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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

715781000 - Window or viewpoint

715788000 - Layout modification (e.g., move or resize)

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20130031508Semantic Zoom within a Diagram of a System - Providing zooming within a system diagram. Initially, a diagram of a system may be displayed. The diagram may include a plurality of icons representing physical components of the system. These plurality of icons may be initially displayed at a first level of magnification. User input to zoom on a first physical component in the diagram may be received. Accordingly, the first physical component may be displayed at a second level of magnification and other ones of the physical components may be displayed at a third level of magnification. The second level of magnification may be greater than the first level of magnification and the third level of magnification may be less than the first level of magnification. Alternatively, or additionally, different representations for various components of the system may be displayed in the diagram during or after the zoom.01-31-2013
20130086517Interface for Navigating Imagery - A user interface for rotating imagery among a plurality of canonical views of a geographic area of interest is disclosed. The interface includes at least one rotation control icon for rotating the imagery among a plurality of canonical views of the geographic area, and a direction indicating portion that indicates a compass direction associated with the canonical view presented on the display device. In particular implementations, the interface can be configured to come into view over the imagery whenever a user navigates to a particular view of the imagery where a plurality of canonical views is available. The motion of the navigation control interface appearing into the imagery is intended to draw attention to the control interface to inform the user that additional canonical views are available.04-04-2013
20130042203MANAGING AN IMMERSIVE INTERFACE IN A MULTI-APPLICATION IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT - This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user to alter sizes and/or a layout of multiple immersive interfaces with as little as one selection.02-14-2013
20130047119METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION USING TOUCHSCREEN - A method and a terminal for executing applications intuitively using a touchscreen are provided. The terminal includes a display panel for displaying an icon corresponding to an application, a touch panel for generating a multi-touch event and/or a pinch gesture event detected at least two separate positions of the icon, and a control unit for controlling the display panel, when the multi-touch event and/or the pinch gesture event in response to the multi-touch event is detected at the touch panel, to display an execution screen of the application corresponding to the icon.02-21-2013
20120192106MULTIMEDIA AUTHORING TOOL - An apparatus and method of producing multiple panels for display on a single display device receives first and second data through a user interface. The first data relates to a first panel having first visual indicia and a first timeline, while, in a similar manner, the second data relates to a second panel having second visual indicia and a second timeline. The apparatus and method select a given time in both the first and second timelines, and coordinate, at least in part in a computer process, the first data with the second data to produce a multi-panel presentation. The multi-panel presentation has at least one instruction that causes at least a portion of at least one of the first panel and second panel to change size at the given time when displayed on a single display device.07-26-2012
20120192105DYNAMIC LEVEL OF DETAIL - A system and method of interfacing Levels of Detail (“LoD” being a means for providing access to progressively more detailed information of a three dimensional model or scene) with User Interface Components (UICs), and is related to companion applications filed simultaneously, all of which are part and parcel of a method for browsing digital content and composing digital media and data via dynamic interaction of tiled images, external video, audio, text, and/or multimedia resources to create smoother and faster response time to user request, managed by a level of detail system which expands the ability of the user to create, manipulate, and/or interact with digital content and/or media via an application hosted in a browser or running on a desktop application which enhances the user ability to dynamically position and zoom into and out of views within a larger canvas.07-26-2012
20130074006COMMAND INVOCATION DURING LOG-IN USER AUTHENTICATION TO AN OPERATING SYSTEM - A user log-in to a system. An embodiment can include, during a user log-in to a system to access a view of a user interface to be presented on a display, receiving a user command to be executed prior to presenting the view on the display, wherein the user is not prompted to enter the user command. Responsive to the user command, the view can be configured in accordance with the user command. The view, as configured in accordance with the user command, can be presented on the display.03-21-2013
20130061171DISPLAY APPARATUS AND UI PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit for displaying a User Interface (UI) having a size that varies in response to a user's manipulation of the display unit; and a control unit for changing a type of information displayed in the UI in at least one stage in accordance with a state of the manipulated size of the UI.03-07-2013
20130061170USER INTERFACE ELEMENT - Methods and apparatus for providing a user interface for an electronic device are described. Described embodiments include methods and apparatus for generating a user interface element, expanding a user interface element, transitioning subject information in a user interface element, and removing a user interface element.03-07-2013
20130067400Pinch To Adjust - Methods and systems for resizing a display area of a display device are disclosed. An example method may include receiving an on-screen pinch gesture associated with a first location and a second location, the second location being different from the first location on a multi-touch input device. The method may also include for each of a plurality of predefined content areas: adjusting a respective size of each predefined content area based on the on-screen pinch gesture, determining a respective amount of the content to display in the predefined content area based on the respective adjusted size of the predefined content area, and displaying the respective adjusted amount of content within the respective predefined content area associated with the adjusted size on the multi-touch input device.03-14-2013
20130067399Semantic Zoom Linguistic Helpers - Semantic zoom techniques are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described that may be utilized by a user to navigate to content of interest. These techniques may also include a variety of different features, such as to support semantic swaps and zooming “in” and “out.” These techniques may also include a variety of different input features, such as to support gestures, cursor-control device, and keyboard inputs. A variety of other features are also supported as further described in the detailed description and figures.03-14-2013
20130067398Semantic Zoom - Semantic zoom techniques are described. In one or more implementations, techniques are described that may be utilized by a user to navigate to content of interest. These techniques may also include a variety of different features, such as to support semantic swaps and zooming “in” and “out.” These techniques may also include a variety of different input features, such as to support gestures, cursor-control device, and keyboard inputs. A variety of other features are also supported as further described in the detailed description and figures.03-14-2013
20130167076METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESIZING BUFFERED WINDOWS - Methods and apparatuses for resizing buffered windows. In one aspect of the invention, a method to resize a buffered window on a data processing system includes: determining an estimated size for a window which has a first pixel image of a first size buffered in a first window buffer; allocating a second window buffer which is large enough to buffer the window in the estimated size; and buffering a second pixel image of the window in a second size in the second window buffer. In one example according to this aspect, a portion of a frame buffer is updated to the second pixel image to display the window in the second size. A portion of the second window buffer, storing the data that represents the second pixel image, is clipped to update the corresponding portion of the frame buffer.06-27-2013
20130167077Display System, Display Apparatus, Manipulation Apparatus And Function Selection Apparatus - A display system includes a screen panel, an input unit, a switch section, and a resizing section. The screen panel switches a display mode between a window selection mode and a function selection mode. The input unit includes an input panel arranged apart from the screen panel, and defines an arrangement of input regions corresponding to an arrangement of display windows displayed in the window selection mode of the screen panel. When a target input region is manipulated, the switch section sets the target input region as a selected input region, and the resizing section enlarges a size of the selected input region and rearranges an enlarged selected input region on the input panel.06-27-2013
20130167078SCREEN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A screen management system may receive a user input to divide a screen area and divide the screen area into a plurality of divided screen areas. A different application may be displayed in each of the divided screen areas. User input comprised of dragging a resizing bar in a direction is received and the plurality of divided screen areas are resized in response to the user input.06-27-2013
20110283227DISPLAYING A USER INTERFACE IN A DEDICATED DISPLAY AREA - Some embodiments are directed to techniques for displaying a user interface of an application program on a display device. The display device may be partitioned into two portions, such that the user interface and a computer desktop are displayed in separate portions of the display. As a result, the user interface does not overlap or obscure any portion of the displayed desktop.11-17-2011
20120290972MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCREEN THEREOF - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling a screen thereof are provided. A plurality of tasks is classified in categories such as an event log and a timeline. The screen is divided into a main screen area in which a main screen image such as a home screen is displayed, and a sub screen area in which a task list associated with one of the categories is displayed. The task list displayed on the sub screen area is substituted with a task list of another category when a change command occurs, while the main screen image can be maintained unchanged. The sub screen area can be enlarged and additional tasks of the same category displayed upon sensing a sub screen enlargement command.11-15-2012
20110302529DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING THE DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - A display control apparatus includes an input unit configured to be operated to change the display state of a plurality of content items displayed on a display screen, a circling detector configured to detect a circling operation, detect the circling direction and number of revolutions thereof, and also determine an area enclosed by the circling operation to be a selection area, a content item search unit configured to search the plurality of content items for relevant content items that correspond to position information included inside the selection area, and a content display quantity adjuster configured to display or hide the relevant content items according to the circling direction, and in the case of a plurality of relevant content items, determine the number of relevant content items to display or hide from among the relevant content items on the basis of the number of revolutions.12-08-2011
20110302528Intelligent Window Sizing For Graphical User Interfaces - A device displays a drop down detection area. When the computing device detects the presence of a cursor hovering over the drop down detection area, the computing device displays a tiling navigator on the display, which includes multiple window resizing options for a user to select in order to resize a window to particular display locations on the display.12-08-2011
20110302527ADJUSTABLE AND PROGRESSIVE MOBILE DEVICE STREET VIEW - Intuitive and user-friendly user interface (UI) techniques are provided for navigating street view applications on a mobile device enabling users to view different angles and segments of available street level images. Additionally, retrieval and presentation of street view images are managed to mitigate delays in retrieval of desired images from a server over wireless connections through techniques such as textual representations, replacement views, scheduling image requests, and comparable ones.12-08-2011
20120023443APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES FOR GESTURE OPERATIONS - At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include an environment with user interface software interacting with a software application to provide gesture operations for a display of a device. A method for operating through an application programming interface (API) in this environment includes transferring a scaling transform call. The gesture operations include performing a scaling transform such as a zoom in or zoom out in response to a user input having two or more input points. The gesture operations also include performing a rotation transform to rotate an image or view in response to a user input having two or more input points.01-26-2012
20110167382Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Manipulating Selectable User Interface Objects - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects. Each respective selectable user interface object has a respective activation region. The device detects a first input; and, in response to detecting the first input, the device selects the first selectable user interface object and the device additionally: deactivates the activation region of the first selectable user interface object, or reduces the activation region of the first selectable user interface object to a smaller area than the default activation region. The device also enlarges an activation region of a selectable user interface object that is adjacent to the first selectable user interface object such that the enlarged activation region of the adjacent selectable user interface object occupies at least a portion of an area previously occupied by the default activation region of the first selectable user interface object.07-07-2011
20100169827SETTING CONTROL USING EDGES OF A USER INTERFACE - A setting control may be mapped to an edge of a user interface to facilitate control of various settings and access thereto. The mapping may be implemented based on a number of setting values associated with the setting control and a size of a specified edge of the user interface. Additionally, multiple edges of a user interface may be mapped to a variety of setting controls. The edge-mapped setting controls may also be automatically reconfigured according to user preferences and interaction with the interface. Indicators are also generated to provide visual indications about the setting controls and/or a current setting. The appearance of indicators may be altered to convey a variety of information such as the current setting of a control or the type of setting control.07-01-2010
20100125808METHOD FOR SELECTING AREA OF CONTENT FOR ENLARGEMENT, AND APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CONTENT - A method for selecting an area of content for enlargement is provided. Content including a plurality of objects is displayed. A user's selection of an area is received and the selected area is identified. At least one object that crosses into the selected area is selected. An importance value of the at least one selected object is calculated considering a crossing range of the selected area and the at least one selected object. At least one to-be-displayed object is extracted based on the importance value. The at least one extracted object is displayed.05-20-2010
20110083102INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF - An information processing apparatus displays a window screen based on screen information transmitted from a terminal device. Upon detection of a resize operation for the window screen, the information processing apparatus transmits a window size finally decided by the resize operation to the terminal device. The terminal device transmits screen information of a sharing-selected window screen to the information processing apparatus. Upon reception of the window size, the terminal device magnifies the sharing-selected window screen according to the received window size.04-07-2011
20110138324PREDICTIVE TARGET ENLARGEMENT - Techniques for aiding user input with a graphical user interface (GUI) are disclosed. A target object among various command regions of the GUI is predicted, e.g., substantially before the cursor reaches any of the regions. The command region corresponding to the predicted target object is enlarged to facilitate user selection of the predicted target object. Enlarging the predicted target object may cause the target object to overlap and/or occlude nearby command regions. After a first target object is predicted, the prediction may be changed based on updated cursor movements. By using predictive target enlargement, users are given early visual feedback about the target, and are given a larger target to acquire, thereby allowing them to be faster and less precise (their mouse direction can wander) yet still acquire their desired result.06-09-2011
20090144651INTERACTIVE FRAMES FOR IMAGES AND VIDEOS DISPLAYED IN A PRESENTATION APPLICATION - A presentation application for framing objects, such as images and videos, is provided. Using the presentation application, the user may select a frame from a plurality of available frames. The presentation application may mask portions of the displayed object that would lie outside of the selected frame before displaying the selected frame. The presentation application may provide an interface that allows the user to adjust the size of the frame and the object. The presentation application may automatically adjust the size of the frame when the size of the object is changed, and vice versa.06-04-2009
20090254853METHOD OF VIEWING A SINGLE DOCUMENT IN MULTIPLE SCALED VIEWS - There is provided a method of viewing a document. The method includes displaying a first document in a first viewing window using a first scale value and a first origin coordinate. The first viewing window defines a coordinate array. The method includes determining a second origin coordinate within the coordinate array. The method includes determining a second scale value greater than the first scale value. The method includes displaying the first document in a second viewing window using the second origin coordinate and the second scale value.10-08-2009
20100088634MULTI-WINDOW MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND PROGRAM, STORAGE MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A multi-window management apparatus includes: an activating icon display unit for displaying activating icons 04-08-2010
20090144652RESOLUTION INDEPENDENT LAYOUT - Systems and methods are described for positioning graphical objects and elements of graphical objects including widgets. At least two source layouts are selected, each source layout proportioning elements of the graphical object to be positioned. An interpolated layout is generated from the source layouts whereby the graphical object is positioned based on the interpolated layout. Multiple elements may be processed so. Elements of the graphical object can be proportioned differently from one another and the source layouts may be selected based on their relationship in size to the size of a desired runtime layout. The elements can include widget regions and content within the widget regions may be scaled independently of the positioning of the widget regions. The methods may be incorporated in a machine readable medium as data and executable instructions.06-04-2009
20110173566METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY RESIZING WINDOWS - The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam bordering a window, building a list of windows, and resizing more than one window in response to a single seam movement by a user. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is a computer readable medium comprising a computer program for resizing windows.07-14-2011
20100299627METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT BOUNDARY DETECTION AND SCALING - A method and apparatus for displaying content on a communication device is provided. The method may comprise receiving content with a first display format in a communication device, wherein the communication device comprises a display having a device display area, detecting if the received content includes a discernable image boundary, wherein the discernable image boundary divides the content between at least a primary portion and a secondary portion, upon the detection of the discernable image boundary, masking as least the secondary portion of the content to generate content with a virtual second display format, scaling the generated content with the virtual second display format to substantially match at least one dimension associated with the device display area, and displaying the scaled content on the display on the communication device.11-25-2010
20120297336COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH TOUCH SCREEN AND ASSOCIATED WINDOW RESIZING METHOD - A computer system with a touch screen is provided. The computer system includes a touch unit, a hook unit, and a controlling application program. The touch unit generates a position signal according to the touch point. The hook unit is used for judging whether the first position is near a border of a to-be-resized window according to the position signal. If the first position is not near the border, a left button pressing event at the first position and a left button releasing event at the first position are generated. If the first position is near the border, the left button pressing event at the second position, a continuous motion event corresponding to the movement from the second position to a third position and the left button releasing event at the third position are sequentially generated.11-22-2012
20080276196Automatically adjusting media display in a personal display system - A personal display system with which a user may adjust the configuration of displayed media is provided. The personal display system may include an electronic device operative to provide media to a personal display device operative to display the received media. Using one or more optical and digital components, the personal display device may adjust displayed media to overlay features of a theater, thus giving the user of the personal display device the impression of being in the theater. In some embodiments, the personal display device may receive a user selection of a seat in the theater from which to watch the media, and may adjust the media display accordingly. In some embodiments, the personal display device may detect the user's movements using one or more sensors and may adjust the displayed image based on the user's movements. For example, the device may detect a user's head movement and cause the portion of media displayed to reflect the head movement.11-06-2008
20090265662METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING DISPLAY AREA OF USER INTERFACE AND RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME - A method and an apparatus for adjusting a display area of a user interface, and a recording medium using the same are provided. In this method, a first user interface and a second user interface are displayed on a touch screen of a portable electronic device. The first user interface is located in a first direction side of the second user interface and the second user interface is located in a second direction side of the first user interface. Then, the touch screen detects a touch signal. When the touch signal is moved toward the first direction, the display area of the second user interface is enlarged. When the touch signal is moved toward the second direction, the display area of the first user interface is enlarged. Accordingly, the size of the display area of the first and the second user interface can be adjusted by the user.10-22-2009
20100146436Displaying content associated with electronic mapping systems - Various methods, systems and apparatus for displaying content associated with a point-of-interest (“POI”) in a digital mapping system, are disclosed. One such method may include detecting a change in the zoom level of an electronic map displayed on a computing device, determining if the new zoom-level is at a pre-determined zoom level (e.g. at maximum zoom), identifying a POI on the map, retrieving content associated with the POI (“POI content”) and displaying the POI content. A POI may be a specific point of interest; or, an entire geographic region of a map displayed at a high zoom level. The method may further include detecting a change in the zoom, or pan, of the digital map while POI content is displayed, and removing or repositioning the POI content in response. One apparatus, according to aspects of the present invention, may include means of detecting a change in the zoom level in a digital map displayed through an application (e.g. a web browser, an application on web-enabled cellular phones, etc., displaying a map generated by a service such as Google Maps®, Yahoo! Maps®, Windows Live Search Maps®, MapQuest®, etc.) on a computing device (e.g. personal computer, workstation, thin client, PDA, cellular phone/smart phone, GPS device, etc.) means of identifying a POI at the pre-determined zoom level, means of obtaining content associated with the POI, and means of displaying the POI content. POI content may be retrieved from a database (e.g. internet-based database); or, in an alternate embodiment, gathered by crawling websites associated with the POI. In one embodiment, POI content may be displayed as an image (e.g a PNG file, GIF, Flash® component, etc.) superimposed on the digital map (e.g. as an overlay object on the map image.) In alternate embodiments, POI content may replace the digital map and may contain links to other content.06-10-2010
20110271227ZOOM DISPLAY NAVIGATION - Zoom display navigation is described. In embodiments, a client device renders media content with a rendering system. A focus window is generated to display a section of the media content in the focus window that maintains a display resolution quality of the media content when the media content is displayed at a zoomed magnification level. Responsive to a navigation input, the focus window can be repositioned to a different section of the media content and/or the focus window can be zoomed to a different magnification level.11-03-2011
20090164937Scroll Apparatus and Method for Manipulating Data on an Electronic Device Display06-25-2009
20090144653Method and Apparatus for Dynamically Resizing Windows - The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam bordering a window, building a list of windows, and resizing more than one window in response to a single seam movement by a user. The apparatus, in one embodiment, is a computer readable medium comprising a computer program for resizing windows.06-04-2009
20120084721WINDOW STACK MODIFICATION IN RESPONSE TO ORIENTATION CHANGE - A multi-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the control of data displayed by at least one of the multiple screens of the multi-screen user device is conditioned upon the relative orientation of the multiple screens, whether the device orientation is changed from a first state to a second state, and user input received.04-05-2012
20110145759Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Resizing User Interface Content - Heuristics for resizing displayed objects within an electronic document are disclosed. The heuristics include resizing displayed objects to predefined ratios, resizing displayed objects by predefined increments, relating resizing of displayed objects to a global reference grid, and resizing a plurality of displayed objects aligned to an axis.06-16-2011
20110225544FLEXIBLE DISPLAY OF VISUAL CONTENT ON MULTIPLE DISPLAY DEVICES - Mechanisms to allow a user to flexibly display visual content on multiple display devices connected to a computer. Each of the multiple displays may be configured to display a portion of visual content from a computer desktop or from an external content source. Each portion of visual content to be outputted may first be enhanced, such as via magnification, before being displayed on one of the multiple display devices. The user may be provided with a first control that enables the user to adjust a portion of visual content displayed on a first display device independently of a portion of visual content displayed on a second display device. A second control may also be provided that enables the user to adjust the portion of visual content displayed on the second display device independently of the portion of visual content displayed on the first display device.09-15-2011
20090187852Electronic Mail Display Program Product, Method, Apparatus and System - To provide a technique for facilitating the management of an attachment file attached to an electronic mail. A client apparatus acquires attachment position information in a text of the electronic mail and stores it associated with an identifier of the electronic mail, in receiving the electronic mail with attachment file. Upon receiving an instruction for displaying the electronic mail from the user, the client apparatus arranges a graphic representing the attachment file of the electronic mail on a child screen that displays the reduced screen of a parent screen that displays the electronic mail based on the corresponding attachment position information, and displays the child screen together with the parent screen.07-23-2009
20090254855COMMUNICATION TERMINALS WITH SUPERIMPOSED USER INTERFACE - An electronic device includes a user input device and a display screen. A moving picture representative of a pointing object that is external to the electronic device is superimposed onto the display screen, and a plurality of features of the pointing object are interpreted as selection pointers so that a movement of the pointing object relative to the display screen may be interpreted as movement of a plurality of selection pointers.10-08-2009
20090254854SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING A MULTI-SCREEN WORKSPACE ON A SINGLE SCREEN DISPLAY10-08-2009
20100153876ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING USER INTERFACES - An electronic device and a user interface implementing method therein are disclosed. The method includes displaying at least one content, displaying a shortcut key corresponding to the at least one content if close contact is detected, and executing a function corresponding to the at least one content if the shortcut key is selected. The shortcut key can invoke a function corresponding to the at least one content if an input tool closely approaches the at least one content in an area on the touch screen and is located within a distance from the surface of the touch screen.06-17-2010
20100162163Image magnification - Disclosed herein is an apparatus. The apparatus includes a touch screen. The apparatus is configured to display an image having a first area on the touch screen. The apparatus is configured to simultaneously display an enlarged view of the first area on the touch screen. The apparatus is configured to receive a touch at the enlarged view of the first area on the touch screen. The apparatus is configured to edit the image in response to the touch at the enlarged view.06-24-2010
20090300542Structured Displaying of Visual Elements - Presentation descriptions are provided to an operating system of a computing device to present outputs associated with the applications in an organized and intuitive manner to the user. The presentation descriptions provide the operating system with information about the structure and meaning of the output element. The task of organizing at least part of the output elements associated with applications is delegated to the operating system. The operating system analyzes the presentation descriptions, and organizes the output elements associated with the applications at least partly based on the presentation descriptions.12-03-2009
20100241989ADJUSTABLE USER INTERFACES WITH MOVABLE SEPARATORS - Tools and techniques for adjustable user interfaces with movable separators are provided. Display devices provided by these tools may include fixed-size hardware display screens. These display screens include input control portions that are responsive to user input to receive commands from users, and include output display portions for presenting output to users in response to the commands. These display screens also include separators that are movable along the display screens, with the separators dividing the input control portions from the output display portions. In response to movements of the separators, the input control portions and the output display portions are resized relative to one another.09-23-2010
20100211910STICKY 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.08-19-2010
20100223577DIGITAL MAP HAVING USER-DEFINED ZOOM AREAS - A digital geographic map affords a user the ability to selectively and simultaneously zoom in on multiple areas of the map. These zoomed areas are displayed as zoom windows, which are overlaid over the initial map.09-02-2010
20080229238SCALABLE IMAGES USING BITMAPS AND VECTOR IMAGES - An image is rendered on a display to a requested image size using a bitmap of a plurality of bitmaps of the image when the requested image size is less than a bitmap threshold. The image is rendered using vectoring when the requested image size is greater than the bitmap threshold.09-18-2008
20110113363Multi-Mode User Interface - An approach is provided to display a grid user-interface on a display. The grid user-interface includes a number of medium-sized windows that are displayed in a grid format. Each of the medium-sized windows has a substantially common width and a substantially common height to the other medium-sized windows. The system receives a mixed-mode request from a user. The mixed-mode request corresponds to a selected application that is displayed in one of the medium-sized windows. A second user-interface is displayed in response to receiving the mixed-mode request. The selected application is displayed in a large window and a plurality of small-sized windows is displayed adjacent to the large window. Each of the small-sized windows also has a substantially common width and a substantially common height to the other small-sized windows.05-12-2011
20100306697SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PANNING AND ZOOMING AN IMAGE ON A DISPLAY OF A HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Method and arrangement for panning and zooming a displayed image on a display screen of a handheld electronic device 12-02-2010
20100306696DYNAMIC NETWORK BROWSER - A system and method of browsing digital content, and is related to companion applications filed simultaneously, all of which are part and parcel of a method for browsing digital content and composing digital media and data, via dynamic interaction of tiled images, external video, audio, text, and multimedia resources to create smoother and faster response time to user request, managed by a level of detail system which expands the ability of the user to create, manipulate, and interact with digital content and media via an application hosted in a browser or running on a desktop application which enhances user ability to dynamically position and zoom into and out of views within a larger canvas.12-02-2010
20130139105METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING SUPPLEMENTARY WINDOW - A method and mobile device for displaying a supplementary window dependent on a main window include displaying the main window corresponding to a selected user function on a display unit, and receiving an input signal for invoking the supplementary window dependently associated with the main window. In response to the input signal, the device displays the supplementary window on the display unit such that at least a part of the supplementary window is connected to the main window.05-30-2013
20100333018INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display device, a touch panel located on a screen of the display device, a sensing module which senses that a particular touch operation is performed on the touch panel, an enlarged display module which enlarges a partial image in a display image determined based on a position where the particular touch operation is performed when the sensing module detects the particular touch operation, and a touch operation control module which accepts a touch operation by correcting a position of the touch operation on the partial image enlarged by the enlarged display module to a position on the display image and which cancels enlarged display performed by the enlarged display module, when the touch operation is performed in an area on the touch panel corresponding to a display area of the partial image enlarged by the enlarged display module.12-30-2010
20100333017COMPUTER GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM - An improved computer-implemented graphic user interface comprising a first platform representing a first level of data organization and having a front surface and a top surface, a second platform representing a second level of data organization within the first level of data organization and having a front surface and a top surface, the second platform stacked on the first platform and scaled relative to the first platform such that the top surface of the second platform is smaller than the top surface of the first platform. The interface may further comprise a third platform representing the second layer of data organization within the first level of data organization and having a front surface and a top surface, the second platform and the third platform stacked on the first platform, and the second platform and the third platform scaled relative to the first platform such that the top surfaces of the second and the third platforms are smaller than the top surface of the first platform. The interface may further comprise a third platform representing a third level of data organization within the second level of data organization and having a front surface and a top surface, the third platform stacked on the second platform, and the third platform scaled relative to the second platform such that the top surface of the third platform is smaller than the top surface of the second platform.12-30-2010
20110029918Apparatus and method for navigation in digital object using gaze information of user - A digital object navigation apparatus and method using gaze information of a user is provided. The digital object navigation apparatus may collect gaze information and gesture information of the user, may determine navigation information with respect to a digital object including a zoom rate, a rendering quality, or an intensity of an annotation, and may navigate in the digital object. The user may navigate in the digital object by only gazing without separate manipulation.02-03-2011
20110029917METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SINGLE TOUCH ZOOM USING SPIRAL ROTATION - A touchscreen display device implements a single touch operation using a spiral rotation gesture on a touchscreen display device to magnify the display of an image. Continued spiral rotations result in continued magnification. A zoom-in or zoom-out operation is implemented by a single touch spiral rotation. In one example, a spiral rotation defining an increasing area has a corresponding action to reduce a display portion of the display screen. Similarly, a spiral rotation defining a decreasing area has a corresponding action to magnify the display portion of the display screen. A floating origin may be used to identify gestures at various positions on a touchscreen display.02-03-2011
20110083101Sharing of Location-Based Content Item in Social Networking Service - A method and/or system allows a user of a social networking service to publish a content item tagged with location information for sharing with other users of the social networking service. The user publishing the content item performs operations on the originating device to generate the content item. The originating communication device attaches the location information to the content item, and transmits the content item to a social networking system. The social networking system may provide various location-based services based on the content item tagged with the location information.04-07-2011
20090228829Systems and Methods for Immersive Advertising - The invention is directed to systems and Methods for immersive advertising on a wide area network, such as the Internet or World Wide Web. Immersive advertisements are customized presentations developed and imbedded within the body of web content. They can take the form of non-static images imbedded within a configurable primary image model or they can be a non-configurable, highly stylized, and animated component imbedded within the content of a web page.09-10-2009
20090217197SCREEN DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, SCREEN DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A screen data processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes processing units, a generation unit configured to generate screen data on a processing unit basis in which an execution situation of each processing unit is drawn as a pattern, a display unit configured to display the screen data, a selection unit configured to allow selection as to which screen data generated on a processing unit basis is to be displayed on the display unit, a detection unit configured to detect an event occurring in each processing unit, and a determination unit configured to determine whether a processing unit corresponding to the screen data being displayed on the display unit matches a source processing unit of the event. When the determination unit determines a mismatch, the generation unit generates reduced screen data, and the display unit displays the reduced screen data combined with a portion of the screen data being displayed.08-27-2009
20100070915TERMINAL APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A terminal apparatus includes a display, a display control unit configured to display a screen on the display in a given display mode, a first selection operation detection unit configured to detect that a first selection operation concerning the given display mode has been performed in a given area of the screen, and a second selection operation detection unit configured to detect that a second selection operation concerning given processing has been performed in the given area of the screen. The display control unit displays a screen by changing to a second display mode based on detection of the first selection operation in the screen displayed in a first display mode, performs the given processing based on detection of the second selection operation, and performs display control processing for displaying a screen in the first display mode after the given processing.03-18-2010
20100058231Notifying A User Of Events In A Computing Device - In a computing device, event notifications take the form of alerts that can be presented in different ways. The particular form of each event notification depends on the nature of the event, the user task being performed at the time the event occurs, the user's preferences, or any combination thereof. In one aspect, the present invention presents event notifications in the form of banner alerts. Obtrusiveness is minimized by presenting the notification at a location near the edge of the screen (such as a bottom edge), and slightly shrinking the active display area to make room for the event notification. In this manner, event notifications can be presented without obscuring any part of the active display area. In addition, the user can obtain more information about the event by activating the notification (for example by tapping on it). In another aspect, the present invention provides a summary of pending event notifications. Thus, if the user is unable to (or does not wish to) respond to or acknowledge a notification when it is presented, the user can later view the event notification summary at his or her convenience, and can act on the event notifications at that time.03-04-2010
20120304114MANAGING AN IMMERSIVE INTERFACE IN A MULTI-APPLICATION IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT - This document describes techniques and apparatuses for managing an immersive interface in a multi-application immersive environment. In some embodiments, these techniques and apparatuses enable a user to alter sizes and/or a layout of multiple immersive interfaces with as little as one selection.11-29-2012
20120304113GESTURE-BASED CONTENT-OBJECT ZOOMING - This document describes techniques and apparatuses for gesture-based content-object zooming. In some embodiments, the techniques receive a gesture made to a user interface displaying multiple content objects, determine which content object to zoom, determine an appropriate size for the content object based on bounds of the object and the size of the user interface, and zoom the object to the appropriate size.11-29-2012
20090089707METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ZOOM FUNCTIONALITY IN A PORTABLE DEVICE DISPLAY - A method and apparatus for providing zoom functionality in a mobile device display are described. In the method, a data file is displayed on the portable device display in a full layout view. A cursor is displayed in the layout view as a zoom icon, such as a magnifying glass cursor, with which any portion of the layout view can be selected by positioning the icon and triggering a zoom tool in response to actuation of an input device, such as trackball, on a mobile communications device. In response to actuation of the trackball, the selected portion is displayed in the portable device display at a next higher magnification. The process can be repeated to successively zoom in on a desired portion of the data file, until a maximum magnification is reached.04-02-2009
20110072390SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE CONTROL OF ZOOM ADJUSTMENTS IN AN ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION - A system and method for selective control of zoom adjustments in an electronic publication is disclosed. The method may include generating content for display on an electronic reading device; generating at least one style for the content, and storing the content and the at least one style on a computer readable medium. The generation of at least one style may include identifying at least a portion of the content for which at least one zoom level will be specified; specifying a base text size for the portion of the content; and specifying a first value to increment the base text size to a first zoom state text size. A method for rendering an electronic document on an electronic device may include storing content representing an electronic publication in a computer memory of the electronic device, the content including at least one style for a portion of the content, the at least one style including a base text size for the portion of the content and at least a first value to increment the base text size to a first zoom state text size; rendering the contents according to the at least one style; and incrementing the base text size for the portion of the content by the first value in response to a user input to zoom.03-24-2011
20110072391COMPOSITING DESKTOP WINDOW MANAGER - A method and system for rendering a desktop on a computer using a composited desktop model operating system are disclosed. A composited desktop window manager, upon receiving content information from application programs, draws the window to a buffer memory for future reference, and takes advantage of advanced graphics hardware and visual effects to render windows based on content on which they are drawn. The windows may also be rendered based on environment variables including virtual light sources. The frame portion of each window may be generated by pixel shading a bitmap having the appearance of frosted glass based on the content of the desktop on top of which the frame is displayed. Legacy support is provided so that the operating system can draw and render windows generated by legacy applications to look consistent with non-legacy application windows.03-24-2011
20110252365Display system and method for zooming document file - A display system and method for zooming document file contents obtains the original data of a document file according to the file path of the document file. The display parameter of the original data of the document file is set according to a zoom ratio to obtained zoom data. The zoom data are then decoded into display contents using an appropriate decoding method. Thus, contents of different document files can be zoomed differently.10-13-2011
20120066641METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXPANDABLE WINDOW BORDER - In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to cause a processor to perform a process includes code to send a signal to an electronic device to define a window viewable on a display of the electronic device. The window has an application portion and a border portion having a first width. The signal can cause at the electronic device an event listener component to be associated with at least a portion of the border portion of the window. The event listener component can detect a mouseover event on the portion of the border portion of the window. The signal can also cause at the electronic device the border portion of the window to be expanded to a second width greater than the first width when a mouseover event is detected by the event listener component.03-15-2012
20110061021MOBILE TERMINAL AND DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a touchscreen configured to display at least one or more data link items, the touchscreen receiving an input for a preview of a first data link item from the at least one or more data link items, and a controller configured to control the touchscreen to display a first display window for displaying a first data associated with the first data link item on a predetermined region of the touchscreen after receiving the input for the preview of the first data link item, and further configured to adjust a size for the first display window after receiving an input associated with a size adjusting signal.03-10-2011
20130167075Managing Display Areas - A computer-implemented method includes displaying a pane in a device, the pane having first and second content areas. The method further includes, in response to a command to add additional content to the first content area, selecting at least one action of a pan of the displayed pane and a zoom of the displayed pane, the action selected based on a size of the additional content. The method further includes performing the selected action to display a modified pane having the additional content in the first content area. Examples of a computer program product and a device are described.06-27-2013
20110016423GENERATING WIDGETS FOR USE IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - During a technique for generating a window, a description of an object and associated attributes, which include information other than a visual presentation of the object, are received from a user. Then, different types of widgets are generated based at least on the description of the object, the attributes and predefined widget rules. These widgets are arranged in a window based at least on the widgets and predefined layout rules. For example, the widgets may be dynamically resized based on the number of widgets and the size of the window. Then, the window is presented in a graphical user interface (GUI). Subsequently, the window and the attributes are dynamically updated to reflect changes to either one. In this way, the user may focus on the high-level aspects of what is to be presented in the GUI, instead of how to translate this information into the corresponding visual presentation.01-20-2011
20110161872Interactive Electronically Presented Map - The present invention provides computerized systems and methods for providing electronically presented interactive area representation, such as a map, and information associated therewith. A user can select text, imagery, or other information presented on the map and associated with one or more items or locations, causing presentation of information relating to the associated one or more items or locations, such as appropriate contact information or a hyperlink to an appropriate Web site. Additionally or alternatively, a user can input or select, based on a query or otherwise, information relating to one or more items or locations associated with text, imagery, or other information presented on the map, causing presentation of an indication of one or more locations of the associated text, imagery, or other information on the map. A magnifier feature allowing internal navigation within the map can be provided. Additionally, animated images can appear to move over the map.06-30-2011
20120066642Method and system for realizing dynamic adjustment of toolbar button display - The present invention discloses a method for realizing a dynamic adjustment of toolbar button display, which comprises: loading a toolbar through a peripheral interface and initializing the toolbar; calling a toolbar button setting interface and setting each button parameter in a toolbar button container; correspondingly adjusting display of each button in the toolbar when the toolbar is adjusted. The present invention further correspondingly discloses a system for realizing a dynamic adjustment of toolbar button display. The present invention applies a development technology of separating the button function and the button display, the specialized code and arithmetic are not needed to design for the position adjustment and arrangement of the toolbar in the process of development, so the development time of the system is greatly reduced and the development efficiency is improved.03-15-2012
20110154251INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: execution means for executing an application program; determination means for determining a size of a window to be displayed depending on the application program; receiving means for receiving at least one data set from among a plurality of data sets; data selection means for selecting one data set from among the plurality of data sets, depending on the window size determined by the determination unit; execution control means for controlling the execution means to process the one data set selected by the data selection means from among the received at least one data set, in accordance with the application program; and display control means for controlling the display means to show a screen based on the one data set to be processed by the execution means.06-23-2011
20090241059EVENT DRIVEN SMOOTH PANNING IN A COMPUTER ACCESSIBILITY APPLICATION - A method for facilitating accessibility of a computer system is described. A dynamic image, which is associated with the video output of the computer system, is displayed on the computer system's monitor. Once the computer system detects an event from the computer system, wherein the event causes a magnified area of the dynamic image to change from a current location in the dynamic image, the computer system determines a preferred location in the dynamic image based on the event. Based on the preferred location, the computer system generates a path from the current location to the preferred location, wherein the path includes a plurality of locations, which include the current location, the preferred location and a plurality of intermediate locations. Following the generation of the path, magnified areas associated with each viewing location in the path are displayed on the computer system's monitor in succession. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.09-24-2009
20090241060Method for navigating between sections in a display space - A computer-implemented method for navigating between sections in a display space is furnished. The sections in the display space are each assigned to a particular location of the display space, and representatives are provided which are each assigned to a particular section in the display space using an unambiguous relation. The method for navigating includes the following steps: selecting at least one representative that is assigned to a particular section in the display space with the aid of the unambiguous relation; and navigating to the particular section in the display space with the aid of the unambiguous relation with the particular section in the display space.09-24-2009
20110161873INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An information-processing device, if an instruction to display a window group is received, displays the window group in a first size in a display area of display means, and then displays at least a part of the window group in a second size that is greater than the first size in the display area. If operation means receives an instruction to specify a window that is displayed in the display area, the information-processing device executes a process based on the specified window.06-30-2011
20110161871Magnification Interface with Independent Pointer Sizing - A computer program for rendering a magnified graphic user interface (GUI) establishes a first magnification level for the graphic user interface and a second magnification level for a pointer. It displays the magnified GUI at the first magnification level and monitors application program interface messaging for a call for a system pointer identifier. It intercepts this call and scales the pointing indicia not to the magnification level of the GUI, but to the second magnification level for the pointer. The pointer is then displayed to an end user of the computer system at a magnification level that is different from the magnification level of the GUI. Thus, the invention provides for independent magnification of the graphic user interface from the mouse cursor or caret.06-30-2011
20110161870ENHANCED GRAPHICAL DISPLAY FOR HAND-HELD DEVICES - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for a flexible grid user interface for a handheld device. In an embodiment of the invention, a flexible grid display management method can be provided. The method can include generating a grid of different cells in a user interface in a handheld device, each cell linking to an application or content for an application. The method also can include displaying the grid in the user interface in the handheld device and receiving an event directing a zooming operation on the grid. Finally, the method can include performing the zooming operation on the grid responsive to the event directing a zooming operation. Optionally, the method also can include receiving an event directing a panning operation on the grid performing the panning operation on the grid responsive to the event directing a panning operation.06-30-2011
20120311489Target Element Zoom - Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.12-06-2012
20120311488ASYNCHRONOUS HANDLING OF A USER INTERFACE MANIPULATION - This document describes techniques and apparatuses for asynchronous handling of a user interface manipulation. These techniques handle a user interface manipulation with two or more asynchronous processes. One asynchronous process, for example, may determine a position responsive to the user interface manipulation while another asynchronous process determines the pixels to render. By so doing, these techniques enable a quick and/or consistent response to a user interface manipulation.12-06-2012
20120311487AUTOMATICALLY WRAPPING ZOOMED CONTENT - An electronic device receives a request to zoom content displayed in a display screen. A width corresponding to the display screen is determined. The zoomed content is wrapped to cause the zoomed content to fit within the determined width.12-06-2012
20110138325APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USER INTERFACE CONFIGURATION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method and an apparatus for magnifying or reducing an application on one screen in a portable terminal are provided. In the method, a user is allowed to select an application to be magnified through a touch input command on a screen. The application to be magnified is executed on one screen using a short circuit technique. The executed application is magnified on the one screen according to the user's touch input. The executed application is driven on the one screen according to the user's touch input using the short circuit technique. The executed application is reduced on the one screen according to the user's touch input command.06-09-2011
20110138323Visual Indication Of Alarms On A Ventilator Graphical User Interface - Embodiments described herein seek to optimize the informative presentation of alarms on a ventilator user interface. Embodiments may provide a first level of display that provides a summary of an alarm event and, upon selection, a second level of display that provides additional detailed information regarding the alarm event. Further embodiments may provide access, via hyperlink or otherwise, to settings and/or display screens for resetting the alarm, for reconfiguring alarm settings as appropriate, or for gathering additional information regarding the alarm event. For multiple simultaneous alarm events, a plurality of alarm messages may be prioritized for a clinician on a designated area of the user interface. Prioritization may be communicated via the presentation of various icons, alerts, text, or otherwise, on individual alarm messages. Additionally or alternatively, prioritization may be communicated based on the graphical placement of alarm messages relative to other alarm messages, for instance by displaying more serious alarm messages above other alarm messages, or by displaying more recent alarm messages above other alarm messages. Additionally or alternatively, alarm messages may be partially translucent, such that other displayed respiratory data may be simultaneously viewed with the alarm messages.06-09-2011
20110035702TARGET ELEMENT ZOOM - Various embodiments provide a target element zoom component that is configured to perform a focal point zoom operation on a target element using an appropriate zoom factor. In at least some embodiments, the target element zoom component receives a request to perform a zoom operation at a focal point of a target element in a page displayed in a display area. In at least some embodiments, the request is received via two-finger tap input on a screen of a touch enabled device. The target element zoom component then determines an appropriate zoom factor for the zoom operation. Responsive to determining the appropriate zoom factor, the target element zoom component performs the zoom operation on the page using the appropriate zoom factor so that the target element remains within the display area with the focal point retained.02-10-2011
20100115462Enhanced Zoom and Pan for Viewing Digital Images - A system and method is provided that generates and transmits images over a communication network to an end user. The system and method includes a zoom and pan (ZAP) feature that offers a user the ability to see all available detail of a displayed image despite the limited image display area. Specifically, images presented within a zoom and pan interface allow the user to zoom in to a particular area of a displayed image to see additional detail, pan to view various areas of the displayed image, and to zoom out again to view the whole displayed image in context. The ZAP feature is applied to a dynamically generated image that includes at least one dynamic image feature, and viewing-region-tracking information is generated enabling user viewing characteristics to be tracked and analyzed.05-06-2010
20110191713INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD - In one embodiment, there is provided an information processing apparatus. The apparatus includes: a display on which a window is displayed; a touch screen on the display; a display controller configured to display an operation screen on the display such that the operation screen is superposed on the window, wherein the operation screen generates an operation command for operating the window, based on an input operation through the touch screen; and an operation execution module configured to execute the operation command for operating the window.08-04-2011
20110307827Display Processing Apparatus and Display Processing Method - According to one embodiment, there is provided a display processing apparatus, including: a display unit configured to display an image, the display unit having a screen on which the image is displayed; an input module configured to receive a first manipulation and a second manipulation, the first manipulation being a trace manipulation performed on the screen to define a tracing locus on the image being displayed, the second manipulation being different from the first manipulation; and a display controller configured to control the display unit to enlargedly display the image in a given range, upon simultaneously receiving the first manipulation and the second manipulation through the input module, the given range being determined based on the tracing locus.12-15-2011
20120042280Intelligent Display of Information in a User Interface - User interfaces such as web pages may be customized in terms of appearance and content based on user interests. For example, information items may be arranged such that items corresponding to strong user interests are displayed in more visually identifiable locations while items corresponding to weaker user interests are displayed in less visually valuable positions. The size of and space allocated to the information items may also be customized based on the relative strengths of the corresponding interests. For example, information associated with a strong user interest may be allotted 50% of the user interface. Other visual characteristics of the user interface and the information items such as font size/style, color, transparency and the like may also be customized to reflect the importance or strength of corresponding user interfaces.02-16-2012
20120017172DISPLAY-AGNOSTIC USER INTERFACE FOR MOBILE DEVICES - Application user interfaces can be displayed on different sizes and types of displays without having to modify the application for each different display by scaling a layout of the user interface automatically for specific displays, especially smaller size displays such as mobile device displays, reducing a need to create customized versions of the application.01-19-2012
20120060114METHOD FOR PROVIDING SEARCH SERVICE CONVERTIBLE BETWEEN SEARCH WINDOW AND IMAGE DISPLAY WINDOW AND DISPLAY APPARATUS APPLYING THE SAME - A method for providing a search service and a display apparatus applying the same are provided. According to the search service providing method, a search window for doing an Internet search is displayed on a partial area of the screen that displays an image. The search window can be converted into an image display window in response to receiving a specific manipulation input by a user, thereby allowing the user to use the search service while converting between the use of the search window and video watching.03-08-2012
20120159385SNIPPING TOOL - Systems and methods for capturing content and performing operations associated with the content are described. A stylus or other pointing device may be used to designate content to be captured. After content is designated, a new window is generated that includes the designated content and user interface elements for annotating, conveying or otherwise acting upon the designated content.06-21-2012
20120159386MOBILE TERMINAL AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a mobile terminal including allowing, via a wireless communication unit on the mobile terminal, wirelessly communication with at least one other terminal; displaying, on a display of the mobile terminal, an application screen corresponding to an execution of an application on the mobile terminal; reducing, via a controller on the mobile terminal, a size of the application screen in response to a reduction input operation performed on the mobile terminal; determining, via the controller, if the application screen is reduced below a predetermined size; displaying, via the display, a widget corresponding to the application instead of the application screen on the display when the application screen is reduced below the predetermined size; and expanding, via the controller, the application screen back to its original size before the reduction input operation has been performed when the application screen is not reduced below the predetermined size.06-21-2012
20120110501MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN CHANGE CONTROL METHOD BASED ON INPUT SIGNALS FOR THE SAME - A screen change control method based on input signals and a mobile terminal supporting the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a display panel for outputting a screen assigned to a user function, and a control unit for collecting screen ratio information based on at least one of a proportion of a current screen on the display panel to a full screen assigned to the user function and a ratio of enlargement or reduction by zooming, and for automatically adjusting an amount of screen changes for an input signal according to the screen ratio information.05-03-2012
20120254793ENHANCED USER INTERFACE TO TRANSFER MEDIA CONTENT - A method and apparatus are provided for sharing a media content displayed in a window of the touch input interface of a first electronic device with at least one second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a processor controlling the touch input interface. The method is carried out by the processor and includes the acts of enabling displacement of the window in response to capturing a first touch input indicative of an initiation of a transfer, capturing a continuous touch input across the interface from an initial position in the window, displacing the window with each additional touch input of the continuous touch input, sending an activation message that the media content is to be played on the second device when determining that the window is within a given distance of a virtual representation of the second electronic device on the interface.10-04-2012
20110107256Zooming Task Management - A user interface is provided that includes a focused view of a task and a user interface object for a second task. If the object is selected, the user interface is fluidly zoomed into the object and then out from the object to focus on the second task. A user interface is also provided that includes a display area having a focus area and a periphery. If a task represented in the periphery is selected, the display area fluidly zooms into the task. The display area may be fluidly zoomed out of the task to show the focus area and periphery. A user interface is also provided that includes a 3D gallery with tasks represented in the gallery. If one of the tasks is selected, the user interface fluidly zooms into focus on the selected task. The user interface may fluidly zooms out of a task to reveal the gallery.05-05-2011
20120124512UNLOCKING A TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE - A method for unlocking a touch screen device includes providing a touch screen device in an idle mode. An area or region displayed on a screen of the device in the idle mode is contacted or activated to reveal at least one application icon associated with an active/unlocked state of the device. The region is moved, expanded or dragged to an edge of the device to change a state of the device to an active/unlocked mode and activate the revealed application.05-17-2012
20120131500COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to an aspect, a portable electronic apparatus includes a display unit for displaying an image; an input detection unit for detecting contact with an area in which the image is displayed by the display unit as input; and a control unit for causing the display unit to display a plurality of item objects and a group object surrounding the item objects. If the input detection unit detects first input of coming into contact with two different points in an area in which the group object is displayed and moving the contact with at least one of the two different points in a direction away from the other while maintaining the contact, the control unit causes the display unit to display the item objects in an aligned manner in a direction in which the distance between the two points increases.05-24-2012
20120131499COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TOPOGRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF TEXTUAL DATA - Computer system, method and apparatus generate and display a graphical representation of a body of text. The graphical representation serves as a text map allowing navigation operations and other user interaction. The text map enables improved navigation of the body of text. Computer-based geographic mapping operations (e.g., zoom, pan, highlight, etc.) are used to navigate the text. The text map may have various graphical feature overlays also navigable by and interactive to the user.05-24-2012
20100205560WINDOWING AND CONTROLLING SYSTEM THEREOF COMPRISING A COMPUTER DEVICE - A method and a program system comprising a plurality of windows displayed as an evolving series of instances of said windows with different sizes is described. The content of said evolving series of instances of window sizes may be changed according to specific rules and a change is performed when a size is equal with at least one predefined reference size for a window. A preferred embodiment of the present invention provides a possibility to display and manage a plurality of windows comprising standard input and output windows as well as system indicators on a small computer screen such as used in mobile telephones or Personal Digital Assistants.08-12-2010
20120174029DYNAMICALLY MAGNIFYING LOGICAL SEGMENTS OF A VIEW - Exemplary embodiments disclose a method and system for dynamically magnifying logical segments of a view. The method and system include (a) in response detection of a first user gesture in a first location on a display screen, determining if the first user gesture represents a magnification event; (b) in response to detection of the magnification event, determining a shape of a first object displayed on the display screen within proximity of the first user gesture; (c) magnifying the shape of the first object to provide a magnified first object; (d) displaying the magnified first object in a first window over the first object; and (e) in response to detection of a second user gesture in a different location of the display screen, repeating steps (a) through (d) to magnify a second object and display the second object in a second window simultaneously with the first window. A further embodiment may include dynamically magnifying the magnified first object to various magnification levels.07-05-2012
20100299628AUTOMATIC SASH CONFIGURATION IN A GUI ENVIRONMENT - A graphical user interface generation system offers a management module that displays GUI elements and a visual indicator in an editing window. The visual indicator is movable in the editing window, which has at least two panels and a divider between the panels. A configuration history of the divider including at least one prior location of the divider in the editing window is memorized. An optimization function is defined for determining a new configuration of the divider. The function is invoked responsively to the configuration history of the divider to determine the new configuration of the divider, and a current configuration of the divider is automatically reset on the display to the new configuration of the divider within the editing window.11-25-2010
20100050115Apparatus and method for changing the size of displayed contents - A data processing apparatus comprises an operation member which is operated to change a display form of displayed contents and a processing unit which is responsive to an operation of the operation member to change the display form of the displayed contents of an active window.02-25-2010
20100275153SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCALING DIGITAL IMAGES - Methods, computer devices, and computer readable media containing instructions for executing such methods are provided for the modification of digital images having a plurality of visual elements.10-28-2010
20120084722MULTIPLE CHILD WINDOWS IN DUAL DISPLAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES - The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of hierarchically related windows.04-05-2012
20120084720MANAGING EXPOSE VIEWS IN DUAL DISPLAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES - The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of exposé views.04-05-2012
20120324397SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS INTERACTION WITH MEDICAL IMAGE DATA - A system and method includes transmission of a request over a wireless network for a first image having a first resolution from a server coupled to a medical image database, display of the first image on a GUI of a personal device, receipt of a command to modify the first image, and transmission of a request over the network to the server to generate a transient image responsive to the command, the transient image having a second resolution lower than the first resolution. The system also includes display of the transient image on the GUI and comparison of an inactive period with a threshold. If the inactive period exceeds the threshold, the system includes transmission of a request over the network to the server to generate a second image and display the second image on the GUI, the second image corresponding to the transient image and having the first resolution.12-20-2012
20120278758IMAGE BROWSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ZOOMING IMAGES AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING AMONG IMAGES - An image browsing system includes an electronic device, and a mouse with a sensor for generating a detecting signal based on an operation performed by a user. The electronic device includes a determining unit and a zooming unit. The mouse controls the movements of a cursor in a first state, and controls the electronic device to zoom in or out a current display image in a second state. The determining unit determines whether the current state is the second state, and the detecting signal is a first zooming signal, or a second zooming signal. The zooming unit zooms in the current display image when the current state is the second state, and the detecting signal is the first zooming signal. The zooming unit zooms out the current display image when the current state is the second state, and the detecting signal is the second zooming signal.11-01-2012
20100229115ZOOMABLE USER INTERFACE DATA GENERATION - Systems and methods for generating zoomable user interface dynamically or at scale are disclosed. In at least some implementations, at least portions of zoomable user interface information returned to a client may be generated in response to a request. In the same or other implementations, one or more of a variety of optimizations may be used to more efficiently generate zoomable user interface information.09-09-2010
20100199214DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A display control apparatus controls to execute variable magnification processing of a partial image of an image indicated by a display range, and to display the partial image in a display area. The display control apparatus comprises a calculation unit which obtains a vertex/vertexes of the display range farthest from a center of the image, and sets the vertex or a center point of the vertexes as a reference point, a changing unit which changes a size of the display range while keeping the position of the reference point, a moving unit which moves the display range in the image, and a display control unit which controls to execute the variable magnification processing of the partial image, and to display the partial image in the display area. The calculation unit re-calculates the reference point in response to movement of the display range in the image by the moving unit.08-05-2010
20130014052ZOOM-BASED GESTURE USER INTERFACE - A user interface method, including presenting by a computer executing a user interface, multiple interactive items on a display. A first sequence of images is captured indicating a position in space of a hand of a user in proximity to the display, and responsively to the position, one of the interactive items is associated with the hand. After associating the item, a second sequence of images is captured indicating a movement of the hand, and responsively to the movement, a size of the one of the items is changed on the display.01-10-2013
20120151409Electronic Apparatus and Display Control Method - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus displays one or more windows of a plurality of windows corresponding to a plurality of application programs on a touch-screen display, and includes a storage device, a display control module and an execution control module. The storage device stores operation screen information items associated with the application programs. The display control module displays a operation screen based on a first item of the items when a predetermined area in a first window of the plurality of windows has been touched, the operation screen including buttons for operating a first application program of the application programs, the first item being associated with the first application program, the first application program corresponding to the first window. The execution control module instructs the first application program to execute a function corresponding to a button of the buttons in response to the button being touched.06-14-2012
20130019200Methods for combination tools that zoom, pan, rotate, draw, or manipulate during a drag - After positioning the cursor and pressing-and-holding a mouse button to begin a drag, a user continues to drag the cursor out of and into plural popped up regions. While the cursor is within a region, an associated function effects the displayed graphical information in a particular way, such as continuously panning, drawing, zooming, or rotating. Upon rolling-out of a region without entering a contiguous region, the last function continues to execute and all popped up regions are removed such that the user may utilize the entire display without being switched to another function. In a simple form, after release of the mouse button, a tool may zoom out if the user held the mouse substantially stationary and zoom in on a rectangle if the mouse was dragged. Reducing the number of times a user clicks by eliminating the step of selecting a function should help avoid repetitive strain injuries.01-17-2013
20130174087Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Navigation of Information in a Map-Based Interface - A device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: displays a geographic map in a first mode of an application, the geographic map including a plurality of landmarks, the geographic map being displayed at a first magnification level; detects a first input, the first input including a first finger contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first landmark on the display; in response to detecting the first input: when the first input does not satisfy one or more predefined mode-change conditions, changes the magnification level in accordance with the first input and remains in the first mode; and when the first input satisfies the mode-change conditions, selects the first landmark and enters a second mode of the application; while in the second mode, detects a second input; and, in response to detecting the second input, displays information about the first landmark.07-04-2013
20130174088MAGNIFICATION INTERFACE WITH INDEPENDENT POINTER SIZING - A computer program for rendering a magnified graphic user interface (GUI) establishes an initial magnification level for the graphic user interface and the pointing indicia. The GUI and the pointing indicia are magnified in synchronization until the magnification convergence point is reached. At magnification levels above the convergence point, magnification of the GUI and the pointing indicia becomes decoupled, and only GUI is magnified while the pointing indicia remain at the convergence magnification level. If the GUI magnification level falls below the convergence point, the magnification of GUI and the pointing indicia is recoupled and magnification becomes synchronized. Floor and ceiling magnification values for the pointing indicia may also be established.07-04-2013
20080222560USER INTERFACE FOR CREATING IMAGE COLLAGE - A user interface for a computer device includes an image collage layout including a plurality of image receiving areas each configured to receive an image, a first control configured to select a number of the image receiving areas in the image collage layout, a second control configured to select tilt angles of one or more of the image receiving areas in the image collage layout, a third control configured to select an amount of padding between the image receiving areas in the image collage layout, and a fourth control configured to select a width of a canvas border for the image receiving areas in the image collage layout, wherein the first control, the second control, the third control, and the fourth control are configured to be actuated by a user.09-11-2008
20130179831IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An imaging apparatus includes a touch detection unit configured to detect a touch operation on a display unit, a display control unit configured to control display of an indicator indicating a reference value in an autobracketing shooting and an indicator indicating a bracketing value in the autobracketing shooting, a control unit configured to perform control to increase a width between the reference value and the bracketing value to be set when the touch detection unit detects a touch operation moving in a first direction while keeping touching a setting area for setting the bracketing value on the display unit and to decrease the width when the touch detection unit detects a touch operation moving in a second direction opposite the first direction while keeping touching the setting area, and a bracketing value setting unit configured to set the bracketing value based on the width.07-11-2013
20130104075ARRANGING DISPLAY AREAS UTILIZING ENHANCED WINDOW STATES - Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and user interfaces (UIs) for manipulating display areas on a GUI workspace by transitioning the display areas from an original state to one of a set of enhanced window states are provided. Initially, an indication to resize a display area is received at an operating system, which consequently invokes an appropriate window state. The indication may include capturing an edge of the display area and vertically dragging the edge to a dock-target region, thereby invoking a vertically-maximized state. Accordingly, configuration settings of the vertically-maximized state are applied such that the display area is stretched to approximately the screen height. In another instance, the indication may include capturing the display area and dragging a display area into a dock-target region, thereby invoking a semi-maximized state. Configuration settings of the semi-maximized state are applied, thus, extending the display area to approximately cover a predefined GUI workspace region.04-25-2013
20130104076ZOOMING-IN A DISPLAYED IMAGE - A system for displaying an image is disclosed. A user input subsystem (04-25-2013
20130125050Screen relayout - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, the contents of a window may be reflowed to accommodate one or more of a change in the size or aspect ratio of the window, a change in size of one or more objects or subwindows within the window, and/or the addition or deletion of the contents of the window. The contents of the window may be reflowed proportionally with the event causing the relayout of the window contents such that the contents of the window may be fully displayed within the window area after the event, and/or the relationship of the window contents may be at least partially maintained.05-16-2013
20130125049Auto adjustable pane view - Techniques for an auto adjustable pane view are described, including receiving a request to display a plurality of elements in a pane, the pane located in a display space, determining a number and a size of the a plurality of elements, and sizing the pane based on the number of the plurality of elements and the size of the plurality of elements, wherein the sizing is also based on minimizing unused space in the pane.05-16-2013
20130145312Wiring Method for a Graphical Programming System on a Touch-Based Mobile Device - A touch-gesture wiring method for connecting data flow wires to input/output terminals of nodes in a graphical program is described. The method may be implemented by a graphical programming application that executes on a mobile device that includes a touch-sensitive screen configured to receive user input as touch gestures. The method may aid the user by displaying a magnified view of the input/output terminals that makes it easier (relative to the default view of the graphical program) for the user to see the input/output terminals and/or easier to select a desired one of the input/output terminals.06-06-2013
20100287497INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An information-processing device includes: execution means for executing an application program; changing means for determining a size of a window to be displayed depending on the application program; receiving means for receiving at least one data set from among a plurality of data sets; data selection means for selecting one data set from among the plurality of data sets, depending on the window size determined by the determination unit; execution control means for controlling the execution means to process the one data set selected by the data selection means from among the received at least one data set, in accordance with the application program; and display control means for controlling the display means to show a screen based on the one data set to be processed by the execution means.11-11-2010
20130159925Device and Method for Resizing User Interface Content - Heuristics for resizing displayed objects within an electronic document are disclosed. The heuristics include resizing displayed objects to predefined ratios, resizing displayed objects by predefined increments, relating resizing of displayed objects to a global reference grid, and resizing a plurality of displayed objects aligned to an axis.06-20-2013
20130191779DISPLAY OF USER INTERFACE ELEMENTS BASED ON TOUCH OR HARDWARE INPUT - User interface elements are configured for touch input and hardware based input. When using touch input, the user interface (UI) elements are optimized for touch input. For example, UI elements may be displayed: using formatting configured for touch input (e.g. changing a size, spacing); using a layout configured for touch input; displaying more/fewer options; changing/removing hover actions, and the like. When using hardware based input, the user interface elements are optimized for the hardware based input. For example, formatting configured for hardware based input may be used (e.g. hover based input may be used, text may be displayed smaller), more/fewer options displayed, and the like.07-25-2013
20120030616SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING WINDOW DISPLAY - A system and method for efficiently displaying multiple windows is disclosed. The system displays two adjacent windows such that adjusting a first window also adjusts a second window adjacent to the first window. For example, the system determines whether to resize or move the first window in response to receiving a window adjustment input. Based on this determination, the system determines a new location for the second window and displays the second window in the new location.02-02-2012
20130198685CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF A DATASET - A medical system comprising a display is presented. In response to the reception of triggering information, a subset of data is selected from a displayed or non-displayed dataset according to a data priority scheme and the displayed dataset is replaced by the display of the selected subset of data. The display of the selected subset of data uses a variety of rendering options. The triggering information is provided by the user or provided by one or more sensors. The data priority scheme is predefined or computed. It is static or dynamic. The data priority scheme can comprise a threshold which is applied for the selection or determination of the subset of data. Examples of priorities associated with data for diabetes care are provided. A range of displays can be used and combined.08-01-2013

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