Status Indicator Patents (Class 715/859)
  • Patent number: 11226690
    Abstract: Systems and methods for guiding a user with a haptic mouse are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: detect a behavior of a pointer or cursor, where the pointer or cursor is controlled by a user via a peripheral device; and cause the peripheral device to provide a haptic response to the user, where the haptic response is selected to encourage, discourage, or highlight the behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Kyu Sang Park, Frank Franciscus Maria Bertrand van Valkenhoef
  • Patent number: 11200441
    Abstract: Detection of typed and/or pasted text, caret tracking, and active element detection for a computing system are disclosed. The location on the screen associated with a computing system where the user has been typing or pasting text, potentially including hot keys or other keys that do not cause visible characters to appear, can be identified and the physical position on the screen where typing or pasting occurred can be provided based on the current resolution of where one or more characters appeared, where the cursor was blinking, or both. This can be done by identifying locations on the screen where changes occurred and performing text recognition and/or caret detection on these locations. The physical position of the typing or pasting activity allows determination of an active or focused element in an application displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: UiPath, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaclav Skarda
  • Patent number: 11183154
    Abstract: An image display system includes a plurality of terminals each having a first screen and a display control device that controls a display device including a second screen. The plurality of terminals each transmit to the display control device an image of an active window on the first screen and image supplemental information including image position information indicating a position of the image on the first screen. The display control device receives the image and the image supplemental information, determines a position of the image on the second screen based on the image supplemental information, and causes the image to be displayed at the position determined on the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Teruyuki Kimata, Hideyuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10613725
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for defining and applying a fixed, spaced relationship between graphic objects. A first anchor of a first graphic object and a second anchor of a second graphic object are selected, and a spaced relationship is defined with the distance between the first and second anchors at the time they are selected. In accordance with the fixed spaced relationship, when the second anchor is moved, the first graphic object is automatically moved to maintain the same distance between the first and second anchors. But when the first anchor is moved and that movement is not triggered by movement of the second anchor, the distance between the two anchors changes because the second graphic object is not automatically moved with the first graphic object. The new distance between the two anchors sets the new distance for the fixed spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Bernard James Kerr
  • Patent number: 10572100
    Abstract: A webpage processing method is disclosed. The method may be implemented by a computer system. The method may comprise capturing positional information of an indication identifier on a source page if a request triggered on the source page requires return data, receiving the return data, determining a target event on a target page of the return data, configuring a display position of the target event on the target page according to the captured positional information, and displaying the target event at the configured display position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 9342072
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to display process control information are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving in a processor a first status of a first mode element, the first mode element indicating a current operating condition of an object of a process control device, receiving in the processor a second status of a second mode element, the second mode element indicating a desired operating condition of the object of the process control device, determining a mode of the object based on the first status and the second status, the mode indicating a condition of the object of the process control device, and displaying the mode of the object of the process control device within a user interface as a graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: David Farrell Holmes, Donald Robert Lattimer, Dale Henry Perry, David Michael Parsons, Harry Alan Burns
  • Patent number: 9189880
    Abstract: A touch screen controller is configured for use in an electronic system. The electronic system comprises: the touch screen controller, a host processing system physically distinct from the touch screen controller, a display screen, and a proximity sensor element. The touch screen controller comprises proximity sensor control circuitry, a rendering module, and display refresh circuitry. The proximity sensor control circuitry is configured to operate the proximity sensor element to sense input objects in a sensing region of the electronic system. The rendering module is configured to render three-dimensional object representations for display on the display screen. The display refresh circuitry is configured to update the display screen with an image received from and processed by the host processing system and with the three-dimensional object representation rendered by the rendering module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffrey Small
  • Patent number: 9141250
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display; an interface unit configured to transmit and receive data to and from an external display apparatus displaying information including an input region and a non-input region; and a controller configured to control the interface unit to receive data from the external display apparatus corresponding to the information displayed on the external display apparatus, to control the display to display a first screen including the input-region displayed on the external display apparatus and a second display screen including at least a portion of the non-input-region displayed on the external display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Woosik Choi, Jeonghwa Yang
  • Patent number: 9069760
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed by which a user can be informed of an event associated with augmented reality based on an occurrence of the event using various haptic effects that differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Byoungzoo Jeong, Jiyeon Lee, Hyoungsoo Kim, Hyunho Jee
  • Patent number: 9037584
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic cross-filtering are described. An apparatus may comprise a filter manager component for an application program. The filter manager component is operative to manage cross-filtering operations for the application program. The filter manager component may comprise a filter control module operative to determine a selection state for a filter data element of a first filter component, and a relationship state for the filter data element of the first filter component with a filter data element of a second filter component. The filter manager component may also comprise a filter interface module communicatively coupled to the filter control module. The filter interface module is operative to dynamically display a different visual indicator for the filter data elements based on the selection state and the relationship state, among other filter criteria or filter states. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Allan Folting, Gabhan Berry, Danny Khen, Anatoly Grabar, Andrew Garbuzov
  • Patent number: 9009619
    Abstract: A system for navigating and visualizing the progression of selectably presentable video content includes a progress indicator module for dynamically displaying the progression status of video content paths made up of selectably presentable video content segments. The system further includes an interactive control module for facilitating navigation along the video content paths. The progression status may be graphically represented in the form of a tree structure having linked video content segments forming the content paths. The control module may be used to navigation the video within this tree structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 Ltd—Israel
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Kfir Y. Rotbard
  • Patent number: 8996976
    Abstract: Various embodiments utilize page scripting and parsing to identify the target destination of a hyperlink and provide a visual indication of the destination to the user without causing redirection to the target destination. In some embodiments, hyperlink color, highlighting, or icons are used to indicate the destination. Particular colors and/or icons selected to indicate the destination can, in some embodiments, be selected based on the domain hosting the target destination. In at least some embodiments, the destination of a link is determined by the page script run by a web browser on a user's device, while in other embodiments, information is transmitted to a web request handler on the server hosting the web site to determine the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hatem Zeine, Meir Shmouely
  • Patent number: 8970860
    Abstract: An image processing device, comprises: a display part; a manipulation detecting part for detecting an operation; an image inputting part for inputting image data; an image processing part for performing various types of image processing sequentially in accordance with a processing process set in advance; a thumbnail image generating part for generating a thumbnail image one by one; an image outputting part for outputting an image based on the image data which is processed through all various types of the image processing; and a display controlling part for displaying a processing path of various types of the image processing on the display part, and for displaying the thumbnail image on the display part. The display controlling part updates the displayed processing path, thereby displaying a progress of the image processing to process the image data, and updates the thumbnail image in conjunction with the update of the displayed processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 8949246
    Abstract: System and method for providing an automated method of importing NetCDF formatted data from a variety of sources that contain a variety of internal datasets. Options for processing and analysis can be provided and can occur simultaneously as the data are being processed. Storage and organization options provide efficient viewing and analysis of NetCDF datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Marvin W. Roe, Brian S Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 8947269
    Abstract: A digital processor having a key input unit and a key input method are disclosed. The key unit includes: a base that is fixed at the central position of the key unit; a slider that horizontally moves in parallel to the horizontal plane of the base by the user's operation; a frame that supports the slider so as to horizontally move; and a restoration unit that gives a resistive force against the horizontal movement of the slider and restores the horizontally-moved slider to an original position. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce the number of keys by increasing the number of information to be input by the use of a single key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Se-Woon Jung
  • Patent number: 8943416
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, computer program product and method of displaying information therein are disclosed, by which data stored in the mobile terminal can be uploaded to a website to be shared. The present invention includes a camera for taking a picture, a memory for storing data, a wireless communication unit for transmitting the data, a display displaying the data stored in the memory, and a controller controlling the data transmitted among the data stored in the memory to be displayed by being discriminated from the data not transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye Sook Jeong, Hye Eun Shin
  • Patent number: 8924891
    Abstract: A method provides information about stations in an irrigation system which are simultaneously active. An irrigation flow curve image is displayed which summarizes flow information for an irrigation system. The method interacts with a user to receive an indication from a user interface pointing device of a position within a flow curve area of the irrigation flow curve image on the display. The method retrieves detail information for stations in the irrigation system which are simultaneously active at a time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device. Detail information is displayed isolating the stations in the irrigation system which are simultaneously active at the time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device, wherein the detail information further individually indicates irrigation activity for stations which are simultaneously active at the time indicated by the position of the user interface pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Signature Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hunts, Brian J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8924877
    Abstract: At least one statistical output associated with a process model and a rate of change associated with each statistical output is identified, such as by using historical data associated with the process model. The statistical outputs and the rates of change are used to generate a graphical display, such as a phase plane plot. Each point in the display is based on one of the statistical outputs and its associated rate of change. The graphical display could include multiple portions, such as quadrants, and one of the portions can be selected and highlighted. The different portions of the graphical display may represent whether the process model is a poor fit to current conditions and approaching a better fit, a poor fit and approaching a poorer fit, a good fit and approaching a poorer fit, and a good fit and approaching a better fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy K. Foslien, Soumitri N. Kolavennu, Dinkar Mylaraswamy, Dal Vernon C. Reising
  • Patent number: 8913030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pointer display device, including, a touch panel provided on a display screen of a display section, a pointer display section configured to detect a contact point in a touch operation on the touch panel and to display a pointer in an area containing the contact point, and a hotspot detection section configured to detect as a hotspot a position corresponding to one part of the pointer exclusive of the contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Mori, Takuo Ikeda, Ken Yano
  • Patent number: 8904310
    Abstract: The present invention is a system that provides a pen based computer user with a graphical user interface tool, a pen-mouse, that looks like and functions like a mouse but that is controlled by a limited input device such as a pen or stylus of the pen based computer. The pen-mouse is a tracking menu that tracks the position of the pen. A pen cursor that corresponds to the pen is allowed to be moved about within the pen-mouse graphic by the pen and the pen-mouse remains stationary. The pen-mouse is moved when the location of the pen encounters a tracking boundary of the pen-mouse. The tracking boundary typically coincides with the graphic representing the mouse. While moving within the pen-mouse, the pen can select objects within the pen-mouse body, such as buttons, wheels, etc. The selection of a button or other virtual control causes a corresponding computer mouse button function to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: George W. Fitzmaurice, Gordon Kurtenbach, William A. Buxton, Robert J. Pieke
  • Patent number: 8896469
    Abstract: A system and method of selecting a letter for display in a communication device having a display and a reduced-key keyboard is provided. One of the plurality of keys on the reduced-key keyboard is selected and a default letter associated with the selected key is displayed. A backspace key is selected to display a cursor in the position of the default letter on the display. The key associated with the default letter is selected again and an alternate letter associated with the selected key is displayed in place of the default letter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin
  • Patent number: 8897929
    Abstract: The invention in particular has as an object the control of execution of software commands of a data-processing system in an aircraft cockpit comprising means for allowing a user to call up these commands. For these purposes, the means making it possible to call up these commands initially are locked in order to block calls to software commands. At the time of reception of an information item for unlocking these means, they are unlocked and the software commands may be called up. The software commands may be called up via the call-up means only if these means are in an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: AIRBUS Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yannick Deleris, Adrienne Tankeu Choitat, Sofyan Su
  • Publication number: 20140298261
    Abstract: An information input device including: an indicator detection unit (42); a pointer position setting unit (44) which sets a position of a pointer to be displayed on a display screen (52); a storage unit (46) which obtains and stores time-sequenced positional information which indicates the set position; a first passage detection unit (48) which detects that the pointer has passed through a first specific region which is a predetermined region on the display screen, using the time-sequenced positional information; and a direction obtainment unit (50) which obtains a direction in which the pointer has passed through the first specific region if it is detected that the pointer has passed through the first specific region; and a first image modifying unit (62) which modifies a displayed image, depending on the obtained direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Imoto, Tomonari Takahashi, Masaki Yamauchi, Yoshihiro Kojima
  • Patent number: 8832603
    Abstract: A display part is provided with a display screen with a horizontal axis representing a time and a vertical axis representing an amount of modulation and a pre-emphasis waveform image is displayed on the display screen. In the pre-emphasis waveform image, a cursor can be arranged on a tap which corresponds to a portion in which a bit can be emphasized. An emphasis waveform addition part generates an emphasis waveform corresponding to the pre-emphasis waveform image on the display screen, based on an amount of amplitude changed according to movement of the cursor, and adds the emphasis waveform to the test signal. Thus, a user is allowed to make a setting with intuitive operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo Saito, Tomoyuki Ikai
  • Patent number: 8826187
    Abstract: A finger pointer is used for moving a cursor and selecting objects on a touchscreen. The finger pointer includes a cursor indicator and a finger contact area. The cursor indicator points to a location on the touchscreen that would be activated when the finger pointer is selected. The finger contact area indicates the location on the touchscreen where a user may touch the screen to activate or move the finger pointer. The finger pointer may be used to select objects such as hyperlinks on a browser web page, and items from an application of menu. The user touches the touchscreen within the finger contact area. The user then contacts the touchscreen at a different location to move the finger pointer to the different location such that the cursor indicator is positioned on an object is to be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Willis
  • Patent number: 8816979
    Abstract: A method and device for determining a single touch or multiple touches is disclosed. A touch related sensing information with a single zero-crossing is used for determining a pair of values, and the locations of a pair of centroids are calculated depending on the pair of values. The distance between the locations of the pair of centroids can be used to determine whether the number of touches is one or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Egalax—Empia Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Cheng-Han Lee, Chi-Hao Tang, Shun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 8819592
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in enabling a user to select one or more data objects from a plurality of data nodes. The method includes determining a data set of interest from one or more data sets. The data set of interest is depicted as a primary node in an available data node area, and one or more data nodes within the data set of interest are depicted as available data nodes within the available data node area. A selection of an available data node is received. When the selected available data node is a data object, the selected available data node is depicted as a selected data node in a selected data node area. When the selected available data node is a data set, the selected available data node is depicted in the available data node area as a secondary data node subordinate to the primary data node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Lewis Jackson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8782565
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of detecting a mouse click on a virtual mirror display can include displaying a selectable object on the virtual mirror display. The method can include displaying a cursor position by displaying a circle on the virtual mirror display. The cursor position can correspond to a hand position. The method can include detecting the mouse click in response to the circle hovering over at least part of the selectable object. The circle can remain steady over the selectable object on the virtual mirror display for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Fretwell, Clive Grinyer
  • Publication number: 20140173526
    Abstract: A method can include receiving a request to provide specified content information to a user computer that includes information to be displayed on a display; providing an indication of cursor image data corresponding to a specific image; providing the specified content information to the user computer after receiving the request, the specified content information including at least one cursor display instruction; executing a cursor display code to process the cursor display instruction to modify the cursor image in the shape and appearance of the specific image after the movement of the cursor image over at least a portion of the information to be displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Craig Pisaris-Henderson
  • Patent number: 8756503
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for dynamically generating a query using touch gestures. A virtual magnet is movable on a display device of a tactile user interface in response to touch. A user selects one of a set of text documents for review, which is displayed on the display. The system is configured for recognizing a highlighting gesture on the tactile user interface over the displayed document as a selection of a text fragment from the document text. The virtual magnet is populated with a query which is based on the text fragment selected with the highlighting gesture. The populated magnet is able to cause a subset of displayed graphic objects to exhibit a response to the magnet as a function of the query and the text content of the respective documents which the objects represent and/or to cause responsive instances in a text document to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Caroline Privault, Jacki O'Neill, Yves Hoppenot, Fabien Guillot
  • Patent number: 8751931
    Abstract: A method includes receiving user input indicating a selection of a first multimedia channel from a set of multimedia channels for display. The method further includes determining a first user-selected audio indicator associated with the first multimedia channel. The method additionally includes providing the first audio indicator for audible output in response to receiving the user input indicating the selection of the first multimedia channel. Another method includes providing a user interface to facilitate an association of one or more audio indicators with one or more corresponding channel selection actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Edward Walter, Yolius Diroo
  • 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: 8743121
    Abstract: A technique for allowing collapse or expansion of a multi-node subgraph of a directed acyclic graph is disclosed. The subgraph may be collapsed or expanded with a single user interaction, retaining the important service context information and relations, while minimizing information of lesser importance in the service model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BMC Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Geert De Peuter
  • Patent number: 8739048
    Abstract: A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives an indication that a conversation window for a first messaging contact is desirably collapsed, wherein the conversation window for the first messaging contact corresponds to an instant messaging application that is executable on a computing device. The system can further include a window minimizer component that collapses the conversation window into a contacts window of the instant messaging application, wherein the contacts window depicts a graphical indication of at least the first contact, wherein the graphical indication is highlighted to indicate that a conversation exists with the first messaging contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Scott Moudy, Aarthi Natarajan, Geeven Singh, Amy Wai-Yee Ip
  • Patent number: 8726194
    Abstract: An enhanced control, in which a guide line is defined relative to an object in a user interface, items aligned with the guide line are displayed without obscuring the object. A selected item is output based on receiving a selection of one of the displayed items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan Hildreth
  • Patent number: 8726182
    Abstract: A multi-stage throbber that can be used to communicate stages of progress of resource loading in a browser to a user. In an embodiment, a method for communicating resource loading progress in a browser is provided. The method includes evaluating the resource loading progress, identifying a throbber stage representative of the evaluated resource loading progress, and outputting multi-stage throbber data for rendering a multi-stage throbber at the identified throbber stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Murphy, Brian Rakowski, Ben Goodger, Darin Fisher
  • Publication number: 20140129992
    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: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralf Berger, Steve M. Troppoli
  • 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: 8713471
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an intelligent visual data scrollbar position indicator whereby data is organized into a data table of two or more data entries with each data entry having one or more data fields. The data table is displayed to a user in a data table user interface display and a scrolling capability is provided whereby a user can scroll through the data entries in the data table via the data table user interface display and one or more user interface devices. At least one data field of the one or more data fields associated with the two or more data entries is selected as a “data display field” and a portion of the data in the selected data display field is selected as “display data” based, at least in part, on the data display field selected and the rate of change of the data in the selected data display field. Then as the data entries are being scrolled through, the selected display data for each data entry is displayed to the user as each data entry is scrolled through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Rowley, Leigh Chapman
  • Patent number: 8713463
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the mobile terminal includes: a housing including a front side, a rear side and a plurality of lateral sides; a touchscreen located on the front side of the housing, configured to display at least one touch-executable object, and including a predefined edge region; and a controller. The controller is configured to preempt execution of a function corresponding to a particular object of the at least one touch-executable object if a first touch of the particular object is detected in the predefined edge region of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changmok Kim, Nayoung Hong, Minjoo Kim
  • Patent number: 8711104
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pointer display device, including, a touch panel provided on a display screen of a display section, a pointer display section configured to detect a contact point in a touch operation on the touch panel and to display a pointer in an area containing the contact point, and a hotspot detection section configured to detect as a hotspot a position corresponding to one part of the pointer exclusive of the contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Mori, Takuo Ikeda, Ken Yano
  • Patent number: 8701010
    Abstract: The present solution provides a variety of techniques for accelerating and optimizing network traffic, such as HTTP based network traffic. The solution described herein provides techniques in the areas of proxy caching, protocol acceleration, domain name resolution acceleration as well as compression improvements. In some cases, the present solution provides various prefetching and/or prefreshening techniques to improve intermediary or proxy caching, such as HTTP proxy caching. The acceleration and optimization techniques described herein may be deployed on the client as a client agent or as part of a browser, as well as on any type and form of intermediary device, such as an appliance, proxying device or any type of interception caching and/or proxying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Plamondon
  • 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: 8667422
    Abstract: Improved approaches to allow a portable electronic device to dynamically present location-specific information while the portable electronic device is at a predetermined location are disclosed. In one embodiment, the portable electronic device has a display that can display the location-specific information and has wireless capabilities for use in receiving the location-specific information from the server. The location-specific information can, for example, augment other information that is to be presented on the display. In one embodiment, the location-specific information can be information pertaining to a media item being played in an establishment, such as a store, where the portable electronic device is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandrea Anderson, Mark Miller, Payam Mirrashidi, Ellis M. Verosub, Tyler A. Strand, Joseph M. Rossell
  • Patent number: 8661335
    Abstract: A method of identifying content of interest in a structured electronic document by an electronic device having a processor, an input device, and a display device, includes rendering a structured electronic document to the display device; receiving through the input device at least two separate indications of content elements within the rendered structured electronic document; and identifying with the processor a common characteristic of the indicated content elements, and identifying any further content element within the rendered structured electronic document sharing the common characteristic with the indicated content elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Sherkin, Peter Gordon Beshai, Viera Bibr, Christopher Smith, Kamen Vitanov
  • Patent number: 8661344
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting an action providing input associated with an element of a user interface (UI) and/or graphical model, and providing an indicator to indicate the action has been detected. The UI and graphical model may provide elements that may be editable or otherwise changeable. The action may provide input that may change a value of the editable element of the UI or alter an element of the graphical model. Upon detection of the action, an indicator is provided in the UI or the graphical model in a manner associated with the detected changed element. The indicator may be a visual indicator or any other sensory indicator, such as a sound, force, or tactile indicator. The indicator provides a prompt to a user that one or more elements of the UI or graphical model may need to be saved, applied, or any changes canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Ryan Torgerson
  • Publication number: 20140053112
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a hit testing method and apparatus. The method includes: replacing color values of pixels of objects displayed on the screen with corresponding identifier (ID) values of the objects; storing the ID values in a bitmap array, wherein each element of the bitmap array corresponds to one or more pixels of a respective object; in response to capturing a hit event, acquiring a hit coordinate on the screen corresponding to the hit event; determining a bitmap array element corresponding to the hit coordinate; and identifying an object related to the hit event, according to the ID value associated with the bitmap array element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Yang YU
  • Patent number: 8640033
    Abstract: Various implementations are described herein for providing unified user experiences using data attributes and data models. By referencing structural information of data attributes included in data models, users are able to interact with and/or view related data stored in different databases. Contextual information for the different databases, data attributes, and data models provide a seamless unified user experience when running reports, scripts, web controls and so forth associated with the related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Scott Jackson, Thomas F. Theiner, Evgueni N. Bykov, Vitaly V. Filimonov, Marisol Ontaneda
  • 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