Pop-up Control Patents (Class 715/808)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7962955
    Abstract: The present invention is a solution for detecting a spoofed command button in a pop-up window. The solution tracks the creation process of a pop-up window, detects the presence of command buttons in the pop-up window, verifies the value labeled on each command button in the pop-up window and determines a follow-up action generated from selecting a command button on the pop-up window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Gang Chen, Rick A. Hamilton, II, John S. Langford
  • Publication number: 20110138326
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay superimposed onto the media content, where the overlay can include a timeline corresponding to the presentation of the media content and receiving a first comment from a first set top box of the group of set top boxes, where the first comment is presentable with the overlay and the media content by the group of set top boxes. Additional steps can include receiving a tag generated at a first set top box during presentation of the media content, presenting the tag while the media content is presented, correlating the tag to a portion of the media content timeline and analyzing metadata associated with the portion of the media content timeline that is tagged to determine a first marketing parameter. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert A. King
  • Publication number: 20110138294
    Abstract: A method for providing a phonebook in a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal for performing the method are provided. The method for providing a phonebook in the mobile terminal includes displaying a phonebook list, searching, if a phonebook entry is selected from the phonebook entry list, for linkage information representing a specific phonebook entry, building a relationship diagram based on the linkage information, and displaying the relationship diagram graphically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Choon JEON, Bum Soo KIM
  • Publication number: 20110138267
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method may be provided for controlling an operation of the mobile terminal. This may include displaying a first webpage on a display module, and if a second webpage is chosen to be displayed, determining whether the second webpage is provided by the same website that provides the first webpage. If the second webpage is provided by the same website that provides the first webpage, the first and second webpages may be merged into a third webpage and the third webpage may be displayed on the display module. Therefore, a plurality of webpages provided by a same webpage may be displayed at a same time by merging the webpages into a single webpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Il Byoung YI, Sung Pil Yoon
  • Patent number: 7958459
    Abstract: Previewing content included in an enterprise database associated with an enterprise system is disclosed. A first indication is received for an overlay object associated with an object from the enterprise database that is being displayed. an action list is dynamically determined associated with the object being displayed using a first method to retrieve actions from the enterprise system that are associated with the object being displayed. The action list is provided to the overlay object. Content associated with the object is dynamically determined using a second method to retrieve content from the enterprise system. The content is provided to the overlay object. The overlay object is displayed to preview the content included in the enterprise database and to provide the action list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Khurram Mahmood, Michael Bonadio, Lance Christmann
  • Publication number: 20110131526
    Abstract: Confirmation is provided each time a command is initiated at an application program in the form of a temporary non-modal user interface (UI) overlay that is displayed in front of the UI windows generated by the application program that received the command. The overlay includes a bounding shape having text contained therein that identifies the command. The overlay might also include a graphical, textual, or numerical indication of a value being adjusted by a user in conjunction with execution of the command. The overlay might be displayed by fading the display of the overlay in over a period of time. The display of the overlay may then be removed by fading the display of the overlay out over a period of time. The overlay might also be displayed at the same on-screen position each time it is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Vronay, Yannis Paniaras, Li Qiao, Rebecca Jo Sundling
  • Publication number: 20110131527
    Abstract: A pop-up display method and apparatus allows a user to selectively check a desired pop-up in a convenient manner. A screen is divided into a main page display portion and a pop-up display portion. A web page is displayed in the main page display portion, and a pop-up corresponding to the web page is displayed in the pop-up display portion. A preview image or short text of the pop-up may be extracted and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Su Kim, Jeong Hyo Yi, Kwang Hyeon Lee, Hyun Ju Sung
  • Publication number: 20110126147
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are disclosed. The display apparatus includes: a display unit; a receiving unit which receives a preset input command; and a control unit which displays an image including a plurality of objects corresponding respectively to preset operations and a selection zone for selection of the objects, moves the selection zone in response to a 4-way up, down, left and right way movement input received by the receiving unit, and displays on the display unit a selection menu which is reconfigured such that at least one of the objects included in the selection zone can be selected according to the 4-way movement input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-hyun KIM, Chang-soo LEE, Sang-hee LEE, Yeo-ri Yoon
  • Publication number: 20110126150
    Abstract: Chronologically navigating among time-based entries stored by a physical computing device having a processor configured to execute a time-based application includes displaying, with the computing device, a time-based entry with at least one of a forward control and a backward control; in response to a user selecting the forward control, displaying with the computing device a subsequent time-based entry, the subsequent time-based entry including a shared property with the displayed time-based entry; and in response to the user selecting the backward control, displaying with the computing device a previous time-based entry, the previous time-based entry including a shared property with the displayed time-based entry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Haynes, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 7949956
    Abstract: Provided are a user interfacing display apparatus having improved operability without confusing the user as to setting displayed on a pop-up screen, and an image forming apparatus. When a copy ratio key as a detail setting key is selected on an LCD as a display section provided in the user interfacing display apparatus mounted on an image forming apparatus, the pop-up screen is displayed. At the same time, a display state of an interruption key is changed, so as to be displayed to inform that the interruption key is unavailable. While the pop-up screen is being displayed, a user is not allowed to select the interruption key. Thus, for example, on contrary to a case where process is switched to an interruption mode while the pop-up screen is being displayed, there will be no confusion as to the detail setting displayed on the pop-up screen before switching to the interruption mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Imai, Yuji Okamoto, Kaoru Ishikura, Shuhji Fujii, Nobuyuki Ueda, Kenji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110119623
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to display a keypad including a plurality of key buttons having assigned first alphabet characters, respectively; and a controller configured to receive a first key input of a first key button of the plurality of key buttons, to display a first alphabet character corresponding to the first key input on a display portion of the mobile terminal, to predict a word that starts with the first alphabet character, to receive a second key input of the first key button after the first key input, and to display a second alphabet character included in the predicted word on the display portion based on the second key input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Bum Bae KIM
  • Publication number: 20110113320
    Abstract: A network-accessible toolbox permits collaborative annotation, facilitating interaction and communication among users. In an implementation, content on a Web page, or other page or document accessible through a network or the Internet, can be annotated. A user can view the page and with the toolbox, select content on the page and make an annotation or suggestion. Multiple users can view and make annotations to the same page at the same time. After annotations are made, users can view the page with annotations made by other users. The author or owner of the page can accept or reject the annotations or suggestions made to the page. If the owner accepts a particular suggestion, the selected content is replaced with the suggestion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: GLOBALENGLISH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sam Neff, Raymond Galang, P. SundaraRajan
  • Publication number: 20110113367
    Abstract: A method for displaying various types of messages received from a network to which an information handling system, such as a computer, is connected. A selection is made from a list of application programs installed on the system as to whether or not messages are displayed when selected ones of the application programs are running on the system. A message display system can be operated by preventing display of messages when the display of the system is in a particular mode, such as one of full screen mode or presentation mode. A selection may be made as to which types of messages are to be displayed. Only those types of messages that are selected are displayed on a display of the system. A medium can have code thereon for causing a system to implement the method. An information handling system, such as a computer, can have a processor and memory for storing instructions to implement the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Lisa Louise Carter, Neal Robert Caliendo, JR., Holly Anne Edge, Timothy Humphrey, Paul Plaskonos, Matthew Roper
  • Publication number: 20110112665
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate comments with the media content received at the media device, and wherein the comments are presented by at least one symbol in a temporal vicinity of the media content; and perform a highlighting event when a cursor of an input device is positioned at or near the at least one symbol of the presentation of the symbolic overlay. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: LINDA ROBERTS, E-LEE CHANG, JA-YOUNG SUNG, NATASHA BARRETT SCHULTZ, ROBERT ARTHUR KING
  • Publication number: 20110106721
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for collecting feedback from a mobile device user using a mobile interaction application executed on one or more processors of a mobile device includes receiving a selection of a target of the feedback from the mobile device user; presenting a graphical user interface on a display of the mobile device, the graphical user interface including a multi-level rating scale and an open-ended comment element; receiving feedback associated with the selected target from the mobile device user through an input device of the mobile device, the received feedback corresponding to at least one of the multi-level rating scale and the open-ended comment element; and wirelessly transmitting a message including the received feedback associated with the selected target and corresponding to at least one of the multi-level rating scale and the open-ended comment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: OpinionLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Rand B. Nickerson, Mark A. Treschl, Sean E. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20110093374
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for presenting and interacting with electronic trading related information on a display screen of a computer system are provided. According to one or more embodiments, buttons are positioned and compressed along an axis, where each button corresponds to a function. A button can be selected through an action of a user input device. A button is removed from the region when a function corresponding to the button is no longer current and when the cursor is not positioned within the region. The remaining buttons, if any, in the region are compressed subsequent to removing the button from the region. A button is not removed from the region when the cursor is positioned within the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Patricia A. Messina, Dejan M. Srdjevic, Bharat Mittal
  • Publication number: 20110093399
    Abstract: Saloot at its core is a money transferring service designed specifically around online voluntary micro payments, aka donations, tips, and other forms of reciprocation. It allows a web browser give amounts as small as a penny towards content they appreciate. Inherent to a voluntary payment is a power by the giver to choose when to give. Saloot.com utilizes this fact to tally these tips rather than attempt transactions at the time of each tip, which eliminates overbearing transaction charge issues for micro payments. Also with the transaction being delayed for a later date these pending tallies can be adjusted up or down, creating a certain impermanence which makes it safe to tip with-out filling in passwords or log-ins at each instance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Ray Morgan Elam IV
  • Patent number: 7925990
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for acknowledging a reminder in a calendaring application. One such method stores a calendar entry corresponding to an event and a rule. The rule comprises a reminder of the event. The reminder is presented according to the rule, and an acknowledgement of the reminder is received. A message is then communicated in real-time to similarly acknowledge a pending reminder that corresponds to the same event in another instance of the calendaring application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L. P.
    Inventor: James C. Bedingfield, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20110072339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system, method and program product for a chemical web browser. A chemical web browser including a document system for accessing a document containing at least one chemical name is provided. A chemical annotation system identifies the at least one chemical name within the document. A chemical formulae conversion system associates a chemical structure with the identified chemical name. The chemical structure is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen K. Boyer, James Rhodes
  • Publication number: 20110072346
    Abstract: A context-based action determiner is configured to facilitate the application of context-based smart tags. The context-based action determiner includes a type determining module configured to determine a type of a context object based on a context in which the context object is being used. The context-based action determiner also includes an action determining module configured to determine one or more context-specific actions that may be performed for the context object based on the type of the context object and to provide the context-specific actions to a user. The context-based action determiner further includes a selection receiving module configured to receive a selection from the user of a context-specific action to be performed and an action performing module configured to perform the selected context-specific action. The type of the context object and the action to be performed are determined based on a smart tag configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahmathulla Baig, Ravishankar Belavadi
  • Patent number: 7913185
    Abstract: A graphical user interface allows a user to create an image having a pop-up menu which is exportable to a target computer without the creating user being required to know how to program in JAVASCRIPT™. Using menu selection in the application in which the image is running, the creating user may insert a pop-up menu instruction associated with an object and positioned at a desired location within the image. The inserted pop-up menu instruction then causes the creating computer to invoke its own routines that construct an exportable JAVASCRIPT™ file that allows for a pop-up menu associated with the desired object to be displayed on the screen of a target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas S. Benson, John B. Ahlquist, Dennis Griffin
  • Patent number: 7913186
    Abstract: A control element for use in a graphical user interface, which combines the display features of the list box element and the pop-up menu element into a single GUI control element. The combined menu list control element is capable of displaying data in multiple states thereby allowing to it to optimally use the available display space for presenting data to the user. By allowing menu list control element to display data as either a list or a menu, it combines the advantages of lists and menus while avoiding their disadvantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Becker
  • Patent number: 7913187
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for providing Unified Communication (UC) service, which includes obtaining communication information displayed on a terminal where a mouse locates; triggering a corresponding UC service based on the communication information. The present invention also discloses a UC client. The UC client includes a communication information obtaining unit, capable of capturing communication information displayed on a terminal where a mouse locates, and a UC service unit, capable of triggering a corresponding UC service based on the communication information. In this way a user needs to move a cursor or press a key in the active interface to enter corresponding communication information into the UC client, therefore the complicated operations of manually keying in communication information or searching an address book in the UC client interface according to conventional technique are avoided and the users' burden will be relieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenhu Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110066973
    Abstract: Messages generated by processes on a computer system are aggregated into process groups. The process groups can be displayed in a single user interface using a number of graphs and plots to provide a holistic view of message activity for a given process group, and for all processes running on the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard Plom, Ali Sazegari
  • Publication number: 20110066532
    Abstract: The disclosure details the implementation of an APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A HIGH DENSITY FINANCIAL ASSET INFORMATION DISPLAY. The disclosure teaches a High Density Financial Asset Information Display which provides a high density, straightforward, compact, dynamic and comprehensive display interface that presents users with a high volume of easy-to-understand financial asset information including the current buy and sell prices, the current price direction, the amount of time the asset pair is traded at each price, and the change in price over multiple time frames. The High Density Financial Asset Information Display is dynamically updated with the latest financial information and is updated periodically to provide real time changes in a Sparkline that displays the day low, day high, VWAP of a financial asset in a snapshot of twenty minutes with colored directional arrows with color coded trails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Stephen Richard Schonberg, Vishal Gupta
  • Publication number: 20110066974
    Abstract: A method and computing device for providing reminders associated with calendar event data stored in a memory device of the computing device is provided. The calendar event data comprises a start time and an end time associated with a calendar event. A list of items is received. The current time is compared to the end time via a clock device associated with the computing device. If the current time substantially matches the end time, a display device in communication with the computing device is controlled to provide a representation of the list of items associated with the calendar event data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Thanh Vinh VUONG
  • Patent number: 7908557
    Abstract: A method of visually presenting a message includes detecting that a screen reader application is being used in a computer system having a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI presents messages of a first type by displaying a popup window and presents messages of a second type in a predefined field of the GUI. The screen reader application is configured to detect display of the popup window but not configured to detect presentation of the messages of the second type in the predefined field. The method includes detecting a system event that causes a first message to be presented in the predefined field, the system event resulting from evaluating user input information. The method includes presenting, in response to detecting the system event, a second message in the popup window, the second message being associated with the first message. The predefined field may relate to a message log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Martin Schrepp, Rakesh Jani
  • Publication number: 20110055696
    Abstract: A globe container includes a front-side spherical cap. A plurality of content items are arranged with a convex three-dimensional perspective on the front-side spherical cap. The globe container has a changeable virtual orientation that determines which of the plurality of content items are arranged with the convex three-dimensional perspective on the front-side spherical cap. The globe container allows selection of any of the content items displayed on the front-side spherical cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jocelyn Dollar, Salman Talat, Petri Juhani Tanninen, James Horgan, Kevin Kennedy, Dane Storrusten, Shawn Konopinsky
  • Publication number: 20110047506
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for facilitating copy and paste operations of an object between a source application and a target application in an interactive computing environment. A system is disclosed that includes: a formatting system for determining a set of target formats for the object; and a container system for installing a container into the target application, wherein the container includes a selection system for selectively rendering the object in each of the target formats within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Steven M. Miller
  • Patent number: 7895184
    Abstract: A method and system for customizing a search of a data source linked to a computer in response to a search request from a user. A search tool application (STA) is executed on a client computer in response to the search request received from the user. The STA determines the context of a software application active when the STA is executed. The STA determines a scope of data to search based on the determined context. A user-interface is responsive to a search term received from a user to initiates a search the determined scope of data for content that matches the received search term. The results of the search are displayed in the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Neel I. Murarka, Dane A. Glasgow, David Dawson, Elizabeth I. Yang, Hyder Ali, Marek L. Gorecki
  • Patent number: 7890865
    Abstract: Improved methods and apparatuses are provided for determining when and how to display non-modal messages relating to user input portions of a graphical user interface (GUI). One method includes displaying at least one user input portion within a GUI and determining if the user input portion is in an invalid state by determining that valid user input associated with the user input portion has not been received. The method further includes displaying a non-modal message within the GUI. The non-modal message is visibly graphically associated with the user input portion. The method also includes automatically applying a focus of the GUI on the user input portion. As long as the focus of the GUI remains on the user input portion, the method includes displaying the non-modal message until the user input portion is determined to be in a valid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Palmer, Valery Tolkov
  • Patent number: 7890885
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface navigation and provide a method, system and computer program product for content navigational shortcuts for portal environments. In one embodiment of the invention, a content navigational shortcut method can be provided. The method can include associating anchors with corresponding user interface elements in a markup language defined display. The method further can include listing references to a subset of the user interface elements in a quicklink list in the markup language defined display. Finally, the method can include setting focus in the markup language defined display to a corresponding one of the user interface elements at an associated one of the anchors in response to an activation of one of the references in the quicklink list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Corinne M. Ryan, Michael Chi Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 7890886
    Abstract: An operating system program launch menu, such as a Start menu, provides various mechanisms for a user to quickly and efficiently locate and launch desired data items such as programs, data files, storage locations, and the like. A search box within the program launch menu may be used to quickly locate programs, documents, communications, and other data items. An auto-complete feature may be used, e.g., when the user restricts the locations searched for the user-entered search text. A most commonly used program list may include programs based on various criteria including both frequency of use and recent use, thereby always including a most recently used item. An all programs view may display programs and documents in a hosted-tree view within the original confines of the program launch menu, thereby negating the need to open sub-menus on top of a large portion of the desktop displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Matthews, Charles W. Stabb, Matthew R. Lerner
  • Publication number: 20110035275
    Abstract: A method of electronic advertising includes determining a plurality of portions of an image that are to be designated as mouse-clickable portions. The mouse-clickable portions each correspond to a single item to be offered for sale. The method includes designating each of the plurality of portions as mouse-clickable portions and providing a hyper-link in conjunction with each of the mouse-clickable portions. When a given mouse-clickable portion is clicked on by a user, the hyper-link causes a web browser to display a site offering the item shown in the mouse-clickable portion for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Scott Frankel, Greg Lam
  • Publication number: 20110035668
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing remote control of separate media sources over a network using, for example, pop-up windows graphically depicting remote control devices within corresponding tabbed windows of a web browser. A browser plug-in or add-on application provides a graphical depiction of a remote control device associated with each media source and receives a command from the viewer via interaction with the graphical depiction of the remote control device. The command is transmitted across the network to the placeshifting device to modify a media stream provided by the desired media source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventor: Venkatesan Thiyagarajan
  • Publication number: 20110035664
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying letters and images on a touch screen of a terminal is disclosed. When a region on the touch screen is designated, in a block, according to a touch from a user, the at least one of letters and images contained in the designated block are displayed on an area in the touch screen, as a pop up screen. Thereby, users are able to more easily recognize the at least one of the letters and images currently designated by the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Pil CHO
  • Publication number: 20110032260
    Abstract: Components and functionality can be implemented in an event management application to display events along a timeline. A display interval can be configured for the timeline and a scroll bar can allow scrolling to view different time periods on the timeline. In addition, filters may be applied to the events, so that relationships between events may be visualized. For example, the events may be filtered by network resource name, so that groups of events related to each network resource can be grouped together along the timeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Duggan, Daniel Martin
  • Patent number: 7882139
    Abstract: This present invention describes an innovative solution in the area of indexing and searching binary files including various binary files such as multimedia files, including image files, mp3 files and other audio/video files from the public Internet. The invention introduces a way to index binary files such as multimedia files according to their content signatures, which uniquely identify themselves, and search for related files by walking through a graph database constructed during the index phase. The present invention can be used in a search engine and a download engine, as well as with text based index and search technologies. As a result, such extended usage will broaden a multimedia file's context and increase relevant accuracy of the keywords describing the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Xunlei Networking Technologies, Ltd
    Inventors: Shenglong Zou, Ming Xu
  • Publication number: 20110016533
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable detection of third party content sources that may pose a privacy risk to a user. In at least some embodiments, webpages navigated to via a browser can be processed to identify third party content sources that provide content for the webpages. Data may be stored to relate the third party content sources to webpages in which the third party content is encountered. The data may then be analyzed to determine when a particular third party is in a position to observe browsing habits of a user. Responsive to determining a privacy risk, notification may be output in a variety of ways to inform a user of potentially risky content. In at least some other embodiments, notification can be made by way of a user interface instrumentality that is automatically presented to a user to inform the user of a potentially risky third party content source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Andrew Zeigler, Anantha P. Ganjam, Mara B. Patton, Jessica A. Hitchcock, Dean J. Hachamovitch, Anthony T. Chor
  • Patent number: 7873915
    Abstract: A method for browser software with a tabbed interface to suppress, or delay, the display of a dialog box that is initiated by an inactive, or background, tab. An indication may be provided to the user that a dialog box needing user attention may be provided. When that tab becomes active, and the web page on that tab becomes visible, the dialog box is then displayed. This suppression method may be applied to a variety of application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron J. Sauve, Li-Hsin Huang, Tony E. Schreiner
  • Patent number: 7873910
    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: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A Chaudhri, John Louch, Andrew M. Grignon, Gregory N. Christie
  • Publication number: 20110010663
    Abstract: Provided is a method for auto-setting a configuration of a television (TV) based on a TV installation type, and a TV using the same. The present method for auto-setting configuration may set a TV configuration based on a TV installation type input via a GUI which receives a TV installation type. Accordingly, a TV configuration such as audio parameters may be automatically set according only to the TV installation type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-young SHIM
  • Publication number: 20110010656
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving information from a user of a computerized application. Within the method, application data is received, comprising one or more items with which a user can interact. Additional data relating to the application may be received as well. The application data is displayed on a display device, while the additional data is kept hidden. Upon receiving mouse hover event from a pointing device used by a user, the additional data relating to the application is displayed, together with an area for a user to enter content. The content entered by the user is submitted to the application or to another application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Ta Keo Ltd
    Inventor: Michael S. MOKOTOV
  • Publication number: 20110004845
    Abstract: A method and system for notifying a user of an event or information using motion and transparency on a small screen display are provided. When an in-application event occurs or an indication that a new event has occurred, a notification window is created off display, and graphically animated on top of the current application display, in a small window which is un-obtrusive to user interaction in the active application. A user may set preferences for display location, size, transparency, color, time displayed, and content, and each window may vary based on the notification type, allowing users to quickly glance and identify the information displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: INTELLIBORN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mario Ciabarra
  • Patent number: 7865840
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a content detector portion, a display controller portion, an operation state detector portion, and a popup display controller portion. The content detector portion detects contents belonging to a same time range The display controller portion collects the contents, and displays, on a display portion along a time series, content-related graphical information of the respective contents, and a selector serving to select a desired content from among respective contents displayed. The operation state detector portion detects an operation state of an operation portion serving to perform an operation of moving the selector. In accordance with time information of a content selected when a predetermined operation state is detected, the popup display controller portion detects a content having past time information with respect to the time information of the selected content, and popup displays content-related graphical information of the detected content on the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsuzawa, Yoshimitsu Funabashi, Mayu Irimajiri, Atsushi Imai, Seiji Muramatsu, Takamoto Tsuda, Keiko Hiraoka, Takeshi Tanigawa, Tomoharu Okamoto, Akihiko Adachi, Tatsuhiko Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20100325579
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system or pop-up panel module for configuring a pop-up panel. The system or module include a controller and/or processor. The controller and/or processor may be configured to receive a plurality of actions requiring a validation, and invoke a call to a model layer to validate at least one of the plurality of actions. Based on a result of the validation, a message corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of actions is retrieved, and the retrieved message is stored in an object. The controller and/or processor may be further configured to provide a pop-up panel that references contents of the object and displays the message stored in the object, and to re-use the object to store a message for each of the plurality of actions requiring validation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Greg SANDFORD
  • Patent number: 7856601
    Abstract: A method is provided for exchanging an organizational scheme, such as a tag-based structural framework, that can be applied to data describing and containing information relating to Web service providers to facilitate creating, updating, and interpreting the data so that Web service providers are suitably presented to a user, depending on the user's country, language, locale, and the availability of Web service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Fergus Moore, David George De Vorchik
  • Patent number: 7853900
    Abstract: Animations enhance viewing and consumption of electronic items that are presented to a user on a screen of a computing device. These animations may occur in response to receiving an instruction to move a position of a cursor displayed on the screen of the computing device. A user may trigger this instruction, for instance, by selecting a portion of the electronic content with use of the cursor. In response to the selection, the cursor or some other entity may undergo some form of animation. This animation may notify the user that the selection is being processed, and may also indicate a future position of the cursor at a time after the selection is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent An Minh Nguyen, Mitchell A. Yawitz
  • Publication number: 20100312611
    Abstract: A statistical inventory management system may optimize inventory investment using historical usage and/or consumption of an inventory component by determining one or more target inventory levels (e.g., replenishment levels). Historical usage data may be summed for a plurality of at least partially non-overlapping time periods that may be each equal in duration to a supplier lead-time period for the component to create lead-time usage data. The lead-time usage data may be utilized to more accurately determine future inventory levels (e.g., target inventory levels) because the lead-time usage data may have a reduced variance compared to, for example, day-to-day usage. The inventory management system may be employable by a computing system having a display module (e.g., GUI) that allows a user to receive at least one graphical representation indicative of at least one target inventory level of at least one inventory component (e.g., by selectively interacting with the display module).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: Flow Vision LLC
    Inventors: Michael Henderson, David Pytel, Preston McCreary, Gerson Cortes