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Data processing: presentation processing of document August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090217145 - Methods and devices for post processing rendered web pages and handling requests of post processed web pages: A method of post processing a rendered HTML web page including the steps of: receiving a rendered web page, parsing the web page to identify resources that the web page includes links to, grouping the identified resources according to a type of resource, creating a resource reference that refers to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090217146 - Page navigation generation system for a customizable application: A page navigation rule generator system for a customizable application includes a page navigation rule detail module and a page navigation rule generation module. The page navigation rule detail module may be executable to receive a page navigation rule detail. The page navigation rule detail may include a page identifier... Agent: Accenture Indy 33391 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090217147 - Multidimensional data visualization using four or more dimensions: A solution is provided wherein multiple instances of source data measures are displayed in individual cells by utilizing a slicing mechanism that allows the user to select a range of values for certain dimensions known as slicers. The source data measures to be displayed in a cell may then be... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090217148 - Systems and methods for document annotation: A method and system for document annotation. A script editor is combined with a document rendering or client display system that allows a user to develop a customizable programmatic annotation script that is thereafter saved and associated with a document. When the document is selected for viewing, the rendering system... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, Llc

20090217149 - User extensible form-based data association apparatus: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to the classification and management of digital data artifacts, and particularly to systems and methods for annotating and associating a comment with a content item available on a computer, TV or mobile (e.g., handheld) device using forms. The digital data artifacts may include... Agent: Darby & Darby P.c.

20090217150 - Systems and methods for collaborative annotation: A method (and corresponding system and computer program product) that enables users to collaboratively annotate images and selectively review user annotations online is described. Images and annotation tools are made available in web pages. Users can initiate the collaborative annotation process by annotating the images using the annotation tools embedded... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090217152 - Document processing and management approach for assigning an event to an action in a markup language environment: A method for assigning at least one event to an action in a markup language environment.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090217151 - Document processing and management approach for editing a markup language document: A method of editing an extensible markup language (XML) document, the method including receiving user input in an editable field and automatically correcting the user input.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090217153 - Document processing and management approach to editing a document in a mark up language environment using undoable commands: A method of creating a new XML document having at least a root element and a declaration. The method comprises retrieving from storage a new fragment XML document comprising at least one XML template for a new XML file that itself has a root element. Then, at least one XML... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090217155 - Internet services and methods thereof: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium operating in a web server having computer instructions for receiving from an Internet browser a request to create a viewing profile for a web page, creating the viewing profile by generating an asynchronous... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090217156 - Method for storing localized xml document values: A method and apparatus are provided to create a parent XSD document that separately identifies localized data and non-localized content definitions. A tool is employed to parse the localized content definitions from the non-localized content definitions. The parsing tool generates a child XSD document pertaining to the localized content definitions... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer

20090217154 - Structure-position mapping of xml with fixed length data: A method, system and computer program product for mapping and retrieving XML code is presented. Each line of XML code is associated with a node in a node tree. Based on the depth and breadth of the node, the starting and ending positions of the line of XML code are... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090217158 - Editing a document using a transitory editing surface: Technologies are described herein for editing a document using a transitory editing surface. A word processing program displays a document in a window. Upon detection of the placement of an insertion pointer within a paragraph of text in the document, an editing surface is created overlaying the paragraph in the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090217157 - Method for editing multimedia pages on a terminal using pre-stored parameters of objects appearing in scenes: The invention relates to multimedia page editing via a terminal. A server supplies multimedia pages to the terminal in the form of object arrangement commands for objects identified by parameters. A method according to the invention comprises a preliminary step wherein the server transmits all or part of the object-related... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090217159 - Systems and methods of performing a text replacement within multiple documents: A computer receives a user request to replace a first text string with a second text string in a first document and a second document, respectively, wherein the first text string in the first document has a first content type and the first text string in the second document has... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20090217160 - Customizing widget draw styles: Techniques for customizing draw styles of widgets to better accommodate a user's direct manipulation needs. A user can customize various attributes of a widget and its manipulators to suit the user's needs. The customizations are stored as a style. The stored style can subsequently be applied to the widget to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/pixar

20090217161 - Apparatus system and method of print processing: An apparatus, system, and method of print processing are provided, each capable of generating an image according to print settings information using a primary user interface device and an added user interface device. The added user interface device generates an added image when a current condition specified by current processing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090217162 - Flexible system monitoring using snmp: A method and apparatus for generating and managing simple network management protocol (SNMP) reports that support the retrieval and processing of tabular data. An SNMP management station or similar program provides a user with an interface for viewing and managing data and resources through SNMP. The data and resources are... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090217163 - System and method for deploying and maintaining software applications: The software deployment or maintenance procedures originally defined by the skilled individual may be applied to any number of computing systems maintained by any number of other individuals without the skilled individual's further involvement in the process. The site-specific or confidential information belonging to the other individuals is not shared... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090217164 - User interface for software applications: A user interface for software applications enables the full use of graphical user interface (GUI) software, particularly engineering design software, by visually impaired individuals. The interface combines tactile representations of graphical elements, non-visual cues, and a hardware element to allow the effective placement and interconnection of graphic elements using design... Agent: J. Charles Dougherty

20090217165 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system comprising a recording device for recording an image signal from a medical device, a medical support control device for synthesizing an image based on the image signal and a prescribed GUI, and a display manipulation device for display the GUI, wherein: on the basis of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090217166 - Video editing apparatus, terminal device and gui program transmission method: The present invention provides: a video editing apparatus which makes it possible for the video editing apparatus to carry out appropriate video editing in accordance with the processing capabilities of a terminal device; the terminal device; and a GUI program transmission method for the video editing apparatus. A video editing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090217167 - Information processing apparatus and method and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus for executing control such that one of image data and audio data is made subject to reproduction and the other data made subject to accompanying reproduction to reproduce both the subject to reproduction and the subject to accompanying reproduction, including a comparing section... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090217168 - Systems and methods of displaying and re-using document chunks in a document development application: A computer displays an application user interface, the application user interface including a document authoring window and a search results window. In response to a search request including one or more user-specified search keywords, the computer displays in the search results window a set of search results in a text-only... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20090217169 - Status processing system, status processor, and status displaying method: A status processor is communicable with a host device via a network. The processor includes a media connecting unit, a status-reflecting filename setting unit, and a server unit. The media connecting unit is capable of connecting a storage media. The status-reflecting filename setting unit sets a status-reflecting filename corresponding to... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090217170 - System and method for sharing display information: A system for sharing display information comprising a network apparatus for connecting to a receiver of display information, and a memory for storing at least one program, a first graphics driver, a second graphics driver, and a network sharing program. A processor configured to execute the program, the first graphics... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090217171 - Method to monitor user trajectories within a virtual universe: The present invention is directed to a method to monitor user trajectories within a virtual universe. A method for monitoring a user trajectory of any avatar in a virtual universe may include recording an activity of an avatar within a virtual universe, and then rendering the recording as a visible... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc

20090217172 - Online navigation of choice data sets: A method and system are provided for communicating with a dynamic online database to display choices within the database. Groups of data within the database are classified through the use of a cluster analysis technique. This technique provides a navigation map of the online database. Choices that are determined to... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, Llc

20090217173 - Method and system for a rich media user interface: A method and system may generate a graphical user interface at a client on a network. An image of a physical container capable of being opened may be generated. One or more icons, each associated respectively with one or more rich media objects, may be displayed. The graphical user interface... Agent: Josh Manheimer

20090217174 - Online desktop distribution: An apparatus and a method for an online desktop distribution is described. In one embodiment, an online desktop operates on a client with an online desktop distributor having an operating system with one or more kernels compiled for usermode. A server coupled to the client stores and uploads a user... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090217176 - Method and system for managing events in an electronic calendar application: The present invention relates to a method for managing meeting conflicts using user defined priority within a electronic calendar application, and providing history of meeting invitations. When a new meeting is being scheduled, if a conflict exists, the user may set a priority to the meeting. On reschedule or suppress... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc

20090217175 - System for providing an interface for collaborative innovation: A system is described for providing an interface for collaborative innovation. The system may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store an item, primary responses, secondary responses and ratings. The interface may communicate with users and a content provider and may allow the users to... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090217177 - Multi-party virtual desktop: In one embodiment, a method for sharing data displayed on a user's computer screen includes displaying a movable tile on the user's computer screen, the tile being positionable on the computer screen to identify data displayed on the user's computer screen and selected for sharing with one or more remote... Agent: Cindy S. Kaplan

20090217178 - Ranking interactions between users on the internet: A system and method for determining the amount of influence users of the internet have on other users of the internet based on data from interactions between users on the internet.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090217179 - System and method for knowledge navigation and discovery utilizing a graphical user interface: Methods and computer program products utilizing a graphical user interface for navigating concepts found in data produced by intellectuals in a knowledge discovery process are disclosed. The present invention utilizes a graphical user interface and related facilities for enabling community-based contributions in identifying associations between concepts disclosed by intellectuals. The... Agent: Rahman Llc

20090217182 - Graphical user interface typing and mapping system: A graphical user interface (GUI) type model helps application designers create error free graphical user interface applications (GAPs). The GUI type model provides a reference set of GUI element types. The application designer assigns a selected GUI element type to each GUI element in a GAP design. The GUI element... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090217180 - Programmable buttons for telephone user interface: A graphical user interface for a telephone system includes programmable buttons which may be customized for individual users or groups of users. The programmable buttons enable user specific functionality to be provided, for example, enabling a button to be defined to record a call at a particular extension with one... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090217181 - Spectrum bar control: Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for providing a graphical user interface control in a spectrum bar. The spectrum bar control is operable to switch between a statistical view of data and a discrete view of the data while maintaining a same size of the graphical user interface control. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090217183 - User interface with visualization of real and virtual data: First acquired data that represents past values of one or more parameters is displayed in a user interface through which a user can monitor, control and predict system operations. Second acquired data that represents present values of the one or more parameters is displayed in the user interface. Virtual data... Agent: Marina G. Portnova Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090217185 - Container generation system for a customizable application: A container generation device may create an association between questions and a container in an application database so that a customizable application displays a section in a page of the customizable application and displays user input controls in the section, where the section corresponds to the container and the user... Agent: Accenture Indy 33391 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090217184 - Control of design automation process: A system is implemented for controlling long running electronic design automation tools. A user may modify the running of the tool in real time using an interface at the user computer. The user computer accepts user input and communicates with a computer running the design application. The design application runs... Agent: Ibm-rochester C/o Toler Law Group

20090217186 - Apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and method for providing widgets including advertisements for associated widgets: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor configured to present content of a first widget in a display, where the first widget is associated with a second widget. In this regard, the processor is configured to present, in the display, content of the first widget in a manner including... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20090217187 - User interfaces: User interface (UI) techniques, and more particularly to graphical user interface (GUI) techniques providing 3-dimensional (3-D) renditions. A method of displaying one or more graphical objects, the method being carried out in an electronic device, the device having processing circuitry, memory and a display device, the method comprising: obtaining first... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090217188 - Dynamic device state representation in a user interface: Processes for presenting a current state of a device having device storage connected with a host system are provided. In some processes, device manufacturers or vendors define a set of operational states of a device and provide user interface (UI) elements of a custom representation of each state through information... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.

20090217189 - Drill down clinical information dashboard: Some embodiments provide a method. The method provides a first dashboard that includes a first several window panes for providing information about a first set of aspects of a patient's condition. The method also provides a second dashboard that includes a second several window panes for providing information about a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, Llc

20090217190 - Data broadcast receiving apparatus, method of receiving data broadcast, and computer readable medium storing data broadcast receiving program: A data broadcast receiving apparatus is configured to provide interactive display of data broadcast in response to an input operation on a personal computer. The personal computer is connectable to a display device and a mouse including a wheel. The digital data receiving apparatus is configured to provide a display... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090217191 - Input unit and control method thereof: Provided are an input unit and a control method thereof. According to an embodiment of the input unit and the control method thereof, relationship information between the end of an input member and the end of the shadow of the input member, generated by a light source, are recognized through... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090217192 - Command user interface for displaying multiple sections of software functionality controls: To increase command-access efficiency and to optimize a user's available user interface work space, an improved user interface is provided for displaying logical groupings of selectable software functionality controls that are associated with one or more selected top-level functionalities. Upon selection of a top-level functionality tab, selectable functionalities associated with... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090217193 - Electronic apparatus capable of setting functions: The present invention teaches and claims an interface device that facilitates use of and is adaptable to any electronic apparatus. The interface device includes but is not limited to a display unit for displaying a setting screen for setting at least one function; a setting unit for setting at least... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090217194 - Intelligent dashboards: Some embodiments of the invention provide an intelligent method for displaying patient data. The method identifies a medical or non-medical condition. Based on the identified condition, the method then identifies a user interface for displaying patient data to a user.... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, Llc

20090217195 - Image data processing apparatus, medium recording image data set, medium recording image data processing program and image data processing method: Image data are housed in a folder managed as a film metaphor and a database of photographic data 30b corresponding to each image data is prepared. When a desirable image processing is selected for desirable image data, the selected image processing is updated as modification information in the database structure.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090217196 - Web-based tool for collaborative, social learning: A computerized-social network provides a community of users with features and tools facilitating an immersive, collaborative environment where users can learn a language or help others learn a language. One user (user A) can view another user's (user B) Web page or document and make suggestions or comments for selected... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20090217197 - Screen data processing apparatus, screen data processing method, and computer program: A screen data processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes processing units, a generation unit configured to generate screen data on a processing unit basis in which an execution situation of each processing unit is drawn as a pattern, a display unit configured to display the screen data, a selection... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090217198 - Slideshow display of images for user-defined groups of applications: A group is defined by a user to include two or more different applications executed on a computing device. The group is associated with one foreground window and one or more background windows on a screen of the computing device. Images of one application selected as a foreground application is... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090217199 - Information retrieving and displaying method and computer-readable medium: There is provided a technique for extracting from information stored in a computer system, all information associated with a certain keyword and displaying it in a manner for easy recognition by a user. An information retrieving and displaying method for extracting from information stored in a computer system, all information... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090217201 - Hybrid calendar: A computer implemented method of presenting booked time slots and free time slots in a calendar application user interface is provided. The method comprises the steps of presenting a compact view showing only booked time slots; and expanding a time block selected from the compact view in response to input... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

20090217200 - Methods and apparatus to bind properties in a process control system: Example methods and apparatus to bind properties in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves associating a binding type with a property of a configuration element. A plurality of values for the property are then retrieved based on the plurality of values being associated with the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc

20090217202 - Product options calculator for a blood processing system: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are provided for product options calculation with respect to an apheresis instrument. An example product options calculator system for an apheresis instrument includes a preset information module including preset information regarding blood component products and configuration information. The system also includes a donor specific... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, Llc

20090217203 - Methods and systems for segmeting relative user preferences into fine-grain and course-grain collections: A method of segmenting relative user preferences into fine-grain and coarse-grain collections is provided. The method includes providing a set of content items having associated descriptive terms. The method also includes receiving user search input and, in response thereto, presenting a subset of content items. The method includes receiving user... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090217204 - Display control apparatus, display control method and program: A display control apparatus for displaying images of a plurality of files as a list on a display unit, comprises: a setup unit which sets a specific file type among a plurality of file types as a reference file type; a reference file retrieval unit which retrieves a file of... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.c. John J Torrente

20090217205 - Method and apparatus for performing multi-selection: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for performing multi-selection, wherein the method comprises: opening and displaying an object group on a display device, the object group comprising at least one object; determining an object corresponding to a first selection instruction from the at least one object based on... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090217206 - Modeless interaction with gui widget applications: A user displayed interactive GUI widget (icon) provides two or more regions. A first region provides widget manipulation function for editing the widget, editing including moving or sizing functions. A second region provides widget interaction function for user interaction with the widget including interaction lists or interaction graphics. The regions... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090217207 - Display of a medical image: A device for displaying a medical image is provided. The device includes a processing unit, a display, a remote control, a communication interface, and a software module. The processing unit is operable to process the medical image information. The display is operable to display the medical image information. The remote... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090217208 - System and method for gathering product, service, entity and/or feature opinions: A scraper system comprises a first scraper including a scraper manager for determining when to initiate content capture from a first website, the first website including content containing at least one end-user opinion corresponding to a category of interest; a navigation engine coupled to the scraper manager for navigating to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20090217209 - Method and system of controlling a cursor in a three-dimensional graphical environment: A method of controlling a cursor displayed on a display device is provided. A three-dimensional environment is displayed on a display device. A cursor and a plurality of objects are displayed on the display device within the three-dimensional environment. The cursor comprises a zone defining a volume to identify at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090217211 - Enhanced input using recognized gestures: Enhanced input using recognized gestures, in which a user's gesture is recognized from first and second images, and a representation of the user is displayed in a central region of a control that further includes interaction elements disposed radially in relation to the central region. The enhanced input also includes... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090217210 - System and method for television control using hand gestures: Systems and method which allow for control of televisions and other media device are disclosed. A television set is provided with a gesture capture device configured to receive a gesture input directed to at least one of a plurality of predefined areas related to the television set. The television set... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP

20090217212 - Extraction of video picture screen saver function: The apparatus and method for extracting a single picture image from a video file saved in a storage device (20) of the electronic device (10) and performing a screen saver function using the extracted single picture image. The screen saver function may extract a plurality of single picture images from... Agent: Thomson Licensing Llc

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090210778 - Video linking to electronic text messaging: Certain embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses for linking video information to electronic messages such as electronic mail (email), online chat, web logs (“blogs”), bulletin boards, web page text, Simple Mobile Services (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and other electronic message formats. One embodiment provides for embedding links... Agent: Charles J. Kulas

20090210779 - Annotating video intervals: A system and method is provided for managing and displaying annotations in online hosted videos. To determine related annotations associated with a video, a plurality of annotations for one or more intervals of the video are collected and organized into a plurality of groups. Each group includes annotations for intervals... Agent: Google / Fenwick

20090210780 - Document processing and management approach to creating a new document in a mark up language environment using new fragment and new scheme: A method of creating a new XML document having at least a root element and a declaration. The method comprises retrieving from storage a new fragment XML document comprising at least one XML template for a new XML file that itself has a root element. Then, at least one XML... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090210783 - Method and device for access to a production of a grammar for processing a document of hierarchical data: m

20090210782 - Method and device for compiling and evaluating a plurality of expressions to be evaluated in a structured document: The compilation method comprises, for each expression of the plurality of expressions to be evaluated, a step (E4) for determining the relative or absolute type of said expression, a relative expression being an expression, the evaluation of which depends on the evaluation of at least one other expression of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090210781 - Web application code decoupling and user interaction performance: An improved web browser architecture for an OOP application for a dynamic web page using a client-side scripting language in JavaScript and Ajax to encapsulate presentation logic as objects manipulated by a mediator class state controller object. The browser code is divided into reusable but decoupled and interacting objects. The... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20090210784 - Active data push delivery: A system that pushes active data to a client receives a first request for a page that includes active data from the client. The active data includes a component and a corresponding model for a data source of the component. The system determines if the model is active and if... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. Oracle International Corporation

20090210785 - Device, method and computer readable medium for page description language processing: There is provided a page description language processing device, comprising: a data input unit to input data described in a page description language; a judgment unit to read a command from the data and to judge whether the command should be converted into a common intermediate code; an intermediate code... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090210786 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: It is an object of the present invention to provide an image processing technique that can separately apply, concerning a document image including plural objects, appropriate image processing to each of the objects included in the document image. An image processing method for applying image processing to a document image... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090210787 - Document data managing method, managing system, and computer software: In order to attain the above object, there is provided an information handling system 1 for generating and displaying characteristic information of a document within a displayed document data, having an input device 11, a display device 10, a memory device 7, an information display software 15 for reading document... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20090210788 - Label data procurement and management system: A label data procurement and management system comprising a server with accessibility over a network having a label input function for inputting new labels, a function for searching for a label, a function for an editor to inspect a label and propose changes, a function for at least one member... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP

20090210790 - Interactive video: An interactive video player that is configured to play an interactive video that has interactive control(s). A user may remotely design the interactive video via a configuration interface through which a video may be selected, and one or more interactive controls may be specified. A configuration center may then automatically... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090210789 - Techniques to generate a visual composition for a multimedia conference event: Techniques to generate a visual composition for a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise a visual composition component operative to generate a visual composition for a multimedia conference event. The visual composition component may comprise a video decoder module operative to decode multiple media streams for a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090210791 - User interface having a cross arrangement: A tangible computer readable storage medium storing instructions which when executed on a programmed processor carry out a process for navigation of menu options available to a user of an audio/visual (AV) system has instructions that enter a graphical user interface (GUI) in a menu system that is displayed on... Agent: Miller Patent Services

20090210792 - User interface having a cross arrangement: In an audio/visual (AV) system, a method for navigation of menu options available to a user involves entering a graphical user interface (GUI) in a menu system that is displayed on a video display; generating a signal for displaying a first navigable list of menu options on the video display,... Agent: Miller Patent Services

20090210793 - Method and system for traversing digital records with multiple dimensional attributes: A system facilitates traversing digital records with dimensional attributes. The system stores a number of digital records. The system further associates a respective digital record with a number of attributes, wherein a respective attribute can be specified in a number of levels of abstraction. The system allows a user to... Agent: Pvf -- Parc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090210794 - User customized portable desktop: The invention provides a portable customizable desktop environment, enabling a User to replicate and use the User's preferred desktop configuration on any computing device by means of an enabled portable memory device such as USB drive. Further, the portable desktop can be encapsulated, such that little if any trace of... Agent: Deborah Neville

20090210795 - Voice activated system and method to enable a computer user working in a first graphical application window to display and control on-screen help, internet, and other information content in a second graphical application window: A system is disclosed for displaying a second window of a second application while a first window of a first application has input focus in a windowed computing environment having a voice recognition engine. The system comprises a retriever for launching the second application, a user command receiver for receiving... Agent: Howard H. Sheerin, Attorney At Law

20090210797 - Accessibility in virtual worlds using tags: Embodiments of the invention include a method and apparatus for describing elements within a virtual world to a user of the virtual world. An element may be identified based on a position of an avatar within the virtual world. The avatar is a representation of the user within the virtual... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090210798 - Media presentation for use with implantable device: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for determining a media presentation to present to a user using at least one of information received from an implantable medical device or information received from the user.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20090210796 - System and method for dynamically modifying a sequence of slides in a slideshow set during a presentation of the slideshow: A system and method for dynamically modifying a sequence of slides in a slideshow set during a presentation of the slideshow are provided. Tag metadata may be provided for each slide of a slideshow set such that this tag metadata may be used to establish logical subsets of slides within... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090210799 - Method and system for tracking social capital: In general, the invention relates to a method for tracking social capital. The method includes monitoring interactions with a first shared content provider based on a first number of equity changing activities, where the interactions with the first shared content provider are associated with a user. The method further includes... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun

20090210800 - Use interface for reading email conversations: Emails modeled as conversations are displayed in a user interface that enables users to read and interact with the emails within a conversation intuitively. Conversation breaks, such as those in an in-reply-to relationship between messages, are presented utilizing extra spaces between displayed message parts, excerpts of parent messages displayed above... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090210802 - Location information in presence: Architecture that facilitates the combining and presentation of location information with presence information in a communications system. The location information can be virtual location information published from a location source and/or associated location systems to a presence system. The presence system then makes the virtual location information available to end... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090210801 - N-way multimedia collaboration systems: A method (400) for online collaboration among users at different locations sharing common motion imagery (302). The method involves storing data defining the motion imagery (MID) in a data store (104) associated with a motion image server (MIS) and communicating the motion imagery to a first client device (FCD). The... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20090210803 - Automatically modifying communications in a virtual universe: Described herein are processes and systems that automatically modify communications in a virtual universe. One of the systems described is a virtual communication modifier system. The virtual communication modifier system detects a communication intended for use in the virtual universe. The virtual communication has characteristics, such as language, format, sound... Agent: Ibm Endicott- Delizio Gilliam, PLLC

20090210804 - Dialog server for handling conversation in virtual space method and computer program for having conversation in virtual space: A dialog server which provides dialogs made by at least one user through their respective avatars in a virtual space. A method and a computer readable article of manufacture tangibly embodying computer readable instructions for executing the steps of the method are also provided. The dialog server includes: a position... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090210807 - Apparatus and method for generating and using a customized uniform resource locator: An apparatus is provided for generating a Customized Uniform Resource Locator (CURL). The apparatus includes a request receiver, an information obtainer, and a CURL register. The request receiver is adapted to receive a request for assigning a CURL applied by a user to selected content in a network resource accessed... Agent: Fleit, Gibbons, Gutman, Bongini & Bianco P.l

20090210806 - Method and system for predictive browsing: A method for automatically navigating potential websites for predictive browsing based on user activities along with efficiency of verifying content updates. A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of websites and its associated attributes that a user visits can be recorded and stored in a storage engine. The potential sites can be... Agent: Ibm Corporation (endicott) C/o Ortiz & Lopez

20090210805 - System and method for processing and rendering markup language based electronic mail: There is disclosed a system and method of processing a markup language electronic mail. In an embodiment, the method comprises: (i) identifying in a head section of markup language code any style rules for rendering the markup language based e-mail and sorting the style rules in order of reference in... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

20090210809 - Method and apparatus for internet, intranet, and local viewing of virtual microscope slides: A method of and apparatus for viewing microscopic images include transmitting tiled microscopic images from a server to a client. The client assembles the tiled images into a seamless virtual slide or specimen image and provides tools for manipulating image magnification and viewpoint. The method and apparatus also provides a... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20090210808 - System and method for providing a celebrity focused website that integrates personal, entertainment, and ecommerce content: The celebrity focused website may be depicted as a representation of a commercial establishment (such as a hotel) having a plurality of virtual spaces (such as hotel suites) that are occupied by one or more residents (such as a celebrity). The resident may personalize the virtual space with personal and/or... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090210811 - Dragging and dropping objects between local and remote modules: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for dragging and dropping objects between local and remote modules. Terminal server components simulate the functionality of participants in drag and drag operations to facilitate the dragging and dropping of objects between local and remote modules and vice versa.... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090210810 - Mobile communication device equipped with touch screen and method of controlling the same: The present invention relates to a mobile communication device and a method of controlling the mobile communication device. The method includes displaying a plurality of items, receiving a first touch signal, indicating that at least one item having a position on the screen has been selected, receiving a second touch... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090210812 - Accessibility in virtual worlds using tags: Embodiments of the invention include a method and apparatus for describing elements within a virtual world to a user of the virtual world. An element may be identified based on a position of an avatar within the virtual world. The avatar is a representation of the user within the virtual... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090210813 - Systems and methods for computer equipment management: Methods of monitoring computer equipment: the methods may comprise receiving a series of sensor readings from each of a plurality of computer equipment locations and generating a user interface. The user interface may comprise an indication of each of the plurality of computer equipment locations, and an indication of a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090210814 - Visualization of process control data: Graphical representations of operational process control data associated with monitored processes is displayed within the context of the geographical locations at which the processes operate, and in a manner as to model individual components of the processes.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator

20090210815 - Apparatus and method for information input in an electronic device with display: A method, and apparatus is disclosed for input of information in an electronic device having a display, the apparatus comprising a graphic processor for displaying a plurality of objects on the display representative of the information to be input, each object of the plurality of objects arranged around the perimeter... Agent: Creative Labs, Inc. Legal Department

20090210816 - Switchable panel layout extension: Techniques for arraigning elements on a panel are disclosed. The technique includes defining attributes for user interface elements in a switch panel, defining a layout algorithm in switchable panels, and calling the layout algorithm in each of the switchable panels from the switch panel. The user interface elements are repositioned... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090210818 - method for comparing an original document and a modified document using user-selected reference point sets: A method for emphasizing differences between original and modified documents. The method includes displaying the original document with the original document defining an original document boundary and a first bitmap. The method includes displaying the modified document with the modified document defining a modified document boundary and a second bitmap.... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20090210817 - Mechanism for increasing remote desktop responsiveness: Described techniques improve remote desktop responsiveness by prioritizing regions of a display output based on geometry data received from an operating system. Once prioritized, the regions are checked in order of priority for updates that the remote desktop client has yet to receive. If a region has been updated, data... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090210819 - System, method, and program for executing applications: An application is executed which provides a grid display and which includes: a spreadsheet generator for generating a screen comprising a group of display elements; a scroll controller for accepting a scroll operation of a screen displayed on a display device and for controlling the scrolling of the screen. If... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54

20090210820 - Display object layout changing device: A display object layout changing device for changing a layout of a new display object so that the new display object, made transparent, within a new display window does not overlap an existing display object within an existing display window, is provided. A new display object determination section (103) determines... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090210821 - Parameter input receiving method: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for reducing a user's operation procedures in a pop-up menu and for effectively locating the user's desired processing. A computer (1) displays a pop-up menu based on a list of at least one processing item stored in advance... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090210822 - Locating meeting users: The disclosed communications architecture allows meeting organizers to automatically search and find meeting invitees or other target users using all known, discoverable, and available communications channels such as the telephone, text messaging, SMS (short message service), MMS (multimedia messaging service), single-purpose applications (e.g., gadgets), and email, for example, to at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090210823 - Method and system for managing unread electronic messages: The presence of new unread electronic messages received, that is, messages received since unread messages were last reviewed, is provided by indicia presented to the user. These indicia can take various forms, such as by bolding, flashing, changing the size or color of a count of unread messages, and/or the... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090210824 - Content list display apparatus and content list display method: A content list display apparatus is provided that acquires and displays a content list according to the screen size of a display screen. In this apparatus, a display section (315) has a display screen of a predetermined screen size, and displays a content list. When a user performs an operation... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090210825 - Image processor and image processing method: An image processing method executed by an image processor comprising a displaying unit, a storage unit, and a control unit, wherein the storage unit includes an image data storage unit that stores image data displayed in thumbnail form and a keyword associated with the image data, and the method includes... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090210826 - Network-based system for automatically generating a graphical program based on user supplied measurement task requirements: A system and method for online configuration of a measurement system. The user may access a server over a network and specify a desired task, e.g., a measurement task, and receive programs and/or configuration information which are usable to configure the user's measurement system hardware (and/or software) to perform the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090210828 - Methods and apparatus for improved navigation among controlled terms in one or more user documents: Methods and apparatus are provided for improved navigation among controlled terms in one or more user documents. A user can navigate among a plurality of occurrences of a controlled term in one or more documents. A disclosed navigation and editing tool provides a link for each of the occurrences of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090210827 - Web navigation user interface for orienting and organizing navigation links: This embodiment, a navigation module, includes two unique features to address two long standing usability problems associated with today's current navigation scheme. First, it contains a selector that allows the end-user to change the layout of the navigation area relative to the content area. That is, the user can elect... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting LLC

20090210829 - Device for controlling a graphical pointer on a work area of a computer display: The present invention concerns a device for controlling at least one graphical pointer on a work area of a computer display, comprising at least one element, corresponding to said at least one graphical pointer, capable to move on an area included in a tablet, and sensor means capable to detect... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204879 - system and method for script language-based document processing: The subject application is directed to a system and method for script language-based document processing. First, an electronic document inclusive of scripted commands is received. Scripted commands are then parsed from the received electronic document. At least one electronic document is then retrieved from an associated storage in accordance with... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090204880 - Method of story telling presentation and manufacturing multimedia file using computer, and computer input device and computer system for the same: The present invention provides a method of story telling presentation, and a computer input device and a computer system for the same. The method of story telling presentation according to the present invention includes embedding multimedia objects including a plurality of images relevant to a specific story, a subject forming... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090204881 - Method and system for knowledge-based filling and verification of complex forms: Filling forms is an activity, which finds its use in several day-to-day functions of any organization. The system of the present invention proposes the abstraction of the knowledge required to fill forms into a hierarchy containing three levels including form, process and domain knowledge. Such an abstraction caters to a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090204882 - System and method for annotation of web pages: The invention relates generally shared annotation systems. More particularly, the invention provides a method for automatically navigating a document in a display, the method comprising: receiving an annotation related to the document, the annotation generated by a user at a first client; associating the annotation with a first indication in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204886 - Asynchronously rendering dynamically created content across multiple network domains: A method includes loading a first document from a first document domain and rendering the first document to create a rendition. The first document includes a first instruction to dynamically create a second document object and a second instruction to write script loading logic into the second document object. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090204885 - Automated management and publication of electronic content from mobile nodes: A content collection and distribution system operates to collect digital data from a client node, and automatically distributes the collected data to predetermined destinations according to parameters designated in advance by authorized clients and/or other users. A mobile application is configured to operate on mobile handsets of a wireless telephone... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090204883 - Method, program and system for the dynamic, template-based generation of internet pages: There is described a method for the dynamic generation of internet pages, a computer program and a computer system for carrying out said method. Internet pages are thus mostly generated when requested by a client. Script languages such as ASP or PHP are used which have a high demand for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204884 - Multi-layer xml customization: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for customizing aspects of a metadata-driven software application. In particular, embodiments of the present invention provide (1) a self-contained metadata engine for generating customized metadata documents from base metadata documents and customizations; (2) a customization syntax for defining customizations; (3) a customization creation/update... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090204888 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, and storage medium: A document processing apparatus performs document editing processing to locate a plurality of objects on a page. The document processing apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate a synchronization field for an object to be located according to an attribute of any one of the objects located on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090204887 - Managing white space in a portal web page: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to web page layout and provide a novel and non-obvious system for managing white space in a web page. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing white space in a web page includes detecting white... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090204889 - Adaptive sampling of web pages for extraction: Techniques are provided for improving the recall rate of an information extraction system by automatically selecting pages to surface to a user for annotation based on variation data. Techniques are provided for generating the variation data during the construction of the template that is to be used for extraction. During... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090204890 - Image processing apparatus and image processing program: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: a display unit which displays an image; a detection unit which detects a position on the display unit designated from an outside; an original image display unit which displays an original image based on original image data in a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090204891 - Automated product layout: Methods and computer programs for automatically creating a text layout in an electronic design for a product to be printed. A number of defined text elements are available for user text entries. The product layout is based a user-selected image, if any, and on the text elements having user-supplied text... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090204892 - Positioning map views to show more optimal route information: Described is a technology by which a more optimal map view with respect to route information is returned in response to an online mapping request. A start or end location is positioned away from the map center as appropriate to show as much route information as possible within the map... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090204893 - Dynamically configurable page numbering system: A system and method for dynamically configuring page numbers. A user is prompted for pagination data, including page number, pagination formatting, and pagination location for each page of a rendition of a document, via a thin client interface on a workstation. A document image data file comprising a bitmapped electronic... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090204894 - Image application performance optimization: Some embodiments provide an image editing application that allows users to quickly preview images and to edit images. The image-editing application provides a quick preview tool for foregoing the loading of a particular image in the display area after the particular image has been selected. Specifically, for each particular image,... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090204895 - Image application performance optimization: Some embodiments provide a method that from a source external to a device, imports a first image and a lower resolution second image that corresponds to the first image into the device. The method assigns the second image as a temporary preview of the first image. The method generates a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090204896 - Background particle manipulation responsive to the contents of a selected folder: A user interface for an electronic device is described herein. The user interface varies properties of displayed background particles to provide the user with an indication of the contents of a selected folder without requiring the user to open the selected folder. In one embodiment, the electronic device varies the... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204897 - Workflow tracking information preview: A method and system for presenting workflow tracking information for approval workflows assigned to business objects is provided. The approval system receives from a user a request to display the workflow for a business object and a workflow that has been assigned to that business object. The current state of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090204898 - Management of recorded data for online simulations: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to online simulations. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing recorded data for an online simulation can be provided. The method can include determining that a first experience of a user of the online simulation... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090204899 - Mobile journal for portable electronic equipment: A method, device and computer program for gathering event information associated with use, location, environment and/or function performed by a portable communication device. Event information may be stored in a memory of the portable communication device. The event information may include a date of the event, time event began, elapsed... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090204900 - Method and system for navigation of web sites and applications: A method and system to aid in the navigation of a website or computer program having a plurality of resources by displaying a single navigation window having a visual display of all of the resources of the website or program and their hierarchal structure in which at least some of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090204901 - End to end response enabling collection and use of customer viewing preferences statistics: Targeted advertisements with associated dynamic content for response and feedback embedded into the ad's header are delivered to mobile viewing devices. The mobile viewing device records a user's response to advertisements and reports it back to an ad serving platform. The ad serving platform generates user profiles that incorporate the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090204902 - System and interface for co-located collaborative web search: Systems and methods are provided to perform collaborative retrieval, communication, and navigation of electronic content in a co-located environment. In an illustrative implementation, a collaborative content environment comprises a collaborative content interface engine, and an instruction set comprising at least one instruction providing instructions to the collaborative content interface engine... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090204903 - Identifying unique content in electronic mail messages: Unique content in interrelated email messages is identified and duplicate content filtered out for user friendly display of a flow of exchange within the interrelated messages. Follow-on messages such as replies or forwards are compared to the original message to determine which part of a follow-on message is not present... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090204904 - Electronic device and method for determining time periods for a meeting: A method of determining time periods for a meeting includes receiving an indication of at least two invitees for the meeting, obtaining calendar data for the invitees, determining common free time periods for the invitees based on the calendar data, and time-based collecting of calendar event records and the common... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20090204906 - System and method for performing video collaboration: Provided are systems and methods of video collaboration. End-users may participate in collaboration sessions in which inter-personal barriers are rapidly dissolved through the completing of collaborative tasks. The end-users may be grouped into teams to perform these collaborative tasks, and may be scored and/or ranked based not only on performance... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090204905 - Wide area interactive information distribution system: A wide area interactive information distribution system having a webserver that distributes information to a plurality of users having mobile display devices. The webserver and mobile devices allows users to interact with each other.... Agent: Thomas L. Peterson

20090204908 - Friends list management: A method and system of managing a user's friends in a virtual environment are presented. The method includes interacting a virtual character with a plurality of additional virtual characters in response to commands input from the user entered via the user computer. A subset of the additional users, the additional... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090204909 - Interactive 3d animated character delivery over a network: Fully-rendered three-dimensional characters are delivered to a client over a network. A logic file and brief pre-rendered video clips are downloaded from a server. The video clips are downloaded only once and then cached locally for subsequent use. A software application uses the logic file to piece the video clips... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090204907 - Virtual object tagging for use in marketing: A solution for conducting a marketing activity is provided. Activities in a virtual environment are monitored and descriptions of a virtual object involved in the activities are collected. A tag may be assigned to the virtual object based on the characteristic of the activities and/or the descriptions of the virtual... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090204910 - System and method for web directory and search result display: The present invention relates to a system and method for information process and display using artificially constructed apparatus. More specially, in one preferred embodiment of the present invention, a web directory for web sites or web pages are arranged according to two separate criteria, contents and types of the web... Agent: Qin Zhang

20090204911 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system comprising: a first controller connected to at least one device; a second controller connected to at least one device; a manipulation display device shared by the first controller and the second controller, and alternately displaying a first graphical user interface (first GUI) created by the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090204912 - Geneeral purpose infinite display canvas: Expanding and contracting a display screen container. Data is stored in a computer readable medium. The data represents a screen container such as a graphical desktop user interface displayable to a user on a computer display of a computing device. Data is stored representing artifacts, including one or more application... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090204913 - User interfaces for managing image colors: A computer-implemented method includes displaying multiple color bins in a user interface, each color bin representing a segment of a color spectrum, each color bin having a representative color that resides in the associated color spectrum segment, wherein each color bin is selectable such that selecting a color bin enables... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090204914 - User-defined events for a graphical programming environment: One embodiment of the invention comprises a system and method for enabling a graphical program to dynamically register one or more events during execution of the graphical program. An event registration node may be displayed in the block diagram of the graphical program. One or more events may be associated... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090204917 - Distance measuring device: The invention relates to a distance measuring device comprising a control unit. According to the invention, the control unit has a drawing mode that is used to create drawings.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090204918 - Method for managing search folders, method for managing folders, and computer: An organization process execution portion 64 is provided in a file management system 1 that has a function to manage files and search folders and a function to search files. When a search condition has been newly designated by a user, if the designated search condition does not match the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204915 - Method for switching desktop panels in an active desktop: A desktop environment for a mobile computing device provides the user with multiple user desktops that can be changed on the fly by the user depending upon the particular experience the user desires. The desktop environment comprises a desktop module with a plug-in interface, a plurality of plug-in panels corresponding... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204916 - System for providing strategies to reduce the carbon output and operating costs of a workplace: A system is described for providing strategies to reduce the carbon output and operating cost of a workplace. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store an initial configuration of a workplace and workplace initiatives. The initial workplace configuration may include equipment and travel data... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090204919 - Device driver having customizable user interface: A device-driver program includes a switchover unit to switch display screens on a user interface between a first display screen and a second display screen, a setting-item-status-management unit to store data indicative of a sequence position of a setting item arranged in a setting item display area of the first... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090204920 - Image browser: A method of browsing images in an image collection using a processing system (101). The method includes having the processing system (101) cause a representation of a number of images to be displayed, the representation including the number of images arranged in an image ring (110). The image ring is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090204921 - System and method for organizing, managing, and using electronic files: A system for organizing information resources electronically, preferably in the context of a lesson plan is disclosed. The system also provides a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface that creates a dynamic structure for storing document and other information files and for presenting the user with an easy method to retrieve and... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090204923 - Device setting apparatus and device setting system: The device setting system is formed by connecting an MFP and a PC having a displaying portion over a network. The PC includes a storage portion that has stored thereon information of an instruction manual including description of a method of setup operation for various setup items of the MFP... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090204922 - Techniques to manage communications resources for a multimedia conference event: Techniques to manage communications resources for a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise an audio management component operative to manage multiple audio connections for a multimedia conference event. The audio management component may comprise an audio monitor module communicatively coupled to an audio message module. The audio... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090204924 - Method, system and computer program product for failure analysis implementing automated comparison of multiple reference models: System, method and computer program products for failure analysis implementing automated comparison of multiple reference models. An exemplary embodiment includes a method for failure analysis for an instruction set implementation in a computer system, the method including running a test-case in a first and a second model, determining if the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090204925 - Active desktop with changeable desktop panels: A desktop environment for a mobile computing device provides the user with multiple user desktops that can be changed on the fly by the user depending upon the particular experience the user desires. The desktop environment comprises a desktop module with a plug-in interface, a plurality of plug-in panels corresponding... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204927 - Information processing apparatus for locating an overlaid message, message locating method, and message locating computer-readable medium: A computer-implemented method, for selectively locating an overlaid message on a screen of a display apparatus, includes: obtaining notification information that includes an indication of the content of the message to be displayed on a screen of the display apparatus; adaptively selecting an area of the screen to serve as... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090204926 - System and method for generating a file peek ahead user interface: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for viewing a subset of a file in a secondary window, where a viewable portion of the file is displayed in a main window of a user interface. A user-selection of a reference marker made in the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090204928 - Layer-based user interface: A layer-based user interface for computing devices. In the layer-based user interface, the functionality of the device is distributed to layers and accessed via them. Each layer is composed of a number of components or features that are typically represented by icons. The components can present, for example, data or... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090204929 - Favorite gui for tv: A favorites GUI for a TV includes a carousel-type display of icons representing user-defined favorites that is overlaid on the current background video of the TV, with the center-most icon being the “current” icon and being enlarged relative to the other icons. Live video appears in icons representing TV channels.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204879 - system and method for script language-based document processing: The subject application is directed to a system and method for script language-based document processing. First, an electronic document inclusive of scripted commands is received. Scripted commands are then parsed from the received electronic document. At least one electronic document is then retrieved from an associated storage in accordance with... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090204880 - Method of story telling presentation and manufacturing multimedia file using computer, and computer input device and computer system for the same: The present invention provides a method of story telling presentation, and a computer input device and a computer system for the same. The method of story telling presentation according to the present invention includes embedding multimedia objects including a plurality of images relevant to a specific story, a subject forming... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090204881 - Method and system for knowledge-based filling and verification of complex forms: Filling forms is an activity, which finds its use in several day-to-day functions of any organization. The system of the present invention proposes the abstraction of the knowledge required to fill forms into a hierarchy containing three levels including form, process and domain knowledge. Such an abstraction caters to a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090204882 - System and method for annotation of web pages: The invention relates generally shared annotation systems. More particularly, the invention provides a method for automatically navigating a document in a display, the method comprising: receiving an annotation related to the document, the annotation generated by a user at a first client; associating the annotation with a first indication in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090204886 - Asynchronously rendering dynamically created content across multiple network domains: A method includes loading a first document from a first document domain and rendering the first document to create a rendition. The first document includes a first instruction to dynamically create a second document object and a second instruction to write script loading logic into the second document object. The... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090204885 - Automated management and publication of electronic content from mobile nodes: A content collection and distribution system operates to collect digital data from a client node, and automatically distributes the collected data to predetermined destinations according to parameters designated in advance by authorized clients and/or other users. A mobile application is configured to operate on mobile handsets of a wireless telephone... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090204883 - Method, program and system for the dynamic, template-based generation of internet pages: There is described a method for the dynamic generation of internet pages, a computer program and a computer system for carrying out said method. Internet pages are thus mostly generated when requested by a client. Script languages such as ASP or PHP are used which have a high demand for... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090204884 - Multi-layer xml customization: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for customizing aspects of a metadata-driven software application. In particular, embodiments of the present invention provide (1) a self-contained metadata engine for generating customized metadata documents from base metadata documents and customizations; (2) a customization syntax for defining customizations; (3) a customization creation/update... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090204888 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, and storage medium: A document processing apparatus performs document editing processing to locate a plurality of objects on a page. The document processing apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate a synchronization field for an object to be located according to an attribute of any one of the objects located on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090204887 - Managing white space in a portal web page: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to web page layout and provide a novel and non-obvious system for managing white space in a web page. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing white space in a web page includes detecting white... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090204889 - Adaptive sampling of web pages for extraction: Techniques are provided for improving the recall rate of an information extraction system by automatically selecting pages to surface to a user for annotation based on variation data. Techniques are provided for generating the variation data during the construction of the template that is to be used for extraction. During... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/yahoo! Inc.

20090204890 - Image processing apparatus and image processing program: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: a display unit which displays an image; a detection unit which detects a position on the display unit designated from an outside; an original image display unit which displays an original image based on original image data in a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090204891 - Automated product layout: Methods and computer programs for automatically creating a text layout in an electronic design for a product to be printed. A number of defined text elements are available for user text entries. The product layout is based a user-selected image, if any, and on the text elements having user-supplied text... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090204892 - Positioning map views to show more optimal route information: Described is a technology by which a more optimal map view with respect to route information is returned in response to an online mapping request. A start or end location is positioned away from the map center as appropriate to show as much route information as possible within the map... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090204893 - Dynamically configurable page numbering system: A system and method for dynamically configuring page numbers. A user is prompted for pagination data, including page number, pagination formatting, and pagination location for each page of a rendition of a document, via a thin client interface on a workstation. A document image data file comprising a bitmapped electronic... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090204894 - Image application performance optimization: Some embodiments provide an image editing application that allows users to quickly preview images and to edit images. The image-editing application provides a quick preview tool for foregoing the loading of a particular image in the display area after the particular image has been selected. Specifically, for each particular image,... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090204895 - Image application performance optimization: Some embodiments provide a method that from a source external to a device, imports a first image and a lower resolution second image that corresponds to the first image into the device. The method assigns the second image as a temporary preview of the first image. The method generates a... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP

20090204896 - Background particle manipulation responsive to the contents of a selected folder: A user interface for an electronic device is described herein. The user interface varies properties of displayed background particles to provide the user with an indication of the contents of a selected folder without requiring the user to open the selected folder. In one embodiment, the electronic device varies the... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204897 - Workflow tracking information preview: A method and system for presenting workflow tracking information for approval workflows assigned to business objects is provided. The approval system receives from a user a request to display the workflow for a business object and a workflow that has been assigned to that business object. The current state of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090204898 - Management of recorded data for online simulations: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to online simulations. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for managing recorded data for an online simulation can be provided. The method can include determining that a first experience of a user of the online simulation... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090204899 - Mobile journal for portable electronic equipment: A method, device and computer program for gathering event information associated with use, location, environment and/or function performed by a portable communication device. Event information may be stored in a memory of the portable communication device. The event information may include a date of the event, time event began, elapsed... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090204900 - Method and system for navigation of web sites and applications: A method and system to aid in the navigation of a website or computer program having a plurality of resources by displaying a single navigation window having a visual display of all of the resources of the website or program and their hierarchal structure in which at least some of... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090204901 - End to end response enabling collection and use of customer viewing preferences statistics: Targeted advertisements with associated dynamic content for response and feedback embedded into the ad's header are delivered to mobile viewing devices. The mobile viewing device records a user's response to advertisements and reports it back to an ad serving platform. The ad serving platform generates user profiles that incorporate the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090204902 - System and interface for co-located collaborative web search: Systems and methods are provided to perform collaborative retrieval, communication, and navigation of electronic content in a co-located environment. In an illustrative implementation, a collaborative content environment comprises a collaborative content interface engine, and an instruction set comprising at least one instruction providing instructions to the collaborative content interface engine... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090204903 - Identifying unique content in electronic mail messages: Unique content in interrelated email messages is identified and duplicate content filtered out for user friendly display of a flow of exchange within the interrelated messages. Follow-on messages such as replies or forwards are compared to the original message to determine which part of a follow-on message is not present... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090204904 - Electronic device and method for determining time periods for a meeting: A method of determining time periods for a meeting includes receiving an indication of at least two invitees for the meeting, obtaining calendar data for the invitees, determining common free time periods for the invitees based on the calendar data, and time-based collecting of calendar event records and the common... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

20090204906 - System and method for performing video collaboration: Provided are systems and methods of video collaboration. End-users may participate in collaboration sessions in which inter-personal barriers are rapidly dissolved through the completing of collaborative tasks. The end-users may be grouped into teams to perform these collaborative tasks, and may be scored and/or ranked based not only on performance... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090204905 - Wide area interactive information distribution system: A wide area interactive information distribution system having a webserver that distributes information to a plurality of users having mobile display devices. The webserver and mobile devices allows users to interact with each other.... Agent: Thomas L. Peterson

20090204908 - Friends list management: A method and system of managing a user's friends in a virtual environment are presented. The method includes interacting a virtual character with a plurality of additional virtual characters in response to commands input from the user entered via the user computer. A subset of the additional users, the additional... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090204909 - Interactive 3d animated character delivery over a network: Fully-rendered three-dimensional characters are delivered to a client over a network. A logic file and brief pre-rendered video clips are downloaded from a server. The video clips are downloaded only once and then cached locally for subsequent use. A software application uses the logic file to piece the video clips... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090204907 - Virtual object tagging for use in marketing: A solution for conducting a marketing activity is provided. Activities in a virtual environment are monitored and descriptions of a virtual object involved in the activities are collected. A tag may be assigned to the virtual object based on the characteristic of the activities and/or the descriptions of the virtual... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090204910 - System and method for web directory and search result display: The present invention relates to a system and method for information process and display using artificially constructed apparatus. More specially, in one preferred embodiment of the present invention, a web directory for web sites or web pages are arranged according to two separate criteria, contents and types of the web... Agent: Qin Zhang

20090204911 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system comprising: a first controller connected to at least one device; a second controller connected to at least one device; a manipulation display device shared by the first controller and the second controller, and alternately displaying a first graphical user interface (first GUI) created by the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090204912 - Geneeral purpose infinite display canvas: Expanding and contracting a display screen container. Data is stored in a computer readable medium. The data represents a screen container such as a graphical desktop user interface displayable to a user on a computer display of a computing device. Data is stored representing artifacts, including one or more application... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20090204913 - User interfaces for managing image colors: A computer-implemented method includes displaying multiple color bins in a user interface, each color bin representing a segment of a color spectrum, each color bin having a representative color that resides in the associated color spectrum segment, wherein each color bin is selectable such that selecting a color bin enables... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090204914 - User-defined events for a graphical programming environment: One embodiment of the invention comprises a system and method for enabling a graphical program to dynamically register one or more events during execution of the graphical program. An event registration node may be displayed in the block diagram of the graphical program. One or more events may be associated... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090204917 - Distance measuring device: The invention relates to a distance measuring device comprising a control unit. According to the invention, the control unit has a drawing mode that is used to create drawings.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090204918 - Method for managing search folders, method for managing folders, and computer: An organization process execution portion 64 is provided in a file management system 1 that has a function to manage files and search folders and a function to search files. When a search condition has been newly designated by a user, if the designated search condition does not match the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204915 - Method for switching desktop panels in an active desktop: A desktop environment for a mobile computing device provides the user with multiple user desktops that can be changed on the fly by the user depending upon the particular experience the user desires. The desktop environment comprises a desktop module with a plug-in interface, a plurality of plug-in panels corresponding... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204916 - System for providing strategies to reduce the carbon output and operating costs of a workplace: A system is described for providing strategies to reduce the carbon output and operating cost of a workplace. The system may include a memory, interface, and processor. The memory may store an initial configuration of a workplace and workplace initiatives. The initial workplace configuration may include equipment and travel data... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090204919 - Device driver having customizable user interface: A device-driver program includes a switchover unit to switch display screens on a user interface between a first display screen and a second display screen, a setting-item-status-management unit to store data indicative of a sequence position of a setting item arranged in a setting item display area of the first... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090204920 - Image browser: A method of browsing images in an image collection using a processing system (101). The method includes having the processing system (101) cause a representation of a number of images to be displayed, the representation including the number of images arranged in an image ring (110). The image ring is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090204921 - System and method for organizing, managing, and using electronic files: A system for organizing information resources electronically, preferably in the context of a lesson plan is disclosed. The system also provides a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface that creates a dynamic structure for storing document and other information files and for presenting the user with an easy method to retrieve and... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20090204923 - Device setting apparatus and device setting system: The device setting system is formed by connecting an MFP and a PC having a displaying portion over a network. The PC includes a storage portion that has stored thereon information of an instruction manual including description of a method of setup operation for various setup items of the MFP... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090204922 - Techniques to manage communications resources for a multimedia conference event: Techniques to manage communications resources for a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise an audio management component operative to manage multiple audio connections for a multimedia conference event. The audio management component may comprise an audio monitor module communicatively coupled to an audio message module. The audio... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090204924 - Method, system and computer program product for failure analysis implementing automated comparison of multiple reference models: System, method and computer program products for failure analysis implementing automated comparison of multiple reference models. An exemplary embodiment includes a method for failure analysis for an instruction set implementation in a computer system, the method including running a test-case in a first and a second model, determining if the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090204925 - Active desktop with changeable desktop panels: A desktop environment for a mobile computing device provides the user with multiple user desktops that can be changed on the fly by the user depending upon the particular experience the user desires. The desktop environment comprises a desktop module with a plug-in interface, a plurality of plug-in panels corresponding... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson

20090204927 - Information processing apparatus for locating an overlaid message, message locating method, and message locating computer-readable medium: A computer-implemented method, for selectively locating an overlaid message on a screen of a display apparatus, includes: obtaining notification information that includes an indication of the content of the message to be displayed on a screen of the display apparatus; adaptively selecting an area of the screen to serve as... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090204926 - System and method for generating a file peek ahead user interface: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for viewing a subset of a file in a secondary window, where a viewable portion of the file is displayed in a main window of a user interface. A user-selection of a reference marker made in the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20090204928 - Layer-based user interface: A layer-based user interface for computing devices. In the layer-based user interface, the functionality of the device is distributed to layers and accessed via them. Each layer is composed of a number of components or features that are typically represented by icons. The components can present, for example, data or... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090204929 - Favorite gui for tv: A favorites GUI for a TV includes a carousel-type display of icons representing user-defined favorites that is overlaid on the current background video of the TV, with the center-most icon being the “current” icon and being enlarged relative to the other icons. Live video appears in icons representing TV channels.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090199077 - Creating first class objects from web resources: The present inventions are directed to apparatus and method for creating first class object representations from web pages that are not normally considered first class objects.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090199078 - Method and apparatus for enhanced video mixing: A telecommunications system including a network; a plurality of user devices coupled to the network; a multipoint control unit coupled to the network and configured to supervise multipoint conferencing among the plurality of user devices, the multipoint control unit including a presentation mixer, the presentation mixer configured to remove one... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090199079 - Embedded cues to facilitate application development: A system is provided to facilitate documentation processing. The system includes one or more embedded components associated with an application and a linking component to automatically associate the embedded components with one or more related entities to the document. The embedded components are employed to determine other relationships for the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090199080 - Adaptation of display pages for client environments: An adaptation system adapts a web page, which is developed to be displayed by a web browser, to be displayed by client-side code of an application. When a web server receives a request for a web page, it determines whether the request was sent from a client device executing client-side... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20090199081 - Web-based visualization, refresh, and consumption of data-linked diagrams: Technologies are described herein for refreshing data-linked diagrams on a server computer and viewing and consuming the refreshed diagrams via a Web browser. A drawing program allows equations within a diagram definition to define how external data is utilized to modify the attributes of a diagram element. When the diagram... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090199082 - System and method for annotation of web pages: The invention relates generally shared annotation systems. More particularly, the invention provides a method for automatically navigating a document in a display, the method comprising: receiving an annotation related to the document, the annotation generated by a user at a first client; associating the annotation with a first indication in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090199083 - Method of enabling the modification and annotation of a webpage from a web browser: The present invention relates to enabling the modification and annotation of any webpage from a web browser by any user (with appropriate privileges) without the need for custom plugins or browser extensions.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090199084 - Document processing device and document processing method: A namespace detection unit 310 reads out an XML document which is a processing target, and detects the line where the namespace has been described. In a case that the correct namespace cannot be identified, a namespace identifying unit 312 searches for and narrows down the namespace candidates while referring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090199085 - Webpage processing method and system for mobile terminal: A webpage processing method and system for a mobile terminal is provided for correctly displaying a webpage encoded with a character set which is not supported by the mobile terminal. In a webpage processing method of the present inventions, the mobile terminal receives a webpage from a web server, selects... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090199086 - Document processing and management approach to making changes to a document and its representation: A source DOM tree represents at least a part of a document. A destination DOM tree corresponds to the source DOM tree. At least one stealth node is provided in the destination DOM tree. The stealth node has no corresponding node in the source DOM tree. The stealth node is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090199087 - Applying rich visual effects to arbitrary runs of text: Technologies are described herein for applying rich visual effects to arbitrary runs of text. The dimensions of the run of text following the application of the rich visual effect are determined. Once the dimensions of the run of text following the application of the rich visual effect have been determined,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090199088 - Correcting positions of shapes in a diagram: Technologies are described herein for correcting the layout of shapes in a diagram. A request is received to correct the diagram layout. The positional relationships between the shapes in the diagram are determined through the creation of a dependency tree. According to various embodiments, the dependency tree defines parent-child relationships... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090199089 - Converting a heterogeneous document: A method for transforming a heterogeneous compound document to a desired format based on a prescribed model is provided. The method comprises the steps of: (i) specifying the components of the heterogeneous compound document as a hierarchical tree structure in multiple formats and specifying the input sources of information for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090199090 - Method and system for digital file flow management: We construct a systematic scheme of information concerning provenance among digital objects, make this information available to the user, and use it to modify the effect of user's actions. Such relationships are derived by comparison of elements in the files or by making records when creating them. This information may... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090199091 - System for electronic display of scrolling text and associated images: A software implemented system is disclosed for displaying scrolling text together with associated graphical images on the display of an electronic device, such as a portable electronic device. The text is displayed preferably in a horizontally scrolling fashion, either above or below the images, and the images are preferably displayed... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090199092 - Data entry system: A data entry system includes a plurality of keys each of which has two or more symbols associated with each key and a means for receiving a second specific input from a user. A third correction key is provided, where a user enters a desired input by pressing one or... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090199093 - Image capture and sharing system and method: An image capture and sharing system and method are disclosed. A viewing space is provided in a browser window of a browser application. An image capture tool receives image information into the viewing space from images displayed in one or more web pages obtained by the browser application. Tag information... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20090199094 - System and method for rewards integration in a computer system: A system and method of integrating financial information and rewards data in a computer system of a financial institution such as an online banking computer system. The method generally comprises providing to a customer of a financial institution access to a computer system comprising financial information and rewards data, and... Agent: Wells Fargo C/o K& L Gates

20090199096 - Automated gui test recording/playback: A method of automated GUI test recording/playback. The method comprises the steps of recording a GUI action including at least one action step and a command corresponding to the recorded GUI action; searching existing commands in a command library to determine if there is a match of the recorded command... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090199095 - Avatar cloning in a virtual world: Avatar cloning in a virtual world may include receiving an input indicating that a user desires to access a cloning feature and allowing a cloned avatar to be cloned from the user's avatar.... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, PLLC For Ibm

20090199097 - Context sensitive help: Systems and methods for providing context sensitive help on an electronic device. The system include a processor, an application attributes discovery module which provides one or more attributes associated with an application running on the electronic device, a system state discovery module which provides system information associated with components of... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090199098 - Apparatus and method for serving multimedia contents, and system for providing multimedia content service using the same: An apparatus and method for serving multimedia contents and a system for providing a multimedia content service using the same, the apparatus including: a display unit to display multimedia contents and supplementary information; and a controller to control the display unit to display the supplementary information appended to a section... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090199099 - Video browser for navigating linear video on small display devices using a similarity-based navigation hierarchy of temporally ordered video keyframes with short navigation paths: A computer-based method is provided for enabling navigation of video using a keyframe-based video browser on a display device with a limited screen size, for a video segmented into video shots. The video shots are clustered by similarity, while temporal order of the video shots is maintained. A hierarchically organized... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20090199100 - Apparatus and method for generating and displaying media files: A computer readable medium having data stored thereon is provided. A structure of the data includes a media data box including two or more media data, and a movie data (‘moov’) box including information on view sequence data in the media data. The ‘moov’ box includes track reference information indicating... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20090199101 - Systems and methods for inputting graphical data into a graphical input field: A system (20) for inputting graphical data into a graphical input field includes a graphical input device (22) for inputting the graphical data into the graphical input field, and a processor-executable voice-form module (28) responsive to an initial presentation of graphical data to the graphical input device. The voice-form module... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

20090199102 - Communication method, apparatus and system for a retail organization: A data communication method and apparatus for a retail organization is disclosed. In the method an intermediate data processing entity generates a set of data for sending to at least one mobile terminal based on data from at least one data processing device associated with the retail organization and send... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090199104 - Idea collaboration method: A method of ranking user reputation in a multi-user network includes using a display interface to display various concepts for discussion to multiple users of the network. The method includes receiving, from a first registered user via a data interface, a discussion post and a ranking for one of the... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090199103 - System and method for auto-generating threads on web forums: Methods and systems for auto-generating threads on web forums are described. Comments are received on web content contained on a web page within a web site, where the web site further includes a web forum. The comments can be monitored to determine if a comment threshold is reached, and a... Agent: Strategic Patent Group, P.C.

20090199105 - Information processing apparatus, display data providing method and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a storage part storing, user by user, history information, an evaluation processing part deriving, user by user, an evaluation index value corresponding to an evaluation theme requested in a display request transmitted from a display apparatus, by performing a process according to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090199106 - Communication terminal including graphical bookmark manager: Methods of generating and displaying a list of bookmarks to remotely stored content items in a portable electronic device including a display screen include monitoring access of a content item by an application program in the portable electronic device, and storing a record including a screenshot image on the display... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090199107 - Platform for mobile advertising and persistent microtargeting of promotions: An end-to-end mobile advertising system characterizes user behavior (e.g., location, interaction with advertisements on a mobile communication device, etc.) in order to select micro-targeted advertisements. A marketplace platform handles the formatting required for presentation suitable for mobile communication devices in accordance with negotiated tags for a desired audience (“reach”), for... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090199108 - Subscription based content delivery for a digital signage network: A digital signage network employs a common data model and a subscription system to disseminate data gathered from a plurality of data sources to a number of displays. The network nodes interact with each other as content sources, content consumers, or both, with some systems acting as consumers to upstream... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090199109 - Customization system for operation screen of image forming apparatus: A customization system acquires information on an operation screen which is customized for a specific user on the basis of customization information for the specific user and judges whether or not the operation screen can be displayed on an operation panel of a specific image forming apparatus out of a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090199110 - Apparatus and method for transmitting animation-based message: Provided are an apparatus and method for transmitting an animation-based message. The apparatus includes a user interface provider which provides a user interface that allows a user to input message information including script-based animation information, a message generator which generates a message based on the input information, and a message... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090199111 - Chat software: Provided is a display method for visually distinguishing an avatar which speaks actively from another avatar which does not speak so actively. A server scores each avatar depending on whether messages are old or new and on frequency to speak, and sends the score to terminals. The terminal which received... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20090199112 - Simplified opc to wpf xaml binding method: A method of obtaining real-time OPC (OLE for Process Control) data from industrial control systems, financial data and other sources in a uniform and generic manner without extensive programming binds the data to properties on user interface components in Microsoft .NET Windows and Silverlight applications. This is accomplished using a... Agent: Lauson & Tarver LLP

20090199113 - Graphical user interfaces: A Graphical User Interface (GUI) for use in project management is described. The GUI comprises: an interface module arranged to receive low-level user information relating to project events and high-level information relating to at least one project overview attribute; and a page generation module arranged to generate on a single... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20090199114 - Multiple actions and icons for mobile advertising: On a mobile communication device there are many more possible workflows that could be followed given the available functions of that device. These may include, but are not limited to, “click to call”, “click to locate”, “click to SMS”, “click to send a picture”, “click to handle later”, and can... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090199117 - Contents display apparatus and control method thereof: A contents display apparatus, which stores display schedule information indicating display schedules of a plurality of contents so as to sequentially display the plurality of contents, and displays contents on a display according to the display schedule information, receives a user operation associated with the display while a content is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090199115 - System and method for utilizing tiles in a search results page: The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and computer program products for organizing a search result set into one or more tiles for display on a search results page. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a search request from a client device, querying... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20090199116 - Systems and methods for efficiently booting and configuring virtual servers: Techniques for providing faster and more efficient ways to deploy virtual server configurations in a hosted virtual server service are described. Broadly, a base machine image is created with essential or standard virtual server functionality, and a configuration manager, which allows the virtual server to be customized after instantiation. This... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20090199120 - Customizable, reconfigurable graphical user interface: A graphical user interface (“GUI”) for a software-controlled media/data organizer and playback system including a display screen with a plurality of user-activatible search and selection buttons for use in accessing the media/data selections from one or more storage devices. The GUI, when started on a suitable system, automatically senses the... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP

20090199119 - Method for providing graphical user interface (gui), and multimedia apparatus applying the same: A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to receive a user command on a touch screen, and a multimedia apparatus using the same. The method for providing a GUI includes determining whether an enlargement command for a GUI item is received, and enlarging the GUI item. Therefore, it... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090199118 - System and method for visualization of time-based events: A method for visual representation of time based events in a target system comprises analyzing content related to occurrence of one or more events in a target system, wherein the content comprises information from which type of an event and time of occurrence of the event may be determined; grouping... Agent: CenturyIPGroup, Inc. [ibm Il] C/o IBM Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090199122 - Destination list associated with an application launcher: A computer application launcher can be displayed. In response to receiving a first user input associated with the launcher while a computer application indicated by the launcher is not running, a destination list can be displayed. The destination list can include one or more destinations indicating one or more items... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090199121 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system, comprising: a first controller connected to at least one device; a second controller connected to at least one device, connected to a network, and provided in a medical environment different from that of the first controller; a manipulation display device shared by the first and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090199123 - Dynamic preview of diagram elements to be inserted into a diagram: Technologies are described herein for providing a dynamic preview of diagram elements to be inserted into a flowchart or other diagram. Through the use of the embodiments presented herein, a diagramming application program displays a preview of diagram elements to be inserted into a diagram by an element insertion control... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090199124 - Operating hour interactive dynamic system and display: An interactive system for dynamic display of operating hour information in a graphic format to users of internet linked computers and devices comprising a grid model graphically representing a set of potential operating hours of an enterprise, a depiction of shaded regions superimposed on the grid model representative of the... Agent: Virginia P. Shogren, P.C.

20090199125 - Medical support control system: A medical support control system, comprising: a first controller connected to at least one device; a second controller connected to at least one device; and a manipulation display device shared by the first and second controllers, wherein: the manipulation display device is caused to alternately display a first graphical user... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090199126 - Method for automatically organizing toolbars for a software application: A method of automatically organizing toolbars on a user interface for a software application includes calculating an amount of free space in the first toolbar row of the user interface, determining a size of a toolbar in a second toolbar row of the user interface, and automatically moving the tool... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Boca Raton

20090199127 - Previewing target display areas: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for previewing target display areas are provided. A preview indication that indicates a desire to preview a target display area is detected. Upon detecting a preview indication, events are associated with display areas. The preview events associated with the respective display areas... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090199128 - Arranging display areas utilizing enhanced window states: Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and user interfaces (UIs) for manipulating display areas on a GUI workspace by transitioning the display areas from an original state to one of a set of enhanced window states are provided. Initially, an indication to resize a display area is received at an operating system,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090199131 - Interactive database for creation and customization of forms: A process for interactively providing forms to a user is provided. The process begins by storing a plurality of forms in a user accessible database, where each form is identifiable based on its content. Then a user chooses between a multiple organizational structures and selects at least one form to... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090199132 - Quick access to virtual applications: An embedded operating system (OS) displays a user interface (UI) without waiting for the host OS to fully load. In one embodiment, the UI comprises icons for applications, advertisements, and browsers already configured with a URL. In one embodiment, the pre-configured browsers are set by the manufacturer. In another embodiment,... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090199129 - System and method for computer program implemented individual unique candle design: A system and method for modeling and implementation of a computer program to provide an individual user or customer, the ability to exercise said user's own individual unique hand generated artistic talents, in order to create said user's own unique desired candle from an infinite number of variations and possibilities,... Agent: The Miller Law Offices, PLC

20090199130 - User interface of a small touch sensitive display for an electronic data and communication device: A method and apparatus for receiving an input by a user on an interactive touchscreen display based, electronic data and communication device, the input comprising a contact gesture, which further comprises touchscreen single or multiple simultaneous contacts. The contact gestures are classified as primary, secondary, tertiary, universal and non-universal contact... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP

20090199133 - Generating a destination list utilizing usage data: Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for generating a destination list from usage data captured at a data store and for rending destinations within a submenu area upon detecting a request from a user. Generating the destination list may involve selecting items from a listing of frequently used items,... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090199134 - Mobile communication apparatus: According to one embodiment, a mobile communication apparatus includes: a display unit that displays a menu screen on which a plurality of icons are arranged as cells in a matrix; an input unit configured to operate a cursor for selecting at least one of the icons; a storage unit that... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090199135 - 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

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