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Indexed book or notebook metaphor

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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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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
715776000 Indexed book or notebook metaphor 89
20090222755Tracking tag content by keywords and communities - Techniques for tracking tag content by keywords and communities are described herein. According to one embodiment, a list of resources is displayed in a first display area of a browser including one or more document pages browsed by the browser. A list of one or more tags is displayed in a second display area of the main window, where each of the resources listed in the first display area is tagged by at least one tag displayed in the second display area. In response to selecting a tag from the list of tags displayed in the second display area, the list of resources is dynamically updated in the first display area, such that only resources tagged with the selected tag are displayed in the first display area. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.09-03-2009
20130031503Analyzing a Form Page for Indexing - Among other disclosure, a computer-implemented method of analyzing a form page for indexing includes identifying a form page that is configured for use in requesting any of multiple target pages. The form page includes multiple input controls. The method includes identifying at least one of the multiple input controls as being informative with regard to requesting the multiple target pages. The method includes updating an indexing record associated with the form page to reflect the identification.01-31-2013
20080256479Electronic publication and methods and components thereof - An electronic publication and methods and components thereof including a user interface. The electronic publication can be provided by e-mail or similar transmission add contains its own executable file for presentation of the publication without a user requiring a preloaded application software. The electronic publication addresses the processor for calculation and the operating system for increased functionality to minimize the size of the executable file and the publication as a whole. The publication contains a user interface incorporating a page-turn and provides a non-linear travel of the free edge of the tog page across a revealing page so as to imitate a substantially constant rotation of the page. The animation sequence throughout the page-turn is performed on the basis of actual elapsed time since commencement of the animation rather than at predetermined intervals so as to make the individual steps throughout the animation independent of the processor speed. The page-turn also incorporates a 10-16-2008
20130080966USER EXPERIENCE FOR NOTEBOOK CREATION AND INTERACTION - A note taking application displays a notebook with a multi-column hierarchical navigation display. Each column has navigation elements that are activated to navigate through one or more notebooks. The user can control the display to expose more or fewer navigation columns.03-28-2013
20130036378SYSTEMS AND/OR METHODS FOR PAGING CONTROL INCLUDING SELECTIVE PAGING ELEMENT DISPLAY ACCORDING TO A BINARY SUBDIVISION AND/OR A SERIAL PROGRESSIVE DISPLAY APPROACH - Certain exemplary embodiments disclosed herein relate to paging systems and methods that help users navigate through large or small datasets. For example, in certain exemplary embodiments, paging control elements are provided according to either a binary subdivision approach or a serial progressive approach. Paging control elements are displayed according to either the binary subdivision approach or the serial progressive approach in dependence on a determination as to which approach is more advantageous based at least in part on factors such as, for example, total number of pages, current page location, distance to end points, screen size, etc.02-07-2013
20090158192Dynamic Folding of Listed Items for Display - A list folding process dynamically groups items of a list into logically related visual folds to reduce the number of items to be displayed in a window of a computer screen. The process determines attributes of the items to be displayed and dynamically groups items together into a special group called a visual fold based on the attributes. The rules for folding items based on attributes can be defined by a particular user so that each view of the items may be different among users. As the attributes of each item change, the display of the items and visual folds may be automatically adjusted to reflect the current proper grouping. The folding process therefore allows a user to view the maximum amount of information in available display area of a computer screen window.06-18-2009
20130047115CREATING AND VIEWING DIGITAL NOTE CARDS - Systems, techniques, and methods are presented for creating digital note cards and presenting a graphical user interface for interacting with digital note cards. For example, content from an electronic book can be displayed in a graphical user interface. Input can be received in the graphical user interface highlighting a portion of the content and creating a note, the note including user generated content. A digital note card can be created where one side of the digital note card includes the highlighted text, and the other side of the digital note card includes the note. The digital note card can be displayed in the graphical user interface.02-21-2013
20130073998AUTHORING CONTENT FOR DIGITAL BOOKS - This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for authoring content for digital books. In some implementations, a single graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows an author to design a layout for the digital book, including editing text and inserting various types of interactive elements in the text. The GUI functions as both a digital book layout design tool and a word processor to facilitate the building of a digital book. The relative page location of inserted widgets can be determined by a user-selectable anchor point placed within the text. An outline view of the digital book can be created and presented in the GUI based on a hierarchical structure determined by paragraph styles applied to the text. The GUI can provide a hybrid glossary and index page for allowing the author to create and manage a glossary and index for the digital book.03-21-2013
20090271731ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND USER INTERFACE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a touch sensor and a display. The electronic device organizes a plurality of computer programs and a web browser executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs or a web page displayed by the web browser. The electronic device displays one of the pages as a current page on the display so that the user interface or the web page of the current page is accessible to a user of the electronic device. In addition, the electronic device senses movement and/or pressure caused by the user on the touch sensor and interprets the movement and/or the pressure as an operating action of the user on the virtual book.10-29-2009
20120290964METHOD FOR CREATING BOOKMARK AND ELECTRONIC READING DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for creating a bookmark is used in an electronic reading device having a display module. The method for creating a bookmark includes the following steps. A first page image is displayed at the display module, and a corner of the first page image has a first pattern with a raised corner. A selection command is received. The first pattern is changed to a second pattern with a turned down corner. This invention can easily catch a user's eyes, further allowing the user to execute the bookmark function of the electronic reading device.11-15-2012
20080301576Page Flow Framework - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to a page flow framework. In aspects, a page flow engine includes logic to navigate between pages. To make its determination of what page is next, the page flow engine uses an indication of the current page and may also use properties associated with the pages. These properties may be filled in as a user enters values on the pages, for example. The page flow engine does not need any additional information to determine the next page besides the current page and the properties. The page flow engine may also store the pages visited in a travel log. This may be used to return previous pages. The page flow engine allows the page flow logic to be removed from the pages and placed in a centralized component. This simplifies creation and maintenance of page flow.12-04-2008
20110289444Electronic Book Reader With Closely Juxtaposed Display Screens - A portable electronic book reading machine has two display screens juxtaposed in close proximity to allow for automatic cross referencing between primary textual material displayed on the leftmost display screen and related secondary textual material displayed on the rightmost display screen. The machine has memory in which both primary text and secondary text are stored. As the user of the machine changes the page of primary text displayed on the leftmost screen display, ebook controller circuitry automatically refreshes the rightmost screen display to allow the user to cross reference between the primary textual material and the secondary textual material, or at his or her discretion to change the page of secondary textual material displayed, thereby fine tuning the juxtaposition of pages for study.11-24-2011
20110289446INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - Provided is an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit, a reproduction unit, an input unit, and a control unit. The acquisition unit obtains, of moving image data including images of pages having serial page numbers and an image of motion of turning the pages one by one in order of the page numbers, first moving image data in which a page time being a time on the moving image data is assigned to each page. The reproduction unit reproduces the first moving image data, generates a moving image, and displays the moving image on a display screen. The input unit receives a designation of a second page different from a first page of the first moving image data currently displayed on the display screen. The control unit calculates a page time difference therebetween and controls a reproduction speed of the first moving image data depending on it.11-24-2011
20120017167ELECTRONIC BOOK READING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A method for controlling an electronic book reading device is provided. The electronic book reading device includes a touch screen. The method includes the following steps. A page of the electronic book reading device is displayed on the touch screen in one of a full-screen mode and a non-full-screen mode. A central area is defined on the touch screen. When a click event corresponding to the central area is triggered, the page of the electronic book reading device is displayed on the touch screen in the other mode.01-19-2012
20110296334MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal includes a display module displaying an electronic document screen showing at least one full page among a plurality of pages of an electronic document, and the display module receives a first input for setting a number of pages to be turned among the plurality of pages. The mobile terminal further includes a controller which sets the number of pages in response to the first input, turns the set number of pages in response to a second input received proximate to the electronic document screen, and displays a subsequent page following the set number of pages turned on the electronic document screen.12-01-2011
20110296335METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING BOOK DEFINITIONS - Book definitions can be dynamically created based on content provided by a user. Such dynamic creation can include organization of user-supplied content into appropriate form, adjustment of book cover properties to match the user-supplied content, and verification that the user supplied content is appropriate for presentation in book form. Various interfaces can also be provided which allow users to generate a book definition based on a minimum of information.12-01-2011
20090319936ELECTRONIC INDEXING FOR PRINTED MEDIA - A method supplies or creates a generic electronic index for a hardcopy printed item. The generic electronic index is based on the text within the hardcopy printed item. From this generic electronic index, the method creates a plurality of custom electronic indices from the generic electronic index. Such custom electronic indices can be based on user input and/or user feedback or can be created by marketing agencies, educational institutions, etc. Each of the custom electronic indices is a variant of the generic electronic index, and each of the custom electronic indices is adapted to a different target audience.12-24-2009
20100083162HAND-HELD PORTABLE ELECTRONIC BIBLE - A hand-held electronic Bible. A user having a stylus handwrites inputs and commands onto the screen of the electronic Bible. Handwriting recognition software receives the handwritten inputs and commands and then converts the inputs and commands into computer readable inputs and commands. The hand-held electronic Bible includes a processor, programming and a memory configured to display biblical text on the screen, receive handwritten inputs and commands from a user, and to process the inputs and commands to display biblical information requested by the user. In a preferred embodiment, the hand-held electronic Bible is a programmed tablet PC. In another preferred embodiment, the hand-held electronic Bible includes a books button, a memorize button, a dictionary button and a notes button.04-01-2010
20120233565SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT - In order to render content in a manner most responsive to a user's interest, a computer system (e.g., an eBook reader device) is configured to render content. Specifically, the computer system is configured to receive a request to display a page of displayable content that includes at least one displayable object having original dimensions that exceed a viewable area on a display screen. Thus, a user launching an eBook application on a computer device may immediately access a table of contents requiring a display area that is larger than the present eBook application. The computer system determines whether an end-user experience is better served by displaying a first reduced-size representation comprising a non-interactive thumbnail image of the displayable object or a second reduced-size representation comprising a user-interactive object corresponding to the displayable object.09-13-2012
20100293498Bible Interface for Computer - A special purpose interface is disclosed for accessing computerized sacred text residing is an electronic memory using the same syntax and citation format as the comparable printed text. By articulating an object on the special purpose interface, different Books, chapters and verses of the sacred text may be accessed and displayed on a screen, as well as a separate version of the sacred text, separate translations of the various versions, separately or as in an adjacent column form for comparisons. The present special purpose interface may be implemented as a graphical user interface, a touch screen user interface or a manually actuation user interface. The present special purpose interface includes a plurality of graphical interactive objects that correspond with the traditional syntactic elements of citation to a sacred text.11-18-2010
20080288887MECHANISM FOR DISPLAYING PAGINATED CONTENT ON ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICES - A computing device is provided that includes a display comprising a plurality of discrete elements. A memory is used to store a data collection of paginated content. A processor of the computing device is configured to retrieve each of the pages from the memory. The processor signals the display to individually present each of the pages. A sensor device is coupled to the processor. The sensor device is deflectable to signal the processor a deflection value that causes the processor to sequentially present at least portions of multiple pages on the display.11-20-2008
20080216009Virtual Library File System - A system and method of graphical display is provided. A publisher module receives link objects for display in a virtual library, generates virtual book objects, each virtual book object corresponding to a link object, and allows configuration of virtual characteristics associated with each virtual book object. The virtual characteristics include a size characteristic, a color characteristic, or a texture characteristic. Each link object is associated with at least one of an electronic file, an electronic directory, an electronic folder, a website, and a uniform resource locator (URL). A library module is in communication with the publisher module and displays the virtual book objects, within a predetermined format including a plurality of virtual shelves. A computer readable medium stores the virtual book objects, the configured virtual characteristics, and the link objects. The virtual book objects are maintained in the predetermined format, at configurable locations on the virtual shelves. Selecting a particular virtual book object opens an associated electronic file, an associated electronic directory, an associated electronic folder, an associated website, or an associated URL, corresponding to the link object.09-04-2008
20080270930ONLINE BOOK EDITOR - A publication editing system includes a graphical user interface for displaying an image of publication responsive to a selectable publication template. The graphical user interface defines a viewing portion for displaying the image of the publication. A plurality of editing functions enables editing of attributes associated with the selectable publication template for the publication. Each of the editing functionalities is accessible via at least one associated graphical icon on the graphical user interface. The images of the publication in the viewing portion of the graphical user interface is updated in substantially real time to display changes made to attributes of the selectable publication template via the plurality of editing functionalities.10-30-2008
20120198379E-BOOK TERMINAL, SERVER, AND SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF - An e-book terminal and a server are provided. The e-book terminal includes a storage unit for storing contents, a display for displaying icons corresponding to the contents and additionally displays updated marks on icons that corresponds to contents containing updated information, and a controller for, if an icon upon which one of the updated marks is additionally displayed is selected, controlling the display unit to display link information on a screen for updated information corresponding to the content of the selected icon.08-02-2012
20090100369Method for Automatically Creating Book Definitions - Book definitions can be dynamically created based on content provided by a user. Such dynamic creation can include organization of user-supplied content into appropriate form, adjustment of book cover properties to match the user-supplied content, and verification that the user supplied content is appropriate for presentation in book form. Various interfaces can also be provided which allow users to generate a book definition based on a minimum of information.04-16-2009
20090222756ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF SHOWING PAGE FLIP EFFECT AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for showing page flip effect when use electronic device enjoy electronic documents, including: receiving a flip-page instruction; obtaining an effect page from a storage unit, each effect page include a first part, a second part and a third part, the first part of the effect page is a transparent figure, the second part of the effect page is a flip-page figure which represent the page flip effect, and the third part of the effect page could be a transparent figure or other figures; determining a target page; covering the current page with the effect page and obtaining a part of the target page corresponding the third part of effect page, and covering the third part of the effect page with the part of the target page, then combine a combined page; displaying the combined page. Present invention also provides an electronic device capable of showing page flip effect.09-03-2009
20120084702APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TURNING E-BOOK PAGES IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method support intuitive gestures for turning electronic book (e-book) pages in a portable terminal. The portable terminal executes an e-book and determines whether a just preceding page gesture is input, the just preceding page gesture comprising a first contact that starts to the left of a right-side user interface (UI) activation region of the e-book, followed by a drag toward the right while maintaining the first contact and releasing the first contact. When the just preceding page gesture is input, the just preceding page is displayed on a screen.04-05-2012
20090222757Automatic generation of TV history list - A television system presents the user with a list of recently viewed objects as a History list that meets one of a set of History list criteria. The History list is maintained as an ordered stack list with a limited number of entries, the order being an order in which the most recently met rule appears at the top of the list. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-03-2009
20130219321ELECTRONIC TEXT MANIPULATION AND DISPLAY - Information is presented to a user by accessing a library of electronic publications that includes a first publication, generating a representation of the first publication in an electronic bookshelf, determining a state for the first publication and modifying the representation of the first publication to reflect the state of the first publication.08-22-2013
20130219320NOVEL BOOK-LIKE INTERNET BROWSER FOR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION - A browsing interface for browsing Internet information that organizes information downloaded from the Internet in a page-based manner, complete with a functional thickness representation. A number of insertion methods are available for insertion of newly downloaded Internet information. A browsing data file contains information and parameters which control the display of information on the browsing interface. A streaming algorithm pre-downloads data based on predicted user data requests to minimize interruption of the browsing process.08-22-2013
20100211905PRESENTING DIGITIZED CONTENT ON A NETWORK USING A CROSS-LINKED LAYER OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS DERIVED FROM A RELATIONAL DATABASE - In an embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more content file servers having recorded thereon a plurality of digital content material items, and a plurality of digital graphical image files comprising graphical images associated with the content material items; wherein each of content material items comprises one or more data files of digitized electronic printed, audio, or video content material; one or more navigation page servers each comprising: one or more storage devices having recorded thereon a plurality of navigation page templates; a database comprising stored descriptive information about the content material items, including hierarchical and other relationships both between different content material items and between different subcomponents of content material items; logic encoded on the one or more storage devices and when executed operable to perform: receiving a request to view a particular navigation page, comprising a dynamically-generated electronic document; selecting one of the navigation page templates based on the request; creating and sending to the database, one or more queries for the descriptive information relating to the particular navigation page; receiving one or more results to the queries; generating, based on the one or more results, a particular navigation page comprising descriptive information about one or more of the content material items, portions thereof, or abstract collections thereof; a plurality of links to other such navigation pages; and zero or more links to particular content material items or portions thereof; sending only the particular navigation page to a client computer.08-19-2010
20090288032ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND USER INTERFACE DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device and a user interface display method thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. First, organize a plurality of computer programs and a web browser executable on the electronic device into a virtual book. Each page of the virtual book includes a user interface of one of the computer programs or a web page displayed by the web browser. Next, display one of the pages as a current page so that the user interface or the web page of the current page is accessible to a user of the electronic device. Next, display a stand-up view of the virtual book in response to a first operating action performed by the user. The stand-up view includes a plurality of the pages adjacent to the current page and a virtual switch attached to a side of the virtual book.11-19-2009
20090327946SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING PATENT RELATED INFORMATION - To facilitate faster, more efficient, and more effective extraction of information from patent file histories, the present inventors, devised among other things, systems and method for tracking changes to patent claims, specifications, and/or drawings that are shown in file wrappers. One exemplary system graphically displays the patent family and/or file wrapper timeline. Another reports information about a specific patent, an examiner, a technology area, and other patent related information that can be pulled from the file wrapper.12-31-2009
20110066966SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSES ENABLED BY METADATA ASSOCIATED WITH DOCUMENTS WITHIN A BINDER FILE - A method of presenting documents includes providing a single file comprising a plurality of documents, an identifier for each of the plurality of documents, an indicator for each of the plurality of documents to indicate in which one of a plurality of predefined sections that document belongs and to indicate a position of that document in that section, and a time indicator for each of the plurality of documents to indicate when that document was last updated within the single file if the document has been updated, wherein each document has been created individually and added to the single file. The method further includes updating the single file using a computer application program to, without user intervention, review the time indicator of at least one of the plurality of documents in the single file and update that document if an updated version of that document is available to the computer application program; displaying a graphical interface that appears as a notebook binder; and displaying a portion of at least one of the plurality of documents on a graphical page of the notebook binder of the graphical interface.03-17-2011
20110066965ELECTRONIC BOOK WITH ENHANCED FEATURES - An electronic book allows a user to select portions of text from an electronic book file and copies the portions into a summary document, ordering the portions in the summary document in the same order the portions appeared in the book. The portions can be accompanied by page numbers or links to the book from which they came so that a user can easily refer back to the book at a location corresponding to an interesting entry in the summary document.03-17-2011
20130219322ELECTRONIC TEXT MANIPULATION AND DISPLAY - Information is presented to a user by accessing a library of electronic publications that includes a first publication, generating a representation of the first publication in an electronic bookshelf, determining a state for the first publication and modifying the representation of the first publication to reflect the state of the first publication.08-22-2013
20100223571APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCROLLING PAGES DISPLAYED ON A HANDHELD DEVICE - A page flip mechanism and method for a handheld device. According to an embodiment, the page flip mechanism is configured to work in conjunction with a pointing device on the handheld device to flip or advance a document page by page. According to an embodiment, the page flip mechanism is configured to display the document based on page breaks in the document. According to another embodiment, the page flip mechanism is configured to display the document based on page boundaries corresponding to the display area. According to another aspect, the page flip mechanism is configured for a page select mode of operation. According to another aspect, the page flip mechanism is configured for a zoom mode of operation.09-02-2010
20090070700RANKING CONTENT BASED ON SOCIAL NETWORK CONNECTION STRENGTHS - In one embodiment, a method for presenting content to a user via a web page is provided which includes assigning a value to a connection between the user and an entity (such as a person, group, or organization) in their social network, whether explicitly representing a one-to-one relationship or by implication of a person to a group. Then a web page is delivered to the user, wherein the web page displays content based at least partially on the value of the connection between the user and the entity.03-12-2009
20110029913Navigation System and User Interface For Directing a Control Action - A navigation system is provided to direct control of a user interface work-flow during a procedure. Such a need can arise in sterile environments were touchless interaction is preferable over physical contact. The system includes a wand and receiver for controlling a pagination and parameter entry of the work-flow, a processor to compare wand movement profiles, a clock for limiting a time window between the comparison, and a controller for activating a user interface control in the workflow when a wand movement profile or gesture is recognized. The comparison can be based on the wand's direction, orientation and movement to and from various locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-03-2011
20120304101METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING A DIGITAL BOOK - A method for displaying digital book content comprises displaying to a user, via a display portion of an electronic display device, digital book content comprising first image data relating to a page of a digital book. The displayed digital book content comprise a predetermined region defining a virtual flap, the virtual flap being displayed within the predetermined region of the first image data in one of a closed state and an opened state. The user provides, via the electronic display device, an indication for selecting the virtual flap. In response to receiving the indication, second image data is displayed to the user via the display portion, the second image data relating to the page of the digital book and comprising a predetermined region defining the virtual flap.11-29-2012
20090241054ELECTRONIC BOOK WITH INFORMATION MANIPULATION FEATURES - An electronic book having various features for manipulating text or other information. The subscriber may highlight, cut and paste, copy and paste, and annotate information within an electronic book. A multiple page view feature permits the subscriber to simultaneously view any plurality of pages of an electronic book, and a multiple screen feature permits the subscriber to view one or more pages on a viewer having multiple screens. A picture-in-picture feature permits the subscriber to simultaneously view a page of an electronic book along with other content, such as a television program or information from another electronic book. The picture-in-picture feature may display an electronic book page as a main image wrapped around an inset image.09-24-2009
20100325573INTEGRATING DIGITAL BOOK AND ZOOM INTERFACE DISPLAYS - In accordance with one or more aspects, different pages of a digital book are displayed in each of two display areas of a device using a book display model. In response to a request to semantically zoom out, the digital book is displayed in a broader context, the broader context using a context display model rather than the book display model. In response to additional requests to semantically zoom out, the digital book is displayed in increasingly broader contexts. Additionally, in response to requests to semantically zoom in, the digital book is displayed in increasingly narrower contexts until the digital book is displayed in the book display model rather than the context display model.12-23-2010
20110191710E-BOOK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING TO READING DETAIL - An electronic book (E-book) device generates and stores a play detail of a played E-book, generates a reading detail based on the stored play detail, and displays the generated reading detail. Thus, a user can acquire the user's reading detail and manage the reading detail.08-04-2011
20110307823ELECTRONIC BOOK READER AND DISPLAYING METHOD OF ELECTRONIC BOOK READER - An electronic book includes a display, a first area displaying module, a second area displaying module, a processing module, and a browsing module. The display includes a first displaying area and a second displaying area. The first area displaying module is configured to control a list of applications to be displayed on the first displaying area. The processing module is configured to find associated information associated with an application selected by a user from the list of applications. The second area displaying module is configured to control the associated information to be displayed on the second displaying area.12-15-2011
20120210269BOOKMARK FUNCTIONALITY FOR READER DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS - Methods and apparatus are provided for presenting a reader application. In one embodiment a method includes displaying a user interface for a reader application, the user interface including a graphical representation identifying a digital book, and detecting a selection of the user interface associated with the graphical representation identifying the digital book. The method may further include detecting a bookmark file associated with the digital book, the bookmark file stored by the device, and presenting data associated with the bookmark file by the device, wherein the data is presented in association with presentation of the digital book. The method may allow for presenting one or more of a greeting message and digital engraving as an overlay to the digital book.08-16-2012
20120005617METHOD FOR MANAGING USAGE HISTORY OF E-BOOK AND TERMINAL PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method of managing a usage history of a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes generating a reading number regarding an e-book that is read, storing the generated reading number, and displaying the stored reading number based on a user setup.01-05-2012
20120005616METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT A NARRATIVE - A method and system for providing information about a novel. A portion of the novel is displayed on a display. Selections of a first term at a first location and a second term at a second location are received. A current location within the novel is determined. A plurality of relationships between the first term and the second term that have been referred to in the novel prior to the current location is determined, and information about the plurality of relationships is displayed.01-05-2012
20120159374OPERATION METHOD OF E-BOOK - An exemplary operation method is applied to an architecture having a function of reading. The architecture is selected from one of a hardware architecture and a software architecture. In particular, the operation method includes the step of: adding a function of reading assistance to the architecture by applying at least a reading assistance command to the architecture. The at least a reading assistance command for example includes a TAB command for tab labeling in the architecture.06-21-2012
20120159373SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING DOG EAR BOOKMARKS ON A TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE - A system for and method of generating dog ear bookmarks on a touch screen device. The system and method may include receiving, on a touch screen device, input data from a user of the touch screen device, determining whether a dog ear event has occurred based on the input data, and generating, on the touch screen device, a graphical representation of a dog ear bookmark based on a determination that the dog ear event has occurred.06-21-2012
20120124505RIFFLER INTERFACE FOR AN ELECTRONIC READING DEVICE - Methods and a system for an electronic device to allow for riffling through pages of a document. A fore edge view of page edges is displayed in a user display of the device and enables pages to be turned to while skipping other pages via inputs received at the user display. The user display has a touch screen interface that senses touch on display. Motion is also detected and when the device is tilted or moved a motion sensed causes the fore edge view to be displayed. Inputs sensed by the touch screen interface cause the fore edge view to be displayed and also allow pages or section of the document to be held concurrently while pages are riffled to in the document. The held pages are easily returned to at will.05-17-2012
20120131492APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC BOOK FUNCTION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for providing an electronic book (e-book) function in a portable terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for loading an e-book, and a scrap processor for applying a specific effect to a partial region of a text of the loaded e-book and, if a user's input to the region to which the specific effect is applied is sensed, for generating the applied effect.05-24-2012
20120131491APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT USING EYE MOVEMENT TRAJECTORY - An apparatus and method for displaying content are provided. The apparatus tracks the movement of the eyes of a user and generates an eye movement trajectory. The generated eye movement trajectory is mapped to content that is displayed by the apparatus. The display of the apparatus is controlled based on the eye movement trajectory mapped to the content.05-24-2012
20120137247METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN ELECTRONIC BOOK SERVICE IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and a mobile device of providing an electronic book (e-book) service are provided. The method can independently create processed data, without altering the original contents, and share it with other mobile devices. The method includes displaying original contents, overlaying and displaying processed data according to a user's input on the original contents, and mapping the processed data to the original contents, and independently storing them, according to a user's selection.05-31-2012
20100175018VIRTUAL PAGE TURN - One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.07-08-2010
20120324392PAGE-BASED ELECTRONIC BOOK READING WITH COMMUNITY INTERACTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method is presented for the web-based reading of books. Users of the system access books page-by-page through a computerized web server, with a social community oriented around each book being presented in conjunction with the book. Data is maintained in a database relating to user, author, and publisher additions to the book-oriented social community. At least a portion of these additions are associated with particular pages in the book. These page-specific additions are made available to the user only when the user has reached the particular page associated with the addition. A listing of other users currently reading the same page, or nearby pages, is presented to the user, allowing interactions with other users to be controlled according to the specific page being read by the user.12-20-2012
20120084705APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TURNING E-BOOK PAGES IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method turning pages of an electronic-book (e-book) in a portable terminal including an e-book function. The method includes displaying a first side of the e-book when a first touch is input in a first User Interface (UI) active area of a display of the portable terminal, displaying one of an immediately next page and a next page corresponding to an increased page number in response to a second touch being input in a second UI active area of the display and in response to a drag and release of the second touch while the first touch is maintained in the first UI active area, and cancelling the displaying of the one of the immediately next page and the next page corresponding to the increased page number in response to a drag and release of the first touch being input towards the second UI active area.04-05-2012
20120084704APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TURNING E-BOOK PAGES IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for turning pages of an electronic-book (e-book) in a portable terminal having an e-book function. The method includes executing the e-book function, displaying a right lateral side of the e-book and receiving a inclination value from a 3-axis sensor when a touch event is detected in a right User Interface (UI) active area of the e-book, determining whether the inclination value greater than or equal to a threshold is detected in a left direction, and upon detection of the inclination value greater than or equal to the threshold in the left direction, displaying a next page to a screen on a single-page basis at a speed in proportion to the inclination value detected in the process of detecting the inclination greater than or equal to the threshold in the left direction.04-05-2012
20120084703APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TURNING E-BOOK PAGES IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method turn electronic book (e-book) pages in a portable terminal. The method determines whether a touch is input outside of a predetermined User Interface (UI) activation region of a screen of the portable terminal. The method determines whether a drag and release is input in a direction towards the predetermined UI activation region in response to detecting the touch. The method displays one of a preceding page and a next page on the screen in response to determining that the touch is outside of the predetermined UI activation region and that the drag and release is input in the direction towards the predetermined UI activation region.04-05-2012
20120221968Electronic Book Navigation Systems and Methods - An electronic book system provides interfaces particularly suited to students' use of textbooks. A finger press on a touch screen produces a contextual menu with user choices that relate to where the finger was pressed or what the user was recently doing with the book. A student provisionally navigates through a book by a specific gesture which, when it stops, returns the user to the previous position in the book. Annotations are displayed and hidden using specific gestures and through selective movement of the reader as sensed by its accelerometer.08-30-2012
20120240075MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal is provided that includes a touch screen configured to display an e-book including one or more pages. The mobile terminal further includes a controller configured to set a bookmark on a selected page of the one or more pages when a touch input applied in a touch direction from an inner portion of the selected page toward an outer portion of the selected page is detected. The controller is further configured to generate and display a first type bookmark icon or a second type bookmark icon corresponding to the bookmark set on the selected page.09-20-2012
20120240074Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Navigating Between Document Sections - An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a page of a first multi-page section of a document and a navigation bar configured to navigate through only pages in the first multi-page section of the document. The device detects a predefined gesture at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a predefined portion of the navigation bar. In response to detecting the predefined gesture, the device displays a navigation user interface that enables selection of a page of the document that is outside of the first multi-page section. The device receives an input in the navigation user interface that indicates selection of a page of a second multi-page section of the document outside of the first multi-page section. In response to receiving the input, the device displays the selected page of the second multi-page section of the document.09-20-2012
20110047498ELECTRONIC BOOK WITH INFORMATION MANIPULATION FEATURES - An electronic book having various features for manipulating text or other information. The subscriber may highlight, cut and paste, copy and paste, and annotate information within an electronic book. A multiple page view feature permits the subscriber to simultaneously view any plurality of pages of an electronic book, and a multiple screen feature permits the subscriber to view one or more pages on a viewer having multiple screens. A picture-in-picture feature permits the subscriber to simultaneously view a page of an electronic book along with other content, such as a television program or information from another electronic book. The picture-in-picture feature may display an electronic book page as a main image wrapped around an inset image.02-24-2011
20120324393NETWORK BASED ELECTRONIC BOOK USAGE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method is presented for the web-based reading of books. Users of the system access books page-by-page through a computerized web server, with a social community oriented around each book being presented in conjunction with the book. Data is maintained in a database relating to user, author, and publisher additions to the book-oriented social community. Page clicks by users reading the book are also monitored and analyzed, allowing the system to identify users that read every page of the book, and also identify the page where users stopped reading the book.12-20-2012
20130232439METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TURNING PAGES IN TERMINAL - Provided are a method for turning pages in a terminal including an electronic book reader function for turning pages according to user input information associated with pages and an apparatus thereof. The method of turning pages in a portable terminal having a touch screen includes: displaying a page of an electronic book on the touch screen; detecting a touch in a first corner region of the page of the electronic book; changing the first corner region into a second corner region in response to the touch; detecting a continuous motion of the touch in the second corner region; and turning the displayed page in response to the continuous motion of the touch.09-05-2013
20120089938Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method, and Program - An apparatus for displaying content stored as a plurality of pages is provided. The apparatus comprises a detection unit configured to detect a first user operation and a control unit configured to send signals to display one of the plurality of pages on a screen. The control unit is further configured to, when the detected first user operation comprises a page turn instruction, send signals to sequentially change the displayed page at a first rate when the displayed page is outside a first number of pages before or after a first marked page and sequentially change the displayed page at a second rate slower than the first rate when the displayed page is within the first number of pages before or after the first marked page.04-12-2012
20120102426SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - A screen display method and apparatus of a mobile terminal is provided for changing a screen represented by an index to another screen represented by a newly selected index. A screen display method of a mobile terminal includes displaying a page represented by an index, the page including an index region having a plurality of indices and a content region displaying content corresponding to the index highlighted in the index region, selecting a new index in the index region according to a selection input, and changing the page represented by the highlighted index for a new page represented by the new index, the new page appearing in a direction from a position of the new index to a position of the highlighted index.04-26-2012
20120102425ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND PAGE FLIPPING METHOD THEREFOR - An electronic reading apparatus includes a display unit, and a processing unit. The display unit displays visual information to users; and the processing unit displays a page flipping interface on the display unit. The page flipping interface contains a preview area and an input area. The processing unit determines a sliding direction and a sliding distance of a sliding operation on the input area and determines a flipping direction and a number of pages needed to be flipped corresponding to the sliding direction and the sliding distance. In addition, displays information of the page after flipping pages corresponding to the sliding direction and the sliding distance in the preview area and displays the page outside the page flipping interface. A page flipping method is also provided.04-26-2012
20120102424METHOD FOR FANNING PAGES OF AN ELECTRONIC BOOK ON A HANDHELD APPARATUS FOR CONSUMING ELECTRONIC BOOKS - There is provided a method for fanning pages of an electronic book on a touch panel display of an electronic apparatus for consuming electronic books. The method replicates a user experience similar to fanning pages of a physical book.04-26-2012
20080222552Interactive Electronic Book Operating Systems And Methods - Interactive electronic book operating systems and methods for displaying and allowing customization of content of scientific, engineering and other technical and professional digital books. The systems and methods allow for a single screen for displaying digital books covering scientific and technical topics having a classical look and feel on operating platforms(such as portable laptops, desktops, and small handheld displays) that are capable of running the Java Virtual Machine. The display screen can include icon toolbars about the screen and/or directly on the screen to manipulate the pages and content of the digital book. The icons can allow for forward and backward page turning, generating of dynamic indexing and tables of contents, bookmarking, color themes, floating pages, highlighting, adding sticky notes, hiding selected content on the pages, quizzing the reader, lecturing the reader, tutoring the reader, showing the reader additional designs and practical relevance, and allowing the instructor to generate uniform seed numbers for problems and designs and/or allowing the instructor to generate random seed values for problems and designs.09-11-2008
20130179823COMPUTING DEVICE PROVIDING ELECTRONIC BOOK DATA WITH CONFIGURABLE PROBLEMS AND CHANGEABLE SEED VALUES AND RELATED METHODS - A computer system may include a plurality of computing devices each including a display, a memory to store electronic book data comprising at least one configurable problem to be solved, and a processor coupled to the display and the memory. The processor may display the electronic book data with the at least one configurable problem on the display, and apply a changeable seed value to the at least one configurable problem to change an answer associated with the at least one configurable problem.07-11-2013
20130104069METHOD FOR APPLYING SUPPLEMENTARY ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION TO E-BOOK CONTENT AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED THERETO - A method that applies supplementary attribute information to the e-book content is provided. The method includes retrieving the e-book content; identifying objects in the retrieved e-book content; selecting one or more of the objects; defining one or more screen alteration attribute values regarding the selected objects; collecting an application condition for applying the defined screen alteration attribute values to the selected objects; and generating the supplementary attribute information by binding the defined screen alteration attribute values to the selected objects, and an action condition.04-25-2013
20120137246METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING AN ELECTRONIC BOOK APPLICATION SERVICE, AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED TO THE METHOD - A method and system for supporting an electronic book (e-book) application service and a mobile device adapted to the method are provided. The method includes reproducing an e-book stored in a storage unit, creating, when a number of words related to place names are selected in the e-book, e-book auxiliary content that includes information regarding a map to which information regarding routes between locations corresponding to the selected words is applied, with respect to at least one page containing the selected words, and storing the e-book with the e-book auxiliary content in the storage unit.05-31-2012
20120137245DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR E-BOOK IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A device and a method for searching for an electronic book (e-book) in a portable terminal are provided. More particularly, a device and a method for searching for an e-book in a portable terminal, which can conveniently manage and search for a plurality of e-books in a portable terminal, are provided. The device includes a display unit for displaying categories of e-books that each include one or more e-books, and a controller for controlling such that an e-book is searched for by displaying and scrolling through the categories of e-books according to a detected shift of the portable terminal, a corresponding category is enlarged according to a touch to the corresponding category, and at least one of the one or more e-books included in the enlarged category is displayed.05-31-2012
20130152006ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF SIMULATING PAGE FLIP EFFECT - An electronic device capable of simulating page flip effect includes an input unit, a display unit, a page flip control module and a thickness control module. The input unit generates a flip-page instruction in response to a user's operation. The display unit displays an electronic document in a page flipping format which includes a currently displayed page and a margin portion adjacent to the currently displayed page, and the margin portion includes a plurality of displayed stacked margins of undisplayed pages. The margins cooperatively resemble a thickness of the undisplayed pages. The page flip control module flips the currently displayed page over in response to the flip-page instruction to display a page flipping effect on the display unit. The thickness control module adds or removes a margin displayed in the margin portion, in response to the flip-page instruction to present a variation of the thickness of the undisplayed pages accordingly.06-13-2013
20130159916INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing device of the present invention includes: a selected region image display processing section (06-20-2013
20130159913METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AN ELECTRONIC BOOK - An apparatus and method for displaying an electronic book are provided. The method includes displaying a content image for a random page of the electronic book, detecting a tilt of the terminal, and displaying an amount image that shows a position of the random page from among all pages of the electronic book, adjacently to the content image, wherein a side on which the content image and the amount image meet is determined depending on the tilt of the terminal.06-20-2013
20130159914METHOD FOR DISPLAYING PAGE SHAPE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF - A method for displaying page shape includes displaying a page screen, detecting at least one touch starting point by a first user-manipulation on the page screen, detecting at least one dragging direction by a second user-manipulation made consecutively to the first user-manipulation, and dimensionally deforming the page screen based on the touch starting point and the dragging direction and displaying the deformed page screen.06-20-2013
20130159915METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CONTENTS ON ELECTRONIC BOOK USING BEZEL - An input area that is used for controlling contents is formed on the periphery of an electronic book by performing touch-dragging a bezel area by utilizing the bezel area that is arranged in a peripheral portion of a touch screen of the electronic book. Therefore, according to the present disclosure, even under an environment of a small screen, utilization of a space for operating contents can be effectively performed.06-20-2013
20110283219Method and System and Program Storage Device For Storing Oilfield Related Data in a Computer Database and Displaying a Field Data Handbook on a Computer Display Screen - A computerized handbook known as an ‘i-Handbook’ is adapted to be stored in a memory of a computer system and displayed on a display screen of the computer system for assisting field personnel in the performance of their respective job related responsibilities. The ‘i-Handbook’, when displayed, has the appearance of a real handbook and it includes a database and a plurality of calculators for calculating a plurality of oilfield or wellbore related data in response to a first plurality of data in the database and a second plurality of data input by a user. The plurality of calculators are adapted for calculating: unit conversions, triplex pump volumes, tank volumes, tubular stretch and free point, annulus volumes, slurry density, gate percentage, screen out, cement slurry, casing lift, HCL density, oil gravity and API, and salt requirements. The ‘i-Handbook’ has a wellbore diagram feature which will allow a user to draw and create differing types of downhole tubular, packers and perforations in the tubular adapted to be disposed in a wellbore. In addition, the ‘i-Handbook’ can display: tubular capacities and displacement volumes, and tubular data based on suppliers which will enable a user to search through a database of the tubular data to locate the suppliers. This abstract is provided for the sole purpose of aiding a patent searcher; it is provided with the understanding that this abstract shall not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.11-17-2011
20110289445VIRTUAL MEDIA SHELF - A computer-implemented system and method for providing a virtual media shelf user interface for content browsing and selection in a content system are disclosed. The system and method in an example embodiment include: gathering available content information related to particular items of content from at least one source of a plurality of content sources via a data network; processing the content information, by using a processor, to provide a digital representation of a content item, the digital representation corresponding to a spine of physical media associated with the content item; receiving a selection of the content item, the selection being in response to a user action performed on the digital representation corresponding to the spine of physical media associated with the content item; and displaying an expanded set of information associated with the content item in response to receiving the selection of the content item.11-24-2011
20110314406ELECTRONIC READER AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF - An electronic reader and a displaying method thereof are respectively provided in the present invention. The electronic reader includes a recognition unit recognizing an identity input; and a displaying unit displaying a screen corresponding to the identity input after the recognition unit identifies the identity input. The method includes steps providing an electronic reader displaying an electronic book file; inputting an identify recognition to the electronic reader; and displaying at least one page of the electronic book file previously used by a specific user in response to the identify recognition on the electronic reader.12-22-2011
20130246963PERSONAL NOTES ON A CALENDAR ITEM - Embodiments provide functionality to provide electronic calendar features and functionalities including personal note-taking features on calendar items, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method can be configured to provide a personal note-taking space that enables users to take personal notes on appointment or meeting items with or without sharing the personal notes. Other embodiments are included.09-19-2013
20130254700FORCE-BASED CONTEXTUALIZING OF MULTIPLE PAGES FOR ELECTRONIC BOOK READER - A system and associated method for contextualizing a page turn in an electronic book pursuant to a maximum amount of force applied by a user in a snap gesture triggering the page turn as performed by an e-reader program running in a tablet device having a strain gauge touch screen. The snap gesture is quantified with data elements including applied pressure and direction of the snap gesture. The quantified snap gesture is utilized in identifying a target page number to display on the strain gauge touch screen responsive to at least one predefined data element of the quantified snap gesture such that the e-reader program enables the user to turn multiple pages of the electronic book by the snap gesture in a manner similar to turning multiple pages of a paper book.09-26-2013
20130254701UNLOCKING DIGITAL CONTENT USING IMAGE RECOGNITION - An electronic book system prompts a user to provide an image, for instance by taking a picture using a camera integrated on a smart phone. The user provides the image, the image is sent for processing by an image search facility and a check is made to see whether the image matches the prompt. If so, content is unlocked for access by the user. Advertising material may also be provided relating to the prompt.09-26-2013
20130198677Touchscreen Display and Navigation - A document to be displayed on a touchscreen display device is arranged to have a hierarchical structure of categories, each category including at least one sub-document. A sub-document of a first category is displayed on a touchscreen display device. A first gesture is received through the touchscreen display device. In response to the first gesture, a navigation is made to a beginning sub-document of a second category.08-01-2013
20130198678METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING PAGE IN TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for displaying a page are capable of transferring a realistic feeling like reading a paper book when a user reads an electronic book. The method of displaying a page of a portable terminal including a touch screen, includes: displaying a page of an electronic book; detecting a point which corresponds to a user input with respect to the displayed page; detecting a moving direction associated with the user input; and displaying the page as being convexly curved in response to the detected point and the moving direction associated with the user input to animate a page turning operation.08-01-2013
20130205243DIGITAL JUKEBOX DEVICE WITH IMPROVED KARAOKE-RELATED USER INTERFACES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, certain exemplary embodiments relate to jukebox systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features along with karaoke jukebox and/or photobooth features. A combined karaoke/photobooth/jukebox may enable more integrated performance-like experiences in an in-home or out-of-home location or venue. By leveraging vast audio media libraries, trusted rights-respecting network infrastructure, and on-site image/video capturing from integrated recorders and/or remote portable devices, a more sociable experience may be created for karaoke jukebox patrons, e.g., where custom content can be generated and shared in a safe and legally appropriate manner.08-08-2013
20120144339ELECTRONIC READER AND METHOD FOR PREVIEWING FILES IN ELECTRONIC READER - An electronic reader includes a storage unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The processing unit displays a page of a file on the display unit, detects touch signals in response to a slide operation on an input unit; determines in real time a slide distance of a slide and a resizing proportion of the page corresponding to the slide distance to resize the page according to the real time resizing proportion; determines the number of the resized pages that can be displayed side by side in a document window of the display unit according to the last determined resizing proportion of the page; and displays the resized pages in the document window. A method for previewing files is also provided.06-07-2012
20090064027EXECUTION AND VISUALIZATION METHOD FOR A COMPUTER PROGRAM OF A VIRTUAL BOOK - The application provides a method to catalogue and visualize books in a familiar manner for the user, since its graphic interface enables reading of the virtual book in a manner as similar as possible to that of a physical book. The contents of the books may be displayed literally or with commentary such as general comments, historic notes, illustrations, music and even other books. It also includes tools such as dictionaries in multiple languages and search tools in order to provide access to library materials.03-05-2009

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