Layout Modification (e.g., Move Or Resize) Patents (Class 715/788)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9727547
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for displaying display primary e-book content, note glyphs and margins in an e-book interface according to the size of the e-book interface; animating “peeking pages” and glyph size during and after re-sizing events; selecting text in an e-book, entering a note that will become linked to the selected text, and representing the presence of the note on top of the primary content of the e-book as an interactive glyph according to some embodiments of the present technology; and displaying note objects, editing note objects, and navigating between note objects in a note-view pane of an e-book interface according to some embodiments of the present technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Allison Styer, M. Frank Emanuel, Jacob Refstrup, Christopher Pethick, Guillermo Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9727214
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and an object processing method are provided. An interface management module of the apparatus generates a user operation interface on the display screen. The interface has a first operating area and a second operating area, which have their respective sizes associated with each other in the interface. A first functional module displays a first object in the first operating area. A second functional module displays a second object in the second operating area. A first application program unit performs a corresponding process operation on the first object. An acquisition unit acquires a first operation by a user on the first operating area. A control unit controls the first application program unit to be in a ready state, when the first operation satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhiqiang He, Haisheng Xu, Rong Yang, Ming Cai, Haixin Chai
  • Patent number: 9720584
    Abstract: User interfaces for multiple display regions are described. One embodiment provides an array of non-overlapping windows that are created from a set of overlapping windows, and a user can select one of the non-overlapping windows to obtain an enlarged view of that selected window while keeping the other windows in their non-overlapping state. In one embodiment, the array of non-overlapping windows can include minimized windows or windows in other virtual desktops (e.g. windows in other “Spaces”) or both. In one embodiment, only windows of a selected application are shown in non-overlapping mode while opened windows of other applications are not shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John O. Louch, Timothy W. Bumgarner, Eric S. Peyton, Christopher J. Hynes
  • Patent number: 9710444
    Abstract: Research items are stored in a research organization space within a document. The research organization space is separate from the document workspace that contains the document, itself. User inputs are provided to modify the research items or the document, by including research items within the document. Research items or document content are modified based on the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tristan Alexander Davis, Ruth Kikin-Gil
  • Patent number: 9710884
    Abstract: A computer processor circuit can be used to receive a resizing request that includes parameters for resizing a user interface containing a plurality of visual elements. In response to the request, the computer processor circuit can access a set of one or more data files specifying: links to binary image data files for the plurality of visual elements; a set of nodes forming a plurality of vector paths for at least one of the plurality of visual elements; and a set of rules defining different image resizing properties for different vector paths of the plurality of vector paths. The computer processor circuit can then create a resized version of the user interface by modifying the plurality of visual elements according to the set of rules and to the parameters for resizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadav Parag, Vladimir Shalikashvili, Moshe Weiss
  • Patent number: 9710883
    Abstract: A computer processor circuit can be used to receive a resizing request that includes parameters for resizing a user interface containing a plurality of visual elements. In response to the request, the computer processor circuit can access a set of one or more data files specifying: links to binary image data files for the plurality of visual elements; a set of nodes forming a plurality of vector paths for at least one of the plurality of visual elements; and a set of rules defining different image resizing properties for different vector paths of the plurality of vector paths. The computer processor circuit can then create a resized version of the user interface by modifying the plurality of visual elements according to the set of rules and to the parameters for resizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadav Parag, Vladimir Shalikashvili, Moshe Weiss
  • Patent number: 9703477
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a touch input within a particular region of a display area of the computing device. The display area presents a user interface (UI) including a number of views and an outside view. Each of the views corresponds to one or more regions of the display area. One or more of the views has a gesture recognizer configured to process a touch input detected within the regions of the display area associated with each of the views. The outside view has a gesture recognizer configured to process the touch input detected within the display area. The views are organized in a hierarchy. The method also includes determining whether a particular one of the views from among the views is set as a modal view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Amerige
  • Patent number: 9703470
    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: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Chang-Sik Yoo
  • Patent number: 9646131
    Abstract: Techniques are described for processing an electronic image for presentation in a display of an enterprise application according to a format for presenting electronic image in the enterprise application. A format for an enterprise application may indicate display attributes such as an aspect ratio, a frame size, a resolution, or the like. The format for presenting an electronic image may correspond to a type of an enterprise application, a function of an enterprise application, a feature of an enterprise application, one or more subjects of the electronic image, other criteria associated with an enterprise application, or a combination thereof. These techniques may enable an electronic image to be adjusted for presentation in enterprise applications that have different formats. Users may benefit by not having to provide an electronic image adjusted to the different formats, thereby enabling a single electronic image to be used for a variety of enterprise applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Goldberg, Mark Vilrokx, Aylin Uysal
  • Patent number: 9648269
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for selecting and displaying a particular region in a displayed image. A user selects a target region in an image displayed on an image reproduction apparatus, an image of the selected target region is enlarged and displayed in a window, which the user can adjust a generation position, a size, a zoom magnification, and a resolution thereof. The image reproduction apparatus tracks a target object in the target region, and enables the user to continuously view the target object in the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun-Hee Park, Jong-Man Kim, Min-Woo Lee, Yun-Je Oh, Sung-Dae Cho
  • Patent number: 9619140
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creative wallpaper are provided. The method includes presenting a first desktop environment in which icons, menus, applications, or functions can be located and invoked, presenting an uncoverer for revealing a second desktop environment in which icons, menus, applications, or functions can be located and invoked, and if the uncoverer is selected and executed, progressively removing the first desktop environment to reveal the second desktop environment underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: William Stryker Clausen
  • Patent number: 9619120
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to scaling an application window. A method includes determining a first window size for an application, and instructing the application to render at the first window size. The method also includes determining a second window size for the application, scaling the first window size to the second window size based on a scale value, and displaying the scaled application at the second window size. The scaling allows a full-screen view of the application to be displayed on a smaller window, or allows shrinking the application window to a size below a normal minimum window size. Inputs to the scaled window are also scaled so that the application continues to behave as if rendered at the first window size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Louis Charles Girard, Robert Flack, Steven Chi Truong, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 9608869
    Abstract: In example embodiments, space filling elements displayed on a computer screen represent items in one or more levels of a hierarchical menu structure. The area of a space filling element indicates the number of accesses to an application associated with the space filling element. Other attributes of the space filling element may indicate values of characteristics of an associated application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nigel King, Joseph Goldberg
  • Patent number: 9600298
    Abstract: Machines, systems and methods for recognizing visual change in a graphical user interface (GUI) environment, the method comprising determining position of an active GUI object in the GUI environment based on known attributes of the active GUI object; monitoring a focus area in the active GUI object to detect visual changes in attributes of the focus area, without regard to any visual changes outside the focus area; determining whether the active GUI object has moved or has been resized, in response to determining a visual change in the attributes of the focus area; and determining position of a new active GUI object in the GUI environment, in response to determining that the active GUI object has not been moved or has not been resized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amir Geva, Sivan Harary, Mattias Marder
  • Patent number: 9600595
    Abstract: In a method for redrawing a two web page windows that are being moved from a first display screen to a second display screen, an indication is received that each respective web page window is being moved from a first display to a second display. A processor identifies different scaling factors corresponding to uniform resource locators (URLs) of each respective web page window for scaling the web page windows for display on the second display screen. The processor causes the first web page window to be scaled according to the first scaling factor and the second web page window to be scaled according to the second, different scaling factor, wherein each web page window is scaled differently relative to the other on the second display screen than on the first display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Dana L. Price, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode
  • Patent number: 9588603
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a memory, a display device that displays information on a screen, a detection device that detects a tip position of an indicator body on the display device in a state in which the information processing device is held, and a processor coupled to the memory, configured to change a display area displayed on the screen of the display device to an operation area whose vertex is the tip position of the indicator body and which is operable by the indicator body in a state in which the information processing device is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takuro Shiomi
  • Patent number: 9589414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gaming machine touch screen system incorporating a flat transparent or nearly transparent layer that contains a series of active elements/actuators/chambers that enable a vertical displacement of the touch screen top surface. These active elements displace the top surface of the touch screen upon command of the gaming machine to provide features perceptible to the player's touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen E. Patton, Julia M. Childs, Sean C. Martin, Martin S. Lyons, Michael J. Mitchell, William R. Wadleigh, David B. Schultz, Kimberly J. Cohn, John R. Vallejo, Joanna Musick, Scott T. Hilbert, Dougal Austin, Amy Lynn Monette
  • Patent number: 9588657
    Abstract: A method for integration of dynamically scalable non-native windows into a host operating system (OS), including launching a Virtual Machine (VM) running a guest OS on a computer system with the host OS and a host desktop being displayed to a user; displaying a window of a non-native desktop on the host desktop; and scaling the window in response to user action, so that items displayed in the window are scaled with the same ratio, wherein the VM interfaces to a virtual adapter for its maintenance of the window, and wherein a resolution of the displayed window changes dynamically in response to the user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander V. Grechishkin, Nikolay N. Dobrovolskiy, Alexey B. Koryakin, Sergei Malykhin, Andrey A. Omelyanchuk, Alexander G. Tormasov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 9588754
    Abstract: Drag and drop operations are associated with the installation of web applications. In some instances, drag and drop operations include the selection of an icon associated with a URL in a web browser. When the selected icon is dragged to a taskbar of a desktop, a corresponding web application file is created.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Israel Hilerio, Mara B. Patton, Phu Hoang Le, Justin Martin Posey, Kinnary M. Jangla, Carlos Yeung, Alexander H. Malek, Bruce A. Morgan, John E. Davis, Mustapha Jaber
  • Patent number: 9582187
    Abstract: Context based menus that can be dynamically positioned, laid out, and activated are provided for tap, swipe, and press-and-hold type interactions. Presenting a plurality of executable commands and/or links to submenus, a context based menu may be displayed in various shapes and forms in relation to selected content displayed on a user interface and/or other factors such as available display space, user attributes, and similar ones. Submenus presenting commands within a category may be displayed in place of, adjacent to, or overlapping with a parent context based menu. Menu position, contents, and/or shape may be adjusted in response to changes in selected content, user contact location, changes in user interface, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Erez Kikin Gil, Matthew Kotler, Vignesh Sachidanandam, Mark Pearson, Andrew Hockman, Ned Friend, Doreen Grieb
  • Patent number: 9575640
    Abstract: Complex collaboration or decision support applications perform complex design or planning tasks, often with the input of large groups of people over long periods of time. The combination of time and complexity can often obscure past actions, making it difficult to remember the factors that influenced earlier stages in the planning task. This is especially true if the task involves many people and different people work at different times. The application state navigation system provides an application-independent mechanism that allows operators to walk back through the history of the application in order to better understand (or remember) the application actions that were taken in the past and the triggers for those actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Kelly L. Dempski, Brandon L. Harvey
  • Patent number: 9542361
    Abstract: A system and method may truncate entered text of a text box user interface element to display both a beginning portion of the text and an ending portion of the text. Within a displayed user interface, a collapsible text entry box may include a text entry field having a maximum size based on a spatial relationship between the field and the box. The text entry field may include a text entry capacity of a threshold number of characters based on the text entry field parameter. The field may receive a stream of characters and the user interface may initially display all characters as the field receives them. When the displayed characters exceeds the threshold number, the system and method may truncate the displayed characters at a truncation point. The position of the truncation point may include a displayed character after a first displayed character of the received character stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonah Jones, Michelle I. Lee
  • Patent number: 9529779
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method where a file is displayed on a display screen of a mobile device; and, a pop-up is identified outside of the visible area on the display screen of the mobile device. The identification of the pop-up includes detecting a document object model change in the file, the presence of one or more non-active elements in the file, and/or a change in luminance in an area outside of the visible area on the display screen. A controller moves the pop-up to the visible area on the display screen, or the visible area on the display screen is moved to the pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Nimesh Bhatia, Gregory J. Boss, Manuel Silveyra
  • Patent number: 9501205
    Abstract: A system is described for providing a virtual environment corresponding to a scene from nature. The virtual environment can be used to present performance metrics to a user. In some examples, the virtual environment can be a pond where performance metrics are represented using lily pads. The visual appearance of the lily pad can be dependent on metadata of the corresponding performance metric and the lily pads can be grouped according to how the performance metrics are grouped in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Xiao Wang, Bingjun Zhou, Philipp Maximilian Wesel, Vishal Sikka, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Xiaoqi Ouyang, Janaki Kumar, Tao Liu, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9495332
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method where a file is displayed on a display screen of a mobile device; and, a pop-up is identified outside of the visible area on the display screen of the mobile device. The identification of the pop-up includes detecting a document object model change in the file, the presence of one or more non-active elements in the file, and/or a change in luminance in an area outside of the visible area on the display screen. A controller moves the pop-up to the visible area on the display screen, or the visible area on the display screen is moved to the pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Gregory Jensen Boss, Nimesh Bhatia, Manuel Silveyra
  • Patent number: 9489216
    Abstract: A computer interface can be customized by a user at run time (instead of by a developer or administrator at an earlier time). A rectangular area can be divided into a plurality of sub-areas, and content sources assigned to each sub-area; or two adjacent sub-areas can be coalesced into a single, larger area. Content sources are assigned to each sub-area, and live content from the assigned source is displayed in the sub-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang E. Walter, Christoph Persich
  • Patent number: 9454299
    Abstract: A method including controlling display of a graphical user interface, the graphical user interface including a portion configured to present content associated with a program; controlling display of a plurality of functions in response to a user input, the plurality of functions being associated with the program and being displayed in the graphical user interface with the portion; and determining if the user input selects a function of the plurality of functions for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Roope Aleksi Rainisto
  • Patent number: 9430231
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a method, computer program product, and system for inserting text content into a computer file as a comment in a determined comment convention. In an embodiment, a comment convention is determined in a file. The file includes at least one file line. A text content is received. A comment is inserted into the file. The comment includes the comment convention and the text content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ian M. Hodges
  • Patent number: 9411487
    Abstract: A graphical user interface provides a display of multiple items of information in a manner such that the user can comprehend the relationship of various items to one another over a wide span. To achieve this result, at least some information containers are allocated a reduced amount of area in which to be viewed by the user. At least one container continues to be displayed in full view, however. In one embodiment, the containers are displayed in an overlapping arrangement. In a column view, for instance, the column containing the object that was last clicked upon, and the column showing the contents of the selected object, can be displayed in full view. The other columns may be only partially visible, due to the overlapping arrangement. However, the user is presented with enough information to comprehend the relationship of objects at different levels. When the user moves a cursor over a container with a reduced viewing area, the display changes to show that container in full view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 9389749
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a media service provider system 1) providing for display in a media program browse view on a display screen, a cover art image object representing a media program within a grid of cover art image objects representing a plurality of media programs accessible through a media program distribution service, 2) determining a media distribution model by way of which the media program represented by the cover art image object is accessible through the media program distribution service, and 3) providing, for display in the media program browse view together with the cover art image object, an accessibility indicator that indicates the media distribution model by way of which the media program is accessible. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon and Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Imran Arif Maskatia, Paul Bradley Bowers
  • Patent number: 9383887
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of providing a user with a customized user interface is disclosed. One example may include generating a window display area based on at least one predefined user preference, and displaying the window display area in a specified location of the user. The method may also include prompting the user to select at least one particular application that may be associated with the window display area, and prompting the user to customize the window attributes by modifying the window display area. Other operations may include saving the customized window display area in a memory of a computing device once the user has completed the customizing of the window attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: Farid Khafizov, Margarita Khafizova
  • Patent number: 9378188
    Abstract: A method is provided for rewrapping text when changing from a first to a second zoom level when displaying an electronic document. The line length at which to rewrap the text is chosen such that no horizontal scrolling becomes necessary. Since the rewrapping may result in a change to the layout of the document, the method may further include identifying an element in the electronic document and ensuring that the element is included in the display after a zooming-in or zooming-out operation. Also described is a device configured to perform the method and a computer program including instructions for performing the method when executed by a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: OPERA SOFTWARE ASA
    Inventor: Karl Anders Oygard
  • Patent number: 9372873
    Abstract: Methods are provided for displaying image results responsive to a search query. In addition to displaying responsive results for a query, responsive results are also provided for related queries. The results are ordered along a plurality of display axes, including at least one axis corresponding to the ordering of the various search queries. The results can be displayed in an aligned or non-aligned manner. The results can then be translated along one or more of the display axes to allow a user to browse the various results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Steven M. Drucker, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 9342219
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to a method for adapting graphic representation on a user interface of a computer user station for the graphic representation of data of an industrial processing plant. Input signals received on or at the computer user station result in a size change of the graphic representation by zooming of the predefinable display region on the user interface or the selection of an object field of the graphic representation. The object field being located in the graphic representation at an associated object field position, for display or user interaction. With the selection of an object field for display or user interaction, the size of the object field on the user interface is fixed for display or user interaction, even if zooming of the graphic representation results in other data of the graphic representation not being readable or activatable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ABB TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Jürgen Greifeneder
  • Patent number: 9323350
    Abstract: A display control device comprises: a display; a movement judgment portion that judges whether or not a second image moves a certain distance by user dragging the second image to an arbitrary position of a first image on the display, a controller that allows the display to show a larger area of the first image at least by reducing the first image in size, if the movement judgment portion judges that the second image moves a certain distance; and an image giving portion that gives the second image to a user desired position on the first image by user dropping the second image at the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiko Oda, Manabu Furukawa, Hiroki Tajima, Kenzo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9317195
    Abstract: A method for displaying non-native application windows on a computing system that has the host OS and a host desktop, the method including displaying the host desktop; upon a user invoking the non-native application by selecting an object associated with the non-native user application in the host OS, launching the non-native application on a server, wherein the non-native application is incompatible with the host OS and cannot execute under the host OS; and displaying the non-native application in a non-native application window on the computing system on the host OS desktop. The non-native application window has a native look-and-feel of the host OS, and control elements of the non-native application window appear native. Objects within the non-native application window can be drag-and-dropped to the host OS desktop as if they were native objects of the host OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Parallels IP Holdings GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander V. Grechishkin, Nikolay N. Dobrovolskiy, Alexey B. Koryakin, Sergei Malykhin, Andrey A. Omelyanchuk, Alexander G. Tormasov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 9307152
    Abstract: A display control apparatus for controlling a display of a video image photographed by a camera discriminates a state and controls a display of a dialogue box in accordance with data which shows whether or not the dialogue box is displayed in accordance with a display mode for displaying the video image photographed by the camera and with the determined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Kohno
  • Patent number: 9298676
    Abstract: A layout determination method is provided in which, if arrangement information of areas laid out on a predetermined page satisfies a condition set for the predetermined page, a distance between objects arranged on a page different from the predetermined page is changed and a relayout process is carried out. The layout determination method prevents creation of a new page even when content data to be arranged overflows from the predetermined page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Momoe Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 9292158
    Abstract: The instant invention comprises an apparatus, system, method, and tangible interactive mobile device storage medium, for creating, displaying, storing, modifying, performing adaptive learning routines, and multitasking; utilizing Cascade Windows™ on a display in an interactive mobile device GUI (Graphical User Interface) system; where the Cascade Windows created and displayed by The Cascade Software™ Technology Invention arranges the active interface of various mobile smartphone/device systems into adjustable dimension windows opened on the mobile device screen simultaneously so that multitasking is more efficient and effortless. This process and option of cascading various system and/or application windows simultaneously, creates a powerful tool for the user and a culminating technical effect that allows the user to go back in time, and view on the display various screen configurations ranked high in importance by the user and the machine, which occurred over a specific time interval in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Franz Antonio Wakefield
  • Patent number: 9285990
    Abstract: A system and method of receiving various types of gestures and displays corresponding keypads on the mobile device are provided. The method includes receiving a keypad calling command, and arranging and displaying one or more keypad blocks on the screen of the mobile device, according to a track of the keypad calling command. The keypad display system includes an input unit for receiving a user's input, and a controller for determining whether the user's input is a keypad calling command, and for arranging and displaying one or more keypad blocks on the screen, according to a track of the keypad calling command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sungjin Yoon
  • Patent number: 9261994
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed, thereby implementing a user input of a new type and enabling a user to determine a type and arrangement of a displayed navigation button on user's own. The present invention includes a display unit having a prescribed region assigned as a navigation region; and a controller controlling at least one navigation button to be displayed through the navigation region, wherein a type and arrangement of the at least one navigation button displayable through the navigation region are changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghyun Lee, Jinhae Choi, Younghoon Lee, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 9244533
    Abstract: Techniques for managing a presentation of information in a gesture-based system, where gestures are derived from a user's body position or motion in the physical space, may enable a user to use gestures to control the manner in which the information is presented or to otherwise interact with the gesture-based system. A user may present information to an audience to an audience using gestures that control aspects of the system, or multiple users may work together using gestures to control aspects of the system. Thus, in an example embodiment, a single user can control the presentation of information to the audience via gestures. In another example embodiment, multiple participants can share control of the presentation via gestures captured by a capture device or otherwise interact with the system to control aspects of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Friend, Christopher Hugh Pratley, Ashok Kuppusamy, Steven Bathiche, Robert Scott Dietz
  • Patent number: 9245259
    Abstract: Messages are presented so as to make effective use of the display area to convey information to the user. For example, message content of primary interest to the user (e.g., new content) can be distinguished from secondary content (e.g., content quoted from a previous message), and the message can be initially displayed with the secondary content hidden using an expandable visual indicator that the user can expand to reveal the secondary content. Different elements within a message, such as textual content and graphical content elements, can be scaled independently using magnification factors optimized for each element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simon I. Bovet, Cristobal Baray, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 9244595
    Abstract: Techniques for sorting and filtering a list in a space-constrained viewing area are described. A filter widget and a list of items are displayed in a view of an electronic display screen. In response to user input selecting the filter widget, and without changing to a different view, a filter category overlay is displayed in the view to provide various selectable filter categories. In response to selection of a filter category, a visual depiction of the selected filter category is displayed in the view. The list of items is filtered according to the selected filter category and displayed in the view without changing to any other view. Subsequently added visual depictions are linearly stacked in the view. Further, a filter modification overlay, which provides selectable filtering attributes, is displayed upon selection of a visual depiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Garrison, Brian Sarbin
  • Patent number: 9225818
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display device and a processor. The processor acquires first display information about a first virtual machine. The first display information does not prompt a user operation. The processor displays the acquired first display information in a first display area on the display device. The processor acquires second display information about the first virtual machine. The second display information prompts a user operation. The processor displays the acquired second display information in a second display area on the display device. The processor determines, in response to an instruction for changing display, whether mixed display is allowed by referencing status information. The processor acquires, when the mixed display is allowed, third display information about a second virtual machine. The third display information does not prompt a user operation. The processor displays the acquired third display information in a third display area on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahide Noda, Naoki Nishiguchi, Noboru Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 9218123
    Abstract: An electronic device includes instructions for: displaying a text entry interface area at a first size for the text entry interface area; concurrently displaying a viewing area adjacent to the text entry interface area, at a first size for the viewing area; detecting a continuous finger contact that starts in the viewing area, moves in a first direction towards the text entry interface area, contacts a predefined boundary associated with the text entry interface area, and continues to move in the first direction after contacting the predefined boundary; and, in response to detecting the continuous finger contact continuing to move in the first direction after contacting the predefined boundary: increasing the viewing area to a second size of the viewing area; and scrolling the text entry interface area to reduce the displayed text entry interface area to a second size of the text entry interface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nefaur R. Khandker, Justin E. Santamaria, Patrick Lee Coffman, Bas Ording, Chanaka G. Karuamuni
  • Patent number: 9189250
    Abstract: A method (600) for recovering a set of display screen windows (402, 404, 406, 408) in a multi-window display screen (304). The method involves retaining window information as stored window information (SWI). The SWI includes a first arrangement for a first set of display screen windows (DSWs) displayed on the multi-window display screen at a first time. Each of the DSWs has respective content (420, 422, 424, 426). The method also involves using the SWI for redisplaying the first set of display screen windows in the first arrangement on the multi-window display at a second time. The second time is after the first time and follows an event causing the first set of display screen windows to be removed from the multi-window display screen. The redisplayed DSWs contain at least a portion of the respective content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: James Adams
  • Patent number: 9191486
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user notification method includes displaying, in a status area near a perimeter of a graphical interface, a notification of a recent alert event for a mobile device, receiving a user selection in the status area, and in response to the receipt of the user selection, displaying, in a central zone of the graphical interface, detail regarding a plurality of recent messaging events for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Dianne K. Hackborn, Daniel Johansson, Per Claes Olof Grimberg, Joseph M. Onorato, German W. Bauer, Jeffrey D. Yaksick, Christopher J. DeSalvo
  • Patent number: 9185326
    Abstract: There is presented a system and method enabling visual filtering of content. The system comprises a server, a content database storing content units and accessible through the server, and a filtering and display application. The filtering and display application is configured to enable visual filtering of the content units by filtering a plurality of graphical representations corresponding to a plurality of content units stored by the system, to extract a first plurality of graphical representations for displaying to a user, displaying the first plurality of graphical representations as active graphical representations selectable by the user in a first featured display, and dynamically filtering the first plurality of graphical representations and replacing the first featured display with another featured display of a first subset of active graphical representations selectable by the user according to an input received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Robert, Edward C. Drake, William Bartley