Interactive Portal (e.g., Secure Point Of Access) Patents (Class 715/742)
  • Patent number: 10097482
    Abstract: The present application discloses methods, devices and systems for networking communication and information display. Based on a predefined layout provided by a server, service providers may customize the predefined layout by designating/designing actionable options that may be used in the layout to generate user interfaces. Due to the dual sources of the customized interfaces, some of the actionable options in different interfaces are the same and some of the actionable options are different. A user may select an actionable option displayed at a mobile terminal, which may cause the mobile terminal to send a request to the server, receive a response from the server, and display the response. The current invention allows service providers to configure predefined layouts and present the customized interfaces to users, improving communication experiences while maintaining a level of similarity between the interfaces from different service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaolong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10097440
    Abstract: In an approach for adjusting presentation of user interface (UI) elements in a webpage, a processor monitors usage of a webpage by one or more users. A processor determines at least one UI element to be modified within presentation of the webpage, based on at least one predefined rule and the monitored usage of the webpage by the one or more users. A processor generates a version of the webpage comprising the at least one UI element, as modified within the presentation of the webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd E. Kaplinger, Victor S. Moore, Wendi L. Nusbickel
  • Patent number: 10042830
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method of editing a script includes displaying the script in a script editor on a computing device, receiving textual input to the displayed script from an input of the computing device, determining whether the textual input includes a predetermined production element marker, and displaying the textual input in the script editor using text properties based on the determination of whether the textual input includes the marker. An embodiment of a method of editing a script or rundown includes displaying the script or rundown in a script or rundown editor on a first computing device, receiving at the first computing device textual input or cursor movement transmitted from a second computing device in response to it being entered into the script or rundown at the second computing device, and displaying the textual input or cursor movement in the script or rundown on the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SCRIPTO ENTERPRISES LLC.
    Inventors: Robert J. Dubbin, Stephen Colbert, David Cole, Jason Livesay, Mindy Tchieu, Sasha Stewart
  • Patent number: 10015215
    Abstract: An integrated collaborative user interface for a document editor is provided. The integrated collaborative user interface includes a document pane, document details pane and a section details pane. Document details and section details are obtained and provided to authors. A collaborative author views the document details, section details and provides updates to a document in the document editor. Changes are then refreshed to the authors to provide a consistent and up-to-date status of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jared R. Parker, Sangya Singh, Greg Prickril, Wai Chan
  • Patent number: 9972118
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an animation playback method and apparatus, and relates to the field of computer technologies. The method includes: acquiring a first location and a first offset angle of an object in a first period, the first period being before a current period; acquiring a second location of the object in the current period according to the first location and the first offset angle; and drawing an image of the object in a preset region in a web page according to the second location if the second location is in the preset region in the web page. The apparatus includes: a first acquisition module, a second acquisition module, and a first drawing module. The present disclosure can reduce traffic required by a terminal for acquiring web page data, and shorten a time used by the terminal to acquire the web page data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Longlin Xiang
  • Patent number: 9946428
    Abstract: Content of a web-based application is displayed in a window of a web browser application. A selection of the display region is received from a user or a computer implemented system. A locked region is defined based on the selection. When instructions to modify the content of web-based application is received, the instructions are executed except those to modify the locked region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Joao P. Goncalves, Peter K. Malkin, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Mathew S. Thoennes
  • Patent number: 9946804
    Abstract: The current subject matter describes displaying historical data associated with one or more data values within a business intelligence report. A graphical user interface executed by a computing device can receive, from a user, a request for display of historical data associated with a specified/selected data value in a business intelligence report. Subsequently, a representational state transfer engine (RESTful engine), which can be connected to a server system connected to the computing device, can execute a representational state transfer service (RESTful service) to fetch historical data from current and past instances associated with the data value. Then, the RESTful engine can write the fetched historical data to a file. The RESTful engine can generate or determine a uniform resource locator (URL) to the file, and can send the URL to the computing device. When the URL is selected by the user, the computing device can display the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE LTD
    Inventors: Pak Man Chan, Nicholas Chiu, Mehdi Seblani
  • Patent number: 9632742
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method and apparatus are provided to receive an application type and a platform environment type. An application based on the received application type and the platform environment type is created. The application comprises an instantiation of the received application type configured for the received environment type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Doron Lehmann, Nimrod Barak, Eyal Nathan
  • Patent number: 9588739
    Abstract: Web API recommendations for a context of an application are provided. A ranked list of recommended Web APIs and a set of Web API recommendations regarding the context of the application is sent to a client device via a network. In response to determining that a selection of a set of Web APIs in the ranked list of recommended Web APIs was received, the set of Web APIs selected is added to the context of the application to generate a new context of the application. A display of a relationship among the set of Web APIs added to the new context of the application is sent to the client device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gennaro A. Cuomo, Hani T. Jamjoom, Jim A. Laredo, Arjun Natarajan, Shriram Rajagopalan, Daniel J. Williams, John E. Wittern
  • Patent number: 9588738
    Abstract: Providing Web API recommendations for a context of an application is provided. A ranked list of recommended Web APIs and a set of Web API recommendations regarding the context of the application is sent to a client device via a network. In response to determining that a selection of a set of Web APIs in the ranked list of recommended Web APIs was received, the selected set of Web APIs is added to the context of the application to generate a new context of the application. A display of a relationship among the set of added Web APIs to the new context of the application is sent to the client device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gennaro A. Cuomo, Hani T. Jamjoom, Jim A. Laredo, Arjun Natarajan, Shriram Rajagopalan, Daniel J. Williams, John E. Wittern
  • Patent number: 9532003
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for synchronous display of a document for use at a conference on multiple terminals connected via a network and for transmission and reception of media data including at least one of audio data and video data. The process includes, in accordance with whether or not each of multiple users has a right to access a document selected by a first user on a first terminal, controlling content for display on multiple terminals used by the multiple users, and controlling transmission and reception of the media data between the first terminal and each of the multiple terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohshiro Inomata
  • Patent number: 9258311
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing a virtual federation of remote portals. According to one embodiment, providing a virtual federation of remote portals can comprise defining, by a portal system, a configuration of a virtual federation of a plurality of nodes. For example, each node can comprise an application server executing a different enterprise application and maintaining application content for the enterprise application in a separate database. The portal system can also define access control information for a user of the portal system. Each node of the virtual federation can similarly define access control information for the user. The system can then provide access to the application content of the nodes at runtime based on the configuration of the virtual federation and the access control information for the user defined by the portal system and the access control information for the user defined by the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pramod Agrawal, Senthil Kumaran, Vijay Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9223883
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for context driven arrangement of portlets in a portal page. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of context driven arrangement of portlets in a portal page can be provided. The method can include computing a context for an application co-executing with a portal page in a computing client, and arranging portlets in the portal page in the computing client based upon the computed context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 9142182
    Abstract: A device and a control method for the device are disclosed. A device and a control method for the device according to the present invention comprises a sensing unit; and a controller, if at least one of a second control command is received through the sensing unit while carrying out a control operation based on at least one of a first control command received through the sensing unit, generating a display signal based on a control command selected according to a predetermined criterion from the received multiple control commands of the first and the second control command. According to the present invention, a control command for generating a display signal can be effectively selected in the case that another control command is received while a particular control command is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taehyeong Kim, Sunjin Yu, Hyunsook Lee, Soungmin Im
  • Patent number: 9032308
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a manufacturer portal are disclosed. More specifically, in one embodiment a content distribution system, as a central location for user generated content may also provide manufacturers with a portal to monitor, and participate in, the process of content generation and distribution. This portal may provide the manufacturers with the ability to: view generated content related to that manufacturer and to filter this user generated content utilizing a wide variety of criteria and to generate content which may be responsive to presented generated content. Content generated by a manufacturer through their portal may subsequently be incorporated into one or more retailer's site utilizing the content distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Bazaarvoice, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Chen, Sam Decker, Patrick Barrett
  • Patent number: 9032312
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to composite applications that can be created and implemented using components of a platform disclosed herein. Widgets associated with one or more products available in a mashup container can be implemented based on a selection by a user of the widgets from a widget catalog. A behavior of, and an interaction between, the widgets can be defined using metadata data associated with the widgets without requiring assistance from the user. A skin can be applied to the composite application that controls a visual presentation of the application on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Barnes, Gregg Hill, Joe Busateri
  • Patent number: 9009615
    Abstract: A user interface display provides access to an analysis portal that receives customized code for a business data system. The code is provided through the user interface display to a cloud based service that analyzes the customized code based on the types of services requested by the user. A report is generated, based on the analysis, and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yen Ping Yu, Mudit Mittal, Syed Hamid, Satish Joseph Thomas
  • Patent number: 9008619
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that may be able to access a wireless communication network and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a wireless communication unit configured to access a wireless communication network; a detection unit configured to detect a connectable wireless communication network through the wireless communication unit; and a controller outputting icons each corresponding to one or more wireless communication networks detected by the detection unit to a locked screen displayed in a locked state in which inputting of a control command with respect to an application is limited, releasing the locked state when selecting of any one of the output icons is detected, and controlling the wireless communication unit to access a wireless communication network corresponding to the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sanghyuck Lee, Eunju Lee, Byeongwook Kim
  • Patent number: 9003295
    Abstract: Display regions for representations of results of transformations applied to access control settings for a resource appear integrated with a familiar representation of the resource, e.g. word processor, or Web browser. A number of functions modify layout and transformations, and those functions are available for invocation, e.g. through mouse gestures or key combinations. Users are graphically represented by displays comprising photographic likenesses. Groups can be shown as individual users. Giving someone access to a resource can be as easy as dragging that person's likeness. Access log information can be shown together with access control settings. Reviewing the subset of resources available to a user is made easier. Overflow indicators replace scroll bars. Macros effect snapshots of volatile sets of users. Sections within documents can be omitted automatically if a user lacks authorization. Access control settings for one resource can be linked to be dependent on settings for other resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Leo Martin Baschy
  • Publication number: 20150095791
    Abstract: A hierarchy of controls and parts, that are each in accordance with constraints of a computing executing context. A control is executable code that performs a function and which may impart a visualization. A part is a unit of visualization container that has its own visualization and/or shows visualizations from one or more compliant controls associated with the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Brad Olenick, Leon Ezequiel Welicki, Justin Beckwith, Tom Cox, Vishal R. Joshi, Nafisa Bhojawala, Alvaro Rahul Dias, Eric Hwa-Wei Wong, David Anson, Thao Doan, Stephen Michael Danton, Kristofer John Owens, Wai Man Yuen, Madhur Joshi, Bradley D. Millington, Brendyn Alexander, Jean-Sebastien Goupil, Liang-Ming Chen, Andrew Birck, Andrew Forget
  • Patent number: 8984415
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is displayed in an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 8977969
    Abstract: A system for providing a dynamic web portal page in a web portal environment by modifying the web portal page, where the system includes: a server configured to provide a content with at least one portlet of the web portal page to a user. The server enters code into the provided content of the web portal page for identifying user-interface elements in the content of the web portal page. The server enters code into the provided content of the web portal page for monitoring user actions related to the identified user-interface elements in the content of the web portal page. The server re-configures automatically the content of the web portal page according to a user-specific preference extracted from the monitored user actions for the user at a later stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dieter Buehler, Carsten Leue, Stefan Schmitt, Thomas Stober, Oliver Then, Steffen Uhlig, Holger Waterstrat
  • Patent number: 8977689
    Abstract: A system facilitates collaborative communications and information sharing in a network defined by a model. The model and a portion of the system are stored on a storage component coupled to a terminal. The system captures context information and user-defined data, the user-defined data provided during user interaction of the user in a first domain of the network, and dynamically stores the context information as metadata associated with the user-defined data, the user-defined data and the metadata stored on the storage component; a tracking component for tracking a change of the user from the first domain to a second domain of the network and dynamically updating the stored metadata based on the change, where the user accesses the user-defined data from the second domain; and an interface to the system that permits the user to create and view the user-defined data according to the model of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: VirtualAgility Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas F. Beaven
  • Patent number: 8973017
    Abstract: A method for managing third-tier productivity applications, as part of remote application deployment, consists of using a controlling program, called an AppController, to initiate the application launch which then allows otherwise incompatible programs to control and/or enhance the functionality of the productivity application by accepting commands transmitted using standard network communications protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Krutsch, Michael Berger, James L. Rice, III
  • Patent number: 8966368
    Abstract: The intelligent console method and apparatus of the present invention includes a powerful, intuitive, yet highly flexible means for accessing a multi-media system having multiple multi-media data types. The present intelligent console provides an interactive display of linked multi-media events based on a user's personal taste. The intelligent console includes a graph/data display that can provide several graphical representations of the events that satisfy user queries. The user can access an event simply by selecting the time of interest on the timeline of the graph/data display. Because the system links together all of the multi-media data types associated with a selected event, the intelligent console synchronizes and displays the multiple media data when a user selects the event. Complex queries can be made using the present intelligent console. The user is alerted to the events satisfying the complex queries and if the user chooses, the corresponding and associated multi-media data is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: TIBCO Software Inc.
    Inventor: Don Yamato Kuramura
  • Patent number: 8949721
    Abstract: Personalization of web content is provided, comprising: accessing web content, selecting components of the web content in accordance with a user model, and structuring the components of the web content in accordance with the user model. The personalization further comprises presenting the components of the web content in accordance with the user model, and providing a graphical user interface for adapting the user model, wherein the graphical user interface is provided together with the web content of a portlet of a web portal, such that each adaptation of the user model is updated in real-time in the currently presented web content in the portlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta Koenig-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
  • Patent number: 8943415
    Abstract: Controlling access to location information by entities hosted by an execution extension environment. After receiving a request from the entity for location information associated with a computing device, access rights of the entity for the requested location information are accessed. A request is sent to another computing device to determine whether to authorize access by the entity to the requested location information. Based on a response from the other computing device, access to the requested location information is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Aaron George Meola
  • Patent number: 8943414
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for displaying a uniform resource locator (URL) to assist a user in determining whether a URL destination is what the user expects. A link is presented for selection to a user, and a URL corresponding to the link is accessed. A portion of the URL that corresponds to a hostname component of the URL may be identified, and the URL may be displayed. The hostname component of the URL is visually distinguished from other components of the URL. In addition to or as an alternative to displaying the URL and visually distinguishing the hostname component, a warning message relating to the hostname portion of the URL may be displayed. The techniques may be implemented as a software plug-in or in any type of software application that is capable of recognizing URLs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Conor P. Cahill
  • Patent number: 8937685
    Abstract: Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a script by the television, the script includes instructions for placing a first picture from a first video signal of the plurality of video signals in a first position at a first depth value on a display coupled to the television, and instructions for placing a second picture from a second video signal of the plurality of video signals in a second position at a second depth value on the display; and simultaneously displaying the first picture and the second picture on the display by the television in an overlayed manner, the first picture being displayed at the first position and at the first depth value, the second picture being displayed at the second position and at the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Bok Knun Randolph Chung
  • Patent number: 8930822
    Abstract: In a method for composing and presenting information in a user context, the information shall be presented for the user on a man-machine interface in the form of a visual or graphic display. The method comprises steps for determining a user context in which the information is required, selecting a set of content sources, and the content components are retrieved from the content sources. The information in selected content components are computed using an information measure that reflects the information as perceived by human cognition, and an optimum presentation of the selected content components are determined and presented for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Øystein Haug Olsen
  • Patent number: 8914730
    Abstract: A virtual machine (VM) is accessed by receiving user log-in information, the log-in information identifying a user and a corresponding VM, the VM having a local copy and a remote copy. A selected copy of the VM is identified based on at least one of a policy and a user selection, the selected copy being one of the local copy and the remote copy of the VM. A desktop generated by the selected copy of the VM is presented to the user in a common application graphical user interface, the common application graphical user interface being used regardless as to whether the selected copy of the VM is the local copy or the remote copy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Halperin, Jad Chamcham, Christian Matthew Leroy, Gerald I. L. Cheong, Matthew B. Eccleston, Noah Wasmer
  • Patent number: 8875032
    Abstract: An object is implemented to represent a visual element in a user interface while being linked to data associated with the visual element. A user can manipulate the visual element through the user interface to modify the object or how the object is processed. The data associated with the visual element tracks with the modifications to the visual element and/or object to permit the data to conceptually move with the visual element. The object may be implemented using a document object model in a web browser. The object may be assigned to a user interface component that may treat the object differently in dependence upon the user manipulations. The visual element may be formed using HTML and the user manipulations may be implemented using a script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dialogic Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald D. Olsen, Brian Kamrowski
  • Patent number: 8869037
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a first user of a content contribution submitted by a second user is disclosed. A preference event by the first user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is caused to be rendered graphically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventor: R. Kevin Rose
  • Patent number: 8869027
    Abstract: A dashboard manager can be used to create, manage and deploy dashboards. Each dashboard can include one or more user interface elements (“widgets”). The dashboard manager can be invoked for providing a variety of management functions. In another aspect, dashboards, widgets and other content can be bundled together and distributed to users over a distribution channel. Users can created custom bundles using a tool that is provided for such purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John O. Louch, Imran A. Chaudhri, Michael Shebanek
  • Patent number: 8863004
    Abstract: An approach is provided for increasing the functionality of a user device when the device is in an, at least in part, locked state. The approach involves presentation of a first user interface and rendering of at least a portion of a second user interface associated with the first user interface while the user device is in an, at least in part, locked state wherein the second user interface is associated with one or more applications and/or one or more services. Further, one or more interactions with the first user interface and/or with the at least a portion of the second user interface are detected and processed for at least changing the device to an, at least in part, unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: NAVTEQ B.V.
    Inventor: Bernard Berus
  • 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: 8863031
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and articles, such as computer program products, including a method for managing presentation of information, performed by execution of computer readable program code by a processor of a computer system, is disclosed. The method includes retrieving information relating to one or more subject matters from one or more data repositories, the one or more subject matters including general non-personal information on medical conditions and treatments therefor, presenting one or more sets of data from the retrieved information specific to a practitioner type selectable by a user from a plurality of practitioner types, presenting another one or more sets of data from the retrieved information common to two or more practitioner types selectable from the plurality of practitioner types, and presenting a further one or more sets of data from the retrieved information specific to at least one non-practitioner type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Andre Gene Douen
  • 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: 8838734
    Abstract: A system and method can support a federated portal using a producer web application on a web server and a plurality of consumer web applications. The producer web application is a container web application that hosts a plurality of portlet applications that are deployed and maintained separately. Each consumer web application is adapted to collect and present available portlet applications hosted on the producer web application and offer them as a unified portal to end users. Upon receiving a request from a consumer web application, said producer web application can map the consumer web application to one particular role in a role set which includes a plurality of roles, check for portlet applications that are available based on the particular role, and response to the consumer web application with a message that describes the available portlet applications hosted in the producer web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Subrahmanyam Allamaraju, Nathan Edward Lipke, Kevin Blair Frender, Jeffrey Elliot Mueller
  • Patent number: 8826144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of network computing, and in particular to Web contents accessible via a portal. It particularly relates to a method and system for restoring content represented by time-dependently varied fragments of portlets aggregated in web pages of such web portal. It is proposed to enable a user to set a portlet into a “content recovery mode”. A respective user action on a respective GUI control (50) creates a URI that allows the portlet to generate its output as currently seen. The user may then send this URL to a friend, who can access the desired portlet output at any given time. Or, the user may save it at the own computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Joret, Timo Kussmaul, Jan Engehausen
  • Patent number: 8812959
    Abstract: A method, computer program, and system for delivering digital content to a user interface. A method according to an embodiment includes: generating a starting content on the user interface including at least one clickable content, each of the at least one clickable content being previously associated with a first key; upon selection of a clickable content associated with a first key, determining a second key, associated with a destination content, from the first key; determining an executable asset program from the second key, an execution of the asset program generating the display of a predefined asset content; attaching the second key to the executable asset program according to a hiding mechanism; executing the executable asset program to display the predefined asset content, and releasing the second key during the execution of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Bousseton, Jean-Luc Collet, Arnaud Lund, Carole Truntschka
  • Patent number: 8806368
    Abstract: A quick-view user interface for assisting a user in performing a task and shielding the user from complex data. The quick-view user interface may include a window on a computer screen. The window may comprise a pane for displaying a subset of data, based on the user's role, from a set of data displayed on a full-view user interface. In addition, the full-view user interface may assist a user in performing a task by allowing the user to view the set of data. The full-view user interface may include a window on a computer screen comprising a first pane for displaying a set of data and a link engageable to open a second pane for displaying a subset of the set of data, the subset being selected based on the user's role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Joelle Carignan, Manik Singh, Benjamin Tornsky
  • Publication number: 20140195922
    Abstract: A system for viewing at a client device a series of three-dimensional virtual views over the Internet of a volume visualization dataset contained on centralized databases employs a transmitter for securely sending volume visualization dataset from a remote location to the centralized database, more than one central data storage medium containing the volume visualization dataset, and a plurality of servers in communication with the centralized databases to create virtual views based on client requests. A resource manager load balances the servers, a security device controls communications between the client device and server and the resource manager and central storage medium. Physically secured sites house the components. A web application accepts at the remote location user requests for a virtual view of the volume visualization dataset, transmits the request to the servers, receives the resulting virtual view from the servers, and displays the resulting virtual view to the remote user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Kovey Kovalan
  • Patent number: 8762521
    Abstract: A computer implemented method to monitor the distribution of software to computers on a network is provided. The network has a data source, for example a systems management tool, which stores data relating to downloads of software. It is desirable for the purpose of operating the network economically to monitor the distribution of software to users. The systems management tool is accessed to determine the number of the computers on the network which have received a particular item of software. That number is compared with a threshold number which is small compared to the number of computers on the network. If the number is less than the threshold that is taken as an indication that the particular item of software has been distributed to the computers by a download as a result of one or more individual requests by users of the computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: 1E Limited
    Inventors: Richard Cudd, Sumir Karayi
  • Patent number: 8751940
    Abstract: Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. A plurality of detected events is stored. In response to a query from a client, at least a portion of the stored detected events is stored. At least a portion of the received events is displayed in an interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: R. Kevin Rose, Michal Jan Migurski, Shawn Paul Allen, Eric W. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 8743144
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal including a movement information acquisition section for acquiring movement information of a mobile terminal possessed by a user, a picked-up image acquisition section for acquiring a peripheral image of the mobile terminal, which is imaged by an imaging device, a transmission section for transmitting the movement information acquired by the movement information acquisition section to a server device which is connected to the mobile terminal via a network, a reception section for receiving community information which is generated by the server device based on a history of the movement information and which can be shared between the user possessing the mobile terminal and another user other than the user possessing the mobile terminal, and a display control section for displaying, on a display screen, a displayed image included in the community information in a superimposed manner on a peripheral image of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Takeshita
  • Patent number: 8745505
    Abstract: A web based desktop environment is disclosed. The desktop environment comprises a work area configured to display application windows in a web browser operating on a computer server. A resident application bar is displayed adjacent the work area and configured to display only icons for resident desktop applications. A power bar resident desktop application is configured to launch web applications to be displayed in the work area. A task board operating in the power bar resident desktop application comprises a vertically resizable two dimensional window located at a selected edge of the work area. The task board is configured to display a web application icon for each web application launched in the power bar resident desktop application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mitel Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Terry Tam
  • Patent number: 8726174
    Abstract: A method for showing a display panel in a graphical user interface involves associating a client-side script variable with a display panel wrapper, where the display panel is embedded in the display panel wrapper, and where the client-side script variable indicates that the display panel is hidden. The method further involves modifying the client-side script variable to show the display panel in the graphical user interface, where showing the display panel involves showing an input control for manipulating a data area in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Ehret, Elizabeth Sanford Clayton, Karen Ann Stanley, Devjani Ray, Daniel Arthur Labrecque
  • Patent number: 8726167
    Abstract: A client computer system, method and software tool for displaying portlet content are provided. The system comprises a user interface, a portlet server and a portlet view tool. The user interface allows the display of a page including one or more view window(s), each displaying content provided by a component of the computer system. The portlet server processes requests for portlet content, and has one or more portlet(s) installed thereon. The portlet view tool is associated with a portlet installed on the portlet server, and controls the associated portlet. A web browser is used to display content from the associated portlet in a view window on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brendan Arthurs, Stanley K. Jerrard-Dunne, Kieran J. O'Mahony, Charles R. E. Smith
  • Patent number: 8726195
    Abstract: A user is enabled to interact with a virtual world environment using an instant messenger application by enabling a user to enter the virtual world environment using the instant messenger application that includes an instant messaging (IM) user interface, generating and managing an avatar to represent the user in the virtual world environment, monitoring a sub-portion of the virtual world environment corresponding to a current location of the user in the virtual world environment, determining descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment based on the monitoring, and providing the user with the determined descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment via the IM user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Bill