Configuration Patents (Class 715/735)
  • Publication number: 20150019978
    Abstract: [Object] To allow a user to correctly confirm a device to be subjected to setting in an initial setup for wireless communication. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, an output unit, an operation receiving unit and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a device to be subjected to setting, which is a candidate for an initial setup for operating on a wireless communication network. The controller is capable of controlling the communication unit to search for the device to be subjected to setting; controlling the output unit to output a user interface showing a list of information relating to the retrieved devices to be subjected to setting; and controlling the operation receiving unit to accept the user's operation to select, from the output list, the device to be subjected to the initial setup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 8935622
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a user selection is received with the selection being a number data elements with each of the selected data elements being displayed in a Web browser software application. A first set of functions that apply to the selected data elements is identified and the identified first set of functions is applied to the selected data elements. The result is a set of resulting values which are displayed a window that appears on the display screen. If the user has selected numeric data then numeric functions are applied to the data, however if the user has selected date-type data then date functions are applied to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Alan Kritt, Sarbajit Kumar Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8924876
    Abstract: A method is provided, the method including (a) storing a set of drag-and-drop properties associated with an object in a properties file, the properties file being stored on a tangible computer readable medium, and (b) implementing a program in software. The program includes an instantiation of the object and a method for handling drag-and-drop features associated with the instantiated object with reference to the set of drag-and-drop properties stored in the properties file. Software and data structure methods are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Joyce, Sreenath Rajagopal, Anirudh Takkallapally, Vijay Balasubramanian Srivatsa
  • Publication number: 20140365899
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an information handling system may include a processor, a display that may provide a user interface allowing a user to select one or more system utilities to be accessed, memory that may include a plurality of memory partitions storing a plurality of system utilities, and a management controller. During a configuration of the information handling system, the management controller may receive a request from the user via the user interface to access one or more selected system utilities; identify one or more memory partitions storing the one or more selected system utilities; and cause the display to display one or more user-selectable icons corresponding to the one or more identified memory partitions to provide the user access to the one or more identified memory partitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: JON ROBERT HASS, CHARLES TERRENCE PERUSSE, JR., ELIE ANTOUN JREIJ, ABHAY ARJUN SALUNKE
  • Patent number: 8910048
    Abstract: A computing platform constructs an application from source code such that the application detects an attempt to access at least one secured entity of the application. Further, the at least one secured entity is registered with an authorization system by providing metadata that is descriptive of the at least one secured entity to the authorization system so that authorization metadata is generated based upon the metadata and a global unique identifier is assigned to the application and the metadata to identify the application and the metadata. The authorization metadata indicates an access policy to the at least one secured entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Doron Grinstein
  • Publication number: 20140359456
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus determines whether it is disposed in a vehicle and, based on a determining that it is in the vehicle, automatically presents a first user interface (UI) that is simplified and/or easier to manipulate while driving relative to a second UI that would otherwise be presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: David George Thiele, Marvin DeMerchant, Steven Friedlander
  • Publication number: 20140359455
    Abstract: Operational information concerning a plurality of devices connected in a FDT-compliant network is obtained. The operational information relates to at least one of: an operation of the plurality of devices or an interconnectivity of the plurality of devices. The operational information is uploaded to a user. The uploaded operational information is graphically presented to the user on a visual presentation medium in a way that facilitates an understanding of a structure of the FDT-compliant network. The presented information is analyzed on the visual presentation medium. Based upon the analyzing, a modification of the FDT-compliant network is selected via an interaction with the visual presentation medium, the interaction effective to create at least one DTM-compliant software instance that implements the modification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Steven William SMITH, Michael Martin FRANKE, Jack R. KIRBY, JR.
  • Patent number: 8904389
    Abstract: Techniques promote monitoring of hypervisor systems by presenting dynamic representations of hypervisor architectures that include performance indicators. A reviewer can interact with the representation to progressively view select lower-level performance indicators. Higher level performance indicators can be determined based on tower level state assessments. A reviewer can also view historical performance metrics and indicators, which can aid in understanding which configuration changes or system usages may have led to sub-optimal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Bingham, Tristan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8893028
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a user selection is received with the selection being a number data elements with each of the selected data elements being displayed in a Web browser software application. A first set of functions that apply to the selected data elements is identified and the identified first set of functions is applied to the selected data elements. The result is a set of resulting values which are displayed a window that appears on the display screen. If the user has selected numeric data then numeric functions are applied to the data, however if the user has selected date-type data then date functions are applied to the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Alan Kritt, Sarbajit Kumar Rakshit
  • Patent number: 8887056
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, system, and apparatus for configuring a computing system, such as a cloud computing system. A method includes, based on user selections received via a user interface, configuring a cluster of nodes by selecting the cluster of nodes from a plurality of available nodes, selecting a workload container module from a plurality of available workload container modules for operation on each node of the selected cluster of nodes, and selecting a workload for execution with the workload container on the cluster of nodes. Each node of the cluster of nodes includes at least one processing device and memory, and the cluster of nodes is operative to share processing of a workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mauricio Breternitz, Keith A. Lowery, Patryk Kaminski, Anton Chernoff
  • Patent number: 8874764
    Abstract: Various connection parameters of a wireless local area network ‘WLAN’ may be saved in a WLAN client device in a connection profile, even if the WLAN client device is unable to connect to the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott, Zaheen Somani, Alexander Jordan Reif
  • Patent number: 8875307
    Abstract: Techniques for managing network identities include generating, with a local computing system, a tree structure representing a network comprising a plurality of entities, the tree structure comprising a plurality of nodes, each node of the plurality of nodes representing an entity of the plurality of entities, at least one entity of the plurality of entities is represented by more than one node of the plurality of nodes; assigning a unique identifier to each node; identifying each node of the plurality of nodes as being a protected node or an unprotected node; and transmitting, to a remote computing system, the tree structure, the unique identifiers for the protected nodes, and identity information of the entities for the unprotected nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Sunil Puri
  • Patent number: 8868783
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method to display a visual representation of subblock utilization in an address block is provided. A plurality of subblock sizes in the address block are determined. A subblock may be referred to as a subnet or subblock but is a portion of the addresses in the address block. The size for the subblocks is determined for each of the subblocks based on which address spaces have been assigned to each of the subblocks. Also, a positioning within the address block is determined based on which address space has been assigned to each of the subblocks. A utilization for the plurality of subblocks is then determined. The utilization may be a determination based on how many addresses have been leased in the subblock. A visual representation is then generated that shows the size of the subblocks relative to each other and also showing a utilization measurement for the subblocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Schomp
  • Publication number: 20140310603
    Abstract: A user is provided an interface for selecting network connectivity features for designing a virtual private cloud computing network. Each network connectivity feature has an attribute for connecting tangible storage elements and tangible computing elements in the virtual private cloud computing network. Each network connectivity feature is translatable into a network element configuration statement that instantiates an action particular to the network connectivity feature. Usage rules are defined specifying how the network connectivity features can be used. Selected network connectivity features are accepted from the user. The virtual private cloud computing network is configured in accordance with the selected network connectivity features using the tangible storage elements and tangible computing elements in the virtual private cloud computing network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ashley Flavel, Carsten Lund, Han Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140310602
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which network connections are unified into a single user interface for user interaction with those networks. Upon receiving information identifying available networks that correspond to different types of media, a user interface component aggregates the available network connections and displays representations of the available network connections on the user interface. The result is a single user interface page on which the available networks are represented as available network connections that may correspond to destinations, for example by displaying a network name and/or a user-friendly name maintained in a network profile. Also displayable is connectivity status, security-related information, signal strength information for wireless network connections, and other information. The user may choose to show all available network connections, or only subset of the available network connections (e.g., only wireless, or only dial-up and VPN).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: David Jones, Srinivas Raghu Gatta, Marieke I. Watson, Aaron W. Cunningham, Rahul Chandran, Savas Guven
  • Patent number: 8863122
    Abstract: A system is operatively coupled to a remote computer via a network. The system comprises service processing logic and a server executing a virtual machine. The service processing logic controls the virtual machine as directed by the remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Bouchier, Scott E. Garee, Bryan J. Jacquot
  • Patent number: 8863015
    Abstract: A method and system are provided which allows enhanced support to graphical user interface (GUI) displays on multiple monitors. An extended markup language file provides code to configure each GUI. GUI software need not be re-compiled in order to implement changes in the layout of displays or to accommodate additional monitors. Potential display event handling delays are minimized by providing multiple Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) for GUIs. In one aspect, one JVM is provided for each GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Almonte, William R Stubbs
  • Patent number: 8862735
    Abstract: An enterprise network may be managed. A graphical user interface (GUI) that shows IP address allocations for the network and that allows a user to configure DHCP scopes and DNS zones may be provided. A new host reservation request may be received from a user. The request may be translated into a first protocol and provided to a DHCP control server for processing. Based on the processing, configurations of multiple DHCP servers may be updated, to include the new host reservation, and provided to a configuration storage system for (at least temporary) storage and access by the multiple DHCP servers. The request may be translated into a second protocol and provided to a DNS management server for processing. Based on the processing, a configuration for a DNS server may be updated, to include the new host reservation, and stored in a DNS database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Jasdip Singh, Kasper Van Benten, Markus Baur, Jeff Isaksen, Paul Roach, Christos Liacouras
  • Publication number: 20140304607
    Abstract: A configurable system that employs a processing unit, such as a computer, to which one or more responders, such as a keyboard and a mouse, through which a user interacts with the processing unit. While each of the responders is utilized by the user for its designed primary function, its activity is also used for monitoring whether the individual is interacting with the processing unit within expected bounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Lyle Eglington, Rudolph Felix Gutt
  • Patent number: 8855561
    Abstract: In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, a method is described that includes establishing a wireless communication link between a mobile device and a document processing device; transmitting, by a transmitter of the document processing device, data stored in a memory of the document processing device related to the functionality of the document processing device to the mobile device; and receiving, by a receiver of the document processing device, data to control a functionality of the document processing device from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene S. Evanitsky, Jeffrey R. Earl
  • Patent number: 8856657
    Abstract: A user interface for management of network operations, particularly networked electronic gaming machines, the user interface including operation assignment interfaces, each assignment interface providing information about the respective operation, a calendar interface on which the assignment interfaces are provided, the calendar interface providing at least date and time information, and at least one graphical linking indicator that provides visual relational information of related operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Arbogast, Bryan Kelly
  • Patent number: 8850323
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit to connect to a different device on a network, the different device storing contents; an output unit to connect to a display apparatus; a control unit; an operation input unit; and a reproduction unit. The control unit searches for contents stored in the different device on the network, generates a list of thumbnail images indicating the searched contents, estimates an error rate when each of the contents is received and reproduced, and outputs the list to the display apparatus, the control unit changing a state of each of the thumbnail images in the list according to the estimated error rate. The operation input unit receives reproduction instruction operation with respect to the content indicated by each of the thumbnail images. The reproduction unit receives the content, which is subjected to the reproduction instruction operation, from the different device, and reproduce the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okada, Masahiko Enari, Noboru Murabayashi
  • Patent number: 8850322
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for network topology information for a network. The request includes an identifier for a requesting entity and an identifier for the network. The method also includes accessing network topology information for the network based on the identifier for the network. The network topology information identifies a plurality of network elements in the network and defines a relationship between the network elements. A diagrammatic view of the network topology is determined based on the network topology information for the network. The method includes determining one or more aspects of at least one network element based on the identifier for the requesting entity. The method further includes associating the one or more aspects to the at least one network element to form a customized diagrammatic view of the network topology. The method also includes providing the customized diagrammatic view of the network topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vijayaraman Subramanian, Ambati Veera Venkata Praveen Kumar Reddy
  • Patent number: 8850335
    Abstract: Enhancements to a strategy object editor for creating and modifying control strategies for process control systems (both distributed and discrete) is described. The improvements include: supporting a set of graphical depictions for individual control object (modified by an appearance object editor), drag and drop connections for declarations that connect control strategies to other control strategies, GUI-based designation of object execution order, automatically applied line styles based upon connection data type, and automatic modification of elements within an appearance object to accommodate a moved attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith E. Eldridge, James William Hemenway, John Patrick King, Franciscus Marie Middeldorp
  • Publication number: 20140289635
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of providing a first user interface (UI) environment and a second UI environment includes a determination unit configured to determine a UI environment that displays a message screen, and a control unit configured to, in a case where a message screen is required to be displayed to a user when a processing request is made to a peripheral device via an application, control a request for displaying the message screen, wherein a message screen adapted for the UI environment determined by the determination unit is displayed according to the request controlled by the control unit after the processing request is input via the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Honda
  • Patent number: 8843827
    Abstract: A native application can be deployed that obtains configuration information for the native application at run-time. Digital marketing users or other marketing users can view or control the behavior of the native application by displaying or setting the configuration information of the native application. The native application can report tracked end user interactions and events with the native application according to the configuration information to tag management systems for data compilation by the tag management systems. In addition, the native application can enable digital marketing users or other marketing users to view or control the behavior of the native application from within the native application using an integrated configuration utility. The configuration utility can be activated using a two-stage activation process or an activation and authorization process to prevent an end user from accidentally encountering the configuration utility during routine use of the native application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tealium Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lap-Wing Koo, Charles Scott Glommen
  • Publication number: 20140282019
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating software components are disclosed. In an aspect, one method can comprise receiving one or more configuration options, wherein each of the one or more configuration options comprises parameter information and mapping each option to an interface element based. The method may further comprise presenting an interface comprising one or more of the interface elements, receiving a selection of the one or more interface elements, and generating a software component such as a plug-in instance based upon the one or more configuration options.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: thePlatform Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ramaley, Nick Rossi, Dave Edelstein
  • Publication number: 20140282021
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for visualizing various devices in an electric power generation and delivery system. In certain embodiments, a method for visualizing communication may include receiving configuration information from an electric power generation and delivery system. Based on the configuration information, a plurality of devices included in the electric power generation and delivery system may be identified. Further, a plurality of communication pathways may be identified. Based on the identified plurality of devices and communication pathways, a visual topology of the electric power generation and delivery system may be generated and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Dolezilek, Jason A. Dearien, Benjamin S. Day, Dennis Gammel, Ryan Bradetich, Jerry J. Bennett, Christopher Ewing
  • Publication number: 20140282022
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to processing music. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a layout configuration having nodes. The method also includes receiving an information flow configuration that indicates information flow among the nodes. The method also includes associating devices with the nodes. The method also includes causing information to flow among the devices based on the information flow configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Miselu Inc
    Inventor: Keisuke Shingu
  • Publication number: 20140282023
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and articles of manufactures for graphical cross connectivity and dynamic configurability for interconnection between inputs and outputs of a device. Various implementations identify instructions from a user interface to graphically display various view modes that include a global view mode showing all active connections between inputs and outputs or one or more program modes showing all active connections for identified input(s) or identified output(s). Some implementations also provide user interface functions to dynamically query, control, or configure the device and the connectivity between the inputs and the outputs based at least in part upon various view modes of the connectivity of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Custom Microwave Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S. F. MAU, Jeremy Oliver KORN
  • Publication number: 20140282020
    Abstract: A method and a system for preparing a plurality of installed field devices for operation in a process control network. In some embodiments, a computing device provides a visual summary of the installed field devices to a user via a user interface. A configuration database stores predefined device preparation scopes, each scope being indicative of one or more of the installed field devices. Based on a user selection of one or more predefined device preparation scopes in the user interface, the computing device implements each of the predefined device preparation scopes by, among other things, retrieving configuration information from the configuration database for each installed field device indicated by each predefined device preparation scope and transmitting the information to each respective installed field device for updating the device configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Piper, Vladimir D. Kostadinov
  • Patent number: 8839132
    Abstract: A method in a warehouse management system for providing instructions to a user, comprising: receiving a table in a database of the warehouse management system, the table defining the instructions, one or more of the columns of the table containing data and image references pertaining to respective warehouse storage items associated with the instructions; adding an expression column to the table, the expression column for defining a combination of the data and image references pertaining to the respective warehouse storage items in accordance with the instructions; adding markup language code to the expression column for customizing a graphical presentation of the combination; generating the graphical presentation of the combination from the markup language code; and, displaying the graphical presentation on a display screen of the warehouse management system, thereby providing the instructions to the user in a graphical format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tecsys, Inc.
    Inventor: John Paul Reichert
  • Patent number: 8838819
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing different components of a computer network system using meta-commands embedded in normal network packets. The data communication channel between different components of a computer network system can be used to transport meta-commands piggybacked in normal network packets, without modifying or compromising the validity of the protocol message. Embodiments of the method can be used for embedding test synchronization and control commands into the network packets sent through a device or system under test. The device or system under test can be an edge device, with the data communication channel carrying normal packets containing meta-commands embedded in the packets to synchronize the test control of the test clients and the test servers connected to the edge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Empirix Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Eidelman, Anne-Marie Turgeon, Tibor Ivanyi, David Hsing-Wang Wong, Anuj Nath
  • Patent number: 8839114
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for generating a graphical representation of at least a portion of a synchronized network model. In use, a network model of a network is identified. Additionally, an inventory model of the network is identified. Further, the network model and the inventory model are synchronized to identify differences between the network model and the inventory model. Moreover, a graphical representation of a variant model associated with the network is generated, utilizing the differences between the network model and the inventory model, where the variant model includes the network model with the differences between the network model and the inventory model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Johnston Harden Graham Glendinning, Valery Eysman, Simon Dowling
  • Patent number: 8831352
    Abstract: Events may be determined based on an image and context data associated with the image. An event type associated with the image may be determined based on a concept of the image. A list of events may be retrieved from an event database based on the context data. The retrieved list of events may then be ranked based on the determined event type and the context data. Through this event determination, a user may obtain information of one or more events happening at a specific location simply by capturing an image of that specific location, thereby saving the user from searching and browsing the Internet or brochure to locate the information of the one or more events at the specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mingyan Gao, Xian-Sheng Hua
  • Patent number: 8826138
    Abstract: A system comprises a processor and a graphical user interface (GUI) executable by the processor. The GUI enables a user to specify constituent virtual connect domains (VCD) for a common VCD group. Each VCD comprises two or more computing devices virtualized by a virtual connect device. The virtual connect device comprises multiple ports for communicatively coupling the two or more computing devices to external networks. For all of the constituent VCDs of a particular VCD group, each corresponding port of a corresponding virtual connect device is connected to the same external.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John Denardo, Keith L. Kelley, Charles L. Hudson
  • Patent number: 8826146
    Abstract: The present invention is a user interface for varying accessibility parameters to match comprehension needs. The present invention consists of a uniform, easy to use, interface to applications. Rather than dealing directly with the user interface parameters of a particular application, the user interacts with this uniform interface, or UI aggregator. The UI aggregator can then transform the information presented by the particular application or combination of applications as desired by the user. The UI aggregator can be accessed through a variety of modes—keyboard, speech, touch, and gestures. Through interaction with the UI aggregator, the user can create and select user profiles that control multiple software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul S. Luther, Robert Bruce Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 8812976
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer readable medium for configuring programmable equipment having hardware devices that can be programmatically interconnected into different hardware configurations. A graphical user interface is provided on a computer display which permits a user to iconically define both a hardware and procedural configuration of the available hardware devices. Configuration data is generated that can be used to automatically configure the programmable equipment according to the user-defined hardware and procedural configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: RHK Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Kollin, John Keem, Steffen Porthun
  • Patent number: 8806347
    Abstract: A client device having at least one user configurable setting is detected by a user interface device. The user interface device and the client device are in electronic communication with each other. Setting signals identifying user configurable settings of the client device are received at the user interface device. A user interface, based on the setting signals, is formulated at the user interface device. Configuration of the user interface is controlled by the user interface device rather than the client device. User input may be received at the user interface device in view of the user interface. In response to receipt of this input, a control signal is transmitted to the client device to alter at least one user configurable setting of the client device. The user interface device may thus be utilized to view and alter configuration settings for one or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: James L. Simister
  • Patent number: 8793586
    Abstract: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus being able to execute first and second functions and set the processing conditions of each function by using a user interface, and a control method of the information processing apparatus. In a case that either of the first and second functions is selected, an application common to both the first and second functions is launched, and a user interface window generated based on common data corresponding to the application is displayed. The processing conditions of the selected function can be set from the user interface window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8793602
    Abstract: A method of specifying and configuring a causal relationship between the dynamics of a graphical model and the execution of components of the model is disclosed. Model component execution is tied to the occurrence of model events. Model events are first defined in the modeling environment. The occurrence of conditions in the model specified in the definition of the event causes the event to be “posted”. Model components that have been associated with the occurrence of the event “receive” the notice of the posting of the event and then execute. Random components within a subsystem may be designated to execute upon the occurrence of an event, as may non-contiguous components within a model. The association between model events and component execution may be specified without drawing graphical indicators connecting components in the view of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Szpak, Matthew Englehart
  • Patent number: 8793584
    Abstract: Methods 300 and systems 400 are provided for creating customizable user interface wrappers for a web application using a software development platform with a plug-in architecture 100. The development platform is used to create one or more declarative descriptions in a predefined plug-in format which define the customized user interface. The declarative description is accessed to generate the user interface wrapper, and the web application is enabled to operate using the user interface wrapper. The declarative description may be in the form of an XML file implemented as an extension listed in an extension directory of a plug-in. The attributes specified in the declarative description may be tailored to run the web application on a given platform, such as an operating system implemented on a predefined type of computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: You B. Chen, Brian T. Lillie, Richard Redpath, Daniel M. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8793585
    Abstract: Communication system management apparatus, methods, and interfaces are disclosed. A group of objects that are associated with different types of communication system components in a representation of a communication system are configured in a group. A further representation of the objects of the group is provided, and includes an indication of component operational status for one or more communication system components respectively associated with one or more of the objects of the group. The further representation of the objects of the group may also or instead provide access to the objects of the group, so that information associated with the objects may be more easily displayed, for example. The communication system representation and the group representation are provided in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Michael Nicholas Tofinetti, Karen Ensing, Paul Kuruvilla, Saied Heidari, Frances Jean Hardwick, David Kiesekamp, Terrence Martineau, Robert Craig, Sasa Nijemcevic
  • Patent number: 8782525
    Abstract: Displaying physical signal routing of a system. A diagram of the system may be displayed. The system may include physical components connected via physical connections and logical components implemented on various ones of the physical components. The diagram may include a plurality of icons connected by wires. At least a first subset of the icons may represent logical elements of the system and wires between the first subset of icons may represent logical connections between corresponding logical elements. User input requesting signal routing information of the system may be received. In response, a signal route corresponding to a first logical connection between a first logical element and a second logical element may be visually indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: National Insturments Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew C. Curtis, Jenifer M. Loy, Adam K. Gabbert, Jayson P. Ryckman, Jacob Kornerup, Jeffrey N. Correll, Timothy J. Hayles
  • Patent number: 8776086
    Abstract: Various embodiments implement agents as dynamically linked libraries to run within host processes controlled by an executable agent manager. The agent manager runs as a service or daemon continuously after being loaded into the memory of a computer system. Information concerning agents that are configured to carry out tasks on the computer system is stored in a database accessible to the agent manager. When a task that a particular agent is configured to carry out needs to be done, the agent manager assigns an executable host process to run the agent. The agent manager then sends start and stop commands to the host process to load and halt the agent, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Nitin Chhabra, Nithin Surendran, Ankur Dixit
  • Patent number: 8769411
    Abstract: In a case where a plurality of service providing devices having different capabilities are operated in association and a service providing device is utilized, operability when setting functions is improved for the user. Provided is an information processing apparatus for utilizing services capable of being provided by a plurality of service providing devices that exist on a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Katsuya Sakai
  • Publication number: 20140181907
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for protecting user information on a client device that may have a plurality of users. A user interface with a public machine designation portion is presented to a user prior to the start of the authentication process. The public machine designation removes web service account descriptions and any user specific information stored on the client device. Also, the client device is prevented from storing any new user specific information that is provided to the client device. The public machine designation is a persistent feature that may only be disabled by an affirmative action from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Kunz, Lynn C. Ayres, Trevin M. Chow, Erren Dusan Lester, Campbell D. Gunn
  • Patent number: 8757827
    Abstract: A file system for a stage lighting system that maintains the different files associated with the stage lighting system. Each of the files that can represent an effect are maintained within the system within a configuration file. The configuration file can be updated on each start of the system so that the system can maintain information indicative of current configuration files. A test mode can also be entered in which a pre-formed show can be tested against the current state of the configuration files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Hunt
  • Patent number: 8751941
    Abstract: A single user interface for a user of an identity management module is presented. The single user interface includes options for transmitting an access management instruction to a customer internal application via an on-premise proxy, and transmitting another access management instruction to a shared computing system application via a multi-customer gateway on the shared computing system. The user interface is adaptively adjusted to highlight suggested access entitlement operations based at least in part upon expected access entitlements derived from a prediction engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Identropy, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Kaushik, Francisco Villavicencio, Ashraf Motiwala, Christopher Hydak, Mubdiu Reza Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 8745228
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining if one or more electronic device capabilities represented in one of a group of device profiles is associated with one or more content characteristics represented in one of a group of resource profiles. The method also includes assigning the device profile to the resource profile if the electronic device capabilities are associated with the content characteristics. Furthermore, the method includes, upon receipt of content defined by the resource profile, initiating delivery of the content to at least one electronic device associated with the one device profile based upon the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Joerg Beckert, Mikko Hypponen, Tuomas Dahlgren