Dialog Box Patents (Class 715/809)
  • Patent number: 10409900
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic document review method comprising the steps of displaying at least a first document section of said document in a first display window, displaying at least a second document section of said document in a second display window, and arranging said second window so that said second window is arranged within the border of the first window. Such a method allows for efficient review of electronic documents thereby enabling a user to reduce the amount of time the user spends for reviewing an electronic document. The invention also provides an electronic document review system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: IPQUANTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Tony Afram
  • Patent number: 10296588
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a build of material production system have been presented. In one embodiment, a graphical user interface (GUI) is presented via a client machine on factory floor to allow a user to submit a request to build a document from a master document in a predetermined natural language and a predetermined format. Further, a visual representation of a current build status of the document is provided in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Patent number: 10270901
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a message prompting method and a message prompting device. The message prompting method includes: displaying new notification messages of preset applications at a head of a message queue on a tray interface of a terminal. Through a technical solution of the present disclosure, notification messages of the preset applications are displayed on the head of the tray interface of the terminal for convenience of viewing, thereby not only ensuring no important notification message being missed, but also satisfying needs of individual users for personalized settings of tray notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiajun Li, Deying Guo
  • Patent number: 10198420
    Abstract: A spreadsheet storytelling engine is provided. The spreadsheet storytelling engine may run in the context of a spreadsheet application on any device, service, or general endpoint capable of running the spreadsheet application. The spreadsheet storytelling engine allows for the authoring and telling of a story. The story is a collection of operations that guide the consumer through a spreadsheet. The story allows the spreadsheet to be used to convey visualizations, data, calculations, or other objects in a spreadsheet in a way that may be simple, pleasant to look at, and/or visually engaging to help a consumer understand the information and internalize it in a way that is actionable without requiring the real time availability of the spreadsheet author. The spreadsheet storytelling engine is useful for purposes including, but not limited to, making presentations, creating tutorials, validating data, explaining how a model works, and generating interactive business intelligence dashboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Campbell, Eric Patterson, Uhl Albert, Carlos Augusto Otero, Micah Myerscough
  • Patent number: 10192199
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are described herein for enhancing features within program applications. In an implementation, a user associated with a productivity application is identified and a service application associated with the user is identified. A service feature that corresponds to the service is enabled within the productivity application. The service feature allows the user to perform a function on content generated with the productivity application that is related to the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Hui-ni Hwang, Matthew Eckstein, Sam Franklin Williams, III
  • Patent number: 10191645
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a display, a touch detector configured to detect an operation at least including a flick operation and a tap operation, and a processor configured to execute the control program to execute processing in accordance with the operation. The processor can cause a screen displayed on the display to be scrolled based on the flick operation on a display region R included in the display. If the screen includes an object to be subjected to the tap operation and while the screen is being scrolled, the processor can disable the tap operation on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke Nagata
  • Patent number: 10140279
    Abstract: A system and method for providing user enhancements for spreadsheets and tables. In one implementation, the system detects a semantic organization event related to one or more data cells in a content-view of the spreadsheet or table. The system determines whether semantic organization data should be stored for the one or more data cells. The system can use the semantic organization data to display a semantic-view of the spreadsheet or table. The system then allows a user to navigate between the semantic-view and the content-view of the spreadsheet or table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Khurram Zia, Kevyn Arnott
  • Patent number: 9990409
    Abstract: Selectively applying format attributes of a source to the content of a destination. The format attributes defining the format of one or more source objects are captured, and from among the captured attributes, format attributes are selected. A destination object is formatted such that selected format attributes are copied to the content of the destination, and the copied format attributes are applied to the destination object as a destination format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9923886
    Abstract: In one embodiment a controller comprises logic configured to define, for display on a region of a display device coupled to the controller, a dialog box, lock the dialog box such that input/output operations conducted in the dialog box are visible to the secure controller and are not visible to an untrusted execution complex communicatively coupled to the secure controller, receive one or more authentication credentials based on a user input to the dialog box, and use the one or more authentication credentials to establish a secure communication session with a remote service. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vinay Phegade, Conor Cahill, Sanjay Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9875219
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine readable tangible storage media that can provide for smooth and seamless opening of a file from, for example, a preview are described. A preview of a file can be generated by a non-native viewer or reader application and in response to a command to open a file in a native application, the preview can continue to be displayed while the native application launches such that a user will perceive no interruption in display of the content. The non-native application can pass a display state (e.g. a page number or scroll position) to the native application such that the native application continues to show a user's current position or view port into the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julien Robert, Julien Jalon
  • Patent number: 9875507
    Abstract: On a display terminal of an electronic trading system, a graph is displayed having a first axis and a second axis, wherein the graph includes a curve corresponding to a range of values of a financial instrument. A user is allowed to select a portion of the graph. In response to the user selection of the portion of the graph, a trading dialog box is displayed on the display of the workstation, the dialog box being automatically populated with values for trading, the values based on the values of the selected portion of the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CHART TRADING DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy H. Heaton
  • Patent number: 9672493
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods for detecting and processing recurring electronic communications. A graphical user interface (GUI) event is detected that includes a selection and a drag-and-drop of a first electronic communication object onto a second electronic communication object. A similarity is determined between the first and second electronic communication objects. At least one search criteria rule is automatically generated from the at least one similarity in response to detecting the GUI event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, William Arthur Griffith, Indran Naick, Mark William Talbot
  • Patent number: 9552123
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for integrating applications in a portal. A user interface is obtained in one or more computing devices from a first one of a plurality of applications. The user interface includes an identification of an object instance associated with an object type. A list of views associated with a second one of the applications is obtained. One or more of the views are configured to represent the object type. A modified user interface is generated from the user interface according to the identification of the object instance and the list of views. The modified user interface includes a component for selecting one of the views to represent the object instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Simon K. Johnston
  • Patent number: 9501266
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new paradigm in Multimedia Services Creation Methodology, and new Service Creation and Service Execution Environments, based on this methodology. A service designer can access the Service Creation Environment via a Web based Graphical User Interface (GUI), to design new service in an automated way. The design process includes creation of the Service Logic Script (SLS), and associated databases that are used for storage of service and subscriber related data. The service developer (user) assembles Language Graphical Objects (LGO) into Service Logic Script. LGOs are part of a new graphical language that has been developed to meet multimedia service creation needs. They represent service control and call control primitive functions that have to be performed, in order to provide a multimedia service to service subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Siroos K. Afshar, Nancy Conley, Keith Kiser, William J. Leighton, III, Dinesh N. Lokhande, Patricia E. Mccrink, Shapour Neshatfar, Boguslaw J. Olszowy, Rajiv Patel, Sudhakar Rajamannar, Mark Szachara, Eberhard F. Wunderlich
  • Patent number: 9436357
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing electronic comic book reading by dynamically expanding text bubbles (“bubbles”) to make them easier to read, especially on a small mobile device. The methods include skimming a sequence of expanded bubbles, flinging through a sequence of expanded bubbles and positioning expanded bubbles so as not to hide the comic character(s) uttering the phrase. The methods are performed with irregular bubble outlines (like curly, bumpy, or jagged text bubbles commonly found in comics). Further the method includes pre-processing the content in an automated fashion to enable skimming and flinging through the sequences of expanded bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: NOOK DIGITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Pallakoff, Luis Daniel Mosquera
  • Patent number: 9384216
    Abstract: Methods are provided for displaying image results responsive to a search query. In addition to displaying responsive results for a query, responsive results are also provided for related queries. The results are ordered along a plurality of display axes, including at least one axis corresponding to the ordering of the various search queries. The results can be displayed in an aligned or non-aligned manner. The results can then be translated along one or more of the display axes to allow a user to browse the various results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo A. Ramos, Steven M. Drucker, Amir Akbarzadeh
  • Patent number: 9325528
    Abstract: A system and method for performing email processing at multiple stages along an email delivery chain. A first embodiment uses an email filter to receive information about an email message from a message transfer agent and then perform limited email pre-processing on the email message. The email filter then stores instructions and data such as the results from the email pre-processing into an internet email header added to the email message. The instructions and data placed into the email header may be encrypted for privacy and security. A later email program may extract the instructions and data from the internet email header and continue the email processing. One disclosed application of the multi-stage email processing system is email authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Iconix, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Sachtjen, John Hopple
  • Patent number: 9286284
    Abstract: A data filtering system includes a display device and a data filtering engine coupled to the display device. The data filtering engine is configured to display a cell set containing data of a common data type on a display device with at least one cell containing a cell entry. The data filtering engine is further configured to display a filter icon within at least one cell of the cell set and apply a filter to the cell set in response to selection of the filter icon by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan L Brissette, Sameer V. Jorapur, Somil Kulkarni, Michael L Pauser
  • Patent number: 9262037
    Abstract: A method for processing email is presented here. The method begins by receiving email capture criteria for incoming email messages directed to a destination tenant of a multi-tenant database system. The method continues by comparing the email capture criteria to searchable information conveyed in the incoming email messages. When the searchable information in a candidate email message of the incoming email messages matches the email capture criteria by at least a threshold amount, the candidate email message is identified as a matched email message. The method continues by saving a copy of the matched email message for diagnostic analysis, and performing incoming email processing on the matched email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Rasmus Mencke, Richard Alan Stevens, Brian St. Clair
  • Patent number: 9262516
    Abstract: A sender-driven framework for enhancing the categorization of emails, wherein the sender is able to create or define rules that refine or augment those at the receiver's end. Particularly, the sender is enabled, in accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, to add information relating to the context of an email, which can help streamline categorization at the receiver's end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pallavi V. Galgali, Ujjwal Lanjewar
  • Patent number: 9258387
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system configured to create, organize, and monitor computer searches across a large number of networked computers. The system allows individual searches to be created and tailored depending upon specific objectives. Once established, the system permits the search parameters to be subsequently edited as needed. A graphical user interface (GUI) allows users to view established searches and to monitor searches once activated. Search results can also be tabulated by way of the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Joseph A. Turner
  • Patent number: 9247012
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture allow adjusting the relative weighting associated with evaluation criteria associated with a unified view of dissimilar data. The operation generally includes collecting data regarding attributes of a user interacting with an application, where the collected data has associated evaluation criteria. The data is collectively represented according to the evaluation criteria. The systems, methods and articles of manufacture then allow dynamically modifying the evaluation criteria before evaluating and collectively representing the data according to the adjusted criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Dheap, Jimmy Ming-Der Hsu, Michael David Whitley
  • Patent number: 9223784
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for archiving media using a log are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises accepting an original media; updating a first log to include an indication that specifies a date of when the original media was received; converting the original media into a bitmap, the bitmap being in a format different than that of the media; updating a second log with an entry that specifies a relationship between the original media and the bitmap indicating that they are related, wherein the entry includes an identifier corresponding to the entry and an identifier corresponding to the media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Gormish, Peter E. Hart
  • Patent number: 9210252
    Abstract: A method is provided for displaying, upon an attempt to configure a personalized notification of an event, a menu of categories of multi-media content available on a communications device. An indication of the categories of multi-media content desired by a user of the communications device and a scheduled date and time for the event are stored. Upon the occurrence of the scheduled date and time, particular notification files selected by the user and associated with the categories of multi-media content are generated on the communications device as the personalized notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ramachendra P. Batni, Ranjan Sharma
  • Patent number: 9197590
    Abstract: Filtering rules for incoming messages can be dynamically generated by a message management service based on patterns in the user's behavior. The message management service can analyze event records associating user actions with features of messages to detect correlations between message features and resulting actions, including correlations across multiple messaging accounts belonging to the same user. Based on correlations, the message management service can provide a suggested rule to the user's client device, and the user can accept or decline the suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Beausoleil, Jack Dubie, George Milton Underwood, IV, Adam Cue, Anthony DeVincenzi, Michael Roeder
  • Patent number: 9129244
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to decision node processing in a business process model and provide a method, system and computer program product for linked decision nodes in business process models. In an embodiment of the invention, a business process model simulation method can be provided. The method can include loading a business process model for simulation, designating a decision node in the business process model as a master decision node and linking another decision node in the business process model as a slave decision node to the master decision node. The method further can include simulating the master decision node to select an output pin and storing the selected output pin in association with the master decision node, and applying the selected output pin in the slave decision node when arriving at the slave decision node during the simulation without simulating the slave decision node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jay W. Benayon, Pablo D. Irassar, Vince F. Szaloky
  • Patent number: 9104561
    Abstract: When a software component is starting (305), such as but not limited to a task or a subtask, the component pushes (310) its identification (ID) onto a stack. The component then executes (315) its other instructions. If the component completes its instructions so that it can terminate normally (320), then it pops (325) the stack, which removes its ID from the stack. If the component fails, such as by not being able to complete its instructions, then it will not be able to pop the stack so its ID will remain in the stack. Another software process can then read the IDs in the stack to identify (330) which components have failed and can automatically take a specified action (335), such as by sending an email message to, sending a text message to, or calling by telephone, a person or persons responsible for that software component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tarkan Sevilmis, Arshish Cyrus Kapadia, Maxim Lukiyanov, Tittu Jose, Gheorghita Irimescu, Janak Madhusudan Agarwal, Stephen John Clark, Hardik Shah, Sreekanth Lingannapeta
  • Patent number: 9082197
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for local image translation and a terminal with a touch screen, wherein the method for local image translation includes: obtaining a region to be translated from an original image; extracting a region with a remarkable characteristic through performing cluster analysis on the region; performing region growing according to the region with the remarkable characteristic to generate a target region; and fusing the target region translated to the target image with the target image. The above method for local image translation and the terminal with the touch screen can be used for translating the local images in various types of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9055414
    Abstract: Text messaging between cell phones, computer applications, and/or other communication devices has become a common means of communication. Because of the prevalence of text messaging, robust text message processing may be facilitated through text messaging pipelines. Accordingly, as provided herein, a text messaging pipeline may be configured according to a pipeline module list. The pipeline module list may be constructed through an online service wherein predefined pipeline modules and/or user defined pipeline modules may be selected to create the pipeline module list. The configured text messaging pipeline may provide customized text message processing. For example, a user may select a spam filter, a translator, and/or other pipeline modules to configure a text messaging pipeline. Text message workflow (e.g., SMS messages that are sent and/or received by a computer application associated with the text messaging pipeline) may be processed through the text messaging pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raman Narayanan, Bruce E. Johnson, Rajendra H. Vishnumurty, Ming Liu
  • Patent number: 9055384
    Abstract: Various approaches for providing textual information to an application, system, or service are disclosed. In particular, various embodiments enable a user to capture an image with a camera of a portable computing device. The computing device is capable of taking the image and processing it to recognize, identify, and/or isolate the text in order to forward the text to an application or function. The application or function can then utilize the text to perform an action in substantially real-time. The text may include an email, phone number, URL, an address, and the like and the application or function may be dialing the phone number, navigating to the URL, opening an address book to save contact information, displaying a map to show the address, and so on. Adaptive thresholding can be used to account for variations across an image, in order to improve the accuracy and efficiency of text recognition processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Volodymyr V. Ivanchenko, Geoffrey Scott Heller, Richard Howard Suplee, III, Daniel Bibireata
  • Patent number: 9043724
    Abstract: A user interface help dialog for a computer system is provided in which the computer system has a plurality of system parameters and the user interface includes a plurality of command options that may be enabled or disabled. A cursor for indicating one of the command options is also provided. To generate the help dialog the identity of a disabled command option to which the cursor indicates is first identified. The status of a subset of the system parameters is then evaluated, the system parameters subset being determined in dependence on the identified command option. A help dialog to be displayed to the user is then generated, the content of which is dependent on the status of the evaluated system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew A. Bowers
  • Patent number: 9043313
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and/or method for providing enhanced content search results based on metrics indicating user affinity for an information site such as a web site. Information on user visits to a particular web site may be accumulated, for example, in connection with a beacon or other tracker placed on the publisher web site. The enhanced content may be provided by the publisher web site or may be generated otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 8977979
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for social network relationship mapping. In an embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes identifying one or more terms within content displayed to a user; for each identified term: transmitting the identified term to one or more social networking servers supporting a social networking application, in response to transmitting the identified term to the social networking servers, receiving from the social networking servers a list of people that correspond with the identified term, directing a display device to display the list of people that correspond with the identified term, and in response to user input, adding an identification of a person from the list of people to a mapping clipboard; directing the display device to display a relationship graph that indicates how people identified in the mapping clipboard are connected to each other in the social networking application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, John H. Handy-Bosma, Brian M. O'Connell, Keith R. Walker
  • Patent number: 8949737
    Abstract: A package installer identifies a utility tool that is capable of opening a file attempted by a user based on metadata downloaded from a remote server, where the metadata includes information identifying one or more packages available for download from the remote server, including mime types of files that the one or more packages support. A graphical user interface (GUI) is displayed to the user prompting whether the user desires to install the identified utility tool. In response to an input from the user via the GUI, the package installer downloads a package associated with the identified utility tool from the remote server for local installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Hughes
  • Publication number: 20150020026
    Abstract: A display control device for a construction machine includes: a display control unit that controls a display content of a screen including various pieces of information; a first operation member group having a plurality of operation members that receive a plurality of kinds of first operated input, respectively, for the screen; a second operation member group that receives a second operated input for performing a substitute setting in which one of the plurality of kinds of first operated input by one operation member of the plurality of operation members is substituted by an input by another operation member; a third operation member that receives a third operated input for starting the substitute setting; and a setting unit that causes a substitute setting screen for performing the substitute setting in response to the third operated input to be displayed and that decides a content of the substitute setting according to the second operated input on the substitute setting screen, wherein when the first operat
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8918712
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, are described for dynamically generating a mobile application. A server receives a request from a mobile device to launch an application on the mobile device. The server generates a configuration file based on the launched application. The server transmits the configuration file to the mobile device for generation of a user interface of the launched application using the configuration file. The user interface includes a first display area using browser functionality of the mobile device to display one or more web page elements formatted by the server to appear as native to the mobile device. The user interface further includes a second display area having one or more interface elements that are native to an operating system of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Nario, Wen-Ying Chu, Rob Chapman, Paul Martel, Yevgeny Safontchik, Mark Moore, Edward Kelly
  • Patent number: 8904307
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for reducing a user's operation procedures in a pop-up menu and for effectively locating the user's desired processing. A computer (1) displays a pop-up menu based on a list of at least one processing item stored in advance at a position designated by data indicative of a display request in a display unit (14) in response to receipt of the data indicative of the display request of the pop-up menu through an input unit (13). While continuing the display of the pop-up menu in response to receipt of data through the input unit (13) indicative of one processing item selected from the list, the computer (1) displays a form for receiving a parameter input corresponding to the processing item, receives input data for the form through the input unit (13), and stores the data as parameters of the processing item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: P&W Solutions Co., ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Omiya
  • Patent number: 8898591
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a method for implementation on a computer system in order to remove or disable a program that generates dialog boxes on a display of the computer system. The method includes accepting input from a user input device that identifies a dialog box displayed on the display of the computer system, identifying the process or process module and program components associated with the identified dialog box, and attempting to terminate or disable the identified process or process module, and remove or disable the identified program components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: F-Secure Corporation
    Inventor: Mika Ståhlberg
  • Patent number: 8887091
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether incorrect updating processing in which information stored in a memory of the information processing apparatus is incorrectly updated has been executed in a first application program for receiving an instruction issued by a user and for controlling execution of processing corresponding to the instruction; a forcible termination unit configured to, when the determination unit determines that the incorrect updating processing has been executed, forcibly terminate the first application program; and a restart control unit configured to, when the determination unit determines that the incorrect updating processing has been executed, after the forcible termination unit terminates the first application program, notify the user of the occurrence of the incorrect updating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Yamaji, Akira Hirai, Takuya Nishibayashi
  • Patent number: 8881053
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling display of modal windows in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a modal window will be launched and displayed in a display which receives the input that resulted in the display of the modal window. The other portions of a first display or second display, not displaying the modal window, are made inactive. In other embodiments, the modal window occupies only a first display and the second display remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky
  • Publication number: 20140304645
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable notifications to be generated in both touch and non-touch environments. In at least some embodiments, a notification window is presented and a drag operation can reveal one or more secondary actions that can be performed. In at least some embodiments, selection of one or more of the secondary actions can occur independent of, and without utilizing additional special affordances, such as buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Heiwad Hamidy Osman, Holger Kuehnle, Saurabh Wagh
  • Publication number: 20140304649
    Abstract: In one embodiment a controller comprises a memory module, and logic configured to receive a request for trusted input from a user, define, on a region of a display device coupled to the secure controller, a dialog box, lock the dialog box such that input/output operations conducted in the dialog box are visible only to the secure controller, present, in the dialog box, one or more anti-spoof indicators and at least one input mechanism, receive a user input from the at least one input mechanism and process the user input in the secure controller. Other embodiments may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Vinay Phegade, Conor Cahill, Jason Martin
  • Patent number: 8856640
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for applying electronic signatures to an electronically stored document wherein the electronic signatures are associated with a specific revision of that electronically stored document (revision specific electronic signatures).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: John Mathias Barr, Geon Hyuk Park, Somit Gupta
  • Patent number: 8839145
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing access to actions and information are described in the present disclosure. According to one example, an embodiment of a method is described. The method comprises analyzing a position of a mouse pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI), the mouse pointer being controlled by a user-operated mouse. Also, a glyph is displayed on the GUI, wherein the glyph is associated with an object that is displayed on the GUI. The method also includes displaying a target in the location of the glyph when the mouse pointer is positioned within a field of the glyph. Furthermore, a dialog box is opened when a mouse click is detected and when the mouse pointer is within a field of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Melody Shores, Thao Bich Nguyen, Ray Soon Waldin, Jr., Joyce Etsuko Ohgi, Kathleen Maguire Candland
  • Patent number: 8832595
    Abstract: A method for operating a graphical user interface of a computer terminal running multiple asynchronous simultaneous tasks. The progress of the tasks is shown in a list in an information window. The content and visibility of the list determines the type of user interaction defined by the terminal when one of the tasks reaches a predetermined stage of completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko K Mäkelä
  • Publication number: 20140250363
    Abstract: Non-destructive manipulation of images in a web development environment (WDE) is disclosed. The WDE provides an image preview component for operating on the original source image data of an image desired for placement on a web page under development in the WDE. Image manipulation tools, such as cropping and scaling, are provided in the image preview component allowing the designer to adjust the appearance of the original source image data that will be presented by the web image object placed on the design canvas of the WDE. The web image objects are defined having a link to the original source image data by maintaining the display modification instructions used to manipulate the original image defined by the original source image data into the display of the web image object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Heiko Wichmann
  • Publication number: 20140237424
    Abstract: An input processing apparatus and method using a user interface is provided. A display unit provides visual information on operation of the terminal, and a control unit controls the terminal to display a dialog configured to receive an input of a command and to perform an operation corresponding to an input command if the command corresponding to the dialog is input through an auxiliary input region on the display unit other than a region where the dialog is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeongpyo LEE
  • Patent number: 8782554
    Abstract: A computer implemented method is represented for providing to a user a context menu with entries representing relationships. The relationships are applicable to relate objects selected from a set of objects. The method comprises following method operations: receiving a first identification of a first selected object from the set of objects, receiving a second identification of a second selected object from the set of objects, identifying object types of the selected objects in a plurality of object types, determining one or more relationship types of which one or more relationships are applicable to the selected objects by using the identified object types, and generating for the context menu an entry representing a relationship of the one or more relationship types, wherein the relationship is selectable by the user to be created between the selected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kern
  • Patent number: 8769432
    Abstract: In general, the invention relates to a method for capturing information from a web site. The method includes accessing the web site using a browser with a browser module, where the web site comprises a number of web pages having information in a first format, and obtaining a profile corresponding to the web site, where the profile defines a manner to capture information in a first format from the web site. The method further includes capturing information, by the browser module, from at least one of the number of web pages based on the profile and sending the information captured by the browser module to a destination application, where the destination application is external to the browser and where the destination application is configured to use the information in a second format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford L. Rhyne, Larry John Raab, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 8762886
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives a gesture from a user with the gesture being directed at a graphical user interface element. The gesture is received by the user at a touch-enabled display screen. Emulated physics properties are retrieved that correspond to the selected graphical user interface element. The system detects a speed and a direction from the received gesture and, based on this information, determines an initial trajectory of the selected graphical user interface element. The initial trajectory is adjusted based on the retrieved emulated physics properties with the movement of the element being rendered on the display screen based upon the adjusted trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Lietzke, Eric Edward Dudkowski, Timothy Humphrey, Howard Locker, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Adam Miles Smith, Aaron Michael Stewart, Russell Speight VanBlon