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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

715810000 - Menu or selectable iconic array (e.g., palette)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
715838000 Thumbnail or scaled image 128
715836000 3D icons 18
715839000 Imitating real life object 9
715837000 Compound or aggregate icon 6
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20110179386Event Recognition - A method includes displaying one or more views of a view hierarchy, and executing software elements associated with a particular view. Each particular view includes event recognizers. Each event recognizer has one or more event definitions, and an event handler that specifies an action for a target and is configured to send the action to the target in response to event recognition. The method includes detecting a sequence of sub-events, and identifying one of the views of the view hierarchy as a hit view that establishes which views are actively involved views. The method includes delivering a respective sub-event to event recognizers for each actively involved view. A respective event recognizer has event definitions, and one of the event definitions is selected based on the internal state. The respective event recognizer processes the respective sub-event prior to processing a next sub-event in the sequence of sub-events.07-21-2011
20120290983System and Method for Dynamically Determining Quantity for Risk Management - A system and method for dynamically determining quantity for risk management are described. According to one example embodiment, as a trader positions an order icon at a desired price or price-derivative value on a graphical interface, an order quantity for the order is dynamically determined based on the order price and a selected risk management formula. A trader can change the price or the price-related value for one or more orders by moving the order icons relative to a price axis on a graphical interface. In such an embodiment, the initially calculated order quantity for each order will be dynamically recalculated based on the modified orders for the trading strategy.11-15-2012
20130031512METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING WEB CONTENT ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and system for providing web content on a mobile device. According to one embodiment, a webpage shortcut associated with a webpage is provided on an application catalog. The webpage shortcut is provided on the mobile device based on a selection from an operating user browsing the application catalog. Lastly, the webpage shortcut is updated into a mobile application.01-31-2013
20090193363Representing Multiple Computing Resources Within A Predefined Region Of A Graphical User Interface For Displaying A Single Icon - Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for representing multiple computing resources within a predefined region of a graphical user interface (‘GUI’) for displaying a single icon that include: identifying a plurality of computing resources for representation on the GUI in a predefined region for displaying a single icon, each computing resource associated with a portion of the predefined region; rendering a display icon in the predefined region; identifying a location of an input device pointer within the predefined region; and activating the computing resource associated with the portion of the predefined region in which the input device pointer is located when a user operates the display icon.07-30-2009
20090193362APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING AMONGST A PLURALITY OF SYMBOLS ON A DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device is provided for selecting a plurality of selectable symbols on an electronic display. The display device comprises an electronic display that displays a plurality of selectable symbols, a user input control device, and a processor coupled to the electronic display and the user input control device. The processor is configured to select one of the plurality of selectable symbols based on a comparison of at least two of the plurality of selectable symbols according to a predetermined priority scheme in response to a single activation of the user input control device. In addition, the processor is further configured to select an additional selectable symbol from the plurality of selectable symbols in accordance with a predetermined sequence upon further activation of the input control device.07-30-2009
20110197164METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING SCREEN IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for displaying a screen in a mobile device are provided. The method includes displaying a list of items where the items are arranged in a three-dimensional form, viewed from a side, receiving a command for altering the display form of the list of items, and altering and displaying the image of the list of items, viewed from the side, into an image of the list of items viewed from above. The method and system allow a user to easily and rapidly search for a corresponding item on a screen of a mobile device.08-11-2011
20120266106METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-LEVEL BROWSING - A method and system for allowing an individual to quickly browse and select a particular software program application and file. Each of the software programs, applications and files is assigned a first icon as well as a unique directory address and is provided in a first group. A second group consists of a plurality of software programs, applications and files related to each other, each grouping assigned a second icon. When the first icons are displayed, one of the software programs, applications and files assigned to a particular first icon could be chosen. If none of these first icons are chosen, at least one level of the second icons is displayed. When one of these second icons is depressed, another grouping of first icons would be displayed. The individual can alternate the display of the first and second icons until a particular software program, application or file has been chosen.10-18-2012
20130031513DISPLAY CONTROLLER, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus that acquires first data from a first server connected to the information processing apparatus via a network; generates a first menu based on the first data; controls a display to display the first menu; acquires second data from a second server connected to the information processing apparatus via a network based on a received input corresponding to the first menu; generates a second menu based on the second data; and controls the display to display the second menu.01-31-2013
20110202882Deletion Gestures on a Portable Multifunction Device - Deletion gestures for use on a portable multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with the portable multifunction device comprises displaying a list of items on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a first gesture on the touch-sensitive display to edit the list of items, responding to the first gesture by displaying a first icon next to each deletable item in the list, detecting a second gesture on the touch-sensitive display to select one of the deletable items, and responding to the second gesture by displaying a second icon next to the selected item. If a third gesture on the second icon is detected, the selected deletable item is deleted. If a fourth gesture on the first icon next to the selected deletable item is detected, the second icon is deleted.08-18-2011
20120179999TOUCH SCREEN USER INTERFACES - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying touch screen user interfaces. In one aspect, an electronic device includes one or more data processing devices and a touch screen coupled to the one or more data processing devices to display a user interface under the direction thereof. The user interface includes a first icon representing a relatively broad aspect of the functionality provided by the device, and a collection of three or more icons each representing a different, relatively narrower aspect of the functionality provided by the device. The aspects represented by the three or more icons in the collection are encompassed within the aspect represented by the first icon, the three or more icons arranged generally around the first icon on the touch screen.07-12-2012
20080256490Decision-Based Displays for Medical Information Systems - A decision support device incorporates a number of user friendly features. The device is operable to determine context by displaying a flow diagram of a clinical guideline so the clinician can select the current step in treatment (S10-16-2008
20100077356Methods and apparatus for implementing a device menu - The present invention relates to an image having distinct image areas as part of the image, at least one of the distinct image areas configured to match determined device menu functions for functioning as a functional part of device menu. The present invention also relates to a method for defining a device menu for a device. The method comprises defining distinct image areas in an image and defining at least one the distinct image areas to match determined device menu functions for functioning as a functional part of the device menu. Furthermore, a device menu comprising such an image and a device comprising such a device menu are disclosed.03-25-2010
20100077355Browsing of Elements in a Display - A method and system are provided for browsing the elements in a display. The method includes displaying a first set of elements in a first browse line with the first set of elements ordered in a total or partial order in the first browse line. An input of a selection of an element from the first set of elements is received and the method includes displaying a subsequent set of elements with an association with the selected element. The association of the subsequent set of elements may have no order between the elements, a partial order, or a total order. The elements have content and metadata for determining if they belong to one or more of the sets of elements. An element from the subsequent set of elements can be selected to display a further subsequent set of elements. In this way, browsing can be achieved through groups of associated elements.03-25-2010
20100115467METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A CHARACTERISTIC QUANTITY OF AN IT SYSTEM - A method is provided for determining a characteristic quantity, in particular, the quality and/or performance, of IT systems at the application level, in particular, during operation, wherein at least one application (05-06-2010
20100100849USER INTERFACE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for providing user interfaces are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a menu having a number of icons can be provided on a display device such that the icons are arranged around an initial cursor position, or an area that is touched by a user's finger or stylus, for example. Due to the icons being arranged around the initial cursor position, any one of the icons from the menu can be chosen with relatively small cursor movement. In certain embodiments, the menu can be divided into regions that overlap with the icons, such that cursor movement from the initial cursor position into a given region has a similar effect as movement into the corresponding icon itself (without actually moving the cursor onto the desired icon).04-22-2010
20100042950ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic device equipped with touch screen display and control method thereof is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured for storing menu information defining one or more menus, and a predetermined number of times of touches, a touch screen display configured for detecting a touch of a user, a counter configured for counting a number of touches on the touch screen display since the last update of the positions of the menu icons on the display, and an processor configured for executing a function corresponding to the content of a menu whose menu icon is touched, and further configured for updating the position information of the menus stored in the memory as well as shifting the display positions of menu icons of the menus on the touch screen display when the number of touches has reached the predetermined number of times.02-18-2010
20090158216METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SETTING UP A COMPUTER SYSTEM AT STARTUP - A graphical user interface (GUI) for setting up a computer system at startup. The GUI may include a first plurality of on-screen selectable icons, wherein each of the first plurality of on-screen selectable icons is associated with at least one respective setup procedure that when invoked causes a processor to execute an associated setup functionality. The GUI further includes a first visual indicator operable to identify one of the first plurality of on-screen selectable icons responsive to a user selection thereof. A second visual indicator may be used to identify a completion of a setup procedure associated with the user selection of the one of the first plurality of on-screen selectable icons. The GUI also includes a plurality of on-screen navigational icons for navigating through the first plurality of on-screen selectable icons, for canceling a selection and for exiting a startup user experience.06-18-2009
20100107124SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN NETWORK END USERS - A method of customizing information that is displayed on a computer via a communication portal may include providing first and second computer program products executable on a computer. The computer program products prompt an end user to install the first computer program product and to enter user-specific information that is received by the second computer program product. A display portal is opened that displays information responsive to the user specific information entered.04-29-2010
20100107123SURFACING AND MANAGEMENT OF WINDOW-SPECIFIC CONTROLS - The functionality traditionally provided by an application program through a window presented as part of a window-based user interface can be accessed while the window remains hidden. A toolbar, or similar collection of user interface elements, can be presented when a user indicates an intention to interact with an application program whose window is hidden. The toolbar can comprise elements associated with functions specific to the hidden window. The user's selection can be communicated to the application program so that it can perform the requested function. If the user no longer indicates an intention to interact with the application program, the toolbar can be removed. In one embodiment, the toolbar can be presented together with a thumbnail of the relevant window in a floating display element.04-29-2010
20120216146METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTEGRATED APPLICATION AND TASK MANAGER DISPLAY - Provided herein are a method, apparatus and computer program product for integrating application and task manager information display. In particular, the method may include providing for display of available applications and providing for display of active applications, where the available applications and active applications are displayed concurrently within a list, and where the active applications are each depicted with an enhanced icon. The method may also include arranging the available applications and the active applications on a display based at least in part on whether an application is an active application or an available application. An active application may become an available application in response to the application being closed, and the active application enhanced icon of the active application may change to an application icon in response to the active application being closed.08-23-2012
20090125843SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOCUSED NAVIGATION USING OPTION TYPE FILTERS - A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence is then displayed along another (perpendicular) axis of the user interface, which only includes options corresponding to the selected option type filter.05-14-2009
20090125842MULTIMEDIA PLAYER AND MENU SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD - A menu management unit relates items of contents received from a storage unit to multiple folder icons 05-14-2009
20100095246KNOWLEDGE GATHERING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSFORMING PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS INTO PROCESS NETWORKS - Methods and systems for automated, local product classification through knowledge engineering aided by visual representation of the product may be combined with some targeted queries. A library of product descriptions, particularly, print product descriptions, are visualized and custom document visualizations can be created and added. Products in the library can be searched and managed via a query mechanism that filters on values of the product characteristics. Knowledge encoded in the visual representation is automatically mapped into the classification system's internal representation of the print products which is thus made common throughout the shop and may be made common across shops. The characteristics as described by the product visualization, in combination with ranges and other parameter constraints, can be subsequently mapped into the internal abstraction of product type representation of a conversation system for transforming product descriptions into process networks.04-15-2010
20130047124Menu System - A method including enabling user selection of an image for display as a root screen of a menu system; enabling user definition of a first area in the image that becomes a first actuation-sensitive area of the root screen of the menu system when the image is displayed as the root screen of the menu system; enabling user definition of an association between the first area in the image and a user selected first asset, wherein the association provides for the automatic use of the associated first asset when the first actuation-sensitive area of the root screen of the menu system is actuated while the image is displayed as the root screen of the menu system.02-21-2013
20100005421Terminal Device and Program - A terminal device includes a display unit having a function for displaying a menu screen on a display screen, a selection unit for causing a user to select one of the items in the menus screen displayed on the display screen, and a holding unit holding status information concerning at least one application among a plurality of applications. The display unit displays an item indicating the application on the display screen while presenting status information on the application held in the holding unit on the display screen.01-07-2010
20090307632Electronic apparatus - An electronic apparatus includes a display portion, a plurality of first buttons, a second button, and a display controller. The display portion displays a screen. The plurality of first buttons are disposed along an outer circumference of the screen. The display controller displays icons representing functions of the plurality of first buttons at positions respectively corresponding to the plurality of first buttons along an inner circumference of the screen, and changes the functions allocated to the plurality of first buttons and the displayed icons in accordance with a press of the second button.12-10-2009
20120192113PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a first display part and a second display part. The first display part includes a touch-panel function. The second display part includes a touch-panel function. When the number of icons to be displayed is greater than a threshold value, a control section simultaneously displays a part of the icons to be displayed, in one of display screens of the first display part and the second display part.07-26-2012
20130061178DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A MEDITATION EXPERIENCE - A device for providing a meditative experience wherein the device utilizes an animated production that is generally 10 minutes in length and that focuses on the activation of the seven Chakras as a means of providing physical and/or spiritual wellness. The benefits of the device are automatic such that no prior training is required by the user to realize the wellness effect of the device. The user simply needs to view an animated production where the seven rays activate the seven chakras in a specific manner. The production can be viewed on any form of personal display device and can take place anywhere it is desirable to have a meditative experience.03-07-2013
20090271740SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING USER RESPONSE - A system and method for measuring user response to a stimulus, such as an advertisement, includes displaying the stimulus to the user, displaying a color bar to the user, and receiving a selection of a color from the color bar made by the user in response to the stimulus. The color bar may include a plurality of colors of various intensities and tones. Based on the color selected by the user, an emotional response metric to the stimulus may be determined. The emotional response metric may include, for example, the percentage of users selecting intense colors in response to the stimulus, the percentage of users selecting a particular tone of colors in response to the stimulus, and/or the percentage of users selecting a particular color in response to the stimulus.10-29-2009
20090271739INPUT CONTROL UNIT - An input control unit for enabling the user to change the input function of an input key without operating any button is provided.10-29-2009
20130067414SELECTING AND EXECUTING OBJECTS WITH A SINGLE ACTIVATION - Techniques of handling input from a pointing device within a computing system. The method includes, under control of one or more processors configured with executable instructions, receiving from the pointing device a first signal while the pointing device is pointing at an object related to an executable application. The origin of the first signal is determined and if the first signal originated based upon a single activation of a first user input on the pointing device, the object is selected. If the first signal originated based upon a single activation of a second user input on the pointing device, the object is executed.03-14-2013
20130067413Control of Information Technology Resource Behavior Using Visual Positioning - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for controlling computing resources using visual positioning on a graphical user interface. More specifically, a computer resource is displayed as a symbol and applications are displayed as objects on the graphical user interface. Input is received from a user, wherein the input includes movement of the symbol and/or movement of at least one of the objects on the graphical user interface. The computer resource is allocated with a processor based on the input. This includes allocating more of the computer resource to a first application and less of the computer resource to a second application when the distance between the symbol and a first object representing the first application is reduced, and when the distance between the symbol and a second object representing the second application is increased.03-14-2013
20130067412GROUPING SELECTABLE TILES - This document describes techniques for grouping selectable tiles. These techniques enable a user to create and manage flexibly-sized groups rather than constrain the user to groups of a particular size. Further, these techniques enable users to view selectable tiles in multiple groups simultaneously, which can help user quickly and easily find and select a desired tile.03-14-2013
20130067411USER GESTURES INDICATING RATES OF EXECUTION OF FUNCTIONS - Aspects of this disclosure are directed to receiving, by a computing device having one or more processors and a presence-sensitive interface, an indication of a first user gesture to select an icon of a graphical keyboard displayed by the presence-sensitive interface, and receiving, by the computing device, an indication of a second user gesture that indicates a rate of execution of a function associated with the selected icon. The computing device may execute the function associated with the selected icon at an execution rate based on the indicated rate of execution.03-14-2013
20110022986METHOD AND DEVICE FOR APPLICATION ARCHIVING - A method, server and system for executing an application on an electronic device is provided. In one example embodiment, the method comprises: receiving an input command from an input mechanism associated with the electronic device; determining whether the input command is a command to execute an archived application, the archived application being stored in a storage memory; if the input command is a command to execute the archived application, automatically installing the archived application to application memory; and automatically executing the installed application after the application is installed to the application memory.01-27-2011
20090265666METHOD FOR PROMPTING OUTSTANDING EVENT IN SCREEN LOCK STATE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A method for prompting an outstanding event in screen lock state, an electronic device thereof, and a storage medium thereof are provided. In the present method, at least one outstanding event type is obtained first, wherein a corresponding occurrence time of each outstanding event type is greater than 0. Next, an amount of the outstanding event type is counted. Finally, a displaying position of an icon of each outstanding event type on a screen of the electronic device is adjusted according to the amount of the outstanding event types. As a result, a user can get the outstanding event type and the occurrence time thereof by the information shown on the screen, so as to increase the convenience of using the electronic device.10-22-2009
20090007017Portable multifunction device with animated user interface transitions - In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display. The computer-implemented method includes: displaying a home menu comprising a plurality of application launch icons; detecting activation of any respective application launch icon; and, in response to detecting the activation, displaying a first animation of a transition from display of the home menu to display of an application that corresponds to the activated application launch icon. The first animation comprises expanding an image of the application.01-01-2009
20090007016COMMUNICATION CHANNEL INDICATORS - A method includes providing at least one entity icon on a screen of a device, providing at least one visual indicator corresponding to a communication channel associated with the at least one entity, where the visual indicator that corresponds to an active communication channel is different from the visual indicator that corresponds to an inactive communication channel, opening a entity application by selecting an entity icon, moving the entity icon and releasing the entity icon, and opening a communication link with the selected entity by selecting the visual indicator corresponding to an active communication channel.01-01-2009
20130167090DEVICE, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a first folder storing a first icon and a second folder storing a second icon. The controller combines the first folder and the second folder in accordance with a predetermined gesture made on the touch screen display.06-27-2013
20130167089ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The touch panel superposed over a display component outputs a operation signal upon receiving an input operation. A controller displays icons on the display component. The controller also detects the selection of the icons based on the operation signal. The controller displays menu category icons indicating menu categories, on the display component. The controller displays setting icons indicating setting categories included in the selected menu category, on the display component according to the detection of the selection of the menu category icon. The controller displays first information related to the selected menu category, on the display component according to the detection of the selection of the menu category icon. The controller displays second information related to the selected setting category, on the display component according to the detection of the selection of the setting icon.06-27-2013
20080313567System and Method for Providing Dynamic Prioritization and Importance Filtering of Computer Desktop Icons and Program Menu Items - System and method for displaying an item on a display of a computer, wherein the item represents a file installed on the computer, are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises, responsive to a determination that a usage rate of the file exceeds a predetermined minimum rate, displaying the item representative of the file on the computer display; determining whether the usage rate of the file has changed; and responsive to a determination that the usage rate of the file has changed, updating at least one visual attribute of the item representative of the file to indicate the usage rate change.12-18-2008
20080295031IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE REPRODUCING DISPLAY DEVICE - A digital camera records image files time-sequentially on a memory card. When an image sort-out button is pressed, an event delimiter file is recorded behind the latest image file, separate those image files recorded before the event delimiter file from image files recorded thereafter. Thus, image files recorded between one event delimiter file and a next event delimiter file are sorted into a group. Information on a group of image files delimited by the event delimiter file, including the date and time of shooting and GPS information, are read out from tag information of the respective image files, and recorded in the event delimiter file. When the memory card is set in a personal computer that is pre-installed with a specific software program, the event delimiter file is detected one after another, to display all images of the same group in a matrix on a screen.11-27-2008
20120131509PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF UTILIZING BACKGROUND IMAGE OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - A method of utilizing a background image of a portable terminal, and a portable terminal for implementing the method, are provided. The method includes displaying the background image, determining whether an input event is detected in the displayed background image, identifying a coordinate of an area in which the input event is detected upon detection of the input event, determining whether there exists a function mapped to the identified coordinate, and performing the function if there exists the function mapped to the identified coordinate.05-24-2012
20110283237INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus includes a storage unit configured to, if an instruction to interrupt an operation of a bookbinding application that sets print setting information is received, store operation contents of the bookbinding application at a point of interruption, a creation unit configured to create a shortcut icon to reproduce the operation contents at the point of interruption, and a reproduction unit configured to reproduce the operation contents at the point of interruption based on the stored operation contents at interruption, if the shortcut icon is designated.11-17-2011
20110283236Digital jukebox device with improved user interfaces, and associated methods - Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems that interact with users to provide access to media appropriate to and/or customized for a particular user using the entertainment system, the location at which the entertainment system is being accessed, and/or a predefined event. For example, in certain exemplary embodiments, an entertainment system in a location is configured to provide jukebox-related and entertainment system mediated services that are accessible from within and from the outside of the location, and provide (1) attract or flight media operations, (2) browsing services, and/or (3) search screens appropriate to and/or customized for a particular user using the entertainment system, the location at which the entertainment system is being accessed, and/or a predefined event. Such screens may be provided with a three-dimensional look-and-feel in certain exemplary embodiments.11-17-2011
20090064047HYPERLINK SELECTION METHOD USING TOUCHSCREEN AND MOBILE TERMINAL OPERATING WITH HYPERLINK SELECTION METHOD - A method of selecting one of a plurality of hyperlinks of a webpage viewed on a touchscreen of a mobile terminal is provided. A hyperlink selection method using a touchscreen includes detecting an occurrence of a touch event in which a touch point on the touchscreen displaying a webpage including a plurality of hyperlinks is touched, determining a number of hyperlinks involved in the touch event, displaying icons corresponding to the hyperlinks if the number of hyperlinks involved in the touch event is greater than or equal to two, and selecting an icon in response to movement of the touch point to one of the displayed icons.03-05-2009
20110191719Cut, Punch-Out, and Rip Gestures - Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.08-04-2011
20110167389INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - The information-processing device according to the present invention, if a subject operation direction is “rightward,” specifies in a coordinate axis across a rightward direction, a range that overlaps an area between coordinates (Ya07-07-2011
20090178007Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Displaying and Selecting Application Options - In accordance with some embodiments, a flat version of an application interface is displayed. In response to detecting a user gesture on a view options icon while the flat version of the application interface is displayed, a curled version of the application interface is displayed. The curled version of the application interface includes an image of a curled page that obscures a first portion of the flat version of the application interface, and a roll-up region in a display region formerly occupied by a second portion of the flat version of the application interface. The roll-up region includes a plurality of option icons. When a user selection gesture on one or more of the plurality of option icons is detected, the flat version of the application interface is redisplayed with information corresponding to the option icons upon which user selection gestures were detected.07-09-2009
20110265043METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE OBJECTS - Methods and systems for interactive user interface objects are provided. The user interface allows for users to manipulate different objects represented by icons within a user interface, such as that of an iPhone or iPad or other touch screen devices. Users may bump objects together, flick one object towards another, bump an object against the edge of a screen, flick an object towards a certain area such as a dock, or otherwise manipulate the objects. The user's actions or manipulations of objects may result in an action by the objects or may have no effect. Depending on the compatibility of objects, the objects may be neutral towards one another, may attract each other, or may repel. The objects that attract may share content or communicate with each other via a one-time interaction, or may establish links or connections with each other that enable longer term communication or broadcasts that occur upon pre-determined triggers.10-27-2011
20110265042PROPERTY SET ALLOCATION FOR USER INTERFACE - There is disclosed a method of applying properties to one or more objects displayed within a software application, comprising: defining a property set; allocating properties to the property set associated with one or more object types; and applying the property step to said one or more objects, wherein only those properties within the set applicable to an object of that type are applied.10-27-2011
20090150828Device and method for previewing themes and categories of sequenced symbols - A computer device, such as a mobile phone or PDA for example, is able to output a message based upon selection of a corresponding sequence of symbol. Such symbols can be polysemous in nature and thus be associated with a plurality of different meanings depending upon other symbols sequenced therewith. By utilizing polysemous symbols, a relatively large number of sequences can be developed and associated with stored messages in the computer device. To aid a user in accessing a desired sequence or to aid in training the learning of stored sequences, for example, a category relating to at least two symbol sequences is fed back to the user upon pre-selecting a symbol; a theme relating to at least two symbol sequences is fed back to the user upon selecting a symbol and pre-selecting a next symbol; and/or a message associated with a sequence is fed back to the user upon selecting and/or pre-selecting at least one symbol completing a symbol sequence.06-11-2009
20120110511INTEGRATING USER INTERFACES - An external interface to a portable device that has its own native interface is provided. The native interface of the portable device presents options of a first level of a hierarchy, and upon selection of a first one of the options, replaces the display of options with a new display of a first set of options from a second level of the hierarchy, the first set of options from the second level corresponding to the first option from the first level. The external interface displays at least a subset of the options of the first level of the hierarchy, the subset including the first option and at least one second option, indicates in the display that the first option is selected, and simultaneously displays the first set of options from the second level of the hierarchy05-03-2012
20080201664DISPLAYING RECEIVED MESSAGE WITH ICON - A method for displaying a received message on a terminal. The method includes receiving messages, displaying on a display unit of the terminal different icons according to a type of the received messages, and displaying on the display unit of the terminal information indicating a number of unread received messages among the received messages.08-21-2008
20130219341APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CREATING A SHORTCUT MENU - A method for generating a combined function includes selecting a first application including a first function, determining whether a second application includes a second function compatible to be combined with the first function, and combining the first function and the second function to generate the combined function. A terminal includes a user interface to receive a selection of a first application including a first function, an information acquiring unit to determine whether a second application includes a second function compatible to be combined with the first function, and a shortcut menu creating apparatus to combine the first function and the second function to generate a combined function.08-22-2013
20100083181COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING ACTIVATION CONTROL PROGRAM STORED THEREIN AND ACTIVATION CONTROL APPARATUS - Desired software is easily selected and activated. The CPU core 04-01-2010
20090037848USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING AND NAVIGATING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OBJECTS GRAPHICALLY - Disclosed is a user interface for displaying and navigating relationships between objects. The user interface includes an object relationship map to display a first object at center of the object relationship map and a second object related to the first object adjacent to the first object with a line connecting the second object and the first object. If the second object includes a plurality of objects, the object relationship map displays each of the plurality of objects around the first object. The user interface includes a side bar to display a nature of relationship between the first object and the second object. A relationship-type control in the side bar specifies the object relationship map to display the second object related to the first object with a nature of relationship selected from the relationship-type control. A degree of separation control in the side bar specifies a number of levels of relationship to be displayed in the object relationship map. The object relationship map displays a related-objects value on the second object denoting a number of objects related to the second object.02-05-2009
20090064045Low memory rendering of graphical objects - A method for displaying graphical objects is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing a data structure including a plurality of sequential data objects and the location of associated graphical data stored in a non-volatile storage device. Further, the method may include rendering a first graphical object associated with a first data object of the data structure in a viewport of a device, including loading the graphical data for the first data object from the non-volatile storage into an active memory. The method may also include rendering a second graphical object in the viewport based on the location of the second data object with respect to the first data object within the data structure. In one embodiment, graphical data for data objects is loaded into the active memory on an as-needed basis. Various devices, machine-readable media, and other methods for displaying graphical objects are also provided.03-05-2009
20090089710PROCESSING AN ANIMATION FILE TO PROVIDE AN ANIMATED ICON - A method for processing an animation file to provide an animated icon to an instant messaging environment is presented. An animation file is reformatted to generate the animated icon to satisfy a pre-defined size requirement of the instant messaging environment. The animated icon is stored for distribution to the instant messaging environment.04-02-2009
20100088642TELEVISION SET ENABLED PLAYER WITH A PREVIEW WINDOW - A graphical user interface (GUI) renderable on a television display. The GUI includes a plurality of selectable media categories, wherein the plurality of selectable media categories includes at least one selectable media item. The plurality of selectable media categories may include a photo media category and a music media category. The GUI further includes a workspace window comprising sections, wherein each section is associated with one of the plurality of selectable categories, and wherein the workspace window responsive to a user selecting a media item renders a graphical representation of the user selected media item in its corresponding section. Moreover, the GUI includes a preview window, wherein the preview window graphically displays a content of the user selected media item, wherein the preview occurs automatically and immediately after the user selected media item. Thus, changes as they occur can be viewed without the need to exit the edit mode.04-08-2010
20110173569Preview Functionality for Increased Browsing Speed - An application such as a web browser obtains a set of data items, such as search results received in response to a search query, or a set of articles received from a web feed, the data items collectively comprising links to do external documents, such as web pages. Previewing functionality enables the application to pre-fetch content of the documents associated with the links, and to pre-render images of the documents. Thus, when the user selects a link to preview, a preview is rapidly displayed by reading the pre-rendered image corresponding to the selected link.07-14-2011
20080216018Decision making and planning system, method, and softrware utilizing a taxonomic table of irreducible strategies or plays - A decision-making and planning system and method, which may be implemented as a website, enables a decision maker to formulate strategies and tactics divides potential courses of action into discrete units called “plays” and “surrogates,” and presents the plays and surrogates as symbols or icons organized into a taxonomic table, with definitions and information useful in selecting the plays associated with and accessible through the symbols or icons. The decision-maker selects plays from the table and places symbols or icons representing the plays on a template or whiteboard. The result is an analysis or map of strategies, including a sequence of plays and/or surrogates and corresponding information, that can be saved, edited, or published.09-04-2008
20100287508APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SEARCH SCREEN - The present embodiment provides an apparatus for providing a search screen comprising: a data communication unit that performs a data communication with a storage medium in which at least one data is stored; a control unit that analyzes types of data for the at least one data provided through the data communication unit and sorts the provided at least one data based on the analyzed types of data; and a search screen generation unit that generates a search screen for the at least one data sorted based on the types of data, wherein the search screen generation unit generates virtual folders corresponding to the types of data and disposes the data corresponding thereto in the virtual folders for generated each type of data.11-11-2010
20100146449METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF APPLICATION SWITCHING IN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for managing an application switcher is provided. An embodiment includes loading a plurality of web pages and associating each web page with an application switcher application, and additionally associating the application switcher application with another application. When the application switcher application is invoked, both the open web pages and the another application are available for direct selection and invocation.06-10-2010
20120297343ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD - An electronic apparatus includes a display unit, a sensor, and a controller. The display unit includes a screen. The sensor is configured to detect a user operation with respect to the screen and output a signal corresponding to the user operation. The controller is configured to cause a data icon and an access authority editing icon for editing an access authority of data related to the data icon to be displayed on the screen, judge a user operation with respect to the access authority editing icon based on the signal from the sensor, and change a state of the access authority of the data related to the data icon according to the user operation.11-22-2012
20080244454DISPLAY APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - The display apparatus is provided with a generating unit that generates a menu image in which selection items of a menu are geometrically arranged; and a controller that makes the menu image displayed on a screen of a display and that makes positions of the selection items in the menu image dynamically changed.10-02-2008
20080244453ICONIC EVENT TIMELINE WITH LATITUDE SNAPPING AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING THE SAME - An iconic event timeline for conveying to a user the occurrence of events during a period of time. The iconic event timeline includes a timeline area having an axis representing an interval of time, and a plurality of graphical icons positioned along the axis. Whenever graphical icons representing the same event or class of event occur along the timeline, they occur along the same plane parallel to the axis of the timeline.10-02-2008
20090265665METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING - Methods and apparatus for interactive advertising. A user may optionally select some or all of the interactive advertising for storage for later viewing or use. For example, in one embodiment, the user may have access to a personalized storage space for digital information and by, e.g., selecting a hyperlink, store the interactive advertising to the personalized storage space. The storage of particular advertisements can itself be used to select further advertisements, or may itself constitute valuable data that may be made available to advertisers or other third parties. For example, ad response rates, user feedback, and refined user model attributes may be provided to advertisers to facilitate subsequent marketing and ad delivery efforts. The selection of an advertisement may be used to influence the selection and display of subsequent advertisements to that particular user or to other similarly-characterized users as discussed below.10-22-2009
20090031253MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING MENU ICON THEREOF - A method for displaying icons on a portable device. The method includes displaying a first icon group including at least one icon on a touchscreen of the portable device, wherein at least one icon of the first icon group is selectable responsive to a detected presence of an input at a location proximate to a displayed location of the at least one icon, and displaying a second icon group including at least one icon on the touchscreen, wherein the at least one icon of the second icon group is selectable responsive to user contact with a mechanical input device, and wherein the selection of the at least one icon of the second icon group causes the first icon group to be displayed.01-29-2009
20080282194GRAPHICAL MENU INTERFACE, IMPLEMENTING METHOD THEREOF, AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A graphical menu interface, an implementing method thereof, and an operating method thereof are provided. In the implementing method of the graphical menu interface, m function groups are provided first, and each of the function groups has at least one function. Then, an operating frame related to each function group is obtained and used as the menu icon representing a corresponding function group in the graphical menu interface. Finally, there are n function groups displayed on the screen, and the corresponding operating frames are used as the menu icons of these n function groups in the graphical menu interface. As a result, users can infer the position of each function in the graphical menu interface more intuitively, and thus the convenience in operating the graphical menu is improved.11-13-2008
20080282193AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING A VIDEO CLIP ASSOCIATED WITH AN ICON THAT IS IN FOCUS - A system comprises a display and logic coupled to the display. The logic automatically begins playing a video clip associated with an icon that is in focus on the display.11-13-2008
20100058243METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DEPLOYING A SINGLE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT APPROACH ACROSS AN ENTERPRISE - A method for providing instruction relating to continuous improvement policies of an enterprise is described. The method includes displaying, on a user interface, selectable icons operable for accessing a plurality of interactive guides relating to the policies of the enterprise, receiving, via the user interface, a selection of one of the icons, accessing, based on the selection, at least one file from a database, the at least one file including enterprise policy data that is related to the received icon selection, the enterprise policy data relating to one or more continuous improvement programs adopted within the enterprise, and displaying, on the user interface, a representation of the policy data in the form of an interactive guide, the user interface configured to provide access to applicable enterprise policy information that is available to a user.03-04-2010
20090313582System, Method and Computer Program for User-Friendly Social Interaction - The present invention, in one aspect thereof, provides a computer interface whose primary directive is uncompromising simplicity and ease of use by providing a carefully selected subset of features most desirable by a new computer user. The invention teaches a method, system and computer program for navigating a software interface comprising the steps of: (a) a user being provided with one or more input means to a computer, the software interface being loaded on the computer, and the user interacting with the software interface using the one or more input means; (b) the software interface displaying one or more program options to the user, such program options being of a number manageable to the user, and each program options being represented by a readily identifiable icon that enables navigation of the program options; (c) the user selecting at most one of the program options by selecting the corresponding readily identifiable icon, the selected program option corresponding to one of a plurality of active programs, each active program represented by a consistent layout; (d) the software interface displaying one or more basic commands each relating to the active program, the basic commands each represented by a readily identifiable command icon; and (e) the user selecting one of the basic commands or returning to the display of the limited number of program options.12-17-2009
20100146448PORTABLE INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND INSTALLATION METHOD - A portable information processor wherein a menu to be easily used by a user is displayed on a relatively small screen. The portable information processor is provided with an installation section (06-10-2010
20090083667IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has an image taking part, an image data processor, a display part, a storage part, and a controller. The controller displays a curved band-like image, which is a part of a ring shape, in a left side region of the display part, and displays a menu-type identification icon image for identification of a present menu as a taking menu, a reproduction menu, or a set-up menu in an inside region, which is provided on the left side of the curved band-like region. The controller has a display parts selector for arranging a plurality of menu item icon images, which correspond to the menu-type identification icon image being displayed, and an icon image for set-up on the curved band-like image.03-26-2009
20090064046METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPLAY OF HISTORICAL DATA - The invention is directed to a system and method for displaying data associated with network appliances. Icons may be arranged in a display area in accordance with a characteristic associated with the network appliances. This characteristic may be related to location, alarm state, sensor value, or others. Further, the icons may display visual indication associated with network appliance parameters. Moreover, the icons may be superimposed on a graphical element. This element may be a map, blueprint, image, or plot. Further, a set of historical data may be replayed through the display by altering the visual indications of the icons and the graphical element in accordance with a sequence of values contained in the historical data.03-05-2009
20090144661COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED DISPLAY, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE, DESIGN AND METHOD INCLUDING SCROLLING FEATURES - An information processing apparatus includes a display unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display a dividing region dividing a main display region into two sub regions. The control unit is configured to control the display unit to display a plurality of icons in the dividing region, to change position of the dividing region in the main display region based on user input, and to display, when an icon of the plurality of icons is selected, information corresponding to the icon in at least one of the sub regions.06-04-2009
20090144660Method and apparatus for displaying local brand icons for navigation system - A method and apparatus for a navigation system displays local brand icons in such a way that a user not familiar with the local brand icons can tell the types of business that the brand icons represent through graphic representations on a screen of the navigation system. The method includes the step of creating an icon database regarding generic icons and brand icons where the icon database includes information for distinguishing a local brand icon from a national brand icon, displaying the icons over a map image on a screen of a navigation system, detecting whether there is any local brand icon displayed on the screen, and indicating a business category of a business entity using the local brand icon when the local brand icon is detected on the screen.06-04-2009
20090138824METHOD OF FLEXIBLY BLOCKING OUT BUSY-TIME IN CALENDARS - An application for use with a computer to allow a user to manage blocks of time. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to be initiated upon a first command of the user with respect to a first icon, which represents a period of time in accordance with a time resolution, or one or more of a set of second icons, which represent units of time that are each smaller than and within the period of time represented by the first icon. The GUI includes a title field, a duration field, and a plurality of qualifier fields. A controller updates the calendar of the user based on information inputted into the GUI upon a second command of the user with respect to the GUI, and a time manager manages the time block.05-28-2009
20090178006Icon Creation on Mobile Device - An icon associated with content (e.g., webpage content) is created on a mobile device. In one implementation, the content is displayed on the mobile device and an indication is received to create an icon associated with the content. All or a portion of the content is rendered into the icon, and the icon is displayed on a user interface of the mobile device.07-09-2009
20090024961INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A technique is provided in which the presence of application software stored in a recording medium can be effectively presented to a user. An icon processor acquires a first icon image indicating game software which can be installed is present, from a recording medium. A menu screen creator creates on a default background image a menu screen in which the first icon and another icon image are arranged. When an input receiving unit receives operation information indicating an operation for selecting the first icon image is performed, a background image processor directs the menu screen creator to switch the default background image to the first background image acquired from the recording medium. When the input receiving unit receives operation information indicating an operation for determining the first icon image is performed, the background image processor directs the menu screen creator to switch the first background image to a second background image acquired from the recording medium.01-22-2009
20090199134MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a mobile communication apparatus includes: a display unit that displays a menu screen on which a plurality of icons are arranged as cells in a matrix; an input unit configured to operate a cursor for selecting at least one of the icons; a storage unit that stores priority levels of respective cells, the priority levels indicating priority for assigning the icons into the cells; and a control unit that re-assigns the icons to the cells in order of the priority levels according to the number of selecting operations for the respective icons.08-06-2009
20090049408Location-based visualization of geo-referenced context - Apparatuses and methods for location-based visualization of geo-reference content are provided. Apparatus may include logic for causing a display of a map having at least one tag displayed therewith, and logic for causing the display of a set of content objects in response to selection of the tag, the set of content objects associated with the tag and the geographical location of the map. The content objects may be displayed in a viewing window adjacent the map and selectable by a user. The content objects may be filtered by a user, e.g., indicating that a content object is incorrectly tagged or geo-referenced. The apparatus may dynamically update the content based on user interaction. The set of tags and content objects displayed may vary based on a particular zoom level and associated tags may be displayed in response to selection of a tag and/or a content object.02-19-2009
20110145764Menu Screen Display Method and Menu Screen Display Device - An instruction acquisition unit acquires a menu display instruction in a menu screen display device. When the menu display instruction is acquired while a game program is running, a menu-screen generating unit displays, by a function of a system, on a television set a second system menu screen in which an end icon for terminating the running game program is inserted in between a plurality of content icons that are arranged in a line in a first system menu screen and displayed. The instruction acquisition unit acquires the selection of the displayed end icon from a user. When the selection of the end icon is acquired, a menu screen constituting unit terminates the running game program and displays on the television set a first system menu screen by deleting the end icon from the second system menu screen.06-16-2011
20110225547CONTROL OF TIMING FOR ANIMATIONS IN DYNAMIC ICONS - Dynamic icons are described that can employ animations, such as visual effects, audio, and other content that change with time. If multiple animations are scheduled to occur simultaneously, the timing of the animations can be controlled so that timing overlap of the animations is reduced. For example, the starting times of the animations can be staggered so that multiple animations are not initiated too close in time. It has been found that too much motion in the user interface can be distracting and cause confusion amongst users.09-15-2011
20090055776POSITION BASED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL LOCATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A tangible machine-readable media having encoded machine-executable instructions adapted to provide a method for displaying arrays of user-selectable elements is described, the method comprising: receiving instructions providing data about a geographical and/or celestial position; and displaying an array of user-selectable elements, the array of user-selectable elements being adapted to group user-selectable elements related to the position. A system and an interface providing position related array of user-selectable elements is also described. An array of user-selectable elements separating user-selectable elements in portions of time and displaying advertising is similarly disclosed therein.02-26-2009
20080263478System for viewing complex data - The present invention comprises a computer program and system that is designed to allow a user to view complex data easily. The program is targeted at displaying information that represents the movement of information from one place, computer, data store, or account, to another. Examples of things that can be viewed include E-mails, Phone Records, Accounting Records and others. This can be used for investigation purposes, since it allows the ties between employees to be uncovered quickly. Equally important for investigations is the ability to change the focus from the owner of the mailbox to that of the correspondents. This allows the tracking of activities of the outside contact in the organization. This would also be useful for viewing ones own mailbox, when you know that you're looking for a memo that came from someone in particular, this visual representation makes it much easier to traverse emails than conventional list formats.10-23-2008
20110231800IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes: a display portion that is capable of: displaying in an icon display area, icons that correspond to function buttons for calling out setting screens for setting functions installed on the image processing apparatus, being organized in groups by function attribute; and displaying in a function button display area, function buttons that correspond to some of the icons, which exist at a position that a user points to; a position identification portion that identifies the position that a user points to in the icon display area; and a display controller that makes the display portion display: the icons in the icon display area; the function buttons that correspond to the icons existing at the position identified by the position identification portion, in the function button display area; and state information indicating the current state of at least one of the functions and/or attribute information indicating the current attribute of at least one of the functions, on/near a function button of the function and/or on/near an icon corresponding to this function button.09-22-2011
20110225548REORDERING NODES IN A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE - This disclosure describes a user interface and methods for quickly and easily modifying graphical content. Specifically, content having a hierarchical format may be received in a content pane. The hierarchical format may include one or more hierarchical levels and a plurality of content portions occupying one or more hierarchical positions within each of the one or more hierarchical levels. Further, a graphical definition may be applied to the content creating graphical content. As will be appreciated, the graphical content may comprise a hierarchical structure corresponding to the hierarchical format of the content. The hierarchical structure may include a plurality of nodes occupying one or more node positions within each of one or more node levels. A content portion occupying a hierarchical position may be reordered within a hierarchical level and may automatically cause a corresponding node in a corresponding node position to be reordered within a corresponding node level.09-15-2011
20090106697SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSUMER-GENERATED MEDIA REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - A method implementable in at least one electronic device coupled to a network and a display device, includes receiving, over the network, a data set, receiving, from a user, a selection of a first topic, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of network sites hosting commentary of the first topic and an authority level of each site of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, an authority level of each site of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of authors providing the commentary hosted by the plurality of network sites, determining, based on the data set, an authority level of each author of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, a value characterizing an opinion of each author on the first topic.04-23-2009
20090222766CONTROLLING ACCESS TO FEATURES OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A mobile terminal comprising a display unit; and a controller configured to selectively display one or more menu icons associated with an object displayed on the display unit, in response to the object being selected, wherein the one or more menu icons have a functional or informational association with the selected object, such that further selection of the menu icons provides additional information about the selected object or establishment of a dynamic relationship between the selected object and the one or more menu icons results in performance of an operation related to the selected object.09-03-2009
20090254865GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR ACCESSING INFORMATION ORGANIZED BY CONCENTRIC CLOSED PATHS - A graphical user interface for a computer system having a plurality of icons, each icon representing an activity. A display controller launches the activity associated with a selected icon when selected. An organization algorithm directs a processor of the computer system to arrange the plurality of icons along a sequence of consecutive closed paths, each closed path representing an organizational level of associated activities.10-08-2009
20130219342MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND APPLICATION EXECUTION CONTROL METHOD - A mobile terminal device includes an image generating module which generates a first image by which an user selects one of contact objects respectively correlated to contact information and a second image by which the user selects one of application programs utilizing contact information, and displays the first image and the second image on a display module; a receiving module which receives a first operation with respect to the first image and a second operation with respect to the second image; and an executing module which executes a processing of activating the application program selected by the second operation, and of applying, to the activated application program, the contact information correlated to the contact object selected by the first operation, as contact information to be utilized in the activated application program, based on a determination that the first operation and the second operation are received by the receiving module.08-22-2013
20080307361SELECTION USER INTERFACE - Selection of visualization objects, such as icons, is represented by a flowing selection boundary. The region enclosed by the selection boundary can include a display properly, e.g., color and/or texture. The display property may be adjusted in response to an identified event, e.g., the presence of a cursor or a pending and/or active operation.12-11-2008
20080307360Multi-Dimensional Desktop - A graphical user interface has a back surface disposed from viewing surface to define a depth, and one or more one or more side surfaces extend from the back surface to the viewing surface. An icon receptacle is disposed on one or more of the side surfaces, and one or more icons are disposed within the icon receptacle. The one or more icons correspond to one or more desktop items.12-11-2008
20080307363Browsing or Searching User Interfaces and Other Aspects - User interfaces for browsing and/or searching are described. In one embodiment, a method includes displaying a first display area for display representations of documents matching a search query, the first display area configured to display content of the documents which can have a plurality of different types of content including at least one of text-based content and a folder, and displaying a second display area for selecting a selected document to be displayed in the first display area. Other embodiments are also described, and computer readable media and apparatuses are also described.12-11-2008
20080307359Grouping Graphical Representations of Objects in a User Interface - Graphical representations of distinct system objects are associated into a group. The group is displayed in a user interface as a graphical element having one or more views. The group can be collapsed into a stack and gestures can be applied to group. Operations are performed on the group in response to user inputs. A selection of the group causes a control to appear in a graphical use interface. The control identities the operations that can be applied to the group.12-11-2008
20100185986System and Method for Displaying Data File Properties in an Information Handling System - Systems and methods for displaying data file properties within a user interface system are disclosed. An information handling system may include a display device and a user interface system. The user interface system may be configured to access data defining a plurality of different data file properties; establish a collection of data files, where each data file corresponds to one of the data file properties; associate a data file icon with each data file in the collection; and establish a plurality of different icon visual effects, where each different icon visual effect corresponds to one of the data file properties. The user interface system may be further configured to apply the icon visual effect to the data file icon associated with each data file in the collection, and to display a representation of the collection, including displaying the visually effected data file icon for each data file in the collection.07-22-2010
20090077500WEB SPACES NAVIGATION MODULE - A navigation bar in connection with the web space is generated based on the type of user and the control setting of the web space and includes one or more controls for navigating the web space. A client accessing the web space receives and renders the generated navigation bar. The navigation bar is responsive to an input device of the client and accepts a selection of at least one of the controls from the navigation bar via the input device. The selected control navigates to a predetermined portion of the web space.03-19-2009
20100162171VISUAL ADDRESS BOOK AND DIALER - A method may include associating a plurality of graphical images with a plurality of contacts in a device having contact management functionality and displaying the plurality of graphical images to a user. The method may further include receiving a user selection of one of the plurality of graphical images; and initiating voice-based communication with the contact associated with the selected graphical image.06-24-2010
20100088643DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus and method provides different animations or effects when screens of different groups of icons are switched. This technique prevents a user for mistakenly assuming that icons on different screens necessarily are related to each other, even if they occupy the same location on the screen.04-08-2010
20100269069METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ASSOCIATING AND MAINTAINING STATE INFORMATION FOR APPLICATIONS - An approach is provided for associating applications, such as widgets. Presentation of one or more icons representing respectively one or more widgets is initiated. An input signal is detected in response to a user selecting the one or more widgets. A determination is made of a common action for application to the selected widgets based on the input signal. The application includes a data component relating to combinability of the one or more widgets. In one embodiment, state information about a first application (e.g., widget) is generated. Reporting of the state information is provided to a presence service for access by a second application (e.g., widget).10-21-2010
20090327966ENTERING AN OBJECT INTO A MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile terminal for entering an object from a set of objects into the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can include: a display configured to display, in a first display state, a display area that is divided into a plurality of individually selectable fields that are arranged in a first matrix pattern, and further configured to display, within each of the individually selectable fields of only one of the rows or columns of the first matrix pattern, a plurality of objects such that all the objects together form a second matrix pattern, wherein each of the individually selectable fields represent a particular object having a position within the second matrix pattern which corresponds to the position of the individually selectable field within the first matrix pattern; and an input device configured to determine a position of a pointer with respect to the plurality of individually selectable fields, wherein the pointer is moveable to either of the individually selectable fields for selection of the object represented by the selected field. A corresponding method, computer program product and user interface are also presented.12-31-2009
20110066983ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SHORTCUT INTERFACE - Disclosed is an electronic device and method for providing a shortcut interface. In the method, a control unit of the device allots a shortcut key to a shortcut target item among items displayed in a display region, depending on shortcut target item information used to distinguish the shortcut target item in the items. Then the control unit displays the shortcut key in the display region. When the shortcut key is selected, the control unit performs a particular function of the shortcut target item to which the selected shortcut key is allotted.03-17-2011
20110066982Hierarchical Model for Web Browser Navigation - Embodiments of the present invention enable navigation in a web browser to be supported by a session browse history. In embodiments, a session browse history may be an n-ary tree data structure. Embodiments of the present invention integrated into a browser enable a user to access a session browse history tree via browser UI displays such as a navigation bar, a main tool bar, or a combination thereof. In embodiments, a session browse history tree may be exported to persistent storage, and may be imported into and integrated with an active session browse history tree. In embodiments, a stored session browse history tree may be updated in response to handling a caught browser event such as a “browser refresh” event, and in response to processing a user-initiated “go to” request from the browser UI. In embodiments, a currently stored session browse history tree may be returned in response to a request received from the browser UI.03-17-2011
20090222767OPERATING SYSTEM LAUNCH MENU PROGRAM LISTING - An operating system program launch menu, such as a Start menu, provides various mechanisms for a user to quickly and efficiently locate and launch desired data items such as programs, data files, storage locations, and the like. A search box within the program launch menu may be used to quickly locate programs, documents, communications, and other data items. An auto-complete feature may be used, e.g., when the user restricts the locations searched for the user-entered search text. A most commonly used program list may include programs based on various criteria including both frequency of use and recent use, thereby always including a most recently used item. An all programs view may display programs and documents in a hosted-tree view within the original confines of the program launch menu, thereby negating the need to open sub-menus on top of a large portion of the desktop displayed on the display device.09-03-2009
20080229246DIGITAL SYSTEM FOR PLASTIC AND COSMETIC SURGERY - A system for plastic surgery comprises entering patient information (09-18-2008
20130132905REMOTE PAINT MIXING CONTROLLER - A virtual canvas is displayed at a graphical user interface of a touch-enabled device, a virtual canvas. A plurality of color indicia is displayed. A first input that selects a first selected color from the plurality of color indicia is received. A first positional input indicating a first position at which the first selected color is displayed is also received. A second input that selects a second selected color from the plurality of color indicia is received. A second positional input indicating a second position at which the second selected color is displayed is received at the virtual canvas. A mixed color based on first selected color and the second selected color is generated if the first position overlaps the second position. The mixed color is sent from the touch-enabled device to a computing device through a network.05-23-2013
20130132906ICON INTERACTION APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - An apparatus comprising: 05-23-2013
20120272190Method and System for Graphically Enabled Service Oriented Architecture - The system relates to a method for graphically organizing and orchestrating mission-related services during mission execution. In one aspect of the method, a plurality of individual services are selected and stored in a registry. The individual services are then associated with a graphical representation and interface definition. In another aspect, the graphical representation of each service is displayed to a user, who can then interconnect the services using a display, thereby creating a mission-related application.10-25-2012
20130139109MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a display unit including a touchscreen; a memory configured to store a specific application, an application icon for executing the specific application, and a first widget application displaying a partial executed function of the specific application; and a controller configured to when receiving a first touch gesture on the application icon, execute the specific application, and when receiving a second touch gesture on the application icon that is different than the first touch gesture, control the display unit to display the first widget application on the touchscreen.05-30-2013
20110010671METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING SELECTION OF AN ITEM FROM A PLURALITY OF ITEMS - The method of the invention enables selection of an item (01-13-2011
20130145323SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSUMER-GENERATED MEDIA REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - A method implementable in at least one electronic device coupled to a network and a display device, includes receiving, over the network, a data set, receiving, from a user, a selection of a first topic, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of network sites hosting commentary of the first topic and an authority level of each site of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, an authority level of each site of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of authors providing the commentary hosted by the plurality of network sites, determining, based on the data set, an authority level of each author of the plurality, determining, based on the data set, a value characterizing an opinion of each author on the first topic.06-06-2013
20100333032SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE ON A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A wireless communications device provides users with opportunities to access interactive media guidance or other applications and to control interactive media guidance applications running on user equipment. The wireless communications device may have a touch-sensitive screen with controls that are coordinated with the features of the interactive media guidance or other applications. The wireless communications device may function as a remote controller for user equipment.12-30-2010
20100333033PROCESSING GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI) OBJECTS - A computer apparatus and method for processing GUI objects is provided. The computer apparatus may include a recognition module and an object pick-up module. The recognition module may be configured to recognize a predetermined graphic mark on a GUI. The object pick-up module may be configured to pick up a GUI object having the predetermined graphic mark embedded therein.12-30-2010
20100333036INTEGRATED INTERFACE DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING INTEGRATED INTERFACE DEVICE - In conventional technologies, a display area of a screen cannot be used efficiently since icons or the like which display the hierarchical positions are displayed in the shape of a cross on the screen, particularly, a content list is displayed in a single column despite that there are vacant areas in the four directions of an interface whereon the icons or the like are displayed in the shape of a cross and the vacant areas cannot be used efficiently. Provided is an integrated interface device for performing a hierarchical operation for specifying a desired content list. The interface device has a function to display a content list, a content specified by the content list, or the like by efficiently using a vacant area in a lower part of the display by displaying icons which display a hierarchical relationship, for example, “display in a row”, in an upper part of the screen, thereby clearing a large space in the lower part of the display.12-30-2010
20110029926Generating a visualization of reviews according to distance associations between attributes and opinion words in the reviews - Representations of reviews regarding at least one offering of an enterprise are received, wherein the representations of the reviews contain attributes and opinion words. Distance associations between the attributes and the opinion words in the representations are determined according to a distance mapping strategy that uses distances between the attributes and the opinion words in a section. A visualization of the reviews is generated according to the determined associations.02-03-2011
20110029927Emulating Fundamental Forces of Physics on a Virtual, Touchable Object - An approach is provided that receives a gesture from a user with the gesture being directed at a graphical user interface element. The gesture is received by the user at a touch-enabled display screen. Emulated physics properties are retrieved that correspond to the selected graphical user interface element. The system detects a speed and a direction from the received gesture and, based on this information, determines an initial trajectory of the selected graphical user interface element. The initial trajectory is adjusted based on the retrieved emulated physics properties with the movement of the element being rendered on the display screen based upon the adjusted trajectory.02-03-2011
20110113377MODERNIZATION OF LEGACY APPLICATIONS USING DYNAMIC ICONS - Methods, systems, and techniques for automatically allocating and dynamically determining icons for placement on legacy task output as part of modernizing such tasks are provided. These enhanced modernization techniques may be used for many different applications to automatically provide graphical enhancement to legacy applications in ways heretofore not pragmatically possible because of the sheer volume of menus in typical enterprise scenarios running legacy applications. Example embodiments provide a Role-Based Modernization System (“RBMS”), which uses these enhanced modernization techniques to provide role-based modernization of menu-based legacy applications.05-12-2011
20110041096MANIPULATION OF GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS VIA GESTURES - A method of operating a graphical user interface of a computing device is disclosed. The method comprises displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) element on the touch sensitive display screen. The method further comprises in response to receiving touch input data indicative of a one-touch gesture mapping the one-touch gesture to a corresponding GUI element function. The method further comprises in response to receiving touch input data indicative of a multi-touch gesture, mapping the multi-touch gesture to the corresponding GUI element function. The method further comprises transforming display of the GUI element on the touch sensitive display screen based on the corresponding GUI element function.02-17-2011
20110126158SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING PIXEL-BASED REVERSE ENGINEERING OF INTERFACE STRUCTURE - Systems and methods for implementing real-time pixel-based reverse engineering of interface structures are disclosed herein. The system uses the pixels representing widgets and content of a user interface to analyze, interpret, and/or enhance the interface without requiring cooperation from the interface. The system captures pixel data and reverse engineers the composition and structure of the interface from the captured pixel data. Using the reverse engineered interface, generated based on the captured pixel data, the facility can identify and record user interactions with the interface, modify the display of the interface to meet user requirements, preferences, or customization options, or enhance the interface to provide functionality not otherwise available, etc. The system can perform these processes across a variety of interfaces regardless of their underlying implementation and without any modifications to the interface.05-26-2011
20100138790Electronic Programming Guide With Selectable Categories - An electronic content guide may organize content such as television programs into categories and subcategories. The categories and subcategories may be topical as well as time-based. As a result, the user can select a given time-based criteria and within that time-based criteria select topical subcategories. As a result, the number of programs that may be displayed in any given graphical user interface may be reduced to a manageable level. This may be done without requiring a great deal of scrolling to view selected categories, subcategories and particular programs.06-03-2010
20100223579IPHONE APPLICATION DISGUISER - A system and method is provided to hide one or more selected iPhone apps and provide secure access to the hidden apps.09-02-2010
20090327965SELECTION OF ITEMS IN A VIRTUALIZED VIEW - Disclosed herein is a system and method for selecting items or tiles when they are displayed using a virtualized display window. The system uses the row relative coordinates of each tile to determine whether those tiles were selected by the user. As the user scrolls or moves off of the originally displayed window, information related to the unrealized tiles that were once realized is stored so that selection of unrealized tiles is possible. Typically, the user will select tiles by indicating a starting point and drawing a rectangle to the desired ending point. Information related to the tiles that are intersected by the rectangle or enclosed in the rectangle are stored for use in the selection process in case those tiles are unrealized during the selection process. Once the tiles have been selected the user can perform operations on the selected tiles in a customary fashion.12-31-2009
20100070926MOTION ACTIVATED CONTENT CONTROL FOR MEDIA SYSTEM - A media system is described including a graphical display that presents an iconic menu and a textual menu. The iconic menu includes a plurality of icons arranged in a two-dimensional collection, where each icon provides access to media content. The textual menu includes a structured textual list that provides access to a media library including the media content. The iconic menu may be unlocked responsive to a first user input received at the user input device and may be locked responsive to a second user input received at the user input device. The plurality of icons of the iconic menu may be shuffled relative to each other without shuffling the structured textual list responsive to motion of the media system. The plurality of icons may be maintained in a fixed relative arrangement even if motion of the media system occurs if the iconic menu is locked.03-18-2010
20110252379MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND PROGRAM SELECTION METHOD - A portable terminal apparatus which can select terminal operations such as the activation of programs, the switching of the programs and the ending of the programs with a reduced number of times of operation of the operation buttons is provided. The portable terminal apparatus includes link information storage means 10-13-2011
20110252376Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Concurrently Open Software Applications - A method includes displaying a first application view. A first input is detected, and an application view selection mode is entered for selecting one of concurrently open applications for display in a corresponding application view. An initial group of open application icons in a first predefined area and at least a portion of the first application view adjacent to the first predefined area are concurrently displayed. The initial group of open application icons corresponds to at least some of the concurrently open applications. A gesture is detected on a respective open application icon in the first predefined area, and a respective application view for a corresponding application is displayed without concurrently displaying an application view for any other application in the concurrently open applications. The open application icons in the first predefined area cease to be displayed, and the application view selection mode is exited.10-13-2011
20110078632INSPECTION INFORMATION ADMINISTERING SYSTEM, INSPECTION INFORMATION ADMINISTERING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An inspection information administering system for recording and managing various kinds of information about an inspection, includes: a selection unit which selects a piece of information to be referred to or edited; and a display unit which displays a reference/edition screen corresponding to the piece of information selected by the selection unit. The selection unit can select a plurality of pieces of information. The display unit displays reference/edition screens corresponding to a plurality of pieces of information in different display regions simultaneously and respectively, when the plurality of pieces of information are selected by the selection unit.03-31-2011
20110252375Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Folders - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device moves a first object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects across the display to a location on the display that is proximate to a second object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects. In response to detecting that the first input meets predefined folder-creation criteria while the first object is proximate to the second object, the device creates a folder that contains the first object and the second object.10-13-2011
20110252374Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Folders - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device moves a first object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects across the display to a location on the display that is proximate to a second object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects. In response to detecting that the first input meets predefined folder-creation criteria while the first object is proximate to the second object, the device creates a folder that contains the first object and the second object.10-13-2011
20110252372Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Folders - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device moves a first object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects across the display to a location on the display that is proximate to a second object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects. In response to detecting that the first input meets predefined folder-creation criteria while the first object is proximate to the second object, the device creates a folder that contains the first object and the second object.10-13-2011
20110252371SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST BOOT OF COMPUTER - A user can select an instant on power key to cause a computer to quickly boot an instant on O.S. with greater capability than previously afforded for fast boot. The instant on O.S. can access the “C” drive and the user can choose the image for a home icon of a UI. The UI can present icons of function categories in a sequence determined by the frequency with which the user selects the categories. One click file sharing is provided, as is secure login in the instant on mode, if the user so desires.10-13-2011
20100325584Method and System for Facilitating the Review of Electronic Documents - A method and system is provided for facilitating the review of electronic documents such as patent, trademark and design documents. Example embodiments of methods provide a business context for performing the review, a role within the business context together with the event that is the reason for the review to be requested.12-23-2010
20100281431INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - An information processing device displays in a display area a key image indicating a key to which a process is allocated as a soft key. In the information processing device, a key to which a process is allocated can be changed. The information processing device changes display mode based on the display mode. For example, if processes are allocated to keys K11-04-2010
20100100850METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS - Methods and apparatus are provided to control a plurality of applications on a computer having a graphical user interface using a control application installed in addition to an operating system of the computer. An object, representing the control application and having a first sensitive area, is displayed within the graphical user interface. A first user input is received at the first sensitive area on the object. A window slides from the object and includes a plurality of icons corresponding to the plurality of applications while the first sensitive area continues to be displayed. A second user input is received in the window corresponding to at least one of the plurality of icons. At least one of the applications is then controlled based on the second user input.04-22-2010
20080307362Desktop Filter - A desktop operable to display one or more system objects is modified using one or more filters, operable to modify the presentation of the one or more system objects.12-11-2008
20120204131ENHANCED APPLICATION LAUNCHER INTERFACE FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and method for providing application objects on a mobile computing device is disclosed. The method comprises automatically determining one or more categories for newly installed applications. Application meta-information about a library of installed applications, including meta-information associated with the newly installed applications, is maintained. The meta-information also includes category information. The method further comprises providing an application launch interface that presents selectable objects of individual applications that comprise the library of installed applications. Providing the application launch interface includes automatically organizing the selectable objects of individual applications by category, so that the selectable objects are displayed by category.08-09-2012
20090138823Handheld electronic device and associated method employing a graphical user interface to output on a display virtually stacked groups of selectable objects - A handheld electronic device and an improved method employ a GUI to depict a plurality of selectable objects on a display. The selectable objects are arranged in groups, with at least one of the groups being depicted on the display at any given time. The groups are arranged in rings, and the rings are in a virtually stacked arrangement, which enables the user to progressively depict one group of selectable objects after the next. An indicator and a large background, individually or in combination, indicate to the user which ring of selectable objects from the plurality of stacked rings is currently active.05-28-2009
20080313568DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA PLAYBACK APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A digital multimedia playback apparatus and a control method thereof in which a user starts touching, on a touch screen, one of an item and a function icon ends touching the other one of the item and function icon to control the items and functions displayed thereon. The digital multimedia playback apparatus includes a touch screen to change the state of the item to the state that corresponds to the function icon; thus, the user can more easily edit files or the like.12-18-2008
20110161883METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY GROUPING ITEMS IN APPLICATIONS - Techniques for dynamically grouping items include determining context associated with each group comprising one or more items; and determining current context at a device. In response to determining that prompted prompt is presented for input to indicate an item, a suggested group is determined based on the current context at the device and relevance of a context associated with the suggested group. The suggested group is presented. In some embodiments, prompted prompt is presented to name a suggested group; and, in response, data indicating the suggested group is stored as a permanent group associated with the name. In some embodiments, relevance is determined for each item of a group. A group avatar is generated based on M images associated with the items that have the most relevance.06-30-2011
20110179387Event Recognition - While displaying one or more views of a first software application, an electronic device detects a sequence of touch inputs. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that at least one gesture recognizer in the first software application recognizes a first portion of the sequence, delivers the sequence to the first software application without delivering the sequence to a second software application, and in accordance with a determination that a first gesture recognizer in the first software application recognizes the sequence, processes the sequence with the first gesture recognizer. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that no gesture recognizer in the first software application recognizes the first portion, delivers the sequence to the second software application, and in accordance with a determination that a second gesture recognizer in the second software application recognizes the sequence, processes the sequence with the second gesture recognizer.07-21-2011
20110047510MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN COMPOSITION METHOD FOR THE SAME - A mobile terminal and screen composition method for the same are provided. The screen composition method may compose distinct screens having different icons and arrangements according to various collected information in relation to time, location and others, and output a screen that is adapted to the current situation. Hence, the user may use the mobile terminal in an easy and convenient manner.02-24-2011
20120311500Graphical User Interfaces for Displaying Media Items - Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) for a digital media player application are disclosed. In one aspect, a GUI is generated that presents a “histogram view” of digital media items of a digital media source. The histogram view associates visual representations of the digital media items with a media attribute, such as associating songs with a recording artist who recorded the songs. In another aspect, a GUI is generated that presents a “stack view” including stacks of visual representations of digital media items that are associated with a media attribute, such as a playlist or artist. The stacks of visual representations can be scrubbed by a user (e.g., using a touch gesture) to select digital media items in the stack for playback.12-06-2012
20120311499Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Accessing an Application in a Locked Device - While an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface is in a locked, passcode-protected state, the device displays a lock screen user interface on the display. The lock screen user interface includes a plurality of restricted application launch icons, each restricted application launch icon corresponding to an application. The device also detects user input to activate a respective restricted application launch icon; and, in response to detecting the user input to activate the respective restricted application launch icon, starts a restricted session for a respective application that corresponds to the respective restricted application launch icon, wherein the respective application is configured to generate one or more content items while in the restricted session, and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for applications in the device other than the respective application.12-06-2012
20110055764IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT CAN BE REMOTELY CONTROLLED AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - An image processing apparatus that enables to distinguish whether an execution of a process in the image processing apparatus needs a user's operation on the image processing apparatus. A storage unit stores setting information for executing a function of the image processing apparatus. An execution unit executes the function according to the setting information. A determination unit determines whether a user's operation to the image processing apparatus is required when the execution unit executes the function according to the setting information. An addition unit adds attribute information, which shows whether to permit to automatically execute the function according to the setting information based on an instruction from the information processing apparatus, to the setting information according to a determination result. A sending unit sends the setting information to which the additional unit has added the attribute information to the information processing apparatus.03-03-2011
20110055763Information Processing Apparatus, Display Method, and Display Program - This application discloses systems and methods for receiving information associated with a first set of processing instructions and presenting a second icon indicating a change in status of data associated with the first set of processing instructions. A user selection of one of a first icon or the second icon may then be received. The selection of the first icon may cause execution of the first set of processing instructions, whereas selection of the second icon may cause execution of a second set of processing instructions.03-03-2011
20110055761SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING SETS OF MODEL OBJECTS VIA UNIFIED MANAGEMENT INTERFACE - Embodiments relate to a unified management interface and related resources for managing sets of model objects. A modeling client can host modeling logic and an application programming interface (API) to create, access, manipulate, and import/export modeling objects used in modeling applications, such as engineering, medical, financial, and other modeling platforms. The source data accepted into the modeling client can include consumer or business-level applications, whose spreadsheet, database or other content can be extracted and encapsulated in object-oriented format, such as extensible markup language (XML) format. A graphical control application can be used to manage one or more sets of modeling objects from a unified interface, to permit, for instance, the selection and configuration of the connections, activation status, security settings, and/or other attributes of model objects. The management interface can be used to control how the model objects and other resources can exchange outputs, share internal data, and otherwise operate.03-03-2011
20110191718Link Gestures - Techniques involving gestures and other functionality are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs to a computing device. A variety of different gestures are contemplated, including bimodal gestures (e.g., using more than one type of input) and single modal gestures. Additionally, the gesture techniques may be configured to leverage these different input types to increase the amount of gestures that are made available to initiate operations of a computing device.08-04-2011
20100333035INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROGRAM THEREOF AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING THE PROGRAM - This invention relates to an information processing apparatus being able to execute first and second functions and set the processing conditions of each function by using a user interface, and a control method of the information processing apparatus. In a case that either of the first and second functions is selected, an application common to both the first and second functions is launched, and a user interface window generated based on common data corresponding to the application is displayed. The processing conditions of the selected function can be set from the user interface window.12-30-2010
20100333031MANAGING MULTIPLE VIRTUAL WORLD ACCOUNTS FROM A SINGLE VIRTUAL LOBBY INTERFACE - A virtual lobby client automatically interfaces with multiple virtual world instances, each provided by a separate virtual world provider from among a plurality of virtual world providers, each interfaced with to access a separate one from among a plurality of virtual world accounts, to retrieve a separate selection of inventory items from each of the plurality of virtual world accounts. The virtual lobby client renders an inventory directory index of each separate selection of inventory items collectively within a single lobby interface of the virtual lobby client with at least one selectable option for managing each of the items in the inventory directory from the single lobby interface. The virtual lobby client renders, within the single lobby interface, a separate graphical portal from among a plurality of graphical portals for each of the plurality of virtual accounts, wherein entry of each of the separate graphical portals from the single lobby interface triggers the virtual lobby client to automatically open a virtual world specific interface window into a particular virtual world instance from among the plurality of virtual world instances provided under the particular virtual world account associated with the entered graphical portal.12-30-2010
20110138330DISPLAY OF RELATIONAL DATASETS - Displaying and navigating items in an ordered list within a graphical user interface for viewing and utilizing the data are disclosed. An ordered list of data items can be used to generate an icon that represents the contents of the list. The icon can comprise images that best represent the items in the ordered list by choosing images associated with the highest ranked items in the ordered list. When the ordered list is selected by selecting the icon with a pointing device or keyboard the icon transforms to display an image of a currently selected data item with navigational controls. The navigational controls can receive inputs from a pointing device or keyboard to allow a user to navigate or browse through the items in the list without having to open a new view.06-09-2011
20110138331METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MEDIA CONTENT SEARCHING CAPABILITIES - A method including receiving a user selection of a first media content, determining a second media content based on characteristics of the first media content in relation to characteristics of the second media content, and determining a third media content based on the characteristics of the second media content in relation to characteristics of the third media content. The method further includes causing, at least in part, display of a first icon representing the second media content and a second icon representing the third media content.06-09-2011
20100333034Handheld device, method, and computer program product for user selecting control component of application program - Methods, systems, e.g., handheld device(s), and computer-program products are disclosed for a user selecting a control component, e.g., a control unit, of an application program. A plurality of available control components can be detected. A shortcut key can be assigned to each detected control component. The assigned shortcut key corresponding to each detected control component can be displayed. An instruction can be transmitted, responsive to one of the shortcut keys being initiated by the user, to the application program to select the corresponding control component.12-30-2010
20110093816DATA DISPLAY METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE ADAPTED TO THERETO - A shortcut icon display method and a mobile device adapted to the method are provided. The method includes displaying, if a group icon including at least two icons is selected, at least two icons included in the group icon, and performing a function corresponding to a selected one of at least two displayed icons. The method displays a number of icons on a screen once so that the user can easily select grouped icons.04-21-2011
20110145765MENU NAVIGATION METHOD, APPARATUS AND USER INTERFACE HAVING MENU NAVIGATION FUNCTION, AND RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON PROGRAM FOR EXECUTING THE MENU NAVIGATION METHOD - Provided are a menu navigation method using a user interface (UI), an apparatus and UI having a menu navigation function, and a computer readable recording medium having recorded thereon a program for executing the menu navigation method. The menu navigation method includes: displaying a first screen on which at least one menu item is arranged based on an arc type line; and when a menu item is selected based on the first screen, displaying the selected menu item on an inner side of the arc type line and displaying a second screen on which at least one menu item is arranged on an outer side of the arc type line, wherein the at least one menu item of the second screen is at least one lower layer menu item of the selected menu item.06-16-2011
20090187861IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An image pickup apparatus allows a user to quickly find a changed setting value in a list screen after the user changes the setting value of a desired setting item and returns to the list screen. When a rightward direction button is pressed with the list screen being displayed on a display unit, a setting screen of a drive mode is displayed. When a desired drive mode is selected in the setting screen by using a rightward or leftward direction button, an icon is displayed in a predetermined color for indicating selection. When the setting is activated by a set button, a highlight is displayed on the icon in order to indicate activation. After the highlight is displayed for a predetermined period of time, the screen is changed to the list screen, and the previously set drive mode is highlighted so that the user quickly recognizes the changed drive mode.07-23-2009
20090300549RELATIONSHIP-BASED AND CONTEXT-BASED USER INTERFACES FOR EXCHANGING DATA - A system and method for presenting an interface to a user of a mobile device, the interface allowing a user to identify and select data that is to be transmitted to another mobile device. In some embodiments, the interface generated by the system allows the user to select data for transmission based on relationship associations. The relationship associations, for example, may include pre-defined groupings of data that are tailored to a specific relationship between the user and another person. Accordingly, the user may employ the interface to quickly locate data that would be appropriate to transmit given the particular relationship between the user and the person to receive the data. In some embodiments, the interface generated by the system allows the user to select data for transmission based on context associations. Individual context associations may contain a smaller subset of data corresponding to a specific relationship association.12-03-2009
20100023892USER-INTEREST DRIVEN LAUNCHING PAD OF MOBILE APPLICATION AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - Provided is a user-interest driven launching pad of a mobile application and method of operating the same. The user-interest driven launching pad inputs metadata of data elements related to a mobile device, forms a set of data elements having the same metadata, marks the set of data elements with user-interest reflecting tags, and executes the mobile application relating to the set of data elements.01-28-2010
20100017754Iconic Graphical Method for Displaying Complex Information - The present invention is directed to a method of providing information regarding a patient's use of medications, the method including the step of providing a graphical icon relating to the medication, the graphical icon including at least one indicator relating to the patient's use of the medication. The least one indicator preferably provides information such as dosage information, duration information, compliance information, and impression information.01-21-2010
20130014059MULTIMEDIA PLAYER AND MENU SCREEN DISPLAY METHOD - A menu management unit relates items of contents received from a storage unit to multiple folder icons 01-10-2013
20110307833Control Selection Approximation - A method includes displaying a user interface of an application on a device's touch-sensitive display. The user interface includes a plurality of regions, including a respective region at a respective hierarchy level. The respective region has two or more child regions at a hierarchy level below the respective hierarchy level. The method includes detecting a first contact at a location that corresponds to the respective region and that does not correspond to any of the two or more child regions. When the application is configured to process the first contact, not in conjunction with the respective region, but in conjunction with at least one child region of the two or more child regions, the method includes identifying a respective child region in accordance with positions of the child regions relative to the location, and processing the first contact in conjunction with the identified respective child region using the application.12-15-2011
20110314422USER INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR OBJECT MANAGEMENT - A computing device includes a processor executing instructions to provide a graphical user interface displayed on a display device and for facilitating navigation through a collection of files stored in a storage device, the user interface including a primary icon displayed on the display device and representing a selected file, a temporal axis defined across at least a portion of the primary icon, and one or more secondary icons displayed on the display device, each representing a respective additional file, the secondary icons being positioned separate from the primary icon, wherein the secondary icons are arranged along the temporal axis in temporal order of each additional file represented by the secondary icons.12-22-2011
20120042286Graphical Computer Application Recall System and Method - A method for recalling application programs in a computer having a memory includes accepting a first user input for indicating a program configuration of application programs running on the computer and storing the program configuration in the memory in association an icon to provide a stored program configuration. The icon is displayed and a second user input for indicating the icon is accepted. The application programs of the stored program configuration are launched in response to the second user input. A further program configuration of application programs running on the computer in the memory is stored in association with a further icon to provide a further stored program configuration, and a further user input for selecting either the icon or the further icon is accepted. The application programs of either the stored program configuration or the further stored program configuration are selectively launched in response to the second user input.02-16-2012
20120042285Item Switching Method, Man-Machine Interface and Cordless Phone Handset - An item switching method for a man-machine interface having a plurality of objects includes generating a stack list for recording selecting information related to the plurality of objects, receiving a command for selecting an object from the plurality of objects, and determining a procedure to select the object according to the command and the selecting information recorded in the stack list.02-16-2012
20120011471REAL ESTATE VALUE MAP COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system creates and displays a map image based upon a value database associating a plurality of values each with a geographic location in a geographic area and a map program associating each location with a map image location. The computer system assigns one of a plurality of symbols to each geographic location based upon its associated value. The symbol is then displayed on the map image at the map image location associated with the geographic location.01-12-2012
20120017178FILE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFER USING A REMORA - A user device to receive a request to open an application associated with a file; retrieve information regarding a remora user interface (UI) associated with the application via which operations on the file are automatically performed, where the information regarding the remora UI includes information associated with a UI corresponding to the application, and information associated with a group of remora icons that correspond to a group of other applications, each of the group of remora icons corresponding to a respective different one of the group of other applications; present, for display, the remora UI based on the information regarding the remora UI; receive, via the remora UI, an instruction to transfer the file to one of the group of remora icons; and performs the operation on the file using a particular application, of the group of other applications, that corresponds to the one of the group of remora icons.01-19-2012
20120023451IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SCREEN CONTROL METHOD THAT DISPLAYS A LIST SCREEN - An image forming apparatus includes an arrangement information memory to store icon arrangement information in which entries respectively corresponding to standard applications and extension applications are provided, and in which application identification information identifying an application in each entry is associated with information about icon coordinates and information about an icon image, a list-screen generating unit to generate, based on the icon arrangement information, an application list screen in which icons corresponding to the standard applications and the extension applications are displayed, a display unit to display the generated application list screen, an input unit to detect pressing of an icon in the displayed application list screen, and a screen control unit to identify a standard or an extension application corresponding to the pressed icon based on the icon arrangement information and to request the identified application to generate an operation screen, wherein the display unit displays the operation screen.01-26-2012
20120210276SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STORE A SERVICE OR CONTENT LIST FOR EASY ACCESS ON A SECOND DISPLAY - Apparatus and methods are provided for using a second display with a content playback device. This feature allows the user to permanently store a service, menu location, or content list, e.g., a category of assets within a service, as a shortcut for easy access in the future. The shortcut could be accessed in a list of shortcuts or could be specifically added to a section on the main screen so that the user can navigate to the service, menu location, or content list from anywhere in a second display application in just a single click. The user can also name the shortcut so that the same may be found by search tools. Such systems and methods may be particularly advantageous when a user normally only visits a few services in a long list of available services on a regular basis.08-16-2012
20120117513INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL - Provided is an information processing terminal that can accurately obtain an image having the title of an application program displayed, and display an image that conforms to the content of the application program, on an application-program list. The information processing terminal (05-10-2012
20120174035DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PREVIEWING THEMES AND CATEGORIES OF SEQUENCED SYMBOLS - A method is disclosed. An embodiment of the method includes receiving an indication of a selection of one of a plurality of displayed selectable symbols displayed in a first display area; receiving an indication of at least one further selection of at least one of the plurality of displayed selectable symbols; and providing feedback to the user, subsequent to and in response to the at least one further selected at least one next symbol completing a symbol sequence including at least the first selected symbol, the feedback including display, in a second display area separate from the first display area, of previously undisplayed information including at least one of a message, command, and program and display of the first selected symbol and the at least one further selected symbol, in sequence of selection.07-05-2012
20120159396APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR ORGANIZING ICONS ASSOCIATED WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCESSES - A method, system and computer-readable medium are provided for enabling the organization, presentation and selection of icons related to information technology processes. In a first version, icons related to individual information technology processes are associated with an enclosing icon displayed by a computer. The user may direct the computer to display or cease displaying the icons by selecting the enclosing icon. In a second version the enclosing icon may be associated with another enclosing icon, wherein icons are organized into a presentation hierarchy. In a third version, the icons may be personalized by associating textual, graphical and/or photographic data as provided by the user.06-21-2012
20120159395APPLICATION-LAUNCHING INTERFACE FOR MULTIPLE MODES - This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling an application-launching interface for multiple modes. This interface enables a user to quickly and easily select to launch applications associated with different modes. A user may avoid wading through multiple interfaces, making multiple selections, and/or a cognitive load associated with deciding on a mode with which to interact.06-21-2012
20120110512INTEGRATED CONTENT GUIDE FOR INTERACTIVE SELECTION OF CONTENT AND SERVICES ON PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES AND MULTIPLE MEDIA PRESENTATION - A integrated content guide for multiple sources is provided with hyper-text type links to allow for the selection of various programs. The hyper-text links are provided for a transmitted and then stored digital bit stream. This allows for the embedding within the content guide what could be additional commercial information. The embedding may also be as to additional information for other related television or radio shows or the like. Information can be additional television shows, related information or activities on on-line services or automatic telephone ordering of products or services being displayed.05-03-2012
20130014058Security System - The present invention relates to a security system.01-10-2013
20110107265CUSTOMIZABLE GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - An apparatus is provided having a processor configured to generate a graphical user interface, the graphical user interface having: (a) one or more rectangular base icons of a first size, (b) a grid where the cells of the grid are of the first size, and (c) one or more content fields having a size that is a multiple of the first size and being aligned with the grid. The apparatus further includes a communication interface configured to communicate the graphical user interface to a user terminal for display on the user terminal. The graphical user interface is further configured such that the user can move the one or more base icons and the one or more content fields to other locations within the grid provided that the one or more base icons and one or more content fields are aligned with the grid at the other locations.05-05-2011
20090132964System, method and computer-readable medium for online marketing and visual presentations of software programs - A graphical user interface (GUI) presents a primary icon in a minimal visual area of a video display screen of a computer. Selecting the primary icon directs the computer to display a line of segments, where each segment associated with one or more software programs or electronic documents. The GUI allows a user to directly access items of visual and/or audio media by selecting one or more documents or software programs associated with a selected segment. The GUI optionally allows selected a line or segment for transmission from the computer to another computer, wherein copies one or more documents or software applications are transmitted to the second computer.05-21-2009
20120167011Application Reporting in an Application-Selectable User Interface - This document describes techniques for application reporting in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view reports for applications in a user interface through which these applications may be selected. By so doing, a user may quickly and easily determine which applications to select based on their respective reports and then select them or their content through the user interface.06-28-2012
20120131510Location Based Tracking - Location information is used to build a database of locations having associated audio, video, image or text data. In some implementations, a device includes a touch-sensitive display and collects data associated with a geographic location of interest. The geographic location of interest can be displayed on a map using an indicator. A touch selection of the indicator provides access to the data through an interface displayed on the touch-sensitive display. One or more locations of interest can be displayed and grouped together by an attribute.05-24-2012
20120131508INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for displaying a list of information items selected depending on whether each information item contains certain information is provided. An information display method of the present invention includes displaying a list having at least one information item;05-24-2012
20120137254CONTEXT-AWARE AUGMENTED COMMUNICATION - Systems and methods of providing electronic features for creating context-aware vocabulary suggestions for an electronic device include providing a graphical user interface design area having a plurality of display elements. An electronic device user may be provided automated context-aware analysis from information from plural sources including GPS, compass, speaker identification (i.e., voice recognition), facial identification, speech content determination, user specifications, speech output monitoring, and software navigation monitoring to provide a selectable display of suggested vocabulary, previously stored words and phrases, or a keyboard as input options to create messages for text display and/or speech generation. The user may, optionally, manually specify a context.05-31-2012
20120137253PORTABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE MODE THEREOF - A portable device and a method for providing a User Interface (UI) mode are provided. The portable device includes a display unit, a sensor unit for sensing a user's motion, and a control unit for controlling, if the user's motion is sensed by the sensor unit, the display unit to release a standby mode of the portable device and to output a UI mode screen corresponding to a type of the motion.05-31-2012
20100175029CONTEXT SWITCHING ZOOMING USER INTERFACE - A diagnostic system includes a display module that displays an icon view and one or more sensor views. The icon view includes icons that represent associated processes and the sensor views include sensor data that is associated with respective ones of the processes. A processor module receives the sensor data from sensors. A human interface device communicates with the processor module and includes a pointing device. The pointing device facilitates selecting one of the icons and zooming the icon view to switch from the icon view to its associated sensor view.07-08-2010
20120174034METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE IN USER EQUIPMENT - Apparatus and/or method for providing a user interface in a user equipment. At least one background screen of the user interface may be formed from at least one image. Each of the at least one background screen may be associated with a respective application of the user equipment, and each image of the at least one image may represent a respective content associated with the respective application. Then, when a user input at least one of a predetermined gesture input and a predetermined key input, a main menu which allows the user to select a desired application to be executed may be displayed over a current display screen. When a selection input for selecting the desired application is received from the displayed main menu, the user interface having the background screen formed from the at least one image corresponding to the selected desired application may be displayed.07-05-2012
20120221978Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Displaying and Selecting Application Options - In accordance with some embodiments, a flat version of an application interface is displayed. In response to detecting a user gesture on a view options icon while the flat version of the application interface is displayed, a curled version of the application interface is displayed. The curled version of the application interface includes an image of a curled page that obscures a first portion of the flat version of the application interface, and a roll-up region in a display region formerly occupied by a second portion of the flat version of the application interface. The roll-up region includes a plurality of option icons. When a user selection gesture on one or more of the plurality of option icons is detected, the flat version of the application interface is redisplayed with information corresponding to the option icons upon which user selection gestures were detected.08-30-2012
20120221977METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPLEMENTING ANCESTRAL RELATIONSHIP GRAPHICAL INTERFACE - According to the invention, a method for displaying genealogical records may include providing a plurality of genealogical records, providing a plurality of icons, and associating each genealogical record with an icon. The method may also include providing a genealogical display and positioning a first icon in a docking field of the genealogical display. The method may further include displaying on a display device the first icon in the docking field, information about the genealogical record associated with the first icon, and other icons that represent genealogical records linked to the genealogical record represented by the first icon, where the other icons are arranged according to their relationship with the first icon. The method may additionally include replacing the first icon in the docking field with a second icon representing a different genealogical record and updating the icons displayed on the display device without shifting focus from the displayed icons.08-30-2012
20120179998TOUCH SCREEN USER INTERFACES - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying touch screen user interfaces. In one aspect, an electronic device includes one or more data processing devices and a touch screen coupled to the one or more data processing devices to display a user interface under the direction thereof. The user interface includes a first icon representing a relatively broad aspect of the functionality provided by the device, and a collection of three or more icons each representing a different, relatively narrower aspect of the functionality provided by the device. The aspects represented by the three or more icons in the collection are encompassed within the aspect represented by the first icon, the three or more icons arranged generally around the first icon on the touch screen.07-12-2012
20120260216Apparatus and Method For Displaying Selectable Icons in a Toolbar for a User Interface - A user interface display comprises a plurality of selectable icons and a control symbol in a toolbar. The control symbol can be selected by a user to display additional selectable icons within the toolbar. Incoming events, such as customer support requests or other work items, can be received from a communication server and displayed via a selectable icon or work button in the toolbar. The user interface can notify the user of the incoming event, such as by causing the work button to blink. The user can send a command to the communication server via the user interface relating to the event, such as accepting an incoming work item or releasing a telephone call. The communication server can perform the appropriate event response.10-11-2012
20120233572MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE DISPLAYS AND A DATA PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile communication terminal includes a display unit comprising a plurality of displays, one of which being formed as a touch panel, and a controller for analyzing a signal inputted through the touch panel to determine whether movement distance of data satisfies pre-set conditions, and outputting a control signal for displaying the corresponding data through a different display region according to the corresponding result.09-13-2012
20120233571METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING QUICK ACCESS TO MEDIA FUNCTIONS FROM A LOCKED SCREEN - A method for providing quick access to functions from a locked screen may include receiving an indication of entry of an activation input at a user terminal while the user terminal is displaying a locked screen, causing a launch of an application associated with performance of a function associated with the application from the locked screen and without completion of an unlock procedure in response to the activation input, enabling the function to be performed while the activation input is provided, and causing the user terminal to revert to the locked screen in response to removal of the activation input. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.09-13-2012
20110131532Identifying Content via Items of a Navigation System - A navigation system which provides: a navigation front end which provides tiles that are easily identifiable and content-driven vs. context-driven; a navigation system that includes an expanded view/tile paradigm; and a navigation system that allows users to interact with the native operating system environment of the information handling system.06-02-2011
20110131531Touch Friendly Applications in an Information Handling System Environment - A dynamic touch interface in which users are able to flick or scroll within the dynamic touch interface such as a dock or carousel and view the contents of their applications and thus provides a touch friendly environment to a personal computer type operating system (i.e., a keyboard/mouse input type operating system). More specifically, the touch input environment implements dynamic icons such that the icons populate content which is viewed or experienced. For example, if a user launches a favorite band in a music application, the carousel is automatically populated with album art or a picture of the band. The next time the user visits the desktop, the music icon is replaced by an image of the band or artist. Also, in certain embodiments, the icon includes a brief description of the content (i.e., number of songs or albums in folder).06-02-2011
20110035706USER INTERFACE GENERATION APPARATUS - A mobile phone includes a generation unit for generating a user interface for instructing an execution unit to execute a predetermined function based on an application program, a memory unit for storing a definition file including information defining an object of the user interface, and a selection screen generation unit for generating a screen to receive selection of the object. The selection screen generation unit generates the selection screen based on object definition information of a plurality of user interfaces instructed. The generation unit generates a definition file including definition information of selected objects and also generates a compound user interface based on the definition file.02-10-2011
20120324400Rotation Of Multi-Workspace Environment Containing Tiles - According to one disclosed embodiment, an approach is provided to rotate a workspace displayed on a display screen. The workspace includes visual tiles displayed in a grid layout of columns and rows. A current aspect ratio of the display screen is identified. A current row value and a current column value associated with each of the visual tiles is retrieved. The current aspect ratio is inverted resulting in a new aspect ratio of the display screen. Each of the plurality of visual tiles is rotated ninety degrees. A new row value associated with each of the visual tiles is set to the current column value and a new column value associated with each of the visual tiles is set to the current row value. Each rotated tile is displayed at the new row and column values using the new aspect ratio.12-20-2012
20110055762DATA DISPLAY APPARATUS USING CATEGORY-BASED AXES - A user input selecting a first data item is received. Multiple informational categories associated with the selected first data item are accessed based on the received user input selecting the first data item. Multiple data items within a first of the multiple informational categories associated with the selected first data item are retrieved. Multiple data items within a second of the multiple informational categories associated with the selected first data item are retrieved. A display is generated. The display includes the first data item, the multiple retrieved data items within the first informational category arranged according to a first category-based axis that extends away from the first data item, and the multiple retrieved data items within the second informational category arranged according to a second category-based axis that extends away from the first data item. Rendering of the generated display is enabled.03-03-2011
20120278764PLATFORM AGNOSTIC UI/UX AND HUMAN INTERACTION PARADIGM - In one embodiment, a method of controlling a user interface can include: displaying first objects in a foreground on a display screen, where each first object represents media content, and where the first objects are displayed with a first display characteristic; accepting a signal indicating user selection of one of the first objects; displaying media content for the selected object in a background on the display screen, where the media content is displayed in the background with a second display characteristic, where the second display characteristic includes a changed cinematic characteristic from the first display characteristic in order to reduce attraction of attention for the second display characteristic relative to the first display characteristic; and displaying second objects in the foreground on the display screen, where the second objects are associated with the selected object, and where the second objects are displayed with the first display characteristic.11-01-2012
20110252378Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Navigation of Multiple Applications - A method a multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display includes: detecting a first user input on a first application icon on the display; in response to detecting the first user input: activating and displaying a first application associated with the first application icon in a first region of the display and displaying a partial view of a second application in a second region of the display without activating the second application; detecting a second user input on the partial view of the second application on the display; in response to detecting the second user input: suspending the first application and activating a full view of the second application on the display; detecting a third user input to deactivate the second application; and, in response to detecting the third user input: deactivating the second application and resuming the first application on the display.10-13-2011
20110320982METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVATING AN APPLICATION ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method and system for activating an application on a portable electronic device are disclosed. A method of activating an application on a portable electronic device includes displaying a plurality of elements on a display device of the portable electronic device, wherein each element of the plurality of elements is associated with a respective application of a plurality of applications. In response to a first user interaction with a user interface component of the portable electronic device, changing an appearance of a first element of the plurality of elements, wherein the first element is associated with a first application of the plurality of applications. In response to a second user interaction with the user interface component, activating the first application. The first user interaction includes a user interaction along a first axis, and wherein the second user interaction includes a user interaction along a second axis.12-29-2011
20120102433Browser Icon Management - Methods, systems and machine readable tangible storage media that can present a web site offering a service via a web browser to receive persistent code from the web site are described. The persistent code may be installed in association with the web site in a manner hidden from a user of the browser. Activities of the service of the web site may be monitored in a background operation by running the persistent code. When interested activities are discovered by the persistent code, a notification may be presented in a user interface via an icon representing the service. The browser may be activated to browse the web site for receiving the service via the icon presented.04-26-2012
20120102434TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL OF A HOSPITAL BED - A hospital bed includes a frame having at least one movable frame portion and circuitry coupled to the frame. The hospital bed also has a touch screen coupled to the frame and coupled to the circuitry. The touch screen is operable to display a plurality of screens for controlling bed functions, including displaying a frame control screen having at least one icon which is touched by a user to command the circuitry to actuate movement of the movable frame portion of the frame.04-26-2012
20100205565DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a display unit, an information acquisition unit, and a display control unit. The information acquisition unit acquires list information containing title information on a plurality of data files or information corresponding to the title information. The display control unit displays a title list which is a list of the title information on the data files on the display unit based on the list information acquired by the information acquisition unit. In the display device, the list information contains information on security setting for every data file. The display control unit, in displaying the title list on the display unit, displays predetermined information in place of the title information based on the information on security setting with respect to the data file to which security setting is given.08-12-2010
20130014060METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STORING AND RETRIEVING TAGS - Storing and retrieving tags can include determining a quantitative weighting factor for each tag, determining a reputation weighting factor for each tag, determining a context weighing factor for each tag, determining an expiry weighting factor for each tag, and determining, using a server, an overall weighting factor for each tag by calculating an average of the weighting factors. The relevance of each tag can be visually reflected in the tag cloud based on the overall weighting factor.01-10-2013
20100138791Content Exchange System - The present invention comprises methods and apparatus for providing more content choices to a user (06-03-2010
20120151415METHOD FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE USING MOTION AND DEVICE ADOPTING THE METHOD - A method for providing a User Interface (UI), in which a common function is mapped to a plurality of motions, and a device adopting the method is provided. The method includes performing a function commonly mapped to a plurality of motions when a user motion falls within any one of the plurality of motions. Thus, as a plurality of motions for instructing a specific function exists, a user may input a familiar or desired motion, to thereby enable the user to input a command for a function in a more convenient and free manner.06-14-2012
20130019208MANAGING CONTENT COLOR THROUGH CONTEXT BASED COLOR MENU - Context based color menus are employed to assign a color to content through touch or gesture actions, keyboard entries, mouse or pen actions, and similar input. Context based color menus are deployed to assign a color through color controls. Color controls are positioned in a variety of forms and potentially expand to multiple levels of color control sets. An example color menu positions a set of top level color controls on an inside region of a context based color menu while positioning a set of color controls corresponding to shades of one of the top level controls on an outside region of the menu. Sub-menus are used to provide shades of colors associated with color controls adjacent to a sub-menu launcher.01-17-2013
20130019207Removable Clip With User InterfaceAANM Rothkopf; Fletcher R.AACI Mountain ViewAAST CAAACO USAAGP Rothkopf; Fletcher R. Mountain View CA USAANM Dabov; TeodorAACI San FranciscoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Dabov; Teodor San Francisco CA US - Various embodiments of removable user interfaces, electronic computing devices, and systems are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a body having a bend and a user interface area, a connector adapted to couple to a corresponding connector on an electronic device, and a plurality of conductive elements. The bend enables the user interface area to wrap around a portion of the electronic device when the connector is coupled to the corresponding connector on the electronic device. In another embodiment, a portable electronic system includes a removable user interface and an electronic computing device having a display surface, where the removable user interface is couplable to the electronic computing device such that the removable user interface is disposed over at least a part of the display surface.01-17-2013
20110138332INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - The information processing device includes an icon displaying member for displaying multiple icons in a screen thereof to show set contents of functions or conditions of the device using the icons; a selecting member for selecting at least one of the multiple icons displayed in the screen; and a controller for allowing the icon displaying member to display in the screen at least first information on the selected icon other than the name thereof and second information on a second icon belonging to a category to which the selected icon belongs, and for changing the set content of a function of the device indicated by the selected icon to a content of a function indicated by the second icon when at least the first-selected icon and the second icon are displayed in the screen and the second icon is selected by the selecting member.06-09-2011
20130024817DATA DISPLAY APPARATUS, DATA DISPLAY METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DATA DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM - A data display apparatus that has a display unit includes an application storage unit, a display controller, an available-application-type detector, and an available-application-type display controller. The application storage unit stores a type of application. The display controller displays a plurality of pieces of data in a data display area on the display unit. The available-application-type detector detects a type of available application, for which each piece of data displayed in the data display area is usable, in the type of application stored in the application storage unit. The available-application-type display controller displays the type of available application for each piece of data, with the type of available application being associated with each piece of data, based on a detection result obtained by the available-application-type detector.01-24-2013
20130024816Connection Status Based Application Launch System - An electronic device may include a connection status determination processor, an application selection processor, an application launch input element, and one or more connection interfaces. In response to a trigger of the application launch input element, the connection status determination processor determines a status of the connection interfaces. The application selection processor selects and activates an application based on the status of the connection interfaces. For example, the application selection processor may activate a different application when the connection interfaces reflect a first active connection state than when the one or more connection interfaces reflect a second active connection state.01-24-2013
20130174096METHOD AND APPARATUS PERTAINING TO THE PRESENTATION OF ICONS - A control circuit operably couples to a display and presents on that display a plurality of user-selectable icons for corresponding applications by highlighting at least one of the user-selectable icons as a function, at least in part, of a speed by which the corresponding application can be made user ready. By one approach the aforementioned speed is assessed by determining whether a given application is at least one of pre-cached and pre-loaded and hence available to deploy in a reduced amount of time as compared to applications that are not pre-cached and/or pre-loaded.07-04-2013
20130174095GRAPHIC-BASED ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computer-implemented system for managing an electronic signature is provided. A data collector receives one or more contact information items. A signature builder builds a graphic-based electronic signature based on at least one of the contact information items. The graphic-based electronic signature includes a set of icons. Individual icons in the set of icons are respectively associated with at least one of the contact information items. Individual icons in the set of icons are configured to initiate a communication application when one of the icons is selected in order to communication via the communication application using the contact information item associated with the selected icon.07-04-2013
20130174094GESTURE BASED UNLOCKING OF A MOBILE TERMINAL - A method, system, and device for controlling a mobile device with a touch screen are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the mobile terminal includes a touch screen and a controller configured to display a uniform image of a first enclosure and an unlock image of a second enclosure bounded by the uniform image of the first enclosure on the touch screen in response to detection of a contact on the touch screen while the mobile terminal is in a lock state. The controller is further configured to enlarge the unlock image of the second enclosure in accordance with movement of the contact away from an initial position of the contact while the contact on the touch screen is maintained, and to unlock the mobile terminal in response to a release of the contact when the unlock image of the second enclosure is enlarged to reach or exceed the uniform image of the first enclosure.07-04-2013
20080229247APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROCESSING DISPLAY - A display processing unit displays on a display unit a multi-processing symbol including a first processing symbol and a second processing symbol, which is for giving a selection instruction to perform a first process and a second process simultaneously or in a row. An input receiving unit receives a selection input of the multi-processing symbol from a user. When the multi-processing symbol is received, an execution controller performs simultaneously or in a row the first process corresponding to the first processing symbol and the second process corresponding to the second processing symbol.09-18-2008
20110246945SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIMEDIA CONTENT SHARING WITH REMOVEABLY COUPLED HEADLESS COMPUTING AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS NODES - The invention provides, in one aspect, a multimedia content sharing system that includes (i) a shared content server which stores items of content (such as still, moving images and audio) and (ii) a plurality of nodes, each of which is in communications with the shared content server via cellular telephone and/or other data networks. One or more of those nodes can be a headless communications device, such as a modem, that can be removeably coupled with a host for purposes of displaying such items of content. Other nodes can be mobile phones, personal digital assistants, network-enabled digital picture frames, personal computers, with integral or other attendant displays for those items. The shared content server transmits items of content to a first set of the nodes “automatically,” e.g., without requests by users of those nodes for the items. At least one node in that first set displays the content of received items (e.g., on an LCD screen) and accepts user feedback in regard to those items. That feedback—which may be, for example, a command to copy an item into an “album”, to rotate an item on the display, to block another node from displaying the items, and/or to block a sender (or creator) of the item from sending further items of content from presenting—is transmitted back to the shared content server for distribution to other nodes, which alter their own respective displays of the items accordingly.10-06-2011
20110246944APPLICATION-INDEPENDENT TEXT ENTRY - A text processing module can allow a user to compose text prior to selecting another application with which to use or communicate the text. A device can include the text processing module, which receives text input from a user via text input means. The device can display the text in a user interface, along with one or more icons associated with software applications with which the text can be used or communicated. After the user has entered text, the user can activate a displayed icon to select the applications. The text processing module receives the selection and interacts with the selected application to display the text in the selected application and/or communicate the text to another person using the selected application. The text processing module can interact with user contacts to identify possible recipients for the text based on information in the text.10-06-2011
20110265044ACHIEVEMENTS FOR A VIRTUAL WORLD GAME - A user interface for a virtual world controls and allows registering new characters and also registering achievement when the user has carried out a number of different items.10-27-2011
20130179840USER INTERFACE FOR MOBILE DEVICE - Disclosed are features and characteristics of a user interface of a portable device having a touch-sensitive display screen. The interface may display a first screen display layout on the display screen, for example the first display screen layout showing a home screen of an application program executing on the device. A special indicator in the display is used to invoke a “window shade” operation. Responsive to a user touching the indicator, a second screen display layout is shown on the device, wherein the second display screen layout comprises at least one icon corresponding to an available menu option of the application program. Preferably, the transition from the first screen display layout to the second screen display layout, is animated so as to imitate lowering of a physical window shade. Swiping actions may be used to display additional icons or menu options of the executing application program.07-11-2013
20120254807APPLICATION-CENTRIC USER INTERFACE TECHNIQUES - Various application-centric user interface techniques are described. A user can easily launch, add, or update applications. An application-centric activity center can be presented as part of a user interface for an operating system shell. A file defining metadata for an application can be defined. The techniques can be applied to game-related software.10-04-2012
20120254806SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC, FEATURE-BASED PLAYLIST GENERATION - Methods and systems for generating playlists of media items with audio data are disclosed. Based on two received feature sets, media items corresponding to each feature set are identified. Transition characteristics are also received. Based on the identified media items and transition characteristics, a dynamic playlist is generated that transitions from media items having characteristics of the first feature set to media items having characteristics of the second feature set. Each time the playlist is generated, it may include a different set of media items.10-04-2012
20130097561SIMULTANEOUS INPUT ACROSS MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS - One or more users may interact simultaneously with different applications on the same device through an input system such as a touch-sensitive display screen. Simultaneous user input may be detected by a multiple input system and subsequently transmitted to an application using a single transmission frame. An application corresponding to the user input is determined based on an input location of the user input and a location and size of a corresponding application. Simultaneous user inputs are rendered simultaneously by each corresponding application. Each application may further include a secondary event processing thread that runs in parallel to traditional operating system event threads. The secondary event processing thread bypasses sequential processing limits of an operating system event thread, providing substantially simultaneous processing of input.04-18-2013
20110219338SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERFORMING AN ACTION ASSOCIATED WITH A RECORD - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing an action associated with a record. These mechanisms and methods for performing an action associated with a record can enable improved data access, simplify and expedite a user's workflow, etc.09-08-2011
20110252377Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Navigation of Multiple Applications - A method a multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display includes: detecting a first user input on a first application icon on the display; in response to detecting the first user input: activating and displaying a first application associated with the first application icon in a first region of the display and displaying a partial view of a second application in a second region of the display without activating the second application; detecting a second user input on the partial view of the second application on the display; in response to detecting the second user input: suspending the first application and activating a full view of the second application on the display; detecting a third user input to deactivate the second application; and, in response to detecting the third user input: deactivating the second application and resuming the first application on the display.10-13-2011
20110252373Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Managing Folders - A multifunction device displays a plurality of selectable user interface objects on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device moves a first object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects across the display to a location on the display that is proximate to a second object in the plurality of selectable user interface objects. In response to detecting that the first input meets predefined folder-creation criteria while the first object is proximate to the second object, the device creates a folder that contains the first object and the second object.10-13-2011
20120278763METHOD OF GROUPING WAVEFORMS FOR A SINGLE CHANNEL ON A SINGLE DISPLAY - A method of grouping multiple waveforms for a single channel of acquired data on a display area uses a graphic icon with the display area. The graphic icon has a first portion with a symbol indicating the single channel and with an indicator defining a baseline for the display area. The graphic icon also has a second portion with symbols indicating which of the multiple waveforms currently are being displayed. The symbol for the single channel and the symbol for a selected one of the multiple waveforms currently being displayed are highlighted. The highlighting may be via color, where the highlight color corresponds to the color of the waveforms currently being displayed.11-01-2012
20130152020IMAGE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM AND CAPSULE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM - An image management apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores a plurality of types of additional information assigned to a plurality of images; a calculation unit that calculates a feature quantity of each of the images; an extracting unit that extracts, based on the feature quantity, additional information of the plurality of types of additional information; a control unit that generates one or more icons corresponding to the one or more types of additional information and displays the icons on a screen; an input unit that receives input according to a user's operation; a selecting unit that selects an image according to the signal; and an assigning unit that assigns to the selected image, when input of an operation signal associating the image selected by the image selecting unit with an icon selected by the user is received, additional information corresponding to the icon associated with the selected image.06-13-2013
20100299639USER INTERFACE FOR MANAGING THE OPERATION OF NETWORKED MEDIA PLAYBACK DEVICES - Described herein are systems and methods for managing the operation of networked media playback devices. One embodiment includes Graphical User Interface for coordinating playback of media via one or more networked wireless speaker devices. In particular, a user is able to “drag and drop” audio tracks to icons that are respectively indicative of one or more networked wireless speaker devices, thereby to affect playback of those audio tracks via those speaker devices.11-25-2010
20100299638FUNCTION EXECUTION METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF - A function execution method and apparatus thereof for displaying one or more sub-functions included in a function selected by a first touch on a trace according to a second touch input based upon the first and the second touches inputted with a timing difference, and executing the relevant sub-function selected among the displayed one or more sub-functions. For this purpose, a function execution method according to the present invention is performed by comprising: detecting a first touch input touched on a display unit; detecting a drag created by a second touch inputted while maintaining the first touch; and displaying one or more sub-functions included in a function selected by the first touch along a trace of the detected drag on the display unit.11-25-2010
20100306705LOCKSCREEN DISPLAY - A method may include placing a device in a lockscreen mode and outputting information associated with a program to a touch screen display while the device is in the lockscreen mode. The method may also include allowing a user to interact with the program via the touch screen display while the device is in the lockscreen mode.12-02-2010
20100318941ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A user-friendly electronic device is provided by getting icons shown on a display section.12-16-2010
20100318940SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING FULL PRODUCT FUNCTIONALITY USING MINIMAL USER INTERFACE FOOTPRINT - A sidebar UI of an application program provides access to the application program's functionality while occupying a reduced amount of real estate on the screen when compared to conventional UIs. The sidebar UI comprises an icon or multiple icons, and each icon references a pane that provides its user the ability to access and utilize a function and/or feature of the application program. Selecting an icon in the sidebar UI causes the referenced pane which provides access to, for example, a feature of the application program to be displayed on the screen. “Clicking off” the pane causes the pane to close.12-16-2010
20130159932PROCESSING DEVICE FOR SELECTING FILES CONVENIENTLY AND METHOD FOR SELECTING FILES CONVENIENTLY - A processing device for selecting files conveniently includes a processor and a display panel. The processor is used for receiving a first open command of a user, a browse command, a browse end command, a select command, a second open command, and a processing command. The processor opens a folder on the display panel according to the first open command, displays at least one file of the folder on the display panel according to the browse command, selects the file browsed by the user currently to a selected file list according to the select command, closes the folder displayed on the display panel according to the browse end command, opens a selected file list on the display panel according to the second open command, and processes all selected files of the selected file list according to the processing command.06-20-2013
20130159931APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USER-BASED MOBILE TERMINAL DISPLAY CONTROL USING GRIP SENSOR - User-based control over the operation of a mobile terminal is provided in response to detecting a user's touched position on one or more grip sensors in the mobile terminal. At least one icon set by the user to be displayed in response to detection of at least a predetermined amount of pressure on an actuated grip sensor is displayed depending on the detected touch position.06-20-2013
20120030629VISUAL BROWSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A visual browsing method allows a user to look at an item closely by hovering over, instead of clicking on, an icon representing the item. The method also enables the user to browse items in different levels of a multiple level category without waiting for web pages to be loaded, to know where he/she has been in the multiple level category, and to back up if he/she likes. The method makes the browsing process faster and easier.02-02-2012
20120030628TOUCH-SENSITIVE DEVICE AND TOUCH-BASED FOLDER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A touch-sensitive device has a touch-based input interface and includes a touch-based folder control for creating, moving or arranging folders in response to an input of a touch-based user interaction. The touch-sensitive device receives an input from a touch-based user interaction on a home screen of the touch sensitive device and creates a new folder in response to at least one object selected by the user interaction. The touch based folder control visually disposes the new folder at a specific place on the home screen.02-02-2012
20120030627EXECUTION AND DISPLAY OF APPLICATIONS - Apparatus comprises at least one processor, at least one memory including computer program code, where the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to store an identifier associated with a first application-type data item that is caused to be displayed during execution and display of a first application, and subsequent to removing the first application from the display, when executing a second application, automatically to cause a second application-type data item associated with the stored identifier to be displayed or automatically to cause to be displayed a selectable option, the selectable option being for causing a second application-type data item associated with the stored identifier to be displayed.02-02-2012
20130198692SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING PRESENTATIONS OF OPEN DOCUMENTS - Systems and methods for managing presentation of open documents, wherein a software application presents a user interface that provides a plurality of user-selectable elements (such as tabs) that each corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of open documents. The user interface enables selection of a plurality of the elements concurrently, and in response to such concurrent selection of a plurality of the elements, the software application concurrently displays the respective plurality of documents to which the selected elements correspond.08-01-2013
20130205260METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING AN APPLICATION IN A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to certain embodiments, an apparatus and a method for managing an application in a mobile electronic device includes tags corresponding to a plurality of applications, respectively, operating in the mobile electronic device are displayed. One of the tags is selected under a user control, and at least one application corresponding to the selected tag is displayed. Once an application is selected under the user control, the selected application is then executed.08-08-2013
20130205261USER INTERFACE APPARATUS - A user interface apparatus includes a first displayer. A first displayer displays any one of a plurality of images on a monitor screen. A first updater updates an image to be displayed by the first displayer according to a first rule when a first touch operation to the monitor screen is detected. A second displayer displays a specific icon on the monitor screen when an updating manner by the first updater satisfies a predetermined condition. A second updater updates the image to be displayed by the first displayer according to a second rule when a second touch operation to the specific icon displayed by the second displayer is detected.08-08-2013
20130091469Apparatus and Method for Collaborative Network in an Enterprise Setting - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay combined with a presentation of media content at each of a plurality of computing devices on an electronic communications network to illustrate a collection of one or more commentaries temporally associated with portions of the presented media content where the portions of the presented media content comprises portions of a teleconference workflow meeting, to collect one or more commentaries from each of the plurality of computing devices, and to present the commentaries from the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-11-2013
20130091468INDIVIDUALIZED METHOD FOR UNLOCKING DISPLAY SCREEN ON MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND SYSTEM THEREOF - An individualized method and a system for individually unlocking a display screen on a mobile computing device are disclosed. The method includes displaying an icon serving as an unlocking hot key on the display unit; selecting the unlocking hot key, by using an input unit connected to the display unit, to produce a first activating signal; displaying icons serving as application hot keys on the display unit according to the first activating signal; sliding on the input unit and selecting the unlocking hot key and one of the application hot keys, to produce a second activating signal; and unlocking the display screen and then performing an application corresponding to the selected application hot key, according to the second activating signal. With such an unlocking mechanism, the invention makes performing unlocking a mobile computing device more flexible and efficient.04-11-2013
20130091467SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING MENU OPTIONS - A system and a method for performing an action with respect to an item selected by a user on a display screen of an electronic device. In a preferred embodiment, the display screen is a touchscreen and the user selects an item, e.g., a portion of text or a file by touching a thumb or finger down on the item. The user pauses very briefly before dragging the item. After the pause, a small icon representing the selected item appears and a first row of options appears just above or below the item. This first row of options contains the various functions that can be performed with the item. The user then drags the item to the option which she would like to perform. As the icon of the item being dragged by the user reaches the desired option, a second set of sub options, if any, associated with the first option appears. This process can be repeated for as many levels of sub options that exist for the particular action to be performed on the selected item.04-11-2013
20130212533ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UNLOCKING TOUCH SCREENS - An electronic device and a method for unlocking touch screens randomly generates an unlocking sequence that includes one or more data combinations. Each of the data combinations includes one or more sets of coordinates on the touch screen. The nth data combination is selected from the unlocking sequence, and an unlocking icon is displayed on a particular location of the touch screen according to the selected data combination. After there is a touch on the unlocking icon during a predetermined time period, a next data combination in the unlocking sequence is selected to display the unlocking icon on another location of the touch screen, until all the data combinations have been selected. The touch screen is unlocked until the unlocking icon can be touched every time when displayed on different locations of the touch screen.08-15-2013

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