Cursor Patents (Class 715/856)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130326428
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a text input method and apparatus. The method includes: presenting a text input interface on a display apparatus; detecting a first input of an input apparatus, where the first input is used to trigger a query of a text database; presenting, according to the first input, a text set image corresponding to the text database on the text input interface and displaying a cursor in a default position of the text set image, where the text set image includes texts arranged along a circle and the cursor is used to indicate a current selected text; detecting a second input, where the second input is used to select a text in the text set image; and presenting, according to the second input, an input set that matches the text selected in the text set image on the text input interface for inputting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhilin Liu
  • Patent number: 8601401
    Abstract: An apparatus for synchronizing cursor events may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive an indication of a cursor event of a cursor presented within and associated with a sourcing window of a user interface that also includes a sourced window, wherein the cursor of the sourcing window indicates a geographical location within the geographical area presented by the sourcing window. Additionally, the processor may be configured to communicate information reflecting the cursor event to the sourced window. The processor may further be configured to subject the cursor of the sourced window to the cursor event reflected by the information to thereby synchronize a cursor event of the cursor of the sourced window with the cursor event of the cursor of the sourcing window, wherein the cursor of the sourced window indicates the geographical location indicated by the cursor of the sourcing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Navico Holding AS
    Inventors: Aaron Coleman, Lance Lybarger, Kevin Brown
  • Patent number: 8600107
    Abstract: A method of determining locations of at least two pointers in a captured image frame comprises generating a vertical intensity profile (VIP) from the captured image frame, the VIP comprising peaks generally corresponding to the at least two pointers; determining if the peaks are closely spaced and, if the peaks are closely spaced, fitting a curve to the VIP; analyzing the fitted curve to determine peak locations of the fitted curve; and registering the peak locations as the pointer locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: SMART Technologies ULC
    Inventor: David Holmgren
  • Patent number: 8587521
    Abstract: A computer mouse notifies a mouse driver whenever a scroll event occurs as a result of rotation of a scroll wheel. In response to receiving a notification of a scroll event, the mouse driver adjusts a stored value that represents inertia calculated based on elapsed time between scroll events. The computer scrolls a number of lines on a display, the number being based on the stored value. When the stored value does not represent zero inertia and upon a predetermined amount of time elapsing without occurrence of a scroll event, the computer scrolls a second number of lines on the display. The second number is based on the stored value. The mouse driver adjusts the stored value so as to represent a decrease in inertia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Terry Lynn Zielke, Derek W. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8587517
    Abstract: The invention related to an input device and an input method as well as a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium, which can be used, in particular, to very precisely change parameters in data processing programs or electric devices in conjunction with a graphic user interface (GUI). It is therefore proposed to employ an input device with a rotary controller for controlling programs via a graphic user interface of a data processing system, wherein the input device is configured to generate a signal string when the rotary controller is actuated, which causes an operating system of the data processing system to change the values of the data used for positioning a cursor on the graphic user interface so that the cursor is moved on the graphic user interface on a substantially linear curve, when the cursor is visualized according to the data used for positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Hannes Perkunder
  • Patent number: 8589824
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for a gesture recognition interface system. The interface system may comprise a first and second light source positioned to illuminate a background surface. The interface system may also comprise at least one camera operative to receive a first plurality of images based on a first reflected light contrast difference between the background surface and a sensorless input object caused by the first light source and a second plurality of images based on a second reflected light contrast difference between the background surface and the sensorless input object caused by the second light source. The interface system may further comprise a controller operative to determine a given input gesture based on changes in relative locations of the sensorless input object in the first plurality of images and the second plurality of images. The controller may further be operative to initiate a device input associated with the given input gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: William Daniel Hillis, H Keith Nishihara, Shi-Ping Hsu
  • Patent number: 8584050
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays content on a touch screen display and detects input by finger gestures. In response to the finger gestures, the device selects content, visually distinguishes the selected content, and/or updates the selected content based on detected input. In some embodiments, the device displays a command display area that includes one or more command icons; detects activation of a command icon in the command display area; and, in response to detecting activation of the command icon in the command display area, performs a corresponding action with respect to the selected content. Exemplary actions include cutting, copying, and pasting content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bas Ording, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Bradford Allen Moore, Marcel van Os, Richard Williamson, Scott Forstall
  • Patent number: 8581837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for tracking the sweet spots of a sweets spot unit for a transmissive electronic display. The aim of the invention is to improve the reproduction quality and the uniformity of illumination in displays of this type. The display contains a sweet spot unit consisting of an illumination matrix (1) and reproduction elements, in addition to an image matrix (4). Once the position of at least one observer's eye (6) has been determined by a control unit using inverse ray tracing, address data for activating illumination elements (LE) of the illumination matrix (1) is provided from the position data in order to prepare the defined sweet spots (5) for said observer's eye (6). To improve the reproduction quality, an additional optical component is used in ray path for the inverse ray tracing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seereal Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastien Amroun, Armin Schwerdtner
  • Patent number: 8577913
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for providing query suggestions, particularly midstring query completions for an original query being edited or hovered over. An original query is received from a client. One or more segments in the original query are identified including an anchor segment and zero or more remaining segments. The anchor segment is identified based on cursor placement within the original query. Then one or more sibling segments associated with the anchor segment are identified. The sibling segments are identified by the server system to be semantically distinct from anchor segment. Then one or more query refinement candidates are identified. A respective query refinement candidate includes a sibling segment in place of the anchor segment and includes the remaining segments, if any, of the original query. Then information including one or more of the query refinement candidates is sent to the client for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Othar Hansson, James Home, Anwis Das, Michael Levin, Abhinandan Das
  • Patent number: 8572512
    Abstract: While a user is viewing in a first display area a portion of an electronic document intended to be printed to produce a printed product, presenting to the user in a second display area a representation of the physical outline of the printed product and an indicator that indicates to the user the size and location of the electronic document portion relative to the printed product. When the user positions a cursor in the second display area, a second indicator image, visually distinctive from the first indicator image, is displayed. The user can position the second indicator at a desired location relative to the representation and request that the portion of the electronic document at that second indicator location be displayed in the first display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Vistaprint Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Walker
  • Patent number: 8566750
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning weights to a plurality of objects are defined. Metrics associated with the objects are defined. A cursor is displayed and movement of the cursor is constrained by a control weight shape. Movement of the cursor within the control weight shape defines the weights assigned to the metrics. A display weight shape including a plurality of display weight factors is displayed. Each of the display weight factors corresponds to one of the metrics and their display corresponds to the weights assigned to the metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Bespoke Innovations SARL
    Inventor: Glenn A. Kramer
  • Patent number: 8565728
    Abstract: The control circuit 11 causes display of messages received through the communication unit 1 in the display unit 14 in list form. A cursor for making selections from the messages displayed in list form has different patterns. The control circuit 11 associates the cursor patterns with message types. In another embodiment, the control circuit 11 groups received messages into new messages not yet reproduced by a user and old messages already reproduced, causes display of the number of the new messages in a predetermined area of the display unit when the new messages are stored in RAM 13, and display of the number of the old messages in said predetermined area when the new messages are not stored in RAM 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Tottori Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Okagaki
  • Patent number: 8564611
    Abstract: The present invention generates a color template design to format a presentation. According to one aspect, a plurality of template designs are provided on a visual display. A selection of one of the plurality of template designs is received from a user. A plurality of source images that are separate from the plurality of template designs are provided on the visual display. A selection of a color from one of the plurality of source images is received from the user. Colors of the selected template design are automatically adjusted to match the selected the color from the source image. The selected template design may include framing, mat, background, and foreground portions, at least one of which is adjusted. After automatically adjusting the colors, the selected template design may be displayed and/or stored for use as a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Edwards, Clay Harvey Fisher
  • Patent number: 8560947
    Abstract: The present invention is a graphical user interface in a computing device having a processor running an operating system and a display. The graphical user interface comprises a touch screen and a driver coupling the touch screen to the operating system. The driver can display a plurality of icons on the touch screen, or a plurality of screen images having at least one icon, with each of the icons associated with operations on the display and/or the touch screen. Other embodiments include the touch screen having unactivated and activated states, as well as the presence of an application programming interface that enables an application to display at least one image on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: David W. Gillespie, Raymond A. Trent, Andrew C. Hsu, Leslie R. Grate
  • Patent number: 8555207
    Abstract: Enhanced input using recognized gestures, in which a user's gesture is recognized from first and second images, and a representation of the user is displayed in a central region of a control that further includes interaction elements disposed radially in relation to the central region. The enhanced input also includes interacting with the control based on the recognized user's gesture, and controlling an application based on interacting with the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Evan Hildreth, Francis MacDougall
  • Patent number: 8549399
    Abstract: For a document with content that has been structured into a set primitive areas, a novel method for performing contiguous selection of document content across different primitive areas in the document is disclosed. The method defines a contiguous section in the ordered list by identifying the first and last primitive elements of the contiguous selection. The first primitive element is identified as the primitive element that is closest in reading flow to a start selection point on the page, while the last primitive element is identified as the primitive element that is closest in reading flow to an end selection point on the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Mansfield, Michael Robert Levy, Derek B. Clegg
  • Patent number: 8547347
    Abstract: A method for generating multiple windows frames, an electronic device thereof, and a computer program product using the method are provided. In the present method, first, a touch trajectory generated by continuously touching a touch panel of the electronic device is detected, wherein the center of the touch panel is a display area, and a non-display area surrounds the display area. Then, whether the touch trajectory is started from one side of the non-display area and passed through the display area to be extended to another side of the non-display area is determined. If so, the display area is split according to the touch trajectory to display at least two windows frames. As a result, an intuitional and convenient method for generating multiple windows frames in the display area is provided, and the operation of the electronic device is made very convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Liang Chiang, Chi-Pang Chiang, Chih-Wei Tai, Chao-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8549443
    Abstract: A GUI interface, a method of programming a GUI interface, and an apparatus which enables functions of controls in the GUI to be activated by a movement to a control and then another subsequent movement related to that control. It may be defined more precisely below. A GUI in which, when a pointer 0 is immediately adjacent or passes over a control area 1, a procedure is initiated whereby subsequent movement of the pointer over a predetermined path area 3 generates a ‘click’ event which simulates direct clicking of the control 1 and moving outside the predetermined path area 3 prior to completion of the path 3 resets the control to as if the pointer has never started along the predetermined path area 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Nes Stewart Irvine
  • Patent number: 8537113
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for generating an interactive space viewable through at least a first and a second device are presented. The method includes an operation for detecting from the first device a location of the second device or vice versa. Further, synchronization information data is exchanged between the first and the second device to identify a reference point in a three-dimensional (3D) space relative to the physical location of the devices in the 3D space. The devices establish the physical location in the 3D space of the other device when setting the reference point. The method further includes an operation for generating views of an interactive scene in the displays of the first and second devices. The interactive scene is tied to the reference point and includes virtual objects. The view in the display shows the interactive scene as observed from the current location of the corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: George Weising, Thomas Miller
  • Patent number: 8539374
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display and a processor configured to control the display of a graphical user interface on the display. The electronic device further includes a computer readable medium containing instructions for configuring the processor to provide a menu. The menu includes a plurality of links. The links include at least one link that corresponds to a submenu. The submenu includes a further plurality of links. The processor monitors a plurality of user inputs and monitors the position of a cursor within the display. The processor displays the menu upon entry of a first user input, and displays the submenu upon selection of the corresponding submenu link within the menu. When the cursor is within a content portion of the display and the menu is not displayed, the processor displays the submenu upon entry of a second user input, without first displaying the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Oke Okaro, Jeremy A. Weinrib
  • Patent number: 8539387
    Abstract: Beat combinations may be used in controlling operations or functions of a handheld electronic device. The beat combinations may be applied via a presence-sensitive interface in the handheld electronic device. The presence-sensitive interface may be implemented using a display or screen of the handheld electronic device. The beat combinations may comprise a series of tap steps, with each tap step comprising an arbitrary tap location, and having specific tap criteria (e.g., number of taps and/or duration of each of the taps.). The beat combinations may also comprise tap-and-slide combinations, involving an initial tap location, which may be an arbitrary location in the presence-sensitive interface, followed by a sequence of preconfigured slides, having preconfigured slide movements, to other tapping locations. The beat combinations may allow for acceptable tolerances associated with each of tap steps (e.g., allowing for acceptable variation of location, tap criteria, and/or slide movements).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hsing-Sheng Lin, Shyh-In Joseph Hwang
  • Patent number: 8537117
    Abstract: A handheld wireless communication device configured to send and receive text messages. The device is hand cradleable with a body configured to be held in one hand by an operator during text entry. A display is located on a front face of the body and upon which information is displayed to the operator during text entry. A key field is also located on the front face of the body and that includes a plurality of alphanumeric input keys and menu control keys. A microprocessor is provided that receives operator commands from the keys and the trackball navigation tool and which affects corresponding changes to the display based on user input. The key field is arranged such that the keys in lateral exterior key columns are associated with an application function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason T. Griffin, Cortez Corley
  • Publication number: 20130239067
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for fast mouse pointer location. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for fast mouse pointer location includes determining a contemporaneous location of a mouse pointer in a GUI of a host computer, dimensioning in memory of the host computer different shapes and arranging the shapes to proximately meet at a point of intersection, overlaying the shapes in the GUI at a position proximate to the contemporaneous location of the mouse pointer, displaying the shapes in the GUI for a brief period of time before hiding the shapes from view in the GUI and repeating the determining, dimensioning, overlaying and displaying for different movements of the mouse pointer in the GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8533626
    Abstract: Graphical viewing of shapes and descriptive information in displayed graphical images. In one aspect, shape information is displayed in a graphical interface using a computer system and includes causing a display of an image and one or more shapes in the image, and causing a display of a cursor on the display device. Labels are displayed on the display device, each label associated with a different displayed shape. One or more of the labels are displayed within a zone of focus of eyes of a user of the graphical interface and one or more of the labels are displayed outside the zone of focus, where the labels displayed in the zone of focus are displayed differently than the labels displayed outside the zone of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chayan Majumder, Donald J. O'Riordan, Shagufta Siddique
  • Patent number: 8527898
    Abstract: A direction-based data entry system displays a field having an initial value and a field location. When the user selects the field, the direction-based data entry system enters a data entry mode in which an auxiliary data entry tool is not displayed. To enter a new value for the field, the user indicates movement across the display relative to the field. As the user indicates movement, the direction-based data entry system may display an indication of a new value for the field represented by the movement. When the new value is the value that the user wants entered into the field, the user terminates the movement, which causes the new value to be the current value for the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Bogh Jensen, Erik Dibbern, Ricky Kaare Engelharth
  • Patent number: 8508470
    Abstract: An N-screen computer display system is described that includes N panels having N screens capable of displaying a cursor. The system also includes a cursor repositioning component having N screen selectors associated with the N screens. Each of the N screen selectors can be activated to reposition the cursor such that if a particular one of the N screen selectors is activated, the cursor is repositioned to a location on a particular screen associated with the particular one of the N screen selectors. Also described is a cursor location identifier to identify the location of a cursor in a computer display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Moscovitch
  • Patent number: 8497838
    Abstract: A computing system translates a world space position of a hand of a human target to a screen space cursor position of a user interface. When the cursor overlaps a button in the user interface, the computing system actuates the button in response to a movement of the hand in world space that changes the cursor position by a depth threshold along a z-axis regardless of an initial z-axis position of the cursor. When the button includes an activation lock, the computing system unlocks the activation lock, prior to button actuation, if the cursor path satisfies unlocking criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Jethro Langridge
  • Patent number: 8495511
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interfaces and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for graphically labeling widgets in a mashup dashboard. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for graphically labeling widgets in a mashup dashboard can be provided. The method can include identifying a widget, assigning a care label to the identified widget based on a type of datafeed payload information associated with the identified widget and displaying the identified widget with the assigned care label in a user interface to enable a user to make a visually matched selection of widgets to create a self service dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Redpath
  • Patent number: 8493328
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for indicating additional character combination choices from a disambiguation function on a handheld electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott, Zaheen Somani
  • Patent number: 8490026
    Abstract: The described implementations relate to dynamically painting user-controls. One method dynamically determines a highlight color of a user-control under a cursor on a graphical user-interface. The method also paints at least a portion of the user-control with the highlight color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chaitanya Sareen, Stephan Hoefnagels, Rob Jarrett, Jared Simpson, Bret Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130179843
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for fast mouse pointer location. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for fast mouse pointer location includes determining a contemporaneous location of a mouse pointer in a GUI of a host computer, dimensioning in memory of the host computer different shapes and arranging the shapes to proximately meet at a point of intersection, overlaying the shapes in the GUI at a position proximate to the contemporaneous location of the mouse pointer, displaying the shapes in the GUI for a brief period of time before hiding the shapes from view in the GUI and repeating the determining, dimensioning, overlaying and displaying for different movements of the mouse pointer in the GUI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 8484570
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for manipulating screen objects utilizing multiband regions of influence. Positioning a reference point of an object within a particular band invokes a particular functionality or operation related to that band. In one embodiment, three types of functionality are provided. Moving a reference datum (for example, a line representing an edge or a user defined reference point) of an object A into a first band of an object B places object A under the influence of object B's gravity, causing object A to be pulled into precise alignment with object B. Moving the reference point of object A from the first band into a second band turns off object B's gravity, allowing object A to be freely moved to any arbitrary position near the object B. Moving the reference point of the object A to a position outside all bands causes object B's gravity function to be turned back on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Murat N. Konar, Josh Rosen
  • Patent number: 8482521
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus, a controlling method, and a controlling program for appropriately moving a pointer to a selection position regardless of alignment and size of function selection area, and improving operability and certainty of function selection in a GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: GVBB Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Koichi Abe, Shogo Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 8483767
    Abstract: A touch sensor detects contact input by a finger or the like, and includes two sensor modules. Each of the sensor modules has many sensors arrayed linearly. The operation state of each sensor module is set under the control of a control unit. When a user touches a sensor of the sensor module, the control unit energizes only the sensor which the user has touched and neighboring sensors to detect an input from the user, and does not energize the remaining sensors on the same sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited
    Inventor: Masafumi Hosono
  • Publication number: 20130159937
    Abstract: A method for generating a presentation of a region-of-interest in an original image for display on a display surface, the method comprising: establishing a lens for the region-of-interest, the lens having a focal region with a magnification for the region-of-interest at least partially surrounded by a shoulder region across which the magnification varies to provide a continuous transition from the focal region to regions outside the lens; receiving a first signal for selecting the shoulder region; while receiving the first signal, receiving a second signal for selecting the focal region and for adjusting a position of the focal region relative to the shoulder region to define a degree and a direction of a folding of the focal region over the shoulder region for the lens; and, applying the lens to the original image to produce the presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: NOREGIN ASSETS N.V., LLC
    Inventor: Noregin Assets N.V., LLC
  • Publication number: 20130152022
    Abstract: Moving a pointer in a graphical user interface environment is provided. An input comprising an initial delta value determined by a device driver is received from the device driver. The initial delta value is located in a data structure. A new delta value associated with the initial delta value is selected from the data structure. A new position of a pointer in the graphical user interface environment is calculated based on the new delta value. The new position of the pointer is sent to the graphical user interface environment for rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Patent number: 8462011
    Abstract: A remote control is provided including a plurality of sensors which sense movement of the remote control, and a control unit which turns on at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors and thereby senses movement of the remote control, and determines whether to turn on or off the remaining sensors according to whether or not the at least one sensor senses movement of the remote control. Consequently, battery consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-kyu Yun
  • Patent number: 8464183
    Abstract: A method and system of distinguishing multimodal HCI from ambient human interactions using wake up commands is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method of distinguishing multimodal HCI from ambient human interactions, a wake up command is detected by a computing system. The computing system is then woken up to receive a valid user command from a user upon detecting the wake up command. A countdown timer is substantially simultaneously turned on upon waking up the computing system to receive valid user commands. The countdown timer is set based on application usage parameters such as semantics of the valid user command and context of an application associated with the valid user command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ramadevi Vennelakanti, Prasenjit Dey
  • Patent number: 8456395
    Abstract: A panel adjustment method is executed on a host to adjust settings of a panel connected to the host through a serial bus. The method determines whether the panel is supported by the host. When the panel is supported by the host, the settings of the panel is read from a database of the host to accordingly set the panel. It is further determined whether the panel is correctly set or not. When the panel is correctly set, it is further determined whether the panel is of a frame buffer mode or not. When the panel is of a frame buffer mode, it is determined whether a header file generation is required or not. When the header file generation is required, the settings and a panel name are included in an include file. The include file is compiled to thereby generate a binary file which is loaded into the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-I Liu
  • Patent number: 8456417
    Abstract: A user interface system determines image display presentation characteristics using a displayed image parameter selection control providing image parameter selection data, responsive to the received cursor command data. The displayed image parameter selection control includes a shape having an origin and one or more different sectors associated with one or more corresponding different sets of parameters determining image color or grayscale characteristics and a linear element lying along a line from the origin to a perimeter of the shape and being rotatable about the origin, (a) within a sector to select a value within a range of values determining a first image display characteristic and (b) between sectors to select one of the different sets of parameters determining image color or grayscale characteristics. A display processor initiates display of an image having display presentation characteristics determined by the image parameter selection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Irene Fang
  • Patent number: 8456419
    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: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130139106
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of generating a graphic flow having an unlimited number of connections between shapes. The shapes are provided in a visual representation of a workspace defined by pixels. For instance, a first shape may have an outer perimeter defined by a first subset of the pixels; a second shape may have an outer boundary defined by a second subset of the pixels, and so on. Any pixel in each subset may serve as a connection point. For example, a first pixel of the first subset may serve as a first connection point based on any of a variety of first criteria, and a second pixel of the second subset may serve as a second connection point based on any of a variety of second criteria. In accordance with this example, a connection may be provided between the first and second connection points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ping Song, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 8451217
    Abstract: The general field of the invention is that of devices for controlling a computer-based pointer of a computer-based assembly comprising two different computer-based systems, a first secure system comprising at least one first viewing screen and a man-machine interface called CCD controlling the position of the pointer, and a second non-secure system comprising at least one second viewing screen controlled by the same CCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Marc LeFort, Bruno Aymeric, Denis Bonnet
  • Publication number: 20130125064
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus operates according to manipulation by a user on a Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen. The terminal apparatus includes: a generator that generates the GUI screen, the GUI screen including an object selectable in the manipulation and a pointer for selecting the object; and a blur calculator that calculates a vertical blur amount and a horizontal blur amount of a position at which the pointer is displayed on the GUI screen. The generator changes the GUI screen in a vertical direction depending on the vertical blur amount, and changes the GUI screen in a horizontal direction depending on the horizontal blur amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: PANASONIC CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8443037
    Abstract: A computerized switching system for coupling a workstation to a remotely located computer. A signal conditioning unit receives keyboard and mouse signals generated by a workstation and generates a data packet which is transmitted to a central crosspoint switch. The packet is routed through a crosspoint switch to another signal conditioning unit located at a remotely located computer. The second signal conditioning unit applies the keyboard and mouse commands to the keyboard and mouse connectors of the computer as if the keyboard and mouse were directly coupled to the remote computer. Video signals produced by the remote computer are transmitted through the crosspoint switch to the workstation. Horizontal and vertical sync signals are encoded on to the video signals to reduce the number of cables that extend between the workstation and the remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Avocent Redmond Corp.
    Inventors: Danny L. Beasley, Robert V. Seifert, Jr., Paul Lacrampe, James J. Huffington, Thomas Greene, Kevin J. Hafer
  • Patent number: 8441439
    Abstract: A method for changing a value displayed on a screen is provided. In response to receiving a user input indicating motion in a particular direction, changing the value independent of where the position of a cursor is on the screen. The value being changed may comprise of a series of segments, and each segment value can be changed individually. In addition, a different user input device that does not indicate motion in a particular direction may be used to change segment values and to select other segment values. Methods for automatically formatting a segmented values and calculating a base time rate based on two different frame rates are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Heynen, Marian Goldeen, Egan Schultz, Dan Fish
  • Patent number: 8436818
    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: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woo Park, Won Joo Ji
  • Patent number: 8437458
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining information relating to a first telephone number, and determining whether the first telephone number corresponds to a first speed dial button on a device. The first speed dial button is highlighted if the first telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button. If the first telephone number does not correspond to the first speed dial button, the method also includes determining whether the first telephone number is associated with a second telephone number, determining whether the second telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button if the first telephone number is associated with the second telephone number, and highlighting the first speed dial button when it is determined that the second telephone number corresponds to the first speed dial button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John Toebes
  • Patent number: 8433613
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable storage medium to generate more effective sales leads for web sites. When a user clicks a link to open a destination page, both the destination page and an additional window behind the destination page can be generated. When the user closes out the destination page, the user will then notice the additional window. The additional window is typically generated without sound in order to be non-intrusive to the user. Upon a mouse-over by the user of the additional window, the additional window will then begin to play audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: C and S Net, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Crim