Stored Priority Attribute Patents (Class 715/807)
  • Patent number: 10168884
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating user interface (GUI) configuration pages to configure a computing resource comprised of component computing resources. A configuration page is generated for rendering in a GUI having user selectable graphical representations of a hierarchy of component computing resources from which a subject computing resource is configured. Each of the component computing resources graphically represented as within a higher level component computing resource in the hierarchy is configured with capacity from the higher level component computing resource. User selection is received of one of the graphical representations of a selected one of the component computing resources in the graphical representations of the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoni Raveh, Gal Sinay, Moshe Weiss, Malki Wiegner
  • Patent number: 10114672
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for priority-based task scheduling that is user-centered, with improved user experience in a multi-screen viewing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Yan Xu, Lin Du, Gang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10101808
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable information recording medium displays information to a user. Market data having a first portion and a second portion is displayed on a display unit of a trading device. A user focus area is detected, at the trading device. The user focus area is associated with one of the first and second portions of the market data. A first priority is assigned to the one of the first and second portions of the market data and a second priority is assigned to another one of the first and second portions of the market data. The first priority is higher than the second priority. The market data in the first and second portions is updated as a function of the first and second priorities, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Buck
  • Patent number: 9917866
    Abstract: A technology for arrangement of interactive content on a large format display is disclosed. A heuristic determines content most likely to be interacted with by a user and rearranges content on the large format display to be closest to the user. For example, a window that was most recently interacted with can be arranged to be closest to a coordinate on the large format display that is closest to a user. Additionally, a display having a substantially “L-shaped” configuration allows for display of collaborative materials and video of remote participants simultaneously, which provides for a more natural interaction for a meeting participant interacting with the collaborative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yajun Zhang, Zhongping Zhu, Tingxin Xu, FengXiang Pan, Xilai Tong, Dexin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9805390
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, a display control method is provided. The method includes defining at least one clipping region, within an image to be displayed, according to detected object information, and defining clipping region content for displaying in the clipping region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Okazaki, Michinari Kohno, Yoichi Kobori, Yoshiki Tanaka, Fujio Nobori, Mitsuhiro Hosoki
  • Patent number: 9772685
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer-readable information recording medium displays information to a user. Market data having a first portion and a second portion is displayed on a display unit of a trading device. A user focus area is detected, at the trading device. The user focus area is associated with one of the first and second portions of the market data. A first priority is assigned to the one of the first and second portions of the market data and a second priority is assigned to another one of the first and second portions of the market data. The first priority is higher than the second priority. The market data in the first and second portions is updated as a function of the first and second priorities, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Buck
  • Patent number: 9584681
    Abstract: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; a processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and an image sensor interface for converting signals from the image sensor to a format readable by the plurality of processing units, the image sensor interface sharing a wafer substrate with the processor. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the plurality of processing units is conducted entirely on the shared wafer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 9407714
    Abstract: According to examples of the present disclosure, a method is provided to perform data refreshing of an application. The method may comprise registering a first view and a second view of the application to a group to which both the first view and the second view belong. The first view may be associated with a first data refresh function that is invocable to refresh data shown on the first view, and the second view with a second data refresh function that is invocable to refresh data shown on the second view. The method may further comprise, in response to determination that data refreshing is required for the first view in the group, performing data refreshing of the first view and the second view in the group by invoking the first function associated with the first view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Shugang Guo, Weijin Wang
  • Patent number: 9396331
    Abstract: Systems and methods for security management based on cursor events. Click coordinates on a webpage of user's activity are logged in order to detect multiple or repeated transactions that bare the same exact coordinates. Such multiple or repeated activity may be helpful in detecting scripted attacks or bot net activity in a variety of environments and transactions. Further, the invention may also capture the coordinates of the location of submit buttons, and similar buttons, on a webpage to analyze whether a click action or other pointer action occurred within the button's parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE 41ST PARAMETER, INC.
    Inventors: Ori Eisen, Stephen George Pandich
  • Patent number: 9329765
    Abstract: A method and an electronic apparatus for scrolling frame content and a recording medium using the same, adapted to an electronic apparatus having a touch screen, are provided. In the method, a page including at least one content scrollable frame is displayed on the touch screen. Next, a scrolling operation performed on a content scrollable frame of the at least one content scrollable frame on the touch screen is detected. Then, whether the content scrollable frame is entirely shown or partially shown on the touch screen is determined. Finally, the content in the content scrollable frame or the page and the content scrollable frame are scrolled according to the scrolling operation based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Chia Shieh, Yen-Shun Wu, Ting-An Yang, Ju-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9304668
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling and customizing a display screen of a user interface which includes at least two sections of display elements with the display elements of one section being displayed in a different manner, such as being sized greater, than the display elements of another section. The method also defines a spatial relationship of the at least two sections. The method also includes receiving an input indicating a selection of a display element and causing the performance of an operation associated with the display element. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Antonio Pedro Rezende, Guilherme Schneider, Priya Prakash
  • Patent number: 9213538
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing display elements such as GUI windows in a client device (e.g., consumer premises equipment in a cable network) running multiple related or unrelated applications. In one embodiment, an improved window management entity is provided within the device with which HAVi-compliant application(s) can interface in order to access display elements according to a priority structure or hierarchy. One or more privileged applications are designated and allowed to affect the priority structure, including requesting a new in-focus application to be placed atop the priority structure. The network operator can also optionally control the operation of the window manager remotely via a network agent. Improved client device and network configurations, as well as methods of operating these systems, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Ladd, Aaron James Kamienski, George W. Sarosi, Eric B. Miller
  • Patent number: 9208649
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to gaming systems and methods including a bonus game that can be decoupled from base games and/or are player selectable. Bonus features can be added to existing games and player selection of progressive play can be provided. The method and system can further provide switching among possible links without dynamic reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin S. Lyons, Bryan M. Kelly, Ray Maras, Stephen E. Patton
  • Patent number: 9179020
    Abstract: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image; an integrated chip provided on a wafer substrate, the integrated chip integrating on the wafer substrate a dedicated image processor for processing the sensed image, and an image sensor interface for receiving signals from the image sensor; a plurality of processing units provided in the dedicated image processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the processor; and a CPU provided in the integrated chip for performing general operating system duties. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the dedicated image processor is conducted entirely within the integrated chip and on the shared wafer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 9146923
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying an object from an image or context aware information and providing information about the identified object. The method includes identifying at least one object included in an image being displayed or to be displayed on a user device, obtaining relationship information of an identified object based on identification information of the identified object, and outputting the relationship information to at least one of the user device and a device of the identified object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Duck-hoon Kim, Hee-seon Park, Yoon-hee Choi, Seok-hyun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9081757
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locally managing a user's interaction with content derived from web pages along with the tracking of the creation and update of the content in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment of the invention includes a computing device configured to create a user hosted application including an application platform application stored in the storage of the computing device, where the application platform application includes a rendering engine process and an integration process, at least one hosted application including a background page file, wherein the virtual machine is configured to parse the instructions in the scripting language contained within the background page file, and to obtain at least one user hosted application, where a user hosted application and transmit a notification message based on obtaining the at least one user hosted application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SWEETLABS, INC
    Inventors: Adrian Bourke, Pawel Miskiewicz, Benjamin P. Morris, Stefano Bertacchi, Corey Gwin
  • Patent number: 9060195
    Abstract: A targeted television advertising system includes a modeling processor and an identification processor. The modeling processor is configured to model purchasing behavior of a selected television service subscriber using a payment card transaction database. The identification processor is configured to identify television advertising messages that may appeal to the selected television service subscriber based upon the modeled purchasing behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: MasterCard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Gerard, Po Hu
  • Patent number: 9046986
    Abstract: A method and mobile device for displaying a supplementary window dependent on a main window include displaying the main window corresponding to a selected user function on a display unit, and receiving an input signal for invoking the supplementary window dependently associated with the main window. In response to the input signal, the device displays the supplementary window on the display unit such that at least a part of the supplementary window is connected to the main window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungdae Park, Sungho Park, Youngsun Shin, Saegee Oh, Chaekyung Lee, Kyunghoon Han
  • Patent number: 9043317
    Abstract: Methods include receiving at a receiving device a plurality of reports, each corresponding to at least one item and comprising data associated with one or more performance metrics. The methods further include identifying events for each report corresponding to at least one item using the data in the report. In addition, the methods include determining a report score for each report based on a number and type of the identified events. The methods also include outputting the report scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: David Cosgrove, Christopher Burke, Timothy Pirozzi
  • Patent number: 8769432
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for capturing information from a web site. The method includes accessing the web site using a browser with a browser module, where the web site comprises a number of web pages having information in a first format, and obtaining a profile corresponding to the web site, where the profile defines a manner to capture information in a first format from the web site. The method further includes capturing information, by the browser module, from at least one of the number of web pages based on the profile and sending the information captured by the browser module to a destination application, where the destination application is external to the browser and where the destination application is configured to use the information in a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford L. Rhyne, Larry John Raab, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 8730548
    Abstract: In an image forming apparatus having various and may functions, in order to easily set a function based on a scanned document, a CPU of an MFP executes a program including: when a document is scanned by a user (YES at S3200), the step of displaying a preview image of the scanned document (S3202); the step of OCR-processing the document data (S3204); when the scanned document has been registered in a document-by-document recommended functions list (YES at S3210), the step of reading the document-by-document recommended functions list from an HDD and displaying the document type and recommended menu on a touch-panel display (S3212); the step of setting the function registered in the recommended functions list in the MFP (S3222) unless the setting of recommended menu is changed (NO at S3218); and the step of executing copy/transmission process based on the set function (S3224).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Tani, Terumi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8701027
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology to provide a glanceable, interactive user interface associated with one or more prioritized informational items or notifications. Such items can be received from external sources and/or from a notification system, wherein priorities can be assigned by the sources and/or automatically determined by a computer-based prioritization system. The notifications are then arranged and/or located in a graphical display according to the assigned priorities, thus enabling a user to quickly glance at the display and determine how many items are pending, where items have originated from, and what urgency level is associated with respective items. Various shapes, locations, colors, and sounds are utilized in a variety of ergonomic configurations, some controlled by the invocation of a variety of filters and informational lenses to enable users to easily manage a plurality of information sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Maarten R. van Dantzich, Daniel C. Robbins, Eric J. Horvitz
  • Patent number: 8578260
    Abstract: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to receive a report for access by a user. The report is divided into sections and each section is tokenized based on the user's interests. A section score is calculated for each section in the report. One or more sections are selected for display to the user according to their section scores. The one or more sections are delivered to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventor: Ian Anthony Mayor
  • 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: 8531704
    Abstract: An image communication apparatus includes: a storage device storing an address identifier and frequency of use of an address as a transmission destination; an address display device displaying a plurality of addresses such that an address of high frequency of use is displayed with higher priority than an address of low frequency of use; a designating device allowing a user to designate a transmission destination from a plurality of displayed addresses; an image data transmitting device transmitting image data to a designated transmission destination; and a display changing device for changing, if an address having low frequency of use and displayed without priority among the addresses stored in the storage device is designated as a transmission destination, the manner of display to have the address displayed with priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miyoko Maruyama, Terumi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8458616
    Abstract: To provide a data display method for displaying an attribute item information linked to a content data on a display screen, having the following steps of: displaying a list including an attribute item information respectively allocated to a plurality of content data in a predetermined region of the display screen, and displaying, when a predetermined attribute item information is selected for reproduction from the list, the list and a plurality of attribute item information linked to a content data corresponding to the selected attribute item information in part of the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kinouchi, Hideo Tsukazaki
  • Patent number: 8381136
    Abstract: A method for independently supporting at least two display mechanisms in a handheld electronic device and a handheld electronic device implementing the method includes a primary display window, a secondary display window and a display manager coupled to the primary and secondary display windows. According to the present invention, the display manager allows the primary display window to display a first set of objects and allows the secondary display window to display a second set of objects independently, whereby the first set and second set of objects include at least one common object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Scenera Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Robert P. Morris
  • Patent number: 8359541
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for distributing icons so that they do not overlap certain screen areas of a mobile device. In particular, screen areas of a background image displayed on a screen of a mobile device may be identified as image portions that are desirable for protection. After the desired image portions are identified, foreground screen areas corresponding to the desired image portions are designated as being unavailable to present icons. Icons are then presented on available screen areas of the mobile device so as to avoid overlapping desired image portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Shane Jeremy Landry
  • Patent number: 8347234
    Abstract: An image-displaying device includes a storing unit and a displaying unit. The storing unit stores first correlation data and second correlation data. The first correlation data indicates a plurality of first thumbnails including a plurality of first display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of first thumbnails. The second correlation data indicates a plurality of second thumbnails including a plurality of second display thumbnails and also indicates a sequence of the plurality of second thumbnails. The storing unit updates the second correlation data in response to an update instruction for adding one of the plurality of first thumbnails to the plurality of second thumbnails. The displaying unit includes a first display configured to display a plurality of first display thumbnails based on the first correlation data, and a second display configured to display a plurality of second display thumbnails based on the second correlation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Akagi
  • Patent number: 8335987
    Abstract: A product configurator is based on a constraint network having a plurality of nodes. The product configurator, when it receives a user choice, determines which nodes in the constraint network are affected by the user choice. For each affected node, the product configurator stores the prior domain state of the node and associates the stored prior domain state with the user choice. Therefore, the nodes can be restored to their prior state if the user choice is later removed for any reason.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Claire M. Bagley, Martin P. Plotkin, Michael Colena
  • Patent number: 8200808
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes history information storing means for storing history information on communication; displaying means for displaying a calendar; means for classifying the history information on the communication of each day into a plurality of patterns; and image storing means for storing beforehand images corresponding to the plurality of patterns, wherein the displaying means displays an image corresponding to a pattern corresponding to the history information on the communication of each day, in correspondence with each day of the calendar, when the calendar is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventor: Maiko Ishida
  • Patent number: 8201102
    Abstract: A system and method of rendering a graphical user interface for a media based device which employs techniques for layering graphical elements. The method includes providing a background layer for the graphical user interface and graphical layers over the background layer. The method also superimposing an opaque view over a portion of the translucent graphic layer and marking the opaque view as opaque so that the portion of the translucent layer is not redrawn when the content in the opaque view is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery Theodore Lee, Szu-Wen Huang, Jesse William Boettcher
  • Patent number: 8191009
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and a method for displaying appropriately on the display area for each processing unit such as an application according to the applied equipment. The CPU 12 processes display area acquisition requests from a plurality of processing units R1-Rn according to a display management program. The display management program decides whether use of the display area is allowed to each processing unit, considering the relationship of the plurality of display areas requested from each processing unit R1-Rn. Each processing unit R1-Rn executes display processing for the display area for which use is allowed. In this way, whether use is allowed is notified from the display management program to each processing unit R1-Rn after each processing unit R1-Rn sends the display area acquisition request. As a consequence, display in a plurality of areas by each processing unit R1-Rn can be controlled appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Sekiguchi, Taketo Yoshii, Kouichi Yasutake, Kazuo Okamura
  • 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: 8098253
    Abstract: A display unit includes: a display panel for displaying a plurality of information images; a memory for storing a plurality of image data elements corresponding to the information images; an image memory for storing the image data elements transferred from the memory; and a controller for controlling the display panel to display the information images based on the image data elements in the image memory. The controller transfers a part of the image data elements to the image memory on ahead when the display unit starts to operate, and the controller controls the display panel to display a part of information images on ahead based on the part of the image data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Okumura, Ryouichi Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 8078975
    Abstract: A method for creating a metadata field in a template, which includes receiving a template selection, receiving a selection of a new metadata field, receiving properties of a metadata field to be added to the template, storing the properties of the metadata field, and downloading the metadata field to a scanning device in response to a signal from the scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Ann Sprague, M. Armon Rahgozar, Peter M. Cucci
  • Publication number: 20110225542
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for window sharing with occlusion removal. In an embodiment, the techniques begin with a blank composition image, to which shared windows are added. For each window of a desktop from which at least one window is shared, traversing the windows from greatest z-depth to least z-depth, the window is processed based on whether it is shared and is occluded. Shared windows are copied to the composition image. Where a part of a shared window is occluded and cannot be retrieved, an indication of this occlusion is added to the composition image. When the windows have been processed, the composition image is encoded and sent to a client computer where it is displayed to produce the window sharing between computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wilhelm R. Schmieder, Alicia A. Chen, Srinivasa R. Neerudu
  • Patent number: 8020114
    Abstract: The present invention utilizes input handling to provide enter-then-act capability for user inputs. User inputs are received, and a set of one or more secondary applications are executed using the input. A priority rating may then be calculated for each of the one or more secondary applications in the set, the priority rating indicating how pertinent the input was to a corresponding application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sierra Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Peter Robert Tosey
  • Patent number: 7969439
    Abstract: A method for converting graphic elements containing sparse graphs into graphic layers is described, comprising the steps of: correspondingly mapping respective sparse graphs to respective sparse graphic layers, and projecting sequentially from top to bottom the regular graphs between the sparse graphs into a projection plane to form a regular graphic composition layer. Also described is a method for fast flicker-free displaying overlapped sparse graphs with optional shape, comprising: converting graphic element containing sparse graphs to be displayed into graphic layers; deciding whether to plot or erase the sparse graph to be displayed, and, when the sparse graph is decided to be erased, setting various points on the corresponding sparse graph to be transparent; and completing the plotting of points of the sparse graph point by point based on the shape of the sparse graph to be displayed. Apparatuses corresponding to the above methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengyao Mao, Kefeng Liao
  • Patent number: 7958082
    Abstract: A method for replicating application data, the method including monitoring at least one application running on a first computer, detecting an inactivity trigger on the first computer, and, responsive to detecting the inactivity trigger, copying data associated with the software application, and placing the copied data in a network-accessible location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boaz Mizrachi, Shmuel Ur
  • Patent number: 7895528
    Abstract: A system and method for reversing a windows close action is provided. The system retains data corresponding to a window after the window is closed for some period of time. The parameters by which the closed window data is retained is user-configurable. When a window is closed, data corresponding to the closed window is not reclaimed by the operating system. Instead, the operating system notes that the window is no longer being managed by the operating system so that no new messages, or signals, are sent to or from the closed window. In addition, the visual aspects of the closed window are removed from the user's display so that, from the user's perspective, the closed window appears to have been closed as in a traditional GUI operating system. The system further reclaims memory from inactive windows according to user-configurable parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Susann Marie Keohane, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Shawn Patrick Mullen, Jessica Kelley Murillo, Johnny Meng-Han Shieh
  • Patent number: 7865839
    Abstract: One implementation provides monitoring a user's activity within a first window that is visible to the user in a graphical user interface (GUI), receiving notification of an incoming message intended for the user, and, upon receipt, opening a second window that is visible to the user in the GUI, the second window being distinct from any other window currently open in the GUI. When a predetermined condition is satisfied based upon the user's activity being monitored in the first window, the implementation further provides deactivating the first window in the GUI and activating the second window to provide the user with notification of the incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Dean Heikes, James A. Odell
  • Patent number: 7840906
    Abstract: A display control unit that is used to display a current portion of a document on a screen when an interactive or scrollable page of said document requires a larger display area than that of the screen. The display control unit includes a unit which is connected to a remote server configured to deliver interactive documents including principal and secondary documents. The display control unit also includes a display unit used to control the display of a current portion of the scrollable interactive page on the screen, and a memory control unit including a priority level allocation unit configured to assign a priority level to each secondary document of the scrollable interactive page and a memory control unit used to control the storage of secondary documents with the highest priority levels in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Stéphane Villers
  • Publication number: 20100251168
    Abstract: A method is designed for controlling windows of a mixer device including a processing unit, an operating panel, and a touch panel provided on the operating panel, the touch panel functioning as both a display part for displaying windows and an input part for inputting instructions. The method is performed by the processing unit as follows. First, a determining step determines whether or not any window has already been displayed on the touch panel when an instruction to display a new window is made. Then, a first displaying step displays the new window when no window has already been displayed, and otherwise displays, when a window has already been displayed, the new window at foreground while displaying at least a title bar of a window that has already been displayed. Further, a second displaying step displays a close button only on a foreground window among windows displayed on the touch panel and deactivates display of a close button for each window behind the foreground window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki FUJITA, Kotaro TERADA
  • Patent number: 7770129
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media that include computer-executable instructions stored thereon for displaying electronic documents keep track of portions of an electronic document that have appeared in a user interface window at some point in time (i.e., the portions that have been actually viewed by the user). These portions of the electronic document that have actually been viewed are designated the “viewable document section” of the electronic document. In some examples, scrolls bars and/or other electronic document view shifting elements become available to the user only if the electronic document includes a viewable document section that does not appear in the user interface window, and these scroll bars and/or other view shifting elements may be limited based on the content of the viewable document section (not the entire electronic document).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Fox, Hyun-Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 7536657
    Abstract: An information equipment remote operating system includes an operated-side information equipment and an operating-side information equipment. The operated-side information equipment includes a view region storing unit for storing view information regarding a view region correlated with an window, a screen information processing unit for generating an image to be displayed on an operating-side display unit as an initial state based on the view information, a communication unit, and a control information processing unit for operating an application. The operating-side information equipment includes a communication unit, a view region storing unit for storing the view information, a screen information processing unit for displaying images on multiple display regions in high to low display priority order, and a control information processing unit for transmitting application operating information to the operated-side information equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Nobuo Shimizu, Mamiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7426697
    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 the 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: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ales Holecek, Charles W. Stabb, Hillel N. Cooperman, Jeffrey W. Pettiross, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 7412664
    Abstract: A method for returning focus to a user interface window is disclosed. Information relating to each user interface window existing within a computer operating system is stored in a working database that is different from real-time user interface window information maintained by the computer operating system. A top user interface window is determined at a display coordinate selected by, for example, a digitizing pen. Focus is returned to a last user interface window having focus when the top user interface window is a system user interface window. An informational context is determined for the top window, and data entered into the top window is recognized based on the informational context of the top window based on information stored in the working database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Luis Huapaya
  • Patent number: 7362334
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Daignault, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE42414
    Abstract: A drawing management device for managing the drawing of an entire facility, such as a water supply facility, as digital information. This device includes a unit for storing drawings with priorities obtained by separating the entire facility drawing into sub-facility drawings located at plural levels, a selective display designating unit for displaying a desired sub-facility drawing obtained by selecting the number of levels considering the priority from the storing unit, and a display unit for displaying the desired sub-facility drawing in response to the signal from the selective display designating unit. By suitably selecting a desired level considering the priority, only a necessary and sufficient facility drawing can be displayed swiftly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Fukushima, Mikio Yoda, Kazuo Tsutsui