Layout Modification (e.g., Move Or Resize) Patents (Class 715/788)
  • Patent number: 10884611
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a touch screen of a terminal as well as a terminal are provided. The method includes detecting a multi-touch event performed on a terminal touch screen. The method also includes determining an area where multiple touch points corresponding to the multi-touch event are distributed, wherein the terminal touch screen is divided into a wrong-trigger prevention area, a buffer area and a normal touch area, the buffer area being located between the wrong-trigger prevention area and the normal touch area. The method also includes, when the multiple touch points are distributed in the wrong-trigger prevention area and the buffer area, controlling the touch screen to respond to a touch operation at the multiple touch points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Yixue Ge, Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 10867584
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for displaying a touchable user interface of a display device and displaying a user interface progress experience on the touchable user interface. In one aspect, available application space on the display device may be identified. An amount of available application space may be comparted with an amount of space required for one or more user interface elements. A visible display of the one or more user interface elements may be adjusted based on the amount of available application space compared to the amount of space required for the one or more user interface elements. In another aspect, an action command associated with the one or more user interface elements may be selected and performed. While the selected action command is being performed and when a threshold value has been met, the user interface progress experience may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Wilde, Endre Bognar, Manoj Sharma
  • Patent number: 10861239
    Abstract: A computer system renders one or more virtual objects on a display of a hybrid-reality system (DHR), such as head-mounted display (HMD), which represents occluded or obscured details in the field-of-view. Information is presented to a user by establishing a view position relative to a real-world object and receiving dimension and position data associated with an occluded object. The occluded object is at least partially occluded by the real-world object at the view position. A first image of at least a portion of the occluded object is rendered on the DHR using the first data. Second data associated with the occluded object is received and a stimulus is provided to the user representing the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Jones, Jessica A. F. Jones
  • Patent number: 10853791
    Abstract: A mobile wallet computing system associated with a mobile wallet database includes a mobile wallet circuit structured to present a mobile wallet interface to a mobile wallet user. The mobile wallet interface includes a first portion that includes a graphical depiction of a user payment vehicle associated with a financial institution, the first portion including a first interaction point that enables the user to initiate a sequence to engage in a mobile wallet transaction using the mobile wallet. The interface also includes a second portion that includes a second interaction point and a third interaction point, the second interaction point enabling the user to access a functionality enabling the user to indicate a transaction preference for a transaction with an entity other than the mobile wallet provider or financial institution, the third interaction point enabling the user to indicate a preference to initiate communications with the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ellis, Ashish B. Kurani
  • Patent number: 10838607
    Abstract: A panorama display application shows objects from a spreadsheet such as charts in primary screen of a mobile device adjoined by left and right virtual screens. The application overlays interaction controls such as sort and filter functions on the object. The application also provides additional interaction controls for the object on the left virtual screen and associated objects links on the right virtual screen. The application may expose the additional interaction controls and the associated objects links by overlaying portions of the virtual screens on the primary screen. The application fluidly shifts content from virtual screens to the primary screen subsequent to detected user action on the overlaid portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Lin, Melissa MacBeth, Daniel Battagin
  • Patent number: 10809893
    Abstract: A technique for improving application window displays in a multi-window graphical user interface in a touch-based computing device is discussed. By selecting an application window or corresponding thumbnail icon in a multi-window graphical user interface using a finger touch and dragging the application window or icon to an edge of the screen indicated by another finger, the edge of the selected application window may be automatically aligned with respect to that screen edge. Additionally, already open application windows may be automatically re-sized and re-positioned to accommodate the newly re-sized application window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Insyde Software Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10802702
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: a memory; and a processor configured to cause the information processing apparatus to execute a process according to a program stored in the memory, the process including: performing control so that an image is displayed in a predetermined area of a display apparatus; detecting a touch operation on the display apparatus; acquiring pressure information of the detected touch operation; and executing a process according to the acquired pressure information, in a case where a position at which the touch operation is detected is within the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Tsubakihara
  • Patent number: 10803668
    Abstract: Information obscured to a user is provided through a display of a hybrid reality system (DHR). data associated with an occluded object at least partially occluded by a real-world object at a position of the user is received and a display window is created on the DHR. A first magnification factor is obtained and a first image of at least the portion of the occluded object is rendered in the display window at the first magnification factor at a first time. A second magnification factor, different than the first magnification factor, is obtained, and a second image of at least the portion of the occluded object is rendered in the display window at the second magnification factor at a second time after the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Jones, Bruce A Young
  • Patent number: 10776447
    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: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HVR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jesse Donald Capon
  • Patent number: 10770037
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes: a housing; a touch panel-equipped display section; a sensor; and a control unit including a processor and, upon execution of a control program by the processor, functioning as a display control section, an operating region decision section, an operating region storage section, a specific inclination determination section, and a display change section. The operating region decision section determines, during holding of the housing with a user's one hand, an operating region on the screen of the display section reachable with an operating finger of the one hand from a trace of points of touch with the operating finger. When an inclination of the housing detected by the sensor is determined to be a specific inclination toward the operating finger by the specific inclination determination section, the display change section moves and displays a plurality of on-screen objects into and within the operating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 10735607
    Abstract: A device for causing a display unit to partially display a screen having a scroll region in which a content is scrolled and an operation region is provided. The device includes: a setting portion that sets a target region which is a part of the screen displayed by the display unit; a change instructing portion that instructs the setting portion to change the target region based on operation on the operation region; a determination portion that judges, when the setting portion changes the target region, whether or not a size of the operation region of the target region is smaller than a set value; a display change portion that causes the setting portion to perform processing of increasing the operation region displayed by the display unit; and a generating portion that generates section screen data representing a content in the target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Murakami, Jun Kunioka, Koichi Amiya, Yukina Hisada, Tomokazu Kato
  • Patent number: 10712990
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving first user input from a first user interface screen and second user input from a second user interface screen, wherein the first user interface screen is disposed at a first location on a support structure and the second user interface screen is disposed at a second location on the support structure; presenting a first series of images, wherein the first series of images is presented responsive to first user input, and wherein the first series of images is presented as a first projection in a first volume of space; and presenting a second series of images, wherein the second series of images is presented responsive to second user input, wherein the second series of images is presented as a second projection in a second volume of space. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Duane Matthew Cash
  • Patent number: 10679224
    Abstract: Various systems and apparatus for using quick response codes on negotiable instruments are described herein. A request may be received at a server from a user device, wherein the webpage request includes a sequence identifier, wherein the sequence identifier is associated with a two-dimensional barcode printed on a negotiable instrument. An advertisement from a plurality of advertisements may be selected based on the sequence identifier in the webpage request. The advertisement may be placed within an advertising portion of a webpage and the webpage may be transmitted to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Deluxe Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Osewalt
  • Patent number: 10678564
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for providing popups, including the following computer-implemented method. A trigger event is received that is generated by detection of a request for a presentation of a pop-up window. Based on the received trigger event, an activity pop-up component is launched that is configured to output the pop-up window, where a launch mode of the activity pop-up component is preconfigured as a single task mode. A determination is made whether the pop-up window output by the activity pop-up component is obscured by a pre-existing pop-up window. Upon determining that the pop-up window output by the activity pop-up component is obscured by the pre-existing pop-up window, the activity pop-up component is relaunched to trigger movement of the pop-up window to the top of an activity stack to force a non-obscured display of the pop-up window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Xiangyu Zhao, Liangzi Ding
  • Patent number: 10664892
    Abstract: A platform allows experts, for example home improvement professionals, to upload their portfolios, i.e. content such as photos, videos, text, and sound, to a publicly available resource, such as a Web browser accessible, network based commerce system. Users may then browse the content, for example by room, style, and metro area. The content is arranged in collections that are in part passively sorted, based upon user relevance. Tags are shown on objects, for example within photos, for which there is more information. In the case of a movable display device, the tags can simulate the physics of real tags, for example they can move back and forth when the device is shaken. In another embodiment, a snap point is set to impart either a scrolling transition or a step transition between display pages, based upon user scroll activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Houzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Alon Cohen, Guy Shaviv
  • Patent number: 10664122
    Abstract: A method of displaying windows is provided. The method includes displaying at least two windows, displaying at least one center button disposed at at least one boundary between the at least two displayed windows, determining a window of which the size is to be changed according to a movement direction of the at least one center button, and changing a size of the determined window according to movement of the at least one center button and displaying the determined window having the changed size, wherein the determined window is overlaid on the at least two displayed windows, and wherein a size of the determined window is changed according to movement of the at least one center button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-hwan Choi, Young-jin Kim, Kang-tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10649525
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit, a gaze line detection unit, and a control unit that includes a processor, and acts, when the processor executes a control program, as a gaze line concentration area detector that detects a gaze line concentration area on the screen, according to a trajectory of the gaze line on the screen detected by the gaze line detection unit, a counter that counts a number of objects displayed in the gaze line concentration area detected, and a display controller that enters an enlarged display mode in which the display object is displayed in an enlarged size, when one display object is included in the gaze line concentration area, and enters a help display mode in which help information is displayed, when no gaze line concentration area is detected, or when a plurality of display objects are included in the gaze line concentration area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 10649795
    Abstract: An apparatus for compositing an output surface (10) from a plurality of input surfaces (1, 2, 3, 4) includes processing circuitry and a composition processor. The processing circuitry is configured to determine whether two or more input surfaces of the plurality of input surfaces (1, 2, 3, 4) can be combined into a single secondary surface for provision to the composition processor. When it is determined that two or more input surfaces of the plurality of input surfaces (1, 2, 3, 4) can be combined into a single secondary surface for provision to the composition processor, the processing circuitry is configured to provide data representing the secondary surface to the composition processor, the data indicating the input surfaces that contribute to the secondary surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Daren Croxford, Piotr Tadeusz Chrobak, Damian Piotr Modrzyk
  • Patent number: 10635508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a programmatic implementation based on a set of recorded API calls. One example includes recording a set of user actions performed via a temporary second user account and generating a programmatic implementation based at least in part on the recorded user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alexander Allen
  • Patent number: 10636216
    Abstract: An occluded object displayed on a head-mounted display (HMD) is manipulated by establishing a first view position relative to a real-world object, and receiving three-dimensional data associated with occluded objects, the occluded objects at least partially occluded by the real-world object at the first view position. A first image of at least a portion of the occluded objects is rendered on the HMD from the first view position at a geometrically correct location with respect to an image of the real-world object on the HMD using the three-dimensional data. At least one occluded object is selected from the rendered portion of the occluded objects, a second view position is established relative to the selected at least one occluded object, and a second image of the selected at least one occluded object is rendered on the HMD from the second view position using the three-dimensional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Anthony Mark Jones, Jessica A. F. Jones
  • Patent number: 10636197
    Abstract: Information obscured to a user is provided through a display of a hybrid-reality system (DHR), such as a head-mounted display (HMD). A view position relative to a real-world object is established, the real-world object at least partially occluding a view of an occluded object. First data providing information about a first position, at a first time, of at least a moveable portion of an occluded object is received and a first image of at least the moveable portion of the occluded object in the first position is then rendered on the display. Second data providing information about a second position, at a second time, of the moveable portion of the occluded object is then received, and a second image of at least the moveable portion of the occluded object in the second position is rendered on the display to replace the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 10629158
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor. The processor specifies regions surrounded by a boundary line between a range through which a rectangular window passes and a range through which the window does not pass as an arrangement candidate region of the window in a display region when a center of the window is moved according to an outer frame of the display region in a case where it is detected that a display position of the window is a first position at which the window protrudes from the display region, determines a position closest to the first position as an arrangement candidate position of the window among arrangement candidate regions, and arranges the center of the window at the arrangement candidate position when the window does not protrude from the display region in a case where the arrangement candidate position and the center of the window match each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kota Itakura, Junichi Yura, Tatsuro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10620774
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing a plurality of applications are provided. The method includes determining at least a partial area of a User Interface (UI) corresponding to an input, generating a window based on the at least theartial area, displaying an application list related to the window, and based on an input of selecting one application from the application list, providing the selected application through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyesoon Jeong, Jaewon Jeon, Daesik Hwang
  • Patent number: 10600223
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for determining the structure of a sorted collection list of layouts by optimizing the organization of a collection of objects on a layout based on series of narrative and aesthetic criteria that vary for each set of objects and/or layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Laurent Francois Martin, Narendra Dubey
  • Patent number: 10585581
    Abstract: A method and associated system for modifying an image on a display screen. A first line and a second line are generated in an original image being displayed on the display screen. The first line and the second line pass through a first point and a 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: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shirley S. Wang, Si Wei
  • Patent number: 10579740
    Abstract: A system and methods for content presentation selection. One method includes displaying, on a display of a portable device, a plurality of tiles. The method includes receiving a first gesture-based input corresponding to a selected tile of the plurality of tiles. The method includes selecting a first application based on the content of the selected tile. The method includes superimposing, on or near a first portion of the selected tile, a first icon corresponding to the first application. The method includes receiving a second gesture-based input selecting the first icon. The method includes retrieving, from the first application, a first application view based on the content. The method includes replacing the selected tile with the first application view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shervin Sabripour, Alejandro G. Blanco, Goktug Duman
  • Patent number: 10579218
    Abstract: An application producing method regarding a first and second application, the method includes receiving an application generation request related to a second application, the second application being subordinate to a first application, generating the second application and computer readable instructions related to a switch interface for selecting at least one of the first and second applications, the switch interface computer readable instructions related to the switch interface, which when executed by at least one application executing apparatus, causes the application executing apparatus to display the switch interface on at least one of the first and second applications, and when the switch interface is in a first state, the first application is controlled based on a first user input received by the at least one application executing apparatus, and when the switch interface is in a second state, the second application is controlled based on the first user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventors: Sung Jae Lee, Joo Hwan Bae, Hyun Joo Bae, Jung Seob Lee, Gil Do Kim, Won Kuym Kim, Chang Hoon Yang, Gyeong Hwan Jo, Hyun Tae Cho, Byung Yong Song, Do Yun Kim, Jin Woo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10572145
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for one-hand operation mode is provided, the mobile terminal including: a display unit including a touch screen; a sensor unit sensing a motion; and a controller, in response to at least one of a touch input applied to the touch screen and a motion sensed by the sensor unit, executing an one-hand operation mode to control a size or a position of a screen displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Hoe Kim, Eun Jung Yang, Kyu Ho Kim, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Woo Hong, Young Soo Chang
  • Patent number: 10565751
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to analyze and visualize two or more parameters of spatial data. In the context of a method and for each of a plurality of grid cells, an aggregated representation is identified of the data value(s) associated with a respective grid cell and a count of data values that are associated with the respective grid cell. The method also applies a smoothing function to create a smoothed representation of the data value(s) associated with the respective grid cells and to create a smoothed count of the number of data values that are associated with the respective grid cell. For each of the plurality of grid cells, the method causes presentation of a visual depiction of: (i) a value based on the smoothed representation and the smoothed count of the respective grid cell and (ii) the smoothed count of the respective grid cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Friedrich Hartmann, Volodymyr Bilonenko
  • Patent number: 10552006
    Abstract: An electronic album is created taking into consideration the intentions of the user regarding electronic album creation. Face images are extracted from among a number of images for an electronic album and the face images are displayed on a display screen. A face image of an important person is dragged and dropped onto an important image setting area, and the face image of a person not required to be included in the electronic album is dragged and dropped onto an excluded image setting area. An electronic album in line with user intentions is created so as to increase the proportion of images of an important person and exclude images of unwanted persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10528210
    Abstract: Graphical navigation of foreground and background applications running on a mobile computing device across multiple active user environments, even when graphics information for background applications is not maintained by a mobile operating system of the mobile computing device. A last graphical representation of an application screen may be captured as the application state is transitioned from the foreground state to the background state. The last graphical representation may be associated with a position in an application activity stack representing foreground and background mobile operating system applications. The navigation techniques may be used in a computing environment with multiple active user environments. A first active user environment may be associated with the mobile operating system. A second active user environment may be associated with the mobile operating system or a desktop operating system running concurrently with the mobile operating system on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Brian Reeves, Paul E. Reeves, Wuke Liu, Borys Sushchev
  • Patent number: 10503342
    Abstract: A user interface can have one or more spaces presented therein. A space is a grouping of one or more program windows in relation to windows of other application programs, such that the program(s) of only a single space is visible when the space is active. A view can be generated of all spaces and their contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Assana Fard, John O. Louch, Ralph Brunner, Haroon Sheikh, Eric Peyton, Christopher Hynes
  • Patent number: 10496252
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a location based interactive informational display includes processing circuitry outputting on a display device a map of a region represented with a first level of detail and including a location focusing graphical indicia overlaid on a sub-region of the map, outputting on the display device a details frame that includes information of the sub-region with a second level of detail that is higher than the first level of detail, receiving user input for modifying the sub-region on which the location focusing graphical indicia is overlaid, and, responsive to the user input, modifying the display of the location focusing graphical indicia and modifying the details frame to include information at the second level of detail corresponding to the modified sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Liu Ren, Zeng Dai
  • Patent number: 10491579
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a new multiparty interaction among a subset of a plurality of participants in an existing multiparty interaction from within the existing multiparty interaction are described, wherein the new multiparty interaction is established based on authentications, presentation materials, and/or settings of the existing multiparty interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Yoakum
  • Patent number: 10489947
    Abstract: A display method includes requesting a memory to allocate a first memory space for the first application corresponding to a first adjusted size adjusted from a first default size of a first destination frame of the first application, requesting the memory to allocate a second memory space for the second application corresponding to a second default size of a second destination frame of the second application, synthesizing a first application image generated in the first memory space and a second application image generated in the second memory space, and controlling a display component to display the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10474312
    Abstract: An operation method of a portable terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: entering a window screen movement mode in which a window screen of a foreground task is displayed uppermost and one or more window screens are stacked in multiple layers under the window screen of the foreground task; selecting a window screen from a plurality of window screens according to a user's movement command; changing the transparency of at least a part of areas of window screens stacked on the selected window screen; and displaying the selected window screen as a foreground screen and terminating the window screen movement mode when an input determining the selected window screen is received. Therefore, it is possible to switch screens and tasks more swiftly and conveniently, thereby improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyung Min Lee, Yong Taek Gong
  • Patent number: 10469737
    Abstract: A display control device includes a display controller executing display control to display, on a display screen of a display device displaying an image, a whole of a display target image that is to be displayed and that has an aspect ratio differing from an aspect ratio of the display screen, and to display a partial enlarged image, which is obtained by enlarging a partial image corresponding to a part of the display target image and which has a smaller size than the display screen, at a displayed position of the partial image in superimposed relation to the display target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lyo Takaoka, Takashi Nunomaki, Ryoko Amano, Kenzo Nishikawa, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita, Shunichi Kasahara
  • Patent number: 10444951
    Abstract: A method for identifying a user operation mode on a handheld device and a handheld device is presented, where the method includes, when it is detected that a finger of a user slides on a screen of the handheld device, acquiring sliding information of the finger of the user in a sliding process, and identifying an operation mode of the user according to the sliding information of the finger of the user in the sliding process, where the operation mode includes a left-hand operation mode and a right-hand operation mode. Using the foregoing manner, a user operation mode may be identified and accuracy of identification can be increased, without an additional cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan Fang
  • Patent number: 10430017
    Abstract: There is disclosed a target pointing system for use in graphical user interface. The system provides a fan-shaped area cursor with a variable spanning angle, a variable range for capturing target items on the user interface and/or a variable orientation. The spanning angle of the area cursor ranges from >0° but <360°. The spanning angle, the range of the area cursor for acquiring target items and/or the orientation of the area cursor is dependent on velocity of movement of the area cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Kin Chung Au, Xiaojun Su, Wing Hung Rynson Lau
  • Patent number: 10402783
    Abstract: A method of automatically re-organizing structured data in a reporting system based on screen size calculated an initial layout for data containers in a report, checks to see if any of the data containers are obscured by the right display edge, and re-arranges the data containers so that no containers are obscured. A similar process is performed on any data grids with obscured columns. Columns are removed according to importance to maintain context. Elements in a removed column are added below respective associated rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Jason David Carlson
  • Patent number: 10402034
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system for automatically managing panes in relation to the application canvas in a user interface. The system includes a pane manager that works in conjunction with applications to provide access to panes while keeping a minimum amount of user content visible. The system allows an application to define a protected canvas size. When a pane is needed, the system determines if sufficient room for the pane exists or can be created by dismissing another pane. If so, the pane is added. If not, the pane may be displayed in a temporary manner. The system also responds to changes in the user interface size. If the user interface size decreases to a point where sufficient room for existing panes is no longer available, one or more of the existing panes are dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Kaufthal, Travis Spomer, Ryan Sloan
  • Patent number: 10394413
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided, each of which: displays, on a display, a plurality of windows for a user to perform inputting for an application; receives selection of a first window to be set to an active state out of the plurality of displayed windows, the active state being capable of receiving user's operation; reads a function related to image editing, the function having been enabled in a second window of the plurality of displayed windows different than the first window, which has been in an active state immediately before receiving selection of the first window; and changes a display of the first window to an active state with the read function enabled in the first window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Shimizu, Fumiko Tsuwano, Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10387007
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tiled video display is shown on a screen of a display device. The tiled video display includes a plurality of video tiles that each show video content of a different video stream. The video tiles are arranged on the screen according to a tiling layout. A user interface (UI) is shown on a touch sensitive screen of a wireless mobile device separate from the display device. The UI includes a plurality of UI tiles that each correspond to a respective video tile of the tiled video display. The UI tiles are arranged on the virtual display screen according to the tiling layout of the video tiles. In response to a gesture over at least a portion of a particular one of the UI tiles on the touch sensitive screen, a modification is made to both the particular UI tile and a correspond video tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Savant Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Silva, Mark Tubinis, Christopher Perry, Nicholas J. Cipollo, Duarte M. Avelar, James F. Allen, David W. Tatzel, Andrew Hamm
  • Patent number: 10387891
    Abstract: In response to user input associated with a previously displayed reduced-size version of an advertisement displayed in connection with a slideshow, a fall-screen view of the advertisement is displayed, for example according to a rule-based or probabilistic system to improve the applicability of the advertisement to the content being viewed. A cost-per-view (CPV) advertising model monetizes user interaction with an advertisement that results in navigating a content viewer to a landing page displayed within the viewer such that context of original content being viewed within the viewer is preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Austin Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10373646
    Abstract: Providing a method for organizing portions of videos called video previews. The video previews may be associated with a playable group (e.g., one or more other videos that play simultaneously), a video channel (e.g., a collection of videos), or in a particular order for a viewer to browse. Each video channel or video in a channel can provide short, playable video preview that users can use to better decide whether to watch the full video or video channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ALC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David McIntosh, Chris Pennello
  • 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: 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: 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: 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