Layout Modification (e.g., Move Or Resize) Patents (Class 715/788)
  • Patent number: 10346032
    Abstract: A method and associated system for modifying an image on a display screen. While an original image is being displayed on the display screen, a first point and a second point in the original image are received. A first line and a second line are generated in the original image. The first line and the second line pass through the first point and the second point, respectively, in the original image. The first line and the second line divide the original image into a first area, a second area, and a strip area between the first area and the second area. Hiding a portion of the strip area is performed by either removing the visibility of the strip area from the display screen or displaying the portion of the strip area on the display screen in lower resolution than before the hiding is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shirley S. Wang, Si Wei
  • Patent number: 10338792
    Abstract: An object stop position control method includes: when a movement instruction as to an object displayed on a display unit is received by a first operation method, moving the object in accordance with the movement instruction, stopping the movement of the object based on the movement instruction when the object moves past a predetermined stop position, and causing the object to automatically stop at the stop position; and, when the movement instruction is received by a second operation method, not causing the object to automatically stop, but moving the object in accordance with the movement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masao Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10331332
    Abstract: A method of adjusting the size, position, or arrangement of a UI and a user terminal using the method are disclosed. The user terminal includes a display unit for displaying a UI, and a UI control unit configured to display the UI on the display unit with at least one of a position, size, and arrangement of the UI adjusted according to an input by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chang-Sik Yoo
  • Patent number: 10331758
    Abstract: A digital communications or content platform is provided in some embodiments that is configured to provide a useful tool for generating visualizations or other user content that is operable to create a layer or skin that acts as a pane of glass over original web content. The digital communications or content platform is configured to maintain, in a data structure, a set of data linkages representative of a set of visual components whose visual locations and website locations are dynamically maintained despite changes to the underlying webpage. The digital communications or content platform is configured to cause a display to render a hybrid webpage including both the underlying webpage and the overlay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HVR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jesse Donald Capon
  • Patent number: 10333916
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that allow for secure access to websites and web-based applications and other resources available through the browser. Also described are systems and methods for secure use and retention of user credentials, as well as methods for dynamic authentication of users and integrity checking of service providers in online environments. Thus, described in the present specification are systems and methods for constructing and destroying private, secure, browsing environments (a secure disposable browser), insulating the user from the threats associated with being online for the purposes of providing secure, policy-based interaction with online services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Authentic8, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Rajagopal, James K. Tosh, Fredric L. Cox, Perry F. Nguyen, Jason T. Champion
  • Patent number: 10318053
    Abstract: A control device for an electronic apparatus including a touch panel display, in which it receives touch operations by setting a predetermined area as a touch area, a display size of an object displayed on the touch panel display is changed by setting a plurality of expanding touch areas as operations with respect to a function of expansion and contraction, and touch-operating intervals of the plurality of expanding touch areas, and the display position of the touch area is changed so as to widen the intervals when a touch operation for narrowing the intervals between the plurality of expanding touch areas more than a predetermined amount is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Shingai
  • Patent number: 10310723
    Abstract: A methods, systems and apparatus for enabling user to access, use, register, communicate, connect, participate, share, transact and interact with internet enabled or associate heterogeneous types of web sites, web sites' heterogeneous features, applications, services, objects, data & user connections, web pages, portals, functions, widgets, objects, applications, providers, sources, destinations, services, servers, databases, networks, devices, social networks, search engines, e-commerce web sites, peer top peer networks, web services, APIs, storage mediums, user data, profiles, payment information, social graph, user connections for conducting various user activities, actions, transactions, interactions & communications from one place or single or parent user interface or via interfaces & functions management interface. User can also communicate with other interfaces & functions management interfaces of other users of network(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Yogesh Chunilal Rathod
  • Patent number: 10304037
    Abstract: A spatial event map system including server-side data processor that maintains a spatial event map which locates events in a workspace. The spatial event map includes a log of events, entries in the log having a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time. The system includes logic to send messages including an event, a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time, to client-side network nodes; and to receive messages identifying events that create or modify a graphical target, and to add corresponding entries to the log of events. The events can include history events that are sent to the other client-side network nodes, and added to the log for the corresponding history events, and ephemeral events that are sent to other client-side network nodes without adding corresponding entries in the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HAWORTH, INC.
    Inventors: David M. Foley, Adam Pearson, Demian Entrekin
  • Patent number: 10290077
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes, a reception unit that receives an operation on a display object displayed in a display area, a changing unit that changes the display area to a second size smaller than a first size, and a control unit that controls to, in a case where the operation is not received while the display area is displayed in the first size, when the display area is changed from the first size to the second size, display a first range of the display object, and in a case where the operation is received while the display area is displayed in the first size, when the display area is changed from the first size to the second size, move the display object to display a second range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10289292
    Abstract: An electronic device: displays a first window and a second window within a display area, the first window having a first edge parallel to a second edge of the second window; and detects an input moving the first edge toward the second edge. In response to detecting the input, the device: pairs the first edge to the second edge such that the first window stops moving before it overlaps the second window when the user input satisfies pairing criteria, the pairing criteria include a first pairing criterion that is met when the input corresponds to movement of the first edge toward the second edge that deviates from a predefined axis by less than an angular threshold value; and continues the movement of the first window based on the input so that the first window overlaps the second window when the user input does not satisfy the pairing criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Corbin Robert Dunn, John O. Louch, Kevin James Van Vechten, Patrick Lee Coffman, Troy N. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10282088
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display device including a touch screen is provided. The method includes setting an application execution space having one or more sub spaces in which windows executing applications are arranged, arranging windows corresponding to one or more applications which are being executed in the sub spaces of the set application execution space, displaying a first sub space corresponding to one of the one or more sub spaces on the touch screen, receiving a data sharing command for sharing data included in a first window arranged in the first sub space, and sharing the data to be shared by a second window arranged in a second sub space corresponding to one of the one or more sub spaces based on the data sharing command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Soo Kim, Kang-Tae Kim, Doo-Hwan Kim, Chul-Joo Kim, Seong Choi
  • Patent number: 10282395
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, media, and systems implemented to handling timer-based resizing events based on activity detection can trigger a start of a resize timer. The resize timer can periodically provide a notification to check for resize activity in a user interface displayed on a display device. In response to the notification, an absence of the resize activity can be determined after a threshold inactivity time period has expired from the start of the resize timer. In response, a stop of the resize timer can be triggered. After triggering the stop, a first resize activity associated with a first timestamp can be detected in the user interface. A restart of the resize timer from the first timestamp can be triggered to periodically provide the notification to check for resize activity in the user interface. Subsequent continuation or stopping of the resize timer can be based on further presence or absence of resize activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jens Pflueger, Frank Weigel, Andreas Kunz
  • Patent number: 10275133
    Abstract: Provided is a moving image playback method, a moving image playback device, and a computer readable storage medium which stores a moving image playback program which enable a plurality of moving images to be played back simultaneously on a single smart device, and enable the plurality of moving images to be moved and magnified/reduced within the smart device screen. For example, a moving image playback device of the present invention includes an operation part that performs an operation related to playback of a moving image; a control part that controls a request from the operation part; and a display part that displays the moving image according to the control of the control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Taro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10254856
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10254918
    Abstract: A display control section of a display device allows a display section: to display an acceptance screen for accepting an operation of allowing icons contained within an operation screen displayed by the display section to be displayed in a predetermined normal manner or a manner in which the icons are extended in a first direction on the operation screen moving away from a user's line of sight when a tilt of the display surface is changed in one direction; when the acceptance section accepts the operation of allowing the icons to be displayed in the normal manner, to display the operation screen containing the icons displayed in the normal manner, and when the acceptance section accepts the operation of allowing the icons to be displayed in the manner in which the icons are extended, to display the operation screen containing the icons extended at least in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Hanada
  • Patent number: 10248304
    Abstract: The method for displaying a monitoring screen for a control program includes: providing a list of files of monitoring screens via a display unit; receiving a file of a monitoring screen to be displayed among the files of the list and a display location of the monitoring screen from a user; and executing the file of the monitoring screen input from the user to display the monitoring screen at the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-Ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10241975
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first layout that includes content elements arranged across a first set of layout sections having a first number of sections, each of which has a same first width. The first layout defines a first margin width on either side of the layout and a first gutter width between the sections. Based on an available display width, the method determines a second gutter width and second margin width for a second layout based on the first layout. The method dynamically calculates a second number of sections in a second set of layout sections for the second layout based on the available display width, second gutter width, and second margin width. Each section of the second set has a same second width. The method rearranges the elements into a second layout that spans the second set of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Patent number: 10235348
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for providing an assistive graphical user interface for preserving document layout while improving readability, such as for persons with dyslexia or another type of reading disability. A document including one or more lines of text can be edited in first and second editing modes. When a request is received to edit the document in the second editing mode, the width of the lines when displayed using a non-assistive font is computed. The width of the lines when displayed using an assistive font, such as a font configured for use by persons with dyslexia, is also computed. A ratio between the width of the lines when displayed using the non-assistive font and the width of the lines when displayed using the assistive font is also computed. The width of the page is then expanded based upon the ratio and the lines are displayed using the assistive font.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Hani Farouq Abu-Huwaij
  • Patent number: 10228836
    Abstract: A system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory storing vosset data for a virtual object, the vosset data including a first displacement threshold and a first component, and a vosset module executable by the one or more hardware processors. The vosset module is configured to display the first component of the virtual object to a user in a virtual environment, display a manipulator object adjacent to the virtual object in the virtual environment, the manipulator identifies a pre-determined direction of displacement, detect a displacement event associated with the manipulator object, the displacement event being initiated by the user performing a grab event on the manipulator object and extending the manipulator object a displacement distance in the direction of displacement, determine that the displacement distance exceeds a displacement threshold, and alter the virtual object based on detecting the determining that the displacement distance exceeds the displacement threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Gregory Lionel Xavier Jean Palmaro
  • Patent number: 10198167
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique is described herein for efficiently and reliably interacting with a nonconforming application component in a windowing environment. The nonconforming application component corresponds to a type of application (such as, but not limited to, an immersive-type full-screen application) that was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment, or was not originally designed for presentation of application content in a windowing environment of a certain type. In some implementations, the computer-implemented technique generates a composite window by: creating a system-owned frame; receiving an application-owned window; and creating the composite window by combining the frame and the application-owned window. The technique can thereafter control the composite window by performing operations on the composite window via its system-owned frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yaou Wei, Christopher E. Swan, Alex Snitkovskiy, Tsz Yan Wong, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Steven J. Tricanowicz, Brian D. Beck, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 10191631
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products to create multiple, independent crop areas on a single document. For instance, one embodiment allows a user to create multiple, even overlapping, crop areas. Each of the crop areas is independently actionable for cropping. Thus, in one example, a user can select and manipulate each of the crop areas independently and also perform crop operations on a given area without affecting the other crop areas of the document. In various embodiments, the different crop areas are independent in nearly aspect, with differing positions, sizes, aspect ratios, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Dimcho Balev
  • Patent number: 10169611
    Abstract: In an approach to enhancing the security features of user interfaces of computing devices, a computing device repeatedly detects environmental cues in its vicinity. The computing device determines the presence of a threat based on matching at least one of the detected environmental cues with one or more stored threat criteria. The computing device determines the presence of one or more sensitive applications on a user interface. Having determined the presence of one or more sensitive applications on the user interface, the computing device hides the one or more sensitive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giridhar E. Buddepalli, Anita Govindjee, Jenny S. Li, Narayana Pattipati, Lisa M. Salcedo Eichorn, Ronald A. Soltis, Catharina E. Wilner
  • Patent number: 10162500
    Abstract: Dynamic rendering of a large dataset is provided. A client application initiates operations to dynamically render the large dataset by identifying and retrieving an initial page of items from the large dataset to render in a visible area. The initial page of items is dynamically sized while rendering. A consumed section of the visible area is measured to determine utilization by the initial page of items. Adjacent pages of items are also retrieved from the large dataset to render in a remaining section of the visible area determined based on the consumed section. The adjacent pages of items are rendered in the remaining section of the visible area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: David Zearing
  • Patent number: 10140003
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for generating simultaneous zoom in windows on a touch sensitive device. A first portion of the user content is zooming into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the first portion using the touch input device while retaining an original zoom size of a first remaining portion of the user content. A second portion of the user content from the first remaining portion is zoomed into by touching the display screen in a proximity of the second portion using the touch input device while retaining a zoomed in first portion and an original zoom size of a second remaining portion of the of the first remaining portion, the original zoom size of the first and the second remaining portions being the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: Margarita Khafizova
  • Patent number: 10126944
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for triggering display of an application. The method includes: in response to receiving a gesture denoting an approximate closed region or a closed region on a display screen, determining a non-full-screen display region corresponding to the gesture on the display screen; displaying shortcuts of at least one application in the non-full-screen display region; and in response to a user selecting one of the shortcuts, launching an application corresponding to the selected shortcut, and displaying an interface of the application in the non-full-screen display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Yi Xiao, Guang Yang, Jia Zou
  • Patent number: 10120848
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for rearranging the content within a sub-region of a web page in response to resizing the sub-region, the content including a plurality of columns each having a respective width parameter, the system including a processor configured to implement the steps of: detecting a resizing event associated with the sub-region; determining a span value associated with the resized sub-region; determining a subset of the plurality of columns that fit within the span value based on the width parameters; and displaying the subset of columns within the resized sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wang, Enzhen Huang, David Ly-Gagnon, Benjamin Snyder, Gautam Vasudev
  • Patent number: 10114534
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically generating and displaying a new home screen on a display of a user device are provided. The method comprises determining a user intent based on at least one input variable dynamically provided in real time; dynamically selecting a plurality of resources of information based on the user intent, wherein each selected resource has a representative icon; generating a new home screen including at least the icons of the plurality of dynamically selected resources; and causing a display of the new generated home screen on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Doat Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Kasterstein, Amihay Ben-David, Joey Joseph Simhon
  • Patent number: 10089001
    Abstract: In an approach to managing a display of an application by an operating system, one or more computer processors launch a pointing mechanism by an operating system. The one or more computer processors receive an application area, where the application area is defined by movement of the pointing mechanism on a display device. The one or more computer processors receive a launch of one or more applications. The one or more computer processors display the one or more applications in the application area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Al Chakra, Saurabh Gupta, James Y. McVea, Jr., Nancy A. Schipon
  • Patent number: 10075645
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device including a display control unit configured to display a plurality of items at least including a function name on a display screen, and a selection receiving unit configured to receive selection of one item among the plurality of displayed items. When a predetermined operation input is performed on the display screen, the display control unit displays both associated information associated with a function of the one selected item and associated information associated with functions of other items not selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ayaka Tamura
  • Patent number: 10061507
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch screen display is provided. Content in a user interface is displayed at a first magnification, and in response to detecting a first multi-finger gesture on the touch screen display (e.g., a three-finger tap gesture), a first portion of the content is magnified to a second magnification, greater than the first magnification. Further, while displaying the first portion of the content in the user interface at the second magnification, the device may detect a second multi-finger gesture on the touch screen display (e.g., movement of a three-finger contact on the display). In response to this movement, the device performs panning the user interface, so that a second portion of the content, different from the first portion, is displayed on the touch screen at the second magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Patent number: 10031659
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. The present invention includes a touchscreen and a controller controlling a system setting based on a user's system setting input, the controller, if receiving an application individual setting input corresponding to a prescribed application, controlling the application individual setting to be applied in case of activation of the prescribed application only. Accordingly, a setting for an overall system and a setting for an individual application are performed discriminately, whereby a convenience enhanced user environment can be provided. And, in performing a setting for an overall system and a setting for an individual application discriminately, a user interface (UI) for facilitating the settings can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Woochang Chun
  • Patent number: 10025452
    Abstract: In embodiments of physics-based cell layout redesign, a computing device displays a cell layout interface that includes cells in a cell grid, and the computing device implements a physics-based algorithm as a computer application that can receive a redesign input to manipulate a cell in the cell layout interface. The physics-based algorithm is implemented to then determine one or more of the cells that are proximate the manipulated cell based on edge relations between an edge of the manipulated cell and respective edges of the one or more cells. The physics-based algorithm can then reconfigure the one or more proximate cells based on the redesign input to the manipulated cell and the edge relations between the edges of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Remon Tijssen, Michael S. Cragg
  • Patent number: 9996252
    Abstract: In one aspect, method is provided for controlling a display device, comprising: displaying, on a touchscreen display, a first window executing a first application and a second window executing a second application; receiving, at the touchscreen display, a first command input to the first window and a second command input to the second window; determining whether the first command and the second command are received simultaneously; dispatching, by a processor, the first command; and dispatching, by the processor, the second command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jae Cho
  • Patent number: 9977582
    Abstract: A window display method and apparatus of an electronic device is provided for displaying windows according to a signal input from an external input device. When a predetermined input of a function key is received for generating a new window within a display screen from the external input device, during a window generation mode, generating and displaying the new window including at least one of menu items, icons, and files that are preselected when such a request for generating a window is received from the external input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihun Hong, Sunhee Kim, Kwanghyun Kim, Yonghoon Jin
  • Patent number: 9973729
    Abstract: A telecommunication device configured to enable a user to engage in a telecommunication device activity while participating in a video call is described herein. The telecommunication device concurrently displays user interfaces for the video call and the activity. The user interfaces may be displayed adjacent to each other, or one may be presented as an overlay in front of the other. The telecommunication device also informs a video call service that the video call user interface is not displayed in full-screen and, as a result, receives video call data at a reduced frame rate or reduced quality-of-service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Morrison, Christopher S. Park
  • Patent number: 9965130
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for an input error remediation scheme for an electronic device with a touch screen display. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device with a touch screen display may include displaying a first page on the touch screen display, detecting a first input from a user of the electronic device, detecting a second input from the user; determining whether the first input is inadvertent based at least in part on the second input, and displaying a second page on the touch screen display, if the first input is determined to be inadvertent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Seungil Kim, Changheon Lee
  • Patent number: 9912778
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically generating and displaying a home screen on a display of a user device are provided. The method includes receiving a portion of a query; determining a query based on the portion of a query and a user experience; determining at least one estimated user intent based on the query and at least one input variable; selecting a plurality of resources of information based on the at least one estimated user intent; providing the plurality of resources to the user device; receiving a selection of a desired resource from the user device; determining a definitive user intent from the at least one estimated user intent based on the selection; generating a new home screen respective of the definitive user intent; and causing the user device to replace a current home screen with the new generated home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Doat Media Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Kasterstein, Amir Taichman, Joey Joseph Simhon
  • Patent number: 9899004
    Abstract: Methods and devices for generating Graphical User Interface (GUI) for displaying are provided, wherein the GUI is generated based on a plurality of windows. The method for generating GUI includes the step of: separately drawing a plurality of pictures into the plurality of windows, separately composing each of the plurality of windows with pictures into a corresponding one of a plurality of buffers, and mixing the plurality of pictures in the plurality of buffers to obtain the GUI for displaying on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Zijie Zheng, Cheng Chen, Chenli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9894115
    Abstract: A system uses portable processing devices that communicate with external devices. A portable processing device having a camera transmits, to a server, an identification information request message including an image acquired by the camera; receives, from the server, identification information related to an object shown in the image; in response to user selection of the object, transmits, to the server, a data request message requesting data corresponding to the identification information of the selected object; receives, from the server, a first data corresponding to the identification information; edits the first data to provide a second data in response to user input information; and transmits the second data to the server enabling the server to update the first data to provide the second data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pilwon Kim, Soyoung Park
  • Patent number: 9891805
    Abstract: A mobile terminal (10) has the touch screen TS capable of displaying an object Ob. A CPU (24) of the mobile terminal determines (S1, S3, S21), when an operation that is slid from an end of a touch screen TS to an inner side is performed, that the operation is a specific slide operation, and corresponding to determination of the specific slide operation, displays (S27, S35) a function icon FI related to a user interface function such as a cursor and an voice input in an area that can be touched in the specific slide operation to the touch screen TS afterward. Then, the CPU starts (S37, S39, S43, S59) the interface function related to the function icon FI when a present touch position PTP of the specific slide operation enters in a display area of the function icon FI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Munehito Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9852713
    Abstract: A screen control method applied to a deformable electronic device is provided, which includes: acquiring attitude information of the electronic device in a case that a first region of a screen of the electronic device is deformed; selecting a second region of the screen based on a second attitude of the electronic device in a case that an attitude of the electronic device is changed from a first attitude to the second attitude; and controlling the second region to be deformed, where the second region is different from the first region. With the method, in a case that the first region of the screen of the electronic device is deformed and the attitude of the electronic device is changed, the deformed region is adjusted based on the changed attitude of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 9852765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a graphical user interface for arranging music, comprising a first display section showing different tracks and a second display section showing a first channel strip and a second channel strip. Preferably, the second channel strip shows the output routing or the destination of a Send of the first channel strip. The present invention also relates to a process for arranging music using the graphical user interface described above. The process allows that the channel associated with the second channel strip is automatically created when the associated bus is addressed for the first time as a Send or output destination in the first channel strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Adam, Clemens Homburg
  • Patent number: 9851876
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer-readable medium for adjusting size of screen object adapted to a mobile device having a touch screen are provided. In the method, a display direction is randomly selected for each of at least one screen object to display each screen object on the touch screen, where each screen object has at least one object size capable of being adjusted. Then, the touch screen is used to detect a first touch and a second touch performed on one of the at least one screen object. The object size of the screen object being touched is adjusted according to the display direction thereof and a relative moving direction of the first touch and the second touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Ling Chien, Chia-Chia Shieh, Yen-Shun Wu, Ting-An Yang, Ju-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9841944
    Abstract: A method for processing information applied in an electronic apparatus is provided. The method includes: acquiring a first operation to trigger the multi-window manager; displaying the multi-window management interface corresponding to the multi-window manager in the touch-control display unit based on the first operation; displaying the at least one object identifier corresponding to the at least one application in the multi-window management interface, and displaying running status information corresponding to the at least one application. Using the technical solution of the present invention, the user is able to know the applications which may be displayed in a form of a small window and the current running status thereof conveniently and quickly by means of a multi-window management interface, and thereby the user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guizhen Wang, Lijun Lin, Jing Wang, Leilei Zhao
  • Patent number: 9836438
    Abstract: A method can output content of interest of a structured electronic document from a computer or distributed computer system having a processor and memory. The method includes loading a common expression and a data structure definition into memory, the common expression identifying a content element in a first structured electronic document, the data structure definition defined according to the common expression; creating in memory an instance of a data structure defined by the data structure definition; applying with the processor the common expression to a second structured electronic document to extract a content element from the second structured electronic document; storing the extracted content element in the instance of the data structure; and populating a template structured electronic document using the instance of the data structure to produce an output structured electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Sherkin
  • Patent number: 9792030
    Abstract: A function for configuring a screen reflecting user preference is implemented when formlets are displayed to indicate function items of a mobile communication terminal. The size, position and shape of a formlet on which an indicator is positioned are changed by user settings in a state in which multiple formlets are displayed, thereby increasing accessibility to a formlet of high preference to a user and also increasing display visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong-Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 9778822
    Abstract: A touch input method and an electronic apparatus thereof are provided. The touch input method is adapted to a touch module and includes the following steps. A first position of a terminal point of a sliding trail and a second position of a click action are obtained on a defined plane of the touch module. There is a time interval between the times of obtaining the first position and the second position. On the defined plane, the first position is utilized as an origin to define a plurality of quadrants for determining a relative distance between the first position and the second position and for determining which quadrant the second position is located. According to the relative distance, the quadrant where the second position is located, and the time interval, it is determined whether to execute a specific function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 9772767
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal and controlling method thereof. The mobile terminal is controllable in response to a pinch-in/out touch gesture. The present invention includes activating a 1st application file via a specific application, displaying a 1st file image corresponding to the 1st application file on a touch screen in a single view state of displaying a single file image on the touchscreen, receiving a pinch-in touch gesture performed on the touchscreen, and switching the single view state to a multi-view state of displaying a plurality of file images in response to the reception of the pinch-in touch gesture. A 2nd file image corresponding to each of at least one 2nd application file and the 1st file image are displayed on the touchscreen in the multi-view state. The 1st application file and the at least one 2nd application file are activated by the specific application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeyoung Jeon, Seunghyun Woo, Jiyoung Park, Sujin Kim, Sukjin Jang, Hayang Jung
  • Patent number: 9733824
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is provided for navigating and/or manipulating content simply via touch of a touch-sensitive surface. The content may include discrete content items (e.g., songs, video clips, documents, web pages) and/or actions (e.g., place a call, read a message, play a game), and may or may not be hierarchical in nature. The interface may be presented on a touch-screen display, such that a user may navigate to a content item or action via a single touch on the display (e.g., with a finger or other tool), followed by gliding through any number of levels or clusters of nodes (representing content items, content compilations/categories and/or actions). The desired content item or action may be initiated automatically (e.g., opened, performed) simply by touching it, by lifting the gliding finger or by performing some other input (e.g., tapping a node, speaking a command, touching with a second finger).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Wendell D. Brown, Daniel E. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9727636
    Abstract: A hierarchy of controls and parts, that are each in accordance with constraints of a computing executing context. A control is executable code that performs a function and which may impart a visualization. A part is a unit of visualization container that has its own visualization and/or shows visualizations from one or more compliant controls associated with the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brad Olenick, Leon Ezequiel Welicki, Justin Beckwith, Tom Cox, Vishal R. Joshi, Nafisa Bhojawala, Alvaro Rahul Dias, Eric Hwa-Wei Wong, David Anson, Thao Doan, Stephen Michael Danton, Kristofer John Owens, Wai Man Yuen, Madhur Joshi, Bradley D. Millington, Brendyn Alexander, Jean-Sebastien Goupil, Ming Chen, Andrew Birck, Andrew Forget