Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • Publication number: 20150012826
    Abstract: An infotainment management system is disclosed for managing infotainment functionality of an infotainment system of a vehicle to which a nomadic device is connected. The management system may display, on a touch sensitive display associated with the infotainment system, category user-interface objects associated with respective infotainment functionality categories. The management system may further displays, on the touch sensitive display, while a category objects is displayed, a user-interface object linking to a user application program hosted on the nomadic device, which user application program is supported by the infotainment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Per TENGSTRAND, Malin FARMANSSON
  • Patent number: 8930830
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system to receive user input at a first functional module, to issue an instruction from the first functional module to change a value of a first context item in response to the user input, to receive the instruction at a context services provider, and to issue, via the context data services provider, a notification of the changed value of the first context item. The notification is received at a second functional module based on an association of the second functional module with the first context item, and first functionality of the second functional module is generated based on the notification of the changed value of the first context item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventors: Ivan Solaja, Qiang Han
  • Patent number: 8930846
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. A number of desktops and/or running applications can be selectively displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device Desktop displays and applications can be selectively shifted between the screens by user gestures or moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. The hidden desktops and screens however can be re-displayed by yet another gesture. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications, or to execute other user commands that otherwise result in a laborious effort by the user to manage the multiple desktops and applications. One user gesture or input enables a user to change an order of the window stack by simply re-launching a selected desktop or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20150007066
    Abstract: A portable device and a screen displaying method of a portable device are provided. The method includes displaying a screen of an executed application on a screen of a portable device; detecting an approaching direction of an external device by using a sensor; and overlapping a directional layer for content sharing corresponding to the approaching direction of the external device, on the screen of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Sung JOO, Bo-Keun KIM, Kyu-Ok CHOI
  • Patent number: 8923760
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for collaborating user data maintained in separate mobile devices by tangibly manipulating the distance and orientation between the mobile devices. The placement of one device with respect to one or more other devices triggers an action when the proximity and orientation between the devices is detected. The data on each proximal device is temporarily shared among the devices, allowing the users of the devices to see the aggregated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jill S. Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8924868
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure describe techniques for moving an activity down a physical queue. An example technique estimates a wait time to reach a service point for a user at a first position of a physical queue, selects an activity for the user at the first position of the physical queue based on the estimated wait time, the activity including an interactive application, sends the selected activity to a terminal associated with the first position of the physical queue, and, after receiving an indication that the user has advanced to a second position that is closer to the service point than the first position, forwards the activity to a terminal associated with the second position of the physical queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Amer Hammoud
  • Publication number: 20140380201
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for configuration of multiple monitor layout displays, including detecting a presence of multiple monitors installed in a computer system; configuring layouts for the multiple monitors, including, configuring at least one of size, shape and location of corresponding displays of the multiple monitors, and configuring at least one of size, shape and location of content for display on the multiple monitors; and displaying the configured layouts on the multiple monitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Litera Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Deepak Massand
  • Publication number: 20140380202
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing one or more control buttons in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, the screen of a multiple screen device having a current focus is identified, and one or more control buttons are provided as part of or in association with the identified screen. When a change in focus from a previously identified screen to a different screen is detected, the presentation of the one or more control buttons can also change. In particular, control buttons are presented as part of a screen having the current focus, while control buttons are not provided on or in association with a screen that does not have the current focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Publication number: 20140380204
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. A number of desktops and/or running applications can be selectively displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device. Desktop displays and applications can be selectively shifted between the screens by user gestures or moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. The hidden desktops and screens however can be re-displayed by yet another gesture. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications, or to execute other user commands that otherwise result in a laborious effort by the user to manage the multiple desktops and applications. One user gesture or input enables a user to change an order of the window stack by simply re-launching a selected desktop or application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: IMERJ, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20140380203
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for indicating a status of an application that is displayable on one or more displays of a handheld computing device. An icon may be provided that indicates the status and/or potential statuses of the application (e.g., whether the application is expandable and/or expanded). The icon may be changeable between a first state and a second state depending on the status of the application. The change in the icon from the first state to the second state may be animated along with an animated change of the application between display states. As such, a user may observe the icon to determine the status of the application with respect to the one or more displays (e.g., whether the application is expandable, expanded, or expanding).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Freedman
  • Publication number: 20140372915
    Abstract: A method and a system for operating a display device are provided. In a handheld electric device, a picture displayed in the display device is shown by a transparent touch panel, and a touch signal is received by the transparent touch panel for obtaining a corresponding touch data, moreover, the touch data is transmitted to the display device by a wireless communication unit of the handheld electric device. The display device obtains a relative icon displayed in the display device according to the touch data so as to execute an action corresponding to the relative icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Shao-Tsu Kung
  • Patent number: 8910061
    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: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20140359492
    Abstract: A method for managing the interaction of mobile systems based on a system having at least two touch screens and side sensors. Such interaction is promoted by contact of the sides of the device, whose goal is to provide the user with the option to expand the original display area, including different views of the image in different alignments and orientations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Antonio Henrique Barbosa POSTAL, Fabio Roberto Porto Silva
  • Publication number: 20140359493
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of mirroring screen data is disclosed. The method includes communicatively coupling with an external display device, mirroring screen data displayed on a display of the electronic device by transmitting the screen data to the external display device for display, and in response to detection of a preset event, removing a subset of the screen data associated with the preset event, so that the subset is not displayed on the external display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duk-Ki HONG, Ju-Youn LEE, Yang-Don LEE, Hyuk KANG
  • Publication number: 20140351722
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for a computing device executing a windowing system that automatically maintains a tiled arrangement of application windows on a first display and on a second display. A user interface element has indicia of applications that can be used to open the applications. Responsive to a first user input the user interface element is displayed on the first display, and while the user interface element is displayed on the first display, the windowing system maintains two or more of the application windows in a tiled arrangement on the second display. The user interface element may be part of a system user interface and may be implemented in a variety of ways. For example, it may be a full-screen set of application representations, possibly user selected, or a list of recently used applications, or a list of open applications, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft
    Inventors: Steve Frederickson, Henri-Charles Machalani, Zoran Dimov, Graham Wardle, Christopher Swan, Marina Dukhon Taylor, Keith Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140337769
    Abstract: A method of using an electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving a request for a screen share mode in which to share a screen of a running application, transmitting display data resulting from running the application to a predetermined external output device, displaying a predetermined input interface on a display screen of the electronic device, and controlling operations of the application according to inputs to the displayed input interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeong-Seok KIM, Gi-Beom KIM, Hyuk KANG, Yu-Jin LEE, Hyun-Chul CHOI
  • Patent number: 8863015
    Abstract: A method and system are provided which allows enhanced support to graphical user interface (GUI) displays on multiple monitors. An extended markup language file provides code to configure each GUI. GUI software need not be re-compiled in order to implement changes in the layout of displays or to accommodate additional monitors. Potential display event handling delays are minimized by providing multiple Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) for GUIs. In one aspect, one JVM is provided for each GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Almonte, William R Stubbs
  • Patent number: 8856690
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for associating a gesture, in contact with a touch screen, with a character. More specifically, the present invention links a user's movement on a surface of a device to represent a character. A character includes any number, letter, or symbol. For example, an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a user may swipe a surface on their device such as a cell phone. The present invention recognizes the swipe to represent the number “0,” a swipe in another direction to represent the number “1,” a tap in the middle region to represent the number “2,” etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Emilio Reeves, Ryan Alan Wick
  • Patent number: 8850334
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling positioning for a child window, produced by a main window, on at least one monitor in a multimonitor computer system, where a first and a second positioning mechanism control the positioning of the child window on the monitors such that the child window is positioned at the topmost position and fully visibly on all monitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karlheinz Dorn, Oliver Graf, Christian Scharf, Hans-Martin Von Stockhausen
  • Publication number: 20140282059
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device is provided. In the method, an electronic cover is connected. Configuration information of the electronic cover is obtained. A User Interface (UI) corresponding to the configuration information is set. Various other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun Cheol OH, Soo-Hyung KIM, Seok-Hyun YOON, Jin-Woo KIM, Hyun-Jung KIM, Cheol-Ho CHEONG, Myunggon HONG
  • Publication number: 20140245194
    Abstract: An operating system creates one or more virtual display interfaces for communication of display data and user input events between the application layer and one or more virtual display devices. The one or more virtual display devices are not physically connected to the computing system managed by the operating system. One or more applications are executed in an application layer. At least one of the one or more applications communicates display data to and receives user input events from at least one of the one or more display devices using at least one of the display interfaces. At least one other of the one or more applications communicates display data to and receives user input events from at least one of the one or more virtual display devices using at least one of the one or more virtual display interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Wright, Kenneth C. Dyke, Assana M. Fard, Thomas W. Costa
  • Publication number: 20140237397
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes an image processor configured to process an image signal, a display unit configured to display an image based on the image signal, a storage section configured to store Graphic User Interface (GUI) information about a GUI to be displayed in a mobile device for controlling the display apparatus, a web server configured to communicate with a web browser of the mobile device, and a controller configured to transmit the stored GUI information to the mobile device if the web browser of the mobile device requests the GUI information through the web server, and to operatively control the display apparatus in accordance with control information received from the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-joo SONG, Jin-kyu YOO, Tae-ho KIM, Kang-yong PARK, Kyeong-woon LEE, Young-soo CHOI
  • Patent number: 8810480
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for per display scale factors within a multiple display system are described. In one aspect of the invention, a machine implemented method includes setting a scale factor for each window buffer equal to an extreme scale factor among a plurality of displays. The method further includes transferring data from each window buffer into a corresponding frame buffer for one of the plurality of displays by setting a scale factor of each frame buffer equal to the scale factor of the corresponding display. In one example according to this aspect, the method further includes displaying on a high resolution display and a low resolution display an image, stored in the corresponding frame buffers, with substantially the same physical size even though the displays have different scale factors and pixel densities. Also, the extreme scale factor is one of the largest scale factor or the smallest scale factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Fullerton, Ralph T. Brunner, Ali Ozer
  • Patent number: 8799792
    Abstract: A work flow driven method of performing multi-step medical procedures includes displaying the visual displays from separate computer controlled systems on a composite display, and displaying prompts for a plurality of steps of the multi-step medical procedure, and in response to user selection from the prompts, automatically reconfiguring the composite display based in part on the selection. Alternatively the display can be changed in response to user actions other than selection. In other embodiments, the composite display can change automatically to match a planned work flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Stereotaxis, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Garibaldi, Walter M. Blume, Nathan Kastelein, Raju R. Viswanathan
  • Publication number: 20140201653
    Abstract: A method of controlling multitasking in an electronic device using a double-sided display is provided. The method includes detecting a first gesture which reverses a first direction of a first screen executing a first application to a second direction or reverses the second direction of a second screen to the first direction, displaying a first list of applications on the second screen of the second direction is reversed to the first direction, when the first gesture is detected, detecting a input for selecting a second application from the first list of applications, and executing and displaying the touched second application on the second screen having the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Eun HAN, Kwang-Tai KIM, Da-Som LEE
  • Publication number: 20140195935
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus that allows the user to operate a plurality of applications simultaneously displayed on touch panels, using a hand that holds the terminal. Information processing apparatus (100) includes touch panels (10, 20) that simultaneously displays a plurality of applications (6, 7). Touch panel coordinate management section (50) determines whether or not an enabling operation to enable a display control for applications (6, 7) is received. Tilt detection section (30) detects whether or not information processing apparatus (100) is tilted, when the enabling operation is received. Application control section (60) and display control section (70) move application (6) displayed on touch panel (10) positioned higher than touch panel (20) toward application (7) displayed on touch panel (20) positioned lower than touch panel (10), when information processing apparatus (100) is tilted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Yuji Kunitake, Yasuo Kohashi
  • Patent number: 8775968
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display includes displaying a first window on the display, setting the first window to receive commands, and displaying a second window on the display. When the second window is displayed, a portion of the first window is kept being displayed, and the first window is kept being set to receive commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kuang-Cheng Chao
  • Publication number: 20140181700
    Abstract: A multi display apparatus includes a first body including a first display, a second body including a second display, a hinge configured to rotatably connect the first body and the second body to support the first body and the second body, a sensor configured to sense a first user manipulation made in a nondecisive location of a nonstructured first screen displayed on the first display and to sense a second user manipulation made in a nondecisive location of a nonstructured second screen displayed on the second display, and a controller configured to combine the sensed first user manipulation and second user manipulation to perform an operation corresponding to a result of the combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-myung KIM, Ji-yeon KWAK
  • Patent number: 8762863
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a detection unit for detecting operation performed with a manipulating object on a display screen to connect to one or more apparatuses, and a determining unit for determining a relative orientation of another apparatus to which the information processing apparatus connects, based on the operation of the manipulating object detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Eisuke Nomura
  • Publication number: 20140173470
    Abstract: This information processing device enables a user to easily move objects between applications simultaneously displayed on touch panels. The information processing device (100) is provided with touch panels (10, 20) on which applications (6, 7) are simultaneously displayed. A touch panel coordinate management unit (50) detects that an application (7) object (4) has existed for a prescribed time in a defined area (5) of the touch panel (20) when the object (4) is being dragged. An application control unit (60) and a display control unit (70) move the display of the application (6) to a position that allows the object (4) to be dropped as a trigger for detecting the existence of the object (4) in the defined area (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Kazushige Yamada, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Ryo Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8745509
    Abstract: An image display system includes: a plurality of image supply devices; and an image display device adapted to display one or more supply images out of supply images supplied from the respective image supply devices, wherein each of the image supply devices includes a display section, and an interface section adapted to display an operating image on the display section, the operating image being used for selecting at least one of the supply images to be displayed by the image display device and designating a layout of the images, and to transmit an instruction by a user via the operating image to the image supply devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kyosuke Itahana
  • Publication number: 20140149894
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, a display control system, a display control method, and a display control program stored on a recording medium, each of which determines one or more display components to be displayed together with an application user interface, using display size information, priority order information, and display condition information that are previously stored for each one of the display components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Genki WATANABE, Rina TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 8739053
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a first display unit, a second display unit, a sensing input unit and a processor. The first display unit and the second display unit are both disposed on the housing. The sensing input unit is coupled to the first display unit and the second display unit, and is used for sensing and receiving a user input. The user input enables a transferring behavior of displaying a second object in the second display unit according to a first object displayed in the first display unit. The processor is coupled to the first display unit, the second display unit and the sensing input unit, and is used for controlling the second display unit according to the user input to display the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Yu Chen, Chao-Yi Chen, Cheng-Chieh Chuang, Chi-Nien Chen
  • Publication number: 20140143687
    Abstract: A system for providing a visual user environment includes a processing unit, a memory, a primary display device for providing a primary visual interface, and an adjunct communication device for providing an adjunct visual interface. In an embodiment, the adjunct display device is configured to present quasi-3D or 3D images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, John Wilson, Patrick Hahn
  • Publication number: 20140143690
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electronic display system, intended to be coupled with ultrasound imaging equipment capable of capturing an image of a medium, said system comprising a first monitor to display an ultrasound image such as captured by the ultrasound imaging equipment and image processing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Super Sonic Imagine
    Inventors: Pascal Roncalez, Pierre-Lin Laneyrie
  • Patent number: 8732583
    Abstract: A system and method are set forth for remotely controlling a presentation in a loop mode to allow the presentation to continue in the absence of a communication channel between the portable electronic device and remote presentation device. In particular, the portable electronic device can issue a command to the remote presentation device to present the presentation in loop mode so that a user of the portable electronic device can leave the vicinity of the remote presentation device (e.g. out of communication range) while the presentation plays in loop mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Arora, Keith William Paterson, Ming Zhao, Hong Albert Cai Wang, Dan Mihai Dumitru
  • Publication number: 20140137008
    Abstract: A method for defining a set of gesture sequence controlling an order of priority for processing assignment with respect to an operating system of an electronic device hosting an application program, and to the application program itself is provided by the following steps: a start position is determined as whether being detected in the menu area, followed by detecting and determining if a set of gesture sequence is a swipe; upon determining that the starting point is not detected in the menu area, the gesture sequence is sent for application level processing first; upon determining that the set of gesture sequence is a swipe, the gesture sequence sent for system level processing first; upon determining that the set of gesture sequence is not a swipe, the gesture sequence is sent to the application for application level processing first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SHANGHAI POWERMO INFORMATION TECH. CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Pan, Xiong-Hui Guo, Jian-Jing Shen
  • Patent number: 8718556
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display, a user input unit configured to receive a user command, and a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with a first entity over a first communication path and to wirelessly communicate with any of a plurality of external devices, each comprising a display, over a second communication path. The first communication path typically utilizes a different communication protocol than the second communication path. The mobile terminal also includes a controller configured to execute a first application, detect an event relating to a second application, and responsive to the detecting of the event, automatically search for external devices, which are among the plurality of external devices, that are available for communication with the mobile terminal over the second communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Donghoon Lee, Changhyun Han, Sunwoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140123038
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing contents includes: forming a communication channel for transmitting a content item when a first and second terminals partially overlaps with each other; and providing a content item of the first terminal to the second terminal, or a content item of the second terminal to the first terminal through the communication channel in response to an input event in a state that the first terminal partially overlaps with the second terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changhyun AHN, Jiyoon PARK, Hana LEE, Sooji HWANG
  • Patent number: 8713449
    Abstract: A very intuitive and simple set of touch-screen input steps along with the processing of those input steps allows a user to appear to gather shareable files with his fingers on one touch-screen apparatus, lift the files from the touch-screen and drop the shareable files on a touch screen of a second, co-located touch-screen apparatus. The touch-screen apparatus initiating the transfer of files is preset with sharing parameters to manage the transfer of files to a local or remote server. One or more touch-screen apparatus accepting the transfer of files is preset with acceptance parameters to manage the transfer of files from the server to the accepting touch-screen apparatus. Once the files are at the server, multiple touch-screen apparatus may be used to request shareable files from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Phani Bhushan Avadhanam
  • Patent number: 8713443
    Abstract: Methods and computer-readable media for presenting a user with advertising content, such as an advertisement or coupon, based on the user's responses to one or more questions are provided. A user may view a web page that includes one or more thumbnails, where each thumbnail represents a media, such as a video clip, an audio clip, or an image. Once a user selects a thumbnail, by hovering a cursor over the thumbnail, for example, a question may appear over the thumbnail. The user may respond to the question, and based on the response, may be provided with some form of relevant advertising content. Subsequent questions may be presented to the user if the user selects more than one thumbnail in a session, and thus the user may be provided with highly relevant advertising content that is based on responses to more than one question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ying Shan, Ying Li
  • Publication number: 20140115505
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed, including a first display and a second display and a controller operatively coupled to the first display and the second display, the controller configured to receive an input, identify a function associated with the input, present first information associated with a first function via the first display operatively coupled to the electronic device if the identified function is the first function, and present second information associated with a second function via the second display operatively coupled to the electronic device if the identified function is the second function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Hyeon YOON
  • Patent number: 8701021
    Abstract: An embedded marker system includes a plurality of devices communicatively coupled to a single system model. The system further includes a plurality of application views configured to communicate with the system model to obtain status and configuration data associated with one of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeetendra Kumar, Peter Neisen, Nataraj Kumar Gobbak, Yahya Pareed, Kevin Vadnais, Jeffrey Sean Fresk, Joseph Knosp, Matthew M. Boam
  • Patent number: 8701022
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for archiving and retrieving digital media items based on episodic memory for predefined associated groups of one or more people. The method and system may comprise identifying one or more groups to which an archiving user belongs; receiving a user input identifying select groups to which a digital media item to be archived; receiving archiving input data identifying the digital media item to be archived for the group; generating index information using the received user archiving input; storing the index information in association with the identified digital media item; repeating the reception of archiving input data, the generation of the index information and the storing of the index information for the digital media item; receiving retrieval input data representing a selection of candidate values; and using the selections and the identified group to retrieve and output digital media items that match the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: 6S Limited
    Inventors: Elizabeth Sharpe, John Leslie Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140101535
    Abstract: A multi-display apparatus includes a first body configured to have a first display placed therein, a second body configured to have a second display placed therein, a hinge configured to connect the first body and the second body and to rotatably support the first body and the second body, a communicator configured to communicate with a web server when a web browser is executed, a storage configured to store web page data received from the web server, and a controller configured to display, on the first display, a first web browsing screen based on the web page data, and to display, on the second display, when a first object is selected on the first web browsing screen, a second web browsing screen, which is linked with the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dae-hyun KIM, Ji-yeon KWAK, Hyun-jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20140101576
    Abstract: A multi display device includes a first body including a first display, a second body including a second display, a hinge configured to connect the first and second bodies, and a controller configured to display a toolset including tools corresponding to an operation state of the multi display device on a screen of at least one of the first and second displays when a user manipulation to display a toolset is input, and to perform an operation corresponding to the selected tool when one tool is selected from the toolset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon KWAK, Yong-jun LIM
  • Publication number: 20140101575
    Abstract: A multi-display apparatus includes a first body on which a first display is provided, a second body on which a second display is provided, a hinge configured to connect the first body and the second body, a storage configured to store control operation information which is matched with a rotated state of the first body and the second body, a sensor configured to sense a folding gesture to rotate at least one of the first body and the second body on a basis of the hinge, and a controller configured to perform, when the folding gesture is sensed, an operation corresponding to the folding gesture using the control operation information corresponding to the rotated state of a rotated body from among the first body and the second body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon KWAK, Hyun-jin KIM
  • Publication number: 20140101577
    Abstract: A multi display apparatus and an associated multi display controlling method include a first body having a first display, a second body comprising a second display, a hinge which connects and rotatably supports the first body and the second body, a storage unit configured to store one or more contents, and a controller configured to display a first screen on the first display and displays a second screen corresponding to implemented contents on the second display when one of the contents is implemented, in which the controller modifies the displayed contents on the second screen according to a user manipulation, when the user manipulation is performed on the first screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon KWAK, Hyun-jin KIM, Jae-yeol LEE
  • Publication number: 20140101579
    Abstract: A multi display apparatus includes a first body including a first display, a second body including a second display, a hinge configured to rotatably connect the first body and the second body to support the first body and the second body, a sensor configured to sense a first user manipulation made in a nondecisive location of a nonstructured first screen displayed on the first display and to sense a second user manipulation made in a nondecisive location of a nonstructured second screen displayed on the second display, and a controller configured to combine the sensed first user manipulation and second user manipulation to perform an operation corresponding to a result of the combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dae-myung KIM, Ji-yeon KWAK
  • Publication number: 20140101578
    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: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ji-yeon KWAK, Dae-hyun KIM, Sang-ho KIM