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

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
715810000 Menu or selectable iconic array (e.g., palette) 1799
715781000 Window or viewpoint 1218
715771000 Instrumentation and component modeling (e.g., interactive control panel, virtual device) 975
715765000 Customizing multiple diverse workspace objects 336
715769000 Data transfer operation between objects (e.g., drag and drop) 314
715853000 Hierarchy or network structure 257
715848000 Interface represented by 3D space 185
715780000 Entry field (e.g., text entry field) 176
715856000 Cursor 135
715777000 Tab metaphor (e.g., property sheet) 100
715808000 Pop-up control 91
715776000 Indexed book or notebook metaphor 85
715779000 Task bar or desktop control panel 67
715767000 Focus control of multiple diverse workspace objects 62
715846000 Non-array icons 53
715768000 Translucency or transparency interface element (e.g., invisible control) 39
715778000 Multiple virtual screen or desktop switching 32
715766000 Z order of multiple diverse workspace objects 29
715809000 Dialog box 16
715774000 Ticker metaphor 9
715775000 Office layout metaphor (e.g., filing cabinet, desk) 6
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20110179365GUI EVALUATION SYSTEM, GUI EVALUATION METHOD, AND GUI EVALUATION PROGRAM - The uniqueness of the screen name for each screen of a system to be evaluated is evaluated simply and with high precision. The GUI evaluation system includes GUI information acquisition means for acquiring a screen name that is classified according to a hierarchical level and displayed in an evaluation target screen possessed by an evaluation target system, in accordance with screen name designation information for indicating a screen name display location used to display at least part of information equivalent to a screen name in a screen of the evaluation target system, the screen name designation information being indicated as classified according to a hierarchical level within a hierarchical structure formed by screen names, and acquiring information about components used in a contents display area where the contents of the lowest-level screen name existing in the evaluation target screen are displayed as a title; and screen name evaluation means for evaluating the uniqueness of screen names in the evaluation target system in accordance with the information about the level-specific screen name in each evaluation target screen, the level-specific screen name being acquired by the GUI information acquisition means, and in accordance with the information about the components included in the contents display area of each evaluation target screen.07-21-2011
20100050101Converting Information Objects - A system and method perform automated, intelligent conversion of an information object from one type to another. An original information object is parsed to ascertain the nature of individual data items within the object. Relevant data items are extracted and a new object is populated intelligently based on the extracted data. Pattern matching, user input, defined fields, or any combination thereof can be used to identify the data to be extracted from the original object.02-25-2010
20090193349HYPERLINK WITH GRAPHICAL CUE - A computer program provides a first set of representations (e.g., textual representations) of a first set of hyperlinks. In response to selection by a user of one of the first set of hyperlink representations (such as by clicking on or hovering a cursor over the representation), the program displays a second set of representations (e.g., graphical representations) of a second set of hyperlinks. The user may select one of the second set of representations, in response to which the program navigates to the destination of the hyperlink. The second set of representations may, for example, be logos of companies, and the second set of hyperlinks may be hyperlinks to the companies' web sites.07-30-2009
20090193348Controlling an Integrated Messaging System Using Gestures - Methods and apparatus for displaying and interacting with messages are described. Messages are displayed using one of a number of different visualization schemes provided. A user can interact with messages or change the selected visualization scheme using gestures and the mapping of gestures to particular actions is different for different visualization schemes. In an embodiment the messages are received via integrated messaging channels and messages are classified using a number of properties. Each of the visualization schemes has a different way of graphically representing messages and each scheme is adapted to emphasize a different combination of message properties.07-30-2009
20130031497METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING MULTI-PARAMETER DISCOVERY AND INPUT - An approach is provided for enabling multi-parameter discovery and input. A user interface platform determines to generate a user interface presenting one or more representations of one or more parameters associated with at least one categorical dimension. The user interface platform also determines one or more manipulations of the one or more representations in the user interface. The user interface platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of the one or more manipulations to select from among the one or more parameters, the at least one categorical dimension, or a combination thereof.01-31-2013
20130031498Machine Vision Based Automatic Maximal Clamp Measurement Tool - System and method for measuring distances in an image. An image is received that includes curves corresponding to one or more objects in the image. Multiple curves in a specified region of interest (ROI) in the image are detected, where the ROI has a specified direction. Each curve includes respective curve points. A convex hull is determined based on the respective curve points. One or more candidate antipodal point pairs of the convex hull are determined. A first point pair of the one or more antipodal point pairs is selected based on one or more specified constraints. A clamp angle corresponding to the first point pair is determined. A distance between the first point pair along a direction specified by the clamp angle is determined. The first point pair, the distance, and the clamp angle are stored. Calibration information may be applied at any point during the process.01-31-2013
20130031496ASSOCIATING OBJECTS IN MULTI-TENANT SYSTEMS - Methods and systems are provided for associating objects in a database. An exemplary method involves identifying one or more objects in the database that are likely to be related to a first object in the database that is based on data obtained from a local application associated with a user and displaying the identified objects on a client device associated with the user. In exemplary embodiments, the identified objects are displayed in response to selection of a graphical user interface element enabling indication of a second object from among the one or more objects, wherein the first object is associated with the second object in the database after receiving indication of the second object. In one or more exemplary embodiments, the database is a multi-tenant database in a multi-tenant system providing instances of a virtual application to multiple tenants.01-31-2013
20130031495ENTERING TECHNICAL FORMULAS - The claimed subject matter provides a method for entering technical formulas. The method includes receiving a sequence of inputs on a computing device. The sequence of inputs specifies the technical formula. The method also includes displaying the technical formula in response to receiving the sequence of inputs. Additionally, the method includes determining an alternate sequence of inputs that specify the technical formula. The alternate sequence of inputs may be input to the computing device to display the technical formula. The method further includes displaying the alternate sequence.01-31-2013
20110202856Systems and methods for interfacing with a virtual object in a haptic virtual environment - A user of a modeling application modifies an initial virtual object using a sketch drawn on one or more construction planes. Typically, construction planes are connected by an axis that intersects the virtual object. The user can draw a sketch on each construction plane, and the modeling application interpolates a shape along the axis between the sketches to determine what material in the virtual object is to be removed from it. In this manner, material may be removed to create a recess or hole in the virtual object or otherwise to slice away material from the object. A user can use two or more axes and construction planes to produce complex shapes from the initial virtual object. A user can also select a portion of a virtual object and mirror the selected portion. Modifications that the user makes in the selected portion are made correspondingly in the mirrored portion.08-18-2011
20080256470AUTOMATIC BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WITHIN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS - A method that enables automatic retrieval and transfer of bibliographical information whenever content is copied from a web page. During creation of a web page, the meta data defining each independent portion of the content is linked via paired comments or meta tags to bibliographical information associated with the content. When a person accesses the web site and copies the content from the site, the bibliographical information is automatically appended to the content. If that content is then pasted into a different document, e.g., within a word processing application, the bibliographical information is automatically transferred to a location for such information within the document. Also, if the content is saved, the bibliographical information is saved along with the content.10-16-2008
20080256469Host controlled user interface - Described herein is technology for, among other things, a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface is made up of multiple user interface components. The multiple user interface components are hosted by a host user interface, which encapsulates and exposes the user interface components together to present a unified view of the user interface components as a single user interface. Moreover, the host user interface presents the capabilities of the user interface components as a whole.10-16-2008
20080256468METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING A USER INTERFACE ON MULTIPLE DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY - Disclosed is a method and system for displaying a user interface of an application on a source device in a source format and on a target device in a target format simultaneously. The target device electronically coupled to the application on the source device is identified and the target format of the user interface is determined in runtime based on the target device. The user interface is displayed on the target device in the target format and on the source device in the source format simultaneously. A state of the user interface on the target device and the source device is synchronized.10-16-2008
20100077331METHOD OF GRAPHICALLY DEFINING A FORMULA - A computer-implemented method of graphically defining a formula, includes providing a first operator object for defining a method of manipulating at least one input to produce at least one result. A graphical representation of the first operator object is displayed. A variable object for containing data is provided. An input from a user to relate the variable object to one of inputs or one of the results of the first operator object is received. A graphical representation of the first variable object and its relation to the operator object is displayed. A logical description of the relationship between objects is recorded thereby defining the formula.03-25-2010
20100077330Design generator for personalization of electronic devices - A graphical user interface includes a primary color palette including a first plurality of colors and a secondary color palette including a second plurality of colors. A first color is defined as a primary color and a second color is defined as a secondary color. The secondary color is different from the primary color. The graphical user interface also includes a plurality of styles, with a style defined as an initial style. The graphical user interface further includes an intensity scale ranging from a minimum intensity value to a maximum intensity value. An indicator is positioned in association with an initial intensity value. Moreover, the graphical user interface includes a display tile including an initial pattern that is displayed based on the primary color, the secondary color, and the initial style and a subsequent pattern that is modified from the initial pattern based on the initial intensity value.03-25-2010
20100077329METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING A FREE-FORM VISUAL USER INTERFACE ELEMENT - A method of creating a free-form visual user interface element includes receiving a command to associate a visual representation of at least one of a set of graphical user interface controller attributes with a free-form visual element, generating instructions defining the at least one of the set of graphical user interface controller attributes, and adapting the instructions to a data structure embodying the free-form visual element. The method also includes attaching the adapted instructions to the data structure to form a free-form visual user interface element.03-25-2010
20100077328AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGING WIDGETS OF A MODEL WITHIN A CANVAS USING ITERATIVE REGION BASED WIDGET RELATIVE ADJUSTMENTS - A widget adjustment event can be detected for a widget that is part of a model that is presented on a canvas of a user interface. On-canvas objects proximate to the widget can be adjusted. The on-canvas objects can include other widgets. The adjustments can be performed relative to a layout position of the widget after the widget adjustment event has occurred. Additional on-canvas objects further from the widget can the adjusted on-canvas objects can then be adjusted as necessary due to new positions of the adjusted on-canvas objects.03-25-2010
20100077327GUIDANCE ACROSS COMPLEX TASKS - Architecture that guides a user through a complex set of steps of a task that can span multiple applications and services, and/or multiple subprograms/services within a single application. A publication mechanism publishes categorized tasks and task steps to the end user client. Task publication allows end user/community modification or task creation for self use or for publishing to other users. A user interface (UI) associates a specific step with the larger task and helps the user to return back to the list of steps and otherwise navigate at the user discretion. A profile mechanism facilitates the storage of user choices over time and the development of a user profile from which future or similar task completion can be based. The architecture serves as a teaching tool that exposes the user to a variety of applications and services of which the user might now otherwise be aware.03-25-2010
20100115439ASSIGNING SCREEN DESIGNATION CODES TO IMAGES - A method of assigning screen designation codes to images is disclosed. The method includes accessing data operable to display a first image and a second image. A first screen designation code is assigned to the first image, wherein the first screen designation code is associated with a first display screen of a multi-component display, and wherein the first screen designation code is operable to cause a display of the first image on the first display screen of the multi-component display. A second screen designation code is assigned to the second image, wherein the second screen designation code is associated with a second display screen of the multi-component display, wherein the first display screen and the second display screen overlap, and wherein the second screen designation code is operable to cause a display of the second image on the second display screen of the multi-component display.05-06-2010
20090013269MULTIPLE LAYER TITLE BAR DISPLAY - A title bar can be displayed through use of different layers. A default layer displays information of general importance to a user. A non-default layer can be presented to a user based on specific circumstances. The non-default layer is presented according to defined criteria. The default layer can be re-displayed to the user after completion of the criteria associated with the non-default layer.01-08-2009
20130080949USER INTERACTIONS - Computer implemented methods, apparatus and software for use in improving user interactions with a user interface provided by a data resource. The data resource provides an interaction sequence during a user interaction including a plurality of steps with the user interface. Interaction data indicative of user interactions provided by the data resource is determined. The interaction data includes resource data indicative of a respective interaction sequence of said different interaction sequences, and a respective step of said plurality of steps included in said respective interaction sequence, and user data. User interactions are assigned to predefined categories based on the user data. A plurality of analytics values are determined based on the resource data and the assigned categories, such that the determined analytics values are associated with a given category, interaction sequence and step, the analytics values being for use in improving user interactions with the user interface.03-28-2013
20130080948SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF INFORMATION CONTENT USING ASSERTIONS - This application relates to information analysis and more particularly to a system and method for interactive visual representation of information content and relationships using layouts and gestures. A visualization tool is provided which facilitates both ad-hoc and more formal analytical tasks as a flexible and expressive thinking environment. The tool provides a space focused on ‘Human Interaction with Information’ and enabling evidence marshalling. Capabilities of the tool include put-this-there cognition, automatic analysis templates, and gestures for the fluid expression of thought and scalability mechanisms to support large analysis tasks.03-28-2013
20130080947MARK-BASED ELECTRONIC CONTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A mark-based containment system, in one aspect, may include a graphical user interface operable to receive an indication of a mark as a container marking, attribute one or more container attributes to the container marking, and store the container mark and the container attributes associated with the container mark.03-28-2013
20130036377CONTROLLING RESPONSIVENESS TO USER INPUTS - A terminal is configured to switch from an unlocked mode in which a first set of user interactions can be made through a user interface to effect certain functions, to a partial lock mode in which a different set of user interactions are made available to the user in relation to the same, or substantially similar, displayed content. Switching does not cause the currently-displayed content to entirely disappear, as in a conventional transition to a lock mode, but rather the same or substantially the same content continues to be displayed. Switching between the modes can take place in response to manual selection, for example using a hardware or software switch, or can take place automatically in response to one or more sensors of the apparatus detecting a predetermined operating condition, e.g. the user being in motion.02-07-2013
20130036376Management System for Aeronautical Information - A method and apparatus for displaying navigation objects for managing operations of a vehicle. A number of navigation objects for managing the operations of the vehicle is displayed in a graphical user interface to form a display of the number of navigation objects. Responsive to a user input to the number of navigation objects, the display of the number of navigation objects in the graphical user interface is changed to include one or more navigation objects identified based on the user input. The navigation objects in the number of navigation objects have a number of associations with each other. The display of the number of navigation objects includes a number of graphical indicators providing a visualization of the number of associations for the number of navigation objects.02-07-2013
20090172570MULTISCALED TRADE CARDS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a trade card that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A trade card with data can represent a computer displayable multiscale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and a second plane are alternatively displayable based upon a level of zoom and which are related by a pyramidal volume, wherein the image includes a pixel at a vertex of the pyramidal volume. An environment can host the trade card to enable access to a portion of the displayable multiscale image.07-02-2009
20100042942Backup to Provide Hardware Agnostic Access to a Virtual Workspace Using Multiple Virtualization Dimensions - The present invention provides methods and systems for virtualization of workspaces in a computer system. The computer system may include an operating system that may abstract the computer's hardware and other applications. Further, the operating system may contain and isolate operating system services from each other and applications and may facilitate virtualized execution of one or more applications. In addition, the virtualization of workspace may contain and isolate user data from the hardware, the operating system and the applications, and may provide a backup facility to allow instant, hardware agnostic access to the virtualized workspace.02-18-2010
20100042941MANAGING SUBSET 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 graphical identifier associated with each contact of the subset of contacts in an arrangement on a display of the telecommunications device about an axis positioned external to the display of the telecommunications device. 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.02-18-2010
20100042940Geofence system with integrated user interface - A geofence system is provided. The geofence system includes a display device and a graphical user interface displayable on the display device. The graphical user interface is configured to display a map corresponding with a geographical area, and provide a graphical representation of a geofence. The graphical representation is overlaid on the displayed map and includes a control portion responsive to an input device configured to adjust an operational aspect of at least a portion of the geofence. The control portion is associated with a location on the map.02-18-2010
20100042939ENHANCED EXPORTER TOOL - Some embodiments of an enhanced exporter tool have been presented. In one embodiment, a connected centralized server is synchronized with an external server of a software vendor over an external network. The connected centralized server may reside in an internal network of a customer of the software vendor. Content from the connected centralized server is exported to a disconnected centralized server of the customer according to a set of criteria. The disconnected centralized server may reside in a secured portion of the internal network of the customer.02-18-2010
20100042938Interactive Navigation of a Dataflow Process Image - An interactive graphical environment that facilitates interactive navigation of a reconstructed dataflow process image is disclosed. The environment can create segmented image sections for at least one dataflow process image, which can be used to form the reconstructed dataflow process image. The environment can respond to inputs from a user to navigate the reconstructed dataflow process.02-18-2010
20100042937Activities Operating on Structured Data - Various embodiments can enable a webpage publisher to describe structured data on a webpage in a manner that enables a Web browser to intelligently present activities that pertain to user selections relative to the structured data appearing on the webpage. In at least some embodiments, a webpage publisher can provide markup that identifies structured data on a webpage. A service provider can provide a representation that describes the types of structured data in which it is interested, and how to handle the structured data responsive to a user selection. The Web browser can then use the markup in the webpage and the service provider's representation to identify and present activities associated with structured data selected by the user.02-18-2010
20100042936INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - There is provided a browsing technology capable of performing a browsing operation intuitively as well as by a smaller number operations without the need of a device capable of performing a direct pointing such as a mouse in a layout arrangement reflecting the intention of a creator of a browsing document. Browsing documents are displayed at an ordinary display mode and in a zapping display mode. The ordinary display mode is a mode for displaying an entire display screen (a first display region) on which an entire HTML document, in which a browsing target is blocked, is displayed and a detail display screen (a second display region) on which the detail of the blocked HTML document is displayed. The zapping display mode is a mode for displaying a detail screen (a first display region), on which the detail of a browsing HTML document is displayed, and a thumbnail display screen (a second display region) on which the thumbnail image of a link destination of the information, from which the HTML document is selected, is displayed.02-18-2010
20090158184REACTIVE AVATARS - Avatars are used to graphically represent users in a communications session, and the avatars are capable of being animated. An indication of an animation of one of the avatars is received. Another avatar that represents another of the users is animated in response to, and based on, the animation of the avatar in the same communications session.06-18-2009
20090158183Story Flow System and Method - A story flow system and method are provided that allows a user to upload and organize a set of content into an album.06-18-2009
20090158180SYSTEM AND METHOD OF STYLING AN EMBEDDED WIDGET - An inline-customizable widget receives an indication from a user that he would like to customize the widget, offers the user various customization options, and ultimately provides the user with a customized widget (per the user's settings) to be embedded in a web page of the user's choice, as facilitated by the widget itself; every step in the customization process takes place within the widget itself and the user need not edit any widget code or visit any web page separate from the web page in which the widget is originally found.06-18-2009
20090158181USER INTERFACE METHOD AND APPARATUS TO NAVIGATE A DOCUMENT FILE - A method is provided to produce a visual interface to an electronic device comprising: displaying a first region of a document superimposed with a context map within a display window; displaying a position marker within the context map at a first position relative to the context map; wherein the context map has dimensions that are substantially proportionate to dimensions of the document; wherein the first region of the document is disposed at a first position relative to the document that is substantially the same as the first position of the position marker relative to the context map; displaying a change of the position marker from the first position to a second position within the context map; and displaying in response to the change of the position marker to the second position, a second region of the document is displayed that is disposed at a second position relative to the document that is substantially the same as the second position of the position marker relative to the context map.06-18-2009
20100107098Identification Method for an Electronic System and Related Electronic System - An identification method for an electronic system having a plurality of input devices includes establishing notations corresponding to the plurality of input devices, receiving a control signal outputted by a specific input device of the plurality of input devices, and displaying a notation corresponding to the specific input device on a display device.04-29-2010
20100107097Client device with extensible imaging device driver and method implementing same - A client device has an imaging device driver that is automatically extensible to meet diverse imaging requirements. When an imaging job is initiated, the extensible device driver queries the target imaging device and identifies a feature set. The device driver then identifies features within the feature set that are locally supported. The device driver then queries one or more remote server devices and identifies one or more plugins that will enable the device driver to support features within the feature set that are not locally supported. The device driver then obtains authorization from the user (e.g. agreement to terms of license) and downloads and stores the plugins. The device driver may also query one or more remote servers and identify, download and store updates to the device driver's core and to previously downloaded and stored plugins. A method for using the extensible device driver is also disclosed.04-29-2010
20100107096Generic Visually Enhanced Platform For Aiding Decision Making Processes - A computer system including a server computer with a graphical user interface associated with users and a dynamic content database, and a method of assisting users with a multiple stage decision making process. The graphical user interface visualizes objects, mathematical operation and logical operations required for executing a generic decision making process. The method: enables the users to visually express, in a stage by stage form, a particular decision making process; iteratively and responsively provides the users with instructive queries that are arranged to instruct the users how to further define the next stage of the particular process, until the particular decision making process is defined; applies the defined decision making process on the dynamic content database; provides the users with the results of the decision making process; and debugs the decision making process as constructed by the user.04-29-2010
20100107095TEMPLATE-BASED CALCULATOR APPLICATION - Methods, systems, and media are provided for using a calculator application to calculate answer values by evaluating formulas based on user input. The calculator application is hosted by an operating system and includes a template store containing templates that define user interface elements such as input fields associated with variables. The templates also have embodied therein formulae that define relationships between the variables. A user-interface, generated from information in a template, is provided to a user that includes input fields for receiving values to be associated with variables. Answer values are calculated by evaluating the formulae based on user input.04-29-2010
20130042190SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOTE DASHBOARD IMAGE GENERATION - Systems and methods for generating a dashboard for access on a remote computing device. Systems may include a business database storing a plurality of business values; a dashboard generator; an image converter and a web page generator. The dashboard generator may derive a plurality of key performance indicator values from the database and generate first dashboard image data. The image converter may generate second dashboard image data corresponding to the first dashboard image data. The web page generator may generate a web page comprising the second dashboard image data. Methods may include: receiving a dashboard generation request from the remote computing device; deriving a plurality of key performance indicator values from a business database; determining first dashboard image data corresponding to the key performance indicator values; determining second dashboard image data corresponding to the first dashboard image data; and generating a dashboard web page comprising the second dashboard image data.02-14-2013
20130042189MELDED USER INTERFACES - In one embodiment, a method for combining the user interfaces of several applications is disclosed. Data generated by a first application is extracted from a display buffer. The data is associated with a user interface from the first application. From the extracted data, a layout pattern is recognized. Using the layout, an overlay is created. The overlay is used to display a second data generated by a second application. There is no direct link between the first application and the second application.02-14-2013
20090132941CREATION AND USE OF DIGITAL MAPS - Techniques described herein allow a user to automatically associate an object with a location of the user and/or the object. This object and associated location may then be transferred to an entity for publishing the object and location on a map. For example, a user may capture a digital picture or video on a device and, in response, may automatically transmit the picture or video and corresponding location data for publishing to a map that is associated with the user. The described techniques also allow a user to create a journal that is associated with an annotated map. For instance, the user may create a journal having one or more portions that are associated with one or more portions of an annotated map. As a user consumes (e.g., reads, views, listens, etc.) the created journal, the view of the map or the displayed annotations may correspondingly change. Finally, the described techniques allow for creation of multiple overlays on a digital map. That is, these tools may allow each of multiple users to create an overlay, comprising one or more annotations, onto a digital map. These tools may then allow consuming users to choose whether to view all, some, or none of these user-created overlays.05-21-2009
20120216134Latency Hiding Techniques for Multi-Modal User Interfaces - A multi-modal user interface is described that hides response latency delays. A graphical user interface (GUI) supports different user input modalities including low delay inputs which respond to user inputs without significant delay, and high latency inputs which have a significant response latency after receiving a user input before providing a corresponding completed response. The GUI accepts user inputs in a sequence of mixed input modalities independently of response latencies without waiting for responses to high latency inputs, and responds to each user input in the sequence as if each preceding user input in the sequence had been performed without response latencies.08-23-2012
20090119608FACE AND SUBJECT TAGGING WITH RELATIONSHIP INDEXING IN FILES TO ENHANCE ORGANIZATION AND USABILITY - A machine includes a file database, a tag database, and a relationship database. The file database stores files. The tag database stores tags that can be associated with the files in the file database. The relationship database stores relationships between the tags stored in the tag database, including family relationships (both direct and indirect), positional relationships, and peer relationships. The machine can also include a portrait database to store portraits of tags in the tag database.05-07-2009
20090125826SYSTEMS AND METHODS PROVIDING A DECLARATIVE SCREEN MODEL FOR AUTOMATED TESTING - Systems and methods for a design and runtime environment provide navigation maps using a declarative model defined by recording actual manipulation of a physical or virtual device. The systems and methods may be used to automatically navigate to application screens eliminating need for a test engineer to provide navigation code.05-14-2009
20090125825APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ENERGY-RELATED INFORMATION - A method includes receiving energy-related information associated with multiple elements in a hierarchically-arranged domain. The method also includes determining a value of an energy-related metric for each of the elements using the energy-related information. The method further includes generating a graphical user interface using the metric values and presenting the graphical user interface to a user. The graphical user interface includes a treemap having multiple sections, each associated with one of the elements. The graphical user interface also includes a graph displaying energy-related information associated with a selected element. A size of each section in the treemap could be based on a size, importance, energy usage, and/or carbon emission of the associated element. A color and a color intensity of each section in the treemap could be based on the metric value of the associated element and/or a comparison of the absolute energy usage to a baseline.05-14-2009
20090125824USER INTERFACE WITH PHYSICS ENGINE FOR NATURAL GESTURAL CONTROL - A UI (user interface) for natural gestural control uses inertial physics coupled to gestures made on a gesture-pad (“GPad”) by the user in order to provide an enhanced list and grid navigation experience which is both faster and more enjoyable to use than current list and grid navigation methods using a conventional 5-way D-pad (directional pad) controllers. The UI makes use of the GPad's gesture detection capabilities, in addition to its ability to sense standard button presses, and allows end users to use either or both navigation mechanisms, depending on their preference and comfort level. End users can navigate the entire UI by using button presses only (as with conventional UIs) or they can use button presses in combination with gestures for a more fluid and enhanced browsing experience.05-14-2009
20120166982CODE LIST CACHE FOR VALUE HELP - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for providing value help. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving, at a code list provider, a request from a user interface for code list value help; accessing, by the code list provider, a cache including at least one code list, the cache implemented in memory; and sending, by the code list provider, the at least one code list accessed from cache to a user interface to enable the user interface to provide code list value help based on at least one code list. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.06-28-2012
20130047103METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING SURGICAL PROCEDURES - A system and method for converting static/still medical images of a particular patient into dynamic and interactive images interacting with medical tools including medical devices by coupling a model of tissue dynamics and tool characteristics to the patient specific imagery for simulating a medical procedure in an accurate and dynamic manner.02-21-2013
20130047102METHOD FOR BROWSING AND/OR EXECUTING INSTRUCTIONS VIA INFORMATION-CORRELATED AND INSTRUCTION-CORRELATED IMAGE AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method for browsing and/or executing instructions via information-correlated and instruction-correlated image. The method includes following steps: interpreting each image block in an image displayed in an image display area of a display interface and establishing information correlated with each image block; browsing or selecting the image block with the correlated information in the image; displaying the correlated information of the selected image block in a correlated information display area of the display interface, and if the information has one or more correlated functional instructions, displaying the functional options of the one or more functional instructions; and if one or more correlated functional instructions are available to be executed, selecting and executing at least one of the functional instructions in the functional options.02-21-2013
20090125823METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING VIRTUAL OBJECTS - A user device has a read head (05-14-2009
20090044137CONSUMABLE HOLDER WITH USER INTERFACE DATA - A user interface has software configured to communicate with an appliance adapted to perform a physical cycle of operation on an article and to communicate with a consumable information holder. The software is further configured to cause the graphical user interface to communicate to a user information that is at least partially derived from the consumable information holder. The information includes at least one step for activating a user interface component, preparing the appliance for the operation cycle, handling the appliance during the operation cycle, handling the appliance after the operation cycle, preparing the article for the operation cycle, handling the article during an operation cycle, or handling an article after the operation cycle.02-12-2009
20090044136BACKGROUND REMOVAL TOOL FOR A PRESENTATION APPLICATION - A presentation application for masking portions of an object, such as the background of an image, is provided. The presentation application may provide a background removal tool that allows a user to define an initial point in the background of the object. The presentation application may establish an initial background color based on the initial point, and may compute and automatically adjust a color tolerance of the background color based on the distance that a user-controlled cursor is from the initial point. Using a seed-fill algorithm, the presentation application can select a contiguous portion of the object for masking that includes the initial point and surrounding pixels that are within the background color tolerance. To smoothen the edges of the contiguous portion, the presentation application can convert the portion to a vector graphic before masking the object.02-12-2009
20090044135METHOD AND APPARATUS USING ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD AS INPUT UNIT - A method and apparatus using an on-screen keyboard as an input unit. A method of using an on-screen keyboard as an input unit comprises receiving information on a first key that is selected through the input unit that has fewer input keys than the on-screen keyboard, highlighting a predetermined key in a predetermined group of keys including a number key on the on-screen keyboard that corresponds to the first key, and moving a highlighted portion on the on-screen keyboard when a second key is selected through the input unit.02-12-2009
20090313562OUTAGE MANAGEMENT PORTAL LEVERAGING BACK-END RESOURCES TO CREATE A ROLE AND USER TAILORED FRONT-END INTERFACE FOR COORDINATING OUTAGE RESPONSES - A solution for centrally managing and federating outage specific information and for rapidly providing controlled access to this information in a role tailored fashion. The information can be gathered and provided in real-time along with programmatically determined proposed actions. An information recipient can configure and dynamically change the manner in which the information is presented, so that relevant information for that recipient can be rapidly digested. For example, a manager with a moderate level of technical knowledge may want information to be presented pictorially and in summary fashion, while a highly technical troubleshooter may want to configure information presentation to show key network statistics and values. In one embodiment, outage information can be presented in a Web portal having multiple discrete and customizable portlets, which include a geography portlet and a system portlet.12-17-2009
20090307621SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING ACCESS TO A DATA SOURCE THROUGH A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE - A system for interfacing with a data source through a graphical interface. The system comprises a data view definitions to enable data display and manipulation for the data source. A user environment index represents descriptive information about a user who is accessing a data view. An access origin index represents a location within the graphical interface from where a request was made to open a data view. A data set index represents a data set requested for a data view. An indexing engine is configured to generate an appropriate data view based on a relationship between the requested data set from the data set index, and an access location within the graphical interface from where the data view was requested as selected through the access origin index, and the descriptive information about a user as selected through the user environment index.12-10-2009
20090307619WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING DETERMINISTIC CONTROL OF FOREGROUND ACCESS OF THE USER INTERFACE - A wireless communication device that has one or more applications resident on a computer platform, a wireless communication interface, a display, and a user interface that, at least, appears on the display and through which a user of the wireless communication device interacts with the computer platform. The display is configured to be selectively controlled by the specific user interfaces of one or more applications resident on the computer platform, and the one or more applications and/or an arbiter that is resident on the computer platform will determine which user interface of the one or more applications resident on the computer platform controls the display based upon a predetermined criteria when the user interfaces compete for control of the display.12-10-2009
20090307618ANNOTATE AT MULTIPLE LEVELS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a portion of data that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A portion of image data can represent a computer displayable multi-scale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and a second plane are alternatively displayable based upon a level of zoom and which are related by a pyramidal volume, wherein the multi-scale image includes a pixel at a vertex of the pyramidal volume. An annotation component can determine a set of annotations associated with at least one of the two substantially parallel planes of view. A display engine can display at least a subset of the set of annotations on the multi-scale image based upon navigation to the parallel plane of view associated with the set of annotations.12-10-2009
20090307616USER INTERFACE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AN IMPROVED OPERATING MODE - A user interface for controlling a device according to a first and a second operating mode. The user interface is configured to automatically switch from the first to said second operating mode at a scheduled time. The user interface is also configured to display a notification on a display, the notification indicating an option to postpone said automatic profile switch to a later scheduled time.12-10-2009
20130185661MONITORING AND DEBUGGING QUERY EXECUTION OBJECTS - Nodes in a query execution data structure have monitor and dump methods defined. The monitor method enables the collection of information from the node. The dump method outputs the monitored information from each node. A monitor and debug mechanism of the preferred embodiments includes a graphical user interface that allows a user to graphically examine a query execution tree, to enable monitoring of the nodes on a node-by-node basis, and to view information dumped from the query execution data structure as the query is executed or after the query is executed. The result is a powerful tool that allows efficiently monitoring and debugging a query implemented in an object oriented query execution data structure.07-18-2013
20120192090SINGLE IDENTIFIABLE ENTRY POINT FOR ACCESSING CONTACT INFORMATION VIA A COMPUTER NETWORK - Embodiments of the invention provide for systems, devices, apparatus, methods, and computer program products for providing an activatable indicium configured as an entry point for accessing contact information on a user interface. The activatable indicium, which may be a company logo, company name or the like, is not initially readily identifiable as an entry point for accessing the contact information. However, over time and continual use, the user recognizes that the presentation of the indicium regardless of the platform provides for an entry point for accessing contact information.07-26-2012
20130073995Selecting Social Networking System User Information for Display Via a Timeline Interface - 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
20130073996Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Providing Tactical Information To A Crisis Responder - Systems and methods are provided for providing tactical information to a crisis responder. A system includes a tactical information user interface that includes a site map display that provides a depiction of features at a site of interest, where semi-opaque polygons are overlaid over structures for which drill down data is available. One of the one or more structures is identified as the structure of interest upon selection of an associated semi-opaque polygon in the site map display. The interface includes a floor plan display. A floor plan includes one or more identified areas for which drill down data is available. The interface includes a panoramic photo display that provides a photo of an area of interest, where one of the one or more identified areas is identified as the area of interest upon selection of that area in the floor plan display.03-21-2013
20110066961METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING A SUMMARY OF A CONTENT ITEM - A summary comprising a plurality of selected segments of the content item is presented to a user (step 03-17-2011
20130061161HIGHLY PORTABLE AND DYNAMIC USER INTERFACE COMPONENT TO SPECIFY AND PERFORM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX FILTERING ON DATA USING NATURAL LANGUAGE-LIKE USER INTERFACE - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for filtering a complex dataset. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide for using a filter implemented as a single, re-usable component of a user interface to specify and perform filtering on a complex dataset. For example, embodiments described herein can provide a consistent user interface for navigating and filtering the complex dataset that includes tree management. Embodiments also provide a single, reusable, componentized widget for declaring filters against the complex dataset. Additionally, or alternatively, embodiments described herein allow filters to be shared across portions of the dataset, e.g., across ledgers, across the dataset, e.g., across charts of accounts, applications, e.g., different financial applications, across pillars, etc.03-07-2013
20090271721ORGANIZATIONAL ROLL-UP/DOWN - Information related to an industrial control system can be disclosed graphically on a visual display. To traverse through different system portions, an organizational hierarchy can be used to enable a user to roll down into deeper level or roll up into a higher level. A user can input a choice of a level to view and the level can be disclosed to the user, assuming that the user has appropriate authorization to view the level.10-29-2009
20090271720METHOD FOR DERIVING INTELLIGENCE FROM ACTIVITY LOGS - Techniques for segregating one or more logs of at least one multitasking user to derive at least one behavioral pattern of the at least one multitasking user are provided. The techniques include obtaining at least one of at least one action log, configuration information, domain knowledge, at least one task history and open task repository information, correlating the at least one of at least one action log, configuration information, domain knowledge, at least one task history and open task repository information to determine a task associated with each of one or more actions and segregate the one or more logs based on the one or more actions, and using the one or more logs that have been segregated to derive at least one behavioral pattern of the at least one multitasking user. Techniques are also provided for deriving intelligence from at least one activity log of at least one multitasking user to provide information to the at least one user.10-29-2009
20090089692Method And System For Presenting Information Relating To A Plurality Of Applications Using A Three Dimensional Object - Presenting information relating to a plurality of applications includes presenting full-screen on a display of an electronic device a first side widget that includes a first presentation space, and presenting on the display, in response to receiving a first input, a three-dimensional polyhedron having a plurality of sides including a first side corresponding to the first side widget and a selectable second side corresponding to a second side widget. A second input associated with a selection of the selectable second side of the polyhedron is received, and in response, the second side widget that includes a second presentation space is presented full-screen on the display such that no other side of the polyhedron, including the first side, is visible. When the first side widget is presented full-screen on the display, no other side of the polyhedron, including the second side, is visible.04-02-2009
20090089691Device and Method for Tagging Connecting Components - A method tags connecting components. The method comprises capturing an image of a plurality of grid sections. The image of each of the grid sections includes at least one connector disposed therein. The at least one connector has a first end in a first one of the grid sections and a second end in a second one of the grid sections. The method comprises displaying a first virtual identifier in the image of the first grid section for the first end of the connector. The method comprises displaying a second virtual identifier in the image of the second grid section for the second end of the connector.04-02-2009
20120117498SECONDARY OUTPUT GENERATION FROM A PRESENTATION FRAMEWORK - A secondary output of a user interface created using a presentation framework may be created by making a clone of the user interface, then modifying the cloned user interface by expanding various components. The cloned user interface may also be configured to the output characteristics of the secondary output, which may be a printer or other hardcopy device. The user interface may be created with callbacks or other actions that may be executed when the cloned user interface is configured. The callbacks may cause certain user interface components to be changed on the cloned version of the user interface.05-10-2012
20130067369Dynamic Method for Collecting, Tracking, Storing, and Reporting of Development Event Efforts - A live dynamic real time method for collecting, tracking, storing, and reporting development event efforts embodied as a method for tracking Element Efforts resulting in end products, at least including art, industry, and nature products, and reporting Development Event Efforts by their virtual Points in Phasetime (PiPT) within designated Past, Present, and Future Project Development Phases. Dynamically generated Phasetime Reports display audited Element Project Efforts within a live Phasetime Matrix per their Phase of Development and PiPT. Development Events occur within Project Development Phases, whose number and kind are end product dependent. Development Events include Project Production Elements, Element Efforts, duration of the Efforts, and Efforts' PiPT. Tracked by Phasetime Project Development Event Instances, Element Efforts are reported in edited Storyboard Beats in Phasetime Macro, Micro, and Nano Views depicting the Efforts' effect on the end Product's Storyline. Effortology keys allow browsers to alter Storyboard Storyline Reports.03-14-2013
20130067368Apparatus, System, And Method Of Controlling Display Of User Interface, And Recording Medium Storing User Interface Display Control Program - An apparatus, system, method, and a control program stored in a recording medium, each of which controls display of a user interface at a node in a workflow system, such that the user interface being displayed dynamically reflects various changes in the workflow system such as the change in one or more nodes in the workflow, the change in functionality of the node, or the change in functions authorized for use by a user or a group of users.03-14-2013
20130067367METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VISUALIZING A MEDIA LIBRARY - Visualizing and exploring a music library using metadata, such as genre, sub-genre, artist, and year, is provided. Geometric shapes, such as disks or rectangles, may be divided into sectors representing genre and each sector may be further divided into sub-sectors representing artists associated with each genre. The sector's relative size generally reflects the importance of the corresponding genre within the library. Likewise, the sub-sector's relative size generally reflects the importance of the corresponding artist within the genre which may be determined by the number of media items of the artist. Marks representing each media item may be arranged and displayed within the geometric shape to reflect the mark's corresponding genre, artist, and year. In addition, each mark may reflect an attribute, such as playcount, of the media item and each sector may reflect the mean value of an attribute of all media items within the sector.03-14-2013
20130067366ESTABLISHING CONTENT NAVIGATION DIRECTION BASED ON DIRECTIONAL USER GESTURES - Techniques involving the establishment of content navigational pattern direction based on directionally desired or intuitive gestures by users. One representative technique includes receiving user input that is indicative of a direction in which presented content that is arranged by sequence will be advanced. A navigation direction for the presented content is established such that it corresponds to the direction indicated by the user input.03-14-2013
20110022972Method and System for Facilitating Interactive Review of Data - A method for facilitating interactive review of data includes receiving multiple examples of a target associated with a set of data; comparing the examples of the target to the set of data to identify multiple potential matches; assigning, for each respective potential match, a priority value to the respective potential match based on a comparison of the examples of the target to the respective potential match; displaying the potential matches in a first display area, wherein the first display area organizes the potential matches according to the priority value assigned to each respective potential match; receiving a selection of at least one of the potential matches displayed in the first display area; and displaying, in response to the selection, the selected potential matches in a second display area, wherein the second display area organizes the selected potential matches according to a relationship between the selected potential matches.01-27-2011
20130067365ROLE BASED USER INTERFACE FOR LIMITED DISPLAY DEVICES - A role based graphical user interface (UI) is used for receiving user input for entry/editing relating to projects/tasks using a limited display device. Functional components are grouped into logical hubs that may be displayed within the user interface. The groupings of the components are based on a role of a user (e.g. project manager, project participant, contractor, . . . ). For example, for one or more users, the role based graphical UI may group the following components together: expense entry and approval; time entry and approval; notification messages; collaboration of information (e.g. documents, project information, and the like); reporting; and settings. After selecting one of the components from the role based UI, a user may use a displayed component for interacting with the functionality (e.g. entering an expense, time entry, . . . ). The UI is configured to allow navigation between the different functions included within the logical hubs.03-14-2013
20130067364PRESENTING SEARCH RESULT ITEMS HAVING VARIED PROMINENCE - Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices for facilitating presentation of search result items having varying prominence is provided. The method includes referencing a search result item to be presented within a search results page in response to a search query. Thereafter, a determination is made that a size prominence of the search result item is to be modified. Such a determination can be based on a result attribute(s) associated with the search result item and a result attribute(s) associated with other search result items within the search results page. The size of the search result item is adjusted in accordance with the determination that the size prominence of the search result item is to be modified.03-14-2013
20090265648Method and apparatus for providing/receiving user interface in which client characteristics have been reflected - A method and apparatus for providing/receiving a user interface (UI) is provided. In the method and apparatus, a server provides, to a client, a UI encoded in a multimedia data format by considering client characteristics. Accordingly, various UIs for controlling the same server can be provided/received, thus making a UI session between the single server and various devices possible.10-22-2009
20090037830SOFTWARE SOLUTION FOR LOCALIZATION OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS USING AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED PLACEHOLDERS - The present invention discloses a software solution for localization/globalization of software applications. Localization refers to a language specific version of globalized software. The invention can generate externalized language specific files that are decoupled from source code, while alleviating many mistakes and problems inherent in legacy localization methodologies. That is, the invention provides an end-to-end framework that automatically replaces source code strings with placeholders, which are linked to national language (NL) specific strings of a target language. During build time, an executable can be generated that is customized for the target language. The original source code remains unchanged, which makes the globalization process described transparent to software developers. Further, the placeholders are automatically generated for each build, which resolves many problems with manually specifying keys that replace text, such as orphaned keys, duplicate keys, and the like.02-05-2009
20090235192USER INTERFACE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING APPARATUS, AND APPARATUS - A user interface is disclosed, comprising a sensor arranged to determine a spatial change, said user interface being arranged to control at least one function, wherein the function is controlled by said determined spatial change. Further, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program for controlling a function are disclosed.09-17-2009
20090235191Method for Accessing a Secondary Virtual Environment from Within a Primary Virtual Environment - Embodiments of the invention provide a method for distributing data from within a virtual world to multiple hosts. In one embodiment, primary areas within the virtual world may be hosted on servers controlled by the provider of the virtual world. At the same time, some areas within the virtual world may be controlled by a second party and hosted by a secondary server. In the virtual environment, an interface may be provided to access the area controlled by the second party.09-17-2009
20090158182Greeting Card System and Method - A greeting card system and method are provided that allows a user to place images on each side of a greeting card.06-18-2009
20090019382SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIDE ANGLE RADAR TRAINING AND SIMULATION - A system and method for simulating side angle radar in an aircraft. The system includes a display, an input device for receiving user input and generating an input signal, an aerial photograph database, a terrain elevation database, and a processing device in signal communication with the display and the input device, the processing device configured to receive the input signal from the input device and produce an image on the display based on the input signal and information contained in the aerial photograph and terrain elevation databases. The method includes receiving input from a user, accessing aerial photograph and digital terrain elevation data based on the received input, and displaying an image that simulates side angle radar (SAR) imagery based on the accessed aerial photograph and terrain elevation data.01-15-2009
20090013274User Interface - A system and method for enhancing a controller interface is provided. In one embodiment, the system may include an input device, an input interface, a processor, and a display. The method is capable of associating input components on the input device with input options available for controlling the virtual characters. The method is further capable of associating the input components with origin points of a virtual representation of a user and target points of a virtual representation of an opponent. The method further allows a user to control a virtual character not representing the user.01-08-2009
20090013273SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING LAYERS AND GRIDS TO ACCESS, VIEW, EDIT AND STORE DIGITAL MAP DATA - A system and method for using layers and grids to access, view, edit and store digital map data. An embodiment of the present invention is generally related to systems for accessing, displaying, editing and using digital maps. The system assists in previewing and outputting data to different map formats. Some maps include multiple levels of tiled map information. The map can be displayed on a display screen in a universal display format that is independent of the original format, and can then be parsed using a map legend. Features are provided to allow output of different types or sets of map data based on the currently displayed map. If a user modifies the map display to display a greater, or lesser, detail of resolution, then the set of map data that is output can be varied accordingly.01-08-2009
20090013272IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DISPLAY SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREFOR - An image forming apparatus includes a display that displays a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen; an event detecting unit that detects an event occurring; a memory that stores pairs of first events and second events which have been configured beforehand; and a display switching controller that switches what is displayed on the display to a normal operational screen, when the event detecting unit detects the occurrence of a first event stored in the memory during display of information other than the normal operational screen on the display, and switches what is displayed on the display to information other than the normal operational screen, when the event detecting unit detects a second event paired with the first event.01-08-2009
20090013271FILTERING FOR DATA VISUALIZATION TECHNIQUES - Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for representing data values of a data set as a plurality of graphical elements in a data visualization, where each data value is associated with a plurality of data dimensions. A first data visualization may be generated based on a first configuration of the datatset. The first data visualization and a first user interface are displayed on a data visualization display page. The first user interface includes the plurality of graphical elements in the first data visualization. A selection of a element of the plurality of graphical elements is received through the first user interface. Moreover, the data values based on the received selection are filtered. A second data visualization representing the data set excluding the filtered data values is displayed.01-08-2009
20090006994INTEGRATED CALENDAR AND MAP APPLICATIONS IN A MOBILE DEVICE - Techniques, computer programs and apparatus relating to an integrated calendar and map feature are described. In one implementation, one or more calendar entries are identified in a calendar. A calendar entry includes an associated time and an associated location. A display of a map is provided including a graphical representation indicating a location associated with at least one calendar entry. The location associated with the calendar entry is derived from the calendar entry and included in a request to a map application for the map.01-01-2009
20090006993Method, computer program product and apparatus providing an improved spatial user interface for content providers - Methods, computer program products and apparatus provide an improved spatial user interface for content providers. In one non-limiting, exemplary embodiment, a method includes: displaying a plurality of first user interface (UI) objects each corresponding to an individual category of a plurality of categories, wherein a distance between two displayed first UI objects is indicative of a degree of similarity between the corresponding categories; and in response to a user selection of one of the displayed first UI objects, displaying at least one second UI object identifying at least one content provider associated with the category of the selected first UI object. The exemplary method may be utilized, for example, to assist a user in locating radio stations similar to a preferred radio station.01-01-2009
20130167052Drug Delivery Devices and Related Systems and Methods - In some aspects, a method includes displaying multiple different screens on a user interface during a treatment, administering a first drug during the treatment; and while administering the first drug, displaying an identifier of the first drug in a drug identification region of the user interface. The drug identification region is present on the user interface with each of the different screens, and the identifier of the first drug is displayed in the drug identification region of the user interface regardless of which of the different screens is displayed.06-27-2013
20130167053DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR RELEASING LOCK STATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus including a display unit for displaying a lock view including an affordance object which represents a changeable natural phenomenon and a control unit for, when the affordance object is touched on the lock view, controlling the display unit to switch to an unlock view while changing the affordance object to display a change of the natural phenomenon in response to the touch.06-27-2013
20130167054DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR RELEASING LOCKED STATE AND METHOD THEREOF - A method and apparatus are provided for releasing a locked state. A display unit displays a locked view including a plurality of affordance objects. When a user touches the display unit in a direction of the affordance objects in the locked view, a control unit controls the display unit to switch to an unlocked view while dispersing the affordance objects.06-27-2013
20080295007Data Visualization - Data visualization may be provided. First, a data cell may be displayed. Then a request may be received to expand the data cell into a plurality of sub-cells. A sum of the data corresponding to the plurality of sub-cells may equal a value corresponding to the data cell. Next, a number of sub-cells in the plurality of sub-cells may be determined. Then, a graphical representation of data corresponding to the plurality of sub-cells may be displayed when the determined number of sub-cells in the plurality of sub-cells is greater than a predetermined value. The graphical representation may be displayed in place of the data cell. Next, information corresponding to the plurality of sub-cells may be displayed when a user selectable element hovers over the graphical representation.11-27-2008
20080295010Systems and Methods for Incorporating Data Into Digital Files - Software systems and methods may be provided for adding data, such as position information, to digital images stored on a computing device. A software system may be provided for integrating information from various sources on a computing device. In preferred embodiments, the software resides on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or other portable computing devices. The software may integrate information from a GPS device and a digital camera so that each image downloaded to the computing device is labeled with position information regarding where the image was taken. The software may automate and monitor downloading of images to the computing device. Once data is downloaded to the computing device, the software may automatically create a data record or allow a user to edit an existing data record to include the new images.11-27-2008
20080295009Method and Apparatus for Capturing Graphic User Interface Resource of an Application - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for capturing graphic user interface resource of an application, which method comprises: loading resource files in which visible text data in graphic user interfaces of the application are stored; duplicating the resource files; adding identification information to each visible text data unit in the resource files, the identification information being used to uniquely identify each visible text data unit in each of the resource files; capturing at least one panel of graphic user interface according to the graphic user interfaces of the application; and saving the duplicated resource files and the at least one captured panel as the graphic user interface resource of the application into an intermediate file. By using the present invention, a linkage can be built up between the visible text data and the resource bundles by adding the unique identification information to each visible text data unit, and the application environment of the visible text data can be obtained by capturing the panels of graphic user interface of the application when the application is executed, so as to provide a basis for precise translation of the visible text data. The present invention also provides a method and apparatus for editing graphic user interfaces of an application.11-27-2008
20080295008VISUAL BROWSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A visual browsing method allows a user to look at an item closely by hovering over, instead of clicking on, an icon representing the item. The method also enables the user to browse items in different levels of a multiple level category without waiting for web pages to be loaded, to know where he/she has been in the multiple level category, and to back up if he/she likes. The method makes the browsing process faster and easier.11-27-2008
20080295006DYNAMIC LAYOUT FOR A SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS PAGE BASED OF IMPLICIT USER FEEDBACK - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing dynamic search results based upon historical data through the use of one or more widgets. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a request for content from a client and generating one or more widgets for providing search result content. A display profile is applied to the one or more widgets and the one or more widgets are combined with static search results to form a search result page that is provided to a requesting client.11-27-2008
20090013270LINKING GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS OF DATA VISUALIZATIONS - Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for representing data values of a dataset as a plurality of graphical elements in a data visualization. A data table of the dataset may be linked with web-accessible information using a first content identifier. The first content identifier includes a first substring. The data visualization for the dataset is generated based on a first configuration. A selection of a graphical element of the plurality of graphical elements in the data visualization is received through a first user interface. The first substring is substituted with an identifier of the selected graphical element, generating a second content identifier. The requested web-accessible information based on the second content identifier is rendered.01-08-2009
20120011455REQUIREMENT STATEMENT MANIPULATION SYSTEM - A requirement statement manipulation system is configured to create and edit requirement statements of various types. The requirement statement manipulation system may generate an interactive visual environment to receive input used in manipulating a requirement statement through creation or editing. The interactive visual environment may include specific requirement-type interfaces allowing requirement statements of a specific type to be manipulated. The interactive visual environment may manipulate requirement statements based on textual input, as well as through text generation.01-12-2012
20110191704CONTEXTUAL MULTIPLEXING GESTURES - Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.08-04-2011
20110283208CELLULAR USER INTERFACE - Configurations for a cellular user interface are provided. In one embodiment, a client configuration includes a viewer and a content development kit. A content server distributes cellularized content among several client viewers. Connectors in a scheduled configuration regularly acquire updated content from data sources. An integration server interfaces between the connectors and the content server for distributing content. A monitoring agent assists with content updating upon detecting source changes. A registration server enables cell content update in client viewers through the content server. Cells in the cellularized environment include a visual proxy component and a metadata component. The visual proxy component can be configured for displaying different content at various levels of detail. The metadata component enables intelligent organization and display of content through queries, channels, and data updates. In addition, procedural geometry in the cellularized environment automates the content presentation and provides a flexible arrangement of the cells.11-17-2011
20090031228Method and apparatus for general virtual application enabling of websites - A novel method of virtual application enabling of a web site at least includes: a) via a end-user device, connecting to a website targeted for application enabling; b) generating end-user device compliant code for rendering of a web page on the end-user device; c) rendering a web page on the end-user device; d) providing locations on a rendered web page designated for virtual website application enabling; e) automatically mapping locations selected in element d) into corresponding locations in the end-user or website source code; f) providing application enabling code to be inserted at the locations identified in element e) or other general website code locations; g) generating and managing a virtual application enabling setup package adapted to store application enabling information generated in elements d), e), and f); and h) virtually (i.e., just in time) generating the application enabled end-user code in accordance with the information and directions contained in the application enabling setup package.01-29-2009
20090031230Automated Generation of Dynamic Data Entry User Interface for Relational Database Management Systems - Computer software for, computer apparatus for, and a method of automatically generating a user interface for a relational database comprising extracting schema information from the relational database and automatically generating corresponding schema and user interface metadata, storing the metadata in a repository, and automatically developing from the metadata a user interface appropriate to the relational database.01-29-2009
20110289438INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL - An event-triggered contact information provision apparatus and method of a mobile terminal is provided for presenting contact information of a person, who has triggered an event, around the contact object representing the person on a specific screen. An information provision method of a mobile terminal preferably includes detecting an event; tracing a contact object associated with triggering the event; and presenting contact information of a person triggering the event around at least a portion of the contact object on a display of the mobile terminal.11-24-2011
20110296326METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE ACQUISITION, ORGANIZATION, MANIPULATION, AND PUBLICATION - To better realize the great potential of amateur digital photography, the present invention introduces an integrated system for the acquisition, organization, manipulation, and publication of digital images by amateur digital photography enthusiasts. The system of the present invention first acquires images from a number of different image sources. Images acquired in the same image importing session are marked as coming from the same conceptual film roll. Next, a user is empowered to organize and manipulate the acquired images. The images may be organized by tagging the images with informative keywords and grouping images together into conceptual photo albums. Furthermore, the images may be manipulated by rotating, cropping, and removing red-eye. Finally, the system of the present invention provides simple intuitive image publish systems. A selected group of images may be published in a photobook, published onto the World Wide Web, or published as individual image prints with minimal computer knowledge on the part of the user.12-01-2011
20110296325METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER INTERFACE DISPLAY - A device and methods are provided for operating a computing device to display a user interface for an application. In one embodiment a method includes executing code of an application program stored in the memory to display a user interface on the computing device, and detecting a display command in the code for an element of the user interface during execution of the application program, wherein the display command identifies a format identifier for the element. The method further includes determining one or more display characteristics of the element based on the format identifier, wherein the code includes a format identifier table defining one or more display characteristics of the format identifier, and displaying the element by the computing device, wherein display includes data from the display command based on characteristics of the format identifier determined from the format identifier table.12-01-2011
20080307332Data Transfer Indicator Icon a Diagram - Configuring wires/icons in a diagram. The diagram may be an executable diagram such as a graphical program or a system diagram. The diagram may include a plurality of icons that are connected by wires, and the icons may visually represent functionality of the diagram. The diagram may be executable to perform the functionality. Displaying the diagram may include displaying a first wire in the diagram, where the first wire connects a first icon and a second icon. Data transfer functionality may be specified for the first wire and/or the first or second icon in the diagram. The data transfer functionality may be visually indicated in the diagram, e.g., by appearances of the first icon, the second icon, the first wire, and/or icons displayed proximate to these components of the diagram.12-11-2008
20100088620SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF TELEVISION USAGE - Embodiments include a system and method of controlling usage of televisions or other media devices, including controlling access to content on such devices. For example, one embodiment includes a method of controlling access to multimedia content. The method includes identifying multimedia content to be accessed, identifying a viewer of the content, accessing data for the identified viewer that specifies a usage quota associated with the viewer and a usage rate associated with the viewer for the content, and providing the content to the viewer based on the usage quota and usage rate data.04-08-2010
20100088619INTERACTIVE VISUALISATION DESIGN TIME - What is described is a method and system for development of interactive user interfaces. The interfaces provide visualization environment and the opportunity for creating visual applications with minimal coding. A scene is selected from a scene catalogue and a visualization object is selected and displayed on the scene. A data source is selected from backend data. A parameter from the content of the data source is connected to a property of the visualization object to create a script to modify the property. The script is customized and the processed visualization object is displayed on a GUI.04-08-2010
20080270921PROVIDING REAL TIME INFORMATION IN A VISUAL INFORMATION UNIT - Embodiments of the invention enable a person to easily and without having any specialized knowledge configure a webpage to automatically provide real time information. More specifically, embodiments of the invention are directed to a remotely hosted element which may be easily configured and placed in a webpage by an un-sophisticated publisher. The remotely hosted element provides the real time information. In certain embodiments, the real time information is stock quotes, charts and associated news items. In certain embodiments, the real time information unit is interactive. In other words, it allows webpage viewers to interact with it in order to cause it to show additional, or differently organized information.10-30-2008
20090031234USER INTERFACE FOR LARGE-FORMAT INTERACTIVE DISPLAY SYSTEMS - A specialized graphical user interface for use with interactive large-format display systems provides for intuitive operation and flexible content presentation. Designed primarily for use in unattended public spaces, the interface facilitates navigation through complex multi-level content in a consistent, intuitive manner.01-29-2009
20090164925Method for generating documentation for a building control system - A method for generating documentation for a building control system represented by contents in a database, the method comprising the steps of: creating a plurality of objects that form contents in the database, assigning to each object properties representative of a building control object, assigning textual information to the objects, creating connections between the objects, and automatically generating the documentation by traversing the objects in the database and collecting data pertaining to the objects in the database, and inserting the data in a documentation object.06-25-2009
20100064237Linear assets inspection system - The invention provides a graphical user interface implemented on a computer including an information area for displaying to a user at the computer inspection status information in connection with one or more components of a linear asset infrastructure. The graphical user interface also includes a control component operable by the user at the computer to cause the graphical user interface to display additional information on the one or more components of the linear asset infrastructure.03-11-2010
20100037159INTERACTIVE PRODUCT CONFIGURATOR - A product configurator is based on a constraint network having a plurality of nodes. The product configurator, when it receives a user choice, determines which nodes in the constraint network are affected by the user choice. For each affected node, the product configurator stores the prior domain state of the node and associates the stored prior domain state with the user choice. Therefore, the nodes can be restored to their prior state if the user choice is later removed for any reason.02-11-2010
20110191705INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes: a rule information output section that outputs rule information to a storage section in response to rule specifying operation for a screen on which display object information to be displayed is displayed, the rule information indicating a rule of altering enlarged-display portions one-by-one on the screen in the display object information; and a display content update section that updates content displayed on the screen in response to display content update operations sequentially accepted from a user so that the enlarged-display portions on the screen in the display object information alter one-by-one in order according to the rule indicated by the rule information when one of the enlarged-display portions is displayed on the screen.08-04-2011
20100169812Apparatus and method for providing widget service in portable terminal - A portable terminal includes an apparatus for enhancing security by preventing the control on an internal function of the portable terminal via a widget downloaded from a sharing site. The apparatus includes a widget engine for determining, when a widget in operation controls an internal function of the terminal, whether the widget is authorized to control the internal function, permitting the internal function control to the widget authorized to control the internal function, and blocking a widget prohibited from controlling the internal function, from controlling the internal function.07-01-2010
20100169811CELL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, CELL IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A cell image display apparatus comprising: a parameter value obtainer for obtaining characteristic parameter values based on a plurality of cell images obtained by imaging a sample including the plurality of cells, wherein each of the characteristic parameter values respectively indicates characteristic of each of the cells; a type determiner for determining types of the cells based on the characteristic parameter values obtained by the parameter value obtainer; a display; and a display controller for controlling the display so as to display the cell images in a sequence based on the types of the cells obtained by the type determiner and the characteristic parameter values obtained by the parameter value obtainer. A method and a computer program product are also disclosed.07-01-2010
20100169810USER INTERFACES FOR IDENTIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS - Described herein are embodiments directed to displaying presumptive health care infections (HAIs) that may be affecting a patients in health care facilities. Patient data is stored in a database. Software-encoded health care rules for detecting HAIs infections are applied to the patient data and used to classify a patient as having an HAI or community-acquired illness. If an HAI infection is detected, an indication of the HAI is communicated to a remote computer for display in a graphical user interface (GUI) to a clinician. Lists of patients at a given health care facility are communicated to the clinician and organized into groups of patients with HAIs and community-acquired infections.07-01-2010
20100169808Method, Apparatus and Computer Program Product for Providing a Mobile Streaming Adaptor - An apparatus for providing a mobile streaming adaptor includes a processor configured to receive media content from a remote camera, process the received media content by capturing, encoding and encapsulating the media content at a mobile electronic device, connect to a remote streaming server through function of a mobile networked device; and stream the encapsulated media content to the mobile networked device for communication of the encapsulated content to the remote streaming server through an Internet Protocol (IP) network for real-time distribution to a communication device. A corresponding computer program product and method are also provided.07-01-2010
20100115437SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY DISPLAYING DATA - An electronic device for collecting and displaying measurement data includes a data interface, a processor and a transport interface. The data interface obtains measurement data. The processor is configured to generate portable graphical user interface (GUI) information indicating a visual format corresponding to at least one of the measurement data or the electronic device, and to associate the portable GUI information with the measurement data. The transport interface is configured to deliver the measurement data and the associated portable GUI information to a remote display, enabling the remote display to display the measurement data in accordance with the visual format indicated by the portable GUI information.05-06-2010
20090150811METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR EXCLUDING VARIATIONS ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUIPMENT FROM SPLIT ANALYSIS PROCEDURES - Excluding variations attributable to equipment from split analysis is performed by identifying dependent variables related to at least one of the split analysis or an experiment to be performed. A test is performed to ascertain whether or not a variation attributable to equipment exists with respect to any of the identified dependent variables. If such a variation exists, a target data set and a training data set are constructed. A signature is identified for the variation. A statistical model is selected based upon the identified signature. The selected statistical model is constructed using the training data set to generate a statistical output. The target data set is joined with the statistical output. The identified dependent variables in the target data set are adjusted using the statistical output. The target data set including the adjusted identified dependent variables is loaded to an application for performing split analysis.06-11-2009
20100070893DATA QUALITY ADMINISTRATION FRAMEWORK - A method of data quality management including selecting a task group wherein the task group comprises at least one data validation sub-task. In one embodiment, the method may also include arranging at least a portion of a master data into a validation group, wherein the validation group is associated with the task group. In various embodiments, the method may include, for each data validation sub-task, determining a sub-task type, validating the validation group as directed by the data validation sub-task, and calculating a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with the data validation sub-task.03-18-2010
20090150812Method and system for data source and modification tracking - A system and method for displaying data are disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a computing device having an output device and software programs, and, optionally, an input device. The programs are configured to provide a screen display having display objects. The display objects distinguish the data according to the sources of the data.06-11-2009
20090150813ANIMATED USER INTERFACE CONTROL ELEMENTS - A method for providing an animated transition effect between a first display state associated with a first control state of a control element rendered on a graphical user interface of a computer system, and a second display state associated with a second control state of said control element is provided. The method renders the control element in said first state and then receives at the graphic user interface, a user input event to invoke the second control state of the control element. The method evaluates a graph associated with the control element, the graph having entries each corresponding to a state of the control element, each entry comprising an event, an associated transition and a destination state, to identify a graph entry specifying a transition invoked by the input event from a current displayed first state to the destination state, being the second control state. An entry is identified corresponding to the second control state as the current state of the control element and a description of an animation associated with the specified transition is retrieved. The animation is then rendered.06-11-2009
20090150810Rule-Based Multi-Pane Toolbar Display - A determination of when to change a toolbar pane of a toolbar being displayed in a Web browser window is automatically made. A set of rules identifying which of multiple toolbar panes are to be displayed under different conditions is accessed, and one of the multiple toolbar panes is automatically determined based at least in part on the set of rules. This toolbar pane that was automatically determined is displayed in the toolbar of the web browser window.06-11-2009
20090150808METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ONE OR MORE TOPIC SPECIFIC PORTALS - A methods and systems are provided for presenting one or more topic specific portals. A portal may present various content relating to a common topic. The content may be episodes of a television show, movies, products, games, songs, images, and general information about the topic. The topic may be the television show, a movie studio, an actor, a company, or a particular genre or theme. A service provider may deliver the portal in an interactive programming guide sent to the set top boxes of its subscribers. The portal may be interactive such that subscribers may order or watch the content presented on the portal. A content provider may create or edit the portals and send the portals to the service provider. The delivery of the portal to the service provider by the content provider may be through an application programming interface.06-11-2009
20100037161SYSTEM AND METHOD OF APPLYING GLOBALLY UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS TO RELATE DISTRIBUTED DATA SOURCES - In a particular embodiment, a method includes sending a text string from a source device to a destination device. The destination device includes a unique identifier repository having a plurality of globally unique identifiers mapped text strings, relationship data defining associations between the plurality of globally unique identifiers, and meta-data related to the text string. Each of the plurality of globally unique identifiers includes a data value that is shared by a plurality of data sources as an identifier associated with information related to the text string. The method further includes receiving data including one or more globally unique identifiers, associated relationship data, and associated meta-data from the destination device at the source device in response to sending the text string. Additionally, the method includes storing the received data at a memory of the source device for use in searching and relating search results received from multiple data sources.02-11-2010
20090055763TIMELINE FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION - A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions providing a method of displaying arrays of computer-readable files, the method comprising causing a first array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said first array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a first timescale; causing a second array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said second array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a second timescale. An interface, a computerized system and a method for providing same is also disclosed therein.02-26-2009
20110197151GRAPHICS REMOTING USING AUGMENTATION DATA - Methods and systems are disclosed in which bitmap data transmission is improved by using some of the advantages of primitive remoting, thus allowing for the reduction of the bandwidth and processing needed to remote a virtual desktop experience. In an embodiment, rendering is performed and bitmaps are remoted, but metadata comprising shortcuts or hints are provided to assist in the rendering of the bitmap data.08-11-2011
20100122190CALENDAR OVERLAYS - Implementing an electronic calendar can include accessing a first electronic calendar owned by a first party, accessing a second electronic calendar owned by a second party, and presenting a view that combines at least one existing entry from within each of the first and second electronic calendars. Source information for each of the first and second electronic calendars may be electronically maintained. The combined view may be updated electronically to reflect a change to at least one of the existing entries from within at least one of the first and second electronic calendars. Electronic calendars may be accessed and overlaid without importing events, thus enabling simple updating. Event information may be imported and source or other attributes may be associated with imported information to enable updating and other sorting functions.05-13-2010
20120036458AUTOMATIC CONTEXT PASSING DURING MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NAVIGATION - Various embodiments of systems and methods for automatic context passing during management application navigation are described herein. When management applications work with different managed entities, the managed context is preserved by following the relations between the managed entities. These relations are followed from a mediator framework during the navigation between the management applications. In this manner, a managed application passes context information for one entity type, and second managed application retrieves from the framework context information for different entity type, but the user context information will be preserved as the framework follows the relations between the passed entity and the requested entity types.02-09-2012
20100088621GRAPHICALLY REPRESENTING CONTENT RELATIONSHIPS ON A SURFACE OF GRAPHICAL OBJECT - A collection of data stored in a computer-readable storage medium is provided, and a plurality of portions of the collection are associated with corresponding identifiers that are associated with positions of an object to be rendered. User selections of positions on the surface of the object are received. The portions associated with the user selected position are determined, and the portions are displayed at their respective position on the surface of the object. The selected portions can be displayed as being connected by graphical elements.04-08-2010
20090094540METHODS AND SYSTEMS THAT MONITOR LEARNING PROGRESS - A graphical user interface (GUI) can be used to provide information reflecting a user's interaction with a product using a stand-alone portable device. The portable device, operable as a stand-alone device, logs inputs by a user who is interacting with a product using the portable device. Information from the portable device, including the inputs, is uploaded and then forwarded to a server. Registration information identifying the user and the product can also be sent to the server. A report specific to the user and summarizing the information forwarded to the server can be displayed, including the name of the product the user was interacting with, along with the names of additional products selected based on the forwarded information.04-09-2009
20130219309TASK PERFORMING METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A task performing method, system, and computer readable recording medium for easily performing a task that corresponds to an event created in a device or in an external device connected to the device are provided. The method includes displaying a user interface screen on the device, the user interface screen including at least one piece of card interface information based on an event created in at least one external device connected to the device or created in the device; and performing a task in the device that corresponds to an input signal based on the displayed user interface screen including the at least one piece of card interface information.08-22-2013
20130219308METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HOVER-BASED SPATIAL SEARCHES ON MOBILE MAPS - An approach is provided for enabling hover-based interactions to define spatial searches on mobile maps. A user interaction manager causes, at least in part, a rendering of at least one user interface depicting mapping information. A user interaction manager then processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more hover-based interactions with the at least one user interface to determine one or more parameters for one or more spatial searches over the mapping information.08-22-2013
20110197152DISTANCE DEPENDENT SELECTION OF INFORMATION ENTITIES - The invention relates to the field of man-machine interfacing. In particular, it relates to a user interface allowing a unified approach for organizing and navigating data on a computing device. A method executed on a processor for displaying on a screen a set of entities associated with at least one of at least two particular entities, comprises the steps of: displaying on the screen indicia of the at least two particular entities; determining the distance on the screen between the displayed indicia of the at least two particular entities; determining the set of entities based on the distance on the screen between the indicia of the at least two particular entities; and displaying on the screen indicia for the set of entities.08-11-2011
20110209076SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING HUMAN INTERACTION - A method & system for human interactive proof (HIP) is provided. A user is provided to respond a query linked to a logical captcha object or an analytical captcha object. Upon receiving inputs from the user, the correct information of the said captcha & the user's input is compared. If the user's input and the correct information of the captcha object matches then the user is authenticated as human, else the user is authenticated as not a human.08-25-2011
20100095231METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED REGIONAL MAPS - A method for customizing a map is provided. The method includes receiving a query for a portion of a map, and determining a predetermined region of interest (ROI) map tile included in the portion of the map. The predetermined ROI map tile indicates information associated with a category. The method further includes providing the predetermined ROI map tile for displaying to a user. Further, an apparatus for customizing maps is provided. The apparatus includes a movement event processor for receiving a query for a portion of a map, and a Region of Interest (ROI) selector for determining a predetermined region of interest (ROI) map tile included in the portion of the map. The predetermined ROI map tile indicates information associated with a category. The apparatus further includes a map tile layout generator for providing the predetermined ROI map tile for displaying to a user.04-15-2010
20090064007GENERATING AND ORGANIZING REFERENCES TO ONLINE CONTENT - Systems, methods, and computer storage media for generating a virtual workspace that references online media content of interest, facilitates re-visitation of encountered instances of content, and shares those instances with other software applications are provided. Upon receiving an indication that an online media content item has been selected, at least a reference thereto is copied to a virtual workspace where it may be accessed at a later time. The virtual workspace may be organized into content collections via the use of reference groupings, folders, categories, tags, labels, and the like and may be accessible in the context of a plurality of applications. In embodiments, the virtual workspace is associated with a display area that is presented concurrently with an application being utilized so that the virtual workspace may be accessed and utilized without leaving the context of an active application.03-05-2009
20100100833METHOD TO CREATE AND USE AN ASPECT ORIENTED COLOR CODING ALGORITHM FOR A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A method to create an aspect oriented, color coding algorithm for a graphical user interface, wherein a graphical user interface (“GUI”) is generated when a code base is executed, and wherein the GUI comprises a plurality of interactable graphical objects, wherein the method compiles the code base, identifies in the compiled code base a first object join point, wherein the compiled code base at the first object join point creates and displays a first interactable graphical object, and determines a first address in the code base for the first object join point. The method further creates a mapping table, writes the first interactable graphical object and the first address to that mapping table, and encodes the mapping table in an aspect oriented, color coding algorithm written to a computer readable medium.04-22-2010
20100083149REPLY TO MOST RECENT MESSAGE - A computer communication system that allows a user to conveniently display the most recent received messages associated with another user, and to directly initiate composition of a reply to a selected one of those displayed messages. When the user selects the disclosed “Reply to Most Recent” user interface element, a user name entry user interface object is generated that allows the user to specify the name of another user. A reply message user interface object is generated directly to the user interface, such that the reply message user interface object includes a message composition window that is automatically loaded with content from a most recent message from the specified user, and recipients for the reply message are loaded from that most recent message.04-01-2010
20090064018EXPLODED VIEWS FOR PROVIDING RICH REGULARIZED GEOMETRIC TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTION MODELS ON CONTENT FOR VIEWING, PREVIEWING, AND INTERACTING WITH DOCUMENTS, PROJECTS, AND TASKS - The present invention relates to a system and method to facilitate efficient and automated presentation of information to users. A decomposition component automatically decomposes an information item into sets of subcomponents in a two- or three-dimensional isometric space, and generates visualizations having interactive graphics that allow users to inspect respective subcomponents. Interface features are provided to enable hover, dwell, and clicking commands, for example, providing a variety of options to zoom in, or change configurations of the visualization in accordance with the users intentions or inferences about what they desire to see or inspect more closely. Beyond the use of decompositions into exploded views of the content of items typically viewed as singular documents, the methods can be applied to perform geometric transformations on visualizations of multiple windows and other resources based on content and activity to provide regularized visualizations of the multiple items. Such exploded views can provide visual geometric summaries of projects, and a set of handles into accessing more detail on the subcomponents of the project.03-05-2009
20100083150USER INTERFACE, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USE CASE BASED INTERFACE - A user interface includes a controller which is configured to receive a first and a second input identifying a first and a second object associated with each an attribute. The controller is also configured to pair the attributes to determine a resulting application according to the associated attributes and execute the resulting application.04-01-2010
20100083151Natural language based filtering - Natural language based filtering is disclosed. In some embodiments, a user interface for defining one or more filters for a group of data allows one or more parameters associated with a filter definition, including a filter condition, to at least in part be specified in natural language. In some embodiments, a filter definition is specified at least in part by selecting one or more of a plurality of pre-configured natural language expressions made available for selection via the user interface.04-01-2010
20100083148AVATAR APPEARANCE TRANSFORMATION IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - Methods, articles of manufacture, systems, articles and programmable devices are provided for configuring a chameleon avatar in response to data associated with a target avatar within a virtual universe. In response to determining that an engagement of a chameleon avatar with a target avatar is indicated, it is determined whether the chameleon avatar should maintain an initial appearance or be auto-morphed for engagement with the target avatar. Auto-morphing may be accomplished by reading an attribute from metadata associated with the target avatar, selecting a baseline avatar template and auto-morphing the baseline template to incorporate the read attribute. Target avatar attributes include gender, interests, outfits attribute, ethnic data, language and preferences, as well as others. The chameleon may mimic an appearance of the target avatar.04-01-2010
20090210809Method and apparatus for internet, intranet, and local viewing of virtual microscope slides - A method of and apparatus for viewing microscopic images include transmitting tiled microscopic images from a server to a client. The client assembles the tiled images into a seamless virtual slide or specimen image and provides tools for manipulating image magnification and viewpoint. The method and apparatus also provides a virtual multi-headed microscope function which allows scattered viewers to simultaneously view and interact with a coherent magnified microscopic image.08-20-2009
20100100834SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ONLINE CUSTOM DESIGN OF PRINTED OFFICE PRODUCTS - A software application that can be downloaded from a centralized server and execute within the web browser of an electronically linked computer is programmed to include a plurality of advanced editing tools to assist in the customized design of a printable office product, such as a binder, divider or the like. The software application also includes a panel selection tool that generates a graphical user interface (GUI) control for regulating on which printable surfaces of the office product a visual element in the active document is to be printed, the GUI control being in the form of a grid of uniquely patterned rows. The software application also includes an image size optimization tool for generating a warning indicator when the resolution of a resizable image element in the active document falls beneath a predefined resolution threshold of approximately 180 dpi.04-22-2010
20100100832PROVIDING DEVICE DEFINED USER INTERFACE MODIFIERS TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM - In an embodiment, a computer-implemented process comprises, in a computer peripheral device that is configured to be coupled to a computer system, creating and storing one or more user interface modifiers that are defined by the device and configured to be used by the computer system to modify rendering of a user interface in the computer system; and providing the device defined user interface modifiers to the computer system. In an embodiment, the device defined user interface modifiers comprise one or more priority values for one or more features of the device; each of the one or more priority values is associated with an identifier of one of the features; and each of the priority values indicates a relative importance of the associated feature in comparison to other features.04-22-2010
20100100831SUPPRESSING UNWANTED UI EXPERIENCES - Methods to allow, suppress, or reformulate a presentation of a UI element invoked by a computer program are provided. One method includes applying an administrator-configurable heuristic to determine whether to allow a native presentation of the UI element, to suppress the native presentation of the UI element, or to enable a reformulated presentation of the UI element. The method further includes one or more of suppressing and reformulating the UI element in accordance with a determination of the heuristic.04-22-2010
20090049393GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR CREATING CONTENT FOR A VOICE-USER INTERFACE - In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for creating a voice application, the method being implemented by a computer system and comprising generating a graphical user interface comprising a text-to-topic button; receiving first input identifying a location of a text file; receiving second input selecting the text-to-topic button; partitioning content associated with the text file into subjects in response to receiving the second input; and02-19-2009
20090064017TUNING/CUSTOMIZATION - The system provides the ability to have a dashboard automatically configure itself in a dynamic manner based on a detected context in which the dashboard is being used. In one embodiment, the system is used as part of the presentation of secondary content that is synchronized to, or coordinated with, the presentation of a primary content source. The system provides a plurality of user selectable widgets that can each present secondary content as desired. The system not only permits ornamental and geographical customization of the dashboard, but allows temporal customization as well by allowing the user to request alerts for certain types of primary or secondary content. The system also provides for automatic reconfiguration that is tied to another users presence or absence.03-05-2009
20090089694Object Display Device, Object Distribution Method, Information Recording Medium, and Program - A position information storage unit (04-02-2009
20090089690SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED TAG ENTRY FOR A CONTENT ITEM - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer program products for associating one or more tags with a content item. One embodiment of a method for tag entry comprises receiving a request to input one or more tags, providing one or more tag input fields through the use of a graphical user interface, receiving a tag input in a given one of the one or more tag input fields and loading one or more input tags into a tag storage object for persistent storage of the tags. In providing multiple input fields, embodiments of the present invention provide an improved method for tag entry by allowing for efficient input of tags by an inexperienced user.04-02-2009
20090293006LOG-INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, LOG-INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A log-information processing apparatus includes a first interface unit, a storage unit, and a control unit. The first interface unit is configured to be attached and removed to and from an image processing apparatus. When the first interface unit is connected to the image processing apparatus, the control unit performs initialization on units included in the log-information processing apparatus, acquires log information from the image processing apparatus via the first interface unit, and stores acquired log information in the storage unit.11-26-2009
20090113323DATA CENTER OPERATION OPTIMIZATION - Data center data associated with multiple systems and/or sources is integrated into a single system to aid efficient operation of a data center. Acquired raw data can be housed in a database, analyzed, and optimized. A user interface can render raw and/or generated data in intuitive manners (e.g., spatially, temporally . . . ) to facilitate interaction with a data center and/or components thereof. In particular, the interface can be employed to monitor and control operations as well as facilitate deployment and capacity planning, among other things.04-30-2009
20110173551GUI EVALUATION SYSTEM, GUI EVALUATION METHOD, AND GUI EVALUATION PROGRAM - An evaluation data specifying section specifies, as an evaluation data set, a test input data combination selected from plural pieces of test input data and for which no warning message is displayed when these test input data are input into all text input components on the screen to be evaluated and input is completed. An input result acquiring section acquires, as input result information, information capable of specifying whether a warning message is displayed when test input data to be input into one text input component are sequentially changed from a state where each test input data in the specified evaluation data set is input into the corresponding text input component and input is completed, the content of a warning message if the warning message is displayed, and information indicative of test input data input when the warning message is displayed.07-14-2011
20090276720Methods and systems for the distance-based sharing of information - Disclosed is a method for distance-based sharing of content. The method comprises, in one embodiment, receiving a request to send content to one or more of a plurality of registered users based on a distance from a first geographical location. The method also comprises determining recipients of the content based on the distance and based on location identification data associated with the registered users. The method further comprises making said content available to said recipients. In various embodiments, the method also includes publishing the content on a website accessible to the recipients and sending said content to the recipients via email. The first geographical location may be a location of a user requesting to send the content to the recipients. The content may be filtered based on a geographic filter, a people-based filter, an interest-based filter, or any other filter.11-05-2009
20090276721METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A DEVICE - To facilitate evaluation, testing and/or configuration of an electronic device, one or more interactive setting diagrams are provided in the form of a block diagram for showing inter-relationships of functional blocks of the device, and/or a diagram for showing signal processing functions of the device. In the case of an audio IC for example, respective block diagrams may be provided for audio routing, for clocking, for general purpose I/IO, and so on. Likewise, signal processing may be represented by diagrams for configuring filters and ALC. The diagrams are displayed on a display of a computer, having an input device which the user operates to change settings of the device. The user can interact directly with the interactive setting diagram by manipulating graphical controls incorporated into the diagram. Thus, for example, an audio path can be set by clicking on a signal line shown in the diagram, or filter settings modified by moving sliders displayed alongside a filter characteristic graph. Settings made in this way can be recorded for future re-use and/or reflected immediately in a register map of the device which may be connected to the computer via an evaluation board and interface.11-05-2009
20090282351ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING STORAGE OF DATA - A method of managing storage of data at an electronic device includes provisioning a new PIM service account including address book functionality on the electronic device, and updating address book data records stored on the electronic device and not associated with another PIM service account to associate the address book data records with the new PIM service account provisioned on the electronic device.11-12-2009
20090282350DISPLAY DEVICE, EXTERNAL CONNECTION DEVICE, AND SCREEN CONTROL METHOD - There are provided a display device, an external connection device and a screen control method which enable hiding GUIs of the external connection device and displaying GUIs of the display device by operating a remote controller dedicated to the display device.11-12-2009
20090288026Processing Data Records - Among other things, a user is enabled to identify arbitrary data records of interest that belong to a file of data records that are expressed in an arbitrary format. Pre-generated information about the records of the file is used to enable a user to view a portion of the arbitrary data records that a machine is capable of displaying at one time. The amount of time required to enable the user to view the portion after the data records of interest have been identified is essentially independent of the number of records in the file. The file and the pre-generated information about the records of the file are each too large to be stored, as a whole, in a memory that is used by the machine in accessing the arbitrary data records in response to the user's identification of records of interest.11-19-2009
20080216003Rack management system and display apparatus and control apparatus for use in rack management system - A rack management system for managing the mounting conditions of information processing apparatuses mounted in racks in a rack cabinet comprises: a display apparatus, provided for each of the information processing apparatuses, for displaying in an alterable method identification information for identifying the information processing apparatus mounted in a corresponding one of the racks in the rack cabinet and a control apparatus for controlling the identification information to be displayed on the display apparatus.09-04-2008
20080216002Image Display Controller and Image Display Method - A calculating unit calculates a preference level of a user for each of a plurality of images based on data on time in a viewing history of the image, and a control unit performs a display control to display an image with a high preference level from among preference levels calculated by the calculating unit, and performs a play-back control to play music along with display of the image based on data on a date of any one of shooting and storing the image, and data on a period and number of times of listening the music. The music having a large number of times of listening within a certain period that includes the date of any one of shooting and storing the image.09-04-2008
20080216004MANAGING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS UTILIZING A DIGITAL SEAL - A method for storing electronic documents can include associating a digital seal with at least one electronic document. An image within a user interface can be displayed, wherein the image is a user selectable representation for the digital seal. At least one metadata attribute can be stored as a characteristic related to the digital seal. A storage characteristic of at least one electronic document can be modified based on one or more of the metadata attributes.09-04-2008
20100131873CLINICAL FOCUS TOOL SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE - Systems and methods provide integrated review and reporting of image studies including analog and/or digital images from one or more modalities/sources using clinical focus tools for both radiology and cardiology. An example clinical image viewer interface system includes an image viewer displaying analog and digital images from a plurality of modalities in a certain order. The image viewer includes a plurality of tools for review and reporting of an image study. The system also includes a tool library including a plurality of tools for image review, analysis, and reporting of an image study from multiple modalities and formats. Tools from the tool library are selectable to configure image review and reporting via the image viewer. The image viewer integrates reporting tools and reviewing tools from the tool library into a single interface for reviewing and reporting of analog and digital image studies across multiple modalities.05-27-2010
20100299621System and Method for Extracting a Plurality of Images from a Single Scan - A user interface is presented to a remote user via a network, such as through a computer. A preview command is received from the user. A scanning process (e.g., scanning multiple photographs simultaneously) is initiated at a scanner coupled with the user's computer, in response to receiving the preview command. The act of initiating is performed from a location remote from the user. A single scanned image is obtained through the scanner. A plurality of crop selections are received from the user, all of which are made within the single scanned image. Several regions within multiple scanned photographs may be selected for cropping. A plurality of image files are created based on the crop selections. The plurality of image files may be created in response to the user clicking just once on a button presented by the user interface.11-25-2010
20100146421SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIPT PRINTING AND INFORMATION DISPLAY IN A PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER DELIVERY SYSTEM - Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing a personal identification number (PIN) in the form of a receipt displayed and/or printed by a client terminal are disclosed. A method includes storing, at the client terminal, receipt templates, received from a server, for plural prepaid services from a plurality of prepaid service providers. The method further includes receiving, at the client terminal, a request for a PIN associated with one or more of the plural prepaid services. Requested PINs and other information associated with one or more of the plural prepaid services is then displayed and/or printed, in accordance with one or more of the receipt templates associated with the plural prepaid services, upon the receipt and dispensed by the client terminal. Related systems and apparatus are also disclosed.06-10-2010
20100223565METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AN IMAGE EFFECTS INTERFACE - A method and system for generating user-accessible effects. The method includes receiving a library of operators, each operator including a set of operations performable on an image. The method includes receiving an effect definition from a designer via a graphical user interface, wherein the effect definition includes a set of operators from the library to be executed on a user-provided image and parameters associated with each operator. The method includes saving the effect definition to an accessible memory. The method includes uploading the effect definition to a servers wherein the effect definition is accessible to a user over a network.09-02-2010
20120297325System And Method For Displaying and Controlling Centralized Content - System and method for displaying and managing content includes a database of content that a user may access, select and pay for. The content is distributed to a projection device and the user is able to control the projection with the use of a pointing device.11-22-2012
20080244430NAMED CALCULATIONS AND CONFIGURED COLUMNS - Tools that can be used to enhance visibility into various business processes, using named calculations and/or configured columns to produce customized display grids for displaying data from a database. Such tools may provide the ability to develop, within a business application (and/or in conjunction with a business application) visibility solutions that are customized to that end user's business, without the need for expensive redevelopment and/or extensive customization of the business application itself.10-02-2008
20080244431PRODUCT REVIEW SYSTEM INCLUDING REVIEWER PURCHASE INDICATOR - A system for presenting keywords obtained from users in a review process. The keywords are displayed along with a use value that reflects the number of times users have voted or selected the keyword as being relevant or effective in a review of a product. The keywords can be used to assist consumers in deciding whether to purchase a product or a service, in determining a brand's reputation, or for other purposes. Keywords can be ranked according to usage criteria such as the frequency of use of the keyword in reviews, the reputation of a user/reviewer who created or used the keyword, etc. Rankings can be dynamically updated when keyword usage changes. Such as when a keyword declines in popularity, when words change in meaning or become obsolete or irrelevant with respect to their original intent, etc. Keywords can be used as filters for product searches.10-02-2008
20080244429System and method of presenting search results - In a particular embodiment, a system to present search results is disclosed that includes a search system to retrieve search results from multiple data sources and to extract data from the search results. The system also includes a visualization system to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) including a visualization of data related to the search results and including multiple control options. The multiple control options include a first option and a second option related to the extracted data, where the first option is accessible to alter the visualization.10-02-2008
20080244426Smart Peripheral Architecture for Portable Media Players - A new peripheral architecture is provided that allows a UI document to be embedded into a peripheral. The UI document is sent to a portable media player when the peripheral is plugged into the portable media player. The portable media player interprets this UI document to allow a user to interact with the accessory. The peripheral does not interpret this UI document but it does respond to interactions with the portable media player as the portable media player interprets the documents in response to user interactions.10-02-2008
20080244428Visually Emphasizing Query Results Based on Relevance Feedback - An example embodiment of the present invention provides processes for visually emphasizing the displayed URLs in query results based on implicit relevance feedback. In one process, the process identifies a web page which includes results returned by a search engine. Each result might include a displayed URL and an actual URL. The process determines whether the displayed URL matches any stored URLs which were included in previous results returned by the search engine and clicked through by the user. The process detects a click-through by matching the actual URL in an HTTP request emanating from a browser to an actual URL for a stored URL. The process visually emphasizes the displayed URL when presenting the web page to the user, if the displayed URL does not match any stored URL which has been clicked through and other factors indicate a probability the user will click through the displayed URL.10-02-2008
20080244427LOW LATENCY DISPLAY METHODS FOR THIN CLIENT DEVICES - Control techniques support low latency display operations on thin client devices. In response to a request to render a page in a user interface, the control may distinguish fields that likely have immediately displayable content from fields that are unlikely to have immediately displayable content. The control may retrieve data for those fields that are likely to have immediately displayable content and render them in an initial page. Content for the fields that are unlikely to have immediately displayable content may be generated as a background process and may be rendered in supplemental page(s) as they become available. The control permits quick rendering of basic pages, which may include navigation functionality, and therefore promote early navigation operations or quick review of data which can be made immediately available.10-02-2008
20080235607METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRESENTING AN INTEREST PRIORITY OF AN OBJECT TO A USER BASED ON PERSONAL HISTORIES OR SOCIAL CONTEXT - A method and apparatus assigns a quantative variable to each object (or set of objects) in a collection available to a user. The quantative variable is referred to as the Interest Priority Value (IPV). The IPV defines a range of states of the object, between ‘accessed’ and ‘unaccessed’, and is calculated based on one or more attributes of the object. A object with the highest IPV is the most ‘unaccessed,’ and the object with the lowest IPV is the least ‘unaccessed.’ The IPV may be used in a visual representation of the collection of objects, thereby permitting a user to readily identify and obtain those objects of greatest interest to the particular user.09-25-2008
20090265647Modifying Time Associated With Digital Media Items - A computer-implemented method includes displaying multiple content items in a user interface, where each content item has an initial time value. Input is received to modify time values of the multiple content items. Input of a new time value for a content item of the multiple content items is also received. A change amount value is determined based on the difference between an initial time value of the content item and the new time value. For each content item, the initial time value is modified to a different time value by applying the change amount value to the initial time value.10-22-2009
20080288883CONFIRMING AN ACTION UTILIZING A SINGLE BUTTON OBJECT - A computer readable medium being capable of confirming an action through a confirmation button is presented. According to the present invention, an action and its confirmation are enforced within the integral functionality of the same button object.11-20-2008
20080288884Graphical User Interface for Travel Planning System - A graphical user interface for a travel planning system is described. The graphical user interface is implemented as a web page and includes a tabular region of the graphical user interface that displays summarized travel options and comprises a plurality of cells that act as controls. The interface also includes a second region that displays selected travel options resulting from filtering a set of travel options in accordance with a control actuated in the tabular region.11-20-2008
20080307335OBJECT STACK - Stack elements corresponding to system object are associated with a stack item and aggregated in the stack item. A context engine provides contextual control of the stack item and stack elements.12-11-2008
20080288881Allocation system and method - A method of recording allocation of resources in response to a request for a data item to be transmitted to a device in the network where the request comprises data indicative of one or more requested items. The device is typically a mobile device and the requested items can be key words making up a search request or can be web site names indicating web sites of interest to the user. In response to the request, data listings having items generating a match with the requested data item are identified and data indicative of a network location corresponding to the or each matched data item are retrieved. In addition data indicative of an amount of data and a resource allocation associated with the set of data accessible via the network location are retrieved and these data, together with a network subscription associated with device and the amount of data, are used to evaluate actual usage of network resources when accessing the set of data. If data are subsequently requested from the network location the evaluated actual usage is offset against the resource allocation so as to identify an amount of usage of network resources to be charged to the network subscription, and a record associated with said data listing is updated so as to log said resource allocation event.11-20-2008
20110271215Systems and Methods for Generating a Contour for a Medical Image - In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for generating a contour for a medical image. The system may include a contour synthesis engine that is configured to receive a plurality of contours for a medical image, the plurality of contours identifying at least one object within the medical image. The contour synthesis engine may be further configured to synthesize a combined contour from the plurality of contours by selecting portions of the plurality of contours based on one or more pre-defined contour combination criterion, the one or more pre-defined contour combination criterion including a designated number of contour overlaps such that any region where at least the designated number of contours are overlapping is included in the combined contour. The system may also include a graphical user interface configured to display an overlay of the plurality of contours and the combined contour on the medical image, and to receive user input to modify the combined contour by adding an additional region from the plurality of contours.11-03-2011
20100005408SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA "HOT SPOT" ENABLEMENT - A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein01-07-2010
20100005407User interface framework and method for utilizing same - There is presented a user interface (UI) framework and systems and methods for its use. Such a system comprises a content server and a rich media content generated by a compiling of a rich media source code, wherein the rich media content is hosted by the content server. The rich media content includes a first embedded graphics environment configured to present display assets of the rich media content, and a first UI framework ported to the first embedded graphics environment, the first UI framework configured to interact with the first embedded graphics environment to modify the display assets of the rich media content in response to data received from a UI layout feed. The first UI framework is configured to modify the display assets of the rich media content without requiring modifications to the rich media source code or recompiling of the rich media source code.01-07-2010
20080288882Systems and methods for privacy service - Systems and methods are disclosed that utilize privacy services to improve Internet shopping. In particular, a method for improving Internet shopping comprises providing a visual indicator to a plurality of websites for display on the websites, the visual indicator is indicative of a single privacy policy shared amongst the websites; receiving a request from a consumer via the visual indicator on one of the websites; and, displaying to the consumer in response to the consumer request the shared privacy policy and confirmation that the one of the websites uses the shared privacy policy.11-20-2008
20080307333Deletion in Electronic Backups - Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes displaying a current view, initiating a history view, the history view including two or more visual representations of corresponding earlier versions of the current view, identifying a selection of an item in a visual representation, receiving an input to delete the selected item, and deleting each instance of the selected item in the history view. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.12-11-2008
20080270922Image browsing device, image browsing method, image browsing program, and image browsing system - The present invention relates to an image browsing device that, in an amusement park, shoots a user who is riding a ride-on, and makes the user browse the shot image at a place where the user gets off the ride-on. Firstly, when plural users direct their ID cards to the ID readers (10-30-2008
20100146420GUI TESTING - Controls of a graphical user interface (GUI) in an application under test (AUT) can be tested where the AUT utilizes an accessibility support framework. An accessibility application programming interface (API) can be used to expose controls in the GUI along with their properties. Using an identified control's properties, a set of valid events can be determined for a desired control. Based on the events, parameters for input data for a desired control can be defined, for example, to include data types and data type limitations. Equivalence partitions can be determined for the input data based on the defined parameters, and events can be passed to the accessibility API, along with corresponding input data from the equivalence partitions, to be performed in the desired control of the AUT.06-10-2010
20090031233Information-processing apparatus and clock information display control method for use in the apparatus - An apparatus controls a main display and a sub-display. The apparatus includes a section which displays, on the sub-display, clock information indicating of time, a section which acquires changed time information, when the time information has been changed, and a section which changes a present value of the time of the clock information displayed on the sub-display, based on the acquired changed time information.01-29-2009
20090031231INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - When an image processing device specified as the destination of registration of a hot folder by a user is not capable of executing a job flow of the hot folder, another image processing device for achieving the job flow of the hot folder in collaboration with the specified image processing device is searched for. As an alternative to the hot folder, a first hot folder for operating the specified image processing device to execute a first job flow executable by the specified image processing device and a second hot folder for operating another image processing device found in the search to execute a second job flow executable by the found image processing device are created.01-29-2009
20090031229Method and Apparatus for Customizing a Model Entity Presentation Based on a Presentation Policy - A method and device are provided for customizing a model entity presentation based on a presentation policy. The method comprises: applying the presentation policy to a first model to generate a presentation model; creating a model entity thereof according to the first model; reading model content from the first model and reading presentation data from the presentation model; and applying the read model content and presentation data to the model entity. The presentation model and core model of data are separated, and their association may be configured through a presentation policy in real-time during operation. The real-time and dynamic configuration of the method and device provide enhanced flexibility for users.01-29-2009
20090064013Opaque views for graphical user interfaces - A system and method of rendering a graphical user interface for a media based device which employs techniques for layering graphical elements. The method includes providing a background layer for the graphical user interface and graphical layers over the background layer. The method also superimposing an opaque view over a portion of the translucent graphic layer and marking the opaque view as opaque so that the portion of the translucent layer is not redrawn when the content in the opaque view is altered.03-05-2009
20090055762NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS FOR LARGE TREES - This disclosure describes, generally, tools for navigation of tree structures. For example, a software application comprising a user interface for allowing a user to navigate a tree structure is described. The user interface comprises a graphical element including the tree structure. The tree structure comprises multiple nodes which represent a hierarchical view of data within the structure. One of the nodes is set as the active node. The computer software application also includes a storage element to store a list of previous active nodes. The graphical element is in conjunction with a first navigational element configured to step backward through the list of previous active nodes, and to set the stepped to node as the active node. The graphical element is further in conjunction with a second navigational element configured to step forward through the list of previous active nodes, and to set the stepped to node as the active node.02-26-2009
20090164923METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING AN ADAPTIVE ICON - An apparatus for providing an adaptive icon may include a processor. The processor may be configured to present an icon associated with a particular function, generate a dynamic element for inclusion in at least a portion of the icon, the dynamic element being indicative of a feature defined as a characteristic that is based on an internal parameter, and update the dynamic element based on changes associated with the feature.06-25-2009
20080320405METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTEXT SENSITIVE TEMPLATES FOR A WEB BASED WORKFLOW DESIGN - The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for providing context sensitive templates for a web based workflow design. Using the methods and apparatus herein, users can create business processes using pre-built templates that define process logic via a web browser. This allows business process designers the ability to design processes from any web capable computer. This also allows business process designers to save time when designing a business process, through the use of the pre-built templates.12-25-2008
20090164924Look ahead of links/alter links - A computationally-implemented method comprises retrieving at least a portion of data from a data source, determining an acceptability of an effect of the retrieved at least a portion of the data at least in part via a virtual machine representation of at least a part of an end user's real machine having one or more end-user specified preferences, and providing at least one data display option to the end user's real machine based on the determining acceptability of the effect of the retrieved at least a portion of the data.06-25-2009
20090177987Efficient display of objects of interest to a user through a graphical user interface - Embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for efficient display of object of interest within, or superimposed over, a display of a region of interest. In one embodiment of the present invention, when more than a threshold number of objects of interest need to be displayed, a portion of the objects of interest are graphically emphasized, or displayed using large, easily identified and manipulated icons, while the remaining objects of interest are displayed using small icons, or graphically deemphasized. A user may select an alternative portion of the objects of interest for graphical emphasis, deemphasizing any formerly emphasized objects of interest and leaving deemphasized any object of interest not within the alternative portion of the object of interested selected for emphasis.07-09-2009
20090164927IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input image data and is communicably connected to an external apparatus via a network, wherein a document with a predetermined form is obtained from the external apparatus via the network and a screen based on the document obtained by the obtaining unit is displayed. Image data input by the input unit according to instructions from a user via the screen displayed with the display unit is transmitted. At this time, determination is made regarding the size of image data that can be processed by the transmission destination of the image data, and based on the determination results thereof, control is performed such that the image data according to the size of image data that can be processed by the transmission destination is input by the input unit.06-25-2009
20090164926SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTION BETWEEN USERS OF AN ONLINE COMMUNITY - There is disclosed a method of facilitating interaction between users of an electronic community. In an embodiment, the method comprises: reviewing a user activity log for each user in the electronic community; executing a natural language parser to extract significant noun phrases from the user activity log; updating user profiles from the newly extracted noun phrases, based on their usage frequency and importance value; and storing the updated profiles in a user profile and relationship data base; and executing a similarity based clustering algorithm to cluster user profiles, thereby discovering relationships among users and storing them in a user profile and relationship database. The method may further comprise displaying for each user the one or more relationships to which the user is assigned, together with a list of users assigned to the one or more relationships. The method may also comprise storing for each user the relationship to which the user is assigned in a user profile and relationship database.06-25-2009
20090187838Method and system for managing content within a rich multimedia interaction - There is provided a method of managing content within a rich multimedia interaction comprising identifying a set of content objects associated with the rich multimedia interaction, determining a display subset and a reserve subset from the set of content objects, displaying the display subset, activating the reserve content objects in a minimized state, and providing a content control virtual tool configured to group and present a count of the reserve content objects according to their content object classes. The content control virtual tool is further configured to enable a user of the rich multimedia interaction to reassign content objects between the display subset and the reserve subset. A system for managing content within a rich multimedia interaction comprises a content server, a content object database, and a content management software application stored on a data storage unit.07-23-2009
20090006995Associating Website Clicks With Links On A Web Page - Objects on a web page are associated with stored records indicating historical object usage. Associations between objects and records take into account discrepancies in object identifiers resulting from authorial edits and/or differences in browser assignment of object identifiers. An object having an object identifier that differs from that of a stored record by not more than a predetermined tolerance value, and that has other indicia that match the stored record, is considered to match the stored record. Reports are generated quantifying web page object usage, for example by superimposing color shadings or other visual indicia on a representation of a web page.01-01-2009
20090177986THIRD PARTY IN-PAGE APPLICATION PLATFORM - Managing interactions between a user and an interactive application within an online interactive page. A selected interactive application is received from a user. The selected interactive application is transmitted from a host server to a remote partner server. Interactive controls of the selected interactive application are received from the remote partner server in response to the transmitting. Resulting controls are appended to the interactive controls. The received interactive controls and the appended resulting controls are provided to the user via the online interactive page. The user interacts with the particular interactive application through the interactive controls and the appended resulting controls to customize a media object. The customized media object is received from the remote partner server. The customized media object is stored on the user's local device.07-09-2009
20090177988GENERATING DATA QUERIES USING A GRAPHICAL SELECTION TREE - The disclosure relates to data retrieval in an enterprise system through use of a graphical selection tree. An exemplary device to implement and display such a selection tree includes one or more processors, and also a data selection component and a query engine that are each executable by the one or more processors. The data selection component, when operable, receives, within a graphical user interface (GUI), user input to select a predefined data metric, and displays, within the GUI, a selection tree containing graphical branches associated with a data dimension, wherein each branch corresponding to a data attribute within the data dimension. The query engine generates, for each branch in the selection tree that is selected, a data query to request data of the selected data metric that matches the data attribute corresponding to the selected branch. The query engine also is capable of sending each generated data query to a data storage system.07-09-2009
20120198371DIGITAL PHOTO SERVICES IN RECREATIONAL PARKS - The present disclosure describes systems and methods for delivering digital photos where digital delivery is eased by a user interface. In an aspect of the invention, a system may include a digital photo service facility that stores digital photos wherein the digital photos are captured by a remote input device and a user a user interface to the digital photo services facility, wherein the user interface is used to access the digital photos by inputting at least one of a unique identifier or a live image of the user for facial recognition.08-02-2012
20090055761METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR EDITING USING AN INTERFACE - Methods, computer program products, and systems for editing using an interface for selecting and presenting editing tools are described. An input document is received for editing. A strategy for editing the document is identified. Editing tools are selected to edit the document, and the selected editing tools are presented.02-26-2009
20090055759GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING MANAGEMENT OF A MEDIA ITEM PLAYLIST BASED ON A PREFERENCE SCORING SYSTEM - Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for a peer device on a peer-to-peer (P2P) network are disclosed. A client application executing on the peer device provides and enables the GUIs. One of the GUIs may display a media item playlist. The user manages the media items displayed on the media item playlist by utilizing sorting criteria. The media item playlist displays a list of the users subscribing to the P2P network, the title of and information concerning media items recommended by the users and media items stored locally on the peer device, and a score for each media item on the media item playlist. The score may be determined by applying to the media items preferences defined by information provided by the user of the peer device, a profile developed from the defined preferences, and other information provided by the user. The user of the peer device provides the information to the peer device using other GUIs provided and enabled by the client application.02-26-2009
20090144643System and method for configuration of a graphical user interface - The invention is a system for configuring and applying a graphical user interface which is used to monitor and control the process of making or treatment of a product. The system comprising a first repository having a plurality of function sources implementing pre-defined first and second interfaces, a second repository for storing the configured graphical user interface and the information of the selected function source, and a function link component.06-04-2009
20090144644Web View Layer For Accessing User Interface Elements - A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as “widgets,” for quick access by a user. In response to a command from a user, the dashboard is invoked and the widgets are shown on the screen. The user can activate the dashboard at any time, causing the dashboard to temporarily replace the existing user interface display on the user's screen. Once the dashboard has been activated, the user can interact with any or all of the widgets, and can configure the dashboard by adding, deleting, moving, or configuring individual widgets as desired. When the user wishes to return to the normal user interface he or she was working with, the user issues a command causing the dashboard to be dismissed. Once the dashboard has been dismissed, the previous user interface state is restored, allowing the user to resume normal interactions with the operating system.06-04-2009
20090024942Document Printing for a Web-Based Data Analysis and Document Review System - A web-based data analysis and document review system is operable to provide a graphical user interface that allows a user to select print options for a group of documents stored by the system. The print options include different print formats each of which offers the user a respective set of features which can be selected for printing the particular group of documents as part of a batch print job.01-22-2009
20110225527CONFIGURABLE HIGHLIGHTS PANEL FOR DISPLAY OF DATABASE RECORDS - Systems and methods for configuring a UI display layout for displaying record fields in a multi-tenant on-demand database service. A data record is initially displayed on a first portion of a user interface display, and an identification of a set of one or more fields of the data record is received, e.g., from a user. A selection of a display configuration for the set of identified fields is also received, e.g., from a user. The display configuration may include one or more columns, each column having one or more rows, wherein the display configuration identifies, for each of the set of fields, in which column and row the field is to be displayed. Data for the set of fields based on the selected display configuration is then displayed on a second portion of the user interface display which may include a collapsible display panel.09-15-2011
20090199116SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENTLY BOOTING AND CONFIGURING VIRTUAL SERVERS - Techniques for providing faster and more efficient ways to deploy virtual server configurations in a hosted virtual server service are described. Broadly, a base machine image is created with essential or standard virtual server functionality, and a configuration manager, which allows the virtual server to be customized after instantiation. This post-instantiation customization, which can include network or system parameters, software upgrades or modifications, role specification, specification of locations of other virtual servers, software installation, and loading of application data, allows virtual servers to be customized without the need for separate machine images for each virtual server instance.08-06-2009
20090199115SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING TILES IN A SEARCH RESULTS PAGE - The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and computer program products for organizing a search result set into one or more tiles for display on a search results page. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a search request from a client device, querying one or more search corpora to identify a search result set that is responsive to the search request and categorizing the search result set into one or more categories. One or more tiles are generated, a given tile corresponding to a given category, for organizing the search result set in accordance with the one or more tiles on the basis of a category corresponding to a given tile. The one or more tiles are displayed on the search results page for presentation at the client device.08-06-2009
20090083644APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING AND DISPLAYING SCHEDULE - A system including a view creation unit for creating a view for displaying schedule data on at least one of a weekly basis, a monthly basis, and a yearly basis and a view for displaying schedule data on a daily basis; and a display control unit for displaying, on a display unit, a weekly, monthly, or yearly first view created by the view creation unit, displaying, in a position corresponding to a predetermined date in the displayed first view, a daily second view corresponding to the date, and displaying schedule data with respect to the second view in a manner that a display position and displayed time periods are associated with each other.03-26-2009
20090064014SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ATTRACTING, SURVEYING, AND MARKETING TO CONSUMERS - One method of the present invention includes displaying an interactive map to a consumer and recording interactions with the consumer, recording the interactions, analyzing the recordings, and acting on the analysis. The interactive map is provided at a tourist attraction or other location, and includes maps, images, cameras, and other information about the area surrounding the attraction, as well as information about other attractions, that is useful and/or interesting to a consumer. The interactive media include remote-controlled cameras, touch screen monitors, joysticks, and various other controls. Recording the interactions of the consumers includes recording touches, page views, clicks, session lengths, itineraries selected, and other interactions. Analyzing includes analyzing to find consumer preferences among locations presented. Acting on the results of the analyses includes contacting and forming networks with entities in the area surrounding the tourist hub or remote locations, including contacting and forming networks with other tourist hubs.03-05-2009
20090064011Generational views in a geo-spatial environment - A method and system of generational views in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of displaying a geo-spatial map includes obtaining a location request from a member of a community network, displaying a location associated with the location request on the geo-spatial map, obtaining a selection of a generational view associated with the location from the member, and displaying the generations view on the geo-spatial map. The method may include obtaining a resident associated with the generational view, and displaying the resident on the geo-spatial map. The method may also include obtaining genealogy data associated with the member, determining a relative of the member associated with the generational view based on the genealogy data, and displaying the genealogy data associated with the relative on the geo-spatial map.03-05-2009
20090064008USER INTERACTION FOR CONTENT BASED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL - A graphic user interface system for use with a content based retrieval system includes an active display having display areas. For example, the display areas include a main area providing an overview of database contents by displaying representative samples of the database contents. The display areas also include one or more query areas into which one or more of the representative samples can be moved from the main area by a user employing gesture based interaction. A query formulation module employs the one or more representative samples moved into the query area to provide feedback to the content based retrieval system.03-05-2009
20090064006Techniques for Performing Tasks Associated with Custom Folder Controls - A technique for associating user defined tasks with electronic files includes associating a custom control with an electronic folder. In this case, the custom control corresponds to a user defined task and the electronic folder includes multiple electronic files grouped according to a defined relationship. The user defined task is then executed on at least one of the multiple electronic files when the custom control, which does not correspond to a system control, is selected.03-05-2009
20090064004Dynamically configurable portlet - An improved solution for portlets is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of automatically configuring a portlet includes: receiving a portlet; searching content of the portlet for a contextual aspect; and automatically applying attribute information to a portlet window object based on a discovered contextual aspect.03-05-2009
20090055764Screen Editing Device, Screen Editing Method, and Computer Program Product - An image editing device configured to edit the contents of an operations screen to be displayed on a display and store a result of editing, the image editing device includes a keyword storing part configured to store at least one keyword corresponding to each screen structural element which can be arranged on the operations screen; a selection receiving part configured to select the screen structural element of an editing subject; a display setting part configured to determine whether the screen structural element selected by the selection receiving part is to be displayed on the operations screen; a keyword receiving part configured to receive an input of the keyword; and a first extraction part configured to extract the screen structural element corresponding to the keyword received by the keyword receiving part and display the screen structural element as a candidate screen structural element for display-setting.02-26-2009
20090055760SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A USER INTERFACE - The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for facilitating the design, creation and/or implementation of a user interface for processor programs. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for systems and methods for creating at least one user interface for processor programs for controlling devices and/or for controlling (e.g., managing or playing) or utilizing media or data files. In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides for systems and methods for creating at least one user interface for control systems or automation systems or the like.02-26-2009
20120079403SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DYNAMIC EXPANDED TIMELINE - Generating a child timeline on a drawing sheet of a diagramming program such that the child timeline is dynamically linked to a parent timeline. An automated method allows for the automatic placing of information on the child timeline that was on the parent timeline when the child timeline is created. Parent and child timelines can be modified and a child timeline can be automatically updated when changes are made to the parent timeline and these changes affect the time interval corresponding to the child timeline.03-29-2012
20120079402TERMINAL, METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR ADJUSTING ATTRIBUTES OF USER-INPUT AREA BASED ON USER SELECTION - The present disclosure relates to a terminal, method, system and computer-readable storage medium for adjusting attributes of a user input area based on past user selections, which facilitate a present user selection by changing or adjusting attributes of a user-input area based on the number of past user selections. The terminal includes a user reaction information acquisition unit which acquires reaction information based on at least one past user selection of an input area provided to a user, a reaction information update unit which updates the reaction information on the provided input area, an input area exposure attributes adjustment unit which adjusts attributes of the input area based on the updated reaction information, and an input area provision unit which allows an input area based on the adjusted attributes to be displayed on a display unit in response to a user's request to provide an input area.03-29-2012
20090064009SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE A SHOPPING CART LIST - A system to generate a shopping cart list is provided. The system includes a three-dimensional graphical display module to generate an interactive graphical display at a display device. The interactive graphical display includes a plurality of independent display elements associated with a representation of a three-dimensional object. The system also includes a shopping cart module to generate a shopping cart list including purchasable items selected from a plurality of independent storefront sites and to display the shopping cart list at the display device.03-05-2009
20080263466METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR ASCERTAINING AND PROVIDING INFORMATION IN RELATION TO AN IMAGE - The invention concerns a method of ascertaining and providing information in relation to an image in a survey comprising: displaying the image to a large number of survey persons; recording the input of metadata in relation to the image which are inputted by the large number of survey persons; and carrying out an assessment of the recorded metadata in relation to the image. The method according to the invention is distinguished in that the image is subdivided into pre- and/or postdetermined image portions (10-23-2008
20080263465Systems and methods for field data collection - Systems and methods are provided for automated field data collection. A client system may download graphical representations and space hierarchy information associated with the project from a server. A user may open, on the client system, an area where the field data collection is to occur (e.g., a room in a building), whereby the client system automatically navigates to a pre-defined region of the graphical representation (e.g., an architectural floor plan). For each discrepancy identified, the user may touch a corresponding location on the graphical representation and select a discrepancy type from a list. The user may then associate additional data files, such as image files, audio files, video files, and GPS coordinates with the discrepancy. An organization responsible for correcting the discrepancy may be automatically assigned and/or notified based on an association made on the server.10-23-2008
20080263464METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING A HYPERMEDIUM INTERACTIVE - A system and method of making a hypermedium page interactive. In one embodiment the system includes a hyperlink on the hypermedium page displayed on a client node; a hyperlink configuration file (corresponding to the hyperlink on the client node) located on a network server node; and a client agent located on the client node. In response to a user selecting the hyperlink on the hypermedium page, the client agent establishes a communications link from the client agent to an application execution server agent on an application server using the information located in the configuration file obtained from the network server node. In response to the creation of the communications link between the application execution server agent and the client agent, the application executes on the application execution server and the user is capable of interactively using the application running on the application execution node from the client node. Data input and display occurs at the client node under the control of the client agent.10-23-2008
20090204918METHOD FOR MANAGING SEARCH FOLDERS, METHOD FOR MANAGING FOLDERS, AND COMPUTER - An organization process execution portion 64 is provided in a file management system 1 that has a function to manage files and search folders and a function to search files. When a search condition has been newly designated by a user, if the designated search condition does not match the search condition of any existing search folder, the organization process execution portion 64 generates a new search folder in which the designated search condition is indicated. If the designated search condition matches the search condition of an existing search folder, a new search folder is not generated.08-13-2009
20090100360APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING EXPRESSIONS - A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a workspace for a user to define an expression with expression components from a graphical palette associated with the workspace. Placeholders are indicated in the workspace for the expression components to be added by the user. The placeholders are associated with a data type. The data type is enforced for each placeholder. A structured visual representation of the expression is provided on the workspace.04-16-2009
20090144642METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN ACCESSING CONTENT - Some embodiments provide methods for displaying representative organizations of content. These methods display a plurality of representations, detect a command to implement a first content zoom, select first and second organizations of content associated with first and second representations, evaluate metadata associated with the first and second organizations of content to identify first levels of additional content associated with the first and second organizations of content, where the additional contents are descriptive of the first levels of detail of the first and second organizations, and display third and fourth representations of the first and second organizations of content, respectively, and the first level of the first and second additional contents.06-04-2009
20090222749APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CREATION AND UPDATE OF A WEB SERVICE APPLICATION - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to compare a definition of a web service used by an application to a current definition of the web service, where the definition of the web service includes a description of a plurality of data parameters, and where the application includes a graphical user interface including at least one part that displays a data object representing an input to or an output from the web service. The computer readable storage medium further includes executable instructions to create a first updated application based on the application and the current definition of the web service, including executable instructions to modify the at least one part of the graphical user interface to correspond to the current web service definition.09-03-2009
20090204917DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE - The invention relates to a distance measuring device comprising a control unit. According to the invention, the control unit has a drawing mode that is used to create drawings.08-13-2009
20090204915Method for Switching Desktop Panels in an Active Desktop - A desktop environment for a mobile computing device provides the user with multiple user desktops that can be changed on the fly by the user depending upon the particular experience the user desires. The desktop environment comprises a desktop module with a plug-in interface, a plurality of plug-in panels corresponding to respective user desktops, and a panel manager. Each panel contains application code associated with a respective user desktop designed to provide a particular user experience. The desktop panel is configured to plug into the desktop module. The panel manager enables switching between different user desktops by unloading a current desktop panel associated with a first user desktop, and loading a second desktop panel associated with a second user desktop.08-13-2009
20090199117CONTENTS DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A contents display apparatus, which stores display schedule information indicating display schedules of a plurality of contents so as to sequentially display the plurality of contents, and displays contents on a display according to the display schedule information, receives a user operation associated with the display while a content is displayed, determines, with reference to metadata of respective contents, a content which is related to the content displayed when the user operation is received, and changes the display schedule information by changing the display schedule of the content determined as a related content.08-06-2009
20090222748SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NAVIGATING THROUGH NOTIFICATIONS - A method for navigating through notifications on a wireless device having a primary user interface shown on a primary display and a secondary user interface shown on a secondary display, the method comprising the steps of: generating a notification at the wireless device, the notification being associated with an event; detecting if the secondary user interface is being shown; indicating the notification on the secondary user interface if the secondary user interface is being shown; displaying a preview of the event on the secondary user interface in response to a selection of the notification in a preview mode; and closing the preview of the event on the secondary user interface in response to a deselection of the notification and bringing the secondary user interface out of the preview mode; wherein the notification is still maintained after displaying the preview of the associated event.09-03-2009
20100275140IMAGE REPRODUCING APPARATUS, IMAGE REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM - An image reproducing apparatus sets event information including date of an event and retrieves a related image from images stored in a storing device on the basis of the event information. The image reproducing apparatus calculates an event waiting period from present date to the date of the event, determines display ratio for inserting the retrieved related image into images to be reproduced on the basis of the event waiting period, and displays an event related image group obtained by inserting the related image into the images to be reproduced at the display ratio.10-28-2010
20090254845METHOD OF ASSOCIATING PROPERTIES OR FIELDS OF GRAPHICAL OBJECTS WITH EACH OTHER FOR EFFICIENT COMPOSITION OF DOCUMENTS - An automated method is provided for preparing a document for editing. The document includes a first graphical object and at least one variable field or property in a second graphical object that is associated with a property of the first graphical object. The first graphical object has a plurality of properties. A user interface display screen is provided that allows a user to design a document that includes a plurality of graphical objects. Then, a document is created on the user interface display screen. A first graphical object and a second graphical object are added to the document. At least one variable field or property in the second graphical object is identified. The identified field or property in the second graphical object is associated with a property of the first graphical object. In this manner, a document is prepared for editing.10-08-2009
20090259956System and method for enabling review of a digital multimedia presentation and redirection therefrom - There is presented a system for providing a digital multimedia presentation. The system comprises a presentation server; a presentation content database accessible through the presentation server, the presentation content database configured to store a plurality of contents including the digital multimedia presentation, a plurality of digital media contents and a plurality of advertising contents; and a review and redirection application configured to determine at least one of the plurality of digital multimedia contents as an alternative to the digital multimedia presentation, and provide a review and redirection pane integrated with a contextual background corresponding to the digital multimedia presentation; the review and redirection pane configured to enable play of the digital multimedia presentation, redirection to the at least one of the plurality of digital multimedia contents, and selection of at least one of the plurality of advertising contents associated with the digital multimedia presentation.10-15-2009
20090241046VIRTUAL WHITE LINES FOR DELIMITING PLANNED EXCAVATION SITES - Methods and apparatus for facilitating detection of a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area. A digital image of a geographic area including the dig area is electronically received, and at least a portion of the received digital image is displayed on a display device. The dig area is delimited on the displayed digital image, via a user input device associated with the display device, so as to generate a marked-up digital image including a delimited dig area, without acquiring geographic coordinates to delimit the dig area. Information relating to the dig area is electronically transmitted and/or electronically stored so as to facilitate the detection of the presence or the absence of the at least one underground facility within the dig area.09-24-2009
20090241044APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SEARCH RESULTS USING STACKS - A graphical user interface includes stacks organizing different classes of search results. The stacks are derived in response to the processing of a query. The different classes of search results group content by meaning, such that a query term with different meanings produces different classes of search results with different meanings.09-24-2009
20130219310APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LOCK FUNCTION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for controlling a lock function in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes one or more processors, a display unit for displaying a positional change of an object and an image set including a plurality of objects including the object, and a memory including one or more modules configured to be executed by the one or more processor, including module for displaying the image set, for changing a position of an object of the plurality of objects selected according to a user input, and for controlling the lock function if the selected object is combined with or separated from another object of the plurality of objects according to the positional change. At least one of the selected object and the other object includes a variable area which indicates an extent of the positional change of the selected object or the other object.08-22-2013
20100153868SYSTEM AND METHOD TO MODIFY AVATAR CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON INFERRED CONDITIONS - A system and method to modify avatar characteristics and, in particular, to modify avatar characteristics based on inferred conditions. The system comprises a collection engine configured to collect one or more inputs and at least one rule set. The system also comprises an emotion engine configured to accept the one or more inputs and operate on the at least one rule set by comparing the one or more inputs to the at least one rule set, the emotion engine configured to modify at least one characteristic of a user participating in a virtual universe when the comparing produces a match.06-17-2010
20090064010Task-Based Tool for Speeding and Customizing Interactions with Web Documents - A tool which allows users to define one or more event/action pairs, thereby speeding and customizing the user's interaction with web documents. Such event/action pairs may include keyboard shortcuts and associated actions, and the user can add, edit, or delete some or all such keyboard shortcuts through a convenient interface. The event/action pairs may also be associated with an account provided by a service provider, whereby the user can cause any browser that can access the service provider to load the event/action pairs, which in turn allows the user to work efficiently regardless of the computing device and/or browser available to the user.03-05-2009
20090254844METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EVENT RESERVATIONS AND RESOURCE DISPATCHING - A system and method for allocating resources to an event and/or managing the allocation of the resources. The event may comprise a ticketed event, such as, a tour, a shuttle service, an excursion, a sporting event, a concert, a play, a stage performance, or other type of performance or event, and the resources may comprise one or more ground transportation vehicles. According to an embodiment, the system comprises an interface configured to transfer event data from a reservation or ticketing system, one or more data structures for storing the event data and data for one or more resources, and a processor configured to allocate the one or more resources to the event.10-08-2009
20120144328SYMBOLIC TREE NODE SELECTOR - A computer-implemented system member selector module is described. The member selector module comprises presentation module, a request detector, and a tree view updater. The presentation module presents a tree view representing hierarchically organized data comprising a plurality of member nodes. The request detector detects a request to apply a selection function to one or more member nodes. The tree view updater updates the tree view in response to the request and produces an updated tree view that identifies the one or more member nodes as parameters of the selection function.06-07-2012
20090249233ELECTRONIC WEB STICKY - A method to provide an electronic web sticky may include placing a web sticky icon proximate to a selected feature on a web page to which the web sticky may be associated. The method may also include providing a plurality of options for selecting a web sticky type.10-01-2009
20090249232CORRECTING DATA INPUTTED INTO A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method, system, and medium are provided for inputting data into a mobile communications device having a touchscreen. An illustrative method includes receiving a user-entered character string and automatically replacing the user-entered character string with a suggested character string. The suggested character string is marked with a visual indication of the replacement and the visual indication is maintained even if the suggested character string is a correctly spelled word. An input region associated with the visual indication is provided such that a set of alternative character strings as suggested replacements may be provided incident to receiving touch input to the input region.10-01-2009
20080313554Apparatus, method, computer program and user interface for storing information - An apparatus including: a memory for storing files in a storage system including a plurality of folders; a display for presenting the plurality of folders and the files stored in the plurality of folders to a user of the apparatus; a user input device for enabling a user to designate a folder as a destination folder and for enabling a user to select a file to be transferred from a first folder to the designated destination folder; a processor configured to determine, in response to user selection of a file in a first folder, if a destination folder has been designated by a user and, if a destination folder has been designated by a user, to transfer the selected file from the first folder to the designated destination folder, and if a destination folder has not been designated by a user to enable a user to designate a destination folder and to transfer the selected file to the designated destination folder.12-18-2008
20090259954METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR VISUALIZING DATA - A plurality of data attributes are displayed to a user. The user makes a selection of at least two of the attributes. An initial one of the selected attributes is displayed, together with all possible values for the initial one of the selected attributes. The user selects at least one of the possible values for the initial one of the selected attributes. A second one of the selected attributes is displayed, together with all possible values for the second one of the selected attributes that correspond to the selected value of the preceding attribute, along with a corresponding measure for each of the possible values for the second one of the selected attributes10-15-2009
20080307337CLASSIFYING DIGITAL MEDIA BASED ON CONTENT - A computer-implemented method for classifying digital content can include displaying one or more poster frames in a user interface, wherein a poster frame corresponds to an item of digital content, displaying one or more first level classification panes adjacent to a poster frame corresponding to an item to be classified, wherein a first level classification pane is associated with a keyword, and enabling a user to associate a poster frame with a first level classification pane to cause the keyword associated with the first level classification pane to be associated with the item to which the poster frame corresponds.12-11-2008
20080307341RENDERING GRAPHICAL OBJECTS BASED ON CONTEXT - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products and computer readable media, for rendering graphical objects. A context of a user interface element in a graphical user interface is identified. The identified context is mapped to one or more effects. A graphical object associated with the user interface element is rendered using the effects.12-11-2008
20080307342Rendering Semi-Transparent User Interface Elements - A computer-implemented method includes: determining an intensity of a visual effect to be applied to a user interface element; adjusting the intensity of the visual effect based on a characteristic feature of a background area; and rendering the user interface element based on the adjusted intensity of the visual effect.12-11-2008
20080307340WEB application configuration method and system thereof - A Web application can be used without delivering data directly to a Web application provider. An application provider with a user interface function sends a user-operated Web browser an application script for providing a user interface function that operates on the Web browser. A data provider, which cooperates with the application provider using access information and provides a data manipulation function, manipulates the stored data in accordance with a data Add/Modify/Delete/Browse request for example if the data manipulation process is required in accompany with the user operation, and sends only information on the result back to the Web browser, a request source.12-11-2008
20080307338Interface representing cookbook for facilitating charitable giving to charity - A method (e.g., provided in the form of a machine-readable medium on which are recorded machine-executable instructions for performing the method, execution of which by a machine provides an interface representing a cookbook for facilitating charitable giving to a charity) includes: providing at least one of first, second and third recipes for accomplishing (1) a first mission of making at least one of a postal-based, an email-based and a telephone-based appeal for donations, respectively, (2) a second mission of dealing with donations received, and (3) a third mission of acknowledging receipt of donations, respectively, each recipe including names of tasks, performance of which cumulatively accomplishes the corresponding mission, and a given recipe being provided without also providing application software by which to carry out the respective tasks; and automatically generating an interface by which an agent of the charity can at least view the respective recipes.12-11-2008
20080307336USER INTERFACE FOR APPLICATION INTERFACE MANIPULATION - Selection of visualization objects, such as applications windows, is performed by determining a position of a system object. A graphical representation of a system object can be positioned over a display area of an application interface. The application interface is preeminently displayed in response to a graphical representation of system object being positioned over a corresponding display area of the application interface.12-11-2008
20080307334VISUALIZATION AND INTERACTION MODELS - Visual representations of system objects are associated, and one or more association characteristics of the associated visual representations are identified. Interaction models and/or visualization models are automatically selected from a plurality of interaction and/or visualization models based on the identified one or more association characteristic, and the selected interaction and/or visualization model is applied to the associated visual representations.12-11-2008
20100175005INTERFACE FOR CHEMICAL PROCEDURE INFORMATION - A pocket-sized, portable computing apparatus that performs frequently used laboratory calculations, provides a look-up function for commonly used data and procedures, and provides note-taking and data capture for record-keeping. The present invention displays data in a form that a chemist finds most convenient and manipulates this data with functions a chemist typically utilizes in his work. In addition, the present invention provides a user interface that is compatible with traditional methods for formula manipulations and chemistry workflows and that increases the efficiency of the user in performing laboratory tasks.07-08-2010
20090094541Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Scheduling Executions of Programs - A distributed computing system includes at least first and second distinct computers each having a different operating system. First processes are compatible with the first operating system and second processes are compatible with the second operating system. A third scheduling computer, coupled to the first and second computer via a communication network, includes a scheduler for scheduling the first processes and the second processes to execute respectively on the first and second computers. The scheduler accesses a master schedule that defines an executing sequence of the first processes and the second processes. The master schedule can define conditional inter-relationships between the first processes and the second processes.04-09-2009
20100169809Method And System For Managing Visually Related Multimedia Information By Means Of Dimensional Classification - Disclosed are a method and a system for managing visually related multimedia information. The visually related multimedia information comprises a plurality of information elements; each information element of the plurality of visually related multimedia information elements is associated with one or more characteristics. Each characteristic of the visually related multimedia information is associated with a dimension of an information volume. A user input is received for positioning the one or more information elements along at least one dimension of the one or more dimensions of the information volume. Each information element of the plurality of visually related multimedia information elements is positioned along the one or more dimensions of the information volume. Positioning a visually related multimedia information element classifies the information element. One or more information elements of the plurality of dimensionally positioned visually related multimedia information elements is retained as an information volume of at least one dimension. One or more information elements of the plurality of dimensionally positioned visually related multimedia information elements is displayed to the user distributed over a spatial region according to a dimensional display representation in which spatial proximity among the one or more visually related multimedia information elements along each of the at least one dimensions of the dimensional display representation represents the aspects of similarity and dissimilarity in the characteristic identified with each said dimension. A user input is received to determine the dimensional display representation from the dimensions of the information volume and to determine the orientation and viewpoint of the dimensional display representation.07-01-2010
20100162149Systems and Methods to Provide Location Information - Systems and methods are provided to facilitate location based services based on locations in virtual worlds and locations in the real world. In one aspect, a location server obtains and provides the locations of avatars of users in different virtual worlds and the locations of mobile devices of the corresponding users in the real world. An application server, for example, may provide location based services in a virtual world based on the location of a mobile device in the real world, or provide location based services to a mobile device based on the location of an avatar in a virtual world, or provide location based services to an avatar in one virtual world based on the location of a related avatar in another virtual world.06-24-2010
20100162148METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING USER INTERFACES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a tablet with a touch-sensitive display. The tablet can be adapted to present a user interface (UI), receive a UI policy from a service provider of a communication system communicatively couplable to the tablet to manage operations of the UI, detect a request from a user of the tablet to adapt the UI, and manage the adaptation of the UI according to the UI policy. Other embodiments are disclosed.06-24-2010
20100162147UI-DRIVEN BINDING OF EXTENSION FIELDS TO BUSINESS OBJECTS - A system may include presentation of a user interface including fields associated with a business object, reception, via the user interface, of an instruction to add an extension field to the business object, reception, via the user interface, of an indication of a reference field of the business object, determination of a binding of the reference field to the business object, and binding of the extension field to the business object based on the determined binding of the reference field to the business object.06-24-2010
20100262927METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF AN INFORMATION AREA ON THE WELCOME SCREEN OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - The invention relates to a method and a device for controlling the display of at least one information area on the welcome screen (10-14-2010
20100192078METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING USER INTERFACE COMPOSED OF COMPONENT OBJECTS - A method and apparatus for processing a rich media user interface composed of a plurality of component objects that is capable of transferring information from a group of component objects having a specific function but not supporting the export of information to a group of component objects importing information only through predetermined paths through unpredictable path are provided. The method for processing content composed of user interface component objects includes receiving content including a plurality of user interface component objects, extracting exportable information which is defined to be exportable outside the content, and transferring the extracted exportable information to a target object.07-29-2010
20100192076SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR TOGGLING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN UNFORMATTED AND FORMATTED EDITABLE VIEWS OF DATA - A method according to one embodiment includes outputting several data elements in a raw view in which all of the data elements are selectable by a single action; allowing editing of the data elements in the raw view; outputting the data elements in a formatted view in which the data elements are positioned in individual fields; allowing editing of the data elements in the formatted view; and toggling back and forth between the raw view and the formatted view. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also disclosed.07-29-2010
20100185963MODIFYING INFORMATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT RULES IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM - A system and method for specifying the placement of and managing the placement of objects on a distributed networked grid. Some embodiments of the invention comprise a user interface for specifying rules for the placement of objects on the grid and an execution module that places objects on the grid based on the rules specified. Rules may comprise a matching criteria specification, which determines whether a rule applies to a particular object, and a placement specification, which directs the locations at which an object will be placed under the rule.07-22-2010
20090307617System and Method For Providing Static Electric Display - A system for remotely managing and causing display of changeable information on an semi-static electronic display element includes a data entry device having a user interface, configured for allowing a user to enter one of more pieces of changeable information. A changeable information receiving device is located remotely from the data entry device, and electronically coupled to the remotely located data entry device, and configured for receiving and storing the entered one or more pieces of changeable information received from the data entry device. A changeable information display device, including a display element and preferably battery operated, is located in relatively close proximity to the remotely located changeable information receiving device, and configured, in a first mode, for wirelessly receiving the remotely entered changeable information from the receiving device, and for causing the display element to display the received, user entered changeable information, and configured in a second mode for periodically interrogating or awaiting receipt of the changeable information from the receiving device, and configured, in a third mode, for entering a sleep or very low power consumption mode.12-10-2009
20090100361SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMICALLY UPDATING APPLICATIONS IN A TELEVISION DISPLAY ENVIRONMENT - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing a framework for providing one or more applications to a user set top device. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises providing a minimized state wherein installed applications are displayed as one or more minimized widgets on an output device in communication with to the user device wherein the list of the installed applications comprises one or more indications of passively updated content associated with the installed applications. In response to the selection of a minimized widget command, a widget state is provided wherein a portion of the output device is allocated for the display of additional widget content in response to the selection of a minimized widget. In response to a remote control command, a full-screen state is provided wherein full-screen version of the minimized widget may be displayed. Finally, an installed application is displayed in a minimized, widget or full-screen state in response to a user action04-16-2009
20100262926CUSTOMIZING RECURRING CALENDAR EVENTS - A request to create a repeating meeting event on a calendar and scheduling computer system is received. One or more instances of individual meetings of the repeating meeting event are listed. A request to modify at least one of the one or more instances of individual meetings is received. A modified repeating meeting event including one or more modified and unmodified instances of individual meetings is created. The modified repeating meeting event is sent to one or more recipients from the calendar and scheduling computer system.10-14-2010
20100192077Parent/Child Control System for a Workflow Automation Tool - In one embodiment according to the teachings of the present disclosure, a computer program generally includes executable code in communication with a record modification source and a workflow automation tool having a database for the storage of a plurality of records. The computer program is operable to receive a first record from the record modification source and determine one or more seconds records from the plurality of records having a parent/child relationship with the first record. The computer program then enforces one or more parent/child rules on the first record relative to the one or more second records and transmits the first record to the workflow automation tool.07-29-2010
20100192075NETWORK CONNECTION MANAGEMENT USING CONNECTION PROFILES - Connections for sources to connect to a network are managed by storing connection profiles identifying network attributes for the connections. Each connection profile includes a status of available or subscribed. Requests for connections are received. If a stored connection profile is available that matches the request, the connection for the matching connection profile is assigned to the source.07-29-2010
20100185962Document treatment icon - Systems and methods are provided for generating information about a document. In one implementation, a method retrieves a citation from the document in a first database and retrieves the information about the document from a second database. The method also includes converting, by a processor, the information into metadata and generating an icon from the metadata. The icon graphs treatments of the document over time. The method also includes sending the icon for display in response to a query.07-22-2010
20090077481INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A disclosed information processing method for use in an information apparatus including a display unit comprises a creating step of creating screen components based on screen definition data in which a screen to be displayed on the display unit is previously defined, a display controlling step of displaying the screen formed with the screen components created in the creating step, and a storing step of storing, upon transition from the screen displayed in the display controlling step, all or a part of the screen components of the screen displayed before the transition. The information processing apparatus includes at least one of a scanner function, a copier function, a facsimile machine function, and a printer function.03-19-2009
20090077480APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANAGING ELECTRONIC COMMUNITIES OF USERS - Apparatus and methods of discovering and managing electronic communities include placing data tuples into a tuple space, discovering the attributes of the data tuple via a community formation tuple, and generating one or more community tuples based on the discovered relationships.03-19-2009
20090077479Electronic flashcards - Graphical user interfaces, systems, and methods of implementing electronic flashcards are disclosed. Embodiments provide an interface for enabling information on a selected side of an electronic flashcard to be displayed and hidden. For example, the information on a first side of an electronic flashcard may be displayed while the information on the second side is hidden, thereby enabling a user to test himself or herself before revealing the information on the second side of the electronic flashcard. The interface may also enable placement or storage of inactive electronic flashcards in multiple piles or stacks. For example, electronic flashcards which have not yet been viewed may be displayed in a first pile, while previously viewed flashcards may be displayed in one or more additional stacks. Additionally, the interface may limit the number of flashcards in one or more of the stacks. Further, the interface may perform automated shuffling of the flashcards.03-19-2009
20100162150Embedded Navigation Interface - A navigation interface is embedded in imagery and includes various controls for manipulating the imagery. The controls provide various navigation operations, including but not limited to: rotation, tilt, zoom and 360 degree. In some implementations, one or more controls can be operated to restore the imagery to a predetermined state. Some implementations include a control for providing 360 degree movement of imagery. One or more controls can provide incremental and continuous motion of imagery.06-24-2010
20100241976Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program - An information processing apparatus includes: a display element; an indicated position detection means whose manipulating face is placed on a display screen of the display element and which accepts an indicating manipulation performed by a user, and detects and outputs information on coordinates representing a position indicated with the indicating manipulation; a detection means for detecting the indicated position on the display screen and the style of the indicating manipulation on the basis of the information on coordinates fed from the indicated position detection means; and a display control means for dividing the display screen into a first area, in which at least item shifting operating pieces are disposed, and a second area in which display items that are objects of item shifting are displayed, and implementing control so that pieces of display information will be displayed in the first area and second area respectively.09-23-2010
20100218127Detecting Correlations Between Data Representing Information - A method for acquiring at least one interrelation between at least one item of data representing at least one item of information of at least one data inventory and at least one item of data representing at least one item of information of a request for an interrelation (interrelation request) to the at least one item of data representing at least one item of information of at least one data inventory by means of a data processing system. Furthermore, a data processing system with data representing information in at least one data inventory that is accessible via at least one data source as well as to a data processing device for electronic data processing comprising a control and/or computing unit, an input unit and an output unit, which are respectively configured and/or adapted for at least partially carrying out a method according to the invention.08-26-2010
20100211896Method For Displaying a Representative of Data in Conditions of Limited Visual Space - A method for displaying information in a computer system having a visual display device with available display space for displaying representations of a plurality of data items, includes receiving the plurality of data items to provide received data items, and representing the received data items with abstract visual elements on the visual display device to provide displayed abstract visual elements. An interaction with a displayed abstract visual element is received to provide a selected abstract visual element in accordance with the received interaction. A data item represented by the selected abstract visual element is displayed on the visual display device in accordance with the received interaction.08-19-2010
20100251149POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION AND BULK ADDITION OF CUSTODIANS TO A CASE WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY SYSTEM - Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for improved electronic discovery. More specifically, embodiments relate to providing positive identification of individuals for addition, as custodians, to cases or matters within an electronic discovery system. The identification is performed simultaneously, in bulk, using disparate information related to the individuals. In this regard, individuals can be positively identified through one specific identification procedure, without having to search multiple databases to verify the identity of an individual/custodian. In addition to positively identifying custodians, the present invention provides for adding the identified custodians, simultaneously, in bulk, to a case or matter and, in some embodiments, uploading or otherwise transferring custodian profile data to the case management system/database, as need be.09-30-2010
20100241977Obtaining Complete Forensic Images Of Electronic Storage Media - In a method of obtaining a complete forensic image of an electronic storage media containing electronic data, the storage media is part of a computer system. The method includes the steps of: (a) storing a data collection program on an external storage device; (b) sending the external storage device to a custodian of the electronic data, together with means for the custodian to easily return the external storage device; (c) requiring the custodian to connect the external storage device to a computer system containing the storage media; (d) requiring the custodian to use the data collection program to forensically collect the electronic data to create a complete forensic image of the storage media containing the electronic data; (e) authenticating the forensic image; and (f) preserving an exact copy of the forensic image without making changes to the forensic image.09-23-2010
20100241975Map display device and method for controlling indication of map - A storage medium stores map data divided into unit areas. A control circuit indicates a map on an image display unit according to the map data. The map data includes name records, which respectively correspond to names to be indicated in the map. Each of the name records includes information specifying a character string of corresponding one of the names and information specifying an indication range of the character string in the map. An updating unit updates a part of the unit areas of the map data. An extracting unit extracts a pair of the same character strings, which are overlapped and indicated in the map or closely indicated in the map, with reference to the name records, after update of the part of the unit areas of the map data. A prohibiting unit prohibits indication of one of the extracted pair in the map.09-23-2010
20100241974Controlling Malicious Activity Detection Using Behavioral Models - Systems, methods, and computer program products are described for controlling malicious activity detection with respect to information technology assets based on behavioral models associated with the respective information technology assets. Protection rules and corresponding sensitivities associated with the behavioral models are applied by protection services to detect malicious activity with respect to the information technology assets.09-23-2010
20100153869SYSTEM AND METHOD TO VISUALIZE ACTIVITIES THROUGH THE USE OF AVATARS - A system and method to visualize activities through the use of avatars. The system includes a display engine configured to display at least one automated activity as an avatar. The system also includes a management system configured to monitor the progress of the at least one automated activity and alter at least one of an appearance and a movement of the avatar in relation to the progress of the at least one automated activity.06-17-2010
20100235769SMOOTH LAYOUT ANIMATION OF CONTINUOUS AND NON-CONTINUOUS PROPERTIES - A layout animation system is described herein that performs smooth transitions for properties of a layout, regardless of whether the layout properties are discrete or automatically calculated. Before a transition is executed, the layout animation system extracts and stores the positioning, sizing, and visibility of participating elements across the layout hierarchy. The system places the affected elements in the same position, size, and visibility as the outgoing state requests and animates the elements to an incoming state. For each element, the system calculates a smooth animation that transforms the element from the outgoing position, size, and visibility to the incoming position, size, and visibility. The system then animates the elements over a desired transition time. Thus, the layout animation system provides the ability to create smooth layout transitions in the presence of automatic layout management for properties of various types.09-16-2010
20100211897Virtual Room Use Simulator and Room Planning System - A room planning system for simulating the use of products during the performance of an activity in a room space is disclosed. The system includes a virtual room space comprising a virtual representation of an actual room space, an environment database having a collection of environment data defining attributes of the actual room space, and a product database having a collection of product data defining attributes of at least one product to be used for performing an activity in the room space. The system includes a user interface for selecting a virtual product and arranging the virtual product in the virtual room space. A simulation generator is programmed to simulate the performance of an activity in the virtual room space and to provide a feasibility analysis of the activity based at least in part on the arrangement of the virtual product in the virtual room space.08-19-2010
20100138760METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AUTO-NAVIGATION OF A SERVICE REGISTRY AND REPOSITORY IN SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE - A method, system and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for providing automatic navigation of a service registry and repository in a service-oriented architecture. The method includes receiving a request from a user to discover a service listed in a service registry and repository of a service-oriented architecture; automatically displaying to the user a description of a service listed in the service registry and repository; and in response to displaying the description of the service, automatically displaying to the user a description of a second service listed in the service registry and repository after a predetermined period of time expires.06-03-2010
20100251146 AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATOR OF DISPLAY OBJECTS - A system for configuring objects such as buttons for screens presented in a touch screen display. The configuration may be automatically based on preset styles. The graphical elements or icons and textual elements may be created once but used multiple times in various places. Multiple graphical and textual elements may be displayed on any button of the screens. The system may be based on the use of a predefined set of button styles that define the layout of each textual and graphical element in basic terms, such as left, right, and center. These styles do not necessarily prescribe a size, but a layout of the elements. The sizing, layout, justification, and clipping of each element may be determined by the button style. For each button style, the assigned textual and graphical elements may be automatically placed for the best or optimal layout and fit.09-30-2010
20100251148User Interface for Laser Targeting System - A simulation system for predicting a likelihood of whether a target object positioned in an environment will be detected by a detection system when illuminated by a laser source. The simulation system may be used for a laser rangefinder application and a laser designator application. The simulation system may provide a detection probability of the target object at a specified range to the detection system or a plurality of detection probabilities as a function of the range to the detection system. The simulation system may provide an indication of an overlap of the beam provided by the laser source on the target object. The simulation system may determine the effect of vibration on the detection of the target object at a specified range.09-30-2010
20100251147SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING INTERMEDIARIES - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an intermediary engine having a controller, and a storage medium for storing instructions to be executed by the controller. The instructions, when executed by the controller, can cause the controller to receive a measure of a mood of an individual, invoke an intermediary according to the measure of the mood of the individual, and present the intermediary to an entity requesting to interact with the individual. The measure of the mood can be synthesized from collected information associated with a behavior of the individual, and can have a plurality of dimensions. The mood can also indicate an availability of the individual and a receptiveness of the individual to accept a request to interact with an entity. Other embodiments are disclosed.09-30-2010
20100138761TECHNIQUES TO PUSH CONTENT TO A CONNECTED DEVICE - Techniques to push content to a connected device are discussed. Embodiments provide for a user to use one device to search for content and then to more easily push that content to another device for viewing or consumption. In one embodiment, content that was first viewed on a first device may be pushed to a second device via a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) action. The action may be used to avoid having to re-input everything into a browser of the second device, for example. One embodiment of the action takes two parameters, a parameter that defines what the first device is viewing or has viewed (e.g., URL of a web page) and a parameter that defines what the second device should display or make available to a user (e.g., HTML in the web page). The first device provides the defined action to the second device. The second device uses the provided action to download the content and prepare to display the content to the user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-03-2010
20110145741Context Specific X-ray Imaging User Guidance System - A medical imaging device user interface system includes an acquisition processor for automatically acquiring subunit state data representing operational state of multiple individual subunits of a medical imaging system. At least one repository of state information identifies, next operational system states accessible from a current operational state, actions needed to transition from a current operational state to a next individual operational state and operational system states inaccessible from a current operational state. An operational state processor uses the acquired subunit state data and the state information for, identifying a current operational state of a medical imaging system, determining operational system states accessible from the identified current operational state and actions needed to transition from the identified current operational state to a next individual operational state and identifying operational system states inaccessible from a current operational state.06-16-2011
20110145740Predictive Performance Calculator Apparatus and Method - An apparatus and method to calculate and display future performance of an individual using user-inputted information so that it can be anticipated when the individual will be at maximum and minimum performance levels based on user-inputted information, and strategic decisions can be made as to whether or not to use the individual in a military operation, athletic event, or other like situation requiring heightened performance. Future performance may be calculated for a group of individuals to predict when the group will be at maximum and minimum performance levels.06-16-2011
20090327933SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A COMMON TIME MANIPULATION SERVICE TO DESKTOP APPLICATIONS12-31-2009
20090327938ANIMATION ON OBJECT USER INTERFACE - A system and method for graphically showing the animation order of animated elements in a presentation program or other software. The invention consists of a User Interface (UI) widget which shows the order of the animation in the presentation. This UI employs an animation On Object User Interface (OOUI), or animation tag, that is preferably a rectangular control that encloses a number, and labels the order in which objects are animated. Each animation OOUI or animation tag is associated with an object on a display during creation and editing. The animation OOUI or tag is preferably placed in close proximity to the object it is associated with, rather than in a separate window or dialog box, and is hence termed ‘On Object’. The animation tag is active and responds to computer input device selection actions. Each animation OOUI is typically associated with an animation list.12-31-2009
20090327937Methods and apparatus for analyzing SIMD code - A method for analyzing and presenting in a graphical manner single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) instructions involves disassembling a stream of machine instructions into a stream of assembly language instructions. Instruction objects “M” and “N” are created to represent SIMD instructions “M” and “N” from the stream of instructions. Instruction objects “M” and “N” include multiple data objects corresponding to the multiple data items of the respective SIMD instruction. Different colors are assigned to at least two of the multiple data objects of instruction object “M.” If a data item of SIMD instruction “N” is based on a data item of SIMD instruction “M,” the color from the source object is automatically assigned to the target object. Dependencies between data items of instruction “M” and “N” are annotated by arrows between corresponding data objects. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-31-2009
20090327935Partial updating of diagram display - A creation, editing, and display tool for complex diagrams may enable portions of the diagram to be updated without having to update the entire diagram. The tool may use a set of rules that define the positioning and layout of various elements and relationships between elements in the diagram. The update mechanism may enable the rules to be applied to a subset of the diagram and may not update some portions of the diagram, such as those elements outside the viewing area. In some embodiments, a background or low priority process may apply the rules to those portions not updated. The tool may be used for various diagrams, including sequence diagrams and other complex, highly restrained diagram types.12-31-2009
20090327934System and method for a presentation component - In a display component, a component application having an attribute is provided. The component application is configured to communicate with an external system. In one embodiment the component application receives a communication from the external system to modify the value of the attribute. A value of the attribute of the display component is modified to define a logical relationship between a plurality of presentation elements. The presentation elements are operated and displayed by the external system. A user input is received via a user interface of the component application. The logical relationship between the presentation elements is triggered in response to the user input. In one embodiment, triggering the logical relationship includes defining an alternate path through a presentation. In another embodiment, an edit mode user interface for modifying a value of an internal display component attribute is provided.12-31-2009
20090327936PRESENTATION OF HEADERS FOR GROUPS OF LOCATIONS IN AN ELECTRONIC LIBRARY - The presentation of headers for groups of locations in a library comprising a collection of locations is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises receiving a request to organize a library into groups according to a selected property, and organizing the locations into groups such that locations within a selected group have a common value of the selected property. If the common value of the selected property for the selected group corresponds to an object distinct from the locations in the group, then a first type of group header configured to accept a first set of user inputs associated with the header is displayed. Otherwise, a second type of group header configured to accept a second, different set of user inputs is displayed.12-31-2009
20110066960Program download system, program download method, image forming apparatus, program delivery server, and download program - When a user requests a download of a program, an MFP creates device information that includes at least information on an operation screen that corresponds to an application function that is being performed at that time and sends the device information to a program delivery server. The program delivery server creates a download list by extracting, from among all the deliverable programs in accordance with the device information received from the MFP, only programs that correspond to an operation status of the image forming apparatus and then sends the download list to the MFP. The MFP displays the download list created by the program delivery server.03-17-2011
20090210808System and Method for Providing a Celebrity Focused Website that Integrates Personal, Entertainment, and Ecommerce Content - The celebrity focused website may be depicted as a representation of a commercial establishment (such as a hotel) having a plurality of virtual spaces (such as hotel suites) that are occupied by one or more residents (such as a celebrity). The resident may personalize the virtual space with personal and/or ecommerce content. Personalized content may include pre-recorded responses that are relayed to the visitor in response to utterances posed by the visitor, giving the visitor a pseudo interactive experience with the resident. To encourage interesting content, the website operator may issue reward points to the resident based on internet traffic the resident attracts. By integrating personal, entertainment, and commercial aspects, the resident may leverage existing tools and infrastructure to rapidly build an online presence. Meanwhile, site visitors receive a richer, more complete, user experience. The website operator may leverage these benefits to generate revenue and expand traffic to the website.08-20-2009
20090259955System and method for providing digital multimedia presentations - There is presented a system and method for providing a digital multimedia presentation. The system comprises a presentation server and a presentation content database configured to store a plurality of digital multimedia content items, accessible through the presentation server. The system also comprises a presentation control application configured to enable identification of a digital multimedia content item for presentation from among the plurality of digital multimedia content items. The presentation control application is configured to organize the plurality of digital multimedia content items into digital multimedia content sets displayed on a selection plane, enable navigation in a first navigation mode on the selection plane, group the plurality of digital multimedia content items into grouping subsets displayed on a presentation plane, enable navigation in the first navigation mode on the presentation plane, and enable navigation in a second navigation mode between the selection plane and the presentation plane.10-15-2009
20090204916SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE CARBON OUTPUT AND OPERATING COSTS OF A WORKPLACE - A system is described for providing strategies to reduce the carbon output and operating cost of a workplace. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store an initial configuration of a workplace and workplace initiatives. The initial workplace configuration may include equipment and travel data items, and each workplace initiative may be associated with a data item and may provide a strategy for reducing the carbon output of the associated data item. The processor may receive the initial configuration from the user and provide workplace initiatives to the user. The processor may receive a selection of an initiative from the user. The processor may process the initial workplace configuration and selected initiative to determine a recommended configuration capable of reducing the carbon output of the data item associated with the selected initiative. The processor may provide the recommended configuration to the user.08-13-2009
20080307339CHILD-ORIENTED COMPUTING SYSTEM - A child-oriented browsing system is provided wherein the system is implemented using a piece of client software, executing on the computing device of a child, and a website/server that manages the client software and other functions of the child-oriented browsing system.12-11-2008
20090319926CALENDARING SYSTEM ABLE TO ASSIGN DELEGATES TO CALENDAR EVENTS OF AN ABSENT USER - A time period can be detected for which a user associated with calendar system entries is to be absent. A set of the calendar system entries associated with the user and occurring during the time period can be detected. At least a portion of the identified calendar entries can be reassigned to at least one delegate. For each reassigned calendar entry, a corresponding calendar entry can be added to a calendar of the associated delegate.12-24-2009
20090319927CHECKING DOCUMENT RULES AND PRESENTING CONTEXTUAL RESULTS - A document checking system is presented that provides an asynchronous scan of a document for errors and presents a rich user interface to the user that provides information about the error and how to fix it. While the user is accessing the document, the document checking system scans the document to identify one or more violations of a set of rules. The system locates a context within the document for each identified rule violation and determines one or more steps for remedying each rule violation. The system displays a report that includes the identified rule violations along with detailed information about the context of each rule violation and how to fix it.12-24-2009
20110131516CONTENT DISPLAY DEVICE, CONTENT DISPLAY METHOD, PROGRAM, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Provided are a content display device and a content display method each capable of reliably providing, even if a plurality of content items displayed on a single screen are to be read aloud consecutively, a user with voice reading each article, a program therefor, and a storage medium storing the program. A television (06-02-2011
20100223566Method and system for enabling interaction with a plurality of applications using a single user interface - A method for simultaneously interacting with a plurality of application programs is provided. Using a processor an application interaction program having a plurality of application programs associated therewith is executed. Interactive functionalities of the plurality of application programs are associated with respective interaction zones. An interactive functionality being a same for at least two application programs is associated with a single interaction zone. Display data indicative of a single user interface comprising the interaction zones are then generated. The interaction zones enable user interaction with the plurality of application programs. Using a graphical display connected to the processor the display data are displayed in a human comprehensible fashion.09-02-2010
20110239142METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT OVER MULTIPLE DISPLAYS - An approach is presented for providing content over multiple displays. A display manager causes, at least in part, presentation of a first content on a first display. The display manager then receives an input for activating one or more second displays. The display manager selects a second content based, at least in part, on the first content and the input, and causes, at least in part, presentation of the second content on the one o more second displays.09-29-2011
20090113326TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY IMAGES OF OBJECTS - A system and method for controlling display of objects, the system including a storage device, a calculator and a display. The storage device stores attribute values of different users respectively assigned a plurality of displayed objects. The displayed objects are each displayed in a form modified according to an operation by the corresponding user. The calculator calculates an index value indicating the intensity of a relationship between a first displayed object operated by a first user and a second displayed object operated by a second user, on the basis of the attribute values respectively corresponding to the first and second displayed objects. The display displays, on a screen of the first user, the second displayed object distinguishably in terms of the intensity of the relationship according to the calculated index value.04-30-2009
20090113321Method, Device and Computer Software Product for Controlling User Interface of Electronic Device - The invention relates to controlling of a user interface of an electronic device (04-30-2009
20090113324Method and system of generating audit procedures and forms - The present invention provides a computer-implemented method for assessing risks associated with an audit. A user is presented with a plurality of audit items and a set of risk levels associated with the audit items and may also be presented with a plurality of prompts designed to elicit a set of responses from the user. The set of user responses being associated with a set of risks associated with the audit. The set of risk levels being associated with a set of assertions associated with the audit items and may include first and second risk levels of different degrees. The method further includes processing a set of responses received from the user in response to the items presented. The method includes automatically generating a suggested audit approach that is based at least in part on the processed responses. The method may also determine a set of procedures that are based on the responses. The set of procedures are presented to the user based on the suggested audit approach. The user is presented for selection with a set of audit approaches comprising the suggested audit approach and an alternative audit approach.04-30-2009
20090106677MECHANISM FOR PUBLISHING PRESENCE INFORMATION WITHIN A PRESENCE SERVICE AND USER INTERFACE FOR CONFIGURING SAME - The presence information of a presentity within a presence service includes a first presence attribute and a second presence attribute. The first presence attribute is published within the presence service only if at least one watcher within the presence service has subscribed to it, while the second presence attribute is published within the presence service regardless of whether any watcher has subscribed to it. A user interface may be provided to configure the publishing of presence information on an attribute-by-attribute basis. An exemplary user interface includes, for each presence attribute comprising the presence information, a user interface control permitting selection of the publication mechanism for that presence attribute. The control has a plurality of options including a first option for causing the presence attribute to be published only if at least one watcher has subscribed to it and a second option for causing the presence attribute to be published regardless of whether any watcher has subscribed to it.04-23-2009
20120144329IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CUSTOMIZATION CONTROL METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus including: a unit configured to manage screen type information including a type that indicates a dependence relationship between UI screens; a unit configured to manage placement item type information including a type that indicates whether to reflect customization of a first UI screen into a placement item to be placed on a second UI screen depending on the first UI screen; a unit configured to perform management and display control for configurations of plural UI screens; and a unit configured to, in a case where a placement item of a predetermined UI screen that is display-controlled is customized, determine whether to reflect customization of the predetermined UI screen into a UI screen that depends on the predetermined UI screen based on the screen type information of the predetermined UI screen and the placement item type information of the placement item of the customization target.06-07-2012
20080229223USER INTERFACE FOR PROCESSING DATA BY UTILIZING ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION ON DATA - A data processing technology of high convenience is provided. A data processing apparatus includes: a data file storing section which stores data files; a user interface section which assigns first objects to respective data units, displays the first objects on-screen, and accepts an operation on the data units in the form of an operation on the first objects, the data units each being a data file or a group of a plurality of data files stored in the data file storing section; and a grouping section which accepts an operation for instructing to group a plurality of the data units, groups those data units together, and determines attribute information pertaining to contents of the group and attaches it to the group based on pieces of attribute information attached to the respective data units, pertaining to contents of the data units.09-18-2008
20080229222USER INTERFACE FOR PROCESSING DATA BY UTILIZING ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION ON DATA - A data processing technology of high convenience is provided. A data processing apparatus includes: a data file storing section which stores data files; a user interface section which assigns first object to data unit, displays the first object, and accepts an operation on a data file or a group in the form of an operation on the first object, the data unit being the data file or the group of a plurality of data files stored in the data file storing section; a condition acquisition section which acquires a condition on attribute information attached to the data units, pertaining to contents of the data units; and a judgment section which displays a second object on-screen, moves the second object within the screen according to an instruction from a user, and judges if attribute information on a data unit corresponding to the first object displayed in the vicinity of the second object conforms to or is similar to the condition, a function of searching for a data unit conforming to the condition being assigned to the second object.09-18-2008
20110113357MANIPULATING RESULTS OF A MEDIA ARCHIVE SEARCH - Systems and method for manipulating results of a media archive search. Exemplary embodiments include a method for manipulating the results of a media archive search, the method including sending search terms related to one or more archive items in the media archive, receiving search results from the media archive, displaying the search results on a display, sending manipulation commands, performing manipulation operations based on the manipulation commands, displaying modified search results on the screen based on the manipulation operations and identifying attributes for each of the one or more archive items.05-12-2011
20090106678SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIDING CONCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION BY CHILDREN - A system and method for assisting children in organizing and categorizing information, includes a program that includes a dual graphical and non-graphical user-interface that is operable by a child to create and identify a variety of concepts, and to organize and arrange those concepts in a non-graphical hierarchy by creating spatial associations using the graphical user-interface.04-23-2009
20090064012Animation of graphical objects - A method for animating graphical objects is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of graphical objects and displaying a subset of the objects in a viewport. In this embodiment, the method may also include calculating a virtual destination for one of the graphical objects based on a received user input, and moving the graphical object to the virtual destination over a period of time. Various additional methods, machine-readable media, and devices for animating graphical objects and controlling operational characteristics of a device are also provided.03-05-2009
20100306683USER INTERFACE BEHAVIORS FOR INPUT DEVICE WITH INDIVIDUALLY CONTROLLED ILLUMINATED INPUT ELEMENTS - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that provide user interface behaviors for input devices with individually controlled illuminated input elements. Some embodiments may include receiving a request for input device lighting from a program, determining illumination information for light sources coupled to input elements of an input device based on the request, and dynamically controlling illumination of the light sources based on the illumination information. The illumination information may include brightness, color, and/or duration. The input device may constitute a keyboard with individually controlled illuminated keys. In some embodiments, the illumination may present information related to the program, functionality of input elements, and/or notifications. The request for input device lighting from the program may be based on input selections received from the input device such as illuminating keys on a keyboard that are possible next letters in a word being typed or keys associated with a pressed command key.12-02-2010
20100306682SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING FLOATING DESKTOP REPRESENTATION OF EXTRACTED MODEL OBJECT - Embodiments relate to systems and methods for generating a floating desktop representation of an extracted model object. Aspects relate to object-based modeling using modeling objects that can be extracted from spreadsheet cells, database entries, or other sources. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API) to create, access, manipulate, and import/export modeling objects used in modeling applications, such as engineering, medical, financial, and other modeling platforms. In aspects, the source data can be accepted into the modeling client from consumer or business-level applications, whose cell, database, or other data content can be extracted and encapsulated in object-oriented format, such as extensible markup language (XML) format. An icon or other desktop representation can be generated to present the extracted model object for selection and use in the local environment of the modeling client. The extracted model object can also be exchanged with other applications or platforms.12-02-2010
20090037832Method and System for Mashing Up and Presenting Contextual Suggestions to Mobile Users - An inventive system and method for determining and presenting contextual suggestions on a mobile device is presented. The invention comprises a server having an incoming context handler, and a context presentation manager, a notifier, and a goal resolution component all on the mobile device, and user context, wherein the incoming context handler emits an event toward the mobile device, the goal resolution component determines the event causes a change in the user context and forwards notification to the context presentation manager, the notifier receives notification, renders notification on the mobile device, and presents the contextual suggestions based on the change in the user context on the mobile device. The system may further comprise a goal inferral component operable to determine detailed user context based on the event. In one embodiment, the notifier renders notification by causing the mobile device to vibrate, display multiple colors and/or emit sounds.02-05-2009
20090037831INDICATING THE DEFAULT VALUE FOR A PROPERTY TO ENHANCE USER FEEDBACK - A system for indicating a default value for a property of a selected object to a user within a graphical user interface (GUI) of a program module is provided. The property has a value and a state that can be set. The state of the property is one of a default state and a user-set state. The value of the property is assigned the default value when the state is the default state. The system comprises a GUI control having first, second, and third interface elements. The first interface element is configured to indicate the value of the property to the user. The second interface element is configured to indicate the state of the property to the user. The third interface element is configured to indicate the default value for the property to the user when the state of the property is the user-set state.02-05-2009
20090070693Technique for individualizing content - Techniques which permit content developers with no programming skills to develop multi-versioned individualized content. The techniques include GUIs which permit the content developers to insert tags into the content without knowledge of tag syntax or of the syntax of rules for specifying conditional insertion. There are two GUIs, one for tags which specify positions at which personal information of a recipient is to be inserted into the content, and one for inserting tags for content that is specific to a particular version of the content. Once the GUI for the version tags specifies a version, ordinary editing operations on the content result in the production of the version tags. The GUIS further permit the content developer to specify generation of displays which show content which is shared by all of the versions, a particular version of the content, and a particular recipient's version.03-12-2009
20090070692Method For Networked Touchscreen With Integrated Interfaces - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.03-12-2009
20130132872SYNCHRONIZED GRAPHICAL AND TABULAR PERFORMANCE DATA DISPLAY - Performance data for a computing device is displayed in both graphical and tabular portions concurrently. The performance data displayed in the different portions is synchronized, being performance data for the same time range. A user can select a portion of the time range, in response to which the graphical portion displays an indication of the selected portion and the tabular portion displays an indication of which attributes of a performance aspect of the performance data contribute to the performance aspect in the selected portion. A user can also select a particular attribute of a performance aspect in the tabular portion, in response to which the graphical portion displays an indication of the portions of the time range to which the selected attribute contributes to the performance aspect of the performance data.05-23-2013
20130132873INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD TO REALIZE INPUT MEANS HAVING HIGH OPERABILITY - In an image displayed on a display under a normal condition, the locations where items to choose from are located are indicated by icons. When a user touches a contact point, icons located within a predetermined range from the contact point are detected from among the icons. Then the locations of the detected icons are varied such that they are located on a circle, with the circle's center at the contact point, at equal spaces between the detected icons. A pointer graphic that indicates the original position of each icon in the original image is added to each icon.05-23-2013
20100306681CREATION AND MODIFICATION OF VALID FUNCTIONAL DESIGN LAYOUTS - A software application can capture product parameters and attributes in order to allow a non-expert user to create a valid functional system layout in a design space. To enable accurate layouts, the software application can automatically apply all applicable components, connectors, rules, attributes, codes, and behaviors to each component/design element in the design space. The intelligent, object-oriented software can apply rules and behaviors automatically, not only providing an accurate, valid layout, but also optimizing the layout. The intelligent, object-oriented software can recognize required changes effected by a user-driven change, and automatically resolve the layout design.12-02-2010
20130139077OPTIMIZING AUTOMATED INTERACTIONS WITH COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS - Performing an automated interaction with a computer software application by identifying, among a plurality of regions of an interface of a computer software application, a region for which a region-level measure exists of user interaction that occurred within the region of the interface, determining if the region-level measure meets or exceeds a predefined minimum level of user interaction, and performing an automated interaction with an element at least partly found within the region if the region-level measure meets or exceeds the predefined minimum level of user interaction.05-30-2013
20130139078ELECTRONIC READER AND PAGE PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A page processing method for an electronic reader including a touch screen is provided. The method comprising: displaying a page of a selected file on the touch screen in response to a user's operation; detecting a touch on the displayed page, and generating a signal associated therewith; determining whether the touch of the user is an earmark gesture according to the signal; adding an earmark to the displayed page if the touch of the user is an earmark gesture; displaying the earmarked page on the touch screen; gathering all the earmarked pages and generating an index file containing the earmarked pages; and storing the index file. An electronic reader using the page processing method is also provided.05-30-2013
20130139079INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD USING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, AND DATA STRUCTURE OF CONTENT FILE - A plurality of GUIs are displayed on the screen of a display. A hit determination area of each GUI is defined within a graphic of the GUI. When a user touches a point of contact, four virtual points of contact are generated in the shape of a ‘V’ within the screen. A GUI desired to be selected by the user is identified according to a predetermined rule by referring to whether points of contact are located within each hit determination area, the number of points of contact, the priority level defined for each GUI, etc.05-30-2013
20130139080METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VISUALIZING A DATA SET - A method and an apparatus for visualizing data sets comprising a defined number of elements, which are subject to a temporal process, are described. After determining a number of displayable clusters of spatially adjacent elements of the data set at least part of the elements of the data set are retrieved. The retrieved elements of the data set and the not yet retrieved elements of the data set are clustered into the determined number of clusters, wherein the not yet retrieved elements of the data set are represented using placeholders. After assigning a value to each cluster, the value of each cluster is visualized on the display. Whenever one or more elements of the data set are modified and/or whenever one or more further elements of the data set are retrieved, the clusters, the assigned values and the visualization on the display are updated.05-30-2013
20100325567Apparatus and Method For Graphically Visualizing and Configuring Patterns - A method for graphically visualizing and configuring patterns includes displaying a high-level diagram representing a pattern. The high-level diagram may include graphical elements. These graphical elements may include concept elements representing concepts within the pattern, and relationship elements showing the relationships between the concept elements. The method may further provide functionality to enable a user to select the concept elements. Upon selecting a concept element, the method may display one or more GUI input elements to enable the user to input configuration data associated with the concept element. The method may then generate one or more artifacts associated with the concept elements. These artifacts may be configured with the configuration data previously input. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed and claimed herein.12-23-2010
20130145293METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING AVAILABILITY METAPHOR(S) REPRESENTING COMMUNICATIONS AVAILABILITY IN AN INTERACTIVE MAP - Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for providing at least one availability metaphor representing communications availability of at least one entity in an interactive map are disclosed. In one embodiment, a request to provide a map comprising at least one availability metaphor representing an availability state of an entity for communications may be received. For the at least one availability metaphor, an availability state of the entity associated with the at least one availability metaphor may be determined. A modified instance of the map comprised of the at least one availability metaphor may be generated based on the determined availability state of the entity associated with the at least one availability metaphor. The at least one availability metaphor of the modified instance of the map may represent the availability state of the associated entity. The modified instance of the map may be transmitted for rendering.06-06-2013
20130145294RECORDING USER-DRIVEN EVENTS WITHIN A COMPUTING SYSTEM INCLUDING VICINITY SEARCHING - A method of recording user-driven events within a computing system includes receiving an indication that a user interacted with a first graphical user interface (GUI) user interactive control. The method includes automatically searching at least one vicinity near the first GUI user interactive control for descriptive information associated with the first GUI user interactive control, and automatically recording a user-driven event that represents the user interaction with the first GUI user interactive control and includes the descriptive information.06-06-2013
20110131514POLICY BASED ELECTRONIC CALENDAR MANAGEMENT - A method and a system for managing an electronic calendar. The method can include, in a calendar management system linked to a decision management system, associating a first calendar event with at least a first decision. In the calendar management system, prioritization information pertaining to the first decision can be collected. The prioritization information can indicate a decision type for the first decision and a value at risk in the first decision. A first calendar entry corresponding to the first calendar event, as well as the prioritization information pertaining to the first decision, can be presented to a user via a display of an electronic system.06-02-2011
20090089693METHOD OF PRODUCING GRAPHICALLY ENHANCED DATA COMMUNICATIONS - A method of producing graphically enhanced data communications. The method comprises receiving a datalink text message, parsing the datalink text message into message components, and identifying the message components capable of graphical enhancement by using rules for applying graphical enhancements. The method further comprises retrieving appropriate graphic components from a graphics library corresponding to the identified message components using the rules for applying graphical enhancements, and assembling the graphic components into a composite graphic presentation using rules for assembling graphics. The datalink text message is then combined with the composite graphic presentation for display.04-02-2009
20100333002METHOD AND TOOL FOR INFORMATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT THAT INTEGRATES ENTERPRISE OBJECTIVES WITH VULNERABILITIES - In one aspect, a method to assess information security vulnerability of an enterprise includes storing enterprise objectives in a computer system, storing enterprise resources determined using a value criterion, a rareness criterion, an inimitability criterion and a non-substitutability criterion in the computer system and storing enterprise information assets in the computer system. The method also includes mapping the enterprise objectives with the enterprise resources and mapping the enterprise information assets with the enterprise resources. The method further includes determining a threat analysis using an attack tree using the enterprise resources and the information assets and determining a risk value using the attack tree.12-30-2010
20120304089METHOD FOR TAGGING ELEMENTS IN A USER INTERFACE - A user interface element identification system, including: a display device to display the user interface, wherein the user interface is configured to: assign at least two machine readable visual artifacts to a graphical element in the user interface; position the machine readable visual artifacts in different locations within the element, wherein the locations of the artifacts designate a metadata attribute for the element; and display the machine readable visual artifacts in the user interface on the display device.11-29-2012
20120304088SCHEDULING EVENTS FOR MULTIPLE INVITEES - Scheduling events with multiple invitees includes: identifying a plurality of invitees for an event in a calendar system having at least one processor; searching an availability associated with each of the invitees to determine a number of periods of availability in the calendar system, at least some of the invitees being available during each period of availability; creating a separate instance of the event in the calendar system for each identified period of availability; and for each invitee available during at least one of the periods of availability, assigning the invitee to one said instance of the event for which that invitee is available with the calendar system.11-29-2012
20100211895METHOD FOR VISUALIZATION AND INTEGRATION OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA - A method, system and means, the method includes defining a visualization dashboard, including defining at least one chart to include in the visualization dashboard and a range of data to occupy the at least one chart; defining data connections to at least one webservice of a business application platform (AP); and specifying webservice connections to a persistence of business intelligence data.08-19-2010
20110010649INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus is disclosed that includes a list information storage unit that stores list information on additional programs having been transmitted to equipment connected via a network, the additional programs capable of dynamically interrupting another program of the equipment with processing thereof; a combination information storage unit that stores combination information indicating a combination of the additional programs, the combination showing that the additional programs are capable of being activated; a determination unit that determines whether an activation of the additional programs having been transmitted to the equipment is possible based on the list information and the combination information; and a transmission unit that transmits the additional program deficient in the combination indicated by the combination information to the equipment if the activation of the additional programs is determined to be impossible. The additional programs dynamically interrupt the another program with the processing thereof when being activated.01-13-2011
20110029901PRINTING APPARATUS, COMPOSITE IMAGE DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, AND COMPOSITE IMAGE DATA GENERATING PROGRAM - A printing apparatus which prints a composite image formed of a background image and an input image on a recording medium includes: a display; a display image data generating section which generates data of a display image to be displayed on the display; a display controller which controls the display; an input region determining mechanism which determines at least one input region in which the input image is to be inputted on the background image displayed on the display; an image capturing mechanism which captures the input image inputted via the display; a composite image data generating section which generates data of the composite image from data of the background image and the input image captured by the image capturing mechanism; and a printing mechanism which prints the composite image on the recording medium based on the data of the composite image generated by the composite image data generating section.02-03-2011
20110029903INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL REALITY IMAGE GENERATING SYSTEM - The invention provides an image generating system and method that provides to an observer a substantially real-time mixed reality experience of a physical work space with superposed thereon a virtual space comprising virtual objects and allows the observer to manipulate the virtual objects in the virtual space by actions performed in the physical work space, and a program for implementing the method and a storage medium storing the program for implementing the method.02-03-2011
20110029902SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING AND TRACKING IDENTIFICATION TESTS - Systems and methods for providing identification tests. In some embodiments, a system and a method are provided for generating and serving to a user an animated challenge graphic comprising a challenge character set whose appearance may change over time. In some embodiments, marketing content may be incorporated into a challenge message for use in an identification test. The marketing content may be accompanied by randomly selected content to increase a level of security of the identification test, hi some embodiments, a challenge message for use in an identification test may be provided based on information regarding a transaction for which the identification test is administered. For example, the transaction information may include a user identifier such as an IP address. In some embodiments, identification test results may be tracked and analyzed to identify a pattern of behavior associated with a user identifier. A score indicative of a level of trustworthiness may be computed for the user identifier.02-03-2011
20110029900MAKING ADDRESS BOOK A SOURCE OF LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES - A method for determining latitude and longitude coordinates for geographic addresses input into an address book on a mobile device is provided. For each geographic address received for storing in a contact record, latitude and longitude coordinates are automatically determined and associated with the geographic address in a database of contact records. In some embodiments, for each geographic address to be input, the method first searches existing contact records for the geographic address and if the latitude and longitude coordinates for the geographic address are in an existing contact record, the contact record for the contact is cross-referenced to the existing record for accessing the latitude and longitude coordinates.02-03-2011
20110035690COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CONSUMABLES AND ATTACHMENTS - A system method for determining whether a location on a patient's body is available for an attachment and/or consumable is provided. A patient identifier is received and the patient's electronic medical record is accessed. An interactive graphical representation of at least a portion of a human body may be displayed. A selection of a location of the patient's body from the interactive graphical human body representation may be received and it is determined whether the location is available for an attachment and/or consumable.02-10-2011
20110035689Reduction Of Classification Error Rates And Monitoring System Using An Artificial Class - Systems and methods for enhancing the accuracy of classifying a measurement by providing an artificial class. Seizure prediction systems may employ a classification system including an artificial class and a user interface for signaling uncertainty in classification when a measurement is classified in the artificial class.02-10-2011
20110119608METHOD AND GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR EMBEDDING ANIMATED CONTENT INTO A COMPUTER APPLICATION - A method of displaying a computer application comprising a plurality of objects within an initially transparent application window comprises creating an animated content window below the application window for each animated content object of the computer application and directing the player responsible for playing the animated content object to draw the animated content directly therein. The objects of the computer application are examined and a clipping mask for each animated content object corresponding generally to the animated content window created therefor is defined. Starting from bottom to top, an object from the list is selected. If the selected object is not an animated content object, the object is drawn within the application window except in areas corresponding to the clipping masks. If the selected object is an animated content object, the clipping mask defined for animated content object is removed, thereby to allow selected objects in the list above the animated content object to be drawn thereover.05-19-2011
20110119607Hue Specific Monochromatic Printing Mechanism - A method disclosed. The method includes receiving color pixel data for an object to be printed, receiving predefined color values, calculating color space coordinates corresponding to the predefined color values, performing monochromatic hue mapping to map each pixel to the calculated color space coordinate values and color mapping the pixels from a source color space to a destination color space.05-19-2011
20090222747DESIGNATION OF DELEGATE FOR MODIFYING AN ELECTRONIC MEETING DEFINITION DEFINED USING ELECTRONIC CALENDARING SOFTWARE - A command identifying an electronic meeting definition created by a meeting organizer, using electronic calendaring software, and a modification to be made thereto is received from a user who is distinct from the meeting organizer. Based on the identified meeting definition, the user is determined to be a delegate of the meeting organizer for modifying the identified meeting definition, but not necessarily other meeting definitions. Based on that determination, a command for causing the software to modify the meeting definition is generated. The generated command is made to appear to the software as having originated from a user having sufficient privileges to modify the meeting definition (e.g. the meeting organizer). Delegates may be designated on a meeting-specific basis through a user interface. The designation may result in storage of a data record for future use in determining whether commands to modify that meeting definition shall be effected.09-03-2009
20090064016DISPLAYING DEVICE WITH USER-DEFINED DISPLAY REGIONS AND METHOD THEREOF - A displaying device includes an input unit, a region defining unit, a content allocating unit, an obtaining unit, a display controlling unit and a display unit. The region defining unit defines regions by incorporating one or more unit regions in each of the regions according to users' selections and generates region defining information. The content allocating unit allocates contents for the regions according to the users' selections and generates content allocating information. The obtaining unit obtains the region defining information, the content allocating information, and contents according to the content allocating information, and then transmits the information and contents to the display controlling unit. The display controlling unit splits a display area of the display unit into the regions defined by the region defining unit and displays the contents in the regions correspondingly according to the content allocating information. Related methods are also provided.03-05-2009
20090064015METHOD OF INITIALIZING INFORMATION ABOUT CONSUMABLE UNIT OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND HOST APPARATUS THEREOF - A method of initializing information about a consumable unit of an image forming apparatus, the method includes transmitting authentication information of the consumable unit to the outside, receiving initialization data of usage information about the consumable unit stored in the image forming apparatus, from the outside, and initializing the usage information about the consumable unit based on the received initialization data.03-05-2009
20110126137DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESING APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - There is provided a technique capable of contributing to an improvement in operability and working efficiency. A display control system comprises: an identification information acquisition section 05-26-2011
20100146419SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ITEM INQUIRY AND INFORMATION PRESENTATION VIA STANDARD COMMUNICATION PATHS - A method and system is provided for item inquiry and information presentation via standard communication paths. More particularly, the method and system detects an item associated with an avatar of a virtual universe (VU) user in a VU and determine information associated with the item. Additionally, the method and system are operable to display the information in the VU in a high-resolution component of the VU.06-10-2010
20110087979METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR STACKING NETWORK CAPTURED TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION DEVICES - A network captured traffic distribution device including a plurality of bi-directional ports, an egress port, a stacking port, and a processor is disclosed. The stacking port may be configured to enable the stacking of the network captured traffic distribution device with at least one additional network captured traffic distribution device in a stacked topology. The stacking may include, for example, an exchange of configuration information between the network captured traffic distribution device and an additional network captured traffic distribution device included in the stacked topology. Methods, systems, and apparatus for enabling the stacking of a network captured traffic distribution device to an additional network captured traffic distribution device in a stacked topology are also provided.04-14-2011
20110087978Usage Based Process For Selecting Hardware And Software In A Build To Order Environment - A usage based process for selecting hardware and software in a build to order environment. During the configuration of an information handling system, the usage based process presents a survey to a customer and uses information derived from the survey to automatically populate an information handling system configuration. In certain embodiments, the process of auto-populating the information handling system configuration includes a configuration accuracy analysis to assure that the various components identified for the auto-population provide a completed and accurately configured information handling system.04-14-2011
20100138759LAYERED CONTEXTUAL CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD AND MINIMIZED INPUT SPEECH RECOGNITION USER INTERFACE INTERACTIONS EXPERIENCE - In an effort to customize or enhance software applications, configuration data is often used. Configuration settings that are editable by users need not to be limited to a simple flat entry that can be taken out of context anymore. The present invention allows for multiple-levels of configuration settings to interact with each other, so that a single configuration for a given context to be calculated dynamically. In the process, the user gains flexibility to specify more adequately a required change or customization while propagating the information with minimal effort and not requiring additional coding. Furthermore, to simplify a speaker's interactions for controlling an automated device, the addition of a superposed layer over graphic user interface may be used. The superposed layer may display coordinates that a speaker may use to navigate the graphic user interface, for example to associate a location with a keyword or a coordinate.06-03-2010
20090313564Systems and methods for adjusting playback of media files based on previous usage - Systems and methods for adjusting playback and graphical representations of media files are provided. The systems and methods can monitor playback and access of media files to create usage metadata. The usage metadata can then be used to adjust the playback of the media file. For example, the usage metadata may indicate that a user skips, on average, the first 22 seconds of a particular song so the next time that song is played, the first 22 seconds will automatically be skipped. The usage metadata can additionally or alternatively be used to adjust a graphical representation of the media file. For example, the usage metadata may indicate that a user rarely accesses a particular song so the graphical representation of that song will be small and faded. This change in graphical representation can help a user find more commonly used media files.12-17-2009
20110087980METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT - A method of providing content through a content providing system is provided. The method includes dividing content into objects and associating the divided objects with corresponding codes; storing the objects associated with the codes in a database; accepting a connection of a specific medium among the plurality of media; receiving a request for specific content from the connected specific medium; extracting play environment information including terminal feature information for the connected specific medium; calling a specific object code corresponding to the connected specific medium from a database in consideration of the extracted play environment information; extracting an object corresponding to the called specific object code; creating the specific content by combining the extracted objects; converting the specific content into an image; stacking an interaction layer on the image; and providing the image with the interaction layer stacked thereon to the connected specific medium.04-14-2011
20120246585SYSTEM FOR EDITING AN AVATAR - Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for updating the appearance of an avatar that exists across an online multi-player gaming system, including an executing video game. In addition to the general system, systems, methods and computer readable media for updating the avatar, techniques are disclosed for prompting networked video games to update an avatar that has been modified while the video game has been executing.09-27-2012
20090307620SYSTEM FOR CONCURRENTLY MANAGING MULTIPLE AVATARS - An approach for cloning and merging avatars that are online in a virtual universe is described. In one embodiment, there is an avatar identification component which is configured to create an identification number associated with a second avatar, a GUI partitioning component configured to partition the graphic user interface of a virtual universe, an avatar rendering component configured to render a second avatar, a communication channel component configured to manage the second avatar's communication channel, and an inventory management component configured to manage the second avatar's inventory.12-10-2009
20090313561ALPHANUMERIC INPUT ANIMATION - Techniques for animation of alphanumeric inputs include generating an animated graphical representation of an alphanumeric input and combining the animated graphical representation with content. The combined animated graphical representation and the content are then output on a monitor.12-17-2009
20090313563System and method for providing data links - A system for providing data verification is disclosed. The system may include a storage device configured to store data and at least one source file having information related to the data. The system may further include a display device configured to display the data in at least one display field, wherein the display field associates with a verification panel. The system may also include a processor coupled to the storage device and the display device. The processor may be configured to create a link between the display field and the source file, wherein the link is displayed in the verification panel associated with the display field. The processor may be further configured to save link identification information in the storage device, wherein the link identification information includes category information of the display field and location information of the source file. The processor may also be configured to obtain the source file at the location specified by the link identification information, if the link is selected for display, and open the source file and display the source file on the display device.12-17-2009
20100070895METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING PACKAGED CONTENT SOURCES TO IDENTIFY AND PROVIDE INFORMATION BASED ON CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION - A method and system for providing access to content on an electronic device is provided. One embodiment includes receiving contextual information and querying a packaged content source for content related to the contextual information. Available content relating to the contextual information from the packaged content source is then indicated for user access.03-18-2010
20100037162INTERACTIVE PRODUCT CONFIGURATOR WITH PERSISTENT COMPONENT ASSOCIATION - A constraint based product configurator determines a structure that is adapted to be associated with one or more components and determines if an arbitrary association is possible for the structure. If an arbitrary association is possible, the configurator associates a component with the structure and generates a component association choice for the association. The component association choice is an identity of the structure and the corresponding first component.02-11-2010
20100037160MANAGING EPHEMERAL LOCATIONS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - Systems and methods for advertising, and, more particularly, systems and methods for managing ephemeral locations in a virtual universe. A method for managing ephemeral locations in a virtual universe (VU) includes causing a computer infrastructure to: render an ephemeral location upon a triggering in the VU; teleport a VU user avatar to the ephemeral location; permit the user avatar to interact in the ephemeral location; teleport the user avatar out of the ephemeral location; and un-render the ephemeral location.02-11-2010
20100037158MANAGING GUI CONTROL AUTO-ADVANCING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for preventing unintentional GUI control advances. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for preventing unintentional graphical user interface (GUI) control advancing associated with an auto-advance feature can be provided. The method can include defining a threshold time period, selecting a GUI control in a GUI for which auto-advancement is enabled, receiving complete input for the selected GUI control, and suppressing a manual directive to advance to a next ordered GUI control in the GUI responsive to the manual directive being received within the threshold time period between the receipt of the complete input and the manual directive.02-11-2010
20090217186APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIDGETS INCLUDING ADVERTISEMENTS FOR ASSOCIATED WIDGETS - An apparatus is provided that includes a processor configured to present content of a first widget in a display, where the first widget is associated with a second widget. In this regard, the processor is configured to present, in the display, content of the first widget in a manner including a content item related to the second widget, where the processor is configured to present the content item in accordance with a selectable manner of placement in the display. The processor, then, is also configured to initiate a request, to a network entity, to receive the second widget, the request being initiated based on the presentation of the content item.08-27-2009
20110179366METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIVACY PROTECTION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for privacy protection in a mobile terminal are provided. Upon detection of a user interaction through a detecting module during use, screen data containing private information can be temporarily hidden. The method includes displaying screen data of an application in execution on a display unit, recognizing a user interaction to hide the displayed screen data of the application, hiding the screen data of the application from the display unit upon recognition of the user interaction.07-21-2011
20110179364METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR AUTOMATING OPERATIONS ON A PLURALITY OF OBJECTS - Methods and systems are described for automating operations on a plurality of objects. In one aspect, a method and system receives, based on a user input detected by an input device, a do-for-each indicator; identifies a target application for the do-for-each indicator; and, in response to receiving the do-for-each indicator, instructs the target application to perform an operation on each object in a plurality of objects while each object is sequentially represented, on a display device, as selected.07-21-2011
20110179363METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - In a method for displaying information in a motor vehicle, at least one two-dimensional object is represented graphically with the aid of a display mounted in the motor vehicle, the graphical object including a display field and an operating field. A user-interface device generates graphics data which control the display such that the display field is shown on one side of the two-dimensional graphical object and the operating field is shown on the other side of the two-dimensional graphical object, and in response to an input with the aid of an input device, an arithmetic logic unit of the user-interface device alters the graphics data such that the object in the perspective representation on the display rotates from one side to the other side. A corresponding display device is provided for a motor vehicle, and a motor vehicle may include such a display device.07-21-2011
20100070892USER INTERFACE INCLUDING QUESTION VERIFICATION INDICATORS - A method of displaying non-textual indication of question verification status in a user interface, the user interface including a plurality of questions associated there-with, includes receiving an answer to at least one question of the plurality of questions, associating a non-textual indication of the verification status of the answer, and displaying the non-textual indication of the at least one question.03-18-2010
20100070894FEDERATED CALENDAR ENTRY PRESENCE INDICATOR - A method for indicating the presence of federated calendar entries in a currently viewed time period of a calendar and/or scheduling application, includes: receiving a user's selection for a date range in a calendar and/or scheduling application; determining whether there are one or more federated calendars associated with the user's calendar and/or scheduling application; wherein in the event there are one or more federated calendars associated with the user's calendar and/or scheduling application: determining whether there are one or more events from the one or more federated calendars in the selected date range; and wherein in the event there are federated calendar events in the selected date range: generating a calendar and/or scheduling page with one or more indicators for federated calendars with events in the selected date range.03-18-2010
20100064236INSULIN PUMP PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE WITH BASAL PROFILE PREVIEW FEATURE - Insulin pump programming software is disclosed that generates thumbnail images of basal rate profile data contained in source files and displays the images to permit an operator to select the desired profile data without opening the source files. The software also permits the operator to verify changes to pump profiles before programming the pump by displaying thumbnail images of the current pump profile and the new pump profile.03-11-2010
20100058211MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING USER INTERFACE USING THE SAME - A mobile terminal including a display configured to display a graphical user interface, a user identification unit configured to connect at least first and second user identification modules to the mobile terminal, in which the first and second user identification modules include first and second telephone numbers, respectively, a memory configured to store at least first and second user interface information respectively corresponding to the first and second user identification modules, respectively, and a controller configured to control the display to display the graphical user interface using the first user interface information when the first user identification module is used and to display the graphical user interface using the second user interface information when the second user identification module is used.03-04-2010
20100058210Online Investing - The present invention provides amongst other things, a new and effective means for valuing, rating and investing in Internet domain names as well as processing, analyzing and displaying investment related information.03-04-2010
20100058209BUSINESS CARD GENERATION DURING DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION - Methods of the present inventions allow for generating a business card during domain name registration. An exemplary method may comprise the step of generating a business card containing information received during the process of registering a domain name to a registrant and, perhaps, providing the business card to the registrant. The information may comprise the registrant's name, title, address, telephone number, facsimile number, domain name, URL, email address, business name, business logo, and/or business tagline.03-04-2010
20100058208SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAGGING OBJECTS FOR HETEROGENEOUS SEARCHES - A system and method in a virtual universe system for tagging objects in one virtual world so that avatars in other virtual worlds can search for, review, purchase, and exchange real goods and virtual objects. In a virtual universe having more than one virtual world, an object in one virtual world may be tagged with a seller identification, an advertising location, an item type, and details of the item. The object may then be externalized to other virtual worlds within the virtual universe for searching.03-04-2010
20110099491User-Interface Testing - A user-interface testing process involves generating plural display-data representations of a common subject for plural respective user-interface instances. The resulting display data is tracked for each of the application user-interface instances so as to generate respective object-level descriptions of the user interface instances. The object-level descriptions are compared to detect differences between the application user-interface instances.04-28-2011
20110099489SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTING EMISSION VALUES - A system and method for computing emission values. In one aspect, a system and method is described to include an input module operable to receive raw activity data to define a record for an activity; a data provisioning module operable to compute standardized activity data using the raw activity data; a location module operable to compute a location hierarchy for a given location; a factor data module operable to compute factor data for a given location hierarchy and time period; a reference data module operable to compute reference data; and an emission engine operable to compute at least one emission value for the activity based on the optimal emission equation.04-28-2011
20110154232SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MANAGING OBJECT ALERTS - A method for providing information regarding a monitored distributed computer system includes applying an object filter to a plurality of monitored objects, the object filter specifying an object state that is more complex than a single property value, and raising an alert upon at least one of the monitored objects satisfying the object state.06-23-2011
20110154230PROCESSES TO LEARN ENTERPRISE DATA MATCHING - A system and method for managing media advertising enterprise data including a process for learning enterprise data matching. An EDM (Enterprise Data Management) application module can be configured to include a set of rules at an enterprise level to manage disparate and disconnected records associated with an entity. A number of unmatched and enterprise entities that matches with respect to an active entity can be returned based on a fuzzy logic associated with various matching options stored in an EDM database. A matching process can then be performed to accurately match similar records regardless of manual input, location, and format of the records in a distributed system. Each unmatched record can then be assigned with a parent enterprise entity. Such an optimization mechanism can interactively manage and report records at the enterprise level in a simple and efficient manner.06-23-2011
20110078595Methods and Systems for Preventing Unauthorized Access to Patient Information - An exemplary method includes displaying a graphical user interface configured to include a patient list displayed therein, receiving user input representative of a search term comprising one or more characters selected to identify a particular patient included within a plurality of patients, dynamically updating the patient list in response to the received user input to only include a plurality of entries that contain the search term, each of the entries comprising patient information associated with a distinct one of the patients, and preventing one or more non-search term characters contained within each of the entries of the patient list from being displayed within the graphical user interface. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.03-31-2011
20120304091SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISCOVERING AND PUBLISHING OF PRESENCE INFORMATION ON A NETWORK - A system and method is provided for publication and discovery of the presence of nearby users on a network. When the system is enabled, the presence of the local user is published on the network. Nearby users that also have a similar system enabled can discover the local user's presence on the network. Furthermore, the local user may discovery the presence of the other nearby users that are currently publishing their presence on the network.11-29-2012
20120304090INSERTION OF PICTURE CONTENT FOR USE IN A LAYOUT - Pictures and picture frames are presented in a manner that allows them to be easily disambiguated from one another. Picture content can also be easily swapped between picture frames in a layout. Multiple pictures in a layout might be simultaneously replaced. Pictures might also be inserted into a scratch area for use in a layout in a manner that allows picture content to be easily disambiguated from other picture content and used in the layout.11-29-2012
20120304087Graphical User Interface for Map Search - Particular embodiments include a method comprising accessing location data representing a first location of a first user wherein the first location corresponds to geographic coordinates, retrieving image data defining a graphical map from a remote server based on the first location accessing a search query inputted by the first user, retrieving one or more second locations in response to the search query, where the one or more second locations correspond to geographic coordinates, and displaying a first view comprising a list of the one or more second locations overlaying at least a portion of the graphical map, wherein the graphical map includes indicators for the first location and at least one of the one or more second locations in accordance with their respective geographic coordinates.11-29-2012
20120304086EPHEMERAL OBJECT SELECTIONS AND FAST-PATH GESTURING FOR DEVICE CONTROL - A device may be controlled by: detecting a first user input associated with an element of a graphical user interface associated with at least one controllable device; detecting at least one second user input; and transmitting at least one device control signal to the at least one controllable device associated with the element of the graphical user interface when the first user input and the second user input are at least partially contemporaneous.11-29-2012
20110072373INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An information processing device (03-24-2011
20110078596Protocol Analyzer System And Method For Medical Monitoring Module - A protocol analyzer and a host simulator for a medical monitoring module testing system are provided. The protocol analyzer may monitor communication in a first protocol from the medical monitoring module to a host or host simulator. The protocol analyzer may parse and display the messages of the first protocol on a display of a computer. The host simulator may receive data from the medical monitoring module and display data corresponding to a physiological parameter on the display.03-31-2011
20120066622METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SOFTWARE FOR DISPLAYING DATA OBJECTS - A method, apparatus, and software for displaying data objects. The method, apparatus, and software includes arranging data objects into groups, selecting representative data objects from the groups of the data objects, and upon receiving a zoom-out instruction, zooming out all the data objects except for the representative data objects.03-15-2012
20110061008SINGLE DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE PERSONAS - A single device that receives communications, resources, data, and/or other information intended for a user having multiple contact addresses is provided. The single device can receive various information intended for multiple telephone numbers, email aliases, screen names, aliases, other means of contact, or combinations thereof. The device can selectively forward the information to the user based on a current user role, user preferences, contact information, or based on other criteria. If information is to be forwarded to the user at substantially the same time as receipt, automatic means of notifying the user of the role for which the communication is intended are provided.03-10-2011
20110061009FLEXIBLE USER INTERFACE FOR IMAGE MANIPULATION FOR AN IAMGE PRODUCT - A computer-assisted method for automatically creating a picture strip at a user interface includes the steps of displaying a template for a picture strip having one or more image receiving areas in a user interface on a display device, placing an image in one of the image receiving areas in the template in the user interface, displaying a circle around the image by the display device, displaying a handle in association with the circle by the display device, and allowing a user drag the handle to rotate and scale the image in the one of the image receiving areas.03-10-2011
20110016416User Interface with Navigation Controls for the Display or Concealment of Adjacent Content - A computerized system including a graphical interface is provided for storing, retrieving, and displaying individual sentences or subunits of a data source as stand-alone entities, independent of how they are ordered within the source document. The graphical user interface provides an interactive display that allows a user to dynamically develop his or her own context for displayed document subunits, such as sentences, by means of incremental displays of surrounding material or of material related by other relations or criteria, so that relevant sentences or subunits from a single source or different sources can be retrieved, aggregated, compared, and displayed along with context specifically tailored for each user-relevant sentence or subunit as appropriate.01-20-2011
20120278743COMMON INTERFACE FOR MULTIPLE NETWORK SERVICES - The formulation of a user interface that is used to access multiple network services. The user interface includes a common interface portion that is common amongst multiple network services. The user interface also includes a service-specific content portion that is specific at least one, but not all, of the network services. In one or more embodiments, the common interface may include navigation control(s) for navigating the service-specific content portion between network services while the common interface portion remains the same. Thus, the user interface may be used to present multiple network services while retaining a portion that has a common look.11-01-2012
20120278744METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN A LOCKED STATE - An approach is provided for increasing the functionality of an electronic device when the device is in a locked state. The approach involves determining one or more applications for presentation at a device. The approach also involves determining that the device is in a locked state. The approach further involves processing and/or facilitating a processing of the one or more applications to cause, at least in part, presentation of the one or more applications in a user interface of the device associated with the locked state.11-01-2012
20110016414SYSTEM IMAGE CUSTOMIZATION TOOL - A system image customization tool provides an efficient and cost effective way to implement a highly customizable system image for a digital device. The system image customization tool controls application installation, device settings, and selection, delivery methods and licensing options for products, applications and services with minimal or no customer interaction from the customer's first out of box experience with the device and through the lifecycle use of the device. The system image customization tool provides retailers, original equipment manufacturers and products, applications and services providers a way to create new distribution channels and partnerships.01-20-2011
20110154233PROJECTED DISPLAY TO ENHANCE COMPUTER DEVICE USE - Methods, apparatuses and systems to receive, via at least one sensor device, data related to an area around the at least one sensor device. A target area around the sensor device to project an interactive display space via a projector is determined based, at least in part, on the data received from the at least one sensor device. The target area will include a projected interactive display space wherein interactions and objects within the projected interactive display space are to be processed via a computing device operatively coupled to the at least one sensor device.06-23-2011
20100122189SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING INTERACTIVE ADVERTISEMENTS - Apparatus and methods for providing content by presenting multimedia content on a mobile device; receiving, on the mobile device, indicia of at least one insertion point in the multimedia content; receiving, on the mobile device, at least one identifier associated with the at least one insertion point, the identifier identifying one or more executable content; and presenting the executable content to a user of the mobile device proximate to the at least one insertion point.05-13-2010
20100281405Integrated Alert System - Alert systems provide increased functionality and interactive operation by use of subsystems (11-04-2010
20100037157PROACTIVE MACHINE-AIDED MASHUP CONSTRUCTION WITH IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT INPUT FROM USER COMMUNITY - A method, information processing system, and computer program product manage information mashups. A first widget is selected from a plurality of widgets. A widget is an entity that at least one of consumes data and produces data. Metadata associated with the first widget is analyzed. The metadata at least includes compatible input type information, compatible output type information, previous usage information, and user feedback information. A second widget is selected from the plurality of widgets based on the metadata associated with the first widget and metadata associated with the second widget. The first widget and the second widget are coupled together.02-11-2010
20100005406METHOD OF PRESENTING INFORMATION - A method of displaying visual information to a user of a video display. The method includes defining a dynamic portion of the visual display, providing a mask that obscures the dynamic portion of the visual display for an observable period of time, and providing a second display of content to the dynamic portion of the visual display during the observable period of time, the second display of content being occluded by the animated content during the observable period of time.01-07-2010
20110154229MOSAIC IDENTITY - Techniques are disclosed herein for adapting user interaction with resources to facets of the user's identity. A user has multiple facets of their identity such as parent, employee, gamer and coach. The active facet of the user's identity may impact how the user interacts with resources when using their electronic devices. For example, the computing resources to which a user has access may be influenced by whether the user is acting as a parent or employee. A system is provided that adapts how the user interacts with resources available to a user based on one or more facets of the user's identity that are active at the particular time. The system may tailor search results to the active facet of the user's identity, provide product recommendations that are specific to the active facet the user's identity, etc.06-23-2011
20090241045VIRTUAL WHITE LINES FOR DELIMITING PLANNED EXCAVATION SITES - Methods and apparatus for facilitating detection of a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area. Data representing an aerial image of a geographic area including the dig area is electronically received, the data including geo-coding or geographical identification metadata associated with the aerial image. At least a portion of the aerial image is displayed on a display device, including at least one map symbol, street name, region, and/or landmark description superimposed upon or displayed separately from the geographic area. The dig area is delimited on the displayed image, via a user input device associated with the display device, so as to generate a marked-up digital image including a delimited dig area. Information relating to the marked-up digital image is electronically transmitted and/or electronically stored so as to facilitate the detection of the presence or the absence of the at least one underground facility within the dig area.09-24-2009
20090150809PINPOINT BROWSER - The present invention relates to a computer aided method and an apparatus for a comfortable and optimum display of activatable information elements in an interaction window and associated information portions in a result window on a graphics display device. The associated information portions result from a search operation. The activatable information elements are, for example, key words and part of a specific theme or area. The information portions are, for example, abstracts of documents such as scientific publications that relate to the respective key words.06-11-2009
20080229221Graphical user interface for gathering image evaluation information - A method is disclosed for operating a computer to gather input from respondents to electronic surveys and to evaluate preferences related to digital two dimensional and three dimensional images. The method includes providing a drawing tool for enabling survey respondent(s) to designate areas of interest on digital two dimensional and three dimensional images within an electronic survey. A graphical user interface enables the survey respondent(s) to utilize the drawing tool to create data files, which may include designated area data, attributes, and survey respondent opinions for designated area(s) of interest within an image. The data files are saved in a machine-readable file for analysis.09-18-2008
20090113325METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANUFACTURING TRACKING - Provided are methods and systems for creating a custom object comprising selecting an item of manufacture, determining a plurality of fields to describe the item of manufacture, defining at least one of the plurality of fields, generating an associated visual representation of the at least one of the plurality of fields in a view frame, moving the associated visual representation of the at least one of the plurality of fields to a layout frame in response to a design user input, repeating the defining, generating, and moving steps for the plurality of fields that are undefined, resulting in each of the plurality of fields having an associated visual representation in the layout frame, and displaying the layout frame as the custom object.04-30-2009
20090113322Global Variable Structure in a Graphical Program - System and method for including an in-place structure in a graphical program. Input including the structure in the graphical program may be received, where the structure is displayed in the graphical program. At least one graphical program node may be associated with the structure. The at least one graphical program node may be executable to manipulate at least one of a first element or a second element. The structure may specify that data memory of the first element is useable as the data memory of the second element in the graphical program. The structure may be usable by a development environment to reduce memory usage of the graphical program during execution.04-30-2009
20110055739Method of spreading out and displaying closely located points of interest on a personal navigation device - A method of displaying points of interest in a personal navigation device includes displaying a map on a display of the personal navigation device, receiving touch input at a touched position of the display, displaying points of interest located near the touched position, wherein the points of interest are represented by icons, each icon being connected to its location on the map with a line extending out from the touched position, and spreading out the icons around the touched position to separate the icons from each other, the spread out icons being displayed in a pattern around the touched position, wherein a length of the line connecting each icon to its location on the map is not directly proportional to a distance from the corresponding point of interest to the touched position.03-03-2011
20100281406INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - A sidebar providing server (11-04-2010
20110010648VISUAL FEEDBACK BASED ON INTERACTION LANGUAGE CONSTRAINTS AND PATTERN RECOGNITION OF SENSORY FEATURES - A language model back-off system can be used with a user interface employing one or more language models to constrain navigation of selectable user interface input components. A user input interpretation module receives user input and interprets the user input to determine if a selection is made of one or more user interface input components. If a selection is not made, the user input interpretation module determines whether conditions are met for backing off one or more language models employed to constrain navigation of the user interface input components. If the conditions are met, a language model back-off module backs off the one or more language models.01-13-2011
20100281407INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN - A sidebar providing server (11-04-2010
20110016415METHOD FOR DISPLAYING BROADCASTING CONTENTS IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL THEREOF - A mobile terminal includes a controller initiating at least one widget present in the mobile terminal and obtaining updated information with regard to the at least one initiated widget, a user input unit receiving an input for selecting a channel which provides broadcasting content, a wireless communication unit receiving the broadcasting contents, and a display displaying the broadcasting contents. The controller determines whether any of the at least one initiated widget is associated with the selected channel and registered with the selected channel and the display displays one or more of the at least one widget that are associated with the selected channel with the broadcasting content when the controller determines that the one or more of the at least one widget that are associated with the selected channel are registered.01-20-2011
20110022974USER INTERFACE GENERATION APPARATUS - A user interface generation apparatus is provided with a user interface generation unit for generating a user interface, a display unit for displaying the user interface generated by the user interface generation unit, and a memory unit for storing a definition file including object definition information which defines an object, which is a component of the user interface. If being instructed to generate a plurality of user interfaces, the user interface generation unit makes a selection from object definition information included in the definition file stored in the memory unit and executes processing to generate a compound user interface based on the object definition information selected.01-27-2011
20110022973Integrated Desktop Software for Management of Virus Data - A system and method for managing virus data may include software tailored for rapid, efficient and flexible management of virus data. The system may easier overcome data management problems. Moreover, the system may streamline the serious bottleneck of data management, significantly compressing time between data collection and cure discovery. The system may comprise graphical-user interface (GUI) tools and a data-storage and retrieval system. It may also include a commercial relational database engine. The system may include annotation, alignment, phylogenetics and mutation analysis tools. The alignment tool may be linked to a query tool and include a contig assembler. The system may include mutation tracking, report generation and entropy measurement tools, as well as statistical routines and security and installation packages. The system may include a software architecture comprised of three tiers: a presentation (GUI) tier, a middleware (Domain) tier, and a relational database management system (RDBMS) tier.01-27-2011
20120151390USER INTERFACE FOR MEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION - Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting a user interface. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a user selection of a user interface displayed by the device identifying a graphical element, wherein the graphical element is associated with an association category, and determining one or more media titles based on one or more associations of media titles to the graphical element and at least one association category associated with a previously detected user selection. The method may further include displaying one or more graphical elements for each identified media title, wherein the one or more graphical elements are each associated with an association category for each of a plurality of user selections.06-14-2012
20100293488EXTENDED ELEMENTS AND MECHANISMS FOR DISPLAYING A RICH GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE IN PANEL SUBUNIT - Methods for realizing advanced graphical user interface (GUI) in panel subunit. The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a button GUI element descriptor that defines a bitmap to be displayed when a button is out of focus and another bitmap to be displayed when the button is in focus. In another embodiment, the present invention provides a table GUI element descriptor that defines a table-like on screen display to be displayed on the controller device. Another embodiment of the present invention provides a panel GUI element descriptor that includes a focused identifier attribute indicating a pre-determined element of the on-screen display as default focus. In this way, the target device would be able to control the default focus of the controller device when displaying an on-screen display. In yet another embodiment, the present invention provides a text GUI element descriptor that includes a font style attribute that dictates whether the text GUI element should be displayed as bold, underlined and/or reversed. By using these extended elements in panel subunit, more complicated and advanced GUI, such as an electronic programming guide (EPG) can be achieved.11-18-2010
20100293487Provider-to-provider Consultations - Amongst other things, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving, by one or more computers, data indicating that a first service provider is authorized to engage in a consultation with a second service provider; and receiving, by one or more computers, a request from the first service provider to consult with the second service provider having a second service provider profile that satisfies at least some attributes in a set of attributes that define a suitable service provider.11-18-2010
20110126136Method and Apparatus for Botnet Analysis and Visualization - A method and apparatus for botnet analysis and visualization. Network traffic is filtered to compile a list of messages. The identified messages are tokenized, classified, and aggregated and changes in the frequency of tokenized messages are identified. A display of the tokenized messages is generated and displayed via a user interface. The user interface is configured to a allow a user to review data generated based on the filtered network traffic in order to detect potential botnet activity. User input may be used to adjust filtering and tokenization of the messages.05-26-2011
20100333001DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING A FUNCTION CHART - A device for the dimensionally variable display of a function chart on a display (12-30-2010
20100180221Configuration Creation for Deployment and Monitoring - A configuration management and monitoring system may use a hierarchical knowledge base to identify configuration settings, resolve conflicts between configuration settings, and implement and monitor the configuration settings for one or more devices in a network environment. The system may produce a file that may be consumed by an application and with which the application may be configured to conform to the configuration settings. The system may also produce a set of settings that may be used to automate deployment and monitor compliance with the settings.07-15-2010
20110072372ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME FOR DETERMINATION OF FREE TIME PERIODS - A method of controlling an electronic device includes retrieving, from at least one database comprising a plurality of calendared events, calendared events for a calendar day and for the calendar day, determining free time periods between an earliest of a start time of a working day and an end time of a first calendared event and a latest of the end time of the working day and a start time of a last calendared event, and rendering the calendared events and the determined free time periods in a time-ordered list on a display of the electronic device.03-24-2011
20100115438METHOD FOR CREATING MULTI-LEVEL WIDGETS AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method for creating multi-level widgets and a system thereof are provided. The method includes the steps of: embedding intended widgets in a platform having a software application programming interface; determining whether at least a widget is to be embedded in the widgets embedded; determining whether at least a widget is to be further embedded in the widgets embedded; and forming multi-level widgets by embedding more of the widgets in the widgets embedded, respectively, so as to enable multi-level editing.05-06-2010
20110093803Server Geospatially Organized Flat File Data - A flat file data organization technique is used for storing and retrieving geospatially organized data. The invention reduces transfer time by transferring a few large files in lieu of a large number of small files. It also moves the process of locating a given data file away from the file system to a proprietary code base. Additionally, the invention simplifies database management by having quadtree packets generated on demand.04-21-2011
20110093802ELICITATION METHOD FOR CUSTOM IMAGE PREFERENCES USING KEYWORDS - A method and user interface for eliciting and processing user feedback includes displaying on a computing device display a digital asset, wherein the digital asset has an associated list having at least one keyword; displaying on the computing device display a user feedback interface, the user feedback interface comprising at least one input component configured to receive user generated input; receiving a keyword replacement pair via the at least one input component; storing the keyword replacement pair; analyzing the stored keyword replacement pair; and producing results indicting potential changes to the digital asset based upon the analyzing. Based upon the results of the analysis, an updated version of the digital asset may be produced including any user suggested changes.04-21-2011
20090300529SCREEN EDITING APPARATUS, SCREEN EDITING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - For prescribing a state of a selection operating part having options disposed on an operating page displayed, a type attribute of the selection operating part, a display attribute of displaying or not displaying an operating part corresponding to each option of the selection operating part, and priority setting information indicating modification of setting of an option of the selection operating part, are stored, the modification being carried out while the operating page is displayed. In response to a user's operation, a selected or non-selected state of an operating part of each option, or a display attribute may be changed. When a display attribute of an option is changed, information corresponding to a type of the selection operating part having the option and a selected or non-selected state of the operating part having the option is registered as the priority setting information.12-03-2009
20090300528BROWSER EVENT TRACKING FOR DISTRIBUTED WEB-BASED PROCESSING, SPATIAL ORGANIZATION AND DISPLAY OF INFORMATION - A Zeetix technology may effectively present resources of any networked environment, such as the internet as a virtual computing platform. An interactive visual presentation, such as on a computing facility human interface, may provide tracking of user gestures in an intuitive, responsive, web-based direct-manipulation user interface to this virtual platform.12-03-2009
20090300527USER INTERFACE FOR BULK OPERATIONS ON DOCUMENTS - A user interface displays a group of related documents such that bulk operations may be performed on them without requiring the user to individually access each document to perform an action. Properties, such as a status, contributor information, submission date and submission deadline and the like are also displayed with the documents. From this information, a user may decide to open a specific document and/or version of the document for review while bulk approving the other displayed documents. A user may perform an action on all or part of the displayed documents and their versions from the user interface. In this way, the efficiency of the workflow may be increased since the user doesn't have to individually access each document to perform the action.12-03-2009
20090300526Computer based method for creation, personalization, and fulfillment of customizable art printed on canvas - A computer based method of offering customized art to a user. The method comprises of using a collection of digital images and design elements organized in an online flash application generating a customized digital image representation of the art product. Steps include: (a) digital image selection; (b) canvas size selection; (c) canvas background color selection; (d) option to include text; (e) frame selection; and the (f) generation of a digital file ready for print consisting of the image designed through the flash application and available through an internet website and/or retail kiosk.12-03-2009
20090300525METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY UPDATING AVATAR TO INDICATE USER'S STATUS - A cellular or wireless mobile device includes a one or more sensors and a processor configured with software to receive data from the one or more sensors, calendar data and device settings, compare sensor, calendar, device settings data, and an authorization level of a requesting user to avatar selection criteria, and select an avatar based upon the comparison. By correlating sensor data, calendar data and device settings to a user's current status, the avatar selection criteria enables a processor to automatically select an avatar that reflects the user's current status. Others then can be informed of the user's current status by accessing the user's avatar.12-03-2009
20090300531METHOD FOR PROVIDING HUMAN INPUT TO A COMPUTER - The invention provides a method for providing human input to a computer which allows a user to interact with a display connected to the computer. The method includes the steps of placing a first target on a first portion of the user's body, using an electro-optical sensing means, sensing data related to the location of the first target and data related to the location of a second portion of the user's body, the first and second portions of the user's body being movable relative to each other, providing an output of the electro-optical sensing means to the input of the computer, determining the location of the first target and the location of the second portion of the user's body, and varying the output of the computer to the display based upon the determined locations for contemporaneous viewing by the user.12-03-2009
20090300530METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-TOUCH-BASED BROWSING OF MEDIA SUMMARIZATIONS ON A HANDHELD DEVICE - The inventive system comprises a touch screen on a mobile device and an application that defines a set of functioning components that provide the functionality for navigating media. The inventive application comprises components including event handling touches on the touch screen, presentation and layout interacting with event handling, content cache storing media and metadata, and content loading connecting to and loading the media and the metadata from a remote storage device, such that the event handling component invokes one or more of the presentation and layout component, the content cache component and the content loading component in response to various touch screen interactions. The various touch screen interactions perform setting a browser shape, setting a range, focus, zoom in and out, and/or level of detail of the media segments, moving laterally in time, resetting a view, annotating and/or viewing annotations, playing, pausing, and stopping the media summarization.12-03-2009
20100031175Computerized method for relating variables in user-defined equations to dimensions on digital drawings - A computerized method that allows users to relate variables in mathematical equations that they define to dimensions on a digital drawing file that they import. The results of these equations are calculated and displayed both graphically and numerically. Multiple equations can be evaluated simultaneously, and the user may quickly switch between graphical and numerical views of the results of many different equations.02-04-2010
20100031174MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION USING THE SAME - A wireless communication terminal is provided for use in interactive communication with a base station (BS) to allow exchange of displayed image related information. A display is configured to display a broadcast image from the BS. The broadcast image is associated with a time stamp recognized by the BS. The broadcast image includes an object displayed on the display. An input module is configured to recognize a selected position on the display associated with the object. A controller is in communication with the display and the input module. The controller is configured to associate the selected position with the object, to provide coordinate data corresponding to the selected position, to provide to the BS a time reference in relation to the time stamp when the selected position is recognized, to receive from the BS object information related to the object, and to display the object information received from the BS.02-04-2010
20100031173Business Card Scanner - An electronic communications device (02-04-2010
20100031172Math Menu User Interface On A Calculator - A system comprises a processor and a keyboard coupled to the processor. The keyboard comprises a mathematical function key and an arrow key. When the mathematical function key is pressed, the processor causes the display to display a sequence of math functions or math menu choices upon a user repeatedly pressing the arrow key. For each math function displayed on the display, the processor concurrently also causes the result of the math function to be displayed without the user pressing another key.02-04-2010
20100017730USING AN ALTERNATE USER INTERFACE TO A DRAG AND DROP INTERFACE FOR REARRANGING CONFIGURABLE WEB PAGE COMPONENTS - A user interface for repositioning Web page components that includes an HTML table. Each cell of the table can represents a Web page component that is able to be repositioned. Each cell can include an identifier and a user selectable position control. The identifier can identify the Web page component. The user selectable position control can accept user input designating a position of the component within the Web page. An activation control can accept input entered within the user selectable position control when selected. Activation of the activation control can result in the Web page being reconfigured so that the position of the Web page components corresponds to positions specified by the position controls. In one embodiment, the user interface can be an accessibility option for users having difficulty with a drag and drop interface.01-21-2010
20080244425CALENDAR HORIZON VIEW - A calendar application is disclosed for emphasizing current and near time periods. The calendar application may provide a calendar interface which displays the current time period in the left-most column. Thus, in an example where the calendar interface displays a week of time, the calendar interface may display the current day first, and not Sunday or Monday as in conventional calendar applications. When the calendar interface is configured to show multiple rows of time periods, the calendar application may additionally or alternatively display some of the rows larger relative to others of the displayed rows. For example, in a monthly view displaying four weeks, a default view may present the first and second rows, representing the current week and the following week, with a larger area on the display than the last two rows representing the third and fourth weeks from the current date.10-02-2008
20110154231User Productivity On-Demand Services - The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for providing user productivity on-demand services. One process includes operations for determining a hosted service for use with an application at a client based on user context data associated with the application. A request for the hosted service and a reference to stored data required for the hosted service is received. The hosted service is executed, and the results are transmitted to the client.06-23-2011
20090070694Access control for closed subscriber groups - A network transmits (broadcasts) an access mode indicator that indicates whether a closed subscriber group CSG network is being operated as open or closed and if it indicates open a user equipment UE that is not a registered member of the CSG is allowed access as a guest member. a user group of the closed subscriber group network and allowing the user equipment access to the closed subscriber group network as a guest member. The CSG network can provide higher priority services to its registered members by differentiating them over guest members by an indication, received from each UE in its RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION REQUEST message, whether it is registered or a guest. The CSG can also transmit its ID/name for display at the UE so they may select whether and which CSG to join.03-12-2009
20110307814METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING AND MANIPULATING DOCUMENTS WITH AN OBJECT - A non-transitory computer-readable medium adapted to store thereon computer-readable instructions that, when executed with a computer, provide a method for managing information elements in relation with an object on a display of a computer, the method comprising providing an information element, providing a visual distinctive element associated with the information element, providing an object, associating a visual distinctive element at a location on the object and displaying the object on the display, with the associated visual distinctive element thereon, to provide a graphical reference at a location on the object, the visual distinctive element being adapted to draw a link with the information element.12-15-2011
20080276188METHOD OF DISTRIBUTED STORYTELLING - A method for distributing a story in a non-linear format comprises providing a story in multiple plot segments through multiple publication sources. An initial plot segment is provided by an author comprising at least one clue for directing a reader to additional plot segments. The additional segments may comprise clues for directing the reader to yet additional segments and eventually a final plot segment providing a resolution to the story.11-06-2008
20090172575VIEWER METHOD AND VIEWER DEVICE - A viewer method and a viewer device are capable of more rapidly reproducing desired screen data. A jump processing unit instructs a reproduction unit to jump to and reproduce arbitrary screen data based on difference data between sequentially retrieved screen data. The screen data a user desires to check is often screen data of when the difference data is large, that is, screen data of when the amount of change in the retrieved screen data is large such as when an error has occurred. Thus, the desired screen data can be more rapidly reproduced by jumping to and reproducing the screen data based on the difference data.07-02-2009
20090172574LOCATION INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATION IN A VIRTUAL WORLD - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to virtual worlds and provide a method, system and computer program product for deploying and managing an avatar silhouette in a location in a virtual world. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for deploying and managing an avatar silhouette in a location in a virtual world can include creating and inserting a silhouette avatar into one location of a virtual world in correspondence with a primary avatar in a different location in the virtual world, rendering the silhouette avatar recognizable by an avatar in the one location and prohibiting independent movements by the silhouette avatar, and passing a communication directed from the avatar in the one location to the silhouette avatar in the one location along to the primary avatar in the different location.07-02-2009
20090172573ACTIVITY CENTRIC RESOURCE RECOMMENDATIONS IN A COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to context sensitive resource recommendations and provide a method, system and computer program product for activity sensitive context sensitive resource recommendations. In an embodiment of the invention, an activity-centric resource recommendation method can be provided. The method can include inferring an activity from a workspace in a graphical user interface, identifying resources from amongst a set of resources that are relevant to the inferred activity, and displaying the identified resources in the graphical user interface.07-02-2009
20090172572SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING ARBITRARY TYPES OF SOFTWARE OBJECTS - A system and method are provided for handling different types of objects within a software framework. In an embodiment, an object handler keeps track of information associated with objects, and information needed to implement a user interface. The software framework employing the object handler uses that information to create the user interface so as to get user input/action. A user may select an object type and enter an associated one or more identifiers via the user interface. In response to the entering of the information, a method call of the object handler is made to determine whether the object associated with the object type and identifiers exists, and depending upon that determination, an action or further method call may be initiated and/or requested.07-02-2009
20090172571LIST BASED NAVIGATION FOR DATA ITEMS - A user interface provides for contextual navigation in locating desired content based on similarity/dissimilarity criteria. Each item that is identified in a device is provided with at least one multi-dimensional descriptor. A content of each item can be stored remotely from the device. A search criteria is selected that relates to the descriptor and a selected active item. A search is conducted to identify all other items identified in the device that have a relationship with the search criteria. The results are presented to the user and can be ranked according to a selected relationship order.07-02-2009
20120042269SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NESTING TIMELINES - A system and method for creating, editing, and displaying nested timelines. Using the disclosed system, a user can create linked timelines within a timeline and represent the linked (or “nested”) timelines as single elements in the timeline. Nested timelines allow a user to remove elements from a timeline to avoid cluttering the timeline or to group certain events together. Nested timelines also allow a user to alter the timescale for displaying events. The system allows the viewer to easily switch between the parent timeline and the nested timeline as necessary to view the events associated with each timeline. In some embodiments, the system allows various graphical elements representing a span of time, events, nested timelines, and annotations to be added to a timeline.02-16-2012
20120072859SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPARING AND REVIEWING DOCUMENTS - A document processing system for accurately and efficiently analyzing documents and methods for making and using same. Each incoming document includes at least one section of textual content and is provided in an electronic form or as a paper-based document that is converted into an electronic form. Since many categories of documents, such as legal and accounting documents, often include one or more common text sections with similar textual content, the document processing system compares the documents to identify and classify the common text sections. The document comparison can be further enhanced by dividing the document into document segments and comparing the document segments; whereas, the conversion of paper-based documents likewise can be improved by comparing the resultant electronic document with a library of standard phrases, sentences, and paragraphs. The document processing system thereby enables an image of the document to be manipulated, as desired, to facilitate its review.03-22-2012
20080288880SPEED DEPENDENT DISPLAYING OF INFORMATION ITEMS IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - Electronic device with a display screen and a navigational input device places information items in a string along a path on the display screen. The user can move the string of information items along the path at a variable speed by using the navigational input means. The shape of the path is changed in relation to the speed at which the string of information items is moved along the path. At low speeds the path is substantially rectangular and follows the outline of the rectangular display screen. At higher speeds the path becomes more and more curved.11-20-2008
20120210257AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING POWER PLANT OPERATIONS - Systems and methods for analyzing and displaying power plant data are able to access continuous live and/or historical operational data and identify within the data: (a) instances of at least one given type of power plant operation, (b) key events that may occur during an instance of the at least one given type of power plant operation, and (c) one or more time-based segments based on the key events and a physical segmentation of the power plant. Performance aspects for selected identified power plant operation instances can be quantified by comparing the identified instances with metrics that are predefined relative to the key events and segmentation within each type of power plant operation. Selected data associated with the identified instances are provided as electronic output to a user.08-16-2012
20120210258COMPOSITIONAL DASHBOARDS WITH PROCESSOR COMPONENTS - A dashboard can be composed of pre-defined data provider, presentation, and processor components. The data provider component acquires data from a source, and the presentation component visualizes data. The processor component enhances the data for actionable usability by various means (e.g., data aggregation, filtering, projections, wave shaping, anomaly detection, and combination . . . ).08-16-2012
20110167364METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPROVING APPLICATION STARTUP - Methods and apparatuses are provided for improving application startup. A method may include determining, in response to a first loading of an application, an initial application user interface screen generated by the application. The method may further include directing storage of the initial application user interface screen. The method may additionally include detecting a second loading of the application. The method may also include directing display of the stored initial application user interface screen during at least a portion of the second loading of the application. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.07-07-2011
20120023423ORIENTATION FREE USER INTERFACE - A dynamically orientable graphical user interface (GUI) can include user input controls that are configured to receive user input. The GUI can be displayed as a band around a perimeter of a horizontally oriented interactive display surface. The user input can be received directly from the orientable GUI in the form of finger movement detected by the interactive display surface and the reorientation of the GUI can be controlled according to the laws of physics, based on the user input.01-26-2012
20120023422INTELLIGENT PORTABLE OBJECT COMPRISING GRAPHICAL PERSONALIZATION DATA - The invention relates to an intelligent portable personal security object including graphical personalization data visible from a face of the object, wherein the graphical personalization data are presented by electronic display. The invention also relates to a use of the portable object in the carrying out of secure electronic transaction; and/or in the authentication and visual monitoring of at least one person; and/or in logical access control for at least one user; and/or in the displaying of data other than graphical personalization data.01-26-2012
20120159360STAGGERED ANIMATION SCHEDULING - A timing function that distributes progressive start times of a series of target animations, or staggers animations, is disclosed. The timing function includes a set of selectable parameters that are used to create a customized staggering animation in the user interface. The set of selectable parameters includes a user interface geometry for each of the target animations.06-21-2012
20120151391SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORGANIZING MEDIA - A system and method for organizing media across a plurality of websites is provided. The system includes a memory, at least one processor in data communication with the memory, and an index component executed by the at least one processor. The index component is configured to receive a set of authentication credentials, execute a plurality of API calls to a plurality of websites, receive a set of media information, and store a plurality of point representations within the memory.06-14-2012
20110099493IMAGE AUXILIARY DATA SEARCHING AND DISPLAYING METHOD AND DOCUMENT CAMERA USING SUCH METHOD - An image auxiliary data searching and displaying method is used in a document camera. The document camera includes a processor and a user interface. The processor is accessible to a database. The image auxiliary data searching and displaying method includes steps of performing an image-selecting operation on an image of the to-be-displayed object via the user interface to generate a target image, processing the target image by the processor to generate a target characteristic property, searching the database by the processor according to the target characteristic property so as to generate a search result, and simultaneously displaying at least one image auxiliary data from the search result and the image of the to-be-displayed object for comparison.04-28-2011
20110099492METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING UI ANIMATION - A method and apparatus for translating between an object displayed in a first mode of a user interface (UI) and a second mode of the UI. The method includes determining a current UI mode from among UI modes, which include a physics animation mode and a non-physics animation mode, and determining an animation type of the current UI mode; extracting current UI information, associated with the animation type of the current UI mode, of a UI object; translating the current UI information of the UI object to translation UI information of the UI object associated with the animation type of another UI mode among the UI modes; and storing the translation UI information.04-28-2011
20110099490METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING POLYMORPHIC NOTES IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - An approach is provided for presenting polymorphic notes in a graphical user interface. A polymorphic note manager receives a request to display a plurality of polymorphic notes on a graphical user interface of a device. In response to the request, the polymorphic note manager determines an order of the plurality of polymorphic notes according to either an associated date or, if there is no associated date, a creation date corresponding to each of the plurality of polymorphic notes. The polymorphic note manager then causes, at least in part, actions that result in display of the plurality of polymorphic notes in the graphical user interface according to the determined order04-28-2011
20110099488METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING VIDEO ASSETS - An approach is provided for presenting video assets. An asset manager determines a plurality of factors for positioning of video assets represented on a graphical user interface. The asset manager then determines weighting of the factors using one or more rules that are based on a search operation or a browse operation relating to the assets. From the determined plurality of factors and weighting of the factors, the asset manager computes a score for ranking of a particular one of the assets with respect to the positioning of other ones of the assets.04-28-2011
20120124497METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA VIRTUALIZATION AND DISPLAY - A method of data virtualization and display, the method comprising providing a first data set; providing a first view container for displaying data items therein and associating the first view container with the first data set; loading the first data set with selected data items obtained from a first master data collection; and automatically displaying the selected data items in the first view container. An apparatus for data virtualization and display, the apparatus comprising a first master data collection comprising a number of data items; a first data set configured to be loaded with selected data items from the first master data collection; and a first view container configured to display data items therein, the first view container being associated with the first data set such that the selected data items loaded in the first data set are automatically displayed by the first view container.05-17-2012
20120166983INTEGRATED METADATA AND NESTED AUTHORIZATIONS IN A USER INTERFACE FRAMEWORK - Various embodiments of systems and methods for integrated metadata and nested authorizations in a user interface framework are described herein. User interface components metadata and authorization metadata are stored in one integrated entity. The primary user interface application components have authorization metadata and are checked at runtime for accessibility to the user interface application for a given user. The user interface framework ensures the security of the embedded user interface components via nested authorizations using metadata relations. The metadata relations are used for runtime authorization and policy generation. Generic user interface components are aggregated at runtime.06-28-2012
20120131481Dynamic De-Identification of Data - The present invention relates to a method, computer program product and system for masking sensitive data and, more particularly, to dynamically de-identifying sensitive data from a data source for a target application, including enabling a user to selectively alter an initial de-identification protocol for the sensitive data elements via an interface.05-24-2012
20090024943SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALARM TONE SELECTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND PLAYBACK IN A NETWORKED AUDIOVISUAL DEVICE - Systems and methods for alarm tone selection and distribution are disclosed. A first device may be configured to allow user selection of a content item for rendering in conjunction with a predefined alarm tone event such as an alarm, meeting time, or other event. The content item may then be associated with an application configured to render content upon occurrence of the event, and the user may be enabled to purchase non-owned content. The user may be further enabled to send content or a reference to content to a second device associated with a second user, where the second user may then be enabled to purchase and use the content for alarm tone functionality on the second device.01-22-2009
20100205552SYSTEM AND PROCESS TO CREATE WINDOW SHADES - A system includes a processor and a database coupled to the processor. The database includes one or more graphic designs. A user interface is coupled to the processor, and the user interface is configured to communicate with the processor and to allow a selection of a graphic design from the database and a selection of room criteria. The system further includes a printer. The processor is configured to display on the user interface a representation of a window shade in a room. The representation of the window shade includes the graphic design, and the room includes the room criteria. The processor is further configured to transmit the graphic design to the printer, and the printer is configured to print the graphic design on a window shade.08-12-2010
20110185296Displaying an Environment and Related Features on Multiple Devices - A method for displaying an environment is described. The method includes causing displaying of an environment on a primary device visible to at least a first user and a second user of a plurality of users; causing displaying of first user-specific features associated with the environment on a first mobile device associated with the first user; causing displaying of second user-specific features associated with the environment on a second mobile device associated with the second user.07-28-2011
20100175007SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - A semiconductor storage device and a control method for a semiconductor storage device that displays information corresponding to stored data on a display unit can assure the accuracy of the information displayed on the display unit. A USB memory device 07-08-2010
20100175008APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PLAYING OF MULTIMEDIA ITEM - A method, apparatus, and system are described in which an electronic device includes a display means having an output area and an execution area. An electronic device user may simply and intuitively play a multimedia item through manipulation of objects in the output area and the execution area. The multimedia item playing system may includes an output area to display an object corresponding to a multimedia item, and an execution area to receive the object moved from the output area and to play the multimedia item in response to the receiving.07-08-2010
20100175006SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING, COLLECTING, ANALYZING, AND COMMUNICATING EVENT-RELATED INFORMATION - A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, assigning disease event staging and warnings to express data in more simplistic terms, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, generating visualization and modeling capabilities for communicating information, and modeling disease propagation for containment and forecasting purposes.07-08-2010
20120216135USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING A VIRTUALIZED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - A virtualized computing environment is managed with a user interface that includes a graphical interface portion as well as a command-line portion. As a user interacts with the graphical interface portion, a command-line entry corresponding to the interaction is automatically generated and populates the command-line portion. Similarly, as the user types in a command-line entry, a corresponding action is graphically depicted in the graphical interface portion. By providing a blend of a graphical interface and a command-line interface, embodiments of the invention provide improved usability of the virtual infrastructure client and allow users to more quickly become familiar with the use of the application.08-23-2012
20120174005CONTENT-BASED SNAP POINT - This document describes content-based snap points and techniques that use these snap points. In some embodiments, multiple content-based snap points are used to stop at points in content that are convenient, prevent overshooting of important parts in the content, and/or aid user's in manipulating and consuming the content.07-05-2012
20120174006SYSTEM, METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING AND MODELING A SCENE - A system, method, apparatus and computer program utilize unique algorithms to identify relationships among user generated nodes of data to present an objective and dynamic visual computer model of a socio-cultural “scene.” Users enter information through a user interface, based on uniquely structured taxonomies, and the unique algorithms analyze the input information to identify relationships among the input information and then the identified relationships are presented or displayed in a dynamic graphical format. The “scenes” denote voluntary social groupings of individuals who were in geographical proximity at the same period of time and shared experiences based on an affinity to or involvement with a common cultural experience, not based upon any formal membership in an institution.07-05-2012
20120174004VIRTUAL CURSOR FOR ROAD SCENE OBJECT LELECTION ON FULL WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A method to select a feature in a view in front of a vehicle includes monitoring the view in front of the vehicle visible through a graphic projection display, monitoring a user input to the graphic projection display, determining the selected feature based upon the monitored view and the monitored user input, determining a registered graphic representing the selected feature for display upon the graphic projection display, and displaying the registered graphic upon the graphic projection display.07-05-2012
20100299622RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS, DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A radiation imaging apparatus for imaging a radiation image inputs an operation instruction from a user and performs display control of a screen that has an input region in which one or more information input regions for having various types of information input thereto are disposed, and a workflow region in which workflow information related to imaging of the radiation image is disposed. Here, when a confirmation instruction indicating confirmation of an operation is input, the radiation imaging apparatus moves the one or more information input regions of the input region toward a prescribed region of the workflow region, and performs display using animation that sequences the movement of the one or more information input regions.11-25-2010
20100050100Virtual World Object Presentation, Recommendations and Navigation - Techniques are disclosed for helping users determine the “best” places to use and acquire inventory objects within a virtual environment, as well as to notify users of useful inventory items when an avatar is at a particular location in the virtual environment. An object index may be used to store data describing attributes of virtual objects, and a user index may be used to store data describing interactions users engage in with virtual objects.02-25-2010
20100050099SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING IMAGE SCREENS ON A MAINFRAME COMPUTER - One embodiment of a system and method for creating a macro statement to create a display screen on a mainframe database system includes, in a mainframe computer, reading an image screen datafile including control cards, parsing each of the control cards, and generating macro statements that define content and attributes of data fields on the image screen defined by the control cards in the image screen datafile.02-25-2010
20100023885SYSTEM FOR EDITING AN AVATAR - Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for updating the appearance of an avatar that exists across an online multi-player gaming system, including an executing video game. In addition to the general system, systems, methods and computer readable media for updating the avatar, techniques are disclosed for prompting networked video games to update an avatar that has been modified while the video game has been executing.01-28-2010
20100011307USER INTERFACE FOR BREATHING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM - Systems and methods for providing a user interface for a breathing assistance system are disclosed. A user interface may include a plurality of user-activated buttons configured to receive user input and a display communicatively coupled to the plurality of buttons. The display may include a plurality of function indicators, each function indicator associated with a corresponding one of the user-activated buttons and configured to display a different graphical function representations in different situations, the different graphical function representations indicating different functions of the corresponding user-activated button. The display may also include a modification indicator configured to display different graphical modification representations in different situations to indicate whether or not a selected parameter value may be modified using one or more of the user-activated buttons01-14-2010
20120317506Method and System for Executing a Graphics Application - A system, program product and method of executing a predefined graphics application on objects belonging to a rendered image. The method comprises receiving an array of properties representing properties of the image objects and a mapping data structure. The mapping data structure maps pixel locations in the rendered image to indices in the array of properties. In response to the reception of a user input identifying the location of a given object in the rendered image the method comprises the following steps: (i) determining from the mapping data structure an object index for the designated object using the location of the given object; (ii) retrieving the properties of the designated object from the array of properties at the object index; and (iii) executing the predefined graphics application using the properties determined in step ii for the designated object.12-13-2012
20120317505SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PUBLISHING RECIPES ON AN ONLINE MEDIUM - Embodiments described herein enable recipe authors to create enhanced and functional recipe content which can be published in an online medium or environment of their specification.12-13-2012
20120260201COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF SERVICE, PRODUCT AND ENTERPRISE SOFT DATA - Tools and techniques are provided that capture, aggregate, analyze and display soft data relating to an enterprise's services and products, and to the enterprise itself. The soft data comprises customer feedback on services, products and the enterprise, and are based on interactions between enterprise employers and the customers. The soft data comprises quantitative ratings and qualitative comments and is entered by employees at a capture engine. The captured soft data is aggregated and analyzed by an analytics engine, thereby generating aggregate data for use in generating data clouds at a display. Data clouds comprise service, product and enterprise attributes that are weighted according to quantitative rankings and qualitative comments relating to the attributes. Enterprise employees having decision-making authority can request data clouds for display, which can aid the decision makers in making decisions relating to enterprise services and products, and to the enterprise itself.10-11-2012
20090019384Display method and management module for image before entering operating system - A display method and a management module for an image before entering an operating system are disclosed and can be applied to a computer device. The display method includes the following steps. First, an original information image is provided. Then, a background image is provided. Finally, the original information image and the background image are mixed according to a transparency value to obtain a new information image.01-15-2009
20090019383USER INTERFACE FOR A PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGER - A user interface for a personal information manager is disclosed. The user interface disclosed allows an information worker to set up, manage, and use different views of different user modules. The user interface also combines personal and business data from a plurality of different systems in a manner that allows information workers to use a single consistent interface to access, organize, and modify business information such as contacts, tasks, files, etc.01-15-2009
20090019381IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An object of the present invention is to simplify an input operation for creating a report for a subject. An image display apparatus according to the present invention has an image display function for displaying a series of images capturing the alimentary canal of the subject along a time-series, and includes a group processor 01-15-2009
20080301571System and Method for Administration and Documentation of Health Care Services - A method and system for collecting data that employs selectable pictographs, as presented via an interface, that a user can select and populate a data field by correlating what is observed or what actions are taken with the available selectable pictographs. Once the selectable pictographs are selected and the relevant data field populated the information contained in the pictograph is stored in a computer readable medium and/or database. The method and system of the present invention as applied to the health care field provides for increased efficiencies to those providing health services and aids in lowering health care costs.12-04-2008
20120266092Method and Apparatus for Performing a Function in an Electronic Device - A method and apparatus for performing a function in an electronic device includes an electronic device displaying 10-18-2012
20110004836IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND RELATED CONTROL METHOD - An image processing apparatus captures an image in a shooting operation and records an image file in a folder of a recording medium. A user interface enables a user to set the units of date/time for automatically creating a new folder that can store image files. A first storage unit stores the units of date/time being set by the user through the user interface. A folder creation unit creates a new folder in the recording medium by the units of date/time stored in the first storage unit. And, a recording unit records the image file obtained by the shooting operation in the new folder created by the folder creation unit.01-06-2011
20110131515IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY SYSTEM - The receiver respectively receives an instruction by a first operation to select a first item from amongst a plurality of first items displayed on a display unit, an instruction by a second operation to determine the first item selected from amongst the plurality of first items, and an instruction by a third operation to display a plurality of second items representing commands relating to the first item selected from amongst the plurality of first items.06-02-2011
20120240067NON-DICOM OBJECT ATTACHMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - Provided is a method and apparatus for storing content on a portable computer-readable medium. A computer system receives a request to store a medical image and additional data in a different format on the portable computer-readable medium. The medical image and the additional data to be stored are received in a computer memory, and an association is established between the additional data and the medical image so the additional data is stored with the medical image on the portable computer-readable medium. The medical image and the additional data are stored on the portable computer-readable medium with an application that, when executed by a user computer, grants a user access to both the medical image and the additional data on the portable computer-readable medium.09-20-2012
20110041086USER INTERACTION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An interaction method and apparatus for an electronic device is proposed for providing the user with interactive audio/video/haptic effects. An interaction method for an electronic device according to the present invention includes outputting an event object in response to an input action to an event element; detecting a user interaction to the event object; and outputting an effect object in response to the user interaction.02-17-2011
20110047490Based on repeated experience, system for modification of express and negating overload from media and optimizing referential efficiency - Content items are revealed to a user based on whether they have been previously reviewed by the user. A number of content items are thus received over time. The content items may be discrete content items, or may be portions of a content stream, and may be received over different media. For each content item, it is determined whether the content item was previously reviewed by a user. Where the content item was not previously reviewed, the item is revealed to the user, such as by being displayed or announced to the user. Where the content item was previously reviewed, the item is hidden from the user, such as by being deleted, by being replaced with an alternative content item, and so on.02-24-2011
20110047489METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A PLURALITY OF DISPLAYS INTO A SINGLE LARGE SURFACE DISPLAY - A method is disclosed that provides, by mapping logic, output to a selected display of a plurality of displays forming an arrangement, where the selected display provides a visual indication in response to the output. The visual indication indicates that the selected display is ready to be mapped to an image data portion corresponding to the selected display's physical position within the arrangement. The method maps the image data portion to the selected display. The image data portion is stored in a frame buffer, and is mapped in response to input indicating the selected display's physical position. The frame buffer stores a single large surface image as a plurality of image data portions, where each image data portion is mapped to a corresponding display of the plurality of displays. An apparatus is also disclosed, that operates in accordance with the method.02-24-2011
20120324379GENERATING INFORMATION ON APPLICATION TASKS FOR COMPONENT OBJECTS GROUPED IN A COMPOSITE OBJECT - Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for generating information on application tasks for component objects grouped in a composite object. A composite object in a computer readable medium is comprised of component objects, wherein different application tasks are used to process the component objects. Metadata associates the application tasks for the component objects grouped in the composite object with the composite object. An operation is performed on the composite object by processing the metadata indicating the application tasks for the component objects grouped in the composite object on which the operation is performed.12-20-2012
20120324378VIRTUAL SYSTEMS FOR SPATIAL ORGANIZATION, NAVIGATION, AND PRESENTATION OF INFORMATION - Organizing information around a specific spatial domain facilitates managing objects presented in visualization layers of the spatial domain. A first portion of a first program for organizing and mapping information around a specific spatial domain is executed by a first virtual system that is created in a program execution environment operable on a network server. In response to the first virtual system invoking a continuation, a second virtual system is created to execute a second portion of the first program. Invoking the continuation in the program execution environment facilitates each of the first and second virtual systems providing only the capabilities necessary to execute their respective portion of the first program. Optionally, executing the first program includes interpreting the first program with a second program.12-20-2012
20120089932INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus is provided that comprises a first detection unit configured to detect a first user operation on a first object and a first display unit configured to generate signals to display the first object in a first display state. The apparatus further comprises a second display unit configured to generate signals to change the display state of the first object from the first display state to a second display state. The apparatus further comprises a third display unit configured to generate signals to change the display state of the first object from the second display state to the first display state in response to the detection of the second user operation on the first object.04-12-2012
20120089931LIGHTWEIGHT OPERATION AUTOMATION BASED ON GUI - Systems and methods for operation automation based on GUI are described. A GUI session is generated in a server runtime environment. The GUI session includes a number of objects corresponding to GUI elements, as defined in a software application. The objects of the GUI session are simultaneously exposed to a number of GUI channels via a number of interfaces. Each of the GUI channels is compliant with a different access protocol. Client operation requests compliant with different protocols are executed in parallel against the objects of the GUI session via GUI channels with matching protocol compliancy.04-12-2012
20110276909NUMERICAL VALUE INPUT DEVICE, NUMERICAL VALUE INPUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A numerical value input device is provided that makes it possible to suitably input numerical values using a GUI. The device is equipped with: an image data storage unit (11-10-2011
20100229112PROBLEM REPORTING SYSTEM BASED ON USER INTERFACE INTERACTIONS - A system for reporting and analyzing problems encountered by computer users. The system includes a recording tool executing on a user computer to capture a sequence of user interactions in the context of a graphical user interface. When a problem or other stop event is encountered, the tool generates a report indicating user interactions leading to the stop event, including information such as the specific sequence of controls for specific programs accessed by the user. The report can be analyzed to identify a sequence of user interactions characteristic of a problem type, which in turn may be used to find a solution for a particular user's problem. The system may also include a server that receives and analyzes reports from multiple computer users to identify patterns of user interactions that characterize problem types. This information may be used for associating specific problems with future reports or to provide information to software developers for improving their products.09-09-2010
20120096374COMPUTER MODELING - A method, apparatus and computer program are provided. a method, comprising: controlling a display to display a user movable lamina modeled using an array of particles; and controlling movement of the user movable lamina on the display by controlling, using a first distance relationship, relative spacing of a first particle in the array and at least one other particle adjacent to the first particle in the array, and by controlling, using a second distance relationship, relative spacing of the first particle and at least one further particle not adjacent to the first particle in the array.04-19-2012
20120096373USE OF LOW-POWER DISPLAY ON DEVICE - A device may have a plurality of displays, such as a high-power display and a low-power display. The low-power display may be used to display various types of information. Some examples of information that may be displayed on the low-power display include personal customizations of the device (e.g., skins, tattoos, text or graphics, etc.), a battery meter, a signal strength meter, the date and time, or any other type of information. In one example, the device has a separate processor that drives the low-power display, so that the low-power display can be used while the device is in sleep mode or off. In another example, an application that runs on the device's regular processor uses the high- and low-power displays cooperatively to display output from an application. The low-power display can be wrapped around the edges and/or corners of the device, to make effective use of the device's surface area.04-19-2012
20110320968SHARED USER INTERFACE SERVICES FRAMEWORK - This disclosure provides various embodiments for providing UI services. An application-independent, reusable UI framework receives a request from a first application, to perform a first operation on a first set of data relating to presentation of the first set of data on a UI. A subset of the first set of data is received from a data provider independent of the UI framework. At least one first service is identified in response, the first service hosted by the UI framework and adapted to perform the first operation on the first set of data. The first operation is performed on the subset of the first set of data using the at least one identified first service to produce a first processed set of data adapted for presentation on a UI of the first application. The first processed set of data is sent to the first application.12-29-2011
20120331411CROSS PROCESS ACCESSIBILITY - Various representations of a graphical user interface are disclosed. In one aspect, a user interface associated with a first application can include user interface elements associated with a second application and be represented as a data structure (e.g., a tree). In another aspect, an accessibility client can traverse the data structure and interact with the user interface elements associated with the first and second applications.12-27-2012
20120290957USER INTERFACE FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS - A user interface 11-15-2012
20120290958Selection Of A Manipulator Of An Object Among A Plurality Of Manipulators - The invention discloses a computer-implemented process for selecting a manipulator of an object among a plurality of objects displayed in a graphical user interface, each object comprising at least one manipulator. The process comprises the steps of 11-15-2012
20120290956DISPLAYING A PLURALITY OF CALENDAR ENTRIES - Displaying multiple calendar entries includes dividing the calendar entries into multiple different priority levels in a computerized calendaring system implemented by at least one processor; displaying at least some of the calendar entries in each priority level in a separate strip associated with that priority level in a user interface of the computerized calendaring system; and advancing a position of each displayed calendar entry in each strip with the computerized calendaring system to reflect the passage of time.11-15-2012
20100131875Action execution based on user modified hypothesis - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: presenting to a user a hypothesis identifying at least a relationship between a first event type and a second event type; receiving from the user one or more modifications to modify the hypothesis; and executing one or more actions based, at least in part, on a modified hypothesis resulting, at least in part, from the reception of the one or more modifications. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.05-27-2010
20100131874SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ACTIVE LISTENER AGENT IN A WIDGET-BASED APPLICATION - Certain embodiments provide systems and methods for providing adaptive, work-centered healthcare services via an adaptive user interface. An example adaptive user interface system includes a user interface including clinical content retrieved from a plurality of clinical information sources for graphical display to a user. The user interface facilitates user interaction with the displayed clinical content, the clinical content including applications and patient data. The example system also includes an active listener agent monitoring the clinical content and user interaction with the clinical content transparently to the user to provide additional clinical content for user interaction via the user interface based on the monitored clinical content and user input.05-27-2010
20100131872INTERACTIVE PRODUCT CONFIGURATOR WITH AUTOMATIC SELECTIONS - A product configurator comprises a constraint network having a plurality of nodes. The configurator allows a modeler to designate that one of more nodes of a configuration are input-required nodes. During an interactive session, the configurator may receive a request for an auto-completion of the configuration. The configurator will determine if an input has been received for the input-required nodes, and prohibit the auto-completion if the input has not been received.05-27-2010
20120151392SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM CONTROL APPARATUS - A control system comprises a plurality of peripheral devices represented as objects, and a controller connectable to the plurality of peripheral devices via a common communication line for unitarily controlling the plurality of peripheral devices. The controller is arranged to be connected to an arbitrary number of peripheral devices selected from among the plurality of peripheral devices, read control information stored in the arbitrary number of peripheral devices via the communication line into a predetermined memory area of the controller in a predetermined format so that the controller can control the arbitrary number of peripheral devices. The controller is also arranged to issue a command and transmit the command to each of the arbitrary number of peripheral devices via the communication line.06-14-2012
20110161848METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING SECURITY EVENTS - A method and device for managing security events includes establishing a security event manager on a mobile computing device. The security event manager may be embodied as software and/or hardware components. The security event manager receives security event data from a plurality of security event sources of the mobile computing device and correlates the security event data based on a security policy to determine whether a security event has occurred. The security event manager responds to the security event based on the security policy.06-30-2011
20130024792INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an information processing device including a first detection unit configured to detect a movement of an operation device having a user interface that can be operated by a user, a second detection unit configured to detect a user operation on the user interface, and a processing unit configured to perform a process based on one of a detection result obtained by the first detection unit or a detection result obtained by the second detection unit. The processing unit, when, while performing a process based on a detection result obtained by one of the first detection unit or the second detection unit, a detection result obtained by the other detection unit is detected, selectively changes content of the process being performed based on the detection result obtained by the one of the detection units, based on the detection result obtained by the other detection unit.01-24-2013
20130024793SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING OBJECTS AND PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO IDENTIFIED OBJECTS - Systems and methods for identifying an object and presenting additional information about the identified object are provided. The techniques of the present invention can allow the user to specify modes to help with identifying objects. Furthermore, the additional information can be provided with different levels of detail depending on user selection. Apparatus for presenting a user with a log of the identified objects is also provided. The user can customize the log by, for example, creating a multi-media album.01-24-2013
20130174067SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNLOCKING TOUCH SCREEN OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - In a method to unlock a touch screen of an electronic device, a press operation is received from the touch screen pressed by a user. The touch screen includes an unlocking interface. The method determines whether the press operation is within a press area of the unlocking interface. When the press operation is within the press area, the method further controls an indicator of the unlocking interface to move at a default speed, and locates a stop position of the indicator on the touch screen when the indicator stops moving. The method unlocks the touch screen when the stop position is within a predefined area of the unlocking interface.07-04-2013
20080250337Identifying interesting locations based on commonalities in location based postings - A method and system that identifies and presents information, which is common in various postings in an area, such as a neighborhood. If various geographically proximate postings contain the same salient word(s), the information is considered to be reliable and useful and it is presented to a user. The user is capable of viewing the postings in a form displayed over a map of an area. The user may view the posting information in different forms, and also perform searches for information and postings.10-09-2008
20080235606Method, Apparatus, and Program to Prevent Computer Recognition of Data - A text modification mechanism is provided for formatting data such that the information can be reasonably deciphered by a human, but cannot be easily recognized by computer recognition techniques. The text modification mechanism alters printed text so that computer recognition of characters becomes difficult. Modification of the text may be accomplished with manipulation of the fonts or the background. The mechanism may also modify the text based on user preferences.09-25-2008
20080235605METHOD AND SYSTEM TO AUTOMATE A USER OUT OF A PROCESS FLOW - A method to automate a user out of a process flow may include determining if a process template associated with the process flow is available or exists. The process template may include one of a user interface, form or the like. The method may also include determining if a rule exists for automatic completion of at least a portion of the process template to automate the user at least partially out of the process flow. The method may further include at least partially completing the process template automatically without user input in response to an existing rule for the process template, wherein the process template is automatically populated based on a content of the existing rule.09-25-2008
20130185660PORTABLE DEVICE HOLSTERING RESPONSE - A portable device automatically stores information (including, if desired, a timestamp) regarding user-interface interactions and then, in response to detecting holstering of the portable device, automatically uses that information to revert to an earlier user-interface interaction-directed state when at least one reversion criterion is also met. The reversion criterion can comprise a set duration of time. This use of the information to revert to an earlier user-interface interaction-directed state can comprise deleting at least some of the information from storage to identify the particular user-interface interaction to be used to determine the earlier user-interface interaction-directed state.07-18-2013
20110246915MAP-LINKED FERTILIZATION DESIGN SYSTEM - The present invention aims to provide a system that automatically shows multiple fertilization design patterns suitable for the soil and crop, in linkage with map data and in accordance with fertilization design conditions each including a different fertilizer pattern and priority condition so as to allow the user to compare the multiple fertilization patterns on the same screen. The system includes units configured to receive designation of an agricultural field on the map, then to receive a fertilization design condition including a fertilizer pattern and a priority condition, to design fertilization patterns for the agricultural field, and to display the designed fertilization patterns on the same screen.10-06-2011
20110246914CONTEXT-AWARE COMPOSITES OF FUNCTIONAL MODULES - A computer-implemented system to receive user input at a first functional module, to issue an instruction from the first functional module to change a value of a first context item in response to the user input, to receive the instruction at a context services provider, and to issue, via the context data services provider, a notification of the changed value of the first context item. The notification is received at a second functional module based on an association of the second functional module with the first context item, and first functionality of the second functional module is generated based on the notification of the changed value of the first context item.10-06-2011
20080222544MANAGING CONTENT AT A PORTABLE, CONTENT ADJUSTABLE PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - In one embodiment, at least one information control device manages the content displayed on multiple separate portable, content adjustable personal identification devices. The information control device automatically selects at least one content specification for transmission to any portable, content adjustable personal identification devices moving either into or out of a particular area delimited by a boundary secured by the information control device. The information control device then transmits the selected content specification for detection by portable, content adjustable personal identification devices, wherein the content specification directs display of identification content on each of the portable, content adjustable personal identification devices.09-11-2008
20080222543INFORMATION TERMINAL, SERVER AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information terminal that includes a receiver for receiving an identification tag, with the identification tag having a plurality of sets of information including first information and attribute information which is correlated with the first information, a storage device for storing the identification tag and the plurality of information sets and a display, with the display displaying the first information, and the first information being correlated with the attribute information based on the attribute information which is selected by a user from the plurality of sets of information.09-11-2008
20080222542SYSTEM AND EMTHOD FOR ANNOTATING AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT INDEPENDENTLY OF ITS CONTENT - A system, method, and apparatus for annotating an electronic document independently of its content is provided. According to one variation, a tablet and stylus-based computer is programmed with a document browser that permits a user to annotate documents viewed through the browser. The annotations are stored separately from the viewed document pages but are correlated with the pages such that when a previously annotated page is revisited, annotations relating to that page are retrieved and displayed on top of the page as an “ink” layer. Three different annotation modes are possible: ink, highlight, and erase. Each mode can be selected through a user interface supplied through the browser or through controls embedded in a document.09-11-2008
20080222541Method and User Interface For Managing and Displaying Solutions For Multiple Resources in an Appointment Scheduling System - A solution space is computed and stored which comprises for a given set of constraints all possible solutions for all available resources of a certain kind. Upon selection of a specific resource, the solution space is filtered to select all possible combinations containing the specific resource and the result of the filtering is displayed.09-11-2008
20080222540Animating thrown data objects in a project environment - Techniques described herein allow user sort data objects in a user interface. The user is able to sort the data objects by throwing them in the user interface. For example, a user imports a collection of data objects into a user interface. The data objects are then displayed graphically in the user interface. The user sorts the data objects by selecting them with an input device and throwing them toward a separate location on screen. The location on screen where the user throws the data objects is called a bucket. A bucket captures data objects thrown in its direction. Once, the data objects have been sorted, the user can use controls to refine the way the data objects are sorted. For example, the user can sort data objects within a bucket, modify the data objects, add additional buckets to the user interface, and perform other similar functions.09-11-2008
20130179810ADVANCED TOUCH CONTROL OF INTERNET BROWSER VIA FINGER ANGLE USING A HIGH DIMENSIONAL TOUCHPAD (HDTP) TOUCH USER INTERFACE - A method for controlling an internet browser executing on a computing device is disclosed. A user interface touch sensor is configured to be responsive to at least one angle of contact with at least one finger. A change in an angle of the finger with respect to the surface of the touch sensor is measured by the touch sensor to produce measured data. Real-time calculations on the measured data are performed to produce a measured-angle value. The measured-angle value is used to control the value of at least one user interface parameter of the internet browser. At least one aspect of the internet browser changes in response to the angle of the position of the finger with respect to the surface of the touch sensor.07-11-2013
20120254779SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING OBJECTS IN A USER INTERFACE BASED ON A VISUAL ACUITY OF A VIEWER - A system, a computer readable storage medium including programs, and a computer-implemented method for displaying objects in a graphical user interface of a device are described. A vision test is presented in the graphical user interface of the device, the vision test including vision test objects used to test a visual acuity level of a user of the device. Input is received from the user identifying the user's ability to see at least one vision test object in the vision test. Display settings corresponding to the input received from the user are identified. Objects in the graphical user interface are displayed based on the display settings.10-04-2012
20110314398INFORMATION TERMINAL, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND METHOD THEREOF - According to one embodiment, an information terminal is provided with a launcher graphical user interface (GUI), and includes a detector, a determination module, and a display module. The detector detects a change in the state of an application. The determination module determines whether the application is set in the launcher GUI. The display module displays, when the launcher GUI is not displayed and the determination module determines that the application is set in the launcher GUI, a GUI element of the launcher GUI corresponding to the application.12-22-2011
20130125031CONTEXT RELATED LOCATION BASED CONTENT - Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, location based content may be obtained from a remote network based at least in part on a determined location of a wireless device. The location based content that is obtained is further suitable for a context of an application running on the wireless device. At a suitable time and/or location within the application, the location based content may be rendered in the application within the context of the application without interrupting interaction by the user with the application.05-16-2013
20130125032Visual and functional transform - Techniques for a visual and functional transform are described, including presenting a graphical representation including a first level and a second level, the first level and the second level each including an option associated with an object, receiving an input indicating selection of the option, and selection of the option initiates expansion of the graphical representation from the first level to the second level, and modifying a visual characteristic associated with the first level to graphically distinguish the first level from the second level when the expansion occurs.05-16-2013
20130145295ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PROVIDING VISUAL NOTIFICATION OF A RECEIVED COMMUNICATION - A method includes displaying information associated with an application on an electronic device, providing a visual notification of a received communication, and detecting a gesture. In response to detecting the gesture, a first part of an inbox is displayed while reducing display of the information, including at least partially displaying information associated with the received communication. Based on a characteristic of the gesture, providing the visual notification is discontinued.06-06-2013
20110219322DELIVERY OF ENCODED MEDIA CONTENT - A, method, apparatus, system, computer readable medium, and article of manufacture provide the ability to deliver a media content deliverable. Media content is selected. One or more clients that will receive the selected media content are selected. Independently from additional user input, one or more files are automatically and dynamically selected based on the selected media content and one or more selected clients. The selected files are scheduled for delivery to the clients. Delivery of the one or more files to the selected one or more clients is then confirmed.09-08-2011
20110219321WEB-BASED CONTROL USING INTEGRATED CONTROL INTERFACE HAVING DYNAMIC HIT ZONES - Embodiments provide integrated control features that can be used to effectively manage and configure data structure information. In an embodiment, a system includes a web-based application that includes an integrated header control interface having a number of dynamic control sections or zones. In one embodiment, a method provides an integrated header control interface that includes dynamic control section that can be used to select, drag and/or drop, resize, sort data, filter data, and/or manage other aspects of a column-based and/or row-based data structure. Other embodiments are included and available.09-08-2011
20080201651SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANNOTATING DOCUMENTS USING A VIEWER - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture therefor, are disclosed for annotating documents in a viewer. In one embodiment, the method includes: associating the document with a user; identifying one or more sub-document elements in the document; augmenting the document by making words within the document selectable; displaying the augmented document in the viewer; and responsive to each user input selecting a word in the document displayed in the viewer, further augmenting the document displayed in the viewer by inserting the selected word following the sub-document element from which the word was selected.08-21-2008
20110225526System and Method for Processing Objects - A system, method, and computer program product for processing of objects are disclosed. A processor coupled to a graphical user interface is configured to display an object. The processor receives input from a user concerning the object, wherein input relates to at least a partial location of the object, as a mouse position close to the object, a line approximately covering the vertical or horizontal extent of the object, or a box approximately covering the object. The processor provides input to a keying module, wherein the keying module processes the received input and provides the input to a recognition engine. The recognition engine is in communication with the keying module. Based on the received input, the recognition engine provides an exact information concerning the received input to the keying module, as an exact location, a recognition result, and a confidence score qualifying the reliability of the recognition results. The keying module generates an enhanced information about the object based on the information received from the recognition engine and predetermined information concerning the object.09-15-2011
20100287485Systems and Methods for Unifying Coordinate Systems in Augmented Reality Applications - Systems and methods for unifying coordinate systems in an augmented reality application or system are disclosed. User devices capture an image of a scene, and determine a location based on the scene image. The scene image may be compared to cartography data or images to determine the location. User devices may propose an origin and orientation or transformation data for a common coordinate system and exchange proposed coordinate system data to agree on a common coordinate system. User devices may also transmit location information to an augmented reality system that then determines an a common coordinate system and transmits coordinate system data such as transformation matrices to the user devices. Images presented to users may be adjusted based on user device locations relative to the coordinate system.11-11-2010
20110239143MODIFYING AVATAR ATTRIBUTES - Techniques are disclosed herein for changing a user's avatar attributes based on information that is pertinent to the user and that comes from a variety of sources. The user's electronic device may contain a multitude of information about the user, their lifestyle, their current mood, etc. Embodiments provide an application programming interface (API) that allows various applications on the user's electronic device, or elsewhere, to communicate with an avatar platform such that avatar attributes may be changed based on information from a wide variety of applications.09-29-2011
20090031232Method and System for Display of Information in a Communication System Gathered from External Sources - Among other disclosures, a method may include identifying one or more of personal or public data that is related to a party in a message. The message delivered by a communication system where the personal or public data is unrelated to and otherwise inaccessible to the communication system. The method may include displaying the personal or public data upon a predetermined trigger.01-29-2009
20100318927MEDIA ASSET PIVOT NAVIGATION - Media asset pivot navigation is described. In various embodiments, collections of media assets are determined from relational metadata that corresponds to the media assets in a respective collection. Each collection of media assets are represented as a navigation axis along which the media assets in a respective collection can be located, and a media asset can be associated with multiple collections of media assets based on the relational metadata. A media asset navigation interface is generated for display from which the collections of media assets can be navigated to locate the media assets for selection. The media asset navigation interface includes a display of a collection of media assets represented as a navigation axis. A navigation input can be received to pivot from the navigation axis to an alternate navigation axis and initiate a display of an additional collection of media assets that are represented as the alternate navigation axis.12-16-2010
20120284655PORTABLE GAME MACHINE WITH TOUCH PANEL DISPLAY - A portable game machine with a display which also serves as a touch panel type input portion is comprised of means for detecting a contact between a finger of a player and a screen, means for computing a coordinate position of the finger on the screen, means for computing and determining the coordinate position where the object to be displayed on the display is displayed so as to separate a predetermined distance from the coordinate position of the finger and to create a gap between the object displayed on the display and a periphery of the finger contacted with the screen, and object display means for displaying the object at the computed and determined coordinate position on the display.11-08-2012
20120284654METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETURNING TO HOME SCREEN IN PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH MULTI-SOFTWARE PLATFORM - A method and apparatus for returning to a home screen in a portable terminal with a multi-software platform configured to a sub software platform on a main software platform are provided. The method includes sensing a home button signal corresponding to input received through a user input unit, and returning, upon sensing the home button signal, a screen of the portable terminal to a home screen of the sub software platform when the sub software platform is being used and the home screen of the sub software platform is not being displayed at a time the input is received.11-08-2012
20130159895METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE COSMETIC ENHANCEMENTS INTERFACE - Provided is a method and system of providing a cosmetics enhancement interface. The method comprises showing, at the display screen of a computing device having a memory and a processor: a digital photograph including facial features; an interactive dialog portion reflecting a conversational input received and a subsequent response provided thereto from the computing device, and a product display portion; receiving an inquiry, as reflected in the interactive dialog portion, related to a cosmetic product for application onto a selected facial feature; receiving a selection of the cosmetic product based on a matching to the at least one facial feature according to a predefined rule; displaying, at the product display portion, a product representation associated with the selected cosmetic product; receiving an update request, and updating the digital photograph showing a modification to the facial feature on the display screen by simulating application of the selected cosmetic product thereon.06-20-2013
20130185662AUTOMOTIVE HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE - An automotive human machine interface comprising a control console with a display unit; a plurality of communication interfaces designed to allow the control console to communicate; wherein a first one of the communication interfaces is defined by a support to which the control console can be removably fixed, and a second one of the communication interfaces is defined by either a further support to which the control console can be removably fixed or a wireless communication system which allows the control console to communicate when it is detached from any of the supports; the supports being configured to enable the support to which the control console is fixed to be recognized; and an electronic management unit configured to manage operation of the control console, to cause user-selectable functions to be displayed on the control console, and automatically reconfigure access of a user to the user-selectable functions depending on the communication interface through which the control console communicates.07-18-2013
20110314397MODERATOR CONTROL FOR MANAGING DELEGATES OF AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SESSION - Within a communication system, a real time communication session comprising a set of participants and a session moderator can be defined. At least a portion of the participants can be geographically remote from each other and can be communicatively linked via networked computing devices, each enabling participation with the real-time communication session. It can be determined that one of the participants is not able to participate in the real time communication session. At least one delegate able to substitute for the one participant subject to approval of the moderator can be ascertained. The ascertained delegate can be substituted for the one participant for the real-time communication session.12-22-2011
20130191766Configuration Representation and Modeling Using Configuration Spaces - Configuration spaces facilitate the useful presentation of data, particularly configuration data used for representing configured products. Products include features, and common features can be grouped by families. Configuration spaces can be achieved by consolidating selected data without losing useful information. Configuration spaces break down the “universe” of possible configurations into constituent spaces defined by groups of rules for a selected feature. Common dependencies between the selected feature and related features can be consolidated to produce a more minimal form of the data used for representing the selected features and related features. Configuration spaces can provide a useful graphical view of the breakdown of all rules written for a single feature or multiple features. The data present in this view can be analyzed to, for example, study the dependency paths of an existing configuration and better understand the impact of revising configuration relationships.07-25-2013
20090064005IN-PLACE UPLOAD AND EDITING APPLICATION FOR EDITING MEDIA ASSETS - System and methods for editing media assets are provided. In one example, apparatus for editing media assets includes logic (e.g., software) for causing the display of a media asset editor embedded within a web page, the editor operable to display a media asset and cause an edit of the media asset in response to user input. In one example, the media asset editor comprises a widget embedded within the web page; for example, a flash based widget. The editor may be further operable to upload media assets to remote storage, e.g., local or remote media assets or user-generated media assets. An edit to the media asset may include an edit instruction associated with the displayed media asset. In one example, the edit to the media asset may include an annotation of the displayed media asset, e.g., a text, audio, or video annotations of the displayed media asset.03-05-2009
20120066623SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING AND GENERATING ONLINE STATIONERY - A system and method are described for creating personalized stationery online. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment comprises: defining variable types including formatting options to be used in stationery templates; specifying variables to be used for a particular stationery template, each of the variables being assigned a particular variable type; creating a global template for a product category of stationery; extracting metadata from a file or other content provided by a stationery designer; and creating a product template using information contained in the global template and the metadata extracted from the file.03-15-2012
20120066621COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, DISPLAY CONTROL SYSTEM, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - First, a plurality of selection objects having at least one part thereof displayed on a display area of a display device are moved relative to the display area, based on an output signal outputted from an input device. Then, when an end-located selection object among the moved plurality of selection objects reaches a predetermined position of the display area, an object that is different from the plurality of selection objects is displayed on the display area. The object moves relative to the display area based on an output signal outputted from the input device.03-15-2012
20130091447CONTENT CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING INFORMATION ON DISPLAY SCREEN OF MOBILE DEVICE - Content control method and system for optimizing information on a display screen of a mobile device which preferentially arranges a primarily optimized layout among content to be displayed on a screen and outputs detailed content in a corresponding area on the screen in phases when there is a touch input (for expanding a specific area of the screen by a user. In particular, when a touch input of a first pattern input through a touch screen is recognized, content related to the touched area is expanded by a predetermined ratio and the expanded content is displayed on a screen. Simultaneously, detailed information of the content selected by the touch input of the first pattern is read from the memory and the read detailed information is output on the touch screen.04-11-2013
20130212501PERCEPTUAL COMPUTING WITH CONVERSATIONAL AGENT - Perceptual computing with a conversational agent is described. In one example, a method includes receiving a statement from a user, observing user behavior, determining a user context based on the behavior, processing the user statement and user context to generate a reply to the user, and presenting the reply to the user on a user interface.08-15-2013
20130212502APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION - A method for displaying attribute information of data includes receiving a request for the data, determining whether one or more pieces of attribute information are included in the data, processing a piece of attribute information if it is determined that at least one piece of attribute information is included in the data, and displaying the processed piece of attribute information. A content displays apparatus includes a data request receiver to receive a request to receive data, an attribute information detector to detect one or more pieces of attribute information included in the data, an attribute information processor to process a piece of the detected attribute information, and a display unit to display the processed piece of attribute information.08-15-2013