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

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

715764000 - On-screen workspace or object

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20090007022DISPLAYING MULTI-OWNERSHIP IN A TREE-MAP VISUALIZATION - A multi-ownership tree-map visualization system can include a tree-map configured to visualize a set of interrelated nodes in which at least one individual node in the set is related to at least two parent nodes in the set. The system further can include an event handler programmed to process a proximity event associated with a specific portion of the tree-map by highlighting multiple portions of the tree-map in which the portions represent a single node in the set. In this regard, the proximity event can include a mouse-over event, a mouse-click event, or a keyboard selection event, to name a few. The system yet further can include logic for displaying a call-out box for each portion of the tree-map associated with the single node in the set.01-01-2009
20090187864Dynamically Scalable Hierarchy Navigation - A hierarchical navigation and display mechanism shows a focus node in a highlighted manner, with nodes on other levels of the hierarchy in a visually inferior manner. In many embodiments, levels that are successively removed from the focus node level may be displayed with successively visually inferior manners. Some embodiments may use color, transparency, size, or other mechanisms to illustrate visually inferior items. The navigation and display mechanism may include various controls and interactive areas for navigating through the hierarchy, expanding and collapsing groups of items within the hierarchy, and performing various operations with the items in the hierarchy. Some embodiments may include animated transitions when focus is transitioned from one node to another.07-23-2009
20100115472Method of Facilitating Browsing and Management of Multimedia Files with Data Structure thereof - A method of browsing multimedia files having a plurality of attribute information. Each of the plurality of attribute information is utilized for indicating a corresponding characteristic of the multimedia files. The method comprises: providing a browser comprising a user interface having multi-level hierarchical menus, each menu comprising at least a menu icon representing a group of the multimedia files which certain attribute information of the group of multimedia files are the same, wherein each of the menu icon is able to initiate a next level menu, or to initiate playing a target multimedia file; and playing the target multimedia file if the menu icon for initiating playing the target multimedia file has been activated.05-06-2010
20130086529AUTOMATIC LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT FOR PAGES ON A MOBILE APPLICATION - User interface state (UI) information (such as UI control values) are stored and revived when the user navigates and returns to an application. When an instance of a page is created, the page registers with a tombstone list and indicates which page state information on the page is to be stored and revived when a user navigates away from the application. When the user provides an input indicating navigation away from the application, the application accesses the tombstone list and stores the UI page state information. UI page state information is stored in a page state dictionary data structure that corresponds to the current instance of the page. Then, when the user navigates back to the application, the application accesses the page state dictionary and restores the values of the UI page state information so that the user interface display is in the same state as when the user navigated away from the application.04-04-2013
20130080978TECHNIQUES TO PRESENT HIERARCHICAL INFORMATION USING A MULTIVARIABLE DECOMPOSITION VISUALIZATION - Techniques to present hierarchical information as orthographic projections are described. An apparatus may comprise an orthographic projection application arranged to manage a three dimensional orthographic projection of hierarchical information. The orthographic projection application may comprise a hierarchical information component operative to receive hierarchical information representing multiple nodes at different hierarchical levels, and parse the hierarchical information into a tree data structure, an orthographic generator component operative to generate a graphical tile for each node, arrange graphical tiles for each hierarchical level into graphical layers, and arrange the graphical layers in a vertical stack, and an orthographic presentation component operative to present a three dimensional orthographic projection of the hierarchical information with the stack of graphical layers each having multiple graphical tiles. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-28-2013
20090024964CALCULATING COGNITIVE EFFICIENCY SCORE FOR NAVIGATIONAL INTERFACES BASED ON EYE TRACKING DATA - A method and apparatus for computing efficiency score of a page is provided and using the efficiency score to optimize page design. Eye tracking study is performed on a group of subjects where eye fixation data, gaze plot data, and qualitative information data are collected. Fixation information data for page is aggregated over the subjects in the study. The fixation information data is divided into a grid. Number of fixations is computed for every grid element. Seen and noticed thresholds are established for every grid element. Seen and noticed area of a page is computed by counting number of grid elements falling into either threshold. Ratio of area noticed over area seen is computed to yield efficiency score. Page fixation data are compared for alternate page designs. Areas of large difference are correlated with gaze plots and qualitative data to identify distinguishing features.01-22-2009
20100042953METHOD, COMPUTER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DISPLAYING A HIERARCHICAL NAVIGATION SCHEME - A method, computer, and computer program for displaying user screens within a hierarchical navigation scheme are provided. A method includes generating a navigation tree including a plurality of nodes, wherein each node is at least one of a link to a user screen, a pointer to at least one parent node, and a link to a script. The method also includes generating a navigation bar including a plurality of node navigation tool buttons and a current path including at least a first node button representative of a currently selected first node, generating a child bar including at least the first node button, and displaying the navigation bar and the child bar within a user interface.02-18-2010
20090119620Method and Apparatus for Hardware Controlled Intelligent Web Content Navigation System - A navigational plug-in (NP) for the web browser identifies a web page by uniform resource locator address and parses the web page for a navigational control. The NP then maps a new and additional controller to the navigational control so that the user has the option of a single operation to activate the navigational control. Examples of a single operation are an exclusive key on the mouse or a specific key combination on the keyboard.05-07-2009
20090125847Business Software Navigation Control - A graphical user interface control with a plurality of elements can be used to traverse a software application used to effect business processes. In some variations, the control takes the shape of a compass rose with at least two opposite axes, the activation of which cause the information displayed within the software application to become coarser or more granular depending on which of the two axes is selected. Related techniques, apparatus, systems, and articles.05-14-2009
20090044152Using content aggregation to build administration consoles - Content aggregation is used to build administration consoles. Preferred embodiments enable providing a solution-based approach to information technology (“IT”) administration, whereby content can be flexibly arranged to provide a content view that is adapted for the IT solution deployed in a particular IT environment. In preferred embodiments, portal technology is used for the aggregation framework, and portlets are used for creating content. Alternatively, other approaches such as struts and tiles may be used. Preferred embodiments deploy an administration console as a Web-accessible application, and this console consolidates the administration interfaces for an arbitrary set of management operations, including administration of an arbitrary collection of hardware and/or software resources. Roles/permissions may be used when rendering content for the console, thereby customizing a view to individual end users (or user groups).02-12-2009
20090044151INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE - An information display device includes a monitor, an operator, a display processor for displaying, on the monitor, identification information of item groups and items in the lower hierarchy of an item group, an item group selector for selecting one item group in response to an item group selecting operation on the operator, a display controller for making the display processor display, on the monitor, items in the lower hierarchy of the one item group selected by the item group selector, a first item selector for selecting an item from items currently displayed on the monitor in response to a first item selecting operation on the operator, and a second item selector for making the display processor sequentially display, on the monitor, items in the lower hierarchy of the item groups in response to a second item selecting operation on the operator, and for selecting an item from the displayed items.02-12-2009
20090044150SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMPLIFIED NAVIGATION - This disclosure describes systems, methods and user interfaces for easily navigating through hierarchically related content, such as web pages in a hierarchical website. For each page of content, a navigation element is provided that displays to the viewer of the page information about one or more pages that are hierarchically below the currently displayed page and information about what page or pages are hierarchically above the currently displayed page. The navigation element includes a top-level tabbed bar that exposes the hierarchical path from the homepage to the displayed page. Furthermore, as the user navigates through the website, the top-level bar forms a “crumb” or path describing the user's location within the hierarchy of web pages.02-12-2009
20120221979CONFIGUREURABLE HIERARCHICAL TREE VIEW - A view is created that includes nodes in a serial sequence of nodes. Hierarchical tree data is received. It can be determined whether a node is a start node of a serial sequence of nodes. Responsive to a determination that the node is a start node of a serial sequence of nodes a collapse control of the start node in the serial sequence of nodes is changed to a collapsed state. The computer-implemented process counts intervening nodes between the start node and an end node of the serial sequence of nodes to form a count, hides the intervening nodes to form hidden intervening nodes, creates a segment using the start node with collapse control and the end node using the count in place of the hidden intervening nodes and creates the view using the segments.08-30-2012
20090271743SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A TRANSPARENT RECORD - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a system and method for a transparent record. A record is displayed in a graphical user interface. The record contains at least one container having one or more elements. In an embodiment, a read service accesses a first interface of the container responsive to receiving input selecting the container. The one or more elements of the container are read and displayed in the graphical user interface.10-29-2009
20130074011MOBILE TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - It enables a user to rapidly perform operations for operation items having a hierarchical structure by a continuous operation that is intuitive and simple. It includes a display part that displays information or data, a contact detection unit that detects a contact of the display part with fingers of a user, a finger number determination unit that determines the number of fingers of the user for the contact detected by the contact detection unit, a storage unit that stores hierarchy information of a plurality of operation items for the information or data, and a hierarchy selection unit that selects a hierarchy which coincides with the number of fingers detected by the finger number determination unit among the hierarchy information stored in the storage unit, as an operation item for the contact detected by the contact detection unit.03-21-2013
20090271742USER INTERFACE NAVIGATION DESIGN SYSTEM - A user interface navigation design system and method is described in this document. In some embodiments, a user interface (UI) navigation diagram is generated. The UI navigation diagram displays two or more of the plurality of screen views and corresponding navigation relationships. A screen view is selected according to a user interaction with the UI navigation diagram. A dynamic view of the user interface navigation diagram is provided as a function of the selected screen view. The dynamic view of the UI navigation diagram displays one or more navigation relationships associated with the selected screen view. The one or more navigation relationships include non-hyperlinked navigation relationships associated with the selected screen view.10-29-2009
20130067417Presenting Hierarchical Information Items - In one embodiment, display a plurality of first information items, wherein: a hierarchy of information items comprises the plurality of first information items; each non-root information item in the hierarchy has a parent information item; and each non-leaf information item in the hierarchy has one or more child information items. Receive a first user interaction in connection with a first one of the plurality of first information items. In response to the first user interaction, if the first one of the plurality of first information items is a non-leaf information item in the hierarchy, then expand the first one of the plurality of first information items by displaying one or more second information items that are child information items of the first one of the plurality of first information items.03-14-2013
20110022989METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATING DATA AND STORAGE MEDIUM USING THE METHOD - A method and a system for navigating data and a storage medium using the method are provided. In the method, a search condition is received to search data conforming to the search condition from a database. If the number of the data conforming to the search condition is greater than a threshold, the data are grouped into a plurality of groups according to a grouping rule. A grouping result is displayed, so as to display a name of each of the groups and a specific number of the data in the each of the groups and not display the other data in the each of the groups.01-27-2011
20110307838FAST EDGE ROUTING FOR INTERACTIVE DIAGRAMMING - An edge routing system is described herein that uses a spatial decomposition to achieve faster routing, and more quickly generates a sparse visibility graph using a cone spanner. The system provides two approaches that can be used separately or in combination to achieve faster—and hence more scalable and more interactive—edge routing using approximate shortest paths. The first approach uses a spatial decomposition of the nodes in a graph, moving them slightly to obtain strictly disjoint convex hulls around groups of nodes, and then computing visibility graphs over these composite hulls rather than individual nodes. The second approach generates a sparse visibility-graph spanner to accelerate the process of producing the visibility graph. The system allows high quality obstacle avoiding edge routing for large diagrams in interactive diagramming applications where very fast refreshes of routing are used with many nodes moving at the same time.12-15-2011
20110289460HIERARCHICAL DISPLAY OF CONTENT - Hierarchical display of content. A hierarchical tree structure has nodes that correspond to queries. A static visual representation of a node that is in a top level of the hierarchical tree structure is displayed such that it is selectable by a user. In response to selection of a static visual representation, a corresponding static query is executed to receive visual representations of stored content, and the received visual representations are displayed such that they are selectable. In response to user selection of a received visual representation, a corresponding dynamic query is executed to receive visual representations of stored content, and the visual representations received from the dynamic query are displayed such that they are selectable. The dynamic query corresponds to a child node of a node that corresponds to a previously executed query. The visual representations received from the dynamic query match the corresponding selected visual representation.11-24-2011
20110289459Orbital Representation of Hierarchical Navigation - Hierarchical structures are visualized and navigated using an orbital model. Sibling nodes are orbitally displayed in a generally circular arrangement along an orbital path. Choosing one of the orbitally displayed nodes opens it, moving down in the hierarchy. Nodes which were not chosen are undisplayed, and child node(s) of the chosen node are orbitally displayed. Node movements may be animated. A history displays recently chosen nodes. Choosing a parent node of the orbiting nodes undisplays the child nodes, and the parent node and its siblings are orbitally displayed, thereby moving up in the hierarchy. A user may select nodes from different parts of the hierarchy by moving them into a selection tray. Selected nodes can then be subjected to a specified batch operation. Controls are available for sorting nodes and/or for altering node appearance in the display.11-24-2011
20090064053Visualization of Decision Logic - Techniques for visualization of decision logic are provided. In one aspect, the techniques can be implemented by providing a control within a graphical user interface to a user. The control can display a plurality of graphical user interface elements corresponding to linked nodes within a hierarchical structure. An input identifying a selected graphical user interface element within the control can be generated by a user. A selected node within the hierarchical structure can be identified based on the selected graphical user interface element. In response to a request from a user, modifying an appearance of a subset of the linked nodes within the hierarchical structure based on a desired visualization criteria, the linked nodes within the hierarchical structure and the selected node.03-05-2009
20110296354Content-Driven Navigation - Solutions for providing intuitive, content-driven navigation through communications and multimedia services offered through, e.g., a user supersystem as a communications hub. For example, in some implementations, various data flows are traversed to move between applications according to interactions with content on those screens, rather than by using icons. In some cases, a small, static set of icons is used to navigate between a set of landing screens representing broad categories of functionality. Within each landing screen environment, content is used to drive navigation to and through application functionality.12-01-2011
20100031199Project Navigator for a Hierarchical Display of Technological Objects, Storage Medium and Engineering System - A project navigator for displaying technological objects hierarchically on a display device, in particular on a computer, is provided. The technological objects are mutually interconnected and model a machine with cascaded synchronous control. The technological objects are selected by a user input facility. For a selected technological object, an associated input and/or output side connection tree for the technological object is then displayed together with further technological objects.02-04-2010
20090319957SELECTION SYSTEM - A selection system, including: (a) a user interface for use in selecting an item, the user interface being served to and stored on a user device only for the duration of a session, and for providing categories, selection criteria and item data selectable using the device; and (b) a server component for serving the user interface for the session, for serving only category data during the session, in response to selection of one of the categories when the category is not a leaf category, to change the categories provided by the user interface, and for serving only selection criteria and item data during the session in response to selection of a leaf category of the categories.12-24-2009
20090150832SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER-CONTROLLED, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL NAVIGATION AND/OR SUBJECT-BASED AGGREGATION AND/OR MONITORING OF MULTIMEDIA DATA - A system and method for user-controlled multi-dimensional navigation and/or subject-based aggregation of multimedia data, a multiplicity of node elements being generated and a node element including one or more search terms and/or weighting terms that can be logically combined. For each multimedia data element to be registered, a relevance index parameter is determined for each paired combination of node elements and allocated to the respective pair of node elements. In dependence on the relevance index parameters, one- or multi-dimensional distance factors are determined. Based on the registered multimedia data elements and/or node elements, a topological navigation map is generated and graphically displayed in dependence on the respective one- or multi-dimensional distance factors so that the user can navigate in the topological navigation map by an input device and can access required multimedia data elements and/or node elements.06-11-2009
20120110515USER INTERFACE FOR A DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A graphical user interface and digital content processor for the management of digital data. The graphical user interface is characterized by two treeview controls capable of transforming the screen display of items under management by acting as a filtering mechanism for the category value pairs inherent in every item under management. The treeview controls folders, or nodes, transform the screen display of data under management to filter by the category values represented by the treeview controls' folders when selected.05-03-2012
20120066649DATA ANALYSIS AND TARGET VISUALIZATION REPORTING TOOL - A web based customizable data analysis and visualization tool for providing target profiling services having a system, method, and computer software and reporting tool for processing data. The web based system maintains a first kinome profiling services database and a second GPCR profiling services database. The web based system, upon receiving appropriate operator commands, automatically processes either from the kinome profiling services database and/or GPCR profiling services database, or through a user's data provided in a supplied template, and provides a visual map of the results against a kinome or GPCRome, which show the familial relationships among kinases and GPCRs. respectively. The processing automatically performed by the web based system relates to (but is not limited to) kinome target profiling mapping. GPCRome target profiling mapping, document mapping and production, protein names and/or gene symbol aliases, target descriptions, gene and/or protein related content, target product, and a data navigator. Other web based functions and capabilities include the ability to utilize targetome maps and the like, to visualize data generated by the system.03-15-2012
20100100852NESTABLE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING, ORGANIZING, AND INTERACTING WITH VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF DATA - The present invention includes systems of, methods for, and computer implemented products that present a nestable user interface for viewing and interacting with information displayed on a computer (or computing device) display. The nestable user interface allows a user to flexibly configure and associate information sources, both local and accessed over a network, and to seek various documents to view intuitively and by immediate visual recognition. The nestable user interface is also extensible.04-22-2010
20090187865SITE-WIDE NAVIGATION ELEMENT FOR USER ACTIVITY IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social networking and provide a method, system and computer program product for site-wide recent action management in a social network. In an embodiment of the invention, a social networking data processing system can be provided. The system can include a social networking application executing in a host server and generating different page views for different users of the social networking application. The system also can include a data store of recent actions for different ones of the users. Finally the system can include a site-wide navigation element displayed in each of the page views for each of the users irrespective of the page view and whether or not the page view is a home page or profile page. In particular, the element can include user links to different profile pages for different users with recent actions.07-23-2009
20100088651MERGED TREE-VIEW UI OBJECTS - Merging user interface (UI) object trees comprising UI trees from different technologies (e.g., host and one or more guest technologies) can involve registering guest technologies with a technology adapter layer, for example, used to manage UI tree merging. Further, identifying whether a UI object can be switched from a first technology to a second technology can comprise using a host technology provider to identify if a UI object can be switched, when navigating down the UI tree. When navigating up the UI tree, information stored by the technology adapter layer can be used to identify if a UI object can be switched. Additionally, identifying the second technology can comprise having the technology adapter layer request technology switching capability information from registered technologies for the UI object when navigating down the UI tree. When navigating up the UI tree, information stored by the technology adapter layer can be used to identify the second technology. Also, converting the UI object from the first technology to the second technology in the UI tree can be performed using a COM-based conversion.04-08-2010
20110209095DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY UPDATING A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - A display system provides a graphical user interface having a dynamic display field, which is contained within a useable display area. The dynamic display field can have an expanded state and collapsed state, and the current state of the dynamic display field can depend on properties of the useable display area. When collapsed, the dynamic display area has a shared content area and two or more content tags. Each content tag can be active or inactive, and the shared content area shows displayable contents corresponding to active content tags. Tags are activated and deactivated based on user selections. When expanded, the dynamic display field includes dedicated content areas, where each dedicated content area shows a displayable content. Accordingly, when the useable display space allows, the dynamic display field can automatically transition to the expanded state, thereby enabling a greater amount of content to be displayed at a time.08-25-2011
20100146452GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE UNIT FOR PROVISIONING AND EDITING OF BUSINESS INFORMATION IN AN APPLICATION SUPPORTING AN INTERACTION CENTER - A method and a system are described that involve a graphical user interface (GUI) for provisioning and editing of an account's business information in an interaction center. In one embodiment, the GUI includes a navigation panel and a set of predefined navigation links in the navigation panel. The GUI further includes a main screen that displays business information for an account in response to selecting a navigation link from the set of predefined navigation links and an editable table that contains the business information for the account, wherein the editable table is displayed in the main screen.06-10-2010
20080282199CROSS TAXONOMY NAVIGATION FROM A BREAD CRUMB IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - Embodiments of the invention are directed to enabling a user to navigate to a web page or other resource in a taxonomy of resources using a crumb provided in a user interface. The crumb is associated with a category of web pages in the taxonomy. When a user indicates the crumb, such as hovering over the crumb, additional crumbs are displayed, so that the user may directly navigate to another web page in the taxonomy. The additional crumbs may be in the same, or a different category. The user can select a crumb from any category to navigate forward and backward in the taxonomy. The taxonomy may be independent of a storage structure for the web pages. The crumbs may be in a toolbar, script, or other module that interfaces with a local or remote taxonomy processor to access and dynamically manage the taxonomy of web pages.11-13-2008
20080282198METHOD AND SYTEM FOR PROVIDING COLLABORATIVE TAG SETS TO ASSIST IN THE USE AND NAVIGATION OF A FOLKSONOMY - A system for providing collaborative tag sets to assist in the navigation and use of a folksonomy. The collaborative tag sets are social in nature. As more users group two tags together into tag sets, the disclosed system causes the association between those two tags to grow stronger, as exposed in the bookmark system user interface when alternative tags are suggested for browsing the bookmarks in a folksonomy. Tags that are grouped together by a user into a tag set have the strongest possible weight for that user, and accordingly the disclosed system automatically applies all tags in a set when that user is retrieving bookmarks if the user selects at least one of tags in the set. Tags not in the user's tag sets, but included in the public tag set(s) of another user(s) are displayed in the user interface as tag suggestions.11-13-2008
20080270948SUITE-WIDE NAVIGATION - Novel tools for navigating among a suite of business applications, including without limitaion menu systems for business application suites. In some cases, the menu is customized for a particular user of the business application suite. Hence, for example, a menu might comprise only items necessary to that user's job function and/or access level, as defined by one or more user roles that the user possesses. In anotner example, menu items may be provided only for actions that the user has appropriate permissions to take and/or pages that the user has appropriate permissions to view.10-30-2008
20080229252APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANAGING DATA - Provided are an apparatus and method of managing data that is capable of receiving and storing in advance, when constructing a menu screen using data received through a network, data from a convertible menu screen on the basis of a currently displayed menu screen and constructing the menu screen using the data stored at the time of selecting the corresponding menu screen. The apparatus includes a control unit which confirms that a first page being displayed can be converted into a second page based on the first page, a data searching unit which determines whether data of the second page is stored, and a transceiver which the data if it is determined that the data is not stored.09-18-2008
20120198391ENABLING INFORMATION EXCHANGE WHILE SWITCHING BETWEEN WEB-PAGES - A method and system enable information exchange while switching between a source page and a target page on a drill-down navigation schema, developed with a .NET web application. The method includes providing a smart navigation service, in form of a class library to be configured at page developing time, for managing information for smart navigation between the source page and the target page. The smart navigation service is located, at run-time, in a given user-session and being able, upon-events, to collect, store and provide required smart navigation information from and/or to the web-pages of the given user-session.08-02-2012
20120198390AUTOMATIC GRAPHICAL RENDERING OF PROCESSES - This disclosure relates to tools for optimizing complex processes or systems, such as flow process charts and, more specifically to the automatic graphical renderings of processes. In an exemplary embodiment, the process is a complex process including hundreds or thousands of operations. In an exemplary embodiment, a device displays a first view that includes a complete progression diagram automatically generated from data stored in a database, and at least some directional lines of the complete progression diagram unintelligibly overlap. In response to a selection of a particular operation in the complete progression diagram, in an exemplary embodiment, the display toggles to a second view that includes a focus diagram. In an exemplary embodiment, an edit to the focus diagram is checked in real-time and rejected if the edit orphans of an object currently undergoing the process on a live production line.08-02-2012
20090276733METHOD, SYSTEM, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR PRESENTING AN INTERACTIVE HIERARCHY AND INDICATING ENTRY OF INFORMATION THEREIN - A method, computer system, and graphical user interface for presenting an interactive hierarchy and indicating entry of information therein is disclosed. An interactive hierarchy is used to organize information using nodes arranged in multiple levels, where the interactive hierarchy may also be used to select a node to operate on. The interactive hierarchy may provide sense-of-place by depicting the organization of the nodes and indicating which node a user is operating on. An indicator is also provided which indicates whether one or more types of information have been entered for a given node, level of nodes, etc., thereby providing sense-of-task by enabling a user to determine which types of information have already been entered, which types of information have yet to be entered, etc. Further, a task indicator may be provided for stepping users through various information entry and/or management tasks, thereby further improving sense-of-task.11-05-2009
20110225552POLY VECTORAL REVERSE NAVIGATION - This invention includes a method of navigating a collection of nodes by selecting a first node, generating a context list and displaying first node and context list. Each context of the context collection includes a second node essentially referencing the first node. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of generating an address from a collection of contexts containing steps of receiving a selected attribute collection and generating the address. Each context includes a resolution address and an attribute collection. Each of the attribute collections contains at least one attribute. Whenever the attribute collection of a first context of the context collection is essentially the same as the selected attribute collection, the resolution address of the first context is selected as the generated address. Another aspect of the invention includes a method of navigating a hypergraph. The hypergraph includes at least one context list. Each context list contains at least one context. Each context includes a node. The method includes steps of selecting a first context list of the context lists, selecting a first context of the first context list, and displaying the node of the first context of the first context list. Aspects of this invention include computer programs implemented on computer readable media, situated both local to a user and in client-server configurations.09-15-2011
20090241068USER DEFINED WIRE APPEARANCE INDICATING DATA TYPE IN A GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT - System and method for configuring a wire appearance in a graphical programming environment. A first data type (or class), or communication functionality between nodes, e.g., timing, or data transfer, e.g., data transfer semantics, mechanism, or medium, in a graphical program is specified in response to user input. A first wire appearance denoting the first data type or specified functionality is created in response to user input, including, e.g., a specified wire pattern, thickness, shape, color(s), portion of the wire to be configured with the first wire appearance, wire label and/or wire icon to be displayed on or near the wire. A graphical program including a first icon and a second icon is created, including connecting the first icon to the second icon in response to user input, and displaying a wire between the first icon and the second icon in response, where the wire has the first wire appearance.09-24-2009
20090083677Method for making digital documents browseable - A method for making one or more digital documents browseable. In one implementation, the digital documents may be automatically, topically segmented into one or more topical segments. A topical segment may be selected from the topical segments. One or more topical segments that are substantially similar to the selected topical segment may be identified. One or more links between the selected topical segment and the identified topical segment may be established. The established links may be displayed.03-26-2009
20090106706uSite - Online software that generates individual websites for personal of commercial business use - Embodied within the uSite is the Website Model a method for managing the website Content and Structure. The Website Model is a Simulated Visual Replica of the actual Website which is used to manage both website Content and Structure. The Website Model includes several unique utilities, the Collapsible Framework where features are turned “on or off”, the Web Page Body which is strategically divided into editable regions, and the Powered by bar which provides page-by-page access for instant updating. Any website that embodies the Website Model shall use the utility as a universal tool for simplified Content and Structural Website Management.04-23-2009
20100153887PRESENTATION SYSTEM, DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A presentation system comprises a data management apparatus for storing document data for presentation therein, a display device for displaying a plurality of pages contained in the document data, and a terminal device capable of performing communication with the data management apparatus. The terminal device sends request data for requesting attachment of an electronic sticky note to the document data to the data management apparatus via network communication according to an input from a listening user of the presentation. The data management apparatus determines a sticky-note attachment object page out of the plurality of pages, to which the electronic sticky note is to be attached, on the basis of page specifying data included in the request data. Then, the data management apparatus generates a file in which the electronic sticky note is attached to the determined sticky-note attachment object page.06-17-2010
20080313572Presenting and Navigating Content Having Varying Properties - Technologies are described herein for presenting and navigating content having varying properties. One or more local or networked providers are searched for content objects. Content objects include associated metadata and may be stored within a content container. Each content object is displayed separately from its associated content container. Displayed content objects may be grouped and filtered based upon the associated metadata. Displayed content objects may also be grouped and filtered based upon the provider from which they were retrieved. Selection of a content object causes the content container associated with the selected content object to be displayed. Alternately, selection of a content object may cause a preview of the selected content object and the metadata associated with the selected content object to be displayed.12-18-2008
20080313573Creating, Displaying, and Editing a Sub-Process Within a Process Diagram - Technologies are described herein for creating, displaying, and editing a sub-process within a process diagram. A diagramming application provides for the grouping of existing process operations of a process diagram into a sub-process. The sub-process is displayed within the process diagram as a container that may be expanded and collapsed in-place within the diagram to display or hide the corresponding sub-process operations without leaving the context of the process diagram. Similarly, a single process operation within a process diagram may be selected for the creation of an associated sub-process. An expanded container including the newly created sub-process operations and a collapsed container representing the sub-process operations replace the single process operation and are concurrently hidden and displayed according to a user selection of a collapse or expand control.12-18-2008
20080307368Dynamically adjusting the range of a navigational controller for an infinite workspace - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that dynamically adjusts the range of a navigational controller for an infinite workspace within a graphical display environment. During operation, the system determines that an object has moved from an original position to a new position with respect to a display area of the workspace. If the object at the new position is not contained within the display area of the workspace, the system expands the range of the navigational controller so that the object is contained in the display area of the workspace.12-11-2008
20100162174Flat Navigation of Information and Content Presented on User Monitor - A method of presenting information on a display monitor within a computing environment includes accessing a website containing a related collection of electronic pages, crawling the website to obtain raw image data for at least some of each of the pages, porting the raw image data into a template so that each of the crawled pages is converted into a corresponding information panel containing a mapping of the content of its respective corresponding page, and displaying each of the information panels on a respective display monitor so all of the panels are viewable to a user in a single screen shot. Related methods, apparatus, and systems are further provided.06-24-2010
20100218143DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device includes a display unit, a first display control unit, a title string storing unit, a concatenated string creating unit, a determining unit, a navigation string creating unit, and a second display control unit. The display unit includes a first portion and a second portion. The first display control unit is configured to display one of a plurality of screen images on the first portion. The plurality of screen images includes a base screen image. The first display control unit changes a screen image to display from one to another of the plurality of screen images along a screen navigation path starting from the base screen image. The title string storing unit is configured to store a plurality of title strings. Each title string indicating one of the plurality of screen images. The concatenated string creating unit is configured to create a concatenated string including the title strings each corresponding to a screen image which is positioned in a part of the screen navigation path from the base screen image to a current screen image that is displayed on the first portion currently. The determining unit is configured to determine whether or not the concatenated string is too large to be displayed entirely on the second portion. The navigation string creating unit is configured to create a navigation string by deleting an at least one of the title strings from the concatenated string when the determining unit determines that the concatenated string is too large to be displayed entirely on the second portion. The second display control unit is configured to display the navigation string on the second portion.08-26-2010
20100218142Associating a Message with an Item - Associating a message with an item includes detecting a characteristic of a first item located at a first node level of a hierarchy of items. The method includes associating a first message with the first item based on the characteristic, the first message preconfigured for presentation to a user regarding the characteristic. The method includes registering the first message, based on the association with the first item, to be presented at a second node level in the hierarchy in a user interface, the first node level descending from the second node level in the hierarchy.08-26-2010
20100241997DISPLAY DEVICE - In a display device, the display unit includes a first portion and a second portion. The display control unit changes a screen image to display from one to another of the plurality of screen images along a screen navigation path starting from the base screen image. The navigation string generating unit generates a navigation string including the title strings each corresponding to a screen image which is positioned in a part of the screen navigation path from the base screen image to a current screen image that is displayed on the first portion currently. The navigation string display unit controls the display unit to display the navigation string in the second portion. When the first determining unit determines that a title string is selected, the selected screen display unit controls the display unit to display a screen image specified by the selected title string in the first portion.09-23-2010
20090327973PRESERVING A COMPLETE HISTORY OF A SET OF APPLICATION ACTIONS WHEN NON-LINEAR INTERACTIONS ARE PERMITTED - An action history maintains a set of ordered application actions associated with a user. A user interface of a software application can include a back control and a forward control, which utilize the action history. Specifically, the back control revokes a most recent action and the forward control reapplies a previously revoked action. Thus, the forward and backward controls change which page is rendered in the software application. Unlike traditional implementations, the invention maintains a complete set of actions within the action history in a non-linear context. That is, when a new action is inserted into a history from a non-terminal state (i.e., actions able to be reapplied are available upon a selection of the forward control) then the new action is inserted immediately after the current action. The historic actions are maintained in order after the new action in the action history.12-31-2009
20090319956USER INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATING LARGE SCALE HIERARCHICAL NAMESPACES - A system and method of displaying user interface information with respect to navigation of a hierarchical namespace is disclosed. The hierarchical namespace includes a first set of items representing a top level portion of the hierarchical namespace and a second set of items representing lower levels of the hierarchical namespace.12-24-2009
20090319955TECHNIQUES FOR A NAVIGATION BASED DESIGN TOOL - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for a navigation based design tool. Relationships between artifacts that are managed by a design tool are accessed. An initial view of the design tool is displayed with a default page showing categories of the artifacts based upon the relationships. A user can navigate page by page through a plurality of pages to manage one or more of the artifacts. The page by page navigation is enabled by using the relationships between the artifacts. As the user navigates page by page through the pages, a navigation history is displayed to illustrate a history of the pages that have been accessed.12-24-2009
20110239164BREADCRUMB NAVIGATION THROUGH HEIRARCHICAL STRUCTURES - A viewer may be used to navigate through diagrammatic views of hierarchically structured documents. Expansion and collapse controls may be used to show or hide details regarding a particular node in the hierarchy. Furthermore breadcrumb navigation may be employed to show and hide details regarding the ancestral chain for a particular node in the hierarchy.09-29-2011
20090113352Media System Having Three Dimensional Navigation for Use With Media Data - A system and method are set forth which combine an ability to view video with an ability to access computer programs. In certain embodiments, the media system provides access to movies, music and photos in a visually appealing three dimensional environment. Also, in certain environment, the media system presents a three dimensional navigation tool (such as a three dimensional wheel) on which multiple media files are presented. Also, in certain embodiments, a user may access both local and remote media files via the media system. Also, in certain embodiments, the media system provides on demand integration (such as Orb integration) while providing a consistent user interface such that access to local and remote content is seamless.04-30-2009
20110119634GLOBAL VIEW FOR DIGITAL ASSETS - Processes and systems are presented, for generating and displaying a flat all-projects view of a library of digital assets. In one aspect, a process includes receiving input from a user of the application requesting to view content accessible by the application. The accessible content can include a plurality of digital assets, folders and projects stored in a hierarchy accessed by the application, and each project represents a user-defined set of digital assets. All projects residing at any location within the hierarchy can be identified, and a flat view of all identified projects can be presented.05-19-2011
20080229251System and method for providing web system services for storing data and context of client applications on the web - An improved system and method for supporting web system services is provided for storing data and context of client applications on the web. A client application may include a web system services interface for invoking web system services to support web applications to operate over the web using different devices that may store data and context of web applications as a web application document onto a web server. A web application document may be represented by components that may include view information, content, and context information. The application may also include a web system services user interface for providing a graphical user interface for a user to invoke web system services that may include a new document system service, a store document system service, and a restore document system service. A schema for context scope may be implemented for collecting context information relevant to the web application document.09-18-2008
20090070713Computer-Implemented Systems And Methods For Portlet Management - Computer-implemented systems and methods for interacting with a portal page. A user interface mechanism is displayed to a user. The user interface mechanism indicates to the user that a first portlet displayed in the portal page is in a maximized state and that the remaining portlets are not in a maximized state and are accessible by the user.03-12-2009
20130132911Client-Side Generation and Filtering of Hierarchy Information - A computer-implemented method for displaying a filterable hierarchy includes: receiving, in an application, a user input that requests at least part of a hierarchy to be displayed; generating a request based on the user input, and forwarding the request to a server for performing a query on non-hierarchical information in a database; receiving, in the application, a response by the server to the request; identifying, in the response, at least one selectable node in the hierarchy and at least one non-selectable visible node in the hierarchy; and presenting, using the application, a view in which the selectable node and the non-selectable visible node are structured according to the hierarchy.05-23-2013
20100306709EVENT MONITORING FOR COMPLEX EVENT PROCESSING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for an event monitoring tool configured for complex event processing (CEP). In one embodiment, a data processing system can include a CEP event monitoring tool configured for coupling to touch points over a network and a repository of a log of events occurring in the touch points. A dashboard can be displayed by the tool and can include a canvas view of events, associated interaction blocks each including filter criteria for associated events, and at least one activity triggered by an evaluation of at least one of the filter criteria in at least one of the interaction blocks for a corresponding one of the touch points. The canvas view further can include visual links between the events and the associated interaction blocks and between the activity and an interaction block amongst the interaction blocks triggering the activity.12-02-2010
20120272192HIERARCHICAL DISPLAY AND NAVIGATION OF DOCUMENT REVISION HISTORIES - A system and technique for displaying a document's workflow history are disclosed. The system includes a graphical user interface for displaying one or more graphical representations of events generated by an application configured to edit a document. Each of the events generated by the application may be stored in a data structure that is associated with one or more portions of the document. The data structure may also be associated with a digital image that reflects the state of the document at the time the event was generated and one or more frames of digital video captured substantially simultaneously with the generation of the event. The system may display the stored events via graphical representations in the graphical user interface that represent a portion of the total document workflow history. A user may navigate through the graphical events based on a hierarchical algorithm for clustering events.10-25-2012
20100318942RESOLVING INTER-PAGE NODES AND CONNECTORS IN PROCESS DIAGRAMS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for resolving inter-page nodes in flow diagrams is presented. In one embodiment, an inter-page node in a flow diagram is identified. An inter-page node is a node laid out on a page break in a multi-page flow diagram. A set of candidate pages is formed. A bid for each page in a set of candidate pages is requested from each policy in a set of page break policies. A page is selected from the set of candidate pages based on bids received from the set of page break policies. A value of each bid indicates a level of suitability of each page in the set of candidate pages. The inter-page node located on the page break is moved to a new location on the selected page. The new location on the selected page is located off of all page breaks for the flow diagram.12-16-2010
20100333040AIRCRAFT SPECIAL NOTICE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and apparatus are provided for selectively displaying special notices on a display device. Navigation data are selectively retrieved and processed, and a determination is made if at least a portion of the retrieved navigation data has special notice data associated therewith. An image is rendered on a display device that is representative of at least a portion of the retrieved navigation data, and that includes a special notice icon if it is determined that at least a portion of the retrieved navigation data has special notice data associated therewith. The special notice data are representative of special notices normally published in an airport facility/directory12-30-2010
20100333039HIEARCHY TREE MOVEMENT USING MULTI-TREE ANIMATION - In some example embodiments, a machine-readable medium provides instructions which, when executed by a machine, cause said machine to perform operations. The operations include displaying nodes in N number of levels of a first hierarchy tree on a display. The operations also include receiving input of a selected node of the nodes to open a level below the N number of levels of the first hierarchy tree. The operations include fading out a number of nodes at a highest level of the N number of levels from the first hierarchy tree. The operations include fading in at least one node of the number of nodes at the highest level of the N number of levels into the second hierarchy tree. Also, the operations include fading in at least one node at a level below the selected node into the first hierarchy tree on the display.12-30-2010
20110029933METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION VISUALIZED EXPRESSION, AND VISUALIZED HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTIVE EXPRESSION INTERFACE THEREOF - A method, interface, and apparatus for expressing data objects is described. A method for expressing information can comprise the steps of: extracting attributes of a plurality of data objects, wherein the attributes reflect information associated with the data objects; hierarchically grouping the data objects based on the attributes of the data objects to form a hierarchical data object structure; establishing basic representation units, wherein each basic representation unit is described using multimedia attributes and each unit corresponds to at least one data object; establishing a multi-dimensional mapping relationship between distinct attributes of a subset of the data objects that correspond to each basic representation unit and the multimedia attributes used to describe that unit and displaying the basic representation units to reflect the hierarchical grouping of the data objects on a multimedia display device, wherein the mapping relationship is used to determine the multimedia attributes of the basic representation units.02-03-2011
20110041099Interface and Method for Exploring a Collection of Data - An interface is provided for permitting a user to explore a collection of data. The data collection provides nodes as structural elements, and references which are assigned to nodes and hold identifiers of other nodes. Multiple references can be assigned to each node, thus guiding a user of the system to multiple other nodes, and multiple references can hold the same address, so that multiple nodes can have references pointing to the same node. The interface allows visualizing the network created by the interconnection of the nodes on a display region. The interface also allows the user to intuitively navigate along the references in both directions of the references, so that the user can explore which nodes are referenced by a certain node, and also by which nodes a certain node is referenced. Electronic documents can be assigned to each node, and the interface allows these documents to be displayed either directly in a reserved display region of the interface, or by launching a matching application on the user's computer.02-17-2011
20090222769INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATING INTERRELATED CONTENT HIERARCHY - An interface allows navigation of a hierarchy of related content organized into a node tree. Each node may be associated with media content and navigation input may be received to navigate between the nodes. The interface includes a mechanism for viewing graphical data representing related content within the node tree. A user may provide input to navigate between nodes in the same hierarchy level or different hierarchy levels while graphical data for the selected node is provided in the interface.09-03-2009
20110119635SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS - Provided is a computerized system and method of organizing and navigating through a management system in a hierarchal visualization structure. The elements of the management system are represented in cells in the form of a periodic table. The elements are classified and organized into one or more sets of groups stored at a first hierarchal level. Each cell displays general identification information regarding an element stored at a second hierarchal level including a textual abbreviation representing the element. Details regarding each element stored at third hierarchal level are displayed when one of the cells is selected. More specific information regarding each detail stored at a fourth hierarchal level is displayed when a detail is selected.05-19-2011
20090210827Web navigation user interface for orienting and organizing navigation links - This embodiment, a navigation module, includes two unique features to address two long standing usability problems associated with today's current navigation scheme. First, it contains a selector that allows the end-user to change the layout of the navigation area relative to the content area. That is, the user can elect to view the navigation area in a horizontal or vertical layout by selecting the orientation toggle. Second, it provides alternative views to the standard hierarchical tree-structure. By retaining individual end-user usage data, the navigation module provides views where the links are sorted by frequency of use and access date/time.08-20-2009
20110078635RELATIONSHIP MAP GENERATOR - A relationship map includes multiple nodes that display related information from node to node in a tree-like, hierarchical fashion. The relationship map associates a formula with a particular node of the relationship map. The relationship map also associates range information with the particular node, the range information indicating a range of nodes to which the formula should be applied. The range information may indicate whether the nodes in the range extend leafward or rootward from the particular node in the relationship map. The relationship map displays the particular node updated with result information that a relationship map generator generates when applying the formula to the nodes specified by the range information.03-31-2011
20090100380Navigating through content - Navigating among content data via a navigation interface includes receiving navigational input including category input and/or page input. The category input and page input each can be selected regardless of what page is currently selected. The selected page fills a substantial portion of the display space. A navigation bar including display elements of available categories also can be displayed. Touch support can be implemented using at least two different systems: Tap and Gesture. Gesture navigation can be inverted to suit the style of a particular user.04-16-2009
20100070929Method for Automatically Constructing Pageflows by Analysing Traversed Breadcrumbs - A method for constructing pageflows by analyzing multiple clickstreams traversed by a user involves analyzing stored navigation interactions of a user to identify segments comprising interconnected nodes sequentially traversed by the user in a single navigation path during a session and to distinguish segments comprising nodes unrelated to other nodes traversed during the session and generating and storing a pageflow consisting of a list of semantically related nodes sequentially traversed by the user at least a pre-determined number of times in a single navigation path during the session based on an analysis of the stored navigation interactions of the user for the clickstream session. The stored pageflow is displayed for the user by a pageflow navigator, and the user is prompted with options to select and recall sequences of nodes from the pageflow and/or to transform the pageflow into an XML structure for export.03-18-2010
20090031256METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATING IN A FLOW DIAGRAM - A method of navigating in a flow diagram is disclosed. The flow diagram is displayed in a graphical user interface (GUI) and the flow diagram comprises a set of task elements and a set of connectors. A set of navigation commands is provided. The set of navigation commands comprises a first navigation command and a second navigation command. A selector is moved from a first task element of the set of task elements to a first connector of the set of connectors in response to the reception of the first navigation command, wherein the first connector immediately succeeds the first task element in the flow diagram. Furthermore, the selector is moved from the first connector to the first task element in response to the reception of the second navigation command.01-29-2009
20090217208System and Method for Gathering Product, Service, Entity and/or Feature Opinions - A scraper system comprises a first scraper including a scraper manager for determining when to initiate content capture from a first website, the first website including content containing at least one end-user opinion corresponding to a category of interest; a navigation engine coupled to the scraper manager for navigating to the first website; a content capture engine coupled to the navigation engine for capturing the content on the first website; and a scraper database manager coupled to the content capture engine for controlling the storage of the captured content.08-27-2009
20100070930Business document system - A hierarchical organization of business documents, system and graphical user interface related thereto, allowing the efficient organization of business documents such as contracts and other legal documents. In a non-limiting example, three-tier organization is made possible, the first tier relating to major business function, the second to business tasks or processes and the last to individual business documents. The business documents may themselves be made up of hierarchical sections. Reference to particular portions of the hierarchy may take the form of a coordinate or address. A graphical user interface includes means of navigating through the hierarchy towards a particular business document.03-18-2010
20110154265SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODELING BUILDING RESOURCES - Described herein are systems and methods for modeling building resources. In overview, building resources are represented by points defined in an information system. These points are defined in a manner so as to allow the generation of a hierarchical structure on their basis. A logical representation of this hierarchical structure, or part of this hierarchical structure, is viewable by a client, for example by way of a browser application. In various embodiments, the logical representation implements functionalities including alarm aggregation and/or scope of responsibility filtering.06-23-2011
20120204132METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURABLE SYSTEMS - The invention relates to methods and devices to define and control the design of a configurable chip module, instrument or systems, for example, for measurement, control and communication systems or any portion thereof. The module may include one or more chip elements. This can be achieved using, for example, a Graphical User interface (GUI), that transforms selections made by the user to a hardware and/or software configuration for the system in a process transparent to the user. This enables implementation of a plurality of devices and larger subsystems on a chip or chip module without specific semiconductor design knowledge from the user. This transformation process is thus accomplished transparently to the user, who operates the GUI to define the measurement or action which needs to be performed thereby resulting in an automatic combination of hardware and/or software elements available to create a specific configuration.08-09-2012
20090241070Graphical User Interface and Methods of Use Thereof in a Multimedia Player - In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.09-24-2009
20090241069USER DEFINED WIRE APPEARANCE INDICATING COMMUNICATION FUNCTIONALITY IN A GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT - System and method for configuring a wire appearance in a graphical programming environment. A first data type (or class), or communication functionality between nodes, e.g., timing, or data transfer, e.g., data transfer semantics, mechanism, or medium, in a graphical program is specified in response to user input. A first wire appearance denoting the first data type or specified functionality is created in response to user input, including, e.g., a specified wire pattern, thickness, shape, color(s), portion of the wire to be configured with the first wire appearance, wire label and/or wire icon to be displayed on or near the wire. A graphical program including a first icon and a second icon is created, including connecting the first icon to the second icon in response to user input, and displaying a wire between the first icon and the second icon in response, where the wire has the first wire appearance.09-24-2009
20080313574SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCH WITH REDUCED PHYSICAL INTERACTION REQUIREMENTS - A user-interface method and system for displaying a set of search results on a user device having a limited display area and having a five-button interface, where a user may explicitly or implicitly choose a search result to be expanded in order to provide space for displaying additional metacontent related to the selected search result, and where the expansion of the chosen search result does not occlude information displayed about other search results.12-18-2008
20080229253Method, System and Computer Program for Navigating UML Diagrams - A solution for navigating UML diagrams (09-18-2008
20080301591WEB PAGE BACKUP ACROSS MULTIPLE WINDOWS - Provided is a desktop navigation tool (DNT) for navigation across multiple web pages, including the original and the second web page described in the paragraph above. An “UP” button enables a user to navigate from the new web page back to a different window, opened from a particular window. A “DOWN” (DN) button enables the user to navigate back to a window from which a particular window was spawned. This functionality differs from that found in standard “FORWARD” and “BACK” navigation buttons, typically found in a browser window, which only enable a user to navigate through web pages within a particular window. The claimed subject matter enables a user to navigate more freely and efficiently among multiple windows.12-04-2008
20110161887Providing Application Look-Ahead in a State-Based Application Framework - A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for providing navigation assistance within a user interface. A request for look-ahead navigation assistance is received and the user's current location within the application is determined. Application state data associated with the user's current location within the application is processed to generate possible destination locations within the application. The resulting possible location destinations within the application are then contextually displayed to the user within a user interface as graphical elements.06-30-2011
20110179390METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR TRAVERSING NODES IN PATH ON A DISPLAY DEVICE - Methods and systems are described for traversing nodes in path on a display device. In one aspect methods and systems include, detecting a first navigation input from a user. Determining a first path including a first plurality of nodes in a hierarchy. In response to the first navigation input, traversing the first path by providing for sequentially presenting in time, by a display device, first visual representations of the nodes in the first path, the first visual representations indicating corresponding current locations during the traversing.07-21-2011
20110055771METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE REPRESENTING ORGANIZATION HIERARCHY - Method and system for providing graphical user interface for displaying hierarchical charts. According to various embodiments, the present invention provides a graphical user interface where relational data are displayed as one or more hierarchical charts. A hierarchical chart includes a plurality of nodes that are organized according to the hierarchical chart. Each of the nodes is associated with a data record that contains multiple level of information. At different view level, different amount of information for the nodes are displayed. A view control function is provided for the graphical user interface. If none (or all) of the nodes are selected, each nodes display the same level of information based associated with a particular view level. If only few of the nodes are selected, only the selected nodes responds changes in view level when being displayed.03-03-2011
20100325589BLOCK VIEW FOR GEOGRAPHIC NAVIGATION - Various embodiments provide techniques for geographic navigation via one or more block views. According to some embodiments, a block view can include a visual image of a geographic location that is visually similar to a panoramic image. In some example implementations, a block view can be scrolled to navigate images of a geographic location. In one or more embodiments, a bubble view can be displayed of one or more locations within the block view. The bubble view can include a zoomed image of one or more aspects of a block view. Further to some embodiments, a map view can be utilized along with the block view and/or the bubble view. The map view can include a two-dimensional representation of the geographic location from an aerial perspective, and can include a more general level of detail concerning the geographic location, such as streets, cities, states, bodies of water, and so on.12-23-2010
20080229250METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATION TREE NODE LEVEL CONTROL - A method for implementing a software based navigational control interface for organizing and presenting a hierarchical user interface structure, includes: displaying the hierarchical user interface structure on a user device; using the navigational control interface to determine which level of the hierarchical user interface structure appears on the same level as an initial root directory; and wherein based on the setting of the navigational control interface the number of hierarchical user interface structure levels is reduced or expanded.09-18-2008
20110055770USER INTERFACE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A RESERVATION DEPARTURE AND CONTROL SYSTEM - A user interface that may be adapted for use with a Reservation and Departure Control System (RDCS) for a transportation industry is disclosed. The RDCS manages the booking and re-booking of passengers on a transportation carrier. In one embodiment, the system supports a re-booking process wherein passengers whose travel accommodations (e.g., one or more airline flights) have been cancelled or modified are re-booked on different accommodations. The user interface is designed to graphically convey the flow, as well as the hierarchy, of the re-booking process to a user. This interface further includes links that naturally navigate a user from one process step to the next so that an in-depth knowledge of process flow is not required for successful use of the system.03-03-2011
20100293509SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING LINKS WITHIN A WEB SITE - Methods for managing an interactive system, such as a web site, are disclosed. An interactive system can comprise a plurality of states, and a first structure of the interactive system can be defined by transitional links between those states. Session data can represent user navigation through the states, and a predetermined set of parameters for session data can be defined by the first structure of the interactive system. The method can include accessing a representation of the first structure of the interactive system, and analyzing the session data based on the predetermined set of parameters. A second structure for the interactive system can be determined when the first set of parameters are not met, such that as compared to the first structure, the second structure adds or removes a transitional link directly between the a first state of the interactive system and a second state of the interactive system.11-18-2010
20110138340Rotating Hierarchy Cone User Interface - A user interface for business applications provides users a navigable top-down view of a hierarchical structure through a rotating hierarchy cone. The cone presents a partial view of a circularly organized hierarchy of parent and child nodes enabling users to view detail information, select tasks to be performed, and modify the structure while having an overall picture of the hierarchy. Users are enabled to rotate the cone to view an unlimited number of segments of the circularly organized hierarchy and to navigate across multiple levels up or down focusing on branches of the structure.06-09-2011
20090210828METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED NAVIGATION AMONG CONTROLLED TERMS IN ONE OR MORE USER DOCUMENTS - Methods and apparatus are provided for improved navigation among controlled terms in one or more user documents. A user can navigate among a plurality of occurrences of a controlled term in one or more documents. A disclosed navigation and editing tool provides a link for each of the occurrences of the controlled term, wherein each of the links include a plurality of destination links, wherein each of the destination links allow a user to navigate to a corresponding one of the other of the plurality of occurrences in the one or more documents; receives a user selection of at least one of the destination links; and jumps, in response to the user selection, to a destination in the one or more documents associated with the selected destination link.08-20-2009
20110138339SMART TREE NAVIGATION - Described herein are methods and systems for smart tree navigation. According to one aspect, the user inputs in the form of node interaction events are tracked to determine preferred nodes that can be used to guide a user's navigation in the future. In another aspect, the preferred nodes are suggested to a user for further navigation by visualization representations that emphasize the preferred nodes.06-09-2011
20090300552APPLICATION NAVIGATION - A method for operating a user interface for switching between computer applications is provided. The method may include displaying first, second and third navigation controls. The first navigation control may include entity selectors, the second navigation control may include application selectors, and the third navigation control may include sub-application selectors. The application selectors may be associated with the entities in the first navigation control and the sub-application selectors may be associated with the application selectors. An application associated with sub-application selector may be launched upon selecting the sub-application selector. The state of an application may be stored and retrieved upon switching between applications so as to enable fast switching between applications.12-03-2009
20100017756MANAGING NAVIGATION AND HISTORY INFORMATION - History and navigation information in a computer application are managed by establishing a global context that can communicate with multiple resources, each of which resides in an associated local context. State information from one or more of the local contexts is communicated to the global context, and global navigation information (for example, defining a drop-down history list or back/forward button states) is generated based on the communicated state information. Using the global navigation information, a user of the computer application can move among previously visited resources in a global manner.01-21-2010
20110307839Implementing website navigation - Implementing website navigation includes deriving a confidence level for at least one leaf node of a website navigation category diagram using historical user operation data; generating one or more navigation hierarchical structure diagrams based on the website navigation category diagram; determining a searching cost associated with each of the one or more navigation hierarchical structure diagrams; determining the navigation hierarchical structure diagram associated with the lowest searching cost; and implementing at least in part a website navigation mode using the navigation hierarchical structure diagram associated with the lowest searching cost.12-15-2011
20090172603METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - Apparatus for displaying information from an information source, the information being indexed by nodes in a hierarchical structure, the apparatus comprising: at least one display for displaying information from the information source; a user input device for receiving a user-selectable forward navigation selection, a user-selectable back navigation selection and a user-selectable mode switch selection; and a controller for implementing a plurality of alternative navigation strategies to allow a user to navigate through at least part of the hierarchical structure using said forward navigation selection and said back navigation selection in order to display user-selected information from the information source on said at least one display, the controller being configured to switch from a currently selected navigation strategy to another of said alternative navigation strategies in response to reception of said user-selectable mode switch selection, wherein each navigation strategy comprises one or more rules defining an order in which the hierarchical structure is navigated.07-02-2009
20120174040METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE REPRESENTING ORGANIZATION HIERARCHY - Method and system for providing graphical user interface for displaying hierarchical charts. According to various embodiments, the present invention provides a graphical user interface where relational data are displayed as one or more hierarchical charts. A hierarchical chart includes a plurality of nodes that are organized according to the hierarchical chart. Each of the nodes is associated with a data record that contains multiple level of information. At different view level, different amount of information for the nodes are displayed. A view control function is provided for the graphical user interface. If none (or all) of the nodes are selected, each nodes display the same level of information based associated with a particular view level. If only few of the nodes are selected, only the selected nodes responds changes in view level when being displayed.07-05-2012
20120005631TECHNIQUES FOR DISPLAY OF INFORMATION RELATED TO POLICIES - Techniques for displaying information. Policy violations are identified, based at least in part on data stored in a data store. For the policy violations, a plurality of semantic objects related to the violations are identified. Arrangements of graphical objects are displayed where the graphical objects represent the identified semantic objects and where the arrangement indicates one or more relationships between pairs of the semantic objects.01-05-2012
20110167390APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING AN INFORMATION UNIT TO PROVIDE NAVIGATION FEATURES ON A DEVICE - The present invention relates to a system and method for interacting with digital media that permits creating, editing, combining, producing, and using digital media content. In one aspect of the invention, these features are implemented using a “virtual container” or unit that contains structured information. This structured information includes the software, metadata and content required to use the content on a wide array of platforms, without software installations and without required net access or complex DRM interaction. Additional aspects of the invention extend the above described functionality and universality by enabling new ways to use the platform and link interested and connected parties so that consumers can interact with the product, create or mashup new products, or monetize their content.07-07-2011
20120011475INFORMATION DISPLAY - A system and method for a computer implemented display of information organizes a visual screen display to a user in such a way that the user is able to efficiently select information content, and then be presented with topical associations relating to that content. The display enables selection of a particular information segment having an association with particular information content. A selected information segment has multiple topical associations with various categories and sub-categories of information. A user may navigate to a particular segment of information content, and then be presented with a string of topically related segments, as well as with one or more connecting categories of information, which may otherwise not have been readily apparent to the particular selected segment, but for the display system and method. One or more of the information segment indicators can optionally include a publication date and/or a source identifier.01-12-2012
20120060126SPARSE DYNAMIC SELECTION TREES - Systems and methods for use in enabling a user to select one or more data objects from a plurality of data nodes. The method includes determining a data set of interest from one or more data sets. The data set of interest is depicted as a primary node in an available data node area, and one or more data nodes within the data set of interest are depicted as available data nodes within the available data node area. A selection of an available data node is received. When the selected available data node is a data object, the selected available data node is depicted as a selected data node in a selected data node area. When the selected available data node is a data set, the selected available data node is depicted in the available data node area as a secondary data node subordinate to the primary data node.03-08-2012
20120159399SYSTEM FOR ORGANIZING AND NAVIGATING DATA WITHIN A TABLE - A table navigation system includes: a table identifier to identify a table and columns within the table; a navigation identifier to determine whether a navigation input by a user to navigate within a column of the table exceeds a threshold, wherein the threshold relates to an expectation of continued navigation input by the user; a filter to filter unique elements in the column into separate categories; and a display engine to present the into separate categories in an interactive display that overlays the table.06-21-2012
20120174039SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING THROUGH CONTENT IN AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION - Systems and methods for navigating through content in an interactive media guidance application are provided. Media assets are displayed in response to a user selecting a media identifier from a list of media identifiers. In response to receiving a user selection of a media asset, a navigation indicator associated with the media asset is stored, where the navigation indicator represents a path for navigating through the hierarchy of the interactive media guidance application to the media asset. In response to determining that the media asset is being played back after the user navigates away from the media identifier to another media identifier, the navigation indicator is displayed within the interactive media guidance application.07-05-2012
20090158218Structured model navigator - A system for organizing and searching data that relates to a product of manufacture includes a database module configured to store values for a plurality of attributes for each of a plurality of components. A portion of the plurality of components is employed in the product of manufacture. A processing module is configured to organize the plurality of components into one of a plurality of user selectable product structures. Each product structure is based on the values of one of the plurality of attributes. A display is configured to display the selected product structure of the article of manufacture with each of the components displayed within the selected structure.06-18-2009
20090132968Method to Enhance Navigation and Scalability in Table and Tree Viewers - A data model for navigating data. In a preferred embodiment, the data model abides rules that limit the total number of nodes displayable and that limit the number of child nodes displayable beneath a given parent. collapsed or folded nodes are replaced by embedded navigation controls that indicate the hidden nodes.05-21-2009
20090132967LINKED-MEDIA NARRATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM - Technologies, architectures, and systems suitable for exploring virtual spaces, objects within the virtual spaces, and information and data related to the virtual spaces and objects. Example virtual spaces include representations of real spaces such as outer space, geographic spaces such as landscaped and the like, atomic and sub-atomic spaces, and the like, and any other real space, as well as any imaginary spaces and any combination of the foregoing. Also provided are example technologies for managing collections of linked narratives related to the virtual spaces and collections of related objects and information and data related to the objects and virtual spaces. Further provided are technologies for linking virtual spaces, linked narratives, objects, and information and data regarding such, and for aiding a user in browsing and navigating between such.05-21-2009
20120167016Dynamic Determination Of Navigation Targets In A Flexible User Interface Environment - A plurality of registrations corresponding to a user interface component can be stored. Based on at least one of a layer of a software architecture to which a specific user of a user interface has authorized access, an assignment of a work center view to the user, and business data, it can be determined that the user interface presented to the user should include a navigation target to the user interface component. At run time, a navigation link to the user interface component can be dynamically generated according to a relevant registration selected from the plurality of registrations. The user interface incorporating the navigation link to the user interface component can be displayed. Related systems, articles of manufacture, and computer-implemented methods are described.06-28-2012
20100050132System and GUI for specifying composite predicates and dynamic systems - System for specifying the behavior of a composite predicate and a composite dynamic system, and procedures about their operations are provided in the present invention. While a composite predicate is provided to check for a complex condition when a decision is made in a computing system, a composite dynamic system is provided for specifying the behavior of the entire computing system. In addition, a graphical language is provided for showing composite predicates and dynamic systems in graphical diagrams. Some existing graphical languages, such as BPMN and UML Activity Diagrams, are extended with similar capabilities.02-25-2010
20110107273CONSTRUCTING AND DEPLOYING PATTERNS OF FLOWS - A flow pattern is generated from a single flow, in which the flow pattern describes a plurality of flows that are structurally similar to one another and perform similar tasks. End users are then capable of exploring the different flows of the pattern and selecting one or more flows based on high-level goals.05-05-2011
20120317519HIERARCHY TREE MOVEMENT USING MULTIPLE DISPLAY AREAS - Systems and methods for display of hierarchy tree movement using multiple display areas are presented. In an example method, nodes in one or more levels of a first hierarchy tree are displayed in a first area on a display. User input is received of a selected node of the nodes in the one or more levels of the first hierarchy tree to display a level below the one or more levels of the first hierarchy tree. In response to receiving the user input, a parent node of the selected node is displayed in a second area on the display. Nodes in a level of the one or more levels of the first hierarchy tree above the level that includes the selected node are removed from the first area, and nodes in the level below the one or more levels of the first hierarchy tree are displayed in the first area.12-13-2012
20090164947LARGE TREE VIEW NAVIGATION - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tree representations of object hierarchies and provide a method, system and computer program product for large tree view navigation. In an embodiment of the invention, a tree view navigation method can be provided. The method can include selecting a node in a tree view of an object hierarchy, specifying filter text in a filter control for the selected node, and filtering a branch of nodes extending from the selected node to include only nodes including the filter text. In this way, despite a voluminous number of nodes in the branch, relevant nodes can be located flexibly and efficiently.06-25-2009
20120278767Indices for Credibility Trending, Monitoring, and Lead Generation - Some embodiments provide a credibility system that computes credibility scores to quantify the credibility of different businesses and to coalesce the generated credibility scores into various indices. The indices comparatively present the credibility of a particular business relative to other businesses along one or more dimensions. Based on the indices, the system identifies trends in the credibility of a particular business. The system derives preliminary credibility for a new business for which credibility data has not yet been obtained based on credibility that has been previously established for other businesses in an index associated with the new business. The system provides automated services for monitoring credibility of a business and for generating alerts to notify the business that its credibility has reached various thresholds. The system identifies business practices that improve upon or adversely affect the credibility of a particular business.11-01-2012
20120089950PINCH GESTURE TO NAVIGATE APPLICATION LAYERS - Using pinch gestures to navigate user interface layers of an application. In particular embodiments, a pinch gesture may cause an application program to close a currently running user interface layer of the application, or return to a previously viewed user interface layer. In some implementations, a pinch gesture may cause an application to close.04-12-2012
20100229127SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATING POSTS IN A DISCUSSION - A method for navigating posts in a discussion including parent posts and child posts, a child post being in reply to a parent post, wherein a further reply can be made to a child post and wherein multiple child posts can be made in reply to respective parent or child posts, the method including receiving posts and storing posts; arranging posts in a discussion linearly one below another; providing a parent navigator which, when actuated, causes a copy of a parent post to be inserted adjacent its child post. Some embodiment comprise providing a child navigator which, when actuated, causes a copy of a parent post to be inserted adjacent its child post. Various other methods and apparatus are also provided.09-09-2010
20120096410Computing Devices And Articles Of Manufacture - Computing devices, interfaces, articles of manufacture and methods of interacting with computing devices are described in some aspects of the disclosure. According to one aspect, a computing device includes a display configured to generate visual images, processing circuitry coupled with the display and configured to control the display to depict a graphical user interface which comprises a plurality of tiles of a first hierarchical level, to access user input selecting one of the tiles of the first hierarchical level which are displayed in the graphical user interface, and to control the display to depict the graphical user interface comprising a plurality of tiles of a second hierarchical level which are associated with the selected one of the tiles of the first hierarchical level as a result of the accessed user input selecting the one of the tiles of the first hierarchical level, and wherein a plurality of different data items are associated with individual ones of the tiles of the second hierarchical level and wherein the processing circuitry is configured to control the computing device to convey data of one of the data items to a user of the computing device.04-19-2012
20120151419NAVIGATING BETWEEN VIEWS OF A GRAPH USING PLACEMARKERS - A method includes transmitting an interface to a display device, where the interface represents a view of at least a portion of a graph. The graph is based on a model of a system and includes a plurality of nodes connected by a plurality of links, where at least one node of the graph includes another node. The method includes receiving a command to store a placemarker corresponding to the view and storing the placemarker. The placemarker is selectable to restore the view at the interface.06-14-2012
20130019210RELATED PAGE IDENTIFICATION BASED ON PAGE HIERARCHY AND SUBJECT HIERARCHYAANM Priestly; MichaelAACI TorontoAACO CAAAGP Priestly; Michael Toronto CAAANM Riley; Alyson-KathleenAACI Grove HeightsAAST MNAACO USAAGP Riley; Alyson-Kathleen Grove Heights MN USAANM Xue; Wen KeAACI ShanghaiAACO CNAAGP Xue; Wen Ke Shanghai CNAANM Zhou; Yi YanAACI ShanghaiAACO CNAAGP Zhou; Yi Yan Shanghai CN - A method for related page identification based on page hierarchy and subject hierarchy includes receiving, by a computer, an identification of a current page from a user, the current page being located in a first page hierarchy; identifying a subject tag in the current page; locating the identified subject tag in a subject hierarchy; identifying a related page that is related to the current page based on the subject hierarchy, the related page being located in a second page hierarchy; determining a scope of the related page with respect to the current page based on the first page hierarchy and the second page hierarchy by the computer; navigating the second page hierarchy to determine a suggested page for the user, the suggested page having a desired scope with respect to the current page; and suggesting the suggested page to the user.01-17-2013
20110271234CUSTOMIZABLE BRANCH NAVIGATIONAL AREA CONTROL - The invention provides customizable branch navigational area control. Navigational area branches are displayed on a device. Expansion of the navigational area branches is controlled. Selection is accepted for particular navigational area branches. The selected particular navigational area branches are prevented from collapsing upon exceeding a predetermined maximum number limit, by collapsing other navigational area branches to maintain the predetermined maximum number limit. The predetermined maximum number limit represents a limit of navigational area branches allowed to remain in an expanded state.11-03-2011
20130104088CONTROLLING A SIZE OF HIERARCHICAL VISUALIZATIONS THROUGH CONTEXTUAL SEARCH AND PARTIAL RENDERING - Exemplary embodiments disclose controlling of the size and content of a hierarchical visualization by a software component executing on a computer that displays a multi-level hierarchical visualization of nodes including a collapsed sub-hierarchy. The exemplary embodiments include displaying a user interface that enables a user to invoke a contextual search that is contextual to the collapsed sub-hierarchy; responsive to the user invoking the contextual search, receiving search criteria entered by the user; displaying any nodes from the collapsed sub-hierarchy matching the search criteria; receiving a user selection of which ones of the matching nodes from the collapsed sub-hierarchy to show; and displaying a partial rendering of the collapsed sub-hierarchy that shows the selected matching nodes while keeping remaining non-matching nodes hidden.04-25-2013
20130125063DYNAMIC AND LOCAL MANAGEMENT OF HIERARCHICAL DISCUSSION THREAD DATA - Techniques are described for display and navigation of hierarchical messages, which displays include contextual data for the messages. Context information for a current message includes reply messages, parent messages, and metadata representations. Message representations are also associated with visual depth indicators that are independent of the text of the messages. Users may navigate displays of hierarchical message data using different navigational inputs. For example, more information may be requested for messages, without selecting a new message for viewing as a focal message, using swipes across portions of the display dedicated to displaying the messages. A limited number of messages for a requested list of messages is initially retrieved and displayed, and a mechanism for viewing more messages from the list is provided. Historical usage of the mechanism is recorded and the number of messages to be displayed for the list of messages is adjusted based on the historical usage data.05-16-2013
20130125062Dynamic And Local Management Of Hierarchical Discussion Thread Data - Techniques are described for display and navigation of hierarchical messages, which displays include contextual data for the messages. Context information for a current message includes reply messages, parent messages, and metadata representations. Message representations are also associated with visual depth indicators that are independent of the text of the messages. Users may navigate displays of hierarchical message data using different navigational inputs. For example, more information may be requested for messages, without selecting a new message for viewing as a focal message, using swipes across portions of the display dedicated to displaying the messages. A limited number of messages for a requested list of messages is initially retrieved and displayed, and a mechanism for viewing more messages from the list is provided. Historical usage of the mechanism is recorded and the number of messages to be displayed for the list of messages is adjusted based on the historical usage data.05-16-2013
20130125061Efficient Navigation Of Hierarchical Data Displayed In A Graphical User Interface - Techniques are described for display and navigation of hierarchical messages, which displays include contextual data for the messages. Context information for a current message includes reply messages, parent messages, and metadata representations. Message representations are also associated with visual depth indicators that are independent of the text of the messages. Users may navigate displays of hierarchical message data using different navigational inputs. For example, more information may be requested for messages, without selecting a new message for viewing as a focal message, using swipes across portions of the display dedicated to displaying the messages. A limited number of messages for a requested list of messages is initially retrieved and displayed, and a mechanism for viewing more messages from the list is provided. Historical usage of the mechanism is recorded and the number of messages to be displayed for the list of messages is adjusted based on the historical usage data.05-16-2013
20080201668EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM PROVIDING ELECTRONIC FILE ATTACHMENT FOLDER HIERARCHY AND RELATED METHODS - An email communications system for operating over a communications network may include an email server for sending and receiving electronic mail (email) messages via the communications network, where at least some of the received email messages include electronic file attachments. The system may further include a communications device comprising a display, a user input device, and a processor for communicating with the email server. The processor may also cooperate with the display and user input device for displaying an email folder hierarchy for user navigation of the received email messages, and for displaying an electronic file attachment folder hierarchy corresponding to the email folder hierarchy for navigating the electronic file attachments.08-21-2008
20080201667INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE METHOD AND SYSTEM - A graphical user interface includes a plurality of single-action-selectable primary navigation buttons arranged around at least a portion of a periphery of a display content window. Selection of a single-action-selectable primary navigation button of the plurality of single-action-selectable primary navigation buttons causes corresponding content to appear in the display content window. Selection of at least one of the plurality of single-action-selectable primary navigation buttons causes content available in the display content window via subsequent selection of the at least one of the plurality of single-action-selectable primary navigation buttons to change. The graphical user interface also includes at least one secondary navigation button. The at least one secondary navigation button includes at least one of a back button, a next button, and a content-window scalar button. The graphical user interface also includes at least one dynamic program button. Selection of the at least one dynamic program button causes an identifier of content selectable via at least one of the plurality of single-action-selectable primary navigation buttons to change.08-21-2008
20100287512VISUAL HIERARCHY EXPLORER - A method and a system are described that involve generating a graphical tree hierarchy of a data structure and its accompanying metadata. In one embodiment, the method includes building a graphical tree hierarchy with a plurality of levels, wherein the graphical tree hierarchy includes at least a root node, a plurality of non-leaf nodes, and a plurality of leaf nodes. Further, the method includes aggregating at least a portion of the plurality of non-leaf nodes at a level of the graphical tree hierarchy, if a subset of the plurality of non-leaf nodes residing at the level exceeds a maximum number of nodes per the level. The method also includes scaling down the plurality of leaf nodes, if the plurality of levels of the graphical tree hierarchy exceeds a maximum number of levels.11-11-2010
20100318943Unified Interface for Display and Modification of Data Arrays - In an embodiment, a method is provided for displaying data arrays in a graphical user interface. In this method, a first data array and a second data array are accessed. Here, the second data array is nested in the first data array. The first data array comprises first data elements and the second data array comprises second data elements. A hierarchical tree structure of the first and second data arrays is constructed where the first data array is ranked higher than the second data array in the hierarchical tree structure based on the nesting of the second data array in the first data array. An arrangement of the first and second data elements is displayed in the graphical user interface, where the arrangement is based on the hierarchical tree structure.12-16-2010
20130191788SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NAVIGATION IN A USER INTERFACE - The disclosed methods and systems are related to a navigation of user interfaces that is vector based. Vector based navigation combines the efficiency of orthogonal direction navigation (up/down/left/right) with the flexibility of pointer-based (e.g. mouse/touch-pad) navigation. User interface elements can be arranged arbitrarily in 2D (or 3D) space and described in term of vector relationships from the currently active UI element. Directional gestures coming from control devices such as a track-ball, touch-pad, or gyroscopic remote can be translated into vector movements to affect navigation between UI elements.07-25-2013
20120030631TREE CONTROL WITH ENHANCED HIERARCHY VISIBILITY - A hierarchical display system is described herein that provides an indication of a node's hierarchical position in a tree of nodes regardless of a user's present viewing position within a tree control or similar user interface control. Rather than displaying only the currently visible nodes closest to a particular active node, the system may display one or more parent/ancestor nodes in place of the farthest visible nodes. This allows the user to visually recognize a hierarchical path of the active node without scrolling to find the parent or other ancestor nodes. As the user scrolls, the system updates the display to keep one or more ancestor nodes displayed in addition to the nodes coming into view due to the scrolling. Thus, the hierarchical display system provides a more informative and less confusing control for viewing large amounts of hierarchically complex data.02-02-2012
20120072872METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF HIERARCHY SCREEN REFRESHES - Systems and methods consistent with certain embodiments of the invention relate to optimization of hierarchy screen refreshes in a graphical user interface. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for refreshing a graphical user interface that includes a navigation hierarchy is disclosed. The method comprises storing a first representation of the navigation hierarchy at a front end system and a second representation of the navigation hierarchy at a back end system, the second representation being a reduced version of the first representation. The method receives a user interaction with the graphical user interface and sends user inputs to the back end system if the user interaction triggers an event. The method determines at the back end system an updated representation of the navigation hierarchy based on the user inputs, without requesting the first representation of the navigation hierarchy from the front end system. The method also sends to the front end system difference information describing a difference between the updated representation and the second representation; and refreshes the graphical user interface based on the difference information.03-22-2012
20120089951METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATION WITHIN A MULTI-LEVEL APPLICATION - A processor in a computing system, such as a mobile device, can be configured to execute program instructions to provide an application having levels to which a user can navigate and in which a user can make selections to change the operation of the application. A navigation prompt provided by the application is selectable to produce a navigation interface with controls corresponding to different levels in the application. In some implementations, at least some of the controls can be labeled in accordance with selections made to navigate to the current level of the application. In other implementations, one or more of the controls can be labeled in accordance with how an item viewed at a current level of the application is categorized within the application hierarchy. Selection of a control in the navigation interface produces a new interface screen at a corresponding level of the application.04-12-2012
20130212539TRANSFERRING COMPONENT HIERARCHIES BETWEEN APPLICATIONS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for reusing components from an application are provided. In some implementations, a method includes associating a parent and child component in a source application. The components are used in the presentation of document data during navigation among documents. A navigation interface in an application window of the source application is presented, including presenting document data according to the parent and child components. Input adding the parent component from the source application window to an application window of a target application is received. It is determined that the output of the child component is connected with the input of the parent component, and then computer-readable instructions associated with the parent component and the child component are inserted into the target application. A navigation interface is presented in the target application window, including presenting document data according to the parent and child components.08-15-2013
20130212540METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ACCESSING IMAGES - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product are provided for accessing images. A user can move from one image to another by selecting a direction. The method includes detecting a navigation pattern for accessing images. The method further includes updating a set of cached images based upon the navigation pattern. The set of cached images includes a current set of cached images at a point of navigation, a first set of cached images in a first direction from the point of navigation and a second set of cached images in a second direction from the point of navigation.08-15-2013

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