduction processing is executed on specified pages in the document data, and when it is determined that the number of the color pages has increased, page reduction processing is not executed on the specified pages in the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Morita
  • Patent number: 8677235
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for ranking visualization types. In order to rank the visualization types, visualization metadata is generated for each of the visualization types and data set metadata is generated for the data set. A suitability score is then computed based upon the visualization metadata and the data set metadata through the use of data mapping rules and chart selection rules. The visualization types are then ranked according to the computed scores. A user interface may then be displayed that includes visual representations corresponding to the visualization types that are ordered according to the ranking. One of the visual representations may then be selected to apply the corresponding visualization type to the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin L Chronister, Daniel Philip Cory, David Benjamin Lee
  • 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: 8650485
    Abstract: A method for integrating Really Simple Syndication (RSS) documents includes extracting a data element set from an item of an RSS document and data elements contained in the data element set through a tag processing procedure; establishing a menu pool for displaying the content of the data element set and the content of the data elements; executing an editor to compose and edit the selected data element set and data elements, so as to combine the selected data element set and data elements into a new item; and outputting the new item as a target output document. Through the method, the content of various RSS documents is integrated into a customized Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or RSS document meeting the requirements of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Esobi Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Yang Tsai, Jung-Chun Hung
  • Publication number: 20140040712
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for arranging photographs, drawings, videos and other media elements in a logical and visually appealing manner. Media elements may be selected, automatically or manually arranged in a progression to collectively tell a complete narrative. The arrangement for the progression may provide some direction but not limit the creator to sending single elements at a time, or using templates, pages, folders, or albums. Images may be intelligently placed and/or sized. When viewing the story, a viewer can advance through the media and understand the full story or perspective. A user may resize, move, delete or add images to enhance the story. The story may be shared with others, some or all of which may also collaborate to add or change the story progression to provide different perspectives or content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Photobucket Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne C. Chang, Thomas A. Munro, Katharine A. Hare
  • Patent number: 8645248
    Abstract: An integrated customer communications computer system is configured to provide outbound customer communications. The communications computer system generates documents associated with the communications in a predefined format, in real-time or in batch, by merging templates comprising static data received from a template repository, dynamic data received from at least one component of an account opening system, and static content for the templates received from a content repository. The communications computer system includes a communication manager, a plurality of transmission channels, an interface for managing the templates and the content, and a document repository. Various embodiments are described, including a computer implemented method of providing customer communications using an integrated customer communications component and/or module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: HSBC Technology & Services (USA) Inc.
    Inventors: Paris F. Roselli, Ronald M. Lesandro, Martin Hayes, Neil T. Parsons, Michael R. Antognoli, Atakorn Tangtrakul, Anil Diwan, Richard A. Gemma
  • Patent number: 8645850
    Abstract: A layout that specifies rectangular components within a container rectangle may be specified. Each rectangular component has at least one size and a gravity parameter, and can be classified as flexible or non-flexible based on the gravity parameter. The computing device determines a plurality of grid lines from the layout. Each rectangular component of the set of rectangular components is associated with at least two grid lines. The at least two grid lines are based on the at least one size of the rectangular component. The computing device generates a system of constraints, where each constraint is related to at least two grid lines of the plurality of grid lines. The computing device solves the system of constraints to determine a location for each grid line. The computing device generates a display of the rectangular components based on the locations of the grid lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Milne