Scrolling (e.g., Spin Dial) Patents (Class 715/830)
  • Patent number: 11178291
    Abstract: An instruction receiving unit receives a return instruction to return a deleted image IMD deleted from an album page to the album page. A return processing unit executes a return process of returning the deleted image IMD to the album page in response to the return instruction. An extracting unit executes an extraction process of extracting, from among a plurality of deleted images IMD, an identical-attribute image IMS which is a deleted image IMD whose attribute is identical to an attribute of an image IM present in the album page at a current position of scroll display. A list display processing unit executes a list display process of displaying, together with the album page, a list of identical-attribute images IMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Mayuko Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10997262
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which the approach uses a scrolling agent to detect when a browser application requests a set of content from a content provider in response to the browser application receiving a request from a user. The scrolling agent issues a number of browser scroll commands to the browser application and receives sets of next content from the content provider accordingly. The approach searches the sets of next content based on a request invoked by the user and generates a set of search results that the approach provides to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sangwoo Ju, Andrew Low, Theresa Louise Mammarella, El Houcine Boudoukha
  • Patent number: 10983675
    Abstract: Systems and methods configured to provide dynamic and deep navigation of web pages using keyboard navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar Bharat Barbhaya, Theodore C. Drake, Eric Knudtson, Nischith Bagivalu Manjegowda
  • Patent number: 10951561
    Abstract: This application discloses an information processing method performed by a server. The method includes: receiving an access request from a user at a terminal having an associated user account at a social networking application, wherein the access request is generated for accessing information posted by other users of the social networking application that interact with the user at the terminal via the social networking application; obtaining a user profile corresponding to the user account; determining to-be-recommended first media information for the terminal from a first media information database based on the user profile; obtaining a first configuration parameter used for displaying the first media information at the terminal; and returning the first media information and the first configuration parameter to the terminal, wherein the terminal displays the first media information on a specified interface of the social networking application according to the first configuration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ying Duan
  • Patent number: 10884690
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a portable computing device including: a first chassis provided with a first touch display unit; a second chassis provided with a second touch display unit; a coupling part which rotatably couples the first chassis and the second chassis to each other; and control unit which displays screen state information indicating a display state of one or more of the first touch display unit and the second touch display unit on one or more of the first touch display unit and the second touch display unit. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirohide Komiyama, Yasumichi Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10819668
    Abstract: This application discloses an information processing method performed by a mobile terminal. The method includes: displaying a first graphical user interface of a social networking application including multiple options for a first user to interact with other users; receiving a preset trigger operation on one of the multiple options for accessing information shared by the other users; generating and sending an access request to a server; receiving to-be-recommended first media information that matches a user profile of the first user and that is returned by the server based on the access request, and a first configuration parameter used for displaying the first media information; and replacing the first graphical user interface with a second graphical user interface by displaying the first media information in a personal information region of the second graphical user interface according to the first configuration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ying Duan
  • Patent number: 10698600
    Abstract: The thumbnail image display apparatus includes a display, a detector for detecting an operation including a touch operation and a pan operation performed by a user with the display, a storage for storing a plurality of thumbnail images that can be displayed on the display and identifiers respectively corresponding to the thumbnail images in such a manner that the thumbnail images and the identifiers are associated with each other, and a controller, wherein the controller changes the identifier in accordance with a movement information of the pan operation and displays the identifier on the display, when the detector detects the pan operation upon detecting the touch operation, and the controller reads, from the storage, the thumbnail image corresponding to the identifier displayed on the display and displays the thumbnail image on the display, when the detector detects an end of the pan operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichiro Kamimaru, Mitsuhiro Katsuizumi
  • Patent number: 10691818
    Abstract: Disclosed are an information processing method and device and a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Na Zhao
  • Patent number: 10540078
    Abstract: A touch screen-based electronic book automatic scrolling control method may comprise detecting a leftmost column of touch points of a touch screen to obtain an ordinate value yl of a touch point that has a smallest ordinate value; detecting a rightmost column of touch points of the touch screen to obtain an ordinate value yr of a touch point that has a largest ordinate value; and based on yl and yr, calculating a rate at which a content currently displayed on the screen will be scrolled down, and controlling the automatic scrolling down of an electronic book according to the calculated rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Yu, Weiqin Yang
  • Patent number: 10521249
    Abstract: Various implementations related to gesture fingerprinting are described. In one such implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving input from a user entered via an input device; determining a gesture and one or more attributes associated with the gesture based on the input; matching the gesture to a gesture model for the user using the one or more attributes; and optimizing the gesture model based on subsequent input received from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Famous Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Newcomb, Mark H. Lu
  • Patent number: 10440103
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing digital streaming media data to client devices via a digital media control room is described. The method may include receiving a request at a server computer system from a mobile device to join a digital media control room, where the digital media control room is a virtual location that provides access to digital media data of a real-world event captured by a plurality of different mobile devices. The method may also include locating one or more available media streams associated with the digital media control room that capture the real-world event as the real-world event occurs. The method may also include transmitting data indicative of the one or more available media streams to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Laura Garcia-Barrio
  • Patent number: 10379714
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display can receive an alert comprising information, and in response to receiving the alert, issue a perceptual output. The device can detect a user input and determine whether the user input was detected within a predetermined time interval after the perceptual output. In accordance with a determination that the user input was detected within the predetermined time interval, the device can display a notification on the display, wherein the notification comprises a first portion of the information. If the device continues to detect the user input after a second predetermined time period, the device can display a second portion of the information, where the second portion is different from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric
  • Patent number: 10356395
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. According to particular embodiments, the spatial relationship between multiple images and video is analyzed together with location information data, for purposes of creating a representation referred to herein as a multi-view interactive digital media representation for presentation on a device. Once a multi-view interactive digital media representation is generated, a user can provide navigational inputs, such via tilting of the device, which alter the presentation state of the multi-view interactive digital media representation. The navigational inputs can be analyzed to determine metrics which indicate a user's interest in the multi-view interactive digital media representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Stephen David Miller, Pantelis Kalogiros, George Haber
  • Patent number: 10168834
    Abstract: Method and device for operating a touch screen are provided. The method includes that: a terminal obtains an actual sliding track of a touch operation of a user on a touch screen of the terminal (S102); the terminal replaces the actual sliding track with a pre-set sliding track corresponding to the actual sliding track (S104); and the terminal responds to a touch operation of the user according to the pre-set sliding track (S106). The present disclosure solves the problem in the prior art that a touch screen reports all false touches of a user over-sensitively and over-precisely, thereby facilitating a simple operation on the touch screen, reducing false and misinterpreted touches, and improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shufang Dong, Gonghong Xiang, Haijing Guo
  • Patent number: 9990902
    Abstract: An operation method of an electronic device is provided. The operation method includes detecting a movement speed of contents being scrolled, if the detected movement speed is determined as being equal to or greater than a set speed, changing a brightness of a screen having been displayed at a first brightness, into a second brightness, and changing the brightness of the screen from the second brightness to the first brightness according to a changing movement speed of the contents being scrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Chang Jung, Hyuk Kang, Jeong-Min Park, Eun-Jung Hyun
  • Patent number: 9933885
    Abstract: A motor vehicle operating device is presented that comprises a presence-sensitive sensor device and is configured to provide, in a motor vehicle, an activated first application and at least one deactivated further application. A driver can control an activated application by means of the presence-sensitive sensor device and cannot control a deactivated application by means of the presence-sensitive sensor device. The motor vehicle operating device is configured to receive an input signal, which refers to a number of input objects with which the input is made at the presence-sensitive sensor device, wherein different numbers of input objects are assigned to the applications. OIf the input signal refers to a number of input objects assigned to the first application, control of the first application takes place and, if the input signal refers to a number of input objects assigned to the further application, activation of the further application takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: E.Solutions GmbH
    Inventor: René Steiger
  • Patent number: 9891795
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable notifications to be generated in both touch and non-touch environments. In at least some embodiments, a notification window is presented and a drag operation can reveal one or more secondary actions that can be performed. In at least some embodiments, selection of one or more of the secondary actions can occur independent of, and without utilizing additional special affordances, such as buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Heiwad Hamidy Osman, Holger Kuehnle, Saurabh Wagh
  • Patent number: 9766781
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for navigating a user interface are provided. In some embodiments, a method for navigating a user interface is provided, the method comprising: causing a user interface to be presented including a plurality of media identifier elements corresponding to media assets; causing the plurality of media identifier elements to be arranged along a first direction of the user interface; selecting a first media asset associated with a first media identifier element for presentation; identifying related media assets in response to selection of the first media asset; causing the first media asset to be presented in a first portion of the user interface; and causing related media identifier elements to be presented in a second portion of the user interface aligned with the first portion along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Chris Lauritzen
  • Patent number: 9671994
    Abstract: A method of updating a didactic information display includes providing information for display on a number of interactive information devices. The method includes receiving and aggregating data related to interactions from users of the number interactive information devices. The data includes a location and a timestamp associated with each of the interactions. Each of the interactions is related to a subset of the information displayed on one of the number of interactive information devices. The method includes determining a most relevant subset of the information for a plurality of sets of parameters and determining a current set of parameters from the plurality of sets of parameters. The method includes communicating a command to a passive display device located remotely from the number of interactive information devices. The command may cause the passive display device to display the most relevant subset of the information based on the current set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin R. Smith, Steffen Reymann
  • Patent number: 9671949
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for controlling a user interface in an electronic device. Content details are displayed and scrolled at an initial scroll speed. An object is detected within a predetermined distance from an electronic device without touching the object. The initial scroll speed is reduced in accordance with the distance of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 9652123
    Abstract: A record is processed, and a determination is made as to whether a data item in the record is usable by any one of a plurality of applications that are operable on the device. The detected data item is made actionable by assigning multiple actions to the data item, so that each action is programmatically initiated responsive to a designated input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: James Lopez
  • Patent number: 9652122
    Abstract: A record is processed, and a determination is made as to whether a data item in the record is usable by any one of a plurality of applications that are operable on the device. The detected data item is made actionable by assigning multiple actions to the data item, so that each action is programmatically initiated responsive to a designated input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: James Lopez
  • Patent number: 9619139
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a lock screen including a first icon and a second icon. The controller displays a sub icon associated with the second icon on the lock screen when a gesture in which the first icon and the second icon are superimposed is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Wada, Katsuaki Oonishi
  • Patent number: 9519415
    Abstract: An exemplary information processing device includes: a scrolling unit configured to scroll an image group including plural images, in accordance with an input from a user; a display control unit configured to change how at least one image included in the image group is displayed, upon the image group reaching a predetermined end as a result of scrolling; and a propagating unit configured to propagate the change from one image included in the image group to another image included therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Tamiya, Jung Chan, Randy Cavanagh, Bjorn Nash, Alex Macfarlane, Brandon Gill
  • Patent number: 9369561
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touchscreen; and a controller configured to receive a diagonal sliding input from one side of the touchscreen, display a notification panel on the touchscreen including at least first and second regions, wherein the first region includes at least a first application icon corresponding to a first unconfirmed notification, in response to the diagonal sliding input, receive a horizontal drag input following the diagonal sliding input, and display details of the first unconfirmed notification in the second region in response to the horizontal drag input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeseong Kim, Yujune Jang, Jeongyoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 9335884
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and methodology for dynamic presentation of search result information within a selected area of a display. In one aspect, a computerized interface for data presentation is provided. The system includes a lens component associated with a portion of a user interface display, wherein the lens component defines an area to display information from at least one search result. A layout component displays a detailed subset of information within the lens component based upon the search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy S. Paek, Susan T. Dumais, Ronald K. Logan
  • Patent number: 9317184
    Abstract: A device may extract menu information associated with a first application. The menu information may identify hierarchical menu items corresponding to at least two levels of a menu hierarchy associated with a first menu of the first application. The device may receive configuration information that controls a manner in which the hierarchical menu items are to be provided for display. The device may execute the first application to cause first information, associated with the first application, to be provided for display. The device may execute a second application that provides the hierarchical menu items for display. The second application may be different from the first application. The device may provide the hierarchical menu items for display concurrently, via a second menu overlaid on the first information associated with the first application, based on the configuration information and further based on executing the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon New Jersey Inc.
    Inventors: Woo Beum Lee, Jeffrey M. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9160961
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes: a display comprising a screen; a first member configured to cover at least a side opposite to the screen of the display; a second member configured to be positioned closer to the screen than the first member and to cover at least a peripheral edge of the display; and supports comprising protruding portions, respectively, the protruding portions protruding from positions closer to a center portion than both ends in a longitudinal direction of the screen on an end in a lateral direction of the screen of the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kawasaki, Minoru Enomoto
  • Patent number: 9118869
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide graphical user interface having at least a first viewing pane and a second viewing pane to a display for presentation to a user, provide a selector object within the first viewing pane, and provide a list of content channels within the first viewing pane. When one content channel of the list of content channels is located within the selector object, the media content processing subsystem is further configured to provide within the second viewing pane a vertically oriented time axis and a vertically oriented list of at least one media content instance entry corresponding to at least one media content instance available via the one content channel during a time period represented by the time axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Stallings, Brian Roberts, Don Relyea
  • Patent number: 9055317
    Abstract: Aggregating media content catalog data from a plurality of content providers. The catalog data is merged according to rules and provided to a user on a scheduled basis or on demand. In an embodiment, the merged catalog data represents an incremental update to previously delivered catalog data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Wei Ada Cho, Stephen R. Husak, Liang Ge, Aamer Hydrie
  • Publication number: 20150143297
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a user-interface are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-mounted-device system includes a processor data storage comprising user-interface logic executable by the at least one processor to receive data corresponding to first position of a head-mounted display (HMD) and responsively cause the HMD to display a user-interface comprising a view region, at least one content region located above the view region, and a history region located below the view region. The user-interface logic is further executable to receive data corresponding to an left or right movement of the HMD and responsively cause the HMD to move the field of view such that the at least one content region becomes more visible, for example, scrolling an item in a user interface. The scrolling may have a non-linear relationship with the head movement speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Wheeler, Sebastian Thrun
  • Publication number: 20150143298
    Abstract: Image analysis systems components, devices, and methods are provided for viewing the image data stack in less time with less effort and less repetitive motions. The navigation device, for example, can include: (i) an indexing state selector for independently selecting a desired subset within the independently viewable subsets, the desired subset indexed for an efficient image selection with a single click of the indexing state selector; and, (ii) a scrolling state selector for scrolling through the desired subsest as a data series of the discrete images. And, a graphical user interface can be operably connected to the processor for viewing the plurality of sets of discrete sets of images. The systems, components, devices, and methods provided are solutions to the problem of providing rapid, efficient process for viewing a data-stack of images by implementing, for example, “point-free” steps and less repetitive motions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: ANDREW V. BARGER
  • Publication number: 20150135140
    Abstract: A microscope image desired for observation is specified in a shorter time while playing back microscope images. Provided is a microscope-image display control method including a displaying step of displaying, of a plurality of microscope images acquired by moving a focal position of an objective optical system of a microscope in an optical-axis direction, one of the microscope images on a display screen; a top-bottom instructing step of giving an instruction for one of top and bottom directions on the display screen; and Z-direction image switching steps of switching the microscope image displayed on the display screen to another microscope image acquired at a focal position of the objective optical system, which is adjacent to the displayed microscope image in the optical-axis direction, based on the direction instructed in the top-bottom instructing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mina KOBAYASHI, Yasunori IKENO, Ryosuke UEDA, Katashi ISHIHARA, Toshihiko TANAKA
  • Patent number: 9030419
    Abstract: Techniques for navigating through a user interface with a force-sensitive touch sensor are described. In some implementations, the force-sensitive touch sensor is also a display that presents the user interface. Touches on the force-sensitive touch sensor may be interpreted as indicating a vector direction based on the location of the touch and a vector magnitude based on the force of the touch. For instance, when a user navigates through a collection of photographs on a device having a force-sensitive touch sensor, the vector direction may determine if the user is scrolling forwards or backwards through the photographs and the vector magnitude may determine how rapidly the scrolling occurs. The user may also navigate through a hierarchy of folders and files using touch and force. Selection of a folder and application of force exceeding a threshold may result in display of the contents of a most commonly accessed subfolder or file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ian W. Freed
  • Patent number: 9021393
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a memory unit, a touchscreen configured to display an icon, and a controller configured to control an operation associated with a function corresponding the icon displayed on the touchscreen, control the touchscreen to display a UI (user interface) for bookmarking icons, detect a bookmark command for the icon displayed on the touchscreen, temporarily store, in the memory unit, the icon in response to the bookmark command, and control the touchscreen to display the bookmarked icon within the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minjoo Kim, Isu Byun, Jiwoon Kim, Sanghyuck Lee, Inyong Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150113480
    Abstract: A user interaction system includes a control for controlling digital objects characterized by a first content level. Each said digital object includes at least one digital object characterized by a second content level. A display for displaying the digital objects by means of thumbnail images is arranged to show under control of the control a first scrollable list of at least one selectable thumbnail image, each of which represents a digital object characterized by a first content level on the display, and a second scrollable list of at least one selectable thumbnail image, each of which represents a digital object characterized by a second content level on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Nanne KRIKKE, Jacoba A. H. JANSEN, Floortje MATTHEIJSSEN
  • Publication number: 20150113479
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is performed at a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes detecting multiple input gestures by a user, beginning with an initial input gesture. For each input gesture after the initial input gesture, the method scrolls information on the display at a respective scrolling speed. The respective scrolling speed is determined based on the respective input gesture movement speed in the input gesture and a movement multiplier. The method determines whether the respective input gesture meets one or more swipe gesture criteria, and determines whether the respective input gesture meets one or more successive gesture criteria. When the input gesture meets the one or more swipe gesture criteria and the one or more successive gesture criteria, the method updates the movement multiplier in accordance with one or more movement multiplier adjustment criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Bas ORDING
  • Patent number: 9015639
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating the navigation of a list of content items with gestures are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a computing device detects simple gestures, and in response, display a preview of content items preceding, or following a currently selected content item, from the list of content items. Upon detecting a selection gesture, the computing device updates the view of the currently selected content item to display the newly selected content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Taehyun Yoo, Steven Thomas Flory, Sean Edward Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 9009626
    Abstract: Improved approaches for users to interact with graphical user interfaces of computing devices are disclosed. A rotational user action supplied by a user via a user input device can provide accelerated scrolling. The accelerated nature of the scrolling enables users to scroll or traverse a lengthy data set (e.g., list of items) faster and with greater ease. The amount of acceleration provided can be performed in successive stages, and/or performed based on the speed of the rotational user action. In one embodiment, the rotational user action is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. The resulting acceleration effect causes the linear action to be enhanced such that a lengthy data set is able to be rapidly traversed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Tsuk, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Publication number: 20150100923
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a structure for navigating in a GUI with a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which incorporates buttons and a scroll wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Frank J. WROBLEWSKI
  • Patent number: 9003310
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, a non-transitory computer-readable medium may include computer-executable instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a computing system to receive, by a web browser, a file from a web server, the file including an instruction to launch a plug-in of the browser, launch the plug-in in an active state based on the instruction, provide a message to the plug-in indicating that the plug-in is hidden and is not displayed as visible by the web browser, and modify running of the plug-in from the active state based on the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Olof Johansson
  • Patent number: 8996987
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for optimizing operations, such as scrolling, that move rendered views for items in a collection relative to a viewable window. An application initially renders only those views within the viewable window. In a background process, the application also builds a pool of rendered views that are outside of the viewable window. Background rendering occurs is timed to not interfere with the user's experience. The pool is constrained in size so as not to over-utilize device memory. When a new item is scrolled or otherwise moved into the viewable window, the application first checks the pool to determine if a view of the new item is already rendered. If so, the application simply displays the pre-rendered view, resulting in minimal processor utilization. The application thus provides the user with a “smoother” scrolling experience. A priority queue for identifying views to replace or overwrite is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell B. Rivera, Alex Iskander
  • Patent number: 8977985
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including a first display control section 218 for selectively displaying, in a first display area, a second predetermined number of first objects among first objects, corresponding to a first predetermined number of game programs, for which an order is set, a second display control section for displaying a position designation image at a position corresponding to a position, of subject software, in an order set for the first predetermined number of pieces of software; a display change section for designating a first object to be displayed in the first display area, based on an operation input received by using the position designation image; and an activation execution section for activating software corresponding to one first object which is selected from among the second predetermined number of first objects displayed in the first display area, based on the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsushima, Yuki Onozawa
  • Publication number: 20150067605
    Abstract: A method is performed at an electronic device with a display, touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The method includes displaying a user interface with a first region and a second region embedded in the first, the second region also being independently scrollable such that its content can be moved without moving other content in the first region. In response to detecting a contact and movement of the contact when a focus selection is over the second region, and when the contact has a maximum intensity that is above a respective intensity threshold, content in the second region is translated on the display without other content translating the first region. When the contact has a maximum intensity that is below a respective intensity threshold, content in the first region is translated on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Julian Missig
  • Patent number: 8972896
    Abstract: A system is disclosed including a first display control section 218 for selectively displaying, in a first display area, a second predetermined number of first objects among first objects, corresponding to a first predetermined number of game programs, for which an order is set, a second display control section for displaying a position designation image at a position corresponding to a position, of subject software, in an order set for the first predetermined number of pieces of software; a display change section for designating a first object to be displayed in the first display area, based on an operation input received by using the position designation image; and an activation execution section for activating software corresponding to one first object which is selected from among the second predetermined number of first objects displayed in the first display area, based on the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nintentdo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Matsushima, Yuki Onozawa
  • Publication number: 20150052485
    Abstract: A heat map carousel displays health and status information for an electro-mechanical system using a set of heat maps rendered in a carousel view. The set includes a plurality of sub-systems, each sub-system including one or more instances of hardware components from different categories or sub-categories. A heat map is more prominently displayed as a focus heat map. Health and status information for different instances of hardware components is organized within a heat map either by category/sub-category and instance or by location. Attribute values are mapped to a color indicative of health and status of the instance. In response to an operator input, the carousel is rotated to display a different heat map as the focus heat map. In response to operator selection of a cell in the focus heat map, health and status information for that cell is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Bradley Grounds, Vanessa Maria Battaglia, Daniel Thomas Donohoo
  • Patent number: 8949130
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a user interacting with a mobile communication facility, where speech presented by the user is recorded using a mobile communication facility resident capture facility. The recorded speech may be recognized using an external speech recognition facility to produce an external output and a resident speech recognition facility to produce an internal output, where at least one of the external output and the internal output may be selected based on a criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vlingo Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150033189
    Abstract: Methods and systems of navigating through process steps of a guided procedure are described. A plurality of process step identifiers may be caused to be displayed in a spiral formation in a graphical user interface of a device. Each process step identifier may identify a corresponding process step of a guided procedure. The process step identifiers may be displayed in positions along the spiral formation that reflect an order of their corresponding process steps in the guided procedure. User input may be received for one of the process steps of the guided procedure using the process step identifier that corresponds to the one of the process steps for which the user input is received. The plurality of process step identifiers may be caused to be rotated within the graphical user interface of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Marco Sachs, Mahsa Fischer
  • Publication number: 20150033188
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for providing a scrollable context menu for interacting with content displayed on a user interface. The scrollable context menu may include a base set of commands available for execution on selected textual and other content. A user may scroll the menu to display a carousel of additional available options employing traditional input such as mouse and stylus input and employing touch and gesture based interaction. The scrollable context menu may present visual cues to indicate that additional options are available. Each command in the base set of commands displayed on the scrollable context menu may be a command commonly used by a user and associated with a user profile unique to the user. The user profile may be saved such that commonly used commands may be preserved and displayed each time the scrollable context menu is presented to the user from any application or device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Renu Devi
  • Patent number: 8941606
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel, and a controlling unit which detects a user touch operation of drawing a circular trajectory on the touch panel and a size of a circular portion surrounded by the circular trajectory on the touch panel, calculates an aspect ratio of the circular portion with reference to the longitudinal direction and the horizontal direction on the touch panel, inputs the calculated aspect ratio of the circular portion as control information of the electronic device, and changes a setting value of the electronic device according to the input aspect ratio of the circular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventor: Toshihiko Fujibayashi