Entry Field (e.g., Text Entry Field) Patents (Class 715/780)
  • Patent number: 10277642
    Abstract: A composer interface provided by a social networking system allows a user to provide input, such as text data, to the social networking system. The composer interface allows the user to identify an action and/or an object related to the input. An action is structured data describing a relationship between objects defined by the social networking system. Based on the action identified as related to the input, the social networking system stores an association between the received input and the identified action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Taaffe Lindsay, Samuel Lessin, Justin Alexander Shaffer, Nicholas Felton, Ryan Case
  • Patent number: 10255355
    Abstract: The visual analytic system enables information retrieval within large text collections. Typically, users have to directly and explicitly query information to retrieve it. With this system and process, the reasoning of the user is inferred from the user interaction they perform in a visual analytic tool, and the appropriate information to query, process, and visualize is systematically determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Alexander Endert, Nicholas O. Cramer, Ralph J. Perko, III, Shawn D. Hampton, Edwin R. Burtner, Kristin A. Cook
  • Patent number: 10203866
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface of an application. The device detects a first portion of an input including a contact on the touch-sensitive surface, and then detects a second portion of the input including movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface. The device displays, during the movement, application views including an application view that corresponds to the user interface of the application and another application view that corresponds to a different user interface of a different application. The device then detects a third portion of the input, including a liftoff of the contact from the touch-sensitive surface. In response, the device, upon determining that application-switcher-display criteria are met, displays an application-switcher user interface, and upon determining that home-display criteria are met, the device displays a home screen user interface that includes application launch icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Nathan de Vries, Brandon M. Walkin, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher P. Foss, Caelan G. Stack, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Julian K. Missig, Linda L. Dong
  • Patent number: 10163237
    Abstract: An information display system according to the present invention includes: a graph display control unit configured to display a comparison graph in which a current transition graph representing a current period of time-series information and a previous transition graph representing a previous period of the time-series information are arranged such that time-axis components of the current period and time-axis components of the previous period which corresponds to one period before the time-axis components of the current period are placed in identical positions, in which the graph display control unit displays the previous transition graph including a portion corresponding to a future in the current period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi, Keita Anjo, Koji Nishitani, Noriyoshi Katsumura, Taro Ejiri
  • Patent number: 10148711
    Abstract: A method of providing a content in an electronic device is provided. The method includes include detecting a mapping event associated with a content of the electronic device, in response to detecting the mapping event, confirming the content, determining a contact point for mapping the content, and mapping the content to the contact point for mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10140373
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes inferring an intent of the target user to post to a social-networking system based on one or more information items. One or more information items may be assembled that are relevant to one or more of the information items from which the intent to post was inferred. A prompt to post may be sent to the target user comprising one or more of the assembled information items. One or more indications of one or more reactions of the target user may be received from a client system of the target user. The one or more reactions of the target user may be used in both inferring a future intent to post on the part of future target users and assembling information items for future target users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon E. Toon, David Shein, Aaron Samuel Filner, Devin Naquin, Sundhar Ram Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10097973
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively populating an application with information that was previously viewed by a user in a different application are disclosed herein. An example method includes: while displaying a first application, obtaining information identifying a first physical location viewed by a user in the first application. The method also includes exiting the first application and, after exiting the first application, receiving a request from the user to open a second application that is distinct from the first application. In response to receiving the request and in accordance with a determination that the second application is capable of accepting geographic location information, the method includes presenting the second application so that the second application is populated with information that is based at least in part on the information identifying the first physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Sofiane Toudji, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel
  • Patent number: 10082944
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for autoscroll regions. A device establishes a trigger line near an edge of a selectable region of content that is adjacent to a non-selectable region of content. The device detects user input within the selectable region and detects movement of the user input that intersects the trigger line. In response to detecting the user input intersecting the trigger line, the device scrolls a scrollable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Poornima Hanumara, Benjamin Edward Rampson
  • Patent number: 10032218
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing an application form configured for electronic display and data entry, receiving loan application data via the form, and providing selectable lending product features based on the loan application data. The selectable lending product features include an approved range of selectable credit options. Each of the selectable credit options has a different associated amount of required collateral. The method also includes receiving feature selection data. The feature selection data includes a selection of at least one of the selectable credit options. The method further includes providing a customized lending product based on the feature selection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Todd Lawrence Denbo
  • Patent number: 10025501
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises displaying a first soft keyboard. While displaying the first soft keyboard, a key for selecting a second soft keyboard different from the first soft keyboard is displayed. A first contact is detected on the key for selecting the second soft keyboard. In response to detecting the first contact, the second soft keyboard is displayed. Movement of the first contact is detected to a character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard. Lift off of the first contact is detected at the character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard to which the first contact moved. In response to detecting the lift off, a character is inserted that corresponds to the character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard to which the first contact moved and the display of the second soft keyboard is ceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bas Ording, Kenneth Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10007653
    Abstract: A method of creating a confidence map for an electronic fillable form may include identifying, by an electronic device, one or more fillable fields of an electronic fillable form. The method may include, for one or more of the identified fillable fields, assigning one or more first coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a graphical zone associated with the fillable field, assigning one or more second coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a fill zone, assigning one or more third coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a click zone, and assigning, by the electronic device, one or more fourth coordinates of the electronic fillable form to define a start zone representing a most likely selection area for the fillable field. The method may include creating, a confidence map associated with the electronic fillable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Reiner Eschbach, Phillip J. Emmett, Safwan R. Wshah, Edward N. Chapman
  • Patent number: 9996507
    Abstract: For dynamically changing a rendering of content, the content including a textual character is received at a mobile device. An encoding of the textual character uses a first code point according to a character encoding standard. The mobile device's presence at a geographical location is detected. The mobile device is associated with a user. A variant selection rule is selected at the device. The variant selection rule specifies a location based condition to select a variant corresponding to the textual character. A variant is selected at the device according to the variant selection rule, a variant mapping corresponding to the first code point. The variant mapping includes the variant. The encoding of the textual character is replaced at the device with an encoding of the variant in the rendering of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John C. Emmons, Denise M. Genty, Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 9990340
    Abstract: Batch generating of links to documents in which named content is automatically discovered within documents is disclosed. A selection of a plurality of documents is received from a user. Then, a list of search terms each correlated to a hyperlink destination is generated from the received selection of the electronic documents. Each of the plurality of electronic documents is scanned for text strings that match search terms stored in a list. Without user intervention, activatable hyperlinks from the matched text strings in the plurality of electronic documents are generated. Activatable hyperlinks to the respective matched text strings in each of the plurality of electronic documents are appended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Bluebeam, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Kutilek, Peter Noyes
  • Patent number: 9898162
    Abstract: This application relates to performing organizational tasks using a variety of physical operations in a message application. The physical operations can include swiping actions performed by the user of the message application. By performing certain types of swipes on a user interface of the message application, the user can more readily organize messages stored by the message application. The types of swipes can include full swipes, which can execute one or more functions on a message, and partial swipes, which can open up a menu that includes multiple buttons for executing various operations on the message being swiped. Additionally, the direction of the swipe can also determine the functions and operations to be performed on the message being swiped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9891811
    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: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Craig M. Federighi, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Andrew B. Cato, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Joseph A. Hagedorn, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 9805096
    Abstract: A ranking unit 320 ranks a plurality of information elements in accordance with a user interest degree derived for each of the information elements. An image data production unit 322 produces image data in which the plurality of information elements are disposed in accordance with the respective ranks with reference to a predetermined position. The image data production unit 322 produces image data in which an information element in which the user interest degree is highest is disposed at the predetermined position while an information element in which the user interest is relatively high is disposed at a position near to the predetermined position and an information element in which the user interest is relatively low is disposed at a position remote from the predetermined position two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Teiji Yutaka, Nobutoshi Koyama
  • Patent number: 9779144
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying relevancy scores of a keyword cluster related to an event category for a given time period relative to an event of the event category. Processors identify an event and determine event parameters of the event. Processors determine keyword clusters associated with the event parameters for serving content. Processors generate a relevancy score for each of the keyword clusters over plurality of time periods relative to the event. The relevancy score of a first subset of the keyword clusters is higher during a first time period than a second time period and the relevancy score of a second subset of the keyword clusters is higher during the second time period than the first time period. Processors create, for the event, a data structure including the keyword clusters and the generated relevancy scores for each of the keyword clusters over the time periods relative to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Courtney Hampson, Jason Robert Richard Sanio
  • Patent number: 9571436
    Abstract: In an approach for preventing the modification of an email by the recipients of the email, a processor receives an indication that an email message is composed. A processor receives an indication that modification of contents of the email message, by one or more recipients of the email message, is to be prevented. A processor converts the contents of the email message from editable text to a non-editable format. A processor sends the converted email message to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Bimal K. Jha
  • Patent number: 9547420
    Abstract: A user wanting to enter text via a computing device can start entering characters for that text. A text suggestion algorithm can be used to attempt to predict the text the user is typing, and provide options for completing the text entry. Information such as the type of suggestion and common roots for those suggestions can be used to group at least some of the suggestions. An interface element with a spatial layout can be provided to display at least a portion of the suggestions, where the suggestions are arranged according to their relative confidence values and the determined groupings. The font values for each of the displayed suggestions can also be set using the confidence values, such that more likely terms can be displayed with a larger and/or more prominent font in order to allow the user to more easily locate the correct suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hastings Cassidy, Robert King Myers
  • Patent number: 9529783
    Abstract: Invoked states of one or more activities invoked in a web application is detected. The web application is configured to display, in a foreground, a current activity on a client device. On the client device, display of a multitask preview interface that includes one or more live previews is caused. Each live preview of the one or more live previews corresponds to an invoked state of an activity of the one or more activities. The one or more live previews includes a particular live preview that corresponds to a particular invoked state of a particular activity of the one or more activities. Selection of the particular live preview is detected. In response to detecting selection of the particular live preview, the current activity displayed in the foreground of the web application is switched to the particular state of the particular activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Magistrado, Utkarsh Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9342496
    Abstract: Automatically completing a remainder portion of a name as it is being entered is disclosed. In some embodiments, in response to receiving at least a prescribed number of starting characters of a name being entered into a first cell as a reference name to refer to one or more other cells, a set of one or more valid reference names that begin with the received starting characters is determined and provided as auto-completion options. In such cases, a valid reference name is one that identifies using a supported syntax a spreadsheet document or a portion of a spreadsheet document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Peter William Rapp
  • Patent number: 9268754
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving automated processing of electronic media items are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer system identifies a first set of regions of a page of an electronic media item, and a respective region type for at least one region of the first set, where the identification of the respective region type is based on one or more typographical features, historical data, and, optionally, the position and/or dimensions of the region. The computer system receives an identification by a user of a second set of regions of the page and a respective region type for at least one region of the second set, and then modifies the historical data when there is a difference between the regions and respective region types of the first set, and the regions and respective region types of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adarsh Natarajan, Viswanath Sankaranarayanan, Sairam Reddi
  • Patent number: 9195378
    Abstract: To provide a method, a program and a system for supporting the input of one or more execution parameters of predetermined software in an input field. The method includes: receiving input of a text character string including one or more execution parameters in the input field displayed on a display device; displaying one the display device one or more execution options of the predetermined software in such a manner that a user can select the options in response to selection of a part of the text character string by the user; and transforming the text character string so as to include at least one of the one or more execution options selected and displaying the transformed text character string on the display device. The one or more execution options displayed can vary with the type of selection of the part of the text character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: International BusinessMachines Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Kumagai, Kotaro Shima
  • Patent number: 9170706
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for a polymorphic query box operating on a computing device are described herein. The polymorphic query box application provides an adaptive query box via a single graphical user interface that detects an input scenario based on the type of input received via the polymorphic query box. In accordance with the detected scenario, the polymorphic query box dynamically changes appearance and function. In some implementations, the techniques include the polymorphic application ordering web search and/or translation based on the input being received. In some implementations, the techniques include providing context sensitive controls for input editing before completing the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Scott, Tzuwei Shih, Yaping Liu
  • Patent number: 9152619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for constructing a markup language template and corresponding input data structure specification are provided. A plurality of different markup language representations of a user interface can be obtained multiple times for different input data for a web application. The different markup language representations can be aligned and compared to identify both common elements and variable elements. A markup language template can be constructed that includes the common elements. The variable elements can represent the input data associated with markup language representations. From a detected variable element, three things can be generated: (1) a data field associated with the variable element in an input data structure corresponding to the markup language template; (2) a template processing instruction that maps the data field of the input data structure to the newly constructed markup language template; and (3) an instance of the input data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Steffen Meschkat
  • Patent number: 9071718
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an execution unit that executes a program, a main storage unit that includes a first non-volatile memory which is readable and writable and is capable of retaining stored information even when no power is supplied and is provided with a first storage area which stores the program executed by the execution unit and a second storage area which stores data generated by the execution of the program by the execution unit, a connection unit that connects the execution unit and the main storage unit, and a condition storage unit that includes a second non-volatile memory which is readable and writable and is capable of retaining stored information even when no power is supplied and stores conditions which are set by the connection unit to transmit and receive the program and the data between the execution unit and the main storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Murata, Shinho Ikeda, Masakazu Kawashita, Hideki Yamasaki, Tadamasa Sakamaki, Binhui Liu
  • Publication number: 20150149952
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments pertain to a method on a Mobile Station (MS) for input of text for abugida writing systems. In some embodiments, the method may comprise obtaining a base character by performing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on written user-input on the MS. A conjunct character may also be obtained by applying one or more functional or diacritical operators to the base character. The conjunct character may then be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Pawan Kumar BAHETI, Abhijeet S. Bisain, Santanu Chaudhury, Anirudh Seksaria
  • Publication number: 20150143280
    Abstract: An improved method for efficiently and accurately entering detailed data by yes/no entries so that the data is automatically recorded, optionally automatically distributed and optionally transformed into a readable prose report of the data, which is entered by yes/no markings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Woodrow W. Gandy, Robert W. Langdon, Scott A. Stoll, James E. Slage
  • Patent number: 9037993
    Abstract: A system and method for inputting a password. The system and method operates to associate unique non-descriptive graphical features with unique text-based characters. The system and method operates to receive in sequence, a plurality of text-based characters. The system and method operates to display in sequence, in accordance with a sequence scheme, the non-descriptive graphical features associated with the plurality of text-based characters. The system and method also operates to process the plurality of text-based characters as the password. In addition, the system and method operates wherein the password, including text-based characters, may be deciphered from both the display of the non-descriptive graphical features associated with the plurality of text-based characters and the sequence scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ivan Hugh McLean
  • Patent number: 9032326
    Abstract: An enterprise management software system that provides a methodology for transient data storage, user action handling and dependent object creation process. When a dependent object is required to be added, the software system may remember the action without creating the dependent object. When a command is received to cancel the dependent object creation, the software system may work only on the transient data at a frontend and will not interact with backend. The dependent object may be instantiated when receiving a user command to save any entered data. Responsive to the user command, the software system may collect user input and trigger dependent object instantiation process at the backend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Wenli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9032338
    Abstract: An electronic device displays text of an electronic document on a display; displays an insertion marker at a first position in the text of the electronic document; detects a first horizontal gesture on a touch-sensitive surface; in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a first set of one or more predefined conditions: translates the electronic document on the display in accordance with a direction of the first horizontal gesture, and maintains the insertion marker at the first position in the text; and, in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a second set of one or more predefined conditions, moves the insertion marker by one character in the text from the first position to a second position in the text in accordance with the direction of the first horizontal gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Matthew Todd Schomer, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, James Vernon Van Boxtel
  • Patent number: 9026936
    Abstract: A project management system and method includes a user interface with “pie slices” and “layers” to provide a matrix view that integrates multiple best practices content. The slices of the pie represent project stages and the matrix view represents layers of best practice content, such as project management, quality assurance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and other processes. Each cell of the matrix represents best practice information in process, people, and deliverables views. The user loads a project and uses the best practice steps to help with their project implementation. The user interface allows the users to select a best practice layer, then select a project stage cell, and then drill down to view process step details, view people roles information, or work with files that define the project deliverables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: PieMatrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Dandurand
  • Patent number: 9026906
    Abstract: A method and system to generate a user interface for an application, the user interface including a plurality of screen items, and each screen item being rendered based on associated screen item data. An output preview is generated and includes at least one preview item representative of a corresponding one of the plurality of screen items. Each preview item in the output preview is linked to the screen item data associated with the corresponding screen item, and is rendered in the output preview based on the linked screen item data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jackson Mathai, Johan Christiaan Peters
  • Publication number: 20150121293
    Abstract: A method enables a user to enter symbols into an entry field from a touch-sensitive screen. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method is used in a touch-screen device and includes steps of: detecting touching an entry field displayed on said touch screen device; displaying a plurality of symbols in a single row in response to said touching receiving step; detecting touching a first one of said displayed symbols; and if said touching is ended by stopping touching said touch screen device, a second one of said displayed symbols is detected to be last touched in said single row, and said second one of said displayed symbols is different from said first one of said displayed symbols, entering said second one of said displayed symbols into said entry field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Jason Douglas Pickersgill
  • Publication number: 20150121292
    Abstract: An embodiment takes the form of a method carried out by a computing system comprising a processor and instructions for carrying out the method. The method includes (i) presenting via a user interface a plurality of data-input fields having an associated default order for user entry of respective values in the respective data-input fields, (ii) receiving respective values entered via the user interface in the respective data-input fields, (iii) storing a respective current counter value of an incrementing counter in association with receiving each respective entered value, (iv) establishing a respective user-confidence level for each of one or more of the respective entered values, wherein each established user-confidence level is set based at least in part on a comparison of the associated default order with a set of one or more of the stored counter values, and (v) outputting one or more of the established user-confidence levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: ALEJANDRO G BLANCO, ALAIN D ABBATE
  • Publication number: 20150121294
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a number of applications each having an icon and a character. The electronic device obtains at least one character and seeks a corresponding application according to the obtained character. When the corresponding application has been sought, a display of the electronic device displays the icon of the corresponding application. The electronic device determines whether one icon is chosen or not. When an icon is chosen, the electronic device starts the corresponding application of the chosen icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: PING-CHU TSAI
  • Publication number: 20150121290
    Abstract: Some implementations provide techniques and arrangements for semantic lexicon based processing, such as in an input method editor. In some instances, a semantic label may be received that is to be defined for a semantic lexicon and at least a first term may be identified as a positive or negative example of the semantic label. In response, some examples may label at least a second term in the semantic lexicon with the semantic label based at least in part on the identification of the first term as a positive or negative example of the semantic label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Ho Li, Weijiang Xu, Matthew Robert Scott, Weipeng Liu, Xi Chen, Xi Chen
  • Publication number: 20150121291
    Abstract: An input method editor (IME) may include a normal mode and a rich candidate mode. The IME may present text candidates in response to receiving user inputs in the normal mode, and rich text candidates in addition to the text candidates in response to receiving user inputs in the rich candidate mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Robert Scott, Huihua Hou, Weipeng Liu, Weijiang Xu
  • Patent number: 9021384
    Abstract: An interactive vehicle information map system is disclosed in which, in various embodiments, geographical, geospatial, vehicle, and other types of data, geodata, objects, features, and/or metadata are efficiently presented to a user on an interactive map interface. In an embodiment, the user may search vehicle-related data via the interactive map by providing search criteria including, for example, information regarding a geographic area, a time period, a vehicle, a vehicle owner, and/or a license plate number, among other items. The map system may provide search results including a list of vehicles that match the search criteria, vehicle information, and/or points on the interactive map that indicate license-plate recognition read locations, among other information. In an embodiment, the user may view detailed information associated with particular vehicles including, for example, captured images, vehicle-owner data, event history, and the like. Further, the user may export data and/or create search alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Beard, Michael Glazer, Robin Lim, Sina Iman, Mark Basoa, Tristan Huber, Paul Ryan, Youssef Moussaoui, Bonnie McLindon, Nick White, Alexander Vasilyev, Mark Lundquist
  • Publication number: 20150113465
    Abstract: A method enables a user to fill an input field on a single display. An input field is generated on a user interface, wherein the input field has a plurality of character entry subfields and at least one constraint for at least one of said plurality of character entry subfields. A set of characters selected for input from said input field according to said at least one constraint of at least one of said plurality of character entry subfields is received, and a virtual keyboard on a single display is generated and presented, wherein only said set of characters are presented on said virtual keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Fox, Itai Gordon
  • Patent number: 9015616
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user input method includes sensing a user manipulation of a mobile device to present a keyboard, automatically presenting, in response to the sensed manipulation, a search entry area on a display of the user device, and activating the keyboard to provide input into the search entry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Nickolas Jay Sears
  • Patent number: 9015614
    Abstract: Text that is selected at a virtual keyboard is submitted to and displayed at an application data field another data field, such as a keyboard data field, that can be in closer proximity to the virtual keys used to select the text. Thus, a user does not have to alter their field of view to the application data field to determine what was submitted to the application data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Whytock, Ali Moradd Vassigh, Sabrina Boler
  • Patent number: 9009626
    Abstract: Improved approaches for users to interact with graphical user interfaces of computing devices are disclosed. A rotational user action supplied by a user via a user input device can provide accelerated scrolling. The accelerated nature of the scrolling enables users to scroll or traverse a lengthy data set (e.g., list of items) faster and with greater ease. The amount of acceleration provided can be performed in successive stages, and/or performed based on the speed of the rotational user action. In one embodiment, the rotational user action is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. The resulting acceleration effect causes the linear action to be enhanced such that a lengthy data set is able to be rapidly traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Tsuk, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 9007396
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Daniel Simpkins, Tom Morgan
  • Patent number: 9009309
    Abstract: A method may include providing content or a service accessible via a network to a user, and issuing a usage token having a usage credit that corresponds to a usage restriction associated with the user's network access subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Roman M. Krzanowski, Charles T. Wilkes, Gregory D. Best, Ralph Silvestri
  • Patent number: 8990717
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems for displaying context-aware charts are described. In context-aware charts, content of a chart can reflect a context of the chart. A charting object can be defined using a data series. The system can dynamically determine what subset of a data source should be used for the data series, depending on where the chart object is placed in a layout, form or other display area. Therefore, a single chart definition can be used to display various charts based on the context of the chart. When a chart object is moved from one data area to a new data area, the system can change the source of the data series such that the data series of the chart corresponds to a different subset of the data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Leveille, Andrew Phan, Duc Vuong, Toufic Milan, Christopher Crim, Clay Maeckel, Richard L. Kalman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8990700
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving a search query for ratable entities, identifying at least one ratable entity responsive to the search query, and sending a webpage to a client device, the webpage including instructions that cause the client device to display one of a plurality of interfaces of a rating card for the at least one ratable entity, including instructions to initially display a first interface having a first graphical user interface (GUI) element for receiving a rating input, and instructions to display a second interface having a second GUI element upon receiving input in the first GUI element of the first interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jihjung Wu, Evelyn Kim, Taj J. Campbell, Janet Yuen Ting Cheung
  • Patent number: 8990726
    Abstract: In embodiments of a text box clearing selector, a text box is displayed for character entry in a user interface, and the text box includes a text box clearing selector for user-selection to clear the text box. The text box clearing selector is initially concealed from view when the text box is displayed. Character entries can be received in the text box, and the text box clearing selector can then be displayed according to a selector display condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J. Demopoulos, Christine C. Stawitz, Moneta Ho Kushner
  • Publication number: 20150082234
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic device including a storage device, an input device, a display device and a processing unit. The storage device stores an input rule table. The input device receives at least one input signal corresponding to text editing. The display device is arranged to display a text input interface, wherein the text input interface comprises a first display region and a second display region provided for users to do the text editing by the input device, wherein the display device has a display region, the display region has a predetermined display area, and the text input interface has an interface area. The processing dynamically adjusts the interface area of the text input interface to change the ratio of the interface area and the predetermined display area of the display region according to the input signal and the input rule table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Yu-Jui LIN
  • Patent number: 8984418
    Abstract: To avoid the need for off-line collaboration, a primary user who is attempting to enter data required for computer-based process may, as part of the data entry process, delegate data entry tasks for specific input fields to designated delegate users who are more likely to be knowledgeable about the data to be entered. Data entry operations performed by the primary user are recorded and used to build a transaction model which will enable a server to provide required data input screens to delegate users. Data entered by the delegate users is merged with data entered by the primary user to meet the requirements of the computer-based process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hisatoshi Adachi, Masaki Wakao, Masato Noguchi