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Data processing: presentation processing of document April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090113277 - Determining a high contrast display setting on a client device to process a web document: Described herein are processes and devices that determine a high contrast setting on a client. One of the devices described is a high contrast mode detector. The high contrast mode detector creates an object in a web document and assigns a pre-determined value to a displayable property of the object.... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090113278 - System and methods for generating automatic and user-controllable movies of presentations on small devices: Presentations, tutorials and screencasts are difficult to watch on a small device such as a cell phone because the screen is too small to properly render content that typically contains text, like a presentation slide or a screenshot. The described system facilitates generating a user-controllable video movie from an existing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090113279 - Method and apparatus for editing media: A system for editing a multi-media narrative is provided, including an authoring application for inserting a media element within the multi-media narrative; said authoring application executable within a browser; said media element stored within a cache of said browser, inaccessible to a user of said browser; a database on a... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090113280 - Enabling pseudo-class styles without revealing personal information: Various embodiments enable particular CSS pseudo-classes to be employed, but limit particular functionality aspects of those pseudo-classes that can lead to divulging personally identifiable information. Thus, various embodiments can change how a CSS pseudo-class is allowed to function. For example, in at least some embodiments, CSS pseudo-classes are permitted to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090113281 - Identifying and displaying tags from identifiers in privately stored messages: In a computerized method of identifying and displaying tags that represent respective identifiers in messages privately stored in a message store for restricted access by a user, at least one document identifier is discovered. The message store is scanned to identify messages containing the at least one document identifier and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090113282 - Automatic linking of documents: A document publishing system. Documents can be automatically linked. Links are automatically created within a first document to other documents, or to locations within the first document and then modified as necessary depending on a destination location to which the first document is moved.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090113283 - Method for capturing design-time and run-time formulas associated with a cell: An interface for designing a report is provided, with elements of the report being disposed at intersections of report positions and configured to present information derived from data in a database. A formula is associated with one or more selected elements in the report to generate a result for the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090113284 - Calculation of spreadsheet data: A workbook includes a spreadsheet having cells arranged in columns and rows. The cells include input cells and output cells. The output cells include a formula to be calculated. Calculation of the spreadsheet is divided into multiple tasks. The tasks are assigned among computing nodes within a computing cluster for... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090113285 - Form input support method and form input support apparatus: An form input support method for supporting to input data in a form-input-page displayed as a web page, wherein a screen storage function unit comprises a step for storing screens to store the form-input-page displayed as the web page, a data edit function unit comprises a step for editing data... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090113286 - System for processing mixed-format files: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided for book marking a combination of frame URLs within a frameset and allowing the sharing on multiple PCs the saved form data that may have been filled in. The system uses an image as a hotspot, containing a complex target destination... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090113288 - Content optimization system and method: Disclosed herein is a statistical approach, a win share approach, used to assign a win share value to content items. User interaction with content items is tracked, and a win share value is assigned to content items in response to a “winning” action performed by a user. Win shares associated... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090113287 - Method and system for automated web page accessibility coding standards analysis: A method and system for automated accessibility checking of Web pages. The method includes the step of accessing a Web page using a parser to generate data corresponding to the components of the Web page. The data is analyzed using an analysis engine to determine compliance of the components of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090113289 - Method for automatically creating transforms: Techniques are provided for automatically creating and using a transform to generate a document in a target format. The techniques include obtaining a source document, wherein the source document is in a structured format and wherein the source document comprises structured information from a domain-specific representation, creating a transform, wherein... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090113290 - System for capturing frames and form data: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided for book marking a combination of frame URLs within a frameset and allowing the sharing on multiple PCs the saved form data that may have been filled in. The system uses an image as a hotspot, containing a complex target destination... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090113291 - Electronic document reader: We describe a method of displaying a document page with a predetermined size using a display device having edges defining lateral dimensions not substantially larger than said predetermined size and having a central re-writable display portion and a non-re-writable border, said document page comprising a central, foreground portion bearing one... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090113292 - Flexibly editing heterogeneous documents: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for flexibly editing heterogeneous documents. Different types of documents can be organized on a universal and dynamically adjustable workspace canvas in a manner that indicates relationships between the documents. The workspace canvas is configured to host various different editors... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090113293 - Document editing using anchors: A user edits text in a draft document by providing input including left and right “anchor” text and replacement text. In response, a document editing system identifies an instance of the left anchor text followed by the right anchor text in the draft document, and replaces text between these instances... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC

20090113294 - Progressive captcha: Validating that a user is a human may be accomplished through various techniques. In one embodiment, a first portion of a captcha is displayed at a first time. A second portion of the captcha image is displayed on the display at a second time, wherein the second time is subsequent... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo

20090113295 - Graphical display for physiological patient data: An intuitive graphical display as described herein can be rendered by a host device that obtains physiological patient data (such as blood glucose values) in real time or substantially real time. The graphical display includes a calibrated bar graph having a desired measurement range for the monitored parameter. The graphical... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20090113296 - Displaying a map and associated symbolic context information: A map of a destination and its immediate surroundings are displayed at a relatively low level. Symbolic context information is displayed simultaneously, in order to provide a higher-level context for the location. The symbolic context information can include such things as nearby highways, exits, bridges, sports venues or other landmarks... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090113298 - Method of selecting a second content based on a user's reaction to a first content: Embodiments include an apparatus, a system, a device, a computer program product, and a method. A method embodiment includes a method implemented in an environment that includes a person interacting with an electronic device via a user device. The method includes detecting a reaction by the person to a displayed... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090113297 - Requesting a second content based on a user's reaction to a first content: Embodiments provide a device, a system, a computer program product, and a method. A method embodiment provides a method implemented in an environment that includes a person viewing content displayed by an electronic device. The method includes detecting a reaction by the person to a displayed first content. The method... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090113299 - Creation method for characters/words and the information and communication service method thereby: This invention relates to a method for entering characters into a small keypad with a limited number of keys or information appliances with a liquid crystal panel such as PDA. The object of the present invention is to provide a character entry method to ensure the efficiency of letter entry,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090113302 - Method of manipulating media object in media player and apparatus therefor: Provided is a method for manipulating a media object in a media player and an apparatus using the same. The method includes generating a rendering map for managing a region of a media object in a rendering interface according to time, receiving a user input via the rendering interface; updating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090113301 - Multimedia enhanced browser interface: A toolbar application for network browser applications is described. The tool augments web pages with related multimedia content. The browser application allows the user to locate and render a web page of personal interest. The tool invokes a mechanism to identify one or more media objects related to the web... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090113300 - System and method for listening to audio content: A method including selecting a presentation content group, displaying content identifiers corresponding to the presentation content group, selecting a content identifier, and instantly presenting a substantially live presentation content from a media provider corresponding to the selected content identifier to a user.... Agent: Perman & Green

20090113303 - Analyzing video game performance using non-intrusive capture and storage of run-time game data: The performance of a video game is analyzed using non-intrusive capture and storage of game data. A non-linear capture format is used for capturing run-time game data. The run-time game data includes run-time parameters associated with execution of an application code as well as run-time parameters associated with hardware of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090113304 - Method and system for handling media in an instant messaging environment: A method and system for handling media at a communication entity, wherein the media is associated with a communication session that is capable of entering an active state and an inactive state. The method comprises determining when the communication session is in an inactive state, causing the media associated with... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090113305 - Method and system for creating audio tours for an exhibition space: The present invention describes a system and method for planning and authoring an audio and/or video guided tour of an exhibition space, such as a museum or gallery. A mapmaking tool is provided whereby the user can graphically map the exhibition space and the location of the exhibits within that... Agent: Michael R. Graif

20090113306 - Data processing device: A data processing device includes a displaying unit, a user type determining unit, and a display controlling unit. The display unit displays display data including first display data for visually impaired users and second display data for sighted users. The user type determining unit determines whether a user is visually... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090113307 - Slideshow method for displaying images on a display: A method and system are disclosed for presenting digital images over a display in a slideshow presentation. The slideshow has an appearance of the images being hand-placed and for providing a more human feel to the presentation of digital images.... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090113308 - Administering communications schedules for data communications among compute nodes in a data communications network of a parallel computer: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for creating and administering communications schedules for data communications among compute nodes in a data communications network of a parallel computer that include: receiving a communications schedule specifying data communications steps in a message passing operation performed by the compute nodes in the data... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)

20090113309 - Adaptive greedy method for fast list intersection via sampling: The embodiments of the invention provide a method of intersecting a group of lists. The method begins by performing a first selecting process including selecting a top list from the group of lists to leave remaining lists. The top list can be the smallest list of the group of lists.... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090113310 - Role tailored portal solution integrating near real-time metrics, business logic, online collaboration, and web 2.0 content: The disclosed solution provides a tailored user experience available through a Web portal that addresses the multiple-view, multiple-data needs of operations, supervisory, policy making, and executive personnel of an organization. These various roles can all be concerned with measurement/assessment of an organization's compliance with performance targets, for which real-time, near... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. - IBM Cha

20090113312 - Connecting providers of legal services: In general, in one aspect, a real-time communication between a consumer of services and a provider of legal services is brokered using a brokerage system on a computer by: receiving a request from the consumer of services to consult with a provider of legal services; identifying an available provider of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090113311 - Personal status display system: A method, medium and implementing processing system and device are provided in which the personal availability status of an office occupant is selectively and/or automatically displayed on an electronic nameplate mounted on the outside of the office door. In one example, the nameplate device is capable of logging-on to a... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090113313 - Dynamic update of contact information and speed dial settings based on a virtual world interaction: The present invention provides a method, system, and computer program product for updating contact information according to metadata associated with a virtual world. In response to an avatar of a first user interacting with an avatar of a second user in a virtual world, information comprising a name of the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090113314 - Location and placement of avatars in virtual worlds: Methods and arrangements of locating objects in virtual worlds are discussed. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to receive from a user a criterion for gathering information from sources external to a virtual world and automatically gathering information based upon the criterion. The information may include contact... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090113315 - Multimedia enhanced instant messaging engine: A method to provide additional media objects for two or more users intercommunicating over a network is described. The intercommunication messages are analyzed to determine additional related media objects available on the network, and one or more best related media objects are transmitted to the intercommunicating users. The additional media... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090113316 - System & method for telephone conference based communication, entertainment and advertising platform with accounting functionality: This invention enables people from the at-home viewing or listening audience of any television or radio broadcast to talk with each other to discuss the program's content on the telephone at any time before, during or after a show. In addition to discussion forums based on broadcast and print media... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090113317 - System and method for website design: A system and method is disclosed for website design. The system includes a client side interface configured to configure one or more modules and one or more websites comprising one or more web pages. The one or more websites are in communication with the client side interface and are configured... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC

20090113319 - Developing user profiles in virtual worlds: Methods and arrangements of developing user profiles in virtual worlds are discussed. Embodiments include transformations, code, state machines or other logic to receive data from a software agent in a virtual world, directly or indirectly. The data may be based upon information automatically gathered from data stores outside the virtual... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090113320 - Method and apparatus for generating a graphical interface to enable local or remote access to an application having a command line interface: A method and apparatus are disclosed for generating a graphical interface for software applications having a command line interface to enable local or remote access of such software applications in a uniform manner without regard to the location of the remote application. The location and syntax of a new software... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090113318 - Rich customizable user online environment: Providing a customizable online environment for a user on a client. An instruction is received from the user for assigning a background image for the online environment. The online environment is to be rendered on a display of the client. One or more graphical elements are identified on the background... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20090113323 - Data center operation optimization: Data center data associated with multiple systems and/or sources is integrated into a single system to aid efficient operation of a data center. Acquired raw data can be housed in a database, analyzed, and optimized. A user interface can render raw and/or generated data in intuitive manners (e.g., spatially, temporally... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090113322 - Global variable structure in a graphical program: System and method for including an in-place structure in a graphical program. Input including the structure in the graphical program may be received, where the structure is displayed in the graphical program. At least one graphical program node may be associated with the structure. The at least one graphical program... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090113324 - Method and system of generating audit procedures and forms: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method for assessing risks associated with an audit. A user is presented with a plurality of audit items and a set of risk levels associated with the audit items and may also be presented with a plurality of prompts designed to elicit a set... Agent: Valenti, Hanley & Robinson, PLLC

20090113321 - Method, device and computer software product for controlling user interface of electronic device: The invention relates to controlling of a user interface of an electronic device (100). On a secondary display (104) of the electronic device (100), a list of executable applications is displayed. A selection for selecting a specific application is received from the user. When the user mechanically sets the electronic... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090113325 - Methods and systems for manufacturing tracking: Provided are methods and systems for creating a custom object comprising selecting an item of manufacture, determining a plurality of fields to describe the item of manufacture, defining at least one of the plurality of fields, generating an associated visual representation of the at least one of the plurality of... Agent: Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

20090113326 - Technique for controlling display images of objects: A system and method for controlling display of objects, the system including a storage device, a calculator and a display. The storage device stores attribute values of different users respectively assigned a plurality of displayed objects. The displayed objects are each displayed in a form modified according to an operation... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty

20090113328 - Multidimensional multistate user interface element: Embodiments of the present invention provide multistate, multidimensional user interface elements. In one embodiment, the user interface elements are multistate and multidimensional to indicate to a user of a computer system multiple independently variable states through a single user interface element. The user can change at least one subset of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090113327 - User interface mapping modules to deployment targets: An interactive user interface for displaying mappings between modules of a distributed application and deployment targets in a distributed environment. The user interface represents module items, deployment target items, and correlation items that represent various mappings of module items to deployment target items. In some cases, the manner in which... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090113331 - Method and apparatus for drag and drop rule topology: The Rule Editing Program (REP) displays a rule in a hierarchical tree topology, wherein individual rule portions can be reordered by moving them to different locations within the rule using drag and drop interaction. Dragging and dropping rule portions results in the rule itself being changed accordingly. Additionally, new rule... Agent: Ibm Corp. (raleigh Software Group) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Yee & Associates, P.C.

20090113330 - Method for predictive drag and drop operation to improve accessibility: A method simplified drag and drop operations of display icons. This method calculates a projected path for an icon based on the past movement of the icon. The method highlights the “best fit” target icon as the mouse pointer moves across the screen. As the mouse pointer moves, or changes... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o Darcell Walker, Attorney At Law

20090113329 - System and method for drag-and-drop workflow editing in a multifunction peripheral (mfp): The invention relates to a drag-and-drop workflow editor associated with a multifunction peripheral (MFP). In one embodiment, a drag-and-drop workflow allows a user to define multiple source, transformation, and destination processes in a graphical, drag-and-drop workflow editor. In some embodiments, the source processes may be dynamic processes that are executed... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP

20090113333 - Extendable toolbar for navigation and execution of operational functions: A navigation and execution mechanism for a computing device includes a navigation interface and a toolbar. The navigation mechanism includes a center selectable switch bounded by first and second selectable switches opposite each other and third and fourth selectable switches opposite each other and adjacent to the first and the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090113332 - System and method for hydrological analysis: A computer-based graphical user interface for graphically controlling processing of hydrological data, comprising a display menu interface listing executable tools from the group comprising one or more of: hydrological data input, hydrological data validity checking and correction, and hydrological modeling, a GUI for selecting and arranging tools from the display... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson, LLP

20090113334 - System and method to facilitate progress forking: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for providing graphical completion status information for the management of serial computer operations that are forked into parallel operations. A first interactive progress bar, comprising a plurality of progress indicator segments, is implemented to show the completion status of a composite application.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw

20090113335 - Dialysis system user interface: A dialysis system includes a dialysis instrument including a pump actuator; a disposable dialysis fluid carrying set including a pump chamber operable with the pump actuator; and a graphical user interface including a selection highlighting input device and a selection entering input device, the selection highlighting input device configured to... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation

20090113338 - Collapsing areas of a region in a virtual universe to conserve computing resources: Described herein are processes and devices that collapse areas in a region of a virtual universe to conserve computing resources. One of the devices described is a virtual resource conserver. The virtual resource conserver determines a first area of a region in a virtual universe. The first area has objects... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090113336 - Device user interface including multi-region interaction surface: According to some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a method, circuit and system for interfacing with an electronic device such as a mobile communication or computing device. According to some embodiments of the present invention, an electronic device is provided with a display having an active region/area... Agent: Naomi Assia Law Offices C/o LandonIPInc.

20090113337 - Global variable structure in a graphical program: System and method for including an in-place structure in a graphical program. Input including the structure in the graphical program may be received, where the structure is displayed in the graphical program. At least one graphical program node may be associated with the structure. The at least one graphical program... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090113339 - Electronic calculator displayable with repeating decimal: An electronic calculator includes: a display device; a user interface; a memory device; and a processor that is operable with the memory device to: perform a calculation to convert a fractional number into a decimal number; control the display device to display the decimal number, when the decimal number is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090113340 - Method of generating event reminders in an electronic device: A reminder method and user interface for an electronic device, including displaying a picture on the electronic device, activating a timer associated with the picture for generating a reminder after a programmable time period, and generating the reminder on the electronic device after the programmable time period, wherein the reminder... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20090113341 - Electric appliance, image display controlling method, and computer-controlled readable recording medium storing image display controlling program: An electric appliance according to an embodiment of the present comprises a graphical image generation unit generates a graphical image from frame data and pane images generated by a pane image generation unit, and allows the display unit to display the graphical image. A frame data storage unit stores the... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20090113342 - User-configured management of im availability status: Communicating an Instant Messaging (IM) user's availability status message is managed by a user-defined shortcut command, which is used to generate a user-drafted status response. When the user receives an instant message at an inopportune time, the user inputs the user-defined shortcut command, which results in the user-drafted status response... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090113343 - Replay device: A replay device includes a management means which manages all of the files stored upon a medium by separating them into first files and second files. And this replay device also includes an output means which creates and outputs a first menu screen upon which a list of the first... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090113345 - Automatically culled cross-menu bar: Unused menu items arc automatically removed from a TV menu such as a cross-media bar (XMB).... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090113346 - Method and apparatus for context-aware delivery of informational content on ambient displays: A method and apparatus is disclosed whereby the context of user activity can be used to tailor the ambient information system. The method and apparatus use both short-term context such as recent activity and long-term context such as historical patterns to highlight specific content on channels or widgets that are... Agent: Prass LLP

20090113344 - Remote configuration of a hardware device module of a security system: A security system is provided. The security system comprises a plurality of hardware device modules and a plurality of sensor detection devices. At least one hardware device module has a microcontroller coupled to a memory element that stores a configuration map for remote configuration comprising configuration option information available for... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090113347 - Information presentation and management in an online trading environment: A method includes receiving, from a user, publication data to be published and location data identifying a storage location at which an image to be associated with the publication data is stored. The image to be included in the publication data is retrieved from the storage location identified by the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20090113348 - Method and apparatus for a user interface with priority data: A system and corresponding method for providing a 3-dimensional (3-D) user interface displays images in a 3-D coordinate system. The method includes receiving user data input information. The method also compares the user data input information to frequently used terms and generates priority information based on the comparison. The generated... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090113349 - Facilitating electronic commerce via a 3d virtual environment: A Web-based 3D virtual environment in which users can select a specific virtual object and, in response to that selection, relevant commercial information, such as advertisements, invitations to shop, offers, hyperlinks, or messages in general, that are related to the selected object, are delivered from various electronic commerce engines.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090113351 - Document management system, document management method and document management program: There is provided a technique which can contribute to the improvement of management efficiency of a document file. Metadata relating to a document as a management object are acquired, and the plural metadata are hierarchically displayed in a tree form based on respective attributes of the acquired plural metadata.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090113350 - System and method for visually summarizing and interactively browsing hierarchically structured digital objects: A system and method of visually summarizing a hierarchically structured set of digital objects and for facilitating efficient access to such objects through the selection of representative summary objects. These digital objects are typically media objects such as digital image files, digital video clips, digital audio objects, such as “MP3”... Agent: Frank Pincelli, Patent Legal Staff Patent Legal Staff

20090113352 - Media system having three dimensional navigation for use with media data: A system and method are set forth which combine an ability to view video with an ability to access computer programs. In certain embodiments, the media system provides access to movies, music and photos in a visually appealing three dimensional environment. Also, in certain environment, the media system presents a... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090113353 - Cursor locator: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, data processing system and a computer program product for indicating the location of a cursor within an application to a user. In one illustrative embodiment the computer implemented method comprises initiating a monitoring service to generate collected information regarding the location of the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090113354 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcast receiving apparatus wherein a user is able to control a graphical user interface (GUI) using a pointing device, and a control method thereof are provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus receives a movement pattern from a pointing device, and operates a function corresponding to the pattern. The broadcast receiving... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090113355 - Method and apparatus for controlling multi-tasking operation for terminal device provided with touch screen: A method of controlling a terminal device, and which includes executing a first function on the terminal device, displaying at least one function icon for executing at least one second function that is different than the first function being executed, and selectively executing the second function simultaneously with the first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090106639 - System and method for an extensible media player: In a method and system for creating an extensible media player, a media player application is instantiated on a client system. The media player application receives a data presentation file from a server. The data presentation file includes a playlist of media files and modules associated with each of the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090106640 - Scorecard interface editor: A user interface is programmed to create a scorecard. The interface includes a scorecard module including a column area and a row area, and a key performance indicator area including a plurality of key performance indicators. A key performance indicator from the key performance indicator area can be dragged and... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090106641 - System and method for tracking the fulfillment status of requirements for completing an objective: The present invention is directed to a system and method for entering into a computer in an automated manner the fulfillment status of requirements for completing an objective, such as an award offered by an organization. A computer-readable form includes a form identifier and a separate set of response fields... Agent: Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090106642 - Multi-user, multi-timed collaborative annotation: A displayed document comprises an annotation widget, the widget associated with an annotation document and a corresponding annotation key in an annotation store. The annotation document associated with a workflow action program. A user with a predetermined privilege selects a widget and is presented with the annotation document. The user... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090106643 - Image forming apparatus and method of managing document thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit, an operating unit to receive a selection of a document to be linked to a current document, and a controller to link information regarding the selected document to the current document using the operating unit, and to store the current document including... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090106644 - Modifying projected image area (mask) for display: A ShapeShifter software component selects and modifies a mask associated with a presentation device. The ShapeShifter software component receives input to select the presentation device from a plurality of presentation devices. The Shape Shifter software component displays a mask associated with the selected presentation device, displays mask modification tools for... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090106645 - Adaptive response/interpretive expression, communication distribution, and intelligent determination system and method: Prestimulus and/or Post-event cognitive processing preferences of individuals are identified and classified to develop informational content that appeals in substance and format to those individuals identified according to the identification and classification process. Versioning of content by tagging content in all media forms, such as print, audio, and visual is... Agent: Flindt Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090106649 - Label data creating apparatus, label data creating method, and computer program product: If a plurality of objects arranged on a layout and including text, word art or bar code are selected and a command is entered from the menu window to create link objects, a CPU sets an object ranked as first as a parent object constituting the link object and stores... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090106646 - Layout and line routing composition: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for the facilitating the layout and composition of graphics. Embodiments of the present invention allow declarative input for creation and modification of layout compositions and also allows adjustments or modifications made to layout compositions. Layout compositions may be created,... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090106648 - Positioning content using a grid: Various embodiments provide a grid positioning system which allows grid lines to be established based upon either an implicit grid or an explicit grid. Further, at least some embodiments provide a grid positioning system which allows a repeating mechanism to be employed which is ideally suited to adapt to different... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090106647 - System and method for creating seasonally adjusted greeting cards via a kiosk: The subject application is directed to a system and method for creating seasonally adjusted tangible outputs via an associated kiosk. Template data associated with seasonal tangible output templates is first stored in a data storage associated with the kiosk. Each of the templates includes code data corresponding to an associated... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090106650 - Customizing email subjects for subscription generated email messages: The present invention discloses a solution for permitting users to customize subject headings of email subscriptions. The customizations can be applied on a per subscription basis and/or on a per sender basis. Further, the customizations can be performed by a software program that changes an original email heading established by... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090106653 - Adaptive document displaying apparatus and method: Provided are an adaptive document display apparatus and method, and more particularly, an adaptive document displaying apparatus and method which can adaptively convert a document according to the screen size of a device that is to display the document. The adaptive document displaying apparatus includes: a document analyzing unit analyzing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090106652 - Apparatus and method for visualization of operating status in a process control system: Deviations associated with a process system are identified, such as by identifying deviations of process variables or production measurements from target values. A graphical display is generated that identifies at least some of the deviations and one or more characteristics associated with the deviations. For example, the graphical display includes... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090106651 - Rendering data from a server for display in a web browser on a client computer: Data from a server is rendered for display in a web browser on a client computer. At least one static page is retrieved from the server. Data instructions for rendering the data are requested from the server. In response to the request for data and instructions, data and instructions for... Agent: Hanes & Schutz, LLC

20090106654 - Business to media transaction business process: A process of developing a computer network based universal transaction system. In one embodiment, such a process includes the steps of obtaining an offering interface broker, providing an offering system that an offering developer wants included in the computer network based universal transaction system with functionality of the offering system... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090106655 - Haptic effects with proximity sensing: A method of generating haptic effects on a device includes detecting the presence of an object near an input area of the device and generating a haptic effect on the device in response to the presence detection.... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

20090106656 - Dashboard editor: A user interface programmed to create a digital dashboard includes a dashboard workspace including one or more zones, and a dashboard elements area including a plurality of dashboard elements. A dashboard element of the dashboard elements is dragged and dropped onto one of the zones to add the dashboard element... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090106658 - Techniques and graphical user interfaces for categorical shuffle: Improved techniques and graphical user interfaces that enable users to shuffle a group of media items in accordance with categories associated with the media items are disclosed. According to one aspect, techniques can operate to categorically shuffle media items having categories associated therewith. According to another aspect, a user interface... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090106657 - Web browser audio controls: One or more audio controls are presented in a browser application to allow a user to adjust one or more audio signals (e.g., mute, adjust volume) provided by one or more audio sources (e.g., websites). In some aspects, the browser application remembers the user's audio control settings for audio sources... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090106659 - Presentation of user interface content via media player: The presentation of user interface content via a media player is disclosed. In one embodiment, a media player detects a triggering event, and, upon detecting the triggering event, requests and receives a user interface content slide deck comprising one or more user interface content slides. The media player then retrieves... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090106660 - Virtual film reader for digital cinema: A virtual film reader system and method includes a digital cinema server configured to render a presentation (124). A graphical user interface is coupled to the server which includes one or more virtual automation cue tracks (108) which define a temporal domain corresponding with the presentation (124). Cues (108) are... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090106661 - Switching system and method for display interface: A switching system and method for a display interface is relative to the system including an interface switching program, a data display interface, and an index database. The interface switching program has a text input box and a toggle button, for a user to type a keyword and then click... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090106662 - Methods and systems for incorporating at least one window from a first desktop environment having a first themed graphical display into a second desktop environment having a second themed graphical display: A system for incorporating at least one window from a first desktop environment having a first themed graphical display into a second desktop environment having a second themed graphical display includes a first virtual channel, a second virtual channel, and a local agent. The first virtual channel conveys graphical data... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090106663 - Content-triggered customizations for mobile clients: Systems and methods for presenting content by a mobile client device having a media player and an associated graphical end user interface. The system and method includes customizing the associated graphical end user interface based on the content to be presented, and presenting the content using the customized graphical end... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20090106664 - Public status determination and security configuration of a browser: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for dynamically identifying a publicly accessed system. A plurality of user profiles is generated for a plurality of users associated with a browser on a system. A set of unique user profiles is identified in... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090106666 - File transfer method, file transfer apparatus, and file transfer program: A method for transferring a content data file stored in a storage unit from a file transfer apparatus to an external device is provided. The method includes displaying a file display window and a file transfer window on a display unit so that the file transfer window is viewable at... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090106665 - Mobile terminal and method of displaying information therein: A mobile terminal, computer program product and method of displaying information therein are disclosed, by which data stored in the mobile terminal can be uploaded to a website to be shared. The present invention includes a camera for taking a picture, a memory for storing data, a wireless communication unit... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090106667 - Dividing a surface of a surface-based computing device into private, user-specific areas: The present invention discloses a solution for defining a private user area in a surface based computer. The solution can identify a surface of a surface based computer. At least one private user area can be defined for the surface. A region of the surface can be demarcated for each... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090106668 - Differential dynamic content delivery with a session document recreated in dependence upon an interest of an identified user participant: Differential dynamic content delivery, including creating a session document for a presentation, including identifying a user participant for the presentation, where the session document includes a session grammar and a session structured document, the user participant has a user profile comprising user classifications and user interests, the user interests comprising... Agent: International Corp (blf)

20090106671 - Digital multimedia sharing in virtual worlds: A method for producing and presenting a virtual immersive multimedia presentation in a virtual world environment. The method includes obtaining access to a plurality of digital multimedia, obtaining access to a virtual world environment capable of displaying digital multimedia. Based on a designated criteria automatically selecting one or more of... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090106669 - Method and apparatus for virtual world based product design: Systems and methods are provided for conducting the entire development process of new products, such as clothing or fashion designs, from conception through production in a virtual world. The virtual world is a multi-user three-dimensional persistent interactive graphical environment in which a plurality of avatars can interact as if interacting... Agent: George A. Willinghan, Iii August Law, LLC

20090106670 - Systems and methods for providing services in a virtual environment: A network-accessible virtual environment includes objects that represent users of a service. The users are allowed to control their representative objects in the virtual environment to interact with other users represented in the virtual environment and also to become voice-enabled. Those users who are voice-enabled can speak with other voice-enabled... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler

20090106673 - Third party control over virtual world characters: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world experiences including activities, settings, events, purchases, sales and diverse transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090106672 - Virtual world avatar activity governed by person's real life activity: A system generates a virtual world and generates a first avatar, which is associated with a person, in the virtual world. The system further receives data associated with the person's mobile wireless device, where the data includes a location of the mobile wireless device. The system determines the person's real... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090106675 - Method and apparatus for displaying items related to contents: Provided are a method and apparatus for displaying contents-related items. The method includes using a correlation between a first attribute and a second attribute to determine values of the second attribute, wherein the first attribute is one of a plurality of attributes of the contents-related items, the second attribute is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090106674 - Previewing user interfaces and other aspects: User interfaces for browsing, searching, and/or previewing are described. In one embodiment, a method includes call a preview generator to generate an initial preview in response to receiving an input, receiving a content to be displayed from the preview generator, displaying the content as the initial preview, and displaying and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090106676 - Application programming interfaces for communication systems: Among other disclosures, a method may include receiving a trigger identifying a person associated with a communication, the communication being transmitted by a communication application. The method may include retrieving information relating to the person. The method may include providing the information to an interface associated with the communication application.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090106677 - Mechanism for publishing presence information within a presence service and user interface for configuring same: The presence information of a presentity within a presence service includes a first presence attribute and a second presence attribute. The first presence attribute is published within the presence service only if at least one watcher within the presence service has subscribed to it, while the second presence attribute is... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090106678 - System and method for aiding conceptual organization by children: A system and method for assisting children in organizing and categorizing information, includes a program that includes a dual graphical and non-graphical user-interface that is operable by a child to create and identify a variety of concepts, and to organize and arrange those concepts in a non-graphical hierarchy by creating... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.

20090106679 - Indication of progress towards satisfaction of a user input condition: In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device includes one or more user-interface objects associated with a second user-interface state. While the device is in a first user-interface state, the one or more objects transition in optical intensity to indicate progress towards satisfaction of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090106680 - Drag and drop object attribute assignment for objects in a graphical user interface (gui): Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to object attribution modification and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for drag and drop attributes for objects in a graphical user interface. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for drag... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090106681 - Method and apparatus for geographic specific search results including a map-based display: A method and apparatus for geographic specific search results in response to a search request having an address field includes retrieving map portion having the address thereon. The method and system further includes determining entities in geographic relation to the address and generating an entity listing, where the entity listing... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20090106682 - Method and apparatus for selecting hardware components using a pointing device: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide an apparatus and method for selecting hardware components of a computing device. In response to detecting a position of a pointing device, the process identifies a hardware component in a plurality of hardware components associated with the position. The process outputs a signal identifying... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090106683 - Method of simulating operations of products: For solving communication hazards generated by lacking objects of products while technical problems of the products are discussed between customer service providers and customers, or between customer service providers and technical support providers, and for saving room for depositing the objects of various products, an application program, which includes a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090106685 - Method and apparatus for displaying status of hierarchical operations: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions are disclosed for displaying the true status of hierarchical operations being performed in a data processing system. For example, a Z-order layering technique can be used to display simultaneously on a screen the status of a plurality of operations being performed on elements of... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090106684 - System and method to facilitate progress forking: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for providing graphical completion status information for the management of serial computer operations that are forked into parallel operations. A first interactive progress bar, comprising a plurality of progress indicator segments, is implemented to show the completion status of a composite application.... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw

20090106686 - Method for controlling display of a messaging window in a terminal: A method for controlling display of a messaging window displays a messaging window including a message input region and a message output region, receives a plurality of incoming messages which are successively displayed in the message output region, and selectively freezes the message output region such that incoming messages that... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090106687 - Dynamically updated virtual list view: A virtual list view in a web application is dynamically updated such that a user can seamlessly access and manage the presented data despite the inherent latency involved with the web. Data associated with the virtual list view is downloaded in chunks and the view updated as the user scrolls.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090106688 - Method and system for dynamically providing scroll indicators: A method, system, and computer program product for visually indicating the last line(s) of text on a page displayed in a window so that the user can see this visual indication as they are scrolling the text. The user also has the ability to specify a hard stop for the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090106689 - Method of using a real time desktop image warping system to mitigate optical distortion: The present invention relates to a method of using an image warping software algorithm to perform a real time alteration of a display scene running under the Microsoft Windows Operating System to mitigate the inherent distortion of a Stark lens cover. The image warping software algorithm alters the display scene... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group

20090106690 - Method and apparatus for sharing screen between applications based on different kinds of graphic systems: Provided are a method and apparatus for sharing a screen between applications based on different kinds of graphic systems when the applications are shown or hidden. The method includes the operations of setting a default graphic system, and controlling an operation of showing or hiding the applications based on different... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090106691 - Systems and methods for displaying and visualizing information: Certain embodiments of the present technology provide a method of displaying and visualizing information in accordance with the amount of screen space available. Other embodiments provide a system for displaying and visualizing information in accordance with the amount of screen space available. Yet other embodiments provide a computer-readable medium having... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090106692 - Tag based knowledge system for healthcare enterprises: Contemplated systems and methods provide an integration platform to facilitate the exchange of information between RFID tagged objects and non-RFID systems. In especially preferred aspects, RFID tagged objects include patients, personnel, and assets of a healthcare facility, while preferred non-RFID systems include asset management systems, timekeeping systems, electronic medical records... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish

20090106693 - Electronic profile filtering: A method is implementable in an electronic system coupled to an electronic device, which is, in turn, coupled to a display device. A web page displayable on the display device is served to the electronic device. The displayed web page includes a user interface, which, in turn, includes a selection... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090106694 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for affecting an arrangement of selectable items: Provided is an apparatus that includes a processing unit configured to monitor a quality of user performance in selecting one or more selectable items that are presented on a display. The processing unit is further configured to cause the one or more selectable items to be presented on the display... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090106695 - Method and system for predicting text: An electronic messager with a predictive text editor, including a storage unit for storing a data structure associating, for each one of a plurality of a user's contacts, usage data for the user's history of usage of words in communications with the user contact, a data manager coupled with the... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090106696 - Loop menu navigation apparatus and method: A curved-listing file hierarchy and a preview window for more efficiently displaying file hierarchy information on a data processing device. Curved-listing file hierarchies may allow more elements of a file hierarchy to be displayed in a smaller space. This may be especially useful for the smaller screens of some data... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, P.s.

20090106697 - Systems and methods for consumer-generated media reputation management: A method implementable in at least one electronic device coupled to a network and a display device, includes receiving, over the network, a data set, receiving, from a user, a selection of a first topic, determining, based on the data set, a plurality of network sites hosting commentary of the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090106699 - Image processing device and image processing method: An object analyzing unit analyzes images read from a storage unit and classifies objects contained in the images by object attribute. A display-method determining unit determines display positions of thumbnails of the images containing each object for every object attribute classified by the object analyzing unit. A thumbnail generating unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090106700 - Information processing unit, content providing server, information processing method and content providing method: An information processing unit according to the present invention includes: a content information acquiring portion which acquires meta data containing a thumbnail of a content corresponding to the content data and information indicating presence/absence of a preview of the content and the content data; a display control portion which displays... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090106698 - Method and device for providing easy access to pre-selected data resources: The present invention is directed toward a computer implemented method and device for providing a user with easy access to a plurality of frequently accessed resources. The invention provides a user agent (e.g., web browser) in which certain data resources (e.g., web pages) are displayed as thumbnail images within particular... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090106701 - Interactive complex event pattern builder and visualizer: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with complex event pattern building are described. One example method includes receiving, on a server-side, requests associated with user interactions with interactive menus. The method includes responding to the requests with commands that build a set of event-condition-action, data that describes an action to... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay, LLC - Oracle

20090106702 - Mobile terminal and method of displaying menu thereof: A mobile terminal and a method of displaying a menu thereof are provided. The method includes displaying a list of upper-level menus in an order on a display screen, displaying a first upper-level menu at an upper end of the display panel, a second upper-level menu that is next to... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090106703 - Method and apparatus to provide user-customized content: Provided are method and apparatus to provide user-customized content using mark log information of a user to provide content that are customized according to a user. The method includes display selected content, generating mark log information of a user according to markings of the displayed content, searching content related to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090106704 - Method, apparatus, and consumer product for creating shortcut to interface element: Embodiments disclosed herein may include creating a shortcut to an interface element, such as a graphical icon, located at first position on a display. Embodiments may include setting a bookmark at said interface element, connecting said bookmark to a bookmark dock that is located at a second position on the... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090106705 - Data management apparatus and method for organizing data elements into multiple categories for display: A data management apparatus includes a storage operative to organize a plurality of data elements into a plurality of categories, to assign a subspace to each of the plurality of categories, to place a plurality of subspaces in a multidimensional space, to create a data element space by distributing, in... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090106706 - Usite - online software that generates individual websites for personal of commercial business use: Embodied within the uSite is the Website Model a method for managing the website Content and Structure. The Website Model is a Simulated Visual Replica of the actual Website which is used to manage both website Content and Structure. The Website Model includes several unique utilities, the Collapsible Framework where... Agent: Donald Catherine

  
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20090100322 - Retrieving data relating to a web page prior to initiating viewing of the web page: Data is stored in a server database relating to the availability and/or technical requirements for accessing web pages accessible at specific URLs. When a user browses a web page that includes hyperlinks to one or more other pages, stored availability/technical requirements data is retrieved from the server database and presented... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090100321 - Universal contextual actions menu across windows applications: A universal way of providing contextual actions on electronic business forms or rich documents in a consistent manner irrespective of the document format or its hosting application utilizes metadata along with the actual data that will invoke the same context menu in any application. Actions can be taken on the... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090100323 - Link generator: A method of linking digital text based electronically stored documents to geographical spatial maps has the steps of compiling a group of digital text documents; and providing a link creator, the link creator generates hyperlinks in the digital text documents relating to a location or a structure and connecting the... Agent: David L. King, Sr.

20090100324 - System and computer program product for copying and pasting displayed elements of a range of cells in an electronic spreadsheet: The present invention is directed to a method, system and computer program for copying and pasting, in an electronic multidimensional spreadsheet, displayed elements of a source range of cells onto a destination range of cells, the source range of cells including one or more elements displayed on a user interface... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090100325 - System and method in an electronic spreadsheet for copying and pasting displayed elements of a range of cells: The present invention is directed to a method, system and computer program for copying and pasting, in an electronic multidimensional spreadsheet, displayed elements of a source range of cells onto a destination range of cells, the source range of cells including one or more elements displayed on a user interface... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090100326 - System and method for automated form completion: The invention enables automated form completion and comprises a combination of a graphical user interface, a database, one or more forms, a logic engine, and operational protocol. After a user's information is collected, the logic engine automatically creates an FDF file of the completed form, which may be sent electronically... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090100327 - Document information processing apparatus and document information processing program: A document information processing apparatus is obtained in which there is no need to provide the consistency of management between the instances of documents and their metadata, that is, there is no fear that inconsistency in management might be caused, thereby eliminating the possibility of loading the system, which would... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090100330 - Function-based object model for use in website adaptation: By understanding a website author's intention through an analysis of the function of a website, website content can be adapted for presentation or rendering in a manner that more closely appreciates and respects the function behind the website. Various inventive systems and methods analyze a website's function so that its... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090100328 - Method for obtaining accessibility information, computer program and accessibility information device: A method for obtaining accessibility information in a content of a rich internet application and a computer program and an accessibility information device. The method for obtaining accessibility information includes the steps of executing an object of the content displayed on a display screen, estimating a role of the object... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090100329 - Method of deploying a web widget in a desktop widget platform: One embodiment of a method is described for deploying a web widget, intended for use inside a web browser, in a desktop widget platform by way of a widget template modified to load the content of the web widget. The widget template is created according to the development specification of... Agent: Danny J. Espinoza

20090100332 - Integrating rich media into a web-based calendar: Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content,... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090100331 - Method including a timer for generating template based video advertisements: A method and system are disclosed for allowing an advertiser or other user to create high-end advertisements via a plurality of software-based, predefined templates. The templates may include a timer for counting down the temporal length of an advertisement. Upon countdown of the timer to zero, the advertisement may terminate... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090100333 - Visualizing circular graphic objects: At least two circular graphic objects selected from a set of circular graphic objects are arranged at respective locations in a coordinate plane where the circular graphic objects are mutually tangent. Another one of the circular graphic objects is chosen from the set as a current circular graphic object. A... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090100334 - Capturing symbolic information from documents upon printing: An MMR system for publishing comprises a plurality of mobile devices, an MMR gateway, an MMR matching unit, and an MMR publisher. A computer includes a document authoring application, plug-in, and printer driver. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the MMR gateway and sends it to one... Agent: Ricoh/fenwick

20090100335 - Method and apparatus for implementing wildcard patterns for a spellchecking operation: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for implementing wildcard patterns for a spellchecking operation. The process parses a set of words of a document using a dictionary of wildcard patterns to identify a set of wildcard strings in response to receiving a request to perform a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090100336 - Methods and systems for communicating data: Methods and systems for normalizing client access to data are provided. In one aspect, a method for accessing data in an automation system is provided. The method includes publishing at least one resource for at least one device and transmitting, from a client to the at least one device, a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090100337 - Help option enhancement for interactive voice response systems: A method for providing help within an interactive voice response application can include the step of determining an interactive voice response event corresponding to a help menu request. The event can be classified as a default help request or a user initiated help request. If the event is classified as... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090100338 - Interactive multimedia system: The present invention concerns an interactive multimedia system comprising processing electronic means that controls multimedia playing means for playing at least one video and/or audio content, wherein it further comprises detecting means, capable to detect presence of at least one participant within an interaction area (A) having a floor treadable... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090100339 - Content acess tree: A system and method are disclosed for visualizing, manipulating and encoding video stream data via a hierarchical format in a graphical user interface where at least one segment reduced image represents a sequential portion of a video stream, each segment having at least one scene, at least one scene reduced... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090100340 - Associative interface for personalizing voice data access: The claimed subject matter according to one aspect provides systems and/or methods that effectuate user development, customization, or utilization of dynamically configurable dialogue flow systems. The system can include devices and components that employ data associated with a user to retrieve navigation panes unique with respect to the user, scans... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090100341 - Iterative development of services from wsdl: Iterative development of services may be provided by simultaneously developing service implementations and the corresponding WSDL description. At least one web service may be specified by WSDL code accepted as input. Output code may be created corresponding to each of the inputted web service. A graphical display item may be... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090100344 - Mainframe-based browser: In various embodiments, a programmable apparatus for use in a computing environment is provided. The apparatus may include a browser configured for viewing at least the following portions of a mainframe system: at least one enterprise architecture framework (EAI) component of an EAI framework operatively associated with the mainframe system;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090100343 - Method and system for managing objects in a display environment: A system for managing an object base on a criterion in a display environment, includes a condition analysis unit which selects the object having metadata information corresponding to condition information of the criterion, and a display manager which manages an arrangement of the object according to an arrangement of the... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090100342 - Method and system for presenting address and mapping information: A method and apparatus for mapping address information (e.g. locations denoted by name or address, street addresses, landmarks, etc.) off of disparate sources and onto new or existing maps, are disclosed. A mapping component (e.g. a standalone application, a web-browser plug-in, an ActiveX control, a DLL, a COM object, a... Agent: Attn: Steven Rueben Petnote LLC

20090100345 - Method and system for testing websites: Methods and systems to test of web browser enabled applications are disclosed. In one embodiment, a browser application can allow a user to perform test and analysis processes on a candidate web browser enabled application. The test enabled browser can use special functions and facilities that are built into the... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090100346 - System and method for verifying access to content: A method and computer program product for receiving an indication of an email being generated for at least one recipient. The email is analyzed to determine if the email includes at least one link to a piece of content on a remote content resource. If the email includes at least... Agent: Holland & Knight

20090100347 - Enhanced calendaring functionality in a collaboration suite: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for enhanced calendaring functionality in a collaboration suite application. A mini-calendar display in different views of the collaboration suite application provide for an easy way to view, edit and/or add appointments without needing to open of the calendar in the collaboration suite application.... Agent: The Law Office Of Deepti Panchawagh - Jain

20090100349 - Terminal client collaboration and relay systems and methods: Systems and methods are described that enable collaboration in interactive sessions. A first connection is established between a terminal client and a relay service and the terminal client engages in an interactive session with a terminal service. A second connection is established between a shadow client and the relay service... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090100348 - Warning method during content modification and system therefor: The invention concerns a method for warning a user (17) equipped with a terminal (4, 5, 6, 67) during modification of a content in accordance with a content syndication technology in a communication system supporting a session initiation protocol and including a warning server (1) and a content server (2).... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090100350 - Information processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes: an image acquirement unit that acquires an image displayed on a first screen; a change determining unit that determines change of a first object displayed on the first screen; an object acquirement unit that acquires a second object displayed on a second screen superposed and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090100353 - Breakpoint identification and presentation in virtual worlds: One embodiment of the invention provides a method to allow a user to navigate through a virtual environment using breakpoints. Each breakpoint may store a context of a virtual location within the virtual world, recorded for the moment in time when the breakpoint was created. Further, in a persistent virtual... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090100355 - Information processing system, service providing apparatus and method, information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program: Systems and methods are provided which can be used to control electrical household appliances connected to a home network by use of a GUI having an entertainment-oriented virtual space capability. A virtual space is arranged with a mascot dedicated to the user of an information processing apparatus. An icon can... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090100352 - Method and apparatus for bridging real-world web applications and 3d virtual worlds: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for automating information sharing and propagation of control commands and events between software objects created in Web applications and 3D virtual world objects created in virtual world applications. A relationship is created to link a Web object with one... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090100351 - Suggestion of user actions in a virtual environment based on actions of other users: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for suggesting actions to users of an immersive virtual environment based on previous user actions within the virtual environment. Generally, characteristics of actions performed by various users of the virtual environment may be stored in a searchable actions index. Subsequently, the actions index may... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090100354 - Third party control over virtual world characters: A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world experiences including activities, settings, events, purchases, sales and diverse transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090100356 - Method for presenting a web page: The present invention provides a method for presenting a web page which presents a preview of a web page when loading the web page. The preview may be a smaller version of the web page, which is fitted to be completely contained in one screen. The preview may include a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090100357 - Systems and methods for visually selecting information: Systems and methods for presenting information are disclosed. Users are presented with a selectable representation of the information on a webpage. Users can access additional information and/or another web page by mousing over the selectable representation. The mouse over includes pointing the mouse pointer over the selectable representation for a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090100359 - Method including audio files for generating template based video advertisements: A method and system are disclosed for allowing an advertiser or other user to create high-end advertisements via a plurality of software-based, predefined templates. The templates may be customized by a user to configure the appearance, flow, interactivity and other features of an advertisement. The present system further provides a... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090100358 - Summarizing portlet usage in a portal page: A portal summary controller stores detected usage of at least one instance of at least one portlet application within at least one portal page at each of a plurality of different times. Responsive to a trigger to generate a summary portal page, the portal summary controller dynamically creates a summary... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo

20090100360 - Apparatus and method for creating expressions: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to provide a workspace for a user to define an expression with expression components from a graphical palette associated with the workspace. Placeholders are indicated in the workspace for the expression components to be added by the user. The placeholders are associated... Agent: Sap Global C/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani

20090100361 - System and method for providing dynamically updating applications in a television display environment: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for providing a framework for providing one or more applications to a user set top device. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises providing a minimized state wherein installed applications are displayed as one or more minimized... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20090100364 - Biological information measuring apparatus: A biological information measuring apparatus displays measurement results in various display modes. The biological information measuring apparatus includes an input unit which feeds display mode data used to determine the display modes of a plurality of items of biological information, a storage unit in which the display mode data is... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090100363 - Methods and systems for decluttering icons representing points of interest on a map: Methods and systems are provided for decluttering icons on a map graphically presented on a display. In one implementation, a method is provided for decluttering icons representing points-of-interest on a map, wherein the method includes determining whether icons in a map view are overlapping and grouping the icons which are... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090100362 - Template based method for creating video advertisements: A method and system are disclosed for allowing an advertiser or other user to create high-end advertisements via a plurality of software-based, predefined templates. The templates may be customized by a user to configure the appearance, flow, interactivity and other features of an advertisement. The present system further provides a... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090100365 - Zooming transitions: The present invention relates to a solution for facilitating user interface to a machine, comprising a solution for resizing selected objects to a first size in a graphical user interface and resizing not selected objects to a second size, wherein the first and second size are different from each other... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090100366 - 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 allows a user to place a point on a model surface that is... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090100367 - System and method for seamlessly integrating separate information systems within an application: The present invention is, in one embodiment, a system and method based on a client-server architecture for seamlessly integrating various information systems. In one embodiment, a bundle of files is deployed to a collaboration client, in order to enable the integration of the collaboration client with disparate information systems and... Agent: The Law Office Of Deepti Panchawagh- Jain

20090100368 - Method and apparatus for providing access to and working with architectural drawings on the internet: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide access to architectural documents in a network based on-line web based system. Servers that are accessible from the Internet maintain persistent multiple architectural documents of different media types. An online user is provided, from the servers via the Internet, a set of... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP

20090100369 - Method for automatically creating book definitions: Book definitions can be dynamically created based on content provided by a user. Such dynamic creation can include organization of user-supplied content into appropriate form, adjustment of book cover properties to match the user-supplied content, and verification that the user supplied content is appropriate for presentation in book form. Various... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC

20090100370 - Graphical representation of tabular data: An enterprise management system may present data in a user interface that contains tabular data and a graphical representation of the tabular data. The graphical representation may change based on portions of the tabular data that may be selected, and may show a graphical data summary if no rows are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090100371 - User support system integrating faq and helpdesk features and faq maintenance capabilities: A user support system provides a user interface that integrates FAQ features and helpdesk features and a user support request handling interface that integrates user support request handing and FAQ database maintenance. The user interface screen allows a user to select one or more levels of categories of support topic,... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090100372 - Summarizing portlet usage captured responsive to trigger events in a portal page: A portal summary controller monitors usage metadata indicating current usage of at least one portlet within at least one portal page for one of multiple events specified to trigger storage of the usage metadata. Responsive to detecting one of the multiple events within the usage metadata which triggers storage, the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ap) C/o Amy Pattillo

20090100373 - Fast and smooth scrolling of user interfaces operating on thin clients: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a user interface for scrolling through lists of information on user interfaces.... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090100375 - Content navigation method and user interface: A content navigation method presents on a screen a number of small boxes, each of which may be a smaller version of another web page or of a portion of a long web page. When a user clicks on a small box, the web page or the portion of a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090100374 - Method and system for referenced region manipulation: A method and computer graphics program executed by one or more processors is described for arranging regions which refer to various parts of a graphical layout such that changes to the original layout result in updates to the said regions. The regions themselves may be arranged by the user in... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090100376 - Method and apparatus for scheduling a reading list: During Internet and/or file browsing, a user may encounter files or Internet web pages of interest. The user may wish to store information about these files or pages for later consumption, but not the whole file or webpage. This is especially useful for mobile devices since storage space is limited... Agent: Mendelsohn & Associates, P.C.

20090100377 - Method for providing information by data processing device: It is possible to provide a service which can be easily customized in accordance with a user's preference. A method for providing information by a data processing device is applied to a data processing device which can acquire information from other information providing site via a network. In the state... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090100378 - System and method for alternatively communicating with an im contact using address book verbs: A system and method for alternatively communicating with an Instant Messaging (IM) contact from an IM application using address book verbs is provided. In an IM application, a context sensitive menu of options is presented to permit a user to invoke alternative communication capabilities (e.g. email, voice, SMS, etc.) of... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

20090100379 - Method and an apparatus for controlling a simulated moving object: s

20090100380 - Navigating through content: Navigating among content data via a navigation interface includes receiving navigational input including category input and/or page input. The category input and page input each can be selected regardless of what page is currently selected. The selected page fills a substantial portion of the display space. A navigation bar including... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090100381 - Method and system for creating superior informational guides: A method for creating informational guides includes receiving a guide specification and a guide content for a plurality of guides; publishing the plurality of guides to a Web-based network for access to users of the network; serving advertising to the plurality of published guides; and rewarding owners of the plurality... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione / Yahoo! Overture

20090100382 - Method of changing multiple boolean state items in a user interface: A method of changing the states of multiple Boolean state items displayed in a computer system user interface window draws a box around a plurality of Boolean state items displayed in the window. Each of the items displayed in the window initial state, which is either of the two Boolean... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090100383 - Predictive gesturing in graphical user interface: A computing system. The computing system includes a display presenting a user interface, and a gesture input configured to translate a user gesture into a command for controlling the computing system. The computing system also includes a gesture-predicting engine to predict a plurality of possible commands based on the beginning... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090100384 - Variable device graphical user interface: Methods, systems, devices, and apparatus, including computer program products, for adjusting a graphical user interface. A motion of a device is detected. A graphical user interface of the device is adjusted in response to the detected motion.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090094508 - Apparatus and method for supporting creation of an electronic document: Time spent for the editing operation by a user when a template part in which content is embedded is changed to a new template part is reduced. In a page editing unit, a parts information storage unit stores information on template parts, a part inserting unit retrieves a first template... Agent: Patent Ingenuity, PC

20090094509 - Document processing device, and document processing method: A technology is provided in which a document described in a markup language is appropriately processed. In the document processing apparatus, when the definition file creating unit creates a new definition file, the definition file name creating unit creates a name of the definition file. When the document acquisition unit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090094511 - Method and system of enhanced messaging: Methods and apparatus for providing rich media for enhancing user interaction with a messaging program. The rich media includes user perceptible content and content specific information. User perceptible content may include a small animated picture with an embedded sound file that messaging program users can send to each other during... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090094512 - Method and system of enhanced messaging: Methods and apparatus for providing rich media for enhancing user interaction with a messaging program. The rich media includes user perceptible content and content specific information. User perceptible content may include a small animated picture with an embedded sound file that messaging program users can send to each other during... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090094510 - Method for flexible, safe, robust, and efficient generation and serving of multi-source world-wide web content pages: The invention provides a method for flexibly, safely, robustly, and efficiently serving user interface pages composed of foreign content supplied by a third-party as well as local content supplied by the first party by allowing the cobrander to serve cobranded page templates. The cobrandee server retrieves the cobranded page templates... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090094513 - Method and apparatus for assisting the evaluation of medical image data: A method for assisting the evaluation of medical image data is disclosed. In at least one embodiment of the method a current layout is displayed which presents a particular arrangement of image series or individual images which are generated using one or more data records. Further, at least one executable... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090094514 - System and method for embedding, editing, saving, and restoring objects within a browser window: In accordance with one embodiment, the present invention provides the ability to embed and edit rich content into a browser document. Embedded objects are not backed by installed desktop applications. Instead, in one embodiment, the embedded objects are Asynchronous Javascript and XML (AJAX) components that adhere to a set of... Agent: The Law Office Of Deepti Panchawagh - Jain

20090094515 - Displaying documents to a plurality of users of a surface computer: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for displaying documents to a plurality of users of a surface computer, the surface computer comprising a surface, surface computer capable of receiving multi-touch input through the surface and rendering display output on the surface, that include: registering a plurality of users with the... Agent: International Corp (blf)

20090094516 - Application of ratings to digital music and playback of digital music conforming to a rating level: The present invention is directed to a method and system for applying ratings to digital music and for playing back digital music conforming to a rating level. A method for playing back digital music conforming to a rating level, includes: sending a request for metadata from a music player to... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090094517 - Conversational advertising: A method of advertising in a computer medium, such as the Internet. The method includes providing a virtual instructor in a virtual environment. The virtual instructor is configured to provide content, such as, a foreign language instruction or a translation service of existing foreign language web pages to a user... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090094518 - Method for image animation using image value rules: A method for image presentation are provided, in which at least one theme for image presentation is obtained; at least one set of images is acquired for presentation in association with each theme; and a presentation area image is generated for presentation on a display with a plurality of separate... Agent: David A. Novais, Patent Legal Staff, Eastman Kodak Company

20090094519 - System and method for enhanced streaming audio: A system and method for enhancement and management of streaming audio is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system provides a client-side decoder that is compatible with numerous audio formats, so that a user can enjoy relatively high-quality audio from various sources, even from sources that do not provide multi-channel or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090094520 - User interface for creating tags synchronized with a video playback: A system for handling video tags. The tags are displayed synchronized to a video. A controller manages and modifies tag data that can be created by one or more users. The controller identifies a tag dataset for use with a video and provides information for synchronization and display of the... Agent: Charles J. Kulas

20090094521 - Method and apparatus to automate configuration of network entities: A method and apparatus for automating the configuration of network entities with a network management system. More particularly, a graphical user interface incorporates a template to allow administrators to configure attributes of network entities. The graphical user interface and template reduce the number of blocks required to configure network entities... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090094522 - Interactive presentation and distribution of web content: A data module for display in web content on a webpage is disclosed, along with a method of presenting the web content. The module includes data content for display on a webpage having publisher content, an advertisement coupled to the data content, and a link in the data content for... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090094523 - Methods and systems for maintaining desktop environments providing integrated access to remote and local resourcses: A method for maintaining a full-screen, integrated desktop environment on a remote machine for display to a user by a local machine includes monitoring, by a first agent on the remote machine, a desktop environment providing integrated access to a resource provided to a user of the local machine by... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090094524 - Interface for exchanging context data: A facility for exchanging context attributes is described. A characterization module receives an invocation request to provide an attribute value that was generated by a requesting attribute consumer. The received invocation request identifies the attribute whose value is to be provided. In response to receiving the invocation request, the characterization... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090094525 - System and method for dynamic media integration into web pages: Systems and methods for dynamic media integration into networked content are disclosed. The system in an example embodiment includes components to insert a trigger into publisher media, receive a request for access to a graphical user interface from a publisher, receive, via the graphical user interface, publisher instructions for modifying... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090094527 - Environment-interactive context-aware devices and methods: Location-aware methods and systems are described. In one embodiment, a portable computing device determines its location by accessing one or more hierarchical tree structures each of which comprising multiple nodes that represent physical or logical locations, and traversing at least one node on the one or more hierarchical tree structures... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090094526 - Method and system for providing an extensible user interface: Displaying a custom user interface in response to a determination that the application program is configured to display the custom user interface. To create the custom user interface, the end user can customize one or more default user interface files to create custom user interface files. The default user interface... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090094528 - User interfaces and uploading of usage information: A graphical user interface (GUI) can be used to provide information reflecting a user's interaction with a product using a stand-alone portable device. The user can respond to questions while interacting with the product. The responses are logged by the portable device and subsequently uploaded to the computer system, which... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090094529 - Methods and systems for context sensitive workflow management in clinical information systems: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for execution of clinical workflows via a clinical application system. Certain embodiments provide a clinical application system facilitating completion of clinical workflow tasks. The system includes a processor configured to associate tasks in a clinical workflow with external actors. The... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090094530 - Method and system for reviewing a component requirements document and for recording approvals thereof: A method and system for reviewing and recording approvals for a component requirements document (CRD). A document link to a CRD and a chart link to a condensed version of the CRD are inserted into a review database table. The CRD describes changes required for a software application component. Prior... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090094532 - Dynamic meeting agenda generation based on presenter availability: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to C&S e-meeting scheduling and provide a method, system and computer program product for dynamic agenda updating in a C&S system. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for dynamic agenda updating based upon presenter participation in... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090094533 - Method and conference server for initializing scheduled conferences: Conference participants are selected via a network element in a network, the geographical area locations, for example, buildings of an enterprise, of the conference participants are determined and depending on the determined locations a geographical conference area, for example a conference room is determined for each conference participant. The conference... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090094534 - Server apparatus and control method of server apparatus: A server apparatus includes a unit for generating image information, a unit for generating a GUI image for designating time, a unit for compressing the image information and GUI image by coding, a storage unit for storing the compressed image information in association with time, a unit for transmitting the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090094531 - Telephone call as rendezvous mechanism for data sharing between users: A mechanism for transferring files that leverages the user-friendly process of making a phone call. The phone call provides sufficient context to enable the sharing of data. Conversely, selected data that was previously shared can initiate an alternative means of communication (e.g., a phone call, email, etc.). The mechanism separates... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090094535 - Suggested actions within a virtual environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for suggesting actions to users of an immersive virtual environment based on previous user actions within the virtual environment. Generally, characteristics of actions performed by various users of the virtual environment may be stored in a searchable actions index. Subsequently, the actions index may... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090094537 - Method for allowing users of a document to pass messages to each other in a context-specific manner: This invention relates to digital reading applications—specifically the ability to discuss documents contextually, in real time or asynchronously, in a virtual space within a document. The preferred embodiment of this method allows for discussions to take place inline, in parallel, or in any fashion wherein user conversations can be tied... Agent: Travis Alber

20090094536 - System and method for adding members to chat groups based on analysis of chat content: A system, method, and program product is provided that selects an instant messaging message that includes one or more words in a text area. The instant message is a communication with an instant messaging participant that corresponds to an instant messaging participant identifier. A count is kept of the words... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen

20090094538 - Method for creating tables in electronic forms: A form table system and method are disclosed, for creating fillable form tables that are part of electronic documents. The form tables may include an unlimited number of cell array vectors, e.g., rows or columns, confined to a limited space in the electronic document. The form table system enables a... Agent: Moetteli & Associates Sarl

20090094539 - Controlling a computer peripheral device using a universal driver and device-generated user interface information: In an embodiment, a computer peripheral device driver comprises logic operable to perform sending, from a computer to a peripheral device, a request for a user interface of the peripheral device; receiving from the peripheral device a description of the user interface that the peripheral device has created in at... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090094540 - Methods and systems that monitor learning progress: A graphical user interface (GUI) can be used to provide information reflecting a user's interaction with a product using a stand-alone portable device. The portable device, operable as a stand-alone device, logs inputs by a user who is interacting with a product using the portable device. Information from the portable... Agent: Murabito, Hao & Barnes, LLP

20090094541 - Methods, systems and computer program products for scheduling executions of programs: A distributed computing system includes at least first and second distinct computers each having a different operating system. First processes are compatible with the first operating system and second processes are compatible with the second operating system. A third scheduling computer, coupled to the first and second computer via a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090094542 - Classification tool: Disclosed is a method which, in one embodiment, enables a user to navigate the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). The method initially involves uploading a delimited HTS file, and using it to create a wizard which optionally allows the user to navigate a series of options menus, or alternatively, the entire... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090094544 - Method and apparatus for selecting a layout for a user interface to display on an electronic device: The disclosure relates to a system and method of selecting a layout for a user interface for generation on a display of an electronic device. The method comprises the steps of: a) obtaining a representation of the interface; b) generating a plurality of parses of the interface; c) measuring the... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20090094543 - Web service user experience without upfront storage expense: A method is provided for allocating resources for users of a service based on whether a user has expressed intent to fully utilize capabilities of the service. If the intent is expressed by a user, an infrastructure is created that enables the user to maintain, via a user interface, artifacts... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090094545 - System and method for identifying process bottlenecks: In some embodiments, a method includes defining a sequence of process resources. Each of the process resources is for performing at least one respective task on a work item. The method further includes calculating a resource utilization metric for each of the process resources. The method also includes displaying a... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20090094546 - Alternate progress indicator displays: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to novel techniques for showing the progress of an automated computer process, particularly through a graphical user interface (GUI). Graphical status displays are employed which show graphical time-based information, such as rate and estimated time to completion, as well as a completion portion... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP- Ibm

20090094547 - Audio conferencing announcements: The name file may be played to the user on accessing the system, and/or to other participants when he joins or leaves a conference. By storing the name file for re-use in many conferences, the access to each conference is simplified. It also allows listeners-in to conferences to be announced... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090094548 - Information processing unit and scroll method: An information processing unit according to the present invention, includes: a display portion in which part of plural object display regions which function as an object when object data is displayed is displayed; an object data display control portion which allocates the object data to the plural object display regions... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090094549 - Display management in a multi-window display: Devices and methods for controlling displays in a multi-display environment are disclosed. An exemplary method may comprise the following steps. Initially, an exemplary method may continuously track and record currently active display surfaces. Next, the exemplary method may identify the display surface that is determined to have been active immediately... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090094550 - Zooming method of display image of electronic device: A zooming method of a display image of an electronic device for zooming in a designated area of a portable electronic device. The zooming method includes the following steps setting a hot key combination, and loading a trigger event of the hot key into a Windows operating system as a... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090094551 - Enhancements to prevent split entries in the event of a window focus shift: The present invention discloses a solution to prevent split entries in an event of a window focus shift while still permitting the focus shift event to occur. The solution utilizes a number of different configurable techniques to accomplish this goal, all of which are designed to permit a user to... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090094552 - Guided transition user interfaces: A guided transition user interface may be used to transition from a first user interface to a second user interface. The guided transition user interface may include a representation of the second user interface as well as a description of a task to perform from the first user interface. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090094553 - Method and system for enveloping a group of toolbar icons: A method of enveloping a group of toolbar icons. An application program displays a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes multiple toolbar icons. If a graphical cursor is in proximity to a first toolbar icon, the application displays a graphical border that surrounds the first icon and one or more... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090094554 - Method and system for identifying grouped toolbar icons: A method of identifying grouped toolbar icons. An application program displays a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes multiple toolbar icons. The application iteratively determines whether or not a graphical cursor is in proximity to a first toolbar icon. If the cursor is in proximity to the first icon, the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090094555 - Adaptive user interface elements on display devices: An apparatus, method, and computer program product for providing adaptive user interface elements on display devices are provided. The apparatus includes a processing element configured to provide for a display of an image of a user interface element, where actuation of the user interface element invokes a certain operation. The... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090094557 - Sun-shadow simulation in a geospatial system: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to display a sun and shadow simulation in a 3D system. A 3D view of a real world scene is displayed, using a 3D graphics application, on a display device. A plug-in is installed into the application. A calendar period... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP

20090094556 - User defined scenarios in a three dimensional geo-spatial system: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to store user defined scenarios in a three-dimensional system. A 3D view of a real world scene is displayed, using a three-dimensional (3D) graphics application. Plug-ins are installed into the 3D graphics application. A user selects a subset of the... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP

20090094558 - Viewport overlays to expose alternate data representations: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to display (using a 3D graphics application) an overlayed window containing an alternate data representation in a three-dimensional system. A first 3D view of a real world scene (that includes a first set of data layers) is displayed on a... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center

20090094559 - Managing a relationship network: This disclosure provides various embodiments of systems, methods, and software for the management of relationship networks. In one implementation, the software identifies an electronic communication, parses the electronic communication into a first communication attribute and a second communication attribute, and stores the first and second communication attributes in an attribute... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.

20090094561 - Displaying personalized documents to users of a surface computer: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for displaying personalized documents to users of a surface computer, the surface computer comprising a surface, surface computer capable receiving multi-touch input through the surface and rendering display output on the surface, that include: registering a plurality of users with the surface computer; assigning,... Agent: International Corp (blf)

20090094560 - Handle flags: The claimed subject matter provides techniques to effectuate and facilitate efficient and flexible selection of display objects. The system can include devices and components that acquire gestures from pointing instrumentalities and thereafter ascertains velocities and proximities in relation to the displayed objects. Based at least upon these ascertained velocities and... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090094562 - Menu display method for a mobile communication terminal: A mobile terminal comprising a display module to display a tag and to display a menu screen image related to the tag at one portion of a background image as the tag is dragged, the menu screen image being displayed according to a dragging direction and a dragging distance; an... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

  
04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090089660 - Arranging graphic objects on a page with relative position based control: A user-specified layout of graphic objects is received. A relative layout specification is derived from the user-specified layout. The relative layout specification describes relative positions of the graphic objects. A final layout of the graphic objects is determined in accordance with the relative layout specification. The final layout includes a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090089661 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus comprises an input unit adapted to input forming information, a plurality of objects and usage conditions for the plurality of objects, the usage conditions including layout information that is generated from the forming information; a control unit adapted to control usage permission of the forming information... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090089662 - System and method for providing a multi-row capable table: The present invention is a system and method for showing as much horizontal data as possible without requiring horizontal scrolling while maintaining the attributes and benefits of a tabular display. This is achieved by dynamically splitting a row into two or more sub-rows when the row data would otherwise exceed... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090089663 - Document management workflow for redacted documents: A method including accessing an electronic document from a source of electronic documents; determining if the electronic document is redaction protected; and when the electronic document is redaction protected, allowing the electronic document to be opened only if a redaction application is available to allow opening of the electronic document... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090089675 - Method for providing graphical user interface and video apparatus using the same: A method for providing a GUI and a video apparatus using the method are provided. The method for providing a GUI includes providing a higher level menu screen in the form of a first keypad, and providing a lower level menu screen in the form of a second keypad.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090089677 - Systems and methods for enhanced textual presentation in video content presentation on portable devices: Systems and methods for enhancing display of textual information in a video stream displayed on a portable device. In one aspect textual information is identified in frames of a video stream and is enhanced to improve visual readability of the textual information. The textual information may be enhanced by enlarging... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090089676 - Tabbed multimedia navigation: Various embodiments are directed to improved systems and techniques for allowing a user to navigate to media content on a mobile computing device and/or perform available operations associated with the media content. In one embodiment, for example, a mobile computing device may comprise a display to present a tabbed multimedia... Agent: Kacvinsky LLC 4500 Brooktree Road

20090089679 - Information processing device, information processing method, and storage medium storing information processing program: An information processing device includes a storage component that stores browsing screen data that is provided at an external device and create a browsing screen that is displayed on a display of the external device as a result of the external device interpreting and executing the browsing screen data; an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090089702 - Interactive analysis of network adjustment results: A method of improving workflow while performing a network adjustment associated with surveying data is disclosed. A first window containing a plan view which graphically displays at least one input is provided. The input is associated with surveying data. A second window contains a report which displays the input in... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090089704 - Presentation of large objects on small displays: A method for presenting at least a part of an object is shown, comprising at least partially dividing at least one object into a plurality of sub-objects, presenting the plurality of sub-objects in a first representation, making at least one sub-object of the plurality of sub-objects an active sub-object, and... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090089705 - Virtual object navigation: A navigation manager is configured to navigate the display of an object that is larger than a computer's display based on manipulation of the display screen itself. Sensing devices associated with the display detect movement of the device and/or interaction with the display. When the movement and/or the interaction with... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090089706 - Varying user interface element based on movement: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting a user interface element. Movement of a user interface element that includes first and second pattern layers is detected. While the user interface element is moving, a first pattern layer is translated relative to a second pattern layer.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

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