Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150067549
    Abstract: A display device controlling method, a sink device thereof, and a mirroring system thereof are provided. The display device controlling method includes receiving metadata and media data for mirroring a screen image at a sink device from a source device, if a request is received, determining whether the request is an independent request for requesting to perform an operation of the sink device independent from an operation of the source device, or a dependent request for requesting to perform an operation of the sink device dependent to an operation of the source device, and, if the request is an independent request, carrying out the request at the sink device. When the request is input to the sink device, an operation desired by a user may be quickly performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Soo-ho CHANG, Do-il KWON, Artem KOZLOV
  • Patent number: 8972887
    Abstract: A device and methods for controlling a display for a mobile terminal device are presented. A first input to a first display module is detected, and a second input to the second display module is detected. The first input is for moving an image displayed on the first display module. The image is moved to a second location of the second input to the second display module, if the second input is detected after the first input when the image is displayed on the first display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8972384
    Abstract: Architecture that inserts one or more label items in search result entries. In addition to the typical search result caption (title, snippet, and link), the architecture includes the label component of one or more of the label items in the result entry. The number and type of label annotations are based on the query. When a particular label item is selected (e.g., hover, mouse click), a presentation component (e.g., expansion object, pop-up window) launches proximate to a label item in response to interaction with the label item and presents additional information from the target webpage. The additional information can include an action and data related to the search result entry and the target webpage. The data can be obtained from a data source other than the target webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnan Thazhathekalam, David D. Ahn, Andrea Burbank, Franco Salvetti, Christopher Jon Jewell
  • Publication number: 20150058759
    Abstract: A non-limiting example game system includes an information processing apparatus that functions as a game apparatus to which a terminal device and a television are connected. A game screen is displayed on the television and an item screen is displayed on an LCD of the terminal device, for example. If a player touches-on an item in the item screen and drags the item onto an assigning image, and then, performs a touch-off, the item is assigned to an operating button corresponding to the assigning image. When an item is touched-on, images corresponding to the item and the assigning image are displayed on the game screen in a superposed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daigo SHIMIZU, Takuhiro DOHTA, Daiki IWAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8963798
    Abstract: The display controller includes a decoder, a control circuit, and a video output logic circuit. The decoder is configured to decode a first display command and output a decoding signal and first synchronizing information indicating the first display command is received. The control circuit is configured to generate a first control signal based on second synchronizing information and the decoding signal. The second synchronizing information is output from a second display controller and indicates a second display command is received. The video output logic circuit is configured to send a part of video data stored in a video source and a plurality of first timing control signals for displaying the part of the video data on a display to the display based on the first control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Han Lee, Jong Ho Roh
  • Patent number: 8966401
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit, a communication unit communicating with one or more external electronic devices, and a controller controlling a display unit to display information about the one or more external electronic devices in a first region, corresponding to a first side of a plurality of sides of the display unit, and displaying detailed information related to an image, displayed in a middle region of the display unit, in a second region corresponding to a second side different from the first side from among the plurality of sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minhun Kang, Mijun Yoo, Yuonui Chong, Hyoni Kim, Minjoo Kim, Youri Shin, Yooseok Cho, Uniyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 8959445
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first image displayed on a first touch sensitive display of a first screen may be currently in focus. In embodiments, the gesture is a tap on a second touch sensitive display of the device. In response to the gesture, focus is changed from the first image on the first touch sensitive display to the second touch sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky, Suxiang Wei
  • Patent number: 8959441
    Abstract: A variably displayable mobile device keyboard includes a display for presenting two or more groups of basic images, such that a different keyboard display can be generated by each of these groups of basic images, a filter for filtering one or more groups of basic images so that a single group of basic images will be displayed; and a touch screen transparent to ambient light for selecting a key of the displayed single group of basic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Israel Fermon
  • Publication number: 20150046850
    Abstract: A method performed under control of a system may include extracting a plurality of subtrees from a data structure constituting an application and assigning the subtrees to a plurality of displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Shuichi Kurabayashi
  • Publication number: 20150046851
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first image displayed on a first touch sensitive display of a first screen may be currently in focus. In embodiments, the gesture is a tap on a second touch sensitive display of the device. In response to the gesture, an application is launched, which displays a second image on a second display of a second screen. Focus is then changed from the first image on the first touch sensitive display to the second image on the second touch sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Publication number: 20150012850
    Abstract: A mobile device including a flexible display device includes a main display unit disposed on the front of the mobile device, a upper secondary display unit disposed on an upper side of the main display unit, a lower secondary display unit disposed on a lower side of the main display unit, a left secondary display unit disposed on a left side of the main display unit, a right secondary display unit disposed on a right side of the main display unit, and a control unit configured to control the flexible display device to change an icon when the icon displayed on one of the upper, lower, left and right secondary display units passes a border of the one of the upper, lower, left and right secondary display units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SEONG-MIN WANG, Ja-Eun Lee, Mu-Gyeom Kim
  • Publication number: 20150012851
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a first display 11, a second display 21 arranged juxtaposed with the first display 11, and touch panels 12, 22 disposed on the displays 11, 21 for detecting that an icon has been dragged. In response to user's dragging an icon, a CPU 100 executes a reduced screen display processing of reducing in size a display screen of each of the displays 11, 21 to display the reduced display screens on the display on which the dragging operation is being performed. When the dragging operation has finished, the reduced display screens are returned to the display screens having the original size. Then, the CPU 100 displays the icon at a position, on the display screen having the original size, corresponding to the position of the icon on the reduced display screen at a time when the dragging operation has finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki KIMURA