Cascading Patents (Class 715/793)
  • Patent number: 10326873
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to display app content are disclosed. In various embodiments, an indication is received to save an application page. An image of the application page and associated application state information are stored. The image and state information may be used to provide a user-navigable interface that enables a user to navigate back to the saved page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Varun Parmar, Hironmay Basu, Eric Lee, Anand Taralika, Alok Irde, Patrick Thompson
  • Patent number: 9736288
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to display app content are disclosed. In various embodiments, an indication is received to save an application page. An image of the application page and associated application state information are stored. The image and state information may be used to provide a user-navigable interface that enables a user to navigate back to the saved page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Varun Parmar, Hironmay Basu, Eric Lee, Anand Taralika, Alok Irde, Patrick Thompson
  • Patent number: 8972886
    Abstract: An apparatus may include one or more memories and one or more processors. The one or more memories may include instructions. The one or more processors may be configured to execute the instructions to facilitate providing a window of an application for display from a perspective in front of the window, receiving a touch input, and in response to the touch input, providing multiple windows for display on the apparatus from a perspective vertically above the multiple windows. The multiple windows may include the window. A display of one window may be switched to a display of multiple windows based on a single touch input. Methods for displaying windows and machine-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Claude Weber, Alex Neely Ainslie, Roma Rajni Shah, Angela Strange
  • Patent number: 8943433
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane, and a project pane, displaying, within the media pane, a thumbnail group representing a media item, the thumbnail group comprising one or more thumbnails, enabling a user to select, from the thumbnail group, a segment of the media item, and enabling a user to transfer the selected segment to the project pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Publication number: 20140372938
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a display unit configured to display a first screen layer including first screen information; and a controller configured to display a second screen layer including second screen information such that at least part of the first and second screen layers overlap, and activate one of the first and second screen layers for receiving a touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jongseok PARK
  • Patent number: 8910075
    Abstract: A game apparatus includes an LCD, and a touch panel is provided on the LCD. On the LCD, a game screen of a tramp game is displayed. When a player performs a touch-on operation on a card object displayed on the game screen, if another card is overlapped with the touched card object, and the overlapping is large, this another card object is moved. Accordingly, a mark and a character (numeric or alphabetic character) of the card object on which the player performs a touch-on operation are displayed to be visually identifiable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Ito
  • Patent number: 8880044
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display including a touchscreen, and a controller for performing an editing operation on information displayed on the touchscreen according to a state of an object in near-proximity to the displayed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20140325437
    Abstract: A content delivery system includes: a background provider configured to provide a background interface; a pane provider module, coupled to the background provider module, configured to provide a pane interface having a non-horizontal slant side overlapping the background interface; and a menu provider module, coupled to the pane provider module, configured to provide a menu interface having a slant menu side overlapping the non-horizontal slant side of the pane interface creating a blade non-right angle for displaying on a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric Pacenta, Nina F. Shih, Daniel William Simmons, Seungeun Lee, Yun Z. Wu, Weng Chi Lou, Michael Baisuck
  • Patent number: 8782555
    Abstract: Nested user interfaces for multiple displays is described. In embodiment(s), user interface panels can be generated for individual display on a small screen device as well as for display together to form a nested user interface on a larger display device. Each user interface panel can be individually displayed to encompass a small display screen on the small screen device. Additionally, a television client device can render a nested user interface that includes a plurality of the user interface panels displayed together to form the nested user interface on a larger display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald A. Morris
  • Patent number: 8751950
    Abstract: A software program for use in designing interior and exterior spaces receives user input that is associated with one or more attributes. Subsequent user input, having other attributes, is resolved in light of the first input attributes to create a real-world depiction of design choices in real-time. For example, design choices that conflict with prior design choices are resolved (or modified as necessary) to ensure that each of the prior and present user input choices are represented in an appropriate way. The resolution by the design software is also used to create an accurate parts (and/or price) list so that when the user has completed the design of an exterior or interior space, the design can be submitted directly as an order to be fulfilled. Generally, continual resolution ensures that the user's design intent is captured in an accurate and efficient way in a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ice Edge Business Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Barrie Arnold Loberg
  • 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: 8726174
    Abstract: A method for showing a display panel in a graphical user interface involves associating a client-side script variable with a display panel wrapper, where the display panel is embedded in the display panel wrapper, and where the client-side script variable indicates that the display panel is hidden. The method further involves modifying the client-side script variable to show the display panel in the graphical user interface, where showing the display panel involves showing an input control for manipulating a data area in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Ehret, Elizabeth Sanford Clayton, Karen Ann Stanley, Devjani Ray, Daniel Arthur Labrecque
  • Patent number: 8705057
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having a plurality of functions includes a scroll display portion that displays a row of markers and a slider for specifying one or more markers sequentially by moving along the row, an image display portion that displays functional images for representing functions corresponding to the markers specified by the slider, a setting portion that receives setting item details for a function specified by one of the functional images selected, and an extraction portion that extracts a function having the setting item details received by the setting portion different from an initial value. The image display portion displays a functional image for a longer time when the functional image represents the function extracted by the extraction portion than when the functional image does not represent the function extracted by the extraction portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Fukuoka, Shoji Imaizumi, Yoichi Kurumasa, Kana Kodama
  • Patent number: 8689121
    Abstract: Management of controls in a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer system. In one aspect, a command is received to create and display a window in the GUI, the window including one or more controls, each control operative to perform a function of an application in response to selection. An associated scope for each control is determined and indicates an extent of shared use of the control within the GUI. It is determined if a different instance of the control already exists within the scope for the control. If so, resources of the different instance are referenced to be shared for use with the control and new resources are not created for the control. If no different instance exists within the scope, new resources for the control are created and stored. The window and the controls in the GUI are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald J. O'Riordan
  • 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: 8667418
    Abstract: Stack elements corresponding to system object are associated with a stack item and aggregated in the stack item. A context engine provides contextual control of the stack item and stack elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, John O. Louch, Christopher Hynes, Timothy Wayne Bumgarner, Eric Steven Peyton
  • 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: 8648966
    Abstract: A terminal including a communication unit configured to receive a broadcasting signal, a display unit configured to display a broadcast content included in the received broadcasting signal and to display at least one widget application, and a control unit configured to determine if the received broadcasting signal includes a caption related to the broadcast content, to determine if the caption is to be displayed at a position that will overlap with at least a portion of the displayed widget application when the caption is included in the broadcasting signal, and to move a position of the widget application on the display unit if the caption is determined to be displayed at the position that will overlap with said at least the portion of the displayed widget application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ju Hwan Lee, Hui Won Park, Sung Joon Ahn, Hang Dong Seong
  • Patent number: 8635553
    Abstract: Techniques for an auto adjustable pane view are described, including receiving a request to display a plurality of elements in a pane, the pane located in a display space, determining a number and a size of the a plurality of elements, and sizing the pane based on the number of the plurality of elements and the size of the plurality of elements, wherein the sizing is also based on minimizing unused space in the pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Anuj Dhawan
  • Patent number: 8615718
    Abstract: A method in a user interface, according to one embodiment, allows for the docking of window panels within a software application. A palette in the user interface can, in this embodiment, have three states: (i) the palette is open within a window panel; (ii) the palette is docked as a tab; and (iii) the palette is open in a area connected to the tab. User actions through the user interface can control transitions among these three states. Other methods are described, and systems and computer readable storage media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: ACD Systems International Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Landman, Joaquin de Soto
  • 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: 8555197
    Abstract: An information-processing device stores information as assignment information to assign associated hardware or software to each window that displays processing details of an application. An association between a window and hardware or software is different for each application (in other words, for each window). If plural overlapping windows are displayed, the information-processing device determines a window to be displayed in the foreground, on a basis of the association. For example, in a case where window w1 of a game and window w2 of another game overlap each other, if the information-processing device has hardware or software associated with game A, window w1 is displayed at the front; and meanwhile if the device has hardware or software associated with game B, window w2 is displayed at the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Izua Kano, Kazuhiro Yamada, Dai Kamiya, Yasushi Onda, Keiichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8543933
    Abstract: A group is defined by a user to include two or more different applications executed on a computing device. The group is associated with one foreground window and one or more background windows on a screen of the computing device. Images of one application selected as a foreground application is displayed in the foreground window. The applications not selected as the foreground application displays images in the background windows. The foreground window is overlaid on the top of the windows of other applications, thereby partially or totally occluding the windows of other applications in the same group. The foreground application changes with elapse of time or upon detection of an event. Therefore, the same foreground window display images for different applications in the group at different times. The number of windows cluttering a screen of the application can be reduced because the user can interact with different applications in the group using the same foreground window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Emtrace Technologies USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Nae Kwon Jung
  • Patent number: 8510672
    Abstract: A software application can capture product parameters and attributes in order to allow a non-expert user to create an accurate and complete furniture system layout in a design space. To enable accurate layouts, the software application can automatically apply all applicable components, connectors, rules, attributes, codes, and behaviors to each component/design element in the design space. The intelligent, object-oriented software can automatically recognize required changes effected by a user-driven change, and automatically resolve the layout design by constraining vertical placement of components or automatically generating interconnections between components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Dirtt Environmental Solutions LTD
    Inventor: Barrie A. Loberg
  • Patent number: 8508759
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first reception unit which receives an instruction from a server, a second reception unit which receives an instruction from a path other than the server, an executing unit which executes a function when the first reception unit receives a first execution instruction from the server or when the second reception unit receives a second execution instruction from the path other than the server, and a display control unit which displays a display instruction correspondence screen when the first reception unit receives a display instruction from the server, and which displays an execution correspondence screen when the executing unit executes the function. During a time period while the display instruction correspondence screen is being displayed, the display control unit displays the execution correspondence screen when receiving the first execution instruction, but doesn't display the execution correspondence screen when receiving the second execution instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yutaka Urakawa
  • Patent number: 8490012
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for collaborative media editing. In one aspect, a method includes presenting, to an originator, an originator interface including multiple media panes; establishing a connection with a collaborator; receiving from the originator a selection indicating an item of media content associated with at least one of the multiple media panes; transmitting to the collaborator the selected item of media content; and enabling inter-user communication relating to the selected item of media content in the originator interface with the collaborator. Further, a connection can be established with a second collaborator, the item of media content can be transmitted to the second collaborator, and communication can occur in the originator interface with the second collaborator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Marinkovich, Gregory Charles Lindley, Alan Cannistraro, Evan Doll, Gary Johnson
  • Patent number: 8464176
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention are directed to the stacking of visual items, and their subsequent expansion, or unstacking. Upon selection of a stack, that stack expands into the individual visual items making up that stack. Further aspects of the present invention are directed to expanding a stack in different ways depending upon the circumstances. Further aspects of the present invention are directed to providing a hot area associated with, and potentially disposed around, a stack. Selection by the user of the hot area results in selection of the associated stack. The stack may itself be considered a single item that is itself selectable. After the stack is expanded, then the individual visual items making up the original stack are each individually selectable. However, when stacked, the individual items may not be selectable except as a complete stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelis K Van Dok, Fabrice A Debry, Lyon King-Fook Wong, Timothy P. McKee, Andrew S. Crane
  • Patent number: 8448062
    Abstract: In a system and method for displaying hierarchically related data, a processor may display in a single display window of a display device respective representations of a plurality of hierarchically related data records in accordance with the hierarchical relationship, where each of at least two of the representations includes a respective table including a plurality of data columns, and where the display of some of the columns of the tables is in accordance with display settings set based on a determination that columns of different tables correspond to each other for alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Helmut Hofmann, Markus Koenigstein
  • Patent number: 8386956
    Abstract: A computer-human interface provides a mechanism to manage the available space of a computer display in a manner that facilitates navigation among multiple windows that are overlaid upon one another. The interface includes a user-selectable mode in which the windows are rearranged, and resized if necessary, so that all open windows can be simultaneously viewed within the area of the display, thereby enabling any one of the windows to be easily selected for access. In effect, the presentation of the windows is “flattened” so that all windows appear at the same virtual depth, rather than overlapping one another. With this approach, there is no need to minimize windows in order to access one that is overlaid by another, thereby enabling the user to keep the content of all windows visible and accessible. Subsets of windows can be repositioned in the same manner, or all windows can be removed from the display area for access to desktop objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bas Ording, John Louch
  • Patent number: 8364464
    Abstract: A user interface for displaying source data and a translated copy of a segment of the source data is provided. The user interface includes a first display portion for displaying at least a subset of the source data on the display. The user interface includes a second display portion for displaying a translated copy of a selected segment of source data on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed Elgazzar, Bernhard Kohlmeier, Refaat Issa, Mark Webber, Matthew Crinklaw, Kathryn Richardson, Francois Liger, Majd Abbar
  • Patent number: 8341541
    Abstract: A method referred to as visual window browsing allows a user to browse through windows on their desktop. Aspects of the invention include responsive to a command, moving open windows to form a visual stack with the topmost window in the stack being in focus. Responsive to a browse the windows in the visual stack can be browsed, where the topmost window moves to the bottom of the visual stack and the other windows move higher in the stack, with the second highest window becoming the topmost window and being in focus. Successive browse commands causes this behavior to repeat allowing a user to cycle through each of the open windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ales Holecek, Charles W. Stabb, Hillel N. Cooperman, Jeffrey W. Pettiross, Mark R. Ligameri, Kanwal VedBrat, Donald J. Lindsay
  • 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: 8266521
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of composing a web document and an apparatus to set a web document arrangement are provided. The apparatus to compose a web document includes a generation module which generates a plurality of frames by analyzing a source of a web document, a composition module which arranges the generated frames using a predetermined frame arrangement mode, and an output module which displays the arranged frames on a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-hun Sung, Sang-ryong Kim, Yeun-bae Kim, Seong-woon Kim, Chang-kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 8225228
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for collaborative media editing. In one aspect, a method includes presenting, to an originator, an originator interface including multiple media panes; establishing a connection with a collaborator; receiving from the originator a selection indicating an item of media content associated with at least one of the multiple media panes; transmitting to the collaborator the selected item of media content; and enabling inter-user communication relating to the selected item of media content in the originator interface with the collaborator. Further, a connection can be established with a second collaborator, the item of media content can be transmitted to the second collaborator, and communication can occur in the originator interface with the second collaborator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Marinkovich, Gregory Charles Lindley, Alan Cannistraro, Evan Doll, Gary Johnson
  • Patent number: 8136047
    Abstract: A method for displaying a plurality of windows on a display screen is described. The method includes steps of associating a first window with at least one second window, the at least one second window being independent of and external to the first window, and combining the first window and the at least one second window into a common window on a display screen, the first window and the at least one second window being configured to share a common window frame. An indicator may appear on the display as a target region when a user desires to associate the first and second windows. Subsequent operations performed on the common window are performed automatically on any underlying window. For example, when a user chooses to save the contents of the common window, the contents of all of the windows of the common window may be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ales Holecek, Charles W. Stabb, Hillel N. Cooperman, Jeffrey W. Pettiross, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 8091040
    Abstract: A method for managing and displaying related information in a graphical user interface includes storing each of a plurality of related datasets in a discrete file. A compound file is stored linking the discrete data files to each other. A common window for the combined file is displayed in the graphical user interface. A discrete window for each discrete file is displayed within the common window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Computer Associates Think, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. McKinney
  • Patent number: 8006192
    Abstract: A method of creating a graphical user interface having control(s) to direct any task through a computer system is provided. One application of the user interface is for manipulating a time based stream of information to create a presentation. The methods use a layered graphic file that is accessed by an application program to generate the user interface. Each layer of the graphic file contains a control object to an element of the user interface. The control objects are capable of being revised in order to make alterations to the user interface. Other aspects of the present invention relating to the graphical user interface are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Reid, Priscilla Shih
  • Patent number: 7992097
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane, and a project pane, displaying, within the media pane, a thumbnail group representing a media item, the thumbnail group comprising one or more thumbnails, enabling a user to select, from the thumbnail group, a segment of the media item, and enabling a user to transfer the selected segment to the project pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 7984385
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface of a digital media system, a bounded region representing at least a portion of a media item, the media item comprising a plurality of frames, determining a position of a cursor within the bounded region, and displaying within the bounded region a frame from among the plurality of frames based on the determined cursor position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 7954065
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface in a digital media system, a media pane having a vertical direction and horizontal direction, displaying, within the media pane, a plurality of thumbnail groups, each thumbnail group comprising one or more thumbnails collectively representing a corresponding media item, a first thumbnail group being displayed as arranged in a first row extending across the media pane in the horizontal direction such that the first thumbnail group is displayed substantially adjacent to a first vertical edge of the media pane and subsequent thumbnail groups are displayed substantially adjacent to one another in the first row until a thumbnail group in the first row is displayed substantially adjacent to a second vertical edge of the media pane, and displaying a next thumbnail group in a second row vertically displaced from the first row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos
  • Patent number: 7925989
    Abstract: In a system and method for displaying hierarchically related data, a processor may display in a single display window of a display device respective representations of a plurality of hierarchically related data records in accordance with the hierarchical relationship, where each of at least two of the representations includes a respective table including a plurality of data columns, and where the display of some of the columns of the tables is in accordance with display settings set based on a determination that columns of different tables correspond to each other for alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Helmut Hofmann, Markus Koenigstein
  • Patent number: 7840907
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus that can make the user easily search for desired data. By mutually superposing and displaying icons of respective plural files and folders, and carrying out the flipping operation for thus superposed and displayed icons, an arbitrary icon is shifted and displayed such that the icon is spread. Accordingly, the operation of searching for a desired icon from among the plural icons can be made more intuitive and comprehensible with a sense of flipping a page of a book. Furthermore, since plural icons indicative of the contents of files and folders corresponding to the respective plural icons are displayed such that the icons are not superposed one another, the user can visually confirm the contents of the respective icons, which makes it possible to easily search for an icon of a desired file or folder, and easily search for desired data consequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuhei Kikuchi, Takashi Kitao
  • Patent number: 7822596
    Abstract: A user interface for displaying source data and a translated copy of a segment of the source data is provided. The user interface includes a first display portion for displaying at least a subset of the source data on the display. The user interface includes a second display portion for displaying a translated copy of a selected segment of source data on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mohamed Elgazzar, Bernhard Kohlmeier, Refaat Issa, Mark Webber, Matthew Crinklaw, Kathryn Richardson, Francois Liger, Majd Abbar
  • Patent number: 7802203
    Abstract: In a method for providing a menu display, in response to a menu item selection, the method may determine whether a menu map selection event or a cascading menu selection has occurred, may display a plurality of menus including those that are of a hierarchical level below and not immediately following the hierarchical level of the menu item upon a condition that the menu map selection event occurred, and may display a plurality of menus including a submenu of the menu item that is of an hierarchical level immediately below and not further below that of the menu item if the cascading menu selection has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Michael Danninger
  • Patent number: 7620905
    Abstract: A system and method of windows management. The system and method comprises at least one window having information displayed thereon and a processor for determining an application type associated with the at least one window and rendering the at least one window at a predetermined opacity level based on the application type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Aroopratan D. Pandya, Timothy M. Waters
  • Publication number: 20090235202
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for organizing session applications. Briefly described, in architecture, one embodiment of the system, among others, includes logic configured to display a user interface for initiating a command to launch a business application on a computer display of a user; logic configured to associate a launched business application with a user-session; logic configured to display a plurality of the business applications of an active session on the computer display; a first user interface control for allowing a user to initiate a command for organizing the displayed applications of the active session in a predetermined alignment across the computer display; and logic configured to arrange the displayed application of the active session after receiving the command from the user. Other systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Lisa K. Sims
  • Publication number: 20090228827
    Abstract: The present invention provides a three-dimensional user interface for a computer system that allows a user to combine and store a group of windows as a task. The image of each task can be positioned within a three-dimensional environment such that the user may utilize spatial memory in order remember where a particular task is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: George G. Robertson, Mary P. Czerwinski, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Kirsten C. Risden, Daniel C. Robbins, Maarten R. van Dantzich
  • Publication number: 20090222762
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a cascading item and action browser enables items and associated actions to be displayed. In at least some embodiments, items are presented in a column and can be selected by a user. Responsive to selecting a particular item or items, actions that can be performed on or relative to a selected item or items can be presented in a second adjacent column. From here, users can select one or more actions that can be performed on items presented in the first-mentioned column. Results of the action or actions being performed, at least some of which can include additional items, can then be presented in a next-adjacent column. Navigation through the items and actions displayed in their respective columns can then continue in a cascaded fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allen Denver, Mohsen Agsen, Craig Symonds, Tracey Trewin, Jean-Pierre Duplessis, Chris Lovett, Jacob I. Meyer, Scott R. Marison
  • Publication number: 20090150793
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing the spatial coordinates and visual attributes of objects within a user interface (UI). A Web UI ruler is executed within a UI comprising a plurality of objects. A first object and second object are selected. The Web UI Ruler then collects the spatial coordinate and visual attribute values for the first and second object and their relationship values are determined. The spatial coordinate and visual attribute values for the first and second objects, along with their corresponding relationship values, are modified and the modifications are applied to the target objects. The values are then stored in the Web UI ruler. These values can then be subsequently applied to one or more target objects. Alternatively, the stored values are exported as a cascading style sheet (CSS) class, which can then likewise be subsequently applied to one or more target objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Yingxin Xing, Angela Richards Jones, Henri Fouotsop Meli, Stephanie Lee Walter, Tong Yu
  • Patent number: RE41113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for returning windows to an original location are described. When springing already open windows to a new location on a display space, it is desired to return that window to its original location for certain situations. A list is provided when the springing operation is initialized which captures information used to return the sprung window. According to exemplary embodiments, the relocation of various windows is tracked to ensure that each window is returned to an original location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Max E McFarland