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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090193325 - Apparatus, method and computer program product for processing documents: A document processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts text document information from a document data; an analyzing unit that analyzes a modification relation of a character string included in the text document information; an attribute unit that assigns an attribute indicating details of the modification relation to the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090193326 - Method and system for customizing marketing services on networks communicating with hypertext tagging conventions: The present server based communications system provides dynamic customization of hypertext tagged documents presented to clients accessing the system. The customization, which pertains to the content of the documents, is based on the specific requirements of a class to which the client belongs to. The class may be defined by... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090193328 - Aspect-based sentiment summarization: Reviews express sentiment about one or more entities. Phrases in the reviews that express sentiment about a particular aspect are identified. Reviewable aspects of the entity are also identified. The reviewable aspects include static aspects that are specific to particular types of entities and dynamic aspects that are extracted from... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090193327 - High-fidelity scalable annotations: Technologies are described herein for providing high-fidelity scalable annotations. Annotations made to meeting content during a hosted online meeting are recorded separately from the meeting content itself. At playback time, the annotations are rendered separately from the meeting content. Because the annotations are rendered separately from the meeting content at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090193329 - System and method for managing user preference profile: Disclosed is a system and method for managing a user preference profile, and the system includes a plurality of application clients, a plurality of application servers corresponding to the plurality of application clients, and a shared server for storing and managing user preference profiles for respective applications. The application clients... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090193330 - Method of accessing files with xml documents of windows format under linux: This present invention is a method of accessing files with XML documents of Windows format under Linux, converting the XML documents of Windows format into the XML documents of Linux format, thus a web browser of Linux is able to download driver programs or to install programs from a data... Agent: Chih Feng Yeh Brian M. Mcinnis

20090193331 - Systems and methods for comparing documents containing graphic elements: A system and methods for comparing two documents comprising graphic elements is described. Attributes of graphic elements amongst the two documents are examined to identify sufficiently similar graphic elements. A merged document can be automatically produced based on the comparison. The merged document advantageously preserves the investment made in modifying... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff

20090193332 - Method and apparatus for editing letters: A method and apparatus for editing letters in which letters are conveniently edited through use of an autocomplete operation after input of a backspace operation, the method including: deleting at least one letter by a backspace operation that moves a cursor one position backwards and deletes a preceding letter; storing... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090193333 - 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

20090193334 - Predictive text input system and method involving two concurrent ranking means: The present invention relates to a text input device and a method for inputting text. The method comprises the step of predicting a ranked list of candidate words for text input, based on textual context. In a next step, the method displays the list of candidate words in alphabetical order,... Agent: Jonathan D. Feuchtwang

20090193335 - Document management device, document management method, computer readable recording medium and data signal: A document management device, which includes: a document receptor that receives a document; a pattern information generator that generates first information on which a first background pattern image is based; an addition section that adds the first information to the document; a setter that sets, to the document, a prohibition... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090193336 - Method for printing web pages included advertisement: A method for printing a web page with an advertisement is provided. When a web user wants to print a specific web page of a web site, a web printing exclusive viewer operates and then the specific web page is automatically adjusted to be fit into a printing area of... Agent: The Rafferty Patent Law Firm

20090193337 - System and method for supporting document navigation on mobile devices using segmentation and keyphrase summarization: Described is a system that characterizes segments of a document with one or more keyphrases and then uses the keyphrases to help users find interesting parts of a document. The keyphrases are displayed with information about the location of the phrase in the document and are used as pointers to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090193338 - Reducing network and battery consumption during content delivery and playback: Methods and systems for content delivery are provided. A user of a media device may select one or more media content files, which may be located locally or remotely. The content selected by the user is located. If selected content is located at a remote source, that file is downloaded... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090193339 - Socially-authored context-initiated processes: Embodiments herein provide a method that maintains computerized scripts. The scripts provide assistance to users with respect to using at least one computer software application that is operating on a computerized device. The method receives, from the user, at least one trigger. This process creates or “authors” the trigger. This... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090193340 - Enabling a graphical window modification command to be applied to a remotely generated graphical window: Techniques relating to enabling a graphical window modification command to be applied to a remotely generated graphical window are described. In one instance, a process detects a user command to modify a remotely generated application graphical window in a remote terminal session. The process determines whether to initiate the user... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090193342 - System and method for document markup: The system and method as described herein can be advantageously used in a plurality of scenarios, two of which include field markup and data collection and collaborative review. The system and method handles the allocation of digital paper pattern background and the creation of required page definition files embedded into... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090193341 - Visualization of meeting invitee status as a method of collaboration: A system, method, and computer program product provide visualization of anonymous information about overall meeting invitation status. An attribute is generated for display at an invitee device and the attribute in a displayed image represents a person's decision: accept, decline, or tentative. Each decision is displayed by different color, attribute... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090193344 - Community mood representation: In one embodiment, a method for determining a community mood can include: receiving a plurality of user inputs for determining individual user moods within a community; aggregating the individual user moods to form an aggregated community mood; selecting a community mood representation corresponding to the aggregated community mood; and displaying... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20090193343 - Method for avoiding virtual world fatigue by maintaining avatar characteristics in an avatar wallet: A method of avoiding virtual world fatigue by generating an active avatar in an avatar wallet. The method includes creating and storing an active avatar in the avatar wallet, selecting target worlds for the active avatar to visit, modifying the initial appearance, the user information, the contact map and the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin

20090193345 - Collaborative interface: A communications network, coupled to a first and a second port, for communicating a media resource; and a first and second real-time communication client, coupled respectively to the first and second ports, each of the clients including: a communications subsystem for receiving the media resource; a renderizer subsystem, responsive to... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods

20090193346 - Apparatus and method to improve a graphical user interface: A method to improve a graphical user interface, wherein the method displays a GUI on a user computing device, and maintains a keystroke log on that user computing device, wherein the GUI comprises a first plurality of interactable graphical objects. The method activates one or more of the first interactable... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20090193347 - System control method and system control apparatus: A control system comprises a plurality of peripheral devices represented as objects, and a controller connectable to the plurality of peripheral devices via a common communication line for unitarily controlling the plurality of peripheral devices. The controller is arranged to be connected to an arbitrary number of peripheral devices selected... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090193348 - Controlling an integrated messaging system using gestures: Methods and apparatus for displaying and interacting with messages are described. Messages are displayed using one of a number of different visualization schemes provided. A user can interact with messages or change the selected visualization scheme using gestures and the mapping of gestures to particular actions is different for different... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090193349 - Hyperlink with graphical cue: A computer program provides a first set of representations (e.g., textual representations) of a first set of hyperlinks. In response to selection by a user of one of the first set of hyperlink representations (such as by clicking on or hovering a cursor over the representation), the program displays a... Agent: Chris Edgeworth Stragent

20090193350 - System and method for supporting document navigation on mobile devices using segmentation and keyphrase summarization: Described is system that characterizes segments of document with one or more keyphrases and then uses keyphrases to help users find interesting parts of document. Keyphrases are displayed with information about the location of the phrase in the document and are used as pointers to quickly move to from overview... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090193351 - Method for providing graphical user interface (gui) using divided screen and multimedia device using the same: A method of providing a graphical user interface (GUI) using divided screens, and a multimedia device using the same, the method including: displaying a plurality of items on a first screen on a display of the device; displaying a plurality of lists on a second screen on the display; and... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090193352 - Interface for assisting in the construction of search queries: A method of assisting a user in their search of the internet or other network. The user selects content from a set of search results at which time a graphical interface is presented to the user. By interacting with the presented interface the user relays their intent regarding the selected... Agent: Robert Stanley Bunn

20090193353 - Gantt chart map display and method: A graphical user interface for a Gantt chart map display (100) includes a list of projects (214), a corresponding activity timeline reflecting activity for each project, and a control (210) at a side or bottom area of the Gantt chart map display for manipulating date ranges viewable in the viewable... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090193354 - Portable terminal and method of displaying user data therein: A portable terminal and method of displaying user data therein are provided. The method of displaying user data in a portable terminal includes displaying, in a user data display mode, a first area for displaying pre-stored anniversaries and a second area for displaying user data associated with each pre-stored anniversary,... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090193355 - Information processing apparatus and display control method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a first program for playing back video data and a second program different from the first program, an execution unit which executes the first program and the second program, a display unit which displays, on a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090193356 - Systems and methods for providing a zoomable user interface: Systems and methods for providing a zoomable user interface are provided. Objects associated with content may be graphically presented to a user. The graphical presentation may be initially based on a first browsing mode of a plurality of browsing modes. A selection of a portion of the objects of the... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090193357 - Method and system to prevent unintended graphical cursor input: This is a system (as an example) to prevent an undesirable condition of a second application GUI interface window blocking the first application GUI interface window, while the user's focus is on the first window, and causes an unintended input into a wrong application. This is accomplished (as an example)... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting LLC

20090193358 - Method and apparatus for facilitating information access during a modal operation: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates accessing information during a modal operation. The system operates by presenting an initial window for an application to a user in a display. The system then presents a subsequent window in the display for another function related to the... Agent: Pvf -- Intuit, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090193359 - Photo browse and zoom: Groups of photo thumbnails are presented to the user, and where a user selects one of the thumbnails, a transition is provided replacing the group of thumbnails with the photo represented by the selected thumbnail. The photo may be displayed without cropping or stretching. In addition, a zoom/enlargement animation of... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090193361 - Electronic device and method of controlling same: An electronic device includes a display device for displaying a graphical user interface including a plurality of user-selectable features. A touch-sensitive input device includes an overlay disposed on the display device and a controller connected to the overlay, the touch-sensitive input device for providing a touch-sensitive area on the overlay,... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe

20090193360 - System and method of monitoring computer usage: The present invention provides a system and method of monitoring a person's use of a computer. The method includes the steps of providing a website for monitoring the person's use of the computer, identifying an application or site the person is using, detecting when the person begins use of the... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20090193362 - Apparatus and method for navigating amongst a plurality of symbols on a display device: A display device is provided for selecting a plurality of selectable symbols on an electronic display. The display device comprises an electronic display that displays a plurality of selectable symbols, a user input control device, and a processor coupled to the electronic display and the user input control device. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090193363 - Representing multiple computing resources within a predefined region of a graphical user interface for displaying a single icon: Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for representing multiple computing resources within a predefined region of a graphical user interface (‘GUI’) for displaying a single icon that include: identifying a plurality of computing resources for representation on the GUI in a predefined region for displaying a single icon, each computing... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090193364 - Displaying thumbnail copies of running items: Methods, user interfaces, and computer-readable media for displaying thumbnail copies of running items for a particular running application on a display are provided. The displayed thumbnail copies are interactive, and provide the user with an easy and efficient way to identify and manage multiple items, such as windows, that are... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090193365 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information recording medium: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus capable of improving the operability of an installation screen. The information processing apparatus of the present invention starts up an application on an operating system to perform information processing. This information processing apparatus includes: installation means for installing the application; display means... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090193366 - Graphical user interface for large-scale, multi-user, multi-touch systems: A method implemented on the graphical user interface device to invoke an independent, user-localized menu in an application environment, by making a predetermined gesture with a pointing device on an arbitrary part of a display screen or surface, especially when applied in a multi-touch, multi-user environment, and in environments where... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090187814 - Method and apparatus for managing calendar information from a shared database and managing calendar information from multiple users: A method and system for synchronizing and using calendar information from a shared database is disclosed. Calendar information can be stored in a shared database, e.g., on a server system and accessed and synchronized with one or more portable computer systems. The calendar information is stored using particular category types... Agent: Berry & Associates P.C.

20090187815 - User interface method and apparatus for data from data cubes and pivot tables: Systems, methods, and computer readable media provide space-efficient user interfaces to data cubes and pivot table information. Because the user interfaces are more efficient in usage of display area, smaller displays can be used more effectively in reviewing such data. The user interfaces provide a multi-dimensional navigation approach among dimensions... Agent: San Francisco Office Of Novak, Druce & Quigg LLP

20090187816 - System and method in an electronic spreadsheet for displaying and/or hiding range of cells: The present invention is directed to a method, system and program for displaying and/or hiding, in an electronic multi-dimensional spreadsheet on a user interface, elements of a range of cells, a range of cells having one or more contiguous elements aligned along a given spreadsheet dimension, an element of a... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090187817 - Efficient image annotation display and transmission: Computer-readable media having corresponding apparatus embodies instructions executable by a computer to perform a method comprising: receiving, from a user interface, an annotation associated with a background image; adding the annotation to a queue of pending annotations; causing transmission of the annotation to a server; removing the annotation from the... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090187818 - Method and system of interface comment mapping: Tracking web page comments on a computer includes storing comments on the web page and rendering the stored comments on a next draft site web page, in accordance with comment tracking policies. The comment tracking is accomplished by storing comments on the web page, upon receiving a uniform resource locator... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Tuscon Division

20090187819 - Method and system for deploying content to wireless devices: A method and system for deploying content to devices is provided. The method and system can be used to deploy markup content to web browser applications on wireless devices. The wireless devices may included, for example, WAP phones, HDML phones, Palm VII, Palm V, etc. The method and system can... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20090187820 - Method and apparatus for checkout transition in an e-commerce application: A method and apparatus for transcoding content or elements of a webpage received at a client device, for example, a mobile communication device or other type of networked device. The apparatus includes a transcoding engine which is configured to transcode webpage content during a secure end-to-end connection between a client... Agent: Bennett Jones LLP

20090187821 - Image forming apparatus and method of displaying file list therein: The image forming apparatus includes a display part on which a first and second list of a file, which are to be printed, is displayed and a controller which controls a display of the first list of a file which corresponds to a predetermined condition simultaneously with a display of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090187823 - Automated solution that detects configuration problems in an eclipse-based software application: The present invention discloses an automated method for detecting configuration problems in an ECLIPSE-based software application. Such a method can begin with the receipt of a user-command to test a configuration of an ECLIPSE-based software application or with a detection of a feature addition/update when an auto-testing feature is enabled.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090187822 - System auditing for setup applications: A verification architecture for verifying that a setup application (or installer) for installing, modifying, repairing and uninstalling an application properly deploys the desired features in complex computing environments. The extensible framework allows all facets of an API to be customized for the needs of any software product. An explorer user... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090187824 - Self-revelation aids for interfaces: Systems and/or methods are provided that facilitates revealing assistance information associated with a user interface. An interface can obtain input information related to interactions between the interface and a user. In addition, the interface can output assistance information in situ with the user interface. Further, a decision component that determines... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090187825 - Annotating and sharing content: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to annotating and sharing content. In aspects, an annotation tool presents a user interface that allows a user to enter and view annotations associated with content such as a video. The annotation tool allows the user to associate each annotation with a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090187826 - Data control and display system: A system and method for controlling the production of data including a control layer having a computer and a user interface that enables an operator to control the production of data. The system and method also includes a content layer in communication with the control layer. The control layer can... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090187827 - Method for displaying a sequence of images with different sizes of the displayed images: A computer interactively receives a selection command from a user for an internally contiguous sub-range of images of a sequence within the sequence. The computer outputs the images of the internally contiguous sub-range to the user via a viewing device in a first presentation size that is uniform for the... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090187828 - Defining an interactive user interface: A system and method for defining an interactive user interface having one or more states and one or more interactive elements. An exemplary implementation of the method comprises the steps of inputting one full screen graphics of an interactive user interface for each state of the interactive user interface; defining... Agent: Bruce D. George, Esq. Blank Rome LLP

20090187829 - Aggregation and visualization of reused shared lists: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for aggregating and visualizing reused shared lists. A method for aggregating and visualizing reused shared lists can include selecting an existing shared list, determining a topic for the selected shared list, receiving list items by rank for... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090187830 - Systems and methods for webpage creation and updating: A system for co-authoring web pages includes a data storage configured to store internal content for a web page to be displayed on computer devices and an application server. The application server can retrieve the internal content for the web page from the data storage and send the internal content... Agent: Dr. Xin Wen

20090187831 - Integrated electronic mail and instant messaging system: Embodiments of a system for integrating electronic mail and instant messaging applications in a comprehensive communication interface are described. The integrated communication interface is embodied as a web-based communication portal that allows users from a single application and log-in session to download all of their e-mail messages and Instant Messaging... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090187833 - Deploying a virtual world within a productivity application: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to virtual world management and provide a method, system and computer program product for deploying a virtual world within a productivity application. In an embodiment of the invention, a productivity application can be provided to include each of... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090187832 - Virtual world integration with a collaborative application: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for virtual world integration with a collaborative computing application. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for virtual world and collaborative computing application integration can be provided. The method can include loading a virtual world, detecting... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090187835 - Instant messaging system and method: Methods and apparatuses for processing an instant message from a source wireless communication device to a destination device are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving the instant message from the source wireless communication device, the instant message having a source wireless communication identifier,... Agent: Jones Day

20090187834 - Method and system for implementing a single user computer application in a multi-user session: There is provided a method of implementing a single user computer application in a multi-user session comprising receiving a request to access the single user computer application, opening a first multi-user session, tolling a pre-run phase of the first multi-user session, and initiating a run phase during which concurrent running... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090187836 - Apparatus and method for aggregating web services: An apparatus and method for aggregating web services in generating a user interface for a computing device. Web service descriptions are received that define a web service interface to each of a plurality of web services. The web service descriptions are processed to identify inputs to first web services obtainable... Agent: Bereskin And Parr

20090187837 - Declaratively composable dynamic interface framework: An interface framework enables dynamic generation of a user interface for browsing online media content. The interface can be modified based on changing one or more configuration or data files rather than making changes to code. The files contain interface content, interface configuration parameters and content category information. The framework... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090187838 - Method and system for managing content within a rich multimedia interaction: There is provided a method of managing content within a rich multimedia interaction comprising identifying a set of content objects associated with the rich multimedia interaction, determining a display subset and a reserve subset from the set of content objects, displaying the display subset, activating the reserve content objects in... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090187839 - Method, computer and program for making out seat layout: The present invention has the objective of providing a method for reducing trouble in creating a seating layout by a method other than with templates. The computer 1 accepts a designating operation on position coordinates forming a base point in the prescribed display area from a user, accepts a designating... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090187841 - Remote access to layer and 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

20090187840 - Side-bar menu and menu on a display screen of a handheld electronic device: A handheld electronic device includes a display screen located on the device. The handheld electronic device features a body housing a microprocessor-run software application program that displays a menu including available user actions on a display screen of the handheld electronic device. The microprocessor-run software application displays a plurality of... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090187843 - Apparatus, system, and method for information search: An apparatus, system, and method of searching are disclosed. When a search result includes a plurality of images being obtained from the same document, the plurality of images being obtained from the same document is displayed, one by one, in the order determined based on priority order information.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090187842 - Drag and drop user interface for portable electronic devices with touch sensitive screens: A system and methods for a novel user interface of a touch sensitive screen for pocket device. The user interface contains display items and action tabs. Display items are configured to be draggable if being dragged at substantially horizontal direction; display items are configured to be scrollable if being dragged... Agent: Groover & Associates

20090187844 - Game determination of tag relevance for social bookmarking: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for game determined tag relevance for social bookmarking. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for the game determination of tag relevance for social bookmarking can be provided. The method can include rendering a game user... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090187845 - Method of preparing an intelligent dashboard for data monitoring: A computer-implemented method of preparing an electronic dashboard with a data meter for showing a key performance index, KPI. On a first request, preparing a graphical presentation of a dataset, with multiple multi-dimensional data points, selected from a database by use of a set of metadata items or at least... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090187846 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a word input mechanism: An apparatus for providing a word input mechanism may include a processing element. The processing element may be configured to determine a plurality of candidate words available for selection based on context information, provide for a display of the plurality of candidate words in a candidate word field, receive a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090187848 - Methods and systems for identifying a process for analyzing data displayed by a window to a user of a computing device: A system for identifying a process for analyzing data displayed by a window to a user of a computing device includes a window handler and a window handler filter routine. The window handler filter routine receives window identification information associated with a window displayed to a user of a computing... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090187847 - Operating system providing consistent operations across multiple input devices: An operating system of a mobile computing device translates primitive input signal from an input device to a navigation message invoking a navigation operation at application programs. The navigation operation represents a unit of action (e.g., ‘select’ an item) intended by a user on an application program. Different input signals... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090187849 - Terminal and method for displaying contents information: A terminal and method for displaying contents information is provided for showing the contents information in efficient and intuitive manner. The terminal includes a memory unit for storing contents and creation times of the contents, a display unit for displaying a life diary screen including a time axis, a date... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090187850 - System and method for multi-screen experience: A system and method for multi-screen experience, which comprises provision of multiple screens of information to a viewer at the same time. In an exemplary embodiment, a plurality of screens, each showing different angles of an event, are simultaneously provided to the user. In another exemplary embodiment, a given screen... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Fox Entertainment Group

20090187851 - Method and apparatus for adjusting window display status: The invention discloses a method for adjusting a window display status, which relates to a technology for adjusting the window display status while facilitating an adjustment for the existing window display status. The method includes: receiving an instruction including an adjustment parameter and a window ID; determining an application corresponding... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090187852 - Electronic mail display program product, method, apparatus and system: To provide a technique for facilitating the management of an attachment file attached to an electronic mail. A client apparatus acquires attachment position information in a text of the electronic mail and stores it associated with an identifier of the electronic mail, in receiving the electronic mail with attachment file.... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090187853 - Method of synchronizing multiple views of multiple displayed documents: There is provided a method of synchronizing multiple views of multiple displayed documents. The method includes displaying a first document in a first viewing window. The method includes displaying a second document in a second viewing window. The method includes determining from the viewing windows an active window. The method... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090187854 - Methods and systems for generating an enumeration of window types that lack contact data relevant to a user: A system for identifying a window lacking communications data relevant to a user of a computing device includes a client agent and an analysis component. A window handler filter routine generates an identification of each of a plurality of windows displayed to a user and generates an indication of whether... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090187855 - System for viewing information underlying lists and other contexts: A system is provided for viewing extended text information associated with a particular item in place. A user may invoke a text scrolling area in order to view extended text in place without obstructing the view of other screen items. Multiple scrolling areas may be created to view text associated... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP C/o Susan Trader

20090187856 - Method and system for producing a rich multimedia interaction: There is provided a method of producing a rich multimedia interaction comprising identifying a theme of the rich multimedia interaction, determining its dynamic display attributes based on the theme, determining a cooperation protocol governing interplay amongst the dynamic display attributes, and designating a background. The method further comprises selecting a... Agent: Disney Enterprises C/o Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090187857 - Mobile terminal device: When starting a small thumbnail display mode, predetermined data prioritized by a priority setting unit are sequentially output from a data storage unit to a decoder and a display processing unit to preliminarily generate large thumbnail image data. The generated large thumbnail image data are temporarily stored in a thumbnail... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090187858 - Viewing digital images using a floating controller: A method and apparatus for viewing one or more images using a floating controller is provided. A collection of digital images may be managed using a digital image system that displays images using a floating controller. While a pointer is over the floating controller, the floating controller is continuously displayed,... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20090187859 - Graphical user interface elements using video pre-fetch: The described embodiments of the present invention provide a video database client application configured to execute on a wireless communication device or a device with a small display screen. The video database client application includes a user interface including user interface components designed to access video information and view videos... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090187860 - Radial control menu, graphical user interface, method of controlling variables using a radial control menu, and computer readable medium for performing the method: A graphical user interface for displaying actions of an input device on a display is provided. The interface includes a radial menu having an origin disposed at a center thereof and at least a first wedge defining an area extending outwardly from the origin. The first wedge is associated with... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090187861 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus allows a user to quickly find a changed setting value in a list screen after the user changes the setting value of a desired setting item and returns to the list screen. When a rightward direction button is pressed with the list screen being displayed on... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090187862 - Method and apparatus for the intuitive browsing of content: A method and apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises: associating a 3D object having first, second and third faces, with a theme; populating the first face with a first icon that represents the theme; populating the second face with a second icon, the second icon representing a first attribute of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090187863 - Storage medium storing input processing program and input processing apparatus: A game system includes a game apparatus and a controller. For example, whether an operation of waving the controller has been performed is determined based on at least one of a pointed position on a display screen by the controller and acceleration. A wind object is generated and moved in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, P.C.

20090187864 - Dynamically scalable hierarchy navigation: A hierarchical navigation and display mechanism shows a focus node in a highlighted manner, with nodes on other levels of the hierarchy in a visually inferior manner. In many embodiments, levels that are successively removed from the focus node level may be displayed with successively visually inferior manners. Some embodiments... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090187865 - Site-wide navigation element for user activity in a social networking site: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social networking and provide a method, system and computer program product for site-wide recent action management in a social network. In an embodiment of the invention, a social networking data processing system can be provided. The system... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090183060 - Unified media presentation for media devices: Improved methods, systems, computer readable media and graphical user interfaces for presenting digital media assets in a consistent and/or unified manner regardless of whether the digital media assets are located locally or remotely. Users are thus provided with information on those digital media assets that are available to users regardless... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090183061 - Anti-tamper process toolset: A tool set is provided that uses a series of modules (e.g. spreadsheet workbooks) for assessing risks/threats to and attacks against a project and developing countermeasures against such risks/threats/attacks. The project may cover a wide berth of functionality from alarm systems, computer security, building projects, etc. The roll up feature... Agent: Norris, Braden, Melton & Gregersen, PLLC

20090183062 - Activatable table within webpages in a recursive browser system: Provided herein are computer-implemented methods, computer program products and a recursive computer system adapted to display and activate one or more activatable tables. The activatable tables have one or more cells therewithin, including cells comprising a recursive 3-D calculation engine with an HTML interface (CALCI) that is activatable and deactivatable... Agent: Benjamin Aaron Adler Adler & Associates

20090183063 - System and method of integrating a plurality of form related workflow tools: A method is provided that includes receiving a request at a server from a client device to configure a form associated with a workflow step. The form is of a form type that supports a set of features. The method also includes identifying a form tool of a plurality of... Agent: Ibm Corp Svl (jgt) C/o Toler Law Group

20090183064 - Data entry apparatus and method: Apparatus such as a PDA with screen can be used to enter data in cooperation with a physical form. The method may include identifying a part of a form on which the apparatus is placed as part of a form stored in the apparatus and displaying a corresponding image. Data... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090183065 - Browser program for performing table-layout: There is provided a method of laying out contents targeted for a first device having a first screen size on a screen of a second device having a second screen size smaller than the first screen size. The method includes analyzing a table width of the table in accordance with... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090183066 - Automatically generating dynamic documentation from product configuration: A method and apparatus for automatically generating dynamic documentation from a product's configuration related data in a product configuration. A transformation engine incorporates a dynamic documentation mechanism that uses the product configuration file and other information to automatically generate dynamic documentation. In order to automate the creation of dynamic documentation,... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC

20090183067 - Processing method and device for the coding of a document of hierarchized data: m

20090183068 - Adaptive column rendering: A system and method for rendering web page column widths in an adaptive manner for display on an electronic device. The system and method can display individual columns of a web page in a zoom-in view and can display web pages with multiple columns in a zoom-out view. Columns are... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090183069 - Font/script association: Font/script association techniques are described. In an implementation, a client includes one or more modules to determine which of a plurality of scripts are to be used to display characters and one or more fonts are located that correspond to the determined script. Representations are output of the located one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090183070 - Multimodal communication and command control systems and related methods: Systems and methods are provided that enable multimodal communication command and control of various systems, such as the Internet, cable or satellite television, and other systems, with utilization of a device configured to accept user command and control inputs and an interface to the system or systems being controlled.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090183071 - Perspective based tagging and visualization of avatars in a virtual world: A method for perspective based tagging and visualization of avatars in a virtual world may include determining if another avatar has moved within a predetermined proximity range of a user's avatar in a virtual world. The method may also include allowing the user to tag the other avatar with information... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090183072 - Embedded user assistance for software applications: A system for providing user assistance receives a request for user assistance from a component on a user interface. The component includes a help identifier, and the request is generated by a type of user selection, such as the clicking of an icon. The system determines a level of user... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20090183073 - Method and apparatus for displaying download information at an electronic device: A method and apparatus for displaying download information at a graphical user interface (GUI) at an electronic device, the electronic device having a display module displaying the GUI, is provided. If a message, in a message list displayed at the GUI, is selected, and the message is associated with at... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)

20090183075 - Method and apparatus for displaying content list: A method and apparatus for displaying a content list are provided, which can display various content lists based on information on content being currently played through a user's simple manipulation. The method of displaying a content list includes receiving a user command, and displaying a content list belonging to a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090183076 - Method for providing gui to display a plurality of lists and multimedia apparatus using the same: A method of providing a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multimedia apparatus using the same are provided, the method including: dividing a list display area into a plurality of sub-areas; and displaying a plurality of related lists regarding the multimedia content on the plurality of sub-areas, respectively. Accordingly, a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090183074 - Sound display devices: The disclosure relates to presenting sound. In some embodiments, this is a visual presentation. One embodiment provides a presentation of sound built over time, which may be displayed in layers similar to strata in a sedimentary rock formation. In another embodiment, the visual presentation is an animated presentation which reflects... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090183077 - Creating and viewing preview objects: Generating a movie preview can include generating a preview object from frames associated with a media object and encoding the preview object for display in a display area. Based on a position of a control device within the display area, a frame can be selected from the preview object for... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090183078 - Instant feedback media editing system: Methods and systems are provided herein for a user to edit audio or video content to further obtain a desired edited content and immediately preview an edited content. In accordance with a method of the present invention, audio or video content is received and displayed as a signal waveform. The... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090183079 - Information product and method for interacting with user: An information product and a method for interacting with a user are disclosed. The information product comprises: an input module, a storage module, a detecting module, and a comparing module. In the method for interacting with the user, the user firstly affects the input module. Then, a predetermined input value... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090183081 - System and method for characterization of purchasable and recordable media (prm): A recordable media content archiving system in a subscriber network. The recordable media content archiving system comprises, among other elements, a memory for storing recordable media content characterizing information, a storage device for storing a plurality of portable mediums, and a processor configured with the memory to receive the recordable... Agent: Merchant & Gould Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company

20090183080 - Techniques to automatically manage overlapping objects: Techniques to automatically manage overlapping objects are described. An apparatus may include a context module operative to receive context information for a multimedia event, and determine various context parameters and control parameters for the multimedia event. The apparatus may further comprise a blending module communicatively coupled to the context module,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090183082 - Automated surfacing of tagged content adjunct to vertical applications: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to social bookmarking and provide a method, system and computer program product for automated surfacing of tagged content adjunct to a vertical application. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for automatically surfacing tagged content in a... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090183083 - Method and system for displaying information on a map: A method and system for providing a map of geographical data, comprising: connecting a client to a server utilizing a Web browser; accepting a request from the client of a geographical viewing area of a desired basemap; searching a server directory for a list of tiles corresponding to the geographical... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090183086 - Componentized remote user interface: Systems and methods for providing a componentized remote user interface are disclosed. Such user interfaces are particularly suitable for use in remote configuration of a device, such as a headless device, that is in network communication with a computer. The user interface may be a web page rendered from an... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20090183085 - Method and system for optimizing bandwidth usage in remote visualization: A method and system for optimizing bandwidth usage in remote visualization are provided. The method may comprise determining a region of interest and a region of non-interest of the image; sending data relating to the region of interest via a reliable priority data stream; and sending data relating to the... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090183084 - System and method for assigning computer users to test groups: A system and method to efficiently and randomly place users into a test group associated with a test running on a website being hosted on a server is disclosed. When a user first accesses the website, a random value is transmitted to the user in such a manner that the... Agent: Alan J. Howarth

20090183088 - Apparatus and method for transferring files from one machine to another using adjacent desktop displays in a virtual network: An apparatus and method for transferring files between a plurality of computers in a virtual network is disclosed. The present invention allows the selective transference of files between designated computers in a virtual network. The computers contain a VNRS program that allows a computer to display another computer's desktop next... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090183087 - Method and apparatus for real time image transfer between two or more computers: This invention involves a method and computer memory apparatus for transmitting a portion of one computer screen to another remote computer screen in real time. The user of a transmitting computer might initiate a computer program that allows the user of the transmitting computer to select a portion of the... Agent: David R. Robins

20090183089 - System and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space: The present invention provides a highly scalable architecture for a three-dimensional graphical, multi-user, interactive virtual world system. In a preferred embodiment a plurality of users interact in the three-dimensional, computer-generated graphical space where each user executes a client process to view a virtual world from the perspective of that user.... Agent: Anatoly S. Weiser

20090183090 - Technique for supporting user data input: Methods for supporting user data input are presented including receiving a page for display on a display unit, wherein the page includes a number of input fields; receiving a number of input support functions, where each of the number of input support functions is associated with each of the number... Agent: Kali Law Group, P.C.

20090183091 - Method and system for archiving and retrieving items based on episodic memory of groups of people: A method and system are provided for archiving and retrieving digital media items based on episodic memory for predefined associated groups of one or more people. The method and system may comprise identifying one or more groups to which an archiving user belongs; receiving a user input identifying select groups... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090183092 - Customizable application system: A system comprises a data specifying builder to define a data model with specification stored in a repository usable for a customizable application, a process designing builder to define user interfaces and processes of the customizable application which include specified functions to access and manipulate data created by the data... Agent: Collen Ip

20090183094 - Converting a first graphical program into an intermediate abstract representation for new graphical program generation: System and method for programmatically generating a second graphical program associated with a second programming development environment based on a first graphical program associated with a first programming development environment. The second graphical program may be generated programmatically, without relying on user input, or may prompt for user input to... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090183093 - System and method for customizing layer based themes: There is provided a method for customizing a customizable theme of a user interface of a communication device. The user interface includes a plurality of screens having one or more modifiable screen attributes. The method further includes: receiving a base theme comprising a plurality of layers, each of the layers... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20090183095 - Methods and systems for navigating a large longitudinal dataset using a miniature representation in a flowsheet: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for presentation of patient data via a flowsheet including a graphical map representation of the data and a timeline axis for data navigation. Certain embodiments provide a system including a flowsheet including a patient data set represented as a map... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090183096 - Modeling conversations in electronic mail systems: Emails are modeled as conversations, which are stand-alone email artifacts distinct from conventional folders. Conversations are arranged to reference messages, to have properties and an existence of their own, and present messages to a user reflecting the relationships between the messages as part of a conversation. Emails aggregated under a... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090183097 - Storing and retrieving the visual form of data: Data representing a visual form of data is received. The data including content data and format data indicating the manner in which the content data is to be visually represented. At least some of the content data is identified in accordance with a template, which includes one or more extraction... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

20090183098 - Configurable keyboard: An information handling system provides a graphical user interface for customization of a keyboard layout. Individual key sizes, shapes, icons, functions, and other characteristics can be created via the GUI. The customized layout can be stored at the information handling system in a file. The file can be accessed to... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090183099 - System and method of navigating graphical user interface elements: Described are a system and method of navigating graphical user interface comprising a plurality of visual elements. The system comprises an input component for receiving an input and generating a navigational input based on the input, a visual element analyzer for analyzing visual elements to determine if the visual elements... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)

20090183100 - Menu user interface providing device and method thereof: A menu user interface providing device and a method thereof are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the method of providing a menu user interface by a portable apparatus, including determining whether a main menu icon displayed on a touch screen is selected; determining whether a... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20090183103 - Interactive ticker: Ticker functionality provides filtering and displaying information relevant to a user. The ticker can be employed to parse information from a broadcast stream and insert the information into a ticker display area. The information presented in the display area can be animated in order to maximize and control the amount... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090183102 - Method for annotating a process: Techniques for annotating a process are provided. The techniques include identifying one or more annotation areas, obtaining one or more items of service process information, identifying one or more annotation attributes, and using the one or more annotation areas, one or more items of service process information and one or... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090183101 - Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing a gauge for displaying data that includes historical-based data: A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing a gauge for displaying data that includes historical-based data. The plurality of different viewing modes provides different views to past data. A data display element is configured to include a dynamic display component. The data display element is used to display... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090183104 - Multi-mode viewer control for viewing and managing groups of statistics: Methods, systems, and techniques for presenting performance indicators using numeric data and interpretive information are provided. Example embodiments provide a stat-pac viewer control that allows a user to toggle seamlessly between a numeric view of performance data and an interpreted view, the interpreted view presenting value judgments associated with the... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090183105 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090183106 - Multi-mode viewer control for viewing a series of statistical values: Methods, systems, and techniques for presenting a series of values of statistical data using numeric data and interpretive information are provided. Example embodiments provide a stat viewer control that allows a user to toggle seamlessly between a numeric view of the data and an interpreted view, the interpreted view presenting... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090183108 - Methods and systems for managing data: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090183107 - Window minimization trigger: A method and computer-storage media for minimizing application windows based on a triggering event are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include determining that a triggering event has occurred with respect to a target window, automatically minimizing all of the minimizable application windows except the target application window, and generating... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090183109 - Device driver and a method of customizing layout of a user interface: A device driver or method that operate a periphery device. A display mode storage unit stores setting items, which are operable by a user using a user interface interfacing the device driver, into functionally mutually-related groups, as plates, the plates indicating display modes of the user interface for each group... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090183110 - Systems and methods for efficient processing of data displayed by a window: A method for efficient processing of data displayed by a window includes identifying a window displayed to a user of a computing device. The method includes executing a window handler filter routine, responsive to the identification, and obtaining, by the window handler filter routine, window identification information associated with the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.

20090183111 - Method and system for re-invoking displays: A method (600) for recovering a set of display screen windows (402, 404, 406, 408) in a multi-window display screen (304). The method involves retaining window information as stored window information (SWI). The SWI includes a first arrangement for a first set of display screen windows (DSWs) displayed on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090183112 - System and method for word-of-mouth advertising: A system and method to facilitate word-of-mouth advertising and sales support associated with displayed media objects on distributed networks is described. The system provides one or more advocates to a network user accessing advertising of a brand, product, or service. One or more of the advocates may be socially related... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090183115 - Document searching apparatus, document searching method, and computer-readable recording medium: A document searching apparatus includes an element-correspondence storing unit that stores therein a page-correspondence managing table in which document data is associated with each page making up the document data, a searching unit that searches the page-correspondence managing table for pages satisfying a search criterion, a document identifying unit that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090183117 - Dynamic generation of target files from template files and tracking of the processing of target files: Target file generation systems and methods are described, which are optionally for use by ordinary computer users enable those users to readily generate target files without the requirement that they know the internal layout structures of the target files. A user is enabled to select a template file from a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090183116 - Imaging processing apparatus, image processing system and image processing program: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus is capable of executing a plurality of processing operations on input data and includes: a selection detecting unit configured to detect a selecting operation of a plurality of processing operations from among the plurality of processing operations; an operation information... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090183114 - Information processing apparatus and computer program product: A storing unit stores therein a symbol of the data file. The symbol includes image information of the data file and attribute information of the data file indicating the attribute of the data file. A display unit displays thereon the symbol. A receiving unit receives a selection instruction of selecting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090183113 - Taskonomic categorization palettes: A method, system and computer program product for supporting activity-centered, automated grouping of application and data resources, includes generating a user interface in a display device, presenting a set of application, data or hardware resources for user interaction in the user interface, defining an activity group associated with the resources... Agent: Walter W. Duft

20090183118 - Method and apparatus for displaying input element selection information: A method of displaying input element selection information on menu information including at least one input element. The method includes receiving a request for an input element selection movement from a currently selected input element to another input element, generating preview information to indicate which input element is to be... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090183119 - Navigation of an n-dimensional hierarchical structure using a 2-dimensional controller: A system and method for navigating a multi-hierarchical menu system using a two-dimensional controller, comprising displaying an Nth level of the multi-hierarchical menu system having a plurality of icons in proximity to a pointer on a portion of a display, scrolling the icons in a first dimension relative to the... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090183120 - User interface for providing consolidation and access: Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. To provide greater access and consolidation to frequently used items in the graphical user interface, a userbar is established which includes a plurality of item representations. To permit a greater number of items to reside in the userbar, a magnification... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090183122 - Color selection and coordination system: A distributed color selection and coordination system including a remote computer communicatively coupled to a server. The remote computer configured to select a starting color and access a database in the server to find one or more complementary colors. The colors in the database are arranged in a predetermined relationship... Agent: Masco Corporation Leon E. Redman, Esq.

20090183121 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a display section to display an operation screen having a plurality of buttons each of which shows each type of operation instruction, a first input section to input a selecting instruction of at least any one button among the buttons based on a pushed signal... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090183123 - Method and system for providing tactical information during crisis situations: A computer-based method and system for storing and retrieving tactical information pertaining to a site during crisis situations. The method and system provides a graphical user interface comprising a computer screen display and a selection device wherein a user may select from a plurality of options to receive desired tactical... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20090183124 - Method and computer program product for generating shortcuts for launching computer program functionality on a computer: The present application discloses a method for generating a shortcut for launching computer program functionality on a computer. The method comprises the steps of monitoring a sequence of user actions resulting in the launch of the functionality; determining a launch frequency of the functionality; determining a complexity rating for the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090183125 - Three-dimensional user interface: A user interface method includes defining an interaction surface containing an interaction region in space. A sequence of depth maps is captured over time of at least a part of a body of a human subject. The depth maps are processed in order to detect a direction and speed of... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090177955 - Method and system for modeling user requests, applications and components used in dynamic application assembly: A method for determining if a first component can be connected to a second component for inclusion in a processing graph, includes: accessing a first component description, the first component description describing an output object of the first component with a set of tags; accessing a second component description, the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090177956 - Method and apparatus for implementing browser based hypertext transfer protocol session storage: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for managing session data. The process determines whether preexisting session data associated with a request for content is present in response to receiving the request. Responsive to an absence of the preexisting session data being associated with the request, the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090177957 - Method and system for simplified service composition: A method for service composition, including: receiving a tag query; composing a processing graph in accordance with the tag query, wherein the processing graph is composed by using annotated primal data and services and includes at least one of the services; and deploying the service in an execution environment.... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090177958 - Method for performing a load-on-demand operation on assigned graphic objects in a computer operating environment: A method for performing a load-on-demand operation on assigned graphic objects allows a user to load a computer file without the assigned graphic objects to shorten the loading time of the computer file. The assigned graphic objects can be subsequently loaded by the user by activating an “assigned to” object.... Agent: Wilson & Ham Pmb: 348

20090177959 - Automatic visual segmentation of webpages: To provide valuable information regarding a webpage, the webpage must be divided into distinct semantically coherent segments for analysis. A set of heuristics allow a segmentation algorithm to identify an optimal number of segments for a given webpage or any portion thereof more accurately. A first heuristic estimates the optimal... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090177960 - System and method of xml query processing: A method of processing queries, e.g., XPath expressions, related to an XML document includes generating a plurality of tokens based on the contents of the XML document. At least one query expression is compiled to a first plurality of query nodes defining a tree. A plurality of lookup tables may... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090177961 - Designing electronic forms: A system and method enabling a designer to build electronic forms from hierarchical data is described. Displays of hierarchical data, facilitation of selection of a portion of the hierarchical data, and displays of one or more transformation-language components associated with a selected portion of hierarchical data are described. From the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090177962 - Intelligently representing files in a view: Embodiments of the invention provide a method, system, and media for intelligently presenting representations of files. The method can include determining a set of files for which information about them is to be rendered in a window of a graphical user interface even when not all of the files are... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090177963 - Method and apparatus for determining a purpose feature of a document: A method of summarizing a document includes a step of extracting one or more sections of the document. The method also includes a step of separating at least one of the one or more extracted sections into one or more subsections based at least in part on a conjunctive structure... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090177964 - Visual wizard launch pad: A computer-readable medium for interfacing with a plurality of wizards in a computer system includes programming instructions for providing the plurality of wizards, providing a launch button on a launch pad, the launch button associated with a wizard, where selection of the launch button executes the wizard, and providing information... Agent: Ibm Corp Svl (jgt) C/o Toler Law Group

20090177965 - Automatic manipulation of conflicting media presentations: Automatically manipulating presentation of two or more conflicting media contents can prevent intrusive or interruptive presentation of media content. A user can be freed of manually manipulating presentation of media content. The media content is prioritized based on one or more factors, such as predefined user input, location information, metadata... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20090177966 - Content sheet for media player: A partially transparent sheet is overlaid on content displayed by a media player. The sheet can include lyrics or other text associated with an audio file currently playing on the media player. The sheet can be manipulated (e.g., scrolled) in response to user input (e.g., touch input).... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090177968 - Method and apparatus for organizing and playing data: The present invention provides a general solution to presenting media interface and navigation tools for content provided from a plurality of sources. The invention maintains a user at a single site regardless of the source of the media content. This permits a consistent interface to be presented to the user.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20090177967 - System and method for providing internet radio service: A stand-alone desktop application (i.e., client) that resides on an end user's local computer and receives customized music playlists and content via the Internet from a network of distributed servers. The end user may install the application in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, downloading it from... Agent: W. Edward Ramage

20090177969 - System and method for attending a recorded event in a metaverse application: A metaverse system and method for allowing a user to attend a recorded past event in a metaverse application. The metaverse system includes a client computer, a metaverse server, and a time travel engine. The client computer interfaces with the metaverse application. The metaverse server records an event environment of... Agent: HolmanIPLaw/ibm Rsw

20090177970 - Method for online servicing of a field device of automation technology: A method for online servicing of a field device of automation technology with a servicing program running on a computer unit connected with the field device via a communication connection. The servicing program requires a device description for display of field-device-specific servicing elements or menu structures, and it is provided... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090177971 - Method and apparatus for controlling dlna device in dlna network: Disclosed is a method for controlling a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) device in a DLNA network, the method including the steps of: discovering the DLNA device performing communication with a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol based format in the DLNA network; converting description provided from the discovered DLNA... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090177972 - Web page security system: A security application for granting different access rights to web pages and objects on each web page is disclosed. A data table assigns one or more function identifiers (FIDs) to users. A second data table assigns a different object identifier (OID) to each web page, and to assign a different... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (amex)

20090177973 - Method and system for use with the internet: A method of increasing the awareness of users of the Internet to services and products provided by web sites, wherein the method includes establishing a hosting web site on the Internet having a data processor for registering web site owners (WSO's) as subscribers to a hosting service. The method also... Agent: Henry Brendzel

20090177974 - Multiple profiles for a user in a synchronous conferencing environment: A method, system, and computer program product for managing multiple profiles in a synchronous conferencing system. A synchronous conferencing account is provided for a first user of the synchronous conferencing system. The synchronous conferencing account includes a plurality of user profiles for the first user. The user profiles identify the... Agent: Law Office Of Ido Tuchman (aus)

20090177975 - Image design system: A computer implemented image design facility capable of supporting image design by a plurality of users each having browser-based access, comprising: an image design engine capable of presenting an image design interface to a plurality of users via browser software on user computers, said image design engine comprising means for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090177976 - Managing and presenting avatar mood effects in a virtual world: A method for managing and presenting avatar mood effects in a virtual world may include allowing a mood effect to be associated with a user's avatar in the virtual world from a plurality of predefined mood effects. The method may also include presenting the associated mood effect to other users... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090177978 - Method and system for disappearing ink for text messaging: An instant messaging client presents messages and removes the messages from display after a predetermined amount of time. In one preferred embodiment, the predetermined amount of time is agreed upon by all participants during a policy negotiation. Each message may be associated with a display time and when the current... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090177977 - System and method for group control in a metaverse application: A metaverse system and method for allowing a user to control a group of avatars in a metaverse application. The metaverse system includes a client computer, a metaverse server, and a group link engine. The metaverse server hosts a metaverse application over a network. The client computer interfaces with the... Agent: HolmanIPLaw/ibm Rsw

20090177979 - Detecting patterns of abuse in a virtual environment: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for detecting patterns of abuse in users of a virtual world. The patterns of abuse may be detected by examining records of inappropriate interactions between users. Subsequently, preventative actions may be taken to prevent further abuse. The preventative actions may include blocking access to... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090177980 - System and method for enabling users to interact in a virtual space: The present invention provides a highly scalable architecture for a three-dimensional graphical, multi-user, interactive virtual world system. In a preferred embodiment a plurality of users interact in the three-dimensional, computer-generated graphical space where each user executes a client process to view a virtual world from the perspective of that user.... Agent: Anatoly S. Weiser

20090177981 - Portable electronic device for instant messaging multiple recipients: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display displays a list of instant messaging conversations including a group conversation. The group conversation includes a first multi-recipient identifier and a group conversation indicia. In response to detecting a user selection of the group conversation, the device displays a set of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090177982 - Method for retrieving real-time network information and mobile communication device using the same: A method for retrieving real-time network information is provided. At least one subscribed web page and at least one data field in the page are set via an operating interface provided by a mobile communication device and at least one comparison data corresponding to the data field is set. Contents... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090177983 - Method for integrating user models to interface design: Designing user interfaces for users in a user population includes modeling behaviorally distinct groups of the users and customizing the user interfaces based on either or both interactive testing by the users and modeling the behaviorally distinct groups of the users. The user population is categorized into the behaviorally distinct... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Gb Attn: Patent Docketing

20090177984 - Calendar entry display method: A method of displaying a calendar entry of an electronic calendar application is disclosed. The method includes determining if a user of the electronic calendar application is within a specified distance of a location of an appointment corresponding to the calendar entry at a specified time prior to the appointment.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Svl

20090177985 - Capturing data from user selected portions of a business process and transferring captured data to user identified destinations: A graphical user interface (GUI) displays a flow of activities of a business process, including any portion thereof from which capture of data is permitted. The GUI receives, in an operation, at least an indication of a business process portion from which data is to be captured (“sensor”), an identification... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP Attn: Ora

20090177987 - Efficient display of objects of interest to a user through a graphical user interface: Embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for efficient display of object of interest within, or superimposed over, a display of a region of interest. In one embodiment of the present invention, when more than a threshold number of objects of interest need to be displayed, a portion... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC

20090177988 - Generating data queries using a graphical selection tree: The disclosure relates to data retrieval in an enterprise system through use of a graphical selection tree. An exemplary device to implement and display such a selection tree includes one or more processors, and also a data selection component and a query engine that are each executable by the one... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20090177986 - Third party in-page application platform: Managing interactions between a user and an interactive application within an online interactive page. A selected interactive application is received from a user. The selected interactive application is transmitted from a host server to a remote partner server. Interactive controls of the selected interactive application are received from the remote... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (msft)

20090177989 - User interface for selection from media collection: Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to user. A system includes a content source and a GUI communicatively connected to the content source. The GUI includes a user input area to receive user input and a display area to display available... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090177990 - Method and system for setting alert thresholds in the context of a real-time dashboard chart: A method of setting alert thresholds in the context of a real-time dashboard chart. An application program displays a graphical user interface (GUI) and dynamically updates a chart of real-time event data. The chart includes an event threshold bar displayed concurrently with the real-time event data. If the real-time event... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090177991 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090177992 - User interface improvements for medical devices: A method and system is disclosed for operating a medical device with or without a cassette in place. A method is disclosed for adding additional VTBI to an ongoing infusion without stopping the infusion and with maintaining the infusion parameters. A method and system is disclosed for changing the CCA... Agent: Brian R. Woodworth

20090177993 - Input of information using a plurality of screens in combination with display of key with colors, display of information and system using them: The invention relates to a touch-panel keyboard for displaying information of many items of articles and selecting the information, thereby enhancing the searchability of the information. The touch-panel keyboard is used for input processing of information relative to a computer and comprises a display part and a display control part.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090177994 - Double scrolling: A method of providing screen scrolling in content, such as hierarchically ordered content, is provided, wherein at least one level in the content comprises a page level comprising pages of objects and an object level comprising the objects, the method comprises the steps of: scrolling the objects page-by-page in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090177995 - Computer user interface for calendar auto-summarization: A relativity controller is a scroll bar/window combination that provides a way to see data in relation to both the context of its wholeness and the salience of its contents. To accomplish this, the linear density or other appearance of the scroll bar (acting as a ruler or scale) varies... Agent: Heinz Grether PC G2 Technology Law

20090177996 - Method and system for rendering and delivering network content: In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a system and method for translating electronic data available through a computer network and transmitting that translated data to an electronic display device for accurate, non-obfuscated display. The present invention comprises providing a server in communication with a computer network that stores an... Agent: Kevin M. Farrell Pierce Atwood

20090177997 - Populating dynamic navigational content in disparate application environments: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for providing document-specific widgets in an application program. An application program is launched in a digital device. A document is opened in the application program. Configuration data pertaining to document-specific widgets to be included in the application program user... Agent: Mollborn Patents, Inc.

20090177998 - Method and system for efficiently adjusting a timeline in a time window: A method of efficiently adjusting a timeline in a time window. An application program displays a window that includes a graphical user interface (GUI), at least a portion of time-based data, a timeline, and a slider bar. If a click and drag occurs while a cursor is over the slider... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090178002 - Method and apparatus for interacting with a portable computer system: A palmtop computer system that incorporates mechanical buttons that combine the task of turning the palmtop computer system on and starting a particular application program. Furthermore, the same mechanical button can be used to navigate the application program to find the information that is most likely needed by the user.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090178003 - Method for internet distribution of music and other streaming content: A method of promoting and distributing music and similar streaming content on the Internet or a similar network, comprising presentation of streaming content by its originators to potential network broadcasters (webcasters and podcasters), such content provided in a format to securely identify its originators and broadcasters; assembly and broadcasting (webcasting,... Agent: Mark Fiedler

20090178001 - Method of navigating items at a media player: A media player (10) stores, or has access to, a set of media items (12). The player presents (20) a first of the media items. The set of media items (12) are ordered (32) according to at least one criterion indicative of similarity of the media items to the first... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090177999 - Replacement motherboard configuration: In a system to configure a replacement motherboard, one or more subsystems are provided to determine whether the replacement motherboard is in a manufacturing mode, determine whether firmware for the replacement motherboard is unlocked, and receive an input from a user to configure the replacement motherboard when the replacement motherboard... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090178000 - Video apparatus providing a user interface (ui) and method thereof: A video apparatus includes a receiving unit to receive a selection command for at least one item from among a plurality of items, and a control unit to provide quantity information about alternative items to the selected item when at least one item is selected. A user is provided with... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090178004 - Methods and systems for workflow management in clinical information systems: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for providing clinical display and search of electronic medical data from a variety of information systems. Certain embodiments provide a user interface system including a processor operating a plurality of electronic clinical functionalities; an input allowing a user to enter... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090178005 - Methods and devices for dynamic menu update: A method for altering man machine interface (MMI) configurations for use in a device is provided. The method comprises the following steps. A status of a service is queried after detecting that an inspection condition is satisfied. The queried status is acquired from the currently associated network. A menu item... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090178006 - Icon creation on mobile device: An icon associated with content (e.g., webpage content) is created on a mobile device. In one implementation, the content is displayed on the mobile device and an indication is received to create an icon associated with the content. All or a portion of the content is rendered into the icon,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090178007 - Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying and selecting application options: In accordance with some embodiments, a flat version of an application interface is displayed. In response to detecting a user gesture on a view options icon while the flat version of the application interface is displayed, a curled version of the application interface is displayed. The curled version of the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090178008 - Portable multifunction device with interface reconfiguration mode: In one aspect of the invention, a computer-implemented method at a computing device with a touch screen display includes: displaying a first set of a first plurality of icons in a first area of the touch screen display, wherein the first plurality of icons includes a plurality of sets of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/ Ai

20090178009 - Nesting navigator user interface control: Methods, systems, and techniques for presenting data using a nesting navigator are provided. Example embodiments provide a nesting navigator that allows a user to navigate seamlessly between different views/aggregations of data using a uniform interface. In one embodiment, the nesting navigator is a universal period selector that allows a user... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090178011 - Gesture movies: The display of gesture movies is disclosed to assist users in performing gestures. Gesture movies can be short, unintrusive, and available on demand. A list box can appear in a pop-up window or preference panel, containing a list of gestures that can be displayed. If a user clicks on a... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090178010 - Specifying language and other preferences for mobile device applications: A user interface for specifying a preference for content is displayed over the content on a display of a mobile device. Preferences (e.g., language preferences) can be specified for audio, closed captions, subtitles and any other features or operations associated with the mobile device. In one aspect, the user interface... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

  
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20090172508 - Portable media device that automatically configures itself and/or an external media presentation device using previously-captured presentation data: The present invention discloses a system that enables a portable media device to automatically capture presentation data for the automatic configuration of a media presentation device. Such a system can include a portable media device, and a presentation configuration manager. The portable media device can be configured to store media... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090172509 - Electronic shipment planner: An electronic shipment planner is adapted for electronically presenting shipment and scheduling information to a user. The shipment and scheduling information includes at least one shipment event date. The shipment planner is linked to a shipment data repository containing shipment and scheduling information. A system interface communicates with the shipment... Agent: Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. Southpark Towers

20090172510 - Method of creating graph structure from time-series of attention data: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer program products for generating search results comprising web documents with associated expert information. One embodiment of a method for generating such search results includes receiving one or more search queries, selecting one of the one or more search queries, determining... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20090172511 - Analysis of time-based geospatial mashups using ad hoc visual queries: An apparatus in one example has an analytical environment for mashup data having visual analysis metaphors, and linking and correlation functionality among the visual analysis metaphors. A system may have: at least one store having a predetermined floor plan layout; at least one predetermined location on the predetermined floor plan... Agent: Carmen Patti Group , LLC

20090172512 - Screen generating apparatus and screen layout sharing system: A screen generating apparatus includes an application executing unit for executing an application for displaying video information metadata or the like, which is received by a tuner, a screen layout forming unit for generating, for a video content ID, a screen layout which associates an application with an application area... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090172513 - Reading device with shortcut read function: In some embodiments, a reading device is provided with a shortcut read mode in which a user can instruct the reading device of the type of document (e.g., invoice, package label, newspaper, etc.) that is to be read so that the device can more efficiently find and read back to... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090172514 - Method and system for searching text-containing documents: The invention relates to a method of presenting search results generated by a search engine, and a search report, in which individual search results are arranged into separate cells of a table with at least 2 columns.... Agent: Dennison Associates

20090172515 - Data search apparatus and data search method thereof, and storage medium: A data search apparatus configured to search for content data that is to be populated into a field defined in a form, from among hierarchical data comprises an acquiring unit configured to acquire information about a layer range of content data that can be populated into the field, a search... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090172516 - Providing enhanced information when a pointing device points to a specific area in a graphical user interface: Providing enhanced information when a pointing device points to a specific area in a graphical user interface. In one embodiment, on receiving an indication indicating that the pointing device is pointing to a specific area on a display screen (displaying the graphical user interface) and that an input is received... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta

20090172517 - Document parsing method and system using web-based gui software: A computer implemented method and system operational via the Internet to parse a document and extract textual information. The method includes steps of presenting to the user a graphical user interface; receiving from a user an electronic document; enabling the user to specify rules computer implementable to extract textual information;... Agent: Louis Ventre, Jr

20090172520 - Method of managing web services using integrated document: The present invention is about the method of operating a web service by using the integrated document of web contents. The present invention provides a detailed method of operating a web service by using an integrated document. In addition, the present invention provides a detailed method of offering an ordinary... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090172518 - Metric portal: Various aspects are directed to a computer system for implementing an interface for presenting metric data to a user, the computer system may comprise a storage medium, which may, in turn, comprise a sitemap. The sitemap may define an organization of portal pages and wherein each portal page comprises at... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090172519 - Web page based program versioning: An identification of one of multiple types of Web browsers that a Web page supports, as well as an identification of one of multiple versions of that one type of Web browser that the Web page supports, is obtained. The Web page is displayed using the identified version of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090172521 - System and method for automatic mapping of hypertext input fields to software components: A system and method for automatically mapping of hypertext input fields to software components. The system includes a hypertext preprocessor, a name-space manager, a data handler, and a component manager. The hypertext preprocessor examines the hypertext input field names and uses the name-space manager and component manager to determine the... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090172522 - Text composition: A method of text composition comprising: displaying a string of characters as text, the text comprising an arrangement of graphical symbols wherein each of the graphical symbols corresponds to a character in the string; and controlling the visual attributes of the displayed text such that at least the graphical symbol... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090172523 - Correcting text: Systems and methods are provided for correcting grammatical and spelling errors that involve improper positioning of a whitespace character and/or an extra whitespace character. Removal of an extra whitespace character or repositioning of an improperly positioned whitespace character may result in correction of two misspelled words in a single correction... Agent: Steven M. Colby

20090172524 - Methods involving text attribute recognition: A method for displaying formatting of text includes, receiving an input, wherein the input is a selected range of text, determining a formatting attribute of the selected range of text, displaying the determined formatting attribute, determining an amount of text having the formatting attribute in the selected range of text... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090172525 - Apparatus and method for reformatting a report for access by a user in a network appliance: A computer readable storage medium comprises executable instructions to receive a report for access by a user. The report is divided into sections and each section is tokenized based on the user's interests. A section score is calculated for each section in the report. One or more sections are selected... Agent: Sap GlobalIPC/o Cooley Godward Kronish LLP William S. Galliani

20090172526 - Methods and systems involving object attribute recognition: A method for displaying formatting of objects, the method comprising, receiving an input, wherein the input is a selected range of objects, determining formatting attributes of the selected range of objects, determining an amount of objects having each of the formatting attributes in the selected range of objects, displaying each... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus

20090172529 - Device, system, and method for optimized concurrent error detection: A method, apparatus and system for accepting a plurality of user-selected properties pre-designated for detecting errors in portions of a circuit, accepting a plurality of user-selected erroneous outputs, each of which may correspond to one of the plurality of user-selected set of properties, executing a simulation of the circuit for... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090172530 - Handheld electronic device and method for switching user interface thereof: A handheld electronic device and a method for switching a user interface thereof are provided. The present method is suitable for a handheld electronic device having a first part and a second part. The first part comprises a screen, and the second part is slidingly disposed below the first part... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090172528 - System and method for dynamically presenting a software system landscape: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to a system and method for dynamically presenting a system landscape or software system landscape. The system landscape is monitored for changes and updates. A service is responsible for extracting and structuring the system landscape data in a presentable format. An output controller... Agent: Sap Ag

20090172527 - User interface controlled by environmental cues: A method comprises receiving a signal containing an environmental cue; correlating the environmental cue to a user interface control element; and generating a user interface control command based on the environmental cue. A device may be controlled by receiving a visual image, processing the image to identify a visual cue,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090172531 - Method of displaying menu items and related touch screen device: To improve usability of a touch screen device for input with a finger, a method of displaying a plurality of text-based items in the touch screen device includes the touch screen device displaying a predetermined item of the plurality of text-based items as an icon, and the touch screen device... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090172532 - Portable electronic device with animated image transitions: Methods and systems that improve the way media is played, sorted, modified, stored and cataloged on a portable electronic device (e.g., media player) are disclosed. One aspect relates to an image based browser that allows a user to navigate through and select images that are related to media items. In... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC

20090172533 - method to enable semi-automatic regeneration of manuals by saving manual creation operations as scripts: A method, system and computer program product for creating, editing, and generating operating manuals utilizing scripts. Operations performed by an author during manual creation are saved as scripts. The operations are replayed when regenerating or modifying the manual. When replaying the script of the operating manual, the script may be... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090172537 - Providing help for run book automation: A method for providing help for run book and web user interface automation via and manual and automatic web-based procedures. An application engages a teaching mode in a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), wherein a collection of selectable portions of the web-based GUI is accentuated. The application records a sequence... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090172536 - Providing run book automation via manual and automatic web-based procedures: Providing run book and web user interface automation via and manual and automatic web-based procedures. An application engages a teaching mode in a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), wherein a collection of selectable portions of the web-based GUI is accentuated. The application records a sequence of selections made among the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090172535 - Reusing data in user run book automation: Reusing data in user run book automation. An application engages a teaching mode in a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), wherein a collection of selectable portions of the web-based GUI is accentuated. The application records a sequence of selections made among the collection of selectable portions of the web-based GUI... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090172534 - Visualizing a mixture of automated and manual steps in a procedure: Visualizing a mixture of automated and manual steps in a procedure. An application engages a teaching mode in a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), wherein a collection of selectable portions of the web-based GUI is accentuated. The application records a sequence of selections made among the collection of selectable portions... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090172539 - Conversation abstractions based on trust levels in a virtual world: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for abstracting conversations between avatars within a virtual world. In one embodiment, the user of an avatar observing a conversation between other avatars may be presented with an abstracted version of the conversation. The abstraction may be performed so as to enable the user... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090172538 - Generating data for media playlist construction in virtual environments: Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for generating song playlists for use in an immersive virtual environment. Generally, playlists may be generated based on stored music preference data. The music preference data may be generated by storing user interactions with specific songs. The user interactions may be associated with characteristics... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090172540 - Population cohort-linked avatar: Avatars, computer program products, devices and systems are described that relate to at least one cohort-linked avatar comprising at least one avatar attribute that is at least partly based on an association of at least one physiologic activity of at least one member of a population cohort with at least... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090172541 - Method and system for providing dynamic context assist for a command line interface: A method, system, and computer program product for providing dynamic context assistance to a user of a system, such as a storage system. One or more current command line interface (CLI) entries that are entered in a CLI of the system are received and a current state of the system... Agent: Dillon & Yudell, LLP

20090172542 - Techniques for improved playlist processing on media devices: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.

20090172545 - Electronic equipment and method for displaying images: An electronic equipment includes: a storage unit that stores a plurality of facial images extracted from video data and time stamp information indicating time points when the plurality of facial images appear in the video data; and a processor that operates, based on the time stamp information, to: arrange a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090172544 - Interactive media guidance application with access to multiple data sets: Systems and methods for an interactive media guidance application with access to multiple data sets are provided. One of the data sets may be selected to generate a media guidance application display screen. A data set may be selected based on the data source or data path from which the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090172543 - Thumbnail navigation bar for video: While playing back video on a display device, a user request to display a navigation bar corresponding to the video is received. In response to receiving the user request, the navigation bar is displayed on the display device. This navigation bar includes multiple thumbnails each corresponding to a different location... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090172546 - Search-based dynamic voice activation: A method, apparatus, and electronic device for voice navigation are disclosed. A voice input mechanism 310 may receive a verbal input from a user to a voice user interface program invisible to the user. A processor 104 may identify in a graphical user interface (GUI) a set of GUI items.... Agent: Prass LLP

20090172547 - System and method for dynamically publishing multiple photos in slideshow format on a mobile device: A system for publishing multiple photos in slideshow format on a mobile device comprising: means for inputting multiple photo file references to a slideshow generator; a slideshow generator that parses the inputted photo file references, retrieves photo files based on the parsed photo file references, assembles the retrieved photo files... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease

20090172549 - Method and apparatus for transitioning between screen presentations on a display of an electronic device: A method and apparatus for transitioning between screen presentations on a display of an electronic device includes determining a selection by a user of the electronic device of one of a plurality of dynamic transition themes, detecting an event that causes a transition from a current screen presentation to a... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090172550 - System and method for analyzing time for a slide presentation: A system and method for analyzing time for a slide presentation that permits a speaker to coordinate available time with the number of slides to be shown and a method of operating the same is described. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a time allocation tool enabling a user... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090172548 - Tactile two-way feedback to remote presentation controller device to indicate slide animation status: A presentation controller device is disclosed. A presentation is constructed with slides. At least one slide can include animations. In a manual operation, the controller device vibrates or provides a tactile feedback before a final animation on a current slide. Clicking a button on the controller device makes a transition... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090172551 - Behavior-based selection of items to present on affiliate sites: A content provider system interacts with a network of web sites to provide behavior-based content to users. Operators of the web sites add widgets to selected web pages of their sites. The widgets, when executed on the computing devices of users who view the selected web pages, report user-generated events... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090172554 - Intra operator forensic meta data messaging: The inventive system and method for enabling interactive collaboration among video surveillance operators is presented. The device has a message including an incident or meta data having a source identifier, a meta data composer, a transport layer, and a display device, such that the message is packaged using the meta... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090172552 - Method and apparatus for controlling presentation of content at a user terminal: The invention controls presentation of content at an end user terminal to allow an end user to consume any kind of content without specifying anything about how the content is delivered. A method includes creating a content schedule, determining content presentation control information using the content schedule, and using the... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20090172553 - Spreadsheet software services: Embodiments of the present invention include the creation of spreadsheet software services. In one embodiment, the features and functionality of a spreadsheet may be transformed into a software service, such as a web service, for example. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of generating a software service... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group P.C.

20090172555 - Method and apparatus for transparently mapping personalized alert preferences onto thin client devices with differing capabilities: A method and apparatus that personalizes preferences for a thin client using custom menus is disclosed. The method may include receiving registering capabilities from the thin client, storing feature list for all devices, generation of a custom alert settings menu based on the thin client's capabilities, storing selected alert settings,... Agent: Prass LLP

20090172556 - Change-alarmed, integrated console apparatus and method: An integrated console provides multiple users an ability to bring in signals from a plurality of disparate hardware subsystems the monitoring and control signals, all to be controlled from a virtual console on a single computer screen. Multiple users may arrange subwindows for any or all controlled hardware and arrange... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird

20090172557 - Gui screen sharing between real pcs in the real world and virtual pcs in the virtual world: A computer program product stored on machine readable media including machine executable instructions for sharing a graphical user interface (GUI) between a physical computer and a computer defined in software, includes instructions for: pasting a replicated image of the GUI from the physical computer into a representation of a display... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20090172558 - System and method for personalized change tracking for collaborative authoring environments: Personalized change-tracking functionality for collaboratively authored documents is provided. Initially, every document or page for a given user is marked as “new”, “unread” or “unaccessed”. Any time a user edits or even reads a portion of a document, that fact is captured and those segments of the document are marked,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090172559 - Creating and editing dynamic graphics via a web interface: Technologies are described herein for creating and editing dynamic graphics via a World Wide Web (“Web”) interface. A Web service is provided for generating dynamic graphics in response to requests received from client computers. In response to requests from client computers, the Web service generates requested dynamic graphics and returns... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090172560 - Portable communication device having hyperlink targets for improved mobile web browsing: A portable communication device having a touch screen user interface is configured to provide mobile web browsing that makes use of hyperlink targets having modified size, display format and/or position. The modified hyperlink targets are more distinct to avoid incidental hyperlink activation while scrolling on a web page within a... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090172561 - Scalable, multi-user server and methods for rendering images from interactively customizable scene information: A server for use in connection with a network including at least one client and a communication link interconnecting the client and server. The server comprises a user interaction control module, an image rendering module and an interface. The image rendering module is configured to render, from three-dimensional scene data... Agent: Jacobs & Kim LLP

20090172562 - User interface dynamic layout system, method for arranging user interface layout and touch control display system using the same: A method for arranging a user interface layout is provided. The method is adapted for a touch control display displaying a plurality of icons. Each icon corresponds to a sensing range thereof on the touch control display. The method includes: statistically calculating a utilization frequency of each icon generated by... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090172563 - Method and apparatus for using user created content as user interface: A method and an apparatus for using user created content stored in a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card as a user interface is provided. According to the method and apparatus, the SIM card stores the user created content, and a terminal platform executes and displays the user created content if... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20090172564 - Geographic location notification based on identity linking: A user maintains notification setting information having temporal periods capable of controlling, at least in part, the dissemination of information describing the on-line presence of the user within an instant messaging system or the geographic location of one or more mobile communications devices used by the user. The user may... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090172565 - Systems, devices, and methods for sharing content: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a method that can include: sending software to a first information device and to a second information device, the software adapted to cause display of information regarding user-selected items; and providing content to the software running on the second information device, the software adapted to... Agent: Michael N. Haynes

20090172567 - Dynamically added navigation widget for loose integration of web pages across different web applications: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to uniform Web application navigation in a Web application environment and provide a method, system and computer program product for a dynamically added navigation widget for loosely integrating multiple Web pages. In an embodiment of the invention, a... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090172566 - Machine driven process for user interface driven data modeling collaboration: A computer implemented method and computer program product build a data-bound user interface. An instruction from a graphical designer is received for creating the presentation field within the presentation user interface. When the presentation field is created, a corresponding data element is created within a reserved data model, and the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090172568 - 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

20090172569 - 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

20090172573 - Activity centric resource recommendations in a computing environment: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to context sensitive resource recommendations and provide a method, system and computer program product for activity sensitive context sensitive resource recommendations. In an embodiment of the invention, an activity-centric resource recommendation method can be provided. The method can... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090172571 - List based navigation for data items: A user interface provides for contextual navigation in locating desired content based on similarity/dissimilarity criteria. Each item that is identified in a device is provided with at least one multi-dimensional descriptor. A content of each item can be stored remotely from the device. A search criteria is selected that relates... Agent: Perman & Green

20090172574 - Location independent communication in a virtual world: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to virtual worlds and provide a method, system and computer program product for deploying and managing an avatar silhouette in a location in a virtual world. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for deploying and managing... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090172570 - Multiscaled trade cards: The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates interacting with a trade card that includes pyramidal volumes of data. A trade card with data can represent a computer displayable multiscale image with at least two substantially parallel planes of view in which a first plane and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090172572 - System and method for handling arbitrary types of software objects: A system and method are provided for handling different types of objects within a software framework. In an embodiment, an object handler keeps track of information associated with objects, and information needed to implement a user interface. The software framework employing the object handler uses that information to create the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090172575 - Viewer method and viewer device: A viewer method and a viewer device are capable of more rapidly reproducing desired screen data. A jump processing unit instructs a reproduction unit to jump to and reproduce arbitrary screen data based on difference data between sequentially retrieved screen data. The screen data a user desires to check is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090172576 - Method and system for enabling and disabling features of a computer application using a preview mode within a graphical user interface: A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for enabling and disabling features of a computer application using a capabilities preview mode within a graphical user interface element of the computer application. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a graphical user interface element in a capabilities preview mode... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090172577 - Terminal and method for configuring graphic user interface thereof: A terminal and a method for configuring a graphic user interface (GUI) thereof are disclosed. The method includes determining which one of a first mode and a second mode is selected when a GUI configuring function is selected, selecting at least one of an image and a color if the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090172578 - Imaging device: When the user of an imaging device operates a menu switch 112M, a composite image of a top menu image superimposed on a currently set source image, for example, a camera image, as a background image is displayed on a monitor 114. In response to the user's selection of an... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090172579 - Information processing device, information processing method, content transfer system and computer program: An information processing device is provided that performs content transfer with a content recording device on which is stored content that has content identification information identifying the content. The information processing device includes: an identification information acquisition portion that acquires, from the content recording device, the content identification information for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090172582 - Capture method and capture device: A capture method and a capture device are capable of increasing the amount of screen data that can be saved as log. The information of screen data displayed on a screen is acquired, and the active screen data is captured when determined that the active screen data is from application... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090172580 - System, method and apparatus for gathering student loan information: An application for a method of originating a consolidated student loan includes logging onto a student loan summary page and copying all loan summary information from the student loan summary page onto a clipboard then pasting the loan summary information from the clipboard into an insertion box of a loan... Agent: Larson And Larson

20090172581 - System, method and apparatus for multiple field pasting: An application for a method of copy and paste of multiple fields concurrently includes copying a number of fields onto a clipboard then pasting the fields from the clipboard into an insertion box of a data input screen. The data input screen also has a plurality of target data fields.... Agent: Larson And Larson

20090172583 - Device, system, and method of composing logical computing platforms: Device, system, and method of composing logical computing platforms. For example, a wireless computing device includes: one or more wireless transceivers to send and receive wireless communication signals; a logical platform composition manager to provide a visual indication representing a logical platform that includes said wireless computing device and one... Agent: Shiloh Et Al.

20090172584 - Method and apparatus for interactive scheduling of vliw assembly code: A method and apparatus for the manually optimizing the scheduling of code are disclosed. Accordingly, a software development tool with a graphical user interface enables manually ordering the scheduling of operations for architectures that execute multiple instructions/operations per machine cycle, such as very long instruction word (VLIW) processors. Assistance is... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090172585 - Information processing apparatus, method and program for controlling the same, and storage medium: A method for controlling an information processing apparatus includes displaying an input screen including a plurality of items in which text data can be input; displaying a keyboard for inputting text data in one input item of the plurality of items so as to be superimposed on the input screen;... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090172587 - Dynamic detail-in-context user interface for application access and content access on electronic displays: A method for presenting applications on a display screen, comprising: displaying a first presentation on the display screen, the first presentation including two or more icons; receiving a signal indicative of an icon, the icon being one of the two or more icons, the icon having an application associated therewith;... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps

20090172586 - Window screen using woven image: Improvements in a window screen are disclosed. The improvements include the use of a woven pattered window screen. The window screen design includes a woven non-geometric pattern to create a more visually appealing image when looking at and through the window screen. The woven screen material is held onto a... Agent: Buhler Associates Buhler, Kirk A.

20090172588 - System and method for controlling dragging scroll bars in a web table: A computer-based method for controlling dragging scroll bars in a web table includes dividing the web table into a title area and a data area, and generating scroll bars for the data area. The method further includes obtaining a position and a status of a cursor on a display, and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090172589 - Configuring graphical displays: A view filter manager (VFM) is provided. The VFM comprises a view filter configured to format a display of a computer-implemented graphical representation comprising a plurality of layers of related data. The VFM further comprises a scrollable listing of the plurality of layers, and a layer isolate function configured to... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher

20090172590 - Capture method and capture device: A capture method and a capture device retrieve screen data to be captured. The capture method uses a program for causing a computer to execute a screen data information acquisition processing step of acquiring information of active screen data in screen data displayed on a screen; a determination processing step... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090172595 - Icon-based facilitation of service task performance: The performance of service tasks on behalf of individuals (such as clients) among agents in a service industry, such as a home healthcare services industry or a lodging service industry, may be difficult due to the quantity, variety, and details of such service tasks. A service task facilitator device may... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building

20090172593 - Method and electronic device for allowing a user to select a menu option: A method of allowing a user to select a menu option, which method comprises the steps of allowing the user to select a position (21) on a screen, displaying a plurality of menu option identifiers (23, 25) near the selected position (21) on the screen, defining a plurality of selection... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090172592 - Method and system for clustering electronic calendar schedules to reduce visual complexity and improve efficiency of meeting scheduling: A system for clustering electronic calendar schedules in an event scheduling user interface displays the availability of invitee clusters that each include invitees with sufficiently similar availability during a target period. An invitee cluster list includes an invitee cluster entry for each invitee cluster, such that each invitee cluster entry... Agent: Lotus And Rational Software David A. Dagg, Esq.

20090172591 - Portable ir thermometer having graphical user display and interface: A portable noncontact thermometer comprising a hand-held housing defining an aperture for ingress of incident thermal energy from a target location. A thermometer module includes a noncontact thermal energy detector impinged by the incident thermal energy. The thermometer module further includes a microcontroller operative to interpret electrical signals derived from... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090172594 - User interface of electronic apparatus: A user interface of electronic apparatus includes at least one launched indicator and at least one non-launched indicator, and the arrangement of the launched indicator and non-launched indicators forms a loop path so that the indicators can have a revolution around a centre of the loop path according to a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090172596 - Display control apparatus, display control method, and program: A display control apparatus controls display of a graphical user interface including a plurality of choices which are presented to a user and from which the user selects a choice. The display control apparatus includes a ring display generating unit configured to generate a ring display serving as the GUI,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090172597 - On-screen menu buttons including multiple modes: d

20090172598 - Multimedia reproducing apparatus and menu screen display method: In a multimedia reproducing apparatus, a read unit reads contents, content icons, and folders containing the contents from an external recording medium. A storage unit 80 stores data on a folder icon. A display processing unit processes menu screen display and content reproduction. A menu control unit switches between and... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090172599 - Navigation apparatus and navigation apparatus display method: Disclosed herein is a navigation apparatus for displaying maps on a display section based on map data held in a recording section, the navigation apparatus including: a current position detection section configured to detect the current position of the navigation apparatus; a touch-sensitive panel configured to be installed on a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090172600 - System and method of orienting building representations: Systems and methods are disclosed to display compass-type indicia relative to a three dimensional computer generated image of a building or a region. Such images, presented on multi-dimensional computer driven display devices have associated therewith directional indicating indicia, such as a compass-like image, which seamlessly provide visual and spatial directional... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090172601 - System and method for viewing arbitrary hierarchies in a browser: A method and system are provided for displaying a hierarchy of nodes. The method may include, responsive to a request to display a set of nodes, requesting node information for each node from a browser provider. The method may include receiving node information for each node to be displayed from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090172602 - Technique that enhances the manipulation of an html tree presentation by using an array representation of the hierarchical path of a tree node: The present invention discloses a method for manipulating the presentation of an AJAX tree using an array representing the hierarchical path of a tree node. Such a method can begin with the receipt of a user-request to expand a selected tree node of an AJAX tree in a Web page.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw

20090172603 - Method and apparatus for information retrieval: Apparatus for displaying information from an information source, the information being indexed by nodes in a hierarchical structure, the apparatus comprising: at least one display for displaying information from the information source; a user input device for receiving a user-selectable forward navigation selection, a user-selectable back navigation selection and a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090172604 - Keypad navigation selection and method on mobile device: A handheld electronic communication device includes a plurality of text entry keys arranged in a keyfield. A user navigates among alphabetic selections shown on a display by moving his fingers across keys lying within a navigation travel region and other wise generally used to effect text entry into the device.... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (rim)

20090172605 - Mobile terminal and pointer display method thereof: A mobile terminal and a pointer display method thereof are provided. The pointer display method includes displaying a pointer on the screen of a mobile terminal, hiding the pointer from view if the pointer is moved into a pointer-containing zone, and notifying a user that the pointer is contained in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090172606 - Method and apparatus for two-handed computer user interface with gesture recognition: A method and apparatus for manipulating displayed content using first and second types of human-machine interface in combination are disclosed. Machine operations are divided into two sets and the first type of user interface controls a first set and a second set of operations, while the second type of user... Agent: Prass LLP

20090172607 - Electronic device and method for controlling screen saver operations thereof: An exemplary electronic device is provided for reproducing video information and controlling screen saver operation during reproduction of the video information. The electronic device includes a content reproducing module, an input detecting module, a screen saver module, and a control module. When the control module judges that the content reproducing... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

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