Tiling Or Split Pane Patents (Class 715/792)
  • Patent number: 9021384
    Abstract: An interactive vehicle information map system is disclosed in which, in various embodiments, geographical, geospatial, vehicle, and other types of data, geodata, objects, features, and/or metadata are efficiently presented to a user on an interactive map interface. In an embodiment, the user may search vehicle-related data via the interactive map by providing search criteria including, for example, information regarding a geographic area, a time period, a vehicle, a vehicle owner, and/or a license plate number, among other items. The map system may provide search results including a list of vehicles that match the search criteria, vehicle information, and/or points on the interactive map that indicate license-plate recognition read locations, among other information. In an embodiment, the user may view detailed information associated with particular vehicles including, for example, captured images, vehicle-owner data, event history, and the like. Further, the user may export data and/or create search alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Beard, Michael Glazer, Robin Lim, Sina Iman, Mark Basoa, Tristan Huber, Paul Ryan, Youssef Moussaoui, Bonnie McLindon, Nick White, Alexander Vasilyev, Mark Lundquist
  • Patent number: 8984438
    Abstract: A method of storing an image on a storage device in a tiled format is provided. The method includes formatting the storage device to include a block size such that a tile size is an integer multiple of the block size, and the tile size corresponds to a display output. The method further includes reading pixel data of a source image; and generating, from the read pixel data, a first tile and a second tile. The first tile and the second tile each have overlapping portions that overlap by an adjustable amount, and the overlapping portions include substantially identical pixel data. The method also includes storing the first tile and the second tile on the storage device; and repeating the reading, generating, and storing a plurality of times to store the image. The image is stored on the storage device as a contiguous string of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pixia Corp.
    Inventor: Rudolf O. Ernst
  • Publication number: 20150067585
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a processor is configured to cause a screen to display displaying contents of application in a first layer, determine whether a trigger occurs in the first layer, and cause the screen, when the trigger occurs, concurrently to display the contents of the application in the first layer and information of the entered application in the second layer. A method in an electronic device includes displaying contents of application in a first layer, determining whether a trigger occurs on the first layer, and when the trigger occurs, concurrently displaying the contents of the application in the first layer and information of the applications in a second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Sung-Joon Won, Ja-Mi Rhee, Hui-Chul Yang, Chul-Ho Jang, Yun Jegal, Bong-Hak Choi
  • Patent number: 8972839
    Abstract: Media presentations including related content are described, including presenting a workspace and a content shelf, presenting a media presentation in the workspace, designating a portion of the media presentation based on parsing the media presentation according to a predetermined criterion, and displaying a content related to the portion of the media presentation in the content shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Tyler J. Lettau
  • Patent number: 8954884
    Abstract: Image analysis systems components, devices, and methods are provided for viewing the image data stack in less time with less effort and less repetitive motions. The navigation device, for example, can include: (i) an indexing state selector for independently selecting a desired subset within the independently viewable subsets, the desired subset indexed for an efficient image selection with a single click of the indexing state selector; and, (ii) a scrolling state selector for scrolling through the desired subsest as a data series of the discrete images. And, a graphical user interface can be operably connected to the processor for viewing the plurality of sets of discrete sets of images. The systems, components, devices, and methods provided are solutions to the problem of providing rapid, efficient process for viewing a data-stack of images by implementing, for example, “point-free” steps and less repetitive motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Maestro Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew V. Barger
  • Patent number: 8930847
    Abstract: A method for displaying a plurality of windows includes dividing a display screen into first and second display areas. The plurality of windows may be rearranged in the first and second display areas and new windows may be displayed in the first and second display areas based on prior windows displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seong Hun Jeong
  • Patent number: 8924866
    Abstract: A method for controlling display of a messaging window displays a messaging window including a message input region and a message output region, receives a plurality of incoming messages which are successively displayed in the message output region, and selectively freezes the message output region such that incoming messages that are received while the message output region is selectively frozen are not displayed in the message output region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joon Hun Shin, Young Hee Rhee, Sang Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8924881
    Abstract: A method for providing a first dashboard that includes a first several window panes for providing information about a first set of aspects of a patient's condition. The method also provides a second dashboard that includes a second several window panes for providing information about a second set of aspects of a patient's condition. The method further defines a link that causes the second dashboard to be opened when an item is selected in at least one of the first several window panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Neil Martin, Farzad Buxey, Vesselin Zlatev
  • Patent number: 8910076
    Abstract: A machine-controlled method may include creating a tile profile including multiple tiles, visually presenting the tile profile using a display, and storing the tile profile. The method may further include adding, removing, and editing the tiles and utilizing tile stacks. The method may further include any of a number of tile scrolling mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8896538
    Abstract: A mobile phone manages display area 12 as twelve partial areas obtained by dividing the display area into a matrix of four rows and three columns, which is identical to an arrangement of keys of a numeric keypad; if plural windows are displayed in a partial area arranged in the same position as a pressed key, assigns a key to each of the windows displayed in the partial area, the key being for selecting the window, and notifies the keys; and if one of the notified keys is pressed, selects a window to which the pressed key has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Onda, Izua Kano, Dai Kamiya, Keiichi Murakami, Eiju Yamada, Kazuhiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 8898589
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for flattening a subset of configuration UI panels in a hierarchy of UI panels. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for flattening a subset of configuration UI panels in a hierarchy of UI panels has been provided. The method includes executing a query against an index of artifacts for which configuration parameter values are receivable in a corresponding panel disposed within a hierarchy of panels of an application. The method additionally includes receiving a result set of artifacts from the index for the query and identifying panels in the hierarchy corresponding to artifacts in the result set. Finally, the method includes displaying a single window in the application with an arrangement of the identified panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anna Bridgen, Andrew Flatt, Jonathan Mace, Richard Pilot
  • Patent number: 8892628
    Abstract: A shared resource computing (SRC) system that provides a mechanism for creating a shared session among individual sessions is described. In an ad hoc peer model, a session is created by individual users. One individual session assumes an administrative session role and invites other user sessions to join the shared session. Local environments from the individual sessions are published and the resources of the individual sessions form linked device groups that allow the resources to be aggregated for the shared session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Clark David Nicholson, Robert Wilhelm Schmieder
  • Patent number: 8869018
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for displaying a plurality of web pages within a single web browsing display area includes determining a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for each of the plurality of web pages to be displayed. Each of the URLs may be determined from user inputs or predefined settings. The method may also include allocating a display region within the web browsing display area to define an allocated display region and displaying the one of the plurality of web pages within the allocated display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Exceedland Incorporated
    Inventor: Quanying Wang
  • Publication number: 20140282231
    Abstract: A user interface for a computing device includes a user interface form configured to fill a computing display. The user interface form is selectively and dynamically partitionable to define a plurality of non-overlapping frames, including a first frame and a second frame. Each of the plurality of non-overlapping frames includes an application window configured to display an instance of a software application being run by the computing device. A dynamic partition is disposed between the first frame and the second frame, and is configured to translate in a direction that is transverse to a longitudinal axis of the dynamic partition. The translation of the dynamic partition resizes each of the first frame and the second frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Vectorform, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Foreman, Vasiliy Deych
  • Patent number: 8826173
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating on at least one display device a graphics display of data descriptors. The data descriptors, describing items of data, are arranged on an interactive timeline as interactive timeline elements along with interactive data elements. The interactive timeline elements and the interactive data elements allow retrieval of the items of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Susanne Bay, Lutz Gündel, Labib Khanafer, Ralf Krumtünger, Matthias Thorn
  • Patent number: 8826148
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the simultaneous (e.g., side-by-side or via a “sliding” animation) displaying and viewing of email messages and any attachments to such email messages are disclosed. Such systems, methods and computer program products allow a user of a computing system to simultaneously view the textual portion of an email along with the contents of any attachments within one application, and without the need to switch between at least two software applications—the email reader application and the native (productivity) application used to create such attachment (e.g., a word processing software application, a spreadsheet application, a presentation application, a database application, a portable document format reader, a Web browser and/or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nino Yuniardi, Tracy Schultz, Jeffrey Kohler, Steve Geffner, Doug Herman, Gary Caldwell
  • Patent number: 8825744
    Abstract: Methods and systems for active image tagging are usable to build large datasets of tagged images by combining manual tagging by a user and automatic tagging by a computing device based on the manual tagging. Such tags may be used to effectively sort, organize, link, and search for images within large datasets of images. Additionally, the active image tagging may be configured to utilize a tagging game where multiple users manually tag images by playing a game on a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Meng Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Kuiyuan Yang
  • Patent number: 8819569
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a unique interactive system and method that facilitate single-handed navigation and interaction with applications within a display space on any type of mobile computing device. The system and method include or employ scalable application tiles corresponding to applications, whereby the application tiles can provide or indicate the current state of the corresponding application. The state information provided in each tile can vary as well depending on the current size of the tile. The tiles can be arranged into a plurality of zones such that a user can view one particular zone at a time and obtain more context and information from the application tiles in that zone rather than working with all tiles and all zones at the same time. The view of the display space can be of the world or all application tiles, zone, or application. Panning and zooming among the zones, application tiles and/or views can be performed single-handedly using designated on or off screen controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Zumobi, Inc
    Inventors: John SanGiovanni, Daniel C. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8819583
    Abstract: In order to produce a set of medical findings based on image data which has been obtained by way of different imaging methods, a plurality of image viewer programs has hitherto been required. In at least one embodiment, a viewer device is to be provided, with which different image data can be viewed and with which it is simultaneously possible to produce a set of medical findings. According to at least one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided wherein a base page and at least one content page with display elements are selected and are loaded and activated by a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karlheinz Dorn, Subrata Sinha, Vladyslav Ukis
  • Patent number: 8819580
    Abstract: In the terminal apparatus, a CPU 100 reads out a simultaneous/switch display condition that is currently employed from display control table information stored in a simultaneous/switch display condition memory section 102c, and identifies whether a screen display instruction operation instructs a switch display or a simultaneous display in accordance with the simultaneous/switch display condition that has been read out and the circumstance when the screen display instruction operation is performed. When the screen display instruction operation is identified as instructing the simultaneous display, the CPU 100 reads out the display layout condition that is currently employed from display layout table information stored in a display layout condition memory section 102d, and controls a display layout for the simultaneous display in accordance with the display layout condition that has been read out and the circumstance when the screen display instruction operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Goto, Mitsuru Hamada
  • Patent number: 8806366
    Abstract: The present invention provides a media file management system and method for a home media center, which enable media files such as images or photos, music and movies included in a variety of information appliances to be conveniently edited on a screen of a display apparatus connected to a home media center. A search window in which media files to be searched are displayed or an edit window in which a media file to be edited is displayed are created. Then, if a user selects a file edit command for a media file displayed in the search window, the selected file edit command is executed and results of the execution of the file edit command are displayed in the edit window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Kim, Junghyeob Lee
  • Patent number: 8806368
    Abstract: A quick-view user interface for assisting a user in performing a task and shielding the user from complex data. The quick-view user interface may include a window on a computer screen. The window may comprise a pane for displaying a subset of data, based on the user's role, from a set of data displayed on a full-view user interface. In addition, the full-view user interface may assist a user in performing a task by allowing the user to view the set of data. The full-view user interface may include a window on a computer screen comprising a first pane for displaying a set of data and a link engageable to open a second pane for displaying a subset of the set of data, the subset being selected based on the user's role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Joelle Carignan, Manik Singh, Benjamin Tornsky
  • Patent number: 8788974
    Abstract: Techniques are described that generally relate to systems, methods, and devices designed to facilitate the auditing of ontologies. Example methods may be designed so that the neighborhood concepts for a selected focus concept may be automatically displayed in a hybrid display that efficiently uses display area, while the concepts may be generally presented in an easy-to-comprehend format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yehoshua Perl, James Geller
  • Patent number: 8782567
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for a gesture recognizer system architecture. A recognizer engine is provided, which receives user motion data and provides that data to a plurality of filters. A filter corresponds to a gesture, that may then be tuned by an application receiving information from the gesture recognizer so that the specific parameters of the gesture—such as an arm acceleration for a throwing gesture—may be set on a per-application level, or multiple times within a single application. Each filter may output to an application using it a confidence level that the corresponding gesture occurred, as well as further details about the user motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen G. Latta, Relja Markovic, Arthur Charles Tomlin, Gregory N. Snook
  • Patent number: 8769438
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an air fan turbine positioned horizontally or vertically in close proximity to the exhaust fan system of air handler systems. These turbine units catch the exhausted air flow from the exhaust ports of these air handler units to drive the turbine blades which are attached to a generator. As the propellor blades spin, they generate electricity. Thus, the man made air flow known as exhaust from the air handler systems is used to produce electricity. This invention not only uses man made air flow, but also repositions the air turbine 90° from a horizontal position to a vertical position to receive wind air from the atmosphere. When the air handler unit is turned off, a signal is sent to mechanically move the air turbine to the vertical position to redirect itself to then catch natural wind airflow on both roof top and ground mounted units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Mangum, Josh Bryant
  • Patent number: 8751958
    Abstract: Commercially available applications which display information via a graphical user's interface can be supplemented with additional related information. The related information can be automatically extracted and overlaid on the information with the assistance of a pre-established ontology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Mudge, Robert J. Norton
  • Patent number: 8745515
    Abstract: This invention relates to method for presenting at least a part of a page, comprising at least partially dividing at least one page into a plurality of areas, presenting said plurality of areas in a first representation, making at least one area of said plurality of areas an active area, and in response to a user operation on said at least one active area, presenting at least one of said at least one active areas in a second representation. Said at least one page may be a Hypertext Markup Language HTML page, or a page of a text document, and said display may be integrated in a portable electronic device. The invention further relates to a device, a system, a computer program and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Mäkelä
  • Patent number: 8736874
    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: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Minami Sensu, Yukari Ebi
  • Patent number: 8739061
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating search results for output to a user. A number of “views” of search results may be provided each having particular formats. In a product search engine implementation, a grid view may be provided that allows multi-column display of product-related search results. In other implementations, a user may be able to select between multiple output modes/formats, and may even be able to select how search results should be output (e.g., what type and format of cues should be output for each search result).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Nevill Manning, Pearl Renaker
  • Patent number: 8713460
    Abstract: User interface (UI) techniques, and more particularly to graphical user interface (GUI) techniques providing 3-dimensional (3-D) renditions. A method of displaying one or more graphical objects, the method being carried out in an electronic device, the device having processing circuitry, memory and a display device, the method comprising: obtaining first image data, the first image data defining at least one two-dimensional graphical component; performing a transformation operation on the first image data to generate second image data, the second image data defining, for the or each graphical component, a modified form of the graphical component; using said second image data, displaying the modified form whereby the or each graphical component has the appearance of having a component of dimension perpendicular the plane of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Geoff Kendall, Mark Rivers
  • Patent number: 8683390
    Abstract: Embodiments related to the manipulation of objects on a multi-touch graphical user interface are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment, a method of operating a multi-touch graphical user interface on a computing device comprises displaying a group of objects on the graphical user interface in a group representation, receiving a first multi-touch input in which a first number of touches associated with the group representation are moved on the graphical user interface, and in response to the first multi-touch input, changing a scale of the objects in the group representation. The method further comprises receiving a second multi-touch input in which a second number of touches associated with the group representation are moved on the graphical user interface, and in response to the second multi-touch input, changing an organization of the objects in the group representation on the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: August de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 8683362
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a card metaphor is established, in which each activity can be represented within an area of the screen referred to as a card. In various embodiments, any of several display modes are available for viewing, interacting with, manipulating, initiating, and dismissing cards. A persistent positional relationship can be established among cards, represented by a one-dimensional sequence. Newly opened cards are generally placed at the end of the sequence, although a new card that bears a relationship to an already open card may, in some embodiments, be placed adjacent to the already open card. In various embodiments, cards may be grouped, with such groups being represented as stacks of cards or by other visually distinctive means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Marc Gatan Shiplacoff, Matias Gonzalo Duarte, Jeremy Godfrey Lyon
  • Patent number: 8661366
    Abstract: A macro element template is replicated to build a macro element library. A macro element is associated with executable instructions for controlling a plurality of production devices to produce a special effect or segment of a media production. One or more automation control objects are positioned onto a control interface to build a macro element template. Build information is associated with each automation control object to assign a variable name, device type, property page field(s), and variable naming table. A replicator control interface allows a range of sources to be assigned to the macro element template, and is associated with executable instructions for building the macro element library. The macro element library includes user-defined filenames that enables a director to quickly search and select a desired macro element. Changes in production values ripple throughout the macro element library to dynamically update the macro elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Robert J. Snyder, John R. Benson, Kevin K. Morrow, Alex Holtz, William H. Couch, Richard Todd, Maurice Smith
  • Patent number: 8661117
    Abstract: A system (130) improves network management. The system (130) associates an event in the network with a network device and provides a geographical map (710). The geographical map (710) displays locations of network devices and indicates which network devices are associated with at least one event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Weiya Luo, Anthony Worgrin Confrey, Michael L. Turok, Bruce Wilson
  • Patent number: 8656306
    Abstract: An image displaying apparatus for a computer selectively executing a full-screen display or a frame display on a monitor screen is disclosed. The apparatus includes a main screen generating unit generating a predetermined main screen, a full-screen displaying unit displaying the main screen in a full-screen display, a mouse operation determining unit detecting a moving operation of the mouse to determine whether or not the moving operation is a predetermined first movement, a full-screen display detecting unit detecting whether or not the main screen is in the full-screen display, and a composite displaying unit displaying a predetermined sub-screen on the screen and the main screen downscaled so that the whole main screen is displayed on the remaining range of the screen when the mouse operation determining unit determines, during the full-screen display, that the moving operation is the first movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Buffalo Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yamagishi, Masato Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8649064
    Abstract: In order to correct image files to be printed in a printing device, there is provided a printing device including: an inputting unit that is configured to be capable of inputting an image file representing a motion image; a generating unit that is configured to extract a plurality of frame images from the image file and to generate a first output image in which the plurality of extracted frame images are laid out on a single page; correcting unit that is configured to correct the first output image and to generate a first corrected output image; and a printing unit that is configured to be capable of printing the first corrected output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiko Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8631328
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit, a memory, a touch screen, and a controller. The wireless communication unit establishes a connection to an external digital picture frame. The memory stores a plurality of images including one or more characters and information mapped to the characters. The touch screen displays a first image stored in the memory. And, the controller transmits the first image and first information mapped to the first image to the digital picture frame via the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Hyun Kim, Lan Jung
  • Publication number: 20140013271
    Abstract: An activity screen or multitasking screen for a mobile device includes a plurality of tiles, each of which corresponds to a different multitasking application on the mobile device. Each of the tiles is allocated to a distinct region on the activity screen, according to a specified layout. The layout may vary according to the number of tiles allocated in the activity screen, and in some examples a region of the activity screen is automatically subdivided to provide additional regions. The content displayed for each tile is selected, at least in part, based on the size of the allocated region, and consequently, of the tile. Content for each possible size of the tile can be pre-defined. Each of the tiles operates as an application entry point for its corresponding application, thus providing a means of access for applications concurrently executing on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Shannon Tyler MOORE, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 8627227
    Abstract: A computing device includes an immersive environment module for facilitating simultaneous display of a plurality of applications on a display device without relying on system chrome. At least a first of the applications is displayed in a primary region of the display. The computing device also includes a UI management component for enabling a user selection of an application for simultaneous display on the display device with at least one other application. Processing logic is configured to determine a size in at least one direction of content of a user-selected application as it is displayed on a non-primary region of the display device simultaneous with display of content of the first application on the primary region of the display device. The determination is based at least in part on one or more pre-defined size requirements specified by the selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Matthew I. Worley, Nils A. Sundelin, Tsz Yan Wong
  • Patent number: 8612883
    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: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Louch, Timothy W. Bumgarner, Eric S. Peyton, Christopher J. Hynes
  • Patent number: 8607137
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for displaying a plurality of web pages within a single web browsing display area includes determining a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for each of the plurality of web pages to be displayed. Each of the URLs may be determined from user inputs or predefined settings. The method may also include allocating a display region within the web browsing display area to define an allocated display region and displaying the one of the plurality of web pages within the allocated display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Exceedland Incorporated
    Inventor: Quanying Wang
  • Patent number: 8601383
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for creating a data summary table includes a field pane including a list of a plurality of fields, and a layout pane including a plurality of zones. The zones represent areas of the data summary table, and the layout pane allows a field of the plurality of fields from the field pane to be added to a first zone of the zones. A data summary table is updated upon the field being added to the layout pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Folting, Konrad Tupaj, Brandon Weber, Denise Cathleen Carlevato, Sander Martijn Viegers
  • Patent number: 8578290
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for displaying information or a part within a second application, such as a sidebar application. The part can be docked in the sidebar application or undocked from the sidebar application and can send corresponding docking messages in a docking protocol to the sidebar application based on the docking status of the part or the location of the part in relation to the sidebar application. Graphically depicted animations indicate to a user the docking and/or undocking processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Louis Amadio, Paul Erickson, Oliver Fisher, Keira Amos
  • Patent number: 8572505
    Abstract: An automatic testing application is provided that can simulate a user interaction with a web application. The automatic testing application can determine that the web application has been completely displayed within a graphical user interface of a web browser using a consistent global page state. The automatic testing application can test that the web application has been correctly displayed by verifying a state of a visualization component of the web application using a communication component. Subsequently, the automatic testing application can transmit an event to the web application that can modify the state of the visualization component using the communication component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Teck Hua Lee, Gary Look, Hugh Zhang, Diar Ahmed, Prashant Singh
  • Patent number: 8572111
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to the display of primary and secondary search results are provided. Search results are displayed to the user without requiring the user to perform any tasks to view the entire set of search results. The user may then request secondary searches based on the displayed primary search results through performing a single action. Secondary search results are displayed along with the primary search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Masterfile Corporation
    Inventor: John Bradley McDonald
  • Patent number: 8566747
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of browsing and displaying items from a collection is provided. Information about each of plurality of items is stored in machine-readable storage media. A group of the items is selected for display. One of a plurality of image sizes is assigned to each of the items of the group. Images that are representative of each of the items of the group are displayed on a display screen using the assigned image sizes. A particular position on the display screen that is occupied by a particular one of the items of the group can be selected randomly. The image size assigned to each item can be representative of the corresponding item's rank according to at least one sorting criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Copia Interactive, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Lee Haynes, II, Dave Nelson, Robb Smigielski
  • Patent number: 8555196
    Abstract: A system and method for arranging windows on a screen. The user interface program, called the Graphical User Interface (GUI), provides a user friendly system and method of viewing and/or interacting with computer application programs. The GUI prepares and presents a visual display. The arranging of active and inactive windows on the screen is configured according to prescribed formulas. The GUI also provides the user with a two or three dimensional spatial orientation of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Software Rights Archive, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Egger, Shawn Cannon, Ronald D. Sauers
  • Patent number: 8555193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the automated layout and scrolling of windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Can Sar, Jesse Young, Tristan Harris
  • Patent number: 8555199
    Abstract: A system and method for user modification of metadata in a shell browser. A group of items and associated metadata values are displayed in a window of the shell browser. An edit control permits user modification of metadata values displayed in the window. The user can modify metadata associated with a welcome pane, a selected item, or multiple selected items. A data structure stored on one or more computer-readable media contains metadata associated with items displayed in a shell browser, including user modifiable metadata which is also displayed in the shell browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: James Brian Kurtz, Judson Craig Hally, David Joel Sheldon, David George Devorchik, Tyler Kien Beam, Chris J. Guzak
  • Patent number: 8555185
    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: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Louch, Timothy W. Bumgarner, Eric S. Peyton, Christopher J. Hynes