Pop-up Control Patents (Class 715/808)
  • Publication number: 20100305965
    Abstract: A system for generating a report having varying integrated levels of medical information related to a health condition is provided. The system comprises a host server having a host database and a client component that connects to the host server. The client component includes a report software application that is configured to generate a report and provide a GUI on the display. A processor populates the GUI based upon received and processed medical information from the host server component and arranges the medical information in predetermined, inter-related levels. A cursor is provided to allow the user to point to an area of interest in the display and a further level of information pertaining to one or more layers of medical information is viewable by a user when the cursor is pointed over an image on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Drinda BENJAMIN, Charles WEI, Jai KARAN, Gary A. HAYTER
  • Publication number: 20100306669
    Abstract: A method is proposed for exchanging messages among users of computers. The method includes the steps on the computer (100) of each user of: activating a window (225), the active window having a frame (305) and a workspace (310) within the frame, receiving messages in succession from the computers of other users, and displaying a conversation element (230) including an indication of a focused one of the received messages, wherein the conversation element is displayed in correspondence of the frame of the active window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: ROBERTO DELLA PASQUA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Della Pasqua
  • Patent number: 7844907
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamic modification and generation of data. One embodiment includes an annotation server that is connected to a user and a content provider. The annotation server is configured to modify a copy of an enterprise's stored Web content without necessarily modifying the actual stored Web content. The annotation server then provides the modified content to the user for viewing or other use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventors: William Watler, Jonathan Phillips, David Young
  • Publication number: 20100299632
    Abstract: Systems and methods that manage financial market data with hidden information. The systems and methods may receive market data about a plurality of financial instruments. The plurality of financial instruments comprises at least two different kinds of financial instruments. Hidden information is generated, based on the market data. The hidden information is viewable only after scrolling a cursor over a graphical element. The systems and methods also generate, based on the market data, a first graphical element that is embedded with hidden information. The first graphical element is displayed on a display. An indication is received indicating that the cursor has scrolled over the first graphical element. In response to the indication, the hidden information that is embedded in the first graphical element is displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. BANDMAN, Gregory P. Manning, Bernie A. Weinstein
  • Publication number: 20100298034
    Abstract: A list search method and a mobile terminal that implements the list search method are provided. In the list search method, a plurality of search areas for outputting a plurality of index groups respectively are output in a display area where at least one list is output. The index groups include independent indexes or indexes linked with each other. Such operation occurs without screen switching and thereby enables a mobile terminal to implement a list search quickly and easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyung SHIN, Paihonensami VIKTOR, In Won JONG
  • Publication number: 20100293074
    Abstract: Various embodiments are presented which comprise an electronic catalog of products, wherein the catalog comprises a taxonomy of product categories and products within the categories, wherein various users input filter parameters and these are monitored, whereupon the monitored data is manipulated and analyzed and presented to the user to help the user appreciate trends in the filter data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: CBS INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel F. SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20100293470
    Abstract: A computing system provides a graphical user interface having hierarchically-organized control galleries. The computing system displays the graphical user interface on a display device. The graphical user interface contains a document area and a control ribbon. The document area contains at least a portion of a document that a user is editing. The control ribbon includes a class control gallery. The class control gallery includes a plurality of class controls associated with different classes of related commands. The computing system displays a variation control gallery containing variation controls in a class associated with a selected one of the class controls. In response to a selection of a variation control in the variation control gallery, the computing system applies a command associated with the variation control to a document in the document area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATIOIN
    Inventors: Jason Xiaobo Zhao, Julie Ann Guinn, Ryan Charles Hill, Mark Pearson
  • Patent number: 7836410
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for a window positioner/sizer. A computer-implemented method of displaying information on a computer display device includes displaying a first popup window on a primary window, the first popup window comprising controls enabling selective positioning and sizing of the first popup window relative to the primary window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Peter Vignet
  • Publication number: 20100287499
    Abstract: The present invention put forth a method for users to give commands directly in computer software through use of a command input module, a command dictionary or database with synonyms, a user command dictionary or database, a command search engine and a dynamical command execution module. The command search engine gets the command input from the command input module and searches the command dictionary or database and the user command dictionary or database, if a matching command with the command input is found, the dynamical command execution module is called to execute the command directly; if one or more synonymous or similar commands are found, a dynamical user interface with all the found commands is displayed for the user to select and execute; if no matching commands or synonymous commands are found, a message stating that the command input cannot be found in the software is displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventor: Xuezhi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100283800
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for magnifying content on a graphical display. A user may specify a selection area of the graphical display to be magnified. The user may also specify a display area of the graphical display within which to output a magnified copy of the selection area. Further, the user may anchor a selection area or a display area to an application window or to content in the application window. For instance, an anchored display area may move with an application window. The user may also specify a text size for the display area. The display area may magnify text from the selection area to the specified text size. A magnification area may also display metadata from an application window or from content in the application window. A composite view may combine multiple magnification areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian J. Cragun, Michael J. Fork
  • Publication number: 20100287458
    Abstract: A method for providing scripts to customer representatives includes the steps of: receiving from a client computer information identifying a customer, a product, and a workflow; determining a script based on the received product and workflow information; obtaining the determined script, the script comprising text and variables, from a database; replacing the variables in the determined script with text in accordance with at least the received customer identification information to provide a customized script; and providing the customized script to the client computer for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: PROVIDIAN FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kieran Guller, Aashima Gupta
  • Publication number: 20100281287
    Abstract: A participant response system (50) comprises at least one host computer (52) and a plurality of battery-powered remote units (62) communicating wirelessly with the host computer (52). Each remote unit (62) executes a diagnostic routine in response to a received status request broadcast by the host computer (52) to detect the status thereof. Any remote unit (62) that detects an unhealthy state, returns health information to the host computer (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Hannah Doerksen, Michael Boyle
  • Patent number: 7826827
    Abstract: A mobile electronic communication device includes a processor unit, a transceiver, a keypad and a light unit. Each key of the keypad is associated with a contact of a contact list. The light unit can perform light functions to notify a user of the reception and/or status of messages received via the transceiver. The light functions include providing an indication of the age of a received message that was sent by a contact in the contacts list. The age of the message is indicated by a modulation of the illuminating light. In one embodiment, the age of a message is indicated as one of a set of predetermined age ranges, with each age range being represented by a unique color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Hull, Jonathan O. Nelson, Gary N. Mager
  • Patent number: 7825922
    Abstract: A user is provided with guidelines that are temporarily displayed with content, in order to assist the user in accurately writing electronic ink. The guidelines may appear when the user moves a writing tool close to a display and writing surface. Alternately, the guidelines may appear after the user has begun to write electronic ink, so that the guidelines can correspond to the angle at which the user is writing, the size of the user's handwriting, or both. As the user writes the electronic ink onto the writing surface, the handwritten electronic ink is added to the content being rendered on the display. After the user has finished writing electronic ink and moves the writing tool away from the writing surface, the guidelines may be deleted. Accordingly, the user can employ the temporary guidelines without the guidelines themselves becoming a permanent part of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Leroy B Keely, Charlton Lui, Marieke Iwema, Luis M Huapaya, Jeffrey W Pettiross, Erik M Geidl
  • Patent number: 7818675
    Abstract: In a web information processing apparatus (100), a web page information acquisition unit (106) acquires information of a web page being browsed with a web browser (103). Then, an association determination unit (202) determines whether or not that web page is stored in an associated web page information holding unit (109). If it is so stored, then a program search unit (203) searches for an associated program and notifies the existence of an associated program to a user through an associated-program notification unit (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuna Maruyama, Koji Mito, Yoshikazu Shibamiya, Hirofumi Urabe, Kazuhiro Matsubayashi, Yasushi Shikata
  • Publication number: 20100262912
    Abstract: A method of displaying a recorded material and display device using the same facilitates user recognition of the content of selected recorded material prior to its reproduction. The display device includes a personal video recorder for storing content of at least one recording item of a recording item list; a PVR controller (104) for extracting a plurality of thumbnails corresponding to each stored recorded item, each thumbnails being extracted in correspondence to a prescribed time interval; and a display module (106) for displaying the recording item list in response to a recording item list request and for simultaneously displaying, in response to a user selection of a specific recording item, the extracted thumbnails corresponding to the selected recording item via a corresponding plurality of preview windows. A specific preview window is designated, and the selected recording item is reproduced from a recording position corresponding to the thumbnail of the designated window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Youn Jine Cha
  • Patent number: 7814171
    Abstract: An application hosting a browser modifies its own functionality in some manner based on whether particular content (e.g., an identifier) is present in a document for rendering by the browser. In one embodiment, a financial statement page for rendering via the hosted browser is scanned to determine if an identifier corresponding to a download button is present. If present, the host application provides an alternate download button that does not scroll off the screen as the page is scrolled. The present invention also suppresses a dialog box (e.g., the open/save dialog box) when a request for a certain file type is made by a hosted browser. For example, a request for download of financial information suppresses the open/save dialog box, and automatically opens the downloaded file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell L. Blegen, Hugh Rubin, Derek Hazeur
  • Patent number: 7814439
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that provides a user with a pan-zoom tool that is controlled by a limited input device, such as a pen or stylus, of a pen based computer. The pan-zoom tool is a semitransparent, bull's eye type tracking menu that tracks the position of the pen. A pen-cursor or tracking symbol that corresponds to the location of the pen is allowed to move about within a pan-zoom tool graphic. The tool is moved when the location of the pen encounters a tracking boundary of the tool at an exterior edge of the menu. While moving within the pen-mouse the pen can select pan and zoom functions located in concentric rings of the tool graphic as the active function of the tool. Once one of the pan or zoom functions is activated motion of the pen on the surface of the display is interpreted as corresponding pan or zoom control commands, the tool is becomes transparent and the tracking symbol is replaced by a corresponding pan or zoom icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: George W. Fitzmaurice, Robert J. Pieke
  • Publication number: 20100251169
    Abstract: Aspects relate to observing various activities, interactions, behaviors, and other factors associated with a data exchange and creating one or more markers based on significant details associated with the observance. The one or more markers are retained and selectively rendered as a function of one or more conditions that should be satisfied before the marker is presented to the user. Some markers can contain parameters that should be satisfied in order for the marker to be considered complete. If a parameter is not satisfied, subsequent markers can be created as a function of the rendered marker. The subsequent markers can be rendered when a condition associated with the subsequent marker is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gur Kimchi, Stephen L. Lawler, Blaise H. Aguera y Arcas, Eyal Ofek
  • Publication number: 20100250322
    Abstract: A system, method, and improved user interface for operating a computerized task management database, typically running on a networked server-client system such as the Internet. The system is designed to simultaneously present, on a single user interface screen, often running within a web browser, key items such as the worker (task assignee) name, and key task information items relevant to the various tasks that are assigned to this worker. Such key task information can include, for example, for each given task, the task name or distinguishing task commentary, and an instant update on the status of the task, which will usually contain at least a latest comment field that contains the most recent communication between the task worker and the task manager. The invention conserves user working memory by presenting key comments for multiple tasks on a single screen, enabling better user comprehension of complex projects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Roy Norwood
  • Patent number: 7802194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses enable providing a structured business query interface to receive a structured business query. The interface can be provided as an extension to a business productivity application. The query is made without having to change context from the application to another program, but rather can be made within the context of the application. The query triggers access to a backend, which may result in accessing a data object that is inserted or embedded into the application, or a document of the application. In one embodiment, a business process extension is also available to the application, which enables a task pane within the application with other features and/or data. In one embodiment, related data can be accessed in response to selecting the inserted data object, which can provide additional information on the data object without leaving the context of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Nir Kol, Frederic E. Samson
  • Publication number: 20100232763
    Abstract: This invention includes: a menu data recording unit (131) that records a menu file onto a recording medium, the menu file for displaying a menu of contents recorded on the recording medium that is portable; a standard form menu file generation unit (129) that generates the menu file in a standard form; a simple form menu file generation unit (130) that generates the menu file in a simple form that takes shorter time than the generation in the standard form; and a menu file selection unit (128) that selects either the standard form menu file generation unit (129) or the simple form menu file generation unit (130) in order to generate the menu file either in the standard form or in the simple form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shimazaki, Syouzou Fujii, Masafumi Sato
  • Publication number: 20100235474
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for downloading audio or video to a browser is disclosed. The system includes a media server, a content database and a web page. The content database includes the content object, and the content database is linked to the media server. The web page presented to the browser and includes a link to the content object. The link avoids activating an autoplay feature of the browsers should the link be activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Limelight Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan F. Raciborski, Mohan I. Kokal
  • Patent number: 7796534
    Abstract: Trunks in a telecommunications network are monitored. Out-of-service data is gathered from each respective switch corresponding to a current time period for a plurality of trunks connected to the respective switch. Switches that have at least one out-of-service trunk are detected in response to the gathered data. A first plurality of graphic elements is displayed via a web page corresponding to respective switches, wherein each switch detected as having an out-of-service trunk is displayed with a distinguishing visual characteristic. One of the first graphic elements is manually selected for a selected switch. Second graphic elements are displayed for respective trunk groups corresponding to the selected switch, each second graphic element having a respective size proportional to a current number of call attempts directed to the respective trunk group during the current time period and having a color indicative of a health index of the respective trunk group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: George Hutchinson Arnold, Hima Diwakar Parimisetty, Dahl Brougham Metters
  • Patent number: 7793222
    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: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, John Louch, Andrew M. Grignon, Gregory N. Christie
  • Publication number: 20100223556
    Abstract: In an analyzing system including a plurality of analyzing apparatuses and an operational status collector for collecting the analyzing apparatus' operational status by way of a data communication network, each status of the plurality of analyzing apparatuses is conventionally displayed in the form of a list. This causes a problem that there is no knowing the installation position of an actual analyzing apparatus from a client for analysis which is installed separately from the analyzing apparatus. In the operational status display system for an analyzing apparatus according to the present invention, an analyzing apparatus arrangement image is displayed in which the arrangement positions of the analyzing apparatuses are illustrated with apparatus images. The user can easily grasp the actual arrangement position of an analyzing apparatus. Alternatively, each analyzing apparatus' operational status may be displayed on the apparatus image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhito Wakabayashi, Ryuji Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20100211466
    Abstract: Systems and methods have been developed for displaying contextually relevant advertisements to users as media objects are being rendered. One or more data sources with contextual information for different portions of each media object are maintained. From this contextual information, keywords may be generated and used to locate contextually-related advertisements. The advertisements are selected based on contextual information about the media object in order to match or otherwise be contextually relevant with the media content being rendered. As the subject matter of the media object changes during rendering, different advertisements related to the new context are provided that replace the prior advertisement. The advertisements are displayed in an area that could be used for other purposes when the rendering device is not rendering media objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Clarke-Martin, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20100211911
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method of altering an interface, an interface associated with an application having time-dependent events is displayed. The interface displays at least one activatable component. At a pre-set time relative to a time for one of said time-dependent events, the interface is altered to add an added activatable component, or to set a pre-determined one of the activatable components of the interface as a selected component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Inventors: Adrian Logan, Rohit Jain, Eric Fritzley
  • Publication number: 20100205032
    Abstract: Marking apparatus and methods, in which first ticket information relating to a locate request ticket is received, and second ticket information derived from the first ticket information is displayed on a display device of the marking apparatus. A field technician may provide some input to generate an electronic record or log of technician activity during a marking operation. In one example, a checklist may be generated (e.g., based at least in part on the first ticket information) and displayed locally to the technician as a guide to perform and verify various aspects of the operation. In another example, a set of instructions or “workflow” may be generated to guide the technician through a sequence of steps to perform the marking operation. Performance via a process guide (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: CertusView Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Nielsen, Curtis Chambers, Jeffrey Farr
  • Publication number: 20100203926
    Abstract: A portable terminal device and a method for informing of event thereof, which efficiently inform a user of events, such as incoming calls, a timer, and the like, without disturbing a user's operation, are provided. Therefore, a simplified event informing mode in which an outline of the event is briefly displayed on an icon area of a display unit for a predetermined time period and is informed, and a detailed event information mode in which a sensor 18 detects form change made by the user, and details of the event are displayed, are disclosed. The user can optionally and readily choose one of simplified event information and detailed event information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Toshiharu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 7774716
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and devices that address problems encountered when attempting to accurately reconstruct visual stimuli being displayed to a user as they interact with online-content, typically through a browser interface. In one embodiment, the invention provides for the browser to maintain a record of selected technical parameters and relevant data that may impact the manner in which online-content is being displayed to the user, taking into consideration the current context in which the browser is being operated. In another embodiment, the invention is a device for recording events as reported from a browser interface. The events are recorded in a selected format and syntax to form a primary index of events and related outcomes which comprise the user's interface experience. In operation, the device detects events as detected at the browser interface. Next, the device identifies, categorizes, and filters detected events as to their relevance to the visual stimuli being presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Crain, William K. Vanover
  • Publication number: 20100199215
    Abstract: A method of presenting a web page is described which incorporates navigation techniques and tools to allow impaired users to navigate throughout a web page in a convenient and geographically intuitive manner. Elements are sampled for in a region located in a user-specified direction, and a UI tool is presented for a detected element. Elements that are “hit” during sampling may be tested for materiality, and the material element with precedence will become the detected element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Eric Taylor Seymour, Patti P. Hoa, Richard W. Fabrick, II
  • Publication number: 20100194349
    Abstract: The router device acquires detected temperature T from a thermistor provided inside the battery box containing secondary battery that provide the power supply, and if the detected temperature T is not smaller than a threshold value Th1, produces flashing display of an LED to alert the user. If the detected temperature T is not smaller than a threshold value Th2 additionally, supply of power to the CPU of the router device is subsequently interrupted. In this way, in a router device powered by a secondary battery, diminished functionality of the secondary battery due to elevated temperature may be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: Buffalo Inc.
    Inventors: Akihito HIBI, Yoshiteru TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20100198724
    Abstract: The system determines a community recommendation based upon community knowledge. The users consider the community recommendation when the users determine the largest amounts possible to pay to themselves, even if they are not able to fully pay outstanding debts. The system obtains information related to the user's income, income sources, user's debts (e.g., bills) and user's goals. The system provides recommendations related to the prioritization of paying certain bills and the amount to pay for each bill based upon, for example, savings goals, the community recommendation, minimizing penalties/fees associated with user's debts, minimum amounts due, due dates and available income. The system and/or the user may then determine a payment hierarchy which includes transferring funds to the user's savings account prior to paying all or a portion of certain bills, wherein the transfer of funds may include different funds transfer systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: CONSUMER AND MERCHANT AWARENESS FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Tracey R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7770135
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that includes a tracking menu that tracks the movement of a position transducer, such as a stylus or a mouse, as the transducer is moved about in association with a display. The menu is typically displayed on top of other objects in the display. The menu includes a tracking symbol, such as an arrow or cursor, positioned corresponding to inputs from the transducer as it is moved by a user. A mobile tracking region is also included. This tracking region has a tracking boundary or edge enclosing the tracking symbol where the tracking symbol is movable within the boundary or hits without the menu moving. The tracking region or entire menu moves in correspondence to the tracking symbol when the tracking symbol encounters the boundary or hits while the symbol is moving. The tracking region also has menu controls or buttons that are activatable when the tracking symbol corresponds to the controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventor: George William Fitzmaurice
  • Publication number: 20100192083
    Abstract: A system and method for the automatic identification of transportation regulatory violations on a unit-load device based on using selectable regulatory rule sets. An enforcement inspector may enter data during an inspection (e.g., during a roadside inspection) on regulated hazardous materials. Violations are identified at the detail level and at a higher level for consolidation reporting. Regulations can be cross-indexed for fast review.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Lang, Russell Shanahan, Scott Marino, Steve Valetta
  • Patent number: 7761800
    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: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, John Louch, Andrew M. Grigon
  • Patent number: 7761811
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that assists in the installation of an asset in a graphical user interface for a computer system. The method receives a selection of the asset that has not yet been installed on the computer system. It then responds to the selection of the asset by displaying a preview of the asset without installing the asset on the computer system. In some embodiments, the method receives a modification of an attribute of the asset. It then responds to the modification of the attribute of the asset by displaying a preview of the modification of the attribute of the asset without installing the asset on the computer system. In some embodiments, the preview of the asset is used to assist in the determination of whether to install the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20100180229
    Abstract: A portable terminal with a display includes an apparatus for executing a menu using a shortcut key. The portable terminal can sense an input of a shortcut key and apply a setting value of the shortcut key if the input of the shortcut key is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo Ha Lee
  • Publication number: 20100180218
    Abstract: A system and method for server-side method for editing metadata in a file, the method including steps of: receiving from a user a request for editing the metadata in the file; presenting a window to the user for display on a user's screen wherein the window displays properties of the metadata; receiving from the user an edit to the metadata properties; and updating the metadata properties with the edit received from the user, for producing an updated metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Boston, Bernice Ellen Rogowitz, Mercan Topkara, Stephen P. Wood
  • Patent number: 7752571
    Abstract: A facsimile driver program recorded in a program recording medium is installed in a client device for a user to enter the type of process requested of a multifunction device. A first transmission unit transmits a command to the multifunction device asking for a screen corresponding to the entered type of process. Using the facsimile driver program, a user can make appropriate selections so that, even when the multifunction device has a plurality of server functions, the user is not required to go through needless operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kuwahara
  • Publication number: 20100169272
    Abstract: A conflict manager according to the present invention is provided for managing concurrent engineering. A common work area is provided and accessible by engineers who also maintain local work areas. The conflict manager immediately notifies users when a drawing file on the common work area is modified. The conflict manager further includes locking, versioning and conflict functionalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Applicant: ABB Technology AG
    Inventors: Brian D. Labatte, Adalberto Paul Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20100167672
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having multiple antennas and an antenna information display method of the mobile terminal are disclosed. Downlink signals are received through the multiple antennas, a channel state of each antenna is measured, and whether or not each antenna needs to be adjusted or an actual channel measurement value are displayed based on the measured channel state information and an antenna setting mode. Thus, a user can check an antenna with a poor reception performance by using the antenna adjustment information or the actual channel measurement value for antenna adjustment, and easily adjust the direction of the antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Seung-Jin Ahn, Won-Yong Yoon, Byong-Yol Lee, Kwang-Il Kim, Su-Hwan Lim
  • Patent number: 7746327
    Abstract: A remote-control switch in which finger dirt can be infallibly prevented from adhering to a display unit. A remote touch pad 4 capable of performing selection operation is provided separately from a navigation body 2 and the navigation body 2 can be remote-controlled by practicing a touch input through an input panel 11. Hence, the same operating feeling as if touching a touch panel 5 can be given a user via the input panel 11, thus allowing the finger dirt to be infallibly prevented from adhering to a monitor 6 and further enabling operation excellent in usability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Access Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Miyakoshi
  • Publication number: 20100161547
    Abstract: A system for generation of personalized Web feed views in accordance with pre-defined profile parameters, is presented. The system including a user definition interface for receiving at least one user parameter and sending the parameter to a content provider and a feed view personalization unit operable to receive the user parameter and customize feed content in accordance with the at least one user parameter for displaying to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: David Carmel, Haggai Roitman
  • Publication number: 20100162164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for providing a search service to a bidirectional broadcasting terminal during program broadcasting. The invention includes providing a search area for a search service on a screen of the broadcasting terminal in response to key input, providing a first search window to display a representative keyword automatically being as an input with a search word based on an identification of the program, providing a second search window adjacent to the first search window to display a program-related search word automatically being as an input with a completion form of a search word, and providing a third search window adjacent to at least one of the first or second search windows and to display a real-time hot-topic search word automatically being as an input. The second and third search windows to provide an extended pop-up window including a modified word of the search word displayed on the respective search window in response to a selection by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: NHN Corporation
    Inventors: Seok Cheon KWON, Cham Ko, Eun Ju Bae
  • Publication number: 20100161430
    Abstract: A system and method provides live-interaction between a user and an advertiser or the advertiser's representative. An advertisement and a corresponding live interaction icon is displayed before a user. The user may select the icon to indicate a desire for additional information concerning the advertisement. Upon selection, the system initiates a video-conference session between the user and advertiser for the live exchange of information. During the session the advertiser may provide supplementary content, such as a video or electronic document, for display in the user's browser. The system consists of three dedicated modules that perform the aforementioned method steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: NEXPLORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Edward W. Mandel
  • Publication number: 20100157742
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information and a graphical object representative of an event are displayed together in a graphical user interface. A position of the graphical object relative to the radial configuration of time based information in the graphical user interface is configured to indicate a relationship between the event and the time based information. In certain embodiments, the radial configuration of time based information includes a visual representation of an analog clock face, and the graphical object includes a tab positioned along a perimeter of the analog clock face. In certain embodiments, the radial configuration of time based information includes a visual representation of a timeline spirally disposed about at least one axis point, and the graphical object is positioned along a section of the timeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Verizon Data Services, LLC
    Inventors: Donald H. Relyea, Greg A. Johns, Heath Stallings, Brian F. Roberts
  • Patent number: 7743340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method to facilitate providing computer users with efficient access to electronic notifications while minimizing disruption in the context of ongoing tasks. A notification system provides visual information heralds that provide summarizations of notifications to users. An information controller considers the importance or urgency of content and a user's current and/or recent activities in decisions about the rendering and positioning of the information herald on a display screen or screens in order to facilitate user processing of the summarized notifications with minimal disruption to ongoing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Horvitz, Johnson T. Apacible, Chaitanya D. Sareen
  • Publication number: 20100146378
    Abstract: A View Element Adjuster (VEA) comprises a web page rewrite program and a view element optimization program. The rewrite program monitors a web page having a plurality of view elements and resizes one or more of the plurality of view elements in accordance with a set of user configured preferences, a plurality of priorities for each of the plurality of view elements, and the data dynamically retrieved for each of the plurality of portlets. VEA also has a window preference program, a portlet preference program, and a portlet priority program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judith Helen Bank, Lisa Marie Wood Bradley, Lin Sun, Chunhui Yang