Preselection Emphasis Patents (Class 715/822)
  • Patent number: 10013140
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing updated content in a user interface are disclosed. An example method for providing a user interface includes receiving at a portable electronic device an icon configuration file, installing an icon associated with the configuration file in an icon repository on a portable electronic device, displaying the icon with first content in a user interface on the portable electronic device, receiving second content based on the configuration file, and displaying the icon with the second content in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Suzanne Abellera, Li Chen, Ankur Aggarwal, Cipson Jose Chiriyankandath
  • Patent number: 9646404
    Abstract: An information processing method for causing a computer to process an image, wherein the image processing method causes the computer to execute an acquisition step of acquiring the image, and an output step of outputting an output image by separating between an editing area that is a predetermined area where the image is editable on the image and a changing area other than the predetermined area on the image, wherein, in a case where an operation is done on the changing area, the editing area is moved, and in a case where an operation is done on the editing area, the editing area is not moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Irie, Toshiyuki Terashita, Tomohiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9563344
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic apparatus are described where the method includes obtaining first data, displaying and outputting the first data through the display device to make a first display output region of a top end face of a frame body to present a first display effect and obtaining second data and displaying and outputting the second data through the display device to make a second display output region on the top end face of the frame body to present a second display effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lingsong Jin, Zhijun Gao, Wei Su
  • Patent number: 9436353
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a dynamic application menu are provided herein. One embodiment of a method includes receiving a first arrangement of application icons, determining usage data regarding an application that is associated with the application icons, and determining a plurality of different criteria for arranging the application icons based on the usage data. Some embodiments include determining a preferred criterion from the plurality of different criteria, providing a second arrangement of the application icons for a dynamic application menu based on the usage data and the preferred criterion, and providing an option to send a signal to rearrange the application icons on a mobile device to substantially match the second arrangement of the application icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 9275025
    Abstract: A special paste feature presents a variety of options to a user for choosing the appearance of the pasted object or objects. When the user selects to specially paste the object, an interface is presented for the user to select from a variety of styles and format codes or predefined groups thereof to keep in the pasted object. Once the user selects the level of structure and formatting that he or she desires to import into the target document, the object will be copied into the target document or application using only the structure and formatting selected to remain by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Mitnick, Jay London
  • Patent number: 9239663
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for hover activation based on movement by an input device pointer. A network page associated with a network site for display by a client is rendered for display, where the network page includes a first panel. A trajectory path of an input device pointer is determined based on movement of an input device pointer. A second panel in the network page is displayed according to the input device pointer hovering over an element in the first panel. The network page is modified according to a predetermined delay and according to a current position of the input device pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason E. Dishlip, Miles Hunter, Drew M. Stamps
  • 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: 9032328
    Abstract: A method for customizing a graphical user interface (GUI). The method includes identifying an event associated with the GUI and a user; matching the event to a trigger of a GUI pattern; identifying, within the GUI pattern, an expected interaction between the GUI and the user in response to the event; and modifying the GUI to improve user access to a graphical element involved in the expected interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle G. Kilat, Christoper W. Andrew, Joseph W. Lasee
  • Publication number: 20150082244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a character input device using an event-related potential (ERP) and a control method thereof, and more specifically, to a character input device using a sub-block paradigm (SBP), which is a novel stimulus presentation paradigm capable of solving adjacency-distraction errors and double-flash problems while using a 6×6 character matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jin-Hun Sohn, Jin-Sup Eom
  • Publication number: 20150067600
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying a person in a target image are described. According to one of the techniques, identifying a person in a target image involves displaying, within a graphical user interface, an image that depicts one or more faces. One or more faces are automatically detected within the image. A user provides input that selects a face of the one or more faces to be a currently-selected face. A set of images are selected from a collection of images, where the set of images includes images that closely match the currently-selected face. Concurrently with display of the currently-selected face, each image in the set of images is displayed. Within the graphical user interface, a control is provided. The control enables a user to select a target image from the set of images. In response to detecting that the user has selected a target image using the control, the currently-selected face is associated with a person to which the target image corresponds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Verlan
  • Patent number: 8972240
    Abstract: An “Interactive Word Lattice” provides a user interface for interacting with and selecting user-modifiable paths through a lattice-based representation of alternative suggested text segments in response to a user's text segment input, such as phrases, sentences, paragraphs, entire documents, etc. More specifically, the user input is provided to a trained paraphrase generation model that returns a plurality of alternative text segments having the same or similar meaning as the original user input. An interactive graphical lattice-based representation of the alternative text segments is then presented to the user. One or more words of each alternative text segment represents a “node” of the lattice, while each connection between nodes represents a lattice “edge. Both nodes and edges are user modifiable. Each possible path through the lattice corresponds to a different alternative text segment. Users select a path through the lattice to select an alternative text to the original input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Brockett, William Brennan Dolan
  • Publication number: 20150052465
    Abstract: Visual feedback indicating that a graphical element is included in a selection boundary prior to a commitment of a selection is provided. Visual feedback may be displayed indicating which graphical element(s) may be selected once a lasso selection operation is completed. That is, the visual feedback is provided while the selection is being made. Accordingly, a user may be able to see, prior to commitment of the selection, which graphical elements may be selected. The visual feedback may include various visual indications, such as providing a border or highlighting around selected graphical elements, shading or coloring selected graphical elements, animating selected graphical elements, providing an indication of a number of selected graphical elements, providing an indication of progressive disclosure of selection of a graphical element, or providing an indication of a graphical element's bounding box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel John Altin, Sarah Morgan Ferraro
  • Patent number: 8959446
    Abstract: When a plurality of overlapping windows are displayed on a display screen, each window is displayed in a convenient state for a user operation, thereby reducing the load of the user operation. Upon detecting an object drag operation, an information processing apparatus displays the window of a predetermined application, which is displayed behind another window, as the topmost window. At this time, the window of the predetermined application reduces its size or changes the display position so as not to interfere with the other window displayed in front of it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Igeta
  • Publication number: 20150046873
    Abstract: An information display method in a mobile communication terminal. The method includes displaying information on a display unit of the mobile terminal, generating a scrolling start signal, and scrolling the information with a positive acceleration based on the generated scrolling start signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun Ho KIM, Yung Hee KIM
  • Publication number: 20150033187
    Abstract: An electronic device including a processor communicably coupled to a display component wherein the processor is configured to generate and display an interactive icon on the display component. The interactive icon includes a primary item and at least one alternative item, and the processor is configured to visually prioritize the presentation of the primary item on the display component relative to the presentation of the alternative item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Shuang Xu, Changxue Ma
  • Patent number: 8943438
    Abstract: For each smartphone application included in a smartphone, an identifier, such as a name of the smartphone application, and information on whether the smartphone application operates in cooperation with a vehicle-mounted device, are registered in a smartphone application management table. From the smartphone applications included in the connected smartphone, higher priority is given to the smartphone applications that are registered in the smartphone application management table as applications that operate in cooperation with the vehicle-mounted device. A lower priority is given to other smartphone applications. Icons of the high priority smartphone applications are arranged on a first page of a smartphone application menu, whereas icons of the low priority smartphone applications are sequentially arranged on second and following pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuo Matsumoto, Masahito Kazuno
  • Patent number: 8935634
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface control groups and provide a method, system and computer program product for rendering a set of user interface controls with dynamic content in a GUI. In one embodiment, the invention can include a data processing system including a set of user interface controls and control data including a set of cumulative selection metrics for each user interface control in the set. Each user interface control in the set, in turn, can include a label and an indicator of cumulative metrics for the user interface control. For instance, the set of user interface controls can include a set of radio buttons in a radio button control group. As another example, the set of user interface controls can include a set of check boxes in a check box control group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Muller, Andrew L. Schirmer
  • Patent number: 8928821
    Abstract: A television (TV) includes an audio signal processing unit which processes a audio signal, a display unit which displays an audio quality setting state, a determination unit which determines if an event for checking audio quality has occurred, and a control unit which controls the display unit to display an audio quality setting state showing improved audio quality if the event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-hong Seo
  • Patent number: 8898595
    Abstract: An apparatus and method helps a user to determine parts of an electronic document that are of interest by allowing the user to define preferences for processing an electronic document, and by automatically highlighting one or more portions of the document according to the user preferences. Highlighting includes any way to enhance or alter the appearance of text, including bold, italics, underlining, change in font style, change in font size, change in color, change in background color, etc. The automatic highlighting of portions of the document attract the user's eyes to that portion of the document, which helps the user to discern whether or not the highlighted portion is relevant or interesting. The preferred embodiments also include a document generator that takes an input document and generates therefrom an output document that has one or more highlighted portions that are hard-coded into the document according to the user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day
  • Patent number: 8898583
    Abstract: A method for providing contextual information regarding semantic entities included in a page of content, includes the steps of: displaying to a user a page of content including one or more semantic entities; identifying the included one or more semantic entities; and receiving input from the user indicating a desire to receive contextual information regarding a specific one of the identified semantic entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kikin Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Bhola, Ludovic Cabre, Gerald Kropitz, Brian Rogers
  • Patent number: 8893038
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to task bar management and provide a method, system and computer program product for graphical association of task bar entries. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically associating a window with a task bar entry in a windowing operating system GUI can be provided. The method can include rendering multiple windows in a z-space sequence in a desktop of the windowing operating system graphical user interface and detecting a proximity event for an entry in a task bar for the windowing operating system graphical user interface. In response to detecting the proximity event, a corresponding one of the windows in the desktop can be highlighted without re-ordering the z-space sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Albert D. Bennah, William G. Pagan
  • Patent number: 8893051
    Abstract: A method for selecting at least one element of a user interface on an electronic unit, including a step during which an action of an initialisation tool, positioned into an initialisation position on the user interface on the unit, triggers a display of a virtual magnifier encompassing the initialization position; and then a step during which an action of a validation tool triggers a display in the magnifier of a cursor centered on the initialization position; and then a step during which any movement of the validation tool causes an identical movement of the cursor and the virtual magnifier on the interface and which depends on the movement of the validation tool; and then a step during which at least one element of the interface is selected when the validation tool is picked up from the interface or that a selection tool is put onto the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Henri Crohas, Raul Mallart
  • Patent number: 8866844
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a process display unit displays on the display a plurality of candidate image processes to be performed on the image data. The plurality of candidate image processes includes a sepia image process. A process receiving unit receives an instruction indicating the sepia image process selected from among the plurality of candidate image processes. A process storing unit stores the selected sepia image process. An image display unit displays a display image corresponding to the image data on the display. An image designating unit designates a display image. The image display unit displays a processed display image that represents a result of the selected sepia image process performed on the image data corresponding to the designated display image before performing the selected sepia image process on the image data corresponding to the designated display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiko Watari, Tatsuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20140282162
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting a first action of a user at a location in a real world field of view of an augmented reality device; displaying an augmented reality representation in response to at least one of a user input or detecting a first action of a user at a location in a real world field of view of an augmented reality device; moving the displayed augmented reality representation on a display of the augmented reality device according to at least one detected second action of the user; and registering the displayed augmented reality representation at a location in the display of the augmented reality device in response to at least one of a user input or moving a displayed augmented reality representation on a display of the augmented reality device according to at least one detected second action of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Elwha LLC
  • 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: 8756525
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of display information items, each corresponding to a content item, and an indicator for indicating one of the display information items, an operation unit, and a control unit. The control unit receives an instruction for updating the display position of the indicator. When the indicator indicates and selects one of the display information items on the display unit, the control unit determines a relationship between the display information item indicated and selected by the indicator and the display information items other than the display information item selected by the indicator and displays the relationship between the display information item selected by the indicator and the display information item determined to have a relationship with the display information item selected by the indicator among the display information items other than the display information item selected by the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8745725
    Abstract: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: determining that a computing device that was presenting an item has been transferred from a first user to a second user; and presenting, via the computing device, one or more highlighted portions of the item, the one or more highlighted portions being highlighted in response, at least in part, to said determining. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 8743411
    Abstract: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed for manipulating media. In one aspect, a first set of media item images is displayed in a first region of a display screen. The media item images are moved about a predetermined path within the first region in response to a received input. A second set of media item images is displayed in a second region of the display screen where the second set of media item images are associated with an indicated media item image displayed in the first region. At least one of the media item images in the second set of media item images displayed in the second region is different from the indicated media item image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Timothy B. Martin, Rachel Patricia Max, Brian Frick, Michael Neuman
  • Patent number: 8732608
    Abstract: A system and method is provided to assist a user in selecting, identifying, and handling email messages. A selection color module may provide for the display of color coding and selection highlighting. The selection color module may provide a secondary highlighting color to indicate messages related to a selected message. A category navigation module may provide one or more of the following: an indicator that provides the user with a number of items that are off the screen for a particular category, a command that causes the first entry for a category to be scrolled into view, a label to indicate the number of items in a particular category matching a particular criteria, and/or a control for scrolling between next or previous categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eric M. Wilcox, Jodi L. Coppinger, Bernard J. Kerr, Paul B. Moody
  • Patent number: 8726367
    Abstract: A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: determining that a computing device that was presenting an item has been transferred from a first user to a second user; and presenting, via the computing device, one or more highlighted portions of the item, the one or more highlighted portions being highlighted in response, at least in part, to said determining. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 8707205
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting information is provided. In an embodiment, an electronic device with wireless telephony features is provided. An embodiment includes a flexible dialog box tailored to the resources limitations of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8694917
    Abstract: In menu structure, information is separately displayed on a menu item-by-menu item basis. Therefore, the adoption of menu structure involves inconvenience. (For example, pieces of information under different menu items cannot be viewed at the same time.) A portable information communication terminal eliminates this inconvenience. Information is configured in list structure wherein items (A1, . . . , A5, B1, . . . , B4, B5, B6, C1, . . . , C5, D1, . . . (A to D represent groups.)) are arranged in succession. List information (B5 to C5) which is within a predetermined range (the second precedent line through the fourth subsequent line) from a specific item C1 of a predetermined serial number (top number) in a selected group (group C) is displayed. Since the top item in group C is the specific item, items corresponding to group B are also displayed. Thus, items corresponding to different groups (group B and group C) can be displayed at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeya Yasui, Kayo Sasaki, Emi Arakawa, Mayu Irimajiri
  • Patent number: 8683389
    Abstract: A method for organizing, visualizing, and navigating data objects within a dataset is presented, including network visualization alongside a detailed information display. The method includes interactivity with the visualization through network panning, zooming, and node clicking. The network nodes represent the data objects. Node proximity and links represent similarity or other relatedness measures between respective data objects. The network can be displayed in full to illustrate large scale properties. Clicking the nodes provides further data object information of the highlighted node, which is displayed alongside the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The New England Complex Systems Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaneer Bar-Yam, Dion Harmon, Kawandeep Virdee, Vedant Misra, Marco Lagi
  • Patent number: 8667526
    Abstract: A system may present video content with a data scroll on a video display device. The data scroll may include data scroll items that are automatically and consecutively presented on the video display device. Each of the data scroll items may include information associated with a particular topic. The system may receive a selection of a softkey corresponding to one of the data scroll items, retrieve, in response to receiving the selection of the softkey, additional content corresponding to the particular topic associated with the one of the data scroll items, and present the additional content on the video display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J Afram, D. Beau Morley, Hannah Y Moon
  • Patent number: 8629847
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device that includes: a display portion that displays a plurality of function buttons that respectively correspond to a plurality of functions included in the information processing device; a position detection portion that detects a position where an operating body touches or approaches a display screen of the display portion; a button selection portion that selects, from among the plurality of function buttons, at least one function button that corresponds to an operation state of the information processing device; and a display control portion that causes the function button selected by the button selection portion to move on the display screen such that the function button approaches the position on the display screen detected by the position detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Arai, Akiko Terayama, Ryo Takaoka, QiHong Wang, Satoshi Akagawa
  • Patent number: 8615722
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for providing a preview of a menu object in a technique of displaying a menu object. The apparatus includes an input unit that receives an event from a user, an event processing unit that highlights objects, from among objects displayed on a screen, to which a user input can be applied according to the received event, and a display unit that displays the highlighted objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-kyung Ko, Min-ho Shin, Sun-il Choi
  • Patent number: 8607164
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising: a display; a controller that displays or hides a function button for use of a function on a display screen on the display according to one or more than one pattern information object indicating the setting whether to display or hide the function button on the display screen; a firmware updater that updates firmware; and a comparator that compares the old and new firmware in terms of the functions installed thereon, and wherein, if the comparison result drawn by the comparator indicates that a new function is added due to the firmware update, the controller displays or hides a first function button for use of the new function according to pattern information for a second function button for use of a function on a higher layer than the new function or pattern information for a group including the second function button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tomita, Kenichi Sawada, Takuya Okada, Takeshi Hibino, Takatsugu Kuno
  • Patent number: 8605325
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device, comprising: an input unit configured to accept a user instruction to designate first image data; and an image addition unit configured to add the first image data corresponding to the user instruction to second image data, as a thumbnail for the second image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sadaaki Miyazaki
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130246970
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a processor; and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: in response to detecting a progressive dragging input gesture provided by a user via a graphical user interface, enable: revealing one or more menu items, such that the one or more revealed menu items are visible; highlighting at least one said visible menu item in correspondence with the progressive dragging input gesture; and selecting the highlighted menu item in response to detecting the completion of the progressive dragging input gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seppo Ilmari Helle
  • Patent number: 8527894
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of navigating a GUI can include, responsive to a user input initiating a navigation mode, overlaying, atop of the GUI located within a first layer, a virtual keyboard within a second layer, wherein the virtual keyboard includes a plurality of virtual keys. The method can include, for each virtual key, associating the virtual key with a region of the first layer including an area of the GUI beneath the virtual key. The method can include mapping each virtual key with a physical key of a physical keyboard communicatively linked with a computer rendering the GUI and, responsive to a user input selecting a physical key of the physical keyboard, selecting a region corresponding to the selected physical key. A level of magnification for the selected region can be increased within the first layer while keeping the virtual keyboard sizing constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rebecca Hughes, James Martineau, Michael S. McCowan
  • Publication number: 20130205258
    Abstract: A method for selecting a list element from a list displayable on a motor vehicle display unit. The list is displayed on a first display unit. First upwards/downwards commands are received upon actuation of an operating element by a user and, corresponding to the first upwards/downwards commands received, a first preselection region, which highlights a plurality of list elements, is moved upwards/downwards within the displayed list. A first selection command is received upon an actuation of the operating element and then a sublist, which exclusively comprises the list elements highlighted by the first preselection region is displayed on a second display unit. Second upwards/downwards commands are received and, corresponding thereto, a second preselection region, which highlights a single list element in the sublist, is moved upwards/downwards within the displayed sublist. A second selection command selects the list element highlighted by the second preselection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20130198690
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a visual indication of graphical user interface (GUI) relationship are described. In implementations, a layered GUI structure is provided that enables a user to navigate through multiple different GUIs while maintaining their navigation context within the overall GUI structure. Embodiments include techniques for gesture-based navigation of GUIs. Further to such embodiments, a specific gesture can cause navigation to a particular GUI. For example, with reference to menu GUIs, a specific gesture can cause navigation through multiple menu GUIs (e.g., sub-menu GUIs) to a particular menu GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emad N. Barsoum, Chad W. Wahlin
  • Patent number: 8490047
    Abstract: This document describes various techniques for creating, modifying, and using graphical mashups. In one embodiment, a graphical mashup is created based on locations of graphical representations of objects in a working area. Logical connections between the objects are created based on the objects' locations relative to each other. Alternatively or additionally, the techniques may enable a user to create or modify a graphical mashup by adding or deleting objects, modifying logical connections between objects, annotating objects, or abstracting the graphical mashup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Georg F. Petschnigg, Jonathan R. Harris, Kenneth P. Hinckley
  • Patent number: 8434026
    Abstract: A time dimension management system is provided for managing time dimension of a data analyzing system for analyzing data stored in a data store based on a time data structure. The time dimension management system comprises a date selector controller and a calendar coordinator. The date selector controller is provided for controlling a date selector that presents to a user a standard calendar and a business calendar. The date selector controller has a standard calendar manager for managing presentation of the standard calendar for allowing the user to select a date on the standard calendar, and a business calendar manager for managing presentation of the business calendar to represent the time data structure that the data analyzing system uses, and allowing the user to select a date on the business calendar. The calendar coordinator is provided for coordinating the standard calendar manager and the business calendar manager to indicate a selected date on the standard calendar and the business calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Stewart, Floyd Kelly, Ilse Breedvelt-Schouten
  • Patent number: 8422106
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a display unit, an original image display unit, a touch panel, a detecting unit, a selected region determining unit, an image forming unit, and a control unit. The display unit includes a display region. The original image display unit displays an original display image in the display region based on original image data. The touch panel is superposed on the display region. The touch panel enables a user of the image forming device to specify a prescribed position on the touch panel. The detecting unit detects a prescribed position touched by the user and generates position data based on the prescribed position. The selected region determining unit determines, based on the position data, a selected region in the original display image when the original image display unit displays the original display image in the display region. The image forming unit forms an image on a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 8423615
    Abstract: A method of restricting distribution of electronic messages may include receiving an electronic message, enabling a recipient of the electronic message to compose a related message that includes at least a portion of the message content, and notifying the recipient if the list of proposed recipients is inconsistent with the distribution restriction information embedded in the received electronic message. The message may include message content and embedded distribution restriction information and the composed message may include a list of proposed recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130086610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for displaying a user interface comprising a number of elements on which the user can focus his/her attention as desired, comprising steps for: rendering elements which together form the graphic user interface, distinguishing the element of the actual focus of the user, providing a visual effect to be further rendered in respect of the element of the actual focus, and rendering the visual effect in the user interface, whereby the attention of the user is directed relatively easily to the element of the actual focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ActiveVideo Networks B.V.
    Inventor: ActiveVideo Networks B.V.
  • Patent number: 8397178
    Abstract: An order receiving apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display an order input screen including an order list in which order information indicating ordered menu items is list-displayed; a receiving unit configured to receive the order information indicating a menu item, an order of which is to be cancelled, among the pieces of order information list-displayed in the order list; a canceling unit configured to cancel the order of the menu item indicated by the received order information; and a changing unit configured to change display of the order information indicating the menu item, the order of which is cancelled, among the pieces of order information list-displayed in the order list to special display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahide Kubota, Yumiko Okuma, Masanori Sambe, Hisashi Sato, Takashi Makiyama
  • 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