Compound Or Aggregate Icon Patents (Class 715/837)
  • Patent number: 10175848
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to displaying a portion of a list of items and selecting an icon in the list that when activated allows additional items to be added to the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Joonas-Petteri Haapsaari, Kimmo Juhani Karimaki
  • Patent number: 10176608
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of displaying a virtual patient chart. The method includes receiving data relating to a patient and generating, using a processor, a graphic representing at least one attribute related to a characteristic of the patient, wherein the generating uses a plurality of consistent visual modification rules that convey additional information to the graphic. The method also includes displaying the graphic on a virtual patient chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medivu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Gilger, Pinaki Asher, Howard Murray
  • Patent number: 10120562
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an implementation method of user interface for a mobile device and a mobile device. Herein, the method comprises: detecting a trigger action on the mobile device; in response to the trigger action, displaying n layers of response region, wherein the n layers of response region are transparent rectangle, and overlap at one of their corners or edges, calculating display position(s) of one or more UI element(s), and presenting the UI element(s) in the valid region of each layer of response region. In the present invention, the sector UI may provide the user with a convenient access to opening an application corresponding to the UI element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Holaverse Network Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Zhang, Kai Yu, Jiankai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10092840
    Abstract: A first display control unit displays an item selecting screen, which receives a selection of at least one of a plurality of items, on a display unit. A second display control unit displays a setting screen on the display unit in response to a first operation for selecting at least one of the items in a case where the item selecting screen is being displayed, the setting screen receiving a change of content of the selected item. The item selecting screen includes an area displaying information on content of a specified item among the plurality of items. A change control unit changes the content of the specified item displayed on the area in response to a second operation that is different from the first operation, in a case where the item selecting screen is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayasu Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9927245
    Abstract: A map scrolling method and apparatus for a navigation system prevents from displaying certain icons while displaying other icons based on conditions and settings of the navigation system during a transition period of a map scrolling operation. The map scrolling method includes the steps of: detecting activation of a map scrolling operation; checking whether there is any limit condition attached to icons as to remove them from a map image; scrolling the map image while removing the icons to which the limit condition is attached from the map image during a transition period of the map scrolling operation; and displaying all of the icons when the map scrolling operation is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Schaaf, Andrew S. de Silva
  • Patent number: 9823811
    Abstract: Techniques and architectures for implementing a team of virtual assistants are described herein. The team may include multiple virtual assistants that are configured with different characteristics, such as different functionality, base language models, levels of training, visual appearances, personalities, and so on. The characteristics of the virtual assistants may be configured by trainers, end-users, and/or a virtual assistant service. The virtual assistants may be presented to end-users in conversation user interfaces to perform different tasks for the users in a conversational manner. The different virtual assistants may adapt to different contexts. The virtual assistants may additionally, or alternatively, interact with each other to carry out tasks for the users, which may be illustrated in conversation user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Next IT Corporation
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Tanya M Miller
  • Patent number: 9778829
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and a memory accessible to the at least one processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to detect first eye input to a first location on a user interface (UI) presented on the display, identify at least two selector elements as at least being presented on the display proximate to the first location, and present a magnification interface on the UI. The magnification interface comprises a larger rendition of the at least two selector elements relative to presentation of the at least two selector elements on the UI prior to the detection of the first eye input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Neal Robert Caliendo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9746994
    Abstract: An icon corresponds to a history of files related to a plurality of indexes. Each of the indexes and each of the files are additionally and synchronously recorded in storage as additional data. The icon displayed represents the status of data in the files in the storage. The displayed icon is manipulated to indicate whether no data exists in an associated file or to indicate that existing data in an associated file was updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Iwanaga, Yumiko Ohta, Yutaka Oishi
  • Patent number: 9671927
    Abstract: System and method involving user interfaces and remote control devices. More specifically, these user interfaces may be particularly useful for providing an intuitive and user friendly interaction between a user and a device or application using a display, e.g., at a “10 foot” interaction level. The user interfaces may be specifically designed for interaction using a simple remote control device having a limited number of inputs. For example, the simple remote control may include directional inputs (e.g., up, down, left, right), a confirmation input (e.g., ok), and possibly a mute input. The user interface may be customized based on current user activity or other contexts (e.g., based on current or previous states), the user logging in (e.g., using a communication device), etc. Additionally, the user interface may allow the user to adjust cameras whose video are not currently displayed, rejoin previously left videoconferences, and/or any of a variety of desirable actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Lifesize, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Mock
  • Patent number: 9667769
    Abstract: Communication devices, computer readable media and methods are provided for managing a group messaging session. A graphical user interface comprising a conversation window and a multiplicity of avatars is displayed. Each avatar represents one of a multiplicity of group members. Responsive to transmission of a multicast message from a sending communication device for delivery to the multiplicity of group members, a first status update message indicating delivery of the multicast message to a corresponding receiving communication device for each group member is received. Responsive to receiving the status update message, a delivery notification for each of the multiplicity of group members is displayed. The notification is associated with a corresponding one of the avatars. Further, a second status update message indicating that the multicast message was read at a corresponding receiving communication device is received and a read notification for each of the multiplicity of group members is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Frederick Harness Clarke, Sanjay Kalyanasundaram, Santiago Carbonell Duque, Calvin Roex
  • Patent number: 9658996
    Abstract: An authorization prompt issued from a server is detected, and previously-entered account information, is accessed on a user device. A selectable display element corresponding to each set of entered account information is displayed. User selection or actuation of a given display element is received, and the corresponding account information is retrieved and used to log onto the server that issued the authentication prompt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julie Seto, Evan Stavrou
  • Patent number: 9620085
    Abstract: Various embodiments present a combined visual entity that represents overlapping visual entities. The combined visual entity can include a primary visualization that represents one of the overlapping visual entities and annotations that represent others of the overlapping visual entities. For example, a map view can include multiple geographical entities that overlap. A primary visualization can be rendered that represents one of the multiple geographical entities. The primary visualization can be visually annotated (e.g., with symbols, letters, or other visual indicators) to indicate others of the multiple geographical entities. In some embodiments, a zoom operation can cause visual entities to be added and/or removed from the combined visual entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff J. Lin, Anne H. Loomis, Romualdo T. Impas, Alan Paulin
  • Patent number: 9613445
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of displaying a virtual patient chart. The method includes receiving data relating to a patient and generating, using a processor, a graphic representing at least one attribute related to a characteristic of the patient, wherein the generating uses a plurality of consistent visual modification rules that convey additional information to the graphic. The method also includes displaying the graphic on a virtual patient chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MediVu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Gilger, Pinaki Asher, Howard Murray
  • Patent number: 9555708
    Abstract: In a method for controlling the display of information on a display area, the information is structured hierarchically in objects, in which an object and a path, which leads to the object in the hierarchical structure, are displayed. The path is divided into individual path elements, the path elements belonging to different hierarchy levels of the path leading to the object, and the path elements being selectable buttons, and the information display jumping to the hierarchy level of the selected path element when a path element is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Frank Hauschild, Mathias Kuhn, Rainer Dehmann
  • Patent number: 9542076
    Abstract: A living address book allows subscribers to define their own personas as collections of information which define the users. Subscribers can then publish their persona(s) to their friends' and associates' mobile phones and update the others' address books with the subscriber's contact information. Users can also specify different personas to be presented to different users. The living address book graphical user interface allows more efficient and easier access to data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Onyon, Liam Stannard, Leighton Ridgard
  • Patent number: 9483479
    Abstract: A conceptual framework is built including a conceptual hierarchy, a containment hierarchy, and concept relationships. The concepts created in the conceptual framework are associated with resources located on the local file system. The resources are stored in the conceptual framework that is stored in the main memory of the system. Thus, search capabilities based on complex multivariate queries involving relationships and multiple conditions between concepts are provided. The conceptual framework is based on an in-memory engine that enables superfast resource access, reduced file storage redundancy, reduced updating errors, increased consistency, greater data integrity and independence from application level programs, query based concept and file access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Dhwanit Shah
  • Patent number: 9471898
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for e-mail message endorsement in an e-mail management system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for e-mail message endorsement in an e-mail management system can be provided. The method can include comparing a sender and a recipient of an e-mail message in a social network to identify linking relationships between the sender and the recipient, scoring the e-mail message based upon the identified linking relationships, and visually distinguishing the e-mail message based upon the scoring. In one aspect of the embodiment, the method further can include repeating the comparing to identify new linking relationships, updating the scoring based upon the identified new linking relationships, and updating the visual distinction of the e-mail message based upon the updated scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Jania, Ruthie D. Lyle
  • Patent number: 9413817
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for applying actions during server system processing. Functional processing blocks where actions may be applied to a service request are identified. actions are dynamically associated with functional processing blocks. During execution of a functional processing block, a check is performed to determine whether an action is associated with the functional processing block. If an action is associated with a functional processing block, the action is applied during the functional processing block's execution. An evaluation may be performed to determine if an action should be applied before or after the functional processing block. The server system may comprise an XML data repository, providing access to XML data, based on identity information which is received with a client system request. A portion of the server system may be described in accordance with an XML schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ferhan Elvanoglu, Shaun D. Pierce
  • Patent number: 9355046
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises: a display unit configured to display, on a display device, a virtual device object to which a first object of a first device driver corresponding to a first output function of an output apparatus and a second object of a second device driver corresponding to a second output function of the output apparatus are assigned; and an acceptance unit configured to accept a data output instruction to the displayed virtual device object, wherein when the data output instruction to the virtual device object is accepted, said display unit displays information capable of accepting an output instruction to one of the first output function and the second output function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9251508
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for intelligent message processing are presented. With regard to a message, an intelligent message processor component (IMPC) can intelligently identify a desired file folder and archive the message in the folder in response to as little as one user interface (UI) control manipulation (e.g., click), when the intelligent message processor UI (IMPUI) is activated. When the IMPUI is activated, the IMPC automatically parses the message and identifies, or allows the user to identify, a keyword/phrase in the message. The IMPC automatically identifies the desired folder based on the identified keyword/phrase, and the user can click on the identified keyword/phrase to store the message in the identified file folder. The IMPUI also can comprise other UI controls that can, e.g., forward a message to another user, archive the message or related attachment in a remote storage destination, perform a customized message process, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Michael L. Bishop
  • Patent number: 9189249
    Abstract: A method for generating a graphical icon to represent a software module is disclosed. The method includes the steps of processing a description of the module stored within a database through a glossary to obtain a normalized description, parsing the normalized description to abstract the module and identify at least one component of the module, obtaining at least one icon component for the at least one module component, and assembling the at least one icon component into the graphical icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra J. Danielson, Miguel A. Rivera
  • Patent number: 9104291
    Abstract: A method, display system, computer software product for controlling an icon appearance are disclosed. A display controller of the display system displays an icon control window on a display screen of the display system for changing an icon appearance of the display system conveniently. The control window includes at least one sample icon for a user's preview, and the sample icon's appearance is automatically updated upon receiving inputs for a new icon appearance from a user. When the user is satisfied with the updated sample icon's appearance and enters an execution command, the display controller finally changes the icon appearance of the display system by changing corresponding display properties according to the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hong-Ki Kim, Seok-Hwa Jeong, Ju-Ho Yun
  • Patent number: 9098180
    Abstract: A user interface arrangement includes a user interface having a plurality of movable sliders. Each of the sliders corresponds to a respective category of infotainment content. A processor is communicatively coupled to the user interface. The processor presents each of the categories of infotainment content in proportions dependent upon positions of the sliders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Larry Vincent Craig, David Taylor
  • Patent number: 9052926
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a first application view. A first input is detected, and an application view selection mode is entered for selecting one of concurrently open applications for display in a corresponding application view. An initial group of open application icons in a first predefined area and at least a portion of the first application view adjacent to the first predefined area are concurrently displayed. The initial group of open application icons corresponds to at least some of the concurrently open applications. A gesture is detected on a respective open application icon in the first predefined area, and a respective application view for a corresponding application is displayed without concurrently displaying an application view for any other application in the concurrently open applications. The open application icons in the first predefined area cease to be displayed, and the application view selection mode is exited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9047004
    Abstract: The present invention provides method of manipulating a displayed object capable of interacting with an interface element of a computing interface. The computing interface has a display module for displaying the displayed object in a display area, and which causes the displayed object to interact with the interface element and manipulating the displayed object according to the nature of the input received. The manipulation includes varying the size of the displayed object when the received input results in movement of the displayed object, into, out-of, or through a region of the display area designated as belonging to the interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Smart Internet Technology CRC PTY LTD
    Inventor: Trent Apted
  • Patent number: 9003301
    Abstract: An image management method and system are disclosed which can increase user convenience by reducing a display time of thumbnails in a DLNA system. The DLNA system includes a digital media server for generating a thumbnail group image using thumbnails corresponding to at least one original image file and transmitting the thumbnail group image, and a digital media player for receiving the thumbnail group image from the digital media server and requesting the digital media server to transmit an original image file corresponding to a selected thumbnail among thumbnails included the thumbnail group image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chan-Seok Yang, Ho-Chul Shin, Byung-Soo Lim, Won-Suk Yang
  • Patent number: 8984444
    Abstract: A method for displaying a received message on a terminal. The method includes receiving messages, displaying on a display unit of the terminal different icons according to a type of the received messages, and displaying on the display unit of the terminal information indicating a number of unread received messages among the received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Mi Kyung O
  • Patent number: 8966399
    Abstract: A graphical menu interface, an implementing method thereof, and an operating method thereof are provided. In the implementing method of the graphical menu interface, m function groups are provided first, and each of the function groups has at least one function. Then, an operating frame related to each function group is obtained and used as the menu icon representing a corresponding function group in the graphical menu interface. Finally, there are n function groups displayed on the screen, and the corresponding operating frames are used as the menu icons of these n function groups in the graphical menu interface. As a result, users can infer the position of each function in the graphical menu interface more intuitively, and thus the convenience in operating the graphical menu is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Pang Chiang, Te-Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 8966396
    Abstract: Information items in a file system are arranged into groups that are created according to a grouping component. A non-hierarchical view displays visual representations (e.g., icons, thumbnail images) of the information items arranged in visually delineated groups according to an arrange type that can be specified for each group. Various view formats are available including icon, list and column view formats. In each view format, a condensed mode can be selected for one or more groups, resulting in multiple visual representations of items being displayed in a fixed amount of screen space in the non-hierarchical view. In icon view, each condensed group includes a single row of visual representations that can be navigated separately from other groups in the non-hierarchical view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Hart, Laurent Baumann, Patrick Coffman, Aram David Kudurshian, Kevin Tiene
  • Patent number: 8930854
    Abstract: A display method executed by an information processing apparatus having an operating section, a display section, and a control section exercising display control over the display section, wherein a folder having a plurality of objects stored therein includes: displaying a folder icon representing the folder on the display section; and displaying a locus associated with a dragging operation performed on the folder icon using the operating section under control exercised by the control section and deploying and displaying object icons representing the objects on the locus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Jikeya
  • Patent number: 8918339
    Abstract: A social networking system user may associate an emoji representing the user's emotional reaction with a content item presented by the social networking system. The user is presented with one or more emoji maintained by the social networking system and selects an emoji for associating with the content item. If certain emoji are selected, the social networking system prompts the user for compensation or requests compensation from an entity associated with the selected emoji. The selected emoji is associated with the content item and a connection, or other information, between the user and the object identifying the selected emoji is stored by the social networking system. The selected emoji may be displayed with the content item to the user and to other users connected to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yigal Dan Rubinstein, Abhishek Doshi, Reshma Khilnani Ebberson, Cole Gleason
  • Patent number: 8893033
    Abstract: Application notification techniques are described. Implementations are described in which a representation of an application may include notifications that pertain to the application. Techniques are further described which may be used to manage the notifications, including replacement of notifications, use of queues, overrides, selection of notifications based on execution state of an application, cycling a display of a plurality of notifications, cycling a display of different subsets of notifications, examination of a manifest of an application to determine criteria to be used to display the notifications, display priority of the notifications, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tyler J. Donahue, Brian K McNeil, Kevin Michael Woley, Matthew R. Ayers, Gaurav S. Anand, Anshul Rawat, Relja Ivanovic
  • Patent number: 8860749
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for icon generation. The method comprises determining a color from a first icon, generating a colored region comprising the determined color, and generating a composite image of the colored region and the first icon to produce a second icon, wherein the second icon is larger than the first icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Neely Ainslie, David Trainor
  • Patent number: 8839150
    Abstract: A first graphical object on a user interface of a device can be transformed to a second graphical object on the user interface. The second graphical object can be manipulated by a user on the user interface using touch input or by physically moving the device. When manipulated, the object can be animated to appear to have mass that responds to real-world, physical forces, such as gravity, friction or drag. The data represented by the second graphical object can be compressed or archived using a gesture applied to the second graphical object. Graphical objects can be visually sorted on the user interface based on their mass (size). The visual appearance of graphical objects on the user interface can be adjusted to indicate the age of data represented by the graphical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas V. King, Brett Bilbrey, Todd Benjamin
  • Patent number: 8839151
    Abstract: Provided is an image folder transmission/playing device which can transmit an image folder regardless of whether or not a name of the image folder complies with DCF standard and further can display an image file included in the image folder on a monitor. A CPU determines whether or not there is an album setting folder file in the image folder. When there is no album setting folder file, the CPU creates the album setting folder file in the image folder included in the album setting folder file. The CPU transmits the image folder and displays an electronic album on the monitor in accordance with information included in the album setting folder file. Accordingly, a user can view the electronic album with a user's favorite layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Visionarist Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sukeichi Miki, Shinichi Miki, Manabu Miki, Hikaru Miki
  • Patent number: 8826182
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating a multi-dimensional input. A user interface platform causes, at least in part, a mapping of one or more parameters, one or more representations of the one or more parameters, or a combination thereof onto one or more respective surface segments of at least one three-dimensional icon. The user interface platform then causes, at least in part, a rendering of the at least one three-dimensional icon in a user interface. The user interface platform then determines one or more manipulations of the at least one three-dimensional icon in the user interface, and processes and/or facilitates a processing of the one or more manipulations to determine one or more weighting values for the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Juha Henrik Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 8812988
    Abstract: Dynamic icons associated with remote content provide one or more pieces of information to a user by changing the appearance of the icon based on changes to data of a data source associated with the icon. For example, when the icon represents data available from a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed, the icon may be represented as an image extracted from the RSS feed, which may change when the RSS feed is updated or includes new content. In some embodiments, the icon may by dynamically updated based on user information and/or device information, such as an icon for a weather forecast that is based at least in part on a location of a device and thus directs the icon to show imagery and/or information based at least in part on the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Kam, Charles Goran, Eric London, Brian Ehrhart, Larry Jordan, Katherine Caricaburu
  • Patent number: 8762882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: operation accepting means for accept an operation input; image storing means for storing a plurality of images; management information storing means for storing management information corresponding to the plurality of images stored in the image storing means; image drawing means for drawing, in a display area including at least an image display area, at least one of images stored in the image storing means onto the image display area in a predetermined sequence; and controlling means for, when an operation input commanding selection of an image included in the image display area has been accepted by the operation accepting means, controlling recording of the selection of the image to management information stored in the management information storing means in correspondence with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuo Ikeda, Makoto Imamura, Hidenori Karasawa, Yoshiyasu Kubota, Takashi Kitao, Shogo Sato
  • Patent number: 8762885
    Abstract: A method performed by a user device includes displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) on a touch screen, where the GUI includes a stack having a plurality of items. Each of the plurality of items is at least partially exposed to permit selection by a user, and each of the plurality of items includes content or provides access to content. The method further includes detecting an area of the touch screen that is touched by an instrument, and determining whether the touched area corresponds to an area of the stack or an area of one of the plurality of items. The method also includes determining a gesture corresponding to the touched area, performing an operation, corresponding to the gesture, on the stack or on the one of the plurality of items, and displaying, on the touch screen, content associated with the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sok Y. Hwang, Heath Stallings
  • Patent number: 8732587
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for displaying trustworthiness classifications for files as visually overlaid icons may include (1) identifying a file, (2) identifying a file icon that graphically represents the file within a file manager interface on a computing device, (3) obtaining a trustworthiness classification assigned to the file that identifies the trustworthiness of the file, and then (4) visually overlaying the file icon with a trustworthiness icon that graphically represents the trustworthiness classification assigned to the file. Various other systems, methods, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Aravinthan Narayanan
  • Patent number: 8732619
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interactive user interface objects are provided. The user interface allows for users to manipulate different objects represented by icons within a user interface, such as that of an iPhone or iPad or other touch screen devices. Users may bump objects together, flick one object towards another, bump an object against the edge of a screen, flick an object towards a certain area such as a dock, or otherwise manipulate the objects. The user's actions or manipulations of objects may result in an action by the objects or may have no effect. Depending on the compatibility of objects, the objects may be neutral towards one another, may attract each other, or may repel. The objects that attract may share content or communicate with each other via a one-time interaction, or may establish links or connections with each other that enable longer term communication or broadcasts that occur upon pre-determined triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Phunware, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan S. Knitowski, Luan Dang, David J. Reese, James D. Trim, Anthony C. Hall, Cyrus Lum
  • Patent number: 8726195
    Abstract: A user is enabled to interact with a virtual world environment using an instant messenger application by enabling a user to enter the virtual world environment using the instant messenger application that includes an instant messaging (IM) user interface, generating and managing an avatar to represent the user in the virtual world environment, monitoring a sub-portion of the virtual world environment corresponding to a current location of the user in the virtual world environment, determining descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment based on the monitoring, and providing the user with the determined descriptions of activities taking place in the sub-portion of the virtual world environment via the IM user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: David S. Bill
  • Patent number: 8707178
    Abstract: Apparatus, and an associated method, for visually alerting a user of a newly-received data message at a mobile station. A detector detects delivery of the message at the mobile station. And, in response to the detection of the delivery, a display driver causes display on a display device of an animated icon to alert the user of the newly-received message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Julian Paas, Jon-David Lacey
  • Patent number: 8694908
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for visually delineating a relationship between diverse, but related graphical objects in a graphical user interface. An icon that has specified color scheme is associated with the diverse, but related graphical objects. When one of the related graphical objects is displayed, the icon is displayed within the displayed graphical object. The persistence of the icon with the specified color scheme in the displayed graphical objects allows them to be recognized as related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Catherine Christensen, Ricardo L Gonzalez, David B Hamilton, Daina P Wickham, Robert E Medl
  • Patent number: 8674992
    Abstract: In a computer-displayed graph, indications of multiple attributes or states of an object represented by a node of the graph are displayed using a spotlight, in which attributes of the spotlight correspond to attributes of the object represented by the node. The attributes of the spotlight each correspond to an attribute of the object and may include the color, brightness, and size of the spotlight. The spotlight may be positioned with the node, including overlaying the spotlight on the node and positioning the spotlight relative to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky L. Poston, Jason L. Graham
  • Patent number: 8645866
    Abstract: A dynamic icon overlay system of a present invention embodiment dynamically generates icon overlays to be applied to a primary file icon of a target file. The icon overlays convey information regarding the target file and are relevant to an end user. The icon overlay system determines icon overlays to be applied to the primary file icon based on attributes associated with an end user of the target file that are correlated with attributes of the target file itself. The system applies the icon overlay to the primary icon and displays the primary icon with the applied icon overlay at an end user system. The applied icon overlay for the same target file may vary for different end users based on user attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventors: Roger H. Nestler, Daniel T. Dang
  • Patent number: 8631353
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for previewing new events in a computing device having a plurality of applications for managing respective events are described. Individual applications are each represented by an application icon on a screen of a graphical user interface for the device. In response to a new event of a one of the applications, the application's icon is visually modified to notify of the new event. A visual modification may be determined in response to the new event, for example, to preview a content of the event. The visual modification may include a count of all new events that remain to be disposed. On a selection of the visually modified icon, additional previewing may be provided. Activation of the application having a visually modified application icon may be configured to automatically initiate the application at the new event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Craig A. Dunk, Christopher R. Wormald
  • Patent number: 8621391
    Abstract: Computing devices and methods for managing user interface content and user interface elements are disclosed. In one embodiment, after a plurality of user interface elements is selected from an ordered list, wherein a selection order is maintained for the selected plurality of user interface elements: a user gesture to perform an operation on the plurality of user interface elements is detected, and in response, a stack of temporarily displayed thumbnails corresponding to the selected plurality of user interface elements is displayed, wherein a display order of the stack of temporarily displayed thumbnails corresponds to the selection order of the selected plurality of user interface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akiva Dov Leffert, Peter William Rapp
  • Patent number: 8607166
    Abstract: User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In some embodiments, an icon representing a file is displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI), where the icon includes one or more predefined decorations. The decorations may be chosen based on the file type, such as slide decorations for presentations, a foldover for documents, etc. This may also be referred to as type conformance. A preview of the content of the file is presented within the icon without launching an application which has created the file (also referred to as the creator application). The pre-defined decorations on the icon may be maintained on the icon while the preview of the content of the file is presented. The format of the icon (e.g., shape of the icon, size of the icon, etc.) may be maintained as well during presentation of the preview. Other embodiments are also described, and computer readable media and apparatuses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Jalon, Julien Robert, Cedric Bray, Alexandre Carlhian, Alexandre Moha
  • Patent number: RE46225
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mobile terminal includes displaying icons within a region of a display of the mobile terminal, forming a group icon as being associated with a plurality of the icons, displaying the group icon within the region of the display to permit user access to the plurality of icons which are each associated with the group icon, ceasing the displaying of the plurality of icons which are each associated with the group icon, and generating a menu in response to selection of the group icon, the menu comprising selectable operations individually relating to at least one of the plurality of icons which are each associated with the group icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Chung, Hyo Jin Suh