Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • Publication number: 20140101574
    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: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Derek Linville Maynard, Hidetoshi Mori
  • Patent number: 8694898
    Abstract: An electronic device which includes a widget management module, a processor, a source acquiring module, and a display. The widget management module adds a new window and new viewable symbols or representations (views) inside the new window. The processor counts a number of existing windows and a number of existing views in each of the existing windows, calculates a new window identification code for the new window according to the number of existing window and the number of existing views in each of the existing windows, and calculates a new view identification code for each of the new views according to the new window identification code. The source acquiring module acquires sources and data from the sources based on each of the new view identification code and associates the source information with new view corresponding to the new view identification code, leading to the display of the new views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8688694
    Abstract: A computer receives a first set of information items from a first content provider and a second set of information items from a second content provider. For each of the first and second sets of information items, the computer retrieves the document identified by the corresponding document link from a respective remote location. The computer applies a first (or second) set of search criteria to each of the first and second sets of information items and its associated documents to generate a first (or second) set of search result wherein the first and second sets of search criteria are different. The computer associates a first channel with the first set of search results and a second channel with the second set of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tigerlogic Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Matthew Dexter
  • Publication number: 20140089822
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for interaction management systems. The method commences upon receiving a first incoming communication pertaining to a first task, and launching a first task-centered context user interface being initially populated with a first screen device selected in response to the type of incoming communication (e.g., a phone call icon, etc.). An agent interacts with the client by responding to the incoming communication. Then, the method receives a second incoming communication pertaining to the same first task; and populates the first task-centered context user interface with a second screen device appropriate for the second incoming communication (e.g., a chat UI, etc.). Additional new incoming events are routed to its corresponding task-centered context (or a new task-centered context is created).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min WU, Rami MUSA, Arin BHOWMICK, Kent Olen SWARTZ
  • Publication number: 20140089823
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to the field of multi-screen display technologies. The method includes: detecting a sliding track of a user on the primary screen display device, where the sliding track includes a sliding direction, and an initial position and a real-time position of sliding; determining, according to the initial position and the real-time position of the sliding, a display area of a screen of the secondary screen display device after the sliding by using the sliding direction as a reference direction; tailoring currently displayed content of the primary screen display device according to the display area, to obtain tailored content; and sending the tailored content and the display area to the secondary screen display device, so that the secondary screen display device displays the tailored content on the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi Kang
  • Publication number: 20140089821
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are for on-demand multi-screen computing. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a method for multi-screen computing includes establishing a multi-screen computing session, establishing communication with a primary computing device and an auxiliary device to be included in the multi-screen computing session, creating a web container for the auxiliary device, and propagating the web container to the auxiliary device for presentation on a display of the auxiliary device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roque Rios, III, James Gordon Beattie, JR., Soumyajit Chakraborty, Stephen J. Griesmer
  • Publication number: 20140082529
    Abstract: An information processor (100) for information processing in a terminal having a plurality of image screens and has a transient state decision unit (130) that determines whether or not a terminal has shifted to a transient state between a first state and a second state from the first state in which a plurality of image screens is set in a first arrangement, or the second state in which a plurality of image screens is set in a second arrangement, and a display application decision unit (140); that causes the terminal to shift to an application decision operating mode that operates to determine one or a plurality of applications for successively showing a plurality of image screens from the normal operating mode that operates one or a plurality of applications for displaying a plurality of image screens under the condition that the terminal has shifted to the transient state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazushige Yamada, Masaaki Harada, Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140068469
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus and a method for transferring information are disclosed. The mobile apparatus includes: a display to display a connection interface object in a first area of the display, the connection interface object connected with an external device, and to display a transferable object in a second area of the display, the connection interface object being configured to receive the transferable object; an input unit to identify an input associated with the connection interface object displayed on the display; and a communication unit to establish a wireless communication channel with the external device, and to transmit or receive data to or from the external device via the established wireless communication channel according to the input, the data including the transferable object received in the connection interface object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Pantech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeon Moon LEE
  • Patent number: 8665215
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, a gesture sequence is disclosed which enables a user to toggle or shift though applications that are displayed by the multi-screen user device. The gesture sequence may correspond to various rotation or partial rotations of the multi-screen user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Rodney Wayne Schrock, Martin Gimpl, Sanjiv Sirpal, John Steven Visosky
  • Patent number: 8667415
    Abstract: A media authoring tool includes web widgets for creating page elements for various types of media (e.g., websites, blogs, broadcasts, slide shows, multimedia presentations). A widget inspector associated with the widget can be used to modify the behavior of the widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Rudolph, Mac Murrett, Kurt Revis
  • Publication number: 20140053090
    Abstract: An “Interactive Virtual Display,” as described herein, provides various systems and techniques that facilitate ubiquitous user interaction with both local and remote heterogeneous computing devices. More specifically, the Interactive Virtual Display uses various combinations of small-size programmable hardware and portable or wearable sensors to enable any display surface (e.g., computer display devices, televisions, projected images/video from projection devices, etc.) to act as a thin client for users to interact with a plurality heterogeneous computing devices regardless of where those devices are located relative to the user. The Interactive Virtual Display provides a flexible system architecture that enables communication and collaboration between a plurality of both local and remote heterogeneous computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yan Lu, Wen Sun, Shipeng Li
  • Patent number: 8656287
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected to an image processing apparatus via a predetermined data transmission line includes a data analyzing part accessing a predetermined memory area which hold definition data in the information processing apparatus and analyzing the definition data for a display content of screens to be integrated when the information processing apparatus receives an instruction to integrate a plurality of the screens from a user, a data specifying part specifying data to be used for generating customizing screen definition data in which an integration display content of an integration screen is defined among the definition data based on an analysis result obtained by the data analyzing part, a generation part generating the customizing screen definition data based on data specified by the data specifying part, and a communicating part transmitting the customizing screen definition data generated by the generation part to the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinya Mori
  • Patent number: 8650508
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided that includes a touch input unit and a display. A method of operating the mobile terminal includes operating the touch input unit of the mobile terminal in a normal mode, detecting a first multi-touch signal from the touch input unit, switching the touch input unit from the normal mode to a direction input mode in response to the first multi-touch signal, detecting a second multi-touch signal from the touch input unit while the touch input unit is in the direction input mode, determining a direction represented by the second multi-touch signal based on the tap signal, and scrolling at least one object displayed on a screen of a display of the mobile terminal in the determined direction. The second multi-touch signal may include a tap signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gukchan Lim
  • Patent number: 8640038
    Abstract: Systems and methods receive, from a building, an inventory identifying a plurality of electronic devices associated with a building automation system. The systems and methods compare the inventory to an additional inventory associated with an additional building automation system of an additional building to determine that the inventory is the same as or similar to the additional inventory, wherein the additional inventory identifies a plurality of additional electronic devices. The systems and methods further identify an automation scene that coordinates operation of at least a portion of the plurality of additional electronic devices and provide the automation scene to the building for implementation in the building automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Andrew Reeser, Shawn M. Call, Stacy L. Kennedy, Lee C. Drinan, Lisa Ann Frey, Kevin Payne, Michael Jacob
  • Patent number: 8640039
    Abstract: There is disclosed an information processing method including: a step of displaying a setting window, which includes customizable items, of a device driver; a step of registering items set using the setting window as customized items; a step of writing the customized items in user interface-related data of the device driver; and a user interface display step of displaying a user interface of the device driver with reference to the user interface-related data upon launching the device driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Megumi Saito
  • Patent number: 8631336
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display system for an aircraft cockpit. The display system includes a plurality of display devices, each of which comprises at least one viewing screen configured to display a display format, and a cursor management unit linked to each display device and configured for moving a cursor over sensitive objects on the viewing screens of the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Rémi Cabaret, Jean-Sébastien Vial
  • Patent number: 8627218
    Abstract: There is provided a host implemented method for redefining at least one user interface element on a secondary device. The method may include connecting the secondary device to the host for communication between the host and the secondary device; redefining the at least one user interface element using an application running on the host; reviewing the at least one user interface element as redefined using the application (possibly including a visual preview of the at least one user interface element as redefined when viewed on the secondary device); determining whether the secondary device is able to support the at least one user interface element as redefined using the application; and incorporating the at least one user interface element redefined using the application onto the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Wong Hoo Sim, Teck Chee Lee, Peng Kheong Lam, Aik Tat Tan
  • Patent number: 8621371
    Abstract: A data transmission device comprises: an entry information acquisition unit which acquires entry information from a storage device; an entry information display unit which displays the acquired entry information on a display device in a style discriminating between entry information including detailed information and entry information not including the detailed information; an entry information selection unit which selects a piece of entry information including the detailed information from the entry information displayed on the display device depending on an input through an input device; a detailed information display unit which displays the detailed information included in the selected entry information on the display device; a destination information acquisition unit which acquires destination information from the selected entry information; and a data transmission unit which executes data transmission using the acquired destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Suzuki, Wataru Tomida
  • Patent number: 8610641
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring electronic presentation units for cooperative activities, the method comprising the steps of providing a plurality of presentation units in a conferencing space including a master unit and other units, electronically identifying the other units present in the conferencing space, enabling a configuration interface for identifying a sub-set of the other units as slave units, receiving input via the configuration interface identifying the slave unit sub-set and enabling a control interface for transferring images from the master unit to each of the slave units in the selected sub-set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Ian G. Hutchinson, Peter W. Hildebrandt, Michael H. Dunn
  • Patent number: 8599106
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for logically controlling the display behavior of applications and other displayable data are disclosed. Specifically, when a dual-screen application is displayed to the primary and secondary screens of a device the dual-screen application can be minimized to a single screen by closing the device. When the device is reopened, the minimized dual-screen application is maintained in a minimized state on the screen to which it was minimized. Specific rules can be implemented to determine whether the dual-screen application will be maximized to run on the primary and secondary screens of a device upon reopening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Ron Cassar, John Steven Visosky
  • Publication number: 20130290876
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to produce augmented reality representations across multiple devices are described. In one example, operation include generating a virtual object, generating a reality space including a first display, and presenting the virtual object in the reality space including the first display on a second display. Further operations include tracking a location of the virtual object in the reality space as the virtual object moves through the reality space, updating the presentation of the virtual object on the second display using the tracked location, and presenting the virtual object on the first display when the tracked location of the virtual object coincides with the location of the first display in the reality space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Wendy A. March
  • Publication number: 20130283193
    Abstract: A method of multi-user computing comprises detecting, by processing structure of a host computing device running a first operating system, devices in communication with the host computing device for supporting an additional user. The devices comprise a multiseat connection device, and at least one peripheral input device and at least one peripheral display device. The devices are configured to enable a user to interact with the host operating system. The method further comprises generating, by the processing structure, an instance of a second operating system; assigning, by the processing structure, the multiseat connection device, and supporting devices housed therein to the second operating system; and configuring, by the processing structure, device drivers running within the second operating system for supporting any of the supporting devices and the peripheral devices in communication with the multiseat connection device, for enabling the additional user to use the second operating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Griffin
  • Patent number: 8566411
    Abstract: Publishing content associated with an electronic file attached to an electronic mail message by executing instructions contained in the electronic mail attachment and accessing the content at a remote computer server identified by the attached file. The attached file includes computer-executable instructions, such as a computer program or script, which include an identifier for a remote server connected to a distributed computer network. In response to launching the attached file of the electronic mail message with a viewer program, a browser program can be opened to enable the recipient to view the content of the identified remote server. This supports the communication of electronic content by using an electronic mail message to transport an electronic file attachment having instructions that, when executed by the recipient's computer, enable the recipient to view the electronic content by accessing a server computer connected to distributed computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Gary J. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8566744
    Abstract: An method for use in a computer system for determining correspondence between at least two renditions of a single computer program includes enabling the identification of a selected screenshot related to navigation within the computer program and, as a response to the identification, accessing a reference screenshot captured during navigation within a first rendition and a corresponding screenshot captured during navigation within a second rendition. The reference screenshot and the corresponding screenshot are presented on a display, thereby enabling a same-display comparison of content of the reference and corresponding screenshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: John Green
  • Patent number: 8554897
    Abstract: Data sharing between networked smart devices is disclosed. One embodiment of the present disclosure pertains to a method for data sharing with one or more associated smart devices via a network. The method comprises displaying, on a display unit of the smart device, an image for each one of the associated smart devices within coverage of the network and an image of shared data. The method also comprises effecting a change in a first image for a first smart device of the associated smart devices when the first smart device is targeted as a target device for the data sharing. The method further comprises communicating the shared data with the first smart device via the network when, on the display unit, the image of the shared data is moved to or from a domain of the first image of the first smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyungjin Kim, Kiwon Lee, Sungil Cho, Jiyoung Hong, Sungeun Kim
  • Publication number: 20130263026
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus including a determination part configured to determine whether a display target screen is an entry screen, and a display control part configured to, in a case where the display target screen is determined not to be an entry screen, control a first display device to display the display target screen, and in a case where the display target screen is determined to be an entry screen, control a second display device, which is different from the first display device, to display an entry screen that is identical to or different from the display target screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tsugutomo Enami
  • Publication number: 20130263027
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to receive a set of data elements associated with a user-defined content having a content type. The processor interpolates the set of data elements to produce a first set of content data based on a filter domain associated with the user-defined content. The processor further refines the first set of content data based, at least in part, on the content type to produce a second set of content data. The processor also sends a signal representing the second set of content data such that the user-defined content is displayed based on the second set of content data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: FiftyThree, Inc.
    Inventors: Georg PETSCHNIGG, Andrew ALLEN, Julian WALKER
  • Patent number: 8548856
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method for displaying a visual signal that requests a good and/or service are provided. The system and the method have a communication device having a screen to display a signal that requests the good and/or the service. The signal may be, for example, a logo, a text, a picture, a color, and/or a shape. The signal may describe, characterize or otherwise relate to the good and/or the service requested by a user. Further, the communication device may access, connect to and/or be in communication with a database storing the signal. The communication device may input information into the database relating to a user of the communication device. The communication device may design, modify and/or transmit the visual using a server and/or a network. The communication device may have a memory for storing and/or accessing the signal. The screen of the communication device may emit the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Marie Maruszak
  • Publication number: 20130246946
    Abstract: Information sharing is disclosed between a rich user device and one or more secondary display devices. A user selects types of information at the rich user device to be shared with the secondary display devices. On selection, the rich user device sends the selected information sets to the secondary display devices for display. When updates of the information are detected at the rich user device, those updates are sent along to the secondary display devices to display the new, updated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Jill S. IWASAKI
  • Patent number: 8537073
    Abstract: Control of multiple display screens associated with a computer, wherein the auxiliary screen display content that depends on conditions of the computer. During some times the auxiliary screen displays content associated with the presently executing program, and during other times the auxiliary screen displays history information. The rules can be automatically changed or manually changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8533613
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for transcoding a web page into a format suitable for display on a mobile terminal. The method includes dividing a web page into a plurality of segments, transcoding each of the segments into a format suitable for display on a mobile terminal, storing the transcoded segments and location icons in association with each other, each of the location icons indicating a location of each segment in the web page, and if one of the location icons is selected on the mobile terminal, providing a segment associated with the selected location icon to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Seung Hyun Yu
  • Patent number: 8510655
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed that allows a user to easily and intuitively operate applications that require contact information, in a touch device, via a tray item associated with the contact information. The method for operating applications includes: displaying a contact tray comprised of a number of tray items based on contact information, on an execution screen; receiving an interaction to use a tray item in the contact tray; configuring an execution screen for an application based on contact information of the tray item; and operating the application based on the configured execution screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong Won Lee, Il Haeng Cho, Dong Seok Ryu, Sung Ho Park, Sang Ki Lee, Kyu Sung Kim, Min Seung Song, Joo Yeon Park
  • Patent number: 8504001
    Abstract: Account types that support one or more data classes (e.g., email, contacts, calendar, instant messaging) can be added and configured on a mobile device using a unified settings user interface. The user interface allows the user to easily activate and deactivate one or more data classes for an account type. The user interface can support one or more predefined account types and can allow the user to add and configure new account types. Visual indicators are provided in the user interface to remind the user of the data classes that are active on the mobile device for a particular account. Users can configure settings that effect a particular data class in all accounts on the mobile device. Users can also configure settings that are specific to a particular account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel M W A Van Os, Paul Marcos, Evan Doll
  • Patent number: 8489999
    Abstract: The shared user interface surface system is a simple and lightweight collaboration tool that is accessible simultaneously by multiple users through multiple sources. The shared user interface surface system provides a way to share a user interface surface and corresponding shared surface object, and coordinates local manipulations of respective local representations of the shared user interface surface and corresponding shared surface object, and updates the respective local representations with a group representation. The system accommodates diverse collaboration requirements including mixed written and spoken languages, utilization of the accessibility layer for physically disabled and disparate computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Brandon L. Harvey, Kelly L. Dempski
  • Publication number: 20130174062
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising: a processor, a first input device and a second input device, the first input device being configured to display a first icon and the second input device being configured to display a second icon. The processor being configured to detect an input on the first icon and to cause a movement of the first icon towards a perimeter of the first input device in response to the input and the processor being further configured to move the first icon from the first input device to the second input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Asger Andreas Stoustrup
  • Patent number: 8473853
    Abstract: An apparatus for display of multiple electronic documents. The apparatus includes one or more tilting, rotatable, and detachable display devices coupled to a display stand, or to a personal computer or other data processing apparatus via a hinge or the like. A screen control user interface running on the data processing apparatus is provided for switching electronic documents between the various display devices. One or more of the display devices may include a local memory, power supply, and application software so that the screen can be detached from the multiple document display apparatus and still display an electronic document. The displayed electronic document may then be marked up by a second user and returned to a first user for editing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: S.F. IP Properties 56 LLC
    Inventor: Cynthia Joanne Gage
  • Publication number: 20130139074
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first touch-screen display, a second touch-screen display, a first movement control module and a second movement control module. The first movement control module selects an object on the first touch-screen display in accordance with a touch position on the first touch-screen display, and moves a position of the selected object in accordance with a movement of the touch position on the first touch-screen display. The second movement control module moves the position of the selected object from the first touch-screen display to the second touch-screen display in order to display the selected object on the second touch-screen display when the selected object is moved to an end part on the first touch-screen display. The end part on the first touch-screen display is opposed to a boundary between the first touch-screen display and the second touch-screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
  • Patent number: 8453064
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided with an original capturing portion, a print portion, an operation portion, a management portion that manages various provided information, and a control portion that controls the original capturing portion, the print portion, the operation portion, and the management portion. A display apparatus that has a display screen visible from a back face or a side face of the image forming apparatus is disposed on at least one side face of an image forming apparatus case, and the control portion displays various provided information managed by the management portion on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Machino, Yasuhiro Nakai, Kenzoh Yoshida, Masanori Matsumoto, Tsutomu Yoshimoto, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8453063
    Abstract: A display manager determines if a change to one configuration parameter of the display system will affect any of the other configuration parameters of the display system, i.e., whether there is a dependency. If such a dependency exists, the display manager evaluates each of the modes of operation of the display component whose settings will be affected, to identify whether it has any modes that are compatible with the changed configuration of the display system. If so, the display manager selects the configuration mode that is closest to the current mode of the affected component and provides compatibility with the changed configuration. By means of such an approach, the user continues to have access to all components, rather than having to reconfigure and/or restart the computer system due to a change which occurs in the display configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Hendry, Eric Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130117695
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Amer Hammoud
  • Publication number: 20130111370
    Abstract: A method and electronic devices to allow a common user interface mode on a first electronic device and a second electronic device are described. In one aspect, the method comprises: receiving first orientation data from an orientation sensor associated with the first electronic device; receiving, at the first electronic device, second orientation data from the second electronic device; determining, from the first orientation data and the second orientation data, if the orientation of the first electronic device and the second electronic device satisfy at least one predetermined orientation criterion; and if the orientation of the first electronic device and the second electronic device satisfy the at least one predetermined orientation criterion, allowing the first electronic device and the second electronic device to enter a common user interface mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Publication number: 20130111371
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20130111369
    Abstract: A method and electronic devices to provide a common user interface mode on a first electronic device and a second electronic device are described. The first electronic device and the second electronic device each comprise a camera. In one aspect, the method comprises: capturing a first image on the first electronic device; receiving a second image which was captured on the second electronic device at approximately the same time that the first image was captured; determining a relative orientation of the first electronic device and the second electronic device based on the first image and the second image; and entering a common user interface mode in which a display associated with the first electronic device and a display associated with the second electronic device operate cooperatively and in which the orientation of a common user interface displayed on the displays is determined in accordance with the determined relative orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker, Jason Tyler Griffin, Donald Somerset Mckenzie
  • Publication number: 20130104062
    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: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventor: Z124
  • Publication number: 20130104061
    Abstract: A display control system for a multi-layer display system including at least one multi-layer display unit. A multi-layer display unit includes multiple stacked or overlapped display layers each adapted to render display elements thereon for viewing through the uppermost display layer. The level of difficulty for a user to view an overlapped image differs depending on the colour, brightness or type of images (for example text-on-text) being displayed and also the layer in which the image is being displayed and whether the image is currently active. At least any overlapping portion of display elements from different display layers are adjusted (automatically or by a user) in order to improve the viewing experience for a viewer. Types of adjustment possible include moving the images within their display layer or to an alternative display layer or altering their visual properties (such as colour, brightness, contrast, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: PURE DEPTH LIMITED
    Inventors: Gabriel Damon Engel, David John Ferguson, Harnish John Ogilvie MacLeod, Bruce David Seymour
  • Publication number: 20130097532
    Abstract: Methods and devices for receiving input and presenting a user interface with two screens and an off screen gesture area. The device may have an off screen gesture area that accepts user input outside the display area. The interface inputs received in the off screen gesture are may have special handling and cause different display changes. Further, the device, having two screens, may receive user interface inputs that cross the seam between the two displays. To provide a display that acts like a single display area, the device can predict motions may cross the seam and then interrelate separate inputs on separate screens. The interrelated inputs can cause display changes as if the inputs were received as a single user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventor: Z124
  • Patent number: 8416346
    Abstract: A display apparatus capable of moving an image and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit, an interface which receives image coordinate information and image source information from an external device that displays the image, and a controller which controls the display unit to display the image using the image coordinate information and image source information. Therefore, the image can continue to move between display apparatuses while being displayed, thereby increasing user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-suk Bae, Dae-gyu Bae
  • Publication number: 20130086494
    Abstract: Methods and devices for presenting representations of open windows in a device are provided herein. More particularly, the method includes a displaying a desktop application manager. The desktop application manager can include cards or thumbnails presented in a tray that can be navigated. The cards may be selected and placed onto the displays to make the application active. Thus, the desktop application manager can allow a user to navigate and manage open windows without scrolling the display of the windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano
  • Publication number: 20130086492
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventor: Z124
  • Publication number: 20130086493
    Abstract: Methods and devices for receiving input and presenting a user interface with two screens and an off screen gesture area. The device may have an off screen gesture area that accepts user input outside the display area. The interface inputs received in the off screen gesture are may have special handling and cause different display changes. Further, the device, having two screens, may receive user interface inputs that cross the seam between the two displays. To provide a display that acts like a single display area, the device can predict motions may cross the seam and then interrelate separate inputs on separate screens. The interrelated inputs can cause display changes as if the inputs were received as a single user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventor: Z124