Z Order Of Multiple Diverse Workspace Objects Patents (Class 715/766)
  • Patent number: 10762277
    Abstract: A web application provides a custom selection for editing text on a gesture or touch screen. The application replaces native browser handles with selection handles to provide consistent user interface experience across platforms. The application also provides a scheme for semantic interpretation of browser gesture or touch events. The application standardizes browser events into a consistent stream of semantic events that are compatible with a plurality of devices and browsers. The application also provides a gesture or touch optimized user interface in the browser. The application determines gesture or touch input and optimizes the user interface according to the type of input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Renu Devi, Barnabas Whitfield, Kyle Ryan, Trevor Harris, Mark Fields, Michael Herzfeld, Louisa Lee
  • Patent number: 10747386
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer readable media for control of user interface windows in a virtual reality environment. The method includes displaying a window in a viewable area of a virtual reality environment on a display of a head mountable device (HMD), the viewable area determined based on orientation of the HMD. The method further includes receiving a request to lock a position of the window in the viewable area and locking the position of the window in the viewable area in response to the lock request. The position of the window is fixed in the viewable area relative to the orientation of the HMD, when locked, regardless of the orientation of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sridhar Kocharlakota, Moiz Sonasath, Brett Foster, Keshav Byri, Kuldeep Modi, Nalena Santiago, Siva Boggala, Siva Penke
  • Patent number: 10705788
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to enhance the experience of a user of a computing device, such as a computing device having a plurality of speakers. In the context of a method, content is caused to be presented upon the display. The content is associated with a representation of an audio source. The method also includes determining a location of the representation of the audio source relative to the display. The method further includes preferentially directing audio signals generated by the audio source to one or more of a plurality of speakers that have different respective positions relative to the display. In this regard, the method may preferentially direct the audio signals by preferentially directing audio signals based upon the location of the representation of the audio source relative to the display and also based upon the respective positions of the speakers relative to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Henna Katriina Petainen
  • Patent number: 10698909
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting and ordering groups of titles to present as recommendations. In one embodiment, for example, a method performed by one or more computing devices of an online services comprises selecting, for each of a plurality of row positions, a group of titles to fill the row position based at least in part on a relevance score computed for the group of titles. The relevance score is based at least in part on a personalized ranking for a particular user of titles in the groups in titles selected to fill the row positions. The groups of titles selected to fill to the row positions are presented as recommendations to the particular user as a sequence of rows in which each row in the sequence corresponds to one of the selected groups of titles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Alvino, Carlos Gomez-Uribe, Che Hammond, Janis Stipins, III
  • Patent number: 10691317
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of interacting with interactive items in a user interface. A user interface is provided which includes a control region and a display region. A plurality of interactive items are displayed in the display region. The user interface tracks the position and movement of a pointer in the control region, and interprets the movement and/or position of the pointer. Movement along a first predefined axis is interpreted as focus pointing only, movement along a second predefined axis is interpreted as view pointing only. Movement having components along both axes is interpreted as both view pointing and focus pointing, enabling both view pointing and focus pointing to be substantially simultaneously performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Flow Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Willem Morkel Van Der Westhuizen
  • Patent number: 10565641
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems, related to providing financial gadgets to users. In one implementation, a method includes receiving gadgets and receiving a notification that one or more gadgets has been certified. A web page with an interface through which users can select gadgets is generated and provided to a user computer. A user selects a gadget, and the selected gadget is run, including providing the user-specific financial information to the gadget. Content based on the output of the gadget is provided to the user. User-specific financial information can be collected, and modified by the gadget. A notification can be received that a financial institution has authorized one or more of the certified gadgets and the web page can only allow users to select authorized gadgets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Yodlee, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Connors, Jordan Reed, Peter Hazlehurst, Suman Sarkar
  • Patent number: 10255708
    Abstract: An image content generating apparatus includes processing circuitry configured to execute computer-readable instructions to: split an image page into a plurality of page portions, the image page including a plurality of image layers, each of the plurality of image layers including at least one of an image and text; split at least a first of the plurality of image layers into a plurality of first image layer portions; associate each of the plurality of image layers and the plurality of first image layer portions with at least one of the plurality of page portions; and generate split image pages corresponding to the plurality of page portions, at least a first of the split image pages including at least one of (i) an image layer from among the plurality of image layers and (ii) a first image layer portion from among the plurality of first image layer portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Kim, Hyun Chul Lee, Ji Han Kim, Dai Hyun Lim, Byoung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10078403
    Abstract: A capacitive touch screen terminal and a near field communication method and system thereof are provided. In the method and the system, the near field communication is realized through multiplexing driving electrodes and sensing electrodes of a touch sensor in a capacitive touch screen by a transmitting terminal and a receiving terminal, and a frequency sequence is used as a carrier for data transmission. It may be suitable for the near field communication between two capacitive touch screen terminals having a large size difference; meanwhile, after starting the near field communication, the two capacitive touch screens can accurately distinguish whether a change in the electrostatic field is caused by conductors becoming near, or by the terminal communicating with it, wherein the conductors are hand, and so on. Therefore, the reliability while the data transmission is started is improved and the user experience is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Fang, Siqiu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10026198
    Abstract: A method, system and electronic device for efficient graphic processing and display of display data. The electronic device can be configured for processing source data corresponding to at least one digital image. The electronic device includes a processing portion which can be configured for receiving and processing source data in a manner so as to produce output signals associated with a portion of the at least one digital image. The portion of the at least one digital image can be associated with a region of interest. The output signals can be based upon for at least one of producing display data displayable as graphic image and salient based learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Qiang Qian, Hon Wai Choong, Yi Yang, Yi Jie Chan, Xiaoting Liu
  • Patent number: 9922459
    Abstract: A dental CAD/CAM application generates a 3D model representing a patient's dental anatomy. This model may be a 3D surface. The surface may also be textured with either a monochrome or color image superimposed. The display routine that is used to display the 3D model is enhanced to adjust the contrast in the region of a displayed mouse pointer (or other input device) as a user explores the display image. When this feature is activated and the mouse pointer positioned, preferably the texturing on the 3D model is recomputed in that local area and redisplayed showing greater contrast and detail. Preferably, the contrast is increased from a center to an edge of the area of contrast. Having the texturing of the model being improved and highlighted around the margin is desirable, as it allows the user to see more easily where the margin is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: D4D Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Graham, Diego Escala, Mark S. Quadling
  • Patent number: 9860306
    Abstract: In many computing scenarios, a computing environment of a device may present applications through various presentation components, such as displays, speakers, and headphones. However, navigating among the applications currently presented within the computing environment may be difficult for the user; e.g., for a device presenting many applications on many displays that share an application stack, the application that the user wishes to select may be buried deep within the shared application stack. In accordance with the techniques presented herein, the device may generate an application presentation history for each presentation component, indicating applications that have previously been presented through the presentation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth Fay Threlkeld, William Scott Stauber, Petteri Mikkola, Keri Kruse Moran, Issa Y. Khoury, Ryan Chandler Pendlay, Kenton Allen Shipley, David John Woods, Ramrajprabu Balasubramanian, Darren Ray Davis, Patrick Derks
  • Patent number: 9762723
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling generation an alarm in a mobile terminal is provided. The method comprises: checking whether a request to operate a microphone has been made by an application intended by a user that initiates an audio processing function when a request to operate the microphone is received; generating an alarm indicating an abnormal microphone operation if the request is determined not to be from an intended application; and turning off the microphone in response to the indication of the abnormal microphone operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 9519471
    Abstract: Surfacing visual representations of universal applications is described. In one or more implementations, visual representations of universal applications purchased or installed on other devices associated with a user account are surfaced in an application launcher interface on a current computing device. The visual representations are selectable (e.g., with a single click or tap) to install the universal application on the current computing device. This enables the user to quickly and easily install universal applications already purchased on other devices onto a current device without having to perform any additional action, such as navigating away from the application launcher interface to enter payment information. In one or more implementations, the visual representations of the universal applications are surfaced under a “recently added” section and/or an “on other devices” section of the application launcher to enable the universal applications to be easily located by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henri-Charles Machalani, Anshul Rawat
  • Patent number: 9514100
    Abstract: A device, method and system of screenshot grabbing and sharing comprise projecting contents on a display device connected with a communication device; and grabbing a screenshot from the contents projected on the display device, in response to a screenshot grabbing request from another communication module connected with the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Wenlong Li
  • Patent number: 9146653
    Abstract: When an image is touched on a touch screen, the image is displayed as if a touched side of the image is pressed down and an opposite side of the touched side is lifted up. Priority levels of peripheral portions of the image are set in accordance with up and down of the image. Rendering priority between images to be overlapped is determined in accordance with a dominant-subordinate relationship between the priority levels of the peripheral portions of the respective images to be in contact. One of the images is displayed in an overlapped portion of the images based on the rendering priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzo Aoshima, Samito Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9086763
    Abstract: A device implements a method for estimating the application force of a touching object onto a touch surface in an FTIR-based projection-type touch-sensing apparatus. The apparatus generates projection signals representing radiation that has propagated on a plurality of propagation paths by total internal reflection (TIR) inside a transmissive panel beneath a touch surface of the transmissive panel such that a touching object on the touch surface causes attenuation (frustration) of at least one of the projection signals. The device generates a time series of force values, which represent the application force, based on a time series of magnitude values, which represent a magnitude of a peak in two-dimensional interaction patterns generated by image reconstruction processing of the projection signals, the peak corresponding to the touching object on the touch surface. The force estimation may involve one or more corrections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: FLATFROG LABORATORIES AB
    Inventors: Andreas Johansson, Nicklas Ohlsson
  • Publication number: 20150149942
    Abstract: According to another aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a display unit and a control unit. The display unit displays thereon additional information associated with an application program. Upon accepting a first operation performed with respect to the additional information, the control unit display a screen provided by the application program as a background of the additional information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Naoya SHIMAZU
  • Patent number: 9043732
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method for proximity based input is provided, comprising: detecting presence of an object in close proximity to an input surface, detecting a displayed virtual layer currently associated with the object on the basis of distance of the object to the input surface, detecting a hovering input by the object, and causing a display operation to move at least a portion of the associated virtual layer in accordance with the detected hovering input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9032318
    Abstract: A widget security system, method and computer-readable medium detects a security event associated with a widget, assesses the risk associated with the security event, and initiates a security action based on the assessed risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John O. Louch, Scott Forstall, Eric Steven Peyton
  • Publication number: 20150128078
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit arranged on the front surface so multiple pieces of visual information corresponding to multiple layers, respectively; and a front-surface input unit so a control command is input into the front-surface input unit and a rear input unit arranged on the rear surface so the control command is input into the rear input unit; and a controller to apply a function corresponding to an input to first visual information displayed on a first layer, and activate a second layer arranged under the first layer while maintaining a state in which the first visual information is displayed on the first layer in response to input to the rear input unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younju OH, Jungmun CHUNG, Jihoon HONG
  • Publication number: 20150100908
    Abstract: A system and method for assuring the privacy of a computer application includes generating a user interface with a privacy feature coupled with a computer application. Through the user interface, the user is able to activate the privacy feature while interacting with the computer application. The computer application displays application-based screen elements against a backdrop. Once activated, the privacy feature presents a visual display hiding the application-based screen elements in the application from view without closing or logging out of the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC
    Inventors: VINCE MAGISTRADO, UTKARSH SHRIVASTAVA
  • Patent number: 8997017
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter are directed to affixing a first window to a top layer of a stack of overlaid windows in a user interface, and making one or more portions of the first window transparent. One or more portions of one or more additional windows below the first window in the stack of overlaid windows become visible through the one or more portions of the first window. Some embodiments are further directed to directing a focus for user input to the one or more additional windows below the first window while the first window remains affixed at the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 8984428
    Abstract: In one embodiment, overlaying a first element on top of a second element in a user interface; and adjusting visual appearance of the first element based on a portion of the second element underneath the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Kimon Tsinteris, Austin Sarner, Charles Melcher
  • Patent number: 8972240
    Abstract: An “Interactive Word Lattice” provides a user interface for interacting with and selecting user-modifiable paths through a lattice-based representation of alternative suggested text segments in response to a user's text segment input, such as phrases, sentences, paragraphs, entire documents, etc. More specifically, the user input is provided to a trained paraphrase generation model that returns a plurality of alternative text segments having the same or similar meaning as the original user input. An interactive graphical lattice-based representation of the alternative text segments is then presented to the user. One or more words of each alternative text segment represents a “node” of the lattice, while each connection between nodes represents a lattice “edge. Both nodes and edges are user modifiable. Each possible path through the lattice corresponds to a different alternative text segment. Users select a path through the lattice to select an alternative text to the original input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Brockett, William Brennan Dolan
  • Patent number: 8972879
    Abstract: At a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface, a plurality of objects are displayed on the display. The plurality of objects have a first layer order. A first contact is detected at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a location of a respective object of the plurality of objects. While detecting the first contact, a gesture that includes a second contact is detected on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the gesture, the plurality of objects are reordered in accordance with the gesture to create a second layer order that is different from the first layer order. In some embodiments, the position of the respective object within the first order is different from the position of the respective object within the second order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Jay Christopher Capela, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, William John Thimbleby, Elizabeth Gloria Guarino Reid
  • Patent number: 8959444
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a command is received that designates a base shape. A navigation order of a plurality of shapes relative to the base shape is determined, where the plurality of shapes are adjacent to the base shape. The navigation order is presented by presenting identifiers of the plurality of shapes and an ordered sequence of the plurality of shapes. Focus is moved between the plurality of shapes in the navigation order after the navigation order is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Makoto Kuwabara, James S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8959434
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED] An HTML object or the like is easily uploaded to an outer information providing system. [MEANS FOR SOLVING THE PROBLEMS] A processing means of a terminal device adds a display area for displaying a web page to a part of a window of a predetermined program, receives the web page corresponding to a web page identifier read out from a memory means from an outer information providing system and displays it on the display area. When an object dragged by an input means is dropped at an HTML object of the web page displayed on the display area, an upload path associated with the HTML object is read out from the web page, data corresponding to the dropped object are acquired from a process of the dropping origin program and the acquired data are transmitted to make a memory means of the outer information providing system corresponding to the read-out upload path store the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujita, Tsutomu Kawachi, Keiichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8954881
    Abstract: A method and computer-storage media for minimizing application windows based on a triggering event are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include determining that a triggering event has occurred with respect to a target window, automatically minimizing all of the minimizable application windows except the target application window, and generating an undo record that may be used to restore the minimized windows upon the determination that a second triggering event has occurred with respect to the target window. In one embodiment, the triggering event is shaking the target application window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Song Zou, Bret P. Anderson, Jared C. Simpson, Pai-Hung Chen, Patrice L. Miner
  • Publication number: 20150033168
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task bar management and provide a method, system and computer program product for graphical association of task bar entries. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically associating a window with a task bar entry in a windowing operating system GUI can be provided. The method can include rendering multiple windows in a z-space sequence in a desktop of the windowing operating system graphical user interface and detecting a proximity event for an entry in a task bar for the windowing operating system graphical user interface. In response to detecting the proximity event, a corresponding one of the windows in the desktop can be highlighted without re-ordering the z-space sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 8943425
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed whereby the context of user activity can be used to tailor the ambient information system. The method and apparatus use both short-term context such as recent activity and long-term context such as historical patterns to highlight specific content on channels or widgets that are likely to be of most immediate interest to the user. This contextual information provided by the framework can also be used to make intelligent decisions about how to tailor the user experience after a user has interacted with the item in question. Additionally, context information accumulated on one device such as a mobile phone can be broadcasted to other devices to influence the ambient information display application on a second device such as a desktop based on enabling remote access to the local context repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jehan Wickramasuriya, Craig Janssen, Nitya Narasimhan, Michael Pearce, Daniel Stewart
  • Patent number: 8935616
    Abstract: According to a general aspect, a method can include receiving a request, triggered via a consumer account, to access, using a social media application, a plurality of sharer content. The sharer content can be associated with a sharer account using the social media application. The method can include retrieving, in response to the request, a consumer value and a relationship value. The consumer value can represent an interaction with the social media application via the consumer account and the relationship value can characterize a relationship between a consumer identifier of the consumer account and a sharer identifier of the sharer account. The method can include selecting a subset of sharer content from the plurality of sharer content based on a combination of the consumer value and the relationship value, and can include defining a portion of a presentation customized for the consumer account using the selected subset of sharer content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 8918719
    Abstract: A smart device is provided with a main remote control application that may be configured using information obtained from a QR code. The main remote control application may present images of original remote controls corresponding to devices which are controllable by the configured main remote control application. In connection with a presented image of an original remote control, the display may present icons that are representative of a subset of the buttons of the original remote control. The user interface also allows a user to select amongst the images of the original remote controls to change which appliances are to be controlled via the user interface. A pop-up remote control widget may also be provided which may be invoked without switching to the main remote control application provisioned on the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Hilbrink, Rex Xu, Cesar Alvarado, Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140372921
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically displaying a video call within the display of another application is disclosed. The system and method includes displaying a first application in a foreground and receiving a request for a video call. The system and method further includes receiving display information associated with the first application and overlaying a display of the video call over a first portion of the foreground, wherein the first portion of the foreground is determined based at least in part upon the display information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tzahi EFRATI, Adam DEMKO
  • Publication number: 20140365930
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a caching system for remote display of content elements are described herein. In one example, a method can include loading a first content element in a remote display system and a second content element in a virtual display. The method can also include detecting a selection of the second content element in a remote interface associated with the virtual display. Additionally, the method can include generating an instruction to move the second content element from the virtual display to the remote display system. Furthermore, the method can include moving the second content element from the virtual display to the remote display system. In addition, the method can include displaying the first content element and the second content element without overlapping in the remote display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Willis, Kevin Smathers, Henry Sang, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140359502
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of operating an electronic device are provided. The method includes receiving an input for displaying an object screen in a state where a function execution screen is displayed, displaying the object screen in an overlaid manner on a part of the function execution screen in response to the input, and executing a function in response to a user input made on the object screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jin YOON, Youngjoo PARK, Sungjae PARK
  • Publication number: 20140359436
    Abstract: A method of controlling a screen in an electronic device is provided. The method includes checking whether a first application program is in a top-level display mode when a second application program execution event occurs after the first application program is displayed; changing and displaying a display form of the first application program when the first application program is in the top-level display mode; and displaying the second application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Ri KIM, Bong-Hee Han, Yoo-Jin Hong, Won-Kyu Park, Yu-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20140351728
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen configured to receive a touch input, and a controller configured to select a graphic image based on environmental information and provide the graphic image to a first layer, display the first layer on the touch screen, display a second layer that includes a user interface along with the first layer, display a third layer that includes a graphic object corresponding to the user interface along with the second layer, and change the graphic image of the first layer based on the touch input to the user interface of the second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu SEO, Yong-yeon LEE, Yeo-jun YOON, Young-joon CHOI
  • Patent number: 8898582
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a UI display layout for displaying record fields in a multi-tenant on-demand database service. A data record is initially displayed on a first portion of a user interface display, and an identification of a set of one or more fields of the data record is received, e.g., from a user. A selection of a display configuration for the set of identified fields is also received, e.g., from a user. The display configuration may include one or more columns, each column having one or more rows, wherein the display configuration identifies, for each of the set of fields, in which column and row the field is to be displayed. Data for the set of fields based on the selected display configuration is then displayed on a second portion of the user interface display which may include a collapsible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Law, Evan Moses, Rashmi Channarayapattna, Elena Schneider, Ian Swinson, Jason Ellis, David Yung
  • Patent number: 8893038
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task bar management and provide a method, system and computer program product for graphical association of task bar entries. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically associating a window with a task bar entry in a windowing operating system GUI can be provided. The method can include rendering multiple windows in a z-space sequence in a desktop of the windowing operating system graphical user interface and detecting a proximity event for an entry in a task bar for the windowing operating system graphical user interface. In response to detecting the proximity event, a corresponding one of the windows in the desktop can be highlighted without re-ordering the z-space sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, William G. Pagan
  • Publication number: 20140337772
    Abstract: An interactive data object map system is disclosed in which large amounts of geographical, geospatial, and other types of data, geodata, objects, features, and/or metadata are efficiently presented to a user on a map interface. The interactive data object map system allows for rapid and deep analysis of various objects, features, and/or metadata by the user. A layer ontology may be displayed to the user. In various embodiments, when the user rolls a selection cursor over an object/feature an outline of the object/feature is displayed. Selection of an object/feature may cause display of metadata associated with that object/feature. The interactive data object map system may automatically generate feature/object lists and/or histograms based on selections made by the user. The user may perform geosearches, generate heatmaps, and/or perform keyword searches, among other actions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Dan Cervelli, Cai GoGwilt, Bobby Prochnow
  • Patent number: 8881048
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing an improved three-dimensional graphical user interface. In one embodiment, the method generally comprises: receiving an input from an end user, and capturing computing output from at least one computer source in response to the received end-user input. The computing output can be presented as two or more objects within a three-dimensional virtual space displayed to the end user. In one embodiment, the method further comprises generating a timeline that includes an icon for each object presented within the virtual space. In another embodiment, the method further comprises providing a database for storing and categorizing data regarding each object presented within the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: E. Eddie Bakhash
  • Patent number: 8869051
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate launching separate editing applications from within an electronic content creation application. A content creation application can provide one or more launch editing features for launching separate editing applications to edit the objects or object parts within content that is being created. Such launch editing can involve the content creation application analyzing one or more selected objects and/or object parts and identifying which portions should be sent to a separate editing application. The separate editing application modifies the portions and returns modified portions to the content creation application where the modified portions are incorporated or merged into the electronic content being created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Fan Yu, Mariko Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140282156
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a map display device and a map display method that displays a plurality of map drawing pictures. The device and the method therefor can facilitate comprehension of relevance between drawing objects included respectively in the map drawing pictures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hidekazu Arita, Mitsuo Shimotani
  • Publication number: 20140237406
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a processor and a touchscreen. The processor is configured to execute an application program. The touchscreen is configured to display, in response to a first user input, a display region corresponding to the application program being executed and a command region transparently overlapped on a portion of the display region, the display region including a command execution object. The processor is further configured to execute a command operation assigned to the command region for the command execution object in response to a second user input moving the command execution object to the command region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jae LEE, Mu-Gyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 8812974
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of a computer-implemented method to manage properties in a dialog from various sources creates a widget properties dialog and receives properties and validation rules from each source associated with the widget properties dialog to form received information. The computer-implemented method further creates a group of tabs in the widget properties dialog using the received information, wherein the group of tabs contains a general tab and a group of content tabs, wherein each content tab is specific to an instance of content provider and content type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alireza Pourshahid, Graham A. Watts
  • Patent number: 8806367
    Abstract: The display control device detects a pressing down of a one-shot media button arranged in a remote controller, receives a report on the detection of the pressing down of the one-shot media button and specifies a window associated with any one of moving picture reproducing applications, and changes the front-back order of the window so that the specified window is displayed on the frontmost surface on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20140215369
    Abstract: A device for displaying a multitude of planar objects arranged in at least one stack, includes a display area, e.g., a touchscreen, for displaying the stack; a processing unit to generate and modify graphics data of the objects; and a proximity ascertainment device for detecting an operating element in a proximity region in front of the display surface or an input device. The processing unit is arranged such that the graphics data of the objects are generated so that the at least one stack is displayed on the display area in different display states, i.e., a first mode, preferably a pure display mode; a second mode, in which an operating element is detected in the proximity region in front of the display area or an input device; and a third mode, following the touching or selection of the display area or an object displayed on the display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Kuhn, Tobias Budzynski, Jian Lou, Soenke Petersen, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Publication number: 20140208248
    Abstract: First and second objects are displayed on a pressure-sensitive touch-screen display device. An intersection is detected between the objects. Contact by one or more input mechanisms is detected in a region that corresponds to the first displayed object. Pressure applied by at least one input mechanisms is sensed. The depth of the first displayed object is adjusted as a function of the sensed pressure. The depth of the displayed objects are determined at their detected intersection. The determined depths of the displayed objects are compared. Based on a result of comparing the determined depths, data is stored indicating that one of the displayed objects is overlapping the other. In addition, the displayed objects are displayed such that the overlapping displayed object is displayed closer to a foreground of the pressure-sensitive touch-screen display device than the other displayed object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Perceptive Pixel Inc.
    Inventor: Philip L. Davidson
  • Publication number: 20140201657
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving input of varying levels of complexity to perform actions having different sensitivities includes associating a first action having a high first sensitivity with a high first level of user input and animation sequence complexity; and associating a second action having a low second sensitivity with a low second level of user input and animation sequence complexity. The method further includes presenting, on an interface of the apparatus, an initial animation associated with the first action; receiving, in connection with the initial animation, a first user input that causes the generation, on the interface, of a first animation sequence that tracks the first user input, wherein the first animation sequence begins with the initial animation; and monitoring the first user input to determine whether the first user input meets the first level of user input and animation sequence complexity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventor: Fabio Seitoku Nagamine
  • Publication number: 20140195941
    Abstract: A system and a computer program product displays information associated with one or more desired contexts on a computing system. The disclosure enables defining of the one or more desired contexts. One or more active applications on the computing system are tracked and filtered based upon the one or more desired contexts. Information associated with the one or more desired contexts is displayed, and information not associated with the one or more desired contexts is concealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan V. Bak, Avantika R. Mathur, Eric B. Munson, Ramachandra N. Pai, Timothy C. Pepper