Tool Tip (e.g., Cursor Position Based) Patents (Class 715/711)
  • Patent number: 10733000
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) determining that a user is viewing a user interface of an application, (2) detecting that the user has requested assistance with interacting with a specific portion of content displayed within the user interface, and then (3) assisting the user with interacting with the specific portion of content by (A) identifying, within a repository of software documentation that describes features of the application, information relevant to utilizing the specific portion of content and (B) dynamically integrating the relevant information into the user interface. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc
    Inventor: Neha Singh
  • Patent number: 10719163
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention disclose an object determining method, a portable device, an object displaying method, an object switching method and an electronic device. Said method is applied to a touch sensitive portable device. Identifications of multiple objects are displayed within a display area of said portable device. Each of the identifications of said multiple objects has a first status of being selected and a second status of being unselected. Said display area has a first area, the identification of a first object is displayed in the first area, and the first object is in the first status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Lv, Ming Cai, Yuan Yao
  • Patent number: 10715563
    Abstract: Various methods, apparatuses, and media for implementing a session sharing shared worker module are provided. A processor executes a first web application and a second web application within a web browser. The first web application is associated with a first tab and the second web application is associated with a second tab having different web content than the first tab. The processor determines whether a shared worker is available within the web browser. A session sharing module is configured to: register each of the first tab and the second tab with the shared worker based on determining that the shared worker is available within the web browser; receive a first request from the first tab to connect to a server and a second request from the second tab to connect to the server; combine the first request and the second request into one packaged request; and send the one packaged request to the server via one connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10698578
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting information in a header region of an application are provided. In some aspects, a URL is received in an omnibox of an application window of a computer. A page corresponding to the URL is presented in a page display region of the application window. The URL is presented in the omnibox. A collapsed form of the URL and connection information associated with the page are presented in a button of the application window adjacent to the omnibox. The collapsed form of the URL includes a representation of a top-level domain and a hierarchy of the URL. The collapsed form of the URL includes different text from the URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alex Neely Ainslie, Ruby Lee, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10692593
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to a graphical user interface (GUI) for a hub application that is displayed concurrently on a display with a graphical user interface (GUI) for a client electronic health record application (EHR). The hub application includes a ribbon that comprises several selectable buttons that respectively represent supplement applications, wherein a supplement application is configured to generate events based upon a current context of the client EHR. The GUI of the hub application is updated when a supplement application reports an update to the hub application, wherein the update to the GUI can include rendering a badge on a button that represents the supplement application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Ohad Young, Mary Sumner Johnson, Ross Carlyle Teague
  • Patent number: 10685417
    Abstract: A method and device for searching in a touch-screen apparatus are provided. The method comprises steps of: displaying a floating control for selecting the content to be searched for on the user interface of the touch-screen apparatus, wherein the inner region of the floating control has a transparent background; receiving a gesture input on the screen of the touch-screen apparatus by a user for the floating control, and adjusting the position and shape of the floating control according to the received gesture until the floating control encircles the content to be searched for in the user interface; capturing the image encircled by the floating control in the user interface; recognizing the content to be searched for encircled in the captured image; calling a defined search interface for searching according to the type of recognized content to be searched for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Qin
  • Patent number: 10678404
    Abstract: A first user input event initiating a transition of a GUI from a first state to a second state is generated in response to detecting a first user input received by the GUI. A first spatial location in the GUI selected by the first user input can be identified. A second user input event is generated in response to detecting a second user input received by the GUI while the GUI is in the second state. A second spatial location in the GUI selected by the second user input can be identified. A level of discontinuity between the first user input and the second user input can be determined. If the level of discontinuity does not exceed a threshold value, at least one user input event handling process can be selected to process the second user input event based on the level of discontinuity not exceeding the discontinuity threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Horiuchi, Tsend Ochir Bat Ulzii, Tomoko Murayama, Masaki Saitoh, Masayuki Yamana
  • Patent number: 10678995
    Abstract: A system architecture and related methods for controlling and/or modifying the content presented by a web site on one or more web pages. The system and methods enable an administrator or manager to efficiently update, revise, or otherwise maintain the content presented to a viewer on a web page, where such content may be subject to change or variation based on data related to the operation of a business for which the web site or web page is presented. The architecture, coupled with the methods for content or user interface representation and manipulation, enable a website administrator, manager, or other party to more efficiently control the content presented to a viewer of the site or page, where the viewer may be a customer or employee of a business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NETSUITE, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Aaron Sisson, Matthew Mark Grimm
  • Patent number: 10664618
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communication among mobile applications are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for a first mobile application and a second mobile application on a mobile device to share information includes (1) a first mobile application executed by a computer processor on a mobile device determining that a second mobile application is present on the mobile device; (2) receiving, from a user, permission for the first mobile application to access data from the second application; (3) the first application executed by the computer processor requesting data from the second application; and (4) the first application receiving the requested data from the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Amanda J. Campbell, Constantin Gonciulea, Steven J. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10558332
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) button is implemented with enhanced web browser functionality. The UI button is a tab page button that may be selected to open a new tab page within a web browser. A user of a web browser may also select the UI button to display a drop-down menu that includes one or more links to recently visited webpages, favorite webpages, applications, and/or other UIs associated with a computing device. A pointer, such as a pointer controlled by a mouse coupled to the computing device, may be caused to hover over the UI button. Such a hover action may cause the web browser to display a drop-down menu that includes one or more links to recently visited webpages, favorite webpages, applications, and/or other UIs associated with the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Lauren Diana Lo
  • Patent number: 10552012
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for editing a display of a touch display apparatus. A first screen including at least one object is displayed. An object on the first screen is designated. The touch display apparatus is converted to an edit mode for editing the display, when the object is designated. When a movement of the touch display apparatus is detected, the first screen is converted into a second screen according to at least one of a degree and a direction of the movement. The designated object is displayed on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-ok Cha, Sang-jun Han, Jung-hyun Shim
  • Patent number: 10528214
    Abstract: Optimizations are provided for positioning a popup interface within a display frame in relation to a corresponding target element. In particular, the relative positioning of the popup interface to the associated target element is dynamically selected and selectively determined based on a location of the corresponding target element within one or more quadrants and associated subquadrants of the display frame. As a result, the location of the popup interface is dynamically adjustable as opposed to being positioned based on a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Saket Saurabh
  • Patent number: 10496241
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing style information between different applications and/or devices are provided. A document is displayed in a first window of a first application. The document includes user-selectable portions that each comprises at least one style information item. A menu is displayed in a second window. The menu provides a mechanism to store at least one style information item from the user-selectable portions. In response to a user selecting a user-selectable portion, menu options are provided in the menu to store at least one style information item for the selected user-selectable portion. The menu options are determined based on the style information item corresponding to the selected user-selectable portion. In response to the user selecting a menu option, the style information item corresponding to the selected menu option is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Smith, Sedat Akkus, Nayoung Kim, Lavanya Raghunath, Cynthia Kaschub, Srinivas Annam, Mark Shepherd, Jacob Surber, Glenn Ruehle, Glade Miller, George Comninos, Gavin Peacock
  • Patent number: 10473459
    Abstract: A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (DOE) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the DOE may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. Waveguide apparatus may be assembled to create multiple focal planes. The DOE may have a low diffraction efficiency, and planar waveguides may be transparent when viewed normally, allowing passage of light from an ambient environment (e.g., real world) useful in AR systems. Light may be returned for temporally sequentially passes through the planar waveguide. The DOE(s) may be fixed or may have dynamically adjustable characteristics. An optical coupler system may couple images to the waveguide apparatus from a projector, for instance a biaxially scanning cantilevered optical fiber tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson
  • Patent number: 10463307
    Abstract: A device is described that can include a probe, a mobile device, and at least one processor. The probe can examine a corresponding anatomical part of a body. The mobile device can have a camera to take an image of the anatomical part of the body. The mobile device can execute a patient-application to process the image. The at least one processor can be configured to transmit the processed image to a server via a communication network. Related apparatuses, systems, methods, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Aga Khan University
    Inventors: Saleem Sayani, Muhammad Abdul Muqeet, Hafiz Imtiaz Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10452249
    Abstract: Tooltip generation for zoom feedback is described. In response to the initiation of a zoom operation, a tooltip is generated. The tooltip shows an established potential zoom level that will be used to execute the zoom operation if no other zoom level is established or selected. Multiple potential zoom levels may be shown within the tooltip before the zoom operation is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karin Iancu Ornstein, Hendrik van den Broek, Marge Boots, Raymond Wong, Chadwick Chow
  • Patent number: 10424218
    Abstract: At least an expiratory period during which a user is instructed to take an expiratory action as a respiratory action and an inspiratory period during which the user is instructed to take an inspiratory action as the respiratory action are set. One of enlargement and reduction of a first object is performed during the expiratory period, and the other of the enlargement and the reduction of the first object is performed during the inspiratory period, the first object representing a loop path. During the expiratory period, a second object is caused to move along and complete one full circuit of the path in a time from a beginning to an end of the expiratory period, and during the inspiratory period, the second object is caused to move along and complete one full circuit of the path in a time from a beginning to an end of the inspiratory period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Norikatsu Furuta, Makoto Yoshizawa, Tomoyuki Yambe, Norihiro Sugita
  • Patent number: 10409442
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes techniques for presenting an informative tip on a mobile device. In one embodiment, the method includes generating and presenting an informative tip upon receiving, at an application, a selection by a user of a text field in a user interface displayed on the mobile device. The application retrieves a size of a display of the mobile device and a location and a size of a virtual keyboard of the mobile device from data stored on the mobile device and determines a location on the mobile device display to present an informative tip based on the retrieved mobile device display size and the retrieved virtual keyboard location and size. The application generates an informative tip that includes text content corresponding to the text field and presents the generated informative tip as a pop-up display in the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Anukul Gurung, Ashley Fernandes, Christopher T. Bush, Seon Mee Kong
  • Patent number: 10379697
    Abstract: A computing device is described that includes one or more processors and at least one module operable by the processors to output, for display, first information for an event, and, responsive to determining that a user of the computing device has viewed a display device of the computing device for at least a threshold amount of time, output, for display, second information for the event, the second information including information associated with the event and not included in the first information. The module is further operable to, responsive to determining that the user of the computing device has viewed the display device for at least another threshold amount of time greater than the first threshold amount of time, output, for display, third information for the event, the third information including additional information associated with the event and not included in the first information or the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Morten Just Petersen, Emmet Connolly, Matias Gonzalo Duarte, Alexander Faaborg
  • Patent number: 10248296
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for editing a display of a touch display apparatus. A first screen including at least one object is displayed. An object on the first screen is designated. The touch display apparatus is converted to an edit mode for editing the display, when the object is designated. When a movement of the touch display apparatus is detected, the first screen is converted into a second screen according to at least one of a degree and a direction of the movement. The designated object is displayed on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-ok Cha, Sang-jun Han, Jung-hyun Shim
  • Patent number: 10198278
    Abstract: A method for determining a label size and conditions for displaying a tooltip includes identifying a label object within a parent object, computing a label width of the label object based at least partially on a layout associated with the parent object, and computing a text width for text data associated with the label object. The method further includes determining a size relationship between the label width and the text width, and determining whether to enable display of a tooltip for the label object based at least partially on the size relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alona Kaplan, Mike Kolesnik
  • Patent number: 9965039
    Abstract: A display device includes a user interface (UI) generator configured to generate a UI of the virtual input device; a camera configured to photograph a user's gesture; and a controller configured to compare the photographed user's gesture with a user's gesture stored in the template and to control the UI generator to display a UI of a virtual input device corresponding to the matched user's gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Oh-yun Kwon
  • Patent number: 9965297
    Abstract: Controlling assistance information comprises determining a user mode based on computer input signals generated by a user. If the user is in a passive mode and assistance information is detected, the assistance information is disabled in response to detecting a hidden signal. The assistance information is then enabled if later a reset signal is detected. If the user is in passive mode and assistance information is not detected, the assistance information is enabled in response to detecting a trigger signal. If the user is in an active mode and assistance information is detected, the assistance information is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xianjun Huang, Dongzhi Xia, Fan Yang, Matthew Robert Scott, Gang Chen
  • Patent number: 9891814
    Abstract: A display control apparatus, method and computer program storage device detect when an object is in a proximity position relative to a display. In response, a display state of a displayed item is changed. Then, a processing circuit causes a relation item to be displayed adjacent to the proximity position, the relation item being related to the displayed item. The displayed state may be changed in size, position, color and other ways to reflect the recognition of the object being detected as being proximate to a predetermined proximity location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Takaoka, Takashi Nunomaki, Ryoko Amano, Kenzo Nishikawa, Ritsuko Kano, Shunichi Kasahara, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 9874992
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, comprising: displaying text data on a display device; receiving, using a processor, a user input positioning a cursor within the text data; and displaying, on a preview pane, at least a portion of the text data in which the cursor is positioned. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Skinner, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 9864401
    Abstract: A multiple display system having at least two mechanical arrangements such that in one of the at least two arrangements one of the multiple displays is stowed, out of the way mechanically and visually, when only a first display is in use; and one of the other of the at least two arrangements wherein the other of the multiple displays is substantially coplanar and adjacent to the one screen when both screens are in use. The other display in the one of the other of the at least two arrangements also runs the graphical user interface of an application, permitting the multiple display system to offer at least two programs running simultaneously, each with its own visual user-interface operating on its own display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Village Green Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tina Ebey, Peter B. Bishop
  • Patent number: 9851896
    Abstract: Methods for navigating to a home screen and providing switching, launching, and notifications from the home screen are provided. An example method may include detecting a swiping gesture originating proximate to a top edge of a touchscreen display of a mobile device and extending away from the top edge. The method may further include, in response to detecting the swiping gesture, displaying at least a portion of a home screen extending from the top edge into an area of the touchscreen display. In addition, the home screen may include a plurality of interface items associated with active applications and applications available for launch. Systems, devices, and computer-readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 9767078
    Abstract: A content management system including a document management system provides documents that include previews of folders in the content management system. The folder preview interface saved in the document is persistent despite changes to the folders stored by the content management system. In addition, previews of individual content items displayed within the folder preview interfaces are synchronized with the corresponding content items on the content management system. In some embodiments, the document may include other types of media including text, images, tables, video, etc. in addition to any embedded preview interfaces. Folder previews may also display previews of subfolders within the folder. A subfolder preview may display a list of content items within the subfolder. A user may also arrange multiple folder preview regions within the same document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryhan Hassan, Anthony DeVincenzi, Steve Bartel, Matthew Blackshaw
  • Patent number: 9760253
    Abstract: A display data generation method used in a computer including an output module, includes generating display data of page numbers for scrollably displaying page numbers of a plurality of pages each containing predetermined item information, to output the display data of page numbers from the output module, retrieving page information indicating a same number of pages as a number of page numbers displayed in a distance corresponding to a distance between two points in a display region in which the page numbers are displayed when the two points are specified by the user, wherein the number of page numbers are calculated based on the distance between the two points and the distance between adjacent page numbers displayed in the display region, and generating item display data for displaying item information contained in the pages indicated in the retrieved page information, to output the item display data from the output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Daisuke Takayama
  • Patent number: 9753605
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for dynamically providing a tool bar in a user interface is provided. The method includes determining at least one action that is commonly performed based on data displayed on a current page of a graphical user interface of a communications device, creating a tool bar comprising at least one icon representing the at least one action, associating the tool bar with the current page of the graphical user interface, and providing the tool bar to the communications device for display on the current page of the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Chen, Brent-Kaan William White
  • Patent number: 9747020
    Abstract: An information transmitting method is applied to a first electronic device, and the first electronic device stores at least one piece of contact information in a contact information set. The method includes: determining a first object and a second object, wherein the first object is determined after a display unit displays the first object, the second object is determined after the display unit displays at least a first part of the contact information set, the first object corresponds to first information, the second object corresponds to second information, and the second information is second contact information; determining transmission information in accordance with the first information corresponding to the first object; determining a transmission parameter in accordance with the second contact information corresponding to the second object; and transmitting the transmission information to a second electronic device by utilizing the determined transmission parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi Chen
  • Patent number: 9727292
    Abstract: In a virtualized system, a number of Virtual Machines (VMs) have their own GUIs. A full screen desktop has active corners that roll up in response to user action, such as mouse move or touch screen action. An active corner of the desktop rolls up allowing a user to select another VM application or another display mode without taking any special actions for getting out of a full screen mode. The switch feature does not take up any space on the desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Sergey R. Kudryashov, Andrey A. Omelyanchuk
  • Patent number: 9715662
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, computerized apparatus and computer program product for inconsistency detection between structured and non-structured data. The method comprising: automatically determining, by a computer, inconsistencies between fields in electronics records, the fields comprise at least a structured field and a non-structured field, the fields are designed to be able to include overlapping information in structured and non-structured form; and indicating, by the computer, to a user potential inconsistencies. Optionally, the indication uses a visual cue when displaying the electronic record to the user, wherein the visual cue indicates the fields which are determined to comprise inconsistent content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boaz Carmeli, Ruty Rinott, Noam Slonim
  • Patent number: 9710676
    Abstract: In a case where a processing request corresponding to an instruction transmitted from a data processing apparatus is accepted from an external apparatus, an appropriate processing based on a processing request corresponding to an instruction made by a user who operates the data processing apparatus is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihito Nanaumi
  • Patent number: 9696892
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating dynamic edit modes at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes receiving a first request for accessing an edit mode at a computing device, where the first request is placed by turning the computing device from a first position to a second position, and allowing access to the edit mode, if the first request is determined to be intentional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy Bert Conn
  • Patent number: 9690448
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided for displaying selectable software functionality controls that are relevant to a selected object and that remain visibly available for use while the selected object is being edited. Upon selection of a particular object for editing, functionality available for editing the object is presented in a ribbon-shaped user interface above the software application workspace to allow the user ready and efficient access to functionality needed for editing the selected object. The display of relevant functionality controls is persisted until the user dismisses the display, selects another top-level functionality control or selects another object for editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse Clay Satterfield, Aaron M. Butcher, David A. Morton, Jensen M. Harris, Justin Denney
  • Patent number: 9678647
    Abstract: Tooltip generation for zoom feedback is described. In response to the initiation of a zoom operation, a tooltip is generated. The tooltip shows an established potential zoom level that will be used to execute the zoom operation if no other zoom level is established or selected. Multiple potential zoom levels may be shown within the tooltip before the zoom operation is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karin Iancu Ornstein, Hendrik van den Broek, Marge Boots, Raymond Wong, Chadwick Chow
  • Patent number: 9647970
    Abstract: Emails are received and parsed for a set of dates. A set of words surrounding the set of dates are identified and contextual information is correlated with the set of dates based on the set of words. It is then determined whether the dates are promotional expiration dates based on the contextual information. The emails that have promotional dates are placed in a list having a chronological order that is based on the promotional expiration dates. The current calendar date is checked and emails are excluded from the list in response to the current calendar date being chronologically after the promotional expiration date. The list is then displayed based on the exclusion of the email.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Janani Janakiraman, Dany R. Madden, Meenakshi Sripal
  • Patent number: 9639231
    Abstract: A computing device is described that includes one or more processors and at least one module operable by the processors to output, for display, first information for an event, and, responsive to determining that a user of the computing device has viewed a display device of the computing device for at least a threshold amount of time, output, for display, second information for the event, the second information including information associated with the event and not included in the first information. The module is further operable to, responsive to determining that the user of the computing device has viewed the display device for at least another threshold amount of time greater than the first threshold amount of time, output, for display, third information for the event, the third information including additional information associated with the event and not included in the first information or the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Just Petersen, Emmet Connolly, Matias Gonzalo Duarte, Alexander Faaborg
  • Patent number: 9619037
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a touch input made by a user of a computing device on a touch screen of the computing device as a particular one of a plurality of custom touch gestures of the user stored on the computing device; determining the particular one of the user inputs corresponding to the particular one of the custom touch gestures identified as the touch gesture made by the user; and executing one or more actions based on the particular one of the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke St. Clair
  • Patent number: 9612847
    Abstract: A computer application launcher can be displayed. In response to receiving a first user input associated with the launcher while a computer application indicated by the launcher is not running, a destination list can be displayed. The destination list can include one or more destinations indicating one or more items that can be performed by a computer application. In response to a second user input associated with the destination list and indicating selection of a destination on the destination list, the application can be launched and instructed to perform an item indicated by the selected destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Deutsch, Benjamin Betz, Andrew Jennings, Stephan Hoefnagels, Patrice L. Miner
  • Patent number: 9582146
    Abstract: Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon which when executed controls the at least one processor: to cause a list of search results to be displayed, each of the search results being caused to be displayed with a number of elements of associated information, wherein the number is greater than or equal to zero; after a predetermined time period in which no user input is received, to cause the number of elements of associated information that are displayed for each of plural ones of the search results to be increased; and to respond to a user initiated scroll command after the number of elements of associated information that are caused to be displayed for each of plural ones of the search results has been increased by causing the number of elements of associated information that are displayed to be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Nicola Plaisant
  • Patent number: 9547643
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for user interaction with machine translation. A user interface for receiving requests to translate text and/or documents from a first language text to a second language text. The translated text and/or document is displayed such that the first language text corresponding to a selected portion of the second language text can be accessed and displayed in the same user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rosart, Owen Otto, Jeffrey Chin, Sha-Mayn Teh, John Hawkins, Anton Andryeyev, Karel Driesen
  • Patent number: 9519422
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is provided for navigating and/or manipulating content simply via touch of a touch-sensitive surface. The content may include discrete content items (e.g., songs, video clips, documents, web pages) and/or actions (e.g., place a call, read a message, play a game), and may or may not be hierarchical in nature. The interface may be presented on a touch-screen display, such that a user may navigate to a content item or action via a single touch on the display (e.g., with a finger or other tool), followed by gliding through any number of levels or clusters of nodes (representing content items, content compilations/categories and/or actions). The desired content item or action may be initiated automatically (e.g., opened, performed) simply by touching it, by lifting the gliding finger or by performing some other input (e.g., tapping a node, speaking a command, touching with a second finger).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Wendell D. Brown, Daniel E. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9495063
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure facilitates display of tooltips to users of touch screens. In an embodiment, a user selects an element to cause a message to be displayed as a tooltip associated with the selected element. The display of the tooltip message is persisted (continued) without requiring the user to continue to touch the selected element. According to another aspect of the present disclosure, a user drags (i.e., does not lift finger) a tool-tip element displaying the message. The tool-tip element is updated with message associated with a next display element selected based on the drag operation. The next element can be selected based on any of characteristics of the drag operation (e.g., direction, distance, speed of drag) according to any suitable heuristics suitable in the corresponding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Puneet Kapahi
  • Patent number: 9477992
    Abstract: Methods and systems of managing settings are described. According to various embodiments, a settings page corresponding to a user's settings on an online service may be caused to be displayed on a device. The settings page may comprise selectable category setting options for a setting category. The setting category may have a plurality of subcategories, and each subcategory may have its own selectable subcategory setting options. Each one of the category setting options may correspond to its own distinct configuration of subcategory setting options for its subcategories. A user input indicating a selection of one of the category setting options for the setting category may be received. The configuration of subcategory setting options corresponding to the selected one of the category setting options for the setting category may be applied to the user's settings on the online service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Divya Jindal, Ian Alexander Lindsay, Johan Rindegard, Sara Harrington, Sarah E. Clatterbuck, Sean Sands, Shernaz R. Pavri, Steven Foote, Timothy Lindvall, II
  • Patent number: 9436385
    Abstract: A touch-based device provides invocation control over a keyboard user interface (UI). The device displays a keyboard UI overlaid on an application UI to allow a user to interact with the application UI. A dismissal UI is displayed adjacent to the keyboard UI to allow the user to dismiss the keyboard UI. The keyboard UI is dismissed in response to detecting a user action on the dismissal UI. The device presents a lock UI and an invocation UI adjacent to the lock UI. In response to detecting another user action on the lock UI, the user is prevented from invoking the keyboard UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Koenig, Weston Thayer, Shiraz Somji, Ruth Kikin-Gil, Christopher Jon Rinker, Ravi Pinjala, Ivor Berry
  • Patent number: 9417785
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is provided for navigating and/or manipulating content simply via touch of a touch-sensitive surface. The content may include discrete content items (e.g., songs, video clips, documents, web pages) and/or actions (e.g., place a call, read a message, play a game), and may or may not be hierarchical in nature. The interface may be presented on a touch-screen display, such that a user may navigate to a content item or action via a single touch on the display (e.g., with a finger or other tool), followed by gliding through any number of levels or clusters of nodes (representing content items, content compilations/categories and/or actions). The desired content item or action may be initiated automatically (e.g., opened, performed) simply by touching it, by lifting the gliding finger or by performing some other input (e.g., tapping a node, speaking a command, touching with a second finger).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Wendell D. Brown, Daniel E. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9377947
    Abstract: A handwritten information inputting device includes an inputting region into which handwritten information is inputted with a pointer such as an electronic pen or a finger. The device also includes a function disposition region in which a plurality of operational elements (e.g., graphic icons) are disposed, each assigned a process related to the inputted handwritten information such as enlarging or rotating the inputted handwritten information. In response to a continuous operation for a defined period of time of any of the operational elements, operational element disposition information regarding the operational elements disposed in the function disposition region is displayed on an external display apparatus, to which the handwritten information inputting device is connected. Also, the operated (selected) operational element is displayed visually distinguishable from the rest of the operational elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joseph Sliger
  • Patent number: 9367197
    Abstract: A hierarchy of computer resources is represented on a display using frames. Each frame is constituted by a top banner, a left sidebar, a right edge, and a bottom edge. The banner includes text identifying the resource it represents. The banner and the left sidebar have sufficient width to bear the text; the edges have insufficient width to bear the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LLP
    Inventors: Edgar Circenis, Toran K. Kopren, Michael Kingdom