Focus Control Of Multiple Diverse Workspace Objects Patents (Class 715/767)
  • Patent number: 10282054
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a plurality of work processes in a multitasking mobile terminal, and more particularly, a method for selecting a second work process during a first work process and controlling a predetermined function of the selected second work process. In the controlling method, icons corresponding to the respective work processes are displayed in response to a user command, and a desired work process is selected through the displayed icons. A predetermined function of the selected work process is controlled through a pop-up menu activated in response to the user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Seul Ki Choi, Sang Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 10282453
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein are directed towards providing a contextual interactive session (or activity) within the context of search. Search is typically a one-way communication with little to no interaction provided to a user. Aspects of the technology can provide an interactive session within search to increase user engagement. The interactive sessions can include games, quizzes, polls, riddles, crosswords, etc. The output may be configured such that interaction with the interactive session does not alter the original output such that a user is able to engage with the interactive session on the same page and is not navigated to a different destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Puneet Garg, Sharat Attupurath, Anirudha Udaykumar Bodhankar, Prashant Satishchandra Borole, Achal Gupta, Divya Sharma
  • Patent number: 10275118
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, to a user via an electronic display, a radial control comprising a plurality of concentric arcs, the radial control including a first central section defined by a first arc of the plurality of concentric arcs, and a plurality of child sections collectively defined by the first arc and the other arcs of the plurality of concentric arcs, the plurality of child sections being delineated from one another by dividers extending between two or more arcs of the plurality of concentric arcs, wherein the first central section is associated with a parent activity and each of the plurality of child sections is associated with a child activity related to the parent activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Christy Jill Reed, Leigh Randal McClure
  • Patent number: 10210275
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling focus moving on a webpage is provided, which includes that when an end position of a focus after moving is inconsistent with a determined target position, an moving offset tolerance zone is determined according to an initial position and the end position, and at least one auxiliary position is set in the determined moving offset tolerance zone; the initial position is made to correspond to one or more moving paths generated by the focus moving instruction, and the one or more moving paths are set to comprise a first path from the initial position to the set auxiliary position and a second path from the set auxiliary position to the target position, and the focus is controlled to directly move through the auxiliary position to the target position of the focus. In this way, the focus is avoided from moving to a position inconsistent with the target position, thereby improving accuracy and convenience of the focus moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xi'an Zhongxing New Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10185492
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same that may be used considering more convenience of users are disclosed. The mobile terminal comprises a wireless communication unit; a touch screen; and a controller controlling the touch screen to output at least a part of a first notification panel configured to output notification information based on a drag touch input applied to one area of the touch screen, wherein the controller outputs at least a part of a second notification panel different from the first notification panel based on a touch applied to one area of the first notification panel in a state that at least a part of the first notification panel has been output, and notification information of an application of which notification mode is set to a specific mode is displayed on the second notification panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonhwi Cho, Donghoe Kim, Wanho Ju, Sungchae Na
  • Patent number: 10175852
    Abstract: Information processing methods and electronic devices are provided. The method is applicable in an electronic device, which includes a display unit, M applications being installed in the electronic device, each of the M applications having an application logo, M application logos corresponding to the M applications respectively, M being an integer no less than 2. The method includes: obtaining attribute information of N applications corresponding to N application logos of the M application logos, when the N application logos are located in a first folder; determining K application logos of M-N application logos complying with a predetermined rule, based on the attribute information of the N programs and the predetermined rule; outputting prompt information when the N application logos are displayed on the display unit by the first folder responding to a trigger instruction, the prompt information prompting that the K application logos can be moved into the first folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Gaoge Wang, Kai Kang
  • Patent number: 10176460
    Abstract: An electronic business card exchange method and apparatus. The method comprises: if a first electronic business card terminal on which a first electronic business card is displayed receives a first touch signal, the first electronic business card terminal turns the first electronic business card upside down to enable the business card to face the other party, and establishes a data connection to a second electronic business card terminal (101); if the first electronic business card terminal on which the first electronic business card that has been turned is displayed receives a second touch signal, the first electronic business card terminal sends the first electronic business card to the second electronic card terminal through the data connection (103); and through the data connection, the first electronic business card terminal receives and displays a second electronic business card sent by the second electronic business card terminal (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ORA INC.
    Inventors: Jian Hua Xing, Kai Ren, Ping Wang, Ye Zhao, Jian Guo Wu
  • Patent number: 10165175
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a control unit and an acceptance unit to accept an operation to move a selected location on a screen in which items are positioned. When moving a particular item not located in a first direction at an end of selectable locations, the particular item is moved in the first direction. Where the particular item is located in the first direction at the end of the selectable locations, the particular item is not moved. In response to selecting a selectable locations without moving any item, a selected location is moved to a location in the first direction from the location being currently selected. Where the location in the first direction being currently selected is at the end of the selectable locations, the selected location is moved, in a direction opposite the first direction, from the location being currently selected to a location at a selectable locations end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Emi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10146318
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a pose- or gesture-based recognition system that processes images of the human hand, downconverts degrees of freedom of the human hand to lower-dimensional space, and then maps the downconverted space to a character set. In one embodiment, the system is implemented in a smart phone or as a computer-input device that uses a virtual keyboard. As the user moves his or her hand, the smart phone or computer provides simulated vocal feedback, permitting the user to adjust hand position or motion to arrive at any desired character; this is particularly useful for embodiments which use a phonetic character set. Software that performs character selection can be implemented in a manner that is language/region agnostic, with a contextual dictionary being used to interpret a phonetic character set according to a specific language or region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Malzbender
  • Patent number: 10115002
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device is provided, in which the device detects contact with a user's finger, scans its fingerprint and sets the orientation of the electronic device based on the fingerprint (e.g., whether is from the user's left hand or right hand) and on an angle of the fingerprint with respect to the device. This allows the electronic device to determine its orientation with respect to the user rather than with respect to the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Amber M. Pierce, Michael J Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10083205
    Abstract: A method for performing a search on a user device includes transmitting a search query to a search engine from a processing device via a network and receiving, by the processing device, search results from the search engine. The method also includes displaying, by the processing device, the search results and receiving, by the processing device, a first user input directed to one or more of the input elements of the query card. The method also includes receiving, by the processing device, a second user input selecting the query card, generating, by the processing device, the selected search query based on the first user input and transmitting the selected search query to the search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liron Shapira
  • Patent number: 10061494
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and device for webpage zooming on an electronic apparatus. The method comprises: constructing a custom zooming processor object and replacing an original zooming processor object with it; inheriting a webpage display control to construct a custom touch event method; detecting an operation of touching an electronic apparatus as an operation of releasing n?1 touch points in n touch points; judging whether a zooming processor object is supported; if supported, the zooming processor object performs operations, in the zooming ending method a webpage text zooming scale is set to be a display zooming scale of the webpage display control, and executing the zooming ending method; and if not supported, setting the webpage text zooming scale to be the display zooming scale of the webpage display control, reflectively setting and enabling a zooming scale method, and executing a touch event method of the inherited webpage display control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited, Qizhi Software (Beijing) Company Limited
    Inventors: Jiongxuan Zhang, Guofeng Fan
  • Patent number: 10042418
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter J. Kennedy, Anthony M. Fadell, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 10019141
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a moving operation detecting unit and a first display position changing unit. The moving operation detecting unit detects a moving operation for requesting to move a text display region displayed in a display. When the moving operation detecting unit has detected the moving operation, the first display position changing unit moves a display position of the text display region in the display according to the moving operation in a state where a cursor position in the display is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Kazumasa Okabe
  • Patent number: 10007848
    Abstract: Examples associated with keyframe annotation are disclosed. One example includes extracting a set of keyframes from a video presentation. A subset of the keyframes is selected to present to a user based on a user preference. Annotations are generated for the subset of the keyframes. The annotations are personalized to the user. The subset of the keyframes and the annotations are presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, Georgia Koutrika, Jerry Liu, Steven J Simske
  • Patent number: 9952690
    Abstract: A tablet device 100 according to an embodiment specifies a target area on a touch panel in which an operation is performed and determines the content of the touch operation performed in the target area. For example, the tablet device specifies the target area on the basis of the eye gaze position detected by a eye gaze detecting unit. Then, the tablet device creates a menu image that includes an option associated with the content of the touch operation, displays the created menu image in the default area, and receives the touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Akinori Taguchi, Satoshi Nakashima, Masayoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9940015
    Abstract: An approach is provided for associating touch-screen handwriting to application components. Prior to changing focus to a second user interface, a set of handwriting inputs are received at the touch-screen of a device. The received handwriting inputs are associated with an input area of the first user interface that appears on the touch-screen with the first user interface having the system focus while the handwriting inputs were received. Subsequently, when the user changes the focus from the second user interface back to the first user interface, the first set of handwriting inputs are retrieved and converted to a text format and inputted to the input area of the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Russell S. VanBlon, Joshua N. Novak
  • Patent number: 9916080
    Abstract: A method includes: displaying a first view of a first application; detecting a first portion of a first input; if the first portion of the first input meets application-switching criteria, concurrently displaying portions of the first application view and a second application view; while concurrently displaying the portions of the application views, detecting a second portion of the first input; if the second portion of the first input meets first-view display criteria (liftoff of contact detected in a first region), ceasing to display the portion of the second application view and displaying the first application view; and if the second portion of the first input meets multi-view display criteria (liftoff of contact detected in a second region), maintaining concurrent display of a portion of the first application view and a portion of the second application view on the display after detecting the liftoff of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9864770
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for implementing enterprise level social and business information networking are provided. Users can receive relevant information about a database system and its users at an appropriate time. Users can then use this relevant information to reduce errors and limit redundant efforts. For example, an update of a record in the database can be identified, and a story created automatically about the update and sent to the users that are following the record. Which updates have stories created and which stories are to be sent to which users can be configured. Other events besides updating of records can also be tracked. For example, actions of a user that result in an event can be tracked, where such tracking can also be configurable. Subscriptions to follow an object can be automatic, and access checks can be used to ensure that unauthorized users do not see certain data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lee, Vinod Mehra, Rob Woollen
  • Patent number: 9811246
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for setting shooting image capture conditions. A first touch input is sensed on a touch screen in an image capture mode. An area related to a first function is generated at a first position where the first touch input is sensed has occurred. A first area related to a second function is generated at the first position overlapping the area related to the first function, when the first touch input is held at the first position for at least a first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wan Je Park
  • Patent number: 9792385
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving web-based document retrieval and object manipulation. In an implementation, objects within web documents (e.g., a web page) are manipulated when the objects are visible through a viewport of a user's web browser. According to a method, an object selected from a web document is manipulated when that selected object is displayed within the viewport of the user's browser. The manipulation may include downloading content associated with the stored object and additionally, or alternatively, executing a script associated with the stored object. Additionally, or independently, methods may be provided for blocking the download of an object in a retrieved web document until that object is displayed or visible in the user's browser viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventor: David Ryan Artz
  • Patent number: 9762975
    Abstract: A program guide, such as an electronic program guide (EPG), may be used to display information regarding upcoming scheduled transmissions of content. The display may include thumbnail images for selected groups of programs, and the images may be positioned in a pseudo-random location, and moved along a randomly generated trajectory on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Loretan, Kevin Mercer, Jill McLaughlin, Aparna Ramchandran, Katherine Inglis, Arpit Mathur, Jesse Mullen, Meredith Kenney, Dheyvi Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 9761036
    Abstract: Methods and corresponding software for allowing a user to manipulate and interactively explore data intuitively by objectifying the data and allowing the user to apply any one or more simulated physical tools to the objectified data. The data can be any suitable type of data, including multivariate data and graph (network) data. In some embodiments, the method displays user-selected charts, such as histograms, scattergrams, and network graphs, in which objectified data points, or simulated physical objects, are attracted to their proper charted locations. In some embodiments, the user can apply one or more simulated physical tools and/or other tools, such as physical-barrier-type filter tools (e.g., sieves) and/or optical filter lens tools, to the simulated physical objects to filter the data. In some embodiments, the user can apply multiple tools, with each tool leaving a visual trace that allows the user to easily retrace their data manipulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski, Aniket D. Kittur
  • Patent number: 9747584
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a pre-existing calendar on an electronic device includes parsing an event of the pre-existing calendar for an item of information associated with the event. The method further includes searching at least one source for a visual representation indicative of the information associated with the event using the item of information as a search term. The method further includes forming a visual enhancement layer including the visual representation and generating a visually enhanced calendar based on the visual enhancement layer and the pre-existing calendar for display on the electronic device in lieu of the pre-existing calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Gordon Anthony Ebanks
  • Patent number: 9743149
    Abstract: A TV display presents a grid of thumbnails representing content available for display from the Internet and next to the grid, a column of thumbnails representing content that conforms to a user-entered query. The conforming content is located by searching the Internet, from an EPG, from local TV storage, and from the TV's home network. Search result thumbnails are prioritized according to user navigation history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seth Hill, Steven Friedlander, Sabrina Tai-Chen Yeh, Yuko Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9734135
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which may provide modules that may be displayed in the context of a website that allow for autoscrolling between the modules upon entering required information in the modules or completing actions required by the modules. The modules may be modules for paying for items via PayPal and may include modules for entering payment information, billing information, a shipping address, creating an account, and accepting terms and conditions. The modules may be displayed within the context of the webpage when selecting a pay with PayPal link without navigating away from the webpage. As a user enters information into a module, the module will automatically scroll to the next module if the module permits automatic scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey Swinehart, Cody Evol, Shilpa Dhar
  • Patent number: 9696841
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for controlling an electric device. The electric device has a touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Xin Li
  • Patent number: 9639215
    Abstract: A touch screen, includes a position sensing assembly and a display assembly. The position sensing assembly includes: a substrate, a first polymer layer and a second polymer layer, the first polymer layer is formed on a surface of the substrate, a conductive material is embedded in the first polymer layer to form a first conductive area and a first lead on a surface of the first polymer layer, the second polymer layer is formed on a surface of the first polymer layer; a conductive material is embedded in the second polymer layer to form a second conductive material and a second lead on a surface of the second polymer layer. The touch screen omits a transparent conductive film, and achieves an effect of conducting through embedding a conductive material in the first and second polymer layer, thus material cost is relatively low and the producing process is relatively simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Genchu Tang, Shengcai Dong, Wei Liu, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 9632692
    Abstract: A method and system to implement a quasi-user interface to manage application state transitions by activating quasi-states on an electronic device is disclosed. The method allows a user to maintain the activated quasi-states for an application for the duration determined by the presence of an object within the proximity on the electronic device. The quasi-state activated applications can be switched between a quasi-state and a non-quasi-state supported on the electronic device. Further, the method deactivates the quasi-states and the quasi-user interface when the object is lifted away from the proximity of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dipin Kollencheri Puthenveettil
  • Patent number: 9632662
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for placing menu items in a radial menu. A radial menu may be displayed in response to receiving a predefined gesture made with a screen pointer. A plurality of global menu items may be placed at predefined locations in the radial menu. A set of local menu items that are to be displayed in the radial menu be determined and displayed in the radial menu based on one or more predefined relationships between the local or global radial menu items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Chmielewski, Brian J. Cragun, Michael J. Fork
  • Patent number: 9594826
    Abstract: Co-selected images are labeled based on a topic score that is a measure of relevance of the co-selected image to a first topic to which a reference image belongs. The first topic to which the reference image belongs is identified based on a reference label associated with the reference image. The co-selected images are images that are selected for presentation subsequent to selection of the reference image during a user session. The co-selected images are identified based on selection data for user sessions in which the reference image was selected for presentation. The topic score is generated based on a frequency of selection of the co-selected image. Image search results for a second topic can be filtered to remove images that are labeled as belonging to the first topic or the image search results can be reordered to adjust the presentation positions at which images are referenced based on the topic to which the images belong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yushi Jing, Boon-Lock Yeo, Yong Zhang, Guang Hua Li, Gangjiang Li, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 9594729
    Abstract: The contents displayed on the touch screen of a mobile device are modified based in user input, in the form of touch input. In one mode, a content view, contents of a document are displayed to a user at various zoom levels. The user can zoom-out by indicating in one embodiment a pinching touch motion. The user can also switch to another viewing mode, a structure view, where structure of the document is displayed to the user, potentially at various zoom levels. The user can zoom-out in the structure view also by providing a pinching touch motion. The user can switch to the content view by selecting text in the structure view, which then presents the contents of the document at the corresponding location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Christian Neergaard Hagel-Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9588646
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of applying a set function on documents in an axis-based interface, the method comprising grouping a plurality of documents in a plurality of axes of documents, the documents from each axis of documents having commonality, grouping a plurality of axes of documents in a group of axes of documents, the documents from the group of axes of documents being disposed along a collation function, wherein at least some of the axes of documents are adapted to be used by a set function adapted to mathematically collectively manipulate documents thereof. Groups of axes of documents are also adapted to be used by a set function adapted to mathematically collectively manipulate documents thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventors: Francois Cassistat, Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 9569092
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, to a user via an electronic display, a radial control comprising a plurality of concentric arcs, the radial control including a first central section defined by a first arc of the plurality of concentric arcs, and a plurality of child sections collectively defined by the first arc and the other arcs of the plurality of concentric arcs, the plurality of child sections being delineated from one another by dividers extending between two or more arcs of the plurality of concentric arcs, wherein the first central section is associated with a parent activity and each of the plurality of child sections is associated with a child activity related to the parent activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Christy Jill Reed, Leigh Randal McClure
  • Patent number: 9547371
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a multi-dimensional user interface apparatus that selects an object by sensing a motion of a user and a control method thereof. The user interface apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an eye gaze sensing unit to sense eye positions and eye gaze directions of a user, and a hand shape sensing unit to sense a hand shape of the user, wherein the user interface apparatus calculates a position factor related to a location of an object from the eye positions and the eye gaze directions, calculates at least one conformity factor related to a conformity between the hand shape and the object from the hand shape, and determines the object as a target selected by the user based on the calculated position factor and the at least one conformity factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jung-Min Park, Wonsang Hwang
  • Patent number: 9507448
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal, and more particularly, to a mobile terminal in which a touch input is possible and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal includes a display unit, a grouping unit and a control unit. The display unit enables a touch input thereon, and allows a plurality of objects to be displayed thereon. When a touch input for at least one of a plurality of objects is sensed, the grouping unit detects attribute information of the sensed touch input, and groups the touched object into a group corresponding to the detected attribute information. The control unit displays, on the display unit, an indicator indicating that the touched object has been grouped into the group corresponding to the detected attribute information, together with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jiyoung Park, Greg Jang, Hayang Jung, Sujin Kim
  • Patent number: 9430583
    Abstract: A portion data structure representing a portion extracted from a formatted source document is described. A portion data structure contains a first subtree of nodes that is modeled after a second subtree of a complete hierarchical representation of the formatted source document. Explicit formatting attribute values are specified for nodes of the first subtree only where a value calculated for the formatting attribute in a node of the first subtree differs from a value calculated for the formatting attribute in the corresponding node in the second subtree at a time when the node of the first subtree descends from a reset node specifying standardized formatting attribute values. The contents of the portion data structure are usable to display the portion extracted from the formatted source document in a context other than the formatted source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Gary W. Flake
  • Patent number: 9405456
    Abstract: A computer implemented tactile user interface (TUI) and a method of manipulating objects with a virtual magnet are provided. The TUI includes a display comprising a touch-screen. The display is configured for displaying a set of graphic objects, each graphic object representing a respective one of a set of items, such as documents, e.g., text documents or images. A virtual magnet is caused to move on the display, in response to touching on the touch-screen, e.g., by dragging a finger or other implement across. The magnet is associated with a particular function command such that a subset of the graphic objects exhibits a response to the virtual magnet (e.g., is caused to move, relative to the virtual magnet or exhibits another visible response), each graphic object in the subset moving or otherwise responding as a function of an attribute of the underlying item represented by the graphic object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Caroline Privault, Jacki O'Neill, Jean-Michel Renders, Victor Ciriza, Yves Hoppenot, Gregory Bauduin, Ana Fucs, Ye Deng, Grégoire Gerard, Mathieu Knibiehly
  • Patent number: 9396003
    Abstract: An information providing system according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit and a display control unit. The acquisition unit acquires a plurality of help topics corresponding to a plurality of entry fields to be displayed on a screen from a field/topic storage unit that stores help topics corresponding to entry fields. The display control unit displays the plurality of entry fields in an entry area in the screen displayed on a user terminal and displays the plurality of help topics acquired by the acquisition unit in a help area in the screen. When a field/topic displayed in one of the entry area and the help area is specified, the display control unit makes a display mode of a field/topic in the other area corresponding to the specified field/topic different from a display mode of the other fields/topics in the other area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisako Tanimoto, Hiroyuki Tanjo, Eiko Mitsui, Mitsuru Shibata
  • Patent number: 9384474
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for generating and displaying a calendar containing user-selected events from user-selected categories. A plurality of categories of events are provided. The user can select which categories are of interest, and then select individual events within those categories. Events are overlaid on a calendar unique to the user. Calendars may also be shared among a number of selected users, if desired. Online purchasing and related actions can be associated with each event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: AOL INC.
    Inventors: Theodore H. Barnett, Anthony A. Espinoza, Vengpui Louis Lao, David C. Sobotka, Andrew W. Zaeske
  • Patent number: 9383915
    Abstract: A method of zooming in a graphical user interface of an electronic device (1) having a touch screen (2) for receiving input from a user via touch interactions is disclosed. The method comprises detecting a first touch event, which is the result of a first touch interaction at a first coordinate (c1) of said touch screen (2). The method further comprises detecting a second touch event, which is the result of a second touch interaction, subsequent to the first touch interaction, at a second coordinate (c2) of said touch screen (2). Furthermore, the method comprises detecting a third touch event, which is the result of a third touch interaction, subsequent to the second touch interaction, at a third coordinate (c3a, c3b) of said touch screen (2). Moreover, the method comprises controlling the touch screen to perform a zoom operation on an image displayed on the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: ST-ERICSSON SA
    Inventors: Fredrik Carlsson, Mats Järgenstedt
  • Patent number: 9367124
    Abstract: Information from a position and/or gesture detection system can be embedded in a Web page, or other such presentation of content, and used to select or otherwise interact with content on the page. In some embodiments, video is captured and displayed showing a current view of the user. Position data corresponding to the video is provided and used to determine directions and extents of motion without having to do significant amounts of image processing. The position data is used to determine locations on the page where the user is attempting to provide input, such as to select an item of content. The content can be modified and/or rendered to appear to be associated with the user in the rendered view. Information from multiple gesture systems can be combined on a single page, and information from one or more gesture systems can be shared among multiple pages and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: A9.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Amacker, Joel D. Tesler
  • Patent number: 9256446
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a component display processing method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving indication information indicating that a component is in a waiting-to-be-processed state; and according to the indication information, reducing a displayed region of a container that is displayed on a display screen, so that t a hidden region of the container is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuzhuo Peng
  • Patent number: 9239573
    Abstract: A mechanism for mapping data between different hierarchies within an industrial automation system facilitates the user of the different hierarchies. For example, the mechanism can include at least: locating an instance of data within a first hierarchical tree; and mapping the instance of the data within the first hierarchical tree to an instance of the data within a second hierarchical tree. The first hierarchical tree and the second hierarchical tree include instances of the same data arranged in different structural organizations. Utilizing the mechanism, when an instance of data in the first hierarchical tree is changed, a corresponding instance of the data in the second hierarchical tree can be updated according to the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas J. Reichard
  • Patent number: 9146651
    Abstract: A method, system, and media are provided for a combination of Java MIDlets, or applications, implementing a “View Port” concept, which allows the user interface of a mobile device to be leveraged for multiple tasks. The View Port provides access to multiple applications when previously interaction with only one application could be carried out at any one time. A View Port scheme also removes the need for two versions of a MIDlet, as a streamlined version of the application is no longer needed. This implementation allows legacy applications to function within the framework as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ryan Alan Wick, John Marvin Jones, III, Dhananjay Indurkar, Jarrod Allen Nichols, Brandon Christopher Annan, Raymond Emilio Reeves
  • Patent number: 9134806
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes: a display surface; a display control module that displays on the display surface a first input screen with a plurality of character keys which input characters and a second input screen having larger intervals between at least some of adjacent character keys than intervals between all of adjacent character keys of the first input screen, in a switchable manner between the two input screens; and a delete key for deleting a character input by the character key. In this arrangement, the display control module executes control for changing the first input screen to the second input screen based on fulfillment of a condition for changing including deletion of a character by the delete key when the first input screen is displayed on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Yamada, Yoshihiko Inaoka
  • Patent number: 9134836
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device. The electronic device includes a planar display unit, and a touch panel which is disposed so as to overlap the display unit and is capable of detecting a vertical distance between two-dimensional coordinates along a surface of the display unit and a finger. Resolution of the two-dimensional coordinates becomes finer as the vertical distance decreases. Thus, even when the operating finger is immobilized in a state where the electronic device is fixed, a display of a pointer is not wobbled or a display of a screen is not wobbled. In addition, when a line is drawn using a drawing mode, the line is not displayed jaggedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoki Takano, Kiyoshi Ikeda, Atsushi Hirai, Yuuichi Takizawa, Takeshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9106762
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for associating, based on a fling gesture, content with a graphical interface window, are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, via a computing device, a fling gesture associated with an access point, wherein the fling gesture is a movement of the access point along a path from a first location on a display screen of the computing device to a second location on the display screen of the computing device, and wherein the access point is a reference to content. In response to the fling gesture, a graphical interface window is generated. The graphical interface window is then associated with the content referenced by the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Emmanuel Rene Saint-Loubert-Bie
  • Patent number: 9094645
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for processing sound source in terminal capable of receiving an outside sound source through at least two microphones and displaying a position of the outside sound source on a display unit, and a terminal using the same, wherein the terminal includes: at least two microphones configured to receive an outside sound source; a display unit configured to display a predetermined data; and a controller configured to obtain position information of the sound source using at least one of an amplitude, a phase and a period of the outside sound source received from the two microphones, and controllably display the position information of the sound source on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taesu Kim, Seungil Kim, Hyejeong Jeon, Gunho Song, Sangwhan Moon
  • Patent number: 9058098
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including an interface that receives a display switching instruction to switch an object displayed on a display, and a processor that controls the display to switch objects displayed on the display based on the display switching instruction, controls the display to stop switching objects for a predetermined period of time when a predetermined object is displayed on the display, and controls the display to resume switching objects displayed on the display upon determining that the predetermined period of time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Kosuke Endo, Takamoto Tsuda, Yutaka Shiba