Slider Control Patents (Class 715/833)
  • Patent number: 10963153
    Abstract: The present disclosure, pertaining to the field of information processing technologies, discloses a method, apparatus, and terminal for screen flipping. The method includes: detecting a screen touch action of a user, and after the screen touch action of the user is detected, determining a position area corresponding to the screen touch action; and performing screen flipping according to the determined position area and a corresponding relationship between the position area and a screen flipping operation. The apparatus for screen flipping includes a detecting module, a determining module, and a screen-flipping module. The terminal includes the apparatus for screen flipping. According to the present disclosure, a position area corresponding to a detected screen touch action of a user is determined, and screen flipping is performed according to the position area and a corresponding relationship between the position area and a screen flipping operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Banghua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10936173
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel user interface (UI) tool that is a unified slider control, which includes multiple sliders that slide along a region. The region is a straight line in some embodiments, while it is an angular arc in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the unified slider control is used in a media editing application to allow a user to modify several different properties of the image by moving several different sliders along the region. Each slider is associated with a property of the image. A position of the slider in the region corresponds to a value of the property associated with the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Garrett M. Johnson, Russell Y. Webb, Timothy D. Cherna, Samuel M. Roberts, Peter Warner
  • Patent number: 10887308
    Abstract: A method of presenting an interactive user interface includes presenting member data within a social network interface, the member data being presented at a fixed position within the social network interface. A plurality of posts, arranged in a temporal order or according to category, are also presented within the social network interface. Further, a privacy bar interface element is presented at a first position within the social network interface. An action, as applied to a touch display of a client device, is detected, the action being to move the privacy bar interface element from the first position to a second position relative to the plurality of posts within the social network interface, and to divide the plurality of posts within the social network interface into a first subset of posts and a second subset of posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10866717
    Abstract: A numerical controller capable of easily creating a custom screen on which necessary information is aggregated includes an attribute assignment unit for assigning an attribute to one or more screen components included in one or more existing screens, a custom screen creation unit for setting the attribute to be displayed on the custom screen, and a custom screen display unit for displaying the custom screen on which the screen components selected based on the attribute are exclusively aggregated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Sato
  • Patent number: 10725624
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to swift movement between multiple pages or views. Electronic devices may be limited in readily moving between two or more pages or views within an application process. For example, to move between multiple pages or views, an electronic device may receive a single input for movement between one page or view and another page or view. However, the present aspects enable an electronic device to move between two or more pages in response to receiving a single input representing, for instance, a contact on a touch-sensitive surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tom E. Klaver
  • Patent number: 10630851
    Abstract: A display/input device includes a touch screen which accepts an operation of moving a slider image on a bar image in an extension direction, in which the bar image extends, a controller, and a storage which stores therein an allowable range. In performing range limiting processing, the controller makes the touch screen display the bar image such that, of the bar image, an in-range region, which corresponds to the allowable range, and an out-of-range region, which is a region other than the in-range region, are displayed in different display fashions, and limits a movable range of the slider image to a range from one end to an other end of the in-range region which are opposite from each other in the extension direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takushi Dandoko
  • Patent number: 10552022
    Abstract: Provided is a display control method including: obtaining a first input of a user regarding a first region displayed on a display unit; activating an input reference object in the first region based on the first input; displaying an interface for manipulating the input reference object in a second region on the display unit based on the first input; obtaining a second input of the user regarding the interface; and changing a location of the input reference object in the first region based on the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Gun Lee, Jong Ju Lee, Won Kyoung Lee, Hee Min Lee, Jong Hyun Lee, Dong Kil Shin, Hyo Seok Kim, Hyun Ho Jin, Su Jean Kim, Su Ah Min, Sung Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10402075
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data visualization are disclosed. An example method includes: detecting a first movement of a first User Interface (UI) element on a slider bar; determining that the first UI element is located within an active portion of the slider bar. The active portion comprises at least a sub-portion of the slider bar. The method also includes, determining that a second UI element is located within the active portion of the slider bar; determining a relative position of the first UI element to the second UI element; and assigning transaction priorities to a first entity identified by the first UI element and to a second entity identified by the second UI element based on the relative position. The method optionally includes causing a transaction involving the first entity and the second entity to be executed based on the transaction priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhas Tandon, Ramakrishnan Kadayam Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10248287
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for finger gestures. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include detecting a first finger gesture proximate to or making contact with a graphical user interface element representative of a first picker wheel presented on a user interface; detecting a second finger gesture proximate to or making contact with the user interface, the second finger gesture detected during a time period comprising a time when the first finger gesture is proximate to or making contact with the first picker wheel; changing, when the second finger gesture is detected, a second picker wheel from an independent mode to a dependent mode; and updating, when in the dependent mode, the second picker wheel based on a selection value made via the first finger gesture at the first picker wheel. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Angermayer
  • Patent number: 10203386
    Abstract: In a method and medical equipment for selecting a scanning protocol set, a preset virtual scanned object model including multiple scanned areas is loaded into a computer. The virtual scanned object model is a graphic or image model. A scanned area is selected by use of the virtual scanned object model. A default scanning protocol is set corresponding to the selected scanned area according to a preset correlation between the scanned area and the scanning protocol set, so as to complete the selection of the scanning protocol set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Jun Xiong, Zhi Gen Yang
  • Patent number: 10070094
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for rendering audio data are generally disclosed. An example device for rendering a higher order ambition (HOA) audio signal includes a memory configured to store the HOA audio signal, and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to perform a loudness compensation process as part of generating an effect matrix. The one or more processors are further configured to render the HOA audio signal based on the effect matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nils Günther Peters, Martin James Morrell, Dipanjan Sen
  • Patent number: 10061476
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content identification, selection, organization and distribution are described. Content is identified or represented by one or more moods conveyed by the content to users. Once moods are identified for the content, the content can be searched based on those moods using ranges or sensory perception. Range-based searches are performed by looking for content having corresponding ranges and ranked based on the level of correspondence. Sensory mood searches are based on a user's association with the sensory information provided. Negative limitations may be used to exclude certain content that might otherwise be ranked based on the level of correspondence. Different types of content may be presented to users through a variety of different interfaces that are appropriate for the content. Distribution of content may be structured based on the moods associated with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APERTURE INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: Jacquelyn Fuzell-Casey
  • Patent number: 10007483
    Abstract: A volume adjustment device includes a display section, touch panel, and a controller which displays a slide bar including a knob, receives a movement goal position of the knob, adjusts volume of an audio signal to volume value corresponding to a position of the knob, moves the knob with a moving speed of the target of which the movement is received within a normal area in case that it receives movement of the target into a limit area in which the knob cannot move to not less than lower limit over the normal area in which the knob can move freely, and moves the knob and the lower limit of the limit area from the lower limit of the limit area to the target with the same predetermined speed as expansion speed of the limit area while it expands the normal area toward the limit area side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ONKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Oyamatsu
  • Patent number: 9984209
    Abstract: An example method includes presenting, by a computing device, a range of available parameter values for the therapy parameter via a circular track, indicating, by the computing device, a present parameter value for the therapy parameter via the circular track, and receiving, by the computing device, via a user interface (UI), user input specifying a target parameter value for the therapy parameter, indicating, by the computing device, the target parameter value in conjunction with the present parameter value via the circular track, receiving by the computing device, via the UI, user input activating an adjustment from the present parameter value to the target parameter value, and in response to receiving the user input activating the adjustment, controlling, by the computing device, the medical device to adjust the therapy parameter value from the present parameter value to the target parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas S. Cerny, Timmothy S. Carlson, Raj Mehra
  • Patent number: 9948256
    Abstract: Audio information of audio content being listened to by a user is received. An aspect of a listening environment of the user is identified. A volume preset, based on the audio information and the aspect of the listening environment, is determined to be available. A first volume of the audio content being listened to by the user is determined to be different from the volume preset. The first volume of the audio content is adjusted to a second volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Maurice M. Materise, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 9558172
    Abstract: Tools and techniques are described for linking visual properties of charts to cells within tables. Methods provided by these tools enable users to select visual properties that are associated with graphical displays of chart data, and to link these visual properties to respective cells within the tables. User interfaces provided by these tools may provide representations of visual properties associated with the graphical displays of chart data, with these representations of the visual properties being responsive to user input to link the cells in the tables to the visual properties. These user interfaces may also include representations of the cells that are associated with the representations of the visual properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward Rampson, Scott Ruble, Benjamin Sklar, Anupam Garg
  • Patent number: 9542063
    Abstract: A method is used in managing alert thresholds. An integrated slider settings dialog is provided. An existing setting for the severity of an alert threshold is displayed by the dialog. A user is allowed to view and change the setting for the severity of the alert threshold by hovering over a slider thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kendra Marchant, Eric S. Lewine
  • Patent number: 9501848
    Abstract: Parametric curve fitting using maximum curvature techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a parametric curve is fit to a segment of a plurality of data points that includes a first data point disposed between second and third data points by setting a point of maximum curvature for the segment of the curve at the first data point. A result of the fitting is output by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregg D. Wilensky, Nathan A. Carr, Stephen N. Schiller
  • Patent number: 9448709
    Abstract: A method for coarsely and finely controlling contents via respective main and auxiliary sliders, and a portable terminal supporting the same are provided. The portable terminal includes: a display unit displaying a main slider including a slidable path of a predetermined length for designating a predetermined region of contents and an auxiliary slider extending at least a part of a slidable path of the main slider; a touch screen detecting a signal for selectively displaying the auxiliary slider; and a controller for performing a control operation to display the auxiliary slider according to generation of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Lee, Su Jung Youn, Sang Ki Lee, Su Mi Shim, Wan Soo Lim
  • Patent number: 9396271
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to web resource metadata creation and utility and provide a method, system and computer program product for transforming articles that create subjective metadata used for discovery into articles that create mathematical data that is inherently dynamic, global, composed of auditable elements, conducive to relational cross-reference, and utilized to capture public opinion and produce statistical opinion data and rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Henry Woodard, Eric Brennan Rodrick
  • Patent number: 9325364
    Abstract: A smart phone for using to optimize the energy production of a solar panel in real time by a user features a signal processor to receive GPS signaling containing information about the global position of the smart phone, and input signaling containing control information to initiate a GUI algorithm in the signal processor to determine visual and/or audio cues for a user on a proper alignment of a solar panel for optimal solar energy collection efficiency; and provide display imaging signaling from a screen of the smart phone, or audio signaling from a speaker in the smart phone containing information about the visual and/or audio cues for the user on the proper alignment of the solar panel for optimal solar efficiency, so as to enable the user to simultaneously adjust the planar orientation of the solar panel having the smart phone placed thereon, based on the visual and audio cues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Flow Control LLC.
    Inventors: Keith L. Teichmann, Leonid Toporkov
  • Patent number: 9256681
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system for identifying clusters in collections of data entities are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the method includes defining a metric space over the data entities. A distance function of the metric space may satisfy the triangle inequality. The method may include determining, based on the distance function of the metric space, a value for a number of clusters that minimizes a number of data bits used to define a model of the collection of the data entities. The model may thereby describe the collection of data entities using a minimum description length (MDL). The method may include assigning data entities of the collection of data entities to the clusters. The number of clusters to which the data entities are assigned may correspond to the determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Kenefic, John G. Watts
  • Patent number: 9256358
    Abstract: A graphical user interface method is disclosed. A first interface panel including a first graphical content for a first menu item is generated. The first interface panel is displayed in a primary display area, and a first descriptor is displayed in a menu display area that is segregated from the primary display area. The first descriptor is associated with the first menu item. An input command is received on the menu display area, and in response thereto, a second interface panel with a second set of graphic content for a second menu item is generated. An input command transition relationship is defined between the first interface panel and the second interface panel, and the received input command corresponds thereto. The second interface panel is displayed in the primary display area, and a second descriptor associated with the second menu item is displayed in the menu display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ADTILE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Nils Forsblom, Joao Cardoso, Kim Niklas Stenbäck
  • Patent number: 9251609
    Abstract: Various embodiments illustrated and described herein include at least one of systems, methods, and computer program product to manage data having multiple groups that vary over time. Some embodiments use a spider diagram, in conjunction with a timeline, to allow a user to visualize the data. Such embodiments can include controls that allow a user to indicate a time along the timeline for which data should be plotted on the spider diagram. Some embodiments provide controls that allow a user to select a time range for which characteristics of data should be plotted on the spider diagram such as minimum, maximum and average for each data group over the time interval. Some embodiments visually indicate values that fall within certain criteria, such as a marginal criteria or an unacceptable criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Shujun Wang, Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 9219634
    Abstract: A user interface device provides access to at least one of a plurality of digital content sources. The interface device is configured to catalog the plurality of digital content sources to correspond to a plurality of channels in a tuning band, to present the plurality of channels sequentially in response to a user initiated tuning movement, and to select one of the sequentially presented channels for playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Lee Morse, Vincent Tong, Brook Leonard Eaton
  • Patent number: 9183650
    Abstract: Data point calculations on a chart are provided. A user control may be displayed adjacent to a chart by a computing device. A selection of data points on the chart may then be received the user control. A calculation may then be performed by the computing device on the data points selected by the user control. The results of the calculation may then be displayed by the computing device on the chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Scott Ruble
  • Patent number: 9158453
    Abstract: A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system comprises a machine interface, a processing system, and a user interface. The machine interface receives operational data associated with an operation of a machine. The processing system processes the operational data associated with the operation of the machine to determine a trend in the operational data. The user interface displays a graphical representation of the trend, and receives a first user input and a second user input simultaneously on a surface of the user interface. The processing system processes the first user input and the second user input to determine a change in the trend. The user interface displays a graphical representation of the change in the trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Scott, Thong T. Nguyen, Greggory Cieslak, Thomas Lloyd Heidebrecht, Pete J. Klein, Gary Dan Dotson
  • Patent number: 9131192
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel user interface (UI) tool that is a unified slider control, which includes multiple sliders that slide along a region. The region is a straight line in some embodiments, while it is an angular arc in other embodiments. In some embodiments, the unified slider control is used in a media editing application to allow a user to modify several different properties of the image by moving several different sliders along the region. Each slider is associated with a property of the image. A position of the slider in the region corresponds to a value of the property associated with the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Garrett M. Johnson, Russell Y. Webb, Timothy D. Cherna, Samuel M. Roberts, Peter Warner
  • Patent number: 9122388
    Abstract: A method for controlling a touch screen using a timeline bar is provided. The method includes detecting a first dragging that starts from a bar on a timeline, zooming in the timeline according to a distance between the timeline and a final touch point of the first dragging, and shifting the bar on the zoomed-in timeline by a second dragging. Thus, it is possible to more precisely control the content even on a small touch screen just like on a large touch screen. In addition, the timeline blockage caused by the finger tip may be prevented, so the user may control the content more intuitively in the desired level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 9098530
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention provide a service for data management and integration across a wide range of applications. Clustered computers may be arranged in a cloud-type configuration for storing and handling large amounts of user data under the control of a front-end management server. Communities of distributed users may collaborate on the data across multiple enterprises. Very large tabular data files are uploaded to the storage facilities. The data files are maintained as tables, and a composite table of related information is created and maintained in response to user queries. Different ways of visualizing the data are provided. Depending on the amount of information that can be displayed, features in a spatial index may the thinned for presentation. Spatial and structured queries are processing and results are intersected to obtain information for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hector Gonzalez, Jayant Madhavan, Andrin Von Rechenberg, Anno Langen, Alon Halevy
  • Patent number: 9092132
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more processors, and memory detects a first portion of a gesture, and determines that the first portion has a first gesture characteristic. The device selects a dynamic disambiguation threshold in accordance with the first gesture characteristic. The dynamic disambiguation threshold is used to determine whether to perform a first type of operation or a second type of operation when a first kind of gesture is detected. The device determines that the gesture is of the first kind of gesture. After selecting the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device determines whether the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold. When the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the first type of operation, and when the gesture does not meet the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the second type of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Britt S. Miura, Akiva D. Leffert
  • Publication number: 20150149963
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for providing a user interface for use in selecting an amount to be transacted by a user of an automated teller machine (ATM). The user interface comprises an input unit for receiving a user input associated with a sliding gesture, and an output unit for displaying a selected amount determined based on the user input associated with the sliding gesture, to thereby provide a user interface for selecting an amount of money in an intuitive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Boick CHANG, Woo Jae SUNG
  • Patent number: 9037986
    Abstract: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates seamless integration of a data storage service within an operating system (OS). An online safe deposit box can store a portion of data, wherein the online safe deposit box is hosted by a data storage service provider. A local operating system associated with a device can leverage a graphic user interface (GUI) to interact with a portion of data associated with the device. A map component can create a mapped drive that integrates the online safe deposit box within the local operating system to enable seamless data interaction between the local operating system and the online safe deposit box, wherein the data interaction is at least one of a data upload from the local operating system to the online safe deposit box or a data download from the online safe deposit box to the local operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Lara M. Sosnosky, Elissa E. S. Murphy, Navjot Virk, John D. Mehr, Catherine Claire Marshall, Yan V. Leshinsky
  • Patent number: 9026943
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes allowing a user to access a user-controlled social network profile page with posts in a specified order. A user is permitted to traverse an interface element across the specified order to establish a set position for the interface element. Access to posts is provided on a first side of the set position to define a viewable profile. Access to posts is blocked on a second side of the set position to define a non-viewable profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Snapchat, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Spiegel
  • Patent number: 9009630
    Abstract: A note-capture application is disclosed that allows notes to be displayed on the lock screen. In one embodiment, a note-capture application can be invoked when a mobile device is in an above-lock state. Note data can be captured using the note-capture application, and the captured data can be persistently displayed on the lock screen. A user can perform a unique gesture from the lock screen to invoke the note-capture application. In another embodiment, multiple input modes can be available for note data capture. For example, voice data, text data, camera data, etc. can all be used to capture notes for display on the lock screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Kruzeniski, Joseph B. Tobens, Jon Bell, William Scott Stauber, Rohit Bhatia, Ram Pattabhi Papatla, Daniel Escapa
  • Patent number: 9009614
    Abstract: A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method includes the steps of selecting a family of article types, selecting a customized article type, manufacturing an article of footwear with the customized article type and shipping the article of footwear to a pre-designated shipping address. The method may further include the step of limiting the number of articles of footwear manufactured with a customized article type to ensure exclusivity for customized article types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Dirsa, Clifford B. Gerber, Petre Gheorghian, E. Scott Morris
  • Patent number: 9009623
    Abstract: A manufacturer or other retailer provides a consumer with a graphical user interface for customizing an article. The graphical user interface includes an analog-style selection control that allows a user to select at least one characteristic of a feature of the article. With this type of selection control, a consumer need not select a particular control value or designate a combination of control values to choose a characteristic for a feature of an article to be custom-manufactured. Instead, the consumer need only select a position or value relative to a range of positions or values provided by the analog-style selection control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: NIKE, Incorporated
    Inventors: Natalie A. Candrian, Shane S. Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 8997008
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for constructing and manipulating a Graphic User Interface (GUI), comprising retrieving from a data repository first GUI data representing at least (i) an entity, (ii) attributes of an entity, (iii) a manipulatable scale associated with a respective attribute; constructing on a screen the GUI including converting the first GUI data into displayable GUI data which include at least the entity, its attributes and for at least one of the attributes a manipulatable scale and displaying the displayable GUI data; enabling a user to perform on the GUI a manipulation of at least one manipulatable scale of a respective attribute giving rise to manipulated displayable GUI data; converting the manipulated displayable GUI data into second GUI data representing at least one data record; and using the at least one data record or portion thereof for operations in the data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Pelicans Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Leon Waisbein, Yaron Finkel
  • Publication number: 20150089450
    Abstract: Various methods for implementing a variable content movable control are provided. One example method includes receiving an indication that a movable control is located at a second position along a defined path on a touch screen display. A first position, the second position, and at least a third position may defined along the defined path such that the movable control being located at the first position causes first content to be presented and the movable control being located at the third position causes a transition from a locked mode to an unlocked mode. The example method may further include causing second content to be presented on the touch screen display in response to at least receiving the indication that the movable control is located at the second position. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Mikko Antero Nurmi
  • Patent number: 8990732
    Abstract: This disclosure provides examples of computerized methods and software for receiving time-based interval selections on multi-touch devices. In one aspect, a time interval slider is displayed in a portion of a graphical user interface, where the time interval slider is a listing of time values in a single dimension at a first granularity level. A request is received via a multi-touch gesture to change from the first granularity level of time values to a second granularity level of time values in the time interval slider. In response, an updated set of time values at a second granularity level is displayed within the time interval slider. A selection of a first time value is received for a first endpoint in a time interval via a first touch input, and a selection of a second time value is received for a second endpoint in the time interval via a second touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Eckhard Farrenkopf, Hans-Juergen Richstein, Daniel Markwig
  • Publication number: 20150074605
    Abstract: A control method of the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display an operation icon for causing an operation screen for an electric shutter device to be displayed; display the operation screen which includes a shutter image representing a shutter of the electric shutter device when selection of the operation icon is sensed; when a swipe operation is sensed, output a movement control command for moving the shutter in a swipe direction, and move the shutter represented in the shutter image in accordance with a swipe amount of the swipe operation; and in a case where stop information is received and the shutter represented in the shutter image is varied into a closed state, return the shutter represented in the shutter image in a second direction opposite to a first direction which is a moving direction of the shutter represented in the shutter image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu SASAKI, Eiichi NAITO
  • Patent number: 8972526
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method for providing product information to an individual, the method comprising receiving, at a router, a single request for information, the request associated with at least one product, transmitting, by the router, the single request for information to each one of a plurality of store servers, receiving, by the router from the plurality of store servers, a plurality of responses, each one of the plurality of responses including information associated with the at least one product, compiling the plurality of responses into a single request, and transmitting the single request to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventor: John Randy Frerking
  • Patent number: 8966398
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring the presentation of a plurality of presentation elements in a visual representation on a user interface, the presentation elements having both temporal and spatial parameters, the method comprising the steps of: defining a time bar with a time scale having time indicators as subdivisions of the time scale and having a first global temporal limit and a second temporal global limit of the time scale for defining a temporal domain of the presentation elements, defining a focus range of the time bar such that the focus range has a first local temporal limit and a second local temporal limit wherein the first local temporal limit is greater than or equal to the first global temporal limit and the second local temporal limit is less than or equal to the second global temporal limit; defining a focus bar having a focus time scale having focus time indicators as subdivisions of the focus time scale and having the first and second local temporal limits as the extents of the focus ti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Oculus Info Inc.
    Inventors: William Wright, Thomas Kapler
  • Patent number: 8965907
    Abstract: Interactive and dynamic exploring of filter criteria for large amounts of numerical data having multiple dimensions is described. Exploration occurs without excessive amounts of computation or querying of a database based on a data set summary that may be obtained from a server in a search system and applied by a client device. A data set is summarized so as to capture relationships between distributions of items in the data set along multiple dimensions. To explore filter criteria, a user may interactively adjust a range of values that act as a filter criteria along a dimension and determine an effect on a distribution of items along another dimension. The client device may apply the data summary in reverse to determine, based on user input specifying aspects of a distribution along one dimension, filter criteria for another dimension that would result in the specified distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Brian C. Beckman, Jason A. Wolf, Janine Crumb, Darryl Ellis Rubin, Olivier Colle
  • Patent number: 8954889
    Abstract: The slide bar display control device according to the present invention includes, a display means which indicates a first slide bar including a first slider and a first bar, an input means which can select an arbitrary part of the first slide bar shown on the display means based on touch operation, and a control means which controls the display means and the input means, wherein, when the control means detects that a first operation has been performed in a state that the first slider shown on the display means is being touched in the input means, the display means indicates a second slide bar including a second slider and a second bar, and wherein the second slider is a slider different in a variation amount of a set value per unit moving distance from the first slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Toshihiko Fujibayashi
  • Publication number: 20150040068
    Abstract: Various embodiments generally relate to user interface elements informative of referral incentives. In some embodiments, contact information may be obtained for contacts associated with a user of a content management system. Various amounts of additional storage space available to the user upon acceptance of referral requests sent by or on behalf of the user to the contacts may be determined. One or more graphic indicator of various types may be displayed to the user indicating one or more of: amounts of additional storage space obtainable through successful new referrals, the user's current storage space, and the relative sizes of the user's current storage space and the amounts of additional storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Puckett
  • Patent number: 8949742
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting a displayed visualization, such as a tree diagram. An example method includes providing a first mechanism for facilitating adjusting spacing between plural leaf nodes of a visualization by a first factor and providing a signal indicative of the first factor in response thereto; and employing a second mechanism to display an updated visualization in response to the signal, wherein spacing between leaf nodes of the updated visualization is adjusted relative to the initial visualization based on the signal, such that a region defined by a group of leaf nodes, whose spacing therebetween has been adjusted, is shrunk or enlarged based on the first factor. In an illustrative embodiment, the example method further includes adjusting the spacing between leaf nodes so that leaf nodes overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Lory Molesky, Benjamin L. Moroze, Kris Hanson
  • Patent number: 8934550
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus that processes image data of a moving image is disclosed. The data processing apparatus includes: acquiring means for acquiring variations representing degrees of change in the image data, in a unit of picture; display-type determining means for determining, on the basis of the variations, display types, which represent display methods in displaying pictures, in a unit of picture; and display control means for causing a display to display type information representing display types of pictures and position information representing a position of a picture designated by picture-designation operating means operated in designating a picture to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaya Ono, Junichi Ogikubo
  • Patent number: 8914743
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a portion of a list of identifiers. The list of identifiers are associated with: a first number of first content items associated with a first language, and a second number of second content items associated with a second language. The device concurrently displays a character selection element that includes: a first sub-element associated with the first content items and having a first size, and a second sub-element associated with the second content items and having a second size, the first size relative to the second size being based on the first number relative to the second number. In response to detecting an input on the second sub-element, the device displays a portion of the list of identifiers with identifiers associated with second content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taido L. Nakajima, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8907901
    Abstract: A motion sensor comprises a touch screen, and a motion indictor proximate to the touch screen, the touch screen displaying: an adjusting bar indicating a threshold at which motion is detected, and a level bar indicating an amount of currently measured motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: AMX LLC
    Inventors: Richard R. Gelling, George C. Smith, Michael B. Sheehan