Plural Adjacent Interactive Display Devices Patents (Class 715/761)
  • Publication number: 20120084680
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, e.g., minimization, maximization, moving between display screens, and increasing/decreasing a display thereof across multiple display screens. For manipulating an application window on a device display screen for performing tasks as identified above, user gestures are input to a corresponding gesture capture area for this display screen, wherein this capture area is separate from this display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Ron Cassar, Maxim Marintchenko, Nikhil Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20120084679
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, upon the receipt of instructions to launch an application, a determination can be made as to whether the application is associated with instructions to receive keyboard focus on launch. If the application is to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard is presented together with the newly launched application. Where an application is not set to receive keyboard focus on launch, a virtual keyboard that is presented when instructions to launch the application are received can be dismissed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20120084674
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of selected desktops and applications on single and dual screens are disclosed. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops running simultaneously. One embodiment provides the user with the ability to selectively change the orientation of one display and leaving the other display unaffected when the user has two applications or desktops displayed on respective screens. The user can therefore selectively change on a screen-by-screen basis the orientation of any desktops or applications displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ, LLC
    Inventor: John Steven Visosky
  • Publication number: 20120084677
    Abstract: Systems and methods for moving a display during a device flip are provided. More particularly, in response to input or instructions selecting a secondary closed mode, operation of the device can be altered from a normal operating mode. In the secondary closed mode, when a device is moved from an open mode or state to a closed mode or state, the active window while the device was in the open mode is presented by a secondary screen, rather than a primary screen. The secondary closed mode is exited when the device is again placed in an open state or mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, Mohammed Selim, Ron Cassar
  • Publication number: 20120084678
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a virtual keyboard in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, information displayed on the screen of a multiple screen device having a current focus of the user is identified, and is presented by a top screen. The virtual keyboard is presented by the bottom screen. The virtual keyboard can be dismissed in response to detecting a change in the focus of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20120084673
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to navigation, by a dual display communication device, through display objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton
  • Publication number: 20120084681
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling the launching of applications in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first touch sensitive display of a first screen receives input to launch an application. In response, the application is launched and a window of the first application is displayed on the first display. A second touch sensitive display of a second screen receives input to launch a second application. In response, the second application is launched and a second window of the second application is displayed on the second display. In embodiments, when an application is launched, it displays the view of the application (whether on the first touch sensitive display or the second touch sensitive display) that was displayed when the application was last closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventor: Ron Cassar
  • Publication number: 20120072857
    Abstract: One or more objects and one or more icons corresponding to the one more objects, respectively, are simultaneously displayed on a screen of an upper LCD and a screen of a lower LCD, respectively. On the screen of the lower LCD, the one or more icons are placed in a plurality of placement areas and displayed. On the screen of the upper LCD, an object of the one or more objects, which corresponds to a respective icon of the one or more icons displayed on the screen of the lower LCD, is placed for display at a predetermined position with which the placement area in which the icon is placed is associated, in the virtual space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenta KUBO, Mai OKAMOTO, Chiaki AIDA, Toshikazu KIUCHI, Naonori OHNISHI
  • Patent number: 8140987
    Abstract: The disclosure provides various embodiments of systems and methods for GUI modeling of web services. One method is a computer implemented method including presenting a plurality of web services to a user through a graphical user interface, with each web service comprising at least one web method. A first graphical model of a first web method of one of the plurality of web services is then presented based on a selection by the user. Next, a second graphical model of a second web method of one of the plurality of web services is then presented based on another selection by the user. The method further includes graphically correlating the first and second graphical models into a new graphical model of a new web service method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Ido Keren, Rafi Elad
  • Patent number: 8108782
    Abstract: Within a communication device having a plurality of displays, a method of controlling the displays can include, responsive to receiving an event from an application within a display manager, determining whether a single event or multiple events are pending (430). If a single event is pending, the method can include instructing the application to write data corresponding to the received event to a primary display of the communication device (435). The display manager can write data corresponding to the received event to a secondary display (445). If multiple events are pending, the method can include preventing the application from writing data to the primary display (470). The display manager can write data corresponding to the multiple events to the primary display and the secondary display without involvement of the application (475). The display manager further can launch a specific application in response to an event (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Rajpal, Hariprasad Janardana Iyer, Douglas E. Ross
  • Publication number: 20120005602
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for facilitating task switching. A method may include detecting activation of a second display on a multi-display computing apparatus including a first and second display. The first display may be in an active state prior to activation of the second display. The method may further include causing a task selection interface to be displayed in response to the detected activation. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Yumiko Tanaka, Younghee Jung, Gregory Steeves, Henry Holland
  • Patent number: 8089423
    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: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8065378
    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. This identified remote server typically hosts a web site containing content intended for viewing by the recipient of the electronic mail message. 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, typically a web site on an intranet or the global Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Gary J. Dennis
  • Patent number: 8046701
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer modular presentation system is disclosed for providing improved presentations. The system includes a plurality of displays. Each display is associated with an input device, processor and input/output port. The plurality of displays may include static or mobile wherein each display is aware of the displays immediately surrounding it or of the displays in a remote site during a teleconference. A propagation direction may be configured for at least two of the displays in the system. Propagation may be initiated for multiple displays by generating a gesture input at one display. The gesture input will cause content to be presented in the particular display, and initiate propagation of content along the configured direction in neighboring displays. Content may be fed to a particular display through a stack or other memory that is associated with the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Chiu, Qiong Liu, John Boreczky
  • Patent number: 8046707
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus for generating medical information includes an input unit, a processor, and a display. The input unit is operated by a user and is configured to input an instruction. The processor is configured to process a first part of display information relating to the medical information based on the instruction so that the first part is displayed in a differentiable manner from others of the display information. The display is configured to display the processed first part and the others of the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuya Akaki
  • Publication number: 20110258564
    Abstract: A method for automatically relocating and displaying multiple files includes following steps. A first file is opened. When the first file is opened, whether there exists a second file opened and displayed on a first display is detected. If there exists a second file opened and displayed on a first display, the second file is moved and displayed on a second display, and the first file is displayed on the first display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chee-Chun LEUNG, Ming-Chuan Hu, Tai-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 8037418
    Abstract: A wireless communication device stores a system GUI configuration file and a downloaded service provider GUI configuration file, each of which contains a text name checksum value that is calculated using the text names of the GUI parameter data stored either the system GUI configuration file or the service provider GUI configuration file. The text name checksum values are based on the text names of the GUI parameter data. After the download operation is complete, a text name checksum comparator program compares the downloaded text name checksum value to the initial text name checksum value in the system GUI configuration file. If the two text name checksum values do not match, the downloaded service provider GUI configuration file is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sudhindra P. Herle, Mark Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110231783
    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: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Eisuke NOMURA
  • Patent number: 8024665
    Abstract: A mobile electronic communications device and a method for modifying a scheduling database are provided. The scheduling database is modified via the mobile electronic communications device in communication with a proximate electronic device comprising a display device, the mobile electronic communications device is engaging an oral communications session with a second communications device. Time slot data associated with an available time slot is retrieved from the scheduling database, via the mobile electronic communications device. The time slot data is transmitted to the proximate electronic device causing it to display the time slot data at the display device. Input data representative of a command to update the scheduling database is received at the mobile electronic communications device. An entry of the scheduling database is updated, via the mobile electronic device, based on the time slot data associated with the available time slot displayed at the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, Steven Fyke, Michael Joseph DeFazio
  • Publication number: 20110210925
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus for controlling a plurality of modules coupled to a communications network of a bed are disclosed. The apparatus may comprise an interface module, a plurality of user interfaces, and a plurality of dedicated data links. The interface module may include a transceiver coupled to the communications network, a processor configured to output graphics data, and a plurality of transmitters configured to receive the graphics data and generate a plurality of synchronous graphics signals. Each of the plurality of user interfaces may include a graphical display. Each of the plurality of dedicated data links may be coupled to one of the plurality of transmitters and to one of the plurality of user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: William G. Pittenger, James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster
  • Patent number: 8010902
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for tracking social capital. The method includes monitoring interactions with a first shared content provider based on a first number of equity changing activities, where the interactions with the first shared content provider are associated with a user. The method further includes monitoring interactions with a second shared content provider based a second number of equity changing activities, where the interactions with the second shared content provider are associated with the user. The method further includes determining a personal equity for the user based on the interactions with the first shared content provider and the interactions with the second shared content provider and publishing the personal equity to the first shared content provider, where content contributed by the user to the first shared content provider is rated based on the personal equity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter H. Reiser, Paul Diamond
  • Publication number: 20110209058
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-screen hold and tap gesture are described. In various embodiments, a hold input is recognized at a first screen of a multi-screen system, and the hold input is recognized when held to select a displayed object on the first screen. A tap input is recognized at a second screen of the multi-screen system, and the tap input is recognized when the displayed object continues being selected. A hold and tap gesture can then be determined from the recognized hold and tap inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Koji Yatani
  • Patent number: 7996780
    Abstract: Block layout features in an interface under design are visually enhanced for a designer. When viewing the interface in a graphical design view of a development environment (DE), the DE adds a fill color for certain layout blocks making up the interface. The color selected for the block is selected to contrast against the colors of any adjacent blocks. The DE may also add visual representations showing the box model parameters of the layout blocks making up the interface. The developer is, therefore, able to see the visual block layout of the interface and also the basic layout of any of the individual blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Victor Mitnick
  • Patent number: 7987427
    Abstract: An editor for creating and editing user-guidance information employs multiple interrelated interfaces. One such interface allows the user to create a user-guidance sequence from a series of component script file module objects and panel display objects. Each object is assigned a graphical icon. The user constructs the sequence by stringing together the icons to implement the desired sequence. The user may maintain a customized file of frequently used component script files objects and panel display objects. The user may add an object from the customized file to a sequence currently being edited by “dragging” its associated icon from the file to the sequence. The user may perform editing on individual display objects within the above described sequence of display objects by “clicking” on one of the display objects. This invokes a separate editor which displays the contents of the display object. The editor operates on information in parse tree format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lane Gough, Stephanie Eva Koester, Brian Burnell McGhie, James Ieyasu Miyake, Richard Victor Nygord, Samir Ranjan Tiongson Saxena
  • Patent number: 7984371
    Abstract: A method and system for the graphical modeling of calculations in a spreadsheet that provides a graphical representation of formulas and data contained in a spreadsheet. The graphical representation consists of nodes and edges connected in a tree or graph structure. The nodes represent operators and operands of a formula and are arranged in an expression hierarchy based on operational precedence. Formulas containing cell references are represented through a compound expression hierarchy consisting of an expression hierarchy that includes a descendant expression hierarchy representing the contents of each referenced cell. Expression hierarchies that share similar nodes can be represented through a shared graphical representation to reduce the number of items displayed concurrently within a view and to simplify multiple formula edits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Andrew Joseph Zdenek
  • Patent number: 7979799
    Abstract: A computer connectable image display apparatus for presentation is provided. The image display apparatus has a candidate information obtaining unit, a selection screen display unit, a presentation execution instruction unit, and a drawing screen display unit. The candidate information obtaining unit obtains selection candidate information generated by the computer relating selection candidates for a presentation subject file. The selection screen display unit generates and displays a selection screen for selecting the presentation subject file based on the selection candidate information. The presentation execution instruction unit makes the computer to execute the selected presentation subject file by sending selection results with the selection screen. The drawing screen display unit captures and displays a computer drawing screen drawn by the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 7971151
    Abstract: A common process control graphical user interface plant operators, plant maintenance personnel, and management is disclosed which provides a real-time interface to both the process and the plant. The common interface is modular in design and is capable of supporting various specializations for each user type. Operator consoles are dedicated to each section of the plant and include additional functions such as maintenance, configuration, simulation and supervisory information. The unified for common graphical interface replaces control room displays filled with single case analog controllers, meters, and digital indicators. The common interface addresses the functions that previously were provided by the panel motor start/stop buttons and status indications, chart recorders, annunciator panels and subsystem interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Stephen G. Hammack, Bruce Campney, Ken J. Beoughter, J. Michael Lucas, Stephen Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20110145733
    Abstract: A software tool for organizing and manipulating an electronic document comprising at least one group of document pages, comprises a first user interface module configured to present the document pages of the electronic document in a list-like arrangement; a second user interface module configured to present the document pages of each group in a respective panel; and means operable to manipulate a plurality of selected document pages presented in one or more of the panels simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Smart Technologies Ulc
    Inventors: Jonathan Neitz, Miaosen Wang, Giselle Goncalves, Stewart Schneider, Michael Boyle
  • Publication number: 20110145724
    Abstract: A multi-screen electronic device includes a first screen, a second screen, a storage unit, and a central processing unit electrically connected to the first and second screens and the storage unit. Also, a reference material display method applied to the multi-screen electronic device includes the steps of opening an e-book file stored in the storage unit and displaying contents of the e-book file on the first screen of the multi-screen electronic device; searching for a predetermined mark that is shown on the first screen; transmitting the predetermined mark to a predetermined website; and displaying contents sent back from the predetermined website on the second screen of the multi-screen electronic device. Thus, the reference material display method allows a user to read the e-book file compactly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chuan-Ming TSAI, Tzu-Lung CHUANG, Chueh-Pin KO
  • Patent number: 7948448
    Abstract: A presentation system and method for presenting information to an audience within a space hat includes a plurality of mobile projectors and a master presentation unit that can be moved into a presentation space and associated where the projectors and master unit are quickly linkable via a network and where the master unit expedites the system configuration process to allow the system user to manipulate images presented by all of the projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Polyvision Corporation
    Inventors: Ian G. Hutchinson, Peter W. Hildebrandt, Michael H. Dunn
  • Patent number: 7917857
    Abstract: Systems and methods that supply direct access (e.g., bypassing the controller) to embedded historian via a subscription and notification component. By modeling the notification related information (e.g., subscription queries, subscriber information, event information . . . ) as data and leveraging the power of database systems to perform set-oriented manipulations on this data efficiently, the subject innovation enables for a highly scalable and efficient subscription and notification system for direct access to the historians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baier, Taryl J. Jasper, John T. Campbell, Robert J. McGreevy, Frank Anthony Palmieri, Jr., Robert J. Herbst
  • Patent number: 7908299
    Abstract: A method for converting a table object from a first partitioning type to a second partitioning type includes steps or acts of gathering information including a definition of a clustering index of the table object; converting the table object of the first partitioning type into a virtual table object of the second partitioning type by virtually applying the information to a clustering index of the table object such that the virtual table object represents how the table object will appear when it is explicitly converted; and presenting the virtual table object to a user for viewing and manipulating as a table of the second partitioning type before generating an explicit conversion to said second partitioning type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Joseph Barbarek
  • Patent number: 7890879
    Abstract: There is provided a technique concerning a preview display function used when predetermined processing is performed for predetermined data, which contribute to enhancement of user's convenience. A display controller comprises: a control section 205 that displays, based on the information acquired by the relevance information acquisition section 203, the objects to be displayed extracted by the extraction section 202 in the display area 902 and 903, such that objects to be displayed having higher relevance than those to be displayed in the area 903 are displayed in the area 902 and, at the same time, displays the target data acquired by the target data acquisition section 201 inside the area 902 ahead of execution of the predetermined processing to be performed for the target data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mahina Nakamura, Maki Sato, Tsunehiro Motegi, Yumiko Okuma, Yasutsugu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 7870496
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a local computing device that includes a display and a touchscreen interface. The device is operable to establish a remote network computing session with a host computer system, transmit touch event information associated with touch events, receive graphical display information corresponding to a host image associated with the host computer system, translate the graphical display information from host coordinates to local coordinates, update the local image based on the graphical display information, the local image comprising a selected portion of the host image, and, in response to mouse movement events caused by associated touch events, change the selected portion of the host image while keeping a cursor in the center of the display, except when the center of the selected portion is within a predetermined limit of an edge of the host image, thereafter move the cursor relative to the local display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: Jahanzeb Ahmed Sherwani
  • Patent number: 7865564
    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. This identified remote server typically hosts a web site containing content intended for viewing by the recipient of the electronic mail message. 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, typically a web site on an intranet or the global Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Gary J. Dennis
  • Patent number: 7865873
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for defining classes of objects which entails defining and manipulating expressions. A two-tiered classification editor operates to enable a user to define and manipulate expression in real time through a browser-based user interface. The first tier comprises a group editor for enabling a user to define groups. The second tier comprises an expression editor for enabling a user to define and manipulate an expression comprising a set of groups and one or more relationships between the groups. Each group may comprise a set of conditions, each of which may be based on a possible attribute of an object. Via the expression editor, a user can drag and drop to create and modify these expressions on-the-fly. When a user is done manipulating an expression on the second tier, the user is returned to the first tier, which may present the expression as modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Stored IQ
    Inventors: Keith Zoellner, Morry Belkin, Jeremy Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20100313150
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter relates to a display that is physically separable and to an associated architecture that can facilitate data mobility or collaboration in connection with the separable display. In particular, the separable display can be configured as an apparent unitary or singular UI for an associated multi-node computer, yet for which portion of the separable display can be physically decoupled. The multi-node computer can include a set of computing nodes, each of which can potentially operate autonomously, yet also in unison with other nodes to form a collective multiprocessor computing platform. Moreover, each of the computing nodes can be embedded in and distributed throughout the separable display. Accordingly, when a portion of the separable display is decoupled from a remainder of the separable display, both the portion and the remainder can include some subset of the computing nodes, and can therefore maintain the UI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Meredith J. Morris, Steven N. Bathiche, Stephen Edward Hodges, Ian C. LeGrow, Victor Kevin Russ, Ian M. Sands, William J. Westerinen, John Christopher Whytock, Andrew D. Wilson, David Alexander Butler, Shahram Izadi
  • Patent number: 7834819
    Abstract: A presentation method and system for presenting information to an audience within a space that mimics a flip chart assembly, the system including a control interface, a communication network and a master presentation unit including a processor and a master display screen, the master screen juxtaposed within the space so as to be viewable by the audience within the space, the processor operable to transmit an image displayed on the master screen over the network upon user command and a slave presentation unit including a slave presenter operable to receive and present an image to the audience within the space that is transmitted by the master unit to the slave unit over the network such that the master unit can be used to create a new image while the first image is simultaneously presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Polyvision Corporation
    Inventors: Michael H. Dunn, Ian G. Hutchinson, Peter W. Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 7818659
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting and managing syndication XML (feeds) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user can modify how a feed is displayed, such as which content (and how much) is displayed, in what order, and how it is formatted. In another embodiment, a modification regarding how a feed is displayed is stored so that it can be used again at a later time. In yet another embodiment, a user can create a custom feed through aggregation and/or filtering of existing feeds. Aggregation includes, for example, merging the articles of multiple feeds to form a new feed. Filtering includes, for example, selecting a subset of articles of a feed based on whether they satisfy a search query. In yet another embodiment, a user can find articles by entering a search query into a search engine that searches feeds, which will identify one or more articles that satisfy the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Kahn, Jens Alfke, Sarah Anne Wilkin, Albert Riley Howard, Jr., Scott James Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Donald Dale Melton, Wayne Russell Loofbourrow
  • Patent number: 7809167
    Abstract: A method and system for processing captured image information in an interactive video display system. In one embodiment, a special learning condition of a captured camera image is detected. The captured camera image is compared to a normal background model image and to a second background model image, wherein the second background model is learned at a faster rate than the normal background model. A vision image is generated based on the comparisons. In another embodiment, an object in the captured image information that does not move for a predetermined time period is detected. A burn-in image comprising the object is generated, wherein the burn-in image is operable to allow a vision system of the interactive video display system to classify the object as background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Matthew Bell
  • Publication number: 20100238188
    Abstract: Methods having corresponding apparatus and computer-readable media embodying instructions executable by a computer to perform the methods comprise placing content of a window of a virtual desktop generated by a graphical user interface into an OpenGL scene; rendering the OpenGL scene to a buffer of a first graphical processing unit (GPU); providing a first portion of the contents of the buffer of the first GPU to a first display device; copying a second portion of the contents of the buffer of the first GPU to a buffer of a second GPU; and providing contents of the buffer of the second GPU to a second display device; wherein the first and second display devices together create a single composite display of the virtual desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventor: Sean Miceli
  • Patent number: 7788590
    Abstract: A lightweight information user interface is provided for displaying information about a selected text item, data item or other object in an electronic document that minimizes interruption of workflow with the electronic document. Upon selection of an item in an electronic document a quick look-up function may be invoked for retrieving information from a local or remote information source about the selected item. Retrieved information, for example, dictionary definitions, translations, contacts information and research information, is displayed in close proximity to the selected item in a lightweight user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Roberto C. Taboada, Eric D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 7770115
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for controlling presentations and videoconference using hand motions. A camera captures video of an area relative to content displayed on a display device from a content source. A control unit is communicatively coupled to the content source, the display device, and the camera. The control unit receives captured video from the camera. The control unit detects a hand motion by a presenter that occurs within the captured video and determines the location within the captured video of at least one control for controlling the presentation or videoconference. The control unit determines if the detected hand motion occurs within the determined location of the at least one control, and the control unit controls the content source based on the determined control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Gallmeier, Alain Nimri
  • Patent number: 7752557
    Abstract: A method and system of visually coding search results is provided. Using a search query containing a plurality of search terms, a web search is conducted and a set of search results is obtained. Occurrence frequencies of the search terms in the returned document are tallied and used to formulate a number of occurrence indicators having color shades based on the occurrence frequencies of the search terms. The search results are then displayed in two levels of detail with a first portion of the search results displayed in a first format and a second portion displayed in a second format. The occurrence indicators for the search terms are displayed beside each returned document to indicate to a user the frequency of the search terms in the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: University of Regina
    Inventors: Orland Hoeber, Xue-Dong Yang
  • Patent number: 7752556
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable mediums, user interfaces and other implementations are disclosed for workflow widgets. In some implementations, a widget workflow method includes: launching a widget at a first device; and updating the widget with content created at a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Imran A. Chaudhri, John O. Louch, Eric Steven Peyton
  • Patent number: 7747960
    Abstract: A control for, and method of, operating at least two medical systems, each of which generates its own visual display output and accepts commands from an input device. The control includes a display, having an active display area, and at least one inactive display area, at least one input device which provides inputs to the medical system whose visual display output is being displayed on the active display area, and a controller that automatically selects the medical system whose visual display output is displayed on the active display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Stereotaxis, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Garibaldi, Walter M. Blume, Nathan Kastelein, Raju R. Viswanathan
  • Publication number: 20100156893
    Abstract: An information visualization device includes: a content specifier specifying a desired content item in a database; a first display information generator generating first display information by combining first meta-information items out of the meta-information items included in the desired content item; a second display information generator generating second display information by combining second meta-information items out of the meta-information items included in the desired content item; a display information placer generating an information CG model by placing the first and second display information on first and second surfaces of the CG model; a CG model attitude determiner determining an attitude of the information CG model in a virtual space so that the first or second surface is visible from a virtual viewpoint; and a CG model placer placing the information CG model with a determined attitude in the virtual space according to the position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Isao Mihara, Masahiro Sekine, Yasukazu Higuchi, Norihiro Nakamura, Yasunobu Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20100095292
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring and/or controlling a fluid system includes a housing having at least one display mounted thereon and a sensor interface that includes at least one sensor configured to output signals corresponding to a sensed fluid characteristic. A computer readable memory is disposed within the housing and stores user configurable program parameters in a stored menu configuration partitioning the program parameters among a plurality of discrete menus. The apparatus further includes a user interface having an input device configured via outputting a menu reconfiguration command to adjust the stored menu configuration, and a processor disposed within the housing and configured to display the program parameters in the plurality of discrete menus according to the stored menu configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Tony E. Kohl
  • Publication number: 20100079355
    Abstract: A multi-panel device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the device includes a first hinge coupled to a first panel and coupled to a second panel. The first panel includes a first display surface and the second panel includes a second display surface. The second hinge is coupled to the second panel and coupled to a third panel that includes a third display surface. The device also includes a sensor coupled to the first hinge to detect a relative orientation of the first panel to the second panel. The device includes a processor responsive to the sensor to detect a device configuration. The processor is configured to adjust a user interface displayed at the first display surface, the second display surface, and the third display surface based on the detected device configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kilpatrick, II, Steven J. Lundgren, Jeffrey Jay Rhine, Holly Carol Rhine, Sten Jorgen Ludvig DahI, Gregg A. Johnson, Daniel R. Ervin, David M. Bahnemann
  • Publication number: 20100066698
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for controlling the multitasking operations of a mobile terminal having at least one touchscreen based on the input signals corresponding to touch events detected on the touchscreen. A method for controlling multitasking operations of a mobile terminal having at least one touchscreen according to the present invention executes an application in response to a user request while at least one other applications is running, displays an execution window of an application selected from the currently running applications in an auxiliary screen in response to a touch event detected on the touchscreen, and displays the execution screens of the applications running concurrently, except for the application whose execution window is displayed in the auxiliary screen, in a main screen, accumulatively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kem Suk SEO