Cursor Patents (Class 715/856)
  • Patent number: 8751300
    Abstract: Detecting click fraud that includes a processing device that receives data related to a cursor movement towards an advertisement displayed on a web page. The processing device analyzes the cursor movement data and determines a confidence level useable in the determination of click fraud, the confidence level responsive to the analysis of the cursor movement. The received data includes data that the cursor on the web page has transited at least one pixel cluster on the web page prior to a clicking the advertisement. In one embodiment, a click fraud is detected when the click occurred without the cursor crossing a pixel cluster, and no click fraud occurring when the click occurred after the cursor crossed a pixel cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Patent number: 8751969
    Abstract: The present invention provides a configuration that allows for a cursor or other object that has moved outside the display section to be displayed as a virtual object and observed. A cursor or object lying in an area outside the area of the display section of a PC or other device is displayed as a virtual object. For example, the display of goggles worn by the user displays a display device such as a PC and the area outside the display device. The three-dimensional position of the cursor or object that has probably moved in response to user operation is calculated, after which the cursor or object is displayed as a virtual object at the calculated position. Further, object information for the object specified by the cursor is acquired and presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Matsuda, Masaki Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 8749481
    Abstract: A method for improving video quality of a video stream. The method decodes the video stream and generates subblocks of video data from the video stream. The method then removes effects of subblock boundaries from previous deblocking. Each subblock is then smoothed to create pixel values and optionally, subblocks are merged if a predetermined quality is not achieved from the smoothing analysis. The pixels values are filled into each pixel position in the subblock. The subblocks are deblocked and then at least one subblock is outputted to a rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Raritan Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Lee, Yee Liaw, Alan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140157208
    Abstract: A method for navigating a pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI) includes the steps of: scrolling an input device to locate the pointer corresponding to the input device on a point of interest within the GUI, depressing an actuating button associated with the input device on the point of interest, obtaining a detailed view of the point of interest while centering the point of interest on the GUI and maintaining a position of the pointer on the point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. HUNLETH, Daniel S. SIMPKINS
  • Publication number: 20140157201
    Abstract: Apparatus has at least one processor and memory having computer-readable code when executed, in a normal mode, to cause display of plural discrete items on a touch screen, and, in response to detecting a user's digit at a location hovering over but not touching the screen while plural discrete items are being displayed, to enter a zoom-pan mode and cause zooming of displayed plural discrete items and to respond to detection of movement of the user's digit to a different hover location over the screen by causing panning of plural discrete items displayed on the screen, and to respond to detection of a touch input by entering a pointing mode to prevent panning of the displayed plural discrete items with movement of location of the touch input within predefined criteria, and to cause movement of a cursor, pointer or marker as location of the touch input changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Sami Pekka Ronkainen
  • Publication number: 20140149945
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for zooming in image are provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen and a processer. At first, the processer recognizes an object closing or touching the touch screen so as to generate a pointer at the touch screen. Then the touch screen zooms in the image within a predetermined range based on the pointer when the processer recognizes another object adjacent to the before-mentioned object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: SHUN-LUNG HO
  • Patent number: 8730162
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a computer-readable storage medium can store instructions that when executed cause a computing device to perform a process. The instructions can include instructions to receive a cursor behavior representing an interaction with a user interface where the interaction is triggered via a cursor device. The instructions can include instructions to identify a deviation of the cursor behavior from an expected cursor behavior, and calculate a cursor value related to a responsiveness of the cursor device based on the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Murphy, Ryan Tabone, Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 8726193
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes the following elements. An accepting unit accepts selection of one of objects displayed in a window in either a cursor mode, in which a cursor is moved to select an object, or a pointer mode, in which a pointer is moved to select an object, one of the modes being selected by a user. When an instruction to switch the pointer mode to the cursor mode is given, a display control unit erases the pointer and displays the cursor such that the cursor selects an object closest to a position where the pointer was displayed just before being erased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohito Kondo, Akari Hoshi, Satoshi Akagawa, Tomohiro Tsuyuhara, Zhezhu Jin
  • Publication number: 20140129991
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a character input prompting method and relate to the field of computers, so that a modification or insertion process can be simpler. The method includes: obtaining a position of a cursor; obtaining a first character before the position of the cursor and adjacent to the cursor and a second character after the position of the cursor and adjacent to the cursor, where the first character is a single character or a character string including multiple characters, and the second character is a single character or a character string including multiple characters; obtaining, from an input method database, a character grammatically associated with at least one of: the first character and the second character; and prompting, in the form of a candidate character list, a user for the character grammatically associated with at least one of: the first character and the second character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Konggang WEI, Guanghua ZHONG
  • Patent number: 8717289
    Abstract: A system and method that integrates an electronic pointer into digital image data, such as a video feed or software application, that is displayed on a screen. A receiver is provided that receives position data from a pointing device; a calibration unit then calculates the position of the pointing device relative to the screen based on the position data; and a processor then generates the electronic pointer based on the calculated position of the pointing device. Thereafter, the electronic pointer is integrated in the digital image data such that the video screen displays the electronic pointer at a location of the video screen that reflects the relative position of the pointing device to the video screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: HSNi LLC
    Inventors: John McDevitt, Sean Bunner
  • Patent number: 8719088
    Abstract: Detecting click fraud that includes a server that hosts a website that includes a web page containing an advertisement. The server provides an advertisement on a web page, provides pixel clusters on the web page with the advertisement, each pixel cluster having an associated mechanism for capturing whether a cursor on the web page has transited the associated pixel cluster, and collects information based on the capturing of each associated mechanism of information regarding the transit of the pixel cluster by a cursor. The collected information is useable in a determination of a confidence level pertinent to the determination of click fraud occurring on the advertisement on the web page. The server verifies the cursor on the web page has transited at least one pixel cluster on the web page prior to a controller of the cursor clicking the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Sullivan, Edith H. Stern, Robert C. Weir, Barry E. Willner
  • Publication number: 20140122313
    Abstract: A control apparatus comprising a first control interface generating a display containing a plurality of function types and receiving a first function type selection. A second control interface generating a display containing a plurality of parameters associated with the selected function type and receiving a parameter selection. A chart interface displaying historical data for a variable and receiving a first and second cursor selection from a user interface device control and generating chart location data associated with the first and second cursor selection. A function controller receiving the location data associated with the first cursor selection and executing a second related function if the chart location data associated with the first cursor selection is within allowable location data and executing the selected function after execution of the second related function if the chart location data is within allowable location data associated with the first selected function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Weiss, Kenneth H. Weiss, Michael B. Young
  • Patent number: 8707216
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a system and process that controls a group of networked electronic components using a multimodal integration scheme in which inputs from a speech recognition subsystem, gesture recognition subsystem employing a wireless pointing device and pointing analysis subsystem also employing the pointing device, are combined to determine what component a user wants to control and what control action is desired. In this multimodal integration scheme, the desired action concerning an electronic component is decomposed into a command and a referent pair. The referent can be identified using the pointing device to identify the component by pointing at the component or an object associated with it, by using speech recognition, or both. The command may be specified by pressing a button on the pointing device, by a gesture performed with the pointing device, by a speech recognition event, or by any combination of these inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 8707203
    Abstract: An object display apparatus displays a plurality of object at respective display positions, and receive a designation to set one of the plurality of displayed object as an object of interest. Upon reception of an addition or deletion instruction of one or more objects with respect to the plurality of displayed objects, a display of the objects is updated by moving object other than the object of interest while keeping the display position of the designated object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoko Yamamoto, Shigeki Hirooka, Keiichi Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140109016
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for enabling gesture-based cursor control on gesture keyboards. For example, a computing device outputs a graphical keyboard and a text display region, including a cursor at a first cursor location. The computing device detects a gesture that originates at a location of the graphical keyboard and determines whether the location of the detected gesture originates within a cursor control region of the graphical keyboard. In response to determining that the location of the detected gesture is within the cursor control region, the computing device also outputs the cursor at a second cursor location that is different from the first cursor location, wherein the second cursor location is based at least in part on the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Yu Ouyang, Shumin Zhai
  • Patent number: 8701050
    Abstract: A computing device can be configured to receive an indication of a first input gesture, a first portion of the first input gesture indicating a first character key of a plurality of character keys of a graphical keyboard and a second portion of the first input gesture indicating a second character key of the plurality of character keys. The computing device also can be configured to determine, based at least in part on the first character key and the second character key, a candidate word. The computing device can be configured to output, for display at a region of a display device at which the graphical keyboard is displayed, a gesture completion path extending from the second character key. Further, the computing device can be configured to select, in response to receiving an indication of a second input gesture substantially traversing the gesture completion path, the candidate word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Shumin Zhai
  • Publication number: 20140101618
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-young SEO
  • Patent number: 8692847
    Abstract: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products for applying an image adjustment to an image. A choice of image adjustments is presented to a user of a data processing device. A user selection is received from among the choice of image adjustments at least one image adjustment that a user desires to apply to an area of interest of the image. The user selected image adjustment is applied to an entirety of an image. A preview of the user selected image adjustment applied to the entirety of the image is displayed. Also, user input comprising user selection of a brushing application is received. The user selected image adjustment is applied to the area of interest of the image and a remainder of the image is restored to a pre-adjustment state using the user selection of the brushing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Bhatt, Mark Lee Kawano
  • Patent number: 8686991
    Abstract: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides safe navigation features including tool clustering, orientation indicators in the scene, slider indicating scene position, motion warning graphics and other features that help in navigating the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: George Fitzmaurice, Justin Matejka, Igor Mordatch, Gord Kurtenbach, Azam Khan, Michael Glueck
  • Patent number: 8689145
    Abstract: The present invention can include three-dimensional remote control systems that can detect an absolute location to which a remote control is pointing in first and second orthogonal axes and an absolute position of the remote control in a third orthogonal axis. Remote control systems of the present invention can employ absolute position detection with relative position detection. Absolute position detection can indicate an initial absolute position of the remote control and relative position detection can indicate changes in the position of the remote control. By combining absolute and relative position detection, remote control systems of the present invention can track remote controls more precisely than systems that only employ absolute position detection. The present invention also can include methods and apparatus for zooming in and out of an image shown on a display based on the absolute position of the remote control in the third axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Duncan Robert Kerr, Chad Bronstein, Wing Kong Low, Nicholas Vincent King
  • Patent number: 8683363
    Abstract: Alignment guides configured for velocity-sensitive behavior are disclosed. In one embodiment, during a user interface element move gesture, the gesture velocity is determined, and while moving the user interface element during the gesture, the user interface operates in a first or a second state with respect to displaying alignment guides. When the velocity of the user gesture exceeds a predefined velocity threshold, the display of the user interface is maintained in the first state, which does not include visibly displaying alignment guides. When the velocity of the user gesture is less than the predefined velocity threshold, the user interface is displayed in a second state that includes visibly displaying one or more alignment guides. In some embodiments, gesture velocity is used to set alignment guide attraction strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Gloria Guarino Reid, Roger Rock Rosner
  • Patent number: 8671365
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided for providing a cursor for indicating context data in a mapping application. An electronic device may display a map to a user via a mapping application having a cursor. A user may provide input selecting a type of context data to be represented by the cursor. The cursor may be positioned at a location on the map, and the electronic device may obtain context data based on the user input relating to the position and area proximate the position of the cursor on the map. The electronic device may then update a representation of the cursor using visual and other indicia to reflect the context data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard Berus
  • Patent number: 8669937
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first acceptance unit, a second acceptance unit and a coordinate determination unit. The first acceptance unit accepts first inclinations or first accelerations of a portable information processing apparatus having a display screen in a first state. The second acceptance unit accepts second inclinations or second accelerations of the information processing apparatus in a second state. The coordinate determination unit determines coordinates of a mark for pointing to a position on the display screen in the second state based on the first inclinations accepted by the first acceptance unit and the second inclinations accepted by the second acceptance unit or based on the first accelerations accepted by the first acceptance unit and the second accelerations accepted by the second acceptance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20140068523
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for optimizing a handwriting input method, A position in which a cursor is located and a first content and a second content of the position in which the cursor is located are obtained. The first content is a character related to the foregoing text of the position in which the cursor is located and the second content is a character related to the following text of the position in which the cursor is located. A candidate character is determined according to the first content and/or the second content, an input method dictionary, and a character handwritten and input by a user and the candidate character is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Konggang Wei, Guanghua Zhong
  • Publication number: 20140068525
    Abstract: In a computer system receiving input from a user via at least a keyboard and a pointing device, in which input via the pointing device causes corresponding movement of a pointing image on a display screen of the computer system, user input may be received via the pointing device to point the pointing image at an onscreen object on the display screen. In response to the user activating a key on the keyboard while the pointing image is pointing at the onscreen object, a secondary action with respect to the onscreen object may be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Al Squared
    Inventors: Aaron M. Leventhal, Jeffrey P. Bigham
  • Publication number: 20140068524
    Abstract: A detection unit detects a touch input to a touch sensing display and a drag operation to a touch position. An input designation processing unit displays a cursor at the position of the touch position in the case that the touch input is detected, and keeps the cursor displayed at the touch position until the drag position deviates from a specific region to which the touch position is a reference, in the case that the drag operation of the cursor is detected. The input designation further initiates movement the cursor when the drag position deviates from the specific region and after the movement, performs a process of moving the cursor, while maintaining the relative positions between the cursor and the drag position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Futoshi SAKURAGI
  • Patent number: 8667384
    Abstract: There is disclosed a user interface for editing photo tags. In an embodiment, the user interface embodies a method of editing photo tags, comprising: displaying a photo on a display; providing a photo tagging mode for editing tags for the displayed photo; and for each tag used to tag a subject or object in the photo, identifying the tag type and associating a unique pointer for each tag type to highlight the corresponding tagged subject or object. The method may further comprise: displaying a tag list of tags used to tag a subject or object in the photo; and identifying the tag type of each tag in the tag list. In an embodiment, context sensitive information may be accessed for each tag depending on the tag type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael S. Brown, Gerhard D. Klassen, Terrill Dent
  • Patent number: 8667413
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus is disclosed for input of information in an electronic device having a display, the apparatus comprising a graphic processor for displaying a plurality of objects on the display representative of the information to be input, each object of the plurality of objects arranged around the perimeter of a portion of the screen area of the display; a control interface for a user to control movement of a cursor generated in the display by the graphic processor and responsive to the control interface for scrolling through the plurality of objects and selection of an object for input of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Creative Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Kok Hoong Vincent Cheng, Teck Chee Lee
  • Patent number: 8661368
    Abstract: In a main area of a display device, buttons and a map display area where a map is scrolled are provided. A cursor can be moved to an arbitrary position of the main area according to directional input received from an input device. When a decision input is performed with the input device when the cursor points to each button, processing assigned to the button to which the cursor points is performed. When a user inputs a direction and a special input button is not selected, the cursor is moved throughout the main area. When the user inputs a direction while the special input button is selected, the cursor is moved only within the map display area and the map is scrolled as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Square Enix
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Maehiro, Tadashi Tsushima, Koji Aoyama, Mitsuo Yoshioka
  • Publication number: 20140053111
    Abstract: New techniques improving display output and computer system input response are provided. In aspects of the invention, a system assesses whether input gesture(s) occur within an area of an output matrix describing an element, within a time period following a substantial and/or activity-affecting change in that area, and nullifies or alters an affect(s) of the input gesture(s) that would otherwise occur, and may instead or also create the affect that would occur if the output matrix had not experienced the relevant substantial and/or activity-affecting change, and may also reverse, alter, augment or otherwise address the substantial and/or activity-affecting change in that area of the output matrix to enhance the user experience. In other aspects, an object-based projection method increases efficiency and decreases output matrix judder. In additional aspects, a new form of pixel and array, with variably-angled variably-curved pixel subsections, assists in further smoothing edges between objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher V. Beckman
  • Patent number: 8656315
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes techniques for moving a graphical selector. In one example, a method includes activating, by a computing device, a graphical key that is displayed with a presence-sensitive interface of the computing device. Upon activation of the graphical key, the method also includes receiving gesture input corresponding to a directional gesture using the presence-sensitive interface of the computing device and moving a graphical selector displayed with the presence-sensitive interface from a first graphical location to a second graphical location by at least one selected increment based on a property of the gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Ficus Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 8656296
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) displayed at a user interface device includes a character string that includes a substring. The computing device detects a movement of an input object from a first location on the user interface device to a second location on the user interface device. The first location corresponds to a second handle element and the second location corresponds to a particular position in the character string that is not at a beginning or end of the substring. In response, the computing device modifies the GUI such that the second handle element is located at the second location. The computing device also determines whether to select all characters of the substring. All characters of each substring completely displayed between a first handle element and the second handle element are also selected. The selected characters are visually differentiated from the non-selected characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Ouyang, Shumin Zhai
  • Patent number: 8656306
    Abstract: An image displaying apparatus for a computer selectively executing a full-screen display or a frame display on a monitor screen is disclosed. The apparatus includes a main screen generating unit generating a predetermined main screen, a full-screen displaying unit displaying the main screen in a full-screen display, a mouse operation determining unit detecting a moving operation of the mouse to determine whether or not the moving operation is a predetermined first movement, a full-screen display detecting unit detecting whether or not the main screen is in the full-screen display, and a composite displaying unit displaying a predetermined sub-screen on the screen and the main screen downscaled so that the whole main screen is displayed on the remaining range of the screen when the mouse operation determining unit determines, during the full-screen display, that the moving operation is the first movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Buffalo Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Yamagishi, Masato Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8656313
    Abstract: A display system manages the states of two cursors that are situated on an interactive window of a display screen, as a function of the last actions carried out by the crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Remi Cabaret, David Jean, Nicolas Roux
  • Publication number: 20140047394
    Abstract: A system and method controlling the location of a text insertion cursor that marks a location where content is to be added to a content accumulator. The system automatically maintains one or more active cursor locations that mark where content has been sequentially added at one or more different positions in the content accumulator. The system receives a command to move the insertion cursor to a location of a previously created active cursor location. In one embodiment, active cursor locations are stored in a list and the insertion cursor can be moved to each active cursor location in the list. Therefore, if the user enters content in the content accumulator non-sequentially, the method may maintain one active cursor following each sequentially entered text string. Upon receiving an active cursor recalling command from the user, the method recalls an active cursor by relocating the content insertion cursor to the active cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Clifford A. Kushler
  • Publication number: 20140040834
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a user interface. In particular, example embodiments are drawn to a user interface associated with a touch sensitive screen. Example embodiments are also drawn to a computer readable medium configured to generate a selection pattern upon which a pointer may be moved to at least one representation, track a movement of the pointer on the selection pattern, and generate a new selection pattern in response to the pointer being moved to the at least one representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Thompson, Michael David Naughton
  • Publication number: 20140040833
    Abstract: A machine with a display screen may provide a user interface with an edge-aware pointer (e.g., an edge-aware cursor). This pointer may be edge-aware in the sense that the machine may reorient the pointer based on the pointer being moved (e.g., according to input received from a user) near one or more edges of the display screen. The machine may provide a pointer in the form of an offset pointer that is automatically rotated to a new orientation based on the pointer being moved within a threshold distance from the edge of the display screen. Hence, the pointer may enable a user to precisely position the pointer and precisely indicate any location on the display screen, regardless of proximity to any edge of the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Patrick Martin McLean
  • Patent number: 8643623
    Abstract: A portable terminal including a touch screen and method for displaying a cursor thereof are provided. The method includes determining whether a capacitance is equal to or greater than a first critical value and is less than a second critical value, if the change of the capacitance is sensed in the touch screen, displaying a cursor in an area where the change of the capacitance is sensed, if the capacitance is equal to or greater than the first critical value and is less than the second critical value, and performing a function corresponding to the area where the cursor is displayed, if the capacitance sensed in the area where the cursor is displayed is equal to or greater than the second critical value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Won Joo Ji
  • Patent number: 8645870
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer program products, implementing a preview cursor for image editing. One method includes displaying an image, receiving user input moving a cursor representing an editing tool to a position on the image, and in response, displaying a cursor icon representing the cursor at the position. The editing tool is operable to have an effect when applied. The cursor icon shows the effect of applying the editing tool at the position while and only while the cursor is at the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralf Berger, Steve M. Troppoli
  • Publication number: 20140028685
    Abstract: A method to receive an image to be displayed within an animation sequence. The method also including calculating position data identifying a position of the image within a display area, the position data calculated using a physics property attributed to the image. Further, the method including the transmission of the position data for use in generating the animation sequence. Additionally, a method is provided that includes making a request for an animation sequence that includes an image and position data for the image, the position data identifying a plurality of positions relative to a display area and calculated though applying a physics property to the image. This method further includes receiving the animation sequence for display in a display area. The method additionally includes displaying the image in the display area based upon the position data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Marcos Weskamp, Lori Behun
  • Patent number: 8635559
    Abstract: A handheld communication device and method for affecting movement of a highlighting cursor amongst an array of icons on a display screen is described. In an embodiment, the handheld communication device includes a lighted display, a keyboard and an auxiliary user input, e.g. a trackball, located essentially between the display and keyboard. The auxiliary user input is used to move the highlighting cursor from a first icon located on the display screen, to a second icon located on the display screen. In operation, the highlighting cursor is prevented from moving from a first row of icons to a successive second row of icons when a cross-wise directed force is applied to the auxiliary user input and the highlighted cursor has reached a terminal icon of the first row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Richard Lee, Fahd Sohail Butt, Taneem Talukdar
  • Patent number: 8631336
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display system for an aircraft cockpit. The display system includes a plurality of display devices, each of which comprises at least one viewing screen configured to display a display format, and a cursor management unit linked to each display device and configured for moving a cursor over sensitive objects on the viewing screens of the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Rémi Cabaret, Jean-Sébastien Vial
  • Publication number: 20140013284
    Abstract: Described herein are implementations of various technologies for a method and apparatus for providing marine electronic data. In one implementation, a screen may display marine electronic data. A cursor may be provided that is movable by placement of a finger over the cursor. A request to display the cursor at a position such that the cursor is not obstructed from view by the finger may be received. The requested cursor may be displayed at the position on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Navico, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Thomas, Paul Butterworth
  • Patent number: 8621395
    Abstract: A method of triggering a hover event for a pointer in a user interface on a display device begins by predicting a future position of the pointer on the user interface. A likelihood that the pointer will hover over a screen object is determined based on the predicting. Finally, a hover event for the screen object is triggered based on the determined likelihood that the pointer will hover over the screen object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: David Bau
  • Publication number: 20130346896
    Abstract: System and method for reducing processing delays when interfacing with a computing device. The method comprising predicting a user event using sensors or information stored in memory, and pre processing the command associated with the predicted user event before receiving a user input confirming the predicted user event. The preprocessing data is output to the user after receiving a user input confirming the predicted user event. Thereby, reducing processing delays associated with the user-event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Metakine Inc.
    Inventor: Antoine Missout
  • Patent number: 8614665
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention comprises a mobile computing device comprising processing components, memory components, a wireless receiver/transmitter, and an electronic display. The electronic display is adapted to detect a location of a touch and comprises a first icon adapted to toggle the mobile computing device between a mobile computing device browsing mode and a mobile computing device editing mode, wherein the mobile computing device editing mode comprises a second icon comprising a first element and a second element. The first element is adapted to select one or more objects displayed on the electronic display and display a menu. The second element is adapted to move the second icon, change editing mode functions, establish an editing start position, and establish an editing end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Xintian Li
  • Patent number: 8610740
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an attention object selection section which selects, from pieces of object position information, information indicating the closest position from a position indicated by new cursor position information as new attention object position information indicating a position of an object that is to be newly attended to, and a focus position control section which causes a focus to be displayed at a position on a display surface indicated by the object position information specified by attention information, and also causes the focus to move to a position on the display surface indicated by the new attention object position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Reiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8610602
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable, handheld housing, and a display and keyboard carried by the portable, handheld housing. The keyboard may include a plurality of multi-symbol keys each having indicia of a plurality of respective symbols thereon, and a predetermined multi-symbol key may have a comma/apostrophe symbol and at least one other symbol thereon. A controller may be used for generating, in response to an ambiguous input including an ambiguous punctuation input, a menu of possible desired words including at least one word with a comma and at least one word with an apostrophe and at least one other character additional to the ambiguous input. The device further includes a multiple-axis input device that is operable to provide movement inputs to move to, for example, a variant output and is further operable to provide a selection input as to, for example, the variant output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8612893
    Abstract: When a user interface cursor hovers over a user interface item, a determination is made as to whether the user interface item has an associated screentip. If the user interface item has an associated screentip, text associated with the screentip is identified, a translated text string is located for the text string, and the translated text string is displayed in the screentip. If the user interface item does not have an associated screentip, a determination is made as to whether the user interface item contains a text string. If so, a determination is made as to whether a translated text string is available that corresponds to the text in the user interface item. If so, the translated text string is displayed in a screentip for the user interface item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Whelan, Robert Patrick Doyle, John Gerard Lane, Barry McHugh, Terry Farrell, Paul Barnes, Andre Michael McQuaid, David Mowatt
  • Patent number: 8605219
    Abstract: Techniques include outputting a graphical user interface including a widget and any combination of objects on a television. Thereafter one or more key events may be received from a remote control. The graphical user interface can be updated by moving the widget in response to each direction key activation if the one or more key events indicate activation of one or more direction keys on the remote control. In addition, a function designated by a given object may be initiated in response to the activation of the enter key if the widget is determined to be proximate the given object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics
    Inventors: Victor Carvajal, Jaime Chee, Lin Jun Wong