Autoscroll Patents (Class 715/785)
  • Patent number: 9747256
    Abstract: Presenting text and figures on a display screen by formatting, by a computer, text in a document into a single display line, scrolling the single display line on a first portion of the display screen, wherein the display screen remains active, and displaying, on a second portion of the display screen, figures in the document referenced by the scrolled text in the single display line on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Senthil K. Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 9645725
    Abstract: An automatic scrolling mechanism converts an information repository into media that can actively present and “push” information to the users/viewers while retaining existing “pull” and interactivity functions. Automatic scrolling can be controlled by placing a cursor on control icons, such as boxes, lines, and arrow clusters. While the cursor is on an icon, automatic scrolling brings into view content that extends beyond the field of view. The scrolled content is moved into the field of view of the display window in a predetermined direction designated by the icon. Sub-windows are also designed to be independently and automatically scrolled or floated with respect the main window. Links created in an information repository may be automatically activated to retrieve the linked information, and to automatically present and scroll the information. As the content is automatically scrolled, the repository is pushed and the user is allured to further navigate through the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Catherine G. Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 9645699
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display bounded by a plurality of edges: displays a first portion of a first window on the display while not displaying a remaining portion of the first window on the display, wherein: the remaining portion of the first window extends in a virtual sense beyond at least one edge of the display; detects a first input that positions a cursor at a location on the display, the location being: over the displayed first portion of the first window, and within a predefined distance of an edge of the display; in response to detecting the first input that positions the cursor at the location on the display, activates a window adjustment mode; while the window adjustment mode is active, detects a second input; and, in response to detecting the second input, adjusts the first window in accordance with the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Fleizach
  • Patent number: 9619133
    Abstract: A high-speed scroll contents display system includes: a web document providing apparatus, as a user terminal is connected, a web document created in a web description language to the connected user terminal; and the user terminal for receiving the web document from the web document providing apparatus, displaying the web document as a web page screen on a mobile browser, and performing, if movement of a touched state on the web page screen is sensed, a contents scroll in correspondence to a sensed moving direction, repeating an operation of performing a high-speed scroll on contents while reducing a speed according to an ease function in a flicking direction of a sensed flick, stopping movement of the screen for a predetermined time period, and moving again the screen reducing the speed according to the ease function when the predetermined time period is elapsed, until an end of the flick is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Seok Lim, Eun Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 9606966
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for presenting text and figures on a display screen. Formatting, by a computer, text in a document into a single display line, scrolling the single display line on a first portion of the display screen, wherein the display screen remains active, and displaying, on a second portion of the display screen, figures in the document referenced by the scrolled text in the single display line on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Kalyanaraman, Senthil K. Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 9529524
    Abstract: Methods and graphical user interfaces for editing on a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display are disclosed. While displaying an application interface of an application, the device detects a multitouch edit initiation gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detection of the multitouch edit initiation gesture, the device displays a plurality of user-selectable edit option icons in an area of the touch screen display that is independent of a location of the multitouch edit initiation gesture. The device also displays a start point object and an end point object to select content displayed by the application in the application interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Stephen O. Lemay, Wayne C. Westerman, B Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 9513791
    Abstract: A method of operation of an electronic device system includes: detecting a drag performed on a touch screen, the drag having a starting point and an ending point; detecting a stretchable cursor extendable based on the drag, the stretchable cursor having a cursor length, a cursor direction, a starting portion, and an ending portion at the ending point and larger than the starting portion at the starting point; displaying the stretchable cursor on the touch screen; and performing a process routine based on the cursor length and the cursor direction, the process routine continued after the stretchable cursor is pasted with the drag performed on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Arriola, Michael P. Bauerly, Brian W. Johnson, Reiko Miyazaki, Tatsushi Nashida, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9448717
    Abstract: An exemplary display area includes a scroll image display region for displaying a scroll target image. When at least either one of a result of a determination as to whether or not a touch position on the display area by a user has continuously been detected for a predetermined time on a first region which is located in a first direction (scrolling direction) with respect to a reference position or a result of a determination as to whether or not the touch position has shifted in a direction different from the first direction, is positive, the scroll target image is scrolled and displayed in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobutaka Torigoe, Eriko Kimura
  • Patent number: 9423951
    Abstract: This document describes content-based snap points and techniques that use these snap points. In some embodiments, multiple content-based snap points are used to stop at points in content that are convenient, prevent overshooting of important parts in the content, and/or aid user's in manipulating and consuming the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rebecca Deutsch, Bonny P. Lau, Holger Kuehnle, Nicholas R. Waggoner, Ross N. Luengen, Michael A. Nelte
  • Patent number: 9405852
    Abstract: An automatic scrolling mechanism converts an information repository into media that can actively present and “push” information to the users/viewers while retaining existing “pull” and interactivity functions. Automatic scrolling can be controlled by placing a cursor on control icons, such as boxes, lines, and arrow clusters. While the cursor is on an icon, automatic scrolling brings into view content that extends beyond the field of view. The scrolled content is moved into the field of view of the display window in a predetermined direction designated by the icon. Sub-windows are also designed to be independently and automatically scrolled or floated with respect the main window. Links created in an information repository may be automatically activated to retrieve the linked information, and to automatically present and scroll the information. As the content is automatically scrolled, the repository is pushed and the user is allured to further navigate through the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventor: Catherine G. Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 9367226
    Abstract: Techniques for self adjusting kiosk display information are provided. Presentation information is centered within a display of the kiosk. A center location for the presentation information is custom recalibrated within the display based on direction of a user. The layout, content, and presentation within the display of the kiosk is user-driven and customizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent J. Hrabosky
  • Patent number: 9053205
    Abstract: An automatic scrolling mechanism converts an information repository into media that can actively present and “push” information to the users/viewers while retaining existing “pull” and interactivity functions. Automatic scrolling can be controlled by placing a cursor on control icons, such as boxes, lines, and arrow clusters. While the cursor is on an icon, automatic scrolling brings into view content that extends beyond the field of view. The scrolled content is moved into the field of view of the display window in a predetermined direction designated by the icon. Sub-windows are also designed to be independently and automatically scrolled or floated with respect the main window. Links created in an information repository may be automatically activated to retrieve the linked information, and to automatically present and scroll the information. As the content is automatically scrolled, the repository is pushed and the user is allured to further navigate through the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Catherine G. Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 9035887
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for navigating an electronic document. In one implementation, a method includes executing a command associated with a region selected by a tap gesture. In another implementation, a method includes displaying a slider on a slide bar including an expanded part corresponding to a section of the electronic document. The expanded part is disproportionately larger than other parts of the slide bar corresponding to other sections of the electronic document. Methods and apparatuses are provided for activating an element of an electronic document. In one implementation, a method includes activating the element selected by a touch gesture. Methods and apparatuses are provided for controlling a perceived brightness of an electronic document. In one implementation, a method includes displaying a partially opaque graphical object in front of the electronic document. The perceived brightness of the electronic document being based on an opacity of the graphical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Lexcycle, Inc
    Inventors: Marc Prud'Hommeaux, Augustus A. White
  • Publication number: 20150135133
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: scrolling content rendered in a display device at a first positive speed; receiving, at an optical sensor, image information of a user of an information handling device; determining, using a processor, a focal point of user gaze with respect to the content rendered in the display device, the focal point being derived from the image information; associating the focal point with a target of the display device; adjusting the first positive speed for scrolling of the rendered content to a non-negative second speed based on the associating. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Carlos Munoz-Bustamante
  • Patent number: 9021385
    Abstract: Based on an output signal outputted from an input device, a plurality of selection objects having at least a part thereof displayed on a display area of a display device are moved relative to the display area. Among the moved plurality of selection objects, when an end-located selection object reaches a predetermined position of the display area, at least one of the plurality of selection objects displayed on the display area are transformed and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Hal Laboratory
    Inventors: Shohei Mizutani, Tomohiro Fujii, Eiichi Shirakawa, Yumi Todo
  • Patent number: 9021386
    Abstract: A computer system displays: a view window including an initial portion of a document, a scroll icon at an initial scroll icon location on the display, and a marker icon that is distinct from the scroll icon. The computer system detects a scrolling input and in response moves the scroll icon to a target scroll icon location on the display wherein the target scroll icon location corresponds to a target portion of the document. In some embodiments, the computer system scrolls the document towards the target portion of the document and concurrently moves the marker icon towards a target marker icon location on the display that is proximate to the target scroll icon location, where the scrolling speed of the document is determined based on the distance between the marker icon and the scroll icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen, Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen, Reuben Yu Pong Kan
  • Patent number: 9013574
    Abstract: A machine vision system program editing environment including synchronized selection and/or identification of related features in a plurality of different user interface windows is provided. In particular, one of the windows is an editing window where a part program representation is displayed for editing by a user. In one embodiment, a user may select data or another feature of interest in a window that is not the editing window (e.g., a results window, or graphical workpiece inspection feature display window) and the associated part program instruction representation is automatically highlighted and/or selected in the editing window. Conversely, a part program instruction representation may be selected by a user in the editing window and the associated results or feature in another window is automatically highlighted and/or selected. User interface navigation, rapid program quality assessment, and overall part program creation and editing efficiency are significantly enhanced in such an editing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Barry Saylor, Ryan Northrup, Akira Takada, Kozo Ariga
  • Publication number: 20150100916
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Poornima Hanumara, Benjamin Edward Rampson
  • Patent number: 8952982
    Abstract: To provide an image display device for displaying, when displaying a plurality of display targets while scrolling, the respective display targets in a manner that takes into consideration the sizes and scroll directions of the respective display targets. An image display device places a plurality of display targets on a virtual plane, instructs the size of a display area defined on a part of the virtual plane, displays an image showing a picture inside the display area, and moves at least either one of the display targets and display area along a predetermined direction set on the virtual plane, relative to the virtual plane, in which the respective display targets are placed so as to be included in an area which is a band area extending in the predetermined direction on the virtual plane, having a width corresponding to the instructed size of the display area, and partially overlapping the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Munetaka Tsuda
  • Patent number: 8949735
    Abstract: A system for determining scroll direction intent may include one or more processors and a memory. The one or more processors may receive first and second ordered pairs of coordinates of a scroll event. The one or more processors may construct a square that has a first vertex at the first ordered pair of coordinates and an opposite vertex at a third ordered pair of coordinates for which each coordinate has an absolute value that is equal to a maximum absolute coordinate value of the second ordered pair of coordinates, where the signs of the coordinates of the third ordered pair are equivalent to the signs of the corresponding coordinates of the second ordered pair. The one or more processors may determine an intended scroll direction of the scroll event based at least partially on the constructed square and the first and second ordered pair of coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Vinod K. Ramachandran, Grace Kloba, Srikanth Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 8935629
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling users to rapidly flip through displayed pages of content in an intuitive manner are provided. Graphical animations for transitioning from one page to another can be executed so that portions of three or more pages can be simultaneously viewed. This enables a user to make snap judgments as to whether she wishes to explore any one of those pages in more detail as she rapidly flips through the pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Flipboard Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Ying, Marcos Weskamp, Mike McCue, Didier Hilhorst, Michael Johnston
  • Patent number: 8933887
    Abstract: A device information display apparatus may include a device information reception unit that acquires device information of a device through a field bus, the device being connected to the field bus, a display unit that displays the device information, which has been acquired by the device information reception unit, on a screen, a display switch unit that switches the devices of which the display unit displays the device information, switching of the devices being performed according to a predetermined order, and a manipulation unit that receives a manipulation instructing the switching of the devices by the display switch unit, the manipulation unit outputting an instruction signal. The display switch unit may receive the instruction signal and switches the devices in one of a forward direction and a reverse direction of the predetermined order based on a direction of the manipulation, which has been received by the manipulation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mako Umemoto, Kazuhiro Hashizumi
  • Patent number: 8930835
    Abstract: A system and method for providing the dynamic display of content and related advertisements are provided. The advertisements are displayed based on predetermined customer types. A network resource, such as Web page, can include a plurality of dynamic content modules. Depending on the available display area and additional display criteria, each dynamic content module displays a subset content and related advertisements. Each dynamic content module corresponds to an integration of multiple layers of content, such as text, graphics and image rendering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Ming Kan, Ares Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8910074
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for performing an auto scroll. The system for performing the auto scroll may include an auto scroll determination unit to determine whether to perform the auto scroll on a page, an auto scroll performing unit to perform the auto scroll on the page so that a main text of the page may be obtained with focus, and a page providing unit to output the auto scrolled page. According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, even though a user does not manually scroll to data of the page to be viewed, the data of the page may automatically be scrolled so that the data may be obtained with focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Woo Park, Woong Sub Kim, Kee Duk Park, Se Kwon
  • Patent number: 8893036
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for a Region Scroller. The Region Scroller renders a view of at least a portion of a set of headers, where each header is associated with a respective, expandable-collapsible (E-C) display region The Region Scroller identifies a newly-selected header based on an extent of directional input and modifies the view to include concurrent presentation of (i) the newly-selected header and (ii) an E-C display region in an expanded state, where the E-C display region is associated with the newly-selected header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel A. Wabyick
  • Patent number: 8887037
    Abstract: A scroll-free user interface comprises a display area; an interface panel included within the display area; and a data panel. The data panel includes a portion of a set of data items. The size and number of data items in the portion of the set of items is based on the size of the data panel. A user interface comprises a display area; an interface panel included within the display area; a first user interface control; and a layered user interface element. Web pages are analyzed to identify associated electronic documents. A retrieved web page is analyzed to identify at least one dynamic element. The dynamic element is analyzed to determine a network location of at least one associated electronic document. The dynamic element may be analyzed by applying a pattern matching or by executing the dynamic element to identify the network location of at least one associated electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Cook
  • Patent number: 8856677
    Abstract: An electronic text viewing apparatus includes a viewing application unit that outputs viewing data for displaying a text in a viewable manner, a display unit that displays the viewing data and a fast reading button for receiving a fast reading request for the viewing data, a viewing data requesting unit that issues a request for acquirement of the viewing data to the viewing application unit, and acquires the viewing data to be viewed, a setting data storage unit that stores setting data for the acquired viewing data, and a fast reading viewer control unit that, when the fast reading button is pressed, converts the viewing data into fast reading viewer data by performing display format conversion, display speed control and scroll control of the viewing data, and displays the fast reading viewer data and a return button for converting the fast reading viewer data to the viewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Kurose
  • Patent number: 8850352
    Abstract: An automatic scrolling mechanism converts an information repository into media that can actively present and “push” information to the users/viewers while retaining existing “pull” and interactivity functions. Automatic scrolling can be controlled by placing a cursor on control icons, such as boxes, lines, and arrow clusters. While the cursor is on an icon, automatic scrolling brings into view content that extends beyond the field of view. The scrolled content is moved into the field of view of the display window in a predetermined direction designated by the icon. Sub-windows are also designed to be independently and automatically scrolled or floated with respect the main window. Links created in an information repository may be automatically activated to retrieve the linked information, and to automatically present and scroll the information. As the content is automatically scrolled, the repository is pushed and the user is allured to further navigate through the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Catherine Lin-Hendel
  • Patent number: 8832590
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a user interface element that includes a plurality of sub-elements. The method also includes updating one or more attributes associated with presenting the user interface element to emphasize one or more sub-elements independent of modifying the presentation of the one or more sub-elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Husain Al-Mohssen
  • Patent number: 8819697
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing events that have no end events includes: determining that a first event has been generated that corresponds to a continuous action having no defined end event, the first event having an event type and being initiated by a user; determining whether at least a second event of the event type is initiated by the user within a specified time from initiation of the first event; and performing a functionality of the continuous action only if the second event is not initiated within the specified time, wherein the functionality is not performed until the specified time passes after a last initiated event of the event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakaleinik, Carmit Pinto
  • Patent number: 8799810
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and media relate to controlled movement of a viewing window across a graphical user-interface using an orientation-tracked display-device. The viewing window in an exemplary method may move in accordance with detected change in the physical orientation of the display-device. When the physical orientation of the display-device is sufficiently motionless, the position of the viewing window may be held fixed with respect to the graphical user-interface and a stability region may be established in the viewing window. The viewing window may continue to remain still as long as the physical orientation of the display-device remains within a range of orientations represented by the stability region. Then, the viewing window may begin moving again with respect to the graphical user-interface when the orientation moves outside of the range defined by the stability region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Joseph Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8791956
    Abstract: A navigation device that obtains the current position based on information from a satellite, and guides a travel path from the current position to the destination on a map image includes: a display unit that displays the map image; a touch sensor unit that is arranged on the front surface of the display unit; an icon generation unit that generates a smooth scroll operation icon which is available for continuous performs smooth scroll processing for the map image and displays the smooth scroll operation icon on the map image; and a scroll control unit that executes the smooth scroll processing when the touch sensor unit detects that the smooth scroll operation icon is touched to be operated, and executes a predetermined scroll processing when the touch sensor unit detects that a region other than the smooth scroll operation icon is touched to be operated on the screen of the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Ando, Satoshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 8793618
    Abstract: A robust window pane display system and method for coordinating window pane displays in the form of dashboards to assist nurses and doctors in the treatment of a medical patient based upon various medical situations. The window pane display system may be linked to a computer or computer network. The system may involve multiple dashboards for a multi-stage procedure or operation having discrete dashboards for each stage of the multi-stage procedure. A method for creating new dashboards for use in the window pane display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Neil A. Martin, Farzad D. Buxey
  • Patent number: 8769430
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for scrolling in a document having multiple columns. A method for scrolling in a page of a document having multiple columns, includes: displaying a plurality of the columns in a display window; associating a different scrollbar with each of the plurality of displayed columns; and selectively enabling a synchronous or independent operation of each of the scrollbars; wherein in synchronous operation, a use of any of the scrollbars results in a corresponding scrolling of the page within the display window, and wherein in independent operation, a use of a selected one of the scrollbars results only in a corresponding scrolling of the column of the page associated with that scrollbar within the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Miller, Lloyd W. Allen, Jr., Jana H. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20140181733
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a display unit for displaying a target image; an operation input unit to which a scroll operation for scrolling the target image displayed on the display unit is input; a display control unit for scrolling the target image according to the scroll operation; and a speed setting unit for changing, according to an area acceleration associated with a set area provided in the target image, a scroll speed at which the target image is scrolled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHIKAKO OYANAGI, AKIRA SAITO
  • Patent number: 8751955
    Abstract: Two sliding user interactions along a display surface of a multitouch input display device are detected in approximately opposite directions proximate to a display location of a scroll element displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI) of the device. Available content displayed within the GUI is automatically zoomed based upon the detected two sliding user interactions along the display surface. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Travis M. Grigsby, Frank Lawrence Jania
  • Patent number: 8739019
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and computer program products wherein a user's reviewing of select text in a synchronized news story, article, or electronic book generates a changed presentation of associated multimedia content, including photographs, videos, and computerized graphics. User's reviewing of select text is detected automatically or managed manually, with select embodiments integrating touch-screen controls. This process of changing multimedia continues with the user's reviewing of additional select text segments. Select multimedia is modified instead of completely replaced as the user advances to an additional select text segment, leading to uniquely flowing presentations. Multimedia is visually modified through zooming, panning, resizing, highlighting, and/or other approaches. Select embodiments include similarly modified holographic imagery, advertisements, securities charts, and shifted text. In select embodiments, the user's reading speed adjusts visual modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Joel Nevins
  • Patent number: 8713470
    Abstract: An event associated with a viewable area of an encapsulated component that represents at least a portion of content associated with a user interface component is detected. A determination is made that the event will result in at least a portion of the viewable area of the encapsulated component being outside of a viewable area of the user interface component. The content associated with the user interface component is adjusted automatically to display at least the portion of the viewable area of the encapsulated component within the viewable area of the user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville Orain Allen, Albert Alexander Chung, Binh Truong, Kam Kan Yee
  • Patent number: 8713471
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an intelligent visual data scrollbar position indicator whereby data is organized into a data table of two or more data entries with each data entry having one or more data fields. The data table is displayed to a user in a data table user interface display and a scrolling capability is provided whereby a user can scroll through the data entries in the data table via the data table user interface display and one or more user interface devices. At least one data field of the one or more data fields associated with the two or more data entries is selected as a “data display field” and a portion of the data in the selected data display field is selected as “display data” based, at least in part, on the data display field selected and the rate of change of the data in the selected data display field. Then as the data entries are being scrolled through, the selected display data for each data entry is displayed to the user as each data entry is scrolled through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Rowley, Leigh Chapman
  • Patent number: 8701040
    Abstract: A panoramic graphical user interface includes a contiguous background and a collection of mixed-media content objects. The contiguous background includes one or more space-orientating graphical elements and is sized to fit within a first dimension of a display and to extend beyond a second dimension of the display. The collection of mixed-media content objects are anchored over the contiguous background. The collection of mixed-media content objects are arranged to fit within the first dimension of the display and arranged to extend beyond the second dimension of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Andrews, Jeffrey Fong, Marc S. Doll
  • Patent number: 8686944
    Abstract: The response to the movement of a scroll wheel varies depending upon the application currently being used. The variation can be in ratcheting vs. free wheeling, speed and acceleration. Ratcheting can be automatic in word processing, with free wheeling automatic in photo editing, for example. In another aspect of the invention, text can be highlighted and searched by pressing a button on an input device to activate a search. The search can either be an Internet search or a desktop search. Different manners of activating the button (such as a short press vs. a long press) can be used to select between an Internet and desktop search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Erik Charlton, Christophe Dayer, Jean-Daniel Zanone, Greg Dizac, Eric Tissot-Dupont, Asif Ashan, Spencer Johnson
  • Patent number: 8677264
    Abstract: Content is displayed in an active display region of a terminal apparatus, and information relating to the display of said content when the content scrolls in accordance with a scrolling operation performed by a user and content identifying information for identifying the content are obtained from the terminal apparatus and it is determined whether or not the user of the terminal apparatus is interested in the content identified by the content identifying information that is extracted in accordance with the information relating to the display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Takami
  • Patent number: 8640048
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and systems implementing techniques for displaying labels included in a body of content are presented. Part of a portion of a body of content is displayed in a display area. The body of content includes a label for the portion, and the label has a normal position adjacent to and not overlapping the portion in the body of content. The label is displayed in the display area in the normal position if doing so places the label fully within the display area. The label is displayed at a separate location only if displaying the label in the normal position does not place the label fully within the display area and only while any non-trivial part of the portion is displayed in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Vincent L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 8640046
    Abstract: Techniques for jumping to a specific location in a list of items displayed at a touch-sensitive display of a computing device may include outputting, for display at the touch-sensitive display, a first sub-portion of a list of items, receiving an indication of a first gesture input entered at the touch-sensitive display, determining a first alphanumeric character based at least in part on the first gesture input, receiving an indication of a second gesture input entered at the touch-sensitive display, determining a second alphanumeric character based at least in part on the second gesture input, and responsive to determining the second alphanumeric character, outputting, for display at the touch-sensitive display, a sub-portion of the list of items that includes one or more entries having a first character that corresponds to the first alphanumeric character and a second character that corresponds to the second alphanumeric character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Jania, Gabriel Aaron Cohen
  • Patent number: 8635552
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display device according to one embodiment of the present specification includes the steps of displaying a digital content, displaying a capturing window in a manner of overlapping the digital content, wherein the capturing window captures an inside area of the capturing window, detecting a first control input moving the digital content on an inside of the capturing window, moving the digital content according to the first control input and including the digital content, which moved to the inside of the capturing window, in a capturing object, detecting a second control input moving the digital content on an outside of the capturing window, and moving the digital content according to the second control input and excluding the digital content, which moved to the inside of the capturing window by the second control input, from the capturing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyorim Park, Yongsin Kim
  • Patent number: 8627226
    Abstract: A browser renders a page for display according to user habits. When a user interacts with a page associated with a network address, an entry is made in a file that associates the element on the page of the user interaction with the network address. When the page is visited again, the file is checked to see if any entry exists. If an entry exists and the stored user interaction is still relevant for that page, the page is rendered so that the location the user interacted with is provided at the top of the display, or the element is re-arranged, as in the case of a table, or both re-positioning and re-arranging occurs. Such page rendering reduces the need for the user to scroll through the page to view the desired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Mahdad Majd, John Matthew Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 8612881
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable discovery of functionality associated with a webpage's content. In at least some embodiments, a user interface instrumentality can be automatically presented to a user to inform the user of functionality associated with content appearing on a webpage. The user interface instrumentality can, in some instances, reside in the form of a clickable button that is automatically presented when a user moves their cursor on or near a particular piece of webpage content. By clicking on the presented button, the user can access functionality associated with the particular piece of webpage content. In at least some other embodiments, a browser's chrome includes a discovery button that provides a listing of items that have functionality that can be performed relative to the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, Benjamin N. Truelove, Miladin Pavlicic
  • Patent number: 8595650
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a display. A plurality of icons that correspond to a plurality of function buttons to set the functions installed on an image processing apparatus are displayed in the icon display area on the display, organized in groups by function attribute. When a position in the icon display area is arbitrarily specified by a user, then function buttons that correspond to icons lying at the user specified position, are displayed in the function button display area on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Takeshi Hibino, Takuya Okada
  • Patent number: 8595645
    Abstract: A method, performed at a portable electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface, includes displaying a list of items on the display. The method also includes displaying an item in the list with just a portion of the item visible on the display. The method further includes detecting a first gesture on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to the item. The method further includes, in response to detecting the first gesture, marquee scrolling the item in a predefined marquee scrolling direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse William Boettcher, Benjamin Andrew Rottler, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr., Bryan J. James, Jorge Fino, Eugene Dvortsov
  • Patent number: 8589977
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for improving channel browsing experience for users by control scroll rates in guide listings are described. A user can scroll through channel listings arranged according to program genre at a high maximum scroll rate. The scroll rate is automatically reduced, and in some embodiments scrolling is temporarily paused, when listings corresponding to a new genre are displayed. In this way a high maximum scroll rate can be supported but without the risk of a user unintentionally scrolling through an entire genre of programs of interest even if the genre only includes one or a few programs in total. Thus, in various embodiments a scrolling rate is decreased when a change in the genre of programs from a first genre of programs being displayed to a second genre of programs being displayed occurs as part of said scrolling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Frusciano