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20080235563 - Document displaying apparatus, document displaying method, and computer program product: A document displaying apparatus includes a document acquiring unit that acquires a structured document containing a plurality of structured document elements, a display-size acquiring unit that acquires a display size of a display area where the structured document is to be displayed, a sectionalizing unit that sectionalizes the structured document... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080235564 - Methods for converting electronic content descriptions: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for creating visualizations of electronic audiovisual compositions are described. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving an electronic composition description; rendering a visual representation of electronic visual composition description; generating a content description that includes semantic information and location information for elements within... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080235566 - Presentation of media in an application: A method and apparatus for presenting timed media represented by data in a markup language (e.g., HTML) including examining a tag or metadata which is capable of specifying more than one form or representation of timed media, such as different versions of a video encoded according to different video codec... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080235565 - System and method for reference validation in word processor documents: Systems and methods are provided for supporting the use of hypertext links in documents such as word processor documents. A given word processor document is scanned for link representations to sources that are external to the word processor document. These identified link representations are then checked for validity and functionality,... Agent: George A. Willinghan, Iii August Law Group, LLC
20080235567 - Intelligent form filler: Automatically determining values for fields in an electronic document. In one embodiment, an intelligent form filler automatically fills in at least some of the fields based on as set of rules associated with a domain. A particular set of domain rules may have class definitions that define how to classify... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.
20080235568 - Method and apparatus for visualizing multidimensional data sets using expandable grids with hierarchically-labeled axes: A system and methodology for visualizing large multidimensional data sets on a display device using an expandable/retractable grid that displays the nodes of multiple levels of a hierarchy simultaneously. The data set is displayed as a grid having at least one hierarchically-labeled axis, each of the grid's at least one... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20080235569 - Auto-generation and auto-versioning of a multi-sourced dynamic document: A computer-implementable method, system and computer media for auto-generating and auto-versioning a dynamic document are presented. In a preferred embodiment, the computer-implementable method includes populating a dynamic document with content from multiple sources. The dynamic document is then version named in accordance with a nomenclature rule that identifies a source... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20080235570 - System for communication through spatial bulletin board: A spatial bulletin board input device converts a movement of drawing a memo content in an actual space to three-dimensional coordinate information and acquires positional information which specifies a place in which the memo is written and saves the information in a spatial communication server. In the image-pickup place in... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP
20080235571 - Display device: A display device includes a display area displaying information therein, an information storing unit storing therein a plurality of pieces of predetermined information displayable in the display area, an abbreviation storing unit storing therein an abbreviation corresponding to each of the predetermined information, an information detecting unit configured to detect... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080235572 - System and method for processing dynamic data sets in web applications: Large data sets are displayed and processed. User mark-up language display provides a plurality of line items, each line item including a checkbox. A name/value pair is generated and stored to a text string responsive to the user selecting a checkbox of a line item. The name/value pairs are parsed... Agent: Shelley M Beckstrand
20080235573 - Content markup transformation: Methods of correcting and transcoding markup language content for mobile devices are described. In an example, mobile device capabilities are determined. Content is processed to correct malformed tags in the content based on the determination. The corrected content is transcoded from a first mark-up language which is not supported by... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080235574 - Multi-frame display system with semantic image arrangement: Methods and systems for managing presentation of digital images using multiple separate digital media frames each positioned in a separate location and providing images that are viewable within a presentation space, the method comprising the steps of providing access to a source of a plurality of digital images; determining a... Agent: Patent Legal Staff
20080235575 - System and technique for editing and classifying documents: Embodiments of a computer system which determines information associated with documents are described. During operation, this computer system receives documents (such as images). Then, the computer system determines a first set of editing instructions and classification information associated with the documents using image-processing software. Next, the computer system receives a... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20080235576 - Method and system for automatic computation creativity and specifically for story generation: A computer-implemented method (and system) of automatically generating a story, includes selecting a theme of the story, examining elements of the theme and instantiating the theme, and using the theme to select and control other aspects of the story.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20080235577 - System and method for embedding a written signature into a secure electronic document: A system and method for embedding a written signature into a secure electronic document is disclosed. The method includes forming a placeholder electronic document containing content to be attested to by a signature. A signing individual can be selected from a signer list. A signature tag can be placed into... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20080235578 - Inline editing of web page input fields using a visibly prominent field: A device, such as a mobile terminal, may display a web page to a user that includes an input field. The device may display, in response to selection of the input field by the user, a graphical overlay of the input field in which the graphical overlay covers at least... Agent: Harrity Snyder, L.L.P.
20080235579 - Comparing and merging multiple documents: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for comparing and merging multiple documents. A determination is made of a plurality of merge documents to merge, wherein each merge document includes content element locations, wherein content in the content element locations comprises user content or indication that the content... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20080235580 - Browser interpretable document for controlling a plurality of media players and systems and methods related thereto: A browser interpretable document comprising a first media file or a pointer to the first media file; a graphical user interface definition, or a pointer to the graphical user interface definition, the graphical user interface definition comprising a first user interface element and a function associated with the first user... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080235581 - System and method for control and training of avatars in an interactive environment: A system operative to execute and train at least one avatar for each user of an interactive environment comprising a knowledge engine operative to continuously monitor each user's response to events in the interactive environment while each user controls the at least one avatar, a knowledge base operative to store... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC
20080235582 - Avatar email and methods for communicating between real and virtual worlds: A method for and system for communicating using a virtual world are disclosed. In the method an avatar may be associated with a source of an email. An email may be generated within the virtual world and one or more images of an avatar may be associated with the email.... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20080235584 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: selection means for managing a plurality of themes each associating a song with effects for a moving picture content, said selection means further selecting one of a plurality of folders each holding a plurality of still-frame pictures while concurrently selecting one of... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20080235583 - Method and system for file fast-forwarding and rewind: A method of scrolling or fast-forwarding/rewind includes enabling a fast forwarding/rewind mode of a device to review a file, activating an input device to change a fast forwarding/rewind speed at a first rate, and activating the input device at least one subsequent time to change the fast forwarding/rewind speed at... Agent: Perman & Green
20080235586 - Method and related system for multiple displays: The present invention disclosed a multiple display method. A media data is received and a first program corresponding to the media data is displayed on a first frame of a display device. The media data is analyzed to generate a second program according to a predetermined event. The second program... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20080235585 - Methods for authoring and interacting with multimedia representations of documents: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for assisting a user with authoring a multimedia representation of documents. In one embodiment, the method comprises displaying one or more visual, audible, or audiovisual document elements from an input document in graphical user interface; and selecting one or more elements and for... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080235588 - Media player playlist creation and editing within a browser interpretable document: A system and method through which a playlist can be edited in a browser, wherein the playlist comprises a plurality of playlist entries, and wherein the playlist is stored as a browser interpretable document. A method can comprise loading a browser interpretable media player playlist into a browser on a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080235587 - System and method for content distribution: A method and system for integrated personal content access have been disclosed. The system includes a gateway which provides simulated multimedia streams by extracting digital content from a web site, converting the digital content to a simulated video stream, and sending the simulated video stream to a target display device.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080235589 - Identifying popular segments of media objects: Against this backdrop systems and methods have been developed for identifying popular segments of media objects. A remix system is provided to users allowing the easy remixing of a library of media objects. The remixes created by the users are recorded. From this information, the relative popularity of the segments... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080235590 - System and method of accessing a multimedia timeline: Systems, computer readable media, and methods of accessing a multimedia timeline are disclosed. Multimedia timeline data may be received at a multimedia device. The multimedia timeline data may correspond to at least a portion of a multimedia timeline. The multimedia timeline may correspond to a life event. A graphical user... Agent: Toler Law Group
20080235591 - System and method of displaying a multimedia timeline: Systems, methods, and computer readable media to display a multimedia timeline are disclosed. Data associated with a multimedia timeline may be received. The multimedia timeline may correspond to a life event. A first view may be generated to display a first portion of the multimedia timeline in a timeline format... Agent: Toler Law Group
20080235593 - Mobile device system and mobile device: When one mobile device is activated, the existence of information which other mobile devices hold is also confirmed. There is provided a mobile device system including a plurality of mobile devices, wherein each mobile device includes a communication unit for communicating with other mobile devices, an information storage unit for... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080235592 - System and method of presenting media content: A method of presenting media content is disclosed that includes providing a first view including multiple image cells to a destination device of a first user, where at least one cell of the multiple image cells includes an image. The method further includes automatically collecting a second image from a... Agent: Toler Law Group
20080235594 - Methods and systems for enhancing internet experiences: Previews of a target web site or other Internet-accessible resource are displayed in response to cursor control events. The previews are displayed in preview windows, which may have associated toolbars that include functions permitting various manipulations of the content displayed in the preview window. In some cases, the target web... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080235595 - Device and method for accessing a multimedia timeline: Devices and methods for accessing a multimedia timeline are disclosed. A device may include a memory to store an access key to obtain access to a multimedia timeline. The device may also include an interface to send the access key to a multimedia device to obtain access to the multimedia... Agent: Toler Law Group
20080235596 - Method and system for managing a remote control session: A method and system for managing a remote control session (RCS) during which control of input mechanisms of authorized users for manipulating a shared computer screen is time-sliced among the authorized users. No more than one authorized user has control of the input mechanisms at each time during the RCS.... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20080235598 - Sequential restructuring of a collaborative context: The present invention is a method, system and apparatus for dynamically restructuring a named collaborative context. In a system for dynamically restructuring a named collaborative context, a named collaborative space having a composition of collaborators, roles, tools and resources can be coupled to a workflow engine. The workflow engine can... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080235597 - Systems and methods of data integration for creating custom books: Systems and methods for creating customized or individualized documents, including but not limited to printed documents such as bound books. An open application program interface (API) facilitates data integration and aggregation between a document creation system and one or more content provider partners. A customer can select a customized document,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080235599 - Content sharing via discovery of and transfer to nearby more capable devices: A method, mobile telecommunications apparatus, and electronic device for optimally presenting media content are disclosed. A memory stores the media content. A processor identifies a media type for the media content and identifies capable media devices among proximate media devices. An interface transfers the media content to a selected media... Agent: Prass & Irving LLP
20080235600 - Interaction with a display system: A method of interacting between a display system and a user device is described in which a number of images are displayed by the display system. A user captures one of the images using a camera on the user device and sends the captured image over a wireless link to... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080235601 - Using templates for ensuring visual consistency among portlets: The present invention relates to the field of network computing, and in particular to Web contents accessible via a Portal. It particularly relates to a method and system for controlling the layout of markup fragments of a plurality of Portlets (120) aggregated in web pages of a web Portal. In... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080235603 - Digital file management system with dynamic roles assignment and user level image/data interchange: A digital asset management system includes dynamic roles assignment and user level image/data interchange. The system stores digital asset files, where different subsets of one or more of the files are associated with respective jobs. In addition, the system stores information that defines access privileges for various features and capabilities... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080235602 - Methods and systems for managing widgets through a widget dock user interface: Methods, systems and computer readable media defining computer instructions for rendering a user interface (UI) are provided. The UI is defined for handling a widget that provides functionality to a displayable and executable mini-application. The widget includes a plurality of widget attributes, including a dock tile that is defined to... Agent: Mpg, LLP And Yahoo! Inc.
20080235604 - Model-based customer engagement techniques: The graphical user interface may include a first portion configured to display a plurality of selectable entity characteristic icons, to receive selections from a user of a first selected entity characteristic and of a second selected entity characteristic thereby, and to provide in response at least a first graphical representation... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20080235607 - Method and apparatus for representing an interest priority of an object to a user based on personal histories or social context: A method and apparatus assigns a quantative variable to each object (or set of objects) in a collection available to a user. The quantative variable is referred to as the Interest Priority Value (IPV). The IPV defines a range of states of the object, between ‘accessed’ and ‘unaccessed’, and is... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.
20080235605 - Method and system to automate a user out of a process flow: A method to automate a user out of a process flow may include determining if a process template associated with the process flow is available or exists. The process template may include one of a user interface, form or the like. The method may also include determining if a rule... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm
20080235606 - Method, apparatus, and program to prevent computer recognition of data: A text modification mechanism is provided for formatting data such that the information can be reasonably deciphered by a human, but cannot be easily recognized by computer recognition techniques. The text modification mechanism alters printed text so that computer recognition of characters becomes difficult. Modification of the text may be... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080235608 - Customizable layout of search results: Customizable layout of search results techniques are described. In an implementation, a user interface to display search results is provided having one or more portions that are user selectable to customize a layout of search results from a search service. When one or more of the portions are selected, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080235610 - Chaining objects in a pointer drag path: An apparatus and method for a graphical user interface allow performing operations simply by dragging a first object to touch a second object. The selection of the first object places a corresponding first object in a chain of objects. When the selected first object touches a second object, a corresponding... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20080235609 - Function switching during drag-and-drop: A computer-implementable method, system and computer media are presented for allowing a user to change a first type of Drag-and-Drop (DnD) operation into a second type of DnD operation. In one embodiment, the computer-implementable method includes the steps of: detecting a first type of DnD operation in which a cursor... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20080235611 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for analyzing product configuration and data: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for analyzing configuration data associated with a plurality of software applications. For example a system and method can be configured to receive configuration data about the software applications, wherein the configuration data about the software applications includes configuration items that have relationships with other... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20080235612 - User interface control program and method for controlling user interface: There is provided a user interface control program by which a process for controlling a user interface in a computer equipped with a control device and a display device is performed by the control device. The process performed by the user interface control program includes displaying a graphic interface of... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20080235613 - Appliance with user interface having multi-user mode: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system for providing a customizable multi-user interface for a treatment appliance is presented. The system includes a user interface having a display region. The display region may include a user selection menu wherein one of a plurality of stored users may be selected.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 006912 And 026912
20080235614 - Appliance with user interface having multi-user mode: In accordance with the present disclosure, a system for providing a customizable multi-user interface for a treatment appliance is presented. The system includes a user interface having a display region. The display region may include a user selection menu wherein one of a plurality of stored users may be selected.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 006912 And 026912
20080235615 - Terminal and method of controlling windows thereof: A method of controlling windows in a terminal. The method includes displaying at least first and second windows on the terminal, inputting a command via the first window, and applying the input command to both of the first and second windows.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080235616 - Method of scrolling through a document: The invention relates to a data processing system enabling a user to view or edit a document. When the user scrolls the document over a relatively large distance within a short time period, the system automatically adjusts the zoom factor so as to provide the user with a better overview... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080235617 - System and method for scrolling display screen, mobile terminal including the system, and recording medium storing program for executing the method: A system and method for scrolling a display screen, a mobile terminal including the system, and a recording medium storing a program for executing the method. The system includes an input unit which receives input information according to a key input operation, a display unit which displays items grouped according... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080235618 - System and method for dialog position management: A system, method, and computer program for managing objects within an application, comprising receiving information corresponding to a command accessed through a user interface; and in response to the received information, clipping said received information to one or more rail clips wherein said rail clip is positioned along said dialog... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080235619 - Terminal and method of controlling windows thereof: A method of controlling windows in a terminal. The method includes displaying at least first and second windows on the terminal, inputting a command via the first window, and applying the input command to both of the first and second windows.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080235621 - Method and device for touchless media searching: A method and device for media searching based on touchless finger signs (312) and gestures (313) is provided. The device (100) can include a controller element (110) that receives a search string from a touchless sensing device and presents at least one media (412) that corresponds to at least a... Agent: Marc Boillot
20080235620 - Non-disruptive activity switching on remote control: A control device has an activity-based user interface for controlling a system with a renderer and multiple sources. The renderer is configured for rendering content available from the multiple sources. The user interface provides a first set of user controls for control of the system in a first activity, and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080235622 - Traffic production index and related metrics for analysis of a network of related web sites: A solution is provided for determining traffic patterns involving a web page or property of interest in a computer network. This includes receiving path data regarding the web page or property of interest. Then, the number of visits to each of the other pages or properties visited by users in... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo
20080235623 - Privacy enhanced browser: A method and apparatus for filtering user identifying information. A user request for content is received, the request including user identifying information. A determination is made as to whether the user request satisfies context criteria. If the user request satisfies the context criteria, the user identifying information is filtered out... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080235624 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing information processing program: An information processing apparatus is disclosed. The information processing apparatus executes a function corresponding to a menu item of application software which menu item is selected by a user. The information processing apparatus includes an information processing unit which executes plural small functions of which the function corresponding to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080235625 - Contact sheet generator: Implementing a digital contact sheet generator includes receiving input parameters from a remotely located user to create a table. The table includes one or more table cells, each of which comprises a text cell and an image cell. The input parameters define an appearance of the contact sheet and the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080235626 - Electronic paper device for use by aircraft and railway passengers: An electronic paper device is disclosed for use by aircraft passengers. The electronic paper device may include a communication interface that facilitates downloading of media publications, the media publications being available for download prior to each flight, a memory that stores the media publications, a user interface that facilitates access... Agent: Prass & Irving, LLP
20080235627 - Natural interaction by flower-like navigation: An intuitive and natural menu selection pattern is provided that allows a user to quickly and easily navigate though a hierarchical menu while mitigating errors associated with making a menu selection. The hierarchical menu can be presented as a flower-like design whereby a main menu item is a central item... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080235628 - 3-d display for time-based information: A computer-implemented method of displaying information about first and second pluralities of time-based events, the method involving: displaying perspective representations of each of a plurality of timelines including a first timeline and a second timeline, wherein the perspective representation of the first timeline is made up of perspective images of... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20080235629 - Display of multi-sided user object information in networked computing environment: User information is displayed as a multi-sided user object for different sides of the multi-sided user object on a device having a limited display. The user object can be a user profile and the multi-sided user object can be a multi-sided user profile object where updates to the user profile... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080235630 - Internet based seamless appearing transition method: This invention relates generally a method for seamless appearing movement in a digitally created environment such that a computer operator has a sensation of movement within reality. Digitally traversing between and within digital images appears seamless to the computer operator. The digitally created environment provides for segmented and subsets of... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
20080235632 - Navigation history: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment represent previously-accessed data items as nodes in a tree or trees and display the tree or trees with the access time on an axis. The root node of a tree represents a data item accessed via an address entered... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20080235631 - System for associating map item images and text information: A system and method for manipulating digital map information, that allows the operator to view or modify map object or item attributes from either a graphical window or a text window. In one embodiment, when the user selects a map item within the graphical window (202), the text window (210)... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20080235633 - Evaluating software test coverage: A computer-implementable method, system and computer media are presented for calculating software test coverage of a Graphical User Interface (GUI). In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: detecting an activation of a monitored active area in a GUI; recording the activation and a name of a user who... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20080235634 - Electronic paper device for use by aircraft pilots and crew: An electronic paper device is disclosed for use by aircraft pilots and crew. The electronic paper device may include a communication interface that facilitates downloading of aviation-related documents, the aviation-related documents being and available for downloaded prior to each flight, a memory that stores the aviation-related documents, a user interface... Agent: Prass & Irving, LLP09/18/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080229180 - System and method of providing a two-part graphic design and interactive document application: A method and system creates an interactive multimedia document that incorporates references to multimedia files that support a particular logical step or argument presented within the document. The method and system utilizes several modules including a builder module and a presenter module. The references are configured to determine, upon selection,... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080229181 - Method of and apparatus for synchronizing interactive contents: A method of and apparatus for synchronizing interactive contents. The apparatus includes a synchronized multimedia element determining unit and an application program interface (API). The synchronized multimedia element determining unit determines whether multimedia elements included in the interactive contents are synchronized with audio video (AV) contents. The API transmitting unit... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20080229182 - Electronic book electronic links: An electronic book selection and delivery system distributes text to subscribers. The system includes the ability to use electronic links as well as a system for creating electronic links between specific electronic books and other electronic files. The links may be used or accessed by a menu system or by... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080229183 - Recording medium in which access outcome feedback is recorded, access outcome feedback method, access outcome feedback apparatus, and terminal apparatus: An access outcome feedback method for determining a jump destination sorting ratio which is a ratio for jumping to each of plural sites, the plural sites becoming a jump destination of a specified hyperlink and storing identical contents, apparatus, and recording medium. The method includes acquiring a download outcome of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080229184 - Private sheets in shared spreadsheets: Private sheets are disclosed, in shared computer applications, such as spreadsheets. In one aspect, a public sheet is accessible to a first client and a second client; and, moreover, a private sheet is accessible only to the second client. The private sheet is configured to access content in the public... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20080229185 - Object annotation: Soft-screen annotations are associated with objects in order to communicate information relating to the object. The annotation can be static or dynamic and/or interactive or non-interactive. Different properties can be selected when a soft-screen annotation is created in order to customize the annotation for each object.... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080229186 - Persisting digital ink annotations as image metadata: Techniques are described for storing data about a displayed image. Image data corresponding to the displayed image is received. One or more ink annotations associated with the displayed image are received. The image data is stored to a first portion of the image file. A representation of the ink annotations... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080229189 - Method for synchronously binding an external behavior to a web page element: A new form of DHTML behaviors, called ˜Element Behaviors,” wherein a behavior component is bound to an HTML element, and not just attached to the element as with attached behaviors. A special processing instruction is used to import the Element Behavior into a Web page. Upon parsing the Web page,... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080229187 - Methods and systems for categorizing and indexing human-readable data: Systems and methods for processing content packages such as human-readable documents identify and analyze content type. Structural and logical evaluation of a Content package is performed, followed by analysis and indexing of concepts within the package. Analysis and identification of concepts and sub-concepts may be an iterative process. Concepts are... Agent: Christine Johnson Esq.
20080229188 - Simple one-pass w3c xml schema simple type parsing, validation, and deserialization system: A method for validating simple type data in XML documents, the method comprising: identifying data via an Extensible Markup Language (XML); developing schema for specifying formal data typing and validation of element content in terms of data types; generating a parser for parsing the collection of elements in a first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080229190 - System and method of providing an e-book: A system and method for providing an electronic book including rendering an electronic book viewable by a user. The electronic book system may include at least one interactive complementary feature related to at least a portion of a content of the electronic book and the at least one interactive complementary... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP
20080229191 - Providing spelling analysis: A method, an article of manufacture and apparatus for providing user-specific error analysis for a document. Specifically, the invention provides for identifying user-specific proclivities for confusing particular words which, while grammatically correct, are not used as intended by the user. The proclivities are tracked by recording changes made by the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080229192 - Interactive image tagging: Techniques are described for performing automatic generation of one or more tags associated with an image file. One or more ink annotations for a displayed image are received. Handwriting recognition processing of the one or more ink annotations is performed. A string is generated and the string includes one or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080229193 - Program product supporting specification of signals for simulation result viewing: According to a method of data processing, a data set including at least one entry specifying a signal group by a predetermined signal group name is received by a data processing system. In response to receipt of the data set, the entry in the data set is processed to identify... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080229195 - Managing operational requirements on the objects of a service oriented architecture (soa): A registry for a service oriented architecture (SOA) comprising a plurality of processing objects. The registry may include a plurality of non-formalized operation requirements for the plurality of SOA objects, a plurality of technical assertions for the plurality of SOA objects, and a plurality of links, linking each non-formalized operation... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20080229194 - Virtual features of physical items: Displaying information about a physical object. Input is received at an interactive surface. The input includes a first physical object being placed on the interactive surface. The first physical object is detected. This includes detecting identifying information about the first physical object. Information is displayed about the first physical object... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20080229197 - Dynamic and intelligent hover assistance: A method, system and article of manufacture for hover help management in data processing systems and, more particularly, for providing dynamic and intelligent hover assistance in graphical user interfaces. One embodiment provides a method of displaying hover assistance on a display screen. The method comprises moving a pointer element to... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080229196 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus can display a hint screen or a help screen on a display unit to explain the way of operation to be executed by the apparatus. A hint controlling unit generates a HTML file of the hint screen corresponds to each screen based on weighting of each... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080229198 - Electronically providing user assistance: Provided embodiments include a device, apparatus, system, computer program product, and method. A provided method includes receiving a signal indicative of a user-selected portion of a manual pertaining to an apparatus that includes an electronic device. The method also includes searching a file for an assistance pertaining to the apparatus... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20080229199 - Customizing help content: A method for providing customized help, the method comprising: retrieving a first help content from a first help datastore in response to a help request received from a user, the first help datastore storing a plurality of help content each associated with a respective help identifier; retrieving a second help... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080229201 - File execution method and system for a portable device: A file execution method and system for a portable device for expediting an execution of files is provided. A method for executing an audio file including at least one track associated with a cover image includes displaying a first cover image associated with a track that is playing and displaying... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20080229200 - Graphical digital audio data processing system: In this editing and mixing environment, the graphical form is a direct and exact model of the audio recording. Thus, there is a one-to-one relationship between the manipulation of an audio recording, via manipulation of the graphical form, and the resulting edited audio recording. The audio editing system relates audio... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080229202 - System of individually and separately displaying and sharing video/audio and method of the same: The present invention relates to a system of individually and separately displaying and sharing of video/audio that is used in an vehicle, comprises: a primary video/audio device having a micro processor, a storing device for storing various of digital video/audio information owned by a user for displaying in secondary video/audio... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC One Skyline Place
20080229203 - Method of identifying video assets: A method of identifying video assets with reference to spoken audio content is provided. The method comprises the steps of receiving a text string to define the audio content of interest; searching a database to identify instances of the received text string; and displaying an image taken from the respective... Agent: James C. Wray
20080229204 - Apparatus, system and method for the navigation of aggregated content using skipping and content metadata: Apparatus, system and method for the navigation of aggregated content using skipping and content metadata. An apparatus includes a processor to receive a control signal from a navigation controller and to display a skip function user interface on a display device. The skip function user interface is used to navigate... Agent: Molly A. Mccall Intel Corporation, Intel Corporation
20080229205 - Method of providing metadata on part of video image, method of managing the provided metadata and apparatus using the methods: Provided are a method and apparatus for providing metadata on parts of a video image, a method for managing the provided metadata and an apparatus using the methods. The terminal device includes a playback unit decoding an input video stream and reconstructing a video image, a display unit displaying the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080229206 - Audibly announcing user interface elements: Systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products are described below for using surround sound to audibly describe the user interface elements of a graphical user interface. The position of each audible description is based on the position user interface element in the graphical user interface. A method is provided that... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080229207 - Content presentation system: There is provided a function for continuously viewing a content, which has been viewed using a viewing device, by using another viewing device. In a slave content presentation device, a user's viewing operation log is acquired for each content, and in a master content presentation device, this operation log is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080229208 - Display instruction apparatus, display instruction method, and computer program product: A display instruction apparatus transmits a display screen on which symbols representing network devices connected to a network are displayed to a client terminal connected to the network; and transmits, when a drag-and-drop operation between symbols of network devices is received from the client terminal, an instruction for executing a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080229209 - Display control device, method, and program: A display control device that may control, in response to user's operation to a remote controller, a list display of a file of contents accumulated in another device connected over a network, and a list display of a folder in a hierarchy for storing the file is disclosed. The device... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080229210 - Display processing system: An external device includes a display processing unit that displays on a display unit a multi-processing symbol, an input receiving unit that receives a specification of target data and a selection of the multi-processing symbol from a user, a transmitting unit that performs a transmitting process, and an execution controller... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080229212 - Screen data generating apparatus, image processor, screen data generating method, and computer program product: Structure definition information defining element layout positions on the screen, element definition information defining contents of the display elements, and layout definition information defining which of the display elements is to be laid out on which of the element layout positions are acquired. The screen data is generated by laying... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080229211 - System and method for visual content sharing in an online environment: There is provided herein a system and method for content sharing over the Internet, wherein the user creates visual representations of specific content share sections and, by graphically accessing and interacting with these visual representations, the user is able to quickly, efficiently and easily create multi-user content sharing environments, thereby... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens
20080229214 - Activity reporting in a collaboration system: A processing device used to support communications between users of the collaboration system is operative to capture occurrence of at least one event defined in accordance with a project plan. Information regarding each such captured event is stored and an activity report based at least in part upon the stored... Agent: Accenture C/o Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.
20080229213 - Establishment of message context in a collaboration system: A processing device used to support communications between users of the collaboration system is provided with a graphical user interface. A graphical context activation mechanism associated with a discussion between users of the collaboration system may be displayed. Responsive to a selection input, a graphical illustration of information regarding the... Agent: Accenture C/o Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.
20080229215 - Interaction in a virtual social environment: Disclosed herein is a method and system for virtual interaction between multiple users of a virtual social environment. The method and system disclosed herein provides a virtual social environment for multiple users including a first user and a second user to socially interact. The virtual social environment enables the first... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20080229216 - Attribute visualization of attendees to an electronic meeting: A server publishes a poll to one or more attendee clients to an electronic conference. The poll permits each attendee to select one of several choices as the vote of the respective attendee. Initially an attendee may have a default choice assigned to him, for example, undecided. The server may... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20080229217 - Component for accessing and displaying internet content: A software component for accessing and displaying Internet content includes a definition for rendering a graphical user interface within which Internet content may be presented outside of and without utilization of a web browser application. The component also includes a network reference, such as a URL, pointing to the Internet... Agent: JasIPConsulting
20080229218 - Systems and methods for providing additional information for objects in electronic documents: This invention relates generally to software, and more specifically, to systems and methods for providing additional information for objects in electronic documents. In one embodiment, the invention includes a method for providing additional information for objects in a document including the steps of presenting an active object in a document,... Agent: Ruttler Law PLLC One Union Square
20080229219 - Clipboard handling of user intent for clipboard objects: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to clipboard object management and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for clipboard handling of object intent for clipboard objects. In one embodiment of the invention, a clipboard data processing system can be... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080229220 - Multithreading iconic programming system: An iconic network within a computer system is displayed on a display device. Multithreading execution of the iconic network is performed. The computer system receives user input to group icons of the iconic network into separate thread graphical blocks displayed on the display device. The computer system assigns the thread... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080229221 - Graphical user interface for gathering image evaluation information: A method is disclosed for operating a computer to gather input from respondents to electronic surveys and to evaluate preferences related to digital two dimensional and three dimensional images. The method includes providing a drawing tool for enabling survey respondent(s) to designate areas of interest on digital two dimensional and... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20080229222 - User interface for processing data by utilizing attribute information on data: A data processing technology of high convenience is provided. A data processing apparatus includes: a data file storing section which stores data files; a user interface section which assigns first object to data unit, displays the first object, and accepts an operation on a data file or a group in... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080229223 - User interface for processing data by utilizing attribute information on data: A data processing technology of high convenience is provided. A data processing apparatus includes: a data file storing section which stores data files; a user interface section which assigns first objects to respective data units, displays the first objects on-screen, and accepts an operation on the data units in the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080229224 - User interface in which object is assigned to data file and application: A data processing technology provides improved convenience. A user interface unit assigns a first object to a data file and displays the object on a screen. The unit also assigns a second object to an application processing the data file and displaying the object on the screen. When an operation... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20080229225 - Method for displaying search results for items with geographic attributes: A method for superimposing items on a map in an aggregated manner by the use of multicolored symbols, and thereby preventing overlap. The method provides a mechanism for a user to appreciate the price distribution of items represented by the symbol by means of a dynamic control that can be... Agent: Evan J. Kaye
20080229227 - Methods and apparatus for implementing an integrated user interface for managing multiple virtual machines operative in a computing system: The present invention concerns methods and apparatus for managing multiple virtual machines simultaneously operative in a computing environment. The methods and apparatus of the present invention provide an integrated work environment—for example, a desktop—which incorporates graphical and control elements from multiple virtual machines. In embodiments of the present invention, application... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20080229226 - System and method for graphically displaying energy consumption and savings: A system for displaying an electronic representation of the consumption of a resource by a device comprises a communication network, a database, and visual display. The database is accessible by an information processor of the network and stores information including a maximum rated amount of the resource consumed by the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080229228 - Ascribing visual metadata to workflow components modeled using graphical icons: Visual metadata is ascribed to workflow components that are modeled using graphical icons. The visual metadata includes instructions for displaying a graphical icon in a predetermined left-right or up-down orientation, displaying a graphical icon in one of a plurality of predetermined sizes, embedding customized anchor points within a graphical icon... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rsw
20080229229 - Computing device and method of indicating status of application program: A computing device and computing environment displays a graphical user interface that presents a plurality of icons. Each icon is related to a different aspect of a resident software application. The icons are used to indicate the status of their associated aspects of the software application. Changes of state of... Agent: Matthew D. Powell Sim & Mcburney
20080229230 - Context sensitive concealment of an input field: A method for concealing and revealing sensitive data on an electronic communications device is disclosed. The electronic communications device comprises a plurality of keys, a display upon which a series of characters are adapted to be displayed, the series of characters forming a character string and composed by input operation... Agent: Coats & Bennett/oz
20080229232 - Full screen editing of visual media: Visual media can be edited by displaying a maximum amount of content on screen. To do so, a user can select a full-screen mode, which expands the visual media to fill the entire screen space. In full-screen mode, more of the screen is used to display the visual media as... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20080229231 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for consolidating web pages displayed in multiple browsers: Methods, systems, and computer program products for consolidating Web pages displayed in multiple browsers at a computer processing device are provided. A method includes generating an information file in response to initiation of a browser instance and creating a file record for each web page accessed during the browser instance.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Endicott
20080229233 - Pushed functionality: Delivering accessory-window content to a client includes sending Internet content and accessory-window content to a client. The accessory-window content is configured to enable rendering of the accessory-window concurrent with a window used to display the Internet content, and monitoring user activity outside of the rendered accessory-window for specific activities or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080229234 - Thin client graphical presentation and manipulation application: A distributed graphical presentation and manipulation application executes as a thin client application in a network. The networked graphical presentation and manipulation application can generally be used without requiring a user to install any specific software prior to using the application. In one aspect, code may be received from a... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20080229235 - Variable-speed browsing method for digital images: Method for browsing within a set of images (100) including images (102) that have been indexed with at least one indexation value taken from at least one measurement scale, with the method including a display that scrolls through the images in a set of images in which at least one... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20080229236 - Non-linear navigation in discussion forums: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with providing non-linear navigation in a discussion forum are described. One method embodiment includes maintaining a location data that identifies a thread or message to which a user has navigated. The method also includes manipulating a navigation control in a graphical user interface based... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC
20080229237 - System and computer-readable medium for ordering on-screen windows for display field of the invention: A system for ordering on-screen windows for display is disclosed in which an active window partially overlaps an inactive window and hides a portion of the inactive window. The movement of a mouse pointer is monitored to determine its location on the screen. In response to the inactive window being... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080229238 - Scalable images using bitmaps and vector images: An image is rendered on a display to a requested image size using a bitmap of a plurality of bitmaps of the image when the requested image size is less than a bitmap threshold. The image is rendered using vectoring when the requested image size is greater than the bitmap... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080229240 - Finding pages based on specifications of locations of keywords: A palette is displayed that includes widgets. A specification of a first widget selected from among the widgets in the palette is received along with a first widget location, a keyword, and a keyword location. Pages are found that, when rendered, include a term located at a term location and... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080229242 - Navigator for displays: Various embodiments include apparatus, methods, and systems for column navigation within a view of a table or other source of two-dimensional data. Various embodiments include method comprising displaying a first column of data from a plurality of columns of data included in table and having one or more rows across... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20080229241 - System and method of providing a user interface for client applications to store data and context information 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... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20080229239 - Third party menus for enabling collaboration: The claimed subject matter can provide an architecture and various mechanism whereby a communication client can facilitate a more robust collaboration experience. The communication client can provide configurable menus for launching third-party resources locally and transmitting resource invites to remote entities along with appropriate information to enable the remote entities... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080229243 - Tracking network socket usage in a data communication network: A method, apparatus and computer readable medium is provided for tracking processes using a socket object. The processes are utilized to execute an application program. Initially, a process list for the socket object is created, such that the process list contains a process identifier for a first process using the... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080229244 - Collections of linked databases: Methods and or systems relating to inferential networks. This invention is further directed to methods and systems for making and using inferential networks. Still farther, this invention is generally directed to making one or more inferential networks by using data generated from directed searches of collections of linked databases.... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20080229245 - Multiple sorting of columns in a displayed table in a user interactive computer display interface through sequential radial menus: Multi-sorting of displayed columns representative of a tabular display is carried out by displaying a table of a plurality of columns, selectively displaying a first radial menu having a plurality of sectors, each sector representative of one of the plurality of columns, enabling a user to select one of the... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20080229247 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing display: A display processing unit displays on a display unit a multi-processing symbol including a first processing symbol and a second processing symbol, which is for giving a selection instruction to perform a first process and a second process simultaneously or in a row. An input receiving unit receives a selection... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080229246 - Digital system for plastic and cosmetic surgery: A system for plastic surgery comprises entering patient information (130) into a database; computing a template (160) for the patient based on the information; and inserting a synthetic model into the template.... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Patent Legal Staff
20080229248 - Associating geographic location information to digital objects for editing: A computer implemented method can include displaying, within a user interface, a view pane having a vertical direction and a horizontal direction, displaying, within the view pane, a poster frame represented by a bounded region, the poster frame representing a container, the container comprising several objects, wherein each object has... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20080229249 - User interface for multifunction device: A graphical user interface for use in connection with a device having navigation and media functionality includes a navigation interface and a media interface that each have having a plurality of screens adapted to facilitate interaction between a user and a navigation application and a media application, respectively. An application... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080229252 - Apparatus 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... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080229250 - Method 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... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division
20080229253 - Method, system and computer program for navigating uml diagrams: A solution for navigating UML diagrams (200) is proposed. For this purpose, a graphical interface is implemented for defining multiple navigation paths (NAVk) along corresponding sequences of diagrams (DIA11-DIA55). The definition of those navigation paths is stored into a dedicated file (without modifying the definition of the diagrams). A home... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20080229251 - System 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... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20080229254 - Method and system for enhanced cursor control: Methods and systems for moving a cursor quickly, efficiently, and accurately on displays with increasingly higher resolutions, for moving a cursor when the motion and range of the input device (mouse, keyboard, joystick, trackpad™, trackpoint™, etc.) is constrained, and for avoiding the problem of large repetitive motions when using an... Agent: Juneau Partners
20080229255 - Apparatus, method and system for gesture detection: Apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are provided to sense orientations or sequence of orientations, i.e. gestures, of mobile devices. The orientation or sequence of orientations control components and/or functions of the mobile device. Indications may be provided to a user to inform the user that the mobile device is... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20080229256 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer readable medium: The image processing apparatus is provided with: a display that displays an object; a receiving device that receives a specified position specified by a user on the display; a holding device that holds setting of a process for the object; a judgment device that judges whether or not the specified... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080229258 - Navigable screensaver and method for implementing same: There is provided a method for use by a computer for implementing a navigable screensaver. In one embodiment, the navigable screensaver is activated. A user command entered through a user interface of the computer is detected. The navigable screensaver is then maintained to allow a user to navigate the navigable... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP
20080229257 - System and method for presenting screensavers: A system and method for presenting screensavers is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller element that presents at a media device one or more screensavers contextually associated with a paused media program. Additional embodiments are disclosed.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt09/11/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080222503 - Rendering of two-dimensional markup messages: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and apparatuses configured to receive or retrieve markup data associated with a message formatted for two-dimensional (2D) rendering, virtually render, by a first rendering module, the message in a non-displayed image in accordance with the markup data, and render, by a second... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.c. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20080222504 - Script-based system to perform dynamic updates to rich media content and services: A system and method is provided for delivering content to a client device including at least one script without at least one of embedding the at least one script within a web page and referencing the at least one script from the web page. A signal is transmitted to a... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080222505 - Method of capturing a presentation and creating a multimedia file: According to the preferred embodiment of the invention, the method of capturing a presentation from a presentation program and creating a multimedia file includes the steps of capturing an audio file having a time structure; capturing user commands for the presentation program; creating chapters and assigning chapter markers within the... Agent: Schox Plc
20080222506 - Minimizing accesses to a repository during document reconstitution in a content management system: A content management system (CMS) provides a way to minimize accesses to a repository when reconstituting a document. When a document is first reconstituted, the CMS reads links in the document, reads the corresponding objects from the repository, then stores the values of those objects in fallback elements in the... Agent: Martin & Associates, Llc
20080222508 - Method and system for comparing spreadsheets: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising receiving user-input selecting two spreadsheets; receiving user-input comprising a basis for a comparison between the two spreadsheets; performing a comparison between the two spreadsheets in accordance with the basis and displaying a result of the comparison.... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20080222509 - Method and system for converting a source spreadsheet to a target spreadsheet: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method, comprising: receiving a source spreadsheet; receiving a target spreadsheet; generating a mapping to transform the source spreadsheet into the target spreadsheet; and saving the mapping.... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20080222507 - Method and system for decomposing a spreadsheet: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising receiving at least one spreadsheet file corresponding to a spreadsheet having at least one constituent spreadsheet object, the spreadsheet file being encoded in a file format capable of being rendered by a spreadsheet program; decomposing the at least one spreadsheet file... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20080222510 - Method and system for generating a history log associated with a spreadsheet: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising monitoring for activity relating to a spreadsheet; for each activity detected, generating an entry in a history log for the spreadsheet.... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP
20080222512 - Associating annotations with document families: The present invention generally provides methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for managing an annotation system that includes storing annotations for a document family, i.e., a series of versions of a data source. Annotations created for one version of the data source may be viewed in context from both subsequent... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080222511 - Method and apparatus for annotating a document: Methods and apparatus are provided for annotating documents with one or more of entities, events and relations. Documents are annotated by presenting the document to a user; presenting the user with a list of possible entity types, wherein the list of possible entity types is configurable; and obtaining at least... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20080222513 - Method and system for rules-based tag management in a document review system: A system and method for reviewing documents are described. In one embodiment, the system includes an process configured to retrieve a document; an process configured to display the document; an process configured to create a plurality of tags, each of the plurality of tags being associated with a document characteristic;... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv) Ip Docketing
20080222514 - Systems and methods for editing xml documents: A system and method capable of identifying that a node of an extensible markup language (XML) document is editable using an element of an electronic-form template is described. In at least some embodiments, the system and method are capable of determining operations that are permitted for the identified node using... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080222517 - Applying patterns to xsd for extending functionality to both xml and non-xml data data structures: A system and method for transforming an input document in a first format into an output document in a second format extends XSD to work with non-XML data structures and data formats such as EBCDIC through the application of specialized patterns embedded in an XSD document. A communication adapter interprets... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner
20080222516 - Document transformation performance via incremental fragment transformations: A method and apparatus for improving the efficiency of document transformation processes is disclosed. For example, more efficient XML transformations may be performed against a source document that has incurred minor or incremental changes. Rather than apply a transform (e.g., an XSLT document) to a complete document each time any... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20080222515 - Parameterized types and elements in xml schema: Associating schema elements or types declared in an XML document with elements declared in another XML document. An annotation schema is defined in a first document. At least a portion of the schema declared in the original document is identified in the annotation schema of the first document. Usage properties... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)
20080222518 - Reading product fabrication methodology: A text enhancement method and apparatus for the presentation of text for improved human reading. The method includes extracting text specific attributes from machine readable text and varying the text presentation in accordance with the attributes. The preferred embodiment of the method: extracts parts of speech and punctuation from a... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East
20080222519 - Remote intelligent content authoring and conversion system: A method and apparatus for organizing, authoring and converting different format content files into one or more common output formats which simplifies the entire authoring and production processes. The content files are uploaded to the authoring system and identified. The content files are then sent to a central server and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.
20080222520 - Event-sensitive content for mobile devices: Computer program products, methods and systems for accepting content that defines an event handler. The content is provided to a media player configured to render the content. The event handler is configured to receive an event from an operating system on which the media player runs, the operating system executing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080222521 - Viewing system that supports multiple electronic document types: A method of interpreting electronic documents, e.g., an interactive technical manual, provides an interpreter responsive to at least one global navigational input data of a client user in order to generate a displayable output. The displayable output is generated from informational input and a contextual status. The method of interpretation... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.c.
20080222522 - Method of background form print submission for document enhancement: Background form print submission enhancements are provided by attaining background form print submission enhancements for layered documents by generating a background form from a single print job file, the background form containing master data and overlay data in a monolithic page description language (PDL); applying said background form to pages... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, Pllc
20080222523 - User-defined assistive gui glue: Techniques are disclosed for enabling users to define one or more areas of a graphical user interface (“GUI”) as being “glue-like”. When the user moves a pointing device (e.g., a mouse, joystick, track ball, etc.) and as a result, the graphical pointer moves into a painted area, the speed at... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm
20080222524 - Acoustic signal processing system: When controllers #1, #2 manipulate a parameter of a DSP #2, the controllers #1, #2 display an operator and a comment relating the parameter on a control screen. Text data indicative of the comment is stored in the DSP #2. When the controllers #1, #2 render the control screen, the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20080222525 - Method and apparatus for efficiently accounting for the temporal nature of audio processing: Some embodiments of the invention provide a computer system for processing an audio track. This system includes at least on DSP for processing the audio track. It also includes an application for editing the audio track. To process audio data in a first interval of the audio track, the application... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20080222526 - Smart color bars: A computer implemented method and system for enhancing color bars utilized in color rendering applications. One or more primary color bars are associated with an electronic document in response to at least one input by a user, wherein the primary color bar(s) is based on a plurality of input color... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, Pllc
20080222527 - Apparatus and method for searching for a video clip: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for searching for a video clip. The method for searching for the video clip in accordance with the present invention comprises the steps of a) displaying a predetermined number of video clips on a screen of a video play apparatus which plays a video... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080222528 - Information display method, information processing apparatus, and recording medium recording information display program: A method of displaying item information related to a plurality of individuals having different properties onto a screen. The method includes the steps of: obtaining information indicating equivalent time in property, which is time corresponding to a property of each individual; setting a time axis on the screen such that... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080222529 - Method and computer program product for automatic management of movable time in calendars: A computer implemented method for scheduling time of a user for at least one event, the method includes selecting, for each event, at least one of a time slot and a set of constraints for a time period, wherein the set of constraints are selected from a plurality of constraints;... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20080222530 - Navigating user interface controls on a two-dimensional canvas: Described is a technology for two-dimensional navigation among user interface controls of a canvas based on up, down, left or right navigational commands received from a two-dimensional directional input mechanism such as a D-Pad, such as on a mobile device. Navigation includes iterating over candidate controls to determine which will... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080222531 - Conversation tracking and notification: A facility for tracking actions performed by users on content. The facility monitors items of content that are being tracked for a user, and detects actions performed by other users pertaining to the tracked content. Actions may be any activity performed by a user with respect to an item of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20080222532 - Controlling and monitoring propagation within a network: Described are methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for propagation protection within a network. A management station sends an event message to a transparent network appliance, the event message comprising a command for the transparent network appliance to shape traffic being transmitted through the transparent network appliance. The management... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20080222534 - Driving web browser: A method for operating a web browser of a communication device and a communication device for operating a web browser are disclosed. The method includes initializing the web browser, accessing a plurality of websites designated by different addresses, and selectively displaying on a display of the communication device at least... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka
20080222533 - Real time internet communications system: A novel real time Internet communication system is disclosed. It is a novel way for users to collaborate on the fly, and without having to own or download any programs that then stay resident on the user's computer. Users collaborate in an online environment where they communicate through chat room... Agent: Patrick M. Dwyer Pc
20080222535 - Sports matchmaker systems: The Sports Matchmaker System provides an improved method for arranging sporting events and non-sporting events between unacquainted people. It provides a system for matching persons publicly offering to participate in particular sporting or social events with other persons desiring to participate in similar sporting or social events. The system also... Agent: Stoneman Volk Patent Group
20080222536 - Ease of use feature for audio communications within chat conferences: Methods and arrangements to communicate aurally during a chat conference are contemplated. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to communicate aurally during a chat conference by receiving through a user interface for the chat conference the designation of a participant in the chat conference, receiving through the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson Pllc
20080222537 - Graphical user interface that identifies the reasons for public disagreements: A single place where all of us can meet on an equal basis 24/7 from anywhere we can reach to, and communicate back from, in the universe is now being built. The present invention is an interface for universal information exchange over a public data network (e.g., Internet). Explicit agreements... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, Pllc
20080222538 - System and method for delivering virtual tour content using the hyper-text transfer protocol (http): Each VR tour encompasses the interactive exchange of hotspots allowing visitors to interact with still or panoramic pictures and videos which are linked to graphical site information (e.g. maps), URL web-links, text, hyperlinked banners, PDF documents, audio files and direct email-links which can automatically be modularised for off-line operation on... Agent: Salvatore Cardu
20080222539 - User interface designing apparatus: A user interface designing apparatus capable of easily designing a user interface which can change over display parts in accompanying state transitions for events by adding/deleting states and editing the display part and event handling in each state. The apparatus includes a state set editing means for adding/deleting states of... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080222540 - Animating thrown data objects in a project environment: Techniques described herein allow user sort data objects in a user interface. The user is able to sort the data objects by throwing them in the user interface. For example, a user imports a collection of data objects into a user interface. The data objects are then displayed graphically in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.
20080222543 - Information terminal, server and information processing method: An information terminal that includes a receiver for receiving an identification tag, with the identification tag having a plurality of sets of information including first information and attribute information which is correlated with the first information, a storage device for storing the identification tag and the plurality of information sets... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20080222544 - Managing content at a portable, content adjustable personal identification device: In one embodiment, at least one information control device manages the content displayed on multiple separate portable, content adjustable personal identification devices. The information control device automatically selects at least one content specification for transmission to any portable, content adjustable personal identification devices moving either into or out of a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo
20080222541 - Method and user interface for managing and displaying solutions for multiple resources in an appointment scheduling system: A solution space is computed and stored which comprises for a given set of constraints all possible solutions for all available resources of a certain kind. Upon selection of a specific resource, the solution space is filtered to select all possible combinations containing the specific resource and the result of... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20080222542 - System and emthod for annotating an electronic document independently of its content: A system, method, and apparatus for annotating an electronic document independently of its content is provided. According to one variation, a tablet and stylus-based computer is programmed with a document browser that permits a user to annotate documents viewed through the browser. The annotations are stored separately from the viewed... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20080222545 - Portable electronic device with a global setting user interface: A portable electronic device with a global setting user interface on a touch screen display is disclosed. The user interface has a plurality of application icons. In response to a first gesture, the GUI changes the appearances of the application icons whose corresponding applications have user-adjustable settings. In response to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai
20080222546 - System and method for personalizing playback content through interaction with a playback device: User interfaces associated with devices and applications for distributing digital media content are described. A user interface may be provided that includes a favorites selection button allowing a user to identify selected media tracks and/or associated artists to be played more frequently. A ban selection button may be also provided... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080222547 - Save preview representation of files being created: In a graphical user interface environment, a request to save a file may result in a display of a location or view in which the file is to be saved, and may include a preview indicia representing the to-be-saved file. The user may interact with the preview indicia to edit... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080222548 - In-context total document views for manipulating data: A computer-implementable method, system and computer-readable medium for providing in-context total document views for manipulating data are presented. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: displaying an active context of a software program on a User Interface (UI); receiving a copy command for a copied element from the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20080222549 - System and method for providing single click enterprise communication: Systems and methods for providing single click enterprise communication are provided. In exemplary embodiments, a profile is associated with each individual of an enterprise. A single click selection of a communication type from a plurality of communication types for a particular individual may then be received. The profile associated with... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20080222551 - Information processing apparatus: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus including: a transmission unit configured to transmit an information acquiring request which acquires first information indicating whether or not a predetermined standard for limiting copy of audio data is supported by a terminal device to which... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc
20080222550 - System for capturing project information over a network: A system 200 for capturing project information over a network 213 and for processing the information into a computerized project management tool. The system 200 comprises a computerized project management tool adapted to store time, resource and cost related data associated with a project. The system has a user interface... Agent: Foley & Lardner
20080222552 - Interactive electronic book operating systems and methods: Interactive electronic book operating systems and methods for displaying and allowing customization of content of scientific, engineering and other technical and professional digital books. The systems and methods allow for a single screen for displaying digital books covering scientific and technical topics having a classical look and feel on operating... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf
20080222553 - Chef pc: An apparatus for displaying recipe information includes an output device for displaying an icon to display the recipe information, a central processing unit for controlling set up a device and a memory for storing the recipe information.... Agent: Wilson Daniel Swayze, Jr.
20080222555 - Graphical user interface graphics-based interpolated animation performance: An arrangement provides for displaying an object, such as a drawn object, or a database search result, based on a graphical user interface. A first display window is provided for specifying attributes of an object. A second window is provided for spatially inserting anchors for the object, where each anchor... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080222556 - Layer menus and multiple page displays for web gui: A method and apparatus for controlling the display of a main web page image or several major web page images as well as the optional display of a layer menu facilitates web browsing. The layer menu tracks the latest web pages which have been accessed by the user. Tracking may... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney
20080222554 - Method and apparatus for displaying a window for a user interface: Methods and apparatuses to display windows. In more than one embodiments of the invention, a window is closed automatically (e.g., after a timer expires, or when a condition or criterion is met, or a system input is received) without user input. In some examples, the window is translucent so that... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080222558 - Apparatus and method of providing items based on scrolling: An apparatus for processing data of a non-volatile memory according to an aspect of the invention includes a scrolling detecting unit detecting scrolling for one or more items that are displayed on a screen, a screen region control unit dividing the screen into one or more regions according to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080222557 - Method of displaying windows and display apparatus thereof: A method of displaying windows is disclosed. The method includes, when a first and second windows are displayed on a display screen of a display at the same time and display of the second window is changed with being interlocked with the first window by operating the first window, the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080222559 - Terminal and method for displaying information: A method and terminal for displaying information whereby when information, which has been broadcast from a broadcast server, is received and scroll-displayed, previous information or subsequent information of the received information being scroll-displayed can be shifted to be displayed according to the direction of a sliding touch by the user.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080222560 - User interface for creating image collage: A user interface for a computer device includes an image collage layout including a plurality of image receiving areas each configured to receive an image, a first control configured to select a number of the image receiving areas in the image collage layout, a second control configured to select tilt... Agent: Xin Wen
20080222566 - Flexible-date travel queries: Techniques for processing flexible-date queries are described. Techniques include a interface to enter a flexible date query including a description of a traveler's desired stay at a destination. A user receives a set of solutions that satisfy the flexible date query in the form of a calendar. The set of... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20080222561 - Generalized faceted browser decision support tool: Embodiments of the present invention provide a faceted browser for decision-making that enables interactive visualization of a decision space as choices are made. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving a selection of a first choice from a user. The first choice is displayed in a user interface... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080222562 - Graph selection method: Embodiments of the present invention provide a decision framework for selecting graph types based on attributes such as task, end-user, data-bound, and representational attributes. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for aiding a user in selecting a graph type for a graph comprises receiving a selection of a graph... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20080222564 - Hearing aid impression buildability index computation tool: A method and appertaining system implement the use of manufacturing protocols for hearing aid design such that the ability to build an instrument can be displayed as a numeric parameter based on the partial numerical and metrological contributions of all the essential parameters of the given impression, and a buildability... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20080222563 - Method and system for providing machine-readable news content: The present invention relates generally to a method and system for providing machine-readable news content to potential users of such information. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and system for selecting news content, entering it into a computer file, converting it to a machine-readable format, and providing... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080222565 - Task focused user interface systems and methods for building automation systems: A system for providing a graphical user interface to a user of a building automation system via a client is provided. The building automation system includes a plurality of building devices. The system includes a processor and memory communicably connected to the processor. The memory includes computer code for controlling... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20080222567 - Apparatus with multiple highlights: The invention relates to an apparatus (3) with a display, in which several items are high-lighted in a pattern (6) at the same time. The pattern of highlights may by moved in parallel by means of a navigation device (3), decreasing the number of steps to move in a matrix.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20080222568 - Program, method and system for selecting the three-dimensional model of a component: A computer functioning as three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design (3D-CAD) system executes the process for selecting a 3D model of a component from a library. The process includes a step for designating a category of a component; a step for displaying a menu for designating values of category-dependent items representing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080222569 - Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing customizable, immediate and radiating menus for accessing applications and actions: A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing customizable, immediate and radiating menus for accessing applications and actions. Upon initiation of a predetermined user action, such as a right-click operation, a primary menu is displayed and a second radial menu is displayed proximate the primary menu with the cursor... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20080222570 - Dynamically rendering visualizations of data sets: Computerized methods and systems for dynamically rendering visual representations of data sets are provided. Upon receiving a request for a particular data set (for instance, in response to receiving a search request), a data set is identified and a minimum portion thereof is retrieved that is necessary to render a... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.l.p. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20080222571 - Information selecting apparatus, storage medium storing information selecting program, game apparatus, and storage medium storing game program: An information selecting apparatus includes a CPU and a controller capable of performing a direction input. An arbitrary item is selected from a plurality of items by a direction input by means of an analog joystick, for example. When it is determined that a predetermined series of direction input operations... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.c.
20080222572 - Look and feel of a web services mashup designer: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a visual mashup designer application. A design surface is provided that displays a graphical representation in a toolbox of components that can be used to create a mashup application, at least one of the components being a wrapper to an existing web... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080222573 - Computer mouse with cursor finding function and faster screen privacy function: A computer pointing device has a first additional button that jumps a cursor off the screen to the START button. The second additional button protects the privacy of screen content by instantly moving the cursor to the minimize box of the most recently opened window. When multiple child windows are... Agent: Steven Horowitz Counselor At Law
20080222574 - Graphical user interface graphics-based interpolated animation performance: An arrangement provides for displaying an object, such as a drawn object, or a database search result, based on a graphical user interface. A first display window is provided for specifying attributes of an object. A second window is provided for spatially inserting anchors for the object, where each anchor... Agent: At&t Corp.
20080222575 - Device comprising a detector for detecting an uninterrupted looping movement: Devices (1) comprising detectors (4) for detecting uninterrupted looping movements are provided with processors (6) for in response to detections of parts of uninterrupted looping movements (21-23) performing first functions (31,32,35) or second functions (33,34,36,37,38) to be selected in dependence of pre-indication signals, to improve an efficiency of the devices... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards09/04/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by title and patent number
20080215958 - Document stream operating system: A document stream operating system and method is disclosed in which: (1) documents are stored in one or more chronologically ordered streams; (2) the location and nature of file storage is transparent to the user; (3) information is organized as needed instead of at the time the document is created;... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20080215957 - Systems and methods for generating technical documentation from enterprise service-oriented architecture content: Systems and methods are provided for generating technical documentation from content, such as enterprise SOA content. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that comprises receiving an identifier of a service interface description that defines an interface for implementing a service and processing one or more packages associated with... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20080215959 - Method and system for generating a media stream in a media spreadsheet: Methods and systems are described for generating a media stream in a media spreadsheet. The method includes presenting, via a user interface, an electronic spreadsheet having a plurality of cells. The method also includes receiving an association of a source media stream object with a first cell of the plurality... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC
20080215960 - Content administration system: A content administration system receives user identification information from a terminal device via the Internet. The content administration system then specifies content administration information storage means corresponding to the received user identification information. The content administration system acquires object path information correlated to sharing permission information from a content administration... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20080215961 - Systems and methods to facilitate communications: Methods and apparatuses to facilitate connections between peoples for real time communications. In one embodiment, a method includes: identifying an entity based at least in part on relevancy to a content of a document to be presented to a user; and for presentation to the user adding a communication reference... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing
20080215962 - Pc-metadata on backside of photograph: A method including selectively displaying a content side or a backside, respectively, of a digital media content, wherein the backside includes an area for notes; and storing notes of the area as meta data to the digital media content is disclosed. A corresponding apparatus, user interface, and computer program is... Agent: Perman & Green
20080215963 - Html page conversion method, apparatus, and computer readable media: A simple and easy-to-use method is provided for dividing an html page at positions intended by the designer in accordance with the type of display device on which the page is to be displayed. A controller searches an html page for comment statements that have been formed according to predetermined... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20080215964 - Method and system for online creation and publication of user-generated stories: An online application enables an end user to navigate to a web site, upload digital images, and to combine those images with words in a stylized template to create a user-generated story. A story is a web page, typically a collection of photos and words that are brought together by... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20080215965 - Method for modifying an initial layout of story elements in a user-generated online story: An online application enables an end user to navigate to a web site, upload digital images, and to combine those images with words in a stylized template to create a user-generated story. A story is a web page, typically a collection of photos and words that are brought together by... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20080215966 - Adaptive server-based layout of web documents: A server anticipates and pre-computes different layouts of online documents and stores them in cache. The layouts are specifically optimized for viewing across a range of display sector sizes. For each document, the layouts are stored in a directory that includes a common dictionary file and a separate layout file... Agent: Microsoft Corporation C/o Lyon & Harr, LLP
20080215967 - Method and system for online transformation using an image url application programming interface (api): An online application enables an end user to navigate to a web site, upload digital images, and to combine those images with words in a stylized template to create a user-generated story. A story is a web page, typically a collection of photos and words that are brought together by... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20080215968 - System and method for managing content of rich media: A method for editing rich media content in a computerized device. The rich media content is stored in a static or binary file. The binary file is copied into storage operatively attached to the computerized device and decompiled and component s of the rich media content are extracted, (FIGS. 5... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080215969 - Document content analysis technology for reducing cognitive load: The present invention provides for analyzing document content for display with reduced cognitive load assists those who are blind, have low vision, or cognitive problems. This present invention also aids those who prefer to receive condensed information orally. Document content is analyzed, a set of salient words and phrases are... Agent: Ibm Corporation (cs) C/o Carr LLP
20080215970 - Interaction data display apparatus, processing apparatus and method for displaying the interaction data: Disclosed herewith is a system for keeping sensing of mass data of members of an organization with respect to states of their meeting and activities and analyzing and evaluating their interactions according to those sensor data. Interaction data includes first information denoting whether or not a terminal unit has faced... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080215973 - Avatar customization: A method for user interaction with a three-dimensional virtual world is disclosed. The virtual world comprises one or more public spaces and one or more private spaces. A user may be represented in the virtual world by an avatar. The user can manipulate the avatar via a user interface. According... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20080215974 - Interactive user controlled avatar animations: A method for controlling an avatar in a virtual space, the virtual space accessed through a computer network using a console, is disclosed. The method begins by capturing activity of a console controller and processing the captured activity of the console controller to identify input parameters. Another operation of the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20080215972 - Mapping user emotional state to avatar in a virtual world: A method for user interaction with a three-dimensional virtual world is disclosed. The virtual world may comprise one or more public spaces and one or more private spaces. A user may be represented in the virtual world by an avatar. The user may manipulate the avatar via a user interface.... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20080215971 - System and method for communicating with an avatar: A system and method for communicating with a virtual world are disclosed. The virtual world may comprise a simulated public space configured to facilitate interaction among a plurality of users and one or more private spaces. Each private space may be associated with a particular user of the plurality of... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20080215975 - Virtual world user opinion & response monitoring: Methods and systems for executing a network application is provided. The network application is defined to render a virtual environment, and the virtual environment is depicted by computer graphics. The method includes generating an animated user and controlling the animated user in the virtual environment. The method presents advertising objects... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20080215976 - Automated support scheme for electronic forms: Actions associated with entering information into different fields of an electronic form are monitored. The types of support provided for entering the information into the different fields can be dynamically varied according to monitored user actions or according to the context or categories of users, fields, or forms. Different types... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20080215977 - System in an office application for providing content dependent help information: System and program product are provided for facilitating on-line help information in an office application which includes one or more objects. The on-line help information is dependent on content of a selected object of the office application. A user of the office application is provided with help information setting forth... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20080215978 - Display processing device, display processing method, and display processing program: A selection screen is displayed on an operation panel. The selection screen contains a plurality of menu icons each corresponding to an instruction arranged in an arch shape. When a user selects one menu icon at the selection screen, a selection screen after change is displayed. In the selection screen... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080215979 - Automatically generating audiovisual works: A method comprises receiving one or more digital visual media items; receiving one or more digital audio media items; automatically selecting and arranging one or more design modules based upon analysis of information obtained from the digital visual media items and the digital audio media items; and automatically creating an... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20080215980 - User interface providing method for mobile terminal having touch screen: A user interface providing method and apparatus for a mobile terminal is disclosed. A managing area and a touch action area are set on a touch screen. A desired data file in the managing area is dragged and dropped into the touch action area, thereby playing the data file. The... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20080215981 - Squad command interface for console-based video game: A squad command interface for a squad-based shooter video game maps character selection and command selection to actuators on a game controller. Players can select squad characters and issue a single order to multiple characters with few controller actuations.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20080215982 - Method and apparatus for controlling ultrasound systems with physical controls: A user interface for controlling an ultrasound system comprises a display for displaying ultrasound data and a plurality of physical controls. At least one of the physical controls is configured to control multiple functions of the ultrasound system and has a user operable member providing physical actions that are associated... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20080215983 - Interactive video tour system editor: A computer system, method, and apparatus for editing an interactive image video tour. The system may include a computer including an image editor for providing a visual program interface for editing an interactive image video tour; a database in communication with the computer containing data associated with a plurality of... Agent: K & L Gates LLP
20080215984 - Storyshare automation: A method and system simplifies the creation process of a multimedia story for a user. It does this by using input and/or derived metadata, by providing constraints on the usability of assets, by automatically suggesting a theme for a story, and identifying appropriate assets and effects to be included in... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff
20080215985 - Method for initial layout of story elements in a user-generated online story: An online application enables an end user to navigate to a web site, upload digital images, and to combine those images with words in a stylized template to create a user-generated story. A story is a web page, typically a collection of photos and words that are brought together by... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20080215986 - Device directed user interface elements for data handling system management console graphical user interface: A management console managing a data handling system stores user interface panel elements, and an attached device sends directions to the management console to select at least one of the stored user interface panel elements for a graphical user interface (GUI) panel for the device. The device sends directions to... Agent: John H. Holcombe IBM Corporation,IPLaw Dept.
20080215987 - System and method for implementing open-control remote device control: A system and method for implementing open-protocol remote device control are provided. A user accesses a common user interface for controlling one or more networked devices. Utilizing the interface, the user selects one or more actions. The selection is encoded in a standard protocol and transmitted to a premises server.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080215988 - System and method to process information contributed by members of a virtual community: A method of creating a financial product. A virtual community is established. Members of the community submit preferences to a server. The preferences are aggregated and manipulated to identify characteristics of the preferences. From the population of preferences submitted, a small subset is identified to be part of the financial... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20080215989 - Collaborative device for enabling users to select collaborative content, and method thereof: The invention relates to a method of enabling a first user and a second user to obtain collaborative content. The method comprises steps of obtaining a plurality of content preference data comprising a first content preference data (121) of the first user and a second content preference data (131) of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080215990 - Electronic calendar with message receiver: It is difficult to effectively manage an electronic calendar that is shared by a group of people such as family members. This is achieved by enabling users to send messages to an electronic calendar apparatus. The messages are received and stored at the apparatus and may be viewed by a... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080215991 - Advertising tool for the internet: It is disclosed an improved advertising tool for attracting viewers' attention to the advertised material on the Internet. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention the advertising tool provides an interactive banner for the purpose of displaying advertising content on web sites. The interactive banner is enabled to... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20080215993 - Communicator program manager: A method and apparatus for managing a plurality of communicator programs each having a corresponding interface, the method comprising receiving a sequence of selections of one of the plurality of communicator programs; sequentially presenting one of a plurality of communicator interfaces, each corresponding to one of the communicator programs; accessing... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20080215992 - Method and apparatus for hosting group response events: A system for allowing presentation of a Group Response Event (GRE) to a group of participants: the GRE comprising at least a first question and a range of possible answers to the at least a first question; the system comprising a hosting website accessible by at least one web-browser connected... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080215994 - Virtual world avatar control, interactivity and communication interactive messaging: Methods and systems for rendering an interactive virtual environment for communication is provided. The interactive virtual environment is depicted from images to be displayed on a display and the interactive virtual environment is generated by a computer program that is executed on at least one computer of a computer network... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20080215995 - Model based avatars for virtual presence: An image generating system for simultaneous visual representative display of multiple computer users is disclosed. The method and apparatus includes hardware, software, and a system for generating various images for one or more users of a connected computer system, and imposing them onto the systems and ultimately the visual display... Agent: Orum & Roth LLC
20080215997 - Webpage block tracking gadget: An exemplary web browser system includes a selection module for selecting a webpage block and recording information about a selected webpage block; a tracking module for tracking changes to a selected webpage block based at least in part on the recorded information for that webpage block; and a display module... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20080215996 - Website/web client system for presenting multi-dimensional content: A system for presenting multi-dimensional content includes a computer network; a server computer; and, a client computer coupled to the server computer through the computer network. The client computer has a browser software executing thereon implementing a method of presenting multi-dimensional content in the client computer. The method includes transmitting... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20080215999 - Method and mobile telecommunication terminal for customizing user interface: Disclosed is a method for customizing a user interface, wherein a user optionally sets a user interface displayed on a display unit of a mobile telecommunication terminal according to the user's tastes, such that a background screen image selectable by a user, which constitutes the user interface, is placed as... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080216000 - System, process and logic element for providing and managing record keeping applications: A system, process and logic element are provided which can generate and manage an application framework by simultaneously managing the graphical user interface structures and corresponding data structures. In addition, it is possible to produce at least one list data structure which corresponds to the composite pattern data structure using... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20080215998 - Widget launcher and briefcase: A system and method for persistently associating a control widget with a plurality of managed widgets operating within a widget runtime environment; changing a state of the managed widgets as a group, the state including one of open, closed, or hidden; and representing the changed state of the managed widgets... Agent: Sap/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20080216001 - Portable electronic device with content-dependent touch sensitivity: A portable electronic device, having a touch-sensitive display, displays a plurality of icons on the touch-sensitive display. A contact region when a user makes contact with the touch-sensitive display is detected. Whether the contact region corresponds to one of the plurality of icons is determined in accordance with an electrostatic... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai
20080216002 - Image display controller and image display method: A calculating unit calculates a preference level of a user for each of a plurality of images based on data on time in a viewing history of the image, and a control unit performs a display control to display an image with a high preference level from among preference levels... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080216004 - Managing electronic documents utilizing a digital seal: A method for storing electronic documents can include associating a digital seal with at least one electronic document. An image within a user interface can be displayed, wherein the image is a user selectable representation for the digital seal. At least one metadata attribute can be stored as a characteristic... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080216003 - Rack management system and display apparatus and control apparatus for use in rack management system: A rack management system for managing the mounting conditions of information processing apparatuses mounted in racks in a rack cabinet comprises: a display apparatus, provided for each of the information processing apparatuses, for displaying in an alterable method identification information for identifying the information processing apparatus mounted in a corresponding... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080216005 - Display processing apparatus, display processing method and computer program product: A display processing unit displays on a display unit a first selection screen on which a plurality of upper item symbols corresponding to respective upper setting items are arranged. A selection receiving unit receives a selection of an upper item symbol. When the selection of the upper item symbol is... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080216007 - Apparatus and method for monitoring and controlling a device under test: An apparatus is provided for monitoring and controlling a device under test, the device under test comprising a plurality of registers, each register having a register value and comprising a plurality of data bits for controlling a setting or settings of the device under test. The apparatus comprises display means... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080216006 - System and method to facilitate manageable and agile deployment of services in accordance with various topologies: The present invention relates to a system and methodology to facilitate service deployment in a distributed computing and applications environment. A schema is provided that describes various components of a service and various topologies for execution of the services, wherein a deployment engine utilizes the schema in conjunction with user... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20080216008 - Graphical controller for monitoring multiple chemical feed constituents: The graphical controller provides a graphic user interface for monitoring and managing multiple chemical feed constituents, and displays a breakpoint curve specific to water being treated and a given ammonia set point, based on operator input and data from measurement of total chlorine, free chlorine, monochloramine, combined chlorine, ammonia residual,... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20080216009 - Virtual library file system: A system and method of graphical display is provided. A publisher module receives link objects for display in a virtual library, generates virtual book objects, each virtual book object corresponding to a link object, and allows configuration of virtual characteristics associated with each virtual book object. The virtual characteristics include... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080216010 - Method and system for displaying hierarchical information: Disclosed are methods and systems for displaying data elements in hierarchical databases in multiple frames. The method includes assigning attributes to data elements and sub-data elements in a hierarchical database. The data elements and sub-elements are in a parent-child relationship. The method further includes distributing a portion of the data... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080216011 - Computer uswer interface for calendar auto-summerization: A relativity controller is a scroll bar/window combination that provides a way to see data in relation to both the context of its wholeness and the salience of its contents. To accomplish this, the linear density or other appearance of the scroll bar (acting as a ruler or scale) varies... Agent: Heinz Grether PC G2 Technology Law
20080216012 - Instruction and training tool: An instruction and training tool which facilitates access to instructional materials and provides a simulated training environment for personnel. By integrating the instruction and training tool with resource planning and scheduling tools, personnel can easily review the procedures necessary for the day's tasks, and the schedule can be adjusted to... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20080216013 - Patent tracking: Systems and methods for patent and claim tracking are described. Embodiments include tracking changes in claims through amendments, and displaying the claims in a marked-up format for viewing the changes. Other embodiments include recording and displaying references that may have been cited against a patent application and its claims. Other... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080216014 - System for accessing a large number of menu items using a zoned menu bar: A system that includes a pop-up graphical user interface that includes menu bars overlapping marking menu zones. The interface pops up at the current position of the cursor when the space bar is held down. The menu bars are positioned around a central marking zone with the common menu bars... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080216015 - Method of displaying atypical template type on idle-mode screen of mobile communication terminal, computer-readable recording medium in which program for executing the same is recorded and mobile communication terminal with function thereof: The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal having an idle screen function, and more particularly, to a method of atypically displaying idle screen templates of a mobile communication terminal. A method of displaying atypical template types on an idle-mode screen of a mobile communication terminal according to the... Agent: Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-cohen LLP
20080216016 - Method for sorting and displaying symbols in a mobile communication terminal: A system for arranging symbols for display and selection in a mobile communication terminal is provided. The system comprises user interface configured for selecting a first symbol having a first display priority; and means for assigning a second display priority to a second symbol associated with the first symbol, wherein... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka
20080216017 - System for accessing a large number of menu items using a zoned menu bar: A system that includes a pop-up graphical user interface that includes menu bars overlapping marking menu zones. The interface pops up at the current position of the cursor when the space bar is held down. The menu bars are positioned around a central marking zone with the common menu bars... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080216018 - Decision making and planning system, method, and softrware utilizing a taxonomic table of irreducible strategies or plays: A decision-making and planning system and method, which may be implemented as a website, enables a decision maker to formulate strategies and tactics divides potential courses of action into discrete units called “plays” and “surrogates,” and presents the plays and surrogates as symbols or icons organized into a taxonomic table,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080216019 - System for consolidated associated buttons into easily accessible groups: A system for consolidating associated buttons on a screen into easily accessible groups includes: a control button and at least one other button that appears when the control button is selected, where the at least one other button is contiguous with the control button. A user can quickly and conveniently... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080216020 - Preview mode for content: Media content obtained from a content source (11) comprises a plurality of content items (31) which are accessible by an interactive menu structure (60, 65). A preview presentation mode automatically presents a portion of each of a set of the content items (31) to the user in a sequence which... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080216021 - Building machine: The invention relates to a building machine, in particular a road-building machine, having running gear and a chassis which is fitted with a working unit which has one or more implements. The building machine has a stored-program control device for controlling the implements of the working unit and a device... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080216022 - Iconic communication: A method of sending a message on a mobile communication network, including, activating an icon entering interface on a mobile device, said interface including at least 50 icons, at least 25 of which include an associated name stored on said mobile device; entering a message including at least three consecutive... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan Prtsi, Inc.
20080216023 - Method and a system for creating a website guide: A method and a system for creating a website guide assisting in finding information on a website. A guide editor includes information on how to generate a graphical user interface allowing a user to specify a page on the website, and instructions on how to generate a view showing a... Agent: Venable LLPPrevious industry: Error detection/correction and fault detection/recovery
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