Limited Time Selection Opportunity Patents (Class 715/814)
  • Patent number: 10564803
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and computer readable medium for selecting and changing a default compatible application when opening data content not readable by the currently running application. The apparatus includes a memory and at least one processor. The at least one processor is coupled to the memory. The at least one processor configured to receive a request to handle data content. The at least one processor is also configured to determine a first application selected from a plurality of applications that can handle the data content. The at least one processor is further configured to launch the first application to handle the data content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haihui Guan
  • Patent number: 10423261
    Abstract: A tablet terminal device includes a display and a controller. The controller includes a detection section, a first determination section, a duration measuring section, a second determination section, and an execution section. The detection section detects an operation position where a touch operation is performed. The first determination section determines whether or not the operation position is located within a first area of a first object. The duration measuring section measures a first operation duration during which the detection section keeps detecting the operation position in the first area. The second determination section determines whether or not the first operation duration is equal to or longer than a first response period. The execution section executes a function assigned to the first object when the first operation duration is equal to or longer than the first response period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Norie Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9965178
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device comprising: displaying a screen on a touchscreen; identifying at least one coordinate of a gesture performed on the touchscreen; identifying a tilt change value of the electronic device; and controlling the screen based on the coordinate and the tilt change value of the electronic device and displaying the controlled screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang-Min Bang
  • Patent number: 9778836
    Abstract: Systems, including handheld computing devices that include system code stored within the memory and adapted to be executed by the processor. The system code can process an input byte stream that is representative of contents to be displayed on the touch sensitive display and can generate a content document file representative of an internal representation of the content. A tool document file may also be stored in the memory and may provide an internal representation of a document providing an image that is representative of a graphical tool. Associated with a tool document can be tool code that is capable of processing the content document file to create an internal representation of the contents that presents the content in a manner that achieves a display effect associated with the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Majid Anwar
  • Patent number: 9753611
    Abstract: A method includes detecting, by an electronic device, a first input associated with a first selectable item of one or more selectable items displayed on a display. Based on the first input, a menu for display is invoked adjacent an edge of the display. The menu includes one or more selectable icons and each icon represents a function. When the first input is a continuous gesture extending to an icon displayed in the menu, the function associated with the icon is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Simon Martin Thorsander, Per Åke Daniel Johansson, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Robert Simon Lessing, Jonas Arbsjö, Charles Anton Nilsson Boman, Ahmed ElSaeed Mohamed Gad Eldessouki, Andreas Pal Drén
  • Patent number: 9407803
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. The present invention includes a first camera, a second camera, a touchscreen, and a controller, if the first and second cameras are activated, outputting a first preview screen for the first camera through the touchscreen, the controller outputting a second preview screen for the second camera to a prescribed region having a first shape in the outputted first preview screen, the controller changing the first shape into a second shape based on an image received through at least one of the first camera and the second camera. Accordingly, an image can be effectively photographed or a video call can be effectively performed, using front and rear cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongog Min, Younghak Lee
  • Patent number: 9008619
    Abstract: A mobile terminal that may be able to access a wireless communication network and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a wireless communication unit configured to access a wireless communication network; a detection unit configured to detect a connectable wireless communication network through the wireless communication unit; and a controller outputting icons each corresponding to one or more wireless communication networks detected by the detection unit to a locked screen displayed in a locked state in which inputting of a control command with respect to an application is limited, releasing the locked state when selecting of any one of the output icons is detected, and controlling the wireless communication unit to access a wireless communication network corresponding to the selected icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sanghyuck Lee, Eunju Lee, Byeongwook Kim
  • Publication number: 20150082243
    Abstract: A dispensing device is provided for providing a product categorization user interface from which a product may be selected. The dispensing device may display a menu of product categories in the user interface. A selection of one of the product categories may then be received from the menu. The dispensing device may then display a sub-menu corresponding to a selected one of the plurality of products category in the user interface. A selection of a product may then be received from the sub-menu on the dispensing device. An action request may then be received which corresponds to the selected one of the plurality of products. In response to the action request, the dispensing device may then execute an action (such as a dispensing action) associated with the selected one of the plurality of products from the sub-menu.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sydney Abram Taylor, Cynthia D. Jones, Jae Ho Cha, Samuel Thomas Lind, Christopher Paul Snowden, Scott Cuppari
  • Patent number: 8966358
    Abstract: A document machine may detect a request for provision of a document while that document is available for provisioning. The document machine may update a count of referrals to the document and, based on the count of referrals transgressing a threshold value, generate a substitute document based on the original document. This substitute document may then be provided in response to further requests for the original document after the original document is no longer available for provision. The updating of the count of referrals is based on the identifier of a network that referred a request detected while the first document was still available for provision. The document machine may then provide the substitute document in lieu of the original document in response to a further request for provision of the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Goedegebuure
  • Patent number: 8910206
    Abstract: When a user hovers a screen cursor over a TV channel icon on a cross-media bar (XMB) user interface (UI) for a threshold period, enhanced metadata from PSIP/XDS/EPG that pertains to the program currently available on the associated TV channel is presented in a pop-up window on the XMB UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyehoon Yi
  • Patent number: 8893034
    Abstract: A method for generating a multi-frame image rendering of a challenge-response test on a display is presented. The method begins by identifying a pattern with graphical elements, and a display region for rendering an entry object of the multi-frame image of the challenge-response test. Then a foreground sampling window having a non-patterned area defined by the entry object is defined. The foreground sampling window captures graphical elements of the pattern along a first path. In addition, a background sampling window that captures graphical elements of the pattern along a second path is defined. The foreground sampling window is overlaid on the background sampling window at the display region of the display, such that the entry object of the challenge-response test is discernable from the pattern during a period of time when multiple frames are rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Simon P. King
  • Publication number: 20140325440
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device and methods are presented. A display unit displays a screen comprising objects, and an input unit covers the display unit and receives input from a user. A position judgment unit determines if an input position of the input is in a particular region in response to receiving an input from the user, and causes the objects to be displayed if the input position is in the particular region. A time judgment unit determines if a first time interval has elapsed from receiving of the input by the user in response to the position judgment unit determining that the input position is in the particular region. A display control unit displays at the input position a first object from among the objects displayed on the display unit in response to the time judgment unit determining that the first time interval has elapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masuo KONDO
  • Patent number: 8856683
    Abstract: A method and system that permits a user to navigate or browse a long list on a handheld device with a restricted user interface, such as a limited display and a limited user input device. The user first uses a coarse search to find a generally desired area in the list. The user then uses finer and finer search intervals in the vicinity of the desired area, until the desired entry is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Ronald Anthony Dicke
  • Publication number: 20140298262
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for tracing a digital object on a user interface screen of an electronic system includes representing the digital object on the user interface screen by means of a first digital image, selecting the first digital image, starting a user action on the corresponding digital object, replacing the first digital image by a second digital image representing the interactive object during a predetermined time period, applying the user action on the digital object after the predetermined time period has lapsed, and removing the second digital image from the user interface screen after the predetermined time period has lapsed, wherein the second digital image is selectable in order to cancel the started user action of the digital object and to let emerge the first digital image again on the user interface screen. A reproduction apparatus includes a user interface screen and a control unit for executing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Pascal A.M.S. HAGENS
  • Patent number: 8843854
    Abstract: A method for executing a menu in a mobile terminal is disclosed, wherein the method includes displaying a first icon on a touch screen of the mobile terminal, receiving a first multi touch gesture pattern on the first icon, and displaying at least one second icon upon recognition of the first multi-gesture pattern, the at least one second icon a sub icon of the first icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Se Sook Oh, Ho Jae Jung, Moon Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8826341
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiver controlled by a screen remote controller and a space remote controller and controlling method, the method including according to an embodiment displaying a screen remote controller, partitioning a portion of a whole screen of the broadcast receiver into at least two control regions, displaying a pointer to enable a first pointing signal outputted from the space remote controller to indicate one control region of the screen remote controller, receiving a second pointing signal from the space remote controller, and executing a function corresponding to the one control region indicated by the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae Young Jung
  • 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: 8745522
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and method are provided for displaying items associated with selected media content and to cycle such that multiple items are displayed over time. A UE is provided that includes at least one component configured to display a plurality of items provided in a filmstrip format and associated with a plurality of content and to cycle the items in the filmstrip format. A method therefore is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kalu Onuka Kalu, Tudor Coman, Robert Andrew Connell, Edward Chun Kei Chan, Shiladitya Sircar
  • Patent number: 8694201
    Abstract: A vehicle multimedia system includes a display that displays a hierarchically structured menu. The hierarchically structured menu may have a main menu, a plurality of submenus, and menu items. The multimedia system provides a memory for storing information identifying a menu or menu item, and a memory control unit for writing information related to a menu item upon a user's selection of the menu by an operating element or by automatic return to a main menu, and displaying the information as selectable menu items identified by the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignees: Harman International Industries, Incorporated, Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Kolletzki
  • Publication number: 20140082552
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for presenting an application change through a tile. These techniques enable a user to see content associated with content changes to an application or other information about the application, such as a new article, new email, or a software update having become available since a user last visited the application. By so doing, the techniques enable a user to forgo visiting the application or permit the user to quickly and easily decide whether or not to visit the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Sean L. Flynn, Rebecca Deutsch, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield, David A. Machaj
  • Patent number: 8677264
    Abstract: Content is displayed in an active display region of a terminal apparatus, and information relating to the display of said content when the content scrolls in accordance with a scrolling operation performed by a user and content identifying information for identifying the content are obtained from the terminal apparatus and it is determined whether or not the user of the terminal apparatus is interested in the content identified by the content identifying information that is extracted in accordance with the information relating to the display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Shinya Takami
  • Patent number: 8640049
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to perform printing, or scanning, or copying or facsimile, or any combination thereof; a user authentication unit to authenticate a user of the image forming apparatus; a display unit to display a function menu to the authenticated user; and a controller to determine whether any function in the function menu displayed to the authenticated user has not been used for more than a reference time, and adjusting the displayed function menu to remove any function in the displayed function menu that has not been used for more than the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: One-woong Chung, Sang-hyun Park
  • Patent number: 8606069
    Abstract: A playback device executes playback of video data in sync with an application program associated with the video data. The playback device includes an activating unit for activating the application program, a receiving unit for receiving from a user an input specifying a playback section associated with a piece of video data and an application program, and an activation control unit. If a first input is received from the user by the receiving unit and a second input is received within the predetermined time period from reception of the first input, the activation control unit discards the first input. If a third input is not received within the predetermined time period from reception of the second input, the activation control unit activates an application program according to the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masafumi Okubo, Masahiro Oashi, Hidetaka Ohto
  • Patent number: 8588859
    Abstract: A method for controlling communication setting of a mobile terminal, includes: outputting a communication setting widget indicating an operational state of at least one data communication function associated with the mobile terminal; receiving a signal for changing the operational state, the signal being associated with at least a part of the outputted communication setting widget and changing the operational state of at least one of the at least one data communication functions according to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Deog Kim, Jun Sung Kim, Tae Hoon Shin
  • Patent number: 8584043
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touch screen and a method of controlling an operation thereof are provided. The method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal includes: displaying a thumbnail image corresponding to an image file on a touch screen to be randomly overlapped; selecting any one of thumbnail images by touch input; and displaying the selected thumbnail image together with an option icon for selecting a quick menu to be distinguished from other thumbnail images. Therefore, a list of stored image files can display thumbnail images in a new arrangement manner and it possible to quickly enter a related menu from the thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jun Cho, Min Joo Kim, Jeong Hyuk Yoon, Yoon Hwan Kang, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Soo Park, Hyo Jin Suh, Hye Youn Cho, Hye Eun Shin, Se Il Hwang
  • Patent number: 8583184
    Abstract: A portable communication terminal comprises wireless communication units 1, 2 for transmitting and receiving data by connecting to a communication line by wireless, broadcasting receiving units 3-9 for receiving digital broadcasting including a program image and data broadcasting, a communication service area determining unit 17 for determining whether or not to be in communication service area, a display unit 12 which has an image display region 23, a data broadcasting display region 24, and a soft key display region 25, a display control unit 11 for controlling display of the data broadcasting display region 24 and/or the soft key display region 25 based on at least the determination result by the communication service area determining unit 17, an access request detecting unit 15, and a wireless communication control unit 18 for controlling the wireless communication units 1,2 based on detection result by the access request detecting unit 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Michiaki Hiraoka, Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 8578294
    Abstract: A menu user interface providing device and a method thereof are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the method of providing a menu user interface by a portable apparatus, including determining whether a main menu icon displayed on a touch screen is selected; determining whether a menu mode is an activation mode or an inactivation mode if the main menu icon is selected; and changing the menu mode into the activation mode if the menu mode is determined as the inactivation mode and forming an expanded menu by radically arranging a submenu of n hierarchies, n being a natural number, corresponding to the main menu icon and displaying the formed expanded menu through a touch screen. Accordingly, with the present invention, a user interface capable of inputting various data with easy manipulation and minimized multi-points can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation For Corporate Collaboration
    Inventors: Young Ik Eom, Kwang Sun Ko, Hyunsu Jang, Hyunjin Cho, Yongwoo Jung, Hyunwoo Choi, Gyehyeon Gyeong, Jung Hwan Choi, Zhao Zhen, Taehyoung Kim, Younwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 8547353
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces for displaying hyperlink information are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with a touch screen display: displays content on the touch screen display, wherein the content includes a plurality of links to additional content; detects a contact by a finger with the touch screen display, wherein the contact includes an area of contact; determines a point within the area of contact; choosing a first link in the plurality of links based on proximity of the first link to the determined point; and displays information associated with the first link over the displayed content, wherein the information associated with the first link includes information other than anchor text of the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 8540520
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for delivering instructional information and include displaying instructional information on several visual displays prior to a triggering event and displaying the instructional information in an instructional varying display pattern on the at least three visual displays after the triggering event so a person viewing the instructional varying display pattern is unable to detect a repeatable pattern. Also included is displaying background information on each display not displaying instructional information. The background information is displayed with a background varying display pattern so a person is unable to detect a repeatable pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Life Success Academy
    Inventor: Bernhard Dohrmann
  • Patent number: 8527901
    Abstract: In the data structure for managing reproduction of graphic information, graphic information and an indicator associated with the graphic information is stored on the recording medium. The indicator indicates whether the graphic information is for display in response to user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jea Yong Yoo, Kang Soo Seo, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8479105
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing graphical user interface objects in a computing environment are provided. The method comprises monitoring activity status associated with a graphical user interface object instantiated in a computing environment in response to establishment of a communication session with a remote party; and changing display status of the graphical user interface object when a time threshold expires in relation to the activity status associated with the graphical user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Gamaley, Ilan Israel Nahum Klein, Amir Kleks
  • Patent number: 8423088
    Abstract: Described is a technology by which an interactive timeline user interface shows communication data aggregated from various sources (e.g., a telephone service, a website, an application and/or the like) in time order. To reduce the number of items in the timeline, certain items may be combined into a compressed item, e.g., items from the same source and/or of the same type may be rolled up into a rolled up item. The user may also interact to reply to a data item. For example, an editor may be provided upon interaction with a data item in the timeline, and the type of reply that is sent may automatically match the type of data item, (e.g., a text message reply to a text message).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Ickman, Lili Cheng
  • Patent number: 8423915
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal device including: operation means for receiving an input operation by a user; non-operation detection means for detecting whether a non-operation state in the operation means has continued for a predetermined period of time; and icon display means used when it is detected that the non-operation state has continued for the predetermined time, for shifting to another mode different from the current mode and displaying an icon corresponding to the new mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Access Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Aida, Noboru Takahashi, Koji Matsuzawa, Ohki Chiba
  • Publication number: 20130042206
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for presenting an application change through a tile. These techniques enable a user to see content associated with content changes to an application or other information about the application, such as a new article, new email, or a software update having become available since a user last visited the application. By so doing, the techniques enable a user to forgo visiting the application or permit the user to quickly and easily decide whether or not to visit the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8375316
    Abstract: A method performed on a user device includes displaying a source user interface that includes one or more selectable objects; receiving a user input with respect to one of the one or more selectable objects of the source user interface; determining, in response to the user input, whether a lower level interface, with respect to the one of the one or more selectable objects of the source user interface, exists; displaying the lower level interface, when it is determined that the lower level interface exists for the one of the one or more selectable objects, where the lower level interface is displayed as a transparent overlay representative of a user interface that would be displayed if the user were to select from or access the source user interface; determining whether another user input is received, where the other user input indicates that the lower level interface is to be activated; and displaying the lower level interface as an opaque overlay, when it is determined that the other user input is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Sok Y. Hwang
  • Patent number: 8348675
    Abstract: An instructional information delivery system and method based on the storing and retrieving information via an eye-ear-body system optimizes learning. Courses are prepared and presented with help from multimedia tools that present different aspects of the instructional materials. The system and the method complement instructor-led lessons by emphasis on information delivery according to the process of attention to and retention of information by the brain. The information delivery system and method provides for multiple display screens and speakers receiving instructional information based on data that is manipulated according to a set of rules in a multimedia environment. The system allows real time feedback by instructor's input, control and override so that the lesson is flexible and responsive to the classroom if changes in the learning environment occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Life Success Academy
    Inventor: Bernhard Dohrmann
  • Patent number: 8286089
    Abstract: There is provided a method of representing new email messages on a communication device having a display. This method comprises setting a new message flag when an email message is received by the device; and displaying a new message indicator on the display when the new message flag is set. The new message indicator can be displayed on a home screen on the display. The new message flag can be unset when a messages screen is selected on the device. A computer readable memory having recorded thereon instructions to carry out this method is also provided, as well as a device comprising such memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Hardy, R. Scotte Zinn, Gerhard Klassen
  • Patent number: 8243023
    Abstract: A method is used to switch input method editors (IMEs) in a mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a switch key, a screen, and a group of information input keys. The method includes the following steps. The switch key is firstly pressed to switch to an Arabic numeral IME. An information input key is pressed to input information., Corresponding Arabic numeral is shown on the screen for being inputted. If the Arabic numeral is not accepted within a pre-set time, the screen shows a plurality of letters corresponding to the pressed key of the group of information input keys. One key is pressed to switch to an English letter IME, and a letter is chosen from the plurality of letters to input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ye Yuan, Ruo-Yu Wang, Ruo-Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 8228435
    Abstract: When a user hovers a screen cursor over a TV channel icon on a cross-media bar (XMB) user interface (UI) for a threshold period, enhanced metadata from PSIP/XDS/EPG that pertains to the program currently available on the associated TV channel is presented in a pop-up window on the XMB UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyehoon Yi
  • Patent number: 8225235
    Abstract: To provide a reproduction apparatus able to easily select a desired content data based on an attribute of the content data by a simple operation from a user and a reproduction method for the same, wherein the reproduction apparatus having: a display displaying the item; a first operation unit instructing a switch of the attribute; a second function unit instructing a selection of a predetermined item on the display; and a processing unit switching a first screen from a screen of a plurality of items so as to display a plurality of items when the first operation key is operated, and switching to a second screen displaying a plurality of item when the second operation key is operated when a plurality of item is displayed on the first screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Takeda, Kissei Matsumoto, Takashi Kumagai, Toshihide Ooba, Hiroshi Iwata, Shingo Yamade
  • Publication number: 20120167008
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for presenting an application change through a tile. These techniques enable a user to see content associated with content changes to an application or other information about the application, such as a new article, new email, or a software update having become available since a user last visited the application. By so doing, the techniques enable a user to forgo visiting the application or permit the user to quickly and easily decide whether or not to visit the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Nazia Zaman, Sean L. Flynn, Rebecca Deutsch, Chantal M. Leonard, Jesse Clay Satterfield, David A. Machaj
  • Patent number: 8196064
    Abstract: A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of devices connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The devices include audio/visual devices (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). The control server supports video/audio serving, telephony, messaging, file sharing, internetworking, and security. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the network devices from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The controllers are enhanced to support location-awareness and user-awareness functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin, Michael Pitts, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: 8151212
    Abstract: A method and system that permits a user to navigate or browse a long list on a handheld device with a restricted user interface, such as a limited display and a limited user input device. The user first uses a coarse search to find a generally desired area in the list. The user then uses finer and finer search intervals in the vicinity of the desired area, until the desired entry is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Ronald Anthony Dicke
  • Publication number: 20120079417
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and method are provided for displaying items associated with selected media content and to cycle such that multiple items are displayed over time. A UE is provided that includes at least one component configured to display a plurality of items provided in a filmstrip format and associated with a plurality of content and to cycle the items in the filmstrip format. A method therefore is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Kalu Onuka Kalu, Tudor Coman, Robert Andrew Connell, Edward Chun Kei Chan, Shiladitya Sircar
  • Patent number: 8136050
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (100,400) and user interface (425) are operated using a method including initiating entry of a content string; determining the most probable completion alternative or a content prediction using a personalized and learning database (430); displaying the most probable completion alternative or next content prediction; determining whether a user has accepted the most probable completion alternative or next content prediction; and adding the most probable completion alternative or next content prediction to the content string upon user acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Heiko K. Sacher, Maria E. Romera, Jens Nagel
  • Publication number: 20120047460
    Abstract: In response to a first message received at a desktop of a data processing system from a message source, at least a portion of the first message is displayed in an area along an edge of a desktop screen presented by the desktop. In response to a first signal indicating that a cursor has been positioned within a predetermined distance of the displayed first message, further detailed information of the first message is displayed by increasing size of the area towards the edge of the desktop screen in an animated fashion, including displaying an input field without launching a separate window or process to allow a user to respond to the first message. In response to a second message entered into the input field by the user, the desktop transmits the second message to the message source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventor: William Jon McCann
  • Publication number: 20110320947
    Abstract: A method of guiding a menu, including storing route information generated based on hierarchical relationships of menus according to a tree structure, and displaying menu items using an on screen display and displaying a location and a function of a menu a user would like to find through a simulated menu using route information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chang-sun KIM
  • Patent number: 8044932
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling a pointer, such as changing between a pointer mode for activating the pointer and a search key mode for deactivating the pointer, in a mobile terminal having a pointing device. The method of controlling a pointer includes detecting movement input by the pointing device; identifying whether the detected movement satisfies a condition of changing a display mode; if the detected movement satisfies a condition of changing a display mode, displaying the pointer by changing the current display mode to a pointer mode; identifying whether a specific key is input; and if the specific key is input, hiding the pointer by changing the current display mode to a search key mode. Additionally, if elapsed time measured after displaying the pointer exceeds a predetermined value, the display mode of the mobile terminal may automatically be changed to a search key mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Seok Ryu, Nho Kyung Hong, Jae Joon Hwang, Myoung Hwan Han
  • Patent number: 7889185
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces for activating hyperlinks are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device: displays content on a touch screen display, wherein the content includes a plurality of links to additional content; detects a contact by a finger with the touch screen display, wherein the contact includes an area of contact; determines a point within the area of contact; determines a link in the plurality of links that satisfies two or more predetermined criteria with respect to the point, including a closest proximity criterion and a maximum proximity criterion; and activates the determined link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Blumenberg, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: RE47059
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and computer program products wherein a user's reviewing of select text in a synchronized news story, article, or electronic book generates a changed presentation of associated multimedia content, including photographs, videos, and computerized graphics. User's reviewing of select text is detected automatically or managed manually, with select embodiments integrating touch-screen controls. This process of changing multimedia continues with the user's reviewing of additional select text segments. Select multimedia is modified instead of completely replaced as the user advances to an additional select text segment, leading to uniquely flowing presentations. Multimedia is visually modified through zooming, panning, resizing, highlighting, and/or other approaches. Select embodiments include similarly modified holographic imagery, advertisements, securities charts, and shifted text. In select embodiments, the user's reading speed adjusts visual modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Joel Nevins