For A Small Display Screen (e.g., Personal Digital Assistant, Palm-top) Patents (Class 715/864)
  • Patent number: 10250735
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to user input. Display updates can be based on a logical arrangement of user interface information along a z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daniel C. Gross, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10243909
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present invention is enclosed. An electronic device in one embodiment of the present invention periodically transmits current location information to the location information service providing server in case of executing grouping applications, produces group including at least one member, selected by a user, of address list information received from the location information service providing server, requests messages requesting group participation to the member included in the group through the social network service providing server in case of generating predetermined events, and periodically receives the location information from the member accepting the group participation and displays the received location information on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: THINKWARESYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventors: Hyun Joong Yu, Jun Sik Kim, Won Jun Heo
  • Patent number: 10191515
    Abstract: Light guide techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an apparatus includes a housing, a light guide supported by the housing, a light engine disposed within the housing and optically coupled to the light guide, and one or more modules disposed within the housing and implemented at least partially in hardware. The one or more modules are configured to cause the light engine to output a user interface for display using the light guide along an image plane focused at infinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Westerinen, Steven John Robbins, Rajeev Badyal, Rod G. Fleck
  • Patent number: 10181105
    Abstract: A computer system comprises a display system and a workflow adapter in communication with the display system. The workflow adapter identifies an object within a network. The workflow adapter then received a selection of the object. In response to receiving the selection of the object, the workflow adapter creates a custom group that includes the object. The custom group is a loose association of objects within the network and does not exist as a separate object within the network. The workflow adapter then performs an operation on the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin John Dziuba, Keith Wilson Fulton, Edwin Charbel Baladi
  • Patent number: 10154460
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses and methods for power adjustments of user measurement device. In one apparatus, a processing element is coupled to a first sensor interface and a second sensor interface. The processing element measures a physiological measurement via the first sensor interface and measures an amount of activity of the apparatus via the second sensor interface. The processing element performs a power adjustment activity in view of the amount of activity. For example, the power adjustment activity may be to perform any one or more of the following: adjust a number of different physiological measurements to take; adjusting a frequency of taking physiological measurements; turning off one or more systems; adjusting a type, frequency, data rate, number of channels and/or power at which to communicate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Halo Wearables LLC
    Inventors: Devin W. Miller, David R. Miller
  • Patent number: 10073608
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method, a computer program and a graphical user interface is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Kongqiao Wang, Xiaohui Xie, Yingfei Liu, Xia Wang, Huanglingzi Liu, Bin Wang, Zhen Liu, Yuezhong Tang
  • Patent number: 10033679
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying electronic messages are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes, at a computing device, concurrently displaying (i) a user interface object that represents a group of messages and (ii) one or more first indicia of a number of messages that have a predefined display status, in the group of messages while foregoing displaying more than one message of the group of messages. The method also includes receiving a selection of the user interface object; and, in response to receiving the selection of the user interface object, displaying messages in the group of messages. The method further includes, in accordance with displaying the messages in the group of messages, modifying the one or more displayed first indicia of the number of messages, which have the predefined display status, in the group of messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Itamar Gilad, Thompson Alexander Ivor Gawley, Jason Briggs Cornwell, Andrew Ward Moedinger, Jeroen Daniël Jillissen, Gregory R. Bullock, Kevin Smilak
  • Patent number: 10026150
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for graphics processing of a vertex buffer using a relative index buffer are disclosed. Example methods to process a vertex buffer disclosed herein include accessing a first relative index stored in a relative index buffer, the first relative index specifying an offset from a current index selecting a first entry of the vertex buffer. Such disclosed example methods also include, in response to the first relative index being a nonzero value, processing data associated with a second entry of the vertex buffer to determine a rasterizer output associated with the first entry of the vertex buffer, the second entry of the vertex buffer being selected using the current index offset by the first relative index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob N. Smith, Jason M. Surprise, Zack S. Waters
  • Patent number: 10021053
    Abstract: A method throttles display of electronic messages. The process displays a list of entries in an email application. The list of entries includes a first electronic message, a first message cluster, and a second message cluster. The process detects the occurrence of a cluster display trigger event for the first message cluster. The trigger event is one of: detection of passage of a predetermined amount of time since refreshing display of the first message cluster, an occurrence of a particular time of day, an occurrence of a predetermined date, or receipt by the first message cluster of a predefined number of new electronic messages since previously refreshing the display of the list. In response to the detected trigger event, the process refreshes the display of the list of entries, including re-ranking the first message cluster within the list of entries. This changes the relative position of the first message cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Sharp, Xander Pollock, Matthew J. Bolohan
  • Patent number: 9906586
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting data to an external device are provided. The method includes establishing a communication link with the external device by using a first application, and displaying a first window that corresponds to the first application, in response to an execution request for a second application that is different from the first application, displaying a second window that corresponds to the second application as a background of the first window, receiving a sharing mode request via the first window, and in response to the sharing mode request, setting an operation mode of the device as a sharing mode, and transmitting data that is provided from the second application to the external device via the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, Sahng-hee Bahn, In-sik Myung, Jung-won Lee
  • Patent number: 9880699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, Mark Crady, Michael Chu, Scott Jenson, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Joshua J. Sacks, Jerry Morrison
  • Patent number: 9843911
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for a remotely activated monitoring service. The monitoring service can be executed by a server computer. The server computer can detect an event associated with a user device. The server computer can determine that monitoring of a proximity of the user device is to be initiated based upon the event. The server computer can determine a geographic location of the user device and identify monitoring hardware that is to monitor the proximity of the user device. The server device also can issue a command to the monitoring hardware to initiate monitoring of the proximity of the user device by the monitoring hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Barnes, Christopher Baldwin, Wayne Robert Heinmiller, Patrick Kenny, Susan Kenny, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil S. Marathe, Michael Towster
  • Patent number: 9810446
    Abstract: Time information indicating a necessary amount of time for a room temperature to reach a set temperature, and charges information indicating electricity charges corresponding to an amount of electric power consumed that is necessary for the room temperature to reach the set temperature, are displayed correlated with each of a plurality of running buttons corresponding to each of a plurality of operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Naoyuki Harada, Takamitsu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9785228
    Abstract: An NUI system to provide user input to a computer system. The NUI system includes a logic machine and an instruction-storage machine. The instruction-storage machine holds instructions that, when executed by the logic machine, cause the logic machine to detect an engagement gesture from a human subject or to compute an engagement metric reflecting the degree of the subject's engagement. The instructions also cause the logic machine to direct gesture-based user input from the subject to the computer system as soon as the engagement gesture is detected or the engagement metric exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Schwesinger, Eduardo Escardo Raffo, Oscar Murillo, David Bastien, Matthew H. Ahn, Mauro Giusti, Kevin Endres, Christian Klein, Julia Schwarz, Charles Claudius Marais
  • Patent number: 9588581
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a composable thin computing device. An example device may comprise at least a device interface module, a communication module, a processing module, a memory module, a composable computing module and a power module. The device interface module may couple the device to an operational environment via at least one of a physical connector or a wireless connection. The communication module may at least one of transmit or receive data via the device interface module. The processing module may process the data. The memory module may store at least a portion of the data. The composable computing module may cause at least one of the above modules to perform certain functionality related to the operational environment. The power module may power at least one of the above modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony G. Lamarca, Omesh Tickoo, Maynard C. Falconer, Shilpa Talwar, Wen-Ling M. Huang
  • Patent number: 9454402
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments display different types of performance-related data on an information display having a range of units for one type of measured data. Aspects of exemplary embodiment include presenting, by at least one software component executed by a processor, a rate of resource consumption in a visual indicator; and using the visual indicator as a pointer on the information display to a current unit of the measured data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew J. Lavery, James L. Lentz, David B. Salgado
  • Patent number: 9448589
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a touchscreen, and a controller configured, upon reception of a predetermined touch input applied to the touchscreen, to display an object for controlling deletion of a text disposed around a touch point corresponding to the touch input at the touch point, to display a control area including a plurality of control items for setting a deletion direction and a deletion unit based on the object on the touchscreen, and to delete the text based on at least one control item upon selection of the at least one control item. Accordingly, it is possible to provide a user interface accessible more rapidly and easily when a text displayed on the touchscreen is deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seoyeon Lee, Soohyun Lee, Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 9426355
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus generates a GUI screen image for operating the imaging apparatus. A controller controls the generation of the GUI screen image upon detecting a predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Sasaki, Riuzou Nagatsuka, Emi Arakawa, Tetsuya Asai, Masaki Mikamo, Takashi Nunomaki, Hisashi Ohashi, Kenji Tsushio, Mayumi Kamiya, Kenji Yoshida, Takeshi Harada, Keiki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9411429
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for a rotary controller arrangement. A method may include receiving an indication that a rotary control element is moved to a first end position. A first action may be performed based on a selection of the first action at the first end position. An indication that the rotary control element is moved to a second end position may be received. A second action may be performed based on a selection of the second action at the second end position. The disclosed rotary controller arrangement includes assigning an action to the end point of rotation of a rotary control element. By assigning an action to an end point of rotation, a user may rotate the rotary control element to a particular end point to easily find and select the desired action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Donald Geoffrey Schuller
  • Patent number: 9395876
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, Mark Crady, Michael Chu, Scott Jenson, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Joshua J. Sacks, Jerry Morrison
  • Patent number: 9389759
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide tools and methods for the development and specification of a responsive graphical design. A graphical user interface allows a user to specify a design. The graphical user interface has a area for displaying a rendering of the design according to a first dimension specification. The system also has a dimension specification interface that allows the user to set a second dimension specification. The system also has a widget interface that allows the user to (i) add a widget to said design, (ii) specify a first state for the widget when the design is rendered according to the first dimension specification, and (iii) specify a second state for the widget when the design is rendered according to the second dimension specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Hsu, Martin Smith, Ian Gardner, Ben Fraser
  • Patent number: 9372542
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for setting a menu environment in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for switching to an environment setting mode of a menu according to a type of a gesture having occurred on the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Hee Ha
  • Patent number: 9323824
    Abstract: An interface is provided on a computing device for interacting with data stored in a data repository. Input is received including information identifying two or more attributes, and information indicating an order for the identified attributes. A hierarchical data structure is stored, with an order of hierarchy levels corresponding to the indicated order. Multiple attribute values for the attributes are determined. The method includes assigning to each node of a first level at least one of the attribute values of a first attribute, and assigning to each node of a second level at least one of the attribute values of a second attribute, each of the nodes of the second level also being assigned respective ones of the attribute values assigned to one or more nodes of preceding levels. The interface is displayed including displaying interface elements associated with each of the nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventor: Joyce L. Vigneau
  • Patent number: 9256352
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a touch screen terminal and a method for locating an electronic document thereof. The touch screen terminal comprises a setting module, a directory listing module, a detection module, a mode switching module, a real-time directory module, a preview module and a chapter/section switching module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tao Xue
  • Patent number: 9213459
    Abstract: A two-point touch determining module performs determination of a one-point touch or a two-point touch. A one-point touch coordinate detecting module detects a coordinate of the one-point touch. A two-point touch coordinate detecting module detects two-point coordinates of the two-point touch. A display screen generating module generates a display screen of a resistive film type touch panel. A touch input controlling module determines whether the display screen is a one-point detecting screen or a two-point detecting screen. The touch input controlling module performs the coordinate detection using the one-point touch coordinate detecting module in a case of the one-point detecting screen. The touch input controlling module performs the coordinate detection using the one-point touch coordinate detecting module or the two-point touch coordinate detecting module according to a determination result of the two-point touch determining module in a case of the two-point detecting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yoshino, Yuji Hosaka
  • Patent number: 9196156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus and method for receiving various pieces of information, after setting various search conditions, based on the set search conditions. According to the present invention, the electronic apparatus comprises: a communication unit; and in the case that a particular event occurs, a control unit transmitting search conditions including at least one of a search direction, search range and search region, related to the event through the communication unit, and receiving information corresponding to the search conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changbin Cho, Jinyoung Kim, Haeil Lee, Seungwan Woo
  • Patent number: 9176648
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for authoring a virtual representation of a data center. An identity of a first IT component is determined. First position data indicating a position of the first IT component in the data center is received. The associated identity of the first IT component and the first position data is stored as a first part of the virtual representation of the data center. An identity of the second IT component is determined. Relative position data indicating a position of the second IT component relative to the first position data is received. Second position data indicating a position of the second IT component in the data center is determined. The associated identity of the second IT component and the second position data is stored as a second part of the virtual representation of the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Russell Laporte, Daniel Collins, Ankita Pawar, Jun Liang
  • Patent number: 9176526
    Abstract: Provided are a portable terminal device, an image display method used for same and a recording medium to record a program for same that enable display of images suitable for various forms of use, such as when the screen orientation or input operation is changed, and display of information pertaining to the images. The portable terminal device can make changes for multiple forms of use and has detection means for detecting a change in the form of use, and changing means for changing the method to be used to display image-related information on a display screen according to the detection result by the detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventor: Hiroshi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 9164655
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed that includes receiving on a mobile device a search query associated with a geographic location, providing one or more search results in response to the search query, the search results each being associated with a geographic location, and presenting on a graphical display of the computing device icons corresponding to each search result and also corresponding to a key on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, Mark Crady, Michael Chu, Scott Jenson, Sanjay Mavinkurve, Joshua J. Sacks, Jerry Morrison
  • Patent number: 9152294
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, display control method thereof, graphical user interface, and display control program are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a total-number obtaining unit to obtain information about a total number of items to be provided from a source; a first display unit to display undetermined representation images on a screen if it is determined that some of the representation images displayed on the screen have been changed; a determining unit to determine whether change of the representation images displayed on the screen has stopped; and a second display unit to display the representation images by obtaining, from the source, information to display the representation images to be newly displayed on the screen if the determining unit determines that change of the representation images displayed on the screen has stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yukiyoshi Hirose
  • Patent number: 9092806
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, there is disclosed a communication device including a pre-loading module configured to retrieve a first and a second set of flyer image tiles from a flyer image tile set stored in memory, the first set of flyer image tiles being associated with the most zoomed-out state and the second set of flyer image tiles being associated with a zoom level of a current viewport. The pre-loading module is further configured to associate the first set of flyer image tiles with an underlay viewport. The communication device further includes a display configured to display the first set of flyer image tiles in the underlay viewport that are visible in the current viewport and overlay the second set of flyer image tiles visible in the current viewport onto the first set of flyer image tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: FLIPP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Charlebois, Matthew Cheung, David Au-Yeung, Jeff Francis, David Meyers, Wehuns Tan
  • Patent number: 9063649
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes displaying a 3D user interface including at least one 3D object on a display unit, selecting at least one stereoscopic region from the 3D user interface by a first input via a user input unit, displaying at least one polyhedron corresponding to each of the selected at least one region on the display unit, and changing a display state of each of the at least one polyhedron to correspond to a second input via the user input unit, wherein the step of changing the display state is performed to enlarge, reduce, rotate or scroll the at least one polyhedron according to the second input. Accordingly, the present invention provides a 3D user interface using a 3D object arranged in a virtual 3D space, thereby facilitating a user to manipulate a mobile terminal with a new visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Minwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9058477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the exchange of personal information in non-trusted peer-to-peer environments in a step-by-step fashion, in which the information preferably prepared as a graphics display is segmented into several individual sections and is subsequently alternately exchanged between the communication partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Falck, Henning Maass, Klaus Weidenhaupt, Peter Langendörfer
  • Patent number: 9032338
    Abstract: An electronic device displays text of an electronic document on a display; displays an insertion marker at a first position in the text of the electronic document; detects a first horizontal gesture on a touch-sensitive surface; in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a first set of one or more predefined conditions: translates the electronic document on the display in accordance with a direction of the first horizontal gesture, and maintains the insertion marker at the first position in the text; and, in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a second set of one or more predefined conditions, moves the insertion marker by one character in the text from the first position to a second position in the text in accordance with the direction of the first horizontal gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Matthew Todd Schomer, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, James Vernon Van Boxtel
  • Patent number: 9026952
    Abstract: Techniques for providing intuitive feedback to a user regarding which applications have access to a data stream captured by a privacy-sensitive device, such as a camera, a microphone, a location sensor, an accelerometer or the like. These techniques apprise the user of when an application is receiving potentially privacy-sensitive data and the identity of the application receiving the data. In some instances, this feedback comprises a graphical icon that visually represents the data stream being received and that dynamically alters with the received data stream. For instance, if an application receives a data stream from a camera of a computing device of the user, the described techniques may display an image of the video feed captured by the camera and being received by the application. This graphical icon intuitively alerts the user of the data stream that the application receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Howell, Stuart Schechter
  • Patent number: 9026180
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus has a display, keypad, sensor and controller. Keys of the keypad are distributed within a keypad area in at least a first plane and are arranged for user actuation transversally to the first plane to provide a first type of user input. The sensor is positioned to sense navigating user actuation at the keypad area in or coincident with the first plane to provide a second type of user input. The controller is configured to control a focus position on the display in response to the second type of user input; associate a plurality of display subareas of the display with respective keys of the keypad; and accept, for user input of the second type, user actuation of an actuated key among the keys as a selection of a selectable item presented at the focus position in a particular display subarea associated with the actuated key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Unwired Planet, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Strom
  • Patent number: 9021393
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a memory unit, a touchscreen configured to display an icon, and a controller configured to control an operation associated with a function corresponding the icon displayed on the touchscreen, control the touchscreen to display a UI (user interface) for bookmarking icons, detect a bookmark command for the icon displayed on the touchscreen, temporarily store, in the memory unit, the icon in response to the bookmark command, and control the touchscreen to display the bookmarked icon within the UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minjoo Kim, Isu Byun, Jiwoon Kim, Sanghyuck Lee, Inyong Hwang
  • Patent number: 9021379
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining a word input by a gesture stroke on a virtual keyboard. The method includes receiving data representing the gesture stroke, analyzing the data to identify a set of dwell points in the gesture stroke, generating a simplified stroke defining a polyline having vertices corresponding with the dwell points of the identified set. The method further includes comparing the simplified stroke polyline with a plurality of predefined polylines each representing a respective word, to determine a closest matching polyline. The computing system outputs the word represented by the closest matching polyline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nirmal J. Patel, Thad E. Starner
  • Patent number: 9021378
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling a virtual key pad thereof are disclosed. The mobile terminal identifies a touch pattern of a touch action of each of a plurality of virtual keys, and changes at least one of an area and position of a sensing zone corresponding to each of the plurality of virtual keys to correspond to the identified touch pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kanghee Kim, Wonyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 9015616
    Abstract: A computer-implemented user input method includes sensing a user manipulation of a mobile device to present a keyboard, automatically presenting, in response to the sensed manipulation, a search entry area on a display of the user device, and activating the keyboard to provide input into the search entry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Nickolas Jay Sears
  • Patent number: 9014763
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which enables a user to keep watching contents via a communication-connected external device by transmitting real-time video data displayed on a play region to the external device despite that the play region in part disappears from a screen including the play region of the content. The present invention includes a display unit configured to display a screen including a play region for at least one content, a wireless communication unit configured to establish wireless communication with at least one external device, the wireless communication unit configured to transmit video data displayed on the play region to the at least one external device in order to display the transmitted video data, a controller configured to control the wireless communication unit to transmit the video data to the at least one external device in real time if a portion of the play region disappears from the screen in response to a scroll of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Juyung Jung
  • Patent number: 9015640
    Abstract: A consumer electronic device has an orientation sensor and a lock control. The orientation sensor outputs signals identifying the orientation of the device, while the lock control to allow a user to move the device from a locked state to an unlocked state. The device also includes a plurality of application programs stored in memory. Responsive to the user unlocking the device, a controller will launch a selected application program. The application that is launched by the device is based on an orientation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: David de Léon
  • Patent number: 9015639
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating the navigation of a list of content items with gestures are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a computing device detects simple gestures, and in response, display a preview of content items preceding, or following a currently selected content item, from the list of content items. Upon detecting a selection gesture, the computing device updates the view of the currently selected content item to display the newly selected content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LinkedIn Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Taehyun Yoo, Steven Thomas Flory, Sean Edward Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 9009630
    Abstract: A note-capture application is disclosed that allows notes to be displayed on the lock screen. In one embodiment, a note-capture application can be invoked when a mobile device is in an above-lock state. Note data can be captured using the note-capture application, and the captured data can be persistently displayed on the lock screen. A user can perform a unique gesture from the lock screen to invoke the note-capture application. In another embodiment, multiple input modes can be available for note data capture. For example, voice data, text data, camera data, etc. can all be used to capture notes for display on the lock screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Kruzeniski, Joseph B. Tobens, Jon Bell, William Scott Stauber, Rohit Bhatia, Ram Pattabhi Papatla, Daniel Escapa
  • Patent number: 9003335
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of displaying a plurality of objects on a wallpaper, and a method for providing a user interface thereof. The mobile terminal includes a display unit to display a plurality of objects on a wallpaper, a sensing unit to detect a touch input on the display unit, and a controller to control the plurality of objects to be invisible in response to the touch input such that portions of the wallpaper obscured by the plurality of objects are visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Choonjae Lee, Sangwoon Lee, Samsick Kim, Minjeong Lee
  • Patent number: 9003328
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a client application configured to process and display a push notification specifying an appointment reminder originating from a server acting as an appointment manager. The client displays a menu of available options for conducting additional appointment-related transactions, such as confirmation, rescheduling, or cancellation of the appointment. Based on the user selection, the client conducts a user-interactive transaction with the server to complete the requested appointment service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: James K. Boutcher, Michael T. Mateer
  • Patent number: 9000887
    Abstract: A method for communicating control information by a wearable device is disclosed. The method includes determining a first movement according to a first degree of freedom as being gesture-related and a second movement according to a second degree of freedom as being gesture-related; generating a first set of possibly performed gestures based on the first movement; generating a second set of possibly performed gestures based on the second movement; inferring, from the first and second sets, whether the first movement is representative of an intended command; and transmitting information based on the inference. An apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Joel Benjamin Linsky, Oliver Michaelis, Manuel Eduardo Jaime
  • Patent number: 9001057
    Abstract: A measurement device that comprises a display control part that displays a measurement result obtained from a probe that measures a pH or the like, the display control part displays in a switchable manner at least two displaying screens among a numerical value displaying screen that displays the measurement result as a numeric value, an analog displaying screen that displays the measurement result like an analog meter and a graph displaying screen that displays the measurement result as a time series graph, and the display control part switches each of the displaying screens continuously in conjunction with a touch slide operation on the display by moving the displaying screen displayed prior to the touch slide operation to the outside of a displaying area on the display and by moving the other displaying screen to the inside of the displaying area in accordance with the above-mentioned movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Horiba, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Ida
  • Patent number: 8994681
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes outputting, by a computing device and for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys. The method may also include receiving, by the computing device, an indication of a gesture detected at a presence-sensitive input device. The method may also include determining, by the computing device and based on a plurality of features associated with the gesture, a degree of precision of the gesture. The method may also include modifying, by the computing device and based at least in part on the degree of precision, a probability that the gesture indicates at least one key of the plurality of keys. The method may also include outputting, by the computing device and for display, a candidate word that is based at least in part on the probability that the gesture indicates at least one key of the plurality of keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kataoka, Keisuke Kuroyanagi
  • Patent number: 8994653
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis