Selection Or Confirmation Emphasis Patents (Class 715/823)
  • Patent number: 9760814
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus: upon determining that OR drawing of a first drawing object and a second drawing object included in received drawing data is not possible, drives one of a plurality of arithmetic processors to sequentially execute a first drawing process of the first drawing object and a second drawing process of the second drawing object in an original order of the first drawing object and the second drawing object in commands of the received drawing data; and, upon determining that the OR drawing is possible, distributes and assigns the first drawing process and the second drawing process to two or more of the plurality of arithmetic processors and drives the two or more arithmetic processors to execute the first drawing process and the second drawing process in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Okano
  • Patent number: 9715282
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments that relate to implementation of multi-stage gestures, using multi-stage gestures to control applications, and allowing, under certain conditions, invocation of an open operation (which would normally only open an application or bring an application to the fore) to cause a target application to terminate before being newly opened. A multi-stage gesture may be used to invoke different functions at respective gesture stages of a same input stroke. The functions may be different forms of application “closing”, such as backgrounding or suspending an application, terminating an application, and restarting an application. The restarting (including termination) of an application when the application is opened may be termed a “smart-restart”, which may involve interpreting from specific user activity that a user intends to restart an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Chaitanya Sareen, Matthew Worley, Michael Krause, Miron Vranjes
  • Patent number: 9712790
    Abstract: A plug and play network system, a plug and play network video recorder, and its control method. The network system comprises a remote browser device, a plurality of slave devices and a master device. When the slave devices are connected to the master device, each slave device can obtain its own IP address from a dynamic host configuration protocol unit disposed in the master device. Meanwhile, the master device can obtain the universal plug and play signal from each universal plug and play unit disposed in the slave devices. Thus, each signal capturing unit disposed in the slave devices can actively transmit the captured signal to the data processing unit in the master device. The data processing unit processes and transmits the captured signal to a remote browser device. The remote browser device displays the captured signal on the different sections of the screen thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: AV Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Huang-Jen Chien
  • Patent number: 9652126
    Abstract: Provided is information processing device capable of issuing a notification of an occurrence of an event depending on a current operation mode in a case where the information processing device operates in a plurality of operation modes. An information processing device operates in a plurality of operation modes including at least a first mode and a second mode, receives event information output by an event output program, and notifies a user that the event information has been received, and the information processing device changes a pattern of notification between a case where the event information is received during the operation in the first mode and a case where the event information is received during the operation in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Motoki Kobayashi, Shigeru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9639983
    Abstract: A website arranged to provide a plurality of home pages, each presenting a featured painting project image, each project image employing a plurality of different colors, each color located in a respective region of the image with at least one attention-drawing animated “hot spot” located in one or more of the regions and responsive to a first selection operation to cause display of the color name of the color of the region where the hot spot lies. The home pages further may include real-life simulating animation features, while the system software is operable to select the relative frequency with which each home page appears. Other web pages provide an animated color sheen selection tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Behr Process Corporation
    Inventors: John Buzyn, Bernadette Irizarry, Doug Milsom, Damien Reynolds, Donna Une, Marc Webb
  • Patent number: 9619808
    Abstract: A digital signage network employs a common data model and a subscription system to disseminate data gathered from a plurality of data sources to a number of displays. The network nodes interact with each other as content sources, content consumers, or both, with some systems acting as consumers to upstream sources and acting as sources to downstream consumers. The presentation of the data on a digital signage display allows for real-time binding of live data to provide a rich display effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: OMNIVEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Doug Bannister, Andrew Collard, Doug Underwood, Nick Easthope, Scott Kayes, Rick Dalley, William Chu
  • Patent number: 9619786
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for shape based scheduling of events for a task in a calendaring and scheduling (C&S) system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for shape based scheduling of events for a task in a C&S system is provided. The method includes defining a shape for a range of days in a calendar view of a C&S system executing in memory of a host computer. The method further includes superimposing the shape over the range of days in the calendar view. The method yet further includes determining a block of time for each of the days in the range upon which a portion of the shape has been superimposed. Finally, the method includes scheduling at least one event for each block of time determined for each of the days in the range upon which a portion of the shape has been superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Te Cheng, Paul B. Moody, Dawei Shen
  • Patent number: 9606649
    Abstract: When a touch panel is operated and erroneous processing has been performed, the probability of the same operation error next time is reduced. For this purpose, when a touch to the touch panel is detected, one of respective items in a menu, which the touch position belongs to is determined. Then processing regarding the determined item is performed. At this time, when a designation input indicating that the selection of the item corresponding to the executed processing was not intended by the operator has been made, to narrow a decision area to decide selection of the item, information indicating the decision area is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Takeichi
  • Patent number: 9552072
    Abstract: In an image projection device in which a projected image can be controlled or operated by gesture, the responsiveness (operability) and/or the usability are improved. The image projection device includes a sensor element to detect a gesture and a control section to generated an operation signal to control (for example, to scroll images or to feed image frames) a projected image projected according to a gesture detected by the sensor element, wherein the control section generates the operation signal when the sensor element detects a gesture in a first direction parallel to the projection surface of the projected image, and when the sensor element detects a gesture in a second direction perpendicular to the projection surface, the control section suspends generation of the operation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Yoshiho Seo, Hiroyuki Urata
  • Patent number: 9367592
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for generating content of a topic for an intended audience are described. Topic information regarding a topic to be presented to an intended audience is obtained, as well as knowledge information regarding the intended audience. One or more metaphors relating to the topic and understood by the intended audience can be determined based at least in part on the topic information and the knowledge information. Content can be generated for the topic information based on a comparative analysis of the topic information to at least one of the one or more metaphors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shobha C. Hiremath, Shruti Kumar, Fang Lu, Azadeh Salehi
  • Patent number: 9342162
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a prescribed function of the mobile terminal can be performed through a button manipulation of a stylus pen and a touch input. The present invention includes a short range communication unit configured to receive a plurality of different signals from a stylus pen, a touchscreen, and a controller performing a prescribed function by combining a type of a signal received from the stylus pen among a plurality of the different signals and a touch pattern of the stylus pen recognized on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yoomee Song, Jisun Lee, Soyeon Yim, Kyungjin You, Jihye Ham, Sinyoung Park, Yujune Jang, Sujin Kim, Jeongyun Heo, Jungbin Lee
  • Patent number: 9329776
    Abstract: A graphical user interface apparatus, method and computer program product cooperate to control a display. An item is displayed at a periphery of a display and a detector detects when an object is proximate to the item. When detected the display displays a relation item. Then, when the object is detected as moving to be proximate to the relation item, a controller changes a displayed form of the relation item in response to detecting when the object is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoko Amano, Takashi Nunomaki, Kenzo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 9326116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for suggesting a pause position within electronic text are disclosed herein. According to an aspect, a method may include receiving identification of a current user position within electronic text residing on an electronic device. For example, a current user position may be a page of an e-book that is currently being displayed to a reader or user. The method may include determining a suggested pause position within the electronic text based on the current user position. For example, the suggested pause position may be determined based on the reader's profile, a reading behavior of other readers, metadata, or combinations thereof. The method may also include presenting the suggested pause position on a user interface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Rhonda Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kandekar, Scott Curtis
  • Patent number: 9292166
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photobooth features. A combined karaoke/photobooth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Ed Rivera, Michael Tooker, Charles Battle, Francois Beaumier, Mounir Khenfir, Giovanni Curinga, Sebastien Hebert
  • Patent number: 9274505
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information is displayed by a computing system in a graphical user interface. The radial configuration includes a graphical timeline spirally disposed about at least one axis point in the graphical user interface. In certain examples, the graphical timeline represents a time period and includes a first section representing a first portion and a second section representing a second portion of the time period. In certain other embodiments, a radial configuration of time based information is displayed by a computing system in a graphical user interface. The radial configuration represents a time period and includes a first radial section and a second radial section disposed about an axis point at different radial distances from the axis point. The first radial section represents a first portion and the second radial section represents a second portion of the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Greg A. Johns, Donald H. Relyea
  • Patent number: 9274779
    Abstract: A method for installing an application in a portable terminal includes acquiring a screen image of another portable terminal and acquiring information about at least one applications from the acquired screen image, displaying a list of the at least one applications whose information is acquired, and requesting and receiving an installation file of an application selected by a user from the displayed list, and installing the selected application by using the received installation file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hak Ryu, Byeong-Gyun You, Cheong-Rim Choi, Chae-Whan Lim, Jeong-Wook Seo
  • Patent number: 9256650
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for generating content of a topic for an intended audience are described. Topic information regarding a topic to be presented to an intended audience is obtained, as well as knowledge information regarding the intended audience. One or more metaphors relating to the topic and understood by the intended audience can be determined based at least in part on the topic information and the knowledge information. Content can be generated for the topic information based on a comparative analysis of the topic information to at least one of the one or more metaphors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shobha C. Hiremath, Shruti Kumar, Fang Lu, Azadeh Salehi
  • Patent number: 9235326
    Abstract: A computer program product is described. The computer program product includes a computer useable storage medium including a computer readable program. The computer readable program includes instructions that, when executed by a processing device within a computer, cause the computer to perform operations. The operations include displaying an attraction icon on a display device, moving the attraction icon relative to a user interface control on the display device. The operations further include moving the user interface control from a first position on the display device to a second position to facilitate manipulation of the user interface control by a user, and restoring the user interface control to the first position in response to completion of the manipulation of the user interface control by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Erik D Anderson, William A Griffith, Indran Naick
  • Patent number: 9207856
    Abstract: A vehicle operating device with favorable operability is provided, the operating device having improved recognition accuracy of gestural operation conducted while holding a steering wheel. A vehicle operating device comprises an input unit that is provided on a steering wheel and that detects a user operation; and a control unit that determines the user operation detected by the input unit and that outputs a control signal for controlling a device; wherein, the control unit determines that the user operation is linear when a locus (L) of the user operation does not exceed a certain width (W). 1 unit operates the air-conditioner body based on the preset temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Imai
  • Patent number: 9207839
    Abstract: A device for displaying a multitude of planar objects arranged in at least one stack, includes a display area, e.g., a touchscreen, for displaying the stack; a processing unit to generate and modify graphics data of the objects; and a proximity ascertainment device for detecting an operating element in a proximity region in front of the display surface or an input device. The processing unit is arranged such that the graphics data of the objects are generated so that the at least one stack is displayed on the display area in different display states, i.e., a first mode, preferably a pure display mode; a second mode, in which an operating element is detected in the proximity region in front of the display area or an input device; and a third mode, following the touching or selection of the display area or an object displayed on the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Mathias Kuhn, Tobias Budzynski, Jian Lou, Soenke Petersen, Kyoung Sun Han
  • Patent number: 9182885
    Abstract: At least one additional menu layer can be selected in a menu layer and be displayed on a display unit by means of at least one control element. The additional menu layer selected via the control element is displayed in the display unit as a preview when an object approaches the control element that is equipped with a proximity sensor or when an object touches the control element that is fitted with a tactile sensor. The additional menu layer disappears again when the object, e.g. a person's finger, is removed, and the originally represented menu layer is automatically displayed again. This prevents the control elements from being repeatedly actuated, thus significantly increasing user friendliness and improving customer acceptance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gitta Rüscher, Claude Toussaint
  • Patent number: 9176645
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for handling large collections of items in a user interface. A collection of items in a data store associated with a request for a content page is identified. A content page is generated that includes a number of items in the content page, where the number of items in the content page can be less than a total number of items in the collection. The content page also includes a select-all element. The content page is also configured to initiate a subsequent request to with an argument corresponding to activation of the select-all element as well as potentially an exclusion list corresponding to deselected items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Masterman, Sunil Singh Parihar, Delfino J. Cornali
  • Patent number: 9170726
    Abstract: An interface controlling method and an apparatus thereof are provided to control a user interface based on a proximity sensor and a touch pad. A number of items are displayed, an item approached by a user is identified by sensing an approach, information is provided regarding the identified item, contact by the user is sensed, and a function corresponding to the user contact is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-wook Kooh, Jae-hwan Kim, Seong-il Cho
  • Patent number: 9167073
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method and technique for operating a computing device. An interface is displayed for enabling the computing device to control a voicemail system. The interface includes one or more display objects, wherein each display object is selectable by a user to enter a command input assigned to that display object. A selection is detected of any one of the one or more display objects, and the command input assigned to the display object is identified. A signal tone is generated corresponding to the command input. The signal input may be transmitted across a network to the voicemail system to communicate a command to the voicemail system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hawkins, Robert Haitani, Mark Davis
  • Patent number: 9104232
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products automatically creates a calendar entry for an electronic calendar application. A graphical user interface is displayed having a text field and a date and time field. Whenever a user wishes to create a calendar entry, the user populates the text field and the date and time field. The user then selects a graphical control that automatically creates the calendar entry in the electronic calendar application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Darryl Cynthia Moore, Edward Michael Silver
  • Patent number: 9086785
    Abstract: An icon receptacle is disposed along a depth aspect, and one or more icons are disposed within the icon receptacle, one of which is a stack item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, John O. Louch, Christopher Hynes, Timothy Wayne Bumgarner, Eric Steven Peyton
  • Patent number: 9043725
    Abstract: To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a user interface combines the use of capacitive sensors with tactile sensors in an input device. When a user places a finger, stylus, or other input instrument near a given key button, a capacitive sensor causes the display to display temporarily an indication of the function of that key in an enlarged format. The user may then press the associated key button to activate the desired function. In one exemplary embodiment, the capacitive sensor fixes the functionality to the function indicated in the display. In this embodiment, a tactile input applied to any key, whether the correct key, multiple keys, or a single incorrect key, results in activating the function indicated in the display as a result of the capacitive input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Ivan Nelson Wakefield, Frank Gilliam Perry, III
  • Patent number: 9032331
    Abstract: A technique for a visual search sets a transient mode on, gathers objects to form a pile of objects, wherein each object has a predefined portion visible, and determines whether a selector is over the predefined portion of an object in the pile of objects. Responsive to a determination that the selector is detected over the predefined portion of the object in the pile of objects, the object is presented in a foreground. It is determined whether the object in the foreground is selected to form a selected object. Responsive to a determination that the object in the foreground is selected to form a selected object, the pile of objects is restored to an original state with the selected object scrolled into view within the predefined display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yvon R. Nonez, Alireza Pourshahid, Graham A. Watts
  • Patent number: 9031955
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards generating a representative sampling as a subset from a larger dataset that includes unstructured data. A graphical user interface enables a user to provide various data selection parameters, including specifying a data source and one or more subset types desired, including one or more of latest records, earliest records, diverse records, outlier records, and/or random records. Diverse and/or outlier subset types may be obtained by generating clusters from an initial selection of records obtained from the larger dataset. An iteration analysis is performed to determine whether a sufficient number of clusters and/or cluster types have been generated that exceed at least one threshold and when not exceeded, additional clustering is performed on additional records. From the resultant clusters, and/or other subtype results, a subset of records is obtained as the representative sampling subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: R. David Carasso, Micah James Delfino
  • Patent number: 9026942
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system (and method and computer readable storage medium) are disclosed for processing interactions with song lyrics. The system is configured to provide for display on a screen of a computing device the song lyrics. The system detects a selection of a segment of the song lyrics and provides for display a menu of options for interacting with the selected segment of the song lyrics. The system receives a selection of an option from the menu of options and updates, in a user interaction database, a data field corresponding to the selected segment with the selected option from the menu of options. The system executes the selected option from the menu of options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CBS Interactive Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Juristovski, Milun Tesovic, Sushant Sund
  • Patent number: 9003330
    Abstract: There is disclosed a user interface for selecting a photo tag. In an embodiment, the user interface embodies a method of selecting a photo tag for a tagged photo, comprising: providing a tag entry field for entering a photo tag; in dependence upon a string entered by a user, displaying in a matching tag list any tags from one or more selected tag sources matching the entered string. The method may further comprise displaying a tag type for each tag appearing in the matching tag list. The method may further comprise allowing user selection of a tag in the matching tag list to complete the tag entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Publication number: 20150095851
    Abstract: A selection component that facilitates selection of user interface items. Upon receiving a user interface item identification from a data model component, the selection component determines a selection state of the identified user interface item using maintained selection state. The selection component then propagates the selection state in two directions. In one direction, the selection component notifies the identified user interface item of the selection state so that the user interface item may visualize its selection state. In the other direction, the selection component notifies an action module of the selection state of the user interface item so that the action module may take further action external to the user interface item based on the selection state. For instance, the action module might create a new user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Brad Olenick, Federico Silva Armas, Steven Sanderson, Alvaro Rahul Dias
  • Patent number: 8992232
    Abstract: User interfaces facilitate user interaction with virtual representations of anatomical structures that are displayed on computing systems. The user interfaces demonstrably reflect relative impacts on the anatomical structures based on corresponding conditions and treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Orca Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Berry, Jacob S. Lybbert, Robert M. Berry, Wesley D. Chapman, Christopher T. Owens
  • Publication number: 20150082246
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for selecting text using a touchscreen display of a computing device. A computing device identifies physical contact between multiple fingers and the touchscreen display at a starting location, wherein the identifying is in distinction to identifying physical contact between a single finger and the touchscreen display. The computing device determines that the physical contact persists during movement of the physical contact from the starting location to an ending location. The computing device determines that the physical contact was interrupted at the ending location. The computing device identifies that text displayed between the starting location and the ending location is text that has been selected by a user of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Weihua Tan, Qilang Chen
  • Publication number: 20150082245
    Abstract: A VCI (visual context indicator) color is assigned deterministically and proactively at runtime to user data contexts, and is not stored in the database, spreadsheet, or other context. VCI colors can be high contrast friendly colors. The same color is assigned to a given context each time the application runs unless the context's identifying property has changed. Color assignments are not made by users or by the application's designer, but are done instead by hashing from a context's identifying property into a VCI color palette containing, e.g., eight to sixteen colors. Unlike text-selection coloring, VCI coloring is based on the user data context's identifying property. The color assignment visually indicates context by displaying the context's name in the VCI color, or by displaying a graphical element in the VCI color near the context name. VCI color assignment also shows the occurrence and result of changes in user data context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Zheng Mi, Nigel Christopher Wolters, Hua Wang, Jennifer Lee Beckmann, Joseph Dallas Milan, Steven Merlin Twitchell
  • Publication number: 20150074603
    Abstract: A focus frame (500) (i) is provided on a menu screen (410) on which a number of menu items to be selected (121a, 121b, 121c, 122a, and 122b) and the like are displayed and (ii) is located around a specific menu item to be selected (121a). A mark, such as an arrow, indicating a direction in which a menu item is selectable is put close to each of an upper side, a lower side, a right side, and a left side of the focus frame (500) so that a viewer can easily select a target menu item in accordance with an instruction indicated by the mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Abe, Hironori Inoue, Masao Kurino, Yosuke Iga, Takamasa Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20150067601
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays, on the display, an affordance corresponding to respective content at a respective size and detects a gesture that includes an increase in intensity of a contact followed by a subsequent decrease in intensity of the contact. In response to the increase in intensity, the device decreases a size of the affordance below the respective size. In response to the subsequent decrease in intensity: when a maximum intensity of the contact is above a content-display intensity threshold, the device ceases to display the affordance and displays at least a portion of the respective content; and when a maximum intensity of the contact is below the content-display intensity threshold, the device increases the size of the affordance to the respective size and forgoes displaying the respective content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Publication number: 20150067602
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a first user interface object and detects first movement of the contact that corresponds to movement of a focus selector toward the first user interface object. In response to detecting the first movement, the device moves the focus selector to the first user interface object; and determines an intensity of the contact. After detecting the first movement, the device detects second movement of the contact. In response to detecting the second movement of the contact, when the contact meets selection criteria based on an intensity of the contact, the device moves the focus selector and the first user interface object; and when the contact does not meet the selection criteria, the device moves the focus selector without moving the first user interface object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 8970856
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is described. Selecting a function desired by a user from among functions provided in the apparatus is provided to improve operability as well as eliminating erroneous copy. In the image forming apparatus, an operation unit includes a display panel for displaying a function selecting portion. An operation unit side control portion, as the function selecting portion, has a first function selecting portion in which selectable function items are displayed corresponding to an operation mode and a second function selecting portion in which other function items which are selectable at the same time. The first function selecting portion and the second function selecting portion are displayed at the same time on the display panel, so that functions of the first function selecting portion and functions of the second function selecting portion are selectable at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinsaku Tohki, Makoto Okumura
  • Patent number: 8954887
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user interface method includes displaying one or more display elements in a graphical user interface, including elements that correspond to pop up controls, receiving a selection of one of the one or more display elements, determining whether the selected element corresponds to a pop up control, and displaying the selected element in a highlighted format upon receiving the selection if the element corresponds to a pop up control, and displaying a pop up control after displaying the element in a highlighted format if the selection persists for a long press period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Daniel Johansson, Michael A. Cleron, Indika C. Mendis
  • Patent number: 8943439
    Abstract: A terminal device includes a display unit having a function for displaying a menu screen on a display screen, a selection unit for causing a user to select one of the items in the menus screen displayed on the display screen, and a holding unit holding status information concerning at least one application among a plurality of applications. The display unit displays an item indicating the application on the display screen while presenting status information on the application held in the holding unit on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Access Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20150026641
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a terminal multiselection operation method and a terminal, which relate to the field of terminals and can implement a batch operation on multiple entries of displayed entries and increase an operation speed of a user. An embodiment of the present invention discloses a terminal multiselection operation method. The method includes receiving a first operation of a user when content currently displayed by a touchscreen is displayed entries. The displayed entries correspond to data items stored in a terminal. The method further includes activating the selection mode of the touchscreen when the first operation is a first preset operation for activating a selection mode. The method further includes receiving a second operation of the user and carrying out a second preset operation on all entries along a track of the second operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Zhijian Wu, Yuxuan Song
  • Publication number: 20150026640
    Abstract: An information searching method and a terminal, which are related to the field of communications technologies, address a problem of operation inconvenience in an information searching process. The method includes displaying, after a user triggers a target letter in an alphabetical index area, information summarized by the target letter in an information display area. The alphabetical index area is used to display an alphabetical index and the information display area is used to display information to be searched for. The method also includes receiving a first specified operation triggered by the user and locking the information displayed in the information display area so that, after the information display area receives a page-turning operation triggered by the user, the information displayed in the information display area is switched only within a range of currently displayed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Konggang Wei, Haibo Shan, Wenhao Chen
  • Patent number: 8930851
    Abstract: A navigator component is displayed including (i) a home icon configured to transition the navigator component to an earlier state, (ii) user-selectable rings that are centered on the home icon and represent sets of the menu views, including a first ring that currently has a visual indication of selection, and (iii) first user-selectable icons that belong to the first ring and are located between the home icon and at least one of the user-selectable rings, each first user-selectable icon configured to cause one of the menu views to be displayed. A user input is received that selects a second ring of the user-selectable rings. An updated navigator component is displayed, (i) including second user-selectable icons that belong to the second ring, instead of the first user-selectable icons, and (ii) wherein the second ring currently has, and the first ring currently does not have, the visual indication of selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Alexander Gebhart, Clemens Daeschle
  • Patent number: 8928577
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an electronic note on a handheld electronic device. Specifically, the present invention allows a user to push one button on the handheld device to gain access to a cleared screen where ideas, telephone numbers, etc. can be written down directly on the screen in the user's own handwriting in the form of a note. Additionally, the note is automatically time and date stamped. Furthermore, a title associated with the note is displayed concurrently with the note and can be modified using digitized alphanumeric characters. Moreover, the note is automatically stored in the handheld electronic device. Also, an alarm, associated with a particular time and date relative to the electronic device, can be electronically assigned to the note. At the particular time and date associated with the alarm, the alarm is automatically triggered, and the note is automatically displayed on the handheld electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Christopher, Carl Stone
  • Patent number: 8922579
    Abstract: A VCI (visual context indicator) color is assigned deterministically and proactively at runtime to user data contexts, and is not stored in the database, spreadsheet, or other context. VCI colors can be high contrast friendly colors. The same color is assigned to a given context each time the application runs unless the context's identifying property has changed. Color assignments are not made by users or by the application's designer, but are done instead by hashing from a context's identifying property into a VCI color palette containing, e.g., eight to sixteen colors. Unlike text-selection coloring, VCI coloring is based on the user data context's identifying property. The color assignment visually indicates context by displaying the context's name in the VCI color, or by displaying a graphical element in the VCI color near the context name. VCI color assignment also shows the occurrence and result of changes in user data context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Zheng Mi, Nigel Christopher Wolters, Hua Wang, Jennifer Lee Beckmann, Joseph Dallas Milan, Steven Merlin Twitchell
  • Patent number: 8923572
    Abstract: In a mobile terminal capable of retrieving data, and a control method thereof, the mobile terminal includes a display unit to display at least one object, and a controller to detect information included in an object selected by a user from the at least one object, retrieve objects each having data corresponding to the detected information, and process the retrieved objects to be associated with the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seunghee In, Yunjueng Mhun, Sesook Oh
  • Patent number: 8909642
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards automatically generating extraction rules for extracting fields from event records. An extraction rule application receives field data describing the fields to be extracted (including one or more examples) and a collection of event records that may be a representative sample set from a larger set of events records. The extraction rule application generates extraction rules based on the event records and the field data. These extraction rules may be ranked using a determined quality score. Quality scores for extraction rules may be determined based on various metrics related to the operation of the extraction rules and the resultant extracted values. Preferred extraction rules may be determined by ranking the extraction rules based on their quality scores. Also, natural language expressions may be used to create, edit, or modify extraction rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: R. David Carasso, Micah James Delfino, Johnvey Hwang
  • Publication number: 20140351758
    Abstract: An object selecting device includes a display unit including a display screen that displays a plurality of objects; a touch panel; a candidate object extracting unit that, when the touch panel detects a touching operation using an indicator, extracts an object displayed within a predetermined range including a touch position as one or more candidate objects; a temporarily selected object extracting unit that, when the touch panel detects a sliding operation of the indicator on the touch panel, extracts one candidate object from among the candidate objects as a temporarily selected object; and a selecting unit that, when the selecting unit receives a determining operation by a user, selects the temporarily selected object as a selected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8898596
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and data extracting method therein are provided, by which specific data meeting a specific condition can be selected and extracted conveniently and quickly in the course of displaying a data list constructed with a plurality of data. The mobile terminal receives an input of a touch action for selecting specific data and a classification condition corresponding to the specific data using a displayed data list upon receiving the input of the touch action, selects at least one data including the specific data as the data including the classification condition from a plurality of data, receives an input of an extraction command signal for extracting the selected data, and extracts the selected data upon receiving the input of the extraction command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Rae Hoon Kang, Seung Hyun Woo, Min Jeong Lee, Hyun Ho Jee, Dong Gwan Im, Choon Jae Lee, Hayang Jung