Combining Moving And Resizing Operation (e.g., Moving Causes Resizing) Patents (Class 715/798)
  • Patent number: 10345988
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method for displaying a text box on a display screen of an electronic device, including determining a state of a user with an input device having a camera, a keyboard, and/or a mouse. A text box setting on the electronic device is modified with a processor connected to the input device based on the state of the user, the modifying of the text box setting includes modifying an amount of visual information in the text box, modifying an amount of audible information played with the text box, and/or modifying an amount of time required to display the text box. The text box is displayed on the display screen of the electronic device when a pointer is within a threshold degree of proximity to an item on the display screen for the amount of time required to display the text box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10347021
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of visualizing a dataset is implemented on a computer having memory, one or more processors, and a display. The method includes: rendering multiple objects on the display in a tiled manner, wherein each object is a visualization of a respective set of fields of the dataset and there is no overlap between the objects; in response to detecting a first user instruction, switching the rendition of at least one of the objects from the tiled manner to a floating manner; in response to detecting a second user instruction, moving a first object to a location on top of a second object, wherein the location is determined by the second user instruction such that at least a portion of the second object is covered by the first object; and in response to detecting a third user instruction, updating both the first object and the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Kim, Iain Heath, David Pace
  • Patent number: 10338779
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are described comprising a device configured to: present a first window of the first application in a first application region of a presentation space of the display; detect first user input in connection with the first window of the first application; in response to the detection of the first user input in connection with the first window of the first application, present a representation of a second window of the second application in a menu, in a first particular region of the presentation space of the display, for displaying the second window of the second application, in a second application region in the presentation space of the display, the first particular region: located in a first location adjacent to a second location of the first application region, operable for being at least one of re-sized or moved in response to the first application region being at least one of re-sized or moved, and operable for being hidden in response to the first applicatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cypress Lake Software, Inc
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10180767
    Abstract: A portable device which simultaneously executes a plurality of applications by using a multi-screen and a method of operating a multi-application thereof. The method involves receiving an input according to a user selection of a multi-application icon for executing a plurality of applications in respective windows simultaneously. Based on the selected multi-application icon, the applications and respective windows are identified. Execution images respectively associated with the applications are then displayed on the windows simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaekyung Lee, Youngkyoo Kim, Dongho Jang
  • Patent number: 10013156
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display controller that enlarges or reduces an image within a second area specified in a first area of an image including at least one object at such a display magnification that the image within the second area fits in the size of a display area, thereby displaying the resultant image in the display area, a position storage that stores a position on the image within the second area, and a converter that converts the size of the second area within the first area. When the display magnification is equal to or greater than a threshold, the display controller displays a first symbol at the position in the display area and, when the display magnification is less than the threshold, the display controller erases the first symbol and displays at the position a second symbol for indicating the position in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Ken Takehara
  • Patent number: 9947072
    Abstract: Methods and systems of managing data files are described herein. One method includes updating a container file of data files having a container file metadata section and one or more empty records, each record of the one or more empty records having: (i) a data file section reserved for storing a data file, (ii) a file metadata section reserved for storing metadata about the data file, and (iii) a record metadata section including information about the record and having at least a record status mark indicating that the record is empty. The method includes setting the record status mark of the one or more empty records to being updated; writing one or more records containing the data file into the one or more empty records within the container file. After successfully writing the one or more records resetting the record status mark to valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rahul C. Thakkar, Scott L. Pakula, Rudolf O. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9928566
    Abstract: A touch input mode may be entered and exited automatically and/or manually. When the touch input mode is entered, user interface (UI) elements are optimized for touch input. When the touch input mode is exited, the user interface (UI) elements are optimized for hardware based input. A user may enter the touch input mode by manually selecting a user interface element and/or by entering touch input. Settings may be configured that specify conditions upon which the touch input mode is entered/exited. For example, the touch input mode may be configured to be automatically entered upon undocking a computing device, receiving touch input when in the hardware based input mode, and the like. Similarly, the touch input mode may be configured to be automatically exited upon docking a computing device, receiving hardware based input when in the touch input mode, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Chow Radakovitz, Clinton Dee Covington
  • Patent number: 9874990
    Abstract: During a co-browsing session between a host computer and an agent computer, a co-browsing window is displayed on a display screen of the host computer. To facilitate concurrent chat messaging, a web browser running on the host computer displays a first chat window at a first area of the display screen. A second chat window is generated based on the first chat window. The first chat window is removed from display at the first area of the display screen, and the second chat window is displayed at a second area of the display screen where the second chat window obstructs less of the co-browsing window than the first chat window did before the first chat window was removed from display at the first area of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Igor Khalatian
  • Patent number: 9841878
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are described comprising a device configured to: present a first window of the first application in a first application region of a presentation space of the display; detect first user input in connection with the first window of the first application; in response to the detection of the first user input in connection with the first window of the first application, present a representation of a second window of the second application in a menu, in a first particular region of the presentation space of the display, for displaying the second window of the second application, in a second application region in the presentation space of the display, the first particular region: located in a first location adjacent to a second location of the first application region, operable for being at least one of re-sized or moved in response to the first application region being at least one of re-sized or moved, and operable for being hidden in response to the first applicatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Cypress Lake Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 9792267
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure simplify identification of potential non-visibility of user interface (UI) components when a responsive web page is rendered by disparate devices. In one embodiment, a browser is instructed to display the web page in a viewport of a desired size. Upon the browser rendering the web page in the viewport, a data structure (e.g., DOM) generated by the browser is examined to determine whether each of the components of the responsive web page is visible or non-visible within the viewport, and a corresponding visibility report is generated. The steps of instructing and examining may be performed iteratively for a number of viewports of corresponding sizes. The visibility report is then generated as a two-dimensional matrix indicating whether each component (along a first dimension) is visible or non-visible when the web page is rendered in a corresponding viewport (along a second dimension).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: NIIT Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: Radha Tupil, Udayan Banerjee, Vikram Nagaraja Rao, Kanakalata Narayanan, Deepesh P C
  • Patent number: 9778835
    Abstract: Provided are a method of controlling a screen display and an image display device using the same. The method includes: displaying a first object and a second object on a screen; as the first object displayed in a first area is dragged toward the second object, displaying a second area including the second object as a drop position of the first object; and as the first object is dropped in the second area, moving the first object to the second area and displaying the moved first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dongjun Lee
  • Patent number: 9652149
    Abstract: An input device includes a storage section, a display section, a touch sensor, a control section, and a display switch section. The control section switches the display state of a to-be-deleted symbol string on the display section to any one of a second half hiding state, a first half hiding state, and a full display state every time the display switch section is pressed during touch operation on the display section by a user. The second half hiding state is to hide a second half symbol string, out of the to-be-deleted symbol string, displayed behind a deletion reference position. The first half hiding state is to hide a first half symbol string, out of the to-be-deleted symbol string, displayed before the deletion reference position. The full display state is to display the to-be-deleted symbol string in full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Keita Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9612708
    Abstract: A computer system, and underlying methodologies, provides a content management system including a page editor. The page editor provides authoring tools to allow not only a developer/designer, but also an end user, to design, create, edit, store, organize and/or publish content. Different levels of permissions may be assigned to different end users. Preferably, the page editor includes a graphical user interface (GUI), which is presented to the end user by the computer system via a client device. The GUI presents development tools to the user to allow the user to design, create, edit, store, organize and/or publish, dynamically generated content that is presented as part of existing applications or pages. Further, the content management system allows the user to expose the page editor, including the GUI and development tools, as part of the user(s) content and to adjust the content-generation experience presented to other users of the application or page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Benefitfocus.com, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Lunsford
  • Patent number: 9582173
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for suggesting search queries relevant to a user's context. One of the methods includes providing a navigation control for navigating in a graphical space. A portion of a large-scale graphical space is displayed on a screen of an electronic device and a navigation control is generated and displayed on the screen. The navigation control includes a ring-shaped graphical entity and a knob graphical entity positioned at point on the ring-shaped graphical entity. A zooming user input can be received to the navigation control, and in response, zooming in the graphical space is provided. The zooming user input includes the user selecting the knob graphical entity and tracing a shape of the ring-shaped graphical entity with the knob graphical entity in either a first direction to zoom in or in a second direction to zoom out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wagner, Christopher D. Nesladek, Jason Parekh
  • Patent number: 9507757
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes constructing a plurality of versions of a first content item respectively for a plurality of device platforms, the first content item comprising one or more second content items. For each version of the first content item corresponding to a specific device platform, selecting at least one of the second content items to be included in the version of the first content item based on a screen configuration of the specific device platform; and arranging the at least one of the second content items for presentation on a screen of the specific device platform according to the screen configuration of the specific device platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Sharon Nian You Hwang
  • Patent number: 9501806
    Abstract: A method of managing a container file for storing data files includes creating a container file including a container file metadata section by creating one or more empty records in a storage device. Each record of the one or more empty records has a data file section reserved for storing a data file, a file metadata section reserved for storing metadata about the data file, and a record metadata section including information about the record and having at least a record status mark indicating that the record is empty. The method further includes setting a container status mark in the container file metadata section to available, after creating the container file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rahul C. Thakkar, Scott L. Pakula, Rudolf O. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9417781
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. When a touch input of starting from a predefined area on a touch screen is received, the mobile terminal scrolls at least one page including at least one item while sequentially exposing on the touch screen, but scrolls by giving a three-dimensional effect to each page. Accordingly, accessibility and utility of an item providing in the mobile terminal can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kunwoo Lee, Hanwoong Yoo
  • Patent number: 9405454
    Abstract: A method for displaying screens on the touch screen of a mobile device includes displaying, on a first screen, at least two or more object items and an object item group within which at least two or more object items are arranged at a first set interval and rearranging and displaying the object items included in the object item group at a second set interval when an input is received that displays the object item group. When a touch or drag gesture is applied to the group of object items displayed at the first set interval, the object items are then displayed at a second set interval on the screen of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Myung Lee
  • Patent number: 9400659
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a first graphical application window and a second graphical application window. The first graphical application window and the second graphical application windows are each associated with separate applications. An attachment relationship may be defined between the first and second graphical application windows. A command may be received to manipulate the first graphical application window. A correlating command then manipulates the second graphical application window according to the attachment relationship between the first window and the second window, such that a spatial relationship between the first and second graphical application windows is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon Argentina S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Mumford, Mariano Rivera
  • Patent number: 9383909
    Abstract: A display system provides a graphical user interface having a dynamic display field, which is contained within a useable display area. The dynamic display field can have an expanded state and collapsed state, and the current state of the dynamic display field can depend on properties of the useable display area. When collapsed, the dynamic display area has a shared content area and two or more content tags. Each content tag can be active or inactive, and the shared content area shows displayable contents corresponding to active content tags. Tags are activated and deactivated based on user selections. When expanded, the dynamic display field includes dedicated content areas, where each dedicated content area shows a displayable content. Accordingly, when the useable display space allows, the dynamic display field can automatically transition to the expanded state, thereby enabling a greater amount of content to be displayed at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Gregory A. Pearson, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Pearson
  • Patent number: 9367206
    Abstract: A mobile terminal capable of performing a touch input and a control method therefor are provided. A mobile terminal includes a display unit, a sensing unit and a controller. The display unit outputs an objective related to an application. The sensing unit senses a touch input to the objective. The controller executes the application related to the objective, in response to that a first touch input to the objective is sensed, and executes an edition mode for changing the size of the objective displayed on the display unit, in response to that a second touch input different from the first touch input to the objective is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bon Joon Koo, Deukmo Koo
  • Patent number: 9306934
    Abstract: In one embodiment a controller comprises logic configured to receive, from an application executing on an untrusted execution complex of the electronic device, a request for a secure communication session with a remote service, verify a security credential received from the remote service, establish a secure communication connection between the secure controller and the remote service, establish a secure user interface, collect one or more authentication credentials from a user via the secure user interface, forward the one or more authentication credentials to the remote service, and conduct a secure communication session with the remote service. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vinay Phegade, Conor Cahill, Sanjay Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9298595
    Abstract: A new method and computer program for evaluating page resizing of a web browser. A web page with a test area having test elements is created. Then, the web page is displayed by the web browser and locations of at least two original edge points for each of the test elements are determined. After this, the test area within the web page is resized and displayed with the resized test area. Then, a further determination step is performed for each resized test element in the displayed web page, whereby locations of at least two respective resized edge points of the test element are determined. After obtaining these locations, comparisons between the locations of the at least two original edge points and the locations of the at least two respective resized edge points are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Basemark Oy
    Inventors: Jouni Tuovinen, Teemu Uotila
  • Patent number: 9298474
    Abstract: A method and system for managing overlapping windows on a computer screen of a computer system. A hook filter intercepts an event that has occurred. An association of the hook filter with the event was established prior to the occurrence of the event. The event is characterized by an overlapping condition in which a floating window partially or totally overlaps an active window on the computer screen. A software application is associated with the active window. Response to intercepting the event, the hook filter detects the overlapping condition. Response to detecting the overlapping condition, the hook filter eliminates the overlapping condition to make the active window totally visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Bauchot, Jean-Luc Collet, Marc Charles Fiammante, Gerard Marmigere, Joaquin Picon
  • Patent number: 9218637
    Abstract: A method of making a video stream from a plurality of viewports within large format imagery is described. In one embodiment, the method includes retrieving a plurality of viewports within a plurality of images, each image being arranged as a matrix of tiles, from a file container. The method includes inputting parameters including an identification of a plurality of records where the plurality of images containing the plurality of viewports are stored, an origin of each of the plurality of viewports and a pixel width and a pixel height of each of the plurality viewports. The method further includes requesting the plurality of viewports from the file container using the parameters; and reading data of each of the plurality of viewports starting from the origin of each or the plurality of viewports. The method may further include arranging the plurality of viewports as a video codestream of a group of pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: PIXIA CORP.
    Inventors: Rahul C. Thakkar, Scott L. Pakula, Rudolf O. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9189129
    Abstract: Is provided herein a method of non-homogeneously magnifying objects comprising providing an information element adapted to be displayed on a display and surrounded by a margin thereof; displaying the information element and its margin on a display; defining a standardized object adapted to respectively include therein the information element and at least a portion of the margin; magnifying the standardized object; defining a size of the magnified information element by removing an unmagnified size of the at least a portion of the margin to the size of the magnified standardized object; and displaying the magnified information element with its surrounding margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventors: Francois Cassistat, Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 9183006
    Abstract: Systems and methods for layout of graphic objects such as photographic images and graphical elements, for electronic display, print or other output. In accordance with an embodiment, a graphic layout logic automatically arranges the graphic objects within a target area, including determining a best combination of rows and/or columns of objects. Optional controls can also be provided to allow manual or user control of, e.g., overlapping, cropping, offsetting, or rotation of the graphic objects or images, for aesthetic design or other reasons. Examples of the types of graphic objects that can be arranged or laid out in this manner include digital photographs, text, clipart, graphical images, illustrations, software user interfaces, graphic elements such as icons, buttons, menus and whitespace, user interface windows, digital video or media streams, and other image media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: VISAN INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Turcotte, Daniel A. Kaye, Christopher H. Davey, Peter A. Tjeerdsma, Michael R. Moore
  • Patent number: 9171495
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of controlling a display lighting are disclosed. A display includes a plurality of light emitting devices. A memory unit is configured to store a message data. A control unit is configured to control to sense a user action requesting an integrated message display, access the message data from a storing device in response to the user action, determine a transmission time or a transmitting time of the accessed message data, determine an area to be turned on among a screen area in which the accessed message data to be displayed based on the determined transmission time or the determined transmitting time, display the accessed message data in a screen of the electronic device according to a result of the determination of the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Ilsub Yoon
  • Patent number: 9134905
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and method of organizing a menu screen therein are disclosed, by which a menu item can be rearranged in a manner of shifting the menu item located on a first line to another line except the first line. The present invention includes displaying the menu screen including a plurality of lines, each having at least one menu item arranged therein, receiving an input of a touch and drag action from a first point of a first line included in a plurality of the lines to a second point of a second line included in a plurality of the lines, and if receiving the input of the touch and drag action, arranging a first menu item having the first point belong thereto in a manner of shifting the first menu item to a position corresponding to the second point in the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungwoo Kim, Mijun Yoo, Hyunho Kang
  • Publication number: 20150149958
    Abstract: Screen magnification software on a touchscreen device detects when a low-vision user reaches the boundary of a magnified viewport. If additional canvas or menus lay on the other side of the boundary the present invention enables the low-vision user to maintain the same exploration gesture on the touchscreen while causing the underlying canvas to scroll into view in the direction of the gesture. This invention enables the low-vision user to navigate about the entire underlying canvas of a touchscreen graphic user interface with a single, intuitive touchscreen gesture even under magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Garald Lee Voorhees, Robert Steinberger
  • Publication number: 20150113475
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for providing an image preview to improve the effect and efficiency of previewing images. The method includes: receiving a sliding gesture from a user through an interface of displaying an image; providing an image preview within a first boundary of the image if the sliding gesture is received through a first region of the interface; and providing the image preview within a second boundary of the image if the sliding gesture is received through a second region of the interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fei Xu, Weixing Li, Yahui Wang
  • Publication number: 20150106762
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and/or computer program product control how an application window of a graphical user interface will open. A computing device defines a time period immediately after an application launch selection action by a user and before an on-screen drawing of the application window. A gesture input hardware sensing device senses a gesture input during the time period. A gesture recognition engine recognizes the gesture input. Based on at least one of a type and location of a recognized gesture input, the computing device selects the window location and window dimensions of the application window. The computing device draws the application window on-screen using a selected window location and selected window dimensions for the application window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Bell, Christopher Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150100919
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus in which an image is smoothly switched to another image by a touch operation while maintaining an enlargement position. A control unit of the display control apparatus controls, when a first image is enlarged and displayed on a display unit, switching from enlargement display of the first image to enlargement display of a second image on the display unit, based on a position instructed with respect to the first image, in response to touch positions of at least two points being touched moving in a same direction in a state where a touch detection unit has detected that the at least two points are being touched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Yousuke Takagi
  • Publication number: 20150089443
    Abstract: A terminal for controlling a display of a multi window includes: an event detecting unit for detecting an execution, change or finish event of an application; a display analyzing unit for analyzing screens of applications executed on a multi window which includes a mini window; a display controller for controlling a location and size of the mini window based on an analysis result of the display analyzing unit; and a display unit for displaying the mini window at a controlled location. Accordingly, a window to which an AOT function is set is automatically disposed not to disturb the use of an application executed in a non-mini window, thereby giving convenience to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jin Taek LEE, Sang-Ryun YU, Chul-Gee LEE
  • Patent number: 8984439
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a graphical user interface involve, for example, defining, using a processor coupled to memory, a threshold distance between windows on a display screen at which a mutual attraction between the windows is activated to draw the windows together as components of a picture of windows. Also using the processor, all windows of a same functional type that are components of the picture of windows are resized simultaneously without affecting the size of windows of other functional types that are also components of the picture of windows. Likewise using the processor, all windows on the display screen are maintained in an active state regardless of a focus of a user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Citibank, N.A.
    Inventors: David Niall O'Byrne, Alaa Abdulkhaleq Saeed, Ashvin Parkash, Wyatt Alexander Flores, Vanderlei Cardoso da Silva, Ori Anavim, Kumaravel Kannan Nagarajan, Andrew Robert Blackman, Naveenprasad Subbiyan, Krishnaraj Rajagopalan, Laura Krystyna Lingard Turner
  • Patent number: 8977978
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for creating and presenting an outline view, the outline view including a first user navigable graphical panel, the first panel displaying first organizational elements corresponding to a first outline level of an electronic content work; a second user navigable graphical panel, the second panel displaying one or more child organizational elements of a selected first organizational element, the child organizational elements corresponding to a second outline level of the electronic content work; and one or more content previews of content within the electronic content work in the first or second panel, the content previews corresponding to the first or second outline levels of the electronic content work, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Inkling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Cho, Anne K. Halsall, Aaron Haney, Robert Benjamin Scott, Jonathan Wight, Robert Cromwell, Charles M. MacInnis, Joshua John Forman
  • Patent number: 8959441
    Abstract: A variably displayable mobile device keyboard includes a display for presenting two or more groups of basic images, such that a different keyboard display can be generated by each of these groups of basic images, a filter for filtering one or more groups of basic images so that a single group of basic images will be displayed; and a touch screen transparent to ambient light for selecting a key of the displayed single group of basic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Israel Fermon
  • Publication number: 20150046871
    Abstract: A technique for improving application window displays in a multi-window graphical user interface in a touch-based computing device is discussed. By selecting an application window or corresponding thumbnail icon in a multi-window graphical user interface using a finger touch and dragging the application window or icon to an edge of the screen indicated by another finger, the edge of the selected application window may be automatically aligned with respect to that screen edge. Additionally, already open application windows may be automatically re-sized and re-positioned to accommodate the newly re-sized application window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy A. LEWIS
  • Publication number: 20150046825
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a method of improving one-handed operation of a mobile computing device. A first visual content is displayed on a screen of the mobile computing device. The first visual content occupies a substantial entirety of a viewable area of the screen. While the first visual content is being displayed, an action performed by a user to the mobile computing device is detected. The first visual content is scaled down in response to the detected action and displayed on the screen. The scaled-down first visual content occupies a fraction of the viewable area of the screen. A user interaction with the scaled-down first visual content is then detected. In response to the user interaction, a second visual content is displayed on the screen. The second visual content is different from the first visual content and occupies a substantial entirety of the viewable area of the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Qing Li
  • Patent number: 8953048
    Abstract: The present invention ensures the visibility of a character or a drawing displayed on a screen. The illuminance of one or more partial areas forming a display unit is measured, and a video display position is set to an area except for the partial area where the illuminance is a reference value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8954889
    Abstract: The slide bar display control device according to the present invention includes, a display means which indicates a first slide bar including a first slider and a first bar, an input means which can select an arbitrary part of the first slide bar shown on the display means based on touch operation, and a control means which controls the display means and the input means, wherein, when the control means detects that a first operation has been performed in a state that the first slider shown on the display means is being touched in the input means, the display means indicates a second slide bar including a second slider and a second bar, and wherein the second slider is a slider different in a variation amount of a set value per unit moving distance from the first slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Toshihiko Fujibayashi
  • Publication number: 20150033182
    Abstract: A data processing method includes obtaining a path setting parameter and a display window setting parameter of a desktop child window, where the path setting parameter includes a save path of one or more objects inside the desktop child window in a non-system partition, and the display window setting parameter includes a display window size, a display position, and a display manner; creating a desktop child window operation thread; generating, by using the desktop child window operation thread, a desktop child window corresponding to the display window setting parameter, and pointing an object operation pointer of the desktop child window to a storage area corresponding to the path setting parameter in the non-system partition; and injecting the desktop child window operation thread into a system desktop operation thread that is currently running on an operating system, so as to display the desktop child window on a system desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150012880
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product moves a movable object displayed on a display screen using an electronic device. The method comprises the electronic device displaying a first frame around a first area on a display screen, and displaying a second frame around a second area on the display screen. The second frame displayed is larger than the first frame, and adjusts in size until it intersects a movable object. Once the second frame intersects the movable object, a half line is displayed from the first frame to the movable object, and in response to receiving a movement signal, a display of the movable object is then displayed in the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurokawa, Takahisa Mizuno, Tomohiro Shioya, Sayaka Tamai
  • 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: 8924888
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for inserting a new data object in a data visualization with one or more other data objects already present on a canvas. The insertion of the new data object involves receiving a position of a new data object for the canvas from a user, determining a position of a first one of the one or more data objects and a second one of the one or more data objects on the canvas, determining an overlap pixel count, if the new data object is overlapping with the position of the first one of the one or more data objects, determining an action type on the first one of the one or more data objects based on the overlap pixel count, generating a preview of the canvas with the new data object and inserting the new data object on the canvas based on user approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SAP France S.A.
    Inventor: Todd Hanna
  • Patent number: 8918812
    Abstract: In a method of displaying video data using an embedded media player page, frame dimensional data for a first video file is received from a database. The database includes frame dimensional data indexed therein for a plurality of video files. The plurality of video files includes the first video file, and the plurality of video files is retrievable from at least one video server through a communications network. A media player is launched within the embedded media player page. A video display area of the media player is sized based upon the received frame dimensional data. The video data from the first video file is displayed within the video display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Monte Duane Hayward
  • Publication number: 20140365933
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: INSYDE SOFTWARE CORP.
    Inventor: Tsung-En WU
  • Publication number: 20140359526
    Abstract: When an information processing apparatus detects an operation in which three different points on a displayed image are touched and, while fixing one of the three points, the remaining two points are moved, the information processing apparatus displays side by side the image enlarged or reduced in response to the movement of the two points and the image neither enlarged nor reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Soshi Oshima
  • Publication number: 20140351748
    Abstract: A split-screen display method and apparatus, and an electronic device thereof. A horizontal slide signal along a touchscreen or a vertical slide signal along the touchscreen entered by using the touchscreen is obtained; a current display area of the touchscreen is divided, according to the horizontal slide signal, into at least two display windows arranged up and down, or a current display area of the touchscreen is divided, according to the vertical slide signal, into at least two display windows arranged side by side, thereby implementing that multiple application programs are simultaneously displayed on a screen up and down or side by side, and a user does not need to frequently switch between programs, which facilitates user operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Xia, Dedong Wang
  • Patent number: 8898590
    Abstract: Provided are an information input device, an on-screen arrangement method thereof, and a computer-executable program capable of preventing deterioration of operability even when an input disable region is set on a touch panel. An information input device capable of inputting information by an indicator touching a touch panel formed on a display screen includes an input disable region setting controller that sets an input disable region on a part of the touch panel and a display controller that rearranges an object being displayed on the display screen to avoid the set input disable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Okada, Hidetoshi Mori, Masaki Matsubara, Masahiro Tsukiyama