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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090138788 - Apparatus, method and computer program for generating a template for arranging at least one object at at least one place: Methods and apparatus for generating a template for arranging at least one object at least one place, wherein the at least one object is characterized by at least one feature, wherein the methods and apparatus facilitate: providing at least one initial object, arranging the at least one initial object at... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090138789 - User interface for establishing mappings from internal metadata to external metadata: A solution is provided that allows a user to provide an alternate set of metadata for any number of data points within a report, while in a report design environment. They may lay down a grid on the work area and specify the data by placing the relevant dimensional metadata,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090138790 - Structural editing with schema awareness: A markup language document has data entry fields corresponding to markup language nodes that are arranged in a hierarchical structure of parents having child nodes. The hierarchical position of each markup language node in the hierarchical structure is expressed as a corresponding fragment of the markup language. For each parent,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090138791 - Apparatus and method for helping in the reading of an electronic message: An apparatus and method for determining whether the meaning of a word included in an electronic message needs to be presented to a user, according to a dynamic determination whether the user currently knows the meaning of the word. In a client, a communication control unit receives a message sent... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090138793 - Document analysis, commenting, and reporting system: A document analysis, commenting, and reporting system provides tools that automate quality assurance analysis tailored to specific document types. As one example, the specific document type may be a requirements specification and the system may tag different parts of requirements, including actors, entities, modes, and a remainder. However, the flexibility... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090138795 - Enforcing context model based policies with forward chaining: A method for enforcing a number of context model based policies with forward chaining comprising applying a policy set including a plurality of policies to an instantiated context model which includes a set of referenced instance documents in XML format, determining whether the instantiated context model should be updated, if... Agent: Ibm Corporation C/o: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090138792 - System and method for extending ad hoc information around structured data: Systems and methods for extending ad hoc information around structured data. The method for one embodiment comprises several steps. One step is creating a web interface for structured data. One step is combining the structured data through the web interface with unstructured data, wherein one or more users can collaborate... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090138794 - System and method for securing web applications: A method includes receiving a request to render a web page, where the web page is provided by a web application. The method also includes determining how to modify one or more controls associated with the web page based on a user requesting the web page. The method further includes... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090138796 - System for character validation and method therefor: Character validation systems and methods are implemented. Characters in a data processing system may be may be represented by a set of n-bit data values, however not all n-bit values necessarily represent valid characters. Each data value corresponding to a character of a stream of characters may be validated in... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090138797 - Automated sequential imaging of selected computer produced pages of data associated with designated text data objects listed on automated permutations of data tables: A computer application providing automated sequential imaging, in user specified order, of selected computer-produced pages comprised of data drawn from records of text data objects listed on a data table, additional data previously entered on the pages and, the ability to display any external image associated with a text data... Agent: Robert Listou

20090138798 - Method and system for matching the web page of mobile communication terminal: The present invention disclosed a method and a system for processing the page information for a mobile communication terminal. The system comprises an access module, an information providing module, a strategy module, a content acquirement module and a page generation module. The information providing module generates the detailed information of... Agent: Olson & Cepuritis, Ltd.

20090138799 - Navigation interface: A method and apparatus of simplified navigation. A web page is provided having a link to a sister site. The sister site facilitates simplified navigation. Pages from the sister site are served responsive to actuation of the sister site link. In one embodiment, the sister site includes matrix pages to... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20090138800 - Apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for directing operation of a software application via a touch-sensitive surface: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor configured to receive data representative of points on a touch-sensitive surface with which an object comes into contact to initiate and carry out a trace or movement interaction with the surface. In this regard, the trace is defined by a shape formed... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090138801 - Wizard navigation list: Embodiments of the invention provide a navigation list allowing a user to quickly navigate to any desired panel of an application wizard. In one embodiment, the navigation list may be displayed with the application wizard. The navigation list may include links to each panel included in the application wizard. The... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090138802 - Method of controlling display on function operation screen: In an information utilizing device, a function item that has not been used by a user at all or that has a low frequency of use is deleted from function items displayed on a screen or is excluded from selectable items and displayed as a non-selectable item on the screen.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090138803 - Cascading definition and support of edi rules: Electronic data interchange (EDI) documents are validated by creating an inventory of all rules, dynamically adjusting the inventory based upon entity specific rules derived from a plurality of companion guides, determining a profile containing pointers to select rules in the inventory for each companion guide and storing the profile for... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.

20090138804 - Secure browser: A method for interacting with a user, comprising communicating with at least one cooperative server through a normal browser; automatically receiving encrypted data having an associated received type code indicative of a requirement for a secure browser having restricted functionality with respect to a functionality of the normal browser; selectively... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090138805 - Media preferences: An electronic media device may be controlled based on personalized media preferences of users experiencing content using the electronic media device. Users experiencing content using the electronic media device may be automatically identified and the electronic media device may be automatically controlled based on media preferences associated with the identified... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090138806 - Discovery and visualization of common social context: A method of determining a common social context can include detecting a collaboration between a plurality of participants. The method can include identifying a plurality of common social contexts and determining a probability that the collaboration belongs to each of the plurality of common social contexts. At least one probability... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.

20090138807 - Method for improving queue experience in a three-dimensional virtual environment: A method improving a customers experience in a queue located in a three-dimensional virtual environment is provided. The method includes the creation of computer controlled pseudo avatars that are added and removed from queues to create the perception that the queues are moving. A conversational avatar is further provided to... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090138808 - Method and apparatus for providing attributes of a collaboration system in an operating system folder-based file system: A conventional operating system folder or directory based file system is implemented with, or enhanced to provide, attributes of shared collaborative workspaces. In particular, the conventional file system is connected to either a server based or a distributed collaboration system and the user interface of the operating system file system... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090138809 - System and method for an instant messaging interface: Computer-implemented systems and methods for a simplified instant messaging interface are provided for allowing users to initiate and engage in instant messaging conversations. In various embodiments, the systems and methods reduce the overhead involved in initiating and/or engaging in instant messaging conversations. In some embodiments, the simplified instant messaging interface... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090138810 - Web page editor with element selection mechanism: A web page editor displays a web page including web page elements. At least some of the elements at least partially overlap other elements. The web page editor includes an element selection mechanism. The element selection mechanism allows a user to unambiguously select between the web page elements.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090138811 - Display object penetrating apparatus: A display object blending apparatus capable of preventing a desired display object from being covered and hidden, by semi-transparently displaying a display object to cover another display object which meets a condition is provided. An instruction section (101), an overlap determination section (102), a condition determination section (103), and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090138812 - Label data creating apparatus, label data creating method, and computer program product: In a case wherein a drop area of a capture window is clicked with a mouse and text is entered through a keyboard, a CPU of a computer device changes the drop area of a capture window to an edit area which displays text characters that were entered from the... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090138813 - System and method for providing an objective to a user: A system and method for providing an objective to a user comprises a user registration unit, a build unit, a user interface unit, and an objective determination unit. The user registration unit is configured to receive a user request to operate the system. The build unit is configured to select... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090138814 - User interface for generating and managing medication tapers: Methods, computer storage media, systems and user interfaces for generating and/or managing medication tapers are provided. Medication tapers are generated by receiving medication taper data and calculating a planned regimen that includes a set of orders based upon the received medication taper data. Each order of the set of orders... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Intellectual Property Department

20090138815 - Enhancing visual continuity in scrolling operations: A visual indicator distinguishes between newly displayed content and previously displayed content during and/or after a scrolling operation. The newly displayed content is displayed in a different format, or with a different background, or with some other visual indication, as compared with content that was previously displayed and is still... Agent: Raubvogel Law Office

20090138816 - Display apparatus and display control program: A display apparatus is provided including a display panel; a user input switch for inputting a first switching instruction and a second switching instruction from the user; and a processor. The processor is configured to manage a display order of image data files and associated text data; select text data... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090138817 - Efficient display systems and methods: Methods and systems for making a more efficient use of a display area for the purpose of displaying items, for example on an Internet store web site. In one embodiment of the invention the items are displayed in rows in a manner which allows for optimization of the number of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090138818 - Method, program, and data processing system for manipulating display of multiple display objects: There is provided a method for manipulating display of multiple display objects on a display device in a data processing system connected to the display device, the multiple display objects being ordered and at least partially overlapping each other. The method includes the steps of: recording the current position in... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090138819 - Window switch system: A system for switching an opened window in a computer system between a display state and a hide state includes a mouse and a window switch system. The mouse has a switch key and a signal control unit. The window control system includes a window recording unit, a display control... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090138820 - System and method for implementing an active role-based organization structure: A system and method for implementing an active role-based organization structure. The system is configured for use with one or more applications. The system also includes a user interface for providing data to each of the one or more applications and displaying data from each of the one or more... Agent: Loeb & Loeb, LLP

20090138821 - Display control apparatus and display control method: A CPU (111) in a video reproducing device (100) permits a display section (320) of a television device (300) to display a menu screen (500) for operating functions of the video reproducing device (100) and the television device (300). The menu screen (500) is displayed as a part of a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090138822 - Method of flexibly blocking out busy-time in calendars: An application for use with a computer to allow a user to manage blocks of time. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to be initiated upon a first command of the user with respect to a first icon, which represents a period of time in accordance with a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090138823 - Handheld electronic device and associated method employing a graphical user interface to output on a display virtually stacked groups of selectable objects: A handheld electronic device and an improved method employ a GUI to depict a plurality of selectable objects on a display. The selectable objects are arranged in groups, with at least one of the groups being depicted on the display at any given time. The groups are arranged in rings,... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090138824 - Method of flexibly blocking out busy-time in calendars: An application for use with a computer to allow a user to manage blocks of time. The application includes a graphical user interface (GUI) to be initiated upon a first command of the user with respect to a first icon, which represents a period of time in accordance with a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090138825 - Image navigation apparatus and method: A graphical user interface (“GUI”) for managing a set of images is described comprising: a thumbnail region for displaying a first group of thumbnail images; a highlight element to highlight a specified one of the first group of thumbnail images responsive to user input; and a navigation map positioned adjacent... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090138826 - Graphic-information flow method and system for visually analyzing patterns and relationships: A display control and information management system seamlessly integrates layered and slotted formatted data from local and remote sources to provide a highly versatile information display. The system permits selective control of display and display features so that complex data and data flows can be seamlessly accessed with enhanced cognition... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps

20090138827 - Portable electronic device with interface reconfiguration mode: A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action, with respect to the touch-sensitive display, for initiating a predefined user interface reconfiguration process; and varies positions of one or more icons in the plurality of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090138829 - Information processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium: An information processing apparatus for processing content data obtained from a plurality of capturing devices by capturing an object includes a storing device, an obtaining device, and a searching device. The storing device stores additional information in association with the content data. The additional information includes address information for linking... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090138828 - Ordering of conversations based on monitored recipient user interaction with corresponding electronic messages: A system and computer-implemented method includes presenting a user interface having a visual representation for each of multiple ongoing conversations involving a recipient user identity who is associated with each of the conversations. Message activity of the recipient user identity with respect to one or more of the multiple ongoing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090138831 - Apparatus and method of determining a user selection in a user interface: A user interface (210) includes an RC circuit (213). The RC circuit (213) includes a variable capacitance. The variable capacitance is produced by a sensing member (310) in cooperation with a user's finger (311). When a user makes a selection with the user interface (210), the user places a finger... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles W. Bethards, LLP

20090138830 - Method, article, apparatus and computer system for inputting a graphical object: Method, article, apparatus and computer system facilitating the easy and intuitive inputting of a desired graphical object into an electronic system from a large plurality of predetermined graphical objects. In one example embodiment, this is achieved by assigning each of said graphical objects into one of a plurality of groups... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

  
05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090132899 - System for automatically inserting reference numerals in a patent application: A system for preparing a patent application in conjunction with a word processing program. The patent application includes elements, each having a common noun and being differentiated by a different adjective or combination of adjectives. The computer program automatically inserts the proper reference numeral or reference numerals following each occurrence... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC Suite 2000

20090132900 - Method for producing and outputting web pages via a computer network, and web page produced thereby: A method for producing and outputting web pages via a computer network, in particular the Internet, may include: recording a moving object by a video camera against a background screen; outputting a first video signal that has a plurality of pixels in chronologically successive frames in each case; modifying transparency... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090132901 - Systems and methods for classifying content using matrix factorization: Systems and methods for classifying documents each having zero or more links thereto include generating a link matrix; generating a document term matrix; and jointly factorizing the document term matrix and the link matrix.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20090132902 - Method to reformat regions with cluttered hyperlinks: A method for presenting a page, having a set of links, on a data processing system is provided. The page is preprocessed to form a processed page, wherein the processed page is unpresented within the data processing system. A determination is made as to whether or not the links within... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090132903 - Visual system for visualizing, navigating, and editing attribute lattices within olap databases: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for creating and managing a visual representation of OLAP attributes and relationships for a dimension. A visual representation is generated that contains an arrangement of shapes with connections between shapes. One or more sub-elements are contained within at least some of the shapes. Connections... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090132904 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for interactive surveying: A survey document is provided on a server, for delivery to a client on a network, having questions and potential answers in a format defining branches of the questions. Programming instructions are also provided on the server for delivery to the client on the network. The instructions are for causing... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090132905 - Information processing system, method, and program: The present invention relates to an information processing system, method, and program which are capable of presenting a more persuasive recommendation reason. When a music CD meeting a user's preference is selected by a server apparatus, a recommendation screen is displayed onto the display of the user apparatus. The detailed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090132907 - Annotation structure for web pages, system and method for annotating web pages: An annotation structure for web pages, a system and a method for annotating web pages are disclosed. In the invention, a web page displayed by a web browser is treated as a bottom web page, and an XML-based vector graphic annotation is overlaid on the bottom web page, wherein the... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090132908 - Apparatus, program and method for accepting a request from a client computer via a network and executing a web application: The present invention provides a web application server which executes a process appropriately also with respect to an access from a terminal device which was not recognized by the web application when the application was designed. The web application server includes a DLG file storage unit 12 having stored a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090132911 - Automatic detection and application of editing patterns in draft documents: An error detection and correction system extracts editing patterns and derives correction rules from them by observing differences between draft documents and corresponding edited documents, and/or by observing editing operations performed on the draft documents to produce the edited documents. The system develops classifiers that partition the space of all... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC

20090132906 - Document processing device and document processing method: A document processing apparatus provides displaying/editing systems in increments of vocabularies, such as an HTML unit for displaying/editing an HTML document, an SVG unit for displaying/editing an SVG document, etc., in the form of plug-ins. In a case that the document to be processed is described in a vocabulary which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090132909 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: A method for processing in an information processing apparatus, which is wirelessly connected to a device serving as a Web server, and can control the device using a user interface provided by the device, includes acquiring domain information of the device when the wireless connection is established; acquiring a file... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090132910 - Method and system for providing an xml binary format: A technique for incorporating binary formatting into a tag-based description language, such as XML, is provided. The binary formatting is achieved by tokenizing the tag and attribute names into variable sized numeric tokens, thereby obviating the need for repetitive or redundant storage of lengthy unicode words, etc. The binary formatting... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090132912 - Method and apparatus for declarative updating of self-describing, structured documents: The present invention includes a method and device for updating a self-describing, structured document. A further aspect of the present invention is enabling client-based modification of the document. Additional aspects of the present invention are described in the claims, specification and drawings.... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090132913 - Systems, methods and computer program products for automatic dissemination of spelling rules within working groups: Systems, methods, and computer program products for automatic dissemination of spelling rules within working groups. Exemplary embodiments include a method for automatic dissemination of spelling rules within working groups having a sender computer and a recipient computer, the method including composing a document on the sender computer, performing a spell... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090132914 - Electronic program guide dispaly device for displaying electronic program guide: In a terminal device, a template containing scripts defining terminal operation used for bi-directional service is obtained and analyzed/stored in advance. The terminal device obtains an electronic program guide, and if a program allowing use of a stored template exists, displays, on the electronic program guide, information indicating presence of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090132916 - User interface for adjusting thresholds and presenting mammography processing results: Methods for displaying various user interfaces are disclosed for use in conjunction with image analysis software. User interfaces disclosed identify areas of interest on an analyzed image. The identified areas of interest are correlated with a confidence value displayed on the image as well, giving the user an idea of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090132915 - View selection and switching: Application logic and user interfaces are separated to allow more than one interface or view to be easily employed for given application logic. A particular interface can be utilized to display data and/or facilitate interaction simply by identifying the interface. Available interfaces are identified to users for selection thereof. The... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090132917 - Methods and systems for generating a visual user interface: An interface engine is configured to generate a user interface on a display coupled to an electronic device. The interface engine is configured to display characters, in the user interface, that may input into the electronic device. The interface engine is configured to generate the user interface to include character... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)

20090132918 - Community-based software application help system: A framework for enabling a community of users to share help information about an application program. The framework includes a mechanism for users to generate and share help information and a mechanism for users to access help information created by other users. To generate help information, tools may be incorporated... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090132919 - Appending hover help to hover help for a user interface: Enabling end users to add their own hover help to extend hover help that is provided in a user interface, without having access to the code of the application. An end user can extend the application-provided hover help information to make it more helpful or tailored to his own needs.... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm

20090132920 - Community-based software application help system: A framework for enabling a community of users to share help information about an application program. The framework includes a mechanism for users to generate and share help information and a mechanism for users to access help information created by other users. To generate help information, tools may be incorporated... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090132922 - Information management apparatus and information management method: An album list file stores album information relating to album containing image data files, and an album list storing sequence information indicating a replay sequence of image data files at the time of replaying the image data files belonging to the album. Here, when an album containing a new image... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090132921 - User interface for displaying and playing multimedia contents, apparatus comprising the same, and control method thereof: A user interface for displaying and playing multimedia contents is capable of allowing the user to easily recognize information about multimedia contents at a glance, and allowing the user to more easily retrieve desired information, through an image pre-play function. An apparatus includes the user interface, and a control method... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090132923 - Method and apparatus for interfacing between devices in home network: A method of interfacing between devices in a home network control device includes dividing a screen into at least two areas, assigning a predetermined contents service function to each of the divided screen areas, sensing the position of the screen that an external device approaches and the distance between the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090132924 - System and method to create highlight portions of media content: To improve the consumer experience with electronic devices, a system and method is provided for customizing media content, and particularly video content, by creating highlight portions of the video content. In exemplary embodiments, the video files are “marked” or “flagged” about the portions of the video content to segment the... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090132925 - Adventure learning immersion platform: An Adventure Learning venue for a plurality of human participants having a range of binocular has a data communication network. A display is connected to the data communication network, the display being configurable to display a plurality of images around the participants in the participants' range of binocular vision. There... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090132926 - Interactive presentation system and authorization method for voice command controlling interactive presentation process: Provided is an interactive video presentation system including a screen, a presentation computer, a video image projector and a microphone for recording voice commands, and a radiating device which forms a signal on the projection screen. The radiating device displays, on the projection screen, an image chosen by a user... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090132927 - User interface and method for making additions to a map: A user interface is provided, including an input to transmit a request from a client computer system to a server computer system, a view transmitted in response to the request form the server computer system to the client computer system and displayed at the client computer system, wherein the view... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090132928 - Display of end-to-end physical layer signal flow: A device may comprise a client. The client may be configured to send a request for a physical view about network devices that connect two end points of a network path. In addition, the client may be configured to receive information about the network devices of the network path in... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090132929 - User interface and method for a boundary display on a map: The invention provides a user interface including an input to transmit a request from a client computer system at a server computer system, a view transmitted from the server computer system to the client computer system in response to the request, the view being displayed at the client computer system,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090132930 - E-mail community system for a network game and program therefor: [Problems to be Solved] The object of the present invention is to permit usage of a character name in a network game for safe free communication with each other in cooperation of the e-mail between inside and outside the game without disclosure of the outside-mail address, which is privacy information.... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090132931 - Method, device and program for automatically generating reference mark in virtual shared space: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for automatically putting a reference mark on an object to pay attention to. A server device which provides a virtual reality space to multiple client devices connected to the server device via a network detects movement of an avatar related to a... Agent: Ibm - Arc Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20090132932 - User interface and method for viewing short messages on a wireless device: A method is performed by an electronic communication device. The method includes storing electronic messages, and storing criteria for determining whether a stored message is related to a current message. A current electronic message is displayed to a user of the communication device, including the current message's outside address and... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day

20090132934 - Interactive conferencing system and method: An interactive conferencing system and method allowing a plurality of users using interconnected computing devices to interactively share multimedia content. The system comprises a client software located on each computing device of the plurality of users, the client software being so configured as to generate a multimedia container having a... Agent: Polsinelli Shugart PC

20090132933 - Method and apparatus for social networking: A method and apparatus are provided for sharing photographs among a plurality of users through a website. The method includes the steps of a first user of the plurality of users designating a human face among a plurality of human faces in a photograph displayed through the website as being... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090132935 - Video tag game: A computer-enabled method is provided for labeling at least one portion of a video with one or more tags. The method includes causing the video to be displayed to at least two users, including a first user and a second user, receiving a first tag from the first user at... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto

20090132936 - Message flow interactions for display in a user interface: Display of message flow interactions corresponding to service invocations in a computing environment based on a service-oriented distributed computing model. Aggregations are created, where multiple instances of a particular deployed service operation may be represented by a single node (even though those instances may be hosted on different application servers).... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm

20090132937 - Modifying hover help for a user interface: Enabling end users to modify hover help provided for an application's user interface. An end user can tailor the application-provided hover help information to his own needs by editing thereof, or by providing a complete replacement therefor. A copy of the originally-provided hover help may be retained, and may be... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm

20090132938 - Skinning support for partner content: The technology described herein is a system and methods for generating a branded background for user interfaces. In one embodiment, the background is generated based on a background template. A content partner may customize the background by providing a hue value, artwork and a logo. The background of the user... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090132940 - Automatically analyzing and modifying a remote graphical program via a network: A system and method for programmatically analyzing and modifying a graphical program via a network. The graphical program may be stored on a memory medium at a first location. A program may be executed on a computer system at a second location. The computer system at the second location may... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090132939 - Method and apparatus for a floating island for user navigation in an interactive environment: This invention provides a method for dynamically calculating and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) within the display device in a computing system including a display device and an input device. The method includes creating a shared icon space within the GUI, automatically populating the shared icon space with GUI... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090132941 - Creation and use of digital maps: Techniques described herein allow a user to automatically associate an object with a location of the user and/or the object. This object and associated location may then be transferred to an entity for publishing the object and location on a map. For example, a user may capture a digital picture... Agent: Rainier Patents Ps

20090132942 - System and method for simultaneous display of multiple information sources: A computerized method of presenting information from a variety of sources on a display device. Specifically the present disclosure presents a graphical user interface for organizing the simultaneous display of information from a multitude of information sources. In particular, the present technology comprises a graphical user interface which organizes content... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090132943 - Method and system for creating a multifunctional collage useable for client/server communication: A system for mining data about activity performed within a virtual shopping cart includes a server node for serving the virtual shopping cart and for enabling activity within the virtual shopping cart, and a module running on the server for analyzing activity performed within the virtual shopping cart and for... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090132944 - Adding accessibility to drag-and-drop web content: Techniques for enhancing accessibility to web content are described herein. In some embodiments, a method includes presenting an activation element in association with a web page and detecting activation of the activation element, wherein the detection occurs following an activation event. The method can also include identifying draggable elements and... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090132946 - Fluid process system selection: A selection system (100) that selects fluid process systems is comprised of an interface (101, 103) and a processing system (102). The processing system (102) directs the interface (101, 103) to transfer a first signal that indicates user prompts. The interface (101, 103) receives a second signal that indicates user... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC

20090132945 - System and method for generating a visual representation of a service and service management system employing the same: Various systems and methods for generating visual representations of services. In one embodiment, one method generates a static visual representation and includes: (1) retrieving a service description associated with the service, (2) retrieving end points associated with the service, (3) mapping the end points into roles assumed with respect to... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090132947 - Display device for having the function of editing recorded data and method for controlling the same: The present invention relates to a display device having a function of editing recorded data and a method for controlling the same. The method comprises the steps of receiving a command for executing the recorded data editing function, displaying a progressive bar for at least two recorded data and a... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090132948 - Apparatus and methods of selecting special characters in a mobile communication terminal: Apparatus and methods of selecting special characters in a mobile communication terminal are provided. The method includes storing a set of European alphabet letters in a memory, inputting an alphabet letter to be converted in a European alphabet letter, determining a mode conversion key has been activated, displaying a plurality... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090132949 - Methods and systems for transmitting, receiving and annotating internet content: Interfaces and embodiments are provided for sending a transmission of Web content from one browser application to another browser application with commentary and annotations. The content of the transmission is sent, received and displayed without requiring the use or display of a traditional email interface. The content of a transmission... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090132950 - Solution for providing real-time validation of text input fields using regular expression evaluation during text entry: The present invention discloses a system for providing real-time validation of text input fields in a Web page during text entry. Such a system can include a validation-enhanced text input element and an input text validator. The validation-enhanced text input element can be configured to contain a validation expression for... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090132951 - Utility object for specialized data entry: An object is associated with one or more controls in a software application. An object associated with a control determines the operation of the data entry user interface when the data entry user interface is being employed to enter data into the control. More particularly, the object may communicate interface... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090132954 - Apparatus and method for isolating problems in content loaded into a human-machine interface application: A human-machine interface (HMI) application can be separated into a framework component and one or more view components. The framework component could be responsible for generating a window with components common across multiple ones of the view components. The framework component could also select one of the view components from... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.

20090132955 - Data validation using signatures and sampling: Architecture that facilitates validation of a data mapping of data from a data source to a data target. There is included a signature generation component that generates a source signature of all or a portion of the data source and a target signature of all or a corresponding portion of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090132952 - Localized thumbnail preview of related content during spatial browsing: Technologies, systems, and methods for exploring a virtual space without cluttering or obscuring a field of view of the virtual space with overlaid names, labels, symbols, markers, and the like. Instead, a user may select objects of interest presented in a context bar to locate them in the field of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090132953 - User interface and method in local search system with vertical search results and an interactive map: A user interface is described wherein information relating to a respective one of the search results are displayed on a map upon selection of at least one component of the respective search result.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090132956 - Tree widget data population: A method and computer program product for automatically populating data in a tree widget on a Web page are provided. The method includes rendering a tree structure of tree nodes populated with data in a viewable area of a Web page, creating placeholder nodes without data in the tree structure,... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP IBM Svl

20090132957 - System and method for selecting thumbnails in a multi-page document: A system and method are provided for selecting thumbnail images in a multi-page document. The method displays a multi-position scroll bar and a thumbnail of a document nth (initial) page. As a user modifies the scroll bar position in the display, the nth page thumbnail display is maintained. Simultaneously with... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20090132958 - Distinct groupings of related objects for display in a user interface: Distinct Groupings of Related Objects for Display in a User Interface Display of related objects in a user interface. An index value (or other identifier) is associated with each resource in a particular resource group, and this index value enables grouping the resources when a representation of the group is... Agent: Marcia L. Doubet Law Firm

20090132962 - Method and system for configuring a monitor: A method and a system for configuring a monitor, and also to a monitor, a computer and a graphics card which are able to be used to carry out the method for configuring a monitor. Following operation of an input facility (14) on a monitor (10), a control signal is... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090132959 - Method and/or system for schema and view generation: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method and/or system for generating schema responsive to user navigation patterns.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP

20090132960 - Terminal, method of controlling the same and recording medium for the method: A terminal includes a display unit, a storage unit storing objects corresponding to at least one of a plurality of object categories, and a control unit displaying one or more higher priority objects selected from a plurality of objects according to a priority of each of the plurality of object... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090132961 - Tunable system for geographically-based online advertising: A method for presenting advertisement images on a display screen, comprising: subdividing a map image into a plurality of geographic regions; associating first and second advertisement images with a region within the plurality of geographic regions, the first advertisement image being associated with a first advertiser and the second advertisement... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20090132963 - Method and apparatus for pacs software tool customization and interaction: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for circular tool menu configuration and use with a clinical application. Certain embodiments provide a user interface providing software tools and customization for a picture archiving and communication system. The user interface includes a pie-shaped menu including a plurality of... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090132964 - System, method and computer-readable medium for online marketing and visual presentations of software programs: A graphical user interface (GUI) presents a primary icon in a minimal visual area of a video display screen of a computer. Selecting the primary icon directs the computer to display a line of segments, where each segment associated with one or more software programs or electronic documents. The GUI... Agent: Patrick Reilly

20090132965 - Information processing apparatus, and display control method: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a display control method in an information processing apparatus, which can display a hierarchical structure of folders, which can classify and store electronic files according to attribute information, using folder names based on attribute information. The method includes specifying a folder to be... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090132966 - Method and system for modifying properties of graphical user interface components: A method, computer program product, and data processing system for modifying attributes of GUI components without invasive code modification are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a set of attributes for GUI components is loaded into memory from persistent storage, such as a file. A root container component forming the root... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090132967 - Linked-media narrative learning system: Technologies, architectures, and systems suitable for exploring virtual spaces, objects within the virtual spaces, and information and data related to the virtual spaces and objects. Example virtual spaces include representations of real spaces such as outer space, geographic spaces such as landscaped and the like, atomic and sub-atomic spaces, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090132968 - Method to enhance navigation and scalability in table and tree viewers: A data model for navigating data. In a preferred embodiment, the data model abides rules that limit the total number of nodes displayable and that limit the number of child nodes displayable beneath a given parent. collapsed or folded nodes are replaced by embedded navigation controls that indicate the hidden... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090132969 - Method and system for automated initiation of search queries from computer displayed content: A method for generating search queries automatically from document text or other media objects based on a minimum of user interaction (FIG. 1) For each defined type of user input action there is a pre-determined search target The search target options are selected from a configured file An algorithm determines... Agent: Hecker & Harriman

  
05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090125795 - Minimizing problems in accessing referred content: According to an aspect of the present invention, information indicating the list of referrer documents referring to a referred document, is maintained. Thus, when the document identifier (name and directory location of the document) changes, the list of referrer documents that need to be changed can be easily identified. In... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta

20090125796 - System, multi-tier interface and methods for management of operational structured data: The invention provides a computer implemented, methods, systems, software program devices, and a Multi-Tier Graphical Interface level General User Interface (GUI) screen designed to support data integration processes for IT and Subject Matter Experts User access and use of structured data sources. The software enables create, extract, transform, programs, processes,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090125797 - Computer readable recording medium on which form data extracting program is recorded, form data extracting apparatus, and form data extracting method: The form data extracting apparatus, even input form does not have a logical structure stored in the generic logical structure DB, by using logical elements in the existing logical structure and a registered form obtained on the basis of (a) the logical structure, (b) pieces of position information of the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090125798 - System and method for efficiently processing comments to records in a database, while avoiding replication/save conflicts: A system for displaying comment documents within a parent document that avoids replication/save conflicts regardless of the number of users having local document replicas. The graphical user interface to a parent document provides the user with the ability to enter a comment with regard to the parent document. In response... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090125801 - 3d windows system: A 3D windows system that enables the user to create, edit, and/or interact with 3D graphics user interfaces on the computer display using an innovative technique that utilizes a plurality of matrices to model the 3D graphics user interfaces. Said 3D windows system serves various 3D desktop and Web-based applications... Agent: Cherif Algreatly

20090125800 - Function-based object model for web page display in a mobile device: 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. A website's function is analyzed so that its content can be adapted... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090125802 - System and method for facilitating content display on portable devices: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating a universal file conversion hub to convert structured or unstructured data to structured data suitable for display on mobile or hand-held devices. During operation, the system receives a file which contains structured or unstructured data, or a mixture of... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090125799 - User interface image partitioning: A user interface image for an application is partitioned into a plurality of sub-images that correspond to a plurality of tiles of a local display grid. At least one sub-image of the plurality of sub-images is sent to a client component as at least one web page element with an... Agent: Patti, Hewitt & Arezina LLC

20090125803 - Method, system, client and server for managing xml document: A method of managing an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document is provided. The method includes a XML server receiving the request of XML document management operation sending from the XML Document Management (XDM) client. The request carries the document identifier and the state information. The XDM server changes the state... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090125804 - Generating schema-specific dita specializations during generic schema transformations: A method and apparatus produces documentation from customized extensible mark-up language (XML) by generating a schema-specific Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specialization. The DITA specialization is generated from XML schemas which define the XML documents. During the process of generating the DITA specialization, a XSL transform is also generated. The... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC

20090125805 - Methods for obtaining improved text similarity measures: The embodiments of the invention provide methods for obtaining improved text similarity measures. More specifically, a method of measuring similarity between at least two electronic documents begins by identifying similar terms between the electronic documents. This includes basing similarity between the similar terms on patterns, wherein the patterns can include... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090125806 - Instant message system with personalized object and method thereof: An instant message system with personalized object and a method thereof are provided, so as to solve the problem that text information of conventional instant message system is difficult to be understood due to expression symbols and text information exit simultaneously. In the instant message system with personalized object, by... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090125807 - System and method for wordwise predictive chinese character input: A method for wordwise predictive Chinese character input includes following steps of: inputting a first Chinese character; generating a first prediction list of Chinese characters; displaying the first Chinese character and the first prediction list of Chinese characters; storing the first Chinese character and the first prediction list of Chinese... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090125808 - Method to support selective graphical display of system configurations using view filters: A user enters a selection of system components to be included within a configurable system. An initial top-level system diagram is then generated and displayed to the user. The user can then input a designation specifying one or more logical groups, functional groups, or other specified system components that the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090125809 - System and method for adapting information content for an electronic device: A system and method is provided for efficiently adapting information content for an electronic device. A normalizer includes a template normalizer for matching and applying a document tree to a template tree, and applying changes to the document tree. If the template normalizer does not find an appropriate template match,... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090125810 - Streamed file system for optical disc applications: An optical disk player (101, 405) can run an application program (406) while also showing an audio/video presentation (402) to a user. In order to ensure uninterrupted viewing of the presentation for the user, the application program must secure application data from the optical disk (113) at the same time... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090125812 - System and method for an extensible media player: In a method and system for creating an extensible media player, a multimedia player application is instantiated on a client system. A timeline to be played by the instantiated multimedia player application is transmitted to the client system. One or more modules and one or more layouts are dynamically selected... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090125811 - User interface providing auditory feedback: A UI (user interface) for natural gestural control uses inertial physics coupled to gestures made on a gesture-pad (“GPad”) by the user in order to provide an enhanced list and grid navigation experience which is both faster and more enjoyable to use than current list and grid navigation methods using... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125813 - Method and system for processing multiple dialog sessions in parallel: A dialog system and method may generate and maintain in parallel multiple dialog sessions, determine to which dialog session a user speech input applies, selectively provide control to one of the dialog sessions, at any one time, to output data to the user, synchronize multiple dialog sessions, and support user... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090125814 - Method and system for computerized searching and matching using emotional preference: A method and system for capturing emotional preference of human subjects, generating machine-readable emotional code and using the code to optimize computerized searching and matching operations between entities is disclosed. The entity can be a human user, a product, or a service. The emotional code can thus be a universal... Agent: EagleIPLimited

20090125815 - User interface element with auxiliary function: A user-activatable dashboard (also referred to as a unified interest layer) contains any number of user interface elements, referred to herein as “widgets,” for quick access by a user. In response to a command from a user, the dashboard is invoked and the widgets are shown on the screen. The... Agent: Apple/fenwick

20090125816 - User interface for a dicom transfer configuration: A graphic user interface as well as related methods and logic for a DICOM transfer configuration are provided. For example, a first image object corresponding to an origin node is provided. A second image object corresponding to a destination node is provided. The second image object includes an indicator associated... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090125817 - System and method for sharing data: A method and computer program product for establishing a trust relationship between a first user of a collaboration platform and at least a second user of the collaboration platform. Information concerning calendar-related events for the at least a second user is automatically forwarded to the first user.... Agent: Holland & Knight

20090125818 - Systems and methods to create follow-up meetings: A system may include reception of an instruction to create a next meeting based on a source meeting, the source meeting associated with a first plurality of meeting particulars, and automatically creation, in response to the instruction, of the next meeting in association with a second plurality of meeting particulars,... Agent: Sap Ag C/o Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20090125819 - Method and system for splitting virtual universes into distinct entities: Systems and methods for allowing an administrator or program to select a region or set of avatars in a virtual universe grid for splitting into another, separate and distinct virtual universe grid. If a region is selected, all of the avatars and virtual universe resources associated with the region are... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)

20090125820 - Compact, portable, and efficient representation of a user interface control tree: A non-tree representation of a UI control tree is provided by a compact UI binary file that is generated by encoding a UI definition markup file expressing UI controls and behavior in human-readable form. The UI binary file is utilized in a runtime environment on a computing device as a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125821 - Graphical user interface feature for enabling faster discrete navigation among monitors in a multiple monitor workstation: A method of navigating among a plurality of monitors of a multiple monitor workstation. The method includes steps of receiving a request to navigate among the monitors when a position indictor, such as a mouse pointer, is displayed on a first one of the monitors that is active, in response... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090125822 - Programming interface for a computer platform: A programming interface for a computer platform can include various functionality. In certain embodiments, the programming interface includes one or more of a first group of services related to re-usable user interface controls, a second group of services related to user interface dialogs and user interface wizards, a third group... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090125825 - Apparatus and method for displaying energy-related information: A method includes receiving energy-related information associated with multiple elements in a hierarchically-arranged domain. The method also includes determining a value of an energy-related metric for each of the elements using the energy-related information. The method further includes generating a graphical user interface using the metric values and presenting the... Agent: Kris T. Fredrick Honeywell International Inc.

20090125823 - Method and device for displaying virtual objects: A user device has a read head (22) for retrieving stored information, and a rendering unit (30) for displaying the stored information including virtual objects in an interactive user interface or a real-time information display. The stored information is arranged according to a first predefined format for rendering in a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090125826 - Systems and methods providing a declarative screen model for automated testing: Systems and methods for a design and runtime environment provide navigation maps using a declarative model defined by recording actual manipulation of a physical or virtual device. The systems and methods may be used to automatically navigate to application screens eliminating need for a test engineer to provide navigation code.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090125824 - User interface with physics engine for natural gestural control: A UI (user interface) for natural gestural control uses inertial physics coupled to gestures made on a gesture-pad (“GPad”) by the user in order to provide an enhanced list and grid navigation experience which is both faster and more enjoyable to use than current list and grid navigation methods using... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125827 - Selectively deleting items that are not of interest to a user: Various embodiments enable a user to use their browser to selectively delete items that are not of interest to them. In at least some embodiments, a user's interest in a particular item is implied by some action a user has taken with respect to the particular item. Responsive to this... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125828 - Automatic creation of data relationships: The disclosed implementations allow automatic and transparent creation of data relationships in a database application or other application in response to user generated trigger events. Related data records can be stored and displayed in layouts, screens, forms and user interfaces provided by the database application or other application. Additional or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090125829 - Automated yield split lot (ewr) and process change notification (pcn) analysis system: Disclosed are an automated data analysis system and method. They system provides a standardized data analysis request form that allows a user to select an experiment (e.g., a wafer-level based yield split lot (EWR) analysis, a lot-level based process change notification (PCN) analysis, and lot-level based tool/mask qualification analysis) and... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090125830 - Compound fields: A compound field is automatically created in response to a trigger event. In one aspect, a user selects a field type and a compound field associated with the field type is automatically created. A compound field can be manipulated and presented as a single conceptual unit in a user interface... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090125831 - System and method of facilitating project management with user interface: A project management system and method includes a user interface with “pie slices” and “layers” to provide a matrix view that integrates multiple best practices content. The slices of the pie represent project stages and the matrix view represents layers of best practice content, such as project management, quality assurance,... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090125832 - Information processing program an information processing apparatus: Provided is an information processing program for executing on a computer a process of displaying a graphical user interface including a plurality of tabs on a predetermined display device, the information processing program executing: a tab screen switching function which receives the selection of a tab and switches the display... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090125833 - System and method for providing sticky applications: A system and method for providing sticky applications are provided. A “sticky application” is an operating system (OS) level application that has the ability to “stick” to web applications and become a part of the web page on which the web application is running. While the sticky application is stuck... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090125834 - System and computer program product for efficiently processing comments to records in a database, while avoiding replication/save conflicts: A system for displaying comment documents within a parent document that avoids replication/save conflicts regardless of the number of users having local document replicas. The graphical user interface to a parent document provides the user with the ability to enter a comment with regard to the parent document. In response... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090125835 - Graphical user interface component that includes visual controls for expanding and collapsing information shown in a window: A graphical user interface component includes visual controls for expanding and collapsing a subset of content inside of a desktop widget, an application side pane, or other software.... Agent: Aka Chan LLP / Oracle

20090125836 - Image output device: An object of the present invention is to provide an image output device capable of performing a screen switching without causing a user to feel discomfort or anxiety. An in-vehicle image output device 101 receives moving image data from a content storing section 110 via a communication section 102, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090125838 - Bandwidth usage and latency reduction of remote desktop software based on preferred rendering of a user selected area: The present invention discloses a solution for bandwidth usage reduction of remote desktop software based on preferred rendering of a user selected area. The solution can allow a user to select a specified region of a remote desktop to gain precedence over non-selected regions. An area preference engine can be... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090125839 - Method and apparatus for controlling display of windows: A CPU 102, in a state in which multiple windows are being displayed in a display 107, when execution of a program is newly instructed, judges whether or not it is possible to display a window of the program that has been instructed to be executed without overlapping windows that... Agent: Michaud-duffy Group LLP

20090125837 - Tab control with type ahead and thumbnail images: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tab control presentation and provide a method, system and computer program product for tab control management with type-ahead and thumbnail imagery. In an embodiment of the invention, a tab control navigation method can be provided. The method... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090125840 - Content display system: A method of workflow management includes collecting heterogeneous content, associated with a surgical procedure, from a plurality of heterogeneous content sources, selecting a plurality of inputs from the heterogeneous content, and assigning each input of the plurality of inputs to at least one phase of a desired surgical sequence. A... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20090125841 - Operation panel and electric device including the same: m

20090125842 - Multimedia player and menu screen display method: A menu management unit relates items of contents received from a storage unit to multiple folder icons 120, which represent units for displaying contents. A menu screen generating unit generates image data for a menu screen 50, which includes a function icon array 70 formed by multiple function icons 52-62... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090125843 - System and method for focused navigation using option type filters: A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence... Agent: Digeo, Inc C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20090125844 - Viewing data: A processing device and method may be provided for displaying a graph, including a number of icons. The icons may be thumbnail images of data elements of a data set. A position of the icons may indicate one or more attribute values of an associated set of attributes. A zooming-in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125845 - Providing suitable menu position indicators that predict menu placement of menus having variable positions depending on an availability of display space: The present invention discloses a solution for using menu position indicators to accurately show where an intelligently placed menu will appear. Positioning of menus can automatically vary in the solution depending upon available screen space and an origin point for the menu. A menu position indicator can include a graphical... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090125846 - Facility to show secondary relationships in a topological graph using an associated view: A method, system, and computer program product for identifying the relationships between managed resources and displaying these relationships and resources in an interactive computerized system. A Relationships Display and Highlight (RDH) utility provides both an interactive view of a primary relationship via a topological graph and an interactive associated view... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090125847 - Business software navigation control: A graphical user interface control with a plurality of elements can be used to traverse a software application used to effect business processes. In some variations, the control takes the shape of a compass rose with at least two opposite axes, the activation of which cause the information displayed within... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

20090125849 - Eye tracker with visual feedback: The present invention relates to entry of control commands into a computer in response to eye-tracker detected movement sequences of a point of regard over a graphical display, which is associated with the computer. A processing module in the computer causes the display to present graphical feedback information in the... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090125848 - Touch surface-sensitive edit system: A method, medium and implementing processing system are provided in which displayed text is manipulated using two fingers within an editing application to select a region of text or objects. In an example, two fingers are placed on a touch-sensitive display or touch pad and the region of text between... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090125850 - Selectively locking gui controls to prevent accidental operations in a computing environment: The present invention discloses a solution to add a user selectable lock to a GUI control, such as a close button. The lock can be imposed on an individual window. After being applied, a user will have to explicitly unlock the control before the control can be selected, which prevents... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

  
05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090119572 - Systems and methods for finding information resources: A semantic service system may includes a tagging facility for collecting references to resources thereby providing tagged resources; a semantic database for storing the collected references; a semantic associating facility for determining semantic relationships among the references and the resources thereby providing semantic objects; and a user interface for presenting... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..

20090119573 - Global metadata embedding and decoding: In accordance with embodiments of the invention, global metadata, such as a document identifier, which may be a globally unique identifier, is embedded into an embedded interactive code document by combining a first m-array and a plurality of copies of the first m-array to generate a combined m-array with encoded... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090119574 - Method and system for transferring data from a scanned document into a spreadsheet: A system and method that transfers data from scanned documents and document images directly into a spreadsheet. The user can construct a map that associates data types in the input scanned document with an area in the spreadsheet. The user can also use pre-stored maps that have previously been constructed... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090119575 - Method and apparatus for providing auto-completion of information: An approach is provided for auto-completion functions. Textual input is received from a user via an application, a profile metadata is retrieved based on the textual input, a script is generated based on the profile metadata, and the script is transmitted to the application, wherein the script provides auto-completion of... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090119576 - Managing source annotation metadata: A method, system and computer program product for managing source annotation metadata. The metadata management technique may include maintaining a set of metadata, maintaining data/metadata relationships between individual units of the metadata and individual units of the source data, and maintaining metadata/metadata relationships between individual units of the metadata. The... Agent: Walter W. Duft

20090119577 - Method and arrangement in a display system: The invention relates to a method in rendering of a compound graphical document described by a markup language document. It is characterized by that the method renders a first display type by recursively using at least two composing types, enters a first composition renderer that implements a first composing type... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090119578 - Programming interface for a computer platform: A programming interface provides functions for generating applications, documents, media presentations and other content. These functions allow developers to obtain services from an operating system, object model service, or other system or service.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090119579 - System for monitoring personal computer documents for sensitive data: An apparatus, and a computer program are provided for securing transmitted text. Once text has been produced by an application, the potential exists for an unintended third party to obtain sensitive data transmitted over computer networks. However, a parsing function can then operate either on an individual computer or on... Agent: Ibm Corporation (cs) C/o Carr LLP

20090119580 - Scalable display of internet content on mobile devices: Mobile devices enabled to support resolution-independent scalable display of Internet (Web) content to allow Web pages to be scaled (zoomed) and panned for better viewing on smaller screen sizes. The mobile devices employ software-based processing of original Web content, including HTML-based content, XML, cascade style sheets, etc. to enable Web... Agent: Law Office Of R. Alan Burnett

20090119581 - Method and apparatus for providing auto-completion of information using strings: An approach is provided for providing auto-completion of information functions utilizing strings. Textual input is received from a user via an application, an auto-complete variable (e.g., string) is retrieved based on the textual input, wherein the auto-complete variable includes a plurality of trigger strings from a predetermined number of matched... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090119582 - Handheld electronic device and method for dual-mode disambiguation of text input: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In response to an ambiguous editing input at a location preceding at least a portion of an output word, the software performs one disambiguation operation with respect to... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090119585 - Image display apparatus, image display method, image display program and recording medium: A disclosed image display apparatus for displaying multiple images on a single screen includes a magnification unit configured to, in response to a zooming operation on the screen, magnify distances between centroids of first group images included in the multiple images and magnify the first group images; and a display... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090119583 - Image displaying apparatus, image display method, and image display system: An attribute determining unit determines an attribute of image data of an image. A still-image extracting unit extracts, when the attribute is a moving image, a still image from the image data. A feature-amount obtaining unit obtains a feature amount from image data of the still image and image data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090119584 - Software tool for creating outlines and mind maps that generates subtopics automatically: A system automatically generates a text outline or mind map by applying pattern-matching translation rules to topic text. The system may be used as an educational aid for writing and/or brainstorming, or to enhance structured and in-depth thinking in any industry. A user may choose a topic, such as by... Agent: Robert Plotkin, PC

20090119586 - Automatic generation of interactive systems from a formalized description language: Systems and methods are described that automatically generate interactive systems configured for collecting dialog data of human-machine interactions in dialog systems. The systems and methods comprise receiving a task flow that describes operations of a dialog system. A formal description of the task flow is generated, and an interactive system... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090119587 - Interactive complex task teaching system: A system which allows a user to teach a computational device how to perform complex, repetitive tasks that the user usually would perform using the device's graphical user interface (GUI) often but not limited to being a web browser. The system includes software running on a user's computational device. The... Agent: John Wiley Horton, Attorney Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.

20090119588 - Methods, systems and computer readable media for creating a virtual agent: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for producing a virtual agent. The virtual agent is generated. A demographic trait of a user, interacting with the virtual agent, is acquired. The virtual agent is endowed with the demographic trait, thereby enriching the virtual agent to appeal the user. Further, one or... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Wk Attn: Patent Docketing

20090119590 - Interactive group content systems and methods: In an exemplary system, a content hub subsystem is selectively and communicatively coupled to a plurality of access devices. At least a subset of the access devices is associated with a predefined group of users. The content hub subsystem is configured to receive data representative of content from at least... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090119591 - Method of creating a summary of a document based on user-defined criteria, and related audio-visual device: The invention describes a creation method of a summary of an audiovisual document respecting both the criteria defined by the user and criteria helping in the understanding of said summary. The document is first split into sequences, each sequence associated with attribute values and a dependence parameter. The user first... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090119589 - System and method for displaying media items: A method including presenting one or more tabs on a display of a device corresponding to media content screens, presenting one or more media content items in a media content screen upon selection of a corresponding one of the one or more tabs, the one or more media content items... Agent: Perman & Green

20090119592 - System and method for providing user-selected topical video content: A downloadable program and/or widget for installation on a user's computer, for the display of topical medial content, such as videos, selected based upon the users desires.... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP

20090119593 - Virtual table: In one embodiment, an apparatus having a processor configured to: receive a first video image captured by a first camera via a first polarized filter having a first polarization, the first video image pertaining to a first display at a first location; receive a second video image from a first... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090119594 - Fast and editing-friendly sample association method for multimedia file formats: Systems and methods for using sample numbers to pair timed metadata samples with media or hint samples is provided. A timed metadata sample can be paired with media or hint samples since a sample number contained in the time media sample is provided relative to the appropriate media or hint... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090119595 - Method and system for presenting a transition effect between remotely-sourced content in a browser: Methods and systems are described for presenting a transition effect between remotely-sourced content in a browser. One method includes receiving an association between a transition effect and a condition for applying the transition effect when transitioning between presenting remotely-sourced content in a widget of a browser, and storing separately from... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20090119596 - Viewer device, slide show display method in viewer device, and program: A viewer apparatus displays, on a display screen, a slideshow of still image data recorded on a recording medium. The viewer apparatus includes a layout determination unit 3 for allocating a display area, on the display screen, to each display-level folder located directly under a target folder, the target folder... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090119597 - Action representation during slide generation: Techniques for displaying object animations on a slide are disclosed. In accordance with these techniques, objects on a slide may be assigned actions when generating or editing the slide. The effects of the actions on the slide are depicted using one or more respective representations which represent the slide as... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090119598 - Systems and methods for itemising web pages for display on a screen: Embodiments of the invention provides a method of and apparatus for itemising web pages for display on a screen in a system comprising a server connected to the internet the server having storage for format data in respect of one or more accessible websites, the method comprising: at a client... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20090119599 - Computer, computer-readable medium, and related method for posting a message related to a vehicle license plate: A computer-readable medium, a computer including the computer-readable medium, and a related method for adding a message regarding a vehicle having a license plate to a web page that is associated with a website. The web page is configured to be displayed on a computer monitor for viewing by a... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20090119600 - System and method for evaluating response patterns: A method and computer program product for evaluating response patterns including monitoring a plurality of interactions of a user. A response pattern of the user is defined based upon, at least in part, the plurality of interactions of the user. A response profile of the user is provided based upon,... Agent: Holland & Knight

20090119601 - Delegation of data entry tasks: To avoid the need for off-line collaboration, a primary user who is attempting to enter data required for computer-based process may, as part of the data entry process, delegate data entry tasks for specific input fields to designated delegate users who are more likely to be knowledgeable about the data... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090119603 - Interaction scheduling based on activity status updates: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system of scheduling interactions between a first user and one or more of multiple second users in an electronic environment based on activity information of the second users. The second users provide information on multiple activities of the second users in the... Agent: Ashok Tankha

20090119602 - Web-screen sharing system, web-screen sharing terminals, and sharing program thereof: A Web-screen sharing system including a first and a second terminals, and a mediation server. The system includes: the terminals exchanging addresses through the mediation server; connecting the terminals using the addresses; when the first terminal is connected to any Web server, detecting whether a content in the Web server... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090119605 - Administration of access control keys in a virtual world: A system and method for access control key administration in a virtual world that includes identifying an action to be performed on a key provided to a user controlling an avatar in a virtual world. The key provides the avatar access to a virtual space, a service, or an item... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090119604 - Virtual office devices: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates communicating data utilizing holographic representations. An interface component can receive a portion of data related to a virtual meeting. A holographic component can generate at least one holographic image within a virtual meeting space, wherein the holographic image... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090119606 - System and method for combining instant messaging with email in one client interface: A system and method for seamlessly merging chats and email into one user interface is provided. The system and method of the present invention does not require that all users have access to the technology. Users of the technology can continue to communicate with others who may use email or... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090119607 - Integration of disparate rendering platforms: A method and a processing device may be provided in which a number of disparate rendering platforms may be integrated to render a single integrated scene. The disparate rendering platforms may include logical trees of controls, which may define relationships among the controls. An integrated logical tree may formed from... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090119608 - Face and subject tagging with relationship indexing in files to enhance organization and usability: A machine includes a file database, a tag database, and a relationship database. The file database stores files. The tag database stores tags that can be associated with the files in the file database. The relationship database stores relationships between the tags stored in the tag database, including family relationships... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20090119609 - Medical image processing apparatus: There is provided a medical image processing apparatus for creating an image according to a parameter and displaying the image on a rendering window. The medical image processing apparatus includes: a cursor control section for detecting whether or not a cursor exists in the rendering window; a icon control section... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090119610 - Agent to offer in-context help: User assistance functionality is associated with an application. The application is executed, including receiving input from a user to dynamically define a configuration of modules which may then be interpreted or compiled for execution. The configuration of modules may be, for example, a pipe, which is a configuration of constituent... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo

20090119611 - User interface for a tabbed pane: The present invention provides a user interface for a tabbed pane. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: displaying a plurality of ordered tabs in a tab folder; selecting one of the tabs; scrolling through the plurality of tabs; and docking the selected tab within... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090119612 - System and method for related information search and presentation from user interface content: A method of providing information related to content presented within a first window, the method comprising extracting primary information from the content in response to activation of an interactive mechanism, the primary information including entities mentioned in the content, obtaining related information from content sources based on the primary information,... Agent: Holland & Knight LLP

20090119613 - Data processing apparatus: The present invention solves such a problem that a scroll parameter did not fit in with an operator intuition. A scroll controlling program is stored in the HDD 12. The scroll controlling program controls a CPU 14 to function as a controller that changes a scroll parameter (a scroll initial... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090119615 - Method and device for controlling scrolling of pages on touch screen of hand-held electronic apparatus: A method and device for controlling the scrolling of pages on a touch screen of a hand-held electronic apparatus. A liquid crystal display and a touch panel having a larger area than that of the liquid crystal display are overlapped and combined with each other. The overlapped region is defined... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090119614 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for heirarchical navigation with respect to content items of a media collection: An apparatus for providing hierarchical navigation with respect to content items of a media collection may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to provide a hierarchical organization of content items in which each of the content items is organized according to type and, within each type,... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090119616 - System, computer program product and method of manipulating windows on portable computing devices through motion: A method by which a user may move windows from one location to another on a screen of a portable computing device is provided. In accordance with the method, when the device is in window manipulation mode, the user needs only tilt the device toward a destination location and the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ve) C/o Volel Emile

20090119617 - Method and system for controlling the arrangements of windows on a display: One aspect of the present invention includes management of the presentation of information on a display. In one embodiment, this includes defining a delimited area on the display for a predetermined activity, and identifying a new application, which when active, comprises an active location on the display that covers some... Agent: Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP

20090119618 - User-specified configuration of prediction services: Methods and systems for facilitating user-specified configuration of prediction services in a manufacturing facility. In one embodiment, a workflow user interface is presented to allow a user to specify a workflow for providing predictions pertaining to a future of a manufacturing facility. The workflow identifies a sequence of operations to... Agent: Applied Materials/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090119619 - Method, apparatus and software for providing path usage data for links between data pages in a computer system: A method, apparatus and software is disclosed in which links in web pages are provided with an indication of the most frequently used path from a given link. The most frequently used path is selectable by a user so as to enable the user to directly view the web page... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090119620 - Method and apparatus for hardware controlled intelligent web content navigation system: A navigational plug-in (NP) for the web browser identifies a web page by uniform resource locator address and parses the web page for a navigational control. The NP then maps a new and additional controller to the navigational control so that the user has the option of a single operation... Agent: Duke W. Yee

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