Shortcut Patents (Class 715/847)
  • Patent number: 10419706
    Abstract: A method for quickly starting a television function is disclosed and includes: in response to receiving a start instruction triggered based on a start icon in a currently displayed startup page, starting a television function corresponding to the start instruction; updating the number of times of starts of the start icon corresponding to the start instruction; and when the updated number of times of starts is greater than a preset number of times, adding the start icon corresponding to the start instruction to a quick start interface corresponding to a quick start key of a remote controller. A device for quickly starting a television function is further disclosed. Thus, when the user has started a certain television function multiple times through the start icon in the startup page, the corresponding start icon will be added to the quick start interface corresponding to the quick start key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huibo Wang, Bangyu Sun, Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 10402047
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of providing at least one shortcut for accessing a function of a first communication device. The method comprises providing at least one predefined keyword, analyzing a data structure of the first communication device based on the predefined keyword, identifying a data path to a function of the first communication device based on the analysis of the data structure of the first communication device, and automatically proposing a shortcut to be presented to a user of the first communication device. The shortcut points to the function of the first communication device, with function being related to the predefined keyword. The method and corresponding hardware components can be provided as part of a communication device and network components enabling the creation of shortcut on user interfaces of communication device without any knowledge of the data structure of the respective communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Vadafone Holding Gmbh
    Inventor: Joao Siquenique
  • Patent number: 10165038
    Abstract: This disclosure provides for a client-server paradigm where a server identifies a layout for a requested webpage from one or more header parameter values obtained from the initial request for the webpage from a client. The server obtains local and remote measures from the one or more header parameter values. The server then evaluates the local and remote measures, where the local measures are evaluated locally and the remote measures require further communications with other systems, databases, and/or architectures to be evaluated. Once the local measures are evaluated, the server engages in predictive communications by requesting those layouts which satisfy the evaluated local measures. When the remote measures have been evaluated, the server then selects the layout configuration that satisfies both the local and remote measures. This selected layout, along with the resources associated with the requested webpage, are then communicated to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: James Margatan
  • Patent number: 9912490
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided for deleting a smart scene in the field of smart home. The device receives an unbundling notification message indicating that a designated smart device has been successfully unbundled. The device detects whether a target smart scene set with the designated smart device exists among established smart scenes. When a target smart scene set with the designated smart device exists among the established smart scenes, the device deletes the target smart scene. A smart scene set with a smart device is deleted after the designated smart device is successfully unbundled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Enxing Hou, Feiyun Li, Ziguang Gao
  • Patent number: 9773008
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a search function are provided in a touch-sensitive device that supports a search for contents in a list view by using a dedicated keypad displayed in the list view. In the method, the apparatus displays the dedicated keyboard for a content search in the list view, and performs the content search in the list view in response to an interaction inputted on the dedicated keyboard. The apparatus then displays at least one execution item associated with at least one found content, and executes the content associated with a selected one among the at least one execution item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sehwan Park
  • Patent number: 9417793
    Abstract: According to one general aspect, a computer-implemented method for managing global keyboard shortcuts is described. The method determines a web application or a browser extension accessible for execution by a browser of a client device. A user interface including available shortcut actions for the web application or the browser extension is provided, and a designation of a keyboard shortcut for an action from the available shortcut actions is received via the user interface. An association is created between the designated keyboard shortcut, the action, and a user account. The designated keyboard shortcut, the action, and the association may be stored on a server, and the designated keyboard shortcut, the action, and the association may be synced based on the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Kay, Finnur Thorarinsson, Glen Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150121312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of Internet mobile terminals. Disclosed are a quick operation method and device and a mobile terminal. The method comprises: displaying preview content on a screen lock interface, wherein the preview content comprises at least one of the text information, graphics information, emotion information, incoming call information and geographical information; receiving operation of a user on the preview content; and processing the preview content according to the operation, wherein the processing comprises marking as being read and marking as at least one of the states of being collected, saved, deleted, reported, replied, played and updated. The present invention directly displays the preview content on the screen lock interface and directly operates the preview content, to solve the problem in the existing quick operation method that operation needs to be performed multiple times and the whole interacting process is rather complex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Li LI
  • Patent number: 9015628
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an arrangement information memory to store icon arrangement information in which entries respectively corresponding to standard applications and extension applications are provided, and in which application identification information identifying an application in each entry is associated with information about icon coordinates and information about an icon image, a list-screen generating unit to generate, based on the icon arrangement information, an application list screen in which icons corresponding to the standard applications and the extension applications are displayed, a display unit to display the generated application list screen, an input unit to detect pressing of an icon in the displayed application list screen, and a screen control unit to identify a standard or an extension application corresponding to the pressed icon based on the icon arrangement information and to request the identified application to generate an operation screen, wherein the display unit d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kuroyanagi
  • Patent number: 8990730
    Abstract: At step ST2, an assign key changing item is selected from menu items. At step ST3, an assign key to which a function is assigned is selected. At step ST4, a function to be assigned is selected. The selected function is assigned to the selected assign key. At step ST5, a setting result indication screen appears. When one of two paired functions is assigned, a message which prompts a user to assign the other function. After the message has appeared for a predetermined time, the latest assigned states appear. At step ST6, the latest assign key information is stored to a non-volatile memory. To quit an assigning process, a menu button 8 is pressed and the menu is closed (at step ST8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20150082252
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran CHAUDHRI, Bas ORDING, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Marcel VAN OS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Patent number: 8966142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inputting and outputting data by using a virtualization technique are provided. The method includes generating a virtual operating system (OS) for the external device, which is connected to a host, based on OS information stored in the external device, setting a partial area of a storage of the host as virtual storage for the external device, and storing the data in the virtual storage or a memory of the external device in response to a request for inputting and outputting the data from the virtual OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-sung Jang, Seong-yeol Park, Jae-min Park, Sang-Bum Suh, Sung-kwan Heo, Byung-woan Kim
  • Patent number: 8966127
    Abstract: In response to a computerized device connecting to a printing device, methods herein create a shortcut on the computerized device when mapping to the printing device. The shortcut comprises a link to device documentation specific to the printing device. After such a link is created, in response to the user activating the shortcut on the computerized device, the methods herein link to the device documentation to cause the device documentation to appear on the graphic user interface of the user's computerized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Malcolm Moodie
  • Patent number: 8954865
    Abstract: A stand-alone icon (i.e., an icon that is not part of an application interface) is provided to facilitate communications across a network between users of at least one communications program. The icon represents a contact or a set of contacts. Status information regarding the contact or set of contacts is received and displayed using the icon or in response to an operation performed on the icon. The icon additionally may provide an interface for performing actions related to the contact or set of contacts. The actions may generally include, for example, retrieving profile information about the contact, setting an alert to indicate that the contact's network/login status (e.g., login, logout, or idle) has changed, or performing communications with the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Quillen, Ira Rosenblatt
  • Patent number: 8937734
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for creating a URL shortcut name corresponding to a web page and printing the web page with the shortcut name. The system includes a printer in operative communication with a processor configured for accessing a network and the at least one web page identifiable by a corresponding URL; a memory storing a shortcut name corresponding to the URL; and at least one application software module having a set of programmable instructions configured for execution by the processor for enabling said printer to print the shortcut name on a web page printout corresponding to the at least one web page. The system further enables providing the shortcut name in an URL address window of a network browser, determining the corresponding URL from the shortcut name, and accessing the at least one web page using the determined URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Pesar
  • Patent number: 8904286
    Abstract: A method and hierarchical menu is provided for displaying on the screen of a wireless handheld electronic device an extended menu or a short menu, which is a subset of the corresponding extended menu. The method includes displaying a page on a screen and receiving an ambiguous request/selection when no menu is displayed. In response to the ambiguous selection, a short menu corresponding to the displayed page is displayed on the screen. Various short menus are provided with their respective menu items being dependent and adjustable based upon the position of a cursor on the displayed page, the currently opened application, and/or the previous selections. Further, a selection from the short menu is capable of displaying the extended menu corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Lee, Andrew Bocking, Jason T. Griffin, Steven Fyke, Janna Corrine Louise Hickson, Harry Major, Sherryl Lee Scott, Matthew Bells, Thanh Vuong
  • Publication number: 20140351765
    Abstract: A smart phone senses audio and/or imagery from a user's environment, and acts to fulfill inferred or requested user desires. In one arrangement, a smart phone comprises: a touch screen display; a camera for capturing imagery; a microphone for capturing audio; a physical discovery button for receiving a user's indication to initiate a discovery mode; one or more processors; and memory storing software instructions for configuring said one or more processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tony F. Rodriguez, Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 8893055
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including a plurality of user identification modules and an operating method thereof. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen, and a controller configured to simultaneously unlock the mobile terminal and at least one of the plurality of user identification modules in response to a touch made on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byungkee Chae, Eunjin Kim, Junhee Kim, Kyungjin Moon
  • Patent number: 8887079
    Abstract: A terminal and a method of storing and executing contents thereof are provided. The method of storing and executing contents of a terminal includes displaying a container to store contents on a screen, selecting a content and storing the content in the container, displaying the stored content and an application corresponding thereto if the container is selected, and executing the corresponding content if the specific content and an application corresponding thereto are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Yeob Oh, Ji Sun Yang
  • Patent number: 8863025
    Abstract: A navigation system which provides: a navigation front end which provides tiles that are easily identifiable and content-driven vs. context-driven; a navigation system that includes an expanded view/tile paradigm; and a navigation system that allows users to interact with the native operating system environment of the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin M. McDonald, Jason Orr, Mark Ligameri
  • Patent number: 8843844
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an interactive viewer for an input device interface. Specifically, some embodiments provide a Keyboard Enhanced Interface (KEI) system that includes a KEI viewer. The KEI viewer includes multiple graphical keys that correspond to keys of a key based input device. The KEI viewer also includes multiple symbols that identify different output actions and logic for presenting a set of symbols over a set of graphical keys to identify a set of keys of the key based input device that are usable to directly invoke a set of output actions based on an active operational mode of the KEI system. A symbol identifies a particular output action that is directly invocable with a press of a key of the key based input device that corresponds to a graphical key over which said symbol is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intellitact LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Laubach
  • Patent number: 8838546
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at one or more computing devices, user input indicative of a plurality of text characters, wherein at least one text character from the plurality of text characters is operable to cause execution of a shortcut function of an application; determining, at the one or more computing devices, whether the plurality of text characters at least partially matches one or more words from a word list; and executing, at the one or more computing devices, an undo function of the application in response to the shortcut function if the plurality of text characters at least partially matches one or more words from the word list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jai John Mani, Brandon Kyle Bilinski
  • 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: 8769423
    Abstract: A content distribution system includes a host server communicatively coupled to at least one data store, at least one user, and a network communicatively coupling the at least one user to the host server and the content. The host server includes instructions executable by a processor therein, and in response to such execution causes the host server to: provide sequence of digital images to the at least one user, wherein each of the digital images indicative of content in the at least one data store, and responsive to a selection of one of the digital images, distribute the content to the at least one user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Beyondvia Technologies
    Inventor: Mark Grace
  • Publication number: 20140181754
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for a three-dimensional interface for interacting with a database. The three-dimensional interface can include an interactive three-dimensional atlas depicting an element of anatomy, machine, device, or other object. Given the three-dimensional nature of the atlas, a user can zoom in on particular areas to view them with more specificity. Different structural points of the anatomy are labeled with names or coordinates, such that the user can select one of the structural points and search a database for information related to that specific structural point. The user can also use specific keywords to search with respect to the specific structural point selected. The three-dimensional interface and atlas are displayed to the user on a computing device that can either house the database within its memory or alternately communicate with the database over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Susumu Mori, Michael I. Miller
  • Patent number: 8745514
    Abstract: First and second objects are displayed on a pressure-sensitive touch-screen display device. An intersection is detected between the objects. Contact by one or more input mechanisms is detected in a region that corresponds to the first displayed object. Pressure applied by at least one input mechanisms is sensed. The depth of the first displayed object is adjusted as a function of the sensed pressure. The depth of the displayed objects are determined at their detected intersection. The determined depths of the displayed objects are compared. Based on a result of comparing the determined depths, data is stored indicating that one of the displayed objects is overlapping the other. In addition, the displayed objects are displayed such that the overlapping displayed object is displayed closer to a foreground of the pressure-sensitive touch-screen display device than the other displayed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Perceptive Pixel, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip L. Davidson
  • Publication number: 20140137049
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for unlocking a mobile terminal can immediately execute a specific application at a lock screen. The method of unlocking a mobile terminal includes: outputting a lock screen including an icon area in which at least one icon representing an application is displayed and a pattern area that receives a pattern gesture input for unlocking; sensing a touch signal that moves a specific icon displayed in the icon area to the pattern area; determining whether a first pattern gesture for unlocking is input to the pattern area without release of the touch signal; determining, if a first pattern gesture is input, whether the input first pattern gesture corresponds with a preset unlock pattern gesture; and unlocking, if the input first pattern gesture corresponds with a preset unlock pattern gesture, the mobile terminal and executing an application corresponding to the specific icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyejeon Jung, Kyungjung Kim, Jaesun Park
  • Patent number: 8711383
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus according to this invention, a plurality of pieces of batch setting information each configured by a plurality of pieces of print setting information are registered in advance. A setting of print setting information, use of which is inhibited, of the plurality of pieces of print setting information is accepted. Batch setting information including the print setting information, use of which is inhibited, is specified from the plurality of pieces of batch setting information. Then, a setting screen which allows the user to select pieces of non-specified batch setting information, and does not allow the user to select the specified batch setting information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8713480
    Abstract: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for providing an improved user interface for mobile devices. Access to data and services from multiple software applications can be provided through a group or list of items. Each group or list can include multiple items, which can be associated with data or tasks from multiple applications. The set of groups of items can be both customizable and extensible to allow users to locate and utilize data and tasks relevant to the particular user. The set of item groups can provide users with a filtered view of content available through the mobile device, enhancing access to subset of data and tasks available on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: David Wayne Flynt, Bryan T. Agnetta, Sally Louise Barton, Peter G. Chin
  • Patent number: 8707210
    Abstract: A display control apparatus is applied to generate an interactive object mark on a display apparatus to enable a user to select the interactive object in a display frame via a numeric controller. The display control apparatus includes a content receiving module, for receiving a display control data; a display content processing module, for generating a display frame and display frame position information according to the display contend data; an interactive object selecting module, for determining a target interactive object according to the position information and an interactive object selecting rule; an on-screen display (OSD) module, for generating an interactive object mark corresponding to the target interactive block; and a frame output control module, for combining the display frame and the interactive object mark to output a combined frame to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Huang, Steve Wiyi Yang
  • Patent number: 8707213
    Abstract: Methods and systems for implementing hot keys for operating a medical instrument are disclosed. The hot keys may be implemented by: receiving a user input selecting a function from a menu, tracking a frequency with which each function is selected from the menu, associating the hot keys with functions according to the frequency with which each function is selected from the menu, and displaying the hot keys in the hot key display area on a display device of the medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lei Qing, Dazhi Teng, Lingbo Zeng, Xu Luo
  • Patent number: 8701015
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for a user interface that enables control of a device via respiratory and/or tactual input. A mobile device comprising a graphical user interface may receive data from a second device and/or locally from within the mobile device. The data may be associated with and/or mapped to multimedia content that may be retrievable from a content source. The content source may be external to the mobile device and the second device. The associating and/or mapping may occur at either the mobile device or the second device and the associated or mapped data may be operable to function as at least a portion of the graphical user interface of the mobile device. The graphical user interface may be customized utilizing the data that is associated and/or mapped to the media content. The second device may map the received data to the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Pierre Bonnat
  • Publication number: 20140096086
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including: a user interface unit to provide one or more shortcuts; a storage unit to store shortcut information about functions corresponding to the one or more shortcuts and options related to the functions; a job executing unit; and a control unit to control the job executing unit to perform the function corresponding to the selected shortcut, wherein when the shortcut is selected, the control unit controls the job executing unit to perform the function corresponding to the selected shortcut or controls the user interface unit to display an option setting page to set an option necessary to perform the function corresponding to the selected shortcut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Tae-gyun CHO
  • Patent number: 8681351
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a screen information storage part to store, on a user basis, the screen information of an operation screen containing a shortcut for calling an application; a shortcut creating part to, in response to receiving a request for a job of the application, create a job shortcut for executing the job based on the information of the requested job, and make a request for updating the screen information of a user having requested the job; a screen management part to, in response to receiving the screen information updating request, add information of the created job shortcut to the screen information of the user; a user management part to authenticate and manage the user; a screen creating part to create the operating screen containing the job shortcut based on the screen information of the managed user; and a display part to display the created operating screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Fumiyoshi Kittaka
  • Publication number: 20140053109
    Abstract: A method for providing an interactive user interface on a mobile terminal having a touch screen, including: displaying a content layer and a background layer corresponding to the content layer; detecting a contact event occurring on the screen of the mobile terminal and obtaining an operation command corresponding to the contact event; and executing an operation according to the obtained operation command; wherein the background layer is located below the content layer and is configured to display a scene as a background; and the content layer is configured to arrange at least a component for user interaction, a preset point of an icon corresponding to the component being set to correspond to a preset position of the content layer, and the preset position of the content layer being set to correspond to a preset position of the scene displayed by the background layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fei XU, Fan Jin, Tian Ren, Guangdou Sun, Weixing Li, Daqing Sun, Ying Wang, Cai Zhu, Xiaowei Hu, Bo Yuan
  • Publication number: 20130311948
    Abstract: Dynamically assigning shortcuts to one or more functions, including: determining the one or more functions to assign shortcuts; dynamically assigning the one or more functions to at least one of buttons, keys, clicks, and touches on a client device as shortcuts; updating a mapping of the shortcuts to the one or more functions; and displaying the assigned shortcuts on a display of the client device. Keywords include shortcuts and menu items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicants: SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC, SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Leo Mark Pedlow, JR., True Xiong
  • Patent number: 8578286
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an imaging section configured to image an object, a display section configured to display at least an icon for controlling the imaging section, an operation section configured to acquire a first operation and a second operation on the icon, and a controller configured to, when the operation section has acquired the first operation, set a timer in accordance with an operation amount of the first operation and change a display of the icon on the display section in accordance with a progress of the timer, and to, when the operation section has acquired the second operation or when the timer has expired, cause the imaging section to image the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takuro Noda, Yasushi Okumura
  • Patent number: 8578288
    Abstract: A three state icon for a computer is disclosed. The icon prevents inadvertent starting of an operation on a computer. The icon has a first state which conceals a second state. Upon selection of the first state with a computer pointing device (i.e., mouse), the icon will change to the second state. Upon selecting the icon in the second state, the operation on the computer will start. Accordingly, only upon selecting the icon in the first state and then the second state, the operation will commence on the computer thereby preventing accidental startup of the operation. Once the second state has been selected, the icon will change to a third state which indicates that the operation is proceeding on the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Wasko, Steven P. Jobs
  • Publication number: 20130268898
    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: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Visionarist Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sukeichi Miki, Shinichi Miki, Manabu Miki, Hikaru Miki
  • Publication number: 20130254720
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method for customizing a shortcut in a mobile terminal, comprising: providing an operation interface for a user to select to enter a customized shortcut setting process; capturing each key pressing operation of the user and the time consumed by each key pressing operation in the process when the user enters the customized shortcut setting process; recording and saving the key name and the corresponding operation time through a file with a unique path; when the user clicks the file name of the shortcut, generating a key message according to the order of the key pressing operations and the corresponding operation time and completing the key pressing process automatically. The disclosure also discloses a device for customizing a shortcut in a mobile terminal. The method or the device provided by the disclosure improves the flexibility for setting a shortcut in a mobile terminal and enables the operation of the mobile terminal more convenient and simple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Qi
  • Patent number: 8539358
    Abstract: Methods and computer program products for tracking rescheduled meetings on an electronic calendar. When a meeting is rescheduled from a first time to a second time, the visual appearance of the meeting notice for the first time is altered. A link that changes the calendar page to the page showing the second time is provided on the page corresponding to the first time, so that the user may move conveniently to the rescheduled meeting notice. The meeting notice at the second time may be provided with a link that changes the calendar page to the page showing the first time, so that the user may move conveniently to the meeting notice as originally scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Alexander McKethan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8514174
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device which realizes a shortcut function without providing any key exclusively used for the shortcut function. When a home key is operated in a state where a lower screen at a lower position of a hierarchical structure is displayed, a home screen at an upper position of the hierarchical structure is displayed, and data to specify the lower screen when the home key is operated are stored in association with the home key. When the home key is operated in a state where the home screen is displayed, the lower screen is displayed based on the stored data to take a shortcut to the lower screen from the home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: TEAC Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Kato, Ikuomi Natori
  • Patent number: 8463696
    Abstract: A trading system includes: a first set of two or more functions and a second set of two or more functions, wherein each of the functions in the first set and the second set includes a variable that is of a common variable type, wherein the value of the variable that is of the common variable type in the first set of functions and the value of the variable that is of the common variable type in the second set of functions may be different at a given point in time; and a function editing mechanism through which the value of the variable that is of the common variable type in the first set of functions may be edited for each of the functions in the first set of functions without affecting the value of the variable that is of the common variable type in the second set of functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Trading IP, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Sheldon
  • Publication number: 20130139113
    Abstract: A shortcut is created that groups and sequences actions to perform a task. A user may record actions both within an application and outside of an application to perform the task. For example, a user may record launching an application, accessing an item within the application, and performing one or more actions that involve the item. An Application Programming Interface (API) may be used by one or more applications to specify recordable actions that are associated with the application. For example, an application may specify that configuration settings for the application are not recordable while other user actions are recordable. After recording the actions for the task, a shortcut is created. The shortcut may be accessible from a home display of a mobile device (e.g. a start screen of a smart phone) and/or some other accessible location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bibhu Choudhary, Nizam Ahmed, Purushottam Raj, Ashwani Kumar, Sachin Jindal
  • Patent number: 8434021
    Abstract: A centralized User Interface (UI) comprising a supplementary UI and a desktop UI is employed to bring in enterprise constructs into the desktop application. The supplementary UI is generated and dynamically positioned based on selections on the desktop application UI. Summary information associated with data that is to be synchronized or transferred between the desktop application and an LOB application is presented in the supplementary UI along with controls that enable a user to bind additional items to be synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Maarten W. Mullender, Sangya Singh, Eric Danas, Jay Hilwig, Karen MacCubbin
  • Patent number: 8429208
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 8411201
    Abstract: A multifunctional display device displays a menu including shortcut objects. A processor assigns each object to one of a broadcast channel, network address, or an application. The objects may be an alphabetical character, number, symbol, or icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haengjoon Kang, Myongwon Suh
  • Patent number: 8406961
    Abstract: A reconfigurable vehicle user interface system is presented. A vehicle user interface has a touch sensitive input devices such as touchpads and a touch screen that have specific function commands mapped to them. A user can select which function commands are mapped to which portions of the touch screen. This allows a user to customize the steering wheel function commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Rabindra Pathak, Peter Veprek, Kem Gallione, Tsuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8402382
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for organizing and visualizing display objects within a virtual environment is provided. In one aspect, attributes of display objects define the interaction between display objects according to pre-determined rules, including rules simulating real world mechanics, thereby enabling enriched user interaction. The present invention further provides for the use of piles as an organizational entity for desktop objects. The present invention further provides for fluid interaction techniques for committing actions on display objects in a virtual interface. A number of other interaction and visualization techniques are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Agarawala, Ravin Balakrishnan
  • Publication number: 20130061180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting a device setting in response to a single motion are provided herein. The method includes initiating a user interface in response to a tap down on a device setting icon without releasing. The method also includes adjusting a device setting in response to a dragging or sliding on the device setting icon without releasing. The method further includes confirming the device setting by releasing once a desired device setting level has been attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Niels van Dongen, Richie Fang, Vincent Celie, Bennett Hornbostel, Jianming Zheng
  • Patent number: 8370308
    Abstract: When a document in which a shortcut has been set is exchanged to another document, a shortcut to the document before the exchange is enabled to effectively act on the document after the exchange. When a formation of a shortcut of the document is instructed, the shortcut including a document ID of the document is formed and attributes (shortcut formation history) of the document are updated. After that, when a deletion of the document into a trash box and a formation of a proxy entity of the document are instructed, a proxy entity in which a user ID set into the document to be deleted has been set is formed. The proxy entity is formed in a same folder as a folder in which the deletion document exists. The document ID of the deletion document and the document ID of the formed proxy entity are exchanged and the deletion document is moved into the trash box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshihiko Hosotsubo