Sizing Modification (e.g., Scaling) Patents (Class 715/815)
  • Patent number: 10871879
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media can determine one or more user-related metrics relating to each page of a plurality of pages associated with an administrator based on a first machine learning model. One or more recommendations relating to each page of the plurality of pages can be determined based on a second machine learning model. One or more pages of the plurality of pages for which to display cards including page updates in a feed of the administrator can be determined, based on the determined user-related metrics and the determined recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Dinu, Lingjuan Peng, Niting Qi, Ashish Kumar Yadav, Neal Suresh Vora, Andre Nader
  • Patent number: 10860189
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for customizing scale and corresponding field views of agricultural fields with expand and panning operations. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method includes displaying a user interface having a scale region and a field region on a display device. The method further includes receiving, with the scale region, a user input to modify a scale of the scale region for a parameter and generating a modified scale region and also a corresponding modified field region based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Precision Planting LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Allgaier, David Aaron Wilcoxson
  • Patent number: 10838574
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for saving and loading workspaces in augmented reality (AR) environments. An embodiment operates by receiving a selection of an AR meeting space to open in a current physical location, wherein AR meeting space was previously configured for a remote physical location different from the current physical location. A selection of an AR meeting space to open in a current physical location is received. An arrangement of one or more digital objects of the selected AR meeting space is determined. A current anchor area within the current physical location that corresponds to a remote anchor area of the remote physical location is identified. The arrangement of the one or more digital objects of the AR meeting space is modified in the current physical location based on an alignment of the current anchor area with the remote anchor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SPATIAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Anand Agarawala, Jinha Lee, Peter Ng, Roman Revzin
  • Patent number: 10795697
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for managing a desktop. With the method, the desktop management request sent by the mobile terminal is obtained by the server, in which the desktop management request carries user information and desktop application information; the management rule corresponding to the desktop management request is selected from the preset rule base by the server; the user interest feature information corresponding to the user information is analyzed according to the management rule, and the desktop application information is planned according to the user interest feature information to generate the desktop application arrangement information; and the desktop application arrangement information is sent to the mobile terminal, such that the mobile terminal arranges a plurality of application icons on the desktop according to the desktop application arrangement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sini He
  • Patent number: 10732996
    Abstract: A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher A. Dreessen
  • Patent number: 10649620
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a processing unit that performs a predetermined process for forming an image, a display unit that displays a first screen for displaying Q setting items out of P setting items for setting conditions in which the processing unit performs the process to set the Q setting items or a second screen for displaying R setting items out of the P setting items to set the R setting items, and a switching unit that switches a display screen to be displayed on the display unit between the first screen and the second screen based on a user's instruction, wherein all of the P setting items are capable to be set using the Q setting items displayed on the first screen and the R setting items displayed on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Fujii
  • Patent number: 10592101
    Abstract: A display device, method, computer-readable storage medium and user interface, each of which detects contact to or proximity of an object with respect to a generated image, and responsive to detection of contact to or proximity of the object to the generated image, disables any operational functions associated with a first portion of the generated image. Additionally, operation associated with a second portion of the generated image is allowed responsive to the detection of contact to or proximity of the object to the generated image, where the second portion of the generated image is different from the first portion of the generated image. An indication corresponding to the second portion of the generated image for which operation is enabled may be displayed on the generated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Okumura, Hazime Matsuda, Shoji Imamura, Katsuji Miyazawa, Motoki Higashide, Kunihito Sawai
  • Patent number: 10528239
    Abstract: A display processing method, a display processing apparatus and an electronic device are provided. The display processing method applied to an electronic device includes creating a secondary window in the touch display region, acquiring source display content corresponding to a display object displayed currently on the display screen, modifying the source display content according to a ratio of a size of the first sub-window to a size of the display screen, to obtain target display content to be mapped and displayed into the first sub-window, selecting to-be-displayed touch buttons from a set of touch buttons, the to-be-displayed touch buttons corresponding to at least one target application, and displaying the target display content and the to-be-displayed touch buttons into the first sub-window and the second sub-window respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinxin Mu
  • Patent number: 10444961
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems for enabling “hover-based” interaction with content that is rendered on a display of a viewing device. A process may include rendering content on a display, detecting an object hovering in front of a front surface of the display, and in response to detecting the object, determining a location on the front surface of the display corresponding to a position of the object. The determined location on the front surface of the display may then be used to determine a portion of the content that is rendered at the location or within a threshold distance from the location, and a magnified window of the portion of the content may then be displayed in a region of the display. The portion of the content within the magnified window may be actionable by responding to user input when the user input is provided within the magnified window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Himanshu Niranjani, Craig Lichtenstein, Shailendra Mittal, Devin Jensen
  • Patent number: 10282076
    Abstract: Described are techniques for rendering a user interface display of an application. Inputs are provided to a mapping engine. The inputs may include environmental inputs, profiles (including customized user maps), capabilities, storage management patterns or maps, and historical data. The mapping engine determines, in accordance with the inputs, a set of operations relevant to a user that interacts with a user interface of the application at a current point in time. The set of operations may define a subset of functionality of the application customized for the user. A set of user interface elements may be rendered where the user interface elements rendered correspond to the set of operations relevant to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Munish T. Desai, Scott E. Joyce, Timothy J. Cox, Norman M. Miles
  • Patent number: 10275059
    Abstract: First, when operation input by a user is detected, an operation signal in accordance with contents of the operation is output. Next, a determination is made of whether the operation by the user is a short press operation or a long press operation on the basis of time in which the operation signal is output. Next, if determined that the user has performed the short press operation, a preview screen indicating contents of a predetermined event associated with the long press operation in advance is displayed on a screen of a display section as a preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takamoto Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10264322
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms described herein relate to generating a unified playlist for media content originating from different content providers. According to various embodiments, a connection request from a media aggregation system is sent to an over-the-top (OTT) content service provider. A connection is established between the media aggregation system and the OTT content service provider. A connection is also established between the media aggregation system and a cable/satellite/terrestrial (CST) content service provider. Program information from the OTT content service provider and program information associated with the CST content service provider are combined to generate a unified playlist at the media aggregation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MobiTV, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Carpenter, Fidel Zawde, Curtis Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10235030
    Abstract: A user interface display method is provided that displays electronic documents and/or items on a list on an electronic device. The method includes: displaying one or more images; obtaining preference information; and altering the images according to the preference information and displaying the altered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Eunbee Cho, Eunyoung Kim, Jaeho Ko, Boosun Shin
  • Patent number: 10223518
    Abstract: The disclosure provided herein includes a multi-step authentication process to unlock a portable electronic device. To unlock the device, a user can use a touch screen on the device to select an access category, to select an access subcategory, and to enter an access subcategory value. The access subcategory can depend on the access category, making them logically related. The access subcategory value can be a value that corresponds to the selected access category and subcategory. The multi-step authentication or unlocking process can advantageously be easy to remember because the pieces of information to be provided are logically related to one another. In addition, the multi-step authentication or unlocking process can be difficult to guess as each step in the process decreases the chances an unwanted person or system correctly guesses the correct values for each step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Light Cone Corp.
    Inventor: Curtis Lewis
  • Patent number: 10209516
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a user action state obtaining circuit configured to obtain an action state of a user; and a display control circuit configured to control a display to modify display information based on the action state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Takuro Noda, Tetsuyuki Miyawaki, Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9927952
    Abstract: A ribbon for accessing an application user interface may be provided. The ribbon may be displayed on a computer in association with the application user interface. The ribbon may include a horizontal scrolling gallery. The horizontal scrolling gallery may display a subset of available options which may be utilized to perform one or more actions with respect to content displayed in the application user interface. An input may be received by the computer to navigate through the available options in the horizontal scrolling gallery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Theresa A. Estrada, Matthew D. Wood, Robin W. Troy, Marian Kimberley S. Chua
  • Patent number: 9870140
    Abstract: A launcher screen position identifying method obtains a set of coordinates of a reference point of each launcher screen and a set of coordinates of a reference point of a touch screen. The method calculates a distance difference between each launcher screen and the touch screen according to the set of coordinates of the reference point of each launcher screen and the set of coordinates of the reference point of the touch screen, and the method converts the distance difference between each launcher screen and the touch screen to a scalar value of the corresponding launcher screen. The scalar value is between negative one and positive one. The method further identifies a position relationship between each launcher screen and the touch screen according to the scalar value of the corresponding launcher screen. A related electronic device and a related non-transitory storage medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Fu-Bao Nie
  • Patent number: 9811514
    Abstract: A method for annotating media objects includes receiving a completion signal after display of a first media object on a media device; selecting for display on the media device, a second media object derived from the first media object; annotating the second media object with a completion sign; dynamically determining one or more interactive elements to display with display of the second media object; annotating the second media object with one of the one or more interactive elements; and providing the annotated second media object for display on the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Jonathan William Ray
  • Patent number: 9710566
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting information in a header region of an application are provided. In some aspects, a URL is received in an omnibox of an application window of a computer. A page corresponding to the URL is presented in a page display region of the application window. The URL is presented in the omnibox. A collapsed form of the URL and connection information associated with the page are presented in a button of the application window adjacent to the omnibox. The collapsed form of the URL includes a representation of a top-level domain and a hierarchy of the URL. The collapsed form of the URL includes different text from the URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Alex Neely Ainslie, Ruby Lee, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 9372594
    Abstract: A method for adding an icon to an interface of an Android system, where the Android system has N interfaces, includes: a. obtaining add command information; b. obtaining, according to the add command information, space information of an icon to be added; c. obtaining remaining space information of an Mth interface according to the add command information; d. judging whether the space information of the icon to be added is greater than the remaining space information of the Mth interface; if yes, executing step e; if no, executing step f; e. judging whether the Mth interface is a last interface to be judged; if yes, executing step g; if no, assigning M+1 to M and returning to step c; f. adding the icon to the interface; and g. establishing another interface, and adding the icon to the newly established interface; where M and N are natural numbers, and 1?M?N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pei Wang
  • Patent number: 9367211
    Abstract: Technology is described for generating an interface tab in an application. The method may include receiving an instruction to create an interface tab in the application. Another operation may be defining computing resources that are to be applied to loading of the interface tab and page content. The interface tab and the page content may be loaded using the computing resources defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Russell Turner
  • Patent number: 9329761
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an improved user interface for displaying and scaling selectable software commands and controls in at least one of a first ribbon and a second ribbon. Underneath a first ribbon of top-level command tabs, selectable controls associated with a selected command tab are presented in logical subgroups or chunks. The selectable controls within the chunks are granularly scaled to accommodate different screen sizes or changes in window size. The scaling includes moving a subset of the selectable controls within at least one of the chunks between an overflow pane and the second ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Maya Rodrig, Erez Kikin-gil, Charles Scott Walker, Benjamin Rea Howell, Han-Wen Yeh, Alexandre Grigorovitch, Diego Felipe Martínez Díaz
  • Patent number: 9213466
    Abstract: A computer implemented method displays an object. The method includes causing the display of a context specific shortcut menu in response to a user command. The menu can include a set of functions relating to the context of the displayed object and a set of a predetermined number of the most recently used functions relating to the context of the displayed object. The most recently used functions can be displayed above the other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Clemens Homburg, Michael Christoph Haydn
  • Patent number: 9182954
    Abstract: A web browser has a user interface that includes a content rendering area within the web browser user interface and a control layout area adjacent the content rendering area. The control layout area includes a user-selectable icon that is always available to the user in the control layout area and which is user-configurable. For example, the user-configurable icon may be configured with one of two pre-defined functions. In one illustrative implementation the two pre-defined functions may be a tabs function and a favorites function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chee Chen Tong, Amin Lakhani, Yun Xu, Liang Chen, Ricardo Meza, Charles Morris
  • Patent number: 9058310
    Abstract: In an online collage-based editor, a method for determining an effective aspect ratio for a selected project orientation that includes a group of two or more available page sizes having different aspect ratios and displaying a project page at a derived aspect ratio in the GUI during editing includes the steps (a) determining for each page size in the group, the viewable area of each page, (b) recording the aspect ratios of the viewable areas of step (a), (c) using a mathematical function, describing a total amount of error present amongst the available aspect ratios of step (b) for a given aspect ratio, (d) using a mathematical program, process, or automated calculation tool, finding the effective aspect ratio that minimizes the function and hence the error value of step (c), and (e) displaying the project page at the selected effective aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Interactive Memories, Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Daniel Andrew Laffoon, Daniel Thanh Schultz
  • Patent number: 9053076
    Abstract: A method has steps receiving a plurality of digital images at a network-connected computing appliance, sorting the plurality of images by one or more functions of software executing from a non-transitory physical medium on the computing appliance to determine a subset of images that are related according to data associated with individual ones of the digital images, and dedicating the determined subset of images to a single page of a photo album being prepared by the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Interactive Memories Inc.
    Inventors: Aryk Erwin Grosz, Daniel Andrew Laffoon, Daniel Thanh Schultz
  • Publication number: 20150149962
    Abstract: Various embodiments for condensed display of data are described herein. A graphical user interface (GUI) comprises a first region including a plurality of graphical filter elements corresponding to respective content types, a grouping option selector, and a second region for displaying content. A graphical filter element comprises a unique icon representing corresponding content type, numeric information related to the corresponding content type, and a name of the corresponding content type. Upon selection of a grouping option using the grouping option selector, the content is displayed in groups in the second region. The groups are ordered in the second region and group indicators represent respective groups in the second region. Upon selection of a particular graphical filter element, content corresponding to the selected graphical filter element is displayed in the second region. The content in the second region is displayed in demarcated content regions corresponding to respective content types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Jakobs, Eduard Hess, Sonja Zscherpel
  • Patent number: 9043726
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly position editing of loaded media in a multi-media presentation. In one embodiment, a method for editing the position of loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object, and creating a list of layers of the loaded page with each layer indexed by at least a position in the collage document. The method further includes selecting a first media object, selecting a position editing tool to group the first media object and at least one other media object adjacent to the first media object; and moving the grouped first media object and the at least one other media object to a different position in the collage document. A client device for position editing loaded media is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: James W. Lanahan, Dane M. Howard, Brian F. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150143293
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for selecting a program from a list of programs is disclosed. The method may include receiving an indication that a first non-gaze input has been received. The method may also include causing a list of programs to be shown on a display. The method may further include receiving information identifying a location of the gaze point of the user on the display. The method may additionally include receiving an indication that a second non-gaze input has been received. The method may moreover include, based at least in part on the location of the gaze point, causing a program from the list to be shown on the display upon receipt of the second non-gaze input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Erland George-Svahn, Rebecka Lannsjö, Aron Yu
  • Patent number: 9009623
    Abstract: A manufacturer or other retailer provides a consumer with a graphical user interface for customizing an article. The graphical user interface includes an analog-style selection control that allows a user to select at least one characteristic of a feature of the article. With this type of selection control, a consumer need not select a particular control value or designate a combination of control values to choose a characteristic for a feature of an article to be custom-manufactured. Instead, the consumer need only select a position or value relative to a range of positions or values provided by the analog-style selection control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Incorporated
    Inventors: Natalie A. Candrian, Shane S. Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 8994968
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is capable of displaying a real size preview and reduces user's time and effort required for forming the image on the recording medium. The image forming apparatus includes a printing unit which forms an image on a recording medium, and a user interface for displaying information to a user. A real size preview image is displayed on the user interface. A display magnification slider is used for enabling a user to change a display magnification of the image displayed on the user interface. A controller unit selects a size of the recording medium on which the image is to be formed, based on the display size changed by the user. A printing unit forms the image on the recording medium having the selected size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Motoki Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150089407
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a detection unit configured to detect a position of a first point that has been designated, and a control unit configured to display an icon at a position designated by indicating a direction from the first point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshikazu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150082240
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays an application on the touch-sensitive display; and when the application is in a predefined mode, performs a predefined operation in response to each gesture of a set of multiple distinct gestures on the touch-sensitive display. Another aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays a first application; when the first application is in a first mode, performs a first operation upon detecting a first gesture on the touch-sensitive display; and performs the first operation upon detecting a second gesture on the touch-sensitive display, wherein the second gesture is different from the first gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Bas ORDING, Scott M. HERZ, Wayne C. WESTERMAN, Scott FORSTALL, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Michael J. MATAS
  • Publication number: 20150074602
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and a memory accessible to the at least one processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to detect first eye input to a first location on a user interface (UI) presented on the display, identify at least two selector elements as at least being presented on the display proximate to the first location, and present a magnification interface on the UI. The magnification interface comprises a larger rendition of the at least two selector elements relative to presentation of the at least two selector elements on the UI prior to the detection of the first eye input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Neal Robert Caliendo, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150074601
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus as a displaying device receives a pinch out operation on a touch panel of a portable telecommunication terminal device, when displaying the operation screen on the touch panel of the portable telecommunication terminal device. The image forming apparatus determines whether there is an identified area in the operation screen or not when receiving the pinch out operation. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement in the identified area, in case that there is the identified area in the operation screen. The image forming apparatus enlarges the image around a center of the enlargement as a point moved from a midpoint of the pinch out operation in a direction determined based on displacement of the two contact points, a distance of the movement is determined based on displacement of the two contact points, in case that there is not the identified area in the operation screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki ATSUMI, Kaoru FUKUOKA, Masao HOSONO, Takashi OIKAWA, Tatsuya KITAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150067598
    Abstract: A system for dynamically visualizing POI (Point Of Interest) attribute information includes a POI attribute database unit that stores POIs and attribute information of the POIs; and a POI condition searching unit configured to search the POI attribute database unit for attribute information of POIs depending on several conditions to produce the searched POIs. Further, the system includes a service providing unit configured to perform a services such as a web map service or a navigation service using the searched POIs provided from the POI condition searching unit; and a display unit configured to display results of the service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jaejun YOO, Suwook HA
  • Publication number: 20150067570
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for providing an enhanced user interface at devices equipped with touch screens. The present invention enables users to more easily and accurately select an object among multiple selectable objects competing within limited screen space by enlarging the desired object as user's finger or a stylus pen approaches the object before physically touching it on the touch screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jae in Yoon, Jae Seok Ahn
  • Patent number: 8963958
    Abstract: Techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum distortion and allow interactive manipulation of the mapped texture. The techniques feature an energy minimization scheme in which distances between points on the surface of the three-dimensional virtual object serve as set lengths for springs connecting points of a planar mesh. The planar mesh is adjusted to minimize spring energy, and then used to define a patch upon which a two-dimensional texture is superimposed. Points on the surface of the virtual object are then mapped to corresponding points of the texture. A haptic/graphical user interface element that allows a user to interactively and intuitively adjust texture mapped within the arbitrary, user-defined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Berger, Elaine Chen, Walter C. Shannon, III, Bob Tipton
  • Publication number: 20150052481
    Abstract: Apparatus has at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-readable code stored thereon. When executed, the code controls the at least one processor: to cause display of a list or array of objects on a touch screen; to respond to detecting a users digit at a location hovering over but not touching the touch screen by causing display of a first object at a location corresponding to the location of the digit to be changed from an original size to an enlarged size whilst causing display of other objects to remain substantially or exactly at their original size; and whilst the first object is displayed at the large size, to respond to detecting a trigger by increasing the size of a target area in which response is made to a touch input by selecting the first object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Sami Pekka Ronkainen
  • Patent number: 8949740
    Abstract: Provided is a method applied to a computer system including a display device and a pointing device for operating a pointer displayed in a display region of the display device in accordance with an operation by a user. In the method, a position of the pointer is stored as a first position in response to receipt of a first operation performed by the user, a first menu including multiple items is displayed at a position corresponding to the first position, a position of the pointer is stored as a second position in response to receipt of a second operation performed by the user, and a second menu is displayed, being changed from the first menu based on a distance between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Kurosawa, Kimiko Mamada, Kaoru Shinkawa, Yuriko Sugisaki, Yoshinori Tahara
  • Patent number: 8949720
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing access-control settings may include identifying an initial access-control setting that controls a user's access to a computing resource. The method may also include displaying, via a graphical user interface, a representation of the computing resource. The method may further include receiving input that resizes the representation of the computing resource from an initial size to a new size, detecting the new size of the representation of the computing resource, and modifying the initial access-control setting to establish an updated access-control setting that corresponds to the new size of the representation of the computing resource. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Aravinthan Narayanan, Yadvinder Bhatia
  • Patent number: 8933936
    Abstract: Moving image data is delivered from an image provider server. A hierarchical data generation device decodes the moving image data and generates data for the moving image representing each frame in a plurality of resolutions, by reducing frames included in the moving image in a single or multiple stages. A decoder reads only data for a layer in the hierarchical data for each frame, the layer being determined by a resolution requested for display, and decodes the read data. This produces a series of frames representing frames in a requested resolution. A display device displays the frames so that the moving image is displayed in the requested resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsugo Inada, Akio Ohba, Hiroyuki Segawa
  • Patent number: 8928657
    Abstract: A digital map of a geographic area is displayed via a user interface, and a 3D representation of a building located in the geographic area is displayed on the digital map. A virtual camera is used to view the digital map, and the location of the virtual camera is changeable in response to user input. The external shell of the 3D representation is made increasingly transparent as a virtual camera approaches the 3D representation of the building to reveal indoor information for the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Zhou Bailiang
  • Patent number: 8930814
    Abstract: The digital comic editor edits a piece of master data of a digital comic suitably for efficiently viewing a digital comic which has an image size larger than a screen size of a predetermined mobile terminal. The digital comic editor enables the master data of the digital comic to be appropriately edited. The master data includes a piece of image file having high resolution image of the entire page of the comic and an information file having described therein a piece of frame information including a piece of frame region information of the frame within the page. Particularly, the digital comic editor displays a frame boundary while superimposing the frame boundary on the image based on the frame region information included in the information file and displays a border F corresponding to the screen size of the predetermined mobile terminal on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichiro Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20140380241
    Abstract: A user interface method, including presenting by a computer executing a user interface, multiple interactive items on a display. A first sequence of images is captured indicating a position in space of a hand of a user in proximity to the display, and responsively to the position, one of the interactive items is associated with the hand. After associating the item, a second sequence of images is captured indicating a movement of the hand, and responsively to the movement, a size of the one of the items is changed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Frey, Marcus Hauer, Dario Buzzini, Philipp Schaefer, Adi Berenson, Micha Galor, Nili Metuki, Alexander Shpunt
  • Publication number: 20140372947
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that improves the ability for users to select links and/or other display elements via a touch screen, such as the touch screen of a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. The system achieves this effect by adjusting the sizes and/or shapes of the touch targets associated with particular display elements. For example, if a particular link on a web page is determined to be difficult to select via a touch screen (based on monitored user behaviors and/or based on an automated analysis of page content), the touch target associated with the link may be increased in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Frank Hill
  • Patent number: 8914726
    Abstract: A user interface of a device for displaying a representation of a network of objects wherein a plurality of selectable objects are rendered, and each of the plurality of selectable objects are rendered having a given positioning relative to each other of the plurality of selectable objects. One or more edges are rendered interconnecting the plurality of selectable objects within a first region of the user interface. A second region is rendered in response to one or more of the selectable objects of the first region being selected. Objects corresponding to the selected objects are depicted in the second region while maintaining the given relative positioning. A number of additional objects may be retrieved from a database that indicates objects that are adjoining the corresponding objects. The adjoining objects are positioned in the second region and are interconnected to the corresponding objects by one or more additional edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Riverbed Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Mollitor, Yevgeny Gurevich, Vivek Narayanan, Patrick J. Malloy
  • Patent number: 8914739
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus executes one or more computer program applications. The data programming, apparatus is operable to display at least one resizable graphical element from a plurality of resizable graphical elements on a display and resize the at least one displayed graphical element in response to a resize control input from a user control. The data processing device is operable to switch between which of the plurality of graphical elements is displayed if the displayed graphical element is resized to be greater in size or to be less in size than one of a plurality of predetermined threshold sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 8910079
    Abstract: A method of adjusting the size, position, or arrangement of a UI and a user terminal using the method are disclosed. A method of adjusting a UI on a user terminal includes: displaying a first UI on a display unit of a user terminal; and displaying a second UI having a reduced size from that of the first UI, in the event that a touch means touching an adjustment area positioned on at least one of an upper side, a lower side, a left side, and a right side of the display unit is moved in a particular direction while maintaining contact, where the adjustment area is positioned within a preset distance from a bezel of the user terminal, and the position where the second UI is displayed is determined according to a touch position of the touch means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventor: Chang-Sik Yoo
  • Patent number: 8910068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable terminal operation method and a portable terminal supporting the same that enable rapid and convenient operation of a user function in relation to a particular item on a touch screen. The method includes: outputting an area in which one or more scrollable items are arranged; appointing a particular item when a first touch event occurs, determining if a second touch event occurs on the appointed item within a range in which item scrolling does not occur; and changing at least one of a part of a color, and a shape of an image, corresponding to the appointed particular item according to the occurrence of the second touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyung Shin, Bong Won Lee