Access Rights To Interactive Controls Patents (Class 715/743)
  • Patent number: 8132102
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for delivering a plurality of sender messages and recipient messages on an interface. The interface can receive a first sender message, the first sender message being displayed in a first format on the interface so that the first sender message is graphically associated with a sender graphic. The interface can receive a second sender message being displayed in a second format on the recipient interface. A format can be any feature, characteristic, attribute and/or appearance of any kind of a sender's message or recipient's message. Also disclosed is a selection tool to allow the visualization of a conversation history for a particular individual by performing a selection command over the communication of that individual wherein when the selection tool provides a selection of the first sender message, the first sender message assumes the second format or a third format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Anderson Vinicius De Medeiros
  • Publication number: 20120054630
    Abstract: A mechanism on a server divides a page of content into sections defined by dividers, and renders the page stream with dividers to a browser. The browser reads the web page with dividers, and partitions the DOM for the page to create partitions in the DOM according to the sections in the page. Partitioning the DOM allows scripts in each partition to be scoped according to defined access rights for each partition. In this manner, a script in one DOM partition cannot access information in another DOM partition unless the access rights for the partition that contains the script allow it. By scoping scripts to appropriate DOM partitions, potential hacker attacks may be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Douglas R. Fish, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 8117545
    Abstract: A hosted system provides any Internet user with the ability to quickly set up and customize a video channel, preferably as a web page or site that can be reached from any Internet-accessible device having a web browser. The solution includes tools for use by channel site creators to customize the look, feel, and page design. A particular web page or site may be associated with a given subject. As used herein, a page or site that has such an association is sometimes referred to as “subject-specific.” Once a subject-specific channel is created, a site administrator or individual visitors can search across the web and choose to bring those search results into the channel architecture. The system also enables a multiplatform search as an integrated part of a library build; if desired, search results are automatically populated into the channel content. The system also enables the characterization of the material returned, preferably according to a user-generated taxonomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Magnify Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Rosenbaum, Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto
  • Patent number: 8108779
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to detect modifications made to information, the modifications received from a modifying user included in a group of users sharing the information by separately viewing presentations of the information. The presentations may have any number of views, such as a first view and at least a second view. Further actions may include transmitting first view data to enable altering the first view for the modifying user based on the modification made, whether the modification comprises a propagating change or a non-propagating change, and if the modification comprises a propagating change, transmitting second view data to enable altering at least the second view for at least some of the group of users, not including the modifying user, based on the modification. If the change is a non-propagating one, then the activity may include refraining from transmitting the second view data. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Todd Rein, Marissa Dulaney, Robert Shaver, Eylon Stroh, Roman Dolgov, Marco Qualizza
  • Patent number: 8108528
    Abstract: A system for verifying the identity of a chat partner during an instant messaging session. The identity of an instant messaging partner can be verified at any given moment during an instant messaging session. The status of the verification is displayed in the current session, and is contained into any subsequently saved session history file. Prior to the beginning of communication, a participant has the ability to challenge one or more other participants to verify that they are really the people assigned to the corresponding instant messaging identifiers. During the instant messaging session, participants are further allowed to challenge any other participant before going further with the session (e.g. prior to discussing confidential information or accepting files). The system addresses the problem of an unauthorized user gaining access to another user's instant messaging identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Doris L. Jones, Ruthie D. Lyle, Corinne M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8095949
    Abstract: A viewer for displaying electronic books and having various features for restricting access to their content. A user may assign ratings to stored electronic books, or use standard ratings, and assign access levels to potential users. The ratings and access levels determine which electronic books, or portions of the electronic books, a particular user may access on the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Adrea, LLC
    Inventors: John S. Hendricks, Michael L. Asmussen
  • Patent number: 8089649
    Abstract: There is provided a multi function peripheral which has a plurality of functions which includes a communication unit that communicates with an external storage device which has a connection with the multi function peripheral, and a registration information acquisition unit that acquires registration information stored in the storage device indicating whether each of the plurality of functions is allowed to be used, through the communication unit. The multi function peripheral operates so that functions for which usage is indicated to be allowed by the registration information are caused to be executed according to operations of the multi function peripheral by a user, and functions of which usage is indicated not to be allowed by the registration information are prevented from being executed irrespective of operations of the multi function peripheral by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinari Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8082508
    Abstract: A method and a system for obtaining and modifying a plurality of Web components, such as portlets, via an application programming interface (API) are described. The method includes permitting a portal application to invoke a portlet, wherein the portlet runs inside a portlet container and the portal application runs independently from the portlet container; providing information to the portlet container about the invoked portlet related to a runtime environment of the portal application; and modifying the provided information from the portal application to customize the portlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Diyan A. Yordanov, Vera D. Buchkova, Claude Rossi
  • Publication number: 20110252333
    Abstract: A computer system and method for distributed legal workflow security provides role-based access control to a collaborative online workflow tool. The system includes a computer network having one or more computers operably programmed and configured to receive input defining computer system access privileges for a plurality of distributed legal workflow participants. The system receives input associating one or more legal workflow role types defined by users with one or more of the distributed legal workflow participants to define the role-based access. Permission privileges are input and associated with a plurality of legal workflow graphical interface functions based on the one or more legal workflow role types. Based on the permission privileges associated with the role type of the participant, the system provides legal workflow graphical interface functionality to the one or more distributed legal workflow participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicants: BATMARK LIMITED, FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Damian O. Porcari, David Dinsdale
  • Publication number: 20110239125
    Abstract: A first display server and a second display server execute on a processing device. The first display server provides a secure environment for data presented in first application windows of the first display server and the second display server provides an unsecure environment for data presented in second application windows of the second display server. The processing device receives at least one user command to copy data from one of the first application windows of the first display server to one of the second application windows of the second display server. The processing device prompts a user to perform an authentication upon receiving the at least one user command. In response to the user successfully performing the authentication, data is copied from said one of the first application windows to said one of the second application windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Kristian H. Kristensen, David Zeuthen
  • Patent number: 8028236
    Abstract: A method for presenting system services can include the step of establishing a multitude of system service profiles. A request for the presentation of system services can be detected. One of the system service profiles associated with the request can be determined. For example, the system service profile can be determined based at least in part upon user identity. The system service profile can also be determined based at least in part upon server identity. At least one system service can be listed in accordance with the determined system service profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Keith A. Thuerk
  • Publication number: 20110231777
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that allow users to collaborate in relationship to data views, application displays, applications or events. A user can type in a text view related to a specific view in an application display, and the information is shared with other users that take part in sharing that view. A user that expresses an interest in an event is notified about the event and has the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users (e.g. by text). The particular form of interaction (and sharing) can be selectively specified. This interaction is comparable to a dynamic bulletin board where the subject is event driven, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. In the case of an event interest(s), users specify their interest (e.g. in other user application events or system events) and the system automatically alerts them to the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 8020103
    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 controlling the layout of markup fragments of a plurality of Portlets aggregated in web pages of a web Portal. In order to provide a method with improved flexibility for the administration of a Portal which allows to generate a consistent look and feel in a Portal, it is proposed that a) a Portal control component provides a template means to said Portlets, b) wherein the template means comprises a layout specification for GUI-elements to be generated by the Portlets, and c) wherein the Portlets generate a markup code according to prescriptions comprised of said template means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Fried, Richard Jacob, Timo Kussmaul, Stephan Laertz
  • Publication number: 20110202429
    Abstract: A method and system records, tracks, and shares the stories of objects as they pass from one person to the next. The process begins offline when the originator of the item places a tracking code on an object. The specific object is tied to the unique code in a database once the originator creates an item page online. When creating the item page, the originator uploads a photo and provides additional information about the object including his or her personal story about the item. The originator then sells or gives the object to another user who uses the tracking code to access this information and add additional information and an optional photo. This process results in the creation of a co-authored “life story” of the object that connects people associated with the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Dori Graff, Mary Fallon
  • Publication number: 20110197142
    Abstract: Computer user working environment has been evolved from punch card & paper tape to mouse click native window based in past few decades. This invention takes the course of this continuing evolution and creating a web based computer user work environment for a control management station and its associated systems on the network crossing Intranet, Internet or LAN. Therefore, users can access and manage the control management station and all its associated system through web browser on any other systems or devices. To establish a web based computer user work environment, the resources information on control management station and on associated systems on network need to be collected and convert them to standard structured format for web based communication and further displaying them in web browser. These information need to be collected by control management station at its and the associated systems' boot up time or at the time when user login and request to access and manage these resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Sheng Tai (Ted) Tsao
  • Patent number: 7996774
    Abstract: Providing access to project information in a virtual collaboration environment is disclosed. A credential information associated with a user of the virtual collaboration environment is received. It is determined, based at least in part on the credential information, which portion or portions of a hierarchical set of project information the user is entitled to receive. A hierarchical display that includes the portion or portions of the hierarchical set of project information that it is determined the user is entitled to receive is provided to the user via the virtual collaboration environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Harish Sidenur, Aniruddha Rao
  • Patent number: 7984500
    Abstract: Techniques are described for use in inhibiting attempts to fraudulently obtain access to confidential information about users. In some situations, the techniques involve automatically analyzing at least some requests for information that are received by a Web site or other electronic information service, such as to determine whether they likely reflect fraudulent activities by the request senders or other parties that initiate the requests. For example, if a request is being made to a Web site based on a user's interaction with a third-party information source (e.g., another unaffiliated Web site) that is not authorized to initiate the request, the third-party information source may be a fraudulent phishing site or engaging in other types of fraudulent activity. If fraudulent activity is suspected based on analysis of one or more information requests, one or more actions may be taken to inhibit the fraudulent activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richendra Khanna, Sean C. Harding
  • Publication number: 20110173545
    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: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Aaron George Meola
  • Patent number: 7979288
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device, system and method of automated interpretation of medical prescription text. Prescription text may be entered into a user interface that may be analogous to a paper prescription entry such as manually written text. The system may then provide parsing, prompts and/or hints along with validity feedback as the prescription information is entered by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Southwest Research Institute
    Inventors: Jeff Wilkinson, William Arensman, Nathan Price, John Madrid, Keith Pickens
  • Patent number: 7979807
    Abstract: Browser frames residing on different domain servers may exchange information indirectly without compromising security that ordinary restricts frame to frame communication. The first browser frame causes the browser to generate a notification of a change of state of the browser frame. The browser sends the notification, together with data values from the content of the first browser frame, to a domain server that hosts the second frame. The server software running on the domain server receives and interprets the notification and data values, and updates the content of the second frame according to the interpretation. The domain server then sends the updated content back to the browser that issued the notification. The browser displays the updated content in the area allocated to the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: RouteOne LLC
    Inventor: Taruvai N Subramaniam
  • Publication number: 20110138297
    Abstract: Information content is managed in a network-based communication system by providing a first web site accessible to a user of the system. The first web site is configured to permit the user to designate at least one data source. A second web site is generated that is accessible independently of the first web site via one or more mobile devices over a wireless network of the communication system, with the second web site being configured to receive data automatically from the data source designated by the user at the first web site. The first and second web sites may comprise respective content management and mobile web sites, or other types of web-based interfaces. Other aspects of the invention relate to permitting a first user to designate a plurality of other users that will share access to content with the first user via the second web site, in accordance with accessibility rules established by the first user via the first web site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Wireless Ink Corporation
    Inventors: David Walker Harper, Jason James Sabella, William Henry Munch
  • Publication number: 20110083081
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for allowing a user to control their computing environment within a virtual computing environment. Specifically, various systems and methods as provided by the present invention allow for users to configure their computing environment within a virtual computing environment based on changing locations within a single computing session. Depending on the embodiment, the system and method may be used for sessions provided by an application control environment or a virtual computing environment. Embodiments of the invention allow for user control of the computing environment based on user policy rules. These user policy rules may be used to implement access control on users of the computing session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Joe Jaudon, David Lowrey, Adam Williams
  • Patent number: 7904554
    Abstract: A report card provides a supervisor or master account holder (e.g., a parent) with information about the activities of an individual or sub-account user (e.g., a child). For example, the report card may include a list of the sites (e.g., content identifiers and/or uniform resource locators) that an individual has visited or attempted to visit. Other information (e.g., e-mail and address book activity and instant messaging and contact list activity) also may be provided in addition to tools that allow the master account holder to access information about the activities and to adjust parental controls for the activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Lu, Eric O Laughlen, John Crowley
  • Patent number: 7904831
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which displays a thumbnail image of a stored image is disclosed. When a thumbnail image of a stored image is displayed, it is determined whether the stored image is open or secret by using an attribute attached to the stored image. When the stored image is open, the thumbnail image of the stored image is displayed, and when the stored image is secret, a dummy thumbnail image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Kizaki
  • Publication number: 20110055548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing encryption and decryption of data transmitted on a computer implemented network, preferably user authentication identifier data, such as a password, at the point of entry into the user's computer. The systems and methods enable an end user to mentally select a marker from one of the randomly arranged elements on a first portion of a graphical image. A second portion of the graphical image includes an arrangement of possible elements of any individual authentication identifier sequence, and is positioned adjacent to the first portion. The systems and methods prompt a user to enter each element of the identifier by moving the selected marker and the first portion as necessary to substantially align the selected marker with a chosen element of the authentication identifier appearing on the outer portion. According to one embodiment, the image portions are concentric wheels. According to another embodiment, the image portions are arranged in adjacent rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Emmanual Varghese, Steven Lucas Harris, Jon Bryan Fisher, Don Bosco Durai
  • Patent number: 7890872
    Abstract: A method and system for reviewing and recording approvals for a component requirements document (CRD). A document link to a CRD and a chart link to a condensed version of the CRD are inserted into a review database table. The CRD describes changes required for a software application component. Prior to a review meeting, reviewers activate the document link to display the CRD. During the review meeting, the reviewers activate the chart link to display the condensed version of the CRD for a review of the required changes. An annotation is inserted into the review database table in response to completing the review. The annotation indicates a readiness for an approval process in which the CRD is approved by approvers. A comment link to a sign off comment is inserted into a sign off database table. The sign off comment indicates an approval of the CRD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: K. Susan G. Champlain, Macam S. Dattathreya
  • Publication number: 20110029888
    Abstract: An initial screen is displayed on the display portion of a multi-functional peripheral based on a usage history of a user to secure convenience of the user and the user is prevented from unconsciously using a charged application. An authentication server stores usage history information of function of a multi-functional peripheral capable of executing a function of an external application for each user, stores usage fee information of the external application, extracts a predetermined function out of functions used by a user based on information of the user who logs in the multi-functional peripheral, transmits control information for displaying a screen of the function to the multi-functional peripheral in the case where the predetermined function is free, and transmits the control information for displaying a predetermined alternative screen in stead of the screen of the function to the multi-functional peripheral in the case where the predetermined function is charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiko Tsujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110029887
    Abstract: Information is gathered regarding a first party. Social relationships between the first party and other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the social relationships. Relationship types of the social relationships between the first party and the other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the relationship types. Relationship strengths of the social relationships between the first and the other parties are determined by transforming the gathered information into the relationship strengths. The social utility grid is generated based on the social relationships between the first party and the other parties, the relationship types of the social relationships, and the relationship strengths of the social relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Steven M. Belz
  • Patent number: 7865068
    Abstract: A device for recording records digitally encoded video information on a record carrier according to a predefined recording format, such as BD. The device has an input unit (91) for receiving a data stream comprising the video information and application data objects contained in messages, such as DVB-MHP. The device has a message unit (92, 94) for extracting the messages from the data stream. The messages are stored in a message file as a series of the messages for the program separate from the video information. The device also has a parsing unit (95) for generating application control information that includes accessing information for accessing the messages in the message file. The application control information is stored in a message info file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Jacobus Van Gestel, Declan Patrick Kelly, Philip Steven Newton
  • Patent number: 7853882
    Abstract: A method for selectively securing portlets can include a step of providing a portal that includes multiple portlets. A portlet enablement event associated with a set of at least one of the portlets can be determined. The set include a number of portlets less than a total number of portlets in the portal. Responsive to the portlet enablement event, portlet enablement states can be changed for each portlet in the set without changing portlet enablement states of portlets not included in the set. Different portlet enablement states can include enabled, disabled, and access restricted states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tsz S. Cheng, Gregory P. Fitzpatrick, Daniel Hassell, Mathews Thomas
  • Patent number: 7849137
    Abstract: A system and a method for facilitating interactions between users such as social interactions across computer networks such as the Internet are disclosed. In one embodiment herein, a plurality of distributed user computers, each user computer capable of accessing a webpage is provided. An interactive contribution widget (ICW) is provided that comprises an ICW server application for providing social interactions, and an ICW player for allowing the users to interact with each other. As per the embodiments of the invention, the ICW player is executed on a small space on the webpage being accessed by the user computer, thereby facilitating the users to interact with each other while staying on the said webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Harbinger Knowledge Products
    Inventor: Vikas Vasudeo Joshi
  • Publication number: 20100306666
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for managing data in user-centric environment. In this environment an entity is authorized to receive user data based on the relationship between the entity and a user. A user provides message data for communication to a selected entity by one or more communication channels. Based on privileges assigned to the entity, user data may be retrieved, including a contact method for the entity. In addition a communication template is retrieved based on the communication channel. By populating the template with the first data and the user data; a communication is created and transmitted to the selected entity using the communication method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Stienhans
  • Publication number: 20100293003
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved method and related electronic applications for logging personal medical data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Fred E. Abbo
  • Publication number: 20100251132
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a user authentication unit, a display-object-parts presenting section, a parts-selection-instruction accepting section, a layout-instruction accepting section, an action setting section, and a generating section. The user authentication unit permits an authenticated user to create screen data of a display screen. The display-object-parts presenting section presents display object parts to be displayed in the display screen. The parts-selection-instruction accepting section accepts, from the authenticated user, an instruction to select display object parts from the presented display object parts. The layout-instruction accepting section accepts an instruction to place the selected display object parts in the display screen from the authenticated user. The action setting section sets actions corresponding to indicated display object parts in association with the display object parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Kyocera Mita Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Nishino
  • Publication number: 20100251129
    Abstract: A data enrichment and consumption framework enables defining data object consumption based on semantic aspects of the data object. Views, contexts, and associations of the data object are defined to dynamically render UI content based on interaction with the data object. Additionally, standard views can be defined to enable rapid development of UIs. The same data content is rendered in consistent ways across different devices and UI technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Joerg Beringer, Kai S. Richter, Reiner P. Hammerich, Dominik R. Tornow
  • Patent number: 7797636
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that allow for multiple pluggable user interactive system (UIS) applications to be added or removed from a UIS system while maintaining controlled access by users to each currently available application. Users can access the system using multimedia connections, such as voice, text, video, web, etc., and users have access to certain subsets of the available applications depending on their identity. In addition, users can define their own preferences, which places restrictions on which applications they can access from which media. In operation, the system provides the access restrictions and navigation for the applications outside of the application structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph Carter, Robert Allan
  • Patent number: 7793221
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for providing administrative support for a military unit. The invention includes a server-side database containing information about the military unit and a client-side browser application that provides a secure network connection to the database. Unit members can access the application to retrieve and edit the administrative information, wherein unit members can access administrative information specific to their respective responsibilities. These areas may include personnel, security, training and operations, logistics, communications and Information Systems, and chaplain services. Unit administrative information also includes information for a family support group for family members of personnel assigned to the military unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Damian Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 7783980
    Abstract: A user may make a digital item available to other users of a computer network, such as an instant messaging system, a chat environment, or a subscription-based computer network. Examples of digital items that may be shared with other users include digital representations of graphic images, photographs, audio segments, songs, video segments, movies, and text (such as lists of favorites (e.g., a list of favorite books, a list of favorite movies, and a list of favorite places to visit)). On-line presence information is provided to indicate the on-line presence of users with whom a digital item has been shared, may be shared or is being shared. For instance, an indication of the on-line or offline status of a user with whom an item has been shared or is being shared may be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: June R. Herold
  • Patent number: 7768665
    Abstract: When a spool file processing program starts with a system permission, first, a impersonation to a user permission is performed, and then the spool file is divided into EMF for each page. After division, the permission impersonation is released. Subsequently, a new spool file can be created with the system permission based on processing information, such as a collate copy, a reverse order, or the like. In addition, when a new printing job after processing is generated or when a new EMF drawing process after processing is performed, the permission impersonation is performed in advance. Accordingly, when the new printing job after processing is transmitted to an external server PC, permission is performed with the user permission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kadota
  • Publication number: 20100185953
    Abstract: An interface securing method between a user and a non certified application running on an electronic device and providing at least one view to be rendered on a screen, and a view comprising or associated to at least one interface control component. The method implements, prior to rendering a view: analysis of the interface control components of the view, so as to detect at least one interface control component that could pose a security problem, called a suspicious component; and if at least one suspicious component is detected, restriction or invalidation of the functions of at least one input control component, distinct from the at least one suspicious component and able to allow the information to be provided by the user to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Compagnie Industrielle et Financiere D'Ingenierie Ingenico
    Inventor: Jérôme Grandemenge
  • Patent number: 7752677
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a request to a portlet wherein the portlet can render itself in a graphical user interface (GUI), comprising mapping the request to a control tree wherein the control tree is a logical representation of the GUI and wherein the control tree includes a set of controls which are related hierarchically to one another, advancing the control tree through at least one life cycle stage based on the request, wherein the control tree includes a portlet control that represents the portlet, and providing the request to a portlet container, wherein the providing can be performed by the portlet control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: BEA Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Musson, Christopher Jolley, George Murnock, Subrahmanyam Allamarju, Brodi Beartusk, Robert Bergman, James D'Ambrosia, Kevin Blair Frender, Stephen Hetzel, Purushotham Babu Naidu, Sameer Sawant, Shane Pearson, Jeffrey Sauls
  • Patent number: 7739605
    Abstract: The present invention displays a graphical representation of a multi-layer network having a front end layer and a back end layer. A plurality of front end units of the front end layer and a plurality of back end units of the back end layer are represented as a plurality of front end graphical objects and a plurality of back end graphical objects. A user selects a front end graphical object representing a selected front end unit and a back end graphical object representing a selected back end unit to form a logical connection between the front end unit and the back end unit. The logical connection grants the selected front end unit access to the selected back end unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Plotkin, Hristo Bojinov
  • Patent number: 7739298
    Abstract: Techniques for providing limited access to data stored in records of databases are disclosed. The techniques can be implemented in a database program operating on a computer system. The database program can provide a Graphical User Interface that can be used to conveniently define calculation expressions that limit operations on the records of the database. The calculation expression can be defined for a user or group of users with respect to a particular operation that can be requested to be performed on the records of the database. The calculation expression can be defined based on fields of the records, as well as other information, for example, various state variables of the database (e.g., date, time, number of records, etc.) The calculation expression can, in turn, be evaluated with respect to each record to determine whether a request to perform an operation on that particular record should be granted or denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Crim, Stephen Iremonger, L. Lee McIntyre
  • Patent number: 7730134
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking real-time communication data within a single contact tracking application for diverse communication providers and applications. A global data store is synchronized with real-time communication data, such as presence, status, unread messages, and unread notifications, from each application/provider. Real-time communication data for contacts dynamically determined to be recent contacts is retrieved from the data store, based on properties such as a most recent communication time, a communication count, and the like. Real-time communication data corresponding to contacts identified as pinned contacts for which display of real-time communication data is preferred, also may be retrieved. A user interface is generated for displaying the one or more recent and/or pinned contacts, which may vary in size based on the number of contacts identified as pinned contacts, from which a contact may be selected for real-time conversation or e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Workman Nydegger
    Inventors: Sean O. Blagsvedt, Ahsan S. Kabir, Roman L. Deeds, Peyman Oreizy, Cornelius K. Van Dok, Kevin M. Otnes, Mark Schofield, Colin R. Anthony, Christopher J. Araman
  • Patent number: 7716591
    Abstract: A method for dynamically constructing a web page is disclosed which includes receiving a uniform resource locator identifying a web page. The web page references a plurality of elements. The method also includes receiving a user identifier representing a user and evaluating each of the referenced elements based on the user identifier to identify a subset of at least one element the user is authorized to access. The method further includes determining a data conversion specification associated with the user and determining a data representation specification associated with the user. The subset of elements that the user is authorized to access is converted and presented to the user. Systems and computer-readable storage media for defining and presenting a composite web page are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaihu Chen, George Hong zhi Hsu, Surya Rao V. Nanduri, Manoj Thopcherneni, Mohamed Faisal Faquih, David Dwyer, Myo Min Latt
  • Patent number: 7712029
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of removing a user's personal information from a document via activation of a “privacy option.” The privacy option, when activated, removes personal information from a document and, in some case, replaces the user information with generic information. The present invention is also directed to a computing system with an application module, which contains a privacy option for removing one or more pieces of personal information from a document created by a software application usable on the computing system. The present invention is further directed to a computer readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for performing the steps of modifying one or more pieces of personal information associated with a document via a privacy option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge M. Ferreira, Mandira Virmani
  • Patent number: 7707507
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a graphical user interface, including methods and apparatus for configuring and implementing such an interface. One or more embodiments of the invention comprise a graphical user interface comprising a main window including a navigation viewport and a data viewport, the navigation viewport arranged to display navigation selectable elements and the data viewport arranged to display information associated with an application associated with one or more of the navigation selectable elements. One embodiment of the invention comprises a method of configuring a graphical user interface based upon user or device information. One embodiment of the invention comprises a method of controlling the navigation of the graphical user interface based upon user or device information. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the graphical user interface is associated with a gaming system which includes at least one gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Rick Rowe, David N. Myers, Marc A. Espin
  • Patent number: 7703021
    Abstract: A highly-configurable process control system that uses process records in a database system to track a process. The database system relates process records, users, and projects. User permissions to view the process records include permissions for all process records related to a project to which the user is related, all such records that the user has created, all such records that a group the user belongs to have created, all such records that have been assigned to the user, and all such records that belong to an entity to which the user is related. The process records further include user-configurable fields. User permissions for the fields are provided according to group types which are related to groups to which the users belong. Included are permissions for inserting and deleting values in the user-configurable fields which are separate from the permission to edit the values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sparta Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ran J. Flam
  • Patent number: 7693989
    Abstract: A communication device is connected with a wide area network (WAN) and a local area network (LAN) and includes a recording unit that performs predetermined processing in accordance with a request, that comes in through the WAN or the LAN. A controller of a communication module of the communication device determines whether a request came in through the WAN or the LAN. When the request comes in through the WAN, the controller demands an acceptance/rejection determination as to the performance of the request from a user of the communication device. When the performance of the requested operation is accepted, the controller performs the processing according to the request that came in through the WAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuma Aoki, Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 7689920
    Abstract: Improved graphical user interfaces suitable for restricting the availability of media items and/or podcasts are also disclosed. The graphical user interfaces are particularly useful for a system that provides purchase and distribution of media in a client-server environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, David Heller, Jeff Miller