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715700000 - OPERATOR INTERFACE (E.G., GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE)

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20130047089System and Method to Consolidate and Update Digital Address Books - Computer software applications, systems and methods for managing contact information online in a central database, and automatically updating information on addressees' online communications accounts, such as their Gmail®, Yahoo®, LinkedIn®, and Facebook® accounts. The present invention incorporates online email accounts, social network accounts, and personal information managers into a central address book stored on a server database that is accessible from users' workstations and mobile devices. Users may set permission levels for access to their contact information by addressee category and/or customize it to each addressee. Users may also post updates to their contact information into their addressees' online accounts if the addressee is a member of the system database who has granted permission for automatic updates to their email accounts, social network accounts, and the like. Alternatively, the system will automatically generate an email to addressees requesting that they manually enter the user's update into their online communications accounts.02-21-2013
20090319908Website and network system for commercial establishments - A website and social network system where Customers, such as bars and entertainment venues, use an account interface through which management of the venue can enter and control contact information, daily specials, and upcoming events that are displayed to viewers of the Website System and to viewers of a viewer interface (widget). The Customers are also able to send instant messages to viewers of the Website System to an interface (widget) and to Members of the network from a customer account to the Members' e-mail, or via instant messaging, or with the use of cellular telephone text messaging. Customer promotional information is controllable directly by the Customer on multiple remote advertising websites simultaneously via the Website System and/or Customers' mobile devices.12-24-2009
20130073974Methods for Verifying Person's Identity through Person's Social Circle Using Person's Photograph - One embodiment of a method of the present invention provides for obtaining an image from a requester, obtaining contact information for vouching people, whom requester identifies as having personal knowledge of the requester, and sending an electronic message to the vouching people, with a link to an image lineup. The image lineup contains the image obtained from the requester and other images. Then receiving a selection choice from the vouching people, identifying whether the image in the image lineup depicts the requester, and calculating a statistical rating of a likelihood that the image obtained from the requester depicts him/her.03-21-2013
20130073977BULK UDTA CONTROL GUI - A method, user interface, and system are provided for controlling multiple universal digital terminal adapters (UDTAs). This involves providing a listing of UDTAs available for control and providing controls for one or more of the UDTAs in the listing of UDTAs. Commands can then be provided via the controls and performed to control one or more of the UDTAs available for control.03-21-2013
20130073975Systems for Verifying Person's Identity through Person's Social Circle Using Person's Photograph - One embodiment of a system of present invention includes means for obtaining an image from a requester, means for obtaining contact information for vouching people, whom requester identifies as having personal knowledge of the requester, and means for sending an electronic message to the vouching people, with a link to an image lineup. The image lineup contains the image obtained from the requester and other images. The system further includes means for receiving a selection choice from the vouching people, identifying whether the image in the image lineup depicts the requester, and means for calculating a statistical rating of a likelihood that the image obtained from the requester depicts him/her.03-21-2013
20130073976Capturing Structured Data About Previous Events from Users of a Social Networking System - The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user. The system then selects one or more of these pieces of data and/or activities from a certain time period and gathers them into timeline units based on their relatedness and their relevance to users. These timeline units are ranked by relevance to the user, and are used to generate a timeline or map view for the user containing visual representations of the timeline units organized by location or time. The timeline or map view is then provided to other users of the social networking system that wish to view information about the user.03-21-2013
20110066948Method and apparatus for accessing and managing a multi-layered virtual server by deploying web folder tree - The central controlled distributed scalable virtual machine (“CCDSVM”) of the present invention can be expanded across network domains such as Intranet and Internet, and thousands of systems in the virtual server can be organized into multiple groups (service pools) with a multi-layered hierarchy. The CCDSVM includes at least a control system to control and organize a management pool that comprising a plurality of middle level control systems, and each middle control system can control a service pool that comprising a plurality of system units. In addition, different privileged users can login different level of the control system to further centralized access the permitted system units in each pool. Specially, the present invention including a method of supporting of web folder tree and a method of supporting web based multi-tasking to enhance the manageability and operations of the CCDSVM.03-17-2011
20090271709METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING UP WIRELESS LAN OF DEVICE - A wireless local area network (LAN) set up method and apparatus by which a client apparatus not having a character input function can easily provide wireless LAN setup. The wireless LAN set up method includes the operations of scanning associable wireless LAN devices so as to search for information about wireless LAN devices that support wireless security setup; and providing user interface information associated with wireless LAN setup of the wireless LAN devices according to found information about the wireless LAN devices that support the wireless security setup.10-29-2009
20130067343BUDDY LIST-BASED SHARING OF ELECTRONIC CONTENT - Instant messaging (IM) entities may be invited to an electronic calendar event using an instant message. Selecting the IM entities as invitees to the event may include dragging and dropping names of the IM entities from a buddy list of an IM application to an event from an electronic calendar application, or vice versa. A method of inviting an entity to a calendar event includes providing a calendar event from a calendar application and recognizing, by the calendar application, an IM entity as an invitee to the event.03-14-2013
20130067342BUDDY LIST-BASED SHARING OF ELECTRONIC CONTENT - Instant messaging (IM) entities may be invited to an electronic calendar event using an instant message. Selecting the IM entities as invitees to the event may include dragging and dropping names of the IM entities from a buddy list of an IM application to an event from an electronic calendar application, or vice versa. A method of inviting an entity to a calendar event includes providing a calendar event from a calendar application and recognizing, by the calendar application, an IM entity as an invitee to the event.03-14-2013
20130067340INTELLIGENTLY ENABLED MENU CHOICES BASED ON ONLINE PRESENCE STATE IN ADDRESS BOOK - A computer implemented method for intelligently enabling menu choices includes rendering, on a client system, an address book user interface comprising information related to one or more contacts, selecting a contact from the address book user interface, determining an online presence state for the selected contact, enabling one or more menu options based upon the determined online presence state, with the menu options enabled for a first online presence state differing from the menu options enabled for a second online presence state, and presenting the enabled menu options to a user in a user interface.03-14-2013
20130067341INTELLIGENTLY ENABLED MENU CHOICES BASED ON ONLINE PRESENCE STATE IN ADDRESS BOOK - A computer implemented method for intelligently enabling menu choices includes rendering, on a client system, an address book user interface comprising information related to one or more contacts, selecting a contact from the address book user interface, determining an online presence state for the selected contact, enabling one or more menu options based upon the determined online presence state, with the menu options enabled for a first online presence state differing from the menu options enabled for a second online presence state, and presenting the enabled menu options to a user in a user interface.03-14-2013
20130067339INTELLIGENTLY ENABLED MENU CHOICES BASED ON ONLINE PRESENCE STATE IN ADDRESS BOOK - A computer implemented method for intelligently enabling menu choices includes rendering, on a client system, an address book user interface comprising information related to one or more contacts, selecting a contact from the address book user interface, determining an online presence state for the selected contact, enabling one or more menu options based upon the determined online presence state, with the menu options enabled for a first online presence state differing from the menu options enabled for a second online presence state, and presenting the enabled menu options to a user in a user interface.03-14-2013
20120117483SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING AND MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT ON MULTIPLE DEVICES - A method, system, and apparatus for a consumer electronics device that allows access to stored data, media files, and/or content on a remote storage device through a profile. A menu is then provided on the consumer electronics device that contains information relating to stored data, media files, and/or content located on the remote storage device, where the menu only relates to data, media files, and/or content capable of being presented on the consumer electronics device. Based at least on receiving a user's selection of a menu item, the consumer electronics device receives the data, media file, and/or content from the remote storage device for presentation on the consumer electronics device.05-10-2012
20120272155METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING NETWORK RESOURCES - A method is disclosed for presenting network resources on a computer having a browser. The method includes determining at least one network resource to be independently presented and obtaining network attribute information of the at least one network resource. The method also includes obtaining a resource list window for listing network resources that need to be presented independently using network resource as unit and displaying identification information of the at least one network resource in the resource list window. Further, the method includes, when a network resource corresponding to an entry of identification information in the resource list window needs to be independently presented, presenting the network resource independently using the network attribute information of the network resource.10-25-2012
20110041072AUTHENTICATION AND PERSONAL CONTENT TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR SHARING PERSONAL CONTENTS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SERVER THEREOF - A method of authenticating and transmitting personal contents in order to easily share personal contents with acquaintances by using a display apparatus capable of accessing a network, and a display apparatus and a server therefor are provided. The method of transmitting contents includes: the display apparatus receiving at least one personal content of the at least one acquaintance from the server through the network; storing the received personal contents in relation to each acquaintance; and if the personal contents of the acquaintance are requested by the user of the display apparatus, reading the personal contents of the acquaintance among the stored personal contents and displaying the read personal contents. According to the method and apparatus, even when the user of the display apparatus does not perform linking with a corresponding server (or service provider), personal contents can be easily shared with acquaintances.02-17-2011
20080294996CUSTOMIZED RETAILER PORTAL WITHIN AN ANALYTIC PLATFORM - The methods and systems disclosed herein include an analytic platform, with a customized retailer portal application, that may be used to perform data projection and release methodologies in order to create an integrated, flexible, actionable view of data such as data relating to consumers, consumer behavior, commodity sales, and other commercial activities like those pertaining to relationships between consumers and stores.11-27-2008
20110302500METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMINDING AND BROWSING RELATED INFORMATION OF CONTACTS AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A method and an apparatus for reminding and browsing related information of contacts, and a recording medium using the same are provided. In the present method, a communication device displays a contact list comprising at least one contact on a screen thereof. Meanwhile, the communication device checks whether each contact has unread related information and displays an indicating icon on the corresponding contact in the contact list when it is determined that the contact has related information unread, so as to remind a user of the communication device that the contact has unread related information.12-08-2011
20110289422Interactive calendar of scheduled web-based events and temporal indices of the web that associate index elements with metadata - A system for generating an interactive calendar guide to scheduled web-based events is described. The guide can be presented in any format, including a grid view and a first view, within various media, including at a website hosting the interactive guide and as a widget on a computer display. A user can interact with elements of the guide, select elements of the guide for more information, customize events presented in the guide, filter the results displayed in the guide, send a response to attend an event, go directly to an event from the guide, and modify the presentation format of the guide.11-24-2011
20110289421USER INTERFACE FOR CONTENT BROWSING AND SELECTION IN A CONTENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented system and method for providing a user interface for content browsing and selection in a content system. Embodiments include: gathering available content information related to particular items of content from at least one source of a plurality of content sources; processing the content information to provide a digital representation of a content item; receiving a selection of the content item, the selection being in response to a user action performed on the digital representation corresponding to the content item; and displaying an expanded dimension of information associated with the selected content item in response to receiving the selection of the content item, the expanded dimension of information including at least one user-selectable display object to obtain an additional level of detailed information related to the selected content item.11-24-2011
20110191689ENHANCED KNOWLEDGE CREATION SYSTEM FOR A SPONTANEOUS ONLINE COMMUNITY - A method of sending notice to a group of users in a cooperative online platform which has a page with a content area and a question and answer area is described. The method provides a first notice method to receive benefit by a first user and a responsibility to answer a second notice by the first user. The second notice is given by the person have contribution in the page. The user question is designated by the person who contributes content in the page to the page and a second notice is sent to the first user.08-04-2011
20100083126COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A communication apparatus comprises a data receiving unit, a display, a selection receiving unit and a controller. The controller is configured to acquire the content summary information via the data receiving unit and to control the display to display a plurality of titles included in the acquired content summary information with scrolling in a single line. The controller is further configured to accept a first selection and to determine a first selected title which is displayed when the first selection is inputted. The controller is still further configured to control the display to display a list of a plurality of titles of content summary information acquired from the external server. Moreover, the controller is configured to accept a second selection received via the selection receiving unit and determine a second selected title among the plurality of titles displayed in the list. The controller is further configured to acquire a content corresponding to the second selected title via the data receiving unit.04-01-2010
20090319907EVALUATION OF ORDERED LISTS TO DETERMINE SIMILARITY BETWEEN CONNECTED USERS OF A NETWORK - The method and system to evaluation of ordered lists to determine similarity between connected users of a network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes presenting a defined list having ‘n’ number of options of a set of items to a user of a network, allocating the set of items of the defined list to a preference list when the user of the network identifies which of the ‘n’ number of options are preferred, determining a preference of the user based on which of the ‘n’ number of options are preferred earlier than other ones of the ‘n’ number of options, generating an ordering of the user in response to the defined list when all the ‘n’ number of options are individually selected and allocated to the preference list by the user based on an order of selection of each of the ‘n’ number of options by the user.12-24-2009
20130219284DEVICE SEARCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION - A device searching system and method for data transmission are provided. A method of searching for another device in a first device for data transmission includes outputting a widget window for a device search, receiving an address book stored in a second device connected to the first device, and if the widget window is selected, searching for a device included in the received address book, wherein the searching of the device includes searching for at least one of devices included in the received address book based on a keyword input through the widget window.08-22-2013
20100088607SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING CONTEXT SENSITIVE USER - A system and method for resolving topically relevant contacts for a user is provided. One example embodiment provides for a method including acts of presenting, within a web page, a communication list with content that is presented to various user based at least in part on the users being associated with another user and the topical content of the web page. Another example embodiment provides or a system that serves web pages including a communication list with content that is presented to various users based at least in part on the user to user and user to topic associations.04-08-2010
20100083125CONNECTED ADDRESS BOOK SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In an exemplary method, contacts data for a network address book is maintained, data representative of at least a portion of a local address book maintained on an access device is received over a network, and the received local address book data is used to perform at least one connected address book operation. In one example in which the contacts data includes data representative of a network address book listing associated with a user, data representative of a persona associated with the user is maintained, a request to access the network address book listing is received, and at least a subset of the data representative of the network address book listing is identified and provided in response to the request and based at least in part on the persona.04-01-2010
20110173544Method and Apparatus Providing Omnibus View of Online and Offline Content of Various File Types and Sources - An online service provider (OSP) operates online data centers to store members' data objects relating to various online member services of the OSP. An aggregated catalog lists members' data objects residing in the online data centers and also those residing in member computers' local storage. An aggregator monitors contents of the online storage facilities to detect new storage of prescribed types of data objects owned by the members, and also communicates with member computers to identify prescribed types of data objects newly stored in the respective local storage. The aggregator updates the aggregated catalog to list the newly stored data objects. Responsive to a request by a member, a finder searches the aggregated catalog and utilizes results of the search to provide, for display at the requesting member's computer, a consolidated listing of online data objects and locally stored data objects owned by the requesting member.07-14-2011
20090089680ALIASING UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATIONS WITHIN A BROWSER - A computer implemented method, data processing system, and a computer program product are provided for resolving uniform resource locator addresses. A first uniform resource locator address is input from a user. The first uniform resource locator address is identified within a database list of uniform resource locator addresses. Each of the list of uniform resource locator addresses corresponds to a second uniform resource locator address contained in the database. Responsive to identifying the first uniform resource locator address with the list of uniform resource locator addresses, information for the corresponding second uniform resource locator address is displayed.04-02-2009
20080276180METHOD AND SYSTEM CONFIGURED TO ASSESS A FEE FOR COMMUNICATION FACILITATION REGARDING PUBLICATION INFORMATION - A method and system are configured to assess a fee for communication facilitation regarding publication information. An electronic publication system includes a publication module configured to generate a user interface based on an information search. The user interface includes search result information associated with a first entity and communication initiation information associated with the first entity. The communication initiation information includes identification information configured to identify a contact module of the first entity. The communication initiation information is configured to be selectable to facilitate communication between a second entity and the first entity. The publication system also includes a receiving module configured to receive a lead data record from a communication system that facilitates communication between the first entity and a second entity via the contact module upon selection of the communication initiation information generated from the publication module. The publication system also includes a fee assessment module configured to receive the lead data record from the receiving module and to assess a fee to the first entity based on the lead data record.11-06-2008
20090327907INTEGRATING CHARACTER-BASED PROFILES WITHIN A SOCIAL NETWORK - Profiles that are character-based and which reflect various brand assets are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables members to interact with the branded character-based profiles in the same way as profiles of any real members of the social network. Branded characters may thus be befriended and their profiles shared with other users, rated, and discussed.12-31-2009
20100146397SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GEO-CODING USER GENERATED CONTENT - A system and method for geo-coding user generated content is described. The system comprises a content source, a content management module, a content repository, a location source, a location repository, a geo-coding module, and a geo-location object data sheet (GDS). The content source captures the user generated content. The content management module manages the user generated content. The content repository stores the user generated content. The location source generates a plurality of location data, and the location repository stores the location data. The geo-coding module generates the geo-located object data sheet (GDS) that associates the user generated content with the corresponding location data. The GDS depository stores the geo-located object data sheet.06-10-2010
20090177971METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DLNA DEVICE IN DLNA NETWORK - Disclosed is a method for controlling a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) device in a DLNA network, the method including the steps of: discovering the DLNA device performing communication with a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol based format in the DLNA network; converting description provided from the discovered DLNA device into a web-message in order to create a DLNA device list within a corresponding network where the discovered DLNA device is positioned as a web-page; creating the DLNA device list as the web-page, based on the converted web-message, and displaying the DLNA device list; selecting a certain DLNA device from the displayed DLNA device list, and executing/controlling content of the selected DLNA device.07-09-2009
20120144309ATTRACTION-BASED DATA VISUALIZATION - A plurality of digital resources are identified in a set of digital resources. An indication of a user selection of at least one criteria is received, the user selection received through a user interface. A degree of correlation is determined between each digital resource in the plurality and each of the criteria. Data is sent that is configured for use in presenting, in a window of the user interface, a plurality of graphical resource objects and at least one graphical attractor object, each graphical resource object representing a digital resource in the plurality of digital resources and each graphical attractor object representing one of the criteria. Each resource object is presented a distance from each attractor object, the distance based at least in part on the corresponding degree of correlation between the digital resource represented by the resource object and the criteria represented by the attractor object.06-07-2012
20110225501Document Management Systems, Apparatuses And Methods Configured To Provide Document Notification - Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for providing document management services to a terminal, wherein a document notification is provided to one or more notification destinations.09-15-2011
20120079392METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LOCATING NETWORK FILES - A system, method, and computer program product for accessing web pages on a network are provided. In use, different users are provided access to a plurality of sections of a file selected by the different users based on a community value for at least one community dimension assigned to each section of the file selected by the different users. In particular, a user is conditionally provided access to a section of a file selected by the user, based on a comparison of a user value indicating a community with which the user is associated to the community value for the at least one community dimension assigned to the section of the file selected by the user.03-29-2012
20120079391SUPPORTING LINKED MULTI-USER DECISION MAKING IN ENVIRONMENTS WITH CONSTRAINED SHARED RESOURCES - Embodiments of the present invention manage multiple requests to allocate real world resources in a multi-user environment. A request for interacting with a database environment comprising records of allocations of a plurality of resources is received from a user in a plurality of users. The database environment is shared between the plurality of users. A set of action choices available for the request is provided to the user via the user interface. A set of resources required by each action choice is identified. The set of resources is associated with a decision context. The decision context exists for a period of time. The set of resources are allocated to the user for a duration of the decision context. The allocating prevents the set of resources from being allocated to other users for the duration of the decision context irrespective of a set of actions performed by the other users.03-29-2012
20090222738Maintaining tags for individual communities - Techniques for managing tags for communities are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to tagging a document page with one or more tags, where the document page is displayed within a main window of a browser, the one or more tags are associated with one or more communities selected from a list of available communities. The one or more tags are then stored in a storage having information linking with the document page tagged with the one or more tags and the associated with and published within one or more communities such that a member of the selected communities is able to search within the storage based on the one or more tags to identify and retrieve the document page tagged by the one or more tags. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.09-03-2009
20080313547METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to present a graphical user interface (GUI) with a plurality of toolbars, detect a selection of a web-based toolbar, present the GUI with a hierarchical listing of content associated with the selected web-based toolbar, detect a selection of content from the hierarchical listing of content, create a new toolbar associated with the selected content with at least one selectable GUI element, present the GUI with the new toolbar intermixed with at least a portion of the plurality of toolbars, poll a web service for content updates, wherein the web service is associated with the selected content, and present the GUI with content updates supplied by the web service displayed in a portion of the new toolbar. Additional embodiments are disclosed.12-18-2008
20120144310INTELLIGENTLY ENABLED MENU CHOICES BASED ON ONLINE PRESENCE STATE IN ADDRESS BOOK - A computer implemented method for intelligently enabling menu choices includes rendering, on a client system, an address book user interface comprising information related to one or more contacts, selecting a contact from the address book user interface, determining an online presence state for the selected contact, enabling one or more menu options based upon the determined online presence state, with the menu options enabled for a first online presence state differing from the menu options enabled for a second online presence state, and presenting the enabled menu options to a user in a user interface.06-07-2012
20120198348APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED USER INFORMATION - An apparatus and method for providing integrated user information is provided. An apparatus to provide integrated user information includes a user information storage unit to store first user information of a first contact user including at least one of name information of the first contact user, phone number information of the first contact user or identification information of the first contact user; and a control unit to acquire first social network information of the first contact user registered in a first application, to generate first integrated user information having the first user information of the first contact user and the first social network information of the first contact user, and to store the first integrated user information.08-02-2012
20100251130Creation of Segmentation Definitions - A system and method for defining a segment for filtering website visitation data is disclosed. The method allows for creation and editing of a segment using various rules. The rules are defined using events and containers, which act as criteria by which the data is filtered. The system displays the segments and allows the user to apply them to stored data.09-30-2010
20110145721SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A WEBPAD TO CONTROL A DATA STREAM - A system and method for using a webpad to select a target device which is to receive from a source device a stream of a digital representation of a media. The webpad is used to send a transmission to the source device to cause the source device to route the stream of the digital representation of the media to the target device where the target device decodes and converts the digital representation of the media into analog signals to thereby allow for a reproduction of the media06-16-2011
20110145720Feeds for Address Books - A feed system for an address book includes a news feed module and a sales feed module. The news feed module accesses news sources to find related news articles as a function of data in an address book. The sales feed module accesses sales sources to find related sales items as a function of the data in the address book. At least one of the news feed module and the sales feed module forwards the related news articles and the related sales items, respectively, to the address book to be displayed.06-16-2011
20110145719PEOPLE RECOMMENDATION INDICATOR METHOD AND APPARATUS IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE - An indicator method and system recommends people in a computerized social networking site. Indicators in a user interface indicate user-relatedness and/or connectedness information between a given user and other people of the social networking site. The user interface employs the indicators to consistently make people recommendations to the given user. The indicators may be visual including symbolic, graphically illustrative and recommendation score (extent) indicating. The user interface places and displays the indicator at each occurrence of the recommended person's name and/or image throughout each pertinent screen view/page of the social networking site.06-16-2011
20110145718METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING A FIRST-PERSON WORLD VIEW OF CONTENT - An approach is provided for presenting a global view of content. A content mapping platform receives an access address of content, the content including location information. The content mapping platform then determines availability information of the content by causing, at least in part, detection of the content at the access address and causing, at least in part, presentation of the content on a user interface of a user device indicating the location information based on the availability information of the content.06-16-2011
20120036446SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING ACCESS TO A RESOURCE BASED ON SOCIAL SYNCHRONY AND HOMOPHILY - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for managing resources. A system for managing resources is configured for categorizing users according to at least one of common user characteristics and common user behaviors with respect to at least a first domain to yield a group of users. The system is also configured for identifying a resource associated with at least one user behavior in a second domain different from the first domain during a first time interval for at least one user from the group of users. The system is further configured for modifying an accessibility of the resource, during a second time interval after the first time interval, with respect to the second domain for at least other users in the group of users based on the at least one user behavior.02-09-2012
20110119596Social Interaction Hub - Hubs for social interaction via electronic devices are described. In one aspect, a data processing device includes a display screen displaying a social interaction hub, the social interaction hub including a collection of records. Each record includes a counterparty identifier identifying a counterparty of a past social interaction event, a mode indicium identifying a mode by which the past social interaction event with the counterparty occurred, and a collection of mode indicia each identifying a mode by which a future, outgoing social interaction event with the counterparty can occur. The counterparty identifier, the mode indicium, and the collection of mode indicia are associated with one another in the records of the social interaction hub.05-19-2011
20100306666HUMAN DATA MANAGEMENT - The present invention discloses methods and systems for managing data in user-centric environment. In this environment an entity is authorized to receive user data based on the relationship between the entity and a user. A user provides message data for communication to a selected entity by one or more communication channels. Based on privileges assigned to the entity, user data may be retrieved, including a contact method for the entity. In addition a communication template is retrieved based on the communication channel. By populating the template with the first data and the user data; a communication is created and transmitted to the selected entity using the communication method.12-02-2010
20100325555Method and Apparatus for Providing Auto-Registration and Service Access to Internet Sites for Internet Portal Subscribers - A method and apparatus is provided for populating and submitting electronic forms by proxy over a data-packet-network. The apparatus comprises a software application running on a system of network-connected servers that enables a user, connected in session with one of the servers, to navigate to a site containing an electronic form and obtain data about the site and about the form. The data obtained is used in conjunction with data about the user to construct a machine readable job order upon user request that may be executed for the purpose of automatic form population and submission to a host sponsoring the site. Upon acceptance of the submitted form, data used for passwords, log-in codes and user-names is returned to a data repository where it is entered along with specific site data as a new registered site item for a registering user such that future navigation to the site, auto log-in and data return may be performed automatically on behalf of the user.12-23-2010
20110010634Management Apparatus and Management Method - A highly reliable management apparatus and management method capable of allocating a resource that satisfies a user's request is suggested.01-13-2011
20110029884Process for Recommending Photos for Single or Multiple Photo-Bearing Products Editable in an Online Collage Editor - In a server-based system for creating and editing image and or text-based projects, the system having access to a digital medium containing an executable graphics user interface (GUI) accessible by computer browser, a method is provided for selecting a photo from a plurality of photos placed in the project by a project contributor for recommendation in a photo product. The method includes the steps (a) accessing the contributor's project photos stored in the database, (b) weighting data associated with each photo used in the project against one or more business rules, (c) selecting one or more photos based on the weighting results of step (b), and (d) recommending one or more photo products containing one or more photos selected at step (c) to the contributor at an appropriate time.02-03-2011
20110035673METHOD FOR INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS IN AN ELECTRONIC ADDRESS BOOK - A method for integrating interactions in an address book application that includes managing a plurality of contacts of an electronic address book, identifying a contact with a relationship to an interaction service, collecting dynamic information corresponding to the identified contact, and facilitating an interaction using the dynamic information.02-10-2011
20110041071MULTIMEDIA DATA PROCESSING DEVICE WHICH CAN EASILY PREPARE MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS - A multimedia processing device implements a script having a data structure that is formed of a drawing information describing portion where media data is chronologically described, and a user navigation information describing portion where correspondence between events and actions and implementation conditions are chronologically described. The multimedia processing device implements this script, and thereby, media data is chronologically reproduced, and at the same time, a user interface showing operations that can be chronologically carried out is outputted. Then, a predetermined process, such as an insertion of media data, can be implemented by carrying out the operations following the user interface according to predetermined timing.02-17-2011
20100241965MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS - An apparatus includes: a display; a memory for storing site address used by first application and contents information including title and associated contents data used by second application independently from the first application; and a processor for executing a process including: controlling operation of the first and second applications independently; displaying a bookmark including the address on the display, accessing one site when the user selects address corresponding to the site displayed on the bookmark, and displaying contents retrieved from the one site by the first application; and enabling any of the title to be added to the bookmark by a user operation, extracting, when the title added to the bookmark is displayed and selected by the user, a portion of the contents data selected by the user, and displaying the extracted portion of the content data.09-23-2010
20090327906SUPPORTING BRAND ASSETS IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE - Brand assets including iconography, background images, slogans, and the like are supported in a social networking service by an arrangement that enables service members to visit a brand site to select and then embed the brand assets into their personal profile on the service. Brand assets can then be treated as any other asset used by the member and may thus be shared with other users, rated, and discussed. Brands can be associated with a variety of different brand sources including, for example, personalities, artists, celebrities, products, services, and institutions, in both commercial and non-commercial contexts.12-31-2009
20100037144VARIABLE PATH MANAGEMENT OF USER CONTACTS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for managing a subset of user contacts on a telecommunications device are provided. In one embodiment, a software application executed by a processor of a telecommunications device identifies a subset of contacts selected at least in part by a user of the telecommunications device. The subset of contacts includes a portion of the user's contacts accessible by the telecommunications device. The software application executed by the processor of the telecommunications device then causes display of a first portion of graphical identifiers associated with a first portion of the subset of contacts along a first path on a display of the telecommunications device about an axis positioned external to the display of the telecommunications device. The software application further causes display of a second portion of graphical identifiers associated with a second portion of the subset of contacts along a second path on the display of the telecommunications device about the external axis. Aspects of systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for further arranging the graphical identifiers are also provided. Even further, aspects of systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for providing functionality associated with the graphical identifiers are provided.02-11-2010
20100037143SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPDATING OF REMOTE DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICES - The subject application is directed to a system and method for remote document processing device administration. Administrative data is communicated between an administrative thin client and a plurality of document processing devices, the administrative data including identifier data, status data, and corresponding configuration data for each document processing device. A display corresponding to the document processing devices is generated on the administrative thin client in accordance with received administrative data. Selection data is received corresponding to at least one document processing device selected in accordance with document processing devices on the display. Each selected document processing device is polled for updated administrative data in accordance with activation of the selection means, and a detail listing of at least one of status data and configuration data is generated for each selected document processing device.02-11-2010
20100313136MENU SCREEN DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND MENU SCREEN DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a display control apparatus includes a memory, an output module, and a setting module. The memory is configured to store first menu configuration information to compose a first menu screen and second menu configuration information to compose a second menu screen. The output module is configured to output first menu screen display information to display the first menu screen based on the first menu configuration information and content data in response to a selection operation of the first menu screen, and to output second menu screen display information to display the second menu screen based on the second menu configuration information and content data in response to a selection operation of the second menu screen. The setting module is configured to set one of the first menu screen and the second menu screen as a top menu displayed at a startup timing.12-09-2010
20090113309ADAPTIVE GREEDY METHOD FOR FAST LIST INTERSECTION VIA SAMPLING - The embodiments of the invention provide a method of intersecting a group of lists. The method begins by performing a first selecting process including selecting a top list from the group of lists to leave remaining lists. The top list can be the smallest list of the group of lists. The method can also select a pair of lists from the group of lists, such that the pair of lists has the smallest intersection size relative to other pairs of lists of the group of lists. Next, the method estimates intersections of the remaining lists with the top list by estimating an amount of intersection between the remaining lists and the top list. This involves sampling a portion of the remaining lists. The method also includes identifying larger list pairs having smaller intersections sizes when compared to smaller list pairs having larger intersections sizes.04-30-2009
20110047471Apparatus and Methods for Associating a User's Activity in Relation to a Physical Location with a Virtual Community - A system permits a user's activity in relation to a physical location to be associated with a virtual community web site and, therefore, with a virtual community created by the web site. Users indicate their presence at, or association with, a physical location by sending messages from their personal communication devices, such as mobile telephones or Internet-connected computers. Users may participate in activities at the locations by sending such messages, accessing location proxy web sites or via virtual communities. An exemplary activity includes a network-connected jukebox. Users may obtain information about music being played on the jukebox. In addition, the jukebox may display information about music being played on other jukeboxes, possibly in other locations.02-24-2011
20110055714MANAGING VIRTUAL MACHINES - Tools and techniques for managing virtual machines, including without limitation virtual machines running in a cloud computing environment. Certain tools provide a user interface that allows a user to browse machine images to find an image that meets the user's needs. In some aspects, these tools and techniques can provide the ability for users to customize machine images to meet their own needs and/or to share their customized machine images with other users. In other aspects, these tools and techniques can provide users with the ability to export virtual machines for use on an actual computer system.03-03-2011
20080256457SEARCH QUERY USER INTERFACE - In a client-server system where a client system presents a browser for user interaction, a browser user interface includes functionality for handling dynamic interface elements received by the browser in connection with received pages, presented as part of the browser user interface and modified in response to selected user input without requiring farther interaction with a server. In addition to, or in place of, dynamic interface elements such as slide sheets, the browser user interface might also include a rotation display area, tool displays that can overlay a page, opaquely or semi-transparently, menu structures, and an ability for the user to modify a page layout without requiring server interaction. The browser might comprise storage for a plurality of rotation display items for storing a summary and a primary presentation for each rotation display item, logic for displaying, by the browser, primary presentations for less all of the plurality of rotation display items in the rotation display area, logic for displaying, by the browser, summaries for items wherein the number of summaries is greater than the number of primary presentations presented at one time, logic for highlighting, among the summaries displayed, the ones of the summaries that correspond to the primary presentations displayed in the rotation display area; and logic for rotating the plurality of rotation display items to display primary presentations for a different subsets of the rotation display items and for updating highlighting of summaries to correspond to the different subsets of rotation display items.10-16-2008
20110258553Current Updates - This document describes tools capable of differentiating a superset of entities from which a user may receive current updates effective to provide current updates for only some of the entities of the superset. In one embodiment, for example, the tools enable a user of a mobile device to select a set of entities from which the user will automatically receive updates that are current, easily accessible, and visible at-a-glance. The tools may forgo providing current updates for entities that are not selected by the user, though the tools may provide these updates when explicitly requested by the user or at particular times or events.10-20-2011
20110258551INQUIRY-ORIENTED USER INPUT APPARATUS AND METHOD - User input from a reduced keypad is disambiguated and compared with a first dynamic lexicon, and predicted matches (e.g. either a single word or phrase) are offered. If a user continues to type beyond a boundary condition, then input is no longer predicted from the first lexicon, but instead is interpreted as a request for matches from a second, quasi-static lexicon allowing words or phrases to be entered. When the entry is accepted, data is transmitted to a remote receiver and may be parsed as an inquiry for subsequent operation. Following acceptance, the apparatus invokes a program suitable for interacting with the response generated to the inquiry.10-20-2011
20110138294METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC PHONEBOOK - A method for providing a phonebook in a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal for performing the method are provided. The method for providing a phonebook in the mobile terminal includes displaying a phonebook list, searching, if a phonebook entry is selected from the phonebook entry list, for linkage information representing a specific phonebook entry, building a relationship diagram based on the linkage information, and displaying the relationship diagram graphically.06-09-2011
20110258552METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING AND USING A SOCIAL NETWORK TO FACILITATE PEOPLE IN LIFE ISSUES - Embodiments described herein provide numerous applications and implementations of a social network to facilitate individuals to resolve various life issues. These issues may include issues that arise when individuals or families relocate, including logistic problems, assimilation of family members in a community, and roommate pairings. As will be described, embodiments described herein greatly facilitate corporations in relocating their employees logistically, and also assist employees and their families with life issues that may determine whether the employees' relocation will be a success.10-20-2011
20090187829AGGREGATION AND VISUALIZATION OF REUSED SHARED LISTS - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for aggregating and visualizing reused shared lists. A method for aggregating and visualizing reused shared lists can include selecting an existing shared list, determining a topic for the selected shared list, receiving list items by rank for the determined topic, generating a new shared list with the determined topic and received list items, and storing the new shared list in association with the existing shared list. The method further can include providing a reused shared list view for all reused shared lists for a common topic. Finally, the method can include aggregating all reused shared lists for a common topic and providing a view of the aggregation with list items either for each rank for each reused shared list or in rank order for all reused shared lists for the common topic.07-23-2009
20090300509PROFILE AND CONSENT ACCRUAL - Consent management between a client and a network server. In response to a request for consent, a central server determines if requested user information is included in a user profile associated with a user and if the user has granted consent to share the requested user information. A user interface is provided to the user via a browser of the client to collect the requested user information that is not included in the user profile and the consent to share the requested user information from the user. After receiving the user information provided by the user via the user interface, the service provided by the network server is allowed access to the received user information, and the central server updates the user profile. Other aspects of the invention are directed to computer-readable media for use with profile and consent accrual.12-03-2009
20090300508METADATA-BASED ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT SELECTION - A method of accessing content stored on a digital media content storage device on which one or more content records contain metadata defining media content on the device, comprising downloading from the device to a controller unit at least some of said metadata, storing said downloaded metadata in a database accessible to the controller, and accessing content on the storage device from the controller using the database of downloaded metadata.12-03-2009
20110197140ORDERING DATA ITEMS PERTAINING TO CONTACTS ACCORDING TO RELEVANCE OF THE CONTACTS - There is provided a system and method for providing an ordered arrangement of data items pertaining to contacts of a user. The order of the arrangement may be determined based on a comparison of ranks of the contacts. An exemplary method comprises registering communications in at least two communication formats between the user and the contacts. A weight may be assigned to each communication format. The exemplary method also comprises determining a rank of a contact based on the communications registered for the contact. A communication may be incorporated into the determination of the rank with a weight. Further, the weight may be determined based on the weight assigned to the communication format used for the communication.08-11-2011
20110307797FILE EXCHANGE SYSTEM AND MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device includes a file information acquiring unit, a file information display unit that displays the file information acquired on a display unit, a file presence identifying unit that determines whether or not a file specified by file information designated by a user from among the file information displayed on the display unit is stored in a storage unit, a first file transmitting unit that transmits the stored file to another mobile device when the file presence identifying unit determines that the file is stored in the internal storage unit, a file acquiring unit that downloads the file specified by the designated file information from the server when the file presence identifying unit determines that the file is not stored in the internal storage unit, and a second file transmitting unit that transmits the file acquired by the file acquiring unit to the other mobile device.12-15-2011
20120042259WebConnect: Website for increasing ease of website and media accessiblity on the world wide web - WebConnect is a collection of methods combined onto one website. These methods include: an advanced bookmarking method, a social network, time-management tools, a personal media, and simple mail transfer protocol tool. WebConnect allows easy access to websites, specifically those that require accounts with passwords. When a user has bookmarked a website, websites over an https require you to log in; even when the user has exercised the option of having the browser remember the username and password. The application provided by WebConnect gives the user the option of saving the website in memory even while logged in. So the next time the user wants to visit that specific web page, they can simply navigate to the website without signing in. This application is referred to as trapping, and it is the central part of WebConnect that eliminates having to memorize various logins. In the context of a website, to trap means to save any page on an open account, or any page in general, for later access to avoid having to sign in later.02-16-2012
20130014021Presenting Quick List of Contacts to Communication Application User - Methods and systems of presenting a quick list of contacts to an instant messaging user are disclosed. A set of contacts is identified. From the set of contacts, a first subset is selected based on first predefined criteria and a second subset is selected from second predefined criteria. The first and second predefined criteria may include contact interaction criteria, user activity criteria, and connectedness criteria. From the first and second subsets, one or more lists of contacts are generated. The one or more lists may be displayed in a display region of an instant messaging application.01-10-2013
20120210241REMOVAL OF UNAVAILABLE SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ITEMS FROM A LIST OF FAVORITE AND/OR RECENTLY VIEWED SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH A USER ACCOUNT - Software is provided to handle the playback of media in browsers that in addition may use second display protocols to instruct a separate display device to play the media. The software can transmit the content or specify a network location of the same for subsequent playback on a content playback device. The software may be in the form of a web browser or other application that is configured for the playback of selected media types. The browser maintains a list of favorite and/or recently viewed services and content items and is configured to filter the list to eliminate those content items or services which are no longer available. In this way, favorite content items and services and/or recently viewed content items and services, as available to the user, are made accessible using the second display.08-16-2012
20120210240USER INTERFACES FOR PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS - A ranked set of users may be calculated from an expertise categorization for each user and a person's trust in the users for specific categories. The ranked set of users may be used for presenting search results, recommendations, social marketing, or other uses. A person's expertise may be determined through various online activities. A person's trust in another person may be related to their proximity and activity in one or more social networks.08-16-2012
20120159341INTERACTIONS WITH CONTEXTUAL AND TASK-BASED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - Concepts and technologies are described herein for interacting with contextual and task-focused computing environments. Tasks associated with applications are described by task data. Tasks and/or batches of tasks relevant to activities occurring at a client are identified, and a UI for presenting the tasks is generated. The UIs can include tasks and workflows corresponding to batches of tasks. Workflows can be executed, interrupted, and resumed on demand. Interrupted workflows are stored with data indicating progress, contextual information, UI information, and other information. The workflow is stored and/or shared. When execution of the workflow is resumed, the same or a different UI can be provided, based upon the device used to resume execution of the workflow. Thus, multiple devices and users can access workflows in parallel to provide collaborative task execution.06-21-2012
20120254765Current Updates - This document describes tools capable of differentiating a superset of entities from which a user may receive current updates effective to provide current updates for only some of the entities of the superset. In one embodiment, for example, the tools enable a user of a mobile device to select a set of entities from which the user will automatically receive updates that are current, easily accessible, and visible at-a-glance. The tools may forgo providing current updates for entities that are not selected by the user, though the tools may provide these updates when explicitly requested by the user or at particular times or events.10-04-2012
20110083079APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED TYPE-AHEAD FUNCTIONALITY IN A TYPE-AHEAD FIELD BASED ON ACTIVITY OF A USER WITHIN A USER INTERFACE - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for improved type-ahead functionality in a type-ahead field based on activity of a user within a user interface. The method includes identifying a user activity context including one or more activities of a user within a user interface. Each activity includes an associated recipient identifier. The method includes determining a set of potential recipients based on the user activity context. Each potential recipient corresponds to one or more associated recipient identifiers from the user activity context. The method includes registering the set of potential recipients with one or more type-ahead modules of the user interface. The one or more type-ahead modules suggest one or more recipients from the set of potential recipients to autocomplete a type-ahead field managed by the one or more type-ahead modules.04-07-2011
20110107228METHOD OF SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYING STATUS OF A PLURALITY OF CONTACTS IN AN ADDRESS BOOK AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of simultaneously displaying status of a plurality of contacts in an address book of a communication device includes accessing the address book, editing a plurality of accounts of a plurality of internet communication software of the contacts in the address book interface, connecting to the network, acquiring an online status of the accounts, and displaying images representing the contacts in the address book and displaying a plurality of status icons corresponding to the accounts of the plurality of internet communication software of the contacts so as to display the online status of the accounts of the contacts.05-05-2011
20090132929USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR A BOUNDARY DISPLAY ON A MAP - The invention provides a user interface including an input to transmit a request from a client computer system at a server computer system, a view transmitted from the server computer system to the client computer system in response to the request, the view being displayed at the client computer system, wherein the view may include a map with boundary of an area displayed on the map.05-21-2009
20110126116APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MULTIMEDIA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE - An apparatus for controlling a multimedia device and a method for providing a graphic user interface are disclosed. In the apparatus, a network interface transmits and receives data to and from the at least one multimedia device. A display displays a screen. A controller controls to display at least one place selection menu indicating a place in which the at least one multimedia device is located on the screen, display, upon selection of the at least one place selection menu, at least one player selection menu indicating a player located in the place, on the screen, and display at least one source selection menu indicating a source capable of outputting contents to the player on the screen, upon selection of the at least one player selection menu.05-26-2011
20120131470Integrated Application Feature Store - An application feature store may be integrated with an application. The feature store may be accessed by a user through a feature storefront hosted within the application. The user may search the feature store for additional desired features available for the augmentation of the productivity application.05-24-2012
20120260190SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE AND MOBILE MEMORIES AND GREETING SERVICE - A system, a method, and a user interface are described for personalizing and sending stationery/cards. A reminder list on the user interface includes a list of reminder entries each identifying an upcoming event including events generated based on a specified relationship between the user and one or more contacts of the user. A recommendation region is populated one or more recommended stationery/card designs associated with one of the entries in the reminder list. A stationery/card personalization engine provides the user with a set of personalization options related to the selected stationery/card design, and generates personalized stationery based on the selected stationery/card design and the user input.10-11-2012
20110185281MESSAGE DATA MANAGEMENT - A workflow manager application transfers message data received from an originating device via a communication network to a target application for processing. A graphical user interface displays the received message data and allows the user to view and designate one or more target applications for processing the message data. The workflow manger application is responsive to user input to transfer message data to the designated one or more target applications for processing the message data. Alternatively, the workflow manager application analyzes received message data to identify one or more target applications, and transfers the message data to the identified one or more target applications for processing.07-28-2011
20120216124BUNDLING WEB BROWSER SESSION CONTEXTS - Bundling web browser session contexts may include aggregating a list of currently open browser web pages and presenting the list to a user. A user may select one or more browser web pages from the list. Based on the selected one or more browser web pages, a context bundle is generated and saved.08-23-2012
20120173989Automatically Selecting Internet Browser and Providing Web Page Service - Automatically selecting a browser and providing a web page service. In one embodiment, this comprises: sending a request to a server; receiving a web page from the server; determining whether the web page has at least one preference tag; selecting a preferred browser according to the at least one preference tag; and initiating the preferred browser.07-05-2012
20100050087PREFERRED CONTACT GROUP CENTRIC INTERFACE - A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's “home page” on the display, from an idle screen that is accessed after a timeout period expires, or any other appropriate mechanism that activates the preferred contact group centric experience. A user selects the preferred contact group from among an array of the user's contacts. Once the contact group is configured, a minimal number of navigation/selection features is necessary to activate any number of communication modes available to the contacts. The contact group is configured such that simple and quick navigation between the contact members is achieved. The contact group can be presented in 2D and 3D arrangements, in any number of list or geometric configurations. A pricing plan can optionally be tied to each member of the contact group.02-25-2010
20100050086PREFERRED CONTACT GROUP CENTRIC INTERFACE - A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's “home page” on the display, from an idle screen that is accessed after a timeout period expires, or any other appropriate mechanism that activates the preferred contact group centric experience. A user selects the preferred contact group from among an array of the user's contacts. Once the contact group is configured, a minimal number of navigation/selection features is necessary to activate any number of communication modes available to the contacts. The contact group is configured such that simple and quick navigation between the contact members is achieved. The contact group can be presented in 2D and 3D arrangements, in any number of list or geometric configurations. A pricing plan can optionally be tied to each member of the contact group.02-25-2010
20120185779Computer System and Method of Audience-Suggested Content Creation in Social Media - A computer based system and method of audience-based suggestion for content creation in social media is disclosed. The content suggestor system and method receive user requests including title of content that the requester would be interested in viewing/reading. The system routes the request to any number of target users that would be likely to responsively create/upload such content, including both users the requester has deemed appropriate as well as any the system deems appropriate. A user interface displays topic requests to the target users (users the request was routed to). Upon content being uploaded in the global computer network in response to the request, the system notifies each requesting user. The content responsively created and uploaded may be in media different from the medium of the initial request.07-19-2012
20120221957Method and Apparatus for information exchange over a web based environment - Exchanging information via web is a way of life in modern society. Present invention utilizes dynamic workspace technology to allow people much efficiently and flexibly to exchanging information across global environment.08-30-2012
20120260189INTEGRATED CONTACT CARD COMMUNICATION - Embodiments provide integrated reply functionality within the context of a contact card or panel. Contact information is provided for display in the contact card (e.g., a portion of a user interface of a computing device). The contact information is associated with a contact. The contact information identifies one or more transport modes for communication with the contact. In some embodiments, the computing device receives a request from a user to communicate with the contact via at least one selected transport mode. Based on the received request, the computing device provides an input field within the contact card. In other embodiments, the transport mode is automatically selected and the input field is displayed. Data from the user is received into the input field for communication to the contact. The computing device sends the data received into the input field to the contact via the selected transport mode. The integrated reply functionality is accessible from a conversation history displayed in the contact card.10-11-2012
20120266077IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDING FEEDBACK MESSAGES - A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital media assets, comprising: a display screen; a network connection; a user interface; and a program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for receiving a set of digital media assets and associated metadata using the network connection, wherein each digital media asset is provided by a particular individual using a particular sharing method; displaying a digital media asset on the display screen; identifying a subject depicted in the displayed digital media asset; displaying a set of feedback message choices on the display screen; receiving input via the user interface to select a particular feedback message choice; and using the network connection to provide the selected feedback message to the particular individual who provided the digital media asset using the particular sharing method that was used to provide the displayed digital media asset.10-18-2012
20110041070OPERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING RESOURCES AVAILABLE VIA A COMPUTER SYSTEM - The present invention relates to an operating system for a computer system connected to a telecommunication network, the operating system comprising selection display means arranged for displaying the resources. The resources comprise network resources which are accessible via the telecommunication network and system resources which are accessible via the computer system. The operating system further comprises means for receiving a resource selection and means for making the resources available dependent on the received selection. The selection display means are arranged for displaying selectable resource classes and for displaying within each of the resource classes resources belonging to that resource class. The operating system further comprises means for having the computer system autonomously classify each of the resources under one or more resource classes, and means for maintaining a classification of resources under the one or more resource classes.02-17-2011
20110225502Accessing web services and presenting web content according to user specifications - A way for enabling a user to discover, present, save and share Web content is disclosed. A user is provided a means of executing searches across Web services, as well as for saving those searches for later use. An embodiment of the method and system employs the use of a Transmuter to display Web media in a format deemed optimal by the user. Users are also provided a means of saving references to Web content on their device, as well as posting those references along with certain annotations using Web services.09-15-2011
20120089920PLATFORM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING REAL-TIME POSITION AND MOVEMENT DATA - A geospatial platform for building applications involving location and time is disclosed. The applications allow users to analyze and make sense of the location and time-based data generated by a wide variety of devices in real time, as it is generated. The platform in one example features a dashboard for associating code statements with a variety of data visualizations. The code statements access real-time and/or location based data and generate a result set that is optimized for displaying a selected data visualization in the dashboard. The code statements are ideally executed on a server so that large quantities of data can be manipulated as it is generated by various devices in real-time.04-12-2012
20120089919LEVERAGING SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR COMPUTER HELP - Computer help is provided through a user's social networking sites. For example, a computer help desk can request permission to be added to a user's social networking contacts or can add itself automatically as a contact of the user to provide help information through the social network as an RSS feed.04-12-2012
20110276891VIRTUAL ART ENVIRONMENT - Computer-based methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for presenting a first virtual art canvas at a graphical user interface; receiving instructions from a remote control unit to apply one or more markings to the virtual art canvas, where the one or more markings are applied according to the remote control unit's movements relative to a stationary sensor; and displaying one or more indicators on the virtual canvas to guide a user's movement of the remote control unit to create a virtual piece of art on the first virtual art canvas based, at least in part, on movements of the remote control unit.11-10-2011
20110320954RELATED WEB FEED CORRELATION WITH DYNAMIC CONTENT ACCESS - At least one element of received first feed content of a first feed is determined by a computer client device to include a first feed correlation identifier. The first feed correlation identifier identifies a portion of a second feed associated with the at least one element of the received first feed content. The received first feed content is displayed with a first selectable user interface element associated with the at least one element of the received first feed content determined to include the first feed correlation identifier. A selection of the first selectable user interface element is detected. In response to detecting the selection of the first selectable user interface element, a feed server is queried for the portion of the second feed identified by the first feed correlation identifier.12-29-2011
20110161829Method and Apparatus for Dictionary Selection - An apparatus and method for receiving a first user input indicative of a geographical locus; selecting a first dictionary from a plurality of available dictionaries, based upon said geographical locus; and enabling use of the first dictionary during a second user input. Exemplary uses of the dictionary include predictive text, spellchecking, autocompletion, and translation in respect of the second user input.06-30-2011
20130024776OUTBOUND HUNT GROUPS - A system may include a communications device configured to select a contact from an address book, the contact including information descriptive of a user and including at least one address of the user. The communications device may be further configured to associate an outbound hunt group with the contact, the outbound hunt group configured to provide a list of addresses to be called in sequence to locate the user.01-24-2013
20110271197Distributing Information Between Participants in a Conference via a Conference User Interface - Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for distributing information between participants in an online conference via a graphical user interface. One such method comprises: a conferencing system establishing a conference between a plurality of participants accessing the conferencing system via a communication network; presenting a conference interface via a graphical user interface to a client device operated by one of the participants; displaying in the conference interface a participant object identifying each of the plurality of participants in the conference, each participant object having corresponding profile information; selecting one of the participant objects via the graphical user interface; moving the selected participant object via the graphical user interface to a contact capture location in the conference interface; and creating a new contact containing at least a portion of the profile information associated with the selected participant object.11-03-2011
20130097516USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTENT SHARING METHOD THEREOF - A user terminal device is provided. The user terminal device includes a network interface unit for connecting to a network; a storage unit for storing content; a control unit for operating in local mode to search for content from the storage unit or network mode to search for content from the network in response to a user's selection; and a display unit for displaying the local mode User Interface (UI) or the network mode UI in accordance with whether the control unit is operating in the local mode or the network mode, respectively.04-18-2013
20130125008Systems And Methods For Providing Content Streams - Various embodiments can concern a method of organizing and displaying two or more content elements. The method can include: receiving a first content element from one or more users; creating a parent content stream for the first content element; displaying the parent content stream to the one or more users; after displaying the parent content stream, receiving one or more second content elements from the one or more users, the one or more second content elements are related to the first content element; perform content analysis of the one or more second content elements; determining whether to create one or more child content streams from the parent content stream based at least partially upon the content analysis of the one or more second content elements; creating based at least partially upon the content analysis of the one or more second content elements at least one of: the one or more child content streams or one or more orphan content streams; and displaying to the one or more users the parent content stream and the at least one of the one or more child content streams and one or more orphan content streams. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-16-2013
20110219312APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING USER INTERFACE FOR TRANSMITTING CONTENTS - Provided is a digital apparatus displaying a user interface for a contents transmission. The digital apparatus generates and displays a user interface including a first area, a second area, and a third area, the first area displaying, based on the communication records, user lists up to a predetermined communication record rank among the plurality of user lists, the second area displaying, based on the usage records, contents lists up to a predetermined usage record rank among the plurality of contents lists, and the third area dynamically displaying at least one function menu list that is applicable to the plurality of the displayed contents lists.09-08-2011
20100299610USER INTERFACE CONTROL APPARATUS, USER INTERFACE CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A UI control apparatus includes: a UI storage unit (11-25-2010
20120260188POTENTIAL COMMUNICATION RECIPIENT PREDICTION - One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for identifying potential recipients for a communication (e.g., email, instant message, content sharing platform, etc.) a user is presently preparing based at least in part upon a user's communication history. That is, information about the user's interactions with past recipients of his/her communications are compared with information known about the present communication and potential recipients of the present communication are identified based upon this comparison. Moreover, in one embodiment, based upon the past interactions of the user with others, one or more communication groups can be identified and presented to the user. In this way, a user may select a communication group and recipients included in the communication group can be added as recipients for the communication the user is presently preparing without the user having to manually create such groups, for example.10-11-2012
20130185646METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZING A PROJECT - A method, system, and computer readable media for managing a project over a computer network is disclosed. A project selection is received. Data associated with the project is retrieved in response to the selection. Data associated with a user profile is also retrieved, and compared to the data associated with the project to detect inconsistencies between the project and the user profile. In an embodiment, substitutions are determined based on the inconsistencies and automatically incorporated into the project. Data associated with the project including the substitutions is then delivered to the user over a computer network. In another embodiment, data associated with the project and the inconsistencies is delivered to the user over a computer network. In some embodiments, data associated with alternative project inputs and/or project actions consistent with the user profile is delivered to the user for substitution into the project. In some implementations, a selection of one or more alternative project inputs and/or project actions may be received from the user over a computer network.07-18-2013
20110314384 METHOD FOR HANDLING EMAIL MESSAGES AND ATTACHMENTS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An email handling system having a mobile terminal with a processor, a user interface and an email database for storing email messages with attachments. The processor is arranged for fetching from the email database and displaying on the user interface, a list of email messages of an email account, responsive to an input command from a user to add an attachment to an outgoing email message. The processor fetches from the email database and displays on the user interface a list of attachments of a selected first email message out of the list of email messages, responsive to an input command from a user selecting the first email message. The system adds to the outgoing email message a selected first attachment out of the list of attachments from an existing email message responsive to a user input command.12-22-2011
20130198643METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for providing a user interface, at a device, is provided. The method includes displaying a first user interface associated with a specific user; receiving a selection of the first user interface; and displaying a communication function list for connecting with the specific user.08-01-2013
20120042260BACKDOOR ADOPTION PROCESS AND TOOL - A customer service tool which is used to locally adopt a virtual item in a virtual world.02-16-2012
20130205217Display of an Online Catalog for Concurrent Downloading of Files - Example embodiments relate to provision of an online catalog of files. In example embodiments, a computing device may display an online catalog that identifies files available for download. The computing device may also output a corresponding user interface element for each file and set each user interface element to an initial state. Upon selection of a first file for download, the computing device may modify the user interface element for that file to a downloading state to indicate a status of the download while continuing to display the online catalog. Subsequently, upon selection of a second file for download, the computing device may modify the user interface element for the second file to the downloading state, such that the computing device may concurrently download multiple files.08-08-2013

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