Tab Metaphor (e.g., Property Sheet) Patents (Class 715/777)
  • Patent number: 10387546
    Abstract: A method for grouping of multiple tabs in a web browser includes displaying a plurality of tabs by the web browser. Each tab has separate webpage content associated therewith. Two or more webpages are grouped into at least one category based on semantics of corresponding webpage content. Two or more tabs associated with the two or more grouped webpages are merged into a single tab. The single tab represents the grouped webpages. An aggregated view of contents associated with the grouped webpages is generated and displayed in a single browser window associated with the single tab. The aggregated view has two or more portions. Each portion of the aggregated view concurrently displays content of a corresponding grouped webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Francisco A. Duran, Leena Maria Klint-Looney, Kim Earnest Pate, Rachel Ann Krebs, Jason W. Lindley, Ann C. Tarrillion, Guy Langley
  • Patent number: 10331689
    Abstract: A method for presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) of an enterprise software application connected to a server, the enterprise software application comprising at least a multi-tenant database, is provided. The method receives, at the server, user input comprising a search; generates, at the server, a set of search results based on the search, the set of search results being associated with entities of the enterprise software application, each of the entities comprising a respective database object containing predefined categories of data, the multi-tenant database comprising at least the database object; determines a priority order of the search results, based on user interaction history with the entities; and presents, via the GUI, the search results according to the priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sorrentino, James David Vogt, Steve Courtney
  • Patent number: 10289276
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an example method and system for managing tab buttons. A tab sliding bar including multiple tab buttons is established. A focusing area is set up at a display area. When the tab sliding bar is slid, information of a tab button among the multiple tab buttons that has fallen within the focusing area is obtained. The information of the tab button that has fallen within the focusing area is used as input information at a page. The page is displayed according to the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Qiqi Wang
  • Patent number: 10268347
    Abstract: To facilitate selection of a control that defines one or more commands to be performed to data content, a control display structure for an application is introduced. According to the structure, in a display area of a running application on a graphical user interface at least a first link and a second link are displayed in link area, at least a first container comprising at least one or more controls that are associated with the first link, and the second container comprising at least one or more controls that are associated with the second link, in a container area, wherein the controls displayed are freely selectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Lavonen, Teemu Heikkonen, Liisa Kause, Justiina Heilimo
  • Patent number: 10218847
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of applying user profile information to a customized application are disclosed. One example method of operation may include receiving an inquiry message or call from a user device, identifying and authorizing the user from inquiry message information received from the inquiry message, retrieving a user profile comprising at least one user preference, applying the at least one user preference to a user call processing application, and transmitting menu options to the user device based on the applied at least user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Craig A. Webster
  • Patent number: 10216370
    Abstract: Techniques for exposing tabs in system task switchers are described herein. In one or more implementations, input is received to initiate a switch between different applications executed in a multi-application computing environment. In response, a system task switcher is launched to facilitate selection of and switching between the different applications. representations of the different applications are exposed via a user interface for the system task switcher. In the system task switcher configured to include functionality accessible via the system task switcher to exposed representations of individual tabs open in applications having tabbed user interfaces. Responsive to a selection of a particular application via the system task switcher, a switch occurs to the particular application in the multi-application computing environment. If a particular tab is selected, the switch occurs to expose the application UI with the selected tab being presented as the active/top tab with focus in the application UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Barrus, Richard Fang, Andrew M. Pickard, Samuel George Gates
  • Patent number: 10204102
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) capable of presenting a display that indicates that navigation controls can be used for navigating through results of a search using a search engine. The GUI highlights the GUI control that accepts text characters for indicating a search term such that the area contrasts with the display of an adjacent display area in response to entering the search term. Once the search is initiated, such as by actuating a search initiation control, the GUI may change to highlight navigation controls to indicate that those controls can be used to navigate between search result hits. Additional icons or controls may be displayed to further indicate the function of navigation controls and actions that may be taken to further modify the display of controls, such as collapsing some of the controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Krista Bendig
  • Patent number: 10192205
    Abstract: The method provides a graphical user interface for an electronic transaction. An input screen is displayed in the shape of an electronic transaction device and inputs in fields of the electronic transaction device are received. If each of the one or more fields has been completed, an indication to move to an additional display of the electronic transaction device is shown. Second inputs in additional fields of the additional display are received. If each of the additional fields has been completed, an additional indication to move to a confirmation display is displayed, and the confirmation display is shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Yothin Chanyontpatanakul
  • Patent number: 10136650
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an anti-repellant compound and a method of using the same n a material to give them anti-repellant properties. Further, the disclosure also relates to a device to evaluate anti-repellant property of a fabric or any other material. The device calculate the average distance crossing by an insect or other parasites and then calculate the percentage of resistant fabric. Thus, giving an idea on how effective the fabric is for its anti-repellant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Umm-Al-Qura University
    Inventor: Rasha Sameer Mohammad Mujallid
  • Patent number: 10120527
    Abstract: Dynamic display of hierarchical data in the form of a treemap. A first instance of an object representation is selected in a first visualization of a hierarchy encoded by containment. A second instance of the object representation is designated, wherein each instance is a tier for object occupation. An object within the hierarchy is displayed as a shape comprising at least two opposing surfaces, and the object is selected through the opposing surfaces. The hierarchy is dynamically re-ordered in response to the selection and designation, and the second representation of the hierarchy is displayed based on the dynamic re-ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Claycomb, Trenton J. Johnson, James L. Lentz, Dana L Price, Charmant K. Tan, Ramratan Vennam
  • Patent number: 10108331
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer readable medium for window management of multiple screens are provided. In the method, an external screen is detected and connected. A first touch operation performed on a window displayed on a touch screen is received. The window is moved to the external screen and displayed on the external screen according to the first touch operation, and a window management panel is displayed on the touch screen, where the window management panel includes a window icon corresponding to the window moved to the external screen. A second touch operation performed on the window icon is received, and the window moved to the external screen is controlled accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sunny MX Li
  • Patent number: 10079815
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to entry and management of identifiers and credentials. The present embodiments display a credential affordance that, upon selection, provides a credential-assistance user interface for enabling swift access to various credential and management options. The credential affordance can be displayed based on a determination by electronic device that a webpage includes a text entry field associated with a set of one or more restricted resources (e.g., document and/or webpage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jessie Berlin, Steven Falkenburg, Adele Peterson, Alan Hshieh, Craig M. Federighi, Richard Mondello, Darin Adler, Patrick L. Coffman, Dan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10067774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tabbed browsing and provide a method, system and computer program product for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications. In one embodiment of the invention a method for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications can be provided. The method can include populating a pop-up list for a consolidated application bar entry for multiple different instances of a single application with corresponding entries each for a different one of the multiple different instances of the single application. The method further can include associating at least one of the entries in the pop-up list with an instance of the single application configured for tabbed browsing. The method yet further can include configuring the associated at least one of the entries with a tabbed browser view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 10067628
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting open windows and tabs are provided. In some aspects, multiple window indicators are presented, at a display of a computing device having multiple open windows, where each window indicator indicates content for a respective window of the multiple open windows, and where a first window from among the multiple open windows includes multiple open tabs. Multiple tab indicators are presented, at the display of the computing device, in conjunction with the window indicator of the first window and while continuing to present the multiple window indicators, where each tab indicator indicates content for a respective tab of the multiple open tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen, Andy Warr
  • Patent number: 10007894
    Abstract: A computer processor may extract identity information from a document. The identity information may include at least one custodian identity attribute. After extracting the identity information, the computer processor may determine that the identity information is associated with a specific custodian. The computer processor may then search for the custodian identity attribute in a custodian directory to determine whether the custodian directory contains an entry for the custodian. If the custodian is not in the custodian directory, the computer processor may create a new entry in the custodian directory for the custodian and store the extracted identity information in the new entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Baessler, Jochen Doerre, Thomas A. P. Hampp-Bahnmueller, Philipp Hoffmann, Juergen Maletz, Daniel Pittner, Werner Schollenberger
  • Patent number: 9983769
    Abstract: Transitioning browser tabs from one contextual environment to another contextual environment may be provided. A user interface having a set of tabs may be presented. A context may be defined for the set of tabs and stored. One or more of the tabs in the set may be changed and a new context defined for the changed tabs and stored. A plurality of such additional contexts may be defined and stored. The set of tabs may be adjusted based on a selected browser tab context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Dana L. Price, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode
  • Patent number: 9977588
    Abstract: Provided is a computer-implemented display control method including a first display operation of displaying, in a second region of a screen, a first page on which contents belonging to a first category are arranged, and listing a plurality of categories in a vertical or horizontal direction and displaying the plurality of categories in a first region of the screen, wherein the first page is displayed to be scrollable in a direction in which the plurality of categories are listed, a recognition operation of recognizing a scroll signal which is input with respect to the first page, a determination operation of scrolling the first page based on the scroll signal, and generating a category change command based on the scroll signal if scrolling is not possible according to a position of the first page, and a second display operation of displaying, on the second region, a second page on which contents belonging to a second category are arranged, if it is determined to change the category based on the scroll signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Webtoon Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Mi Kim, Yong Jun Kwon, Hyun Joon Park, Myeong Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 9971482
    Abstract: Disclosed are some examples of methods, apparatus, systems and computer program products related to a user interface providing a call center service. In some implementations, the user interface presents session tabs and application tabs. A session tab can have a parent-child relationship with an application tab. Customer data can be retrieved from a database, where the customer data includes account data and child data. The customer data can be provided to cause display in the user interface of the account data in association with a first session tab and the child data in association with a first application tab. Edits to the child data can cause the first application tab to be designated as unsaved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Marco S. Casalaina, Jason A. Ellis, David Yung, Luke Fu, Eric Wulff, Chitra Gulabrani, Sutthipong Thavisomboon, Natalie Doan, Steve Weiss
  • Patent number: 9971845
    Abstract: The invention discloses a file management method comprising: receiving an instruction input by a user, and determining the type of an object corresponding to the instruction; loading a corresponding browser window according to the determined type of the object; and displaying content of the object in the browser window. The invention discloses a data transmission device for bidirectional data transmission between a network side and a local client. The invention discloses a file display device for a browser supporting multi-page display comprising: a tab generation module configured to generate a corresponding tab according to content displayed by a page when the browser opens the page, wherein the content displayed by the page comprises a local file and/or a network file; and a display module configured to, for each page, display content of the page and a corresponding tab in an interface of the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 9965769
    Abstract: Devices, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for a redemption header for merchant offers, such as online coupons, are provided. In some embodiments, an offers website may provide offers, such as online coupons, in a browser executing on a user device. When a user selects an online coupon, the browser is redirected to a merchant website associated with the online coupon and a coupon code value is copied to a clipboard. Additionally, a redemption header having the coupon code and instructions is added in the merchant webpage. A webpage element for the redemption header, such as an inline frame, is created in the merchant webpage and the redemption header is provided based on an offer identifier stored in a browser-accessible storage item such as a cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RetailMeNot, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Shiffert, Michael Paul Cravey, Jagjit Singh Bath
  • Patent number: 9959012
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photobooth features. A combined karaoke/photobooth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Charles Battle, Francois Beaumier, Mounir Khenfir, Giovanni Curinga, Sebastien Hebert
  • Patent number: 9953335
    Abstract: Devices, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for a redemption header for merchant offers, such as online coupons, are provided. In some embodiments, an offers website may provide offers, such as online coupons, in a browser executing on a user device. When a user selects an online coupon, the browser is redirected to a merchant website associated with the online coupon and a coupon code value is copied to a clipboard. Additionally, a redemption header having the coupon code and instructions is added in the merchant webpage. A webpage element for the redemption header, such as an inline frame, is created in the merchant webpage and the redemption header is provided based on an offer identifier stored in a browser-accessible storage item such as a cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: RETAILMENOT, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Shiffert, Michael Paul Cravey, Jagjit Singh Bath
  • Patent number: 9939997
    Abstract: Transitioning browser tabs from one contextual environment to another contextual environment may be provided. A user interface having a set of tabs may be presented. A context may be defined for the set of tabs and stored. One or more of the tabs in the set may be changed and a new context defined for the changed tabs and stored. A plurality of such additional contexts may be defined and stored. The set of tabs may be adjusted based on a selected browser tab context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Dana L. Price, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode
  • Patent number: 9933911
    Abstract: A system and method for managing software application windows in a graphical user interface having a desktop and taskbar display area are provided. Each instantiated program is represented as one or more graphical windows in the desktop and as a control tile in the taskbar. Control tiles are grouped into control tile groups that facilitate organization and single access control. Project control tile groups allow the grouping of multiple software applications. Additionally, minimized control tile group layout and state may be preserved and previewed prior to being restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mary Czerwinski, Greg Smith, Brian Meyers, Patrick Markus Baudisch, George G. Robertson, Daniel C. Robbins
  • Patent number: 9921632
    Abstract: Provided is a method for pausing activities in an internet browser in which a plurality of webpages are open, at least one of the webpages being a background webpage relative to at least one other of the webpages. The method may comprise executing, while the plurality of webpages are open, software scripts on the background webpage. The method may then include analyzing a Document Object Model (DOM) and a rendering tree of a background webpage to discover what software scripts the background webpage runs while in the background, and determining whether the background webpage provides title bar updates. The method may also include periodically pausing, by a background activity suspension component, the execution of the software scripts for a pause duration to conserve power or processing resources, and adjusting the pause duration to be longer or shorter based on characteristics of the software scripts that run on the background webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shyama Prasad Mondal, Kevin A. Hart, Kulanthaivel Palanichamy, Devdeep Choudhury
  • Patent number: 9924033
    Abstract: A communication session between a user and an agent to discuss content provided by a client. A first interactive event occurred during the communication session. A first data collection package associated with the first interactive event is identified. The first data collection package includes a plurality of queries, each query being associated with one of a plurality of workflow stages of a data collection workflow. For each of the queries in one of the workflow stages, a data collection rule corresponding to a current workflow stage is examined to determine whether the query should be sent to the user, the query is transmitted to the user device of the user based on the examination, and a user response is received from the user device in response to the query. The user profile and the agent profile are updated based on user responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TELETECH HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Sharpe, Anthony G. Shrader, William T. Cumberland
  • Patent number: 9904370
    Abstract: An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Selim, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 9880708
    Abstract: An example implementation involves a control device displaying on a graphical user interface, an indicator positioned with respect to a particular multimedia item in a displayed list of a plurality of multimedia items. After displaying the indicator on the graphical user interface for a first predefined time, the control device displays on the graphical user interface, an information panel obstructing a portion of the displayed list, the information panel providing information associated with the particular multimedia item that is not shown in the displayed list. After displaying the information panel for a second predefined time, the control device terminates display of the information panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Lambourne, Andrew J. Schulert, Steve Holmgren
  • Patent number: 9875269
    Abstract: A server for editing content using a single page application (SPA). The server comprises a processor, a memory, and a self-contained SPA, that is configured to receive a request from a workstation to edit a selected segment within a file, wherein the file comprises a plurality of segments including the selected segment, determine if the selected segment is locked, wherein locked file segments are unavailable for editing, upon determining that the selected segment is unlocked, provide access to the selected segment to the workstation, lock the selected segment for a period of time, wherein the selected segment is unavailable for editing by any other workstations, receive a save request from the workstation to save changes made to the selected segment, save the changes made in the selected segment within the file, and unlock the selected segment, wherein the unlocked segment is available for editing by any workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Doak
  • Patent number: 9858089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tabbed browsing and provide a method, system and computer program product for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications. In one embodiment of the invention a method for application bar browsing of tabbed-view applications can be provided. The method can include populating a pop-up list for a consolidated application bar entry for multiple different instances of a single application with corresponding entries each for a different one of the multiple different instances of the single application. The method further can include associating at least one of the entries in the pop-up list with an instance of the single application configured for tabbed browsing. The method yet further can include configuring the associated at least one of the entries with a tabbed browser view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 9830054
    Abstract: Various embodiments described or referenced herein are directed to different methods, systems, and computer program products for providing contextual information regarding database records via a user interface. A user interface is provided in a browser in accordance with information received from one or more servers in communication with a database system storing records and contextual information. The user interface comprises a first component and a second component, the first component comprising data of a record stored in the database system, the second component comprising contextual information related to the record data. A modification to the record data is received. A request for updated contextual information is transmitted to the one or more servers, the request identifying at least a portion of the modification. The updated contextual information is received from the one or more servers and displayed in the second component without reloading the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Marco Casalaina, Jason Ellis, David Yung, Luke Fu, Eric Wulff, Chitra Gulabrani, Sutthipong Thavisomboon, Natalie Doan, Steve Weiss
  • Patent number: 9733807
    Abstract: An attendee device in an online meeting displays content from a presenter device in a shared area of an attendee device display. The attendee device detects that the shared area is pressed continuously at a press point therein for a predetermined time and, in response, records a location of the press point in the shared area, records an image snapshot of the shared area, and records audio sensed by a local microphone. The attendee device also detects when the press point is released and, in response, ends the audio recording. The attendee device displays a dialog box that presents user selectable options to store locally, upload to the meeting server, and not retain any of the recorded snapshot and the recorded audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuan Wu, Haihua Huang, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 9715394
    Abstract: Methods and a computer program product for providing a user interface including earlier versions of data. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a current view is displayed in a user interface, a first user input requesting that a backup interface be displayed. In response to the first user input, the transition from displaying the current view in the user interface to displaying the backup interface is animated. The backup interface is displayed including a display area for presenting at least a first visual representation of an earlier version of the current view, where the earlier version includes a first element. While the backup interface is displayed, a second user input is received requesting that the current view be modified according to the earlier version. In response to the second user input, the current view is modified according to the earlier version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Mike Matas, Marcel M W A van Os, Gregory N. Christie, Kevin Tiene, Gene Zyrl Ragan, Scott Forstall
  • Patent number: 9696872
    Abstract: Dynamic display of hierarchical data in the form of a treemap. A first instance of an object representation is selected in a first visualization of a hierarchy encoded by containment. A second instance of the object representation is designated, wherein each instance is a tier for object occupation. An object within the hierarchy is displayed as a shape comprising at least two opposing surfaces, and the object is selected through the opposing surfaces. The hierarchy is dynamically re-ordered in response to the selection and designation, and the second representation of the hierarchy is displayed based on the dynamic re-ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Claycomb, Trenton J. Johnson, James L. Lentz, Dana L. Price, Charmant K. Tan, Ramratan Vennam
  • Patent number: 9696880
    Abstract: A screen management system may receive a user input to divide a screen area and divide the screen area into a plurality of divided screen areas. A different application may be displayed in each of the divided screen areas. User input comprised of dragging a resizing bar in a direction is received and the plurality of divided screen areas are resized in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: INADEV CORPORATION
    Inventor: Benjamin Monnig
  • Patent number: 9678572
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for turning pages of an electronic-book (e-book) in a portable terminal having an e-book function. The method includes executing the e-book function, displaying a right lateral side of the e-book and receiving a inclination value from a 3-axis sensor when a touch event is detected in a right User Interface (UI) active area of the e-book, determining whether the inclination value greater than or equal to a threshold is detected in a left direction, and upon detection of the inclination value greater than or equal to the threshold in the left direction, displaying a next page to a screen on a single-page basis at a speed in proportion to the inclination value detected in the process of detecting the inclination greater than or equal to the threshold in the left direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Min Lee, Dal-Kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 9658766
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling an edge gesture. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable selection of a user interface not currently exposed on a display through an edge gesture that is easy-to-use and remember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Nan, Jesse Clay Satterfield, David A. Matthews, Robert J. Jarrett, Jensen Harris, Chaitanya Dev Sareen
  • Patent number: 9658747
    Abstract: A Web application displays Web content in a user interface (UI) tab having multiple associated virtual tabs. The multiple associated virtual tabs can include a visible tab hosting Web content that is currently visible, one or more hidden tabs each hosting Web content that is not currently visible, and optionally one or more empty tabs each hosting no Web content or only primitive Web content. For each hidden tab, the Web content hosted in the hidden tab is suspended, which refers to ceasing execution of instructions in and/or other operations performed by the Web content. For example, audio/video playback is paused, execution of script instructions ceases, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob S. Rossi, Michael J. Patten, Michael J. Ens
  • Patent number: 9654739
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling and selecting sources in a room on a network. The system allows a remote viewer to create a virtual presence within the room by providing the available displays, corresponding to the sources, to the remote viewer. The system includes a standardizing technique for improving the communication and overall switching of data for streaming on a network. The system can include a recording server for performing dual recording of the video files in each of a local database and a remote database. A graphical user interface (GUI) display is provided to guide a local user through a medical procedure in the standardized system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Image Stream Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie E. Mitchell, Peter Renzi
  • Patent number: 9649857
    Abstract: A label printer has a touchscreen for displaying and inputting label data, and comprising at least one input area. The label printer also has a hardware keyboard for inputting label data, and comprising at least one hardware key. The label printer also has control means arranged to control printing means for printing a label in accordance with label information. The label information is derived from a combination of label data input via the at least one hardware key of said hardware keyboard and label data input via the at least one input area of said touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DYMO
    Inventors: Elke De Munck, Jimmy Dullaert, Jos Vleurinck, Lore Nuyens
  • Patent number: 9645705
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a user computing device 1) executing a software application having primary, secondary, and tertiary menu levels, and 2) providing, for display as directed by the software application, a graphical user interface view that includes a first navigation control section in the form of a footer bar mapped to the primary menu level, a second navigation control section in the form of a header bar mapped to the secondary menu level, and a third navigation control section positioned between the footer bar and the header bar and mapped to the tertiary menu level. In some embodiments, the footer bar includes a slidable segment associated with selectable menu options included in a primary menu level application menu, and a fixed segment associated with a persistent selectable link to an additional software application included in a suite of software applications. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Nathan J. Maxfield
  • Patent number: 9571866
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system for multiplexing (i.e. combining multiple signals into one signal) both a plurality of video content (live and deferred time) and multiple video access mediums (such as cable television, satellite, internet video (clips, programming and movies), video games, DVD players, etc.) in a viewer friendly manner to enhance entertainment and other entertainment possibilities. The output of a selected video content is seen in a container known as a video container. Multiple video containers can be resized and positioned on a large screen television or other display device under viewer control. Control of video containers' video content or other content viewed, audio, and a host of other properties are done via web page controls or preferably connected mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets or other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Skreens Entertainment Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Todd
  • Patent number: 9530272
    Abstract: A virtual activity space is provided to users. The virtual activity space, or instances of the virtual activity space, may be used to enable users to participate in an activity such as, e.g., a card game. A user may participate in multiple activities concurrently. One of these activities, the so-called primary activity, is more dominantly and/or prominently presented than the other activities, the so-called secondary activities. Navigating between concurrent activities is accomplished through an interface that is displayed at the periphery of a view of a virtual activity space. A selection of a secondary activity simultaneously causes the primary activity to become a secondary activity, and causes the selected activity to become the new and current primary activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ZOTOBI MANAGEMENT LTD.
    Inventor: Evgeny Olomskiy
  • Patent number: 9524272
    Abstract: In any context where a user can view multiple different content items, switching among content items is provided using an array mode. In a full-frame mode, one content item is visible and active, but other content items may also be open. In response to user input the display can be switched to an array mode, in which all of the content items are visible in a scrollable array. Selecting a content item in array mode can result in the display returning to the full-frame mode, with the selected content item becoming visible and active. Smoothly animated transitions between the full-frame and array modes and a gesture-based interface for controlling the transitions can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Decker, Nicholas Zambetti, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Raymond Sepulveda, Duncan R. Kerr, Julian Missig, Matthew Irvine Brown, Donald Melton
  • Patent number: 9519395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting windows or tabs are provided. In some aspects, a request is received, via a user input device, to view a set of windows or tabs that are open at a computing device and associated with a first application. A representation of a first set of windows or tabs is presented via a display device, the first set of windows or tabs including windows or tabs opened with the first application. A representation of a second set of windows or tabs is presented, via the display device, in conjunction with the first set of windows or tabs, the second set of windows or tabs including windows or tabs having address information associated with the first application and being opened with a second application different from the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, John Nicholas Jitkoff, Stefan Kuhne
  • Patent number: 9495557
    Abstract: Data category visibility are defined at the permission set and profile levels so that users who may not be assigned a role can have the data filtered by data category access rules. In an embodiment, data is filtered based on products or projects so that the products or project can be used as a data category group, once the product or project as been assigned to the user, the user may be granted access, via a data category visibility in a permission set, regardless of the user's role or position in the user hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Paymal, Francois Lopitaux, Fabien Cochard, Gregoire Lejeune
  • Patent number: 9485370
    Abstract: A device is provided which displays objects provided on an item by item basis of conditions of processing. The device includes a storage portion configured to store data therein, the data indicating specific objects belonging to a custom group, and indicating child specific objects belonging to a subordinate group lower than the custom group; an update portion configured to update the data in such a manner that the specific object designated belongs to the subordinate group and configured to update the data in such a manner that the child specific object designated is withdrawn from the subordinate group; and a display control portion configured to display a first screen in which a specific object not belonging to the subordinate group, and a call object are provided, and configured to display when operation is made on the call object, a second screen in which the child specific objects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA INC.
    Inventor: Hirotsugu Hiramoto
  • Patent number: 9477642
    Abstract: In any context where a user can view multiple different content items, switching among content items is provided using an array mode. In a full-frame mode, one content item is visible and active, but other content items may also be open. In response to user input the display can be switched to an array mode, in which all of the content items are visible in a scrollable array. Selecting a content item in array mode can result in the display returning to the full-frame mode, with the selected content item becoming visible and active. Smoothly animated transitions between the full-frame and array modes and a gesture-based interface for controlling the transitions can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Decker, Nicholas Zambetti, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Raymond Sepulveda, Duncan R. Kerr, Julian Missig, Donald Melton
  • Patent number: 9465886
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of composing a web document and an apparatus to set a web document arrangement are provided. The apparatus to compose a web document includes a generation module which generates a plurality of frames by analyzing a source of a web document, a composition module which arranges the generated frames using a predetermined frame arrangement mode, and an output module which displays the arranged frames on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-hun Sung, Sang-ryong Kim, Yeun-bae Kim, Seong-woon Kim, Chang-kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9465440
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an information element associated with an application and detecting a first gesture. In response to detecting the first gesture, at least a first part of a first image is displayed, including information associated with the application, while reducing display of the information element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Simon Lessing, Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Mihal Lazaridis, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay