Plural Documents Or Plural Portions Of Single Document Patents (Class 715/277)
  • Patent number: 10210575
    Abstract: A method and system for associating information regarding an object with image objects is disclosed, wherein each image object is a visual data containers including an image associated with the object and data items relating to the object. A user may interact with a graphical user interface to create, modify, and associate image objects by means of the associated images. Information regarding the objects may be associated therewith by means of the image objects, and image objects may be associated with other image objects to generate associations between information regarding the underlying objects. Information regarding other image objects or the associated image may be used to determine information regarding the object, which may be associated with the image object. In some embodiments, associating two or more image objects may associate the underlying objects for purposes of insurance policies or may generate a new insurance policy based on the image objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Amy Engelhorn
  • Patent number: 9720634
    Abstract: A print control device is configured to perform operations including: determining whether to execute a preflight processing for checking a print job based on a print setting information and a condition information specifying a condition for executing the preflight processing; upon determining to execute the preflight processing, executing the preflight processing and then generating a print output information for printing an image on a print sheet based on a print job information; and upon determining not to execute the preflight processing, generating the print output information based on the print job information without executing the preflight processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukimoto Sakata, Shigeru Masuda
  • Patent number: 9575623
    Abstract: Various data source locations storing files can be accessed and/or crawled. At each location, files can be identified. These files can be analyzed to obtain attributes characterizing such file. Thereafter, a visualization can be generated in a graphical user interface that takes the form of data map that characterizes the identified files along two or more dimensions, with each dimension being based on a different attribute of the file. For example, the vertical dimension can be based on a number of columns and the horizontal dimension can be based on a number of rows. The graphical user interface can include graphical user interface elements associated with each identified file. These elements, when activated, can cause complementary information characterizing the corresponding identified file to be displayed. The elements can then be used to import or otherwise utilize one of the identified files into an application (such as a spreadsheet software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: PlusAMP, Inc.
    Inventors: William Harris Yeskel, Toshihiro Murayama, Jonathan Stuart Epstein
  • Patent number: 9372845
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, carried out by one or more processors, for managing product configuration files. In an embodiment, the method comprises the steps of receiving, by one or more processors, a document containing one or more annotations, wherein the one or more annotations are associated with one or more files; determining, by one or more processors, an annotation has been selected from the one or more annotations to access a particular file associated with the selected annotation; linking, by one or more processors, a storage location for the particular file associated with the selected annotation to the received document; and displaying, by one or more processors, content of the particular file associated with the selected annotation in the received document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gaurav Nigam, Arun Ramakrishnan, Rohit Shetty
  • Patent number: 9354701
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: calculate a first distance between an end of a first line in an object for reading displayed on a display screen and a beginning of a second line that is next to the first line in the object, and set, in accordance with the first distance, a condition for determining whether the object has been finished reading by a user based on detecting movement of a gaze position of the user on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori Taguchi, Motonobu Mihara, Hideki Tomimori
  • Patent number: 9251241
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for self-provisioning a teamspace instance. A teamspace template including one or more teamspace characteristics and one or more user roles is generated. A teamspace instance is provisioned from a snapshot of the generated teamspace template using the one or more teamspace characteristics and the one or more user roles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Howarth, Scott P. Mills, Michael J. Mitchell, Brett E. Morris
  • Patent number: 9195421
    Abstract: An image forming system includes a client apparatus, a server apparatus and an image forming apparatus. The client apparatus includes a designating unit. The designating unit designates identification information stored in the server apparatus and image data. The server apparatus includes a first memory unit and a transmitting unit. The first memory unit stores the identification information. The transmitting unit transmits the identification information and the image data designated by the designating unit to the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a second memory unit, an accepting unit and a control unit. The second memory unit stores first authentication information corresponding to the identification information. The accepting unit accepts second authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 9141719
    Abstract: A system for testing the effectiveness of webpage configurations is disclosed. Tags indicating dependency between sections of a webpage may be associated with the sections. In response to a version of a first section of a webpage being tested, an associated tag may indicate that the content or behavior of a second section is dependent on the first section. A webpage configuration including content of the first section, and corresponding behavior and content of the second section, may be transmitted to a web client. Data may be collected indicating the effectiveness of the webpage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SEVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Anant Athale
  • Publication number: 20150149898
    Abstract: A method of presenting documents includes providing a single file comprising a plurality of documents, an identifier for each of the plurality of documents, an indicator for each of the plurality of documents to indicate in which one of a plurality of predefined sections that document belongs and to indicate a position of that document in that section, and a time indicator for each of the plurality of documents to indicate when that document was last updated within the single file if the document has been updated, wherein each document has been created individually and added to the single file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Worrall, Derek W. Pool
  • Publication number: 20150121213
    Abstract: A user interface method for user selected zoom level determination. The method includes displaying a page of a document on a screen of the handheld device, and receiving an input from a user of the handheld device and setting a zoom level of the page in accordance there with. The method further includes, in response to the zoom level, processing the page in accordance there with to produce a plurality of dynamically sized segments, and for displaying successive pages on the screen, processing the successive pages to produce additional dynamically sized segments in accordance with the zoom level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KOBO Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony O'Donoghue, Sneha Patel
  • Patent number: 9021352
    Abstract: A system receives a document having a predefined format to be rendered on the computer system. The document is comprised of a plurality of objects. The system identifies at least one correlation between at least two objects within the plurality of objects, and assigns a weight to the correlation. The system determines a logical relationship between at least two objects within the plurality of objects. The logical relationship is determined according to the weight of at least one correlation. The logical relationship is associated with an order in which at least one object is rendered on the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Paresh Goel, Ayusman Sarangi, Pankaj Gupta, Anup
  • 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: 9007613
    Abstract: A secure mobile printing method and system allow a user to unlock remotely submitted print jobs without having to remember job identifiers and without imposing onerous barcoding requirements on printer firmware or requiring the user to scroll through a list of print jobs on a printer's front panel display screen. An exemplary method, performed on a mobile device, comprises initiating a print job, assigning a job identifier for the print job, selecting a printer for the print job, sending to the selected printer the print job and the job identifier whereby the print job is locked on the selected printer, imaging a printed printer identification code (PIC) on an exposed surface of the selected printer, resolving the printed PIC image to the job identifier, and sending to the selected printer the job identifier whereby the print job is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: William John Vojak
  • Patent number: 8989498
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system stores a plurality of contents in a storage medium, each content includes handwritten data including stroke data corresponding to strokes which are handwritten, image data corresponding to the strokes, and retrieval information for retrieving the handwritten data. The system provides, upon receiving a retrieve request including a character string from a terminal, to the terminal either the handwritten data in the content corresponding to first retrieval information, the first retrieval information corresponding to the character string from among retrieval information of the plurality of contents, or the image data in the content corresponding to the first retrieval information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Aiko Akashi
  • Patent number: 8977951
    Abstract: A system receives an identification of an electronic form that contains a set of objects. At least one object allows a user, via a graphical user interface, to provide input to the object. The system identifies a set of objects from the electronic form to be included within a panel used by a wizard to complete the electronic form. The system generates the panel for presentation by the wizard. The panel allows the user to provide input to those objects on that panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher H. M. Ethier, Trevor H. Ward, Keith R. McLellan, Anthony R. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 8977957
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus displays a preview image of an input job and a method controls the apparatus. The apparatus determines an attribute of an object included in an input job, analyzes the job while switching the degree of the precision of analysis of the job based on a user-specified display size and the attribute of the object, and generates and displays a preview image of the job based on the analysis results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenta Matsui
  • Patent number: 8959434
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED] An HTML object or the like is easily uploaded to an outer information providing system. [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS] A processing means of a terminal device adds a display area for displaying a web page to a part of a window of a predetermined program, receives the web page corresponding to a web page identifier read out from a memory means from an outer information providing system and displays it on the display area. When an object dragged by an input means is dropped at an HTML object of the web page displayed on the display area, an upload path associated with the HTML object is read out from the web page, data corresponding to the dropped object are acquired from a process of the dropping origin program and the acquired data are transmitted to make a memory means of the outer information providing system corresponding to the read-out upload path store the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujita, Tsutomu Kawachi, Keiichi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150019962
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for providing an electronic document. The method includes displaying at least one part of the electronic document, selecting a section from text included in the currently-displayed part of the electronic document, determining at least one related part of the electronic document, where the at least one related part is a part of the electronic document which is related to the selected section, and displaying the at least one related part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Seungnyun KIM
  • Publication number: 20150007024
    Abstract: A method of generating an image file includes providing an electronic page through an electronic device; acquiring a plurality of images including at least a portion of the electronic page based on a user's input; and generating an image file including at least a first image and a second image of the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hong JEONG, Sun-Kee LEE
  • Patent number: 8913279
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a construction unit which constructs a setting value tree expressed in a tree structure by defining a parent-child relationship between plural job setting values; a generation unit which generates plural hot folders corresponding to job setting value combinations respectively constructing plural setting value trees; and a display unit which displays plural hot folders, of the plural hot folders generated, which correspond to job setting value combinations which are selectable at levels designated by the plural setting value trees, wherein job setting values of the plural hot folder are respectively inherit the job setting values superordinate to combined job setting values on the plural setting value trees corresponding to the plural hot folders, and the display unit displays job setting values corresponding to hot folders in accordance with a hierarchical structure of each of the plural setting value trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Kise
  • Patent number: 8910042
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an indicator display unit that displays an indicator for specifying a selection region. The selection region has a quadrilateral shape defined by a third pair of parallel sides and a fourth pair of parallel sides, which are substantially in parallel with a first pair of parallel sides and a second pair of parallel sides of an image displayed on a display screen, respectively. The indicator indicates positions of the third pair and movably displayed in parallel with the second while the parallel sides of the third pair are retained at a predetermined distance. A position of the third pair is determined in accordance with a decided position of the indicator, and a position of the fourth pair is determined to substantially coincide with the second pair of the image. Image data corresponding to the determined selection region is selected as selected image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Ikeno, Koshi Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 8904278
    Abstract: A tag management system can implement a combined synchronous and asynchronous tag-loading scheme. In an embodiment of this scheme, a synchronous tag may be included at the top of or near the top of a content page. This synchronous tag can hide one or more page elements that are to be modified by a subsequent asynchronous personalization tag. Subsequently, the asynchronous personalization tag can update the page element and then cause the page element to be displayed. As a result, flicker between the old and new page elements can be reduced or avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tealium Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anderson, Tyron Gavin, Colin Douglas Sulin, Fiann James Curry-Towneley-O'Hagan, Kevin Thomas Faurholt
  • Patent number: 8904285
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a keyword extraction apparatus includes a display, a first calculation unit, a scroll unit, a first generation unit, an extraction unit, a scoring unit and a second generation unit. The first calculation unit calculates a partial region indicating a part of the document displayed. The scroll unit scrolls the document to display other than the partial region in a document. The scoring unit calculates scores of the keywords in accordance with positions that the keywords occur within the document. The second generation unit generates a window for selecting the keywords in descending order of the scores from first keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nayuko Watanabe, Masayuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8892998
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an receiving unit that receives e-mail via a first path, an acquiring unit that acquires an acquired file via a path other than the first path, a determining unit that determines whether an attached file and synthesization information for synthesizing the attached file and the acquired file are included in the received e-mail, and a synthesizing unit which, when the attached file and the synthesization information are included in the received e-mail, synthesizes the attached file and the acquired file based on the synthesization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8886643
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting social search results. In one aspect, a method includes identifying members of a social affinity group of the user, the social affinity group having members having a relationship to the user. The method includes receiving search results including search results that reference resources associated with members of the social affinity group. The method includes identifying a first search result that references the social network site. The method includes identifying a second search result that references a resource found on the social network site and associated with a member of the social affinity group. The method includes generating a response to the query comprising instructions that the first search result be presented in proximity to the second search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco G. Callari, Matthew E. Kulick
  • Patent number: 8862976
    Abstract: In one aspect of a computer-implemented method of diagnosing formatting errors in document renderings, first and second renderings of a document are generated that correspond respectively to first and second locales. A first difference in a display characteristic of a first textual element of the document in the second rendering as compared to the first rendering is identified based on a first predefined criterion. A report is generated specifying the first textual element as having the first difference. In another aspect of the method, a rendering of a document is generated that corresponds to a locale. It is determined that a first element of the document having a first element type has a format in the rendering distinct from a format associated with the first element type in the locale. A report is generated specifying that the first element has a potential formatting error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Fishkin
  • Patent number: 8862991
    Abstract: The optimal version of a document can depend on the user's need and the presentation device, and can govern choices of content as well as style. The content needed for multiple versions of a document can be included in a single document structure and identified by means of tags or by a content selection node. Tags allow the user to specify a desired version, while selection nodes allow the content to be automatically selected, styled and formatted to optimize a set of constraints. Content alternatives may be generated automatically from original content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Harrington, Paul B. Gloger, Noel S. Omega, Leonid Orlov, John C. Wenn, II, Daniel W. Manchala, Yoon J. Jhong, Youngseok Seo
  • Publication number: 20140304586
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device acquires a file, and displays a page on a screen, based on layer information in the file. The file includes first and second layer information. The first layer information includes handwritten data including a plurality of stroke data, a first character string corresponding to the plurality of stroke data, and first information designating a first display area on the page for displaying the first character string or the plurality of the stroke data. The second layer information includes information for displaying content data, a second character string corresponding to the content data, and second information designating a second display area on the page for displaying the second character string or the content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Hirotada Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 8843814
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method in a client-server environment, is provided for document research, aggregation, and compilation. The system and method includes a server having a search module configured to generate a search interface displayable to a client communicably coupled to the server, and responsive to instructions received via the search interface, to search and sort selections of interest within a plurality of source documents. A customized report module is configured to generate a custom report interface displayable to the client, and responsive to user selection instructions received via the custom report interface, to extract and aggregate the selections of interest into a customized report. Format modules are configured to respectively enable source documents in mutually distinct formats such as the PDF, PPT, and XLS formats, to be searched, sorted, and aggregated by the search module and customized report module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Content Catalyst Limited
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lord
  • Patent number: 8839094
    Abstract: A yearbook system is provided. The yearbook system provides a single, extensive resource to plan, create, educate about, sell, and distribute yearbooks. The system further provides an integrated yearbook system management and yearbook production system to enable the production of the yearbook to a printed output. A yearbook server hosts a client site and a client database. The client site is enables the school to plan, create, sell and distribute a yearbook. Further, they system may be used to create the yearbook online. A production server hosts a production database synchronizes with the yearbook server, providing images to the client for use in creating the yearbook, and accepting completed created pages submitted by the school from the yearbook server. The production server translates the created pages into the format to proceed through the regular preparation for production of the yearbook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Jostens, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Pearson, Andrea Dailey
  • Patent number: 8830241
    Abstract: Conversion of text-based images to vector graphics (VG) is disclosed. The text-based images may include images of equations, custom typefaces, or other types of text that may not be included in a font selection of an optical character recognition (OCR) device or an application stored on a viewing device. A textual image may be converted from a raster graphics (RG) image to a VG image, which may enable resizing and alignment of the VG image with body text. In some aspects, the server may determine a body size of a reference character in the VG image. The server may determine a baseline of the VG image that may be used to align the image with the body text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Gorner
  • Patent number: 8826127
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for processing a data page to be provided to one or more remote devices via a data feed. A determination is made concerning whether the data page includes two or more data objects. If the data page includes two or more data objects, a page entry for the data page is defined; and a separate object entry for at least one of the two or more data objects included within the data page is defined. The object entry is associated with the page entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Antonio Estrada
  • Patent number: 8812953
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for receiving, on a remote device, a data feed that includes a plurality of feed entries. The feed entries are processed to identify one or more page entries. The feed entries are processed to identify one or more object entries. At least a first and a second object entry, chosen from the one or more object entries, are associated with at least a first page entry chosen from the one or more page entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Antonio Estrada
  • 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: 8806320
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system that creates a real-time collaboration and synchronization of multiple, disparate media components, and more particularly to a system that creates dynamic relations and includes notations and annotations in text, audio, video, bookmark, and marked area without affecting the integrity of the original media source making it possible to later search any of these components independently using regular text search or further phonetic and image recognition searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cut2It, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaith Abdo
  • Patent number: 8797571
    Abstract: A host device and method for a distributed printing setup includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses registered to a database and a user interface (UI) generator to generate a UI screen to generate a workflow relating to the image forming apparatuses. When the distributed printing setup of a file to be printed is requested on the generated UI screen, a workflow generator generates a workflow by combining the image forming apparatuses to distribute the printing job to the registered image forming apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-kook Kong
  • Patent number: 8775933
    Abstract: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can be directly updated through updating the fragment of the source document contained in the referencing document via the use of the fragment object. Source document deletion is controlled by storing the references to the source document by fragment objects so that no fragment object has a reference to a nonexistent source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8769392
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method in a client-server environment, is provided for document research, aggregation, and compilation. The system and method includes a server having a search module configured to generate a search interface displayable to a client communicably coupled to the server, and responsive to instructions received via the search interface, to search and sort selections of interest within a plurality of source documents. A customized report module is configured to generate a custom report interface displayable to the client, and responsive to user selection instructions received via the custom report interface, to extract and aggregate the selections of interest into a customized report. PDF, PPT, and XLS modules are configured to respectively enable source documents in the PDF, PPT, and XLS formats to be searched, sorted, and aggregated by the search module and customized report module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Content Catalyst Limited
    Inventor: Daniel J. Lord
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140181649
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and an information organizing system thereof for discriminating axes of documents on a display, the method comprising displaying, at a first time about an time-of-axis-display timeline substantially aligned with a depth of view of the display, a first axis of documents substantially rectilinearly displaying documents along a first chronological order thereof; and displaying, at a second time about the time-of-axis-display timeline, chronologically following the first time about the time-of-axis-display timeline at which the first axis of documents was displayed, a second axis of documents substantially rectilinearly displaying documents along a second chronological order thereof, the second axis of documents being displayed at the second time along the time-of-axis-display timeline with a lesser depth of view than a depth of view with which the first axis of documents is displayed at the first time about the time-of-axis-display timeline, whereby the first axis of doc
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: 9224-5489 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventor: Mathieu AUDET
  • Patent number: 8762827
    Abstract: Techniques for creating documentation. A writing pattern is provided. The writing pattern may be implemented in a schema, such as an XML schema or DTD. The writing pattern includes a plurality of components and defines structure and style for the documentation. Each component corresponds to a portion of the documentation. A selection of one of the components is received. Content for the selected component is received. The documentation is formed based on the content and structure and style the style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ultan O'Broin, Linda Garido
  • Patent number: 8756490
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Web page edit screen that allows an author to edit parent and child documents collectively while showing, in an appropriate manner, the content of the child document embedded in the parent document. Associated documents of a Web page to be edited are managed as managed documents individually. Document-by-document structure information is derived from the content of each managed document. Web page structure information is then assembled by connecting the document-by-document structure information based on embed-related code. Edit screen data is generated based on the content of the managed documents and the Web page structure information to generate a browser-type edit screen. The content of a relevant managed document is synchronized with the edited content on the edit screen. The edit screen data is matched with the edited content on the edit screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Horiuchi, Masabumi Koinuma, Kohji Nakamori, Mari (Kuroki) Onishi, Masaki Saitoh
  • Patent number: 8745477
    Abstract: A content management tool can assist publishers/authors in managing access rights and other parameters related to the display of documents online. The documents may include books and other documents that are traditionally published as printed works. The content management tool may display presentation parameters for the documents that relate to how the documents are to be shown to users when accessing the documents. The content management tool receives modifications to the presentation parameters and applies the modified versions of the presentation parameters to future accesses of the documents by users. The content management tool can, for example, be used to modify the portions of the document available for display, turn on/off certain portions of the document, manage links displayed concurrently with the document, and/or manage advertising related to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph K. O'Sullivan, Cathy Gordon
  • Patent number: 8739032
    Abstract: A document analysis system receives multiple concepts along with multiple reference documents and generates sensory indicators that assist a researcher in assessing the relevance of each of the documents to the concepts. In one exemplary aspect, the document analysis system displays a table of keywords separated into blocks, each block of keywords corresponding to one of the concepts. Each block is colored according to the prevalence of any keyword within a given keyword group. The color of a block thus indicates the relative presence of a concept in the document. The document analysis system also determines a unique color for each block of keywords for highlighting in the text of the document. In this manner a researcher can quickly identify passages that contain multiple concepts. Additionally, the researcher is provided the ability to quickly locate reference characters, figure numbers and patent numbers in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Sander Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140136975
    Abstract: An electronic document reader includes a display configured to display at least a page of an electronic document, a memory configured to store indications of sets of pages of the electronic document, a user interface for receiving commands, and a processor connected to the display, the memory, and the user interface. The processor is configured to cause pages to be displayed on the display. In response to a first command, the processor can use a random number generator to select a new page to display from a first set of pages, the first set of pages excluding a second set of previously displayed pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Anusha Shanmugarajah
  • Patent number: 8726153
    Abstract: A display device for displaying a plurality of contents in a predetermined display area. The display device includes a content acquiring unit configured to acquire the contents, a content arranging unit configured to arrange the contents based on time information possessed by the contents, a time difference calculating unit configured to calculate a time difference between adjacent contents in terms of time based on the time information possessed by the contents, a display position setting unit configured to set a position of each content along a time axis based on the time difference between the contents, the display position setting unit determining whether the time difference between the contents is larger than a predetermined value, and a content display unit configured to display the plurality of contents based on position information on the time axis along the depth direction of the predetermined display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, QiHong Wang, Akiko Terayama, Takuo Ikeda, Hidenori Karasawa
  • Patent number: 8699043
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a blank document determination section determining whether or not input image data is image data of a blank document, regardless of a process mode set for setting a process with respect to the input image data; a storage device storing the input image data in association with a determination result made by the blank document determination section; and a control section (i) reading out the input image data from the storage device and (ii) excluding the input image data determined as image data of a blank document by the blank document determination section, from images to be displayed by the image display device, when the image display device carries out a preview display of the input image data. This configuration makes it possible to carry out a preview display in which a blank document (blank page document) is skipped, without reading the document again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makio Gotoh, Yasutaka Hirayama, Sohichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8683331
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implement techniques for configuring at least a portion of a document for display in a display environment. The techniques include generating a document color palette for all or a portion of an electronic document, where the colors of the document color palette are selected based on colors of a plurality of color containing objects in the document or portion thereof, and generating a plurality of views of the document, two or more of the views being based on different color palettes. The plurality of views includes a document view including each of the plurality of color containing objects, where each color containing object in the document view is represented using the document color palette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Atul K. Puri, Prashant Verma, Susanta Sarkar
  • Patent number: 8676796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to displaying coordinated related-search feedback in a single active window, to help a user develop, refine and select a useful search. In particular, it relates to conducting a plurality of related searches and making the results simultaneously available to the user in a coordinated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Carhamm Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Kulakow, David M. Hogue, Jane Wells
  • Publication number: 20140068430
    Abstract: A system and method for a graphical user interface including a multimedia container. The method includes accessing, within a mobile device, a first data store corresponding to a multimedia container and accessing a second data store. The multimedia container comprises a first object and the multimedia container is operable to comprise one or more applications, widgets, and pieces of content. The second data store comprises data corresponding to a first electronic book. The method further includes displaying a first image corresponding to the first object, where the first image comprises a first book cover image corresponding to the first electronic book. The first image further comprises a first statistic corresponding to the first electronic book and the first statistic is related to access of the first electronic book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KOBO Incorporated
    Inventors: James Wu, Robin Bennett, Tony O'Donoghue, Daniel Hill