Pop-up Control Patents (Class 715/808)
  • Publication number: 20150007106
    Abstract: A processor in an information processing apparatus causes a display device to display a predetermined popup menu according to a predetermined operation to an input device for calling a popup menu. The processor causes the display device to superimpose and display, an enlarged image obtained by enlarging an enlargement target region which is a part of a region in an image, according to a predetermined operation for displaying the enlarged image of the enlargement target region. When the input device receives an operation for calling a popup menu relevant to the enlarged image while the enlarged image of the enlargement target region is displayed in the display device, the processor causes the display device to stop displaying of the enlarged image of the enlargement target region, and to display a first enlarged popup menu which is obtained by enlarging the popup menu relevant to the enlarged image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Takumi ISHII, Yusaku NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 8918719
    Abstract: A smart device is provided with a main remote control application that may be configured using information obtained from a QR code. The main remote control application may present images of original remote controls corresponding to devices which are controllable by the configured main remote control application. In connection with a presented image of an original remote control, the display may present icons that are representative of a subset of the buttons of the original remote control. The user interface also allows a user to select amongst the images of the original remote controls to change which appliances are to be controlled via the user interface. A pop-up remote control widget may also be provided which may be invoked without switching to the main remote control application provisioned on the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Hilbrink, Rex Xu, Cesar Alvarado, Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20140372943
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for a hotspot peek mode for use with digital content that includes one or more hotspots. Each hotspot includes a link to a source of additional content, where the source may be, for example, a web page or another portion of the digital content. The hotspot peek mode may be configured to display (or otherwise present) a pop-up panel on displayed digital content in response to a peek command (e.g., a tap or hover input) performed on a hotspot. The pop-up panel may include additional content from the source associated with the given hotspot, to provide a peek at the source. The hotspot peek mode may be further configured to navigate to the source in response to a selection made inside the pop-up panel. In some cases, the functionality of the hotspot peek mode may be fully integrated within an eReader application or another suitable application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: barnesandnoble.com llc
    Inventors: Brandon Kroupa, Jaireh Tecarro
  • Patent number: 8909642
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards automatically generating extraction rules for extracting fields from event records. An extraction rule application receives field data describing the fields to be extracted (including one or more examples) and a collection of event records that may be a representative sample set from a larger set of events records. The extraction rule application generates extraction rules based on the event records and the field data. These extraction rules may be ranked using a determined quality score. Quality scores for extraction rules may be determined based on various metrics related to the operation of the extraction rules and the resultant extracted values. Preferred extraction rules may be determined by ranking the extraction rules based on their quality scores. Also, natural language expressions may be used to create, edit, or modify extraction rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: R. David Carasso, Micah James Delfino, Johnvey Hwang
  • Patent number: 8904307
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for reducing a user's operation procedures in a pop-up menu and for effectively locating the user's desired processing. A computer (1) displays a pop-up menu based on a list of at least one processing item stored in advance at a position designated by data indicative of a display request in a display unit (14) in response to receipt of the data indicative of the display request of the pop-up menu through an input unit (13). While continuing the display of the pop-up menu in response to receipt of data through the input unit (13) indicative of one processing item selected from the list, the computer (1) displays a form for receiving a parameter input corresponding to the processing item, receives input data for the form through the input unit (13), and stores the data as parameters of the processing item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: P&W Solutions Co., ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Omiya
  • Patent number: 8898591
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a method for implementation on a computer system in order to remove or disable a program that generates dialog boxes on a display of the computer system. The method includes accepting input from a user input device that identifies a dialog box displayed on the display of the computer system, identifying the process or process module and program components associated with the identified dialog box, and attempting to terminate or disable the identified process or process module, and remove or disable the identified program components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: F-Secure Corporation
    Inventor: Mika Ståhlberg
  • Patent number: 8896633
    Abstract: This is directed to adjusting the size of displayed text in response to receiving user instructions. An electronic device can display text or other content using one or more default sizes. A user can direct the device to increase a display size of text by providing a corresponding input. In response to receiving the instruction, the electronic device can increase the display size of the text and display the beginning of the text (e.g., the beginning of a sentence), even though an input may be detected in a region near the end of the text. In some cases, when the user instructs the device to increase the display size of text beyond a maximum level, the electronic device can provide an audio output corresponding to the text instead of or in addition to increasing the display size of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Fino
  • Patent number: 8893033
    Abstract: Application notification techniques are described. Implementations are described in which a representation of an application may include notifications that pertain to the application. Techniques are further described which may be used to manage the notifications, including replacement of notifications, use of queues, overrides, selection of notifications based on execution state of an application, cycling a display of a plurality of notifications, cycling a display of different subsets of notifications, examination of a manifest of an application to determine criteria to be used to display the notifications, display priority of the notifications, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler J. Donahue, Brian K McNeil, Kevin Michael Woley, Matthew R. Ayers, Gaurav S. Anand, Anshul Rawat, Relja Ivanovic
  • Patent number: 8887090
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems, methods, apparatus, etc., to provide varying levels of detail in clinical data for one or more patients to a user. An example method to surface varying degrees of patient data via a formlet-based user interface includes providing a high-level view of data for one or more patients, the high-level view having a first level of detail. The example method includes generating, in response to a hover over a portion of the high-level view, a hover view providing a second level of detail of the data associated with the portion of the high-level view. The example method includes providing an inspector to access a third level of detail of the data. The example method includes generating a fourth level of detail in response to a trigger within the inspector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: General Electric Company, IHC Health Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Bennett, John Brimm, David Cronin
  • Publication number: 20140331175
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for providing a swipe-based delete confirmation mode in electronic touch sensitive devices. The user can engage the delete confirmation mode by performing a delete command, which causes the device to display a delete confirmation swipe gesture prompt. The delete confirmation prompt may be included within a delete confirmation graphic or a delete confirmation pop-up window. By performing the delete confirmation swipe gesture on the touch sensitive surface, the user may confirm the delete command. By not properly performing the delete confirmation gesture, closing a delete confirmation pop-up window, tapping an area of the screen not associated with the delete confirmation prompt, or otherwise not performing the delete confirmation swipe gesture, the device may cause the delete function to be abandoned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: barnesandnoble.com llc
    Inventor: Amir Mesguich Havilio
  • Publication number: 20140331176
    Abstract: A method displaying information is performed at a map display device. The method includes displaying the map on a graphical user interface of the device, the displayed map including a plurality of building icons each representing a respective building; detecting a pointing input at a respective position in the displayed map; identifying a first building icon associated with the respective position in the displayed map; selectively obtaining a respective type of detailed information on the respective building represented by the first building icon for display on the map; and displaying a transparent layer over the displayed map, the transparent layer displaying the selected type of detailed information. The selectively obtaining is in accordance with a respective distance between a current location of the device and a respective location associated with the respective building represented by the first building icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Gang CHENG
  • Patent number: 8881055
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes setting minimum boundaries for a pop-up window based on content, displaying the content in the pop-up window, receiving an input to change a layout of the content, calculating new minimum boundaries for the pop-up window based on the layout change, resizing the pop-up window using the new minimum boundaries and displaying the content in the resized pop-up window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Kay, Aaron Boodman
  • Patent number: 8881054
    Abstract: Information associated with an unavailable option is provided to a user upon detecting the user's interest in that option in a configuration environment or user interface control environment. The provided information may explain why the option is unavailable, what alternative options may be available, and which actions may be needed to render the option available. The user may be further enabled to unselect conflicting options or re-select among a subset of relevant options to render the unavailable option available without losing the context of the current selection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Elgaard Bennett
  • Publication number: 20140325438
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a screen in an electronic device are provided. The method includes displaying a pop-up window in a display area, disposed over another application displayed in the display area. If a movement of the pop-up window is detected, and a portion of the pop-up window reaches a predefined area of the display area, the pop-up window is removed from the display portion. A selectable icon is displayed allowing a user to redisplay the pop-up window or alter an operational state of the pop-up window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Kun CHOI, Doo-Suk KANG
  • Patent number: 8875051
    Abstract: A navigation bar is provided for switching between modules within an expanded communication service such as email, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. and for presenting preview peeks associated with each module to a user. A temporary preview of a module may be provided upon a hover action over predefined navigation bar locations such as icons and/or textual identifiers without actually needing to switch to a module. The preview may also be docked or pinned to a location on the main user interface so that it is displayed within the main user interface. New or interesting activity within each module may be highlighted by displaying an information badge next to a module name, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Costenaro, Elizabeth Holz, Alessio Roic, Jedidiah Brown
  • Patent number: 8869060
    Abstract: A method of displaying a translucent pop-up including additional information corresponding to information selected on a touch screen includes receiving a first touch input for selecting first information on the touch screen; displaying a first translucent pop-up including first additional information corresponding to the first information; receiving a second touch input for selecting second information located in a region of the first translucent pop-up, on the touch screen; and displaying a second translucent pop-up including second additional information corresponding to the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-gyun Cho
  • Patent number: 8869065
    Abstract: A segment ring menu is provided that is used to easily access menu items. The segment ring menu includes a number of menus that are located equidistant from an initial mouse position from where the segment ring menu is evoked. Hovering over any of the sections of the segment ring menu displays the menu items hosted in that section. The segment ring menu layout is directed at making it easy for the user to reach any of the menu items with a small amount of mouse movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mirko Mandic, Marina Dukhon, Mark Pearson, Clay Satterfield
  • Publication number: 20140310649
    Abstract: Approaches are disclosed for generating a menu that may be used to provide a set of bounded options for populating associated cells of a table. In certain embodiments, the menu is automatically generated based at least in part on the initial content of one or more cells to be associated with the menu. In certain embodiments, the options listed in the menu may be edited by a user or reformatted based on logic associated with the menu generation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mark Bernstein, Matthew R. Lehrian, Ryan M. Olshavsky, Yik Shing Yip, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, Jane H. Chronis
  • Publication number: 20140304648
    Abstract: When a user uses touch to interact with an application, a contextual touch user interface (UI) element may be displayed that includes a display of commands that are arranged in sections on a tool panel that appears to float over an area of the display. The sections include a C/C/P/D section, an object specific section and may include a contextual trigger/section and an additional UI trigger. The C/C/P/D section may comprise one or more of: cut, copy, paste and delete commands. The object specific section displays commands relating to a current user interaction with an application. The contextual trigger/section displays contextual commands and the alternative trigger section displays another UI element comprising more commands when triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Samuel Chow Radakovitz, Clinton Dee Covington
  • Patent number: 8856652
    Abstract: A method of reproducing interactive graphics data including menu data, the method including receiving a reproduction command of the interactive graphics data during reproduction of AV data, and changing a reproducing state of the AV data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Publication number: 20140298256
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating user action on a user device are described. The methods include presenting an expanding button or link on a display of the user device, receiving an input from a user on the expanding button or link, and expanding the expanding button or link to present a screen associated with the user input and positioned at a location of the expanding button or link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Serrano
  • Publication number: 20140298257
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for user interfaces and associated processes in computer applications and operating systems to provide an information resource area with information resources. In some embodiments, an information resource area is opened in response to detection of a user being idle for a predefined length of time with respect to an executing software program. In other embodiments an information resource area is opened in response to detection of a gesture by a user on the user interface displaying an executing software program. Various embodiments for rendering the information resource area and information resources are disclosed. Maintenance of the information resource area and the information resources may be based on user preferences. Embodiments for rendering the information resource area in conjunction with screen lock are also provided. In addition a multi-passcode security feature allowing device access at different levels of partial functionality is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: COSMIC EAGLE, LLC
    Inventor: Sudheer A. Grandhi
  • Publication number: 20140279224
    Abstract: Systems and methods for associating mnemonic devices with media content are disclosed. An embodiment can include providing, with a processor, a primary content media source, and connecting a secondary image to the primary content media source by generating an association between the secondary image and the primary content media source, the secondary image adapted to visually depict a mnemonic representation of content of the primary media source. The method can also include storing the association between the secondary image and the primary media source in a third media item (e.g., a Memory Palace), and causing the secondary image to be displayed as a virtual layer of the primary media source in response to a request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Bridges
  • Publication number: 20140258926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of displaying screen information and a control method thereof. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a display unit formed to display screen information; an interface unit through which an external device is detachably connected to the mobile terminal; a sensing unit configured to sense whether the external device is coupled to or separated from at least one of which port included in the interface unit; and a controller configured to display graphic data corresponding to the sensing result of the sensing unit on the display unit and display at least one execution menu on the display unit to execute a function associated with the sensing result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jihye MIN, Myoungeun KIM, Kunho LEE, Yongdeok LEE
  • Publication number: 20140258925
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of: providing a computer readable non-transitory storage medium including a computer readable code configured to run on a computer and to perform a process to visualize a property of objects of a computer drawing; providing a user input device communicatively coupled to the computer; displaying by the computer a list of the properties of the objects in the computer drawing; selecting by the user input device by a hover-over operation a selected property from the list of the properties; and indicating by the computer a marker on the computer drawing at one or more locations of an instance of the objects having the selected property. A system for visualization of a property of objects is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Corel Corporation
    Inventors: Claude Peloquin, Neville W. Ko
  • Patent number: 8832595
    Abstract: A method for operating a graphical user interface of a computer terminal running multiple asynchronous simultaneous tasks. The progress of the tasks is shown in a list in an information window. The content and visibility of the list determines the type of user interaction defined by the terminal when one of the tasks reaches a predetermined stage of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko K Mäkelä
  • Publication number: 20140245224
    Abstract: A method of displaying programs and an electronic device thereof are provided. The method includes executing a first program, determining at least two related programs related to the first program, and displaying at least the two related programs on a reference region, a notification bar, or a pop-up window of a display unit on which the first program is executed, and a database is constructed such that the relation is verified in the database stored in the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byoung-Tack ROH
  • Patent number: 8819540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods that employ scalable vector graphics (SVG) to view and effectuate an industrial device from a remote Web interface. The systems and methods can be utilized to retrieve an SVG XML markup language-based file associated with the device and execute the SVG file via basic ASCII drawing commands. Thus, a faceplate of an industrial device and/or other device-related information can be represented via SVG syntax and stored with the device. A user can employ a Web browser from a remote location (e.g., via a Web client) to retrieve the SVG file, wherein the file can be loaded within the Web browser and/or an open source software package. The SVG file can be executed to render an interactive graphical faceplate that can depict LEDs, alphanumeric displays, inputs/output, etc., trending mechanisms (e.g., graphs, charts, etc.), and capabilities to load parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Callaghan, Brian A. Batke
  • Patent number: 8811961
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for machine-type communication (MTC) in a wireless communication system. An MTC device receives, from a base station, a notification message which notifies of the reception of an MTC message, and transmits a reception confirmation message indicating whether or not the MTC message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Young Dae Lee, Seung June Yi, Sung Jun Park, Sung Hoon Jung, Sung Duck Chun
  • Publication number: 20140229893
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a graphical user interface to be displayed on a display apparatus, the graphical user interface comprising an addressable window which is assigned to a selectable object, where the window has a list with a plurality of buttons, where there is assigned to each button an action of a particular type in relation to the object assigned to the window, where there is assigned to one button a formation action which can be performed with elements from a plurality of element types, where the performance of the formation action requires the selection of the number of elements to be used for the formation action from a maximum number of elements for at least one element type. A further formation action can be assigned to a further button, where the element types and the number of elements to be used for the further formation action are determined by the element types and elements used in the last performed formation action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: XYRALITY GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Spohr
  • Patent number: 8806327
    Abstract: A system and method for generating popup content in response to user's actions within an enabled web page is disclosed. Generation of the popup occurs in response to a user triggered event which invokes a script referencing a secondary web page to display within the bounds of the enabled web page. The user triggered event results from movement of a mouse pointer or a keyboard event which may indicate a user's intention to exit the web page by closing the web browser window or navigating to a different web site or web page. The resulting popup is contained within the web page content itself, thereby resulting in a less intrusive popup display and avoiding the effects of popup suppression utilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: III Holdings 1, LLC
    Inventor: Darren Morris
  • Patent number: 8806369
    Abstract: While in a first mode, a first electronic device displays on a touch-sensitive display a first application view that corresponds to a first application. In response to detecting a first input, the electronic device enters a second mode, and concurrently displays in a first predefined area an initial group of application icons with at least a portion of the first application view adjacent to the first predefined area. While in the second mode, in response to detecting a first touch gesture on an application icon that corresponds to a second application, the electronic device displays a popup view corresponding to a full-screen-width view of the second application on a second electronic device. In response to detecting one or more second touch gestures within the popup view, the electronic device performs an action in the second application that updates a state of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Daniel John Coster, Julian Missig, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 8806333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrated application platforms in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Sweetlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Bourke, Bryan Sleiter, Fontaine H. Shu, Blake A. Machado, Pawel Miskiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140223362
    Abstract: A method and program that improves the efficiency of menu tree visualisation and navigation in graphical user interfaces. Menu items are displayed as call-out shaped objects each made up of a call-out bubble and its leading arm. The leading arm connects the call-out bubble with the higher level menu item, the context-menu reference point or any other reference point on the user-interface screen. Menu lists are displayed as sets of similar-sized call-out shapes, which can be arranged in a variety of ways. A menu item can be selected by selecting either the leading arm or the call-out bubble of a call-out shape. The selection of a menu item through the selection of its leading arm significantly reduces the distance over which the pointer has to be moved for menu tree navigation. This is because the leading arm of each of the call-out shapes in any menu item list is close to the pointer's position immediately following the preceding selection process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Kay Dirk Ullmann
  • Publication number: 20140223361
    Abstract: Display data is transmitted to a user interface. The display data includes an offer component for providing additional online content. The offer component includes a first region and a second region. A first user interaction is received from the user interface. It is determined whether the first user interaction occurred within one of the first region and the second region. When the first user interaction is determined to have occurred within the first region, the first user interaction is processed as a request for the additional online content associated with the offer component. When the first user interaction is determined to have occurred within the second region, a user prompt is presented for a confirmation of the request for the additional online content associated with the offer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Huang, Akiva Bamberger, David Lewis
  • Patent number: 8799824
    Abstract: The invention relates, in an embodiment, to a system for handling one or more pop-up messages activated by one or more applications and displayed on an output device associated with an electronic device, the electronic device is associated with an input device is provided. The system for handling pop-up messages includes an identification module to identify an active pop-message activated by an application of one or more applications. The system for handling pop-up messages also includes a recording control module to record a movement path associated with the input device. The system for handling pop-up messages also includes a translation module configured to translate recorded data pertaining to the movement path into a command pertaining to the active pop-up message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Trend Micro Incorporated
    Inventor: Hao-Liang Chien
  • Publication number: 20140215389
    Abstract: An example processor-implemented method for placing a graphical element on a display surface in accordance with the present disclosure is receiving an image of at least part of a display surface, detecting in the received image a token placed by a user on the display surface to specify an area on the display surface, and placing the graphical element within the area specified by the placement of the token.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Laurel Lasslo
  • Publication number: 20140208265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of computer technologies, and provides a method and a device for opening an object and a storage medium. The method for opening an object includes: monitoring an open instruction of the object; acquiring a recent use coefficient of the object if the open instruction is detected; and prompting the user to confirm the open instruction if the recent use coefficient meets a preset condition when compared with a preset threshold, and opening the object after receiving the confirmation on the open instruction from the user. With the present invention, different open processes are respectively performed according to the historical opening conditions of various objects, to effectively prevent the open of the object by a misoperation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Heming SHAO
  • Patent number: 8788979
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable notifications to be generated in both touch and non-touch environments. In at least some embodiments, a notification window is presented and a drag operation can reveal one or more secondary actions that can be performed. In at least some embodiments, selection of one or more of the secondary actions can occur independent of, and without utilizing additional special affordances, such as buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Heiwad Hamidy Osman, Holger Kuehnle, Saurabh Wagh
  • Patent number: 8789068
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that executes an application. During operation, the system starts the application using a web browser. Next, the system receives an execution environment change notification from a user of the application, and in response to the notification transitions the application to a second execution environment without interrupting the execution of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth B. Russell
  • Patent number: 8782554
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is represented for providing to a user a context menu with entries representing relationships. The relationships are applicable to relate objects selected from a set of objects. The method comprises following method operations: receiving a first identification of a first selected object from the set of objects, receiving a second identification of a second selected object from the set of objects, identifying object types of the selected objects in a plurality of object types, determining one or more relationship types of which one or more relationships are applicable to the selected objects by using the identified object types, and generating for the context menu an entry representing a relationship of the one or more relationship types, wherein the relationship is selectable by the user to be created between the selected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kern
  • Patent number: 8776095
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a screen locking method and a mobile terminal, wherein the screen locking method comprises the steps that: a mobile terminal enters into a screen locked state; an interface identifier (ID) of an application interface of an application service set in the mobile terminal is obtained; the application interface indicated by the interface ID is called as a screen locked interface. By the invention, the requirements of a user for the richness and diversity of screen locked interface is satisfied, the availability and friendliness of the mobile terminal device in terms of the screen locked interface is improved and the user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Qinbo Huang, Benquan Zhang, Xin Yu
  • Publication number: 20140189584
    Abstract: A method for switching applications in a user interface and an electronic apparatus using the same are disclosed herein. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, execute a first application after being unlocked, and detect a sliding operation. Next, determine whether the sliding operation matches a first direction or a second direction. If yes, correspondingly displaying an icon page of a second application. Afterwards, determine whether the sliding operation matching the first direction or the second direction is detected again in a predetermined time. If no, executing the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ming-Che Weng, Chieh-Yu Chan, Hsiu-Hang Lin, Ming-Yuan Weng, Yen-Hui Li, Yung-Ching Tien
  • Publication number: 20140189586
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed that relate to serially displaying text on an electronic display. In some embodiments, a user device displays a notification marker/icon representing a notification event associated with an application by displaying the notification marker/icon with an icon representing the application. The notification marker/icon further represents a presence of content that is displayable using RSVP. The communications device receives a user interface action to select the notification event, and in response to the user interface action, displays textual content associated with the notification event in a designated display area using RSVP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Francis Abbott WALDMAN, Maik Steffen MAURER, Oleg SKRYPNYUK
  • Publication number: 20140189585
    Abstract: An information display system for a machine includes an operator interface, a data storage device, and a controller. A display screen of the operator interface has a machine performance information display section and a message display section disposed in offset relationship thereto. The controller is adapted to assemble a pop-up message from the data in the data storage device in response to receiving a signal indicative of a machine condition and to provide the pop-up message to the operator interface for display in the message display section of the display screen. The controller is adapted to remove the pop-up message from the display screen for a period of time in response to receiving a hide signal from the operator interface and to re-display the pop-up message in the message display section of the display screen after the period of time has elapsed if the machine condition still exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Brush, Dean F. Waldschmidt
  • Patent number: 8766928
    Abstract: A method is performed at a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a first user interface for an application at a first magnification level. The first user interface includes a first plurality of user interface objects. The application has a range of magnification levels, including a predefined magnification level for requesting a second user interface with a multi-finger pinch gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, Peter William Rapp, Jason Robert Marr, Akiva Dov Leffert, Jay Christopher Capela
  • 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: 8762849
    Abstract: A method of displaying information on a screen, including providing the information, wherein the information is based on user text information, and displaying a predefined message on a screen, if the user text information is empty or invalid, otherwise displaying the user text information on the screen for a display time, wherein the display time depends on an amount and/or complexity of the user text information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Beermann, Arne Boess
  • Patent number: 8762842
    Abstract: A method of reproducing interactive graphics data including menu data, the method including receiving a reproduction command of the interactive graphics data during reproduction of AV data, and changing a reproducing state of the AV data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8762883
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that manipulating popup window controls. A popup window includes a presentation applet running in the popup window that collects data regarding the presentation. In order to save data collected by the applet before the popup window is closed, a control container embedded in the popup window disables the close window button of the popup window. The control container also maximizes the popup window to full screen for a more functional user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Darshan Kumar, Ambili Sudhi, Govindraja Achar, Pankesh Jhaveri, Prasanth Kumar