Based On Usage Or User Profile (e.g., Frequency Of Use) Patents (Class 715/789)
  • Patent number: 8762882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: operation accepting means for accept an operation input; image storing means for storing a plurality of images; management information storing means for storing management information corresponding to the plurality of images stored in the image storing means; image drawing means for drawing, in a display area including at least an image display area, at least one of images stored in the image storing means onto the image display area in a predetermined sequence; and controlling means for, when an operation input commanding selection of an image included in the image display area has been accepted by the operation accepting means, controlling recording of the selection of the image to management information stored in the management information storing means in correspondence with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Makoto Imamura, Hidenori Karasawa, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato
  • Patent number: 8762884
    Abstract: A system for personalized navigation of computer screens. The system can comprise one or more electronic data processors. The system can also include a module configured to execute on the more or more electronic data processors, where the module can be configured to display a plurality of icons retained in a file associated with a particular user on a computer screen. The icons can comprise one or more assigned icons from an assigned icons list and candidate icons from a candidate icons list, where both the assigned and candidate icons are derived from a pool of icons. Also, the module can be configured to assign an icon to a currently displayed screen by utilizing a selection tool and placing the icon in the assigned icons list, where the icon is selected from the candidate icons list. The module can be further configured to return to the assigned screen when the assigned icon is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: The Quantum Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Heath, Pedro Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140173507
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method, and apparatus for optimally determining, for a layout of windows on a display wall of a display system, the quality of display content to display in each window without exceeding system resources. The display system receives display content from at least one source, at least one of the at least one source providing display content at multiple qualities. Displaying display content uses system resources, and displaying high quality display content uses more system resources than displaying low quality display content. A received layout defines an arrangement of windows on the display wall, each window directed to displaying display content from one source. An objective function defines the quality of display content displayed in each window. The objective function is optimized to determine an optimized layout that does not exceed system resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BARCO N.V.
    Inventors: Kristof R. Demeyere, Pieter F.R. Demuytere
  • Patent number: 8751957
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for updating a user profile in a recommendation system for a given user based on auditory or gestural feedback information provided by the user. The auditory or gestural feedback is detected using audio or video processing techniques, or both, and includes, for example, auditory or gestural commands or facial expressions indicating the strength of the user's preferences. The auditory or gestural feedback can be explicit or implicit. Once predefined behavioral feedback is identified, the present invention updates the corresponding user profile, in an appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Pace Micro Technology PLC
    Inventors: Miroslav Trajkovic, Srinivas Gutta, Mi-Suen Lee
  • Patent number: 8739039
    Abstract: A terminal having a video communication function includes camera configured to capture image data, a memory configured to stored the captured image data, a wireless communication unit configured to permit a video communication during which the image data is communicated to a correspondent terminal, a display configured to display a user interface during the video communication, and a controller configured to store in the memory, responsive to termination of the video communication with the correspondent terminal, any portions of configuration setting information for the user interface that has been modified during the video communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sun Im Lee, Jae Hun Ryu
  • Patent number: 8739066
    Abstract: A system indirectly infers concepts associated with a document. The concepts may be indirectly inferred based on information that does not include characteristics of the document, such as the characteristics that include a textual content of the document not associated with links included in the document, a domain of the document, and the document's Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The system may label the inferred concepts as useful to an audience of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sumit Agarwal, Brian Axe, Alex Carobus, Shuman Ghosemajumder, Gokul Rajaram, Rama Ranganath
  • Patent number: 8732584
    Abstract: A system and method for generating an information stream summary using a display metric is provided. An information stream including a plurality of information stream items is received. A display metric is calculated for each of the plurality of information stream items. The information stream items are grouped into one or more summary objects. A size is assigned to each of the one or more summary objects and the one or more summary objects are displayed based on the assigned size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Lawrence Lee, Ed H. Chi
  • Patent number: 8726195
    Abstract: A user is enabled to interact with a virtual world environment using an instant messenger application by enabling a user to enter the virtual world environment using the instant messenger application that includes an instant messaging (IM) user interface, generating and managing an avatar to represent the user in the virtual world environment, monitoring a sub-portion of the virtual world environment corresponding to a current location of the user in the virtual world environment, determining descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment based on the monitoring, and providing the user with the determined descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment via the IM user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Bill
  • Patent number: 8719729
    Abstract: A computing device including a graphical user interface is described. The computing device comprises: a display; a display controller; and a graphical user interface controller. The graphical user interface controller is arranged to create a first and second cluster of associated menu options. The first cluster of associated menu options comprises: a first principal menu option and at least one first sub-ordinate menu option, smaller than the first principal menu option, and located on the periphery of the first principal menu option. The second cluster of associated menu options comprises: a second principal menu option and at least one second sub-ordinate menu option smaller than the second principal menu option, and located on the periphery of the second principal menu option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Martin R. Smith, Michael N. McKenna
  • Patent number: 8707201
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the disclosed technology include systems and methods for determining the priority of a notification on a mobile device using machine learning. Other aspects of the disclosed technology include selectively displaying notifications based on the priority of a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Aradhye, Wei Hua, Ruei-sung Lin, Mohammad Saberian
  • Patent number: 8698839
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for displaying objects. A software application is associated to a profile storing display characteristics for the software application. A video display screen is segmented into segments. A video object produced by the software application is mapped to a segment in the video display screen that corresponds to the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda A. Roberts, Hong T. Nguyen, Edward Michael Silver, Robert G. Hensey, John L. Bradberry
  • Patent number: 8694912
    Abstract: A method of generating a user interface for an application includes storing a profile for a user of the application, where the profile contains information that relates to a function of the user in an organization and personal information for the user, selecting elements to include in the user interface based on the profile, and building the user interface using the elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Martin Zurmuehl
  • Patent number: 8683344
    Abstract: A network-based communication and information discovery solution that pertains to network-accessible resources and the use of interlinks among resources. In one embodiment, dynamic interlinking of resources is proposed, wherein the resources reside in a web-based system and are accessible via web-clients. The resources can be representable by an administrator in a graph-like structure interlinking the resources with each other and thus defining a navigation model. An extended navigation model can be implemented by a user-generated, personal or collaborative interlinking functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Falkenberg, Hendrik Haddorp, Stephan Laertz, Andreas Nauerz
  • Patent number: 8661364
    Abstract: A graphical interface and method are provided for search and browse functionality implemented in client or server software. The software includes a file browsing functionality for items in a repository of items such as an online store. The items may be products such as online media downloads, games, merchandise, etc. A graphical metaphor used by this GUI is that of planets or planet nodes circling a seed node. Items displayed as planets are content items relevant to the seed, and are typically though not necessarily of like kind as the seed, whether song, file, movie, video game, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Connect Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Crystal
  • Publication number: 20140047379
    Abstract: An information processing device (100) is configured by: a controller (205); a first touch panel (103); a second touch panel (104); and a storage (213). The controller (205) includes a window controller (212) for controlling display of a plurality of windows, and stores a history of the use of the plurality of windows in a window history storage (214). When a new application is started up, a new window display layout candidate is generated and displayed according to the history. When the displayed window display layout candidate is selected, windows are displayed with the selected display layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Koji Urawaki, Masahiro Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140040819
    Abstract: Techniques for sizing, positioning and generally managing the display of windows are described herein. Consistent with some embodiments, a group of windows are assigned a position to form an ordered list, or sequence, of windows. The windows are then positioned and sized, based at least in part on their position in the sequence, and presented in accordance with a window layout that specifies that the first window in the sequence is to be positioned prominently as a primary window. Upon detecting a user-input event, the windows are reordered according to an ordering rule, and then presented again in the window layout, sized and placed in accordance with their position in the reordered sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher J. Duffy
  • Patent number: 8627226
    Abstract: A browser renders a page for display according to user habits. When a user interacts with a page associated with a network address, an entry is made in a file that associates the element on the page of the user interaction with the network address. When the page is visited again, the file is checked to see if any entry exists. If an entry exists and the stored user interaction is still relevant for that page, the page is rendered so that the location the user interacted with is provided at the top of the display, or the element is re-arranged, as in the case of a table, or both re-positioning and re-arranging occurs. Such page rendering reduces the need for the user to scroll through the page to view the desired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Mahdad Majd, John Matthew Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 8626141
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus enable a mobile device to suggest available applications or features in which a user may be interested to the user based upon the user's past and current mobile device usage patterns. The mobile device may monitor the specific application/features used and their frequency of use. The mobile device may determine other available applications/features that the user may be interested in using based upon the frequency of use of applications or features and information which indicates a likelihood of user interest in one application or feature based upon usage of another application or feature. Applications or features determined to be potentially of interest to the user may be presented to the user in the form of suggestions to be added to the user interface menu so that the user can elect to accept or rejection the suggestion to modify the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Davies-Moore, Peter D. Triplow, Matthew A. Sheppard
  • Patent number: 8627228
    Abstract: A graphical user interface generation system offers a management module that displays GUI elements and a visual indicator in an editing window. The visual indicator is movable in the editing window, which has at least two panels and a divider between the panels. A configuration history of the divider including at least one prior location of the divider in the editing window is memorized. An optimization function is defined for determining a new configuration of the divider. The function is invoked responsively to the configuration history of the divider to determine the new configuration of the divider, and a current configuration of the divider is automatically reset on the display to the new configuration of the divider within the editing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadav Har'El Yosef, Yuri Rabinovich, Haggai Roitman
  • Patent number: 8621386
    Abstract: A user device to receive a request to open an application associated with a file; retrieve information regarding a remora user interface (UI) associated with the application via which operations on the file are automatically performed, where the information regarding the remora UI includes information associated with a UI corresponding to the application, and information associated with a group of remora icons that correspond to a group of other applications, each of the group of remora icons corresponding to a respective different one of the group of other applications; present, for display, the remora UI based on the information regarding the remora UI; receive, via the remora UI, an instruction to transfer the file to one of the group of remora icons; and performs the operation on the file using a particular application, of the group of other applications, that corresponds to the one of the group of remora icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Mulloy, Summer Westbrook
  • Patent number: 8595257
    Abstract: A computer implemented matching method for matching a user with one or more romantically compatible users of the method. In one example the method comprises: receiving a profile generated by recording user choices from a field of images displayed to the user; applying a logistics regression model to the image choices to determine compatibility between two users. Creating a baseline template of the user's aesthetic preferences then applying this model to templates created from other users of the method. Any results within a desired confidence level are returned to the user. For mutual compatibility the user's own image is compared to that of the query's preference template to determine the presence of mutually compatible aesthetic attraction. Users can also use facial recognition to run personality test on themselves or potential matches to determine a if there is personality compatibility to the combination as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventor: Christopher Brian Ovide
  • Patent number: 8578283
    Abstract: Methods to allow, suppress, or reformulate a presentation of a UI element invoked by a computer program are provided. One method includes applying an administrator-configurable heuristic to determine whether to allow a native presentation of the UI element, to suppress the native presentation of the UI element, or to enable a reformulated presentation of the UI element. The method further includes one or more of suppressing and reformulating the UI element in accordance with a determination of the heuristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Whytock, Maxim Oustiougov, Thibaut Vial, Joon Chang
  • Patent number: 8572493
    Abstract: A social networking mobile software application for particular mobile device which allow end users on their mobile devices to view profiles of themselves that contain images and/or videos while simultaneously hearing and audio description of their ad via wireless connection to the internet and/or cellular provider data network using streaming or intact multimedia file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Rick Qureshi
  • Patent number: 8560963
    Abstract: A wireless communication device communicates with a data network in response to data access operations generated by a plurality of applications operating within the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device displays a plurality of framed icons based on icons individually associated with each of the applications and monitors the applications to determine a frequency and data throughput for the data access operations on a per-application basis. The wireless communication device processes the frequency to select numeric indicators on a per-application basis, processes the data throughput to select frame colors on a per-application basis, and directs the wireless communication device to display the framed icons with the selected frame colors and with bubbles having the numeric indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jason N. Ward, Tuan Q. Tran, Raymond Emilio Reeves
  • Patent number: 8560962
    Abstract: Method or system for allowing a social networking system to retain users of a social networking system by identifying low-activity users who are likely to become inactive/dormant users and prompting users to initiate interactions with the low-activity users. The low-activity users are identified by monitoring activities and interactions of the users via the social networking system. If the pattern of activities and interactions satisfy one or more criteria, a computer device for providing the social networking system initiates an intervention scheme where users are induced to initiate interactions with the low-activity users. In response to the interactions, the low-activity users are likely to resume interactions via the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Wang, Naomi Gleit, Peter H. Martinazzi, Kiranjit S. Sidhu, Lex Arquette, Jeffrey C. Wieland, Jennifer Burge, Jun Liu, Alexander P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 8555180
    Abstract: A new peripheral architecture is provided that allows a UI document to be embedded into a peripheral. The UI document is sent to a portable media player when the peripheral is plugged into the portable media player. The portable media player interprets this UI document to allow a user to interact with the accessory. The peripheral does not interpret this UI document but it does respond to interactions with the portable media player as the portable media player interprets the documents in response to user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Amulet Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Klask
  • Patent number: 8527876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting playback and graphical representations of media files are provided. The systems and methods can monitor playback and access of media files to create usage metadata. The usage metadata can then be used to adjust the playback of the media file. For example, the usage metadata may indicate that a user skips, on average, the first 22 seconds of a particular song so the next time that song is played, the first 22 seconds will automatically be skipped. The usage metadata can additionally or alternatively be used to adjust a graphical representation of the media file. For example, the usage metadata may indicate that a user rarely accesses a particular song so the graphical representation of that song will be small and faded. This change in graphical representation can help a user find more commonly used media files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Policarpo Wood, Benjamin Andrew Rottler, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Eric James Hope
  • Patent number: 8527874
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a system and method of organizing search results. The invention may leverage a chronological timeline of user action information to infer relationships between objects in a search result. The search may be iterative. Search results may be graphically represented as tiles. In one embodiment, the tiles may provide a graphical representation of users associated with an object. The tiles may be updated dynamically upon user action that occurs subsequent to the search. In an alternative embodiment, search results are organized by object type and each tile represents an object within a particular object type. A default action may be associated with an object type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Dourif Friedman
  • Patent number: 8495506
    Abstract: The invention described herein detects an external user entering into a virtual world that includes a virtual area. In turn, the invention described herein identifies a plurality of joined users that joined each virtual area and computes a joined user weighting for each of the plurality of joined users. The joined user weightings include friend of a friend level weightings and commonality weightings. Next, the invention described herein computes a virtual area friendliness level for each of the virtual areas by aggregating each of the joined user weightings for each of the virtual areas, and provides the virtual area friendliness levels to the external user in order for the external user to select the appropriate virtual area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susan M. Cox, Janani Janakiraman, Fang Lu, Loulwa Salem
  • Patent number: 8490009
    Abstract: Content is displayed in an active display region of a terminal apparatus, and information relating to the display of said content when the content scrolls in accordance with a scrolling operation performed by a user and content identifying information for identifying the content are obtained from the terminal apparatus and it is determined whether or not the user of the terminal apparatus is interested in the content identified by the content identifying information that is extracted in accordance with the information relating to the display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Takami
  • Patent number: 8490010
    Abstract: A subset of a plurality of input elements associated with a form to be rendered in a graphical user interface may be identified. Thereafter, the rendering of the form may be initiated such that the graphical user interface renders a form to include the subset of the plurality of input elements and to exclude input elements that are not within the subset. Related techniques, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Frank Stienhans
  • Publication number: 20130167071
    Abstract: An embodiment provides an information processing apparatus having software running thereon, the software having a window as a user interface for displaying a plurality of objects on a display apparatus, the information processing apparatus performing: in response to a user selecting a desired region in a display region of the display apparatus, putting a mark on the region and an object which is present in the region; when the object of the marked region is not displayed in the window, displaying the object in the marked region in a periphery of the window as a sub-window; and closing the sub-window in response to the object in the marked region being displayed in the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Patent number: 8462175
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores first attribute data representing first attributes, which are attributes of content as an object to be played, and second attribute data representing second attributes, which are attributes of the first attributes, in association with each other, and a first display control unit that controls related display for displaying first attributes having the second attributes identical with a selected first attribute of the first attributes as related attributes. The first display control unit controls the related display to display a second attribute of the selected first attribute and display the related attributes by dividing the related attributes for each of the second attributes identical with the selected first attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Ogata, Yasuhiro Shirai, Toshihiro Morita, Susumu Morita, Taku Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8458662
    Abstract: An economic engine generates accurate cost estimates for adapting a test script for use against an evolving application. Applications often have complex graphical user interfaces for which the permutations and combinations of GUI elements give rise to an enormous field of potential commands and command sequences to be tested. Furthermore, these applications change over time, rendering prior test scripts unworkable. The economic engine generates cost reports that reliably estimate the resources and time needed to produce new test scripts and test subsequent application versions, while greatly reducing the time, cost, and resource expenditures needed to arrive at subsequent application versions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Mark Grechanik, Qing Xie, Chen Fu
  • Patent number: 8458141
    Abstract: Content items are revealed to a user based on whether they have been previously reviewed by the user. A number of content items are thus received over time. The content items may be discrete content items, or may be portions of a content stream, and may be received over different media. For each content item, it is determined whether the content item was previously reviewed by a user. Where the content item was not previously reviewed, the item is revealed to the user, such as by being displayed or announced to the user. Where the content item was previously reviewed, the item is hidden from the user, such as by being deleted, by being replaced with an alternative content item, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Badovinatz, Veronika M. Megler
  • Patent number: 8458605
    Abstract: A method for authoring a graphical user interface (GUI) includes providing a widget builder interface for editing a template widget and receiving user input of widget properties for the template widget. The widget properties including a widget type, one or more widget parameters, and one or more images. The method further includes saving the widget properties and the one or more images into a widget file conforming to a standard image file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Amulet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Klask, Manohar Kashyap
  • Patent number: 8453057
    Abstract: A device displays, on a screen, a graphical window from a sequence of graphical windows, where the graphical window includes a group of display elements. The device also receives a user input to the graphical window and identifies a type of the user input, where the type of the user input includes a horizontal input or a vertical input. The device displays, on the screen, another graphical window from the sequence of graphical windows when the type of user input is a horizontal input and scrolls through a stack of the display elements within the graphical window when the type of user input is a vertical input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Brian F. Roberts, Donald H. Relyea, Jr., Daniel Spurgeon Dunnam
  • Patent number: 8429559
    Abstract: A method and user interface for eliciting and processing user feedback includes displaying on a computing device display a digital asset, wherein the digital asset has an associated list having at least one keyword; displaying on the computing device display a user feedback interface, the user feedback interface comprising at least one input component configured to receive user generated input; receiving a keyword replacement pair via the at least one input component; storing the keyword replacement pair; analyzing the stored keyword replacement pair; and producing results indicting potential changes to the digital asset based upon the analyzing. Based upon the results of the analysis, an updated version of the digital asset may be produced including any user suggested changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Dale Ellen Gaucas, Kirk J. Ocke, Michael David Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8429191
    Abstract: Functionality can be implemented in an operating system to increase the granularity of isolation for objects. A domain can be defined to represent each of different entities (e.g., different departments or work groups). User identifiers and/or user credentials can be associated with the appropriate domain or domains. An administrator can then define a set of rules that govern operation(s) that can be performed on the objects based on the domains. Processes running on a system will inherit the domains of a user account logged into the system. When a process running on the system attempts to perform an operation on an object, an operating system process evaluates the domain isolation rules with an identifier of the object and a domain identifier to determine whether the operation is permitted to proceed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Saurabh Desai, George Mathew Koikara, Pruthvi Panyam Nataraj, Guha Prasad Venkataraman, Vidya Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 8402387
    Abstract: A generic model of behavior pattern of general users is established. Information about a specific user is obtained from one or more electronic messages associated with the specific user, and a specific model of behavior pattern of the specific user is established based on the information about the specific user. Ads are identified based on the generic model and the specific model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Grim Iversen
  • Patent number: 8397170
    Abstract: A medical image display apparatus stores examination information of a plurality of examinations and image data resulting from the plurality of examinations, displays a plurality of selectable icons corresponding to the plurality of examinations along one of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction in a screen, displays one or more selectable thumbnail images along the other one of the vertical direction and the horizontal direction, and displays an original image based on the image data. Each of the one or more selectable thumbnail images is displayed in a smaller size than the original image. An input unit is configured to select a first of the plurality of selectable icons and a first of the one or more selectable thumbnail images associated with the selected icon, so that an original image corresponding to the selected thumbnail image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Junichiro Araoka
  • Patent number: 8386948
    Abstract: [Problem] To make it possible to switch display of plural windows depending on a situation such as a time and a place. [Solution] A mobile communication terminal stores condition data for applications that display a window. Condition data is data describing for applications, an application (namely, a window), an attribute of a location associated with the application, and a frequency at which the application has been executed. The mobile communication terminal, if plural overlapping windows are displayed, determines a window to be displayed on top, using the condition data. For example, the mobile communication terminal, if an attribute of a location of the terminal is “office”, and an application “groupware” is running, displays a window of the application on top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Onda, Izua Kano, Dai Kamiya, Keiichi Murakami, Eiju Yamada, Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8386480
    Abstract: A method includes generating search results in response to a user query, where at least one of the search results includes a group of links. The group of links may represent links to web pages within a same web site and may be identified based on at least one factor associated with the links. The method may also include providing the search results to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Castro, Walt Lin, Benedict Gomes
  • Patent number: 8381124
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a single-select method and system for launching clinical information in multiple dashboards based on a selection of a single piece of clinical information (e.g., based on a cursor-click selection of a patient name in a patient list). In some embodiments, each launched dashboard is a single “flat” dashboard that cannot be “drilled down” to another dashboard. In other embodiments, each launched dashboard can be a drilldown dashboard, i.e., a dashboard that is several dashboards that are linked together so that a user can navigate between them by selecting items displayed in the dashboards (e.g., by traversing from a first dashboard to a second dashboard through a selection of an item in a window pane of the first dashboard). Accordingly, some embodiments use the single-select method of some embodiments in lieu of drill-down dashboards, while other embodiments use the single-select method in conjunction with drill-down dashboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Neil A. Martin, Farzad D. Buxey
  • Patent number: 8335995
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a display that displays a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen; an event detecting unit that detects an event occurring; a memory that stores pairs of first events and second events which have been configured beforehand; and a display switching controller that switches what is displayed on the display to a normal operational screen, when the event detecting unit detects the occurrence of a first event stored in the memory during display of information other than the normal operational screen on the display, and switches what is displayed on the display to information other than the normal operational screen, when the event detecting unit detects a second event paired with the first event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kota Ohara
  • Patent number: 8327277
    Abstract: Techniques to automatically manage overlapping objects are described. An apparatus may include a context module operative to receive context information for a multimedia event, and determine various context parameters and control parameters for the multimedia event. The apparatus may further comprise a blending module communicatively coupled to the context module, the blending module operative to receive multiple media content streams for multiple media content views for the multimedia event, and blend the media content streams for the multiple media content views based on one or more control parameters to form a blended media content stream. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pulin Thakkar, Noor E-Gagan Singh, Stuti Jain, Ix, Quinn Hawkins, Kapil Sharma, Avronil Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 8321793
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for recommending web content to a user. In one embodiment, a user is directed to a page of a website, the page including links to a plurality of subpages. Additionally, a number of visits by the user directed from the page to each of the subpages are tracked. Further, one of the subpages with a highest number of visits is designated as a new entry page for the user. Moreover, the user is automatically redirected to the new entry page during subsequent visits by the user to the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventors: Paul Cotter, Bartosz Jablonski, Damien Plower, Keith Bradley
  • Patent number: 8321809
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying grouped display information by variable sizevariable-sized, grouped display information on a touch screen are provided. The apparatus includes an input unit that receives input from a user on a touch screen on which several pieces of display information are grouped and displayed in a predetermined number of groups, a determination unit that determines which group was input by calculating a location on the touch screen with respect to the user's input, and a display unit that displays the several pieces of display information in groups, and changes a size of the group region input as a result of the determination and the size of the other groups corresponding to the input group region size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-il Eom
  • Patent number: 8316315
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a highlight view of electronic interactions, such as, emails, instant messages, audio messages and/or video messages is provided. The highlight view can facilitate a user's understanding of the electronic interactions. The electronic interactions can comprise emails associated with conversation threads of a discussion list posted and/or received by a plurality of users. The highlight view system can include, for a given period of time, a list of participants in the discussion list, a list of conversation threads and/or a linear progression of one or more of the conversation threads. The linear progression of one or more conversation threads can include signal word(s), such as, “stated, “asked”, “responded”, “wrapped up”, “disagreed”, “agreed” etc. that facilitate a user's comprehension of the individual e-mails which form the conversation thread. An electronic interactions highlight system can include an input component that receives electronic interactions (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Portnoy, Lili Cheng, Scott J. Counts
  • Patent number: 8311586
    Abstract: A method of processing information inputted while a mobile communication terminal is in an active communications state is provided. The method of processing information inputted while a mobile communication terminal is in an active communications state includes receiving information inputted while the mobile communication terminal is in an active communications state; displaying, if the active communications state is terminated before processing the inputted information, the unprocessed inputted information that exists; and processing the unprocessed inputted information. The inputted information can be input using various input modes such as a numeral, Korean character, English character, and special character input modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Won Yim, Ja Mi Rhee, Su Jung Youn, Kyoung Taek Kim