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Customizing multiple diverse workspace objects

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715 - Data processing: presentation processing of document, operator interface processing, and screen saver display processing

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

715764000 - On-screen workspace or object

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20090193350SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING DOCUMENT NAVIGATION ON MOBILE DEVICES USING SEGMENTATION AND KEYPHRASE SUMMARIZATION - Described is system that characterizes segments of document with one or more keyphrases and then uses keyphrases to help users find interesting parts of document. Keyphrases are displayed with information about the location of the phrase in the document and are used as pointers to quickly move to from overview to section of potential interest. In another implementation, when there are many documents in a collection, inventive multi-document view can be used to reduce number of documents presented, helping user to more efficiently find documents of interest. In this view, a user (possibly repeatedly) filters documents displayed based on metadata values. In one implementation, icons corresponding to documents are displayed on a display device together with metadata corresponding to the documents. When the value of the metadata is selected by the user, display state of the icons corresponding to document is varied based on selected value of metadata.07-30-2009
20130031499METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FILTERING COMMON FIELDS ACROSS MULTIPLE DATA SETS - A system and method for display of graphical components on a user interface. Multiple components may be displayed on a graphical user interface an active dashboard. Each component is a graphical representation of a report generated from plurality of data fields stored in objects on a database. At least some of the reports are generated from different data models. The displayed components are filtered on the basis of at least one data field that is a common field among the different data models.01-31-2013
20130212507METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ALIGNING ITEMS OF EVIDENCE TO AN EVALUATION FRAMEWORK - Several embodiments provide systems and methods for by a user in performing an evidence-based evaluation. In some embodiments, a method comprises causing the display of one or more items of evidence to a user, wherein the one or more items of evidence are associated with a performance of a task; causing the display of one or more evidence tagging selectors, each of the one or more evidence tagging selectors being associated with one of the one or more items of evidence; causing, in response to a user selecting a given evidence tagging selector associated with a given item of evidence, the display of an evidence tagging interface comprising a list of components associated with an evaluation framework; and receiving, through the evidence tagging interface, a user selection of one or more selected components; and storing an association of the one or more selected components and the given item of evidence.08-15-2013
20090024944User-centric widgets and dashboards - User-centric widgets and dashboards are automatically modified to reflect a user's goals and needs.01-22-2009
20110202857CUSTOMISATION OF THE APPEARANCE OF A USER INTERFACE - A user interface in a computer apparatus may be customized by connection of a removable storage medium device to a storage medium interface of the computer apparatus. It is detected whether, in the storage medium thereof, there is stored customisation data that identifies a change to the appearance of the user interface, for example in the colours, textures, container-shape or font. If so, user interface data in the computer apparatus is changed to include the icon data and target data in respect of the additional icons.08-18-2011
20110202858CUSTOMISATION OF ACTIONS SELECTABLE BY A USER INTERFACE - A user interface in a computer apparatus may be customized by connection of a removable storage medium device to a storage medium interface of the computer apparatus. It is detected whether, in the storage medium thereof, there is stored customisation data that includes icon data and target data in respect of additional icons for the user interface. If so, user interface data in the computer apparatus is changed to include the icon data and target data in respect of the additional icons.08-18-2011
20100077332TRANSIENT INDICATION OF RECENTLY-CHANGED OBJECT ELEMENTS - An addition of an object or a change to an object is detected within a document. At least one of a time date-stamp or an embellishment of the object is provided, indicative of a relative time at which the change was made to the object. When an embellishment is associated with the object, the object is displayed the object with the embellishment, where the embellishment provides a visual indication of both a location and a change status of the object that was recently changed within the document, relative to a remainder of the document. When a time date-stamp is associated with the object, the object is displayed along with the time date-stamp within the document to provide a visual indication of the time and date at which the change was made to the object relative to a remainder of information within the document.03-25-2010
20100115440ROLLBACK IN A BROWSER - Methods, apparatus, computer program products and systems are provided for editing an image. One method includes editing, by a processor, an image including maintaining a list of transformations applied to the image including a last transformation; receiving a selection from a user to rollback a transformation, the selection not including the last transformation, where receiving a selection includes receiving a selection from the list of transformations that include plural selections that are not contiguous in an order in which the transformations were applied; generating, by the processor, a unique identifier associated with the edited image without the selection, the unique identifier including data identifying the image and all transformations to be applied to the image; and after receiving a request for an edited image, the request including the unique identifier, transmitting the edited image to a requesting device.05-06-2010
20130086498System And Method For Providing A User Interface For Media Navigation By Attribute Compass - There is provided a system and method for providing a user interface for media navigation by attribute compass. The system comprises a processor configured to show, on a display, a grid view of a plurality of media items. The processor is further configured to present, on the display, a plurality of attribute compasses associated with the media item selected from the plurality of media items, designate the selected media item as a pivot item upon receiving a selection of an attribute compass from the plurality of attribute compasses, the attribute compass comprising a positive correlation between a direction and an attribute, and arrange the grid view according to the positive correlation of the attribute compass. By presenting the user with a grid view and a plurality of attribute compasses, the user may intuitively and continuously navigate towards the direction containing media items with relevant attributes.04-04-2013
20130080950INCREMENTALLY SELF-ORGANIZING WORKSPACE - A user interface organizing system and method are provided. The system includes an analyzer configured to evaluate object properties of each of a plurality of graphical elements displayed on a display device, compare the object properties of each of the plurality of graphical elements with every other graphical element, generate a degree of similarity for every possible pairing of graphical elements. The system also includes an aggregator configured to incrementally move each of the plurality of graphical elements towards at least one other graphical element based upon the degree of similarity.03-28-2013
20130080951DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MOVING ICONS ACROSS DIFFERENT DESKTOP SCREENS AND RELATED COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIA COMPRISING COMPUTER EXECUTABLE INSTRUCTIONS - An electronic device with a touch screen device configured to display succeeding or preceding desktop screens. Each desktop screen includes opposite boundaries and displays icons. A touched and dragged icon may be added to any desired desktop screen. A method of moving icons and one or more computer readable storage media comprising computer executable instructions are also disclosed.03-28-2013
20090100364BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASURING APPARATUS - A biological information measuring apparatus displays measurement results in various display modes. The biological information measuring apparatus includes an input unit which feeds display mode data used to determine the display modes of a plurality of items of biological information, a storage unit in which the display mode data is stored, a measuring unit which measures the items of biological information, a display unit which determines the display mode of the biological information measured by the measuring unit and a control unit 04-16-2009
20130042191METHOD, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR CONTROLLING ICON APPEARANCE - A method, display system, computer software product for controlling an icon appearance are disclosed. A display controller of the display system displays an icon control window on a display screen of the display system for changing an icon appearance of the display system conveniently. The control window includes at least one sample icon for a user's preview, and the sample icon's appearance is automatically updated upon receiving inputs for a new icon appearance from a user. When the user is satisfied with the updated sample icon's appearance and enters an execution command, the display controller finally changes the icon appearance of the display system by changing corresponding display properties according to the user inputs.02-14-2013
20100042943Method And Systems For Layered Presentation Of A Graphic Background And A Web Accessible Resource In A Browser Widget - Methods and systems are described for layered presentation of a graphic background and a web accessible resource in a browser widget. In one aspect, a graphic background is retrieved for layered presentation in a browser widget along with a browser resource. The graphic background is presented along with the browser resource in the browser widget in a background presentation layer. A web accessible resource is presented in a web resource widget in a browser widget presentation layer on top of the background presentation layer. The browser resource is presented along with the graphic background such that it is at least partially viewable.02-18-2010
20100107100Mobile Device Style Abstraction - Style abstraction techniques are described for use in customizing elements included in a user interface. In an implementation, a structural attribute is obtained that defines a structural component of an element that is to be included in a user interface. A style attribute is also obtained that is operable to define a visual aspect of the structural component. The user interface is generated by combining the style attribute and the structural attribute at run-time to form the element. The element, that includes the visual aspect applied to the structural component, is presented on a display device of a mobile device.04-29-2010
20100107099PROXIMITY INTERFACE APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - In certain exemplary embodiments, data representative of a proximity heuristic specifying a plurality of levels of an object detection zone associated with a display screen is maintained, an object is detected within the object detection zone, one of the levels is selected based on at least one attribute of the object, and an action associated with the selected level is performed. In certain examples, the action includes modifying a graphical user interface view displayed on the display screen.04-29-2010
20090125827SELECTIVELY DELETING ITEMS THAT ARE NOT OF INTEREST TO A USER - Various embodiments enable a user to use their browser to selectively delete items that are not of interest to them. In at least some embodiments, a user's interest in a particular item is implied by some action a user has taken with respect to the particular item. Responsive to this implied interest, various delete operations that can be performed relative to the items are performed so as to exclude items in which a user has some implied interest. In one or more embodiments, items that appear on a user-specified list, such as a favorites or a bookmarked list, are not deleted when a delete operation is performed relative to items to which a user browses. In at least some embodiments, a user interface is provided and enables a user to select classes of items that are to be retained when delete operations are performed.05-14-2009
20120166987METHOD FOR MOVING OBJECT BETWEEN PAGES AND INTERFACE APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for moving an object between pages is provided. The method includes displaying a first page including an object; generating a first signal in response to the object on the first page being moved to a predetermined area of the first page; displaying a plurality of pages, including the first page, in response to the first signal; generating a second signal in response to the object being moved to overlap with a second page; and moving the object to the second page in response to the second signal06-28-2012
20130047104System and Method for Providing Information Associated with a Messaging Contact - An unobtrusive tab is provided in a user interface (UI) used in communicating with a contact, for providing a notification of new information, and to enable access to the information or a representation of the information. The items provided in the information pane may also be selectable to enable further information to be displayed, e.g. an application related to or containing the selected item. Various data items can also be associated with items in the information pane in order to enable further content and information to be launched through selection of an item in the information pane. The information pane can be used as an alternative communication channel and portal for sending and receiving data items such as links, pictures, or other attachments to enable sharing between contacts without disrupting or cluttering a conversational exchange or consuming resources in a particular communication medium.02-21-2013
20130047105MULTI-APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT - This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.02-21-2013
20100070897MODAL-LESS INTERFACE ENHANCEMENTS - A modal-less save interface enables a user to provide a filename under which to save a document at any time during operation of the application, without interrupting other user tasks of the application. The user inputs a filename and performs a save operation on a document without navigating menu items or launching a modal window. The modal-less save interface may be provided in a portion of the main application window. For example, the modal-less save interface may be presented in a toolbar, taskbar, status bar, window pane, or sidebar. An application may feature a modal-less access control interface. The modal-less access control interface may be provided in a portion of the main application window. The access control interface may comprise a control, such as link, button, checkbox, text box, or pull-down menu. Upon selection of the control, the application sets one or more access control levels for the current document.03-18-2010
20090044138Web Widgets - A media authoring tool includes web widgets for creating page elements for various types of media (e.g., websites, blogs, broadcasts, slide shows, multimedia presentations). A widget inspector associated with the widget can be used to modify the behaviour of the widget.02-12-2009
20110004839USER-CUSTOMIZED COMPUTER DISPLAY METHOD - A user-customized computer display method allows a user to interactively populate a template to produce a layout that may later be used as a desktop for display on a computer system. The user is able to select a template from a series of templates that may be represented as thumbnail images, and populate the template with content items, such as programs, documents, and/or urls, thereby producing a layout. A template design tool may be used to produce custom template configurations. The user may select a layout from the same thumbnail screen that allows selection of templates for population or re-population. The method may also allow association of layouts with monitor configuration, and simple and intuitive configuration of multi-monitor systems.01-06-2011
20090307622BROWSING OR SEARCHING USER INTERFACES AND OTHER ASPECTS - User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In at least certain embodiments, icon data from a plug-in includes badge data and an image (such as a thumbnail). The badge data includes additional information on the file, the creator application of the file, and/or a third party vendor of the creator application. For example, the badge data may include the version of the creator application. Using the badge data, a badge may be generated and displayed on the icon. Other embodiments are also described, and computer readable media and apparatuses are also described.12-10-2009
20120192091Automatically Reconfiguring an Input Interface - A method for providing an automatically reconfigurable input interface includes analyzing input received through an input interface of the computing device, determining a context based on the input; and reconfiguring the input interface to comprise a key based on a domain associated with the context. A computing system for providing automatic reconfiguration of an input interface includes a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor. The processor is configured to analyze input received through an input interface of a computing device, determine a context based on the input, and reconfigure the input interface to comprise a key based on a domain associated with the context.07-26-2012
20090271722METHOD OF PROVIDING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI), AND MULTIMEDIA APPARATUS TO APPLY THE SAME - A method of providing a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multimedia apparatus using the method. The method includes generating a first item, second item and line connecting the first item and the second item on a screen, and generating a third item according to user additional operations, to enable a user to manipulate items more conveniently and more intuitively.10-29-2009
20120227003ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH FUNCTION OF DISTINGUISHING WORKING STATE OF OPTION MENUS AND METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device with a function of distinguishing working state of option menus includes an input unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit includes a display control module. The display control module displays a function setting interface. The function setting interface includes a first display area for displaying the option menus whose functions are activated and a second display area for displaying the option menus whose functions are not activated. A method with a function of distinguishing working state of option menus is also provided.09-06-2012
20120227002Methods and Systems for Managing an e-Reader Interface - Exemplary methods and systems for managing an e-reader interface are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes an e-reader interface management system directing an e-reader device to display a plurality of graphical objects representative of a plurality of segments of an e-publication, detecting a user interaction with a graphical object within the plurality of graphical objects and representative of a segment within the plurality of segments, and directing the e-reader device to remove at least one other graphical object within the graphical objects from the display of the graphical objects, wherein the at least one other graphical object is representative of at least one other segment within the plurality of segments that is unrelated to the segment. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.09-06-2012
20130067370SMART DISPLAY - A smart display allows a user to build custom layouts of user interface blocks on the smart display independent of the software on the computer creating the user interface. A customization mechanism in the smart display allows a user to select portions of a user interface and move them to different positions on the display. The customization mechanism creates custom layout metadata that defines a screen offset for portions of a user interface moved by the user. The smart display monitors the incoming display data and re-assigns pixel rendering data to the new location in the moved user interface blocks as the data coming from the computer application changes.03-14-2013
20130067371Method and device for processing widget system appearance - A method and a device for processing the widget system appearance is disclosed, the method can acquire current desktop attribute information of an operating system when a widget engine is started or a set time is up; and look up a pre-configured matching relationship table, acquire a parameter of the widget system appearance corresponding to the desktop attribute information, and set the widget system appearance based on the parameter. The device includes: a desktop attribute information acquiring unit and an appearance setting unit. The method and device can greatly improve user experience by adaptively adjusting the widget system appearance according to desktop attribute information set by a user.03-14-2013
20110022975Automatically Arranging Objects in a Selected Portion of a Graphical Program Block Diagram - Various embodiments of a system and method for automatically arranging or positioning objects included in a selected portion of a graphical program are described. A user may select a first portion of the graphical program. The graphical programming development environment may automatically re-arrange the selected first portion of the graphical program without re-arranging the rest of the graphical program. For example, nodes in the first portion of the graphical program may be automatically re-positioned so as to better organize the first portion of the graphical program.01-27-2011
20090235193Managing User Interface Control Panels - A computer-implemented method includes displaying a user interface on a display device, the user interface displaying a content item, in response to receiving input, displaying a user interface control panel including a user interface control, the user interface control configured to enable modifying one or more attributes of the content item, and in response to detecting a first selection of the user interface control, displaying a portion of the user interface control panel and hiding a portion of the user interface control panel, the displayed portion of the user interface control panel including the user interface control.09-17-2009
20120233560METHOD FOR MANAGING WIDGETS IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE TO IMPROVE THE USER EXPERIENCE OF THE DEVICE - A method for managing widgets in an electronic processing device. The widgets are organized in widget packages or suites, where one of the widget in each suite is identified as the suite main widget, where each widget can be launched through different entry points and where each widget has a configuration document with the configuration information of each widget. The invention allows the definition of the full user experience of a device based in simple technologies, being extremely easy to change the device user experience with a minimum effort.09-13-2012
20090013276Method and Apparatus for Scaling a User Interface Adaptively to an Object Discovery/Display System with Policy Driven Filtering - The present invention provides a method, apparatus and computer instructions for scaling a user interface adaptively to an object discovery or display system with policy driven filtering. A number of filters are defined by the user in an initial setup. The filter includes a target number of discovered objects and a metric for filtering discovered objects. Once the initial setup is complete, the present invention automatically triggers or deactivates the filters and dynamically applies one or more filters based on the number of discovered objects and rules defined by the user. Resulting discovered objects are displayed in the user interface to the user.01-08-2009
20090013275SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUICK VIEW OF APPLICATION DATA ON A HOME SCREEN INTERFACE TRIGGERED BY A SCROLL/FOCUS ACTION - A home screen user interface permits a user to select an application icon to trigger a quick preview of event data maintained by the associated application. The home screen presents a background and a predetermined number of application icons arranged on the home screen to enable viewing of a majority of the background. At least some of the application icons are operable to invoke respective user interfaces for event applications that manage respective data communication, voice communication and calendar events. Upon a user selecting an application icon corresponding to the respective event application, event data is displayed, preferably after a time delay, on a portion of the home screen.01-08-2009
20130167055METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A USER INTERFACE OBJECT - A method of selecting at least one user interface (UI) object from a plurality of UI objects, is disclosed. Each UI object represents an image and is associated with metadata values. A set of the UI objects is displayed on the display screen (06-27-2013
20090006996Updating Content Within A Container Document For User Groups - A system and method for authenticating a user based on the user's association with a user group, enabling the user to configure a container document associated with the user group, receiving input from the user regarding configuring the container document associated with the user group, and providing an actual representation of the container document to the user based on the received input.01-01-2009
20130167056SPACE AND TIME COGNITIVE MOBILITY SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED AND COOPERATIVE INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES - A system enables the user to customize the temporal and/or spatial behaviour aspects of desired things with respect to one or more target platforms. The desired things include objects, actions, and media files and can be associated with a time (T-thing), a location (L-thing), a time and location (LT-thing), a platform (P-thing), and combinations thereof. The user can pick and assemble multiple things into meta-things and create meta things of various types. The target platforms include any devices or systems that can be programmed to perform behaviors. The user programs a set of rules, which are then used to specify the behavioral aspects exercised by the system on the target platforms. The user interacts with the system through a portal and/or a mobile application. The portal is an intuitive GUI that enables the user to program the system in a simple pick-drag-and-drop fashion.06-27-2013
20080295011BINDING AN IMAGE DESCRIPTOR OF A GRAPHICAL OBJECT TO A TEXT DESCRIPTOR - A computer-implementable method, system, and computer-readable medium for binding an image descriptor of a Graphical User Interface (GUI) widget to a text field are presented. The method includes associating an image descriptor, of the GUI widget, with a content of an active field in the text field, wherein the image descriptor of the GUI widget and the content of the active field in the text field are substantially similar. In response to the image descriptor of the GUI widget changing, the content of the active field in the text field is modified to represent the changed image descriptor of the GUI widget.11-27-2008
20110041087CONTEXT-AWARE CHARTING - Methods, program products, and systems for displaying context-aware charts are described. In context-aware charts, content of a chart can reflect a context of the chart. A charting object can be defined using a data series. The system can dynamically determine what subset of a data source should be used for the data series, depending on where the chart object is placed in a layout, form or other display area. Therefore, a single chart definition can be used to display various charts based on the context of the chart. When a chart object is moved from one data area to a new data area, the system can change the source of the data series such that the data series of the chart corresponds to a different subset of the data source.02-17-2011
20130019191DYNAMICALLY CUSTOMIZABLE TOUCH SCREEN KEYBOARD FOR ADAPTING TO USER PHYSIOLOGYAANM Arnold; Ryan S.AACI St. PaulAAST MNAACO USAAGP Arnold; Ryan S. St. Paul MN US - A touch screen keyboard is dynamically customizable to modify the active regions of one or more keys in the keyboard to adapt the keyboard to a user's unique physiology. The active regions may be modified in response to monitoring user input directed to the keys in the keyboard so that the keyboard automatically adapts to the user's physiology. In addition, while the locations and/or sizes of the active regions may be modified to adapt to a user's physiology, in some instances the shapes of the active regions may also be distorted such that the resulting active regions are irregular in nature.01-17-2013
20110283210GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MANAGING PHOTO STORIES - A graphical user interface and method are described for designing and managing photo stories. For example, a graphical user interface (“GUI”) for creating photo stories according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: a photo story creation region associated with a particular photo story and having a plurality of photos assigned thereto, the photos being responsively grouped into a the photo story based on an analysis of the photos and the metadata associated with the photos; a photo story design template displaying a preview image of a photo story design using the photos within the photo story creation region; wherein the photos within the photo story design template are arranged based on the order in which they are displayed within the photo story creation region and wherein the photos within the photo story design are rearranged in response to user modification of the photos within the photo story creation region.11-17-2011
20110283209SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SHARING INFORMATION BETWEEN WIDGETS OPERATING ON THE SAME USER EQUIPMENT - Information corresponding to a user may be received from a first widget operating on the user equipment. The received information may be made accessible to a second widget operating on that user equipment. The received information may then be used to customize a manner in which the second widget provides content to the user.11-17-2011
20120131482OPTIMIZING A USER INTERFACE FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE - In general, embodiments of the invention provide an approach to organize a user interface, such as a computer desktop, based on the role or activity of the current user. Specifically, a display area configuration of a user device is defined by selecting resources from a plurality of available resources to include in a display area configuration, building a profile from the selected resources to preserve the display area configuration, and saving the profile. The display area is then built on a user device when the profile is selected from the user device.05-24-2012
20120159362User Interface Construction - A system and method for constructing a graphical user interface for an application being accessed by a user are provided. The method includes measuring the user's current work rate, deriving a threshold from the user's current work rate, determining the user's current activity within the application, assigning a value to the user's current activity, accessing a model for the application, the model defining links between activities within the application, assigning values to activities linked within the accessed model to the user's current activity, and displaying a control element in a graphical user interface for each activity with a value above the derived threshold.06-21-2012
20120017163DISPLAYING ICON LAYOUTS IN DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS - A method for displaying icons layouts in different resolutions where data representing a layout is preserved for a particular resolution and is later used to display another layout at the same resolution. The data indicates positions of icons in the layout, contains identifiers that identify particular icons, and contains coordinate positions of icons in the layout and may be preserved in various formats or preserved in various data structures. The data structure may comprise a bitmap and icon list. In some embodiments, a layout at a current resolution is produced using a previous layout at a previous resolution and at least two different mapping functions. Icons from the previous layout are mapped to the current layout where icons in an overlapping area between the current layout and the previous layout are mapped with a first mapping function and outside icons are mapped with a second mapping function.01-19-2012
20120023424Apparatuses and Methods for Generating Full Screen Effect by Widgets - An electronic interaction apparatus with a touch screen coupled thereto is provided. In the electronic interaction apparatus, a processing unit executes a widget, and the widget generates a widget image and at least one display object. Also, the widget displays the widget image in a frame on the touch screen, and displays the display object outside of the frame.01-26-2012
20090144645ENABLE RIBBON RELOADING VIA A PROXY ADD-IN - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for enabling ribbon re-loading through a proxy add-in. A ribbon proxy add-in is loaded that has ribbon customizations for a ribbon of a primary add-in. The primary add-in is also loaded. At a later point in time, the ribbon proxy add-in is unloaded and reloaded, which causes a host application to re-query the ribbon proxy add-in for the ribbon customizations. Since the ribbon proxy add-in points to the ribbon customizations of the primary add-in, the ribbon of the primary add-in is updated as a result.06-04-2009
20130219313System and Method of Inter-Widget Communication - A method and apparatus enabling inter-widget communication and control uses a central server to receive selected widgets and settings associated with at least one widget, wherein the received settings are used to at least partly determine the settings of the other selected widgets according to a pre-defined relationship between or among the widgets.08-22-2013
20100011308Text box numbering and linking visual aids - A graphical user interface is disclosed for tracking and managing the use of text boxes by providing visual aids that make it easy for a user to see which text boxes are linked to which, as well as the order of text boxes in a linked chain. The present system also makes it easy to track the creation and breaking of linked text box chains.01-14-2010
20090319928GENERATING PREVIEWS FOR THEMES THAT PERSONALIZE AN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT - A computer media and method for generating visual previews for themes of an operating environment are provided. The visual previews are generated by a theme engine that retrieves files associated with each theme. The theme engine sizes and positions visual and non-visual elements corresponding to each theme. In turn, a gallery of visual previews are displayed to a user via a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface includes theme customization controls that allow the user to create personalized themes for the operating environment.12-24-2009
20100122193GENERATION OF ANIMATION USING ICONS IN TEXT - There is described a method for creating an animation, comprising: inserting at least one icon within a text related to the animation, the at least one icon being associated with an action to be performed by one of an entity and a part of an entity, at a point in time corresponding to a position of the at least one icon in the text, and a given feature of an appearance of the at least one icon being associated with one of the entity and the part of the entity; and executing the text and the at least one icon in order to generate the animation.05-13-2010
20100122192DYNAMIC DATA OBJECT INSERTION - Disclosed is a method and system for inserting a new data object in a data visualization with one or more other data objects already present on a canvas. The insertion of the new data object involves receiving a position of a new data object for the canvas from a user, determining a position of a first one of the one or more data objects and a second one of the one or more data objects on the canvas, determining an overlap pixel count, if the new data object is overlapping with the position of the first one of the one or more data objects, determining an action type on the first one of the one or more data objects based on the overlap pixel count, generating a preview of the canvas with the new data object and inserting the new data object on the canvas based on user approval.05-13-2010
20120036459Apparatuses and Methods for Arranging and Manipulating Menu Items - An electronic interaction apparatus is provided with a processing unit. The processing unit configures a touch screen to display a first set of the menu items in a first row on the touch screen, and to display a second set of the menu items in a second row on the touch screen. Particularly, the first row is lower than the second row, and the menu items in the second set are smaller than the menu items in the first set.02-09-2012
20090094543Web service user experience without upfront storage expense - A method is provided for allocating resources for users of a service based on whether a user has expressed intent to fully utilize capabilities of the service. If the intent is expressed by a user, an infrastructure is created that enables the user to maintain, via a user interface, artifacts associated with an account of the user on the service. A user that has not yet expressed such intent is presented with a prospective user interface simulating the user interface without enabling the prospective user to maintain the artifacts associated with an account of the prospective user.04-09-2009
20110173552GUI EVALUATION SYSTEM, GUI EVALUATION METHOD, AND GUI EVALUATION PROGRAM - A GUI evaluation system includes: a screen information recording section for storing, as screen information, information on text and input/output components as elements on the evaluation target screen; an input/output component group specifying section for specifying a group of elements; and an input/output component layout determining section for evaluating the layout of elements based on the relationship between elements in a group specified by the input/output component group specifying section and the relationship between groups. The input/output component group specifying section specifies, as a small group, a set containing an input component and an element close to the input component as members, and as a medium group, a set containing a small group and another small group or text close to the small group or the other small group and text as members.07-14-2011
20100146422DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus and a displaying method thereof are provided. A storage unit stores installed items, a UI generator generates a UI including a first area to display the installed items and a second area to display installable items, a display unit displays the generated UI, and, if one of the items displayed on the second area is selected, a controller displays a process of moving the selected item moved to the first area.06-10-2010
20100083152WEAKLY-TYPED DATAFLOW INFRASTRUCTURE WITH STANDALONE, CONFIGURABLE CONNECTIONS - In one embodiment, an industrial automation device having a visual component is provided that includes a user viewable screen displaying a visual representation of a first object, wherein the first object comprises a plurality of properties, connections, and text associated with the object, second object, wherein the second object comprises a plurality of properties, connections, and text, and wherein the output from the first object is coupled to the second object via a connection, wherein the output of the first object is converted from a first type to a second type. A method is also provided that includes receiving a signal into a first object, outputting data from the first object, wherein the data has a first type, converting the data into a second type, and receiving the data into a second object.04-01-2010
20100100835VISUALIZING GEOGRAPHIC-AREA CHANGE DETECTED FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION, REMOTELY SENSED IMAGERY - A method, system, and medium are provided for presenting aspects of change associated with a geographic area that has been captured by high-resolution, remotely sensed imagery. One embodiment of the method includes receiving a query directed at the geographic area that includes one or more inputs, the query seeking an identification of regions associated with the geographic area that are characterized by aspects of change based on the one or more inputs; applying the query to a dataset of geospatial information that stores imagery associated with the geographic area, wherein the dataset includes information that is sufficient to identify the regions, and wherein the imagery is derived from the high-resolution, remotely sensed imagery, which is characterized by having a resolution of three meters or less per pixel; receiving a first results set that includes a first plurality of keys and corresponding change scores, wherein, (1) each key is useable to identify a certain region, and (2) each change score indicates an amount of change in the certain region from a first state to a second state; and presenting at least a portion of the results set in a viewing application.04-22-2010
20100083153Managing Multimodal Annotations Of An Image - Methods and computer readable mediums storing computer executable programs for managing multimodal annotations of an image are disclosed. A first communication channel is established between a first machine and a mobile device. A first hierarchical data structure generated by the mobile device is received at the first machine. The first hierarchical data structure includes an image annotated with at least one multimodal annotation. A representation of the first hierarchical data structure is rendered at the first machine. At least one multimodal annotation modification associated with the image is received at the first machine. The at least one multimodal annotation modification is incorporated into the first hierarchical data structure thereby generating a second hierarchical data structure.04-01-2010
20090064020Nested user interfaces for multiple displays - Nested user interfaces for multiple displays is described. In embodiment(s), user interface panels can be generated for individual display on a small screen device as well as for display together to form a nested user interface on a larger display device. Each user interface panel can be individually displayed to encompass a small display screen on the small screen device. Additionally, a television client device can render a nested user interface that includes a plurality of the user interface panels displayed together to form the nested user interface on a larger display device.03-05-2009
20090049394QUANTIFYING AND ANALYZING BACK OFFICE AND FIELD SERVICE PROCESSES - A method includes collecting quantifying data to quantify each activity of a process, consolidating the quantifying data into a process record in a central location, and creating a process view from the process record. The process view includes at least an indication of a timing and duration of each activity of the process.02-19-2009
20090187839METHOD, COMPUTER AND PROGRAM FOR MAKING OUT SEAT LAYOUT - The present invention has the objective of providing a method for reducing trouble in creating a seating layout by a method other than with templates. The computer 07-23-2009
20090276722METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DUAL MODE CONTENT SEARCHING, SELECTION, DELIVERY, AND PLAYOUT - The invention includes a method and apparatus for searching, selecting, delivering, and presenting content to a user. In one embodiment, a method receiving content selection criteria, determining a set of candidate content items by selecting ones of a plurality of available content items using the content selection criteria, and propagating ones of the candidate content items of the set of candidate content items for presentation to the user. The entry of the content selection criteria is adapted for being controlled from a rich user interface. The presentation of the propagated ones of the candidate content items is adapted for being controlled from a_simple user interface. The rich user interface and simple user interface may be part of one user device or separate user devices. The content selection criteria may include one or more rule sets, which may be defined and executed in many ways.11-05-2009
20100138763METHOD FOR OPERATING EXECUTION ICON OF MOBILE TERMINAL - Functional applications (e.g., widgets) in the form of an icon are implemented to be merged or demerged, and a method for displaying, operating, and managing the widgets in a mobile terminal is disclosed. The concept of UI-wise merging and demerging is applied to the simple widget functions to update the widget functions. Also, widgets can be effectively managed through various scenarios of widget operations. The mobile terminal including: an input unit configured to detect an external input; a display unit configured to display a plurality of widgets; and a controller configured to merge or demerge widgets or execute an integrated function based on merged widgets according to an external input.06-03-2010
20090282352CONFIGURABLE ICON SIZING AND PLACEMENT FOR WIRELESS AND OTHER DEVICES - A method for displaying icons of a graphical user interface on a display screen of a device (e.g., a wireless or other device), comprising: receiving a signal indicating a selected number of the icons to be displayed; comparing the selected number to a current number of the icons to be displayed; changing a size of an underlay for at least one of the icons if the selected number is not equal to the current number; and, displaying icons corresponding to the selected number on the display screen.11-12-2009
20100005409METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH AND MANIPULATING INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS THEREOF - A method, computer readable medium and system for providing an interactive desktop and/or browser-based information workspace (or “playground”) includes obtaining at a workspace management processing system a selection of one or more condensed information objects and one or more of application tools. A customized interactive workspace for non-video game based information in a video game display graphical user interface format is provided to the computing system from the workspace management processing system based on a default interactive workspace populated with the selected one or more condensed information objects and one or more application tools. The customized interactive workspace is configured to enable at least one of the one or more application tools to act upon, affect or interact with at least one of the one or more condensed information objects from within the customized interactive workspace and the customized interactive workspace.01-07-2010
20120297326SCALABLE GESTURE-BASED DEVICE CONTROL - A method for providing control signals may include, but is not limited to: detecting a first user input associated with at least one graphical user interface element; transmitting one or more control signals associated with the at least one graphical user interface element in response to the first user input; detecting a second user input associated with a grouping of two or more graphical user interface elements; and transmitting one or more control signals associated with the grouping of two or more graphical user interface elements in response to the second user input.11-22-2012
20110209077IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF DISPLAYING OPERATION MODE KEYS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises: a display that displays a first screen including one or more than one first key for setting a mode to execute a function of the apparatus, and then, if one of the first keys is pressed, displays a second screen including one or more than one second key, which is a lower-class screen under the pressed first key; and a customizing portion that hides at least one of the first and the second keys on the first screen, according to a user operation, and wherein if a user changes to non-display, the setting of at least one of the first keys on the first screen, while there exists a second key preliminarily prohibited from being hidden, on the second screen that is a lower-class screen under the first key to be hidden according to the changed setting, the customizing portion doesn't hide the first key.08-25-2011
20090064019METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL INFORMATION PRESENTED TO PROCESS PLANT OPERATORS - Methods and apparatus to upgrade and control information presented to process plant operators are disclosed. A disclosed example method to control information presented to a process plant operator comprises presenting a first version of a process plant display, presenting a dynamic attention user interface when a selectable element of the first version of the process plant operator display is activated, wherein the dynamic attention user interface is to be used to adjust an importance of information presented in the first version of the process plant display, and presenting a second version of the process plant display based on a variable adjusted via the dynamic attention user interface.03-05-2009
20110271216Computer With Graphical User Interface For Interaction - Different techniques of processing user interactions with a computing system are described. In one implementation, an interactive display is configured to depict a graphical user interface which includes a plurality of different types of user interface elements (e.g., button-type element, scroll bar-type element). A user may use one or more user input object (e.g., finger, hand, stylus) to simultaneously interact with the interactive display. A plurality of different user input processing methods are used to process user inputs received by the graphical user interface differently and in accordance with the types of the user interface elements which are displayed. The processing of the user inputs is implemented to determine whether the user inputs control the respective user interface elements. The processing may determine whether the user inputs activate and/or manipulate the displayed user interface elements in but one example.11-03-2011
20080244432Accentuated Graphical User Interface - A graphical user interface in which entities of the interface are manipulated using manipulation operations. The graphical user interface comprises a selectable interface entity upon which manipulation operations are commence-able, a first interface entity distinct from the selectable interface entity, and a second interface entity distinct from the first interface entity and the selectable interface entity. Upon commencement of a manipulation operation on the selectable interface entity, at least one of the first interface entity and the second interface entity is visually accentuated.10-02-2008
20080270923Method and Apparatus for Displaying Test Data - In one embodiment, a plurality of test data entries are successively displayed via a graphical user interface (GUI), with each of the test data entries including at least a test result identifier and a corresponding test result. For at least one of the test data entries, a user-selectable mechanism is provided via the GUI. When the user-selectable mechanism is selected, additional data related to a particular one of the test data entries is caused to be displayed via the GUI. Other embodiments are also disclosed.10-30-2008
20080270924METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBTAINING AND MODIFYING PORTLETS VIA AN APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE - A method and a system for obtaining and modifying a plurality of Web components, such as portlets, via an application programming interface (API) are described. The method includes permitting a portal application to invoke a portlet, wherein the portlet runs inside a portlet container and the portal application runs independently from the portlet container; providing information to the portlet container about the invoked portlet related to a runtime environment of the portal application; and modifying the provided information from the portal application to customize the portlet. The system includes a portal application, a portlet container to permit the portal application to invoke a portlet, the portlet to run inside the portlet container and the portal application to run independently from the portlet container, an interface to provide and modify information about the invoked portlet that is related to a runtime environment of the portal application, and an interface to provide a portlet mode, a window state, and a set of Uniform Resource Locator (URL) parameters to the portal application to create a valid portlet URL.10-30-2008
20090031236USER INTERFACE AND METHOD TO FACILITATE HIERARCHICAL SPECIFICATION OF QUERIES USING AN INFORMATION TAXONOMY - A user interface, system, and method are disclosed to facilitate specification of queries and displaying corresponding results. The user interface presents the user with dimensions that contain one or more headings arranged according to an information taxonomy, which can vary based on the intended implementation for the system and user interface. A corresponding filter or query is constructed based on the user selecting of one or more headings. The filter is applied to one or more databases to return results that satisfy the filter. The results are presented in the user interface and can include interactive items based on a particular query as well as can correspond to a fully specified task.01-29-2009
20110271217CONFIGURABLE PRESETS FOR TAB GROUPS - A multi-document application that includes a multi-document interface that includes a view area that displays one document at a time and includes a tab group element that displays tabs, each tab having a control that permits a corresponding document to be visualized in the view area. When a new document is opened in the multi-document application, the multi-document interface adds a new tab to the tab group element to represent the newly opened document. The multi-document application has a configuration interface that allows a user to designate customization settings for the multi-document interface. The configuration interface also provides a configuration preset interface that allows a user to select a preset option that automatically sets customization settings offered by the configuration interface rather than require the user set each customization setting individually.11-03-2011
20090049395MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING TOUCH SCREEN AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile communication terminal having a camera module and a touch screen is provided. The mobile communication terminal transmits and receives text data while performing the video call with at least one other party's terminal. The touch screen displays at least one images when the text data transmission and reception function is started, an input window for displaying text data input through the touch screen, an output window for displaying the transmitted and received text data, and at least one soft key, and a controller for controlling, when the input window or one of the at least one soft key is selected, the touch screen for changing a display method of at least one of the first image, the second image, the input window, the output window, and the at least one soft key and for displaying a touch pad comprising a plurality of keys for inputting text data.02-19-2009
20090199120Customizable, reconfigurable graphical user interface - A graphical user interface (“GUI”) for a software-controlled media/data organizer and playback system including a display screen with a plurality of user-activatible search and selection buttons for use in accessing the media/data selections from one or more storage devices. The GUI, when started on a suitable system, automatically senses the system's display screen size and automatically configures the GUI buttons, windows and other characteristics of the display to conform thereto. The GUI also enables the user to configure and customize the GUI buttons, windows and other display characteristics to suit his/her particular needs and preferences. Additionally, the GUI includes an improved asynchronous media/data selection search facility that displays in a GUI search window, substantially immediately, the initial results of a search request while additional searching proceeds asynchronously “behind the scenes” until the follow-on results are ready for display. The search facility is also adopted to account for misspellings, date transposition and other errors and other errors made by the user during entry of search requests. Other improved features of the GUI include its ability to merge or synchronize the search and selection buttons and media/data selections among different systems and the ability to monitor and report details of a user's activity on a given system.08-06-2009
20090199119METHOD FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI), AND MULTIMEDIA APPARATUS APPLYING THE SAME - A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to receive a user command on a touch screen, and a multimedia apparatus using the same. The method for providing a GUI includes determining whether an enlargement command for a GUI item is received, and enlarging the GUI item. Therefore, it is possible to enable a user to operate the GUI item more correctly, and to provide the superior visual effect when the GUI item is operated.08-06-2009
20120079404METHOD FOR CREATING AND SEARCHING A FOLDER IN A COMPUTER SYSTEM - In a computer system, a folder is created so as to include at least one non-textual image description, such as image or audio, a textual description, or any combination thereof. A target folder may also be searched according to at least one non-textual image feature, such as image or audio, a textual feature, or any combination thereof.03-29-2012
20080263467METHOD FOR AUTOMATING DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS USING INTELLIGENT SELF-CONFIGURING OBJECTS AND SMART TEMPLATES - A digital signage content management system is provided that uses existing interfaces such as web interfaces and turns existing commercially available graphics programs such as web based tools or locally run programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint® into a digital signage platform to facilitate developing and managing digital signage applications through the creation of smart objects and intelligent templates that are easy to create and easy to modify to suit different applications. This enables digital signage content to be professionally created without requiring custom programming for each and every stream of new and/or changing content. The smart objects and intelligent templates can also be used to provide content with changing elements in real-time.10-23-2008
20090100363METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DECLUTTERING ICONS REPRESENTING POINTS OF INTEREST ON A MAP - Methods and systems are provided for decluttering icons on a map graphically presented on a display. In one implementation, a method is provided for decluttering icons representing points-of-interest on a map, wherein the method includes determining whether icons in a map view are overlapping and grouping the icons which are determined to overlap into at least one icon group. The method may also include repositioning the icons in each icon group into a decluttered icon patterns, wherein repositioning includes repositioning the icons at a predetermined distance from a common focal point. In addition, the method may include adjusting the repositioned icons to a different position in the map view when the repositioned icons overlap. Additionally, or alternatively, the method may include repositioning an icon in at least one decluttered icon pattern to a new position in the map view based on input from a user.04-16-2009
20090204919Device Driver Having Customizable User Interface - A device-driver program includes a switchover unit to switch display screens on a user interface between a first display screen and a second display screen, a setting-item-status-management unit to store data indicative of a sequence position of a setting item arranged in a setting item display area of the first display screen and data indicative of a display-enabled-or-display-disabled status of the setting item, a first arranging unit to arrange the setting item in the setting item display area, a list-status-management unit to store, in a list-status-management table, data indicative of sequence positions of setting items arranged in a list display area of the second display screen and data indicative of a display-enabled-or-display-disabled status of the setting items, and a second arranging unit to arrange a list of the setting items in the list display area of the second display screen in accordance with the list-status-management table.08-13-2009
20090199118System and Method for Visualization of Time-Based Events - A method for visual representation of time based events in a target system comprises analyzing content related to occurrence of one or more events in a target system, wherein the content comprises information from which type of an event and time of occurrence of the event may be determined; grouping the events into one or more classes according to one or more predefined attributes; and generating a visual presentation of events occurring in a first time range, wherein the time range is selectable by an independent entity.08-06-2009
20080282178METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION OF MESSAGES AND PROMPTS ASSOCIATED WITH APPLICATIONS - A method of providing notification of messages and prompts associated with applications. When an application executing on a computer generates a prompt while the computer is unattended, a prompt notification program (PNP) sends descriptive information that corresponds to the prompt from the computer to a mobile messaging device. The mobile messaging device utilizes a graphical user interface (GUI) to display a screenshot of the prompt, and the mobile messaging device enables a user to enter a response to the prompt. Possible responses include, but are not limited to, a “yes” response, a “no” response, an “ignore” response, and a customized text response. The PNP receives the response to the prompt from the mobile messaging device, and the PNP provides the response to the application that generated the prompt.11-13-2008
20090249234SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY DISPLAYING SCORE INFORMATION RELATED TO ENTITIES - A system and method for graphically presenting profile data includes providing a plurality of fields on a display, each field representing a different trait. The fields are populated with a representative shape. Each shape represents a trait or sub trait where the shape represents a magnitude of the trait or sub trait. The traits and sub traits collectively provide an entity profile. Graphic modification to the representative shape permits a comparison with another entity profile with graphically depicted traits in accordance with the graphic modification.10-01-2009
20100275141SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTATION OF AVATARS VIA PERSONAL AND GROUP PERCEPTION, AND CONDITIONAL MANIFESTATION OF ATTRIBUTES - An avatar having one or more features is defined, wherein the one or more features correspond to one or more attributes of a user. One or more user inputs associated with the one or more attributes of the user are received. The one or more features of the avatar are modified based, at least in part, upon the one or more user inputs associated with the one or more attributes of the user. The avatar is displayed, wherein the displayed avatar reflects the modifications to the one or more modified features of the avatar.10-28-2010
20090259958MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIDGET ARRANGEMENT ON STANDBY SCREEN - A mobile terminal and includes a standby screen for displaying widgets. Basic arrangement information of the widgets is set to arrange selected widgets on the standby screen. Then, the widgets selected for a standby screen are parsed, and the widgets are loaded to a standby screen of the touch-screen panel according to the basic arrangement information. If a touch input is made to the touch-screen panel in which the widgets are loaded, the arrangement of the widgets on the standby screen is changed in various ways, such as dragged, minimized, or restored to an initial arrangement according to the kind, location, and duration of the touch input.10-15-2009
20130219312USER-CONFIGURABLE CALCULATOR - The invention relates generally to a user-configurable calculator. Embodiments of the invention provide, among other things, a flexible graphical user interface (GUI) that allows a user to configure a virtual keypad area and/or a display area. Accordingly, a user can select calculator's keys (and corresponding functions) and/or a display type that is best suited for the problem he or she wishes to solve. A user may also create a new function and associate the new function with a virtual key. Embodiments of the invention also permit a user to define and manage multiple calculation sessions. In one embodiment, data can be shared between sessions.08-22-2013
20130219311DISPLAYING ASSOCIATION INFORMATION OF MULTIPLE GRAPHIC OBJECTS IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A first graphic object and a second graphic object are displayed within a graphic user interface (GUI). There may be at least one association that governs both the first graphic object and the second graphic object. For instance, a particular association may indicate that the second graphic object may only be manipulated by the user if the first graphic object has previously been manipulated by the user. A third graphic object may be displayed within the GUI. The third graphic object may be a notification graphic object and may also be displayed. The user may manipulate the third graphic object causing information related to the association be displayed within the GUI. The user's experience may be enhanced because greater information is made available to the user. For example, information may be displayed instructing the user to make corrective actions.08-22-2013
20090249236CONTACT TRACKING AND IDENTIFICATION MODULE FOR TOUCH SENSING - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of typing, resting, pointing, scrolling, 3D manipulation, and handwriting into a versatile, ergonomic computer input device.10-01-2009
20090249235APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPLITTING AND DISPLAYING SCREEN OF TOUCH SCREEN - An apparatus and method for splitting and displaying a screen of a touch screen are provided. The method includes splitting a screen of the touch screen into at least two display areas in response to an input for splitting the screen, storing split information of the at least two display areas, displaying a plurality of keys on an input display area of the screen, generating and storing key display information in response to the input for splitting the screen, and displaying the plurality keys in a designated location based on the stored key display information.10-01-2009
20080313557System and Methods for Diagnosing and Managing Organization Change - A system and methods for diagnosing and managing organizational change. A method for diagnosing solutions to organizational performance issues comprises: receiving a list of issues which affect performance of an organization; in response to user input selecting a predefined category for each issue, generating a diagnostic chart including each issue in a column corresponding to the selected category; creating arrows connecting issues on the diagnostic chart based on user input specifying causal connections between issues; in response to user selection of a particular issue on the diagnostic chart, displaying a theme chart including all issues from the diagnostic chart connected to the particular issue; identifying a direct connection arrow between a first issue and second issue on the theme chart which are already connected indirectly through one or more other issues; and automatically removing from display the direct connection arrow, so as to clarify information displayed to the user.12-18-2008
20080313556ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM WITH RULES ENGINE ARCHITECTURE - As access control system and method is provided. The access control system in one aspect may comprise a client application operable to provide a user interface for allowing a user to dynamically configure rules and associated parameters for controlling access to an entity; a rules engine proxy operable to receive said rules and associated parameters from the client application, the rules engine proxy further operable to dynamically compile and execute said rules; and a controller coupled to the rules engine proxy operable to receive input and further operable to trigger the rules engine proxy to execute one or more of said rules in response to the received input12-18-2008
20090259957CONFIGURABLE ICONS FOR CONTENT PRESENTATION - Overlay applications for use in a media presentation system are described. An example method for use with broadcast media includes maintaining a collection of overlay applications to be displayed in connection with the broadcast media; enabling a user to select and configure one or more of the overlay applications for presentation on a media presentation system; executing one or more selected overlay applications to display periodically updated information associated with the overlay applications.10-15-2009
20080307343Browsing or Searching User Interfaces and Other Aspects - User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a first display area for display representations of documents matching a search query, the first display area configured to display content of the documents which can have a plurality of different types of content including at least one of text-based content and a folder, and displaying a second display area for selecting a selected document to be displayed in the first display area. Other embodiments are also described, and computer readable media and apparatuses are also described.12-11-2008
20100185964Content And/Or Service Presentation Device And Method And Information Storage Medium - To effectively arouse a user's interest in new content and service, or content and service not used on a daily basis. Images of a plurality of display elements associated with respective content sets and/or service (07-22-2010
20090094544METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A LAYOUT FOR A USER INTERFACE TO DISPLAY ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The disclosure relates to a system and method of selecting a layout for a user interface for generation on a display of an electronic device. The method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining a representation of the interface; b) generating a plurality of parses of the interface; c) measuring the suitability of each parse; and d) choosing a parse with high suitability.04-09-2009
20100192080SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A USER CUSTOMIZABLE DEFAULT USER INTERFACE FOR A DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE - The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating a user customizable default user interface for a document processing device. First, screen data representing each of a plurality of different user interfaces is stored. Each user interface includes visual representations of a unique subset of controls associated with operation of the associated document processing device. Identification data is then acquired from an associated user. A display is generated representing each of the different user interfaces. Selection data representing a selected user interface as a default user interface is then received. Data associating the default user interface with the identification data is stored. Thereafter, a display is generated of the default user interface upon login of the associated user on the document processing device.07-29-2010
20100192079Display apparatus, displaying method, and program - There is provided is a display apparatus including: a displaying position setting unit that sets displaying positions of the contents data based on a display starting position, at which the displaying of the contents data is started; and a display controller that allows the contents data displayed on the display screen to be moved from the display starting position toward the displaying positions so as to be displayed based on the display starting position and the displaying positions set by the displaying position setting unit.07-29-2010
20100185965Artistic file manager - A file manager for a consumer electronic device enhances a user's experience in a computing environment by displaying a variety of content in a folder in a collage configuration. The content may be, for example, live applications and other files, and are collectively termed assets. The file manager also displays the content in a grid configuration for management purposes, and provides graphics tools to allow the user to artistically customize the display of the assets.07-22-2010
20090077482METHOD FOR EDITING PLAYLIST AND MULTIMEDIA REPRODUCING APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method for editing a playlist and a multimedia reproducing apparatus employing the same. The method for editing a playlist includes displaying a list including a plurality of content stored on a content reproducing apparatus, determining a content registration state indicating whether specific content on the list is registered in a playlist if a specific command is input during the displaying of the list, and displaying a menu including the content registration state. Accordingly, since a plurality of playlists is supported, the user can edit the playlist more diversely and more conveniently.03-19-2009
20100235770Methods and Graphical User Interfaces for Editing on a Multifunction Device with a Touch Screen Display - In some embodiments, a device displays content on a touch screen display and detects input by finger gestures. In response to the finger gestures, the device selects content, visually distinguishes the selected content, and/or updates the selected content based on detected input. In some embodiments, the device displays a command display area that includes one or more command icons; detects activation of a command icon in the command display area; and, in response to detecting activation of the command icon in the command display area, performs a corresponding action with respect to the selected content. Exemplary actions include cutting, copying, and pasting content.09-16-2010
20100218128Offer And Incentive Widget-Based System - In an aspect there is provided a method. The method may include generating, at a processor, a campaign including an offer and a referral, the offer and the referral included in a widget; and providing, at the processor, the widget including the offer and the referral to one or more media types including a social network. The method may also include creating campaigns through rules based interaction of target end-users, real time analytics (which may include the identification of influencers), and dynamic updates of in-flight campaigns. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.08-26-2010
20100211900Virtual Marketplace Accessible To Widgetized Avatars - A system for creating and providing clothing and accessories for avatars, including within a virtual marketplace is disclosed. The system includes computer programming resident on at least one networked server, wherein the computer programming provides a creation tool and an online marketplace having at least one virtual storefront. A user access to the online marketplace includes a user-directed, computer programmable avatar, and further includes a computing device communicatively connected to the at least one networked server.08-19-2010
20100211899Virtual Marketplace Accessible To Widgetized Avatars - A system for creating and providing clothing and accessories for avatars, including within a virtual marketplace is disclosed. The system includes computer programming resident on at least one networked server, wherein the computer programming provides a creation tool and an online marketplace having at least one virtual storefront. A user access to the online marketplace includes a user-directed, computer programmable avatar, and further includes a computing device communicatively connected to the at least one networked server.08-19-2010
20100211898Apparatus, Method and Computer Program - A method including displaying a widget having an area; receiving contemporaneous update information indicative that a contact has uploaded data; and automatically displaying an item, associated with the contact, in the area of the displayed widget using the received contemporaneous update information.08-19-2010
20100251152MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and as associated method are provided. The method may include displaying one or more menu items on a first touch unit including a touchscreen and recognizing a rotary touch & drag input at a second touch unit as a particular command based on whether one of the one or more menu items has been touched. Accordingly, even if a minimum number of menu icons for executing diverse functions are displayed on a touchscreen, a prescribed one of the diverse functions may be easily selected and executed.09-30-2010
20100251151DISPLAYING STACKED BAR CHARTS IN A LIMITED DISPLAY AREA - A system and a method are disclosed for visually displaying data points using stacked bar charts on a display screen with limited display area. A magnification region allows presentation of detailed information for a stacked bar compared to other stacked bars displayed. A stacked bar within a magnification region can be further magnified to display additional information for individual bars within the stacked bar. An individual bar is expanded to a height suitable for displaying information associated with the bar. The stacked bar chart can be moved relative to the magnification region thereby changing the stacked bar displayed within the magnification region.09-30-2010
20100251150SYSTEM FOR DEFINING A USER INTERFACE OF A REMOTE DISPLAY DEVICE - An approach for defining user interface components within a building control or automation system. The user interface definition may be rendered on a remote display device. The rendering may be accomplished through a making of a set of object types which represent the components of the user interface. The approach or mechanism should have no dependency on either the hardware/software platform of the building control or automation system or the hardware/software platform of the remote display device.09-30-2010
20080313555Scalable User Interface - The scaling of a user interface according to network or device limitations is disclosed. One embodiment provides a method of scaling a user interface, comprising sending a user interface over a network to a networked device, detecting a performance limitation of the user interface in at least one of the network or the networked device, and scaling a parameter of the user interface in response to the detected limitation to improve the performance of the user interface. In this manner, a user interface may be scaled in response to limitations on performance and end-user experience can be improved.12-18-2008
20110145743LOCKING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PARAMETERS IN COMPUTER PROGRAMS - Some embodiments provide a method for locking in a mathematical relationship between a set of at least two parameters in a computer program. The method selects a first parameter. The method defines a mathematical relationship that ties the value of the first parameter to the value of a second parameter. In some embodiments, the mathematical relationship can be a mathematical function, a Boolean function, or a lookup table. The relationship could be directly entered by the user, or the computer program itself could derive it from the user's actions. In some embodiments, the first parameter can be locked to the mathematical relationship. The lock prevents the value of that parameter from being changed, except by changing the value of the second parameter. Some embodiments implement this method by using a GUI with an intuitive set of controls.06-16-2011
20110145742COLOR LABELING IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with an icon having text and/or image elements. In some embodiments, the method receives a color for labeling an icon that has a text-element and an image-element. The method applies the color to a background-region of the text-element of the icon without applying the color to the image-element. In some embodiments, the method does not affect the font of the text. In some embodiments, the method receives a selection of an icon. The icon has a background-region that has a first color. The method changes the first color of the background-region to a second color but retains the first color in a section of the background-region. In some of these embodiments, the method outlines the section of the background-region with a third color.06-16-2011
20090327941PROVIDING MULTIPLE DEGREES OF CONTEXT FOR CONTENT CONSUMED ON COMPUTERS AND MEDIA PLAYERS - Multiple degrees of context for media content that is consumable on computing platforms including PCs and personal media players is provided by logically organizing context objects into halos that surround each piece of consumable content. The context objects represent information and experiences that are contextually associated with media content to enable users to easily discover content and experiences that they will find interesting in a rich and personal manner. As a user navigates from a content item to a context object in the halo, the context object itself morphs into content that is then surrounded by a new halo of context objects to which the user may navigate. The organization of media content and information into halos enables an effective contextual paradigm that cuts across strict hierarchical structures to allow the user experience to be much more seamless and free-flowing.12-31-2009
20090327939SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO CONTENT INSTANCES USING GRAPHICAL OBJECT REPRESENTATION - An exemplary system includes a content access subsystem configured to maintain a plurality of content instances, provide a first set of one or more graphical objects to a display for presentation to a user, select one of the graphical objects in response to an input command, and provide a second set of one or more graphical objects to a display for presentation to the user, the second set of one or more graphical objects being filtered in accordance with the selection of the graphical object in the first content level. Each of the graphical objects within the first set of graphical objects is configured to represent an entry within a first content level corresponding to a first metadata value associated with the content instances. Each of the graphical objects within the second set of graphical objects is configured to represent an entry within a second content level corresponding to a second metadata value associated with the content instances.12-31-2009
20090319929INTERFACE FOR MULTIPLE USER SPACES - A display for multiple user spaces and corresponding activity levels is disclosed. For example, one embodiment comprises displaying a first user space including a first status representation in a user interface, displaying a second user space including a second status representation in the user interface, and changing the first status representation or the second status representation based on a change in status for the first user space or the second user space.12-24-2009
20110131517EVALUATING ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE - Aspects of this invention are directed toward determining the effectiveness of advertising in a virtual universe. Specifically, under the present invention, a visit by an avatar to a region of the VU that includes targeted advertising content is registered. Then, the following avatar attributes are determined: a proximity to the target advertising content by the avatar; an avatar directionality of the avatar with respect to the target advertising content; a camera directionality of a camera object associated with the avatar; and a time with respect to which the avatar may be exposed to the target advertising content in the region. Thereafter, at least one score is assigned to the visit, the proximity, the directionality, and the time. An effectiveness score is then calculated based on the at least one score. The overall effectiveness of the target advertising content is then calculated based on the at least one score.06-02-2011
20110239145MOBILE TERMINAL AND ICON CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and an icon control method for the same are provided. The icon control method includes detecting a selection event in relation to displayed icons, determining, when the selection event is detected, a number of icons mapped to a zone in which the selection event is detected, and changing, when the number of icons mapped to the zone is greater than one, an order of the multiple icons mapped to the zone for successive icon display according to a time during which contact is maintained after the selection event. When multiple displayed icons overlap each other on a display screen, a user can easily select a desired one of the overlapping icons without having to move any of the icons.09-29-2011
20110239144CUSTOM USER INTERFACE PRESENTATION - The present disclosure relates to the generation of distinctive presentations of an interface for different devices. In this manner, the interface is presented differently on different devices. In one embodiment, the interface is customized based upon a unique sequence or identifier associated with each electronic device such that the interface is distinctive on each respective device.09-29-2011
20090113328Multidimensional Multistate User Interface Element - Embodiments of the present invention provide multistate, multidimensional user interface elements. In one embodiment, the user interface elements are multistate and multidimensional to indicate to a user of a computer system multiple independently variable states through a single user interface element. The user can change at least one subset of those variable states through the user interface element. The user interface elements may also communicate the behavior that a system will exhibit when acting upon those combined states. Exemplary embodiments include indicating ways in which messages will be processed in a secure messaging system.04-30-2009
20090113327USER INTERFACE MAPPING MODULES TO DEPLOYMENT TARGETS - An interactive user interface for displaying mappings between modules of a distributed application and deployment targets in a distributed environment. The user interface represents module items, deployment target items, and correlation items that represent various mappings of module items to deployment target items. In some cases, the manner in which each of these items is displayed may be altered in response to user input. The correlation itself may also be potentially altered in response to user input. Multiple solutions may be displayed in which there are different mappings of modules to target solutions.04-30-2009
20100223567DO-IT-YOURSELF BADGE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A system for generating customized badges. The system includes a computer, a printer coupled to the computer, a display coupled to the computer, and a computer readable medium. The computer readable medium includes instructions for opening a badge profile, providing a data entry screen based on the profile, receiving data in the data entry screen, and printing customized badges on the printer based on the received data. The badge profile defines a size, type, and location of data to be printed on the customized badges.09-02-2010
20120144330MORPHING A USER-INTERFACE CONTROL OBJECT - Systems and techniques are disclosed for morphing a first control object in a user-interface into a second control object. According to some implementations, the first control object is provided for display on a graphical user interface presented on a display of a device. The first control object can be configured to control a parameter of a presentation of media content in response to a first input. An interaction input is received indicating a user interaction with the first control object. In response to the interaction input, the first control object can be morphed into a second control object, replacing the first control object. A second input can be received, the second input indicating an intention of the user to change a value of the second control object. And, the value of the second control object can be adjusted according to the second input.06-07-2012
20110119609Docking User Interface Elements - Methods, systems, and apparatus for managing elements in a user interface for a software application executing on a computer system include displaying a user interface having separate elements including at least an image browser element for viewing preview thumbnails of available images, an image viewer element for accessing a selected image and a Heads-Up Display (HUD) element that displays metadata for the selected image; receiving user input requesting that the HUD element be moved from a current location in the user interface to a destination location in the user interface; and modifying the displayed user interface by moving the HUD element to the destination location and selectively altering a size or location or both of one or both of the image browser element and the image viewer element to accommodate display of the HUD element at the destination location in the user interface.05-19-2011
20110113358ADAPTABLE USER INTERFACE FOR BUSINESS SOFTWARE - An adaptable user interface is formed based on a role assumed by a user and the identification of tasks in a process that need to be performed. For each role assumed by the user, a set of tasks assigned to the role is identified. Each task is evaluated to determine if it is an active task that needs to be performed in one or more processes. For each active task, an element is added to the user interface.05-12-2011
20090106679Indication of Progress Towards Satisfaction of a User Input Condition - In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second user-interface state. While the device is in a first user-interface state, the one or more objects transition in optical intensity to indicate progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition needed to transition to the second user-interface state.04-23-2009
20100306686METHOD FOR REPRESENTING A USER, AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PRODUCT - The invention relates to a method of representing a user. According to the invention, the method includes a step of configuring at least one means for representing said user taking account of at least one representation parameter derived from at least one geographical location information item obtained from a terminal in the possession of said user.12-02-2010
20120246587DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISPLAY, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A display control apparatus according to the present invention sequentially displays each of a predetermined number of display-target images out of a plurality of image candidates to be displayed on a display screen so that the display-target images are arranged in the display screen in order of arrangement according to a predetermined order of the plurality of images. The display control apparatus determines, when the predetermined number of images are set as new display-target images according to the predetermined order, the order of displaying the predetermined number of images so that each of the predetermined number of images is arranged in order of arrangement according to the predetermined order to sequentially display the images according to a display order different from the predetermined order. This enables a user to quickly determine whether a desired image is included in the images displayed on the display screen.09-27-2012
20100306685USER MOVEMENT FEEDBACK VIA ON-SCREEN AVATARS - The following discloses using avatars to provide feedback to users of a gesture-based computing environment about one or more features of the gesture-based computing environment. Gesture-based computing environments may not, in some circumstances, use a physical controller that associates a player with the computing environment. Accordingly, a player may not be provided with a player number. Thus rights and features typically associated with a particular controller may not be available to a user of a gesture-based system.12-02-2010
20130132874AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGING OF ICONS ON A USER INTERFACE - Automatically arranging icons on a user interface is provided. A plurality of icons associated with items are received and displayed on the user interface. An importance score for each icon of the plurality of icons and a similarity score between two or more of the plurality of icons are determined. Further, a user interface coordinate is assigned to at least a portion of the plurality of icons based on the importance and similarity scores. The user interface is then displayed with the at least a portion of the plurality of icons according to the user interface coordinate.05-23-2013
20130132875DEVICE HAVING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES AND METHOD FOR DEVELOPING MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - Systems and techniques are provided for generating and implementing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for wiring and binding various objects including graphical and logical objects. In the GUIs provided, visual wirings are used to represent binding connections that lock different properties of the objects so that those properties share the same value or values. The binding connections allow a user to affect property change(s) in any one of the linked objects during authoring and/or at runtime by controlling property change(s) at one or more of the rest of the linked objects.05-23-2013
20100306687SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AVATAR MANAGEMENT - The present invention provides a system for avatar management, including at least one client and a server, the client is adapted to assemble an avatar according to operation of a user, generate avatar information corresponding to the avatar, transmit the avatar information to the server via a network requesting the server to update the avatar of the user; the server is adapted to parse the avatar information to obtain the corresponding avatar, generate a snapshot based on the avatar, store and manage the avatar information and corresponding snapshot; the server further informs at least one client to update the avatar of the user; and the at least one client updates the avatar of the user according to the snapshot. The present invention also provides a method for avatar management. The present invention can save bandwidth of the server, speed snapshot generation, improve security and accuracy of snapshot generation, and increase system efficiency.12-02-2010
20130014042METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING SIZE OF A LIST ITEM - The present invention provides method and apparatus for adjusting size of a list item displayed on a touchscreen. The method may include obtaining, by a client application, a multi-touch event, adjusting the size of a head portrait control and the size of a contact panel control in the list item according to at least one event parameter in the multi-touch event. The apparatus for adjusting the size of the list item may include: an obtaining module for obtaining a multi-touch event; and an adjusting module for adjusting the size of a head portrait control and the size of a contact panel control in the list item according to at least one event parameter in the multi-touch event obtained by the obtaining module.01-10-2013
20130014041USING GESTURE OBJECTS TO REPLACE MENUS FOR COMPUTER CONTROL - The present invention generally comprises a computer control environment that builds on the Blackspace™ software system to provide further functionality and flexibility in directing a computer. It employs graphic inputs drawn by a user and known as gestures to replace and supplant the pop-up and pull-down menus known in the prior art.01-10-2013
20100306684GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF OUT-OF-BOUND IMAGE SELECTION - This is directed to differentiating between portions of a selection area that are within the boundary of displayed information and portions of the selection area that are beyond the boundary of the displayed information. In some embodiments, the graphical representation of the selection area can change based on the position of the selection area relative to the boundary of the displayed information. In particular, the representation of portions or regions of the selection area that are within the boundary of the displayed information can be different than the representation of the portions or regions of the selection area that extend beyond the boundary of the displayed information. For example, the electronic device can provide different fills in each of the regions, or different line patterns around the peripheries of each of the selection area regions.12-02-2010
20130139081VIEWING PREVIOUS CONTEXTUAL WORKSPACES - In some implementations, a method performed with a computing system includes generating a virtual workspace viewable by a user on a graphical user interface. The virtual workspace comprises a first plurality of workspace modules. A request to present a previous version of the virtual workspace from a previous time period is received. In response to at least the request, the virtual workspace is updated to the previous version. The previous version includes a second plurality of workplace modules different from the first plurality of workspace modules.05-30-2013
20130139082Graphical Interface Having Adjustable Borders - Methods and systems involving navigation of a graphical interface are disclosed herein. An example system may be configured to: (a) cause a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide a graphical interface, the graphical interface comprising (i) a view port having a view-port orientation and (ii) at least one navigable area having at least one border, the at least one border having a first border orientation; (b) receive input data that indicates movement of the view port towards the at least one border; (c) determine that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation; and (d) based on at least the determination that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation, adjust the first border orientation from the first border orientation to a second border orientation.05-30-2013
20130139084METHOD FOR PROCESSING UI CONTROL ELEMENTS IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method is provided that processes User Interface (UI) control elements in a mobile device with a touch screen. The method includes: displaying a checkbox; displaying a line according to a user's drawing gesture on the check box; enabling the checkbox if the length of the line is equal to or greater than a preset value; disabling, if the check box has previously been enabled, the checkbox by a user's touch gesture.05-30-2013
20130145297CONFIGURABLE HEADS-UP DASH DISPLAY - Methods and systems for a heads-up configurable vehicle dash display are provided. Specifically, a configurable dash may comprise one or more displays that are capable of receiving input from a user. At least one of these displays may be configured to present a plurality of custom applications that, when manipulated by at least one user, are adapted to control and/or monitor functions associated with a vehicle and/or associated peripheral devices. It is anticipated that the function and appearance of the plurality of custom applications may be altered via user and/or processor input.06-06-2013
20100333004METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING A COMPOSITE VIDEO SIGNAL - A method for modifying a composite video signal generated by a video composing server, the composite video signal including a plurality of spatially mixed video conference streams. The method includes displaying, on a touch screen, a graphical representation of the composite video signal, and modifying the graphical representation based on an input received at the touch screen. In turn, the composite video signal is modified to conform with the modified graphical representation.12-30-2010
20100223568IMAGE COLLAGE BUILDER - A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image and digital data defining the one or more image receiving areas in the collage layout.09-02-2010
20110010650Systems and methods for decluttering electronic map displays - Systems and methods are provided for decluttering an electronic map display. According to one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for decluttering an electronic map display. The method includes receiving information about points-of-interest (POIs) to be represented on the electronic map display, and determining whether icons representative of the POIs would overlap if displayed concurrently. The method further includes grouping the icons that would overlap into at least one overlapping icon group, and displaying on the electronic map a group icon representative of the overlapping icon group.01-13-2011
20110029904Behavior and Appearance of Touch-Optimized User Interface Elements for Controlling Computer Function - An approach is provided that renders graphical user interface (GUI) elements, such as tiles or icons, on display screen. Some of the tiles correspond to software functions. User configurable rendering properties are retrieved that correspond to one of the GUI elements. The configurable rendering properties include a shape property or size property. The selected tile is then rendered on the display screen using the rendering properties. A gesture, directed toward the rendered GUI element, is received at the touch-enabled display screen. If the GUI element corresponds to a software function, the software function is launched in response to one or more of the gestures, such as a “tap” gesture.02-03-2011
20110029905Re-Arranging a Graphical Program while Keeping Contents of a Structure Object Fixed - Various embodiments of a system and method for automatically arranging or positioning objects in a block diagram of a graphical program are described. The graphical program may include a first plurality of interconnected nodes that visually indicate functionality of the graphical program, where the first plurality of interconnected nodes includes a structure object having a border visually defining a sub-diagram that includes a second plurality of interconnected nodes that visually indicate functionality of the structure object. The method may operate to automatically re-arrange the graphical program. Re-arranging the graphical program may include shifting the structure object and the second plurality of interconnected nodes included in the sub-diagram of the structure object to new locations without re-arranging the second plurality of interconnected nodes with respect to each other.02-03-2011
20110029906REPORT FORMAT SETTING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND DEFECT REVIEW SYSTEM - Generated is a template edition screen on which to display components of a report as modules by OSD by use of icons. One of the icons is selected by use of a pointing device including a mouse. By a drag-and-drop operation, the icon is placed at a desired position in an output format setup area formed in the same screen. The icon is set in a desired size by another drag-and-drop operation. Details of a module shown by the icon thus placed can be set up in a detail setup area in the same screen. Information on a format thus set up is retained as a template through a retention function, and accordingly can be used easily by simply calling the information. Moreover, the retained template can be edited as well. This makes it possible not only to create a new template, but also to modify an existing template.02-03-2011
20100162151TECHNIQUES FOR ORGANIZING INFORMATION ON A COMPUTING DEVICE USING MOVABLE OBJECTS - Techniques to organize information on a computing device using movable objects are described. A computer system may include a display operative to present a graphical user interface with a pointer to select one or more movable objects and position the movable objects at various target positions on the graphical user interface, an input device operative to receive selected movable objects and user movement to position the selected movable objects at a target position on the graphical user interface, and an object position component operative to anchor the selected movable objects at the target position using an anchor element to form a group of anchored objects, and arrange the group of anchored objects in a visual pattern relative to the anchor element. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-24-2010
20110246917INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - The window display application controls a display position of a window (an image). The Java Runtime Environment controls processing associated with the window (e.g., displaying of the window). Operation information on an operation of a display position of a window is supplied to the window display application. Operation information on an operation of processing details of an application corresponding to a window (a widget) is supplied to the Java Runtime Environment.10-06-2011
20110246916METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROVIDING AN ENHANCED USER INTERFACE - Methods and apparatuses are provided for providing an enhanced user interface. A method may include causing display of a semi-transparent user interface layer concurrent with a second user interface layer. At least a portion of the semi-transparent user interface layer and at least a portion of the second user interface layer may overlap. The method may further include detecting a physical stimulus. The method may additionally include determining an effect of the physical stimulus on display of content in the semi-transparent user interface layer. The method may also include applying the determined effect by modifying display of content in the semi-transparent user interface layer in response to detection of the physical stimulus. Corresponding apparatuses are also provided.10-06-2011
20110126138Aiding Device in Creation of Content Involving Image Display According to Scenario and Aiding Method Therein - A request acknowledging unit in a scenario creation unit of a content creation aiding device acknowledges a user request related to scenario configuration. A displayed image processing unit displays an image on a display device to assist the user to set up a key frame. A key frame interpolation unit inserts a key frame that triggers switching of the display to a link destination image when the display area reaches an area in which a link is set up. A coordinate converting unit represents the key frame using frame parameters in a coordinate system of a post-switching image. A correction unit corrects the key frame by applying, to the key frame set up, correction that is opposite to the correction applied to a frame when the frame is displayed. A scenario file output unit creates an ultimate scenario file and stores the file in a storage device.05-26-2011
20100146423METHOD OF OPERATING A DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING HOME AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT - Method of operating a device (06-10-2010
20110087981METHOD FOR REMOVING ICON IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method for removing an icon in a mobile terminal is presented. The method includes, displaying an icon display area and a menu area on a display screen of the mobile terminal, wherein the icon is displayed in the icon display area and a predetermined executing icon menu is displayed in the menu area, selecting the icon, modifying the menu displayed in the menu area to a removing menu when a preliminary removing signal is input on the selected icon, and removing the selected icon in response to the movement of the selected icon to a predetermined area of the removing area04-14-2011
20100138764SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION OF A CONTROLLING DEVICE - A system and method whereby an user interface editing device is used to create a user interface for a controlling device, the created user interface including user interface elements that are associated with functional operations of a virtual equivalent of an appliance. After the created user interface is transferred to the controlling device, the virtual equivalent of an appliance is caused to be linked to an intended target appliance whereupon activation of those user interface elements of the graphical user interface that were associated with functional operations of the virtual equivalent of an appliance will cause the controlling device to transmit commands to control corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance.06-03-2010
20100138762Methods and Apparatuses for Handling a Conflict in a CAD Drawing - Methods, apparatuses/systems, and software for identifying and resolving conflicts within a drawing by highlighting each conflict in a unique way and generating various reflections of conflicted graphic objects to test different conflict resolution proposals.06-03-2010
20110083089MONITORING POINTER TRAJECTORY AND MODIFYING DISPLAY INTERFACE - Apparatus and methods for improving touch-screen interface usability and accuracy by determining the trajectory of a pointer as it approaches the touch-screen and modifying the touch-screen display accordingly. The system may predict an object on the display the user is likely to select next. The system may designate this object as a Designated Target Object, or DTO. The system may modify the appearance of the DTO by, for example, changing the size of the DTO, or by changing its shape, style, coloring, perspective, positioning, etc.04-07-2011
20090313565ICON UTILIZATION METHOD, ICON UTILIZATION APPARATUS, ICON UTILIZATION CONTROL PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - An icon representing a target object is constituted by a pin main body, which comprises a head and a needle, and a shadow of the pin main body. The display and control of the target object are changed by changing display states of the pin main body and the shadow. For example, if a decision button is depressed and released with a cursor pointer placed on the head, the target object is displayed on the screen of a display. When the target object is displayed on the screen and is in an unexecuted state, the needle is displayed so that it has stuck halfway. When the target object is being executed, the needle is displayed so that it has stuck deeply. When the target object and the icon are in a movable state, the needle is displayed so that it is floating. When the target object is in an enlargeable or reducible state, the head is displayed so that it is rotating.12-17-2009
20100131877BUILDING CONTROL SYSTEM USER INTERFACE WITH DOCKING FEATURE - Building control systems that include a user interface that is configured to help manage relatively large amounts of building control data in an efficient and intuitive manner. In some cases, subsets of building control information can be associated with display elements such as windows or tabs, which can then be docked to provide a convenient way to selectively display only certain subsets of the building control information.05-27-2010
20090100365ZOOMING TRANSITIONS - The present invention relates to a solution for facilitating user interface to a machine, comprising a solution for resizing selected objects to a first size in a graphical user interface and resizing not selected objects to a second size, wherein the first and second size are different from each other and from the size before selection.04-16-2009
20090327940NOTIFICATION AREA THAT PERSISTENTLY REARRANGES ELEMENTS - Embodiments described herein are directed to managing elements within a notification area of a graphical operating system. The elements may include any graphic, logo, or image associated with running software. A user indicates which elements can be displayed in the notification area, consequently creating a list of potentially displayable elements. For each listed element, an order of display, file location, and display status is designated. The user may freely change the order in which elements are displayed in the notification area by repositioning the displayed elements. Elements may be permanently removed from the notification area, resulting in their deletion from the list. Only elements entered into the order list, at the discretion of the user, are displayable within the notification area.12-31-2009
20090031235Exception page programming system - The present disclosure relates to exception page programming, and, in particular, to a system and method for providing an exception page programming tool for use with a page description language file where the exception page programming tool can display exception page programming within the context of a print job.01-29-2009
20120246586MOBILE TERMINAL AND OBJECT CHANGE SUPPORT METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and a method of supporting an object change for the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit for outputting at least one object, and a control unit for controlling at least one of directly displaying, in response to a signal for changing the output object into a second object having a similar function but being of a different type than the output object, the second object on the display unit without a screen transition, and for outputting, in response to a signal for changing the output object into a second object having a similar function but being of a different type than the output object, a guide frame on the display unit so as to facilitate change of the output object without a screen transition.09-27-2012
20090307623SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZING AND VISUALIZING DISPLAY OBJECTS - A method, system and computer program for organizing and visualizing display objects within a virtual environment is provided. In one aspect, attributes of display objects define the interaction between display objects according to pre-determined rules, including rules simulating real world mechanics, thereby enabling enriched user interaction. The present invention further provides for the use of piles as an organizational entity for desktop objects. The present invention further provides for fluid interaction techniques for committing actions on display objects in a virtual interface. A number of other interaction and visualization techniques are disclosed.12-10-2009
20090313566Virtual Environment Systems and Methods - Representing vehicles in a customizable virtual environment is disclosed. One embodiment includes a controlled environment including prototype vehicles and a virtual environment including virtual representations of the prototype vehicles. The virtual environment is a display that includes an environment scenario, a number of virtual objects, and the various represented vehicles. The represented vehicles are linked to the prototype vehicles by communicating kinematic data from the prototype vehicles to the virtual vehicles real-time. The positions of the represented vehicles are updated based on the communicated kinematic data such that the virtual environment is a realistic visualization of the prototype vehicles. In addition, the virtual environment is highly customizable. In an embodiment, customizing the virtual environment includes generating reference views for the represented vehicles, editing the environment scenario, editing the virtual objects, editing the represented vehicles, and generating a mission scenario of the reference views.12-17-2009
20100037164RECYCLING OF VIEW COMPONENTS IN A USER INTERFACE - Architecture that facilitates the recycling of view components (e.g., item controls, visual containers, etc.) in a user interface rather than recreating the view components when needed again in response to a view change such as a scrolling operation or other user navigation operation such as a paging control. In the context of a datagrid, the datagrid can now be more performant when scrolling through a large number of rows. The architecture includes a recycling component that recycles the visual containers by collecting the visual containers when rows are scrolled off the view, and reusing the visual containers with different data when rows are scrolled back into the view. Thus, all the containers stay the same—new data is simply applied to the recycled container.02-11-2010
20100037163FACILITATED SEARCH FOR ONLINE COLLABORATION PLATFORM - In an example embodiment, an online advertising management platform receives a login that identifies a user as a user allowed access to an account maintained by the platform. The platform displays a toolbar having a textbox that allows the user to search for data relating to all accounts to which the user has access. The platform displays a combo box after the user enters a fixed number of characters in the textbox. The combo box includes a list of descriptions of each data object that is accessible and that is relevant to the fixed number of characters. The platform locates the combo box contiguous to the toolbar over some but not all of the view displaying the data relating to the order. The platform displays a data object, rather than a page of search results, after the user clicks a description of a data object from the combo box.02-11-2010
20090217187User Interfaces - User interface (UI) techniques, and more particularly to graphical user interface (GUI) techniques providing 3-dimensional (3-D) renditions. A method of displaying one or more graphical objects, the method being carried out in an electronic device, the device having processing circuitry, memory and a display device, the method comprising: obtaining first image data, the first image data defining at least one two-dimensional graphical component; performing a transformation operation on the first image data to generate second image data, the second image data defining, for the or each graphical component, a modified form of the graphical component; using said second image data, displaying the modified form whereby the or each graphical component has the appearance of having a component of dimension perpendicular the plane of the display device.08-27-2009
20100070896Symbol Based Graphic Communication System - Methods, apparatuses, and systems for communicating in a symbol based graphic language are described. In one embodiment, a symbol communication system includes a symbol communication server, a user interface module and a symbol module. The symbol communication server is associated with a communication network and is configured to support the symbol communication language. The user interface module is supported by the symbol communication server. Also the user interface module can be utilized for initiating an action associated with one or more symbol parameters, where the one or more symbol parameters constitute at least a portion of the symbol communication language. The symbol module is associated with the symbol communication server and is configured to process information relating to the one or more symbol parameters according to the initiated action.03-18-2010
20110252347INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - This invention provides an information processing apparatus capable of, on an operation screen that can be customized in accordance with user's need, customizing the operation buttons of an application provided by an external apparatus, and a method of controlling the same. To accomplish this, the information processing apparatus displays a registration button to add, to a custom menu, custom buttons to be executed based on the current setting information of the currently running application during display of the operation screen of a Web application. When the registration button is pressed, the information processing apparatus manages button data and action data in association with each other as the information of custom buttons to be added to the custom menu. When the user instructs to display the custom menu, the information processing apparatus generates the custom menu including the custom buttons using the button data, and displays it.10-13-2011
20100241978DYNAMIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACES AND AUTOMATED MAPPING OF INPUT DATA FOR SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE-BASED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS - A method and system for dynamically generating a semantically correct user interface (UI) panel for a service request and automatically mapping input data for service-oriented architecture-based system management applications. A document is received that includes semantic annotations specifying semantics of elements of a service request input message. During runtime, a UI panel is generated based on the semantics and by interpreting metadata generated by interpreting hints included in the document Further, the semantic annotations may include a mapping definition of information technology (IT) resource selections. Based on the mapping definition, the IT resource selections are extracted from a registry and automatically mapped to a UI input element in a UI panel. In response to selecting an IT resource from the UI panel, properties of the selected IT resource are automatically mapped to an element of the service request input message according to the semantic annotations.09-23-2010
20110154234LAYOUT PROJECTION USING NON-LINEAR CONSTRAINTS - In an embodiment, a computer system instantiates an interactive layout system that is configured to display a layout with various diagram portions, where each diagram portion includes layout parts and corresponding constraints identifying how the layout parts of the diagram portion are to be displayed. The computer system receives input from a user indicating that at least one of the diagram portions is to be moved. The computer system determines the manner in which each diagram portion is to be moved based on the received user input. The moving includes rotating and/or scaling the diagram portions of the layout according to the received user input, such that the layout parts remain fixed in position relative to one another, but are scaled and/or rotated to fit the surrounding layout according to the corresponding constraints. The computer system dynamically moves the layout parts of the diagram portions according to the determination.06-23-2011
20110078597Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulation of User Interface Objects with Activation Regions - A computing device with a display simultaneously displays a plurality of user interface objects, a currently selected user interface object, and a plurality of resizing handles for the currently selected user interface object. Each respective resizing handle has a corresponding handle activation region with a default position relative to the respective resizing handle, a default size, and a default shape. The device detects a first input on a first handle activation region for a first resizing handle in the plurality of resizing handles. In response to detecting the first input, the device: resizes the currently selected user interface object, and for at least one resizing handle in the plurality of resizing handles, modifies a corresponding handle activation region by changing the position of the handle activation region relative to the resizing handle from the default position to a modified position.03-31-2011
20100241979 INTERFACE ELEMENT FOR A COMPUTER INTERFACE - The present invention provides method of manipulating a displayed object capable of interacting with an interface element of a computing interface. The computing interface has a display module for displaying the displayed object in a display area, and which causes the displayed object to interact with the interface element and manipulating the displayed object according to the nature of the input received. The manipulation includes varying the size of the displayed object when the received input results in movement of the displayed object, into, out-of, or through a region of the display area designated as belonging to the interface element.09-23-2010
20110078600Modification Free Tagging of Business Application User Interfaces - The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for modification free tagging of business application user interfaces. One process includes operations for receiving a selection of a particular user interface element for tagging. If at least one bound data object is associated with the selected user interface element, tagging data for the bound data object is received. The tagging data is stored in the personalization settings of the application, and a listener function associated with the bound data object is defined.03-31-2011
20110078599Modification Free UI Injection into Business Application - The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for modification free UI injection of a mashup component into a business application. One process includes operations for receiving a selection of a portion of a user interface to be used for injection of a mashup component. A user interface container is generated at the selected portion, and the selected portion and parameters associated with the mashup component are stored in the personalization settings of the application. The process includes executing the mashup component within the user interface container.03-31-2011
20110072376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY PLACING GRAPHIC ELEMENTS INTO LAYOUTS - Techniques are described for dynamically placing graphical elements into theme layouts on a graphical user interface. A rendering engine reads a set of theme metadata and graphics metadata. The theme metadata defines a layout of the page and the regions into which the graphic elements will be placed. The theme metadata can further include tags to define categories or conceptual purposes for the regions and design changes that can be applied to graphics in that region. The graphics metadata defines a list of graphic files to be included in the layout, tags to define a category or conceptual purpose for each element and optional tags to override the design changes that are indicated in the theme metadata. The rendering engine combines and matches the theme metadata to the graphics metadata and places the graphic elements into the theme layout according to the matching.03-24-2011
20110072374ZERO FIXED PLACEMENT ADS - Techniques for zero fixed placement (ZFP) ads are described. ZFP ads may be triggered independently of a fixed placement for the ad in a user interface. In an implementation, data describing a user interface includes a trigger associated with a ZFP ad. The ZFP ad may be configured to set various modifiable attributes of the user interface. Setting the modifiable attributes of the page enables a ZFP to modify both the appearance and layout of elements and modules included in the user interface. A client may load the data having the trigger and render the user interface without presenting the associated ZFP ad or including a placeholder for the ZFP ad. When the trigger is detected, the client executes the associated ZFP ad, modifies attributes of the user interface in accordance with the ZFP ad, and outputs the modified user interface to present the ZFP ad.03-24-2011
20110252346Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Folders - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device moves a first object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects across the display to a location on the display that is proximate to a second object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects. In response to detecting that the first input meets predefined folder-creation criteria while the first object is proximate to the second object, the device creates a folder that contains the first object and the second object.10-13-2011
20100325568USER INTERFACE VISUALIZATIONS - Aspects of the invention pertain to user interface visualizations, enabling efficient display of content on a display device. At least some content is presented having diagonal views to emphasize certain portions of the content while deemphasizing other portions of the content.12-23-2010
20100122191PROGRAMMABLE EFFECTS FOR A USER INTERFACE - A programmable effects system for graphical user interfaces is disclosed. One embodiment comprises receiving one or more effect elements to apply to an element in a graphical user interface for a device, ordering the effect elements in a pipeline of operations, and storing the pipeline of operations in an effect template. Then, after the graphics hardware capability for a device is determined, the effect template may be used to create a shader that includes supported effects to render an element in the graphical user interface.05-13-2010
20100281408System And Method For Providing User Access - The present invention provides a system and method for providing a display, a graphical user interface rendered on the display having associated with it a plurality of objects representative of one or more computing functions, and a processor for varying the position of at least one of the plurality of objects, wherein the processor provides for the continuous repositioning of at least one of the plurality of objects.11-04-2010
20120066624METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MOVEMENT OF GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE OBJECTS - A method and apparatus provides for controlling movement of one or more graphical user interface (GUI) objects such as a cursor and/or a window. In one example, the method and apparatus applies a warp operation to the GUI object that uses display content information to determine where to move the cursor and/or window. The destination position of the GUI object is determined based on content identification information associated with display content such as name, serial number or label that identifies the display content. The display content may be any visible object to be displayed on the display screen, including but is not limited to, windows, taskbars, sidebars, docks, program launchers, icons, controls, and background (wallpaper). The warp operation may be an immediate relocation of the GUI object to the destination position without any user intervention during the relocation.03-15-2012
20100088622Method of Relocating and Displaying Notification Icon on a Computer System and Related Device - A method of relocating a notification icon corresponding to a notification area displayed on a computer screen includes providing a display window displayed on the screen, hooking messages inputted to or outputted from the notification area, obtaining icon information and function information of the notification icon according to the hooked messages, hiding the notification icon, displaying the notification icon on the display window according to the icon information, and then providing functions of the notification icon according to the function information.04-08-2010
20100005410MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATION FRAMEWORK - Methods and systems for enabling mobile devices to run a variety of content-carrying script programs using a standard script language, without the confines of operating within a network browser. A client layer has a Script-to-Document Object Model (DOM) engine that executes a content-carrying-script file, efficiently interprets the script and delivers interactive objects to a dynamic environment to provide end user services. The script-to-DOM engine can construct the DOM object on any device in a computationally efficient manner, while also updating objects on a dynamic basis. The constructed DOM object suitably matches the client device environment requirements and interacts with users without the need of complete refresh of the client layer, and generation/modification of the content structure becomes possible during buildup.01-07-2010
20090241047TEACHING BOX FOR USE IN ROBOT, CUSTOMIZATION METHOD, AND ROBOT SYSTEM USING THE SAME - The present invention provides a teaching box configured such that an operator can optionally change a coloration and a size of a text displayed on a display area. The teaching box includes a main menu area, a pulldown menu area, a status area, a general-purpose area, and a message area, for monitoring and controlling an operation of an industrial robot which is operated in a plurality of modes including a teaching mode and an operation setting mode. The main menu area includes a customization portion operable to change a size and a coloration of a text, and a display portion operable to display the text set by the customization portion.09-24-2009
20080276189Method and system for themeable on-screen display - A method of customizing an on-screen menu display. According to one embodiment, a plurality of selectable themes is provided and in response to a selection of one of the selectable themes, the graphical user interface is customized. According to one embodiment, the selectable themes provided are based on user's prior history and use (e.g., using a web cookie). Accordingly, various navigatible items, selectable items and related content may be customized and displayed to have the look and feel of the selected theme. Selectable themes may be a stilled image, animation, audio or a combination thereof. Accordingly, the on-screen display is customized based on the selected theme. In one embodiment, the selected theme and the configured on-screen display may be stored. Moreover, in one embodiment, an update for the selected theme may be automatically provided.11-06-2008
20120311472APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - An apparatus and method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) provide a GUI based on a shelf region that allows one or more graphical objects to be selected or executed on the same display level as one or more graphical objects that are displayed on a background screen. The apparatus includes a first region configured to display one or more graphical objects; a second region configured to be generated by a user setting as an M×N region; and a control unit configured to add one or more of the graphical objects to the second region and to, in response to the number of graphical objects added to the second region being N or greater, display the added graphical objects so that the added graphical objects can be selected, executed, or navigated by a flick or touch gesture that is made in the second region.12-06-2012
20120311471AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER INTERFACES - Embodiments of the invention relate automatically generating and positioning user interface elements. In one embodiment, user interface elements are automatically generated and positioned on a user interface. At least one test script associated with a user interface is received as an input. The test script includes a set of test instructions. Each test instruction in the set of test instructions is parsed. A set of user interface elements referenced by each test instruction is identified in response to the parsing. A determination is made as to whether the user interface includes the set of user interface elements. At least one user interface element in the set of user interface elements is generated in response to the user interface failing to include the at least one user interface element.12-06-2012
20110055741METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WIDGETS IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and system for managing widgets in a portable terminal is disclosed. If a request is made to register a widget in the widget tray having already the preset number of widgets, the lowest priority widget is removed from the widget tray. Information regarding the removed widget is stored in the reserved stack. If at least one widget is removed from the widget tray, the widget stored in the reserved stack is automatically registered in the widget tray. Accordingly, the widget tray can maintain the preset number of widgets in the widget tray.03-03-2011
20110055740DEFINING AND SHARING DISPLAY SPACE TEMPLATES - A computer-implemented method of customizing a user interface comprises receiving, by the computer, a user selection of a portion of content displayed by a user interface, and limiting, by the computer, future loading or updating of elements corresponding to the selected portion. Limiting future loading or updating of elements corresponding to the selected portion may comprise preventing future loading or updating of elements corresponding to the selected portion. Alternatively, limiting future loading or updating of elements corresponding to the selected portion may comprise reducing a frequency of future updating of elements corresponding to the selected portion.03-03-2011
20080216005DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A display processing unit displays on a display unit a first selection screen on which a plurality of upper item symbols corresponding to respective upper setting items are arranged. A selection receiving unit receives a selection of an upper item symbol. When the selection of the upper item symbol is received, the display processing unit shifts a selected upper item symbol to a specified width position with a predetermined width in a predetermined distance from one side of a screen, and displays on the display unit a second selection screen on which other displayed upper item symbols are rearranged with an arrangement order unchanged.09-04-2008
20110078598DYNAMIC CONTENT LAYOUT FOR A USER INTERFACE DISPLAY - According to some embodiments, an ordered set of display elements may be determined for a user interface display, each display element being associated with a display value. A dynamic display table may be created for the display page, with each cell in the dynamic display table representing a sub-set of the display elements and containing a total of the display values of the display elements in that sub-set. An overall display value may be determined for the user interface page, and a plurality of cells in the dynamic display table may be evaluated to select an appropriate sub-set of display elements based on the overall display value. It may then be arranged for the selected sub-set of display elements to be presented on the user interface display.03-31-2011
20110072375Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating User Interface Objects - A computing device with a touch screen display simultaneously displays on the touch screen display a plurality of user interface objects and at least one destination object. The computing device detects a first input by a user on a destination object displayed on the touch screen display. While continuing to detect the first input by the user on the destination object, the computing device detects a second input by the user on a first user interface object displayed on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the second input by the user on the first user interface object, the computing device performs an action on the first user interface object. The action is associated with the destination object.03-24-2011
20120151395CONFIGURATION OF CUSTOM CONTROLS IN DATA-DRIVEN ENVIRONMENTS - The subject disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing custom controls configuration. In one embodiment, a system comprises a custom controls component configured to receive view information associated with a default view of controls, and receive customized configuration information indicative of a customization of at least one aspect of the controls. The default view of controls is based on data and default configuration information, and the data and the default configuration information are represented via a data-driven programming language. The custom control component is also configured to generate a customized view of the controls based, at least, on the default view of the controls and the customized configuration information. The configuration information comprises metadata, and the customized view of the controls includes a modified view, help text, or a description of a field associated with the controls.06-14-2012
20110191707USER INTERFACE USING HOLOGRAM AND METHOD THEREOF - A user interface using a hologram includes a memory unit to store information on a shape, a function, a position, and a movement pattern for a virtual object; a hologram output unit to project a hologram display area and to display the virtual object in the projected hologram display area; a real object sensing unit to sense a real object in the hologram display area and to generate information on a position and a movement pattern of the real object; a contact recognizing unit to determine the positions and the movement patterns of the respective virtual object and the real object to recognize a contact between the virtual object and the real object; and a control unit to determine whether the recognized contact between the virtual object and the real object corresponds to an input for selecting the virtual object.08-04-2011
20110191708SELECTION INTERFACE STRUCTURES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Enhanced user selection interface structures comprise one or more buttons that are linked to selectable characteristics, and a display linked to the buttons, for display of an item that corresponds to the selected characteristics. The interface is typically linked to a database comprising stored images and other information that corresponds to the selectable characteristics, wherein an image that corresponds to an item that meets a selected characteristic is retrieved and displayed. Corresponding information other than the image may also be retrieved and displayed. In some embodiments, the stored images comprise a single image that matches all the selected characteristics. In alternate embodiments, the displayed image comprises a composite image that corresponds to different selected characteristics. In some embodiments, the user selection interface comprises any of a graphic user interface or a mechanical interface. Some preferred interface embodiments provide links for merchandising functions, such as for ordering, purchasing, inventories, and/or shipping.08-04-2011
20110191706AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AND MODIFYING FURNITURE LAYOUTS IN DESIGN SOFTWARE - A software application can capture product parameters and attributes in order to allow a non-expert user to create an accurate and complete furniture 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 automatically recognize required changes effected by a user-driven change, and automatically resolve the layout design by constraining vertical placement of components or automatically generating interconnections between components.08-04-2011
20100017732COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING OBJECT DISPLAY ORDER CHANGING PROGRAM STORED THEREIN AND APPARATUS - An icon line is displayed on a screen. A display order for the icon line can be changed by using switch input means enabling a direction input. When an input in a first direction is made, objects are scrolled so as to sequentially display each object at a specific position or the objects are scrolled across the specific position. When an input in the second direction is made, an object positioned at the specific position is saved at a saving position or an object positioned at the saving position is positioned at the specific position. Thus, a user is allowed to easily change the display order in which a plurality of objects are displayed on a screen.01-21-2010
20100017731COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING DRIVER PROGRAM STORED - A computer-readable recording medium having a driver program stored may cause a computer to function as an icon display processor, an operation detector, a setting changing processor and/or an icon image switching processor. The operation detector may be configured to detect an operation performed on the icon displayed on the display device. The setting changing processor may be configured, when an operation has been detected by the operation detector, to change a setting value of a setting associated with the icon on which the operation has been performed to a different setting value. The icon display processor and/or icon image switching processor may be configured, according to the change in the setting value by the setting changing processor, to switch an icon image of the icon displayed on the display device from an icon image corresponding to a first setting value to a second setting value.01-21-2010
20090150814DYNAMIC UPDATE OF A USER INTERFACE BASED ON COLLECTED USER INTERACTIONS - While a user is using the electronic device, user interaction information for keystrokes, button pushes, and activation of functional controls may be recorded. The user interaction information is stored and when the electronic device is connected to a network, the user interaction information is sent over the network to a user interface analyzer. The user interface analyzer analyzes the user interaction information to determine patterns of usage regarding a hierarchy of menu items for the user interface. The analysis may show that a user interface may be improved for better usability. The user interface on the electronic device may be dynamically changed to alter the menu hierarchy, or the analysis may be used to improve future generations of products. For example, menu items may be positioned such that the user can more easily access menu items that are used more frequently.06-11-2009
20120151394USER INTERFACE - A control unit, comprises a display and a user input device, wherein the control unit is adapted to present on the display an icon representing a state of a controlled device, and to receive via the user input device inputs defining at least two of the position, size and orientation of the icon. The state of the controlled device is then controlled based on the user inputs. The control unit can form part of the controlled device, or the control unit and the controlled device can be in a single device. Alternatively, the control unit may have an interface for a wired or wireless connection to the controlled device. The controlled device can for example be an audio device such as a portable music player, a portable computing device, a communications device such as a mobile phone or a walkie talkie, a portable imaging device, a games console, or a home automation device.06-14-2012
20120151393MANIPULATION OF ELEMENTS AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES IN GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES - Various embodiments of systems and methods for manipulation of elements and their attributes in graphical user interfaces are described herein. A graphical layout comprising nodes and connections as a representation of data in a data source is displayed on a user interface. One or more nodes of the graphical layout are rendered to graphically represent manipulation operations performed by a user on one or more nodes of the graphical layout to create a new data source. The manipulation operations comprise at least one of selection of one or more nodes, changing an attribute, and changing connections between the nodes.06-14-2012
20110307815User Interface and Method for Collecting Preference Data Graphically - The present invention enables a user to intuitively collect and share information on his personal preferences and priorities through the relational placement of graphical objects in a graphical user interface. This information can then, with the express permission of the end user, be used by Internet services to deliver highly personalized services. Additionally, the present invention allows a computer system to measure user preferences and perceptions and to use that information for Internet services to deliver highly customized versions of their service.12-15-2011
20090100362TEMPLATE BASED METHOD FOR CREATING VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS - A method and system are disclosed for allowing an advertiser or other user to create high-end advertisements via a plurality of software-based, predefined templates. The templates may be customized by a user to configure the appearance, flow, interactivity and other features of an advertisement. The present system further provides a user interface allowing a user to interact with and configure the templates, thus allowing the user to control the appearance, flow, interactivity, transitions, timers, etc. of the advertisement. In addition to controlling these parameters, the templates also allow a user to associate one or more content files, or assets, with an advertisement. Thus, an advertiser may easily incorporate a video or other content into an advertisement.04-16-2009
20080301572METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LAYING OUT PERFORATION PATTERNS - A method and system for automating the layout of perforation patterns is described. An embodiment of the invention includes an innovative software application running on a computer, which application allows a perforation designer to select lines or arcs that comprise edges of a building panel. The application determines a starting hole spacing based on the average distance through the geometric center of the panel, and a default perforation pattern is laid out on a computer aided drawing. The application provides the user with detailed information about the perforation layout such as number of perforations, panel area, and percentage of open area. The application further allows the user to change any parameter such as hole size, hole spacing, hole shape, and edge spacing. After any user adjustment of the parameters, the application automatically updates the perforation pattern.12-04-2008
20090172577TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE THEREOF - A terminal and a method for configuring a graphic user interface (GUI) thereof are disclosed. The method includes determining which one of a first mode and a second mode is selected when a GUI configuring function is selected, selecting at least one of an image and a color if the first mode is selected, selecting a color if the second mode is selected and, if an image is required, an image, extracting a color code using the selected color and/or image, configuring the extracted color code and the selected image as a GUI set, and storing the GUI set and applying the GUI set to a GUI element.07-02-2009
20090172576Method and System for Enabling and Disabling Features of a Computer Application Using a Preview Mode Within a Graphical User Interface - A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for enabling and disabling features of a computer application using a capabilities preview mode within a graphical user interface element of the computer application. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a graphical user interface element in a capabilities preview mode to a user of an application of a data processing system. The capabilities preview mode causes the graphical user interface element to be displayed with an indication of a feature of the computer application that is capable of being enabled and disabled by the user. The capabilities preview mode also causes the indication of the feature to be displayed at a location within the graphical user interface element where the feature is accessed by the user when the feature is enabled and the graphical user interface is not being displayed in the capabilities preview mode.07-02-2009
20130185663PREDICTIVE USER INTERFACE METHOD AND APPARATUS - A result is generated, using a data processing or computational system, in response to a user-provided or user-indicated input expression. The result is displayed, or caused to be displayed, on a display device. The result is analyzed, and, based on the analysis of the result, one or more further data processing or computational actions that the user will perform on the result are predicted. A user interface mechanism is generated to facilitate performing the predicted one or more further data processing or computational actions or to facilitate viewing one or more further results generated in response to one or more of the predicted further data processing or computational actions. The user interface mechanism is displayed or caused to be displayed on the display device.07-18-2013
20120210261SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR CHANGING GRAPHICAL OBJECT INPUT TOOLS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for changing graphical object input tools are provided. For example, input tool content may be defined with multiple input tool properties, and then an input tool indicative of at least a first of the input tool properties may be rendered on a display. The first input tool property may be changed based on an input gesture, and the input tool may be re-rendered on the display after the change. The input gesture may be a multi-touch input gesture, the input gesture may be independent of any menu provided on the display, or the input gesture may be indicative of at least one position on the display where the input tool is initially rendered. A graphical object, such as a drawing stroke or a text string, may be rendered on the display using the input tool.08-16-2012
20120210262RIGGING PARAMETERS TO CREATE EFFECTS AND ANIMATION - A media editing application is provided that enables an author-user to create a rig graphically. A rig includes a group of snapshots of one or more parameters at different instances of time. A rig is created by selecting one or more objects and creating snapshots of one or more parameters of the selected objects to create an effect. In some embodiments animation is added to some of the snapshots. Some embodiments provide an edit mode where all parameters that are changed during the edit mode are automatically added to the current snapshot at the end of editing mode.08-16-2012
20120047452INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus configured to display a user interface on a display unit according to screen information acquired from an outside device changes the screen information according to a display attribute set by a user, and if setting of a display attribute of an object included in the screen information is unchangeable, color conversion processing of a specified object included in the screen information is performed and the screen information obtained by executing conversion processing according to the display attribute set by the user with respect to the screen information including the object which has undergone the color conversion processing is displayed.02-23-2012
20120210260Techniques Providing Spatial Consistency of Graphical Elements - A computer-implemented method is described. The method is performed upon a multi-orientation display device and includes displaying a plurality of graphical elements within a User Interface (UI) upon the display device, where the plurality of graphical elements have a respective first aspect ratio, reorienting the UI with respect to the display device, and adjusting the plurality of graphical elements to have a respective second aspect ratio in response to the reorienting.08-16-2012
20120005605SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device having a controller to create metadata corresponding to an identity of an entity, incorporate in a media file the metadata that identifies the entity with metadata that describes media content in the media file, and present a graphical user interface depicting a media file directory structure generated according to the metadata that identifies the entity and the metadata that describes media content in the media file. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-05-2012
20120005604Intelligent Multi-Functional Macros Language for Analytical Measurements - A novel software application method, as integrated with various scientific instruments, is introduced herein that allows new capabilities to be added to the language at runtime without, if desired, having to re-compile the application. As part of the software capabilities, the macro programming language presented herein enables automated connection between inputs and outputs of action statements within a script with visual feedback for configuration verification. As another aspect, the macro programming language of the present invention provides for automation of different spectroscopic applications, which if desired, also allows for the automatic generation of a configurable user interface connected to the intent of the macro.01-05-2012
20110167366Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Modifying a Multi-Column Application - A method includes: displaying simultaneously a plurality of columns in a multi-column application that comprises: a first column that includes user-modifiable content items; and a second column that includes user-selectable items; detecting a first input that corresponds to a request to enter an edit mode for the first column; in response to detecting the first input: entering the edit mode for the first column; and deactivating the user-selectable items in the second column; while in the edit mode for the first column: detecting one or more edit inputs; and in response to detecting the edit inputs, editing one or more of the user-modifiable content items in the first column; detecting a second input that corresponds to a request to exit the edit mode for the first column; and in response to detecting the second input: exiting the edit mode, and reactivating the user-selectable items in the second column.07-07-2011
20110167367Accentuated Graphical User Interface - A graphical user interface in which entities of the interface are manipulated using manipulation operations. The graphical user interface comprises a selectable interface entity upon which manipulation operations are commence-able, a first interface entity distinct from the selectable interface entity, and a second interface entity distinct from the first interface entity and the selectable interface entity. Upon commencement of a manipulation operation on the selectable interface entity, at least one of the first interface entity and the second interface entity is visually accentuated.07-07-2011
20110167365SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED INTERFACE CONFIGURATION BASED ON HABITS OF USER IN A VEHICLE - An adaptive interface system and a method of configuring a user interface are disclosed. The interface system includes a user interface having a display and a processor for receiving a data relating to a pre-determined trigger event, analyzing the data based upon an instruction set to determine a preference of a user, and reconfiguring the display based upon the preference of the user.07-07-2011
20120017162DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A data processing apparatus executes one or more computer program applications. The data programming, apparatus is operable to display at least one resizable graphical element from a plurality of resizable graphical elements on a display and resize the at least one displayed graphical element in response to a resize control input from a user control. The data processing device is operable to switch between which of the plurality of graphical elements is displayed if the displayed graphical element is resized to be greater in size or to be less in size than one of a plurality of predetermined threshold sizes. Each of the plurality of graphical elements includes at least one graphical object or interface control different from the other graphical elements of the plurality of graphical elements and a greater a size of one of the plurality of predetermined threshold sizes, a greater a number of controls and/or graphical objects included in the graphical element that is displayed when the displayed graphical element is resized to exceed that predetermined threshold size.01-19-2012
20120117499METHODS AND APPARATUS TO DISPLAY MOBILE DEVICE CONTEXTS - Example methods and apparatus to display mobile device contexts are disclosed. An example method includes displaying a first context in a user interface of a mobile device based on first device platform information, the first context including a first arrangement of information, graphics, and application icons that are associated with the first device platform information, determining that second device platform information received after the first device platform information corresponds to a second context, the second context being different from the first context and including a second arrangement of information, graphics, and applications that are associated with the second device platform information, and displaying the second context in the user interface replacing the first context without prompting a user of the mobile device.05-10-2012
20120210259Techniques to Modify Content and View Content on Mobile Devices - A computer-based method for rendering modified graphical content is disclosed. The graphical content includes a plurality of cells. The method includes receiving the graphical content with metadata modifying the graphical content, rendering the graphical content upon a screen according to the metadata, and receiving user input. The method also includes in response to the user input, progressing through at least a subset of the cells, wherein the progressing includes moving a camera view from cell to cell in the at least a subset, each of the cells in the at least a subset being displayed as a focus point with surrounding area being adjusted in opacity according to the metadata.08-16-2012
20120159361DATA SYNCHRONZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIDGET AND CORRESPONDING APPLICATION - A synchronization system for a widget and a corresponding application includes a display and a processor. The processor includes a background management module, an application window module, a widget, and a widget management module. The application layer is adapted to store application data, and tell the background management module to download updated data corresponding to the application via a network, after determining a storage time of the application data is greater than a reference time. The application window module is adapted to obtain the application data or the updated data from the application layer and display the application data or the updated data. The widget is displayed. The widget management module is adapted to obtain the widget data of the application data or the updated data from the application layer and send the widget data to the widget.06-21-2012
20120072860TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE PIVOT-BASED SEARCH FOR BUSINESS DATA - Techniques to provide a visual pivot-based search of business data may comprise displaying an entity of the business data as an interactive element. A searcher may select an entity as a pivot of a search, via the visual interactive interface. The visual interactive interface may then retrieve a first set of data associated with the pivot from the structured data, and display the first set of data as interactive elements. The display may be customized according to the searcher's role, defined preferences, and other settings. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-22-2012
20120254782METHOD FOR MANIPULATING A GRAPHICAL OBJECT AND AN INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method comprises receiving an input event generated when at least one contact is made on an interactive surface at a location corresponding to a graphical object; determining the number of contacts associated with the input event; tracking movement of the at least one contact on the interactive surface; identifying a graphical object manipulation based on the number of contacts, the movement of the at least one contact, and the graphical object type; and performing the graphical object manipulation.10-04-2012
20110099495METHOD FOR ENABLING INTERNET ACCESS ON A MULTIFUNCTION REPROGRAPHIC MACHINE - A system and method are described that enable a multifunction reprographic machine with limited display means to perform retrieval of documents or web pages by allowing a user to enter the address of a web page. The retrieved web page is examined for any links embedded in the retrieved web page and these embedded links are reformatted for the limited display and user interface and re-displayed to allow the user to further search for a desired document. When the desired document is retrieved, the user can submit the document to the multifunction reprographic machine for processing.04-28-2011
20110099494DYNAMIC GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE LAYOUT - A system and method for laying out graphical user interface elements at a client device. A client device receives a set of containers, each container including program instructions and specifications. The program instructions of each container are executed to determine a size and position of each graphical user interface element. Each type of container has corresponding logic upon which sizing and positioning of graphical user interface elements is based. The client device may receive data metadata descriptive of the graphical user interface elements and application specifications. Sizing and positioning of the graphical user interface elements may be based on the data metadata and application specifications. A layout process may recursively descend a structure of containers to determine sizes and positions of each GUI element.04-28-2011
20120124498System and Method for Simultaneous Display of Multiple Information Sources - A computerized method of presenting information from a variety of sources on a display device. Specifically the present invention describes a graphical user interface for organizing the simultaneous display of information from a multitude of information sources. In particular, the present invention comprises a graphical user interface which organizes content from a variety of information sources into a grid of tiles, each of which can refresh its content independently of the others. The grid functionality manages the refresh rates of the multiple information sources. The present invention is intended to operate in a platform independent manner.05-17-2012
20120124499ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH WIDGETS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING WIDGETS - An electronic device which includes a widget management module, a processor, a source acquiring module, and a display. The widget management module adds a new window and new viewable symbols or representations (views) inside the new window. The processor counts a number of existing windows and a number of existing views in each of the existing windows, calculates a new window identification code for the new window according to the number of existing window and the number of existing views in each of the existing windows, and calculates a new view identification code for each of the new views according to the new window identification code. The source acquiring module acquires sources and data from the sources based on each of the new view identification code and associates the source information with new view corresponding to the new view identification code, leading to the display of the new views.05-17-2012
20090132942System and Method for Simultaneous Display of Multiple Information Sources - A computerized method of presenting information from a variety of sources on a display device. Specifically the present disclosure presents a graphical user interface for organizing the simultaneous display of information from a multitude of information sources. In particular, the present technology comprises a graphical user interface which organizes content from a variety of information sources into a grid of tiles, each of which can refresh its content independently of the others. The grid functionality manages the refresh rates of the multiple information sources. Both a grid and individual tiles may be communicated independently of one another to other devices or users. According to some embodiments, the method of the present invention allocates refresh rates to tiles according to priorities that are assigned based on identifiers such as quality of service (QoS) tags associated with one or more of the information sources. The present invention is intended to operate in a platform independent manner.05-21-2009
20120166986USER INTERFACE FOR EXPLORING MEDIA CONTENT - Methods and apparatus are provided for user interface operation. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a user interface including one or more graphical elements, wherein display of the user interface is associated with a display configuration, and detecting a user command associated with navigating to one or more previously displayed user interface display configurations. The method may further include storing a user interface configuration for the display configuration, and adjusting display of the user interface based on the user command.06-28-2012
20120166985TECHNIQUES TO CUSTOMIZE A USER INTERFACE FOR DIFFERENT DISPLAYS - Techniques to customize a user interface for different displays are described. An apparatus such as an electronic device with a processing system may implement a custom user interface system that when executed by a processor is operative to adapt a user interface view of an application for presentation by one or more displays. The custom user interface system may comprise, among other elements, a user interface adaptation component operative to receive as input a user interface view of the application for presentation on a first display and an adaptation parameter, and modify the user interface view for presentation on a second display based on the adaptation parameter. A presentation component is operative to present the customized user interface view on the second display. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-28-2012
20120166984SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS - The present disclosure involves systems, products, and methods for modifying elements within a user interface (UI). One method includes operations for identifying an instance of a UI text element for modification within a UI associated with a software application, wherein the UI is displayed to at least one user; retrieving a set of metadata associated with the identified instance of the UI text element, where each instance of the UI text element is associated with the retrieved set of metadata; receiving at least one modification to the retrieved set of metadata associated with the identified instance of the UI text element; and persisting the modified set of metadata associated with the UI text element.06-28-2012
20120216137PAGE DESIGNER WITH CUSTOMIZATION CONSTRAINTS - A page design system addresses the need to impart flexibility into the design and customization of graphical user interfaces for applications. The graphical user interface includes pages and display groups within each page, and the page design system permits each individual page to be modified to suit the needs of a particular customer. So that the pages do not depart from their fundamental purpose to too great of an extent, the page design system guides and constrains the modifications to each page. In particular, the page design system constrains customization of each display group according to established definitions of admissible graphical user interface elements that are appropriate for each page, and each display group of elements within the page.08-23-2012
20110185297IMAGE MASK INTERFACE - Systems and methods are disclosed for an image editing process on an electronic device that uses an image mask to edit an image object. The image editing process may include an image mask overlying the image object and having a frame and an aperture. The image editing process may crop the image object based on the portions of the image object overlaid by the mask frame and the mask aperture. The image object and the image mask may be separately selected and manipulated by selecting different regions of the image object or the image mask. Additionally, a user may resize the image object by moving a slider, such as by touching and moving a slider knob along an axis.07-28-2011
20110185298METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A DISTRIBUTABLE GLOBE GRAPHICAL OBJECT - A method and system for providing enhanced intelligent agents that are moveable by a user from a browser application to a desktop. In specific embodiments, agents provide advanced interactive graphics and communications back to a server.07-28-2011
20100175009Computerized Action Tool for Managing Print Parameters, Queuing Actions and Archiving Actions for a Document Output Management System - A method is disclosed comprising selecting an action tool from a set of action tools on a screen display of a computer, the action tool being associated with a set of actions including at least two of the following: (1) a printing action, (2) an e-mailing action, and (3) an archiving action, and applying the action tool to an object with a single user command using the computer, the action tool processing the object in accordance with the associated set of actions. A corresponding document output management system also is disclosed.07-08-2010
20120216136APPLICATION-INDEPENDENT GRAPHIC MANIPULATION - Embodiments include a method comprising displaying, on a computer display, a window having a user interface for an application. The window has a number of elements. The elements comprising at least one of text, a graphical icon, and input control. The window is configurable to receive user input for processing by the application. The method includes receiving, independent of the application, an input for graphic manipulation of the computer display of at least some of the number of elements in the window. The method includes updating, independent of the application, at least some of the number of elements, based on the graphic manipulation. The method also includes displaying, on the computer display, an updated window having the number of elements updated based on the graphic manipulation, wherein the updated window is configurable to receive user input for processing by the application.08-23-2012
20120254781IMMERSIVE INTERACTION MODEL INTERPRETATION - Embodiments of the present disclosure include one or more of a method, computing device, computer-readable medium, and system for providing an immersive GUI. According to an embodiment, this may include providing a view of G&G data within at least a substantial portion of the GUI, a first GUI element, wherein transparency of the first GUI element varies depending on a location of an input device with respect to the first GUI element, and a second GUI element, wherein the second GUI element is customized based on a context.10-04-2012
20120254780PREDICTIVE TILING - This document describes techniques and apparatuses for predictive tiling. These techniques predict tiles of content to pre-render so that an application will be ready to render content quickly in response to a user manipulation. By so doing, these techniques enable fast manipulation of content without unduly impacting drawing resources.10-04-2012
20120174007MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF GROUPING APPLICATIONS THEREOF - The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of determining a category of an application based on a context type related to the application executable in the mobile terminal and an operation control method thereof, thereby allowing a user to intuitively and conveniently manage applications executable in the mobile terminal. To this end, a mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a storage unit configured to store an application and an object set to execute the application; a display unit configured to display the object on a screen; and a controller configured to acquire a context type of the application when the object displayed on the screen is selected, and determine a category of the application based on the acquired context type.07-05-2012
20100050103Method And System For Generating A Control System User Interface - A method for providing a user interface for an industrial control system includes a computer and a plurality of process graphics having software objects for controlling and/or monitoring real world objects controlled by the control system. A display of selected process graphics, a designated view arranged with a tab or other selection mechanisms, is automatically generated. The designated view is generated dependent on selecting one or more logical groupings to which control system software objects representing the real world objects belong.02-25-2010
20100050102SYMBOL DISPLAY METHOD AND SYMBOL DISPLAY DEVICE - A symbol display device that displays a symbol for data while disposing the symbol at a coordinate position indicated by the data concerned, includes a pre-movement image position obtaining unit that records into a recording unit a pre-movement coordinate position at which the symbol is disposed; an image moving unit that moves the symbol to a coordinate position indicated by an instruction upon reception of the instruction; a post-movement image position obtaining unit that records, into the recording unit, a post-movement coordinate position of the symbol moved by the image moving unit; and a connection line drawing unit that connects the post-movement coordinate position and a pre-movement coordinate position by a line, and changing the line thickness of the connecting line or the size of the symbol.02-25-2010
20100275142APPLICATION OPERATION CONTROL APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an application operation control apparatus includes a manager, a creator, and a controller. The manager is configured to manage an application configured in XML and script. The creator is configured to create a dummy application with reference to the manager, the dummy application corresponding to a first application being temporarily inaccessible and being stored in an external storage medium. The controller is configured to control an operation based on the dummy application and a second accessible application managed by the manager.10-28-2010
20120185788USER INTERFACE WITH VERTICAL TEXT ELEMENTS FOR AN EAST-ASIAN DEFINED LAYOUT - A method and system are disclosed for displaying a user interface text element in an East-Asian mode so that system-based text can be displayed vertically on a user interface. In one embodiment, a device can dynamically switch between a Latin-based layout (horizontally displayed text elements) and an East-Asian based layout (vertically displayed text elements) based on global device settings, such as a language setting or a locale setting. Such settings can be dynamically modified by the user to change the display modes.07-19-2012
20090019386Extraction and reapplication of design information to existing websites - A method and system is provided that allows for the extraction of design templates and other design information from an existing website through a visual point-and-click interface, requiring no programming knowledge; the detection and application of these templates across a plurality of existing web pages; as well as the application of these templates to newly generated content and newly generated or existing software.01-15-2009
20090019385Management of Icons in a Display Interface - An aspect of the present invention simplifies management of icons by enabling a user to indicate that a first icon is to be merged with a second icon and displaying a third icon, where the third icon is different from each of the first and the second icons. The user may optionally de-merge the icons. In an embodiment, each of the constituent icons are designed to display the output of a program of a gadget.01-15-2009
20100333003SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COLOR SCHEME TRANSFORMATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, computer-readable medium and a method for transforming a color scheme. A processor is configured to retrieve from storage data including content elements defining a user interface screen in response to a user selection of a source color and a replacement color. For each content element of the user interface screen, a color of the content element is compared the source color. Based on the comparison, if the color of the content element falls within a predetermined threshold distance of the source color along a color palette, the color of the content element can be converting to the replacement color. After the processing of the content elements, the user interface is displayed on a display device, including the converted color element(s).12-30-2010
20110004838INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ELEMENTS HAVING ELASTICITY - An interface apparatus and method of an element having a changeable length are provided. The interface apparatus includes a display unit to display an element having an elasticity which is adjustable, and a reference axis for arranging the element. The interface apparatus includes an interface unit to sense a manipulation with respect to the element, and a control unit to change a display state of the element based on the sensed manipulation. The control unit inserts, removes, divides, combines, and/or groups elements based on the manipulation with respect to the element, and adjusts the element using an adjustment tab.01-06-2011
20110004837SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REORDERING A USER INTERFACE - Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for customizing a user interface. The method displays an interface to a user. In the interface, a slice has interface elements, a stack has a group of slices, a window has a group of stacks, and each interface element is associated with a segment of a highly structured document. The interface includes a panel having one or more containers, each container representing one stack, and one or more tokens, each token representing one slice. The method relocates at least one token to a different location in the container based on user input, displays in the panel a preview based on the relocated token, generates a user interface workflow based on the one or more containers and the relocated token, and displays the generated user interface workflow.01-06-2011
20120240068ASSIGNING LABELS TO DESKTOP ITEMS - A method and system for assigning labels to desktop items is described.09-20-2012
20110035691MOBILE TERMINAL AND ICON COLLISION CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal may include a display to display at least one icon, a memory to store information related to icons, and a controller to perform, when a first icon collides with a second icon, a control operation associated with the collided icons according to a type and/or an attribute of the first and second icons.02-10-2011
20110047493METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROL WIDGET AND DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for providing a control widget and a device using the same are provided. According to the method, a control widget, used for inputting a control command with respect to a portable device, is received and executed, so that the inputted user command is transferred to the controlled device using the executed control widget. As a result, a control widget to control the portable device at a remote distance is conveniently received and installed on the device.02-24-2011
20110047492METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING FAVORITE CONTACTS - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprising a processor configured to determine whether one or more contacts are identified as a favorite contact. Further, the apparatus comprises a user interface configured to display the identified favorite contacts in one or more contact widgets based at least in part on the determination.02-24-2011
20110047491USER INTERFACINIG METHOD USING TOUCH SCREEN IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - The present invention relates to technology that allows a user to interface more conveniently when executing a web browser in a mobile communication terminal mounted with a touch screen, using polygonal static icons and dynamic icons. A zoom icon, an other page view icon, a move icon, a favorite icon, and an others icon are displayed as basic menu icons on a side of a touch screen, and sub menus of the menu icon selected from the basic menu icons are displayed on the touch screen in a specified pattern so as to allow a user to easily execute a web browser. Also, polygonal context menus are displayed around a point touched by a user on a touch screen, and operation of deploying corresponding sub menus in several directions in response to a touch to a certain menu by a user is implemented.02-24-2011
20120324381GRAPHICAL ICON PRESENTATION - Aspects of this disclosure may be directed to one or more techniques for a mobile device to present a graphical user-interface with different graphical user-interface layouts. The mobile device may present the different graphical user-interface layouts based on whether the mobile device is resting or not resting against a surface. For example, the mobile device may present a graphical user-interface layout that is more conducive for user interface when the mobile device is not held against a surface. The mobile device may present another graphical user-interface layout that is more conducive for user interaction when the mobile device is held against a surface.12-20-2012
20120324385METHODS AND/OR SYSTEMS FOR DESIGNING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS - In an editor a plurality of valid start points are determined. Based on the plurality of start points a user may select one of the points. When a user selects one of the points, the editor determines at least one valid end point. The user may then draw a line between the selected point and a valid end point. As a result of the connection between the two points a new environment is created in the editor.12-20-2012
20120324382User Interface Adjusting Method and Electronic Device Using the Same - A user interface adjusting method for an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device is capable of displaying a user interface including a plurality of selecting objects. The user interface adjusting method includes calculating amounts of the plurality of selecting objects being selected, and adjusting locations of the plurality of selecting objects within the user interface according to the amounts of the plurality of selecting objects being selected.12-20-2012
20120324384GRAPHICAL ICON PRESENTATION - Aspects of this disclosure may be directed to one or more techniques for a mobile device to present a graphical user-interface with different graphical user-interface layouts. The mobile device may present the different graphical user-interface layouts based on whether the mobile device is resting or not resting against a surface. For example, the mobile device may present a graphical user-interface layout that is more conducive for user interface when the mobile device is not held against a surface. The mobile device may present another graphical user-interface layout that is more conducive for user interaction when the mobile device is held against a surface.12-20-2012
20120272169Computer-implemented method and system for interacting with a user - A computer-implemented method is disclosed for interacting with a user. The method includes receiving information from a user via a configuration tool, the information being related to a request made by the user to implement a user interface for a bilateral special service request (SSR); and using the received information, in conjunction with a passenger name record service framework (PSF), implementing a user-specific user interface to permit one or more passenger name record elements associated with an instance of the requested bilateral SSR to be included as an element of an instance of a passenger name record (PNR). Also disclosed is a system that is configured to perform the steps of the method with the use of at least one data processor.10-25-2012
20120324380METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AT LEAST TWO GROUPS OF CONTENT DURING MOVEMENT OF THE CONTENT - A method is provided for causing a display of content with the content that is displayed being divided into at least two groups having a predefined spatial relationship therebetween. The method also enabling movement of the content and causes the spatial relationship of the at least two groups of content to change from the predefined spatial relationship while the content is moved. The method also causes the at least two groups of content to return to the predefined spatial relationship following the movement of the content. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.12-20-2012
20120324383MULTI-PAGE SORTING FOR MENU ITEMS ON A HANDHELD - For a user interface, sorts are performed not just on the items currently visible, but across multiple pages or parts of pages some of which may not be currently visible. In one exemplary illustrative non-limiting implementation, all pages are virtually joined in the same data storage “bucket.” Sorts performed by the computer may thus be applied across multiple pages some of which are currently visible and some of which may not be. By sorting displayed information, the sort criteria can be applied across and maintained across multiple other pages. In this way, the user sees expected functionality on the page she is currently viewing, and the computer works behind the scenes to consistently sort other items currently hidden from view so that when the user selects those pages they will already have been similarly sorted in a coherent manner.12-20-2012
20120089933CONTENT CONFIGURATION FOR DEVICE PLATFORMS - The present technology includes a digital content authoring tool for authoring digital content without the need to understand or access computer code. The present technology further includes creating digital content that can be modified with animation of assets. Each animation can be controlled by an action, and the actions can be tied to a time axis for execution. By relating actions to a time axis, animations based on the actions can be more easily viewed and reviewed. In some embodiments, the system can clear a page of all but a selected asset so that it may be more easily worked with.04-12-2012
20120096376DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The display control apparatus specifies a position on the display screen that is specified by the user according to an instruction from the user, and displays information on the display screen that is set by the specified first position and second position, and that indicates data to be displayed from among a plurality of items of data on the display screen. When the user further specifies a third position, the display control apparatus determines whether an instruction from the user for specifying the third position is a specified instruction that differs from an instruction for specifying the second position. When it is determined that the instruction is the specified instruction, the display control apparatus displays data, from among the plurality of items of data, that corresponds to the information displayed on the display screen.04-19-2012
20120096375SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING SEARCH LEVEL DETAIL - A method, data processing system, and computer program product for managing search results. The data processing system displays search results in a graphical user interface. The data processing system displays, concurrent with the display of the search results, a moveable graphical control in the graphical user interface. The data processing system changes a level of detail for the search results in response to a user moving the moveable graphical control.04-19-2012
20110320970Method And System For Controlling A User Interface Of A Software Application - A method and system for controlling a user interface of a software application which is executed in a runtime environment are disclosed which are easy to implement and manage, yet at the same are also flexible. It is provided according to at least one embodiment of the invention to store in relation to at least one element of the user interface within the scope of the application or a configuration file assigned thereto a specification defining the type and attributes of the at least one element. After the start of the application, the at least one element is then created in accordance with the associated specification by an element control module that is separate from the application.12-29-2011
20110320969APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AN INTERACTIVE THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT - Provided is a three-dimensional (3D) object processing apparatus. The apparatus is capable of interacting with a user and utilizes a stereoscopic effect of a 3D user interface (UI) as information. The apparatus includes a combination of various units, including but not limited to, a display panel, a sensing unit and control unit to effectuate interaction between a user and a 3D object sourced from the apparatus.12-29-2011
20120102419REPRESENTING DATA THROUGH A GRAPHICAL OBJECT - Aspects discussed relate to creating a presentation of data through an arbitrary graphical object that has the capacity to visually represent data. Based on parameters of the visual characteristics and/or the data set, dimensions of data may be bound to appropriate visual characteristics of the graphical object to render a data visual of the dimensions of data through the graphical object. Visual characteristics and/or dimensions of data may additionally be subject to applied filters and/or constraints. When filters and/or constraints are applied resulting in any modification of the graphical object and/or dimensions of data, a subsequent data visual may be rendered. For some cases, a user interface may enable renderings of data visuals to occur dynamically upon modification of visual characteristics and/or dimensions of data.04-26-2012
20130014040APPLICATION RELEVANCE DETERMINATION BASED ON SOCIAL CONTEXT - Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are described for using context-aware recommendation techniques to facilitate content discovery on a mobile device platform. In particular, the context-aware recommendation techniques evaluate both a current device context and a social context to generate application relevance scores for each of a number of applications downloaded to a mobile device. Application representations on a graphical user interface (GUI) of the mobile device are rearranged, resized, and/or otherwise affected according to their respective application relevance scores. In certain configurations, one or more applications are pinned, thereby altering (e.g., reducing or eliminating) how changes in their respective application relevance scores affect display of their respective application representations on the GUI of the mobile device.01-10-2013
20120290961STICKY FUNCTIONALITY - Manipulation of elements in a graphical user interface is aided by allowing the graphical user interface to treat certain mouse button actuation and releases as holding the mouse button in an actuated state. When predetermined conditions are satisfied, the graphical user interface will treat a mouse button actuation and release as if the mouse button were held in an actuated state. A user can then manipulate elements in the graphical user interface as if the user held the mouse button in an actuated state. The types of manipulation can include the moving of a window, the resizing of a window, moving an icon, and the scrolling through the visible portion of a window.11-15-2012
20120290960Method for Providing User Interface for Categorizing Icons and Electronic Device Using the Same - A method for providing a user interface for categorizing icons is disclosed. The method applies to an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a touch screen, the touch screen providing a display screen. The method includes the steps of: providing a plurality of categorization tags, wherein the categorization tags each take on a specific color and include a categorization page, wherein the categorization page displays at least one icon representing a file or a program, the at least one icon including a frame, and a color of the frame is the same as the specific color of the categorization tag; and displaying the plurality of categorization tags and one of the categorization pages thereof on the display screen.11-15-2012
20120290959Layout Management in a Rapid Application Development Tool - The present application discloses systems, computer-readable media, and methods for aligning widgets and groups of widgets, and defining relationships between the widgets and groups of widgets. In a first case, a most significant sub-component border determination may be made for each widget. Then, a grouping relationship determined between each of a plurality of the widgets. Finally, for each widget in each determined group, the widgets may be aligned based on the determined most significant sub-component border of each widget in the group. In a second case, connections between widgets, groups of widgets, and/or edges of a page are determined, and an algorithm applied to infer whether a relationship exists, and if it does, to determine whether the relationship is one of a fixed-distance relationship and a proportional-distance relationship.11-15-2012
20100199200Virtual Marketplace Accessible To Widgetized Avatars - A system for performing online commerce within a virtual marketplace is disclosed. The system includes computer programming resident on at least one networked server, wherein the computer programming provides an online marketplace having at least one virtual storefront. A user access to the online marketplace includes a user-directed, computer programmable avatar, and further includes a computing device communicatively connected to the at least one networked server. An operator of the at least one virtual storefront provides an auction transaction for at least one item with the user directed avatar.08-05-2010
20100199199Manipulation of Window Controls in a Popup Window - Systems and methods are provided that manipulating popup window controls. A popup window includes a presentation applet running in the popup window that collects data regarding the presentation. In order to save data collected by the applet before the popup window is closed, a control container embedded in the popup window disables the close window button of the popup window. The control container also maximizes the popup window to full screen for a more functional user interface.08-05-2010
20130014039INTEGRATED GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a first graphical user interface of a first computer-executable application and a second graphical user interface of a second computer-executable application. The system also includes an integration component that automatically causes a portion of the first graphical user interface and a portion of the second graphical user interface to be simultaneously displayed on a display screen in an integrated graphical user interface that appears to an end user as being a single application.01-10-2013
20100131879Graphical User Interface Program for Fort.15 File Creation - An initialized graphical user interface program can produce a plurality of parameter input fields in a graphical user interface. The plurality of parameter input fields can be logically grouped with similar parameter input fields in close approximation to each other in the graphical user interface. The graphical user interface program can then receive a plurality of parameter data from a user can input into the parameter input fields of the graphical user interface program. Based on the received user input parameter data, the graphical user interface program can deactivate one or more parameter input fields. The graphical user interface program can error-check the received input data and provide warnings for any incorrect data. Finally, the graphical user interface program can generate a fort.15 input file based on the parameter input data.05-27-2010
20100131878Widgetized Avatar And A Method And System Of Creating And Using Same - A computerized graphical representation system for representing a user of at least two social-interaction web environments is disclosed. The computerized graphical representation includes an avatar associated with a front of the card, an information profile associated with a back of the card and indicative of information related to the user represented by the avatar, and at least one building engine accessible via at least one networked connection. The building engine builds the avatar for the user, and at least one aspect of the build associates one or more portions of the avatar with entry of a related one or more portions of the information profile.05-27-2010
20100131876ABILITY TO CREATE A PREFERRED PROFILE FOR THE AGENT IN A CUSTOMER INTERACTION EXPERIENCE - A dynamic user interface for a method and system for creating, selecting, and adapting a virtual contact center within a virtual world. A user's interaction with the virtual world is evaluated and one or more environmental characteristics established based on the user's interaction with the virtual world. A virtual contact center having the one or more environmental characteristics is provided based on the user's interaction with the virtual world. The virtual contact center may include one or more environmental characteristics that are updateable in real-time to incorporate the user's preferences and selections within the virtual world.05-27-2010
20130019192PICKUP HAND DETECTION AND ITS APPLICATION FOR MOBILE DEVICESAANM Itoh; HiroshiAACI Sagamihara-shiAACO JPAAGP Itoh; Hiroshi Sagamihara-shi JPAANM Shimotono; SusumuAACI Hadano-shiAACO JPAAGP Shimotono; Susumu Hadano-shi JP - A method and apparatus is provided for switching from a first screen display to a second screen display for a user to input data. An apparatus may comprise a first screen display for facilitating a thumb of a user to input on a touch screen of the apparatus, a second screen display for facilitating the other thumb of the user to input on the touch screen of the apparatus, and a switching system. The switching system may be configured to switch a screen item position between the first screen display and the second screen display. The switching system may receive orientation information of the apparatus from an orientation sensor, determine which hand of the user holds the apparatus, and may switch operation of the apparatus between the first screen display to the second screen display.01-17-2013
20130024794MOBILE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In a mobile terminal capable of executing applications and a control method thereof, the control method includes generating a folder including at least one application, setting a representative image of the folder and displaying the folder on a display unit using the set representative image, and outputting an icon of the application included in the folder, in response to selection of the representative image.01-24-2013
20090094542Classification Tool - Disclosed is a method which, in one embodiment, enables a user to navigate the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). The method initially involves uploading a delimited HTS file, and using it to create a wizard which optionally allows the user to navigate a series of options menus, or alternatively, the entire menu hierarchy can be displayed on the same screen. The selections made at every menu is saved for future reference. The method also optionally enables the documentation of Export Control Classification Numbers, which are recorded along with applicable control information for the product.04-09-2009
20130174068PREFERENCE MANAGEMENT FOR APPLICATION CONTROLS - A preference management system, including: a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed on a display device; a GUI control corresponding to an application within the GUI, wherein the GUI control includes a preference that defines an aspect of the application; and a graphical affordance for the preference, wherein the graphical affordance is configured to execute an operation to set a default value of the corresponding preference to a current value of the preference in response to a user input, wherein the graphical affordance is configured to set the default value for the corresponding preference independently from other preferences in the GUI control, wherein the default value is stored in a memory device.07-04-2013
20080235608Customizable layout of search results - Customizable layout of search results techniques are described. In an implementation, a user interface to display search results is provided having one or more portions that are user selectable to customize a layout of search results from a search service. When one or more of the portions are selected, the layout is customized by corresponding rearrangement of obtained search results locally at a client. One or more preferences that describe the layout specified by the user may be stored based on the user's interaction with the user interface. When the user performs a search via the search service, the results of the search are presented in accordance with the layout specified by the user.09-25-2008
20130185664METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER CUSTOMIZED SHADING OF A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading system. The graphical user interface shading system provides a very simple intuitive interface to the user. In one embodiment, the user is presented with an adjustable user interface widget such as a slider that allows the user to select any shading setting along a shading continuum. The graphical user interface shading system reacts to the users control by adjusting a number of different graphical user interface elements in response to the new shading setting. In one embodiment, the graphical user interface shading system adjusts singled colored areas with a linear interpolation, text with a font color selection, icons with an icon bitmap selection, textured areas with a texture blend, and decals with a decal blend.07-18-2013
20130185665IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus comprises: a display which allows users to connect a first icon to a second icon on a first screen and is capable of displaying the first screen with a still image of the first icon in motion and a second screen matching an event; a completion detector which detects completion of the connecting operation; a processor which performs an operation predetermined for the first and second icon when the connecting operation is completed; an event detector which detects occurrence of an event during the connecting operation; and a controller which performs, if an event occurs before completion of the connecting operation, a control operation consisting of: storing composition information of the first screen with a still image of the first icon in motion; interrupting the first screen; and reproducing the first screen after disappearance of the second screen on the basis of the composition information.07-18-2013
20080222546SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZING PLAYBACK CONTENT THROUGH INTERACTION WITH A PLAYBACK DEVICE - User interfaces associated with devices and applications for distributing digital media content are described. A user interface may be provided that includes a favorites selection button allowing a user to identify selected media tracks and/or associated artists to be played more frequently. A ban selection button may be also provided allowing a user to selectively ban media tracks and/or associated artists. Additional controls may be provided including controls and interfaces for creating user customized stations to customize content delivery based on user specified preferences stored in a user profile.09-11-2008
20080222545Portable Electronic Device with a Global Setting User Interface - A portable electronic device with a global setting user interface on a touch screen display is disclosed. The user interface has a plurality of application icons. In response to a first gesture, the GUI changes the appearances of the application icons whose corresponding applications have user-adjustable settings. In response to a second gesture on a selected application icon whose appearance is changed, the GUI displays user-adjustable settings of an application that corresponds to the selected application icon. In response to one or more additional gestures, the GUI changes one or more user-adjustable settings of the application that corresponds to the selected application icon.09-11-2008
20130179811PROJECTION DYNAMIC ICON KNOBS - An interface system includes a control, a projector, and a controller. The control has a substantially transparent main body. The projector is configured to project a plurality of control markings on the transparent main body. The controller is in communication with the projector. The controller is configured to cause the projector to project one of the plurality of control markings onto the main body, dependent upon a selection of a subsystem to be managed by the interface system.07-11-2013
20130145296DYNAMIC ICON ORDERING IN A USER INTERFACE - An icon ordering unit determines an icon order of a set of icons in a graphical user interface. The icon ordering unit identifies a set of icons from a plurality of icons that satisfy a filtering rule and further determines icon ordering parameters that satisfy a parameter icon ordering rule. The icon ordering unit determines a conversion value from a value of each of the icon ordering parameters according to a set of one or more conversion rules. The icon ordering unit normalizes each of the conversion values to generate normalized values of the icon ordering parameters. For each of the set of icons, the icon ordering unit aggregates the normalized values of the icon ordering parameters for the icon to generate an aggregate normalized value. The icon ordering unit determines an order for displaying the set of icons based, at least in part, on the aggregate normalized values.06-06-2013
20130139083Method of modifying a toolbar - The present invention comprises a method of and apparatus for simplifying the process of access to a network for a roaming computer user, divides the responsibility of servicing a given user wanting to access the network between multiple parties and minimizes the possibility of improper dissemination of email header data as well as improper use of network resources (including server systems) by non-clients.05-30-2013
20130091450USER PREFERENCE ANALYSIS METHOD AND DEVICE - A user preference analysis method and device are provided for providing a user with customized content through preference analysis based on the user's content consumption activity. The user preference analysis method includes displaying content data on a screen of the device in response to a user input; recording content information about the content data displayed on the screen; analyzing a user preference based on the recorded content information; and storing a user preference analysis result for the content data.04-11-2013
20130097537CUSTOMIZED USER INTERFACE FOR SUBORDINATE USERS - A user interface including one or more references to content is customized. Several user profiles are provided from which a user may be associated. Each user profile includes user profile information. The user profile associated with a user to whom a user interface will be provided is accessed. A user interface is configured for the user, based at least in part upon the user profile accessed as being associated with the user. Access to content is enabled based on user manipulation of the configured user interface.04-18-2013
20130097538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING ICONS ON MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for displaying icons on a mobile terminal by displaying icons, receiving an edit command for editing an arranged state of the icons, checking an arrangement rule corresponding to the edit command, and arranging and displaying the icons according to the arrangement rule. Because the arranged state of icons is edited and restored with a simple operation, intuitive use is improved.04-18-2013
20130097540METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZING A USER INTERFACE TO AN ON-DEMAND DATABASE SERVICE - In embodiments, methods and systems for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for customizing a user interface to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to provide a user interface designed by a tenant of the on-demand database service. The customization can include including third party content into the customized user interface, overriding a standard object, and providing content inline at a specified location.04-18-2013
20130097539METHOD OF MODIFYING RENDERED ATTRIBUTES OF LIST ELEMENTS IN A USER INTERFACE - A method of modifying attributes of list elements in a layout space of the list as the list scrolls in a user interface is disclosed herein. The method comprises determining a series of location values of each list element for a duration of a scroll event. Additionally, for each list element, at each determined location value of that list element, the attributes of that list element are determined by evaluating a set of spline curves associated with that list element based on that location value. The list elements are re-rendered in accordance with the determined attributes for the duration of the scroll event.04-18-2013
20130097536CUSTOMIZING USER INTERFACES - A user interface including one or more references to content is customized. Several user profiles are provided from which a user may be associated. Each user profile includes user profile information. The user profile associated with a user to whom a user interface will be provided is accessed. A user interface is configured for the user, based at least in part upon the user profile accessed as being associated with the user. Access to content is enabled based on user manipulation of the configured user interface.04-18-2013
20130104064CUSTOMIZABLE VEHICLE FLEET REPORTING SYSTEM - Customization features for providing users with the ability to customize various aspects of a vehicle management system are described. These customization features can include functionality for generating custom reports based on vehicle parameters, including diagnostic codes. The customization features can also include features for customizing alerts based on vehicle parameters and features for customizing nomenclature in the vehicle management system.04-25-2013
20130104063USER INTERFACE FOR PRODUCT COMPARISON - A novel search interface embedded in the specification sheet of a product. By manipulating the specification sheet of the product the user may filter and refine the search results without having to type search queries and without having to return to the main search result page. The user may select one (or more) of the product characteristics listed in the specification sheet to activate as a search criterion. For example, if the user is viewing monitors and activates the LED backlight product characteristic as a search criterion, the search interface would perform a search to filter out plasma monitors, LCD monitors etc. The user may manipulate other data in the specification sheet including the priority of the activated product characteristics, the order in which the product characteristics are displayed in the specification sheet. The user may also set search filters for the parameters of the product characteristics.04-25-2013
20130125033User interface to define and/or communicate space between objects - Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, an object may be utilized to define, communicate, and/or control a spatial relationship between at least two other objects. Such an object may be somewhat analogous to a spring in that a minimum margin between the two other objects may be defined to allow the two other objects to approach one another until the minimum margin is reached, and a flexible margin may allow movement of the two other objects within the flexible margin relative to each other, optionally up to a maximum distance of separation.05-16-2013
20110214079SMOOTH LAYOUT ANIMATION OF VISUALS - A declarative animation system allows a designer to declaratively specify transitory behavior of a user interface or other visual display by recognizing changes in an underlying data model that spans visual elements. A visual display is typically comprised of one or more visual elements, as well as an underlying data model. Although animating within a particular visual element is typically straightforward, moving items across visual elements typically involves sophisticated programming logic. However, using the declarative animation system, visual elements can be associated with an underlying data model in a manner that allows the visual display layer to recognize and respond to changes in the underlying data model. This association can also be leveraged to allow automatically generated animation between visual elements without the addition of custom programmatic code. Thus, the declarative animation system allows designers to specify intuitive, graphically sophisticated interfaces without programming knowledge.09-01-2011
20080201653Method and system of deploying server-based applications - A computer implemented method of constructing a computer application for automatically implementing a complex comparison programming task provides a compare design wizard to a display of a user's computer. The user interacts with the compare design wizard to specify (a) at least first and second data groups each containing associated data elements, (b) one or more keys from the first data group, and (c) one or more keys from the second data group, the keys comprising data elements that the user desires to be compared by the computer application. The user further interacts with the compare design wizard to specify one or more actions to be taken by the computer application based on data element comparisons to be performed by the computer application of: the keys matching between the first and second data groups; excess data being found in one of the groups; and excess data being found in a different one of the groups.08-21-2008
20080201652Techniques for viewing and managing work items and their relationships - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for viewing and managing work items. A work item management application is provided to allow a user to view and manage a plurality of work items from a single view. An interactive viewing feature is provided to allow the user to interactively view complex relationships between selected groups of work items. When the user selects all of the work items of a particular type in a work item group, the orphaned items are visually indicated. A many-to-many linker feature allows the user to create many-to-many relationships between a selected group of the work items in a single operation.08-21-2008
20130152000SENTIMENT AWARE USER INTERFACE CUSTOMIZATION - The customization of an application user interface with a skin package based on context data that includes the emotional states of a user may strengthen the emotional attachment for the application by the user. The customization includes determining an emotional state of a user that is inputting content into an application. A skin package for the user interface of the application is selected based on the emotional state of the user. The selected skin package is further applied to the user interface of the application.06-13-2013
20130152004METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MOVEMENT OF IMAGE OBJECT - Provided is a method for the movement of an image object. In the method: A. determining the direction of movement of an image object to be moved, and a module X corresponding to same; B. moving the module X along the direction of movement by one unit; determining whether or not an overlap exists between the module X and another module; if no overlap exists, making the post-movement state as a movement result, and terminating the process; if an overlap exists, restoring the module X to the original position; determining a minimum mirror area comprising the module X; flipping the minimum mirror area; C. determining whether or not the module X can continue to move along the direction of movement; if not, then the movement has failed, terminating the process; if yes, then moving the module X upwards by one unit from the direction of movement; determining whether or not an overlap exists between module X and another module; if no overlap exists, making the post-movement state as the movement result, and terminating the process; if an overlap exists, repeating step C. Also provided is a device for the movement of the image object. The user experience is enhanced by using the method and the device.06-13-2013
20130152003CONFIGURABLE DASH DISPLAY - Methods and systems for a configurable vehicle dash display are provided. Specifically, a configurable dash may comprise one or more displays that are capable of receiving input from a user. At least one of these displays may be configured to present a plurality of custom applications that, when manipulated by at least one user, are adapted to control and/or monitor functions associated with a vehicle and/or associated peripheral devices. It is anticipated that the function and appearance of the plurality of custom applications may be altered via user and/or processor input.06-13-2013
20130152002DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS FOR ADAPTIVE USER INTERFACES - The present invention provides systems and methods for utilizing sensors of human physical features, ambient conditions, and interfacial behavior for adaptive and friendlier user interfaces for computer applications and communication environments. A user's physical characteristics, for example, age, gender, ergonometric structure and user's interfacial behavior, for example, typing speed, typing error rate and distance from the screen are used to adapt to the user needs and provide more appropriate and fitting interface. In addition, ambient conditions may be considered within the adaptation process.06-13-2013
20130152001ADJUSTING USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for adjusting user interface elements. Embodiments of the invention can adjust the size, shape, and position of user interface elements and whitespace based on historical usage data. Adjustments can reduce the cognitive load associated with selecting some user interface elements. In dangerous environments, such as, for example, a moving vehicle, reducing the cognitive load allows a user to pay attention to other matters, such as, for example, safely operating the moving vehicle. Historical usage data can originate from one or more users and one or devices. Adjustment limits can be used to insure user interfaces remain appropriately usable. User interface element adjustments can be used to optimize a user interface and/or influence user interactions with a user interface.06-13-2013
20120260202CUSTOMIZED LAUNCHING OF APPLICATIONS - The present application allows third party applications to have customizable entry pages. In one embodiment, an Application Programming Interface (API) is used by a locally executed application to store an application entry page and/or parameters in an application database to make the entry page of the application customized to the user. In another embodiment, an icon is automatically generated in response to the API storing the customizable entry page. In yet another embodiment, multiple icons can be used for multiple customizable entry pages of a single application.10-11-2012
20120284657USER INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL APPLICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED DATA SETS BASED ON IMAGE DATA - A user interface for selecting clinical applications in a medical imaging system is provided on a display and is responsive to user inputs in the medical imaging system. A request to view a study that includes a plurality of images is received. The study to be viewed is then acquired from a medical imaging system database. The acquired study is analyzed with a rule engine that executes rules on image data from the acquired study. The rule engine identifies one or more clinical applications that are appropriate for the study and identifies at least one data set from the plurality of images suited for each of the identified one or more clinical applications. One or more icons each associated with one of the identified one or more clinical applications are displayed. The one or more icons are each selectable on the user interface to initialize the associated clinical application.11-08-2012
20120284656COLOR LABELING IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with an icon having text and/or image elements. In some embodiments, the method receives a color for labeling an icon that has a text-element and an image-element. The method applies the color to a background-region of the text-element of the icon without applying the color to the image-element. In some embodiments, the method does not affect the font of the text. In some embodiments, the method receives a selection of an icon. The icon has a background-region that has a first color. The method changes the first color of the background-region to a second color but retains the first color in a section of the background-region. In some of these embodiments, the method outlines the section of the background-region with a third color.11-08-2012
20130159900METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GRAPHICALLY ENHANCING THE USER INTERFACE OF A DEVICE - Provided herein is a method, apparatus and computer program product for of presenting a partial view of a representation of a full version of a program. In particular, the method may include providing for display of a plurality of tiles representing a plurality of programs, where a first tile of the plurality of tiles representing a first program includes a first partial view of a representation of a full version of the first program. The method may also include providing for display of an enlarged version of the first tile in response to a first input, where the enlarged version includes a second partial view of the representation of the full version of the first program which is larger than the first partial view.06-20-2013
20130159901ALTERNATE STATES IN ASSOCIATIVE INFORMATION MINING AND ANALYSIS - Provided are methods, systems, and computer readable media for user interaction with database methods and systems. In an aspect, a user interface can be generated to permit dynamic display generation to view data. The system can comprise a visualization component to dynamically generate one or more visual representations of the data to present in the state space.06-20-2013
20130159902USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING BACKGROUND SCREEN THEREOF - A user terminal device and a method are provided. The user terminal includes a display unit for displaying a plurality of UI lines, each including displayed objects of different categories, and a background image corresponding to one of the objects displayed on the plurality of UI lines; and a control unit for controlling the display unit to change the objects displayed on the plurality of UI lines in accordance with an update state of the objects, reconfigure the changed objects, and display the reconfigured objects; wherein a length of each of the plurality of UI lines is changeable individually.06-20-2013
20130159903METHOD OF DISPLAYING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE USING TIME DIFFERENCE AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME - A method for displaying a graphic user interface is provided. The method involves receiving an input command, such as a selection of an item on a screen, and in response, items currently arranged or to be arranged within one screen are classified into a specific item and one or more other items. The specific item is then displayed in a temporally different manner than the one or more other items.06-20-2013
20130159896VISUALIZING BUSINESS PROCESSES OR SCENARIOS IN A BUSINESS SOFTWARE MODEL USING TRANSIT MAPS - A business scenario landscape map can show a scenario-centric view of a business scenario landscape that includes business scenarios accessible to members of an organization and supported by a business software architecture. In the scenario-centric view, first user interface elements can be arranged to show a linear representation of business process features of a selected business scenario and a visual depiction of relationships between the selected business scenario and other business scenarios. Upon receiving selection of a first user interface element(s) related to another business scenario, at least some of the first user interface elements can be rearranged to show a new scenario-centric view of the business scenario landscape in which business process features of the newly selected business scenario are arranged in a new linear representation including a visual depiction of relationships between the newly selected business scenario, the originally selected business scenario, and/or relationships with other additional scenarios.06-20-2013
20130159897INTEGRATED PRODUCTIVITY SERVICES - The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for providing integrated productivity services. One process includes operations for determining a context associated with a user of an application, identifying a user productivity feature for integration with an existing feature of the application based on the context, and augmenting a user interface of the application with a graphical object representing the user productivity feature. In some instances, the context can include an integration context defining a particular release version associated with the application. The context can also or alternatively include a role context defining a particular role of the user of the application within an organization, wherein the particular role is associated with a set of permissions or common tasks performed by the particular role. Still further, the context can include a user context defining a personal preference or habit of the user.06-20-2013
20130159898LAUNCH OF TARGET USER INTERFACE FEATURES BASED ON SPECIFIC BUSINESS PROCESS INSTANCES - A current use context can be extracted based on concrete data related to a currently displayed user interface feature in a business software architecture user interface environment. Relevant related business objects and transactional data for concrete instances of a process or scenario relevant to the current use context can be identified and a specific business object instance can be determined from a plurality of business object instances related to a specific current instance of the process or scenario relevant to the current use context. At least one target user interface feature associated with the process or scenario can be pre-populated with at least one parameter specific to a current data entry state of the specific current instance of the process or scenario and displayed via a user interface.06-20-2013
20130159899DISPLAY OF GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for improved display of graphical representations during reordering. A method may include receiving user input directed at a first graphical representation on a display. The method may further include causing, by a processor, enlargement in size of the first graphical representation on the display in response to receiving the user input. The method may further include causing reduction in size of at least a second graphical representation on the display in response to receiving the user input, wherein at least one of the at least one second graphical representation is displayed adjacent to the first graphical representation. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.06-20-2013
20130191768METHOD FOR MANIPULATING A GRAPHICAL OBJECT AND AN INTERACTIVE INPUT SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method comprises generating at least two input events in response to at least two contacts made by pointers on an interactive surface at a location corresponding to at least one graphical object; determining a pointer contact type associated with the at least two input events; determining the number of graphical objects selected; identifying a gesture based on the movement of the pointers; identifying a manipulation based on pointer contact type, number of graphical objects selected, movement of the pointers, and graphical object type; and performing the manipulation on the at least one graphical object.07-25-2013
20130191767Semantic Zooming of Data Object Representations in a User Interface - Example systems and methods of semantic zooming of data object representations in a user interface are presented. In one implementation, a first graphical representation is presented for display. The first graphical representation represents a data object and presents first information associated with the data object. A user input indicating a zoom-in operation is received. In response to the user input, the first graphical representation is replaced with a second graphical representation representing the first data object is presented for display. The second graphical representation presents second information that includes more information than the first information.07-25-2013
20120290962Aggregation of Computing Device Settings - Aggregation of computing device settings is disclosed. In embodiments, at least one tile is generated for display. The tile represents a system setting and a status of the system setting. The tile also includes one or more user-selectable elements that are selectable to adjust an aspect of the system setting. In addition, the tile is displayed and is presentable in different user interfaces with one or more aspects of the tile differing between two or more of the different user interfaces.11-15-2012
20120030596USER INTERFACE - A method for rendering a user interface including selecting a user profile to be loaded as the user interface in response to a user accessing a digital display device, identifying and loading one or more content associated with the user profile, and rendering the user interface to include the content associated with the selected user profile for display on the digital display device.02-02-2012
20120030595INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND IMAGE GENERATION METHOD - In an information storage medium in which a program readable by a computer is stored, the program allows the computer to execute generating a configuration change image containing an individual image based on image information from one or more terminal apparatuses and containing an individual image arrangement area showing arrangement of the individual image in an overall image displayed by a display apparatus and an icon arrangement area containing an icon with respect to each terminal apparatus for changing a configuration of the overall image, changing a display condition of the individual image arrangement area based on operation information representing operation relating to a configuration change of the overall image, and changing an icon background image on a background of the icon or a form of the icon in response to the display condition.02-02-2012
20120030594INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, TERMINAL DEVICE, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND IMAGE GENERATING METHOD - A terminal device includes: an image generating unit generates a configuration change image used for changing a configuration of an entire image displayed by a display device which includes an individual image on the basis of image information supplied from one or more terminal devices; and an input unit to which operation information representing an operation relating to a change in the configuration is input. The configuration change image represents an arrangement of the individual image in the entire image and includes an individual-image arranging area divided into a plurality of display target areas and an icon arranging area including the icon of each of the terminal devices.02-02-2012
20130198663Hierarchical User Interface - In one embodiment, one or more components of a user interface are arranged in a hierarchy of layers. The user interface is presented according to the structure of the hierarchy, with one or more first components from a first layer floating on top of a second component from a second layer beneath the first layer. The first components are children of the second components. A user may interact with components uniformly, meaning that each specific user interaction applied to each component results in similar response from each component.08-01-2013
20130198665Preview of Objects Arranged in a Series - Particular embodiments display a first object in a series of objects in its entirety on a screen of an electronic device; and in response to a user interacting with the first object by moving the first object towards a first side of the screen for a distance less than a predetermined threshold distance, gradually move the first object towards the first side of the screen until a portion of the first object is displayed within a first portion of the screen on the first side of the screen; gradually move a second object onto the screen towards the first side of the screen until a portion of a second object is displayed within a second portion of the screen on a second side of the screen for the user to preview the second object; and display shading around the portion of the second object.08-01-2013
20130198664Transitions Among Hierarchical User-Interface Layers - In one embodiment, one or more components of a user interface are arranged in a hierarchy of layers and displayed to a user. The user interface is presented according to the structure of the hierarchy. In response to a first user interaction with a component that has a parent, the display transitions from a first layer at which the component is presented to a second layer at which the parent of the component is presented, with the second layer being beneath the first layer. In response to a second user interaction with a component that has a child, the display transitions from the first layer at which the component is presented to a third layer at which the child of the component is presented, with the third layer being above the first layer08-01-2013
20130198662AUTOMATIC GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE CREATION - Techniques for automated graphical user interface (GUI) creation and/or rendering are provided. Establishments are defined via items for sale and rules defining workflow processing for purchasing the items. Each establishment representing a sub hierarchy. A GUI is rendered to represent a custom hierarchy of the sub hierarchies and presented to a user. The user interacts with the GUI to select a specific establishment and perform a specific transaction with that establishment in accordance with that establishment's items for sale and rules.08-01-2013
20120297327INTERACTIVE CUSTOM REGIONS - One embodiment is directed to a computer program, embodied on a computer readable medium. The computer program is configured to control a processor to execute instructions. The instructions include receiving a selection of built-in interactive regions provided by a visualization component, aggregating the selected set of regions, and creating one or more custom regions from the aggregation of the selected set of regions.11-22-2012
20120066626APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ARRANGING MEDIA ITEMS IN A PHYSICAL SPACE BASED ON PERSONAL PROFILES - Apparatus and methods for arranging a set of media items based on user profiles are disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor in communication with user identification ports and a plurality of surfaces for displaying media items. The processor in accordance with the invention receives a user identifier from one of the user identification ports, retrieves a user profile associated with the user identifier, calculates a preference vector for the media items within the set based on the user profile, and directs the plurality of surfaces to change an arrangement of the display of the set of media items from a first configuration to a second configuration based on the preference vector. The processor thereby changes which of the first set of media items is displayed on at least one of the plurality of surfaces.03-15-2012
20120066625SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed is a scientific collaboration apparatus that in one general aspect includes a user-configurable workspace and a communication interface operative to communicate with a computer network. The invention also features a scientific information processing tool library that includes a selection interface responsive to a user selection of ones of a plurality of scientific information processing tools that include: one or more scientific data management tools, which are operative to manage scientific data annotated with research identifying meta-data, and one or more scientific data communication tools, which are operative to communicate the research identifying meta-data with communication tools in other user-configurable workspaces via the communication interface. A workspace design interface is provided as well, and it is responsive to user input to assemble a series of the scientific information processing tools from the scientific information processing tool library in the user-configurable workspace. It is operative to organize user interface elements associated with the tools in the user-configurable workspace, and organize data interfaces between selected ones of the tools.03-15-2012
20130205238SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COLOR SCHEME TRANSFORMATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, computer-readable medium and a method for transforming a color scheme. A processor is configured to retrieve from storage data including content elements defining a user interface screen in response to a user selection of a source color and a replacement color. For each content element of the user interface screen, a color of the content element is compared the source color. Based on the comparison, if the color of the content element falls within a predetermined threshold distance of the source color along a color palette, the color of the content element can be converting to the replacement color. After the processing of the content elements, the user interface is displayed on a display device, including the converted color element(s).08-08-2013
20130205237SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CIRCULAR COMPUTER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for providing a circular computer desktop. In accordance with an embodiment, one or more computer monitors are used with a closed-path configuration, in which there are no, e.g., natural left and right desktop boundaries. When an object is moved or resized such that a portion or all of the object moves outside an expected boundary of the desktop, then that portion of the object is rendered and made visible at the opposite side of the desktop. The effect is one of a continuous or circular desktop. In accordance with an embodiment, the system can determine the position of objects within the desktop, taking into account the width of monitor bezels. In accordance with various embodiments, the system can be used with a single, e.g., flat or circular monitor, or with a plurality of monitors, and can accommodate left-right and/or up-down circular desktop behavior.08-08-2013
20120304092MULTI-APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT - This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a multi-application environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable multi-application environments having combinations of immersive interfaces, windows-based interfaces, and a desktop treated as an immersive interface.11-29-2012
20130091449TOUCH PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING A GUI IMAGE - A touch processing method and system using a GUI image, the method including the steps of: reading a sensed data array from a touch panel; performing a conversion procedure on a GUI to generate a GUI image; and performing a touch processing procedure according to the sensed data array and the GUI image.04-11-2013
20130091448TRANSFORMATIVE USER INTERFACES - Various embodiments herein include systems, methods, and software that provide transformative user interfaces. Some embodiments include a container renderable within a user interface of a computing application. In some such embodiments, code of the container may be executable to receive an object to present within the container. Further, and based on a context of the container, such embodiments may present a view of the object within the container based on rendering information retrieved by the container via a rendering service of the object defining how the object is to be presented within the particular context of the container amongst a plurality of possible contexts within which the object can be rendered. In some embodiments, a container may further override and modify object behaviors when depending upon at least the particular container or context the context thereof.04-11-2013
20130212503CUSTOMIZATION OF GUI LAYOUT BASED ON HISTORY OF USE - A hand-held electronic device, method of operation and computer readable medium are disclosed. The device may include a case having one or more major surfaces. A visual display and a touch interface are disposed on at least one of the major surfaces. A processor is operably coupled to the visual display and touch screen. Instructions executable by the processor may be configured to a) present an image on the visual display containing one or more active elements; b) correlate one or more active portions of the touch interface to one or more corresponding active elements in the image on the visual display; and c) adjust a layout of content shown on the display according to a probability of one or more actions that may be taken with the one or more active elements.08-15-2013
20130212504CUSTOMIZATION OF GUI LAYOUT BASED ON HISTORY OF USE - A hand-held electronic device, method of operation and computer readable medium are disclosed. The device may include a processor is operably coupled to a visual display and touch screen. Instructions executable by the processor may be configured to a) present an image on the visual display containing one or more active elements; b) correlate one or more active portions of the touch interface to one or more corresponding active elements in the image on the visual display; and c) adjust a layout of content shown on the display according to a probability of one or more actions that may be taken with the one or more active elements.08-15-2013
20130212505Method and Apparatus for Performing a Geometric Transformation on Objects in an Object-Oriented Environment using a Multiple-Transaction Technique - A large number of objects, such as objects representing beams and columns in an object-oriented enterprise engineering system, may be geometrically transformed in a model database by dividing the objects according to criteria into a number of ordered partitions and transforming the objects in each partition as an atomic operation. Objects that are to be transformed are organized into the ordered partitions, and the partitions are transformed in sequential order, such that all predecessors of a given object are transformed before, or in the same operation as, the given object. If a large transformation operation abnormally terminates before all the small transformation operations have been completed, the model database is, nevertheless, left in a consistent state. The transformation operation may be resumed from the point of interruption. Furthermore, the number of objects that may be transformed is not constrained by the amount of memory available in the system.08-15-2013
20130212506METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDITING LAYOUT OF OBJECTS - When an image is touched on a touch screen, the image is displayed as if a touched side of the image is pressed down and an opposite side of the touched side is lifted up. Priority levels of peripheral portions of the image are set in accordance with up and down of the image. Rendering priority between images to be overlapped is determined in accordance with a dominant-subordinate relationship between the priority levels of the peripheral portions of the respective images to be in contact. One of the images is displayed in an overlapped portion of the images based on the rendering priority.08-15-2013

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