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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090083612 - Method for processing electronic documents: The illustrative embodiments provide a method and computer usable program product for processing an electronic document. A process parses the document and identifies a set of first data components which may be located anywhere in the document. The process also identifies a relationship between two or more first data components... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP

20090083613 - Reusable data markup language: Methods and systems provide a computer markup language, referred to as Reusable Data Markup Language (“RDML”), and a data viewer for retrieving, manipulating and viewing documents and files in the RDML format that may be stored locally or over a network (e.g., the Internet). Generally, RDML permits the browsing and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090083614 - System and method for optimizing information display in spreadsheets and tables: Disclosed is a system and method for reducing the size of a tabular display, such as a spreadsheet or dynamically formatted table. Global optimization techniques, for example, simulated annealing, are used to identify an optimal or near-optimal set of column widths whereby the width of columns having cells containing greater... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090083615 - Spreadsheet fields in text: A system architecture integrates spreadsheet functionality into text. The architecture allows insertion of discrete individual fields, referred to as “free floating fields”, inline with normal textual sentences. In an HTML document, for example, the free floating fields are elements constructed along with text elements and rendered together as an integrated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090083617 - Input form design device and input form design method: A structured document file can be created effectively. The screen display unit 312 displays an input business record form designing screen for designing an input form in which a data input person inputs data. The operation detecting unit 314 receives an input for setting an item, in which a data... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090083616 - Ubiquitous electronic forms: Technologies are described herein for generating a ubiquitous electronic form that will function correctly in multiple execution environments. According to embodiments, a request is received to create, edit, or fill an electronic form. An input processor detects the request and, in response thereto, identifies the runtime execution environment for the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090083618 - Methods of completing electronic forms relating to interactions with customers by carrying over call back numbers between forms: Interactions between customers and representatives of a service provider are documented by providing multiple electronic forms for completion. Information that is requested for both forms is carried over from one form to the next rather than requiring the representative to manually enter the same information multiple times. For instance, a... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing

20090083619 - Reusable data markup language: Methods and systems provide a computer markup language, referred to as Reusable Data Markup Language (“RDML”), and a data viewer for retrieving, manipulating and viewing documents and files in the RDML format that may be stored locally or over a network (e.g., the Internet). Generally, RDML permits the browsing and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090083620 - Document processing device and document processing method: This technique allows a user to create a definition file by making a combination of the user's desired functions based upon a definition file acquired from a vocabulary server. After the completion of the definition file, a translation code creating unit 71 creates a logic that allows an XML document... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090083621 - Method and system for abstracting electronic documents: A method and computer implemented system may be used to abstract an electronic document. A user is prompted to select at least one abstracted version of the electronic document. A set of instructions is selected for abstracting the electronic document, and the abstracted version is created by executing the selected... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc

20090083622 - Handwriting recording apparatus: A handwriting recording apparatus is provided. The handwriting recording apparatus includes a pen-shaped housing, a timer unit, a compass, a microprocessing unit, and a storage unit. The compass is equipped to the pen-shaped housing for detecting a moving direction of a motion of the pen-shaped housing. The timer unit is... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090083623 - Creating documents from graphical objects in a virtual universe: Described herein are processes and devices that create and manage documents in a virtual universe. One of the devices described is a virtual document converter. The virtual document converter analyzes a set of one or more graphical objects of a virtual document in a virtual universe. The virtual document presents... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090083624 - Creating documents from objects with text in a virtual universe: Described herein are processes and devices that create and manage documents in a virtual universe. One of the devices described is a virtual document converter. The virtual document converter can determine a plurality of text objects associated with a document graphic. The plurality of text objects present text, such as... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090083625 - Dynamic printer driver user interface generation: After print path construction logic has established a print path to convert print data from a source format to a target format, the print path construction logic determines, for each print filter that is contained in the print path, the set of print options that such a print filter provides.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090083626 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a rewind function where view waypoints are stored as navigation occurs and the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083627 - Method and system for providing information in virtual space: In an information providing system 100, a virtual three-dimensional space (virtual space) is established by an information management server 40. A user of a mobile communication terminal 50 moves in the virtual space, and browses, posts, and searches message information items by manipulating an avatar representing the user. The information... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090083628 - navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a walk tool GUI that has a quite motion zone in which a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083629 - Method and apparatus for implementing direct play of multi-media information: A method and apparatus for controlling the presentation of multi-media content stored on a medium containing a plurality of multi-media content (100-195) are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of identifying the multi-media content from an identification (100) associated with the content and/or the medium, determining the location of a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090083630 - Computer system with tunneling: A computer system with a CPU, at least one guest operating system and a controller kernel. The controller kernel includes a socket for running an application on the controller kernel itself. The controller kernel also includes a video integration module so that video output data from the guest OS may... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090083631 - Measuring user engagement during presentation of media content: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to distribution of media content.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP

20090083634 - Multimedia control and distribution architecture: In one embodiment, a multimedia control and distribution architecture is provided. A media server/controller generates a plurality of graphics signals, each graphics signal including a separate user interface to be displayed on a particular device, such as a touch screen unit. A universal extender (UVX) coupled to the media server/controller... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090083632 - Representing user interactions as a synchronous action in a business process flow: Method and system for generating user interactions in a flow-based engine during the execution of a synchronous flow which potentially represent the logic for handling another user interaction. The method encapsulates and hides the asynchronous nature of the user interaction, thus enabling the author of the business flow to use... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090083633 - System and method for consolidating multiple transactions: A system for initiating multi-faceted transactions facilitating ancillary services includes a server connected to a network, a database, and a web-based interface configured to allow interaction between the server and a first user connected to the network, wherein the server is configured to receive, store, secure, and back-up data, format... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090083635 - Apparatus for interoperation between legacy software and screen reader programs: A computer program for facilitating operation of a screen reader with legacy programs whose user interface definitions do not conform to the design guidelines expected by the screen reader program. A graphical user interface is analyzed to identify a logical sequence of user interface elements within the interface. The sequence... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wsm) C/o Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C.

20090083636 - User media preferences visual key display method: An end user media preferences “key” captures an end user's personal media interests and tastes in a unique display format that is saved locally to an end user's computer. As the end user navigates to different web sites having media discovery applications and services, he or she uses the key... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson

20090083637 - Method and system for online collaboration: Embodiments of a method and system for online collaboration enable multiple users to gather content electronic content items from various sources. The content items are associated with a particular user and with each other. Users can find other users that have similar content or personal information. A collaboration session is... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090083638 - Method and system for providing access to electronic learning and social interaction with in a single application: A system for managing academic and social life for students includes a central server connected to a wide-area network and storing a repertoire of logic functions for use by students in managing academic activities; and a plurality of computerized appliances associated with individual students, the computerized appliances connectable to the... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090083639 - Distributed conference and information system: A distributed conference system is presented herein for providing information to a conference presenter and a group of conference attendees. The distributed conference system includes a main console used by the conference presenter and one or more distributed consoles used by conference attendees. The main console provides a touch screen... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090083640 - String based user interface specification: Displaying a graphical user interface control may involve assigning a user-authored string of text to the graphical user interface control. The user-authored string of text may comprise text to be displayed verbatim as text when the graphical user interface control is displayed, and the user-authored text may further comprise embedded... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090083641 - Web content management system involving certain elements as content: A system and method for users to easily create and maintain web sites provides web content management and administration though graphical user interfaces in which certain web site elements are treated as content. This enables easier control of the content and design of web sites to make to maintain a... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090083643 - Active business client: Methods and apparatuses enable generation of and consumption of business context data. A server generates business context data that describes a resource, a view, and actionable context data related to a business scenario. The business context data is not specific to any particular UI capability of the client device, and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090083642 - Method for providing graphic user interface (gui) to display other contents related to content being currently generated, and a multimedia apparatus applying the same: A method for providing a graphic user interface (GUI) and a multimedia apparatus incorporating the same. While a first content is being generated, other content related to the first content are searched for via a storage medium or a network and displayed concurrently. As a result, a user can view... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090083644 - Apparatus, method, and program product for managing and displaying schedule: A system including a view creation unit for creating a view for displaying schedule data on at least one of a weekly basis, a monthly basis, and a yearly basis and a view for displaying schedule data on a daily basis; and a display control unit for displaying, on a... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090083645 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides scale GUIs that are positioned in the view and show the view position... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083646 - Method and system for transferring content from the web to mobile devices: A web page architecture is provided for enabling a user browse the web within an inline frame embedded in a web page and drag and drop content rendered in the inline frame into a receiving panel in the web page for transmission to the user's mobile device. The delivery mechanism... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090083649 - Contextualization for historians in industrial systems: Systems and methods that discover relations and correlates among disparate pieces of data, to infer possible relationships between the industrial process and historian data/events to improve industrial operations. A correlation component can employ heuristic models to capture process data/event data, and can further include an implicit correlation component and an... Agent: Amin Turocy & Calvin, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes

20090083648 - Direct subscription to inelligent i/o module: Systems and methods that supply direct access (e.g., bypassing the controller) to embedded historian via a subscription and notification component. By modeling the notification related information (e.g., subscription queries, subscriber information, event information . . . ) as data and leveraging the power of database systems to perform set-oriented manipulations... Agent: Amin Turocy & Calvin, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes

20090083651 - Method to manage driver program of image forming apparatus, and apparatus thereof: A method to manage a driver program includes starting an installation of a driver program of an image forming apparatus, setting a number of tasks to be performed using the driver program, and installing the driver program. The method further includes comparing the set number of tasks with a number... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090083650 - Population selection framework, systems and methods: Tools providing a flexible selection framework for automated processes. The framework can allow end-users to define their own selection criteria to select a data population to be processed (for example, by a business application). Hence, the tools provide enhanced control over what data is provided to which process. Some such... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090083647 - Virtualization of scalable role-based command line interface views: Providing for virtualization of a role-based command line interface (CLI) view that enables highly scalable association of such a view with an inter-networking operating system (IOS) device is disclosed herein. By way of example, an IOS correlation component can define VPN routing/forwarding tables (VRFs) to reference a virtual role-based CLI... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090083652 - Population update framework, systems and methods: Tools for updating business objects. The tools include an update utility that can allow a user to identify a selection tool to select a population to be updated. Further, the update utility can provide an interface to allow any of a number of available update tools to be used to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090083654 - Receiving page-specific user feedback concerning one or more particular web pages of a website: In one embodiment, a method for receiving page-specific user feedback concerning a web page of a website includes using an icon viewable on the page to solicit one or more page-specific open-ended comments concerning the page from a user that has accessed the page. The method includes using software associated... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090083653 - System for facilitating remote digital image manipulation services: An integrated interface is disclosed which facilitates combining digital images and instructions for modifying those images. This information can be electronically transmitted over a network to a remote Editor or Artist capable of modifying the image in accordance with the instructions. In one version, the interface includes relatively sophisticated marking... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090083656 - Exposing non-authoring features through document status information in an out-space user interface: An out-space actuator is selected to access an out-space user interface for a document editor program. An out-space actuator is associated with an in-space user interface having a displayed document. When the out-space actuator is selected, an out-space user interface is displayed that includes an expanded feature selection surface. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090083655 - Method and tool for virtual desktop management: A method for providing a desktop management tool includes displaying an active desktop having at least one application window representing an active application; storing data representing a virtual desktop in memory; while displaying the active desktop, receiving non-menu-based user input representing an application-move operation between the active desktop and the... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090083658 - Portable terminal: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a portable terminal having a display screen for displaying a plurality of emails on the display screen, the portable terminal includes: a receiving module for receiving a plurality of emails each having a body; a first display processing module for displaying the body... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090083657 - Weather information display device: A rectangular area containing sections corresponding to same weather information is set. If sections at four corners of the set area are sections corresponding to the same weather information, a numerical value “1” is set as a weighting score to the sections. If not so, a numerical value “0” is... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090083659 - Method of displaying planar image: A planar image and a mark are displayed on a display having an outer periphery. A region is provided on the display. The region has a boundary distanced from the outer periphery of the display. The mark is moved with respect to the planar image on the display when the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090083660 - System and method for displaying information using a compass: A system and method displays a compass control with a map or other image. The compass control displays locations that may be displayed on the map, as well as locations that are outside of the map area being displayed, to allow the user to view such locations and interact with... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090083661 - System and method for selectively displaying web page elements: Against this backdrop systems and methods have been developed for displaying content. More specifically, systems and methods have been developed for selectively displaying content corresponding to elements.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090083662 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a first contact tool graphic that introduces a user to the types of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083663 - Apparatus and method for ranking menu list in a portable terminal: An apparatus and method for ranking a menu list in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes storing, in an execution record table, execution information regarding at least one of an application and a file, updating a pattern table using information from the execution record table, and ranking a... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090083664 - Graphical interface for the management of sequential medical data: The invention relates to a method for generating on at least one display device a graphics display of data descriptors. The data descriptors, describing items of data, are arranged on an interactive timeline as interactive timeline elements along with interactive data elements. The interactive timeline elements and the interactive data... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090083665 - Multi-state unified pie user interface: A state menu selection system that provides a function control set relating to an active application, maps at least one function from the function control set to at least one input device, and activates a function from the control set upon activation of the corresponding input device.... Agent: Perman & Green

20090083666 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a set of mini navigation wheels for experienced users that include all of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083667 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has an image taking part, an image data processor, a display part, a storage part, and a controller. The controller displays a curved band-like image, which is a part of a ring shape, in a left... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090083668 - Imaging apparatus and method for controlling the same: According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention has an image taking part, an image data processor, a display part, a storage part, and a controller. The controller displays a curved band-like image and a plurality of storage media mark images, and arranges and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090083670 - Audio-visual navigation and communication: Communicating information through a user platform by representing, on a user platform visual display, spatial publishing objects as entities static locations within a three-dimensional spatial publishing object space. Each spatial publishing object associated with information, and each presenting a subset of the associated information. Establishing a user presence at a... Agent: King & Spalding

20090083669 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides a focus point that can be positioned on a model surface and with... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083671 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system allows a user to designate a point on a model and the system moves... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083672 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system allows a user to walk the view along a horizontal plane in the view... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083673 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system allows a user to move up and down within a scene relative to an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083674 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides the capability of tapping a hotkey to activate and deactivate tools.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083675 - Hierarchical representation of contextual information: Method and system enabling a user to select a data element out of a set of available data elements through the use of a hierarchical view (e.g. a tree). Whenever the user needs to choose a data element, the system collects the descriptions of all data elements that are both... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090083676 - Systems and methods for propagating alerts via a hierarchy of grids: The present solution addresses the displaying of multiple levels of information in a constrained display footprint in a manner that allows a user to be vigilant over the information. Systems and methods are described herein for organizing data and information queries against data sources in a relational display with hierarchical... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090083677 - Method for making digital documents browseable: A method for making one or more digital documents browseable. In one implementation, the digital documents may be automatically, topically segmented into one or more topical segments. A topical segment may be selected from the topical segments. One or more topical segments that are substantially similar to the selected topical... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090083678 - Navigation system for a 3d virtual scene: A navigation system for navigating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a model or object with which a user can interact. The system accommodates and helps both novice and advanced users. To do this, the system provides cursor wrapping around the view id the 3D scene with continued motion of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090077458 - Time-based programming and computation: A computer implemented method and system for calculating changepoints in a rule-based environment. At least one time-based value is created from at least one date value, and combined with at least one changepoint value to calculate changepoints. The changepoints are then formatted, and a report is generated and output for... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090077459 - Method and system for presenting a hotspot in a hypervideo stream: Methods and systems are described for presenting a hotspot in a hypervideo stream comprising a plurality of video frames that are associated with at least one selectable hotspot. One method includes receiving, for presentation in a video presentation space, a first video frame including a first hotspot that is user... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20090077460 - Synchronizing slide show events with audio: Technologies are described herein for synchronizing slide show events with audio. Data defining one or more animation events, slide transitions, or visual effects and an audio file to be played during the defined events is received. The audio file is processed to identify the audio events contained therein. Once the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090077461 - Method and device for retrieving documents: A document retrieval device for retrieving a second document in response to first indicating data received from a sensing device. The first interactive document has a corresponding page description stored in one of a plurality of servers. The device is configured to receive the first indicating data; determine a network... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090077462 - Document processing device and document processing method: Upon acquisition of a document described in a first vocabulary, a document processing apparatus creates a source DOM tree. Then, the document processing apparatus maps the document to another document described in a second vocabulary using a first definition file associated with the former document, thereby creating a destination DOM... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090077463 - System for providing virtual spaces for access by users: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. The system may implement a markup language to communicate information between various components. The markup language may enable the communication of information between components of the system via markup elements. A markup element may include... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090077464 - Input methods for device having multi-language environment: Text input is corrected on a touch-sensitive display by presenting a list of candidate words in the interface which can be selected by touch input. The candidate list can include candidate words having two or more character types (e.g., Roman, kana, kanji). In one aspect, the candidate list can be... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090077465 - Electronic document location indication and navigation method, system and program: While a user is viewing in a first display area a portion of an electronic document intended to be printed to produce a printed product, presenting to the user in a second display area a representation of the physical outline of the printed product and an indicator that indicates to... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090077466 - Network based application for performing coaching services: A computer information network based application for communication between individuals is provided. The application comprising a dashboard for graphically depicting a plurality of windows adapted for the exchange of information between the individuals.... Agent: Briggs And Morgan P.A.

20090077467 - Mobile television and multimedia player key presentations: Methods and apparatus for providing an intuitive user-interface on a mobile device keypad for controlling television and multimedia applications uses a keypad protocol as a standard interface between video application software and the mobile device keypad. The keypad protocol can provide a common set of interfaces and APIs to facilitate... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090077468 - Method of switching internet personas based on url: A method of communicating with a remote site on a network by establishing different user personas respectively associated with different remote sites on the network, each user persona containing one or more attributes used in accessing the remote sites, and then accessing a specific one of the remote sites using... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jvm)

20090077469 - System for managing multi-media content across multiple software applications: A system is provided to i) Allow a computer to access multiple streams of multi-media content, such as video, audio and RSS content; ii) put a “place holder” inside software applications into which the multi-media content can be directed; and iii) direct the multi-media content to any software application running... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20090077470 - Online anonymous multi-session trials: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for enabling a user to anonymously participate in trials over multiple sessions. A temporary user identifier is generated for the user. The temporary user identifier is stored locally on a client device of the user. Anonymous access to multiple online tools... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090077471 - System and method for using a website containing video playlists as input to a download manager: Systems and methods for enabling the download of a set of media files with a specific order and specific contents and, more particularly, to enabling a download manager to automatically receive the information it requires to retrieve those elements required to replicate a streaming edit through local playback after the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090077474 - Method and software for enabling n-way collaborative work over a network of computers: Method, software, and system for efficiently enabling n-way collaborative work using common software over a network of computers. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, each participant in a collaborative session starts up a common software application, which includes a collaboration component. This collaboration component is used to establish a... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090077473 - System and method of managing workflow of an authoring assignment: A system and method that manage workflow of an authoring assignment. An authoring assignment may be created, forwarded, approved, rejected, and published. A history of functions performed on the authoring assignment and information relating to those functions is maintained. Each stage of the assignment may be tracked and stored. Notifications... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090077472 - Techniques for displaying graphical comments: Techniques are provided through which users can leave graphical comments on web pages associated with individual members of a social networking site. Users can do so by painting within a region on the web pages or on the web page itself. Different painting tools, such as spray paint cans and... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090077475 - System for providing virtual spaces with separate places and/or acoustic areas: A system configured to provide one or more virtual spaces that are accessible to users. A given virtual space may include a plurality of places. Individual places within the virtual space may have spatial boundaries. The places may be differentiated from each other in that a set of parameters and/or... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090077476 - System and method for preventing screen-scrapers from extracting user screen names: Graphic screen names are used instead of using text screen names in a Web chat room or an instant messaging system so that screen scrapers cannot generate an e-mail list for spam by extracting the screen names from the Web chat room or instant messaging system.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090077477 - Rest application exploration: A REST application may be explored through discovery of resources and exercising of methods. A user interface displays a graphical representation of the REST application based on a model constructed in memory. User input selects a resource. Methods associated with the selected resource are displayed. A user may select a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090077478 - Arrangements for managing processing components using a graphical user interface: In some embodiments a method for managing processing components using a graphical user interface is disclosed. The method can include determining connection data of a processing system automatically by communicating with at least one node of the processing system, displaying the connection data on a graphical user interface, accepting a... Agent: Ibm Coporation (rtp) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090077480 - Apparatus and method of managing electronic communities of users: Apparatus and methods of discovering and managing electronic communities include placing data tuples into a tuple space, discovering the attributes of the data tuple via a community formation tuple, and generating one or more community tuples based on the discovered relationships.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090077479 - Electronic flashcards: Graphical user interfaces, systems, and methods of implementing electronic flashcards are disclosed. Embodiments provide an interface for enabling information on a selected side of an electronic flashcard to be displayed and hidden. For example, the information on a first side of an electronic flashcard may be displayed while the information... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP Third Floor

20090077481 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium: A disclosed information processing method for use in an information apparatus including a display unit comprises a creating step of creating screen components based on screen definition data in which a screen to be displayed on the display unit is previously defined, a display controlling step of displaying the screen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090077482 - Method for editing playlist and multimedia reproducing apparatus employing the same: A method for editing a playlist and a multimedia reproducing apparatus employing the same. The method for editing a playlist includes displaying a list including a plurality of content stored on a content reproducing apparatus, determining a content registration state indicating whether specific content on the list is registered in... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090077484 - Information processing apparatus, control method of information processing apparatus, computer program and storage medium: An information processing apparatus that receives data from a plurality of external devices connected via a network and displays an operation window based on a content of the data includes a reception unit that receives a plurality of pieces of data transmitted from the plurality of external devices, an analysis... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090077483 - System and method for accessing and using a supercomputer: Systems and methods form and control a supercomputer based upon a parallel processing architecture such as a Howard cascade. A graphical user interface allows a user to interact with one or more virtual power centers of the supercomputer facility. A plurality of processing nodes self-organize into one or more virtual... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090077485 - Visual display of physical port location for information handling system: A system and method is provided for providing a user-interface comprising a visual display of the physical location of a plurality of I/O ports on the housing of a portable information handling system. In various embodiments, the physical location and status of the various I/O ports are shown using icons... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090077486 - Method, system, and computer program product for providing enhanced dropdown selection lists and combination boxes: The present invention provides enhanced dropdown selection lists and combination boxes. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: providing a graphical user interface (GUI) control that displays a dropdown list when actuated, and displaying indicia in the GUI control indicating a number of entries in the dropdown list, wherein... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090077487 - Canceling window close commands: A computer system that, in an embodiment, receives a close command directed to a window, and determines whether the close command was received within a close threshold time of the display of the window. If the close command was received within the threshold time, in various embodiments, a close dialog... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090077488 - Device, method, and graphical user interface for electronic document translation on a touch-screen display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected. In response to detecting the movement, an electronic document displayed on... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090077489 - Display control apparatus, method and program: A display control apparatus includes video window display means for displaying digital video data, control panel window display means for displaying a control panel window on which the video window display means may be operated, select means for selecting the video window display means, active window display means for displaying... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090077492 - Address list updating apparatus and method for updating address list: An address list updating apparatus includes: a memory that stores an address list that indicates correspondence between a physical address and a logical address of each of HDMI-CEC-compliant equipments; a reception unit that receives notification regarding the logical address and the physical address from each of the HDMI-CEC-compliant equipments; a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090077494 - Contextual prediction: The present invention relates to a computing device and method for handling information, comprising: a processing unit (31) running a graphical user interface, i.e. GUI; a memory (32); a graphics handling program for receiving and handling events related to the user interface; a display unit (401); predictive text input system.... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090077491 - Method for inputting user command using user's motion and multimedia apparatus thereof: A method for controlling a multimedia apparatus includes determining whether a dragging function display command is input during a playback of content, if the dragging function display command is input, determining a type of the reproduced content, displaying a plurality of dragging functions according to the determined type of the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090077493 - Method for the selection of functions with the aid of a user interface, and user interface: The invention relates to a method in which the output of a multimode user interface is optimized according to the currently used input procedure or the currently used input device, thus allowing pictograms to be displayed on a screen during manual input, for example, said pictograms then being replaced by... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090077490 - Monitor server apparatus: A monitor server apparatus 102 in accordance with the present invention includes: a UI presenting means 304 for presenting a UI for displaying information and for receiving an input; a display data generating means 303 for generating display data to be displayed on the UI; an item list receiving means... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090077495 - Method and system of creating a personalized homepage: A method of automatically creating a personalized homepage which infers one or more categories of interest from previous user activities in a different but related web service product, instead of expressly asking the user to input his/her areas of interest.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090077496 - User interface methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on user navigation and selection actions associated with the content: A user-interface method of selecting and presenting a collection of content items based on user navigation and selection actions associated with the content is provided. The method includes associating a relevance weight on a per user basis with content items to indicate a relative measure of likelihood that the user... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090077497 - Mobile terminal including touch screen and method of controlling operation thereof: A mobile terminal including a touch screen and a method of controlling an operation thereof are provided. The method of controlling an operation of a mobile terminal includes: displaying a thumbnail image corresponding to an image file on a touch screen to be randomly overlapped; selecting any one of thumbnail... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090077498 - Method, apparatus and program for facilitating selection of objects on display screens: A method for facilitating selection of an object on the display screen, an apparatus for implementing the method, and a program for causing a computer to function as the apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of selecting a specific object on the display screen in response to a... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090077499 - System and method for assigning user preference settings for a category, and in particular a media category: A system and method for assigning user preference settings for fields in a category using selected settings for only a subset of the media category fields is disclosed. A subset of fields for a media category is defined. A base setting for each field in the subset of the category... Agent: Concert Technology And Withrow & Terranova

20090077500 - Web spaces navigation module: A navigation bar in connection with the web space is generated based on the type of user and the control setting of the web space and includes one or more controls for navigating the web space. A client accessing the web space receives and renders the generated navigation bar. The... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20090077501 - Method and apparatus for selecting an object within a user interface by performing a gesture: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates invoking a command. During operation, the system suggests with a graphic element a gesture to use to invoke a command. The system then receives the gesture from a user at a device. Note that the gesture is received via... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090077502 - Creation of a help file: Methods of generating a help files are presented including: accessing a user model, where the user model defines a number of objects and a number of relationships between the number of objects; selecting an object of the user model; receiving a text file corresponding with the object; creating a component... Agent: Kali Law Group, P.C.

20090077503 - Method and system for automatically associating a cursor with a hotspot in a hypervideo stream using a visual indicator: Methods and systems are described for automatically linking a cursor to a hotspot in a hypervideo stream comprising a plurality of video frames that are associated with at least one user selectable hotspot. One method includes establishing an association between a selectable hotspot in a first activation region of a... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20090077504 - Processing of gesture-based user interactions: Systems and methods for processing gesture-based user interactions with an interactive display are provided.... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090070660 - System and method for manipulation of document data intercepted through port redirection: The subject application is directed to a system and method for manipulation of document data intercepted through port redirection. Electronic documents targeted to a virtual port are first received from at least one application, with the virtual port being associated with the at least one application. Each of the electronic... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090070661 - Management of user knowledge about computer applications: A computer readable storage medium storing an article of software thereon, the software having instructions for performing the steps of monitoring an active window, determining if the active window is associated with note information in a database, providing a first visual indicator having a first state to convey that the... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090070662 - Documents notation tool and method: A computer-readable medium having computer executable components is disclosed, the components comprising a plurality of staff lines and intervening spaces adapted to display a plurality of documents positioned along the plurality of staffs and intervening spaces.... Agent: Maya-systems Inc.

20090070664 - Method, system and computer program for redaction of material from documents: A method of redacting content from a document in electronic form includes the steps of selecting a geometric area on the document for redaction, representing the selected geometric area as one or more annotation objects, identifying information in the document representing content and location and nature of content, representing the... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090070663 - Proxy engine for custom handling of web content: Processes and techniques for protecting web users from malicious executable code are described. A proxy engine is implemented that intercepts communications between a web browser and a script engine. The proxy engine can invoke a variety of custom event handlers that are configured to handle specific types of events (e.g.,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090070665 - Social network site including trust-based wiki functionality: A social network site with enhanced user interaction functionality. In particular implementations, a method includes receiving, at a social network site, a request from a first user for a personal page corresponding to a second user; transmitting a response to the request, wherein the response comprises the requested personal page... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090070666 - System and methods for displaying user modifiable server-rendered images: A system and method renders an image on a server and displays it on a client. A server sends to a client a web page that includes a design document encoding graphic elements that characterize a design image. The client receives edits to the graphic elements, and sends the design... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090070667 - Computer systems and methods for platform independent presentation design: Methods, computer systems and computer program products for constructing a presentation in a platform independent manner. A layout is defined that includes a top split. The top split includes a first orientation parameter specifying an orientation for any daughter split created within the top split. A request is received to... Agent: Jones Day

20090070668 - Automated product layout: Methods and computer programs for automatically creating a text layout in an electronic design for a product to be printed. A number of defined text elements are available for user text entries. The product layout is based a user-selected image, if any, and on the text elements having user-supplied text... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090070669 - Image management apparatus and control method therefor: An image management apparatus for managing a plurality of images is configured to manage image files so that an image used as a search key, which is of importance to a user, can be displayed with priority according to a high-visibility layout. A plurality of images are assigned priority levels.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090070670 - Information display device: An information display device having a large display screen which enables a user to operate an object displayed at a position distant from a user operation position is provided. The information display device has the display screen with a touch sensor, and enables a remote control of the display screen... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090070675 - Apparatuses, methods, and systems for a portable, image-processing transmitter: This disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for a portable, image-processing transmitter. The transmitter provides a platform capable of managing, manipulating, storing, and transmitting digital media files across a wide array of transmission means and protocols. In one embodiment, the transmitter may be employed by photographers, photojournalists,... Agent: Chadbourne & Parke LLP

20090070674 - Brush tool for audio editing: This specification describes technologies relating to editing digital audio data. In some implementations, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes displaying a visual representation of audio data, receiving an input selecting a selected portion of audio data within the visual representation, the selecting including applying a brush tool to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090070671 - Communication method, moving picture reproduction device, and internet connection device: There is provided a communication method capable of performing connection to the Internet by using another device having the Internet connection function even if a moving picture reproduction device does not have the Internet connection function. In this method, the moving picture reproduction device (101) creates an Internet connection signal... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090070676 - Facilitating navigation of voice data: A system, system, and program for facilitating navigation of voice data are provided. Tokens are added to voice data based on predefined content criteria. Then, bidirectional scanning of the voice data to a next token within the voice data is enabled, such that navigation to pertinent locations within the voice... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo

20090070672 - On-board service tool and method: A self-contained, on-board diagnostic system integrated with a control system and method of using the same. Various control system coefficients and parameter settings may be set and edited with the on-board system, without the use of external hardware. In certain embodiments, an operator panel display may be used as a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090070673 - System and method for presenting multimedia content and application interface: A system and method for presenting multimedia content and at least one application interface. Multiple application graphical user interfaces (GUI) or other graphical objects may be overlayed on multimedia content such as selected video clips. A graphical user interface is provided for managing displayed objects, selecting content to be displayed,... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090070677 - Apparatus and method for displaying thumbnails: An apparatus and method enabling a user to easily confirm a moving image. An apparatus for displaying thumbnails displays moving image clips in the form of thumbnails, and automatically plays a moving image corresponding to the thumbnail, on which an indicator is positioned, in accordance with a shift of the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090070679 - Method and system for social network analysis: Methods and system for social network analysis are described. In one embodiment, user interaction data of a time period for a plurality of users in a social network may be accessed. Network analysis may be performed on the user interaction data. A necktie-shaped graph may be generated from the user... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090070678 - System and method for collecting and aggregating information: A method and computer program product for sending a meeting invitation to one or more meeting attendees and sending an information request to at least one of the one or more meeting attendees and a meeting host. An information request response is received from at least one of the one... Agent: Holland & Knight

20090070680 - Displaying and managing inherited values: A method, system, and article of manufacture that help system administrators visualize the relationship between a global setting and the setting in each instance. One embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a selection of a setting, determining an inheritance state for the selected setting, and displaying a graphical indication... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090070682 - Security system with networked touchscreen: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090070681 - Security system with networked touchscreen and gateway: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090070683 - Consumer-generated media influence and sentiment determination: A method implementable in at least one electronic device coupled to a network and a display device, includes receiving, over the network, a data set, receiving, from a user, a selection of a first topic, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of network sites hosting commentary of the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090070684 - Social network site including contact-based recommendation functionality: Particular embodiments of the present invention are related to a social network site with enhanced user interaction functionality. In particular implementations, a method includes accessing a list of contacts that are connected to an owner of a personal page of a social network; identifying one or more contact pairs from... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090070685 - Method and system for rapid access to frequently used or searched objects: A method and system to rapidly access frequently used objects and/or items is provided. More particularly, the method and system is designed to rapidly access frequently used or search objects and/or items using a placeholders (e.g., Memory Indicators) in a graphical user interface a method of retrieving items is provided.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090070686 - Method, system, and program product for controlling a display on a data editing screen: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for controlling a display on a computer-aided design (CAD) data editing screen, whereby commands more likely to be utilized are preferentially displayed.... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20090070687 - Methods and systems for providing, by a remote machine, access to a desk band associated with a resource executing on a local machine: A method for providing, by a remote machine, access to a desk band associated with a resource on a local machine includes receiving, by a first agent on the remote machine, an identification of a desk band associated with a resource on a local machine. The first agent, in communication... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090070688 - Method and apparatus for managing interactions: A method and apparatus for managing interactions between participants of a shared virtual environment is disclosed. The method comprises establishing a communication session by a first participant of the shared virtual environment with a second participant of the shared virtual environment. A data stream is received by the first participant... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090070689 - Method for alarming the update of the classified objects having the property and computer readable medium processing the method: Disclosed is a method for editing topical classified objects having properties, comprising the steps of creating objects classified according to a user's interest field when the user inputs information on the objects; creating posts in the created objects; executing a web browser, visiting a web site, and clicking a contents... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090070691 - Presenting web pages through mobile host devices: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting Web pages through mobile host devices. In some implementations, a payment card includes a physical interface, memory and a Web server module. The physical interface interfaces the card with a mobile host device including a Graphical User Interface... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090070690 - Shortcut for accessing customer user documentation: In response to a computerized device connecting to a printing device, methods herein create a shortcut on the computerized device when mapping to the printing device. The shortcut comprises a link to device documentation specific to the printing device. After such a link is created, in response to the user... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Firm, LLC

20090070694 - Access control for closed subscriber groups: A network transmits (broadcasts) an access mode indicator that indicates whether a closed subscriber group CSG network is being operated as open or closed and if it indicates open a user equipment UE that is not a registered member of the CSG is allowed access as a guest member. a... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090070692 - Method for networked touchscreen with integrated interfaces: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090070693 - Technique for individualizing content: Techniques which permit content developers with no programming skills to develop multi-versioned individualized content. The techniques include GUIs which permit the content developers to insert tags into the content without knowledge of tag syntax or of the syntax of rules for specifying conditional insertion. There are two GUIs, one for... Agent: Gordon E Nelson Patent Attorney, PC

20090070695 - Terminal and method of storing and executing contents thereof: A terminal and a method of storing and executing contents thereof are provided. The method of storing and executing contents of a terminal includes displaying a container to store contents on a screen, selecting a content and storing the content in the container, displaying the stored content and an application... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090070696 - System and method for programming a remote control device: A method for programming a remote control device is disclosed and can include displaying a virtual remote control device at a display device. The virtual remote control device is a virtual rendition of a first remote control device to be programmed. The method can further include detecting when a first... Agent: At&t Legal Department, Attn: Patent Docketing

20090070699 - Keeping track of progress bar position during an extended task in a computer system: A marker is provided on a progress bar, to indicate the position of the progress bar when a user has, for example, clicked on the progress bar using a mouse. Therefore, for example, the user can easily see how much progress has been made since the last time the user... Agent: Walder Intellectual Property Law PC

20090070697 - System and method for monitoring servers of a data center: A system and method for monitoring devices such as servers in one or more data centers. In one embodiment of the method a first graphical user interface is displayed on a computer system such as a desktop computer system. The first graphical user interface may include first and second graphical... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20090070698 - User interface for human involved business processes: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for providing a graphical representation of a business process. According to one embodiment, a method for providing a user-relevant view of a business process can comprise reading a definition of the business process. A determination can be made as to whether a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090070700 - Ranking content based on social network connection strengths: In one embodiment, a method for presenting content to a user via a web page is provided which includes assigning a value to a connection between the user and an entity (such as a person, group, or organization) in their social network, whether explicitly representing a one-to-one relationship or by... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo

20090070701 - Multiple ui paradigms within a single application: A user interface (UI) with multiple UI paradigms. Each of the multiple UI paradigms is substantially different from the other UI paradigm(s). The substantially different UI paradigms are within a single application. A switching mechanism, which is also a part of the single application, enables a user to relatively rapidly... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)

20090070702 - Generating documents using electronically-captured signatures: Inconveniences in switching from one Internet service provider (ISP) to another ISP are remedied by providing streamlined approaches that facilitate the migration from one ISP to another ISP. In one embodiment, users are assisted in canceling an old ISP service when the user has migrated to a new ISP service.... Agent: At&t Legal Department Attn: Patent Docketing

20090070703 - Computer readable medium, information processing device, and printing device: A computer readable medium has a browser-openable language file stored thereon. The language file includes a first description concerning a first object, a second description concerning a second object, the first and second descriptions being configured to set the first object with the second object specified as a link destination... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090070705 - Device, method, and graphical user interface for zooming in on a touch-screen display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, at least a first portion of an electronic document is displayed at a first magnification. A gesture is detected on or near the touch screen... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090070704 - Device, method, and graphical user interface for zooming out on a touch-screen display: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, an electronic document is displayed at a first magnification. A gesture is detected on or near the touch screen display corresponding to a command to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090070706 - Placement attribute targeting: A computer-implemented method includes determining an attribute of a web page to be displayed to a user at a location, selecting content corresponding to the determined web page attribute, and transmitting the selected content to the location for display as at least part of the web page.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090070707 - Scroll bar control: A user interface control for scrolling a display of computer program data during retrieval of computer program data includes a track, a bar overlying the track, and a thumb button movable along the bar to scroll the displayed data. The size of the track indicates the total amount of data... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090070708 - Display of information of interest: A system (and a method) is disclosed to render information of interest on a computing device. The system is configured to identify a plurality of time periods within in a database and to access a user profile. The user profile includes data on information of interest for a user. The... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090070709 - Improvement to instrumentation: Methods and multi-component displays for displaying graphical objects are disclosed. A method includes displaying a graphical object on a first display screen of the multi-component display. In response to an event, the graphical object is displayed on a second display screen of the multi-component display, wherein the first and second... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090070710 - Content display apparatus and display method thereof: In a content display apparatus in which a plurality of contents are displayed according to the order of metadata added to each content, the plurality of contents are arranged hierarchically by metadata and a group of metadata, and an array of plurality of contents arranged hierarchically is formed. Icons representing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090070711 - Scrolling method of mobile terminal: A mobile terminal having a touch screen or a touch pad is disclosed. In a user environment, when a displayed menu list is moved according to a flicking operation, a feedback indicating the reaching of the end (the last item) of the menu list is issued in a visible, audible... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090070712 - Modeling environment graphical user interface: A first element in a graphical modeling environment is selected by a user which results in a plurality of speed buttons adjacent to the first element being displayed. Such speed buttons define operations to be conducted on the first element in connection with a second element. After one of the... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

20090070713 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for portlet management: Computer-implemented systems and methods for interacting with a portal page. A user interface mechanism is displayed to a user. The user interface mechanism indicates to the user that a first portlet displayed in the portal page is in a maximized state and that the remaining portlets are not in a... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090063942 - System and method for associating a report with a customizable template: A system and method for associating a report with a customizable template is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a first data source that stores a plurality of customizable templates, a second data source that stores a plurality of reports, and logic coupled to the first and second data... Agent: Kevin J. Mack

20090063943 - Use of dynamic anchors to transmit content: A section of a document is visually altered, by a sending computer, to create an altered document. An anchor is dynamically created for the section of the document that was altered. This anchor is appended to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the original document, and the appended URI is... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090063944 - Differential dynamic content delivery with indications of interest from non-participants: Session document for a presentation, where the session document includes a session grammar and a session structured document; selecting from the session structured document a classified structural element having an associated indication of interest from a user not participating in the presentation; presenting the selected structural element to a user... Agent: International Corp (blf)

20090063945 - Synchronization of media presentation software: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for synchronizing a media presentation. A locally stored electronic copy of the media presentation is displayed on a presenter's presentation device and a locally stored copy of the media presentation is displayed on each of one or more participants'... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

20090063946 - Anchor store for transmitting multiple dynamic anchors: One or more sections of a document are visually altered, by a sending computer, to create an altered document. An anchor is dynamically created for each section of the document that was altered. Each anchor is appended to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for the original document. An anchor store,... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice

20090063947 - Calendar and spreadsheet user interfaces: Printing spreadsheet data is disclosed. A request to print the spreadsheet data is received. In response to the request, the spreadsheet data is analyzed to determine a printing format including a print area for a plurality of pages. A request to the print the spreadsheet data using the determined printing... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090063948 - Scale information for drawing annotations: The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for using, storing and retrieving scale information.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090063953 - Collaborative web page authoring: Collaborative web pages are enabled which allow every page on a website to be editable by an author and by others the author lets access the site. Web pages can send and receive email messages. Users can attach files to pages. Structure queries and page-building are enabled by use of... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090063949 - Delta-saving in xml-based documents: Techniques for incrementally saving documents are provided. A document processor reads a document that is represented by a tree of nodes. The document processor, in response to an instruction to make a change to the tree, determines a set of nodes from the tree that are affected by the change.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle

20090063955 - Depth indicator for a link in a document: A storage medium and computer that determine a tree representing links embedded in documents, create a depth indicator having a size proportional to the size of the tree, and display the depth indicator with a root link in a root document. The tree is determined by repeatedly probing the links... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090063951 - Fine-grained, label-based, xml access control model: A method for controlling access to an XML document includes referencing a schema definition comprising a path security label definition associated with a sibling-to-sibling path of an XML document. An XML document may then be validated by comparing it with the schema definition. This validation may include verifying that the... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090063950 - Method for validating unique particle attribution constraints in extensible markup language schemas: A method for validating unique particle attribution (UPA) in extensible markup language (XML) schemas includes receiving an input argument including a particle of an XML schema, verifying particle occurrence information of the XML schema, verifying particle sequence model group information of the XML schema, verifying particle choice model group information... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20090063954 - Structured document processing apparatus and structured document processing method: An XML document is parsed using one of a text XML parser (105) and binary XML parser (106) according to the format of the XML document. A helper application (111) accepts a request to acquire an element described in the XML element to have a designated type. When the parsed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090063952 - System for validating a document conforming to a first schema with respect to a second schema: An improved system for determining compliance between a source document structure in accordance with a source schema and a target schema includes: data storage; and a processor for executing software code. The software code causes the processor to: create a source schema description and a target schema description; receive the... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.

20090063956 - Apparatus and system for an automated bidirectional format transform: An apparatus and system are disclosed for receiving a data set from a data-exchange server, generating methods for accessing and performing operations on data in the data set from metadata defining the data set, using the access methods to generate a method for transforming the bidirectional format of the text... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090063957 - Document conversion apparatus and document conversion method: A template element, among template elements constituting a template, which corresponds to a document element constituting an original document is set as a corresponding template element and a content of format conversion processing for the document element is determined on the basis of the corresponding template element. Format conversion processing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090063959 - Document creation support system: A document creation support system provides information regarding occurrence frequency of a user phrase and a related phrase for selected one or more of a plurality of document collections.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090063958 - On-demand bursting in a content management system: When creating or editing a document in a content management system and specific content is needed, documents in the repository are searched for an element that has the desired content. If an element is found in a document in the repository that has the desired content, the element is bursted... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC

20090063960 - User interface systems and methods for manipulating and viewing digital documents: A tool document file may also be stored in the memory and may provide an internal representation of a document providing an image that is representative of a graphical tool. Associated with a tool document can be tool code that is capable of processing the content document file to create... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090063961 - Type-ahead hints with dynamically configurable user preferences: An improved solution for dynamically configurable user preferences in a type-ahead hint system is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for providing type-ahead hints includes: receiving an input string; providing a configurable preference interface; obtaining a preference from the interface; and generating at least one type-ahead hint,... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090063962 - Handheld electronic device and associated method providing disambiguation of an ambiguous input and selectively providing prediction of future characters: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software and prediction software. In response to an ambiguous input, the system provides one or more disambiguated interpretations of the ambiguous input. In some circumstances, the system can additionally provide one or more completions, i.e., predictions... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090063963 - Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling the generation of a proposed character interpretation of a phonetic text input in a text disambiguation environment: An improved handheld electronic device and associated method enable the phonetic inputting of text using a reduced keyboard and transformation algorithm. The handheld electronic device and method advantageously enable the inputting of languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and the like without limitation. The transformation algorithm subjects each of a... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090063964 - Font preloading: There is provided a method for preloading the glyphs required to display the content of a system. In accordance with an embodiment of the present technique, only those glyphs which are present in the system upon startup or synchronization of an electronic device are preloaded. The glyphs present upon startup... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090063965 - Preparing a display document for analysis: A method for preparing a display document for analysis includes: extracting character data from the display document; determining a first order associated with processing of the character data and a second order associated with a logical order of the character data; determining whether the first order is different from the... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090063966 - Method and apparatus for merged browsing of network contents: Client devices capable of merged browsing, and a server for assisting merged browsing, are described herein. In various embodiments, client devices may receive suggestions of network content fragments to be merge browsed with network content being browsed by the user. The client device may then receive a user selection of... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20090063967 - Mobile terminal and method for executing applications through an idle screen thereof: A mobile terminal having a touch screen and a method for executing applications through an idle screen thereof are disclosed. When a smart screen is called through an idle screen, it is displayed on the idle screen so as to overlap the idle screen. The smart screen displayed on the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090063968 - Replaying captured network interactions: A user interface event monitor captures user interface events executed by a client during a network session. A network session monitor captures network data exchanged between the client and a web application during the network session. A replay device identifies control events in the network session that require execution before... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20090063969 - Apparatus and method for providing set top box assistance: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor for a tutorial request from a set top box coupled to a monitor display where the tutorial request is associated with use of the set top box, determine a tutorial... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090063970 - System, method and program product for exchanging information between a virtual environment to a non-virtual environment: Provided is a method for exchanging information, the method including: receiving content destined to a virtual representation of a recipient; sending the content to a recipient communication device that is being utilized by the recipient for non-virtual communication by utilizing an association between a virtual representation of the recipient and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090063975 - Advanced playlist creation: Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to initiate playback of content or other media assets based on information associated with content. A media player may receive information associated with content from a user selection of a song, movie, photo, or the like. Based on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090063977 - Body region indication: The invention is directed toward two-dimensional dynamic body image templates, and associated techniques, that allow a user to indicate regions of the human body. The body region indications may correspond to locations of injury, pain, treatment, discoloration, paresthesia, or the like. A user is presented with the body image templates... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20090063973 - Degree of separation for media artifact discovery: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for degree of separation for media artifact discovery. A method includes visually highlighting a media artifact on a Web page in response to a user's media preferences and how distant from a core range of media preferences the user wants to engage more... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090063976 - Generating a playlist using metadata tags: Systems and methods are provided for on-the-fly playlist shuffling. There can be multiple ways to perform the shuffling. In one instance, the electronic device can organize a new playlist by sorting the media files based on a parameter. In another instance, the electronic device can organize a new playlist by... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090063971 - Media discovery interface: Systems and methods for presenting media information to users that fosters discovery of new media and a media discovery interface are disclosed. Media objects such as songs are analyzed to determine a set of three or more objective characteristics that describe the media object. Icons representing the media objects are... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090063972 - Multi-pane graphical user interface for mobile electronic device: Improved approaches to display information on a portable computing device having a display with limited display area are disclosed. The information displayed can, for example, assist a user in navigating a hierarchical menu system operable on the portable computing device to browse, search or play media items. In one embodiment,... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090063974 - Navigation systems and methods: Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to navigate content or other media assets. A media player or portable media device, can include features for generating and utilizing navigation information for navigating content, such as audio books. An audio book may be analyzed to determine... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090063979 - Banner interface video function navigation: In an example embodiment, computer-implemented methods, apparatus, and systems to navigate extensible video functions are provided. These may operate to receive a first request for a banner interface region. In response, the banner interface region is rendered with video content. The banner interface region includes a graphical user interface that... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090063978 - Network status icon in navigable toolbar: A navigable graphic user interface (GUI) is presented on a TV screen and can be navigated by a user manipulating a remote control to select audio-video content for display on the TV. A network status icon is provided on the navigable GUI to indicate whether the Internet can be accessed... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090063980 - Method and apparatus for playback of multi-part media content: The individual parts of a media presentation are associated with one another, and in addition to maintaining pointers in individual parts which indicate the last point at which playback was stopped, a pointer is maintained for the “container” created by the association. This pointer indicates the last part in the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090063981 - Display control apparatus and control method thereof, program, and recording medium: A display control apparatus for displaying an image included in an array of images on a display unit, includes: a display control unit adapted to display a scroll area corresponding to an order of images in the array on the display unit; an accepting unit adapted to accept selection of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090063982 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus which has a display unit includes: a communication unit which communicates with an external source supplying a image signal including a plurality of still images; an image processor which processes the image signal; and a controller which controls the image processor to perform a slide show function... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090063984 - Customized today module: A method and apparatus for customizing content presented to individual users or user segments is provided. There may be three components, a web portal and toolbar component, a modeling component, and a scoring component. The web portal and toolbar component presents content items and collects data. The web portal and... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090063985 - System and method for creating and managing label content: A system and method for creating and managing content for a plurality of labels, includes a database containing images of the labels and a server accessible to a plurality of customers over a network. A traffic manager module provides a user interface to a customer for review and approval of... Agent: Stites & Harbison, PLLC

20090063983 - System and method for representing content, user presence and interaction within virtual world advertising environments: A control system renders a shared virtual environment to one or more users and obtains metadata associated with content accessed by the users. Representations based on the gathered metadata are provided to a viewing user, and may include visual elements serving as host, content and/or presence representations. Applicable representations are... Agent: Flashpoint Technology And Withrow & Terranova

20090063986 - System and method for verifying an electronic document: A system for verifying an electronic document, including a first device comprising a first display, a first interface and a first displaying program for displaying the electronic document on the first display, a second device comprising a second display, a second interface and a second displaying program, a communication channel... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty

20090063987 - Manually operable input devices: A manually operable input device (201) is connectable to a data-browsing system (202). The data browsing system receives downloaded data pages from a serving system (103) over a network (104) and an operational functionality is provided by a plurality of linked pages. A first page of these pages includes a... Agent: James C. Wray

20090063988 - User interface customization system: A system comprising an application data retriever configured to request application data; a mapping data handler configured to request a set of mapping data which is associated with at least a selected user interface (UI) view; a customizing data handler configured to request a set of customizing data associated with... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090063989 - Methods and devices for reconstructing visual stimuli observed through browser-based interfaces over time: In one embodiment, the invention allows an operator to identify a specific article of online-content to be reconstructed and displayed, and specify a duration of time to be used when graphically representing what areas of the visual stimuli were actually visible to the user. First, the operator selects an article... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP

20090063990 - Collaborative search interface: Systems and methods that enable collaboration among users on a process for information seeking and review. A collaborative search user interface can enable division of tasks among users to mitigate undesired duplication efforts (e.g., parallelize the tasks). Moreover, attribution information associated with the search process/result for each user can be... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090063991 - Virtual discussion forum: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for enabling real-time synchronous group interactions among participants in a virtual discussion forum. The virtual discussion forum may be a web seminar, an online conference session, an online debate, an online learning session, etc. A virtual interaction platform comprising a synchronous... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090063993 - System and method for workflow to allow meeting invitees to subscribe as dependents of other invitees: The present invention provides a system and method for managing a meeting notice. The system includes a dependency set module that enables a participant to define at least one dependent participant and optionally specify an automatic response to the meeting invitation based on the targeted participant's response, and a determination... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090063992 - System and method to utilize mood sensors in an electronic messaging environment: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for determining the behavioral mood of an electronic messaging system user. User input is provided through one or more input receptors of an electronic device. The user input is collected by the mood identification system. The collected input is processed to generate... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw

20090063994 - Providing a content mark: A content mark may be provided. First, an invitation input may be received from a first user. The invitation input may comprise a recommendation to a second user to take an action regarding content to be delivered over a content delivery system. In addition, the invitation input may include a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090063995 - Real time online interaction platform: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for real time online interaction and social consumption of media by multiple users. A virtual interaction platform is provided for use by the users for the real time online interaction. A synchronous media layer is provided on the virtual interaction platform.... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090063996 - Methodology and process for suppressing de-focusing activities during selective scheduled meetings: Within exemplary embodiments of the present invention repeating calendar event scheduling application options are implemented to support the implementation of a distraction-free meeting event. This aspect is accomplished by the calendar event invitation specifically stating that the meeting is expected to be distraction free, and as such, the acceptance of... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090063999 - Graphical authoring and editing of mark-up language sequences: A graphical mark-up language authoring system using drag and drop placement of symbols representing mark-up language elements on a computer screen drawing and connecting the blocks by lines representing data and control flow to create a mark-up language sequence design. The symbols are instances of a mark-up language element that... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090063997 - Method and system for retaining linking pages through a browser session: A method of retaining linking pages through a browser session. A browser window presents a first web page that includes one or more links. A user marks the first web page in as a “thumbtacked” web page. A thumbtack utility iteratively determines whether or not a graphical cursor is in... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090063998 - Method, system, and program product for collaborative diagram editing: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for collaboratively editing a diagram.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090064002 - Image forming apparatus, display screen customizing method and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of programs to be utilized via corresponding display screens, a screen structure information managing part to manage screen structure information of the display screens, and a customizing information managing part to manage customizing information which records customizing contents with respect to the display... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090064001 - Personalizing default settings on a gui: A user is afforded the ability to set permanent default settings on a Graphical User Interface (GUI). When the user holds down a selector for a GUI setting for a predetermined period of time, or for a predetermined number of times, that selected GUI setting is set as the default... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice

20090064000 - Systems, methods and computer products to automatically complete a gui task: Automatically completing a GUI task. Exemplary embodiments a method including providing a user configurable auto-completion application operating in the background of a computer operating system and executing on a computing device, the auto-completion application monitoring and archiving user activities, wherein certain actions by the user are parsed and indexed, analyzing... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Rochester Division

20090064003 - Method and system for creating theme, topic, and story-based cover pages: A method creates cover pages for news themes, topics, and stories, with elements to allow viewing more information from the theme, topic, or story. A database of stories is provided, comprising text, images, and possibly other web-accessible content. For a theme-based cover page, a theme is selected, and topics relevant... Agent: King & Spalding

20090064012 - Animation of graphical objects: A method for animating graphical objects is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of graphical objects and displaying a subset of the objects in a viewport. In this embodiment, the method may also include calculating a virtual destination for one of the graphical objects based on... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090064016 - Displaying device with user-defined display regions and method thereof: A displaying device includes an input unit, a region defining unit, a content allocating unit, an obtaining unit, a display controlling unit and a display unit. The region defining unit defines regions by incorporating one or more unit regions in each of the regions according to users' selections and generates... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090064004 - Dynamically configurable portlet: An improved solution for portlets is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, a method of automatically configuring a portlet includes: receiving a portlet; searching content of the portlet for a contextual aspect; and automatically applying attribute information to a portlet window object based on a discovered contextual aspect.... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090064018 - Exploded views for providing rich regularized geometric transformations and interaction models on content for viewing, previewing, and interacting with documents, projects, and tasks: The present invention relates to a system and method to facilitate efficient and automated presentation of information to users. A decomposition component automatically decomposes an information item into sets of subcomponents in a two- or three-dimensional isometric space, and generates visualizations having interactive graphics that allow users to inspect respective... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090064007 - Generating and organizing references to online content: Systems, methods, and computer storage media for generating a virtual workspace that references online media content of interest, facilitates re-visitation of encountered instances of content, and shares those instances with other software applications are provided. Upon receiving an indication that an online media content item has been selected, at least... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090064011 - Generational views in a geo-spatial environment: A method and system of generational views in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of displaying a geo-spatial map includes obtaining a location request from a member of a community network, displaying a location associated with the location request on the geo-spatial map, obtaining a selection... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090064005 - In-place upload and editing application for editing media assets: System and methods for editing media assets are provided. In one example, apparatus for editing media assets includes logic (e.g., software) for causing the display of a media asset editor embedded within a web page, the editor operable to display a media asset and cause an edit of the media... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto

20090064015 - Method of initializing information about consumable unit of image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus and host apparatus thereof: A method of initializing information about a consumable unit of an image forming apparatus, the method includes transmitting authentication information of the consumable unit to the outside, receiving initialization data of usage information about the consumable unit stored in the image forming apparatus, from the outside, and initializing the usage... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090064013 - Opaque views for graphical user interfaces: A system and method of rendering a graphical user interface for a media based device which employs techniques for layering graphical elements. The method includes providing a background layer for the graphical user interface and graphical layers over the background layer. The method also superimposing an opaque view over a... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090064014 - System and method of attracting, surveying, and marketing to consumers: One method of the present invention includes displaying an interactive map to a consumer and recording interactions with the consumer, recording the interactions, analyzing the recordings, and acting on the analysis. The interactive map is provided at a tourist attraction or other location, and includes maps, images, cameras, and other... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090064009 - System and method to generate a shopping cart list: A system to generate a shopping cart list is provided. The system includes a three-dimensional graphical display module to generate an interactive graphical display at a display device. The interactive graphical display includes a plurality of independent display elements associated with a representation of a three-dimensional object. The system also... Agent: Toler Law Group

20090064010 - Task-based tool for speeding and customizing interactions with web documents: A tool which allows users to define one or more event/action pairs, thereby speeding and customizing the user's interaction with web documents. Such event/action pairs may include keyboard shortcuts and associated actions, and the user can add, edit, or delete some or all such keyboard shortcuts through a convenient interface.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090064006 - Techniques for performing tasks associated with custom folder controls: A technique for associating user defined tasks with electronic files includes associating a custom control with an electronic folder. In this case, the custom control corresponds to a user defined task and the electronic folder includes multiple electronic files grouped according to a defined relationship. The user defined task is... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090064017 - Tuning/customization: The system provides the ability to have a dashboard automatically configure itself in a dynamic manner based on a detected context in which the dashboard is being used. In one embodiment, the system is used as part of the presentation of secondary content that is synchronized to, or coordinated with,... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20090064008 - User interaction for content based storage and retrieval: A graphic user interface system for use with a content based retrieval system includes an active display having display areas. For example, the display areas include a main area providing an overview of database contents by displaying representative samples of the database contents. The display areas also include one or... Agent: Gregory A. Stobbs

20090064019 - Methods and apparatus to control information presented to process plant operators: Methods and apparatus to upgrade and control information presented to process plant operators are disclosed. A disclosed example method to control information presented to a process plant operator comprises presenting a first version of a process plant display, presenting a dynamic attention user interface when a selectable element of the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090064020 - Nested user interfaces for multiple displays: Nested user interfaces for multiple displays is described. In embodiment(s), user interface panels can be generated for individual display on a small screen device as well as for display together to form a nested user interface on a larger display device. Each user interface panel can be individually displayed to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090064021 - User interface elements cloning and transitions: Systems and methods of displaying a user interface in a portable electronic device are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes creating a first clone and a second clone of a user interface element. The method also includes displaying the first clone of the user interface element on a display... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090064022 - Storage medium storing program and information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes an LCD and a touch panel, for example. On the LCD, a plurality of operation items making up of a series of operating procedures by means of a touch panel are displayed, and a current operation item out of them is highlight. Whether or not... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090064024 - Exploded views for providing rich regularized geometric transformations and interaction models on content for viewing, previewing, and interacting with documents, projects, and tasks: The present invention relates to a system and method to facilitate efficient and automated presentation of information to users. A decomposition component automatically decomposes an information item into sets of subcomponents in a two- or three-dimensional isometric space, and generates visualizations having interactive graphics that allow users to inspect respective... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090064023 - Information processing device, method and computer-readable storage medium: A memory stores information which includes, in correspondence with each other, an input unit to be operated to instruct execution of a function of the information processing device, a first cost required to instruct the execution of the function using the input unit, and an instruction method to instruct the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090064025 - Kpi builder: A system and process that provides a set of tools and interfaces that facilitate the generation of reports for the monitoring of key performance indicators. The process may provide a basic set of measurement services that can be combined and re-used with one another to form more complex measurement services,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090064026 - System for displaying and monitoring practical data in controllers: A device that provides for the non-invasive data monitoring of analog IO of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) system. The output is ultimately displayed on an interface in real-time and is measured directly from the IO channel. This type of device allows the accurate reading and analysis of errors and... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC

20090064027 - Execution and visualization method for a computer program of a virtual book: The application provides a method to catalogue and visualize books in a familiar manner for the user, since its graphic interface enables reading of the virtual book in a manner as similar as possible to that of a physical book. The contents of the books may be displayed literally or... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090064028 - Decision tree device and website for providing information: Devices and downloads employing analysis software executed by a processor. Instructions display questions and receive user input to identify a topic. Instructions display questions and receive user input to define circumstances within the identified topic. Instructions present an output information relating to the identified topic as a function of the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090064029 - Methods of creating and displaying images in a dynamic mosaic: A method of displaying a plurality of digital objects includes storing the plurality of objects in a database, associating fixed parameter metadata and dynamic metadata with each of the digital objects, and classifying each of the digital objects in the database based on at least one of the fixed parameter... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20090064030 - System and method for representing point-in-time data on a common viewing plane: A system and method for representing point-in-time data on a common viewing plane are presented. A representation of data is displayed in a display window of a graphical user interface. The representation includes two or more different representations of different versions of the data, each different version having a creation... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090064031 - Scrolling techniques for user interfaces: Systems and methods for improving the scrolling of user interfaces of electronic devices are provided.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090064032 - Computing machine with an inequality computation function: When an arithmetic operation is performed on an inequality, a solution notation pattern composed of a combination of a symbol and an inequality sign symbol is determined on the basis of an expression, a solution, and an inequality sign symbol. With Line I/O being set as the calculation result display... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090064033 - Dynamically configurable portlet: An improved solution for portlets is provided. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for automatically configuring a portlet includes: a module for receiving a portlet; a module for searching content of the portlet for a contextual aspect; and a module for automatically applying attribute information to a portlet... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090064034 - Image displaying device and method for displaying images and related information: An image displaying device for displaying images and related information is provided. The image displaying device includes a display unit, a storage and a central controller. The storage stores at least an image file and at least a related information file associated with the image files. The central controller includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090064035 - Workspace management method, workspace management system, and computer readable medium: A workspace management method for managing a plurality of windows displayed in response to start-up of an application as a workspace for user interface, the method including: managing management information regarding the windows; detecting a change in a state of each of the windows; detecting, in a case where a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090064036 - Information-processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information-processing apparatus which can display search conditions of search folders in an easy-to-see state in a list display of files/folders is provided. The information-processing apparatus has a file system that searches a file/folder which matches a search condition, and can generate and manage a search folder used to store... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090064037 - Apparatus, system, and method for xml based disconnected data access for multivalued/hierarchical databases: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for providing a client with disconnected data access to a non-relational database. A command module requests non-relational XML data from a non-relational database using an XML mapping in response to a non-relational data request. A fill module receives the non-relational XML data from... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090064038 - Configuration of device settings: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for configuring a device. A device is coupled to a data source. One or more parameters associated with the data source are determined. The one or more parameters are applied to the device. Properties of the data source are inherited by the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090064040 - Dynamic multi-lingual information retrieval system for xml-compliant data: Data that is in a tagged format, such as XML, is dynamically accessed on demand, without the requirement for pre-parsing documents containing the data and storing it in a database. A dynamic processor discovers and processes taxonomy documents pertinent to a data request by traversing linked relationships between documents. For... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090064042 - Indexing and filtering using composite data stores: Data stores may be combined into a composite data store. A method includes referencing a first index entry for a user specified first parameter pattern. The first index entry includes references to record addresses for records in the composite data store which include the first parameter pattern. A first beginning... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090064039 - List item layouts system and method: A method of displaying list items is provided that includes defining a plurality of list items, defining a plurality of layouts, and linking each list item to a layout such that each layout can be linked to one or more list items. An electronic device is provided that includes a... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090064041 - Method and apparatus for providing a user with dynamic sync status: Data files are selected for downloading from a host device to an electronic device via a sync process. Once the sync process starts, the electronic device provides the user with dynamic sync status information so that the user, for example, knows how much data has been downloaded, how much time... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090064043 - Mobile terminal and method for retrieving phone number therein: A mobile terminal and a method for retrieving a phone number using identification names corresponding to stored phone numbers are provided. The method includes: displaying a first letter of identification names in a phone number retrieval mode, wherein each identification name corresponds to a phone number stored in the mobile... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090064044 - Automated grouping of image and other user data: A user selects a data file (e.g., an image file) from an interface (e.g., a thumbnail view). Upon selecting a file from the interface, the contents of that file are presented to the user in an appropriate manner (e.g., providing an enlarged image display). The selected file is also moved... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090064047 - Hyperlink selection method using touchscreen and mobile terminal operating with hyperlink selection method: A method of selecting one of a plurality of hyperlinks of a webpage viewed on a touchscreen of a mobile terminal is provided. A hyperlink selection method using a touchscreen includes detecting an occurrence of a touch event in which a touch point on the touchscreen displaying a webpage including... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090064045 - Low memory rendering of graphical objects: A method for displaying graphical objects is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing a data structure including a plurality of sequential data objects and the location of associated graphical data stored in a non-volatile storage device. Further, the method may include rendering a first graphical object associated with... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090064046 - Method and apparatus for replay of historical data: The invention is directed to a system and method for displaying data associated with network appliances. Icons may be arranged in a display area in accordance with a characteristic associated with the network appliances. This characteristic may be related to location, alarm state, sensor value, or others. Further, the icons... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20090064049 - Automated grouping of image and other user data: A user selects a data file (e.g., an image file) from an interface (e.g., a thumbnail view). Upon selecting a file from the interface, the contents of that file are presented to the user in an appropriate manner (e.g., providing an enlarged image display). The selected file is also moved... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090064048 - Method and system for generating thumbnails for video files: A method for generating thumbnails for video files includes receiving one or more parameters associated with a plurality of thumbnails to be displayed simultaneously and a plurality of frames for each thumbnail. The plurality of frames for each thumbnail is extracted from one or more video files. The frames for... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090064050 - Display control apparatus, display control method, and computer-readable recording medium storing display control program: A display control apparatus is disclosed. The display control apparatus includes a number of items determining unit which determines the number of selection items to be simultaneously displayed in an item selection list on an operating screen based on a selection of a button on the operating screen, a position... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090064051 - Interactive system for visualization and retrieval of video data: A cube-based three-dimensional interactive system is provided for visualization and retrieval of video data. The system includes at least one interactive cube having eight nodes, each node being linked to a specific data item. The data items on the nodes are organized in space or time. Textual information about a... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090064052 - On-line product catalogue and ordering system, and the presentation of multimedia content: A method of presenting an on-line product catalogue and ordering system to a user, said method comprising providing a graphical user interface representing a virtual space through which users may navigate, said virtual space including representations representing products, through which a user may obtain product information and order a product... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20090064053 - Visualization of decision logic: Techniques for visualization of decision logic are provided. In one aspect, the techniques can be implemented by providing a control within a graphical user interface to a user. The control can display a plurality of graphical user interface elements corresponding to linked nodes within a hierarchical structure. An input identifying... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090064054 - Information processing apparatus, program, and information processing method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided with a display section, and can be instructed to be operated by a pointer displayed on the display section, and includes a detection section for detecting, from an input image of a hand, a position of the hand in the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090064055 - Application menu user interface: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting user interface elements. A first page of one or more user interface elements is presented on a touch-sensitive display. Each of the user interface elements corresponds to a respective application. A gesture performed on the touch-sensitive display is detected. In... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090064057 - Graphical user interface for mobile electronic device: Improved approaches to display information on a portable computing device having a display with limited display area are disclosed. The information displayed can, for example, assist a user in navigating a hierarchical menu system operable on the portable computing device to browse, search or play media items. The information displayed... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090064056 - Graphical user interface with location-specific interface elements: Improved approaches to allow a portable electronic device to dynamically present location-specific information while the portable electronic device is at a predetermined location are disclosed. In one embodiment, the portable electronic device has a display that can display the location-specific information and has wireless capabilities for use in receiving the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

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