Tiling Or Split Pane Patents (Class 715/792)
  • Patent number: 10346004
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods relate to the creation and use of fixed-layout display component(s) embedded as part of the overall programmatic device(s) screen display(s). In preferred embodiments, these fixed-layout components may behave in a specific manner and can be utilized and managed independently of the remaining programmatically generated screen display functionality. A fixed-layout component may contain many elements and associated user interactivities. Each element may be related positionally, dimensionally and display sequence to the overall component and to other elements contained such that the mathematical calculation of relative position, size and dimension aspect ratio of all the component items and the item display sequence is maintained programmatically and visually relative to each other irrespective of the device screen size or orientation when the fixed-layout component is part of an overall display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Michael E Murphy
  • Patent number: 10331314
    Abstract: A user interface system including a display and a control module. The control module displays a plurality of active tiles in an active area of the display, and displays a plurality of inactive tiles in an inactive area of the display. An inactive tile selected by a user is moved to the active area, and an application associated with the selected tile is activated. An active tile having a priority level that is lower than a priority level of the selected tile is moved to the inactive area. In the active area, the tile having the lower priority level is replaced with the selected tile having the higher priority level. The inactive tiles of the inactive area are arranged in order of decreasing priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: 10324599
    Abstract: User selection of a displayed object is detected. The size of the selected object is identified and compared with a move target size threshold. If the size of the selected object does not meet the move target size threshold, then a user actuatable move handle is displayed in a location displaced from the selected object, on the user interface, but visually connected to the selected object. User actuation of the move handle correspondingly moves the object on the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kerry Young, Elise L. Livingston, Thomas R. Mignone
  • Patent number: 10324597
    Abstract: There are provided a setting unit, a selecting unit, a moving unit, and a reception unit. The setting unit sets each of sensitive regions of a plurality of display items in a wider region than each of display regions of the plurality of display items. The selecting unit selects any of the plurality of display items. The moving unit moves a display item in accordance with a touch operation. The reception unit receives a touch operation as an operation to a display item having been selected when a touch operation to an overlapped region is detected. The overlapped region is a region in which the sensitive regions of the plurality of display items overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10303328
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for performing multi-tasking may include a display and a controller configured to cause the display to: display first screen information and second screen information concurrently in a first display format in response to a first type of user input, wherein the second screen information overlaps with at least part of the first screen information in the first display format; and display the first screen information and the second screen information in a second display format in response to a second type of user input, wherein the first screen information and the second screen information do not overlap in the second display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungchae Na, Wanho Ju, Seonhwi Cho, Donghoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10254942
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling adaptive sizing and positioning of application windows. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable sizing and positioning of application windows to provide an optimized layout of application windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Oliver R. Jones, Nils Anders Sundelin, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Steven J. Frederickson
  • Patent number: 10234951
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting/receiving a message in an electronic device are provided. The method includes displaying a plurality of dialog windows are displayed, receiving a message via an input window, selecting at least one dialog window among the plurality of dialog windows, and transmitting the message to at least one of the plurality of dialog windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10229243
    Abstract: A method and system create a model of a set of relationships between a set of parent computer network objects and a set of corresponding child computer network objects, over a period of time, and output a user interface graphing the model in a single view to illustrate the set of relationships over the period of time. The parent computer network objects include virtual machines and the child computer network objects include hosts. The user interface includes a search option to provide for a search of problems with the child computer network objects over the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Poston, Michael Cooper
  • Patent number: 10169307
    Abstract: A website editor implementable on a computing device. The editor includes an editing component to edit a website at least according to dynamic layout rules and smart handles to activate or to ignore the dynamic layout rules on the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Wix.com Ltd.
    Inventor: Nadav Abrahami
  • Patent number: 10168863
    Abstract: A method generates an output identifying components for a system, each of the components having one of a plurality of types, each of the components defined by a plurality of specifications. The method includes employing a network interface to receive a selection tool into a computer system memory. The method further includes executing the selection tool on a processing device to: open a multi-window display that includes a schedule window, a product type select window, and a product window; display a menu of a plurality of graphic elements; receive a user input selecting a first graphic element from the menu; update the multi-window display to display the menu of the plurality of graphic elements without the first graphic element and to display the first graphic element in the product type select window; and filter a component database to identify components having a component type corresponding to the first graphic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Glidden, Ken Stull, Byran Blackham, Jason Briggs, Mark Halbur, Leslie Hanson, Elizabeth Jacobs, Amy Rubio, Michael Rochelle
  • Patent number: 10108598
    Abstract: A data analysis program receives a selection of data fields defining multiple row header areas and/or multiple column header areas for display in a summary table. Data is read from a data source containing values for the data fields and transformed into summary level data for building the summary table. A display is rendered in the summary table for each of the multiple row header areas and column header areas defined, with the row header areas being displayed vertically adjacent to one another and the column header areas being displayed horizontally adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Allan Folting
  • Patent number: 10055102
    Abstract: A device of promptly starting windowed applications installed on a mobile operating system (OS) provides a starting button on a mobile device running the mobile OS installed thereon to promptly start a windowed application menu. The windowed application menu can be used to add or remove applications installed on the mobile OS to be started under a windowed mode to or from the windowed application menu. When users press the starting button to open the windowed application menu and execute any application in the application menu, the selected application is displayed in the windowed mode. The windowed application menu includes, but is not limited to, default applications installed on the mobile OS. Execution of any third-party application under the windowed mode can be supported by the windowed application menu. Accordingly, the operational efficiency and convenience of the mobile OS can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INSYDE SOFTWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsung-En Wu
  • Patent number: 10043072
    Abstract: Methods for providing relevance-based, image centric information are provided. The methods may include receiving an image. The methods include linking each received image to an appropriate selected standard format. The selection may be based on a greatest degree of relevance between the image and the selected format. The methods include converting each image into a linked standard format. The methods include loading the converted images into a database. The methods include searching the database utilizing a query. The methods include returning a plurality of resultant images in response to the query. The methods include determining a search relevance result value for each resultant image. The search relevance result value being based on the level at which the document fits the query. The methods include ordering the resultant images based on the search relevance result values. The methods include arranging the images and associated metadata on a four-regioned user interfacing display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Scully, Scott A. Field, Jennifer N. Wheat, Anup Vappala, Brittany S. Abisambra
  • Patent number: 10031646
    Abstract: A computing system security dashboard is provided for presentation on a computer display device, the dashboard including a plurality of security view panes. Each security view pane, when expanded, presents a respective visualization of security conditions of a particular computing system. When the particular security view pane is collapsed it can hide at least a portion of particular visualizations of security conditions presented using the particular security view pane when expanded. The particular security view pane occupies a smaller area of the dashboard when collapsed than when expanded. A particular visual indicator is presented on the particular security view, at least when collapsed, summarizing at least a portion of the particular security conditions identified in the particular visualizations. A user interaction with the particular collapsed security view pane can prompt the particular security view pane to be expanded in area and present the particular visualizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Patton Pearcy, Jessica Anne Heinrich, Craig Anthony Phillips
  • Patent number: 10013135
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for adjustable user interfaces with movable separators are provided. Display devices provided by these tools may include fixed-size hardware display screens. These display screens include input control portions that are responsive to user input to receive commands from users, and include output display portions for presenting output to users in response to the commands. These display screens also include separators that are movable along the display screens, with the separators dividing the input control portions from the output display portions. In response to movements of the separators, the input control portions and the output display portions are resized relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Yandong Wen
  • Patent number: 9996227
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a processor, a memory for storing digital content and a display. The processor forms a content navigation bar for the digital content. The content navigation bar is rendered on the display and includes a first section marker corresponding to a first section of the digital content. A set of page markers corresponds to pages within the first section of the digital content. The set of page markers includes a boundary page marker. A second section marker is adjacent to the boundary page marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Babur Habib, Osman Rashid, Bradley S. Hochberg, Kyrie Robinson, Ann Sydeman, Paul S. Chambers, Mohnish Rao
  • Patent number: 9984413
    Abstract: An example graphical interface and method for displaying risk related data are described. One example graphical interface includes a data structure comprising a plurality of data nodes and at least one risk data point associated with each node, and further comprises a display grid. The display grid includes one or more cells that are used for displaying selected data nodes and risk data points. Each cell may be associated with a single data node, and may include one or more identifiers corresponding to risk data points of the data node. In one example embodiment, the identifiers are aligned along a single axis, and risk related data corresponding to each identifier is aligned with respect to each corresponding identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. West, Michael J. Burns
  • Patent number: 9959035
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a front-surface touch screen, a plurality of side-surface touch sensors that receive a user-command, and a body that includes a processor for processing the user-command, where the body is combined with the front-surface touch screen and the side-surface touch sensors. Here, the user-command includes an operation in which at least one of the side-surface touch sensors is touched by a user for more than an activation time and an operation in which a touched point of the at least one of the side-surface touch sensors is moved by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Soo Yoo, Mu-Gyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 9959293
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface, a view pane having a vertical direction and a horizontal direction, displaying, within the view pane, a plurality of poster frames, each poster frame representing a corresponding media item, a first poster frame being displayed as positioned in a first row extending across the event view pane in the horizontal direction such that the first poster frame is displayed substantially adjacent to a first vertical edge of the event view pane and subsequent poster frames are displayed substantially adjacent to one another in the first row until a poster frame in the first row is displayed substantially adjacent to a second vertical edge of the event view pane, and displaying a next poster frame in a second row vertically displaced from the first row. Photographs in a poster frame can be previewed by moving a cursor across the poster frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Fagans, Simeon Leifer, Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 9956564
    Abstract: A centrifuge device displays a workflow diagram during operation. The workflow diagram includes a loading step-indicator, a running step-indicator, and an unloading step-indicator. The loading step-indicator is displayed when the centrifuge device is operating in a loading mode. The running step-indicator is displayed when the centrifuge device is operating in a running mode. The unloading step-indicator is displayed when the centrifuge device is operating in the unloading mode. A centrifuge system includes the centrifuge device and a handheld device operable remote from the centrifuge device, which displays a status of the centrifuge device. Methods of operating a centrifuge device and a centrifuge system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian A. Rogers, Larry McIntyre, Gerald R. Kowalski, Tom Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9946432
    Abstract: Customizable bladed applications are described herein. A device platform is configured to provide a simultask mode that enables combined user access to multiple applications of the platform via respective chrome portions. When simultask mode is active, arrangement of chrome elements within a user interface is controlled to generate a bladed view that provides a compact representation for one application in conjunction with an expanded view that provides principal chrome for a different application. The platform makes the bladed view available for any displayable application of the platform. The bladed view may also include application-specific elements that are populated using customizations designated via metadata of the application, or using default information for applications in the absence of designated customizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Miron Vranjes, Chaitanya Dev Sareen, Lavanya Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 9940003
    Abstract: A method and device for executing an object on a display. The method of executing an object includes receiving a user input to an object displayed on a display; gradually enlarging and displaying the object; and executing the application corresponding to the object as the object is enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-hee Han, Jun-hyung Kim, Jack Lee, Joo-yeol Lee, Ji-hye Lee
  • Patent number: 9933925
    Abstract: An electronic layout manager system for displaying a plurality of visual elements in different sections of a screen of an electronic device or of a screen image projected by an electronic device, said sections being in the form of assembled square or rectangular tiles of various sizes that in combination fill a square or rectangular screen surface area, the system comprising a layout manager program module configured to define the size and position of each of the tiles as a function of constraints stored in a memory of the system or calculated by an algorithm of the program module, the program module configured to recursively subdivide said screen surface area by horizontal and vertical partitions (H, V) to create a binary space partitioning (BSP) layout containing horizontal and vertical partitions representable by a logical binary tree where each node of the tree represents a partition and each leaf of the tree represents a tile, whereby each addition of a tile comprises either adding a vertical partition (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NEXTHINK SA
    Inventor: Patrick Hertzog
  • Patent number: 9936258
    Abstract: An online system generates a feed of content items for a user subject to a limitation restricting the number of content items including video data (“video content items”) included in the feed. If the user interacts with a video content item the feed, the online system selects candidate video content items based on characteristics of the video content item in the feed and characteristics of the user. The online system determines likelihoods of the user interacting with various candidate video content items and selects candidate video content items based on the determined likelihoods. To present the user with additional video content items, the online system generates an interface including the selected candidate video content items and presents the interface to the user. The interface may be presented in place of the feed or may be presented as within the feed and presents different video content items based on user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanxuan Wang, Brett Welch, Sahil P. Thaker, Fidji Nahema Simo, Deepa Diwakar, Varun Kacholia
  • Patent number: 9921711
    Abstract: A portable electronic device and a method for automatically resizing a plurality of dynamically sizable panes displaying information on a screen of a portable electronic device are provided. The method includes displaying the information in the plurality of dynamically sizable panes on the screen of the portable electronic device, interacting with one of the plurality of dynamically sizable panes, and automatically resizing all of the plurality of dynamically sizable panes according to the interaction with the one of the plurality of dynamically sizable panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baeksan Oh, William James Confer
  • Patent number: 9871978
    Abstract: A content sharing device for use in controlling content replicated from a video source device on a large common display screen, the content sharing device comprising a housing, a processor supported by the housing, at least first and second control buttons supported by the housing and linked to the processor, a cable linked to the processor and having a distal end opposite the processor, the cable including a connector at the distal end for linking to the video source device, wherein, the processor is programmed to enable content from the video source device linked to the connector to be replicated in a first field on the common display screen upon selection of the first control button and to enable content from the video source device linked to the connector to be replicated in a second field adjacent to and separate from the first field upon selection of the second control button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Lewis Epstein, Brett Kincaid, Hyun Yoo, Suzanne Stage, Lukas Scherrer, Larry Cheng
  • Patent number: 9811523
    Abstract: Systems and methods for editing and publishing online posts and browsing published online posts published are disclosed. An exemplary system comprises a server such as a website and a database for storing posts and user profiles. The exemplary server provides user interfaces associated with a specific user and displayable in a remote user device. The exemplary user interface for editing allows the user to create one or more content containers in a post and easily change the containers' contents, positions, and even types. The exemplary user interface preferably automatically rearranges the positions and/or sizes of the containers to achieve a best viewing result. The exemplary user interface for browsing posts displays one or more posts based on the display mode, including a tile mode and a detailed mode, and viewing the contents of the post selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Leonard Morales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9785334
    Abstract: A method for editing a frame-based page, an electronic apparatus and a recording medium using the same are provided. In the method, an item-based page including items respectively representing applications is displayed on a touch screen. A touch operation performed on an item is detected by using the touch screen. The item is dragged according to the touch operation. Whether the item is dragged to an action area of the item-based page is determined. The item is turned into a new frame displaying a content of the application represented by the item after the item is determined to be dragged to the action area of the item-based page. The frame displays a content of the application represented by the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Chia Shieh, Yen-Shun Wu, Ting-An Yang, Ju-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9727223
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method of providing items based on scrolling. An apparatus for processing data of a non-volatile memory according to an aspect of the invention includes a scrolling detecting unit detecting scrolling for one or more items that are displayed on a screen, a screen region control unit dividing the screen into one or more regions according to the detected scrolling, and controlling the sizes of the divided regions, and an item control unit controlling at least one of the sizes and the number of items according to the sizes of the divided regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-jung Cho, Chang-kyu Choi, Yeun-bae Kim, Kyu-yong Kim
  • Patent number: 9703445
    Abstract: A computer system displays a first window corresponding to an aspect of a first executing program in a first display area on one or more display devices. The computer system identifies an activity of a second program. The computer system determines whether the activity of the second program meets a threshold of priority. In response to determining that the activity meets the threshold, the computer system manipulates the first window such that the display area can be distributed, at least partially, between the first window and a second window corresponding to the activity of the second program. The computer system displays the second window with the first window within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gene L. Brown, Brendan F. Coffey, Christopher J. Dawson, Clifford V. Harris
  • Patent number: 9684428
    Abstract: A method and a device of starting applications installed on a mobile operating system (OS) is performed by a mobile device for the mobile OS to flag any application installed on the mobile OS as a windowed application and display the application under a multi-window mode when the application is started. When multiple applications are simultaneously started, the mobile OS sequentially determines if each application is a windowed application. If positive, the application is displayed under the multi-window mode, and the size and location of the displayed window frame with the application running thereon are adjustable, rendering higher operational efficiency and convenience of software applications installed on a mobile OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: INSYDE SOFTWARE CORP.
    Inventor: Tsung-En Wu
  • Patent number: 9667904
    Abstract: A UHD display presents multiple video windows and a control device enables a user to establish the layout of the windows, either by selecting from templates of predetermined layouts or by constructing a custom layout. The UHD display can communicate messages to the control device if a particular layout fails to conform to predetermined rules depending on the types of applications to be presented in the various windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Martin Richman, Brant Candelore, Graham Clift, Kazumoto Kondo, Frederick Zustak
  • Patent number: 9665263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing snap navigation in a scrollable list are presented. Certain items of the content items in the scrollable list may represent natural or desirable breakpoints for scrolling through the list. As a list view scrolls through the scrollable list in response to user input, the list view may suspend scrolling when it reaches a breakpoint content item. In some embodiments, a computing device may determine that a given content item represents a breakpoint in the scrollable list based on a breakpoint rule. The breakpoint rule may be based on any suitable criteria for identifying the content item as a breakpoint for scrolling the list. For example, the breakpoint rule may be based on the content of the content item or a category of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Priscila K Penha, Kelly May Nash, Daisuke Sakurai, Shih-Hao Yeh
  • Patent number: 9652111
    Abstract: A method and a system for quickly arranging multiple windows for a mobile apparatus are provided. The method includes monitoring a window arrangement driving event at an application layer and when the window arrangement driving event is generated, transferring the window arrangement driving event from the application layer to a frameworks layer. The method also includes identifying a current arrangement mode and selecting a new arrangement mode according to the current arrangement mode; obtaining the window objects currently operated on the mobile apparatus; calculating a display position and a display size for each of the obtained window objects according to the new arrangement mode; and displaying the window objects on the touch screen of mobile apparatus according to the calculated display position and display size. Accordingly, the window objects can be quickly arranged by the method to effectively enhance the efficiency of multi-operation on the mobile apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Kuan-Ying Ho
  • Patent number: 9582183
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for presenting both primary content and secondary content on a single display. The system includes: a touch screen display configured to display content, a primary controller configured to generate primary content, and a secondary controller configured to generate secondary content. The display manager alters at least one of the primary content and the secondary content, enabling the primary content to be rendered with the secondary content on the touch screen display. The system also includes a coordinate transformation device that receives coordinates from an input on the touch screen display and accommodates any scaling or shifting performed on at least one of the primary content and the secondary content to determine transformed coordinates corresponding of the rendered content prior to routing the transformed coordinates to the proper primary controller or secondary controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan M. Kelly, Stephen Patton, Kiran Brahmandam, Robert W. Crowder, Jr., Vijay Kompella, Jeffrey Lee Allen
  • Patent number: 9536502
    Abstract: A display control program causing a processor to execute display control process includes: specifying relationship between a first page screen and a second page screen; allocating the first page screen and the second page screen respectively to a first unit region and a second unit region in one display window in a case that the specified relationship is dependent relationship; and displaying the one display window having the first page screen and the second page screen placed in the first unit region and the second unit region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Junichi Yura, Takashi Ohno
  • Patent number: 9495881
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for displaying multiple applications on a graphical user interface (“GUI”) are provided. An application control system (“ACS”) may determine which applications should be displayed, and ACS may determine an optimal layout for the application on the GUI. ACS may move and/or resize the applications and automatically determine an optimal layout such that the applications substantially fill a portion of the GUI. Additionally, ACS may facilitate communication between the applications using an application programming interface (“API”). An application may obtain information from any other application on the GUI by transmitting requests via the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Edsense, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass, Parnell Lutz
  • Patent number: 9448985
    Abstract: A method of displaying a web resource to a user in a browser application that is executed on an electronic device is provided. In response to the user requesting multiple web resources (i.e. a first web resource and a second web resource), the browser application displays a browser element tab, the browser element tab for controlling displaying of a first web resource and a second web resource within the browsing window, a browser element tab, the browser element tab having: a first browser element representative of the first web resource and a second browser element representative of the second web resource (if the web resources belong to different domains) and a unified browser element representative of the single domain (if the web resources belong to a single domain), the unified browser element being selectively collapsible and expandable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventor: Sarkis Araikovich Arutyunyan
  • Patent number: 9369776
    Abstract: A method for displaying multimedia content is described. The method includes causing playing of multimedia content on a first device; responsive to a first user input, on a second device, comprising one of: playing, fast forwarding, rewinding, or pausing the playing of the multimedia content: causing an action comprising one of: playing, fast forwarding, rewinding, or pausing of the multimedia content on the second device at a start position that is based on the user input and a current position of the playing of the multimedia content on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lanier, James M. Barton
  • Patent number: 9342208
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently displaying multiple windows is disclosed. The system displays two adjacent windows such that adjusting a first window also adjusts a second window adjacent to the first window. For example, the system determines whether to resize or move the first window in response to receiving a window adjustment input. Based on this determination, the system determines a new location for the second window and displays the second window in the new location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Howes, Eric Vishria
  • Patent number: 9330187
    Abstract: A new or existing portlet queries the category attribute of other portlets on a portal page. The new or existing portlet may take a position adjacent to other portlets having the same category attribute. The new or existing portlet may adjust its size or one or more of the other portlets may adjust their size so that the portlets are aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Paul Kim
  • Patent number: 9291972
    Abstract: A display apparatus which displays an operation screen of one or more function-setting components including setting information of a function of an application. The apparatus includes a function list display unit which displays a list of functions for each application software; layout specifying information specifying a layout of the function-setting components on the operation screen; display mode information defining a display mode of setting information and the setting information for each function; a screen generating unit which generates a function-setting component list screen which displays in a list the function-setting component of the function; and an arrangement determining unit which determines an arrangement in the operation screen of a function-setting component to be arranged, a selection of which is accepted from the function setting component list screen, and updates the layout specifying information with a layout including the function-setting component to be arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Motoyuki Katsumata
  • Patent number: 9253513
    Abstract: Improved operation of a content presentation device is achieved by one application, presenting content to users, automatically identifying an independent second application, available on the content presentation device, based on remotely-sourced information, and invoking that second application based on explicit or implicit user input. Bidirectional notifications are enabled between the two applications whereby activity within one application can affect the other. The first application displays an advertisement and can also, based on metadata received with the advertisement, identify the second application and invoke it, based upon explicit or implicit user action, such that both are simultaneously visible in separate content display areas on a physical display device. User interaction with the second application is independent of the display of the corresponding advertisement by the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Diana Finster, Donald Keller, Jonathan Winslow Anderson, Jason Scott White, Alexei Pineda, Enrique de la Garza
  • Patent number: 9229604
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing a user interface for an electronic device are described. Described embodiments include methods and apparatus for generating a user interface element, expanding a user interface element, transitioning subject information in a user interface element, and removing a user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Friedlander, David Young
  • Patent number: 9189133
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam bordering a window, building a list of windows, and resizing more than one window in response to a single seam movement by a user. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is a computer readable medium comprising a computer program for resizing windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 9183566
    Abstract: A method for supporting multiple advertisement sizes in a single advertisement unit includes receiving a format preference for an advertisement unit and a selected advertisement and size for the selected advertisement. The method further includes applying editing properties to determine additional visual content for the selected advertisement. The additional visual content is determined based on the format preference of the advertisement unit and the size of the selected advertisement. The method further includes rendering the selected advertisement and the additional visual content in the advertisement unit based on the editing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Mhatre, Nathan Peter Lucash
  • Patent number: 9171346
    Abstract: Provided is a method for the movement of an image object. In the method: A. determining the direction of movement of an image object to be moved, and a module X corresponding to same; B. moving the module X along the direction of movement by one unit; determining whether or not an overlap exists between the module X and another module; if not, terminating the process; otherwise, determining the module having the overlap with the module X as a blocking module; restoring the module X to the original position before swapping locations with the blocking module; determining whether or not all other modules apart from the module X and the blocking module can be properly placed; if yes, terminating the process; otherwise, executing step C; C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 9104290
    Abstract: A method for controlling a screen of a mobile terminal that simultaneously displays a plurality of execution screens is provided. The method preferably includes: displaying a layout composed of a plurality of sections when a magazine creation event is sensed; mapping applications to the plurality of sections in a one-to-one correspondence, respectively to create a magazine; and displaying the magazine, and an execution screen of an application mapped to each of the sections is arranged at the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Chul Yang, Jee Yeun Wang, Joong Hun Kwon, Yu Sic Kim, Kyu Sung Kim, Sun Young Park
  • Patent number: 9069437
    Abstract: A window management method, apparatus and a computing device are provided. The window management apparatus comprises a window rendering management device for managing the at least two windows in response to an input operation, to change the size and location of a target window of the at least two windows to which the input operation is directed, and simultaneously adaptively change the size and location of at least one other window of the at least two windows. With the embodiments of the present invention, upon detection of an input operation, a window control operation can be performed on at least two opened windows to change the sizes and locations of at least two opened windows simultaneously. In this way, a plurality of windows can be managed collectively by fewer operations, and the required numbers of user operations can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited, Beijing Lenovo Software, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan Yao, Bo Qin, Jingbin Zhao, Hongxing Chen, Zhuomeng Li, Chi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9065943
    Abstract: On a touch-panel display of an image forming apparatus, a function selecting area and a preview area are displayed next to each other. On the function selecting area, a function setting menu is displayed in one display mode among an icon mode in which only a group of icons are displayed, a regular mode in which a group of icons and a group of texts are displayed, and an express mode in which a group of icons, a group of texts and a group of function setting buttons are displayed. In the icon mode, detailed preview information is displayed on a large preview area, and in the express mode, detailed function selecting information is displayed on a large function selecting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minami Sensu, Yukari Ebi