Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • Patent number: 10740408
    Abstract: A system for generating a document includes a user interface processing subsystem configured to generate an interface configured to receive one or more commands. The commands are provided in at least one of an audio format and a textual format. The user interface processing subsystem is configured to provide at least one response to the commands in at least one of: a graphical, audio, and textual format. A natural language processing subsystem of the system is configured to receive and convert the one or more commands into annotated structured text. A search engine of the system is configured to receive the annotated structured text and search a document database for one or more documents related to the annotated structured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Manoharan Ramasamy, Nitin Madhukar Sawant, Jayant Swamy, Himanshu Shah
  • Patent number: 10685629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detachable module-type mobile terminal and a control method therefor. The module-type mobile terminal, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a body; a display unit formed on the front side of the body, for outputting, by a first method, at least one icon related to an application; a sensor module detachable from the rear side of the body; a sensing unit for sensing whether the sensor module is provided at the rear side of the body; and a control unit for determining an application drivable by the provided sensor module and changing, by a second method different from the first method, a display method of an icon corresponding to the determined application among the at least one icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10652364
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems including a communication aggregator having a first interface to communicate with a host through a first link based on a first protocol, a second interface coupled to the first interface to communicate with a display device through a second link based on the first protocol, and a third interface coupled to the first interface to communicate with a sensor through a third link coupled to the third interface based on a second protocol. Moreover, the host is to communicate with the display device through the first link based on the first protocol, and the second link based on the first protocol; and the sensor is to communicate with the host through the third link based on the second protocol, and the first link based on the first protocol. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sagar C. Pawar, Ravindra A. Babu, Satyanantha R. Musunuri, Sashank Ms
  • Patent number: 10642313
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a first display region, a second display region, and a foldable region connecting the first display region and the second display region. The foldable display device includes a flexible substrate, a display layer disposed on the flexible substrate, and a biometric sensing structure disposed in the first display region, the second display region, and the foldable region. The biometric sensing structure has a biometric sensing region. A ratio of an area of the biometric sensing region to an area of the flexible substrate is in a range from 0.6 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Wu, Kuan-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10620772
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing universal back navigation for multiple windows. Universal back navigation allows universal back functionality to transition between operating in an in-application context and a cross-application context. In the in-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is restricted to functionality of an application (e.g., a single application) to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default. In the cross-application context, operation of the universal back functionality is not restricted to functionality of the application to which user instructions are to be currently directed by default.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lavanya Vasudevan, Miron Vranjes, Jeremy M. Bowen, Christopher Doan, Tsz Yan Wong, Chaitanya D. Sareen, Carmen Zlateff, Abhishek Malani, Christopher E. Swan, Richard Fang, Christian Klein
  • Patent number: 10606463
    Abstract: Systems and methods for user interfaces for use on a computing device of a real-time collaborative computing system. A collaborative application runs on the computing device and displays information and data regarding the collaboration system and also receives user input via the user interface. The display interface arrangement may vary based on a type of collaborative session. Graphical user interfaces include a user interface based on a magnetic force model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10599255
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems for computing. An apparatus may include a display screen of a computing device, and an on-screen input interface controller co-located with the display screen. The apparatus may also include a receiver co-located with the display screen to wirelessly receive an off-screen input from an off-screen input support device of the computing device. The off-screen input support device may be separately located from the display screen. The on-screen input interface controller may process an on-screen input provided via an interaction between an on-screen input device and the display screen. In addition, the on-screen input interface controller may further process the off-screen input received by the receiver. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Vinaya Kumar Chandrasekhara
  • Patent number: 10585708
    Abstract: Multiple electronic devices may be used together in a system. The electronic devices may use sensor measurements and other information to detect when an edge of a first electronic device is adjacent to an edge of a second electronic device. In response to detection of adjacency between the edges of the first and second devices, the devices may transition from an independent operating mode in which each device operates separately to a joint operating mode in which resources of the devices are shared. In the joint operating mode, images may extend across displays in the devices, speakers in the devices may be used to play different channels of an audio track, cameras and other sensors may be used in cooperation with each other, and other resources may be shared. Magnetic components may hold devices together in a variety of orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, David A. Pakula
  • Patent number: 10572095
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, upon the receipt of instructions to launch an application, a determination can be made as to whether the application is associated with instructions to receive keyboard focus on launch. If the application is to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard is presented together with the newly launched application. Where an application is not set to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard that is presented when instructions to launch the application are received can be dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10514831
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates that two images, one that is in focus, swap positions. In response to receiving the gesture, the image in focus is moved from a first display of a first screen to a second display of a second screen. After the images are swapped, the focus is maintained on the image that originally had the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10469666
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for allowing an agent to interact with a party using multiple channels of communication. A notification is received of a communication involving a party that uses a first channel of communication. In response, a first communication session is identified that involves a series of communications between the party and an agent using a second channel of communication different than the first channel of communication. Furthermore, a communication assembly linked with the first communication session is identified that represents an interaction taking place between the agent and the party. Accordingly, a second communication session is begun for the communication and is linked with the assembly. The communication is then routed to the agent so that the agent can interact with the party over the first channel of communication while interacting with the party over the second channel of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Haggerty, Karl H. Koster
  • Patent number: 10416851
    Abstract: A content publisher can use a publisher tool to tag various content elements, which enables a user viewing content from the publisher to view related advertising. In at least some embodiments, the tool is a toolbar that the publisher can use to tag content elements such as images and text, whereby the toolbar can recommend related items to be linked to those content elements. The items can be associated with an entity, such as an advertiser or electronic retailer, that will provide some level of compensation to the publisher in return for the linking. Such an approach enables the publisher to monetize the content in a way that is minimally intrusive for the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Hamilton Battles, Pradeep Desai, Balaji Hariharan Chandra, Prasanth Radhakrishnan, Harshit Beri, Gaurav Gupta, Vignesh Annamalai Paramadhayalan
  • Patent number: 10310796
    Abstract: A display device, which is connected to other display device and has one side surface closely contacting a side surface of the other display device, includes: a display unit configured to display at least a portion of a pointer corresponding to a movement of a remote control device; a communication unit configured to perform a connection with the other display device; and a control unit configured to control the pointer to be displayed on at least one of the display device and the other display device based on a placement state of the display device and the other display device and movement information received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Donghee Lee, Gahyun Chloe Sun, Woojin Jeong, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10268434
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, which can easily attach a content of another terminal to a message, and a control method therefor. To this end, the mobile terminal may comprise: a wireless communication unit for performing wireless communication with another terminal; a display unit including a first area for outputting first image data received from the another terminal and a second area for outputting second image data of the mobile terminal; and a control unit for controlling the mobile terminal such that, when at least one item is selected from at least one of a first content list of the another terminal and a second content list of the mobile terminal, a content corresponding to the selected item is attached to a message which is written through at least one of the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sesook Oh, Kyunghye Seo, Sungjin Kang
  • Patent number: 10033870
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and computer program products for allowing an agent to interact with a party using multiple channels of communication. A notification is received of a communication involving a party that uses a first channel of communication. In response, a first communication session is identified that involves a series of communications between the party and an agent using a second channel of communication different than the first channel of communication. Furthermore, a communication assembly linked with the first communication session is identified that represents an interaction taking place between the agent and the party. Accordingly, a second communication session is begun for the communication and is linked with the assembly. The communication is then routed to the agent so that the agent can interact with the party over the first channel of communication while interacting with the party over the second channel of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Noble Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Karl H. Koster, Christopher S. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10001918
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a standalone computer through a separate touch screen input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Algotec Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Ron Grosberg
  • Patent number: 9954943
    Abstract: A method for configuring multi-vision by an electronic device is provided. The method includes obtaining, by the electronic device, a user input, generating first user input information from the obtained user input, determining whether the electronic device is one of a master device and a slave device, when the electronic device is determined to be the master device, obtaining second user input information from one or more other electronic devices, and determining an arrangement structure of one of the master device and the slave device based on one of the first user input information and the second user input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyu-Cheol Choi, Hyung-Jin Kim, Jung-Il Cho
  • Patent number: 9924018
    Abstract: A multi display method by a first electronic device is provided. The method includes executing first and second applications, transmitting screen data of the second application to a second electronic device, receiving an input via the second electronic device, changing the screen data of the second application based on the user input, and transmitting the changed screen data of the second application to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Joon Won, Dae-Sik Hwang, Hyung-Do Lee
  • Patent number: 9860357
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless connection based on a touch screen of a wireless device. The wireless device includes a slide-out processing section for determining, in response to a slide-out from an edge of the touch screen, a first slide-out parameter for determining by the other wireless device an object to be connected, and broadcasting the first slide-out parameter. The wireless device further includes a slide-in processing section for determining a slide-in parameter in response to a slide-in from the edge of the touch screen and reception of a second slide-out parameter directionally transmitted from the other wireless device. Furthermore, if the determined slide-in parameter matches the second slide-out parameter, then the slide-in processing section establishes a wireless connection between the wireless device and the other wireless device. As a result, an authenticated wireless connection between short-range wireless terminals can be established more conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Xiao He, Kuang Hu, Guo Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9851936
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an AR object from a sound output unit while moving the AR objet toward the designated position. The present technology can be applied to a wearable computer, for example, a glasses-type device having a pair of image display units for a left eye and a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema
  • Patent number: 9626069
    Abstract: A method of locking magnified screen views including the steps of magnifying a portion of a graphic user interface on a first monitor to establish a first magnified view having upper, lower, left and right boundaries, magnifying a portion of the graphic user interface on a second monitor to establish a second magnified view having upper, lower, left and right boundaries, whereby the graphic user interface of the first monitor is extended in the direction of the second monitor, responsive to an end-user selectable setting, restricting pointer indicia movement to an area defined by the boundaries of each view that are not between first and second monitor, and responsive to pointer indicia moving from first monitor towards second monitor displaying pointer indicia within second magnified view responsive to pointer indicia crossing the boundary of first magnified view in the direction of second monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Garald Lee Voorhees, Glen Gordon, Eric Damery, Daniel Simkovitz
  • Patent number: 9575712
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for providing interactive whiteboard sharing. An interactive whiteboard may enable two or more users to control and interact directly with an interactive whiteboard interface. The whiteboard may also enable users to interact with the whiteboard employing individual client devices connected with the whiteboard over a wireless or wired network. The whiteboard may distinguish each input method and the source of the input. The whiteboard may share the content of the whiteboard's user interface with the user's individual client device, and the user may interact with the whiteboard content on a user interface of the client device. The whiteboard may detect the input on the client device, and may update the content of the whiteboard interface with the input provided at each of the client devices such that the whiteboard may continuously reflect content updates and changes input on the interactive whiteboard and on connected client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Karim Farouki
  • Patent number: 9542364
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for presenting content on tearable displays. One of the methods includes presenting, by a device having a tearable display, first content on the tearable display; receiving, at the device, an indication of a tear in the tearable display, the tear in the tearable display defining a first portion and a second portion of the tearable display; in response to receiving the indication, determining, by the device, a size of the second portion of the tearable display; and presenting, by the device, second content within the second portion of the tearable display including sizing the second content according to the size of the second portion of the tearable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Andrew Sills, Robert Samuel Gordon
  • Patent number: 9537945
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a display device's behavior based on a dynamically-changing event associated with another display device are disclosed. In one example, a peer-to-peer distributed data network system comprises a first display device that operates a peer-to-peer distributed system application, which detects a dynamically-changing event associated with a second display device to either maintain or change the first display device's current behavior. In one example, the dynamically-changing event is a change of display content, new sensory information, or another new event for the second display device. If the peer-to-peer distributed system application determines that the dynamically-changing event of the second display device merits a change in the first display device's current behavior, the first display device's current behavior may be replaced by a new device behavior, such as switching from a currently-shown content or a user interface menu to a different content or a different menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Dynasign Corporation
    Inventor: Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 9483716
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a display control device includes: a control unit configured to control the display and output of image data; a display information generating unit configured to generate display information including at least an image ID for identifying the image data and a display period whenever the image data is output by the control unit for display; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the display information to an external device so that the display information is managed by the external device as one unit information item serving as a unit of image formation together with other display information items having a predetermined relation with the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sachiko Abe
  • Patent number: 9436371
    Abstract: An exemplary mobile application management system detects a first user input provided by a user while a first user interface associated with a first feature of a mobile application is displayed within an application display area of a display screen of a mobile computing device executing the mobile application. The first user input represents a request to transform the first user interface into a minimized widget associated with the first feature of the mobile application. The mobile application management system directs, in response to the first user input, the mobile computing device to concurrently display, in place of the first user interface, the minimized widget within a first region of the application display area and a second user interface associated with one or more additional features of the mobile application within a second region of the application display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Adam J. Simon, Rachelle Winterrowd, Aaron Stahl
  • Patent number: 9381427
    Abstract: Various embodiments, methods, and systems for communicating via a generic companion-messaging session are provided. The generic companion-messaging session includes a base platform running a base platform application and a companion platform running a companion platform application. An initialization message that automatically pairs the companion platform application and the base platform application is sent from the companion platform to the base platform for a generic companion-messaging session. The companion platform is connected to an encrypted communication channel for the generic companion-messaging session with the base platform. The encrypted communication channel supports bidirectional communication over a plurality of connections. A connection from the plurality of connections is determined for routing a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: John Darren Elliott, Wyatt Douglas Jackson, Hansen Liou, Alain P. Maillot, Zhangwei Xu, Neil Warren Black, Baber M. Shaikh, Anthony Vincent Discolo
  • Patent number: 9372960
    Abstract: A medical support system enables one server bidirectionally connected to one terminal to bidirectionally communicate with another server bidirectionally connected to another terminal. Each of the one server and the other server comprises: a conference processing unit configured to perform a conference between the one terminal and the other terminal; an image sharing processing unit configured to bidirectionally share an image between the one server and the other server; and a control unit configured to control the entire server over a network, wherein the control unit of the one server transmits only operation information sent from the one terminal to the control unit of the other server, and the control unit of the other server controls based on the received operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: VIEWSEND ICT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenei Shie, Katsuhiro Ogiwara, Takayuki Kohri, Tomio Sasaki, Yuji Nakajima, Guoliang Wang
  • Patent number: 9317198
    Abstract: A multi display apparatus includes a first body comprising a first display, a second body comprising a second display, a hinge to connect the first and second bodies to each other, a first imaging unit provided on the first body, a second imaging unit provided on the second body, and a controller to recognize a user's gesture using a plurality of images photographed at the first and second imaging units, and perform a corresponding control operation in response to the recognized user gesture. The controller recognizes the user's gesture using a movement of a user object within recognition ranges of the respective imaging units. As a result, the operation of the multi display apparatus can be controlled more easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Kwak, Dae-hyun Kim, Sang-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9215020
    Abstract: A method for providing audio content to a user device in a movie theater includes the steps of personalizing the audio content for the user device based on an identifier and providing the personalized audio content to the user device. In some embodiments, the identifier is based on demographic information about the user. According to some embodiments, the personalized audio content accompanies additional content that is not provided by the user device. In some embodiments, the personalized audio content accompanies a movie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Paul Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Keith David Rosema, Neal Stephenson, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9141926
    Abstract: A method includes receiving user input defining a workflow comprising one or more activities and one or more rules; receiving user input defining a user interface (UI) configured to facilitate a user performing the workflow at least in part using a processor of a mobile device; and generating a mobile software application based on the workflow and the UI. In another embodiment, a method includes: instantiating a mobile application on a mobile device; launching a workflow within the mobile application, the workflow comprising one or more activities and one or more rules; rendering one or more user interfaces based at least in part on the workflow; displaying at least one of the user interfaces on a display of the mobile device; receiving user input via at least one of the user interfaces; and modifying the workflow based at least partially on user input. Systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Kofax, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kilby, Anthony Macciola, Jan W. Amtrup, Bruce Orcutt
  • Patent number: 9069518
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, freeform windows are generated to encapsulate user interfaces for device applications. The freeform windows allow the user interfaces for the device applications to function as other windows in the personal computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 9063694
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates a request to move an image displayed on the multi-screen device. In response, the image is moved and the focus is placed on the moved image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz
  • Publication number: 20150149936
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. Specifically, a determined number of desktops is displayed to at least one of the screens of the device conditioned upon input received and the state of the device. Where a screen of the device is determined to be inactive, the desktop is not displayed to the screen, but is stored in a virtually displayed state by the device. Upon receiving input that the inactive screen is active, the device can actually display the desktop to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20150143266
    Abstract: A method and system for managing multiple displays, including receiving a first indication to allow movement of an object between a first display and a second display, allowing movement of the object between the first display and the second display in view of the first indication, receiving a second indication to prevent movement of the object between the first display to the second display, and preventing movement of the object between the first display and the second display in view of the second indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Maureen Emily Strode
  • Patent number: 9032310
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things a server interface to bridge communications between a desktop application and a web server. In an example embodiment, the server interface translates a communication from the desktop application (e.g., in a desktop programming language) to HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and transfers the translated communication over a network to a web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Lance Christmann, Sean Christmann
  • Patent number: 9026924
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are provided for moving electronic windows between multiple electronic displays. In one exemplary embodiment, a plurality of displays can each be configured to display a portion of a desktop. A duplicate can be created of a window displayed on a first one of the displays. In response to an instruction to move the window from the first one of the displays to a second one of the displays, the duplicate can be programmatically moved on the second one of the displays in unison with movement of the window on the first one of the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Derek Linville Maynard, Hidetoshi Mori
  • Patent number: 9026923
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to navigation, by a dual display communication device, through display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Paul Edward Reeves, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton
  • Patent number: 9021435
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for providing a user interface in an on-demand software service environment are described. Some implementations involve receiving an indication of a component definition to instantiate. The component definition may be a portion of a component definition data structure. Such implementations may also involve instantiating the provided component, instantiating all remaining attributes of the component definition data structure to produce a component instance data structure and transmitting an intermediate representation of the indicated component to a client device. The intermediate representation may comprise a version of the component instance data structure. The intermediate representation may allow the client device to create an instance of the component in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Pletter, Andrew Waite, Doug Chasman, James K. Mooney, James Troup
  • Patent number: 9013416
    Abstract: An electronic device including two or more display elements can provide enhanced functionality with improved rates of power consumption. A user can cause information that does not change rapidly to be provided or moved to a relatively static display element, such as an electronic ink display, which enables that information to be displayed for a period of time with little additional power consumption. Similarly, content (e.g., video) that changes rapidly can be displayed on a relatively dynamic display element, such as and LCD or OLED display. Each display can be touch sensitive, such that a user can move content between the displays by pressing on, or making a motion in contact with, at least one of the displays. Various modes can be activated which cause certain types of content to be displayed on the dynamic and/or static display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingjing Huang, Christopher S. A. MacGregor, Dennis Hodge, Isaac S. Noble, Bradley J. Bozarth
  • Patent number: 9015582
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for reordering thumbnails. The method includes displaying a visual representation of an electronic document including a first page and a second page in an original order on a user interface generated on a touchscreen display, receiving movement data indicating that the touch has moved in a horizontal direction relative to the user interface, toward the second page. The method also includes altering the visual representation in response to release data such that the first page and the second page are presented in an altered order in the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Marianne Kodimer, Reza Ghassemi
  • Publication number: 20150100901
    Abstract: An extended display utilization environment is provided that permits comfortable operation. An information processing device includes: a touch panel for displaying a virtual touchpad in a first region serving as a part of an entire display region; startup judging means of, when an icon displayed in the display region of the touch panel and causing execution of predetermined processing of an application related, in advance by predetermined operation is dragged and dropped into the first region, performing control of starting an application concerning the icon and then displaying a display screen of the application on an external display; pointer display control means of performing control of displaying a pointer on the display screen of the external display; and pointer operation input receiving means of receiving input of user operation to the first region, as input of operation of the pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Personal Computers, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoichiro Yamanaka, Yasunari Yagi
  • Publication number: 20150100902
    Abstract: In a case that a part of the region of a touch panel is used as a touchpad, even when the touch panel screen is not watched, degradation of operability can be avoided. An information processing device includes: touch panel control means of performing control of displaying a virtual touchpad in a first region serving as a part of an entire display region of a touch panel; pointer operation input receiving means of receiving input of user operation to the first region, as input of operation of a pointer; and pointer display control means of, on the basis of the input of operation of the pointer, performing control of displaying a pointer on a display screen of an external display. Then, in a case that the input of user operation is stroke and that the start point of the stroke is located inside the first region and the end point is located outside the first region, the touch panel control means performs control of moving the first region such as to contain the end point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Personal Computers, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoichiro Yamanaka, Shizuka Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9003311
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for a handheld device with a unified desktop for integrating the functionality of the handheld device with a larger computer system. When connected to a peripheral display and/or a display of the larger computer system, the handheld device provides a unified desktop displayed across the screen(s) of the handheld device and the peripheral display. The unified desktop unifies the functionality provided by the larger computer system and the handheld functionality, e.g., communication applications (e.g., phone, SMS, MMS). A user can seamlessly interact with applications, e.g., open, move, close, receive notifications, on the unified desktop whether the applications are displayed on the screens of the handheld device, or the peripheral display of the larger computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 8990711
    Abstract: Methods and devices for minimizing and maximizing displayed output associated with applications are provided. More particularly, an application presented as two or more pages in a portrait mode can be minimized to present one of the two or more pages following a minimization operation. The page that continues to be displayed can comprise a primary or preferred page, while the page that is dismissed can comprise a secondary or ancillary page. With respect to a maximization operation received with respect to a page of an application results in the display of an additional page associated with that application. Maximization can include controlling the respective screens on which first and second pages of the maximized application are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 8990712
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 8990713
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20150074564
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: determining a location of a cursor within a display area provided by multiple monitors; defining in the display area a boundary associated with one or more monitors of the multiple monitors; determining that the location of the cursor is proximate to a predetermined location associated with the boundary; and responsive to the determining, providing a notification to a user. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Corinna Paine Proctor
  • Publication number: 20150067550
    Abstract: A method for dual screen presentation, using a touch screen of a terminal and a screen of a computing device includes recognizing a connection between the mobile terminal and the computing device, detecting an application program window moving into a scope of a screen of the mobile terminal from a scope of a screen of the computing device, and displaying the application program window on a touch screen of the mobile terminal. A mobile terminal includes a transceiver configured to communicate data with a computing device, a touch screen configured to display an image or a video, and a controller configured to detect an application program window moving into a scope of a screen of the mobile terminal from a scope of a screen of the computing device, and cause the touch screen to display the application program window. Other embodiments including a computing device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Sangmin Shin
  • Publication number: 20150067548
    Abstract: A method and system for extending display content across multiple display devices over a network using fingerprint of a user by registering fingerprints of the user in a master device and allowing the user to perform an action on the master device is provided. The method includes broadcasting, by the master device, a first key to one or more slave devices after authorizing the user and generating the first key based on a polarity of a hand performing the user action on the master device and considering a relative location of the slave device, and extending, by the master device, the display content to one or more identified slave devices within the network after establishing a connection between the master device and one or more slave devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Krishnamraju Murali Venkata MUTYALA, Prakhyath Kumar HEGDE, Rames PALANISAMY, Gandhi Gurunathan RAJENDRAN, Srinidhi Nirgunda SESHADRI