Pop-up Control Patents (Class 715/808)
  • Publication number: 20120060115
    Abstract: A method of setting a function and a display apparatus applying the same are provided. The method of setting a function of the display apparatus includes displaying a set item list, which includes one or more set items, on a screen of the display apparatus; and in response to a set item on the set item list being selected, providing a menu for accessing one or more other set items associated with the selected set item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-youn HAN, Chang-seog KO, Won-il KIM, Kyeong-a HAN
  • Patent number: 8127249
    Abstract: A method for configuring a pop-up that displays various types of information on a computer screen, includes providing a graphic user interface that displays a list of types of information capable of being displayed by the pop-up and providing a user configuration system that allows a user to configure the pop-up by selecting from the list of the types of information to be displayed by the pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Martin Deggelmann, Joachim Kenntner
  • Publication number: 20120030037
    Abstract: An online services system provides monitoring of user interaction with third-party content. The monitoring is performed by a script in a web page provided by the online services system, which script provides a timer invoked when the browser leaves the online services system's page for a page comprising third party content. When the online services system serves the page, the browser reads the HTML to render the page, including the script with the timer. When the user leaves the online services system page, the timer begins, and when the browser returns to a page provided by the online services system, the timer ends and duration information from the timer is provided to the online services system. Applications include measurement of the quality of interaction between users and a third party advertisers, in which time spent viewing third party content is a proxy for the quality of the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Carriero
  • Patent number: 8108794
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for supporting text-based context links for application programs. An embodiment includes a first computer to maintain a database of data objects and a second computer to execute an application program that operates on a file having text elements. In an embodiment, the second computer is to execute a link program to access a data object on the first computer based on a user of the application program having used the application program to select a text element that is related to that data object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Juergen Sattler, Hilmar Demant, Joachim Gaffga
  • Patent number: 8099666
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for providing a user interface for multistreaming audio control. The method includes determining whether a multistreaming mode of an audio device is activated upon receiving from a user a command to execute a popup menu for content, providing play menu items of audio panels to the popup menu for the content if the multistreaming mode is activated, and playing the content through an audio panel selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-ju Lee, Jin-hyong Kim
  • Publication number: 20120011192
    Abstract: A system that alerts a sender of an email message as to the addressees of the email when the email is determined to be sensitive, such as when it includes a word such a “confidential”. The user can allow the message to be sent or go back to a mail create/edit operation where the message or list of addresses can be revised. Trigger words can be stored in a table or database. The system also detects sensitive words in attachments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Mark MEISTER, James Randall Beckers
  • Publication number: 20120011408
    Abstract: A graphical user interface system for BITS. The system includes a set of input modules, a set of output modules, and notification modules. The set of input modules allow selection of files for transfer to the BITS Server Virtual Directory and activate BITS functions. The BITS functions may include starting file transfer, cancelling file transfer, retrying file transfer, or removing the selected files. The set of output modules show dynamic status and real-time progress of the transfer automatically upon activation of the transfer of the selected files. The set of output modules also display an error message upon detecting an error in the transfer. Further, the notification modules provide a real-time notification on completion of the transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: UNISYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumar Swamy, Swetha Bharathraj Shetty, Seshadri Rajamannar, Raghavendra Marutirao Banappanavar
  • Publication number: 20120005074
    Abstract: One or more pay links are provided on a content page, where the user can select the pay link to make a payment directly through a payment provider. A window is opened for the payment provider, and the user access a user account. The user makes the payment and returns to the original content page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohana Krishnan Kothandaraman, Sathish Kumar Venkoba Rao, Mohanasivam Umapathy
  • Publication number: 20120005624
    Abstract: Improved user interface elements for use within a 3D scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. One or more user interface elements may be used. The 3D scene may be updated in response to the use of the user interface elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Michael A. Vesely
  • Patent number: 8091043
    Abstract: A first element in a graphical modeling environment is selected by a user which results in a plurality of speed buttons adjacent to the first element being displayed. Such speed buttons define operations to be conducted on the first element in connection with a second element. After one of the displayed speed buttons is selected, it can be dragged to a display point. A second element is generated at the display point based on the selected displayed speed button which is linked to the first element. The link can be characterized by the operations defined by the selected displayed speed button. Related techniques, apparatus, systems, and products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Harald Schubert, Christian Brand, Ingo Koch, Matthias Gorning, Reiner Hille-Doering
  • Publication number: 20110320479
    Abstract: At least one unique collection of storage artifacts can be specified to indicate that the storage artifact is a member of the unique collection. Each storage artifact can be a discrete object comprising digitally encoded content that is stored as a node within a tree structure of a tangible storage medium. The collection can be referenced by a set of different storage artifacts to form a collection of related storage artifacts. Each storage artifact can correspond to different collections, wherein membership within a collection is independent of a storage path within the tree structure. A file management action relating to the storage artifact can be performed. The file management action can be dependent upon the storage artifact being a member of the unique collection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: THOMAS J. BURRIS, BHAVAN KUMAR KASIVAJJULA, MANISH KATARIA, ANURAG SRIVASTAVA
  • Publication number: 20110314415
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing custom tooltips to an end-user of a software application. The method includes receiving a selection of a user interface (UI) element associated with the software application; and causing a custom tooltip to be displayed on a display device in response to the selection, where the custom tooltip includes one or more custom tooltip entries associated with the selected UI element created by one or more users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: George FITZMAURICE, Tovi Grossman, Wei Li, Justin Frank Matejka
  • Publication number: 20110313751
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for providing compartmentalized security in product reviews. A central authoritative state module within a compartmentalized security mechanism identifies a clearance level associated with a user that has been authenticated. Responsive to the clearance level of the user being sufficient to access the information, the central authoritative state module determines whether the information requires a simulation to be executed. Responsive to the information failing to require execution of a simulation, a coordination module in the compartmentalized security mechanism retrieves the information. A display and input interaction module on a client system then displays the information in accordance with the clearance level of the user thereby forming displayed information. Displaying the information in accordance with the clearance level of the user comprises displaying in detail only portions of the information of the product that the user has access to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boas Betzler, Suzanne C. Deffeyes
  • Patent number: 8078970
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for configuring a programmable integrated circuit is disclosed. More specifically, the graphical user interface may comprise a displayed graphical representation of the programmable integrated circuit, where the graphical representation includes one or more selectable portions which may represent actual circuitry or components of the programmable integrated circuit. A user-selectable list box may be displayed which comprises one or more selectable items for configuring a selected portion of the graphical representation of the programmable integrated circuit. The user-selectable list box may be displayed in response to a selection of a selectable portion of the programmable integrated circuit for configuration. Additionally, the user-selectable list box may disappear or no longer be displayed in response to a user interaction outside the user-selectable list box, in response to a selection of an item from the user-selectable list box, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Doug Anderson
  • Patent number: 8074178
    Abstract: Visual feedback may be provided. First, a continuous contact with a first point on a surface may be detected. The surface may comprise, for example, a touch screen or a touch pad. The continuous contact may be caused by a selecting element comprising, for example, a stylus or a digit of a subject. Then a menu may be displayed in response to the detected continuous contact. The menu may comprise a plurality of menu selectable elements. Next it may be detected that the continuous contact has moved from the first point on the surface to a second point on the surface. The second point may correspond to a one of the plurality of menu selectable elements. Then a control may be displayed corresponding the one of the plurality of menu selectable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Hudson
  • Publication number: 20110289451
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that aid users in customizing notification graphical user interface (GUI) components. In some aspects, the customization interface is driven from the notification interface or window. Users may then manage the position and appearance of a notification window or GUI component from the notification itself. In addition, the user can manage the position of a notification and direction of subsequent notifications from an originating notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Ronald F. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20110283228
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a displaying section that displays a page including a plurality of text elements, a detecting section that detects a position designated by the user to be magnified, on the page displayed by the displaying section, a selecting section that selects one of the text elements which is located near the position detected by the detecting section, a placing section that places a character string of the text element selected by the selecting section, in a pop-up window so that the character string is displayed in the pop-up window, and a display controlling section that controls display so that the pop-up window in which the character string has been placed by the placing section is displayed on the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Kenichiro HIRAIWA, Koichi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20110276918
    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: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Elgaard Bennett
  • Publication number: 20110276917
    Abstract: A system and method provide a summary comparison of data. The summary may compare filtered and unfiltered data or one set of filtered data to another. The system presents a status pane or window to a user in conjunction with filtered data that is dynamically updated to correspond to the data. A summary of the filtered data is available for display side by side with other filtered data or unfiltered data. The reports and summary are dynamically updated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Brett Michael Error
  • Patent number: 8056008
    Abstract: An interactive object property region displayable in a graphical user interface for an application program is disclosed. The interactive object property region is preferably automatically generated in response to a mouse pointer being moved over the object, but may also be affirmatively selected. Preferably, the region is initially positioned proximate to the object when generated. The interactive object property region, preferably a window, displays one or more properties of the selected object, and is interactive in the sense that the user can edit the displayed values in the region without the need to access further menu options in the graphical user interface. For example, in a preferred embodiment, the pointer can be moved from the object to the region to automatically change the displayed properties from a static display to an editable mode. Alternatively, the displayed property as soon as they are generated or can be editable upon affirmative selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Adam Castrucci
  • Publication number: 20110271229
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for touch input in a portable terminal, more specifically, an apparatus and a method for determining a pop-up menu set in a particular menu using a short touch. The apparatus preferably includes a controller for detecting a menu touch input for executing a function; and a pop-up menu guide unit for determining whether or not a pop-up menu is set in the menu detected by the controller and processing information to be output regarding whether or the pop-up menu is set, according to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-Ju YU
  • Publication number: 20110271222
    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: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-gyun CHO
  • Patent number: 8042052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for displaying and managing information on a webpage using an indicator in which, a memo and so forth can be recorded in the desired contents of the webpage through the indicator and the URL of the webpage can be stored with the indicator to call out them at anytime, whereby providing a convenience in terms of search and manage of information. The system having a client server and a system server comprises an indicator displayed on a surface of specific contents of each webpage with reference to coordinate values corresponding to the specific contents of each webpage and for classifying and elaborating on the specific contents and may use an indicator generation module, an input portion for inputting information, a storage portion storing coordinate values, and an output portion for outputting an indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: ISFORU
    Inventor: MoonSung Choi
  • Patent number: 8037422
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for a context menu pop-up interface. In one embodiment, the context menu interface may be activated in relation to a second interface, and may include a plurality of selection areas organized around a central selection area. In a preferred embodiment, the sizes of each of the plurality of selection areas increase as a distance to each selection area increases from the central selection area, and the sizes are selected such that the plurality of selection areas can be selected in approximately the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Buck
  • Publication number: 20110239158
    Abstract: An approach is provided for presenting soft reminders (e.g., reminders for notes with no triggering criteria). A reminder manager receives an input, from a user, for specifying a note. The note is not associated with triggering criteria. In response to the request, the reminder manager retrieves contextual information from a device associated with the user, and causes, at least in part, presentation of a reminder of the note based, at least in part, on the contextual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Barraclough, Stephen Hartford, David Irvine, James Gerlach, Erich Domingo, Christopher Dame, Christopher Nyffeler, Anke Pierik, Kristian Simsarian
  • Patent number: 8028245
    Abstract: Method and system for operating tabbed browsing with anti-spoofing protection. Tabbed browsing operates to detect pop-up dialogs sent from malicious web pages operating in a background browser. Keystrokes and keyboard messages are prevented from being delivered to background browsers. Unauthorized movement of background browsers are detected. URLs are inspected before being saved or restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Mark Yolleck, David Anton Walters
  • Patent number: 8024668
    Abstract: A method for receiving page-specific user feedback concerning a particular web page of a website includes using a comment icon viewable on the page to solicit one or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning the page from a user. In one embodiment, the method includes using software associated with the comment icon to automatically communicate a request for a comment window to a remote computer system that is separate from a computer system hosting the website in response to the user selecting the comment icon, receive the comment window from the remote computer system, present the comment window to the user, and receive one or more or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning the page from the user provided using the comment window for reporting to a website owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: OpinionLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Rand B. Nickerson, Mark A. Treschl, Jay S. Rudman, Mark D. Krebs
  • Publication number: 20110225539
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed that allows a user to easily and intuitively operate applications that require contact information, in a touch device, via a tray item associated with the contact information. The method for operating applications includes: displaying a contact tray comprised of a number of tray items based on contact information, on an execution screen; receiving an interaction to use a tray item in the contact tray; configuring an execution screen for an application based on contact information of the tray item; and operating the application based on the configured execution screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bong Won LEE, Il Haeng CHO, Dong Seok RYU, Sung Ho PARK, Sang Ki LEE, Kyu Sung KIM, Min Seung SONG, Joo Yeon PARK
  • Publication number: 20110219332
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The method according to an embodiment includes displaying, on a screen of the display unit, a first image including a plurality of items; receiving a selection of at least one item among the plurality of displayed items; indicating, on the first image, the at least one selected item as selected; while the at least one selected item is indicated as selected, receiving a user input for executing an operation that involves the screen to display an image different from the first image; executing the operation according to the user input, the executing step including displaying, on the screen, a second image associated with the operation; and after the operation is executed, re-displaying, on the screen, the first image having one or more of the at least one selected item as still selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Seungyong PARK
  • Publication number: 20110219334
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. The method according to an embodiment includes displaying, on a screen of a display unit of the mobile terminal, a first image including a plurality of items; receiving a selection of at least one item among the plurality of the displayed items; indicating, on the first image, the at least one selected item as selected; while the at least one selected item is indicated as selected, when an event of changing the displayed first image to a second image occurs, executing an application for processing the event, the event being initiated by the mobile terminal; and after the application is executed, re-displaying, on the screen, the first image having one or more of the at least one selected item as still selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Seungyong PARK
  • Publication number: 20110218825
    Abstract: A three-dimensional vehicle scene including an image can be rendered within an interactive user interface. The image can be generated from a model and can be rotatable by user selections of user selectable rotation controls. Vehicle panels can be shown and hidden within the interactive user interface responsive to positionings of an interface pointer. While one of the vehicle panels is shown, user-configurable damage fields can be included in the user interface to describe damage to the vehicle. Input of the damage fields can be used to indicate damage for insurance claim purposes and can be used to update damage indicia on the interface. Damage indicia can be overlaid on top of the image. A damaged vehicle can be shown in the interface by combining (in real-time and at runtime) the image of the undamaged vehicle and the damage indicia, which overlay the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: DAVID HERTENSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20110218928
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for automated license determination. In one aspect, an interface repository comprises a set of data schemas defining a license determination rule structure for all available control regulations offered by data providers. In another aspect, license determination rules for a certain product may be automatically extracted from the interface repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: THORSTEN REFIOR, Torsten Zube
  • Publication number: 20110219333
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are discussed. According to an embodiment, the mobile terminal includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of selectable items including a first selectable item and a second selectable item, each of the first and second selectable items corresponding to at least one function to be performed; and a controller configured to receive a user's selection of at least one of the first and second selectable items, to perform the at least one function corresponding to the user's selection, and to maintain at least part of the user's selection even after the at least one function is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Seungyong PARK
  • Patent number: 8015505
    Abstract: Systems and techniques manage commands generated through user interface dialogs. In general, in one implementation, commands resulting from interaction with controls of a dialog are received, and first and second commands are distinguished. The first command is held upon receipt to be performed later, and the second command is passed through the dialog to be performed upon receipt. Both of the commands are retained in a command sequence managed by a cancel control of the dialog. The dialog can include a preview control operable to specify whether effects of interaction with the controls are to be previewed. The first command can be subject to the preview control, while the second command is not subject to the preview control. Distinguishing between the commands can involve performing the second command but not the first command when the preview control specifies the effects of interaction are not to be previewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Philbrick, David E. Williamson, Roey Horns
  • Publication number: 20110214057
    Abstract: An input apparatus including: a display device on which at least one operational image is displayed; a selected image determining section which determines, as a selected image, an operational image displayed at a position designated by an input operation; and a display updating section which updates a display from a first operational screen to a second operational screen where a display update condition has been satisfied, and which includes: a position specifying section which, where the input operation has been performed or expected to be performed within a period after the satisfaction of the display update condition and before the update, specify one of positions designated by the input operation and expected to be designated by the input operation; and an image arranging section which arranges the at least one operational image on the second operational screen after the update so as to avoid the specified position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki WAKIZAKA
  • Patent number: 8010579
    Abstract: A media diary or media management application implemented in a digital device that incorporates a bookmarking and/or annotating mechanism for providing graphical enhancement to media files, calendar events and time periods displayed in the media management application. In addition, the bookmarking and annotation mechanism provides for text notes to be associated with the media files, calendar event or time period and for the text note to be accessible through the bookmark or annotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Vesa Metsätähti, Christian Lindholm, Tomi Hakari, Andrea Finke-Anlauff
  • Patent number: 7992085
    Abstract: A lightweight information user interface is provided for displaying information about a focused-on (e.g., mouse-over) text item, data item or other object in an electronic document that minimizes interruption of workflow with the electronic document. Upon focus on a word or other object in an electronic document a quick look-up function may be invoked for retrieving information from a local or remote information source about the focused-on item. Retrieved information, for example, translations, dictionary definitions and research information, is displayed in close proximity to the focused-on item in a lightweight information user interface. Information may be displayed according to a variety of media types including text, audio, video, pictures, bitmap images, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Thiti Wang-Aryattanwanich, Eric D. Bailey, Anatoliy Burukhin, Christopher Pratley, Roberto C. Taboada, Srinivas Voora
  • Patent number: 7992083
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus fully utilizing contents available on a network by processing content that cannot be displayed on a built-in browser. A web browser displays in a pop-up fashion a dialog window that queries a user about the process to be performed on undisplayable data if the received data is undisplayable. The user can select between “print” and “send” as an alternative process for the undisplayable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahito Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7992096
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and devices for graphically managing and manipulating calendar data in a database, in a weekly view and in a monthly view. In either mode, a highlighted element is selected thereby causing a preview window to pop-up to display appointment details. The preview window and the image of the week or the month are displayed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Mark Davis
  • Patent number: 7984384
    Abstract: A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as “widgets,” for quick access by a user. In response to a command from a user, the dashboard is invoked and the widgets are shown on the screen. The user can activate the dashboard at any time, causing the dashboard to temporarily replace the existing user interface display on the user's screen. Once the dashboard has been activated, the user can interact with any or all of the widgets, and can configure the dashboard by adding, deleting, moving, or configuring individual widgets as desired. When the user wishes to return to the normal user interface he or she was working with, the user issues a command causing the dashboard to be dismissed. Once the dashboard has been dismissed, the previous user interface state is restored, allowing the user to resume normal interactions with the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, John Louch, Andrew M. Grignon, Gregory N. Christie
  • Patent number: 7979802
    Abstract: Providing supplemental information for an individual referenced in an electronic message typically includes receiving an electronic message, examining the electronic message, detecting an identifier for a referenced individual contained in the electronic message, and making supplemental information for the referenced individual available to a recipient of the electronic message. The supplemental information may include information that is in addition to information contained in the electronic message. The supplemental information may include at least one of an e-mail address, a screen name, a telephone number, a facsimile number, and a mailing address, each of which is associated with the referenced individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Appelman
  • Patent number: 7979806
    Abstract: A method and user interface permits the display of objects in a portion of a display. The objects may initial be a first size, then shrink to a smaller size after a period of time. The objects may stack on top of each other. In addition, the objects may disappear all together after a further amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Krista L. Johnson, Garrett R. Vargas, Robert Ian Oliver, Bradley L. Carpenter, Daniel Makoski
  • Publication number: 20110167383
    Abstract: A notification framework delivers notifications in a manner that is appropriate for a user's current experience. An API is implemented in the notification framework and provided to developers to develop applications utilizing such API to communicate with the framework. A display mode of an active application is determined by the framework. A notification generated by an alerting application is captured by the framework. The framework determines a mode of delivery based on the display mode and the notification, and delivers the notification accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald Geoffrey Schuller, Jeremy Godfrey Lyon
  • Publication number: 20110164058
    Abstract: A method of operating a multifunction device includes: displaying a respective view of a first application on the touch screen display, detecting a first touch gesture within the respective view, and in response to detecting the first touch gesture, displaying a popup view of the first application partially covering the respective view of the first application. The popup view corresponds to a full-screen-width view in a corresponding first application on a second multifunction device having a touch screen display with lower resolution than the touch screen display of the first multifunction device. The method further includes: detecting one or more second touch gestures within the popup view, and in response to detecting the one or more second touch gestures within the popup view, performing an action in the first application that updates a state of the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20110161853
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal comprises a display unit displaying a list of items, and a controller receiving a touch input signal for moving at least one of the items to a first region, deleting the at least one item corresponding to the touch input signal from the list, displaying the title of the deleted item in the first region, substituting the deleted item by another item to update the list, and displaying the updated list. Accordingly, an item is selected through a method of moving the item to a specific region, and thus a previously selected item can be prevented from being cancelled due to a wrong operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Jaepil PARK
  • Publication number: 20110161792
    Abstract: A method for converting a source document having graphical subject matter into an interactive document includes receiving, via a user interface, input regarding information to be tagged to objects on the source document and tagging information to objects on the source document in response to the input, thereby creating interactive effects based on the tagged information. The interactive effects can include pop-ups, external e-mail and URLs, and other interactive behavioral actions. A set of files that defines an interactive document is automatically created, wherein the interactive document incorporates the subject matter of the source document and includes the interactive effects. In another aspect, a computer readable medium containing instructions for controlling a computer system to perform a method of converting a source document having graphical subject matter into an interactive document is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Edward Florence, Garvan Keeley, Josh Knauer
  • Publication number: 20110161857
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a graphic that describes multiple dimensions of performance for a subject intensive care unit (ICU) over a predefined period of time are provided. One method involves measuring the performance of the subject ICU against various metrics and displaying the measured performance as a graphic constructed of data strips placed adjacent to a 2-dimensional plot. The lengths of the data strips visually represent a percentage of patients that did not receive active treatment in the subject ICU, a rate of readmission to an ICU, and a median of the acute physiological scores (APS's) extracted from patients admitted to the subject ICU, respectively. The 2-dimensional plot includes an X-axis that represents a ratio of a hospital predicted mortality rate value over the measured mortality rate, while a Y-axis represents a difference between a predicted mean length of stay value and the measured mean length of stay value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew A. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20110161866
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, user interface and computer program product for detecting an update to a widget on a content page, at least a portion of the content page being presented in a viewable display area of a screen of the device, determining that the updated widget is not within the viewable display area of the screen of the device, and providing a highlighted notification at an edge of the viewable display area, the edge of the viewable display area corresponding to a direction of the updated widget on the page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Roope Aleksi RAINISTO
  • Publication number: 20110154252
    Abstract: An interface enables perception of information regarding e-mail communications. The interface includes an e-mail application user interface that enables perception of e-mail message information for one or more e-mails received by an e-mail participant and that enables active display of one or more of the received e-mails selected by the e-mail participant, The interface also includes a mechanism that determines a request for e-mail message information for one of the e-mails from within a desired e-mail message that is not actively displayed. The interface further includes an informational tool tip that provides a temporary perceivable indication to the e-mail participant of at least a portion of the requested information for the desired e-mail message while maintaining active display of the one or more selected e-mails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: James Andrew CANFIELD, Kenneth Carbone, David Fairlie Colburn, Linda Nols Myers, Thomas E. Van Lenten, Gregory Alan Willis
  • Publication number: 20110153754
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a method for receiving alerts through a network includes providing a device having a pop-up management module and a display; providing a communications interface between the device and one or more database systems located outside the network; providing a user interface configured to allow the user to selectively choose to display, on the display, one or more message types generated by the one or more database systems, wherein said one or more message types are received by said pop-up management module via the network and displayed on the display as a pop-up message. A related system includes a device registered in the network having a processor, a memory device, a transceiver, a user interface, and a display, wherein the processor is configured to control a pop-up management module for displaying one or more message types as a pop-up message. The device may be a WiMAX-enabled device and the network may be a WiMAX network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: CLEAR WIRELESS, LLC
    Inventor: Don GUNASEKARA