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Data processing: presentation processing of document June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090164875 - System and method for providing a web event channel player: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for providing access to an channel via an embedded web event channel player. In exemplary embodiments, an embeddable code associated with the channel is provided to a channel owner. Once embedded, the code will provide an instance of the channel player... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090164876 - Systems and methods for integrating live audio communication in a live web event: A system, method, and computer program for integrating live audio communication in a web event is provided. In exemplary embodiments, live audio data is received from one or more presenters. The live audio data is then encoded to create a formatted audio stream. The formatted audio stream may be synchronized... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090164877 - Memo voice recording/playback method and digital photo frame using the same: A memo voice recording/playback method and a digital photo frame using the method are provided. The method is suitable for a digital image playback apparatus. The digital image playback apparatus has memo voice recording function and memo voice playback function and includes a display unit for image displaying. The method... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090164878 - Selective document redaction: Embodiments described herein are directed to selectively redacting and unredacting display information in accordance with a redaction policy. In one embodiment, a computer system receives user input indicating a user's intention to selectively redact portions of accessed documents. The computer system accesses at least one document, such that the document... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090164879 - Method and system for controlling the re-execution of a rule branch: A system and a method control the re-execution of a rule branch in a rule represented by a graphic flowchart in a MES system. At developing time there is defined a recycle step which includes a conditional expression to be customized, at engineering time. The recycle step also has an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090164880 - Methods and systems for generating a media stream expression for association with a cell of an electronic spreadsheet: Methods and systems are described for generating a media stream expression for association with a cell of an electronic spreadsheet. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a selection including at least one cell included in the electronic spreadsheet. The selection includes a plurality of media streams associated with the... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20090164881 - Scan-to-redact searchable documents: An automatic scan-to-redacted electronic document is described. A user input is received which identifies a scanned document. Then the scanned document is automatically processed to produce a corresponding redacted document which having searchable document text and a document image. The searchable document text includes coded redaction text satisfying defined redaction... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090164885 - Efficient method of migrating lotus domino documents to a non-domino web server, while preserving sections, using portable javascript: A method of mirroring Lotus Notes Domino documents to a non-Domino web server, while preserving document sections. Each request for expansion or collapsing of a section is handled at the client end when serving the mirrored copies of the original document. The number of fetches is reduced during retrieval of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g

20090164882 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatic parsing of markup language documents: A method, system, and computer program product for automatic parsing of a markup language (ML) document are provided. The method includes receiving a request from an ML producer to write an ML document including ML data in a text format. The method also includes passing the ML data in the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090164883 - Multi-source web clips: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described to assist a user in identifying a number of potential areas of interest (sometimes referred to as clippings or web clips) and presenting the areas in a uniform display environment. In some implementations, the user clippings are presented to the user in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090164884 - Tag aggregator: A system for managing tags on a web page is disclosed. Tags are managed by implementing primary and secondary tags. The secondary tags are aggregated to provide network and tag management efficiency.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090164886 - Non-linear slider systems and methods: Systems and methods disclosed herein accept a user-selected adjustment position associated with a value-selection display screen widget. A non-linear calculation is performed on the user-selected adjustment position, a length of the screen widget, a smallest represented value associated with a range of values, a largest represented value associated with a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20090164887 - Web content read information display device, method, and program: [Problems] To provide a method and the like enabling a user to easily select a desired Web content in a read history based under a poor environment of an information amount which can be displayed on a display and a function of input device as compared to a PC. [Means... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090164888 - Automated content-based adjustment of formatting and application behavior: Systems, including clients and servers, and methods relate to dynamically formatting content in a style based in part on the content. In particular, content generated by one user or group of users and presented over a communication medium is formatted based on features of the content. Embodiments relating to web,... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC

20090164889 - Persistent selection marks: Methods and method and apparatus are disclosed herein for marking electronic documents with one or more persistent selection marks. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving input representing one or more marks on a document image; determining whether the one or more marks represents a selection of a persistent selectable... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090164891 - Automatic spelling correction apparatus: An automatic spelling correction apparatus. The apparatus comprises a storage device and a processing unit. The storage device stores a character group table containing a character sequence of each cycled button, and multiple character combination records. A processing unit receives an original character combination and a new character, to determine... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090164890 - Self learning contextual spell corrector: A group of keywords are received, wherein each keyword includes one or more words. A word list is formed from the group of keywords, where the word list includes a list of each word in the group of keywords. A misspelled keyword is corrected using analysis of the words in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090164892 - Look ahead of links/alter links: A computationally-implemented method comprises obtaining at least a portion of data from a data source, determining a content of the data, determining an acceptability of an effect of content of the data at least in part via at least two virtual machine representations of at least a part of a... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090164893 - Method and system for displaying article: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a system for displaying an article, including: an action analyzing module, adapted to obtain action information of a user corresponding to user information, obtain article property information according to the action information; an article matching module, adapted to obtain articles related to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090164894 - Method and apparatus for setting output image including image processing information and program for controlling the same: Apparatus, method and program product set output characteristics of at least one device of a multifunction image processing system by displaying an initial output image for setting the output image on the display screen; displaying an output setting menu 230 related to a position on the output image according to... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090164895 - Extracting semantic relations from query logs: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for associating queries of a query log are provided. The query log lists a plurality of queries and a set of clicked URLs for each query. Each query is designated to be a node of a plurality of nodes. A plurality of edges is determined. A... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global

20090164896 - System and method for dynamically changing a display: A technique for managing the display of content on a display of an electronic device may be based on a distance of the user to the display. The distance may be estimated by analyzing video data to detect a face of the user and establish a distance parameter based on... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090164897 - Recommendation system using social behavior analysis and vocabulary taxonomies: Methods and systems are provided for providing recommendations to users of a computer-based network of items of potential interest to the users. Items and people of potential interest to users may be determined using obtained word-based social behavior information, semantically-sensitive vocabulary taxonomies, and determined implied topic-specific social networks. The user... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090164898 - Documentation system: A first application executes in an identified state. The first application broadcasts the identified state. The broadcasted identified state of the first application is received by a second application. The second application determines contextual content based on the received identified state of the first application. The contextual content is displayed.... Agent: Ibm Corporation (swp)

20090164899 - Providing image-based guidance for remote assistance: Visual images of computer components are provided to remotely guide users through the process of setting up physical connections. Component identifying information is automatically gleaned and provided from a user's computer to a remote administrator. The administrator provides visual images of the components to the user, and remotely annotates them... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090164900 - Method for displaying document-based help with the help system for a processing application: A computer-implemented method for integrating help functions. A compound document is received. The compound document comprises a help module. The help module comprises a first collection of help information that applies specifically to the compound document. The compound document is associated with a processing application used to manipulate the compound... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090164901 - Electronic device and method for quickly playing through media files: An electronic device capable of quickly playing through media files is provided, the electronic device includes an inputting unit configured for inputting operational signals in response to users' operations to the electronic device; a storage unit configured for storing a plurality of media files; a quickly playing through controlling module... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090164902 - Multimedia player widget and one-click media recording and sharing: Systems and methods of a multimedia player widget and one-click media recording and sharing are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, a method of facilitating audio-based user content sharing, collaboration, and competition among multiple platforms using a graphical user interface widget is disclosed. One embodiment includes, providing the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20090164903 - Systems, methods and computer program products for a dynamic display of saved bookmarks based on browsing activity: Systems, methods and computer program products for a dynamic display of saved bookmarks based on browsing activity. Exemplary embodiments include a method including receiving a set of menu entries for a bookmark menu, each of the menu entries representing a bookmark, the menu entries having a first position and a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090164904 - Blog-based video summarization: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to summarizing video or other multimedia content based on the blogging activities of one or more users. In one implementation, a user may select a video and one or more blogs that annotate various segments of the video. A user may specify one or more... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090164905 - Mobile terminal and equalizer controlling method thereof: A mobile terminal including an output unit configured to output sound, an equalizer configured to adjust parameters of the sound output by the output unit, a display unit including a touch screen and configured to display a Graphic User Interface (GUI) including a graphical guide that can be touched and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090164906 - Vertically oriented program guide for media content access systems and methods: An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide graphical user interface having at least a first viewing pane and a second viewing pane to a display for presentation to a user, provide a selector object within the first viewing pane, and provide a... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090164907 - Data display methods and systems: Data display methods and systems for use in an electronic device are provided. First, data is provided. Then, a display format is determined according to a browsing mode of the electronic device, and the data is displayed based on the display format.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090164908 - Using a scalable graphics system to enable a general-purpose multi-user computer system: A graphics system is disclosed. The graphics system includes at least one GPU (graphics processing unit) for processing a compute workload. The graphics system uses a multi-user manager for allocating the compute workload capability for each one of a plurality of users. Each user will use an access terminal.... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090164909 - Communication apparatus remote control system: This invention is, in a remote operation apparatus which transmits information to a terminal device having a display part which displays received information, for the purpose of operability improvement on the occasion of inspecting structured documents such as Web pages, in a document inspection apparatus with a small screen size,... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090164910 - Sharing of scheduling time-blocks: An apparatus includes a data processor, a memory that stores an electronic calendar application and an associated electronic calendar database that stores data representing at least one electronic calendar, a user interface and a transmitter. The data processor is configurable to operate with the electronic calendar application and to receive... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090164913 - Supplementing user web-browsing: An apparatus and method of providing a user with a web-browser supplement is disclosed. One method includes providing access to a focal group, wherein the focal group includes at least one member having at least one association with the user. Access is provided to information associated with the at least... Agent: Fgoverlay

20090164912 - System and method for facilitating collaboration and communication in a visual mapping system by tracking user presence in individual topics: A visual mapping system and method facilitate communication and collaboration among users sharing visual maps or topics in visual maps. The visual mapping system tracks user presence in individual topics in the visual mapping system. User presence is tracked for users that are online. If an online user is present... Agent: Tina M. Lessani Lessani & Lessani LLP

20090164911 - Systems, methods and computer program products for creating parent/child entries for a calendar event to enable customization for calendar-event attendees: Systems, methods and computer program products for a parent/child approach to calendar-event notices with user-set selective enabling of which child is displayed. Systems, methods and computer program products described herein include a method for generating a notice for a calendar-event, the method including identifying calendar event criteria and attendees for... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090164915 - Method and system for a flexible-data column user interface: In embodiments there are provided techniques for flexibly displaying information into one or more columns. One technique includes the user interface (UI) receiving from an end user a selection of display criteria configured by an administrative user. Data from a dataset may be selected and/or ordered for displaying according to... Agent: David Lewis

20090164916 - Method and system for creating mixed world that reflects real state: A method and system for creating a mixed world that reflects a real state is provided. The system includes a mirror world creation module which creates a mirror world that represents the structure of a real world; an object information collection module which collects real object information; and a mixed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090164914 - Methods and computer program products for creating preset instant message responses for instant messages received at an iptv: Exemplary embodiments relate to methods and computer program products for the presentation and selection of preset instant messaging responses in an IPTV environment. The method comprises respectively associating each of a plurality of predetermined keywords with at least one content-specific reply message, respectively associating each of the plurality of keywords... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20090164919 - Generating data for managing encounters in a virtual world environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for providing information for avoiding specific users of an immersive virtual environment. Generally, a primary user may specify other users to be avoided in a blacklist. The blacklisted users may be specified to be avoided at all times, or may be specified to be... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090164917 - System and method for remote delivery of healthcare and treatment services: Systems and methods for remote delivery of healthcare and treatment services including a virtual environment in which healthcare providers and patients may interact, wherein costs and inconvenience associated with in-person treatment may be reduced or avoided.... Agent: Kaplan Ward & Patel LLC

20090164918 - System for managing encounters in a virtual world environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for providing information for avoiding specific users of an immersive virtual environment. Generally, a primary user may specify other users to be avoided in a blacklist. The blacklisted users may be specified to be avoided at all times, or may be specified to be... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090164920 - System, method and apparatus for inserting a virtual tool bar into a markup language document: A method, system and apparatus for inserting a virtual toolbar into a markup language document includes receiving a request for the markup language document from a user device, forwarding the request to a server, receiving the markup language document from the server, and inserting a virtual toolbar into the markup... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090164922 - Auto toolbar: An embodiment of the invention provides for one or more customizable buttons, used with a downloadable toolbar for an Internet browser. The system is designed to efficiently organize internet content and accessibility. The current invention is customizable for each particular user's interest. The current invention is a vehicle to create... Agent: Allan Chan

20090164921 - Method and system for personalizing data item tables: Methods and systems are described for personalizing data item tables and for previewing table designs. An example system may include a personalized table manager including a table layout manager configured to obtain table layout information associated with a personalized data item table from a first data source, a data item... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090164927 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input image data and is communicably connected to an external apparatus via a network, wherein a document with a predetermined form is obtained from the external apparatus via the network and a screen based on the document obtained by the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090164924 - Look ahead of links/alter links: A computationally-implemented method comprises retrieving at least a portion of data from a data source, determining an acceptability of an effect of the retrieved at least a portion of the data at least in part via a virtual machine representation of at least a part of an end user's real... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090164925 - Method for generating documentation for a building control system: A method for generating documentation for a building control system represented by contents in a database, the method comprising the steps of: creating a plurality of objects that form contents in the database, assigning to each object properties representative of a building control object, assigning textual information to the objects,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090164923 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing an adaptive icon: An apparatus for providing an adaptive icon may include a processor. The processor may be configured to present an icon associated with a particular function, generate a dynamic element for inclusion in at least a portion of the icon, the dynamic element being indicative of a feature defined as a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090164926 - System and method for interaction between users of an online community: There is disclosed a method of facilitating interaction between users of an electronic community. In an embodiment, the method comprises: reviewing a user activity log for each user in the electronic community; executing a natural language parser to extract significant noun phrases from the user activity log; updating user profiles... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090164928 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing an improved user interface: An apparatus for enabling improved access to content items such as media content and applications may include a processor. The processor may be configured to provide for presentation of one or more graphical elements on a first axis, each of the graphical elements corresponding to a particular media type, present... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090164929 - Customizing search results: A system customizes search results. In one implementation, an exemplary system personalizes search results based on recommendations from members of online social networks to which the user belongs, who have made similar search queries in the past. The system also enables the user to arrange, insert, and delete search result... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090164930 - Electronic device capable of transferring object between two display units and controlling method thereof: An electronic device includes a housing, a first display unit, a second display unit, a sensing input unit and a processor. The first display unit and the second display unit are both disposed on the housing. The sensing input unit is coupled to the first display unit and the second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090164931 - Method and apparatus for managing test result data generated by a semiconductor test system: Methods, apparatus, and computer readable media for managing test result data generated by a semiconductor test system are described. Examples of the invention can relate to managing test result data generated by a semiconductor test system. In some examples, test result data is obtained from the semiconductor test system responsive... Agent: MoserIPLaw Group / Formfactor, Inc.

20090164932 - Logging and evaluating manual interactions by users to support optimizing and streamlining business processes: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for logging and evaluating activity to support optimizing and streamlining a process, such as a business process. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method include receiving information representative of activity at a user... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.

20090164933 - Methods and apparatus to present recipe progress status information: Example methods and apparatus to present recipe progress status information are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves displaying a user interface screen associated with a recipe being executed in a process control system. The recipe includes a plurality of process phases. A plurality of process stage progress indicator are displayed... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090164934 - Method of displaying tab titles: A method of displaying tab titles in a computer user interface receives a request to display a new tab in a tab area having a length. The new tab has a width and the new tab has a title having a length. The method determines a number of tabs to... Agent: Jonathan E. Jobe

20090164935 - Symbol lists for grammar-driven data entry: In a data entry environment constrained by a symbolic grammar, a data entry position in the data set may be amenable to the insertion of a subset of symbols in compliance with the grammar. Also, the grammar may or may not permit the insertion of a value of one or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090164936 - Information processing apparatus, display control method and display control program: An information processing apparatus includes: a display control section for displaying a window showing a first icon and a second icon of a predetermined display size on a display screen. The display control section reduces the display size of at least either the first icon or the second icon so... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090164937 - Scroll apparatus and method for manipulating data on an electronic device display: A method (700) and apparatus for adjusting the data presentation on the display (102) of an electronic device (100) is provided. A user touch scroll input device (101) is provided on the electronic device (100). A user then manipulates the user touch scroll input device (101) with a finger (116)... Agent: Philip H. Burrus, Iv

20090164938 - Method for displaying program execution window based on user's location and computer system employing the method: Disclosed are a method for displaying a program execution window based on a user's location and a computer system that embodies the method, wherein a window of a selected and executed program is displayed on a selected local zone of a displaying screen. The computer system includes a microprocessor, a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090164939 - System and method for creation of an object within an object hierarchy structure: A system and method relating to creation of object(s) in an object hierarchy structure is provided. An object generator that in response to a command to expand a node/object provides a initiator node that facilitates generation of a new object within the object hierarchy upon expansion of the node. A... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090164940 - Customer interaction recapture system: The customer interaction recapture system described herein allows for sites to interact with and offer last minute information and incentives to users exiting a website. It is desirable to have the visitor complete a particular process predefined by the website, such as filling out a signup page (registration for a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090164943 - Open model ingestion for master data management: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to import a first data model into a meta-data representation in one or more computers. An import wizard or graphical user interface is invoked and guides a user through a process of importing the first data model into the meta-data... Agent: James M. Stover Teradata Corporation

20090164941 - System and method for creating and modifying test data files: A system and method for creating and modifying test data files. The system comprises a parse map editor and a test data file editor, wherein parse maps are created and edited in the parse map editor, wherein the system parses incoming data files based on the parse maps that are... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20090164942 - User interface and communication terminal: A method for performing a task on a communication terminal that includes: analyzing a first item associated with a first application; receiving an indication to initiate a second item associated with a second application; determining at least one action of the second application, using output of the analysis of the... Agent: Perman & Green

20090164944 - Method of browsing media items using thumbnails: Disclosed is a method of browsing a set of media items on a display device. A sequence of thumbnail images corresponding to a portion of the set are initially displayed in a looping arrangement. A first thumbnail image of the sequence is displayed at a size larger than other thumbnail... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090164945 - Information processing device and integrated information system: An information processing device and integrated information system in which many resources are accessible by a simple, clear user interface are provided. The information processing device includes a use interface including displayed faces of a 3D polyhedron icon used to select information to be executed from multiple pieces of information.... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20090164946 - Hierarchical tag based browsing of media collections: A method of browsing a plurality of media items is disclosed. At least one of the media items being associated with a plurality of tag values, each tag value having a level. The method constructs a hierarchical tree structure of tag values according to the levels of the tag values,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090164947 - Large tree view navigation: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to tree representations of object hierarchies and provide a method, system and computer program product for large tree view navigation. In an embodiment of the invention, a tree view navigation method can be provided. The method can include... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090164948 - System and method for selecting weighting for searching and for presentation of search results: Systems and methods for assigning weights to a plurality of objects are defined. Metrics associated with the objects are defined. A cursor is displayed and movement of the cursor is constrained by a control weight shape. Movement of the cursor within the control weight shape defines the weights assigned to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090164949 - Hybrid contextual advertising technique: At least one technique is disclosed for presenting information to a first end user via a first display of a client system, the client system being communicatively coupled to a computer network. In at least one embodiment, the method includes: displaying, at the first display, during a first time interval,... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090164950 - Spotlight cursor: An apparatus and method is disclosed for displaying a secondary layer of information in a graphical user interface where the second layer of information is revealed when a point on the circumference defined by radius “r” originating at the x,y coordinates of the cursor covers a point in a secondary... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090164952 - Controlling an object within an environment using a pointing device: The present invention is directed toward a system and process that controls a group of networked electronic components using a multimodal integration scheme in which inputs from a speech recognition subsystem, gesture recognition subsystem employing a wireless pointing device and pointing analysis subsystem also employing the pointing device, are combined... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090164951 - Input architecture for devices with small input areas and executing multiple applications: A run time environment (e.g., operating system, device drivers, etc.) which translates a touch gesture representing one or more directions on a touch screen to a corresponding choice and indicates the same to a user application. As the choice depends merely on the direction(s) of movement of the touch, choices... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090158133 - Method of replacing content: A computer-implemented method of controlling content includes receiving an input from the user and monitoring content in an application program or content exchanged between the application program and an operating system residing at the user's computer system. The method includes determining whether monitored content corresponds to a predetermined advertisement. If... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20090158134 - Method and apparatus for form adaptation: A method and an apparatus for retrieving a form template including one or more rendering attributes for rendering one or more partitions of a form are described. Whether the partitions of the form can be rendered in compliance with style constraints is determined according to the rendering attributes. An updated... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090158135 - Context control: A context control interface may include a context name field that is arranged and configured to identify a working context, one or more attribute name fields that are configured to identify one or more attributes that define the working context and one or more attribute value fields that are arranged... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090158136 - Methods and systems for video messaging: Methods and systems for managing messaging are described. In an illustrative embodiment, widget code is transmitted from a server to a user terminal, wherein the widget code, when executed is configured to display a playlist. A message management system receives from the widget a user request to transmit at least... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090158138 - Identification of content in an electronic document: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an electronic document that comprises a plurality of sections. The method includes marking the plurality of sections as a content section or a non-content section using an attribute of the sections that includes at least one of a width of the section, a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20090158140 - Method and system to secure the display of advertisements on web browsers: A method and system to secure the display of advertisements on web browsers. A method according to an embodiment includes: interpreting a markup file in a virtual machine, converting displayable elements of the markup file to one or a plurality of images and constructing a modified markup file comprising the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090158139 - Methods and systems for generating a markup-language-based resource from a media spreadsheet: Methods and systems are described for generating a markup-language-based resource from an electronic media spreadsheet. An exemplary method includes receiving first and second cell information for first and second cells of an electronic media spreadsheet to produce as first and second cell outputs first and second media streams, respectively, via... Agent: Scenera Research, LLC

20090158137 - Prioritized incremental asynchronous machine translation of structured documents: Techniques for translating and presenting text in a structured document are provided. A structured document including text to be translated is received. At least one portion of the text to be translated is translated into at least one representation of translated text of a specific language. The translation is carried... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090158141 - Method and system to secure the display of a particular element of a markup file: A method and system to secure the display of a particular element of a markup file, interpreting a markup file comprising displayable elements, converting the displayable elements of the markup file to at least one image and constructing a modified markup file including the at least one image and a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090158142 - Network operating system: Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090158143 - Instantaneous symbol lookup: A computer program assists in the completion of text input provided by a user. For example, the computer program may maintain a list of n-tuples (where n>1), each of which includes n text strings. For example, each n-tuple may include a stock ticker symbol and the name of a company... Agent: Chris Edgeworth Stragent

20090158144 - Text input system for a mobile electronic device and methods thereof: Overlapping areas of a touch interface of a mobile electronic device are associated with letters such that each area is associated with only one letter. The location of a user's touch on the touch interface is detected. Based on the location, more than one letter may be identified. If more... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090158145 - Graphical indication of signed content: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program code readily identifies authenticated content within webpage having user customizable content. A request to display a wiki page is received. Responsive to receiving the request, a wiki markup file with a wiki signature block is identified. The wiki markup file contains signed... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090158148 - Automatically provisioning a wwan device: Network connection information is requested by a wireless wide area network device via the internet. Such information may include configuration information, data roaming partner information, and/or cost information regarding roaming partner connection and/or a subscriber plan related to the wireless wide area network. To retrieve the information, the wireless device... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090158146 - Resizing tag representations or tag group representations to control relative importance: A method and system are provided for enabling a user to control or adjust importance levels assigned to tags by manipulating corresponding tag representations or a tag group representation displayed to the user. In one embodiment, tag representations for a number of tags are displayed to a user. The tags... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct

20090158147 - System and method of presenting media data: Systems and methods of presenting media data are provided. A particular method includes receiving a first event message associated with the media data from a media engine presenting media data via a graphical user interface (GUI). The method also includes executing an instruction in response to the first event message.... Agent: Toler Law Group

20090158149 - Menu control system and method: A menu control system and method that to control functions of a digital device are provided. The menu control system includes a detection unit which detects a first sub-contact area and a second sub-contact area within a contact area, the contact area generating a signal through contact with an object... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090158151 - Computer system and method of using presence visualizations of avators as persistable virtual contact objects: Computer method and apparatus represent users by respective avatars in a subject virtual environment. The invention system displays the avatars in the virtual environment, and for each avatar, displays in proximity to the avatar, a respective trail of virtual contact objects. The respective trail of virtual contact objects is associated... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

20090158150 - Rules-based profile switching in metaverse applications: A method is disclosed for providing gameplay in a metaverse application in which players interact with each other and a virtual world by controlling characters that are represented using avatars specified by avatar profiles. The method comprises providing a player with an ability to specify and maintain more than one... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090158153 - Method, system, and computer program product for generating a front end graphical user interface for a plurality of text based commands: A method, computer program product, and system are disclosed for generating a graphical user interface (GUI) for a plurality of text based commands, in which environment mapping definitions may link generic GUI components with predefined command structures. The plurality of text based commands may be command-line interface (CLI) commands. The... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090158152 - System and method for generating context sensitive help for a graphical user interface: The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating context sensitive help for a graphical user interface. Display data corresponding to a plurality of indicia is first generated on an associated display, each indicia corresponding to a functionality of an associated information processing device. Selection data is... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090158154 - Mobile terminal and method of playing data therein: A mobile terminal includes a user input unit for receiving user inputs, a display unit for displaying information, an audio output module for outputting an audio signal, and a controller for processing a user input to select at least a first specific position in multimedia data, controlling the display unit... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090158155 - Playlist generation, delivery and navigation: Automatic and assisted playlist generation is accomplished by collecting data from users of a world-wide music information system. Attributes of the recordings listened to by users are extracted from data collected when the users access the music information system. The attributes are correlated with other attributes in the system to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090158156 - Online programming of operator interface panel: An operator interface panel with means for editing video pages in the panel when the panel is online. This allows a user to work directly with the panel for adding or deleting new video pages, making modifications to the pages by adding or deleting objects, or by making changes to... Agent: Pyle & Piontek, LLC

20090158157 - Previewing recorded programs using thumbnails: A method and system are disclosed for selecting representative information from a video clip to aid in identifying the video clip. The video clip may be a recorded television program and the representative information may be thumbnails determined to a high degree of certainty to include identifying content from the... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090158158 - System for scheduling and transmitting messages: A system for scheduling and transmitting messages is disclosed. The system stores a plurality of audio files in an audio database, generates a schedule of queued messages via the plurality of audio files, transmits the queued messages based on the schedule, and reconfigures the schedule based on a user interaction... Agent: Ibm Rp-rps Sawyer Law Group LLP

20090158159 - Method for visual depiction of audiences for viewing items in blogs and other electronic repositories: Audiences for viewing items in one or more electronic repositories including a blog are visually depicted. Input from a user is received for creating different types of items for viewing in the blog. The different types of items include private items, items that are internal for an organization, and public... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090158161 - Collaborative search in virtual worlds: In a first embodiment, first information regarding an object in a virtual world is received from a virtual world client. The first information is stored in a database. Second information regarding the object is received from a second virtual world client. The second information is then also stored in the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090158160 - Method and apparatus for implementing avatar modifications in another user's avatar: A method and apparatus that implements avatar modifications to another user's avatar from a first mobile communication device is disclosed. The method may include selecting an avatar modification to relating to a user of a second mobile communication device based on input from a user, and sending a signal to... Agent: Prass LLP

20090158162 - Display system: A display system is for displaying a degree of popularity of a plurality of selection objects like an electronic program guide displaying system, for example, and includes a plurality of user terminals. Each of the plurality of user terminals is connected to a server via a network, for example. Each... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090158163 - System and method to facilitate social browsing: A social browsing system for operation with a source client system operated by a first user and a target client system operated by a second user—wherein each of the source client system and the target client system comprise a browser executing thereon. The social browsing system may comprise a social... Agent: Timothy P. O'hagan

20090158164 - Managing icon integrity: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus in the form of a data processing system and a computer program product for managing icon integrity. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises receiving a notification for a selected icon and determining whether a set of properties exists... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090158165 - Web interface for providing system-status on-demand: An Internet web application interfaces to a machine to give users information about the status of the machine. The information on the status of the machine is constantly changing. This design only dynamically builds a web page when the page is requested for viewing. Once built, the page is retained... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090158166 - Method, system, and computer program product for automatic rearrangement of modules based on user interaction: A method, system, and computer program product for rearranging a plurality of modules displayed on a content aggregated webpage is presented. In an exemplary manner, the method includes monitoring one or more of a plurality of user interactions associated with one or more of a plurality of modules. A rank... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090158167 - System for customizing menu of electronic device and method thereof: A method for customizing a menu of an electronic device is disclosed. First, various menu options are selected. Frequency of use values of the selected menu options is recorded and values thereof archived for a predetermined time. The amount of the menu options displayed corresponding to the frequency is prioritized.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090158168 - Apparatus and method for configuring idle screen: An apparatus and a method for configuring an idle screen, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method for analyzing functions of a terminal according to a user's environmental state, and configuring an idle screen in accordance with the analysis. According to the apparatus and method, when a change in... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090158169 - Message board aggregator: Web content representing a first message is displayed in a window of a computer program. The first message is one of a plurality of messages posted to an online forum. A plurality of message summaries are displayed in the same window of the computer program, contemporaneously with the first message.... Agent: Chris Edgeworth Stragent

20090158170 - Automatic profile-based avatar generation: A system, method and device for providing an avatar for interaction in a virtual environment. A user provides a user identifier and a user profile not associated with an avatar is retrieved based on the user identifier. Avatar characteristics are determined based on the retrieved user profile. The virtual environment... Agent: Thorne & Halajian Applied Technology Center

20090158173 - Communications system with dynamic calendar: The following describes a system and methods that provide integrated web-based graphic user interface to manage communications for a variety of WEB-accessible mobile devices, computers, and other consumer electronic devices. The user interface provides a dynamic calendar. The dynamic calendar has the ability to focus the calendar, adjust the size... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090158171 - Computer method and system for creating spontaneous icebreaking activities in a shared synchronous online environment using social data: A computer method and system familiarizes users in a group in shared synchronous environments. As part of operation of a given shared synchronous online environment, the invention generates an icebreaking activity for a group of users. The generated ice breaking activity has content from at least one data source external... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

20090158172 - System for making recommendations: Systems and methods that permit an Internet user to make recommendations to other user-chosen Internet users. Users of the system described must register and obtain access to an access-controlled participant object. In a preferred embodiment the recommendation may be accompanied by a category designation, to help the automated cataloging of... Agent: Timothy E Siegel Patent Law, PLLC

20090158175 - Communication support method, system, and server device: A method for supporting communication among avatars representing users in a virtual world shared by a plurality of users' client terminals and a server connected with each other through a network. The method includes the steps of: accumulating statistical information, which includes (i) a combination of a component of a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090158174 - Method and apparatus for a computer simulated environment: This invention relates to a computer simulated environment, such as a virtual world, and to the identification of a user entering the virtual world and user context in the virtual world model. An output of the virtual world model may be rendered using objects in the virtual world model. Previous... Agent: Law Office Of Donald L. Wenskay

20090158176 - Sharing of content and hop distance over a social network: A method, system, and apparatus are directed to sharing information over a network. A drag-and-drop of a selection of a portion of content may be received at a sharing area. A sharing message may be generated based on a type of the portion. If the type of the portion indicates... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20090158179 - Content development and distribution using cognitive sciences database: Computer implemented methods and systems facilitate development and distribution of content for presentation on a display or a multiplicity of networked displays, the content including content elements. The content elements may include graphics, text, video clips, still images, audio clips or web pages. The development of the content is facilitated... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090158178 - Graphically navigating tree structures: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus and a computer program product for graphically navigating tree structures. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises creating an outliner view of a tree view comprising the entire tree structure and determining whether an object has been selected from... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090158177 - System and method for generating a data entry display: The subject application is directed to a system and method for generating a data entry display. Data entry template data is first retrieved from an associated data storage. Next, a data entry template is generated on an associated display in accordance with the retrieved template data, with the template having... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090158182 - Greeting card system and method: A greeting card system and method are provided that allows a user to place images on each side of a greeting card.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20090158184 - Reactive avatars: Avatars are used to graphically represent users in a communications session, and the avatars are capable of being animated. An indication of an animation of one of the avatars is received. Another avatar that represents another of the users is animated in response to, and based on, the animation of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090158183 - Story flow system and method: A story flow system and method are provided that allows a user to upload and organize a set of content into an album.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20090158180 - System and method of styling an embedded widget: An inline-customizable widget receives an indication from a user that he would like to customize the widget, offers the user various customization options, and ultimately provides the user with a customized widget (per the user's settings) to be embedded in a web page of the user's choice, as facilitated by... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090158181 - User interface method and apparatus to navigate a document file: A method is provided to produce a visual interface to an electronic device comprising: displaying a first region of a document superimposed with a context map within a display window; displaying a position marker within the context map at a first position relative to the context map; wherein the context... Agent: San Francisco Office Of Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20090158185 - Adaptive map layer visibility control: The instant application provides a method and related system that adaptively turns layers on and off based upon a visibility value extracted from a respective layer or related database. Map data is first portioned by a grid and the visibility value for a layer is computed for each grid element.... Agent: Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.

20090158187 - Complex operation execution tool: A method is presented for executing complex operations. The method may include providing basic packages that include execution instructions for at least partially executing a complex operation. Each basic package may also include combination instructions for combining the execution instructions with execution instructions of another basic package. Several basic packages... Agent: Ibm Corp. (austin)

20090158186 - Drag and drop glads: Graphical advertisements or Glads are provided for presentation by a graphical user interface by a system service provider. The system stores user data in a user database based on user interaction with the user graphical interface. The system also stores a database of the Glads. Glads are identified based on... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090158188 - Configurable wall module system: A configurable wall module having selectable home screens, custom menu navigation, and incorporating functional design. The display utilizes fixed segments. menu navigation and configuration which may be facilitated with soft keys having indicative labels associated with them. The parameters may be accessed from categories by soft keys via two-level menu... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090158189 - Predictive monitoring dashboard: A device receives information associated with a job implemented in a network, calculates a statistic based on the information associated with the job, calculates a score for the statistic, calculates health check information based on the information associated with the job, receives information associated with an executing job, and provides... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090158190 - Computing apparatus including a personal web and application assistant: A computing device is configured to include a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions for a personal Web and application assistant program.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090158191 - Virtual keypad for touchscreen display: A method for changing a transparency level of a virtual keypad on a display, comprising the steps of: activating a pointing device on the display; and dragging the pointing device along the display for a predetermined distance; whereby said dragging step causes the transparency level of the virtual keypad on... Agent: Moffat & Co

20090158192 - Dynamic folding of listed items for display: A list folding process dynamically groups items of a list into logically related visual folds to reduce the number of items to be displayed in a window of a computer screen. The process determines attributes of the items to be displayed and dynamically groups items together into a special group... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20090158193 - Layer for accessing user interface elements: 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

20090158195 - Automatic defaults proxy for web-delivered services: A method, system and computer program product are presented for intercepting data entry by a proxy server to automatically define data entry fields in a webpage. The proxy server counts a number of instances in which a particular type of data is entered into each field in the webpage. If... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090158194 - Direction-based data entry system: A direction-based data entry system displays a field having an initial value and a field location. When the user selects the field, the direction-based data entry system enters a data entry mode in which an auxiliary data entry tool is not displayed. To enter a new value for the field,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090158196 - Planetary graphical interface: A graphical interface and method are provided for search and browse functionality implemented in client or server software. The software includes a file browsing functionality for items in a repository of items such as an online store. The items may be products such as online media downloads, games, merchandise, etc.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090158202 - Information processing method, information processing system and display control device: An information processing method includes the steps of generating additional information associated with a predetermined position in a content to be displayed, storing content data indicating the content, specifying the position in the content, which is associated with the additional information, displaying the content indicated by the stored content data,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090158200 - Integrated graphical user interface and system with focusing: An integrated web-based communications/calendar/organizational/entertainment system provides a user interface to provide the most pertinent data to a user at any time by organizing the data into strips of content organized according to four broad contexts of who, what, when, and where. The user interface focuses information displayed by the interface... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090158199 - Logical zooming of a directed graph: A method for displaying a relational diagram on a screen where at least one view of the relational diagram is larger than an available viewing area provided by the screen. The method comprises steps of detecting a predetermined action performed on a first element of the relational diagram, determining one... Agent: Ibm Corporation Lotus Software

20090158198 - Presenting secondary media objects to a user: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for presenting secondary media objects are provided. A primary media presenting module presents primary media. Upon detecting an indication to initiate the presentation of a secondary media object, the primary media object may be delayed and the secondary media object may be... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090158201 - Rendering of content in a defined region of a graphical user interface: Rendering content in a graphical user interface (GUI) is disclosed. A region of a GUI is defined as a graphical object. The graphical object corresponds to content. Input is received from an input device. The received input identifies a location on the GUI. The location is in spatial proximity to... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20090158197 - Two panel navigation: A graphical user interface for navigating through content is provided. The graphical user interface comprises a history panel wherein navigation history data is displayed so as to represent past selections, and furthermore comprises at least a first panel displaying a first menu of a content structure. The first menu comprises... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090158204 - Method for quickly viewing and comparing search results as small and enlarged images: A method for providing search results to a client device using a search engine that presents a sequence of small images representing 100 percent of a first page of digital content simultaneously with a sequence of at least a portion of an identical page of digital content for quick viewing... Agent: Buskop Law Group, P.C.

20090158203 - Scrolling displayed objects using a 3d remote controller in a media system: An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection component operative to provide an output reflecting the motion of the wand to the electronic device, such that the movements of a cursor displayed by the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090158205 - System for overlaying help, training, documentation, or translation over an existing application: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system provide overlays to an application. An application state of the application is identified. Responsive to identifying the application state, an appropriate overlay corresponding to the application state is identified. Responsive to identifying the appropriate overlay, the appropriate... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090158206 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for displaying virtual media items in a visual media: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for displaying first media content item with a second media content item inserted within the display of the first media content item. In particular, the second media content item can be displayed with the first media content item when location information... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090158210 - Automatically reflecting offline state and objects in a virtual representation: A method for automatically representing offline state and objects in a virtual representation. A user of this method can interact with objects in the real world in a natural way and automatically have a virtual representation of those objects updated. For example, a user may have a real toy with... Agent: Neil Smith

20090158207 - Content reproducing device: A content reproducing device comprises a display unit and a speaker for reproducing a content together with a remote control to command the operation of the content reproducing device. The remote control has a video button operated to display a content list of reproducible video contents. When the video button... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090158208 - Method for providing graphical user interface and broadcast receiving apparatus applying the same: A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) and a broadcast receiving apparatus applying the same are provided. According to the method for providing a GUI in the broadcast receiving apparatus, a list of pieces of item information pertaining to an item selected from among a plurality of items... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090158209 - System and method for selecting objects from a user interface of an electronic device: An exemplary method for selecting objects from a user interface of an electronic device includes the following steps of: creating a two dimensional coordinate system to position a number of objects in the user interface; acquiring a 2D coordinate value of each of number of the objects; setting an index... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090158211 - Method for graphically depicting drug adverse effect risks: The present invention pertains to an enhanced method for displaying assessment and analysis of the risks of adverse effects resulting from the use of at least one substance of interest, comprising: identifying the at least one substance of interest; selecting the profile of the at least one substance of interest... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090158212 - System and method for presenting recently-used and in-use applications for ease of navigation on an electronic device: A system and method of providing a user interface jump list application is disclosed, which reduces multiple functions into a single user interface function for electronic devices such as portable or mobile devices having computing and communication capabilities. First, the user interface jump list application provides a list of applications... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.

20090158213 - Mobile terminal and method of configuring and executing application functions for the same: A mobile terminal and method of configuring and executing application functions for the same are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit for displaying a list of all functions related to a selected application, and for displaying, in response to a request for a related function display during application... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090158214 - System, method, apparatus and computer program product for providing presentation of content items of a media collection: An apparatus for providing presentation of content items of a media collection may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to provide for a rendering of a content item having at least a first attribute and a second attribute, enable a user to access other content items... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090158215 - Input apparatus, image forming apparatus using the same and method thereof: An image forming apparatus through which a user inputs characters using a rotatable search wheel. The image forming apparatus includes a display unit to display a character set in order to input characters, a search wheel, which is able to rotate, to search for characters to be input from the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090158216 - Method and system for setting up a computer system at startup: A graphical user interface (GUI) for setting up a computer system at startup. The GUI may include a first plurality of on-screen selectable icons, wherein each of the first plurality of on-screen selectable icons is associated with at least one respective setup procedure that when invoked causes a processor to... Agent: Sony C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090158217 - Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen menu system: An apparatus (20) provides an on-screen menu system that enables users to navigate through the menu system while maintaining a mental map of where they are within the menu system. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus (20) includes a memory (25) and a processor (24). The memory (25) stores... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090158218 - Structured model navigator: A system for organizing and searching data that relates to a product of manufacture includes a database module configured to store values for a plurality of attributes for each of a plurality of components. A portion of the plurality of components is employed in the product of manufacture. A processing... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20090158220 - Dynamic three-dimensional object mapping for user-defined control device: A computer-implemented method is provided to interactively capture and utilize a three-dimensional object as a controlling device for a computer system. One operation of the method is capturing depth data of the three-dimensional object. In another operation, the depth data of the three-dimensional object undergoes processing to create geometric defining... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090158219 - Engine support for parsing correction user interfaces: A parsing system provides a parsed document to a user application labeling the document with indication symbols according to a scheme associated with the parsing results. Users are enabled to insert correction indicators such as handwritten gestures, icon selections, menu item selections, and the like in conjunction with the indication... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090158221 - Device feature manipulation based on presented content: A method including automatically determining one or more characteristics of displayed content and dynamically adjusting a timeout period in dependence on the one or more characteristics.... Agent: Perman & Green

20090158222 - Interactive and dynamic screen saver for use in a media system: An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection component operative to provide an output reflecting the motion of the wand to the electronic device, such that the movements of a cursor displayed by the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

  
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20090150759 - Method and apparatus for browsing content-based documents: A method and apparatus for browsing content-based documents are provided. The method includes analyzing documents to generate a document tree on the basis of content-based components, and presenting the documents on the basis of the generated document tree to be adaptive to a browsing environment. Thus, the method can be... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090150758 - Method and system for creating user-defined outputs: A system and method for creating a template configured to generate reports for reporting medical information. The method allows a user to generate a single template that may be then utilized in order to create a plurality of reports for numerous patients. The template is created by dragging and dropping... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090150757 - Methods for deforming map widgets on the browser: A method for displaying an image of a map using a processing system, the method including: dividing a first map image obtained from a map widget into sections wherein the first map image is displayed by the processing system; recording the location of each marker to be represented in a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP/sun

20090150760 - Creating publications using game-based media content: The creation of a personal publication is provided by enabling a user to capture gaming-based media content which is used to populate a page, along with other media and text to create a story or narrative of the actual in-game events. One or more page templates organized into sequential panels... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20090150761 - Method and apparatus for protecting regions of an electronic document: A method and apparatus for protecting regions of an electronic document are provided. According to the method, the entire electronic document is protected. The selection of a region within the electronic document is received along with identity of one or more users authorized to freely edit the selected region. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090150762 - Entering data into a webpage: Methods, systems, and computer program products for entering data into a web page by means of a data processing system. The method includes detecting a wireless device and forming a communication link between the data processing system and the wireless device. The method also includes retrieving data from the wireless... Agent: Jo Katherine D'ambrosio D'ambrosio & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20090150763 - Method and apparatus for a document annotation service: This invention relates to a method, system and computer program product for annotating a document, said document being divided by intervals, said method comprising: identifying, at each interval in the document, one or more keywords in the text of the document; determining, at each interval, the number of context classes... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090150765 - Structured document processor: Structured documents are processed by selecting a predetermined graphical template, analyzing the structure of the graphical template and identifying at least one content area and at least one common area. A first structured document is selected and analyzed so as to identify various structural components thereof. The predetermined structural template... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.

20090150764 - System and method for remote update of display pages: A system and method may include a device, e.g., a cellular telephone, and a server providing for remotely updating display pages of the device. The server may: provide for display of a webpage including a first section having a visual replication of a display page of the device and a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090150766 - Systems, methods and computer program products for applying styles from elements included in an existing page: Systems, methods, and computer program products for applying styles from elements included in an existing web page. Exemplary embodiments include a method for applying styles from elements included in an existing HTML document, the method including applying an appearance of the existing HTML document specified by using CSS to HTML... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP IBM Svl

20090150767 - Server having dynamic web page creating function: A server having a dynamic Web page creating function has a storing unit that receives a description language file in which a special keyword for converting a Web page component is embedded from a first device. The storing unit stores the description language file in a storage unit. A detecting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090150768 - Composition-based application user interface framework: A method and computer readable device for enabling a plurality of telematics services providers to deliver multiple telematics applications to a telematics user device simultaneously by enabling a user interface of each telematics applications to be composed onto a single screen of said telematics device. The method comprises: receiving a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090150769 - Method and arrangement for paginating and previewing xhtml/html formatted information content: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for paginating and previewing essentially continuously-flowing non-paginated search results, such as XHTML/HTML formatted information content. The method includes at least: entering a search query; sending the query to a search engine; and receiving a search result having a list of data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090150770 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus which has a display unit, the display apparatus includes: a communication unit which receives contents from an external server; a UI (user interface) generator which generates UI information; and a controller which controls the UI generator to display the UI information about setting an initial screen of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090150771 - System and method for reporting medical information: A system and method for reporting medical information permits a user to output reports containing the information in multiple formats. The user can select report recipients, report templates and output formats. The report templates can be populated with data stored in a database. Different recipients can receive the reports in... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090150772 - Display device, display method and program: There is provided a display device for displaying a plurality of contents in a predetermined display area. The display device includes: a time difference calculating unit which calculates a time difference between the contents adjacent in terms of time based on time information possessed by the contents; and a content... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090150773 - Dynamic product configuration user interface: Configuration user interfaces are dynamically generated in different installation scenarios independently of the application logic being configured. Page definition files specify control properties. Description fragments, extracted from the page definition files, are merged at run time with page templates selected to match the interface type of the target computer. A... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090150774 - Method of organizing application specific documents based on document attributes: A method of organizing application-specific documents of a computer system includes receiving a user-based selection of at least one document attribute through an application residing on a processor of the computer system, searching currently open documents within the application to locate documents associated with the at least one document attribute,... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090150775 - Information display terminal, information display method and program: There is provided an information display terminal for displaying an object of a graphical user interface on a display screen including a first operation information acquiring unit for acquiring first operation information including location information on the display screen via a contact detection surface provided so as to overlap with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090150776 - 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)

20090150777 - 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)

20090150778 - Method of and system for managing objectionable material in 3d immersive virtual worlds: A method of and system for managing objectionable content in a virtual world associates a tag with an attribute associated with an avatar in the virtual world. The method places a limitation on the avatar in the virtual world based upon information in the tag while the tagged attribute is... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090150779 - Method and apparatus for displaying help information: A method of intelligently displaying help information that is easy for a user to use on a computer or similar electronic device is provided by the invention. An application window is displayed on a display device. A computer includes help information consisting of a plurality of records associated with each... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC

20090150780 - Help utility functionality and architecture: A system and method is provided for displaying a first selectable indicia that, when selected, produces a document of first help information relating to a first topic. The system and method also displaying a second selectable indicia that, when selected, produces a document of second help information relating to a... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090150781 - Video editing matched to musical beats: Methods and apparatus provide for a clip-beat aligner that identifies musical beats in an audio file. An editing mode is provided to associate the audio file with a media segment according to a timeline. The clip-beat aligner aligns a boundary of the media segment with a musical beat on the... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20090150782 - Method for displaying menu based on service environment analysis in content execution apparatus: A method for displaying a menu based on a service environment analysis in a content execution apparatus is disclosed. In accordance with the method for displaying the menu based on the service environment analysis in the content execution apparatus of the present invention, a menu is displayed according to a... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090150783 - Method and apparatus to control device: A method of controlling one or more devices by using a broadcasting receiving apparatus includes operations of collecting one or more pieces of information from the one or more devices such that the information corresponds to the one or more devices and contents stored in the one or more devices,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090150784 - User interface for previewing video items: Systems, methods, and user interfaces for presenting video search results are provided. Representations of video search results are presented to the user. Each representation may include a video preview of the video item. If desired, the preview may be dynamically executed in response to a user action, for instance, in... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090150785 - Input device for inputting voice information including voice recognizer: An input device for inputting a command to an electronic system such as an on-board navigation system includes a microphone for inputting voice, a voice recognizer for analyzing the inputted voice and comparing it with data stored in a voice recognition dictionary, a touch panel displaying keys corresponding to the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090150787 - Data processing device: A data processing device is connected to a web data providing unit that provides web data via a network. The web data has at least one of first web data and second web data corresponding to the first web data. A screen reader can be installed on the data processing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090150786 - Media content tagging on a social network: Tagging media content based on ratings by users of a computer implemented social network and recommending the tagged media content are provided. Content modules containing audio, video, or audio-video content are accessible to users of a social network. Each user of the social network has an updatable user profile with... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090150788 - System and method for configuring enterprise information handling system storage solutions: Enterprise information handling system storage solutions are configured automatically through a graphical user interface that accepts storage device and storage topology selections from an end user to automatically present a graphical image depicting interconnection devices that interface the storage devices. For example, cables with a color selected by the end... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090150789 - Dynamic multi-platform monitoring client for wsd-enabled devices: In an embodiment, a monitoring application monitors the status of multiple web services provided by multiple WSD-enabled devices in a network. WSD-enabled devices are devices that implement some Web services specifications, such as WS-Discovery, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS-Eventing. The monitoring application also implements some of the core Web services specification so... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090150790 - Navigation graph with strategic information: A navigation graph represents part of a virtual environment in which a computer-controlled agent can move. The navigation graph has nodes and edges. In the case of the navigation graph presented here, the nodes are supplemented with strategic information. An agent can use this information to carry out tactical calculations... Agent: Maryam Imam

20090150792 - Method and arrangement for sharing information search results: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for bookmarking information search results on page level and sharing these results between other users. The method includes at least: entering a search query; sending the query to a search engine; and receiving a search result having a list of data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090150791 - Multi-dimensional dynamic visual browsing: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to present a first plurality of visible images indicating a corresponding group of visible element navigation pathways associated with a first level of an online marketplace, receive a selection of one of the first plurality of visual images to provide a selected image, and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay

20090150793 - Multidimensional web page ruler: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for managing the spatial coordinates and visual attributes of objects within a user interface (UI). A Web UI ruler is executed within a UI comprising a plurality of objects. A first object and second object are selected. The Web UI Ruler then... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Rsw

20090150794 - Remote control system and method of controlling the same: A remote control system capable of changing the control window layout in accordance with a process where a controlled apparatus is used is provided. The controlled apparatus includes a management unit which manages the apparatus status of the controlled apparatus, and a generation unit which generates UI window candidate information.... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090150795 - Object model and user interface for reusable map web part: Architecture that enables an end user interested in rendering a map in a web-based collaboration and document management platform the ability to do so without writing custom code. The architecture includes a map server control for insertion into a web page to display a map view. The end user can... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090150796 - System for and method of providing a user interface for a computer-based software application: A system for providing a graphical interface to a user includes a server platform and an operating system and application software running thereon. The system includes a client device capable of running a standard web browser that accesses the software application on the server platform for displaying information to the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090150797 - Rich media management platform: A tool for and user-friendly method of managing rich media and other data from any device connected to a network. Managing rich media can include producing, editing, distributing, syndicating, tracking and viewing rich media content, contacts and other data and can be accomplished without expertise in computer programming. The rich... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090150800 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for generating debriefing charts: An apparatus, method, and computer program product for generating and displaying debriefing charts to authorized users. According to disclosed methods, debriefing charts are generated by obtaining summarized evaluation data; formatting the summarized data according to predetermined settings; and generating slides or pages using the formatted data. In some cases, custom... Agent: Shawna J. Shaw

20090150799 - 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

20090150798 - Method for providing the sympathy of the classified objects having the property and computer readable medium processing the method: Disclosed is a method for providing a degree of matching between topical classified objects having properties, including the steps of inputting object information from a user and generating objects classified according to the user's interest field; generating posts in the generated objects; and numerically expressing a degree of matching with... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090150802 - Rendering of real world objects and interactions into a virtual universe: Systems are disclosed herein that can capture image data reflecting real world objects and/or actions and convert this data into a format that, is usable in a virtual universe (VU). Thus, image data representing real world/actual objects and actions can be acquired, converted into virtual universe compatible data, sent to... Agent: Ibm Coporation (rtp) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090150801 - System and method to handle vandalism in a virtual world: A method for operating a virtual world, the method including: selecting an action with respect to an object displayed in the virtual world wherein the action is for at least one of preventing and eliminating vandalism; and executing the action.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090150804 - Contract amendment mechanism in a virtual world: A method for amending a contract in a virtual world may include presenting an online chat option in response to another user's avatar coming within a predetermined proximity range of an avatar of the user and in response to the other user's avatar and the user's avatar having previously entered... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090150803 - Instant messaging interface having multiple response windows: The present invention is directed to an instant messaging interface having multiple response windows. An instant messaging (IM) interface in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a chat window for displaying a chat between a plurality of IM users; a current response window for displaying response data... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090150805 - Indicating pending asynchronous updates in a graphical user interface (gui): The present invention provides a mechanism to display exactly which parts of a GUI are being updated by non-blocking or asynchronous interaction with a server. It also allows the user to continue to interact with unaffected portions of the display and therefore can be used to provide a superior user... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090150806 - Method, system and apparatus for contextual aggregation of media content and presentation of such aggregated media content: A method, system and apparatus for aggregating data content maintain a library of media content items. A user interacts with a client machine to display and interact with information (i.e., text content, image content, video content, audio content or any combination thereof). In conjunction therewith, meta-data is automatically generated that... Agent: Gordon & Jacobson, P.C.

20090150807 - Method and apparatus for an in-context auto-arrangable user interface: A method for dynamically re-calculating and presenting a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes interface icons based on user context, includes, for a current user, determining a change in user context associated with the GUI. The method then modifies one of a state, appearance and spatial placement of the user... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090150813 - Animated user interface control elements: A method for providing an animated transition effect between a first display state associated with a first control state of a control element rendered on a graphical user interface of a computer system, and a second display state associated with a second control state of said control element is provided.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090150812 - Method and system for data source and modification tracking: A system and method for displaying data are disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a computing device having an output device and software programs, and, optionally, an input device. The programs are configured to provide a screen display having display objects. The display objects distinguish the data... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090150811 - Methods and computer program products for excluding variations attributable to equipment from split analysis procedures: Excluding variations attributable to equipment from split analysis is performed by identifying dependent variables related to at least one of the split analysis or an experiment to be performed. A test is performed to ascertain whether or not a variation attributable to equipment exists with respect to any of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill

20090150808 - Methods and systems for providing one or more topic specific portals: A methods and systems are provided for presenting one or more topic specific portals. A portal may present various content relating to a common topic. The content may be episodes of a television show, movies, products, games, songs, images, and general information about the topic. The topic may be the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090150809 - Pinpoint browser: The present invention relates to a computer aided method and an apparatus for a comfortable and optimum display of activatable information elements in an interaction window and associated information portions in a result window on a graphics display device. The associated information portions result from a search operation. The activatable... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20090150810 - Rule-based multi-pane toolbar display: A determination of when to change a toolbar pane of a toolbar being displayed in a Web browser window is automatically made. A set of rules identifying which of multiple toolbar panes are to be displayed under different conditions is accessed, and one of the multiple toolbar panes is automatically... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090150814 - Dynamic update of a user interface based on collected user interactions: While a user is using the electronic device, user interaction information for keystrokes, button pushes, and activation of functional controls may be recorded. The user interaction information is stored and when the electronic device is connected to a network, the user interaction information is sent over the network to a... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090150815 - Method for sorting graphical objects: A method for sorting graphical objects having an assigned depth coordinate, wherein at least two sets of graphical objects are requested to be drawn, each set comprising at least two graphical objects having a different depth coordinate and a request to select at least one set to sort is received,... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20090150819 - Diagnostic system and method for a mobile communication terminal: A mobile communication terminal comprising a display unit for displaying at least one or more terminal diagnostic objects, an input unit for selecting a terminal diagnostic object and a controller for diagnosing the operational state associated with the selected terminal diagnostic object is provided.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090150817 - Method and apparatus utilizing profiles to reduce software complexity: Apparatus and methods relate to applications with references to profiles, wherein the profiles have parameter information that corresponds to device graphical user interface options. Profiles may be associated with hardware operations of the device, such as image, video, or audio en/decoding, and the parameter information corresponds to the capabilities and... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090150816 - Returning passed objects in a surface based computing environment using a virtual bungee: The present invention discloses a solution for a surface based computing device to return passed objects. That is, software of the surface based computing device can permit software objects appearing within a display of a surface based computing device to be passed among users positioned about the surface based computing... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090150818 - Uninterruptible power system (ups) with improved manual user interface having a touch screen with main tabs separating pages, sub-menus identifying sub-pages related to certain main tabs, and links to pages or sub-pages: An Uninterruptible Power System configured to operate as a buffer between a supplied power and an electrical load such that if line voltage is interrupted power to the load is maintained for a period of time, said uninterruptible power system being characterized in that it has a user interface comprising:... Agent: Watchstone P+d, PLLC

20090150820 - Indicating status of application program with icons: A computing device (100) and computing environment displays a graphical user interface (110) that presents a plurality of icons (260). Each icon is related to a different aspect of a resident software application. The icons are used to indicate the status of their associated aspects of the software application. Changes... Agent: Sim & Mcburney

20090150821 - Hierarchichal rapid serial visual presentation for robust target identification: A system and method of efficiently and effectively triaging an image that may include one or more target entities are provided. An image that may include one or more target entities is retrieved. The retrieved image is then divided into a plurality of sub-images, and each sub-image is displayed in... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090150822 - Method and system for scrolling: The present invention is directed to a method and system for scrolling in a document having multiple columns. A method for scrolling in a page of a document having multiple columns, includes: displaying a plurality of the columns in a display window; associating a different scrollbar with each of the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090150823 - Apparatus and method for improved window management in a grid management system: An apparatus is operative to output display data for displaying a first application window and a second application window, wherein each application window is associated with an active application. The apparatus attaches the first application window with a first grid section using a grid management system, and based on user... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090150824 - Multiwindow system, security protection method, and security protection program for multiwindow system: Security levels and positional information in the Z-axis direction (Z-order) of windows on the screen with a limitation. A program that is assigned a low security level cannot become higher than a program that is assigned a high security level in the Z-axis direction. In addition, a restriction is imposed... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090150825 - Screen generation program, screen generation apparatus, and screen generation method: A screen generation program allows a computer to execute: an acquisition step that acquires first data which is data sent from a server to client and which allows the client to display a first screen for receiving operation performed by a user and second data which is data sent from... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090150826 - Switching search providers within a browser search box: A Web browser includes a quick pick search provider menu that provides a user interface which provides a user with the ability to quickly select a new search provider which appears when the user places focus in the Web browser's search box. In one or more embodiments, the Web browser's... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090150827 - System and method for searching for documents: A computer system is disclosed. The computer system includes one or more processors, and a memory storage storing one or more instructions for implementing a search tool. The instructions, when executed, instruct the computer system to perform a set of steps. The steps include receiving a search query from a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090150828 - Device and method for previewing themes and categories of sequenced symbols: A computer device, such as a mobile phone or PDA for example, is able to output a message based upon selection of a corresponding sequence of symbol. Such symbols can be polysemous in nature and thus be associated with a plurality of different meanings depending upon other symbols sequenced therewith.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090150829 - Method for displaying on-screen display: A method for displaying an on-screen display (OSD) is disclosed. An OSD with a first and second icons superimposed thereon is firstly rendered with a first color palette. The first and second icons are overlapped. The first icon is rendered with a second color palette and superposed over the originally... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090150830 - Method and apparatus for generating adaptable pull down menus: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for modifying a first pull down menu associated with a user interface. The illustrative embodiments monitor for a user request associated with a feature presented in the first pull down menu. Values associated with requests... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090150831 - Method and system for configuring a consolidated software application: A system and method for selectively configuring features and functions of a consolidated software application for particular end users.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP / Roche

20090150832 - System and method for user-controlled, multi-dimensional navigation and/or subject-based aggregation and/or monitoring of multimedia data: A system and method for user-controlled multi-dimensional navigation and/or subject-based aggregation of multimedia data, a multiplicity of node elements being generated and a node element including one or more search terms and/or weighting terms that can be logically combined. For each multimedia data element to be registered, a relevance index... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090150833 - Screen saver with customized content, time of activation capture and reporting for the purpose of providing a usage incentive: A screen saver utilizing screen content that is provided from a remote server and optionally selected based on the end-user's inferred interest in previous content. Further functionality in the screen saver that would monitor the level of usage (such as time that the screen saver is active) and report this... Agent: Jeff Duncan

  
06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090144605 - Page classifier engine: Embodiments of the present invention relate to classifying pages of an electronic document, such as a scanned book page. OCR software is applied to the contents of the electronic document, revealing semantic information about the content of the electronic document. Software-based features are applied to the semantic information to determine... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090144607 - Method and system for localized scrolling table display in a webpage: The present invention discloses a method for localized scrolling table display in a webpage. The method includes: dividing a table being displayed into at least a 2×2 array of an upper left table, a lower left table, an upper right table and a lower right table; setting the lower left... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090144606 - System and method for performing filtering operations on a hierarchical table: A system and method are described selectively filtering certain rows of a table. For example, a computer-implemented method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: receiving user-specified filtering criteria from a client indicating one or more rows of a table to be included within a filtering operation; receiving filtering... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090144608 - Device and method for creating summaries of multimedia documents: s

20090144609 - Nlp-based entity recognition and disambiguation: Methods and systems for entity recognition and disambiguation using natural language processing techniques are provided. Example embodiments provide an entity recognition and disambiguation system (ERDS) and process that, based upon input of a text segment, automatically determines which entities are being referred to by the text using both natural language... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090144612 - Display of document data: To locate a target document generated using a target language but other otherwise synchronized to a source document generated using a different source language, a URL or other document identifier for the source webpage is received and parsed to identify one or more elements; for example, a domain element or... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090144611 - Role-based xml+ creation tool: Methods and systems are provided for facilitating the creation of XML+ by presenting functionality and interfaces that clearly separate business and accounting logic from the technical specifications of the underlying language or standard.... Agent: Michael A Desanctis Hamilton Desanctis & Cha LLP

20090144610 - Translating xml with multiple namespace extensions: A plurality of namespace extensions in a XML file is managed. A file is parsed to identify the plurality of namespace extension elements. The namespace extension elements are grouped into a single element utilizing a set of rules.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090144613 - Overriding images in user interfaces: A method and apparatus for overriding images in user interfaces using web application styling sheets. In one embodiment, a method may include creating a first style sheet defining a first image. The first style sheet allows customization of the first image by referencing the first image using a background attribute... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090144614 - Document layout extraction: Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for document layout extraction are described. In embodiments, textual data in an electronic format is received and the textual data is converted from the electronic format to an independent interface format, the independent interface format including coordinates to one or more structural elements of the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090144615 - Publication layout system: Some embodiments disclose a computer-implemented system configured to create an advertisement. The system can include: (a) an administrative toolkit configured to facilitate a template creator at a first location to create a template comprising a plurality of template portions, and to input content components to populate the template, the administrative... Agent: Christopher J. Hayes, Esq. Bryan Cave LLP

20090144616 - Document processing method and system: The present invention provides a document processing method and system which implement display that improves efficiency and usability of edit operations when inserting, moving, or copying and pasting data, by taking full advantage of the feature of retaining data and set values hierarchically in the system. In document processing for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090144618 - Method and apparatus for displaying text information and numerical information in association with each other: A method and apparatus for associating text information with numerical information. A first phrase corresponding to a time period is generated. The first phase represents a change in first numerical information over the time period. The first numerical information includes time-series data pertaining to a financial index. The text information... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.

20090144617 - Method and system for fast, generic, online and offline, multi-source text analysis and visualization: Methods and systems for text data analysis and visualization enable a user to specify a set of text data sources and visualize the content of the text data sources in an overview of salient features in the form of a network of words. A user may focus on one or... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

20090144620 - Method and data processing system for displaying synchronously documents to a user: A method and a data processing system for displaying a first document and a second document in a synchronized way are disclosed. The first document includes a first set of control tags. The second document includes a second set of control tags. A control tag of the first set of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090144619 - Method to protect sensitive data fields stored in electronic documents: A computer implemented method, computer program product and data processing system control the presentation of sensitive data within a document. A request to open a document having redacted sensitive data is received. Responsive to receiving the request to open the document, a reference to sensitive data is identified within the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090144621 - Recording, playback, and visual representation of macros: The recording, playing back, and visual representation of macros is disclosed. For example, one embodiment involves a computing device configured to receive a macro record command, receive one or more input commands to be grouped as the macro, display a representation of the one or more input commands, wherein the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090144622 - On-board vehicle computer system: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a touch-screen display. The apparatus includes first logic for generating a virtual assistant for presentation to a user via the touch-screen display. The virtual assistant has one or more anthropomorphic characteristics and interacts with the user via at least the touch-screen display to facilitate... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090144623 - Playback control method for multimedia device using multi-touch-enabled touchscreen: A playback control method of a multimedia device is provided for setting playback position and repetitive playback section of a multimedia file playing on the multimedia device intuitively with multi-touch behaviors on a touchscreen. The method includes sensing a multi-touch event on the touchscreen, extracting two contact points of the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090144624 - System, method, and computer program product for video based services and commerce: A system, method, apparatus and computer program product for providing location based functions and mobile e-commerce comprising a central processing unit including a processor, a storage device, and programming stored in the storage device, a display device, an audio input device, an audio output device, a communications module, a commerce... Agent: Melvin L. Barnes, Jr.

20090144625 - Sequence detection and automation for complex portal environments: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface interaction automation and provide a method, system and computer program product for user interface interaction sequence detection and recording for user interface interaction automation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for user interface... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090144626 - Enabling and exercising control over selected sounds associated with incoming communications: An online identity may selectively control perceptibility of incoming sounds associated with electronic messages between online identities (FIG. 4, 400). A first online identity is provided with two or more sound control options to selectively control rendering of one or more sounds associated with electronic messaging to the first online... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090144627 - Autonomic workspace establishment through social network discovered relationships: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to collaborative computing and provide a method, system and computer program product for autonomically configuring a workspace in a collaborative computing environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for autonomically configuring a workspace in a collaborative... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090144628 - Internet interface & integration language system and method: A system for generating, on a user terminal, a user interface having at least two interface items, where the system is configured to store at least two sets of data each corresponding to the interface items. A first set of data includes data for generating and controlling the performance of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090144629 - Controlling application for a multifunction peripheral accessed and operated from a mobile device: Methods and systems are provided that use a controlling application for a multifunction peripheral (MFP) that is external to the MFP and need not be preinstalled on the network or pre-registered with the MFP. The controlling application may be on a mobile device that is communicatively coupled with the MFP... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie

20090144630 - User controllable computer presentation of interfaces and information selectively provided via a network: A system and method for user controllable presentation of content on a user device having an interactive GUI and configured for network interaction with a living content system is provided. The living application system has a set of applications and configuration files. A shell application is run on the client... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group

20090144631 - User controllable computer presentation of interfaces and information selectively provided via a network: A system and method for user controllable presentation of content on a user device having an interactive GUI and configured for network interaction with a living content system is provided. The living application system has a set of applications and configuration files. A shell application is run on the client... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group

20090144632 - System and method for merging remote and local data in a single user interface: The system comprises a local database; a user interface; a remote access engine, communicatively coupled to a network, the user interface, and the local database; and a rendering engine, communicatively coupled to the remote access engine. The user interface receives a data search request. The remote access engine searches for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090144633 - Secure payment of virtual items: A method (400, 500) and a system (100) of conducting transactions for acquisition of virtual items. The method can include receiving from a user (108) a request to acquire the virtual item. Responsive to an identity indicator (112) that is exclusively unique to an identity confirmation device (110) being communicated... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.

20090144635 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program: An information processing apparatus for recommending content includes a recommending unit configured to perform a content recommendation process in which a content item is determined on the basis of each of a plurality of strategies, each planned on the basis of a relationship with short term interests, a long term... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090144634 - Multi-mode communication apparatus and interface for contacting a user: A method implemented on a data processing device is described comprising: receiving an incoming electronic message having an identifiable sender address; querying data storage to determine if the sender address is a known sender address; if the sender address is a known sender address, then automatically retrieving alternate contact information... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090144636 - Methods for the creation of multiple email messages from a singular email message: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a methodology for dividing a primary email message composition into multiple secondary email messages. As such, a graphic user interface (GUI) is provided with a plurality of message composition windows wherein a user may compose a primary email message and thereafter construct... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090144637 - Autonomic workspace establishment through directory discovered relationships: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to collaborative computing and provide a method, system and computer program product for autonomically configuring a workspace in a collaborative computing environment. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for autonomically configuring a workspace in a collaborative... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090144638 - Automatic increasing of capacity of a virtual space in a virtual world: A system and method for automatically increasing a capacity of a virtual space in a virtual world. It is determined if an allowable number of avatars are currently in the virtual space, and a capacity of the virtual space is increased when the allowable number of avatars are currently in... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090144639 - Interactive avatar for social network services: An embodiment is an avatar or avatar environment to visualize data within an athletic performance system or service and/or a social network system or service, for example as part of the Internet. The avatar may further evolve or alter its appearance, animation, or other visual or audio characteristics in response... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090144640 - Distributed hosting of web application styles: A method and apparatus for facilitating distributed hosting of web application styles. In one embodiment, a method may include storing original style sheets at a first location, where the original style sheets pertain to a user interface (UI) provided by the service provider, and allowing a third party to customize... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090144641 - Liquid crystal display and display system comprising same: A liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor having an LCD screen is provided in a display system where the monitor is coupled to a host device by way of serial data links such as VESA DisplayPort links. The LCD monitor uses a first bi-directional serial channel (e.g., AUX_CH) to send an... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090144642 - Method and apparatus for use in accessing content: Some embodiments provide methods for displaying representative organizations of content. These methods display a plurality of representations, detect a command to implement a first content zoom, select first and second organizations of content associated with first and second representations, evaluate metadata associated with the first and second organizations of content... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090144643 - System and method for configuration of a graphical user interface: The invention is a system for configuring and applying a graphical user interface which is used to monitor and control the process of making or treatment of a product. The system comprising a first repository having a plurality of function sources implementing pre-defined first and second interfaces, a second repository... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090144644 - Web view layer for accessing user interface elements: 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

20090144645 - Enable ribbon reloading via a proxy add-in: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for enabling ribbon re-loading through a proxy add-in. A ribbon proxy add-in is loaded that has ribbon customizations for a ribbon of a primary add-in. The primary add-in is also loaded. At a later point in time, the ribbon proxy add-in is unloaded and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090144646 - Remote focusing unit: A remote-control device which allows remotely controlling parameters of a light via a console. The console actually does the controlling, but the remote-control device enables control of the light parameters by sending the information to the console. For example, the remote can be used to control preset values or to... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090144647 - Motion controller that supports standard and custom axes: System and method for developing a motion application. A motion manager component implementing a supervisory control function and at least one trajectory generation algorithm is stored on a motion controller. A first application programming interface (API) for interfacing the motion manager component to a user developed motion control application is... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC

20090144648 - Tabbed windows for viewing multimedia programs: A device may, in response to a command, generate a first tabbed window that frames a viewing area on a display screen, present multimedia content in the viewing area, and expand the viewing area that contains the multimedia content to cover the display screen after presenting the multimedia content for... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090144650 - Multimedia apparatus to support multiple languages and method for providing multilingual user interface for the same: A multimedia apparatus and a user interface (UI) for multiple languages. The multimedia apparatus determines a function of an input user command according to a direction in which a set language is written, so users can use a multimedia apparatus supporting multiple languages more naturally.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090144649 - Systems, apparatus and methods for a messaging system: An embodiment relates generally to a method of messaging. The method includes providing a message activation widget on a lock dialog box of a screen saver application and activating the message activation widget. The method also includes displaying a message user interface configured to accept a message and displaying a... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group (cust. No. W/red Hat)

20090144651 - Interactive frames for images and videos displayed in a presentation application: A presentation application for framing objects, such as images and videos, is provided. Using the presentation application, the user may select a frame from a plurality of available frames. The presentation application may mask portions of the displayed object that would lie outside of the selected frame before displaying the... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20090144653 - Method and apparatus for dynamically resizing windows: The present invention provides a method for resizing windows and an apparatus for resizing windows. The method, in one embodiment, involves selecting a seam bordering a window, building a list of windows, and resizing more than one window in response to a single seam movement by a user. The apparatus,... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090144652 - Resolution independent layout: Systems and methods are described for positioning graphical objects and elements of graphical objects including widgets. At least two source layouts are selected, each source layout proportioning elements of the graphical object to be positioned. An interpolated layout is generated from the source layouts whereby the graphical object is positioned... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090144654 - Methods and apparatus for facilitating content consumption: Methods and apparatus for the online consumption of content. The use of a markup language to implement unique identifiers in content allows for the measurement and analysis of users' interaction with that content. Online reading aids such as visual masks and density indicators facilitate the users' interaction with that content.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090144655 - Multiple display regions in a unified message inbox: Various embodiments are provided herein of a method of displaying an inbox window of a message application. The method includes partitioning a display of the inbox window into a first message display region and a second message display region, displaying located messages that satisfy user-defined designation criteria in the first... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090144656 - Method and system for processing multilayer document using touch screen: A method and system of processing a multilayer document using a touch screen is provided. The method of processing a multilayer document using a touch screen, including receiving a first input via the touch screen, creating a plurality of documents according to the first input, wherein the documents are divided... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090144657 - Method and system of sharing images captured by a mobile communication device: An approach is disclosed for sharing images using a mobile device. An image is captured by the mobile device, which can establish a voice call over a wireless network. A menu of options is presented to a user for sharing the image with other users, wherein one of the options... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090144658 - Search drop down menu method and apparatus: User interface for searching for data are described. In one embodiment, a method, which involves a user interface for searching, includes displaying on a display device a search input region and displaying, immediately adjacent to the search input region, a user interface object which, if selected, cause the display of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090144659 - Method and apparatus for executing applications in mobile communication terminal: A method and an apparatus for executing applications in a mobile communication terminal providing portal services are provided. The mobile communication terminal receives a portal package containing at least one portal application and installs it. When there exists a portal application compatible with a pre-mounted terminal application among the applications... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090144661 - Computer implemented display, graphical user interface, design and method including scrolling features: An information processing apparatus includes a display unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display a dividing region dividing a main display region into two sub regions. The control unit is configured to control the display unit to display a plurality of icons in the dividing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090144660 - Method and apparatus for displaying local brand icons for navigation system: A method and apparatus for a navigation system displays local brand icons in such a way that a user not familiar with the local brand icons can tell the types of business that the brand icons represent through graphic representations on a screen of the navigation system. The method includes... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates

20090144662 - Method for menu navigation: According to a first embodiment, the present invention provides a menu navigation system associated with an electronic device. The menu system may include a menu cascade and a user-interface. The user-interface may display a level indicator, which indicates the level of one of the linked menus in the menu cascade.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090144663 - Information display device and image forming apparatus: A display control section 77 causes meta-information (attribute information 73 and function information 75) related to an icon 79 read out at step S14 to be dynamically switching-displayed in a space 81 equivalent to two icons, i.e., a display area of unselected icons, said display area not being required to... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090144664 - System and method for constraining a graphical hand from penetrating simulated graphical objects: Movement of a graphical hand is constrained when the physical hand controlling the graphical hand does not have a similar physical constraint. An analysis of a revolute-joint-link-spring model in which an uncompressed/unextended spring position represents the corresponding measured joint angle or link position is used. Linear springs, non-linear springs, or... Agent: Immersion - Nixon Peabody LLP

20090144665 - Systems, methods and computer program products for graphical user interface presentation to implement filtering of a large unbounded hierarchy to avoid repetitive navigation: Systems, methods, and computer program products for graphical user interface presentation to implement filtering of a large unbounded hierarchy. Exemplary embodiments include a system having a processor for retrieving the file hierarchy tree for presentation on a computer monitor, the file hierarchy tree representative of a plurality of nodes, navigating... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090144666 - Method and apparatus for improving user experience when reading a bidi document: A method and apparatus for improving user experience when reading a BiDi document is provided. The method comprises the steps of: receiving the range of a specific text content the reading direction of which needs to be indicated in the BiDi document; determining the reading direction of the specific text... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090144667 - Apparatus, method, computer program and user interface for enabling user input: An apparatus including a display for presenting text; a touch sensitive input device configured to enable a user to make a trace input via the display; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to detect a first trace input that starts at a predetermined first location and extends across... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090144668 - Sensing apparatus and operating method thereof: A sensing apparatus is disclosed. The sensing apparatus comprises a first image capturing module, a second image capturing module, a calculating module, and a controlling module. The first image capturing module and the second image capturing module capture a first image and a second image related to a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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